558 Extraordinary App – Where 2 Hunt – Eric Clark

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As hunters, most of us have experienced, in one way or another, going to a location especially hunting on public land and finding somebody else beat you to it. Not only is it a waste of effort, but it is also a waste of expectations of finally having to hunt. For some, scouting is not something we have a lot of time to do that we just wish to be transported in the perfect location in an instant. Eric Clark shares a unique solution to this problem with his extraordinary application called Where 2 Hunt. As the host, producer, and creator of the application, he lets us in on the unique features of Where 2 Hunt and why it is simply one of its kind among the rest out there.

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Extraordinary App – Where 2 Hunt – Eric Clark

WTR Eric | Where 2 HuntEric Clark is the host and Producer and Creator of Where to Hunt app. He has a podcast and he’s an all-around interesting character. He’s smart and articulate and I look forward to having a visit with him. Eric, welcome to the show.

Thanks for having me. I appreciate it a whole bunch. I don’t know how smart I am. I don’t like to think I’m too smart but I appreciate the feedback.

You created an app. I haven’t created an app yet and I probably never will. There you go.

I have a lot of ideas and this one I wanted to actually execute and not be the guy that, “I had this idea once.” I wanted to do it.

As everybody knows, there are a lot of “hunting apps” out there. What’s so special about Where to Hunt?

I see it as unique in the world of GPS hunting app. I say that because to-date, as many apps as there are on the iOS app store and the Google Play Store, there is not one that does what my app does. My app has one feature that others do, but the main feature of the Where to Hunt app is to help you illuminate where other hunters are in the woods around. It’s totally anonymous. When you go into the Where to Hunt app, it doesn’t ask you for your name. It doesn’t ask you to sign in with Facebook. It doesn’t ask you to do anything. It gets you right into the map, and that’s it. What you’ll notice is there’s a dot, and that dot represents you. It’s interesting because if there’s one person on the app, it is rendered completely useless. If I had one download, the app would not function. If I have two downloads, it becomes interesting. Up to 100 miles, you can see other users that are also in the app. You can’t tell that it’s John Smith or Bruce Hutcheon or Eric Clark. You can’t tell who that is. You just see the dot.

If there are four, it becomes significantly more valuable. As it stands to-date, we have tens of thousands of downloads, I can say without giving the exact number away. There are people using it all the time. When hunting season kicks on, it looks like the country has chicken pox. When I see it on the admin portal, I can see everybody everywhere. I don’t have the limitation of 100 miles. It helps you scout smart and hunt safely. That’s our tagline, “Scout smart, hunt safe.” Modern day hunters, by and large, a lot of us don’t have a whole lot of time to put in scouting and if you do, it’s offseason. All the work you do in the offseason to find a good spot, you get out there when the season kicks up, whether you have a bow or a gun, you get out there. Maybe someone else beat you to it or maybe you were the first one there and someone else stumbled upon you, whether they are passing through or getting to your spot as their destination or vice versa. It would be great to know if you could have avoided that situation.

That situation has been avoided for a lot of hunters around the country by simply downloading the Where to Hunt app and getting some visibility as to where other hunters might be in the woods so they can avoid them or that they can be avoided. That’s what my app does that no other app does. I have gotten a lot of feedback from people, “You should add the wind, you should add the weather, you should add this or that.” I’ve kept all of that out because these hunters were pretty simple creatures. We like to spend time outdoors. We like to chase whitetails, we like to chase the turkeys or whatever it is that you’re into, whether it’s elk, deer, it doesn’t matter. It’s like saying, KISS. “Keep it simple, stupid.” I don’t want to cloud the app with all of these extra features. I want to do the one thing and do it really well.

There’s a book that talks about this called Good to Great. It’s called The Porcupine Approach. You just go about it really slow and you do the one thing that you’re good at. It served well because there’s been a lot of adoption of the application up to date. The feedback is visceral. Like I mentioned on our Facebook Live, people love it because it’s valuable to them. Their loved ones can see where they are, whether that’s someone back home like their wife, significant other, it’s their dad, their buddies, their uncle, their brother or their sister that’s in the woods with them. The hate for it comes from the fact that hunters, we do so much and we work so hard. I’m a huge proponent of public land hunting. I only talk about things that I know. If I’m talking with something I don’t know, I get pretty quiet. What I do know is public land hunting. I don’t know private land hunting, so I don’t ever mean to diss it. I just don’t do it. I don’t know enough about it. That’s why this is in the public hunting sector when I talk.

