Wired To Hunt

An ongoing series of advanced how-to videos for the avid whitetail hunter. With Mark Kenyon and Tony Peterson.

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Wired To Hunt is Back
Wired To Hunt is Back

Stay tuned for new weekly whitetail hunting videos, articles, and podcasts. You'll hear from a group of a dedicated whitetail experts including: Mark Kenyon, Tony Peterson, Clay Newcomb, Spencer Neuharth, along with some special guests. If you love whitetail hunting, you're going to love what we have in store

S1-E01: How Quickly Will Bucks Respond to Hunting Pressure?
S1-E01: How Quickly Will Bucks Respond to Hunting Pressure?

In this Whitetail Research video, Wired To Hunt’s Mark Kenyon explains how specific studies show that whitetail bucks react almost instantly to hunting pressure. He also spells out how this research can inform a low-impact hunting strategy and keep all hunters in the game longer.

S1-E02: How to Find HIDDEN Water Holes
S1-E02: How to Find HIDDEN Water Holes

In this installment of Wired To Hunt’s How-To, Tony Peterson explains why every whitetail hunter should consider seeps, ponds and stock tanks when building a hunt plan. He also breaks down just how to find these kinds of small, overlooked water sources that bucks feel comfortable using throughout the season.

S1-E03: Should You Bring that Deadhead Home?
S1-E03: Should You Bring that Deadhead Home?

In this installment of Wired To Hunt’s Unconventional Wisdom, Mark Kenyon discusses finding, and the legalities of possessing, a whitetail deadhead. He also breaks down the considerations for transporting and cleaning found buck skulls.

S1-E04: Should You Hunt Where the Wind WILL Swirl?
S1-E04: Should You Hunt Where the Wind WILL Swirl?

In this week’s installment of Unconventional Wisdom, Wired To Hunt’s Tony Peterson discusses a dilemma that many whitetail hunters will face in terrain that features bluffs, ravines and almost any elevation changes - swirling wind. Peterson explains how you shouldn’t immediately write off ambush sites that will feature unpredictable winds, because some of them are absolutely worth hunting.

S1-E05: How to Identify a BIG Buck Track
S1-E05: How to Identify a BIG Buck Track

In this week’s episode of How To from Wired To Hunt, Mark Kenyon lays out a case for why locating a big buck track is extremely valuable to deer hunters. He also discusses how to tell the difference between various deer tracks to determine which ones were absolutely created by mature bucks.

S1-E06: Do Bucks REALLY Bed All Day?
S1-E06: Do Bucks REALLY Bed All Day?

In this Whitetail Research video, Wired To Hunt’s Tony Peterson discusses a study conducted on public land in Pennsylvania that tracked in-season buck movement throughout the day. The study contradicts conventional thoughts about pressured bucks and daylight movement, and Peterson explains how that can provide a big advantage to hunters who are willing to put in serious stand time.

S1-E07: Are Trail Cam Videos More Useful Than Images?
S1-E07: Are Trail Cam Videos More Useful Than Images?

In this week's edition of Unconventional Wisdom, Tony Peterson explores the advantages to shifting your trailcams away from the more popular photo mode and instead embrace videos.

S1-E08: How To Identify a Buck Staging Area
S1-E08: How To Identify a Buck Staging Area

In this week’s episode of How To from Wired To Hunt, Tony Peterson explains what whitetail staging areas are and how they function in a buck’s day-to-day life. He also discusses exactly where to look for staging areas, and how to know when you’ve found them.

S1-E09: How to Choose the Perfect Tree
S1-E09: How to Choose the Perfect Tree

In this How To video from Wired To Hunt, Mark Kenyon explains how to locate and assess stand trees that will keep you hidden from approaching deer. This skill is part art and part science, and while it’s a something all whitetail hunters should consider, it’s an absolute must for anyone who hunts pressured deer.

S1-E10: Are You Using the Wrong Bow Sight Pin Configuration?
S1-E10: Are You Using the Wrong Bow Sight Pin Configuration?

In this How To video from Wired to Hunt, Tony Peterson explores the importance of giving some thought to the bow sight you choose and specifically what kind of pins and pin configuration you use. Believe it or not, this can make or break a hunt.

S1-E11: Perfecting a Stealthy Ascent Into Your Stand or Saddle
S1-E11: Perfecting a Stealthy Ascent Into Your Stand or Saddle

In this episode of Wired to Hunt's How-To, Mark Kenyon explains the importance of stealth when setting up your ascent into a mobile tree stand or saddle set-up. From there he explores ways to make your climbing sticks silent, how to develop a better system for climbing a tree, and other considerations.

S1-E12: How to Pick the Right Peep Sight for Your Bow
S1-E12: How to Pick the Right Peep Sight for Your Bow

On this week's episode of Wired to Hunt's How-tos, Tony Peterson discusses the pros and cons of various peep sights and how to choose the right one for your bowhunting set-up.

S1-E13: 4 Clues for Identifying a Buck Bed
S1-E13: 4 Clues for Identifying a Buck Bed

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon breaks down the clues he looks for when attempting to identify a buck bed.

