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I spend hundreds of hours a year e-scouting online maps and talking to customers, finding solutions to their whitetail hunting problems. I have a background in wildlife biology and a decade of customer service experience in the outdoor industry. I think about deer and deer hunting all day, every day... It is my job! Often times, my clients' problems can be solved without the need for an on-site visit. That is where the "$100 Hour" really shines!
The "$100 Hour" is actually 2 hours of my time; 1 hour of prep (based on information you provide prior to the meeting) and a 1 hour virtual meeting with you to address the topic(s) of your choice. If I can provide you will everything you need in that time, you are set! If you want more, we can extend the call or schedule another. Like what you learned, but want even more? I will apply the $100 fee to a future on-site consultation. The best part is, you only pay if you if are completely satisfied with the information that I give you!
Not confident that I can help you with a one hour call? I get it... which is why you pay at the end.
If you are looking for professional advice or a second opinion on your current situation, book a call. Maybe you don't want to wait a year to get started on habitat improvements, but you want to make sure you understand what you are doing, book a 1 hour virtual call to discuss any of the topics listed below.
**When booking, please give me a brief overview of your inquire. I will likely ask for more information to review prior to our session.
Example Situation: You have been tracking a specific buck for multiple seasons, but cannot seem to close the deal. Book today! I will ask you to compile trail camera information and everything else you know about this deer, and share a map of the property with me prior to the session. I will dig into the information to ensure that we get the most out of our hour.
**Money Back, Satisfaction Guarantee! That means if I cannot help you, you do not pay!
Potential Topics of Interest
Virtual Property Consultation
Early Season Hunting
Targeting Specific Bucks
Rut Hunting (all phases)
Public Land Scouting/Hunting
Food Plot design/location
What to plant and when
Timber Stand Improvement
Western Hunt Planning
Real Estate Analysis
Anything else? Just ask!
Remember, you only pay if you are satisfied!
My System for
Hunting mature whitetails is very different from hunting deer in general. There is a lot of information and details to go over, and because of that, I do not believe in standard "one and done" consultations. I follow a very simple 3 step process to ensure that my clients get the most out of my service and are not left with unanswered questions. These steps are outlined below.
Step #1: Getting Started
The whole process starts with a free phone call to discuss your current situation and how I can help you. We will discuss your goals and expectations, your timeline and budget for potential improvements, and the size and location of the property. At that point we can discuss pricing (based on the property size and location) and set a date for an on-site visit.
Step #2: What we know, and what we need to know
The second step of the process starts with some optional homework. I will send you information for a mapping exercise that will help us both visualize your current situation using an online mapping software (free OnX membership included if you do not already have one). This simple exercise not only helps bring me up to speed on your current situation, but also warms you up for potential questions or concerns that you might want to address during the on-site visit. The goal is to look at everything you already know and start looking for potential areas of improvement, then put a scouting plan together to confirm current information and add to it.
Then comes the on-site visit. We will walk your property together, during which time I will explain everything as I see it in regards to mature buck activity and potential. We will discuss bedding areas, food plots, travel corridors, stand locations and access, and my 4 key concepts of mature buck hunting.
Step #3: Plan for Success
After we have walked the property, I will put together my report on current conditions and create a "Hunting Improvement" plan to move forward.
My plans are based on your goals, budget, and level of ambition. I keep them realistic and affordable to ensure that you are able to implement them on your current budget.
The final report/plan is written out and given to you in digital format. It will include maps, pictures and detailed explanations that you can refer to down the road. Larger properties are broken down into smaller maps to ensure there is enough detail.
*I number stand locations based on the level of pressure they put on the property. Lower numbered stands can be hunted more frequently as they are less invasive.
Once my report/plan has been put together, I will send it to you and for review prior to a virtual meeting which will address any additional questions or concerns, generally 7-10 days after the on-site visit.
The second half of your payment is collected once you are completely satisfied with a plan that works for you.
Virtual Consultations Available
(Same 3 step process)
When it comes to hunting an animal as widespread and adaptable as the whitetail deer, there are many ways to be successful. Every situation is different, and every individual has different goals along with a different set of resources they can contribute to accomplish those goals. There is no such thing as “the best way to...” when it comes to hunting deer. There is only what is best for you and your situation.
