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Through highlighting the unique relationship between hunters and wildlife, the GameKeepers of Mossy Oak delivers the best wildlife management practices and science based information to help you take your wildlife habitat management skills to the next level. Our wildlife management podcast celebrates the leading wildlife research from experts and conservation groups and breaks it down in how to apply information for the field. With the GameKeepers of Mossy Oak you’ll learn more interesting fa ...
 
Welcome to Fist Full of Dirt, the official podcast of Mossy Oak Properties hosted by Ronnie "Cuz" Strickland. Whether you own a small farm, lease land or just love hangin' in your backyard.. we’re all about the outdoor lifestyle and how to get the most from your time in God’s great Outdoors.
 
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This week we point the microphone at our own tree hugger, Dudley Phelps, and ask him a bunch of questions about oak trees. There is no doubt that a working knowledge of trees can make you a better woodsman and Gamekeeper. Listen and learn what acorns drop first and last, plus- why they are so relished by deer and other wildlife. Learn where certain…
 
If it seems like all the big bucks have disappeared from your trail cameras, this episode is for you! Kip Adams from the National Deer Association joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the dreaded "October lull" and how changing deer behavior during the early part of archery seasons can make it difficult to relocate bucks that have abandoned their…
 
Garmin's brand new Xero A1i PRO is the most technologically advanced bow sight ever, allowing you to range your target at full draw and instantly get a spot-on aiming point out to 100 yards or more. Other features include a digital level, flight apex indicator to help you avoid obstacles in the arrow's path and much more. Garmin's Chad VanCamp join…
 
This week on the Gamekeepers podcast, the guys discuss their thoughts on the best caliber and bullet choice for whitetails. Two guests join us, Pat Mundy of Nosler and Carsie Young, who just so happens to have been the third employee ever hired at Mossy Oak, and who also knows a whole lot about rifles. Calibers, bullet choices, sighting in techniqu…
 
This week on the Gamekeeper Podcast, we discuss what you need to be considering prior to setting up your deer stand(s) to target a particular deer. We cover hang-ons, shooting houses, ground blinds, and ladder stands- but more specifically where to put them to avoid detection and maximize success. Guests Mark Drury and Glenn Garner are masters on t…
 
This week we discuss one of a Gamekeepers most useful tools, the surveillance trail camera. Joining us is Eric Ganster of @trailcamology who runs over 80 cameras and Mossy Oaks Ben Maki to discuss everything from catching poachers to strategies to pin point big bucks. There is something to be learned in this one. Enjoy! Follow Eric on Instagram @tr…
 
Join us in the camo cave this week as we visit with Greg Briggs “The Hammer” from the Turkey Thugs and Tom Roberson. Greg and Tom are talking last minute food plots, what works and what doesn’t. These guys plant hundreds of acres of food plots each fall and have the best kind of knowledge, “hands on”. Part II will be on equipment auctions - what to…
 
This week we shine a light on the amazing conservation leadership of Bass Pro Shops. John Paul Morris joins us and we talk about lessons learned as kids, a father’s example, hunting, managing ducks, bow fishing and just how important the nation’s natural resources are to all of us. Before it’s over, Dudley and Toxey tell us their favorite oak hybri…
 
Tree saddles are perhaps the hottest items in deer hunting -- and for good reason! Saddles offer a host of advantages, from helping you shed weight and be more mobile to making use of trees that simply won't work with traditional stands. Trophy Line's Shawn Ferguson joins us to discusses the saddle-hunting surge and how you can jump into the fray.…
 
This week we are commemorating 20 years since the events of 9/11. Will Jimeno @wasparcher, then a Port Authority Police Officer, ran into the twin towers with his brothers to help others as the building collapsed. He was buried under the rubble but survived. Hear his story this week on Fist Full of Dirt podcast.…
 
Join our in-depth food plot discussion of seed blends vs monocultures (single species plantings). You’ll also learn the thought process behind the designs of some super successful blends, and how to make them work on your place. There is a lot of hard earned information delivered that’s sure to make you a better food plotter and Gamekeeper. At the …
 
Enjoy a couple of hunting stories from the GameKeeper crew as they hit the swampy backwaters attempting to fill a few alligator tags. With a season that’s only 10 days long, a couple of crews rushed out to hunt different zones with different outcomes. As the Northeast crew dealt with large crowds and pressured gators, the West Central crew had easy…
 
