Predator Playbook

(Photo courtesy of "The Revolution with Jim & Trav")

Featured Guests: Geoff Nemnich, Jeff Thomason, Fred Eichler

Winter is for predators, a time to hunt the hunter. Tune in to The Revolution this week for the ‘Predator Playbook’ full of tips, advice and strategies from the experts on how to successfully ambush coyotes, mountain lions, wolves and more. Joining The Revolution for tips on calling, the use of decoys, gear, pinpointing the best locations for setups and more will be Fred Eichler host of Predator Nation, Jeff Thomason of Predator Pursuit and Geoff Nemnich of Coyote Craze. The Revolution is presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and MyOutdoorTV.

If you’re looking for a pro to teach you the ropes of predator hunting, Fred Eichler is your man. He is the host of Predator Nation on Sportsman Channel – a show dedicated to educating viewers on how to hunt different predators with a variety of weapons. This week Fred joins The Revolution with an extended interview and will begin with pelt care. Fred says that finishing furs is a somewhat of a lost art, however it allows hunters to generate some revenue and also doesn’t let an animal go to waste when you harvest them. He’ll talk about case skinning coyotes, the tedious task of working around the head and eyes and how to sew your pelts. He’ll also explain how much value you add to your furs by skinning, stretching and drying them yourself before selling them to the fur buyer. Stay tuned for Part 2 of Fred’s interview as he dives into mountain lion hunting. Mountain lion hunting is challenging both physically and mentally and Fred tells Jim and Trav that hunters need to be well prepared ahead of time. He’ll discuss what makes mountain lions apex predators and the misconception that they only target sick and weak animals. Listen in as he hands out tips for hunting behind dogs, looking at sign to determine what kind of lion you are tracking and how to avoid undesirable late-night hunting situations. Don’t miss this fun and informative predator discussion with Fred Eichler!

Predator Pursuit on Sportsman Channel is hosted by Jeff Thomason, a skilled hunter with a passion for predators. Viewers get a first-hand look at the gear and tactics Jeff uses to land a plethora of different predators from coyotes and bobcats to more dangerous species like sharks and alligators. Jeff joins Jim and Trav this week on The Revolution and dishes on his World Record, 800-plus pound, mako shark with a bow. Jeff will talk about what it takes to land a mako shark, the necessary gear required to handle that caliber of a fish, shooting distance and penetration, and the fight it takes to finally get it in the boat. If sharks aren’t thrilling enough for you, Jeff will then dive into alligator hunting. Jeff says that he likes calling predators and while many people many not expect it, alligators are no exception. He’ll talk with Jim and Trav about the sound library he uses when alligator hunting and explain why baby alligator sounds are so effective at calling in both males and females. He’ll also talk about the importance of playing the wind and using stealth in order to take one of these prehistoric monsters and how to recover a gator before it sinks, once you shoot it.

Coyotes reign supreme when it comes to predator hunting, as they are the most common target for predator hunters. Geoff Nemnich is a coyote hunting ace, a two-time World Champion coyote caller, an industry leading expert in coyote hunting tactics and an educator, teaching others through his Coyote Craze college seminars. Geoff joins The Revolution this week to discuss timely strategies for hunting coyotes right now. Hunters often utilize electronic calls, however, for inexperienced coyote hunters the sound library can be overwhelming. What sounds should you use in order to be effective? At this point in the year, Geoff says that hunters should get away from using prey distress sounds as the coyotes have most likely heard them and have become educated. Instead, he recommends using more coyote vocalizations and fights. He stresses the importance of understanding that each stand is different and that hunters have to change their call sequences for the circumstances. Geoff encourages hunters to get out as much as possible to familiarize themselves with the sound library and see how coyotes react to each call, in order to more effectively use them to your advantage.

The Revolution with Jim & Trav - 1/11/2018

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