Eberhart's Whitetail Workshop

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  1. redsquirrel

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    I have the pleasure of announcing that our very own John Eberhart (@John Eberhart ) will begin hosting "Eberhart's Whitetail Workshop". Below is a flyer with details. A website with more information will be up in a couple of weeks (look for a link to it from the saddlehunter site). At this point in time you can either call or email John using the contact info at the bottom of the flyer.

    I spoke to John and I can tell you he is very excited about this new project.

    If you are unfamiliar with John's work, here is a brief summary: John has published multiple books, produced multiple videos and written many articles that have been published in the leading hunting magazines including Deer and Deer Hunting. John's books were a personal inspiration to me as I transitioned into a more serious buck hunter. I am proud to consider myself one of "Eberhart's Disciples".

    This is what the Executive Director of the Pope and Young Club has to say about John Eberhart:
    "Dedicated, passionate deer experts don't copycat. Instead, they are notorious for establishing their own ways of hunting. John Eberhart is such a person. If anything, he is an extreme example who has mastered the craft of tackling big bucks on heavily pressured hunting areas. He accomplishes what many say is impossible, and it is in this wisdom that I have learned so much about 'real' whitetail hunting. There are few in my realm of knowledge that can hunt whitetails on par with John. He is packed with genuine experience and knowledge that will help anyone improve their deer-hunting success."

    -Joe Bell, Executive Director, Pope and Young Club
    Former Editor, BOW & ARROW HUNTING Magazine
    Author, TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING

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  2. Erniepower

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    Wow that sounds awesome...

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  3. quadro

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    Yes that does sound awesome!!!

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    Too bad it's so far away! Good luck John!

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  5. pilgrimhunter

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    Man that would be so good to attend but I am with G2 on this one. It is just to far. Look forward to hearing from others how it went!

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  6. Ontariofarmer

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    Is that one seminar over two dates or two seminars


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  7. redsquirrel

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    I believe those are seminars he will be giving at some outdoor shows. There are dates for the workshop listed to the right of that. For any more info, reach out to John directly. The website will be up in a couple weeks with more info.
     
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    Where is it located? I must be blind because I don't see it but yet you guys are saying to far??


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    Its in Michigan, and the flyer says near Edmore.
     
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    About 2 hrs from me... i'll see you in Edmore John!
     
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    4.5 hour drive for me
     
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    Ok I didn't know where Edmore was


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    Good luck on the project John. Wish i could attend but its too far for me at this time. Thank you for your dedication to the hunt of whitetails you have been one of the biggest influences in my development as a whitetail hunter lol addict.
     
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    16.5 hour drive for me... I think I will have to skip it. Sounds like an AMAZING opportunity though.


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  16. John Eberhart

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    Hey guys

    Been extremely busy getting my website totally changed: www.eberhartswhitetailworkshop.com or www.deer-john.net, and getting the details of both the 2 day in-field/classroom workshop and the traveling to scout properties links up to date.

    Here is the verbiage from the workshop page:

    Eberhart’s Whitetail Workshops are NOT land manipulation workshops, they are educational workshops for all hunters with the desire to take trophy bucks whether hunting public land, free permission, family owned, leased, managed or previously manipulated properties, or even if travel hunting to other states.

    Many hunters spend $1,000 or more of their hard earned money every year on upgrading their hunting equipment, buying advertised gadgets seen on TV, vehicle upkeep and gas with the thought process that it will make them more successful; and that can’t be farther from the truth. There’s an old saying that’s very true, “it’s not the bow, it’s the Indian”. BECOME THAT INDIAN!!!

    There is also the aspect of utilizing time to its full potential. Scouting, location preparation, practicing, hunting and even traveling to hunt all consume the limited free time many hunters have, especially those with young families. Free time is not only precious; it has value. John’s 53 years of experience and knowledge will show in detail how to utilize your time to its fullest potential to make you a much more successful hunter. This one time investment of attending one of John’s workshops will insure your lifelong skill and hunting success.

    Each Workshop will be a 2 day in-field/classroom event with the in-field day taking place on a 170 acre free permission farm consisting of only 37 acres of timber and swamp. John resides about 30 miles from the property and there are 2 other hunters living within a mile of it that have hunted it for years. John’s hunted the property since 2007 and to date has taken 5 record book bucks from it and the other hunters have taken none. He has 11 stand sites prepared with a strategic seasonal and daily plan for each and each site will be visited and explained in detail concerning stand height, shooting lanes, entry and exit routes, how a total scent control regiment affects success, and much more.

