Whitetail, Elk, and Hunting Tactics Andy May

Show Notes:

Andy May is a Michigan-based bowhunter who targets big game in his home state and the west. He joined me on the podcast this week to talk about his hunting strategy. He’s hunted elk, mule deer, whitetail, and more. We sat down and discussed tactics, results, and everything in between. 


To kick us off, Andy talked about his go-to strategy for whitetail hunting. Andy is a very, very efficient hunter: he gets great results on very limited amounts of time. He discussed how he got to be this way in the field. Andy credits one thing for his success: focused information gathering. From buck behavior to food supply, Andy looks at a lot of factors when choosing his hunting ground. Sometimes, he’ll even go into a trip targeting a single, specific buck.


But what about out-of-state hunting, where recon is much tougher? In that case, Andy’s strategy is the same – but different. He talked a little bit about how he handles out-of-state hunts on limited time. This can be very helpful for the busy hunters out there. 


We also talked about the importance of instincts. When you talk to successful hunters, they often utilize methods that aren’t considered ‘textbook.’ These methods are often fueled by instinct, which can be learned over time. Experience in the field creates success. 


What’s  Inside:

- Recon tips for busy hunters.

- How Andy hunts with efficiency. 

- What kind of information to look for when scouting locations.

- How to hunt efficiently on out-of-state trips.

- The importance of hunting instincts. 


Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

Andy May: https://www.instagram.com/bowhuntingdad/?hl=en


Short Description:

Andy May is a bowhunter in Michigan with a jam-packed schedule. We talked about how to hunt efficiently, and how Andy finds big success with little amounts of time. If you’ve got a job (or two) and a family that you’re trying to schedule hunting around, there’s a lot of great information here. 



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