Bob looks back at deer season 2019 and preps for deer season 2020. We’ll show some new scouting tools already in place and look at some new techniques being tried for a successful deer hunting season for this year even though it’s only summer.
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[Narrator] On this weeks “Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine”, Bob takes you on a South Carolina deer hunt. Plus, we’ll show you some new products that may help you in scouting and filming your next deer hunt. Also, on this weeks “Sportsman’s Table”, we head to Deck 383 in Murrells Inlet for a healthy South Carolina certified shrimp wrap recipe. All this, and a whole lot more! And it all begins right now!
Well folks, welcome to our show this week. Listen, we’re gonna do something a little bit different here on “Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine”. You know, you all have watched our Facebook page and you’ve taken a look at all of the preparation that we do here for deer season on my own property. Well, this is the proof that it works. Okay, now, is this the biggest deer that you’ve ever seen? No, but, we had an opportunity yesterday afternoon. It’s November, it’s cold, where probably the rut is about a month behind where it normally is here, due to drought and all kinds of other things, you know. We all have excuses. I’m not gonna give you excuses today. I’ve got a deer down, but, I wanna tell ya, we’re getting ready to take this thing to the processor, but on our show this week, I’m gonna kinda do this in reverse. I wanna show you some of the preparation that we’ve done this year, I wanna show you some of the deer that we’ve been watching, and I wanna show you a special, well, it’s really something kinda special here that a lot of folks may or may not know about, but, with my Browning BAR MK3 308 and it’s mounted with an ATN Video Scope. And that’s what we’re gonna show you today, because I didn’t have the opportunity to have my videographer, my partner, with me in the stand today. It was raining till about three o’clock, deer started coming in, well, I’m gonna save the rest of it because again, I hope you enjoy the show this week. We’re getting ready to take this deer to the processor. Well folks, listen. Let’s take a look at our afternoon hunt. Hey, by my lonesome on my ATN Video Scope and my Browning BAR MK3. Well folks, listen, I tell you what. As I said earlier, I got in the stand, it’s been raining here all day long. We probably got about three or four inches, so I decided to get in the stand. About three o’clock the rain had quit. I was by myself. It’s just one of those days where I didn’t have my partner and my producer with me with an extra camera, so I was gonna rely on this ATN Video Scope. And, as you can see, all of a sudden at about 3:54 these bucks came out into the field in the far end, and they’re to my left. Nice eight-point shooter buck. And as I had done earlier, been hunting for probably two weeks. The rut here is probably about a month behind. We had severe drought in the Southeast, as most of you all know. Not a lot of rain. Had to replant the food plot twice. So we’ve been supplement feeding. These deer, got lots of deer and turkey, a lot of bucks coming in the field, but, you know, today I just was killing some time. And you know, as it always happens, you can see that, you know, out pops this shooter eight-point. Now, is he the biggest one that I’ve seen? No. There are some other bucks, younger ones, that I’m really surprised that these bigger mature bucks, or what appear to be mature bucks, are allowing these little ones to kinda hang around. But they are. And I’m thinking, okay this guy is underneath my feeder, down the back side. Am I ever gonna be able to get this thing to come out on the front side. Well, I’m sitting here, waiting and watching. These other bucks, now one comes in front of me and there’s another down to the far right down there. There’s some does in the field, but they’re off-camera, to the left, and of course, again, this Video Scope is 1080i, and it’s really good. And you can see I’m kinda bouncing it around a little bit, but there’s also part of the nervousness to this. But it doesn’t look like this buck is gonna come out from behind and so I’m gonna have to place a shot underneath the legs, and try and get this deer down. He is content to be right there. I’m about 54 yards from him. I look to my left. There’s that itty-bitty, ugly looking buck, a young one, and now I’m coming back, and it’s time. And I’m gonna take the shot. Temperatures are dropping, it’s getting cold here in South Carolina, but I hope you enjoyed the hunt. But when we come back I’m gonna show you some of the techniques and some of the toys that I added to my hunting box this year, and I hope you enjoy them. Stay tuned! When we come back, it’s gonna be more great stuff on this weeks deer hunt!
