25 Tips from 25 Hunting Industry Leaders

28 January 2010 2,482 views 5 Comments

Something I’ll do when I’m looking for inspiration and insight is to look for tips and quotes from leaders in business and industry as motivation to keep me inspired in my daily life.

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Luckily, the finest minds in the hunting and outdoor industry share their insight and expertise daily through communication channels such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

An effective strategy for any business is to share your valuable knowledge

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. It’s a great way to build your reputation as a leader in the industry.

So push aside those feelings of keeping your nuggets of useful information secret and share the wealth with your potential customers.

Here are some of my recent favorites:

1| Mark Kenyon – Wired to Hunt
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“Before ever setting foot on a piece of land to go scouting, significant work should be done to maximize the effectiveness of your scouting efforts and to minimize the time that you need to be in your hunting area. The most important piece of work that you must take care of is learning the lay of the land and this is accomplished by studying maps.” – from Using Google Maps to Scout for Whitetail Deer

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2| Cory Glauner – Outdoors International
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“Good books are for sharing.” – from Twitter

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3| Jane Keller – Team Huntress
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“Some searching for something personal, some not really searching but thinking they have come along to support a friend or a relative, and some think they are there just to teach. However, one thing is for certain. After an enjoyable and unforgettable weekend, bonds will be made, and lifetime friendships forged. But most importantly, we will all have learned, in more ways than you could have ever imagined. Team Huntress is more than just a woman’s outdoor clinic.” – from Passions Found

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4| Chris Burget – Bulls & Beavers
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“Life is short, Live where you love and love what you do.” – from Twitter

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5 | Jim Braaten – Sportsman’s Blog
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“What’s with all this hype about the Apple Tablet to be announced later today? Will it replace my Etch-A-Sketch?” – from Twitter

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6 | Stacey Huston – A Focus on the Wild
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“Even when you think you are prepared, things can catch you by surprise.. but all you can do is go with what life gives you, and try to keep up.” – from Life Comes At You Fast…

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7 | Sherry Kerr – Outdoor Media Resources
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“If you’re an organization or business, why would you not follow-back those who are squarely in your target market?” – from Twitter

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8 | Holly Heyser – NorCal Cazadora
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“It’s late, it’s cold, I have the sniffles and I don’t care. I’m going hunting.” – from Twitter

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9 | Andrew Bennett – Deneki Outdoors
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“The first food source that we’ll cover is arguably the most important to our rainbows on the Lower Kanektok. It seems a little gross to us land-dwellers, but salmon flesh is protein-packed and extremely abundant.” – from Trout Food: Salmon Flesh

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10 | Mark Healy – Wildlife Callers
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“And, the truth is, bobcats aren’t terribly hard to call – they are terribly hard to see. I absolutely believe that most bobcats called in go unseen by the caller. Generally speaking, bobcats come slower to a call and use cover all the way in. There are always exceptions to this rule, but more often than not they will be slow and methodical about their approach. Also, if you’re serious about harvesting more bobcats, take binoculars on every stand. Once a bobcat has gotten a visual on the speaker or the bush it’s in, they will stop coming and sit down. A motionless bobcat in a bush at 30 yards is nearly impossible to see without binos.” – from Gray Fox & Bobcat Calling – What Sounds? When? How Long? How Loud?

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11 | Bowhunting.com Staff – Bowhunting.com
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“The pre-rut is going strong right now. Hunt scrape lines in the evenings if you can!” – from Twitter

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12 | Michael Waddell – Michael Waddell Blog
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“TX is a lot of fun to hunt for adults and especially kids, as a matter of fact; starting last year I use an annual trip to TX, as a hunt to work for. Mason has to get straight A’s and good conduct in order to go. Well this year Mason rocked out on the A’s in school so off to TX with went with the Flextone Game Calls crew. After 3 days of hunting, Mason connected with an old 130 inch 11 pointer, and his first Javelina with his Remington 7mm-08! He also smoked him a big doe with a crossbow. We had a blast hunting together” – from Straight A’s in School and Mason Waddell Goes to Texas

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13 | Jim Crowley – Hook & Hunt Tv
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“So the next thing to do is acquire permission to hunt the field your interested in. We stopped at the closest house to the field and the farmer we spoke to, did indeed own the field. So here is a tip for you. In most cases, the land owners are happy to have you hunt there. But always ask permission. Don’t give other hunters a bad name by not taking the time and respect to do this. Most of the time, the farmers wanted to talk to us, know where we were from and in general carry on a conversation with us and see how we were doing, what we saw and even offer us suggestions on who to ask and where to find them. They were all very nice and extremely accommodating. The geese are so abundant in some places that the farmers lose crops and money because of the thousands of geese that can ravage a field. Always ask permission and thank the land owner and always without exception, leave the field cleaner than you found it.” – from Canada is a Wild Goose Chase

