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Monday, May 27, 2019
Tecomate TV Schedule

Tecomate TV Hosts: David Morris and Mark Newell along with Jordan Shipley, Gary Schwarz, Hardy Jackson and David Shashy.

Tecomate Whitetail Nation on Outdoor Channel
imageShow Profile: David and Mark take viewers behind the scenes as they hunt great Tecomate Properties across the country, showcasing the Whitetail Lifestyle and talking hunting strategies, management and what makes these properties so special.

 

 
Broadcast Season: January-June
Airings Times: (all EST):

Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Monday 5:00 a.m.
Monday 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

 

The Bucks of Tecomate on Outdoor Channel
imageShow Profile: Show hosts and guests travel North America in search of giant whitetails and share their knowledge and experience on how to hunt and grow big, mature bucks on their own land.

 

Broadcast Season: July-December
Airing Times (all EST):
Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Monday 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Saturday 5:30 a.m.

 

Upcoming Episodes:


Week 1:  July 1-7 – BOT 801 – “10 Bullets to Better Bucks” – BOT crew is at Mavala Ranch with guests Mitch Petrie of Outdoor Channel and son Will.  Each has 5 tags, and they plan to put them all to use!
Week 2:  July 8-14 – B0T 802 – “Smokin’ Kansas!” – David Morris and David Shashy return to Kansas for a yearly favorite, their traditional muzzleloader hunt!
Week 3:  July 15-21 – B0T 803 – “Mavala Meets Reconyx” – BOT is back again at Mavala Ranch with the guys from Reconyx, J Stenger and Jamie Ratajczek. More tags means more management!
Week 4:  July 22-28 – B0T 804 – “In a Kentucky Rut” – Mark Newell is hoping to hit the rut perfectly on a property he helps manage in Mexico, Kentucky.
Week 5:  July 29-Aug 4 – B0T 805 – “La Perla Perks” – Gary Schwarz’s son-in-law, Luke Taylor, is bowhunting a once-in-a-lifetime buck at La Perla Ranch!
Week 6:  Aug. 5-11 – B0T 806 – “Mississippi River Rising” – With limited time before the rising Mississippi River floods him out, Mark Newell is trying get a rutting buck on the ground!
Week 7:  Aug 12-18 – B0T 807 – “Cactus Jack Giants” – Cactus Jack Ranch owner Jerry Wascom and son Michael are in an epic chase for giant Texas bucks!
Week 8:  Aug 19-25 – B0T 808 – “New to North Carolina” – Mark Newell takes his first trip to North Carolina for the October muzzleloader season!
Week 9:  Sept 2-8 – B0T 810 – “A Double B Success Story” – Mark Newell is back at the Double B Plantation, and Robert Boyce Jr. is seeing the benefits of his management program!
Week 10:  Sept 9-15 – BOT 801 – “10 Bullets to Better Bucks” – BOT crew is at Mavala Ranch with guests Mitch Petrie of Outdoor Channel and son Will.  Each has 5 tags, and they plan to put them all to use!
Week 11:  Sept 16-22 – B0T 802 – “Smokin’ Kansas!” – David Morris and David Shashy return to Kansas for a yearly favorite, their traditional muzzleloader hunt!
Week 12:  Aug 26-Sept 1 – B0T 809 – “A Waiting Game” – A giant lurks in the brush of South Texas, and Hardy Jackson is determined to find him no matter how much time it takes!
Week 13:  Sept 23-29 – B0T 803 – “Mavala Meets Reconyx” – BOT is back again at Mavala Ranch with the guys from Reconyx, J Stenger and Jamie Ratajczek. More tags means more management!
Week 14:  Sept 30-Oct 6 – B0T 804 – “In a Kentucky Rut” – Mark Newell is hoping to hit the rut perfectly on a property he helps manage in Mexico, Kentucky.
Week 15:  Oct 7-Oct 13 – B0T 805 – “La Perla Perks” – Gary Schwarz’s son-in-law, Luke Taylor, is bowhunting a once-in-a-lifetime buck at La Perla Ranch!
Week 16:  Oct 14-Oct 20 – B0T 806 – “Mississippi River Rising” – With limited time before the rising Mississippi River floods him out, Mark Newell is trying get a rutting buck on the ground!
Week 17:  Oct 21-27 – B0T 807 – “Cactus Jack Giants” – Cactus Jack Ranch owner Jerry Wascom and son Michael are in an epic chase for giant Texas bucks!
Week 18:  Oct 28-Nov 3 – B0T 808 – “New to North Carolina” – Mark Newell takes his first trip to North Carolina for the October muzzleloader season!
Week 19:  Nov 11-17 – B0T 810 – “A Double B Success Story” – Mark Newell is back at the Double B Plantation, and Robert Boyce Jr. is seeing the benefits of his management program!
Week 20:  Nov 18-24 – BOT 801 – “10 Bullets to Better Bucks” – BOT crew is at Mavala Ranch with guests Mitch Petrie of Outdoor Channel and son Will.  Each has 5 tags, and they plan to put them all to use!
Week 21:  Nov 25-Dec 1 – B0T 802 – “Smokin’ Kansas!” – David Morris and David Shashy return to Kansas for a yearly favorite, their traditional muzzleloader hunt!
Week 22:  Aug 26-Sept 1 – B0T 809 – “A Waiting Game” – A giant lurks in the brush of South Texas, and Hardy Jackson is determined to find him no matter how much time it takes!
Week 23:  Dec 2-8 – B0T 803 – “Mavala Meets Reconyx” – BOT is back again at Mavala Ranch with the guys from Reconyx, J Stenger and Jamie Ratajczek. More tags means more management!
Week 24:  Dec 9-15 – B0T 804 – “In a Kentucky Rut” – Mark Newell is hoping to hit the rut perfectly on a property he helps manage in Mexico, Kentucky.
Week 25:  Dec 16-22 – B0T 805 – “La Perla Perks” – Gary Schwarz’s son-in-law, Luke Taylor, is bowhunting a once-in-a-lifetime buck at La Perla Ranch!
Week 26:  Dec 23-29 – B0T 806 – “Mississippi River Rising” – With limited time before the rising Mississippi River floods him out, Mark Newell is trying get a rutting buck on the ground!

