Featured Guests: Fred Eichler, Abner Druckenmiller, Steve Nessl
Put your love for big game hunting on the back burner for a little while and instead, get ready to dive in to Predator Week on The Revolution. Fred Eichler of Predator Nation on Sportsman Channel will talk about calling in a variety of different predators and how to use an e-caller to your advantage on any stand. Abner Druckenmiller from FOXPRO Furtakers on Outdoor Channel will talk about the intelligence of predators, how to run lights effectively for night hunting and calling sequences. Finally, Steve Nessl from Yamaha will join Jim and Trav to discuss a recent trip to Texas where he bagged a monster buck and he'll also showcase the benefits of having Yamaha ATVs or Side-by-Sides for your hunting and recreational pursuits. The Revolution and our Predator Week broadcast is presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and MyOutdoorTV.
If you don't know who Fred Eichler is, come out from under that rock you've been living under and Google the man. He is a guide, television host, accomplished archer and the first recorded hunter to take the Super Slam with a recurve. You can see Fred on Predator Nation, The Outfitters and Easton Bowhunting TV all on Sportsman Channel. This week Fred joins The Revolution for an extended two-part interview and kicks it all off with a discussion about a close encounter and charge from an Alaskan brown bear, and how the quick thinking from a guide diffused the situation. Fred will then talk electronic game calls and the advantages they give to the hunter. In particular, he’ll discuss calling bobcats and explain how the sound library of his FOXPRO, in combination with its decoy, are essential for bringing in these very visual hunters. Finally, tune in as Fred dives into his predator hunting setup – a Rock River AR with suppressor. His .223 and carefully selected choice of ammunition are more than enough to dispatch predators without ruining their pelt at the same time. Don’t miss The Revolution and Fred Eichler this week for a fun and super informative interview.
Tune in and take notes, predator hunting pro Abner Druckenmiller from FOXPRO and host of FOXPRO Furtakers on Outdoor Channel, joins The Revolution with tips for novice and seasoned predator hunters alike. Abner tells Jim and Trav that if you’re solo night hunting for predators, the addition of a gun mounted light, if legal, is advantageous. He says if you are planning on running lights, it’s less about the color you choose and more about how you operate the light itself. Stay tuned as he discusses, in particular, how to use lights when you are hunting wary coyotes and the importance of scanning constantly and thoroughly while on stand. He’ll then turn his attention to calling and says night or day, coast to coast or border to border – his calling tactics remain the same. Abner tells Jim and Trav that he likes to cast the broadest net first and attract any predator that is legal by starting his sequence with a prey distress call like that of a baby cottontail. He will illustrate why it's important not to give predators too much credit for intelligence, saying that they can’t reason, but rather they act based on instinct, conditioning and pressure. Tune in for a fun and informative talk with Abner Druckenmiller.
Texas is a whitetail mecca and home to some very diverse terrain and cover. Steve Nessl, Yamaha's ATV and Side-by-Side Group Marketing Manager, recently returned from Texas, where he tagged a monster buck and also showcased the prowess of Yamaha’s recreational and utility vehicles at a media hunt. Steve talks with Jim and Trav about the practical, real world advantages of using Yamaha’s ATVs and Side-by-Sides and says that they shine year-round, but especially in the off season for hunters. Whether you are running trail cameras, scouting, putting out stands, building blinds or working on habitat management and even food plots – they are invaluable. During the hunting season, not only are they a crucial player in moving hunters and their gear from location to location, but they also move the game that you tag, as well. While trucks are more than capable of doing all of these things – the terrain, brush and cover in Texas, and so many other places across the country, often times can wreak havoc on the paint job and body of your daily driver vehicle. However, Steve tells Jim and Trav that’s specifically what Yamaha’s ATVs and Side-by-Sides are built to do – take the beating and get back into the thick of it quicker and more comfortably. Tune in as he talks about the Wolverine X4 and how this 4 passenger Side-by-Side can be customized quickly to accommodate passengers or haul a load. Steve will also dish on that whitetail hunt and tell the guys about the perfect 40-yard heart shot with a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum that sealed the deal on his giant Texas whitetail. Tune in!