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Well folks, on this segment I wanna show you some of the toys, some of things that all of us spend a lot of money for in order to deer hunt. When I showed you the deer hunt up front, I thought it was important this week because, first of all, I wanna make sure that folks understand what it takes to hunt deer, especially here in the Southeastern United States. Again, we’re not in Illinois, we’re not in Michigan, we’re not in Kansas, we’re not in Iowa, we’re not in Nebraska, we’re not in shooting deer in a pen, okay. And that’s okay, if that’s what you do. But that’s not what we do here. So, I do it on my property, and for that matter, I know a lot of the other average hunters out there are doing exactly what we did, so. I wanna show you in reverse exactly from the start to the finish for this season this year exactly what we did in order to get at least a buck on camera. Again, when you’re by yourself, and that seems to be the fad, you’ve got some toys of the trade. At least, I do, and these things, beside my BAR MK3 308 that I normally use when I’m hunting. I’ve got two things here that I wanna show you again. The ATN Bino. These things are in HD Video. They’re a great tool to have, especially when you’re hunting by yourself. You can take that HD Video shot, and with the HD Scope, of course it’s mounted on there as you saw earlier today. Again, and this is the setup. Now, basically what we’ve got here is I’m right next to the food plot, I’m in the middle of about a five acre plot, I’ve got the feeder on my left, and as you see what I see this week, that’s when I’m looking down the scope and I’ve got on. I’m looking at the feeder at which that big buck came out in. Okay? I also have another feeder off to my right that’s on the other end of the food plot with actually another stand. Now, this stand that I’m sitting in, last year I kinda had it about a hundred yards over to my left rear, but it really wasn’t in a good spot. And so, before the season began this year, I moved it. And so, all of the techniques, when you, again, when you’re hunting by yourself, I took a chance. I came up here, the rain stopped about three o’clock in the afternoon and I decided, well, I’ve got some time to kill, I’m just gonna sit here. Well, low and behold, I had those four doe that came out. Then, all of a sudden, at about a quarter to four, here come these bucks. And I’m a tell you, you know, it always happens. When your producer and your videographer’s not with you, and that’s okay. Again, that’s why I have these other toys and trinkets. Well folks, listen, this is about a five acre food plot. Now, what I had to do this year is because here in the Southeastern part of the United States, I had to replant this thing twice. Now, I’ve showed you on Facebook, we’ve done segments in the past, last year I came across a great food plot planting machine called the Firminator G-3, made by Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment down in Milner, Georgia. You’ve seen me talk about that thing before, well, the problem is, I put the food plots in, taking a gamble and a guess, for the past 20 years I’ve guessed right. I’ve always put my food plots in that time of year about Labor Day weekend, okay. Now, all the prep that comes up to it, you spray it, you turn it, you keep down, and then you get it all prepped, you till it up, you get the fertilizer in it, and I did something different this year, I actually put the seed in first, and then I brought the fertilizer over top, as opposed to tilling it, then putting the fertilizer down, and then coming back and using the Firminator to put the seed in. So, it did help. I got it up, it came up about a week after Labor Day weekend, then all of a sudden the spigot went off. No rain. No rain for the month of September, and almost of October. No rain. So I had to come back and I had to replant this thing twice. And so, what you see out here now, is a growth, not normally what I get. Normally, the mix that I use, I use winter wheat, I use deer greens, which is a combination of radishes and turnips. I also put in there some brassica. Also in there is a kind of a blend mix of clover trio and that then ensures that I get a pretty much of a good coverage throughout the whole fall season and into the spring, because, again, I’m not just hunting deer. I’ve got turkeys to worry with as well out here. As you can see, turkeys are coming in and out of here. We had hunted about three or four times over the course of prior to the hunt. And, again, when you get a chance to sit down and you see a lot of good bucks that are coming in, that one day the buck came in, I don’t know what spooked him, we heard a deer blow across the side of the field from us, and boom, off he went. That’s why, in the hunt, I was kind of afraid because that was a tricky shot through there, okay. It’s not because I made it, it was just, I was hoping he was gonna come out from underneath the legs of that feeder. Now, the feeders that I use, and we’re gonna go talk about those here, but I’ve got Boss Buck up on top. I do exactly what I thought I was gonna