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Posted by Tecomate Wildlife Systems on 05/27 at 08:14 AM
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Aging White-Tailed Deer on the Hoof - Part II
Photo by Hardy Jackson
Photo By Hardy Jackson

Last week we discussed the scientific approach of aging of deer on the hoof. This week we focus on characteristics that will help you age deer in the field. 

The Best Characteristics For Aging Deer On The Hoof Are…
Results of statistical tests indicated that the single best antler characteristic to use for aging bucks on the hoof was gross B&C score.  Overall antler size is the best method for aging live bucks, contrary to what I was mistakenly told when I first moved to Texas.  Accurate field judgment of gross B&C score can become nearly instantaneous with practice.  In fact, a lot of south Texas hunters are already very adept at estimating antler size because they routinely estimate this before harvesting a buck anyway.

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Posted by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson on 10/11 at 08:41 AM
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Aging White-Tailed Deer on the Hoof - Part I
Photo by Hardy Jackson
Photo By Hardy Jackson

Have you ever wondered what characteristics are best for aging deer on the hoof?  When I was growing up in the Midwest, I was mistakenly told that the number of antler points also told you the buck’s age.  If the buck was an 8-pointer for example, he was eight years old.  Unfortunately, before I knew anything about aging deer on-the-hoof, I mistakenly killed a 13-point buck in Iowa that still had his milk teeth - he was only one-and-a-half years old!  Luckily, it didn’t take me long to figure out that the number of antler points had little to do with age. 

After moving to south Texas, I was again told false information about aging deer on-the-hoof.  This time I was mistakenly told that you could not accurately age a buck by the overall size of his rack.  Antler size, as you will soon learn, is the best characteristic to use for aging bucks on-the-hoof.  In fact, it is possible to get a nearly instant estimate of the appropriate age class (i.e., young, middle, or mature) to place a buck based on only antler size.

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Posted by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson on 10/04 at 08:41 AM
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Different Plots For Different Seasons

You know, it’s not all that hard to plant something that will attract deer, but why not take the same money, effort and time and plant plots that will also provide good nutrition? We call plantings that are both attractive and nutritious “complete plots.” Today, I want to talk about just such plots. And be assured: You do NOT have to give up nutrition to get attraction. Quite the contrary, deer innately seek out and eat what is good for them, and some of the most attractive plants are also the most nutritious.

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Posted by David Morris on 10/02 at 08:42 AM
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Choosing The Right Plants For Your Plots

It would be hard to imagine a better food plot than a really good stand of Tecomate Lablab, but does that mean Lablab is always the best food plot choice? No, it does not! Different plants do different things. You have to “prescribe” the right thing for the job. Let’s see what goes into that.

First, when buying seed, consider value, not just price. Don’t be fooled by bag size. Bigger is not necessarily better. Some of the best wildlife plantings, like clovers and chicory, come in small bags and have very low planting rates. An 8-pound bag of Tecomate Monster Mix, which consists of clover and chicory, for instance, plants a full acre. It would take 130 pounds of oats to do plant that same acre! Think in terms of cost/acre not cost/bag or cost/pound. Some big, cheap bags of seed aren’t bargains at all when you consider what how much it takes to plant an acre and what you really get.

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Posted by David Morris on 10/02 at 08:41 AM
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Monday, August 20, 2018
Laying Out Your Food Plots - Part II

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Distribution And Size
Ok, you have a handle on the total acreage of food plots needed, but how many plots do you need, what size should they be and where should they go. You can’t really answer any of these questions without giving thought to the others since they’re all related and interdependent. The number of plots depends in part on what size they are, and vice versa. And, in areas with limited tillable land, the distribution of the tillable land and how much of it there is at each site will go along way in determining both the number and size of food plots. Still, there are ways to come to logical decisions.

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Posted by David Morris on 08/20 at 02:21 PM
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Monday, August 06, 2018
Laying Out Your Food Plots - Part I

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You like the idea of more and bigger deer on your property, and you’ve become convinced that food plots can help get you there. You’re ready to commit the time and resources necessary to get into an agricultural-based food-source management program, the kind that’ll significantly enhance the nutritional plane of the property, not just attract deer to a field. In short, you’re ready to start “farming for deer” so you can get the most from your land, investment and deer hunting. Now what?

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Posted by David Morris on 08/06 at 02:21 PM
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
My Summer Food Plot System for the Deep South

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170! This is the gross score of a buck that every hunter dreams of harvesting in a lifetime. So every year around this time hunters start preparing for the up coming season by hanging stands, fine tuning their bow, shooting their rifle, along with many other things. As hunters, we hope all of these efforts will lead to posing for a picture of that 170-inch whitetail. Preparing for the hunt is always more important than the hunt itself.  So I guess the question is, “Have you done all the necessary preparation on your hunting property?”

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Posted by Mark Newell on 07/25 at 02:21 PM
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