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Best hunting podcast, PERIOD! I’ve heard a lot of podcasts about hunting and they are typically all the same. Except this one, he is HONEST and he does his homework on each subject that he speaks on. Not to mention that he also includes the word of God as well. You have a terrific podcast sir and don’t change anything. Thanks for what you are doing!
T.F.

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I’m new to hunting and your podcast have helped me immensely!!!!

R.P.

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Love it!! Great Podcast for all hunters. Keep it up!!

N.S.

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Without this podcast, I may not have started hunting. George breaks down hunting for people with little to no experience in a way that I haven’t found with other podcasts, articles, videos, etc. I really appreciate how thorough he is with each topic he covers, yet when he goes into detail he’s not talking to the listener as if they have years of experience. This truly is the New Hunters Guide, and I’d suggest anybody new to hunting start with this podcast.

B.A.

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I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. Your podcast has been an absolute pleasure to hear, and I have listened to every episode. As a new hunter who has been trying to find a mentor for a couple years to go big game hunting, your podcast has given me the confidence to go out on my own and just get started.
D.A.

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The best podcast for new hunters. This is the podcast YOU and I have been looking for. I am a first generation hunter, my dad didn’t hunt. George has been a mentor to me through this podcast, he’s given me direction and confidence. George goes into just the right amount information to be helpful but not overwhelming. He has answered questions I never even thought to ask, which have been super helpful… I didn’t even know enough to ask them. George – Keep up the good work, brother!

R.S.

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I am a brand new deer hunter and I’ve had all kinds of questions about deer hunting and I’ve been searching for a podcast and it has helped me in a lot of way more than I can explain so keep up the good work.
L.H.

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I just wanted to say thanks for doing this podcast. As a new hunter, I have found this podcast as a huge resource in helping me prepare, train and equip for my first turkey hunting season. I have listened for the past few months and feel this has been an invaluable resource to me. Please keep the good info flowing.
M.C.

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I plan to start hunting this fall or next spring. Thank you so much for your help, I love the podcast and have gotten a ton of information from you so far.
J.B.

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Great podcast George!  I picked up hunting last year and the pandemic got me out turkey hunting a lot but no luck.  This year I was better prepared and got some to come in close in a farmer’s field where I hunt, but never in range since I was using a crossbow.  After listening to your podcast about rarely using decoys I left them at home and sure enough the first time I did a nice Jake came in right to where I was soft calling, only about 10 yards away, and was an easy shot.  Thanks for the great podcasts and practical tips for those of us that are new to hunting.  Keep up the great job!

L.K.

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Hi I love your podcast, new deer hunter, and it’s helping me a lot.
L.K.

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My whole life I always wanted to go hunting but I had no idea where to start. I found your podcast at the beginning of this year and because of you, I decided this was the year I am going to go hunting for the first time in my life (I am 35 years old). I listened to all of the episodes and I even heard some episodes more than twice. I am completely clueless about hunting so I had no idea about having a meat processor ready, taxidermy ready, hunting bibs, and other information. So, I followed your advice and took notes, and by September 2020, I had mostly everything ready for my first hunting experience.

When your podcast episode about bibs came out this month, I went on the app called “Offer Up” and found a brand-new pair of Under Armor bibs, with an attached price tag of $250 and I bought them for $70. 

So finally, it is Friday, November 20, 2020, in Northern Illinois, (my home state) firearm/shotgun deer season and I’m ready to go. I’m wearing my bids and I am seating on my stand. Within 2 hours, a 4-point buck is directly in front of me, 35 yards away and I took the shot. I just harvest my first deer, and because of you, I was able to gut it, take him to the meat processor, and asked for his rack.

Then on Saturday, November 21, 2020, within the 30 minutes of legal shooting time, a 6-point buck walks to the west of me, 20 yards away and I took the shot. I harvest another deer.

I have to say, what a great experience. I harvested two bucks in two days on my first-ever hunt. And I know this does not happen to everyone, and most likely I will never experience something like this again. It may be years before I shoot another deer, but I enjoyed it and I can’t wait for next season.

