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Tony J. Peterson

Tony J. Peterson

MeatEater Contributor Tony Peterson has penned hundreds of hunting articles, several books, and developed multiple podcasts. Peterson’s whitetail-related contributions stem from real-world experience and a passion for hunting new ground each season. He's considered one of the top whitetail hunters in the country and is a staunch advocate for public lands.

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Ep. 486: Foundations -  Assessing the Deer Damage and Working Towards Next Season

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Ep. 486: Foundations - Assessing the Deer Damage and Working Towards Next Season

This week on the show, Tony walks us through what we can do--right now--to start maximizing the potential for next season. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
Ep. 485: How Playing Favorites with Certain Hunting Styles Can Make You More Successful on Whitetails, With Tyler Jones

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Ep. 485: How Playing Favorites with Certain Hunting Styles Can Make You More Successful on Whitetails, With Tyler Jones

On today's show, Tyler Jones discusses what it takes for him to find success on public land whitetails - whether he is hunting his home state of Texas or on the road as a nonresident. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on...
Ep. 483: Foundations - Wrapping up the General Firearm Season

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Ep. 483: Foundations - Wrapping up the General Firearm Season

This week on Wired To Hunt Foundations, Tony discusses the dismal—but not only entirely hopeless—outlook for hunters still holding unfilled tags as the general gun season winds down. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on...
Ep. 482: Success Stories From "One Week in November"

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Ep. 482: Success Stories From "One Week in November"

This week on the show, I'm joined by Tony Peterson and Spencer Neuharth to break down the strategies and philosophies that led to their four recent big buck kills during the filming of our new whitetail series, "One Week in November." Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram...
Ep. 480: Foundations - Gun Hunt Like a Bowhunter to Kill More Bucks

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Ep. 480: Foundations - Gun Hunt Like a Bowhunter to Kill More Bucks

Today’s Wired To Hunt Foundation’s show is all about getting into the cover during the general firearms season to hunt like a bowhunter, or at least not like all of your gun-toting competition. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram...
How to E-Scout for the Rut

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How to E-Scout for the Rut

Traditional rut hunting advice can typically be broken down into two game plans: Either you use the terrain to ambush a cruising buck, or you set up downwind of the does and wait. There’s nothing wrong with either of these strategies, but you must understand why deer are where they are right now—or...
How to Hunt the Rut in Hot Weather

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How to Hunt the Rut in Hot Weather

There isn’t a deer hunter out there who prefers warmer-than-average temperatures for a rut hunt. Even neophyte whitetail chasers intuitively understand that cooler is better when it comes to deer movement. The thing is sometimes you get dreamy conditions for your rut-cation and sometimes you get...
Ep. 477: Foundations - The Beginning of the Rut Grind

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Ep. 477: Foundations - The Beginning of the Rut Grind

On today’s show, Tony explores the reality of when the rut starts to taper off, but you’re still chasing that grip-and-grin glory by grinding it out every chance you can. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram...
Ep. 476: The Rut Hunting Mistakes We All Make (How to Avoid Them), with Alex Gyllstrom

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Ep. 476: The Rut Hunting Mistakes We All Make (How to Avoid Them), with Alex Gyllstrom

On today's show, guest host Tony Peterson talks with Alex Gyllstrom. They discuss Alex's strategy for staying mobile and keeping a positive attitude during the rut. Alex also addresses many of the common mistakes bowhunters make while hunting through the best weeks of November. Connect with Wired To...
Ep. 474: Foundations - Mastering the Best Part of the Rut

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Ep. 474: Foundations - Mastering the Best Part of the Rut

There is no better week for most deer hunters than the second week of November, but it’s still not an easy proposition for a lot of us. This is the crux of this week’s show, where Tony lays out the case for how exactly to make the most of each day of the rut. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href...