– Eberhart’s Whitetail Workshop –
2018 Whitetail Workshop dates
Projected dates for spring 2018 Whitetail workshops are: April 14/15 & 28/29 and June 2/3. Workshop dates for June thru August will be announced after spring seminar expo shows (John’s 2018 spring seminars dates listed below).
What is an “Eberhart’s Whitetail Workshop” 2 day (in-field/seminar class) event about?
Eberhart’s Whitetail Workshops are NOT land management workshops but rather are teaching workshops for hunters with the desire to take trophy bucks whether hunting public, knock-on-doors for free permission, family owned, leased, managed or manipulated properties, or even if travel hunting to other states. They are designed to provide you with the knowledge and insights to make you a serious threat to any buck you pursue, no matter the location.
Why John Eberhart for a workshop or to scout a property? In 53 seasons John’s scouted 18 parcels of public land and dozens of knock-on-doors for free permission properties in Michigan (most heavily bow hunted state in the country with 320,000 bowhunters). 31 of John’s Michigan bucks are listed in the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan record book and they were taken off 19 different properties in 10 different counties. He’s also taken bucks from 13 different parcels of public land including a state record in 1981.
In 1997 John began bowhunting out-of-state during Michigan’s gun season and to date has taken 19 P&Y bucks on his 22 week long trips and they came from 13 different properties in 5 different states. Knowing what to look for when scouting and how to set up on it and hunt it obviously had a lot to do with his near 90 percent success rate on properties he’d never seen let alone hunted before.
John’s 31 Michigan book bucks and 19 out-of-state book bucks bring his total record book buck count to exactly 50 and they came off 32 different properties.
There are thousands of hunters in the United States that have many bucks in the record book but most of them have taken them from either; spectacular pieces of managed property, pay to hunt ranches, or they hunt in lightly hunted states or areas.
The real qualifier that separates John’s accomplishment from any other whitetail bow hunter in the country is that 100% of his hunting has always exclusively been on public, free walk-on, and knock-on-doors for free permission properties. He’s never owned, leased, hunted a managed property, hunted a relative’s property, or paid a dime to hunt anywhere, and has never hunted over a food plot, bait, or mineral lick.
Many hunters spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars of their hard earned money on; constantly upgrading their hunting equipment, buying new gadgets advertised on TV, bad ass looking vehicles, bait, land management, tricked out quads, hunting stands, etc., with the thought process that it will magically make them more successful, and that can’t be farther from the truth.
Then there’s the aspect of utilizing your time to its fullest potential because free time is not only precious; it has value. Scouting, location preparation, practicing, hunting and even traveling to hunt all consume the limited free time many hunters have, especially those with kids and families, so take advantage of John’s 53 years of experience, knowledge, and kill credentials by allowing him to show and tell in detail how to utilize your time to its fullest potential.
There’s an old saying that’s very true, “it’s not the bow, it’s the Indian” and John wants you to become that Indian. Having awesome property and the best equipment money can buy is irrelevant if your hunting skills and strategies don’t offer you the opportunity to use them.
Whether hunting public or private, spending a lot of time on stand in locations not well-suited for daytime mature buck activity should never be an acceptable strategy or plan, so make this one time investment to assure you’re in the right types of places, their prepared properly and you’re hunting them at the right times of day and season. After all doesn’t it get a bit old taking nice pictures of good bucks on your property and not being able to kill them.
John’s goal is to have deer to fear the moment you show up!
Begin utilizing your hunting and scouting time to its fullest potential by attending one of John’s Whitetail Workshops or having John scout your property.
-Click on Whitetail Workshop link at top of page for more detailed information of what’s covered at the workshops.
2018 Outdoors Shows and State Expo Seminar dates:
(Shows and Expo’s have nothing to do with the workshops)
–Outdoorama in Novi Michigan-March 1-4, 2018
–Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo in Columbus Ohio-March 16-18, 2018
–Akron-Canton Hunting Fishing and Outdoor show in Akron Ohio-March 24&25, 2018