Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast – Episode 37: A deep dive on deer hunting

It’s Episode 37 of The Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast!

With the Wisconsin gun deer season upon us, it’s time to talk all things deer hunting.

I am joined by Josh Raley who, on top of hosting the Wisconsin Sportsman Podcast, has hunted deer all over the United States.

We discuss bow hunting, hunting public land, how to break down new areas, transitioning from bow to gun season and so much more.

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A new hunting partner

Whether it’s friendship, dating, or marriage, a key to a strong relationship with anyone is having an understanding of someone’s passions.

I’ve known my wife Lyza for 21 years. We started dating over 13 years ago and have been married for seven of those. Lyza has always been a steadfast supporter of my outdoor adventures, whether I want to take a trip to Missouri to hunt snow geese, brave the elements chasing whitefish on Green Bay, or just want to spend some time decompressing after work by fishing at a local hot spot.

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Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast – Episode 35: Wild Game Cooking Tips w/Stacy Lyn Harris

It’s Episode 35 of The Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast!

I’m joined by Stacy Lyn Harris who is an author, blogger, and host of The Sporting Chef on Outdoor Channel. 

We discuss her journey on television, the process of creating recipes for cookbooks, and tips for cooking wild game. 

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Tips for scouting waterfowl hunting spots

So much of waterfowl hunting success stems from scouting.

The only real way to attempt to stack the odds in your favor is to have an intimate knowledge of the types of birds that are in the area and the ways in which they use the land and water around them.

Since geese and ducks are migratory birds, this can require a significant amount of effort.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your scouting sessions.

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Banding together

I’ve always been intrigued by the process of banding waterfowl.

In college, I was surrounded with natural resources majors, some of which had the chance to band birds as part of their coursework. That made me jealous.

As a hunter, I just couldn’t get my head around what it would be like to interact with a large number of live birds.

I’ve spent the decade since graduation hoping for the opportunity to give myself that experience.

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Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast – Episode 28: Turkey talk

It’s Episode 28 of The Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast!

I am joined by Taylor Finger, game bird ecologist for the Wisconsin DNR, to talk all things turkeys.

Taylor gives us some perspective on the journey Wisconsin’s turkey population has been on in the last century. We also discuss turkey biology and how you can use science to help you bag a gobbler.

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Sharing the hunting tradition

Growing up, it seemed like very few of my friends participated in hunting.

Sure, a few of my friends would put on their blaze orange each November for the 9-day gun deer season but that seemed to be the extent of my cohort’s participation in the sport.

I felt like I was one of the few people my age who spent time in marshes chasing ducks or in fields hoping for a flock of geese to try and settle down in my spread. At this point in my life, hunting seemed exclusively like a family-based activity.

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, it sometimes made me feel as though few of my friends truly understood an important part of me.

When I entered college, however, that began to change.

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