Consistent success isn’t easy, or ever guaranteed, but it is achievable with a little ambition and the knowledge to make the right decisions. I strive to teach my clients everything that I know about mature deer so they can adjust to the ever changing variables and overcome unforeseen obstacles down the road. There is a lot of information floating around, and it can be confusing. My service is designed to be a one-on-one learning experience, tailored to your situation.
I have simplified whitetail hunting by categorizing the variables under 4 key elements that dictate mature buck activity and the decisions we make as hunters and land managers: Wind, Pressure, Food, and Timing. By breaking your situation down and looking at these 4 elements, we are able to determine what you have control over and how to adapt to the rest.
4 Key Elements of Mature Buck Hunting
WIND is KING!
Mature whitetails survive by using wind and thermal air movement to smell danger and seek mating opportunities. Where they bed, how they travel, and inevitably how you hunt them is all dictated by the wind.
Pressure comes from a variety of difference sources and is the most common factor determining mature buck activity on your property. Understanding where pressure comes from and how to reduce/control it directly relates to successful hunting.
Food creates movement and overall herd health/quality. Understanding what types of food your property has or is lacking in, and where to add it in the form of habitat improvements is critical to long term health of your land and the wildlife that call it home.
Timing is critical and out of our control, but we can plan for it and adapt accordingly. By looking for the right information, we can determine the best days to hunt short term and reveal annual buck patterns to help schedule "rut-cation" days on a long term basis.
A different Kind of Consulting
Ambition is the most valuable tool a hunter can take to the woods, yet it is also the most overlooked. We are all too often distracted by the appeal of "must have" gear, or trending hunting tactics and habitat improvements that we "haven't tried yet".
The truth is these things are merely bandaids for the excuses we tell ourselves when we fail to succeed. Yes, good gear will make you more efficient, and yes, quality habitat is important to herd health and a huntable property, but neither of these things will make up for a lack of ambition.
The main thing that separates an average hunter from a consistently successful hunter, is their level of ambition. This is especially true when it comes to hunting mature whitetails. Whether you are going deep into public land, or improving habitat on private property, the more you put in, the more you get back.
My goal is to help hunters learn what works best for their situation so they can be more successful mature whitetail hunter, then help them put together a plan to so they can consistently succeed. My plans are based on your goals, your budget, and your level of ambition.
I have utilized my passion for hunting and background in wildlife biology to study mature whitetails in high pressure situations and develop my own process for success. I have fine-tuned and proven this process over and over again, for more than a decade, resulting in two record book deer, and many other incredibly animals along the way. I believe that anyone can follow the same process and find success, as long as they understand how it relates to their situation.
I started talking with Thomas last summer, about a specific buck I was after. I have been hunting mature whitetails for 15 years, but Thomas opened my eyes to some new things to try and showed me that I was overlooking a possible bedding area that this buck could be using. I snuck into that bedding area one mid October morning and killed that specific buck about an hour later.
Thomas is a wealth of knowledge on killing big mature whitetails!
I am always trying to learn as much as I can about whitetails and bow hunting. Finding a mentor that is approachable, respectful and non-judgmental when you are just starting out can be intimidating . I consider Thomas one of my most respected hunting mentors. Thomas is personable, respectful and professional. His knowledge was integral in helping me harvest my biggest buck to date. With his guidance I was able to study weather patterns, wind direction and pattern the movement of my target buck.
Owner-HHA Sports, Inc.
Having known Thomas for close to 10 years through the outdoor industry, it was clear from Day 1 that he was a HARDCORE outdoorsman and above all else, a wonderful human being. Early on in our relationship, his obsession for world class whitetails became very evident. He would consistently harvest bucks that would be once-in-a-lifetime deer for the average hunter. His approach and the level of humility that he has maintained in spite of his success is something I truly respect about him in a day and age where big bucks are too often accompanied by big egos. If you are looking for someone to come up with a game plan that will put that elusive target buck on your wall each fall, Thomas Mlsna is the man for the job. Period.
The Untamed Ambition is a brand epitomizing the drive it takes to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. We go the extra mile to help whitetail hunters of all skill levels. We teach new hunters how to hunt whitetails, and experienced hunters how to target mature whitetail bucks. We work with land owners, permission hunters and property lessees to create custom whitetail habitat solutions that work. We even work with public land hunters that are looking for an affordable hands-on education.
We pride ourselves on quality information and communication with our clients. If you have any questions or unsure of what we can offer you, please call or email us!