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Big Game Hunting

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Updated On: Aug 08, 2022
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‎The Grind Podcast The Grind Podcast, hosted by Erik Van Woerkom is a hunting podcast that varies in topics of shooting, bow hunting, ammo, behind the scenes of hunts, and anything else hunting-related.
‎Sportsmen's Nation - Fishing On the Sportsmen's Nation network feed we cover topics such as fishing strategy for a variety of freshwater fish, fishing tackle, fishing gear, fishing equipment, boat usage, as well as important conservation topics. The overall goal of this podcast is for you to become more knowledgable about fishing so you can catch more fish! Podcast content providers include the Freshwater Bite, Iowa Sportsman, and Pro Talk Outdoors.

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Best Hunting Audio on Vurbl Do you enjoy the outdoors and putting meat on the table, literally? If answered yes, you'll love this collection of podcasts that cover a variety of topics surrounding the outdoors and hunting in different areas of North America. These hunting podcasts will further your insight into the different aspects of hunting from wind strategies to picking the right pack for your hunt, this playlist is sure to cover all the bases. Vurbl Outdoor Adventures
The Best Fishing Podcasts If you enjoying the slow past time of fishing or are looking for information on how to fish then these podcasts are for you! Fishing has been a loved past time by many for hundreds of years as well as a food source for many who live off the land. Below are various podcasts on how to fly fish, deep-sea fish, and fish in your local pond. You will learn how to select the correct equipment and how to know how to attract your fish of choice. Of course, when going out into the wilderness we want to protect and respect the environment, we have included podcasts to learn how to leave your local bodies of water how you found them after fishing. We hope you learn something new and catch a huge fish next time you're out on the water. Vurbl Outdoor Adventures

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210: New Muzzleloader Products For 2022 With Darren Binder Darren Binder from Muzzle-Loaders.com joins me on this special Monday morning episode to talk about some of the new developments in muzzleloaders for 2022. Specifically, CVA released a new version of their Wolf muzzleloader that's an outstanding option for children and small framed adults and Traditions is jumping on board the high BC muzzleloader bullet train with some new muzzleloader offerings that can use some of the great bullets CVA has released in recent years. Show Sponsor: Sign up for the Muzzleloaders 101 course at muzzleloaders101.com/buy and I’ll take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process of getting started hunting with a muzzleloader. I’ll help you decide what gear you need, help you SAVE money when you buy that gear, and teach you how to use all that stuff safely and effectively.  Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/new-muzzleloader-products-for-2022/
209: First Africa Hunting Safari In The Age of COVID With Aaron Minkus Today, we have Aaron Minkus on the show today to talk about a his 2021 Africa hunting safari. Like many people, COVID turned Aaron’s world upside down and he had to postpone his hunt, which was originally scheduled for May of 2020, for over a year. However, he was one of the first Americans to make it over to South Africa in 2021 after things opened back up. We talk about how he prepared for his hunt, how things went over there, and some things he wished he knew prior to that trip.  Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in-stock ammo email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I've found and where you can get it. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/first-africa-hunting-safari-with-aaron-minkus/
Beginner Elk Hunting Strategy On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Colorado native Chase Seilheimer about his adventures chasing elk in the Rocky Mountains. Chase is a self admitted elk addict. He grew up wishing he could go elk hunting with his dad but was too young so he stayed home and shot everything that moved with his BB gun. As soon as Chase could hunt he was following his dad through the mountains. It wasn’t until later in life that Chase’s love for archery hunting really took off. In his own words, “The mountains are like a second home to me and they unlock something in my family bloodline that is like nothing I have ever felt before.” Needless to say Chase is hooked and he’s continuing to be a student of elk and elk hunting. Chase shares all about his early hunts and how his strategy has evolved as each season passes. Dan and Chase talk about gear, tips, daily strategy and so much more as they make final plans for the upcoming hunting season.Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop Vortex Online or Connect On Instagram, TikTok, Youtubeand FacebookConnect with Chase SeilheimerOn Instagram
AZ Mule Deer Outlook with Terry Herndon Mule Deer Outlook with Terry Herndon
 
Show Notes:
 
Arizona is currently struggling when it comes to mule deer, pertaining especially to encroachment and housing developments. Terry Herndon, CEO of the Arizona Mule Deer Organization, speaks his mind about this issue in the AZ field. Terry was born and raised in Arizona, and he’s hunted throughout his entire life. His organization advocates for wildlife and helps get kids involved in hunting and the great outdoors. The number one thing that’s affected these deer over the last 15 years is drought. Terry shares what’s being done to help these deer and what still needs to happen.
 
Terry talks about the changing wildlife populations in Arizona. When elk were introduced in the Flagstaff area, it affected the mule deer population as they now had to compete for resources. Predation is also a big factor in why the deer are struggling. Most people don’t think about the cause and effect of their actions, and as a culture we’ve been pretty egocentric. We don’t think about the repercussions, and over time, the little things add up and cause major problems. Conservation should be top of mind.
 