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14 | Tom Sorenson – Base Camp Legends
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“I’m sure the industry in its infancy has gotten a little carried away with looks and fashions, but hopefully it will start leaning a little more to practicallity, usefulness, and comfort in the field wither its in the desert or in the mountains of Alaska. There’s a lot of ladies out there that are serious hunters and they do deserve a little more attention when it comes to their clothing needs. Seriously, I’m hoping some clothing manufacturer is able to make me apologize for this because then I’ll know we have arrived already.” – from Fashions in the Wild

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15 | Quail Forever – Quail Forever
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“If holding quail on your property and increasing winter survival rates is a main goal, creating food and cover within a short distance of each other should be a priority for any landowner. In the northern part of their range, quail often respond to harsh winter conditions by moving very little – trying to wait it out until better weather arrives.” – from Feed Your Next Habitat Project, Not the Quail

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16 | Mike ‘Hawk’ Huston – High Country Archery
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“I rode over the ridge with great expectations… before me stood the Rocky mountains, stretching toward the far horizon.. I was home!” – from Twitter

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17 | Brent Traylor – Texas Sportsman’s Roadshow
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“Now you didn’t hear this from me but some of the best bass fishing around is on golf course ponds. The great thing about pond fishing is you can catch fish on just about anything you throw. I usually start with a small spinner bait with one willow leaf blade and one Colorado blade and fan cast along the banks, varying my retrieve from fairly quick to a very “slow roll”. A great way to cover water and locate fish.” – from Commando Pond Fishing

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18 | Brent Martell -Martell’s Outdoor Adventures
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“FYI, [I have] been testing out a Konus spotting scope. 25x75x75. This scope for the money rocks. Barska 20x60x60 test=ok for price point.” – from Twitter

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19 | Bob Humphrey – Peterson’s Bowhunting
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“Mature bucks, meanwhile, are biding their time. They’ve been through four ruts and have learned not to waste valuable energy until the odds of being rewarded are in their favor. Then, they kick it into high gear. This behavior carries over into the post-rut. Finding a sudden shortage of receptive does, the older bucks seem to redouble their efforts, wandering farther and wider from security.” – from Is Post-Rut The Best Time To Bag A Big Buck?

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20 | JoAnna Zurinsky – My Bullet Points
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“Be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.” – from Twitter

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21 | Tanner Feyereisen – Blaze Orange Marketing
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“Working on my Mt. Lion/Cougar hunting site. i can only imagine the accidental traffic that site will get.” – from Twitter

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22 | Scott Bestul – Whitetail 365
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“I agree with purists who feel that a crossbow is not a bow. However, their effective range (40 yards and under, on average) and how they kill (by causing massive hemorrhaging to an animal) are virtually identical. So why create a special season for them?” – from On Crossbows During the Regular Bow Season

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23 | Kimberly Hiss – FS Huntress
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“This country has a great history of women hunters, and every time we step into the woods as responsible sportsmen who value habitat conservation, healthy game meat and the importance of passing it on, we do our part to advance that tradition. Good luck and good hunting.” – from Parting Words

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24 | Kevin Popo – World Champion Goose Caller
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“My first call is a loud single note. At a distance, you don’t hear a good clear honk; you just hear a rhythm, a sound that gets your attention. That’s all I’m trying to do with geese at first—get their attention.” – from Champion Tips

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25 | Ben G. – Ben G. Outdoors
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“[On Gorilla Silverback Magnum HX Tree stand] I got up in the tree and sat down and just about feel asleep when I heard a noise. I stood up and the Velcro stuck to my hunting suit making an extremely loud sound. If there was a deer it would have been gone in an instant. I can say I don’t like the Velcro on the seat I wish they would have used buttons, or magnets. With a little adjustment and making sure to unstick my hunting suit from the Velcro before standing I was able to sit and stand without much noise.” – from My New Gorilla Silverback Magnum HX Tree stand (A review of)

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5 Comments »
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  • Mark - Wired To Hunt
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    said:

    Thanks for the shout out Dayne! We’ve all picked up some valuable insight from you and your work as well!

  • Dayne Shuda
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    (author)
    said:

    No problem, Mark and thank you.

    How was the shed hunting?

  • Mark - Wired To Hunt
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    said:

    No luck yet, but I’m thinking that over the next couple weeks things will change for the better!

  • Team Huntress
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    said:

    Dayne,
    Thanks for the honor to be present on this list of wisdom! It is great how we can all learn from each other. Thanks for sharing your informative posts!

    You Rock!
    Jane

  • Lilia Cullity
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    said:

    Long time reader / 1st time poster. Really enjoy reading the blog, keep up the good work. Will most definitely start posting more oftenin the near future.