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E61: Burning Sensations (Feat. Shawn Luchtel of Heartland Bowhunter with Tips on Managing Hunting Property)

April 4, 2018

With the warmer temps and Spring rains, things are really starting to liven up out there. Spring greenup is here for most of us sotherners, but some of our northerly friends just can't see to share winter with this most recent dump of snow. Do not fear my friends. Warm temps are on the horizon!

The Spring, or often refered to as "the offseason", for Whitetail hunters means a few things. One of which is habitat improvements. Specifically, burning is one of the great tools we have in wildlife management and habitat manipulation. We really wanted to talk to someone who knows thier stuff when it comes to fire, so we called up Shawn Luchtel of Heartland Bowhunter. The Fellas at HB are straight up producing some of the best outdoor media content out there, killing giant bucks, as well being great stewards of the land. Shawn has really ramped up his research and learning of fire in the past few years and he was more than willing to share some of that knowledge with us.

In the intro we recap our expedition to the Llano river in search of the Texas State Fish, The Guadalupe Bass. It was a crazy fast trip with some intense moments and a lot of good times. If you've never experienced the Texas Hill Country in the spring, you don't know what you're missing! Be on the lookout for the film dropping soon!


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