The Beginning: Whitetails from Scratch (Episode 1)
A Whitetail Habitat series unlike anything you've ever seen! Follow the Dukart Family on a multi-year project as they provide a behind-the-scenes look at how a standard deer hunting property can be transformed into a big buck hotbed! With the guidance of whitetail deer expert Andy Orr, of Advanced Whitetail Systems, the habitat improvement opportunities and educational aspects of this series are truly endless.. We hope you enjoy the ride!
Securing the Border: Whitetails from Scratch (Episode 2)
As the Dukarts prepare for implementation of the Advanced Whitetail Systems program on their new property, they first work on securing the borders of the two parcels. Follow along for some posting tips and tactics as well as a bonus shed hunt with Chris and JJ on the new "Oak Roost" property. Next up, the AWS team is ready to lay out the foundation of the new AWS plan with some Next Level hinge cutting habitat strategies. Stay tuned!
Turning the Corner: Whitetails from Scratch (Episode 3)
After a full year of analysis, the Dukarts get ready for some big changes as they head into the 2020 season of Whitetails from Scratch. Follow along to see the advanced habitat improvements and detailed hunting strategies they have up their sleeve to harvest the first mature whitetail on the new property
Big Buck Paradise: Hinge Cutting to increase Big Buck capacity!
The bedding foundation of the Cedar Springs property has been set with the addition of strategic Hinge Cutting improvements. Andy Orr and the Advanced Whitetail Systems team explains some of the different types of hinge cutting techniques they are using to help attract more deer and move them around the property with a purpose
TINES UP: Shed Hunting for BIG Antlers!
Late winter means one thing in the whitetail woods, SHED ANTLERS! Follow along as the Dukarts head out to see if all of their habitat work will pay off in the form of freshly shed whitetail antlers!
THE BIG APPLE: Maximizing Fruit Tree Production for Big Bucks!
In this episode of Whitetails from Scratch, the Dukarts work to maximize the holding capacity for big bucks by increasing the number and diversity of attractions, such as apple trees. JJ Dukart demonstrates how to reclaim overgrown and neglected trees to optimize fruit production and improve potential for big buck habitat.
Captain Hook - The hunt for a LONG spurred 5-year old gobbler!
Unlike whitetail bucks with their unique antlers, turkeys can be extremely difficult to identity as individuals. In the case of long spurred gobbler named, Captain Hook, there was no mistaking him from the rest of the flock!
Food Plot Strategy: Choosing WHERE and WHAT to plant to attract Big Bucks!
Choosing the correct food plot seed, mapping out plot locations and strategizing entry and exit paths for your plots are all crucial decisions that tie into the overall management strategy at the Dukart property. Stay tuned to see if they can capitalize on their food plot strategies this hunting season!
Roadmap to Success: The process of improving Habitat!
In this episode of Whitetails From Scratch, Andy Orr visits the Deer Society Headquarters to discuss final details of the AWS habitat plan. Food plots, pond locations, bedding cells, stand sets, scent control and access routes are all integral pieces to the puzzle that should be laid out on the front end. This episode is all about the ROADMAP to SUCCESS!
THE BIG 3 | Three bucks DOWN and a BIG change coming!
The 2020 deer hunting season was filled with HIGHS and LOWS for the Dukarts. A lot of BIG changes took place on the property and some key lessons were learned. A BIG strategy shift is in the works and 2021 is shaping up to be a VERY promising season.
THE LEGACY | Uncovering the PAST and building for the FUTURE
When the Dukarts began their journey of transforming a rural property into a world class whitetail sanctuary, they never imagined the history they would uncover. In this episode of Whitetails from Scratch, the Dukarts take a look back into the past and examine the legacies left by previous generations on their way to building their own.
TREASURES | Big Shed Antlers and Target Bucks!
The Dukarts take to the woods in search of shed antlers from survivor bucks! Shed hunting season is a great time to not only scout for the upcoming deer season, but also create lifelong memories afield with friends and family!
Turkey Hunting the IMAX! - SILENT STRUTTER closing in...
JJ is Turkey Hunting a brand new spot at the Dukart farm called the IMAX! Although the MN season kicked off with COLD weather, one mature tom known as the "Silent Strutter" decides to put on a show.
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