HUNTING A SMALL PUBLIC AREA with HERMAN (our deer decoy!) - Iowa Public Land

  • Published: 25 November 2019
  • Aaron and Ted are learning how to hunt a small public area and finding bucks! THP shirts, hats, and decals -

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Comments • 105

  • J BERG
    J BERG  3 weeks back

    where can i get a decoy like herman?

    • Joshua Feight
      Joshua Feight  2 months back

      Herman is a dumb looking buck! You think that helps attract other bucks that want to beat him down for being a dork?

      • Garrett Scray
        Garrett Scray  2 months back

        Just a thought but phelps makes a mini bugle tube that could help amplify your grunt call

        • Nate S
          Nate S  2 months back

          Awsome video now were was this hopfully warren or Madison county near me so i can go try these spots!

          • horsegirl horse
            horsegirl horse  2 months back

            deer lives matter

            • Keith Thornton
              Keith Thornton  2 months back

              I learn something every time I watch one of your videos.

              This time: I would have never attached my tether to such a small stub of a branch.

              Now I will consider it!
              As always, THP rocks.

              • Troy Kruzick
                Troy Kruzick  2 months back

                You guys should give herm a dusting with flat spray paint, hes glaring a bit in the sunlight

                • Nick Vue
                  Nick Vue  2 months back

                  Maybe an Estrus bleat would've did the trick ? Can't believe he didn't hear those grunts and snort wheezes

                  • Lonnie Dickerson
                    Lonnie Dickerson  2 months back

                    Love when u dance around like a deer...keep up the videos

                    • Orlando Curtis
                      Orlando Curtis  2 months back

                      Great hunt guys, y’all in on them now!!!!!

                      • MrBowNaxe
                        MrBowNaxe  2 months back

                        I kinda worried for Herman... Those were some nice bucks! Can't wait to see what's next.

                        • Jackie sadler
                          Jackie sadler  2 months back

                          The Roar by Will Primos , great for louder conditions

                          • Finest Fishing
                            Finest Fishing  2 months back

                            I just killed the biggest deer of my life this morning! A huge 8 point buck!

                          • Urban Outdoors
                            Urban Outdoors  2 months back

                            Is that some type of fletching you can shrink. Or is it a wrap and you fletched it yourself ?

                            • Brian Sheets
                              Brian Sheets  2 months back

                              Man you will get your buck lol I'm just glad I was blessed to of got my big buck for my first time bow hunting 3 weekend ago.

                              • Logan Seaholm
                                Logan Seaholm  2 months back

                                You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work. As a new hunter, I’ve been learning a ton from y’all and was able to put down my first buck this past weekend up here in NH. Best of luck to y’all, especially my guy Ted

                              • Trophy Ridge
                                Trophy Ridge  2 months back

                                We just want to watch the next video, does Aaron get a shot at that giant?

                                • Todd R
                                  Todd R  2 months back

                                  Aaron you and Ted had some great encounters on this one! I love the way you are showing the step by step process of getting in on those bucks. Love the strategy and can't wait to see the next one as I am thinking you will make some changes to what you do based on what you have seen and that is what leads to taking those bucks! Thanks for keeping it real!

                                  • rob millzy
                                    rob millzy  2 months back

                                    Get yourself a Quaker boy buck hammer, it’s like a grunt call megaphone,

                                    • Mark B.
                                      Mark B.  2 months back

                                      Great sightings and excitement! Aaron, I'm no decoy expert, but my research seemed to indicate an approaching buck would approach a buck decoy nose to nose. If that's generally true, it didn't appear as you'd have been able to get a shot the way your decoy was pointing away from you, the tree (and Ted) would have blocked your shot. What's your experience with bucks approaching a buck decoy? Nose to nose? Nose to tail coming in from down wind?

                                      • The Hunting Public
                                        The Hunting Public   2 months back

                                        We've seen them come in from all directions. Most common thing they do is circle to the downwind side.

                                    • Maximuspadus
                                      Maximuspadus  2 months back

                                      Good footage.  Nice bucks.  Maybe next time.

                                      • mike brown
                                        mike brown  2 months back

                                        what brand is HERMAN ?

                                      • Clarkansas
                                        Clarkansas  2 months back

                                        Good job

                                        • Blaze Gulisack
                                          Blaze Gulisack  2 months back

                                          What brand of decoy is that?

                                          • John Marty
                                            John Marty  2 months back

                                            Have any of you guys every ascended a tree in the dark to find your not alone, there is a raccoon above you.

                                            • Bill A
                                              Bill A  2 months back

                                              If you two don't have to go to work in the morning I would set up same tree again probably will get that buck because he isnt paying attention to anything but the doe's just saying thank you for sharing all of your videos with us can't wait to see the next one God bless you all !!!!

