The Big Woods Bucks Podcast

Come explore the big woods and timber in North America with Master Maine Guide and deer tracker Hal Blood. Listen to Hal and co-hosts and Maine guides Lee Libby and Joe Kruse as they unlock the secrets to big woods whitetails. Each episode will provide insights into the tried and true system Hal has used for the last 40 years to hunt big woods bucks. Listen to Hal's legendary adventures and learn how to apply a lifetime's worth of lessons from the big woods to your own hunting and outdoor adventures.

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119 | “Sometimes assuming can be a catalyst for a mistake. At the very least take time to learn from it.”

119 | “Sometimes assuming can be a catalyst for a mistake. At the very least take time to learn from it.”

Posted on January 16, 2023 by Chris Dalti
Lee Schanz shares his account of the buck he killed but didn’t find till the week after. Lee wanted to share to help you avoid you making the mistake he did. Even with a killing shot deer don’t always bleed. Ravens can be a tell-tale sign. At this year’s Yankee Classic...
118 | “At Deer Camp in Massachusetts”

118 | “At Deer Camp in Massachusetts”

Posted on January 9, 2023 by Chris Dalti
Boys discuss their experiences with tracking bucks in Mass. Bucks are starting to show up in bachelor groups. Clumps of hair indicate sparring. A saddle between mountain tops is a good spot for deer to travel. Freezers are full. Tail flicker indicates deer are calm. Jeff Paradis...
117 | “In Depth Class on How to Track a Big Woods Buck- Lesson upon Lesson”

117 | “In Depth Class on How to Track a Big Woods Buck- Lesson upon Lesson”

Posted on December 17, 2022 by Chris Dalti
Hal shares another close call with plenty of lessons in the story Sometimes you must break your own rules The ½ hour rule Rick shares story of his bruiser from South Dakota Out west, giant bucks don’t mine laying in the cattle – they use them as radar Ricks story...
116 | “Report of a Great Couple of Weeks of Big Woods Buck Hunting”

116 | “Report of a Great Couple of Weeks of Big Woods Buck Hunting”

Posted on December 1, 2022 by Chris Dalti
The Stomach Flu Excuse. Too Many Details!!! It is all about getting on the right one at the right time. Step on highs pots Around water and when in the woods but DON’t step on high spots when you’re in the high ground. 3rd gear, 2nd gear 1st gear, death creep. Joe said...
115 | “Recap of Week 1&2 Maine Deer Camp”

115 | “Recap of Week 1&2 Maine Deer Camp”

Posted on November 17, 2022 by Chris Dalti
Even with record higher temp more deer sightings then we can remember Lots of stories that add up to learning experiences Guide/Team Member Ben Allen gets nominated for guide of the month??? Many hunters come up here not expecting to see anything, but things can happen fast Have to...
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