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Apr 8, 2017

Scott Shawl has been solving puzzles for a while now. Technically his family has been solving the big buck deer hunting puzzle since the 1800s. Ask Scott about the 300+ pound monster whitetail that his great grandfather Daniel Shawl shot back in 1914 and you'll quickly realize that the Shawl's have a long tradition of hunting whitetail bucks in places most hunters won't go. For Scott, a trip deep into a swamp with hip boots to hunt high pressured bucks is not uncommon. Scott says that hunting pressure gets so high that a even a buck which hides deep in thick swamps can walk 100 yards and live, but beyond that, it's probably a dead deer. Scott has learned to adapt his hunting to go where other hunters won't hunt, a strategy similar to Dan Infalt. Scott says that Dan helped him perfect his craft by getting closer to big bucks sleeping in swamp beds. We cover lots of ground in this show. You made want to consider buying a wet suit when it's over.

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • The Mitten of Michigan, Schools Closed for Deer Season
  • Drummonds Island in the Huron
  • Commercial Fishing, Making a Living
  • Deer Hunting was Part of the Diet
  • The Effie, Everybody had a Bear Bow
  • The Father Son Hunt and the Wink Wink
  • A Successful Fall Hunt, Being Accepted at Deer Camp
  • The 12 Year Old Hunting Law
  • The 300lbs Buck from 1914
  • Float Hunting, and Deep in the Cedar Swamp
  • Eliminating Hunting Pressure, Dan Infalt
  • Hunting Beaver Ponds in Wet Suits
  • Navigating the Swamps without Getting Lost
  • Ontario Big Boy Bucks
  • The Transition Periods for Deer 
  • Vegetation Cover, Deer Gun Season, The 13 Year Swamp Blind
  • The Preparation, Gear, Mentality, Swamp Hunts
  • Buck Bedding, Air Wind Currents, 
  • A New Hunting Technique - Bedded Against the Transition
  • Learning Buck Habits
  • Back Tracking Bucks in the Snow, Then Duplicate that Elsewhere
  • Making Mistakes, Learning on Your Own, Jumping Bucks
  • Safe Buck Defense with Barriers
  • The Hook to the Bed and Land Bridges, Short Routes
  • Thick Swamps and Detecting Predators
  • Droppings are Often Overlooked
  • Combat Hunting Strategies, and Dan Infalt
  • Puzzle Pieces and Time
  • Moon Phases and High Pressured Bucks

 

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This Show was Written, Edited, and Produced by Jason “Jay” Scott Ammann

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