                                              • dablaug ntxim ntxub
                                                dablaug ntxim ntxub  2 months back

                                                arron, if i was you guys, i would cape a deer's cape that you've killed and tan it, i would draped that cape over herman for a better and more realistic deer.. i recommend you put some deer scent from the deer you've kill and apply to the cape and stored it in a bag .. when ever you gonna use herman, just put some ever clam scent on him.. i've used this tactic and see and killed more bucks with this than just using a plain decoy.

                                                the cape has to be skinned so you get the four limbs and caped right to the head.. use a tac to tac the neck to the decoy's head and tide a 2lbs weight to the arms and legs as its standing so it wouldn't flap around in a windy day...

                                                • mohunter68
                                                  mohunter68  2 months back

                                                  Glad y'all are on some bucks after a couple of pickups driving around on public completely messed up your hunt. The "teaser" looks like a Biggun goes down, can't wait for tomorrow! Aaron is a Killer, don't let him fool you with his ............"That was a nice encounter" disposition, it's eating at him and I'm confident that something is gonna die on the next video. Go Get'm Boys!!

                                                  • GOTCHA Expeditions
                                                    GOTCHA Expeditions  2 months back

                                                    Gorgeous buck nest, great observation hunts, deer are still calm and natural, wish I was in a buck nest situation, good luck!!! Drill 'em!!!

                                                    • Brandin Ellis
                                                      Brandin Ellis  2 months back

                                                      nice buck ...110 incher why didnt you shoot looks like the bucks you shoot every where else

                                                      • The Hunting Public
                                                        The Hunting Public   2 months back

                                                        Thanks for watching Brandin. We always appreciate your kind remarks.

                                                    • 716 FISHING
                                                      716 FISHING  2 months back

                                                      Yeah you guys are 100% the best hunting channel out there.

                                                      • Richard Wade
                                                        Richard Wade  2 months back

                                                        Try explaining that to a game warden....
                                                        Me: “Yes sir, I was in that tree. No sir, I didn’t cut those limbs!”
                                                        GW: SUUUUUUUUUURE

                                                        • osceola assassin
                                                          osceola assassin  2 months back

                                                          I hunt over big crop fields where deer can't hear me grunt sometimes. I took a 32 oz molded plastic cup and cut a hole in the bottom so my grunt call would fit in there from the bottom. The cup acts like a megaphone and those grunts reach out there on windy days. Brought in more than a few that way.

                                                          • Jim Ryser
                                                            Jim Ryser  2 months back


                                                            • Blake Jablonski
                                                              Blake Jablonski  2 months back

                                                              Those woodhaven calls sounds sweet when it's dead calm... but they're impossible to get any volume out of when there's any noise in the air or you need to cover distance.

                                                              • djbradles
                                                                djbradles  2 months back

                                                                I don’t see Herman

                                                                • Urban Outdoors
                                                                  Urban Outdoors  2 months back

                                                                  What kind of fletching do you have on ur arrows? Some type of QuickFletch ?

                                                                  • Jake Pysz
                                                                    Jake Pysz  2 months back

                                                                    What bow hangers do you guys use

                                                                    • vegas23
                                                                      vegas23  2 months back

                                                                      Man I hunt every day and have seen 1 shooter the whole year. I saw him 4 times but he has been the only one so keep ur head up ur hunts are going very well

                                                                      • Joe Stenger
                                                                        Joe Stenger  2 months back

                                                                        I had an encounter very similar to this on October 30th. If I would of had a decoy I think I would of bagged him. Thanks for all of your knowledge and sharing it publicly for us hunters to enjoy and learn. You guys rock!

                                                                        • Sam VanDrie
                                                                          Sam VanDrie  2 months back

                                                                          O yea good job

                                                                          • Ballistic Bob
                                                                            Ballistic Bob  2 months back


                                                                            • Seth Burns
                                                                              Seth Burns  2 months back

                                                                              What climbing sticks do you all use?

                                                                            • Mike Ryan
                                                                              Mike Ryan  2 months back

                                                                              I wish you guys the best ! The next video looks like some intense ground and pound action I love it 🦌

                                                                              • 1less77
                                                                                1less77  2 months back

                                                                                I'm need a Woods Wise estrous bleat call to turn those bucks to come to you....I know what I'm talking really works.

                                                                                • Tim Smith
                                                                                  Tim Smith  2 months back

                                                                                  This is all my session looks like nothing yet but got tell dec 31

                                                                                  • underdog outdoors
                                                                                    underdog outdoors  2 months back

                                                                                    Looking forward to follow up.

                                                                                    • D Bing
                                                                                      D Bing  2 months back

                                                                                      Herman cam?