Too many deer hunting podcasts can lead to hunting info overload.
By Matt Streim | PUBLISHED October 17th, 2022
Listening to hunting podcasts has become the best way to learn new and specific tactics. You can listen to them on the go, pick and choose animal species to hunt, and learn a ton of targeted hunting tactics. But to the Okayest Hunter like myself, it can quickly become overwhelming. I will summarize what I do to get the most out of your listening and help put together the best strategy to tag out this year.
Here are the four things I like to remember when trying to get the most out of your deer hunting podcasts.
Species and Terrain
Deciding what you will do first will help narrow down the types of podcasts you should be tuning into. Start off simply by identifying what species you're actually targeting. Then break it down into the rough terrain that you will be in. There are a lot of great podcasts that dive into certain styles and tactics you would be hunting. For example, there are ones on hill country, dark timber, mountains, plains, swamp/cattails, and then hunting-type podcasts such as ground sitting/ stalking, treestand, and saddle hunting. Just keep in mind there's a lot of overlapping info in these hunting styles.
You need to ask yourself what you want to get from these podcasts?
Are you looking for a new tactic, honing a specific skill, learning to hunt and break down a new property, or are you a new hunter looking to get into the woods for the first time? There are tons of podcasts on all these topics, which will help make your list smaller in choosing what one you need.
This seems simple, but you need to soak in all the information on the topic you're looking for. This doesn't mean that all of it will directly apply to your hunting situation, but take it in. The more info you have, the better off you will be. Please take what you learn and apply it to your hunting scenario. My biggest tip would be to recreate the success stories you hear and tweak them to fit into your hunt. Make sure not to get frustrated. No two animals ever act the same. Nothing gets in your head more than your new tactics not working out for you right away. Learn from every failed hunt and adapt for the next one.
You have learned about your new hunting tactics, and it's time to put them to good use! Plan a hunt with your new knowledge and put it into action. Never forget to add your own relative info for the best results. It will help your overall success in the field. Take every good and lousy encounter for what it is and learn from it. Don't get discouraged if you're not immediately successful. It is hunting, after all.
To end, I always say, ENJOY the hunt!! This is what we live for. Notching a tag is only one part of every adventure.