    The in-classroom seminar will detail John’s scent control regiment, tools used for location preparation, gear to take hunting, daily and seasonal hunting strategies and techniques, hunting within bedding areas, primary scrape areas, how, when and under what circumstances to use fake tactics, the importance of patience and every other topic imaginable. Of course John will welcome all questions as he feels there is no hunting situation he hasn’t dealt with during his 53 seasons.

    John’s qualifications are that he has 30 bucks in CBM’s record book from 19 different properties in 10 different counties and has taken 19 P&Y class bucks on his 21 out of state bow hunts from 13 different properties in 5 states. The main qualifier is that John’s never paid a dime to hunt anywhere, choosing to exclusively hunt heavily pressured public land, free walk-on, and knock on doors for free permission properties without using bait.

    It’s a non-disputable fact that once you learn the skills to take mature bucks in heavily pressured areas, you can go absolutely anywhere with those skills and successfully pursue the best bucks the area has to offer.

    To sum up what these workshops are about, no matter what weapon you use; if:

    -You hunt public land and struggle to see, let alone take bucks, and feel lost trying to figure out hunting properties where there’s tons of competition
    -You’re a dedicated hunter that was mentored with old school hunting methods and you struggle at taking mature bucks
    -You’re a hunter that has relied on the expense and routine of hauling bait to see deer
    -You’ve spent thousands of dollars in support of land manipulation and quality deer management, yet struggle to kill the big bucks caught on your motion cameras
    -You’re a passionate hunter but can’t seem to get a handle on what to do and when and where to do it
    -You hunt the same few stands all season and wonder why you never see the big boys
    -You get nighttime motion camera photos of big bucks yet struggle to get daytime opportunities
    -You get winded or your scent control is such that you have to hunt according to wind direction
    -You’re simply new to deer hunting

    If you fall under any of the above categories or have other issues hampering your success, the training and skillset you obtain by attending a workshop will allow you to finish putting the deer hunting puzzle together. Hunting mature bucks is like a big puzzle and the more severe the hunting pressure, the more complex and difficult the puzzle. But no matter the difficulty, the pieces will fit together. My goal is for you to learn the skills to be successful in pressured areas. Once that’s accomplished you can go absolutely anywhere in any state in the country and consistently put yourself on the best bucks the area has to offer.

    I want deer to fear the moment you show up!

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    2017 Eberhart Whitetail Workshop dates and costs:

    Weekend Workshops will be held near Edmore Michigan and the tentative dates are: July 15-16, July 29-30, August 12-13, August 19-20, and September 23-24

    Each 2 day in-field/classroom Workshop event will cost $600

    Lodging and meals not included

    Call John in evenings or on weekends at 989-644-6067 or e-mail John at deerjohn51@gmail.com to schedule an available event date.

    Payments are non-refundable but John will be happy to schedule you on a future date

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    Here is what the Scouting properties page will look like:

    Scouting Properties page

    An avid hunter can spend hundreds to thousands of dollars each year on a hunting related vehicle, quad, gas, and hunting equipment, and will spend at least a couple hundred hours of time scouting, preparing locations, and hunting. Why, because like me, it’s their passion?

    Many of those same hunters get motion pictures or know of big bucks on the property they hunt, yet fail to punch a tag on a mature buck. Are you one of those hunters? Proper scouting, location preparation, knowing when and where to do what, and having a seasonal and daily plan of attack are the foundations for future successes.

    Whether you hunt public land, free permission, family owned, leased, managed or previously manipulated property or properties; let John scout the property and create a strategic plan to make you a serious threat to the mature bucks you want to kill. After all, over his 53 seasons he’s scouted 17 different parcels of public land and several dozen free permission properties in Michigan and has taken around 60 mature bucks from them and has scouted 13 properties on his 21 out of state trips and has taken 19 mature bucks from them.

    A full day of scouting would consist of; scouting for new locations, assessing your current locations and how their prepared, proper location preparation of tree, shooting lanes and entry and exit routes, assessing the property your hunting and the surrounding areas hunting pressure and how it may affect where on the property and how you need to hunt, teaching a total scent control regiment, showing tools used for location preparation, discussing daily and seasonal hunting strategies and techniques, scouting bedding areas, discussing if and where to use motion cameras, locating natural food sources, locating any primary scrape areas, discussing how when and under what circumstances to use fake tactics (calls and decoys), importance of being patient, and every other topic imaginable that has to do with making you a dangerous threat and finalizing your opportunities by putting punched tags on mature bucks. And if you bait my goal would also be ween you from it.

    John has the experience and knowledge to show you how to utilize whatever property you have access to, to its full potential and will welcome all questions as he feels there is no hunting situation he hasn’t dealt with during his 53 seasons.

    Act now and contact John to discuss your personal hunting situation.
     
  17. John Eberhart

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    Thanks guys and I know it's too far a drive for a lot of you.