George, please keep doing your podcasts, you have so much great information. And after hearing your episode on duck hunting 101, I am already planning a duck hunting trip for next year. I found a great outfitter near my residence, at a reasonable price and I am taking my teenage son with me. I’ll send you an update on that trip. Thank you again and may God Bless you and your family.
D.P.

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Just discovered your podcast after hearing you on the Hoosier Outdoorsman podcast. I wish I had this before I started hunting 2 years ago, it is perfect for where I am in my development as a hunter. I have listed to most of your episodes in the last couple days.
D.H.

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He does a great job of tackling new hunter’s information. Thanks for making me not feel stupid in the field.

F.E.

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I love the podcast. I am a long time hunter for deer and turkeys, I decided not too long ago to try out duck hunting, your show is perfect for learning new tips and techniques, and even rethinking what I thought I already knew. Many thanks for what you do, I can not imagine how much work goes into it, but it is truly appreciated. Many thanks.

J.B.

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Great Advice! Great show, especially for those who didn’t grow up with hunting. Highly recommend!

M.K

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Thanks for your podcast. I started listening this December and have listened to a lot of episodes and learned a ton. I have never hunted before but am determined to start and this is great.
D.B.

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Great for new hunters, especially on a budget. I am a new hunter as of the past 2 seasons. I discovered this podcast in late 2020 and immediately wished I had found a year before. No matter, I have listened to nearly all the past episodes on hunting in general and really all the deer hunting episodes. Very practical, technical but not overly so for us new guys.

Many explanations and definitions given so I could learn the language and jargon of hunting. No fluff. Budget conscious. Etc, etc. love it. If you are new to hunting or wanting to learn something new and perhaps change up some of your old patterns, you have to give this podcast a serious try. I don’t believe you will regret it.
F.B.

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This podcast is a awesome resource for anyone interested to start hunting or exploring the idea of starting to hunt.

A.T.

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Even for the experienced folk. I’ve been deer hunting for about 20 years. Seriously bow hunting for about the last 10. Before this year, I turkey hunted a handful of times and I had killed 3 turkeys. So I’m not exactly a new hunter, but I still love this podcast and find it so helpful. I tagged out with 2 toms the first two mornings of spring turkey this year, and then a couple days later took a friend out and he tagged out on the first sit. I credit those three birds 100% from knowledge gained from podcasts, and this podcast was one of the best. Love all the approaches you take into tactics/strategies/equipment and explaining the pros and cons of each.

It’s also refreshing to hear somebody who talks about getting it done by just going back to the basics. With how complex the world of hunting has been getting, I myself need to be reminded that you can get it done with the bare minimum and have a ton of success. Kinda makes it fun again too. I think it’s good for even experienced hunters to be reminded of the foundational basics that can sometimes be complacently blown over while overthinking everything. Just get what you NEED and get in the woods.
M.S.

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Excellent. I just started listening to the podcast and have found it very informative. I’m new to hunting and have found it difficult to get the right information. I’ve read multiple books, but have found they are too advanced or too basic. George’s podcast really gets to the point and helps a new hunter understand what is and is not needed.
A.T.

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Informative & Entertaining! I thoroughly enjoy each of George’s podcasts, even when I don’t plan on hunting the species that he’s talking about. As an amateur hunter, I’ve enjoyed the way he cuts through the marketing and “things you should have” and tells you what you need and what you don’t (or maybe don’t need until you get more experience). Seems to me to be a man of strong faith and character, and I believe that you’ll enjoy the podcast as well!
E.M.

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Fantastic. This podcast taught me a lot. I am a new hunter and really leaned a lot of useful info from this series. A lot of hunting info is designed to sell products or is designed to appeal to trophy hunters. Neither approach appeals to me. This show really helps you learn about hunting.
B.M.

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Great podcast! I am relatively new to hunting and always want to learn real information and tips. Very down to earth and great information! Thank you!
S.H.

