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Predator Hunting Interview with Mossy Oak Pro Staff Member Steven Reinhold

Question: What predators do you like to hunt?Answer: Raccoons & coyotes.

Question: How do I find places to predator hunt?
Answer:
Very easy, most farmers welcome predator hunters and also by scouting.

Question: Does predator control help other wildlife?
Answer:
Yes, predation is one of the biggest killers of all game animals. By hunting them, it does control some of the population.

Question: What type of set up makes for a good calling stand?
Answer:
I hunt mainly farmland and pastures.

Question: How well do I need to be hidden when calling predators?
Answer:
You need to be concealed. Predators have very good eyesight.

Question: Do I need to be concerned about scent control?
Answer:
Yes, scent plays a big role in predator hunting – especially wind direction.

Question: What type of calls do I need?
Answer:
I mainly use hand calls but I also use electronic callers as well.

Question: Do you sell the pelts of the predators you take? If so, how?
Answer:
Yes, I sell my hides to a local fur buyer.

Question: What type of firearm do you use?
Answer:
Mainly a 12 ga. shotgun, but I also use a 22-250 caliber rifle.

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Steven Reinhold from West Salem, Ohio is the Mossy Oak Predator Regional Pro Staff Manager for the eastern half of the United States.

Steven has been hunting for 29 years and like a lot of hunters, his love of the outdoors and hunting was passed down to him by his father. Steven prefers to hunt predators and whitetails, but he will chase anything in season with a bow.

He has 16 Pope & Young whitetails in the record books, seven of them are entered into The Buckeye Big Buck Record Books as well. In 2008, Steven harvested his largest whitetail so far; an 18-point non-typical with a gross score of 193 3/8 and a net score of 184 3/8.

Steven says, “To me hunting is not only a passion, but a process. It’s all about getting to enjoy the great outdoors and sharing what I’ve learned with my family and friends.”

Steven is married and has three children, two boys and a girl. He is also a self-employed finish carpenter.

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