S1-E14: How LEVI MORGAN Fine-tunes His Whitetail Bow Accessories
S1-E14: How LEVI MORGAN Fine-tunes His Whitetail Bow Accessories

In this weeks episode special guest Levi Morgan, world champion archer and host of Bow Life TV, joins us to break down some of the most important choices he makes when selecting and tuning his whitetail bow accessories prior to the season.

S1-E15: How to E-scout for the Whitetail Rut
S1-E15: How to E-scout for the Whitetail Rut

In this weeks episode Mark Kenyon, Tony Peterson, Spencer Neuharth, and Clay Newcomb break down how they're e-scouting for their upcoming rut hunt during the first week of November.

S1-E16: Pro-tips for Glassing Whitetail Bucks
S1-E16: Pro-tips for Glassing Whitetail Bucks

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon breaks down how long-range glassing can help you scout whitetail deer in the pre-season and during the fall, and the gear and techniques needed to see more deer.

S1-E17: Creating the PERFECT Fake Scrape Tree
S1-E17: Creating the PERFECT Fake Scrape Tree

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon showcases why and how you can "plant" a fake scrape tree in your field s and food plots and the steps necessary to create one that actually attracts and positions deer for in-range bow shots.

S1-E18: How LEVI MORGAN Archery Practices Each Phase of the Year
S1-E18: How LEVI MORGAN Archery Practices Each Phase of the Year

In this week's episode world champion archer and bowhunter Levi Morgan breaks down his best advice for practicing with his bow in the summer, fall, and winter.

S1-E19: How to STOP SPOOKING Deer with your Trailcams
S1-E19: How to STOP SPOOKING Deer with your Trailcams

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon breaks down some foundational advice for utilizing trailcams in a way that maximizes their effectiveness without spooking deer in the process - a mistake that many hunters make.

S1-E20: Should You ALWAYS Hunt High in a Tree?
S1-E20: Should You ALWAYS Hunt High in a Tree?

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon explores the default advice that most deer hunters hear about hunting high in a tree. But is that always a good idea? Here's Kenyon's take on what the best height for your stand or saddle actually is.

S1-E21: Is SNEAKING to Your Stand Sometimes the WRONG Approach?
S1-E21: Is SNEAKING to Your Stand Sometimes the WRONG Approach?

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon looks at another piece of common deer hunting advice - that being that a stealthy approach to your hunting location is always best. But is there another way to go?

S1-E22: LEVI MORGAN'S Trick to Shooting Better in Extreme Weather
S1-E22: LEVI MORGAN'S Trick to Shooting Better in Extreme Weather

This week world champion archer and bowhunter Levi Morgan explores his methods for ensuring accurate archery shots while bowhunting in extreme weather like wind, rain, and snow.

S1-E23: Can OVER-HUNTING a Stand Be a Good Thing?
S1-E23: Can OVER-HUNTING a Stand Be a Good Thing?

This week we're looking at the flip side of the common recommendation to avoid hunting the same spot over and over. Yes, this is a good idea most of the time. But sometimes over-hunting the same spot can be the exact right approach.

S1-E24: Yes, You CAN Pattern Bucks During the Rut
S1-E24: Yes, You CAN Pattern Bucks During the Rut

This week Mark Kenyon shares recent research that points to the fact that bucks might be more patternable during the rut than we've been led to believe.

S1-E25: Does WIND Actually Impact Deer Movement?
S1-E25: Does WIND Actually Impact Deer Movement?

This week Tony Peterson breaks down myths around how wind might dampen deer movement and points to research that suggests an unexpected reality.

S1-E26: How to NOT Mess Up a Follow-Up Shot
S1-E26: How to NOT Mess Up a Follow-Up Shot

This week Tony Peterson explains the importance of being ready for a follow-up shot with your gun or bow and how to make sure you can handle this situation during the moment of truth.

S1-E27: Making Tree Saddle Hunting More COMFY
S1-E27: Making Tree Saddle Hunting More COMFY

This week Mark Kenyon walks through the lessons he's learned while working to get more comfortable hunting from a tree saddle over long hours and days.

S1-E28: Setting Up Cell Cameras that WON'T FAIL
S1-E28: Setting Up Cell Cameras that WON'T FAIL

This week Mark Kenyon discusses best practices for setting up and using cell cameras so that they won't fail.

S1-E29: How to Find Post Gun-Season Bucks
S1-E29: How to Find Post Gun-Season Bucks

This week Tony Peterson breaks down some expert advice for relocating bucks after the heavy hunting pressure experienced by many during gun season.

S1-E30: The FIRST Thing You Should Do in a Treestand or Ground Blind
S1-E30: The FIRST Thing You Should Do in a Treestand or Ground Blind

In this week's episode Mark Kenyon details the very first thing he does once he gets settled into his tree stand or ground blind and why this practice is so important, no matter where or when you are deer hunting.