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This was essential to my success. I’m a new hunter and the only one in my family & extended family. With no one teach or guide me, this podcast was essentially my education to whitetail hunting. My first season I was able to set up a tree stand on a spot where I saw a doe almost every sit, but with no doe tag. My second season I took a young buck with a bow in Massachusetts. The education and the basics from this podcast was what I needed for success. I still listen to the podcasts on whitetails over again.

G.N.

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Great information. Just getting into hunting and I have Learned a ton so far. Thank you!!!
S.A.

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I’m 62 and my son, a police detective, is 37 and has wanted to go deer hunting for years but just didn’t know anyone with an open spot. Neither one of us has done any hunting but last summer I was able to buy a 223 acre farm and almost 1/2 of it is woods that’s filled with deer and turkey. We both listen to your podcasts and they were a big help in preparing for deer season last fall. We are now getting ready for the spring turkey season and can hardly wait for opening day here in Missouri. Thanks for all your work. It’s been a big help to us!
H.G.

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Awesome podcast. This is a great podcast, very informative and well thought out filled with helpful information.
T.M.

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Trying my hand at Spring Turkey Hunting. I’ve hunted ducks and grouse for a while but never Turkey. The enthusiasm that George has for hunting and getting people into hunting is infectious. It’s worth your time if you are new to hunting, and you might learn a few thing if you’ve been at it a while.

B.D.

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Great job George. I’m 48 and just starting to hunt now, my 13 yr old son will be joining me. Got a flock of about 40 turkey (Easterns) living on a nearby farm that we are allowed to hunt. So the info you provide is very helpful.

J.D.

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Great information and a large variety of topics! I started deer hunting in 2020 as well as attempted predator hunting and found this podcast in 2021 when I wanted to turkey hunt in the spring for the first time.

George does a great job at keeping it simple and making hunting accessible. It doesn’t need to be fancy and complicated! Love his attitude about using gear you already have, what to look for when shopping for new gear, and getting into the woods.

The tactics and strategies he talks about are great. Once again I feel like I’ve been successful so far tagging out last year and this spring by keeping it simple and listening. I’ve been recommending this podcast to friends thinking about hunting (any type!) and I love how George just wants to grow the sport. Lots of great little nuggets on new types of hunting and little things I’m excited to try this year for deer hunting and turkey hunting going forward. Love the podcast!

C.G.

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Thank you for all the good content ! As a new hunter this help me in so many way to start right!
M.L.

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Hey I just wanted to let you know I love your podcast and have been learning a lot. I’ve been getting into hunting this past year in my 20s and it’s hard to ask all my hunting questions to people who have been hunting for years. Your podcast has answered so many questions and always has great info. Thanks again for all that you do.
A.D.

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Hunting is new to me. I’ve been fishing and camping all my life, but my family aren’t hunters and I just didn’t know where to start. It was your podcast that helped me get a perspective on how to get started, mostly with what I already have, and keep it simple. Thank you for that. 

C.K.

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Highly Recommended…Must Listen for New Hunters. George does a wonderful job of explaining the how to’s and provides detailed instructions for the new hunter!!!

G.H.

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Wish I had this years ago. I had gotten interested and passionate learning about hunting and it was a skill I wanted to learn but without a mentor it’s been a frustrating road at times. This podcast has validated much of the info I had to dig up for myself and taught me so much that it’s made me excited for the next deer season because I feel like I’ve got a helper now.

R.F.

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Great. Always informative.

B.L

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Great podcast! I’m about to start hunting (deer) and that is the best podcast I’ve found to help started! As a new hunter it helps me on many levels to start the right way! Thank you for all the good content, please keep going!

M.L.

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Really Enjoying This Podcast. I first listened when I was searching for some turkey hunting content. And more recently the newer waterfowl ones – they’re fun to listen to while I’m out driving around and scouting spots right now. I think the format of these episodes are spot on for new hunters or even experienced hunters who are going after different game because it gives you small nuggets of info and you can research further to learn more. I’d recommend this to anyone looking to get started!

R.T.

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Thank you for your podcast! It inspired me to take the jump to getting started with hunting. I just finished my hunter education course.
K.G.

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Love the show man keep it up! Find some sponsors and do this full time.
P.G.