Remi Warren on Extreme Cold Weather Tips for the Late Season Hunt and Calling All Song Dogs with Predator Pursuit’s Jeff Thomason
Renown hunter, author and videographer Remi Warren makes his return to the show this week. Many of you have heard about the Grizzly charge experienced by the Meat Eater crew recently. Remi was there and recounts that hairy experience firsthand. In reality, does it really matter if you have pepper spray or a gun? Or is the bear just on you before you know it? Remi gives us his take after surviving one of the most scary interactions a hunter can face in North America (or anywhere for that matter).
Then we shift gears and discuss taking on the backcountry during the dead of winter. Snow and sub freezing temps are common during late season hunts. Remi gives us some of his favorite tips on how to stay warm and functioning in those harsh environments. We talk gear, how to heat your sleeping bag, footwear, starting a fire and even nutrition. (Remi with a nice elk he took in less than ideal conditions)
Then we spend a couple segments calling coyotes with our old friend Jeff Thomason of Predator Pursuit. We break down his usual set up and the sounds he plays this time of year. Then Jeff gives us a couple outside the box tips, one that has proven especially deadly for grey fox. (Jeff with a night’s fur haul)
Number One and Number Two in the Whitetail Woods, Country Artist and Avid Hunter Mo Pitney & Bobwhite Quail Update with Jay Stine
We kick things off by discussing an usual topic, but one that every hunter faces on a pretty regular basis. Where to go the bathroom in the whitetail woods? We’ve all been sitting in our blind or stand when an unfortunate case of bubble gut takes us by surprise. So…where to do the deed? Our old friend Dr. James Kroll (aka Dr. Deer) jumps on to talk about the 1’s and 2’s of the whitetail woods. Do deer know the difference between human waste vs a coyote or even livestock? What about #1? Dr. Deer has some interesting insight on the topic.
Then we spend a couple segments with one of my favorite new country artists when Mo Pitney stops by. The Illinois native sings some of the most authentic and well written songs I’ve heard in recent memory. So, when I found out Mo was a huge bowhunter and even raises his own Brittany’s, I knew we had to get him on the show. Tear Jerker Warning though- we take a listen to his tune “It’s Just A Dog” and you’ll probably end up with a tear in your beer.
Mo and ‘Duke’ chasing roosters in South Dakota:
We wrap up this broadcast with Quail Coalition Executive Director Jay Stine. Quail coveys appear to be down this season despite decent range conditions across much of the state. Jay gives us some things to think about from a parasite standpoint as well as predators. Interestingly, he even admits that there’s one predator that might even be helping quail numbers. Always great talking bobwhites with our good friend.