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Nov 25, 2017

On a frosty November morning in 1979 a 9-point whitetail buck walked into Don Higgin's set. Don squeezed the trigger on his grandfathers Remington 12-gauge, the slug found it’s mark.  A decade later Don acquired his grandparents small farm and he wasted no time transforming it into a whitetail paradise. After honing his craft, Don became a conservation contractor and transformed lots of the Midwest into whitetail habitat for the US Government and private individuals. Don has written for numerous outdoor publications, wrote a book in 2005 called Hunting Trophy Whitetails in the Real World, and now speaks to deer hunters at a variety of deer hunting seminars. And, one week in October 2017, Don shot two bucks of a lifetime totaling over 400 inches of antler. What you don't realize is that it took over 10 Years collectively of waiting, watching, and planning to make that happen. Don shares with us how he did it.

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS

  • A Farm 3 Miles Outside of Town
  • Giving Up All Other Outdoor Pursuits
  • Hunting Individual Bucks, The Biggest Oldest
  • Giving Up the Gun, Monitoring the Bucks
  • Adding Game Cameras to the Tool Box
  • Using 30 Cameras, The Protocol
  • Camera Placement, Weather Patterns
  • Checking the Out-of-State Cams
  • Burning Out a Spot Checking Cameras
  • 2 Weeks Spread to 30 Days Between Checks, Cams Out July 1
  • Tracking a Deer's Range
  • Saving Less Thank 1% of Pics Per Deer Location
  • Aging Bucks by Going Backwards in Time
  • Genetics, Nutrition, Habits
  • Finding Property Getting Permission
  • Establishing a Relationship with the Landowner
  • Once You Get It, How Not to Lose It
  • Identifying Rutting Areas and Doe Bedding
  • Hanging Stands, Just After the Season
  • Height of Stands, Equipment Check
  • Practicing Archery - Close Shots, 30 Yards or Less
  • A Buck Named Smokey
  • A Buck Named Trump
  • Watch Mode VS KILL Mode
  • Fighting to Get a Buck Back
  • Strategizing The Hunt
  • A Good Spot Is Almost Always a Good Spot Every Year Forever
  • A Northwest Wind,  A 1% Chance
  • I'm Working on Some Things

 

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

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