do when first owned, or bought, this property, was to come out here and put feeders up on top in this main food plot because I’m surrounded by timber property here. And so, the good thing is, there’s not developments, there’s not a lot of whole folks that actually live around here, and so I have the best of both worlds. Well folks, listen. As you can see, from the angle of which that deer was standing, when you look at the video again, prior, he was standing right here, okay? So, I’ve got, still got blood here on the corn and the supplemental feed. This stand just happens to be high. Again, these are Boss Buck feeders. I’ve got the varmint cage around them. It’s automatically timed. One thing that I would advise you all to do, that worked for me, is I used to have these feeders go off first morning light, and the last evening light of an evening, okay. Well, what I found was the deer love to come out, but with the corn was on the ground, they would only come after dark. So what I did was, I started letting them go off about 12:05 in the middle of the day. And so I get corn on the ground, and then that kinda changes the patterns of when the does come. So when the does come to eat, the bucks are sure to follow. That ain’t rocket science, but it works very very well, so when I’m out here hunting in the afternoon, or coming in the morning, they’re now coming during the daylight hours, which makes hunting a lot easier, okay. Now, one of the other things that I wanna talk about is something that I added to my hunting kit this year, and it’s a game camera from Spypoint. The great thing that I like about this little LINK-S LTE, and it’s on the Verizon network, this one has the little solar panel on top. There’s one thing that I hate, is having to come out here and change out all these AA batteries all the time, because A, that gets expensive, but that little solar panel up there keeps that thing charged all the time. I can plug in on my Verizon cell phone. Every time that thing goes off I get a notification on my phone, and again, this is nothing new to the guys out there that deer hunt, but I just kinda wanted to take this time to show you that that kinda changed my scouting for deer this year. Because I was able to not have to sit there for hours and hours and hours, I can then track them via this game camera right on my phone, and then I can pick up the pattern so I know when to come up here and sit. Well folks, listen. Enough lessons from the field. Stay tuned. When we come back, we’re gonna have a great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table this week.
[Narrator] The Sportsman’s Table is brought to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina, or out of state, be sure to buy South Carolina grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina certified. It’s a matter of taste.
Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sportsman’s Table, folks. We’re back here at Deck 383 on the beautiful Waccamaw River. Come on down. Eat with them. Enjoy this wonderful view. Come and even fish! But, joining me today is Jermaine Alston. He’s all about Deck 383, okay, the main guy down here. And I will tell you, Jermaine, I am really looking forward to this recipe. Tell the folks what you got for us today.
I do a little something special every now and then. This is a good special that we run. You know, people just love it in the summertime.
You can never go wrong with a good wrap.
We’re gonna do our Deck Shrimp Wrap.
Ah, there you go. Okay.
It’s not much to it, you know. We’re gonna, first we’re gonna just take our fresh prawns right here.
Okay. And those come out of Seven Seas over here at Murrells Inlet.
[Jermaine] Seven Seas. We use all of those guys over there.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] We try to show all of them a little bit of love.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] Just season that with a little salt and pepper.
[Bob] Now how long are you gonna sear these for?
[Jermaine] Less than a minute.
[Bob] Just when they start turning pink? I got you.
[Jermaine] Pink, just a little opaque.
[Jermaine] And you are good to go. Not gonna take long at all. This shrimp green. You really don’t wanna overcook shrimp. Have that pink color coming in there.
[Bob] There you go, it’s coming quick.
[Jermaine] Oh, yes sir buddy.
[Bob] And those are big ones, too.
[Jermaine] Yeah, these are 21/25 shrimp.
[Bob] Oh wow.
[Jermaine] And that’s 21 to 25 shrimp per pound.
[Bob] Well, and the great thing about here on the menu at Deck 383 it’s, you guys have got, you got just a slew, got a variety of food.
Yeah we do. Oh yeah.
And this is a, a light, whether a lunch or you can eat a light dinner.
We try to give everybody a little something on our menu, you know.
There you go! Okay, all right, what’s next?
All right, we gonna go to start plating.
That’s easy enough.
That’s easy. There they go, the shrimp are ready. Ready to go.
All right, Jermaine, our shrimp, man they look good.
Oh yes sir!
Are we ready to go?
Yes sir, we’re ready to go.
We’re gonna start rolling this wrap. We’re gonna take some fresh South Carolina southern-fried spinach.