    Have some tentative new info though. The largest sporting goods store in Michigan is Jays Sporting Goods and it is in Clare which is dead center in the middle of the state. I talked to them today and they have a large seminar room (Outback Room) with tables and office chairs and I think for several of the workshops I can use that room for the classroom day of the 2 day event. Jays is a huge 70,000 sq, ft. store with literally everything in sporting goods and camping and they are going to give either a 10 or 15% discount voucher for purchases over $50 to all attendees. Jays is also where I have around 60 of my deer heads. My largest 5 heads are at home and some that are on plaques are in my rental garage.

    Still working on the minor details of the classroom portion of the workshop (will have no problem filling a full day with discussion in class) and the hunting property for the in-field day is definitely ready and all my trees are set up for a harness. The in-field workshop days will negatively affect my hunting for the early season but I'm up for the challenge. Also have 2 other small parcels to hunt and some public land.
    I'm going to have all my location prep gear, hunting gear (loaded pack with saddle in it), scent control gear, and I'm really going to make some 4X truckers jealous when they see the inside of my soccer mom mini van loaded for hunting. It's quite the sight. That stuff will be on the classroom day.

    The below 5 industry personalities, all of whom I respect, were kind enough to write the below testimonial quotes when they found out that I was going to do some workshops and scouting properties.
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    Arguably there is no one more adept at consistently filling his tags on heavily pressured trophy whitetail bucks than John Eberhart. I would like to think that after 40 years of pursuing whitetails across North America that I know a thing or two about bowhunting them. However, there is one whitetail expert out there who's advice I still heed when I hear or read it and that is John Eberhart. John knows whitetail deer and what it takes to consistently be successful, year after year. As I mentioned earlier, when John talks, I listen.

    Tom Nelson
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    American Archer TV Show

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    "John Eberhart is the most impressive whitetail hunter I’ve ever met. His ability to dissect hunting properties and target specific animals is legendary. John is also an extremely effective hunting educator who is always willing to share his tips and tactics with others. His skills and abilities make him one of the most popular guests on my Outdoor Magazine Radio show….."

    Mike Avery
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    Real deer hunting experts are the guys who can kill free-ranging deer on their own, and do it through hard work and determination, not through a fat wallet or a friend who happens to be a land baron. I've been unbelievably fortunate to have known and learned how to hunt from a handful of true whitetail pioneers. John Eberhart is near the top of the list. His no short-cuts approach to hunting pressured deer is among the best I've seen in my 20+ years with Deer & Deer Hunting, America's First and Foremost Whitetail Source®.

    — Dan Schmidt – Deer & Deer Hunting magazine - Editor-in-Chief
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    I was brought up in a hunting family and blessed with a curious mind and a strong desire to learn.

    Having been in the hunting industry since 1991, I’ve discussed hunting techniques, tactics and observations with many industry writers, TV and video hunting personalities, and guides. Most agree that due to their cunning behavior and ability to adapt, that taking a mature whitetail buck in a pressured area is the ultimate trophy.

    No hunter has shown more insight, fortitude, in depth knowledge and had more success on pressured mature bucks than John Eberhart. If I had new land, wanted to learn the best way to hunt an existing property and otherwise wanted my best opportunity at taking trophy bucks, John would be my go to person for guidance. John’s advice has aided me on taking specific bucks and made me a better overall hunter; knowledge I may never have gained even in 100 years of hunting! Invaluable lessons!

    Greg Sesselmann - Founder and Inventor of Scentlok Technologies
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    Dedicated, passionate deer experts don't copycat. Instead, they are notorious for establishing their own ways of hunting. John Eberhart is such a person. If anything, he is an extreme example who has mastered the craft of tackling big bucks on heavily pressured hunting areas. He accomplishes what many say is impossible, and it is in this wisdom that I have learned so much about 'real' whitetail hunting. There are few in my realm of knowledge that can hunt whitetails on par with John. He is packed with genuine experience and knowledge that will help anyone improve their deer-hunting success.

    Joe Bell, Executive Director, Pope and Young Club
    Former Editor, BOW & ARROW HUNTING Magazine
    Author, TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING


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    Man getting so excited about this!!!

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  19. Maustypsu

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    The guy is a bum... doesn't know the first thing about deer hunting.

    Guess what, John??? Your killing tree is still in tact and may be unsold this for the beginning of this season. Of course, your invite will come after I kill a buck from your set up!
    Lots of good stuff in the works for you again this fall and hopefully I can join you this time and learn a little something about these crazy old bucks or at least enjoy your company!
    Look forward to learning from your new section between now and then!
     
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    Hate that I'll miss it. Have fun!

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