Terry’s organization helps the mule deer by adding water in certain areas, but Arizona needs regular rain for the situation to turn around. To help, people can work to eliminate predators like coyote. Get involved in the organization of your choice, preferably in your state. Keep your eye on upcoming projects and contribute to whatever interests you, like building fencing and maintenance and repairs on tanks. It feels good to volunteer, and it makes you want to stay involved and pass it to the younger generations.  



What’s Inside:


What’s going on with the Arizona mule deer population.
The Arizona drought and contributing factors.
What someone can do to help the mule deer.
Terry’s plans for the upcoming hunting season.
Info on Arizona Mule Deer Organization initiatives and how you can get involved.



 
Mentioned in this episode:
Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
GoHunt: https://www.gohunt.com/
Arizona Mule Deer Organization



Short Description:. 
Terry Herndon is the CEO of the Arizona Mule Deer Organization, who runs several conservation initiatives to help the struggling mule deer population. We talk about what’s going on in Arizona and how the deer are being affected by drought, encroaching, and predation. We also talk about how you can get involved if you’re interested in making an impact. 



 
Tags:
big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, big buck hunting, hunting stories, deer, deer herd, Arizona mule deer, mule deer, archery, wildlife conservation
208: What You Know About Hunting Africa May Be Wrong With Sue Tidwell There are LOTS of misconceptions about hunting in Africa. For instance, I get lots of comments from people that go something along the lines of: "I’m not a trophy hunter. I only hunt for meat and I don’t see the point of hunting in Africa. That seems like just killing for fun." Unfortunately, that's an all too common viewpoint about hunting Africa with lots of negative consequences. Well, we have Cries of the Savanna author Sue Tidwell on the show with us today to help set the record straight. Show Sponsor: I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Cries of the Savanna. Go to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/sue to buy a physical copy or to read it on your Kindle. Follow Sue on Instagram and on Facebook. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/sue-tidwll-cries-of-the-savanna/
From Southern Deer to Western Elk On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Travis Thornton, a Louisiana native who has become a passionate elk hunter.Travis started out as a kid hunting with dogs. He killed his first deer when he was 10 and has been fishing in the gulf since he was 8 or 9. From there he transitioned to a lease in West Texas then found a Missouri lease during college. Around 6 years ago he started elk hunting and it quickly became his number one outdoor passion. To date Travis has harvested two bulls and the desire he has for chasing elk is unmatched. Dan and Travis discuss everything from fishing the gulf to transitioning from southern deer to elk in the mountains.Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop Vortex Online or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Travis ThorntonOn Instagram
All Around Fitness for the Everyday Hunter On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Jeremy Koerber from Fit To Hunt about becoming a better hunter, father, spouse and person through mental, physical, financial and spiritual fitness.Fit to Hunt’s mission is to provide outdoorsmen and women with the proper training and fitness programs to take on ANY adventure. Fit To Hunt programs were forged by human instinct and the desire to press on, built by personal trainers that are there to help you achieve success. Jeremy’s desire is to prepare people for the hunt of a lifetime and to hunt for a lifetime. Jeremy has been in the fitness industry since 1997 but hunting has been a lifetime affair for him. Jeremy grew up watching his grandfather and uncle pack the camper shell of a pick-up with sleeping bags & gear to head for an outdoor quest (and being a little ticked off when told he was too young to go).  Jeremy’s wife can thank his grandpa for making her a hunting widow every Fall.   “Grandpa never forced hunting on me.  He asked if I wanted to go with him and most importantly, gave me his full attention; I have mirrored Grandpa’s passion and habits as I introduce my kids to the outdoors.”  Jeremy believes hunting can be a lifetime activity if you make it a priority to take care of your body.  Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop Vortex Online or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Fit To HuntOn GoWild, YouTube, Instagram, and Online
Expert Elk Hunting with Casey Brooks Expert Elk Hunting with Casey Brooks
 
Show Notes:
 
If you have 78 bulls under your elk hunting belt, there’s no doubting your expertise in the field. Casey Brooks is one of the few people that’s done a Super Slam with a bow, and he knows elk hunting like the back of his hand. He’s been bow hunting for over 40 years and he caught the elk hunting bug at an early age. I’ve spoken to quite a few people about elk, mainly in terms of calling techniques, and Casey does things a bit differently. He shares his unique perspectives on how to become an effective elk caller. 
 
Location is everything and calls are getting more and more advanced. Elk are starting to get a bit smarter, so it’s not as easy as it used to be. Patience is a big deal when you’re hunting in the early season. Casey also believes timing is everything, as is understanding the signs the animal is giving you and acting accordingly. 
 
When you’re trying to pick a spot and are going towards a bull, Casey recommends sitting down and waiting a bit until the bulls come to you. They’ll only come so far away from their cows, as that’s their comfort zone. You likely won’t get a bull away from the cows, so pay attention to where he stops. Casey bow hunts five to six months out of the year and is still learning new things. He shares some great stories and has a ton of great tips for hunters, whether you’re brand new or a seasoned veteran. 
 