The people that hate it hate it because they’re afraid that their spot is going to get taken. I have a few responses to that. One being public land is not technically your spot. Two, the guys and gals that are willing to go the extra mile, the Dan Infalts of the world as I would say that goes through swamps and marshes in their underwear or across rivers. That’s a pretty small percentage of the hunting population that go that extra mile. A lot of guys and gals are perfectly content or okay with going to the nearest tree and hanging out right there. Not everyone is trying to get to that extreme location. Showing your spot in that extreme location doesn’t necessarily mean someone’s going to get to it. We’re doing something fun with the Hunting Beast that we’re working on, so we’ll see where that ends up.

The response that I had to that hatred was, “We’ll give these hunters a place to use the app to get the functionality of tracking their buddies in incognito mode.” If you upgrade to Pro version at $299, you go incognito. On the technology side of things, what that does is it fires up another server in the cloud, and that is your private server. You and your hunting party, whether it’s one, two, three, it doesn’t matter, it’s a limitless number if you want to add to that group. You can hunt in your own space inside of the app without the public community seeing where you are. You’re effectively getting the same exact experience without all of the eyeballs. Your whole qualm of, “Someone’s going to take my spot,” that can be squashed by upgrading and using the app that way.

One thing I’d like to say on hunting public land. It’s public land, you don’t own it. You don’t have a right to that stump, that saddle, that line that you built last summer and somebody’s sitting in it. If you leave a blind up, if you leave tree stands up in some places you can’t do it. Even if you brush in around the tree, “That’s my spot,” it isn’t. If you get there first, you do. I used to duck hunt a lot and we had blinds up and down the Mississippi River where we got there first, but that was their blind for the day. That’s just what it was. He’s in Pintail Point and you go, “I really want to hunt that.” You got to get back up. Many people get wound up about that and I wanted to throw that out. It’s public lands with everybody’s land and if somebody’s in your spot, whatever that looks like, move on. Your app would help it do that.

I went out with a buddy to go bow hunting. We took a canoe upper river upstream to get to a remote location to avoid a lot of the other hunters. It worked, we got away from the majority of the masses, but right where we were going to drag onto the land, there was another canoe already there. I was like, “Oh man.” I wasn’t mad because I want to beat me to it. That’s my own fault that I wasn’t there first. I felt terrible that I was going to disrupt their hunt because there wasn’t another spot to really go without going another hour up the river. We put it in there anyways. We put it next to theirs and we walked in. I was just super cautious. I found one of the guys, he was sleeping, so I went around him and I’m looking at the map on my phone and trying to figure out, “My buddy ended up there. I can see where he is through the Where to Hunt the app. Where do I want to go?”

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As I’m doing this, looking at this, I hear someone let an arrow fly, I hear a bow get shot. I have no idea where this other guy is. I couldn’t see him. He hit a deer. I head back and there was a doe. She came running right past me. It was super exciting. I have no idea where this guy was. He hit a deer. I don’t know if he saw me or if I had anything to do with this situation playing out the way that did, I couldn’t tell you. The guy that was sleeping eventually came through. I just stood where I was the whole time. I didn’t want to mess up his hunt and spoof the deer if it was crashing to die or whatever. The guy that was sleeping came by and said, “It sounds like your buddy got a good shot on a deer.” “He called me. It was a good hit. She went this way. It sounds like she may have crashed, good luck.” Then I went on to find a different spot.

I could have avoided those guys pretty easily using my app. If I never went into that property, I could have maybe even headed the canoe trip, tried to do something different altogether. I wasn’t mad because somebody has taken my spot. I was more concerned that, “I don’t want to ruin these guy’s hunt.” I’m the jackalope that’s coming in after running through the woods late like an idiot. We weren’t even that far behind sunset or anything like that. It’s how it worked. They beat us to it. It’s one of those things that from a safety standpoint, I don’t think I want to get near a shot with a bow. I don’t think that would have happened but it would’ve been good to know that there was someone up there ready to lend arrow fling. Scout and explore and hunt safe. That’s just this. That was a perfect use case for where the app would have really helped us and them out.

How do people reach out to you? How do they get ahold of you?

