Gamekeeper Podcast

Mossy Oak

Highlighting hunters and wildlife, the Mossy Oak Gamekeepers podcast exists to improve your hunting, fishing and outdoor skills by delivering science based wildlife management practices plus hands on hunt/fish strategies and techniques. Our top notch guests will educate and entertain while we celebrate wildlife, discuss the latest research, detail hunting tactics, explore old legends and listen to some great stories. Managing wildlife and habitat can improve your time afield. Listening to the Gamekeeper podcast will give you a new perspective. You don’t want to miss these.

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EP:221 | Deer Season Starts Right Now
5d ago
EP:221 | Deer Season Starts Right Now
This week we are joined in studio by one of our favorite guests, Dr. Bronson Strickland, for a lively discussion on whitetails. Bronson also brought Moriah Boggess, a brilliant young Deer Biologist who works with him at Wildlife Investments where they work with landowners to implement habitat management plans. We ask them both to help explain what Gamekeepers can be doing right now to influence herd health and antler development. We discuss habitat enhancements, forest stand improvement, mineral pros and cons, supplemental feeding, warm season plantings, antler genesis, shed hunting and clover performance. We also ask whether we are in the good old days for whitetails or if they are behind us? We appreciate their perspective and we think you will as well.  Listen, Learn and Enjoy. Show Notes:MSU Deer Lab: https://www.msudeer.msstate.edu/   Wildlife Investments: https://wildlifeinvestments.com/When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:219 | Barry Smith Talks Ponds and Fish Management
Apr 9 2024
EP:219 | Barry Smith Talks Ponds and Fish Management
This week we have Barry Smith, a highly respected fisheries scientist with a lifetime of innovation and experience around managing sportfish. It’s a conversation that includes crappie, catfish, flathead catfish, shell crackers, river fish, bass, crawfish, fathead minnows, the bream spawn, aerators, stratification, fertility, liming water, all female bass ponds and the biggest bass he has grown. Barry puts on a history and fisheries class and we all learn something and laugh as Clyde (his alter ego) makes several appearances.  Stay to the end as he tells us a great turkey hunting story. Its Bobby’s favorite podcast so far.  You’ll learn from this one.  Listen, Learn and Enjoy. Show Notes:BioLogic’s Perfect Pond Fertilizer: https://www.plantbiologic.com/products/perfect-pond-plus-fertilizer When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:218 | Bonus: The Trumpet Call
Apr 4 2024
EP:218 | Bonus: The Trumpet Call
On this episode we have an old school call designer, Mike Battey explains turkey vocalizations and why you should have a trumpet call in your vest. Mike was the first to use high tech recording equipment to study wild turkey sounds and his recordings are amazing acoustic experiences. He is also an expert on the mysterious turkey call called the trumpet and the wing bone call. Mike explains it all and also tells the story of killing the “Ghost of the Cowden Plantation” many years ago. (the solid white gobbler pictured in the description with a trumpet).  Listen, Learn and Enjoy.Show Notes:For info on Mike’s trumpet calls email: smokenstrut@icloud.comWhen does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:217 | Improving Your Hunting Grounds with Dan Moultrie
Apr 2 2024
EP:217 | Improving Your Hunting Grounds with Dan Moultrie
This week we are joined by Dan Moultrie and Derrick Duke of Moultrie Feeders to discuss managing for deer and turkeys plus learn about the latest in technology. Dan has been a part of managing several high profile hunting properties and through his obsession with growing big deer has seen some of the best ideas others have put in place. We did our best to glean some of these concepts and learn how everyone can better improve their hunting grounds. It’s an interesting discussion that is rooted in trial and error while explaining what has worked. If you’re trying to make your hunting property, club or lease a better place, then you’ll want to pay attention to this one. Listen, Learn and Enjoy. Show Notes:Moultrie Feeders: https://www.moultriefeeders.com/When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:213 |  Turkey Tuesday with Dr. Mike Chamberlain
Mar 19 2024
EP:213 | Turkey Tuesday with Dr. Mike Chamberlain
This week’s podcast can only be described as a deep discussion with Dr. Mike Chamberlain aka @wildturkeydoc on some thought provoking issues. We discuss social dominance issues, the latest research that is trying to understand a gobbler's personalities  (whether they are home boys or risk takers), and how that affects their mortality.  It gets deep when we talk conceptually about killing the risk-taking turkeys, and how we may end up with turkeys that behave in ways that make them more difficult to hunt. Speaking of bad behavior, we ask about tree hopping turkeys and gain some insight. Finally, Mike shares the story of his hunt with us last year and what went wrong. We can all learn from this. It’s a good one. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:211 | Cannon Netting and Relocating Mississippi’s Wild Turkeys
Mar 12 2024
EP:211 | Cannon Netting and Relocating Mississippi’s Wild Turkeys
This week we have a truly special guest in Mr. Benny Herring. Anybody that turkey hunts in Mississippi owes him a debt of gratitude, you see Mr. Herring was one of the first team of biologists that trapped and relocated wild turkeys across the state. During the late 1960’s through the early 80’s he was involved in over 90 cannon net captures and releases. His stories are fantastic and transport the listener back into time when there weren’t many turkeys or turkey hunters. The story of this small group of men, learning and perfecting their craft is one every turkey hunter needs to here. Similar stories were unfolding in many states and these Keepers of our Game were communicating best practices to help each other and the wild turkey. It’s a great story and one want you’ll want to share.  Listen, Learn, Enjoy.When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:210 | Dr. Bret Collier Talks Nesting, Gobbling and Long Beards