[Jermaine] Put that in the middle right there.
[Bob] And you know, this is a quick recipe.
[Jermaine] Oh, it is. It’s simple.
[Bob] You know, you can come down here to the river, at Deck 383, you can get it served up, but you can also, something you can do quick at home.
[Jermaine] Quick at home. Quick at home. Just put your fresh diced tomatoes on there.
[Bob] But you know, most wives like to go out to eat.
[Jermaine] Oh yeah.
[Bob] Plus, look at the setting. Look at the river behind us.
[Jermaine] You can’t beat it.
[Bob] No sir.
[Jermaine] Throw your avocados on there.
[Bob] Avocado, yeah, there you go. Okay.
[Bob] And ‘maters. Good color.
[Jermaine] Good tomatoes. I’ll tell you what Lee’s Farm, man those guys have some real good produce over there.
Real good produce. We’re gonna take our shrimp,
[Jermaine] Put it on there.
[Bob] Hoo man. That’s almost like a po’boy but with wrap.
[Jermaine] Oh yeah, there you go.
[Bob] Hey, there you go.
[Jermaine] But with grilled shrimp and not fried.
[Bob] There you go, that’s true. I prefer these. Yeah.
[Jermaine] Gonna take our house Deck Sauce. Which is just a little spicy mayo.
[Jermaine] Drizzle that on there a little bit.
[Bob] Gotta have that. That puts your zing in your wrap, man.
[Jermaine] Zing in your zang.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] All right.
[Bob] All right. I’ll get this out of your way.
[Jermaine] Now you’re gonna go wrap this.
[Bob] Now the skill comes in.
[Jermaine] Now the skills. You gotta be real careful with this, so you don’t, what I try to do is go ahead and fold it underneath.
[Jermaine] And get a good tuck. And then you have to take your edges.
[Bob] Oh I got you.
[Jermaine] Fold your edges.
[Bob] And then roll it in.
[Jermaine] And then slowly roll.
[Bob] There you go. That’s almost like an art and a science all together.
Oh yes, you definitely don’t wanna rush this right here.
Okay. There you go.
You got your wrap right there, ready.
[Bob] And I got your toothpicks.
[Bob] All right Jermaine, you got him all tied up there now, what’s next?
[Jermaine] Got him all tied up. We gonna just cut this at a little angle right here.
[Bob] Okay. Oh yeah.
[Jermaine] Look at that just like this right here.
[Bob] Oh wow. Look at those shrimp.
[Jermaine] Look at that. Aww look at that. And put that like this right here.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] And we always serve this with fresh fruit, pasta salad, cole slaw, you can get french fries, whatever side you want with it.
[Bob] I got ya.
This is our Deck Shrimp Salad.
Deck 383. Well folks, listen, I will tell you what, come on down, Jermaine, thank you man
Thank you Bob. Thank you. Not a problem
We appreciate you being on the show today. And I will tell you folks again, check out certifiedscgrown.com, see what’s fresh on your menu, but also come on down to 383. I tell you what, here on the Waccamaw River, the folks at Deck 383 will put more great food in front of you, just like this. And, next week, we’ll be right back here again on another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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Well, folks, that’s our show this week. Just as a kind of a recap, kinda done it a little bit different. Probably haven’t seen the deer show where the bottom line was up front. We took down a nice eight point. It’s just beginning the season, I hope to have more. I tell you what, it has been a pleasure having you along this week, showing you my food plot, my property, and showing you some of the toys that I utilize to hunt alone, okay. That’s one of the key things, if you wanna capture your own hunt, and, again, I don’t have my videographer and my partner with me all the time, because sometimes I just go up into the stand, and it’s a great place to just to kinda think. But, you never know what’s gonna show up and as you saw this week, nice eight point, a lot of other deer came out. I’ve been tracking these bucks for, well, I guess for probably about two or three months, and finally one showed up. He’s not the biggest that I’ve got out there, but that’s okay, I’m proud of him just the same. As I always like to say, each and every week, the outdoors is our passion, I want it to be yours, too. Head on over to our website if you’d like to for products that you seen on this week’s show, they’ll be right there, as well as our Facebook page. We enjoy bringing it to you each and every week. We’ll see you again next week, right back here on another episode.
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