There are plenty of ways. Through social media, I respond to all of them. It all comes to the same device, the iPhone or the computer. WhereToHuntApp.com is a great place to start. All the social channels are there, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter. The app, you can download it from that website by clicking on. If you’re an Android user or an iPhone user, you click on whichever one you like. You can also hear the podcast from there too, Podcast tab on the top, click that. During hunting season, I’m trying to do an episode a week. It doesn’t make my wife too happy, but that’s what we’re shooting for. That’s how you can get ahold of me if you’d like to you. I’d love feedback. I love the reviews. That’s my oxygen. I don’t make a lot of money off of this stuff. Any feedback is really welcomed even if it’s negative, then I can improve.

Let’s step back when you were a young kid and you were hunting with your dad. He’s got a YouTube channel, so go to that too. Let’s turn the clock back and talk about your hunting tradition because Wisconsin does have a very rich hunting tradition, no question about it and I’m glad to be part of it. Let’s talk about that.

I didn’t start hunting until I was fifteen or sixteen, somewhere in there. I wanted to hunt earlier but the opportunity didn’t arise as far as safety and all that stuff as a kid growing up. I ended up starting out with my dad and we hunted the Nicolet National Forest here in Wisconsin, which is a very northern part, bordered right up to the UP and the upper northwestern part, a little bit. Those are big woods. That first couple of years, I didn’t see a thing and I froze my tail off. I remember it specifically being negative fifteen degrees, and I loved every second of it. It was the best thing in the world, being in those big woods, knowing that there could be bear or wolves. It excited me. I love that. I was so stoked to see even the little tiny birds, little finches or whatever that come through and land on your tree and makes those little weird noises. I loved it. I would see a field mouse. I would see squirrels and just being a part of the woods come to life.

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Where 2 Hunt: You’re not playing as much of a close game with scent as you would be hunting in state parks.

 

I’m a pretty fast talker. I stay pretty active all of the time and for me, this became an opportunity to stop moving through the world and let it move around me for a second. I found peace in the woods. It’s never about the hunter, the kill as much as it is the experience and the adventure. My dad, our version of scouting is what’s over the next hill. We always wanted to see what’s over the next hill. We would press on and press on like a bunch of idiots just because we wanted to see, “Maybe this next hill, there’s that spot that we’re looking for.” We will get ourselves pretty deep into the forest. That’s where I made most of my early memories of hunting and it wasn’t until I was 21 or 22 when I finally shot my first deer. It took some time to make it finally happen, but hunting the Northwoods, that was tough going up there.

Do you still hunt the Northwoods?

No, we haven’t and I want to get back up there pretty bad. At some point, I fully do intend on it because the experience is very different there. We’ve been hunting the western part of the state now, in Grant County. It’s beautiful, it’s a different type of scenery but the deer population is significantly different down over there than it is up north. For bow hunting, I hunt wherever I can. I hunt all around Lake Country in Southeastern Wisconsin. I go all over the place that’s considerably within an hour radius of my house. I’m always exploring new properties. One of my goals is to add one to two new properties to my list every year so I can continue to have more options, Plan B.

You’re talking about public land. Eric is a DIY public land guide. That’s tougher in Wisconsin you might think. Surprisingly, there are a lot of public lands even in Buffalo County. Some of it is tough to get into as I found out when I went into a place in Buffalo County and I should have had a canoe. I’ll leave it at that. There are some other places, Trempealeau County and Buffalo County, that are huntable. There’s an opportunity in Wisconsin to have public land and some huge bucks. I’m not talking 150 class. I’m talking huge bucks are taken off public land in Wisconsin by archers every single year.

The spot that I hunted is similar to it or close by. I’ve got a fifteen pointer in the same property, just a different section. The previous year before I hunted the same property, they’re out there for sure. I talked to the DNR on my podcast, and I can confidently say that he told me that Wisconsin has seven million acres of public hunting land available.

Out west it’s not a lot. That’s a lot of lands. If you go from New Mexico to Montana to Canada, we have millions of public land, both BLM and national forests. Whitetails, it’s a little bit different story. I remember hunting out of Wausau and I would see deer within 100 yards of the parking lot because people would go in and they push it in and the deer would loop back because they know where the people were going and they just would be close. I can’t tell you how many times I walked out and look over and there’s a doe looking at me or a young buck. They’re smart and they get educated really well. That’s one challenge about public land, and you can help me with this, is how smart they are. The people only have certain access points and certain exit points and the deer learned that. Talk to me about your hunting public plans and strategies in Wisconsin.