Mar 5 2024
EP:210 | Dr. Bret Collier Talks Nesting, Gobbling and Long Beards
This week we share a podcast recorded recently at the NWTF national convention with none other than Dr. Bret Collier of LSU.  Bret has been studying turkeys a long time and actually took part in the first GPS turkey study. He tells the story about how it all this got started at a bar with a drawing a sketch of the GPS unit on a napkin. Later he melts our minds as he explains his thoughts of raccoons and other so-called nest predators actually being nest scavengers. You might have to listen to this one twice for it to sink in while the take away is we need to continue our focus on habitat, but also step up our larger predator trapping skills.  In the end, he has some sage advice for turkey hunters that he has gleaned from his studies of hunters and gobblers. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.    Show Notes:Stay connected to Dr. collier:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshortspur/?hl=en X: https://twitter.com/drshortspur?lang=enWhen does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:206 | Talking Turkey with Dave Owens of the Pinhoti Project
Feb 13 2024
EP:206 | Talking Turkey with Dave Owens of the Pinhoti Project
This week we’re joined by Dave Owens of the Pinhoti Project and we discuss turkeys and turkey hunting strategies.  This one has been a longtime overdue and turned into an interesting introspective as to why we do certain things in the turkey woods.  We all learned something and Bobby even taught everyone something about pileated woodpeckers. The season is almost here and this one is certain to get you fired up. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.  Show Notes:Dave Owens: the Pinhoti ProjectWebsite - https://pinhotiproject.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pinhotiproject/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pinhotiproject/ YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveOwensthePinhotiProject  When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:205 | Nest Predator Trapping Explained
Feb 9 2024
EP:205 | Nest Predator Trapping Explained
This week’ in studio guests are Bill Duke of Duke Traps along with a very successful husband and wife trapping team, Karen and Dave Linkhart. The unique couple hail from Ohio, but travel all over trapping raccoons, otters, coyotes and many other varmints. This couple has an interesting story and are as serious about trapping and their lifestyle as you should be when setting a conibear. We ask a lot of basic questions about trapping from a nest predator trapping perspective and are certain anyone can learn something from these trappers years of experience.  Many of us are on a mission to reduce nest predators on our properties and save more poults. These trappers have the answers to many of your questions. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.Show Notes: Duke Traps: https://www.duketraps.com/  National Trappers Association: https://www.nationaltrappers.com/ When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:204 | Wild Turkeys and Old Bucks
Feb 6 2024
EP:204 | Wild Turkeys and Old Bucks
This week we are joined by one of our favorite guests, Dr. Mike Chamberlain of UGA to talk about his latest study regarding gobbler harvest. Mike has been managing a study of the largest group of radio collared gobblers ever for a scientific study. Mike carefully explains the data so that even Dudley can understand it.  If you’re concerned about turkeys and considering adjusting harvest totals on a struggling property, you need to listen to this one.  We also have a great conversation about judging old run down bucks and how they all can change appearances during the season. It’s a great podcast. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.            Show Notes:Stay connected with Dr. ChamberlainWild Turkey Lab - https://wildturkeylab.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wildturkeydoc/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/michael.chamberlain.31/ X (Twitter) - https://twitter.com/wildturkeydoc? When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com
EP:203 | 210 Inch Mississippi Whitetail
Jan 30 2024
EP:203 | 210 Inch Mississippi Whitetail
This week we’re AMAZED – and to be honest, we’re ENVIOUS of the 210 inch set of antlers brought in by Austin and Meghan Ashley. It’s one of the biggest and prettiest deer to ever be killed in the South. Meghan killed this deer in south Mississippi, and immediately after the photos hit social media a storm of rumors, negativity, and theories appeared amongst a few congrats. Listen to the very end as we asked the questions that hopefully helped explain how a man obsessed with growing bigger deer has managed to do it. We humbly admit we need to work on our antler envy issues and while we do that, we hope you’ll listen to this story. It’s a good one. Listen, Learn and Enjoy.            Show Notes:Follow Austin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austin18ashley/?hl=en Follow Meghan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megan.folkes.ashley/?hl=en When does deer season start?  If you want the best deer herd possible this fall - then deer season starts NOW. For a limited time podcast listeners get 10% off with coupon code: GKPOD Support the showStay connected with GameKeepers: Enter the Gamekeeper LS Tractor Giveaway!: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/gamekeeper-ls-tractor-giveaway/ Instagram: @mossyoakgamekeepers Facebook: @GameKeepers Twitter: @MOGameKeepers YouTube: @MossyOakGameKeepers Website: https://mossyoakgamekeeper.com/ Subscribe to Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Magazine Buy a Single Issue of Gamekeepers Magazine: https://bit.ly/GK_Single_Issue Join our Newsletters: Field Notes - https://bit.ly/GKField_Notes | The Branch - https://bit.ly/the_branch Have a question for us or a podcast idea? Email us at gamekeepers@mossyoak.com