S1-E31: Three Trailcam Settings You NEED to Master
S1-E31: Three Trailcam Settings You NEED to Master

This week Tony Peterson walks through three trailcam settings you need to fully understand and adjust correctly to ensure your camera scouting is most beneficial from the late season on through the next year.

S1-E32: 3 Reasons to Track Deer in the Snow RIGHT NOW
S1-E32: 3 Reasons to Track Deer in the Snow RIGHT NOW

This week on the show Mark breaks down how and why tracking deer in the snow in the off-season can help you become a better deer hunter right now.

S1-E33: HAL BLOOD'S Pro Tips for Tracking Deer in the Snow
S1-E33: HAL BLOOD'S Pro Tips for Tracking Deer in the Snow

This week legendary big buck tracker Hal Blood breaks down three quick tips for successfully tracking bucks in the snow.

S1-E34: LEVI MORGAN'S Year Round Bow Maintenance Advice
S1-E34: LEVI MORGAN'S Year Round Bow Maintenance Advice

This week archery pro Levi Morgan breaks down his recommended bow maintenance practices for during the season and the off-season.

S1-E35: NEXT LEVEL Saddle Hunting Tips with Taylor Chamberlain
S1-E35: NEXT LEVEL Saddle Hunting Tips with Taylor Chamberlain

This week long-time saddle hunter Taylor Chamberlain walks us through a series of next-level tips and tricks for getting more out of your saddle hunting set-up.

S1-E36: How-to Perfect Your Elevated Archery Shots
S1-E36: How-to Perfect Your Elevated Archery Shots

This week on the show Tony Peterson walks through the realities of shooting from elevated angles at deer and realworld ideas for getting better at it.

S1-E37: Why You Should be TACKING TRAILS to your Stands and How
S1-E37: Why You Should be TACKING TRAILS to your Stands and How

This week Tony Peterson makes a case for why you should still be "tacking" your trails to stands and blinds, and pro-tips for doing it better.

S1-E38: The FIRST THING You Should Do in Your Stand or Blind
S1-E38: The FIRST THING You Should Do in Your Stand or Blind

This week Mark discusses the very first thing you should do when you get into your treestand or ground blind and why it's so important.

S1-E39: Mastering the Art of Cutting Shooting Lanes
S1-E39: Mastering the Art of Cutting Shooting Lanes

This week Mark details the careful balancing act that must be considered when cutting shooting lanes and best practices for doing it well.

S1-E40: 3 Most Costly Off-Season Deer Scouting Mistakes | How to Scout for Whitetails
S1-E40: 3 Most Costly Off-Season Deer Scouting Mistakes | How to Scout for Whitetails

This week Tony Peterson breaks down some of the most common mistakes whitetail hunters make when scouting in the spring and how to approach your scouting efforts in a more beneficial way.

S1-E41: How to Find Unknown Public Land for Deer Hunting | Public Land Whitetail Secrets
S1-E41: How to Find Unknown Public Land for Deer Hunting | Public Land Whitetail Secrets

This week Tony Peterson explores a series of ideas for finding relatively unknown public land access locations and how to make sure you stay up to date on the constant changes to these areas.

S1-E42: Are Scent Control Practices for Deer Hunting BS? | Does Scent Control Work and How
S1-E42: Are Scent Control Practices for Deer Hunting BS? | Does Scent Control Work and How

This week Mark Kenyon weighs in on scent control and whether or not it's a good idea to "JUST PLAY THE WIND" VS using all the scent control products and practices popularized in recent years.

S1-E43: The Pros and Cons of Tree Saddles for Deer Hunting | Saddle Hunting Costs, Benefits, Techniques
S1-E43: The Pros and Cons of Tree Saddles for Deer Hunting | Saddle Hunting Costs, Benefits, Techniques

This week Mark Kenyon walks through the ultra-trendy practice of tree saddle hunting for deer and discusses the good and the bad, and finally who this product is right for.

S1-E44: How to Fine-Tune Small Food Plots for Better Deer Hunting | Hidey Hole Plots, Kill Plots, Food Plot Planting Advice
S1-E44: How to Fine-Tune Small Food Plots for Better Deer Hunting | Hidey Hole Plots, Kill Plots, Food Plot Planting Advice

This week Mark Kenyon breaks down the lessons he's learned planting and fine-tuning small food plots for deer hunting over the last decade. Specifics include ideas for better placement, better seed choice, how to get more shot opportunities, and more.

S1-E45: Should You Actually Be Shooting Young Bucks? | Deer Hunting, QDM
S1-E45: Should You Actually Be Shooting Young Bucks? | Deer Hunting, QDM

This week Tony Peterson tackles the convention wisdom of holding out for mature bucks and makes the case that no one should feel bad for shooting young bucks, and for certain people or situations it very well might be the best choice.

S1-E46: How to Find Secret Access Points for Public Land Deer Hunting | Public land tactics, How to Hunt Public Land
S1-E46: How to Find Secret Access Points for Public Land Deer Hunting | Public land tactics, How to Hunt Public Land

This week Tony Peterson details some of his favorite ways of finding secret access points on public land and how uses that to hunt unpressured bucks on public land.

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