Something I’ve started to realize a couple of years back is hunting state parks and state land or whatever, even county parks if available, there’s a lot of foot traffic of people and dogs are ready. You’re not playing as much of a close game with scent as you would be in that scenario because they’re exposed to people. People walk through these hiking trails all the time and they’re talking. I’ve had success in areas like that because you’re not new to that space versus if you think about the Northwoods, your deer up there are like, “What is that thing?” It’s totally different. That’s one thing.

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I’ve learned so much by doing a podcast because I talked to so many people that have way more experience and success than I do. One of them specifically is Dan Infalt. The biggest takeaway I have from him is use water to separate yourself from other hunters. Me taking the canoe out is a perfect example of that.

Those other guys weren’t there, I would have had a shot on that go and hopefully anyways. Additionally, hunting a property where there are two other hunters rather than fifteen or ten or whatever it was, that got me further away. The thing about public land hunting for me, especially what I try to solve with the app, the problem I’m trying to solve is that this is not a statistically correct statement, this is my own way of saying it. It could be the case that 90% of your time is spent scouting to get away from other hunters, let alone try to find out where the deer even are. With Where to Hunt app, I’ve been able to help solve that problem by getting away from other hunters. Water is one thing that I’ve learned that can help you separate that and get away from other hunters, as well as obviously using the app. That’s something that I’ve learned that I’ve been trying to put into action.

Water includes swamps not just the water like a river?

For sure.

Down in Grant County where I hunted, it was interesting, the deer will use that, but if it gets into the wrong situation, people won’t cross it. The deer cross it all the time, but the people won’t. Along the Buffalo River, there are places that people won’t get into because they just won’t get into it. I used to duck hunt some of the backwater slews and so I figured out how to take my canoe and get back in there. What I sometimes saw when I was duck hunting were monster bucks.

Duck hunters may think about deer hunting, they’d likely come to similar conclusions.

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Where 2 Hunt: We only can give what we have. We only know what we know.

Dan Infalt, he’s famous. He really gets it. Anytime you can listen to his show or his seminars or get a hold of his content, you’re going to do yourself well-served. What’s in store for you now? What are you looking at now, in the future for your hunting?

For hunting in general, just to keep improving. If you stop learning as a hunter, you might as well pack up your stuff and go sell it because you’re done. You never stop learning as a hunter. I approach life and hunting this way. This quote is not mine, “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” I believe in that quote because I’m the most optimistic person that I know. What I mean by that is if you approach a situation through optimism and you think that there’s a good outcome there and you have a positive way of coming at that thing. For example, the hunting I did where I ran into other hunters. The negative answer had been, “There’s someone in my spot, this sucks. I’ve got to move on. This is terrible.” That’s a negative or pessimistic approach. If I’m going to do approach with optimism, “Cool, now I get to go explore some more land. I get to learn this property differently. This is being extreme, but it’s a great workout to go another hour up the river,” or whatever. It’s opportunistic and there’s a different outcome that comes from that rather than being sour puss. For me, it’s continuing to learn more and more all the time and trying to apply these things and see how I do with it.

What do you wish you knew a few years ago that you know now? What’s that one big thing that you go, “I wish I knew that sooner?”

Probably the water thing actually. That’s new information to me. If I would’ve known that years back because now I’m going back and looking at all the properties that I’ve hunted over the last few years and going, “How do I access this now that I know what I know?” That’s fun to go back and look at some of the other properties and look at it through a different lens now that I’ve learned something new. It’s funny to think about that I was so stupid for not thinking of it that way. I just was naive. I didn’t have that knowledge yet. Coming back to the future part, what is it that I’m going to learn that I was going to have that a-ha moment again where I’m going, “How did I not realize this before?” I’m excited for those moments going forward. Looking back, the one that stands out to me is the water stuff.

We only can give what we have. We only know what we know. Everybody’s heard that. It’s true until you listen to podcasts and that’s why I’m a huge proponent of podcasts, not only my own but anybody that’s sharing what you want to learn about. Put some earbuds in, going back and forth to work when you’re working out, when you’re driving the car or whatever, listen to the podcast and get smart. It’s just like reading books. If you want to learn something, find people that are doing what you want to do and then go study it. It’s pretty simple, but we don’t do it, “I’ve been doing this the same way for a couple of years,” and I know deer hunters that have been hunting the same hunt, the same stand for several years. “I’m going to get a big one this year.” Have they killed some deer? Yeah. Had they killed this year in their section of the world? Probably not because the deer for several years, they pass down Harry’s tree or Harry’s rock. This time, he’s going to be sitting there. That’s a tribute actually to Harry because he’s passed. He had a rock and every opening day, he would shoot a deer there. It was ridiculous.