Listen to a food plot roundtable discussion. Soil expert Johnny McRight, and Plots Plus owner Kenny Thompson, join the Gamekeeper crew (including Toxey) for a discussion on planting techniques and what works best. You will hear a thorough explanation of planting clover in the fall and the importance of a nurse crop. In fact, we think it’s worth the…
 
This week on Fist Full of Dirt, we’re enjoying a little truth serum from two youngsters who have all the distractions and noise of today’s world but still understand why we hunt, fish and trap. From the mouths of babes you can learn some truth because that’s what they know. Join us for a celebration of conservation from the most important generatio…
 
This week on Fist Full of Dirt, it’s all #bowhunting. Slade Fancher @followthefanchers is a lifelong, old-school archer who makes his living setting up and selling archery gear at @owens.outfitters in Starkville, Mississippi. Trust me when I say he is as good as it gets on gear. I did this myself for years and Slade gets it. We talk broadheads, arr…
 
Alligators are fascinating! With the season starting in many states, we welcome Ricky Flynt, the Alligator Program Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP), to talk gators. Ricky shares his knowledge on what to expect when alligator hunting, tips on how to handle an alligator while hunting, and legal captur…
 
Heat Stroke is a serious subject. Every year we hear of dogs overheating on dove shoots, and some unfortunately don’t recover. This tragedy can be avoided. Man’s best friend needs a watchful eye during these hot months. On this episode we deal with the do’s and don’ts of training/hunting in the late summer heat. Bill Gibson, the Director of Gun Dog…
 
This week on Fist Full of Dirt, we’re in the camo cave with one of our good buddies who happens to own a gold & silver shooting metal from the PanAm games, was on the 1972 olympic team and the U.S. Army shooting team. Tony Rosetti is one fascinating man who almost lost it all in a treestand accident. Great stories, shooting tips for dove season and…
 
Pull up a chair, grab a cold beverage, and enjoy the discussion with chef, author, and avid outdoorsman Michael Hunter, as the Gamekeeper crew asks him a variety of questions about Canada, cooking, foraging for wild ingredients, and how he paved his path into the hunting world. The guys bring out a charcuterie board of southern gas station delights…
 
Armyworms are always a late summer potential food plot problem but this year they are being reported in biblical plague proportions across the Deep South and Heartland. Even worse, they are also expected to cause major plot problems into the fall. The fall! That’s the biggest food plot planting time of the year. Join us as we have Dr. Angus Cachot …
 
This week we dive into the world of deer meat after eating canned venison with our GameKeeper Butchery guest, Sam Kohler. After trying his canned venison lo-mein dish, we can’t help but share the different ways we handle and prepare wild game. We discuss everything from shot placement and field care, to aging and processing. Sam even shares some wa…
 
This week we learn more about the dreaded tick than we probably wanted to know. Did you know that by the time the tick gets on you, it has been on two other hosts during its development from nymph into a mature tick? Did you know ticks quest? We didn’t either, but learned that while listening to Dr. Steve Demarais of MSU fully explain ticks and how…
 
A split second - that’s all it takes. One decision made while rushing in the woods could have been life altering for this week’s guest on A Fist Full of Dirt podcast. Luckily, his best friend and work mate for the day was also an EMT who knew all the right things to do. Hear this close call first hand and gain some solid in-the-field first aid tips…
 
On this episode, guest Dr. Marcus Lashley AKA @drdisturbence and Director of the UF Deer Lab (@ufdeerlab) joins the gang to discuss the importance of prescribed fire when managing wildlife habitat. Whether its deer, turkeys or quail this fascinating discussion covers many of the questions that people have about burning parts of their property. The …
 
In this unique episode we’re joined by Hank Parker and Toxey Haas to talk fishing, turkey hunting and Gamekeeping. We talk about all that, but we end up learning about life, raising kids, making your own decisions and standing up for what’s important. Hank also shares what he thinks is the most important thing to do to grow big bass in a pond. If t…
 
Wildlife biologist Zack Vucurevich is an eligible bachelor who jumped into the online dating scene full throttle during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said his online interactions led to a lot of great conversations discussing hunting with non-hunters. In this episode, Zack shares some of those stories and dives into detail about how to better manage ha…
 
The 2nd in our series on Bass Ponds, Robby Mays of American Sportfish Hatchery joins us to explain what it takes to make a pond a trophy bass fishery. He explains everything from managing forage fish, to understanding the spawn, using a shock boat and he explains the fascinating concept of a “Female Only” bass pond. If you love all the fishing fun …
 
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