You talked to Dan Schmidt from Deer & Deer Hunting about some sitters and all that. That’s how we used to hunt in the ‘60s and ‘70s. We find a tree, we find a stump and I’d love a tree that snapped off and put my feet high. I crawl up in that and then I closed the end and that’s where I’d hunt from. I had my own natural tree stand, little blind included. I had does walk literally underneath me. If I was a cat, I can just drop right on them. You lose that now. I’m going back to that because I’m away from hanging on tree stands. I can’t do that anymore. I’ve got a sled and I’ve got a blind. I’m hunting from the ground up. I hunt with a crossbow and I’m hunting from the ground. Folks, I’ve talked to some really successful people that that’s all they do, they ground hunt. Millions and millions of deer were killed from the ground years back.

That’s how I been doing it mainly because I’m too cheap to buy a new fancy safety harness. Now I have a one-year-old daughter, so I’m contemplating if it’s even worth getting up in a tree these days. I’ve killed all my dear from the ground so I feel like, “I don’t really need a stand,” because that’s how I started hunting. If I think back, I’ve never actually shot a deer from the stand. I’ve all been on the ground.

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For the audience, I’d like to hear about that. Send your comments, ground hunting versus preset hunting to WhitetailRendezvous@Gmail.com. We love to hear your thoughts on that. When you think about where the hunting industry goes and I had a campfire series about why we hunt. Why do you hunt, Eric Clark?

I hunt because my dad hunted. That’s the simple answer. I don’t have another answer. My dad hunted growing up. I looked up to him. I fell in love with the idea of it. When I was little, I would watch these hunting shows back in the day. When it was fall, I would spend time in the woods as a young kid, scouting deer and practicing hunting without ever having a weapon or anything. Climbing trees, just being an outdoor goof. Once I started hunting, I fell in love with the process of it and getting out there. Now I’m a little too obsessed. I can’t drive down the road without googly eyes. In every field I see, I look for a deer and veering off into next lane on accident. I’m worse than the people that drive with their cell phones, trying to look for deer. It drives my wife crazy. I don’t blame her. It’s a terrible habit.

What do you think about on social media when I post that I killed this wonderful deer, and she’s going to be great, organic protein and somebody says, “Why did you shoot that doe?” What do you think about that?

Everyone has these thoughts anyways, we always have. The whole world is connected now. You put something out there, you’re going to get feedback. You’re going to get something like that from someone who has their own opinion about the world. It is what it is. I’m a pretty kind person. I’m not a big fire with fire kind of guy. I’m a more or less kill him with kindness. That’s my approach because I don’t want to live with regret and being mean to someone isn’t my forte. In my mind I go there a little bit, but then I get rationale and I come at it. Rationale heads prevailed whatever this thing is there. That’s their prerogative and their opinion, but they might want to watch where they’re hanging out on social media. If that’s the kind of stuff you’re seeing and you don’t want to see it, stop following it.

It’s like tuning into a TV station on YouTube that’s very specific. Why are you watching it or a radio station that is conservative or democratic? If that’s not what you want to see or listen to, then don’t do those things because you’re going to get some backlash because not everyone’s like me and some people will tell you off. That is what it is. Share what you’re passionate about. If you don’t believe in anything, you’ll fall for anything. By all means, believe in something. If that’s what they believe in, cool, good for you. Go on, move on, go find someone else to hate on.

One thing you did that I liked is that I asked for some grips and grins, you have your hands around some bone and you gave me some gripes. It was funny. Gripes and grins and I said, “That is so cool. I really like that.” Let’s go into your gripe. Do you remember what you wrote?

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Where 2 Hunt: Hunting isn’t a right; it’s a privilege.

 

I think I do. My gripe is that I can’t stand people hating on public property and public land. It bothers me. It’s such a privilege to have access to those.

What do you mean by hating on?

People are like, “Public land hunting’s the worst. It’s not safe. It’s dangerous. Only morons hunt it.”

I don’t see that out west.

It’s this rule here and it really bothers me because that’s my heritage, that’s where I grew up with. I fundamentally believe that it is a privilege. There are other countries where you cannot hunt unless you own private property. I’m sorry, but that’s just not the majority here. In Wisconsin, I don’t know about elsewhere, but not everybody can afford their own slice of heaven, so the rest of us are left with the public property. We’re not lesser for that. I know plenty of guys that actually have access to private property but choose to hunt public land because they like the challenge. It certainly is more challenging.

When I say people hate on it, I just mean that it doesn’t have to have a bad name. It has a bad name because people say it does, but it doesn’t. There are plenty of times I’ve hunted and I have run into another soul. If I have, it’s always been cordial. I’ve never had a problem with anybody out of my several years of hunting where I’ve had a situation or a problem. I don’t know where people get their information from. I think it’s bad. Maybe someone had a bad experience, but one bad egg doesn’t have to ruin it for everybody.

I like what you said because hunting isn’t a right, it’s a privilege given to us by each and every state. For the most part, hunting is regulated by your state. They have game commissioners. They have Sportsman’s Advisory Board. It’s a privilege, not a right. In the American model of hunting, it’s definitely different than the European model because we have acres of public land. We have to protect that, we still have to fight for that. For somebody to bash somebody because they’re hunting on public land, they don’t understand and they need to go back to school. If they don’t like that statement I made, call me. I’m very easy to get ahold of Whitetail Rendezvous, just Google it and my SEO is really good, so you’ll find me. Hunting is a privilege. Second Amendment is a right guaranteed to us.

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It would be catastrophic if we didn’t have that access. If I couldn’t hunt public land, I wouldn’t be hunting.

It would shut down an industry.

I don’t understand the complaints and the hating on it. That’s my big gripe, if you will. I know it’s supposed to be a grip, but that’s my gripe.

What’s your Grin?

That’s a positivity thing. Just being positive about things. I hunt for the experience and the adventure. I’ve said on my show and publicly that I’m the guy that you don’t want to follow anywhere because I’ll go into the weirdest, most terrible path ever. There are plenty of examples of this with my friends. We’ve gone through some disgusting, nasty terrain only to come and find out that there was a bridge right down the road that could have taken us where we need to go on a beautiful path. For me, those cuts that you get walking through thorn bushes and whatever else, those are cuts on your mind that last forever in a good, positive way. You don’t forget those. Those are infallible memories that are long-lasting. They’re very impressionable. The more adventurous I can be on a hunt, the more memorable it ends up being. That’s what I love. I love it. That’s what I smile about. That’s why when we go to deer camp, we go into the woods a little bit on Friday ahead of the hunt. The stories literally feel like that come to life in the forest, “That’s where I got this one. This is where you help me do that.” That’s what makes me smile. Those are amazing memories.

They are there forever memories. That’s what I love every fall going back in Wisconsin, hunting with the same family group.

That’s a long time. That’s a legacy right there.

I am privileged to have that, that’s for sure. We’d been visiting with Eric Clark, Where to Hunt. He’s a creator. He’s a podcaster. He’s overall a pretty good guy.

Thanks, Bruce.

 

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About Eric Clark

WTR Eric | Where 2 HuntI am extremely passionate about digital marketing. I talk fast; I think fast and have a superabundant amount of energy in everything I do. I love graphic design, especially the creative process. I’m an outdoor enthusiast, conservationist and whitetail addict podcasting nerd.

Hunting has become and is still becoming increasingly more popular than ever before. Even though there’s an abundance of public hunting land available, I can’t remember the last time I pulled up to public land without seeing other hunters vehicles or other hunters in the woods. I doubt it’s going to get any better. It’s also easier to scout land with Google earth and other hunting apps, so when I think I’m “onto something”, the reality is I”m not the only hunter who can recognize bottlenecks, feeding areas and watering holes along with likely deer bedding areas in between. Instead, of wasting all that time only to find another hunting in your spot I thought our app could really help out.

By checking in on the Where to Hunt app, you’re essentially putting out a beacon that’s stating, “Hey, someone’s beat you to this spot already… don’t waste your time trekking out here.” OR “Holy cow, there are five hunters on this property, I can avoid them if I go here or just hunt another property.” That’s the exact feedback we’ve received from our first version. So we’re pressing on and upgrading by adding new features for the 2016 hunting season. Stay tuned for more info about the launch date of the updated Where to Hunt app.