What’s Inside:


Key elements of being an effective elk caller.
The best dates of the season for elk hunting.
Why timing is everything.
Elk hunting scenarios and how to handle them.



 
Mentioned in this episode:
Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
GoHunt: https://www.gohunt.com/
Casey Brooks on Instagram
Beau Brooks Power Calls on TikTok



Short Description:. 
Casey Brooks has killed 78 bulls and is one of the few people that’s done a Super Slam with a bow. Casey shares some of his top tips for elk calling and stories from several of his hunting trips. We also walk through some elk hunting scenarios so you’re ready for your own trips this coming season.


 
Tags:
big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, big buck hunting, hunting stories, elk hunting, elk calling, bugling, bow hunting, archery
207: Hyenas: What You Know Is Probably Wrong Kevin Robertson is back on the Big Game Hunting Podcast today to talk about hyena hunting. Hyenas are a very misunderstood creature and let’s be frank here: everything (or at least most) of what you think you know about hyenas is wrong. As you’ll learn here shortly, they are literally the complete opposite of the stupid, dirty, mangey, cowardly, scavengers they’re made out to be in media. Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in-stock ammo email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I've found and where you can get it. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of It Shouldn't Happen and The Perfect Shot II. If you have an upcoming hunt or if you just want to learn more about game in Africa and want a great "all in one" reference, you will not be disappointed with either book. Go to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/kevin to get copies of each one. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/hyenas-what-you-know-is-probably-wrong/
Whitetail Deer Hunting Strategies with Jake Bush Whitetail Deer Hunting Strategies with Jake Bush


Show Notes:
In my circle of hunting friends, there’s no one who knows whitetail deer as well as Jake Bush in my book, specifically in the Midwestern side of the states. Jake is an experienced hunter who lives in Ohio, where he chases big bucks on public land. I see a lot of myself in Jake’s approach to hunting. Neither of us have a lot of time to spend in the field – we hunt on very tight schedules. So, I picked Jake’s brain about Ohio hunting, whitetails, working on tight schedules, and more. 
 
Jake walked us through his scouting and hunting philosophies. He wants to tag out as quickly as possible, so he spends a lot of time scouting. He works with online maps and topography maps, in an effort to “put as many pieces of the puzzle together as possible.” Jake discussed these “puzzle pieces” and what he looks for in his ideal hunting grounds. We also swapped a few tips for maximizing your success in the field. There’s a lot of great info here that any hunters can put into practice.
 
We also traded stories about our experiences hunting deer in the western states. No two states are the same, so we compared and contrasted some of the Midwestern states with further west areas. Each region calls for its own strategies and techniques. 
 
To round out our podcast, Jake told us a story about one of his hunts. This hunt changed the way Jake looked at the sport, scouting, and more. It was a great, insightful story about understanding your surroundings and waiting for the proper conditions – or not waiting, in this case. 
 
What's Inside:
- Jake’s strategy for scouting whitetail.
- Jake’s in-the-field techniques and tricks.
- The differences between hunting in western vs. Midwestern states.
- When to analyze your surroundings – and when to act.
- Stories about big game hunting across the western states.
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
Jake Bush: https://www.instagram.com/thejakebush/?hl=en
Jake Bush on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LegendsOfTheHunt
 
Short Description:
Whitetail deer expert, Jake Bush, was such a pleasure to have on the show and he’s one of the best to exchange knowledge and swap stories on big buck hunting with. We discussed hunting all over the country, whitetail strategy, and how to maximize your scouting in this episode. This was a fantastic conversation, and Jake dropped a lot of great knowledge here. 
 
Tags:
Whitetail deer, mule deer, big game hunting, western states, Midwest hunting, technique, scouting, days in the wild, Jake Bush, Ohio hunting, whitetail hunting
Return ACT Guts Pittman Robertson bonus episode The “Return Act” GUTS Wildlife Conservation and Hunting
A layman’s view of the bill and the implications:  Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) has introduced H.R. 8167 a bill that would ultimately be the tumbling pebble that initiated the collapse of the hunting industry. This is a bold and polarizing statement, but unfortunately very true. This bill aims to remove Pittman Robertson (PR) Excise tax. Don’t know what PR is or does? Simply put, PR is an 11% excise tax to the manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.  The proceeds of the funding is distributed to state governments for wildlife restoration projects, public shooting ranges, hunter education programs and R3 programs.  
How will this destroy hunting?
Anti-wildlife:  Removing a key component of wildlife conservation funding will ultimately result in less sustainable populations of wild animals, both game and non-game species. Less game, means less opportunity, less opportunity means less participation, less participation means less funding, and less funding means even more loss of wildlife. The all mighty dollar is always the number one contributing factor on policy creation, especially when it’s on a resource that is determined by perceived value. Deer have value to people who want to see them on the landscape, but how much are they willing to pay to see them there? Deer also have value to those who want to hunt them and consume them. Historically hunters are willing to pay much more 20-30x more than wildlife viewers for animals to be on the landscape. Removing, funding just shrinks the hunters voice and adds more road blocks for sound management practices.  
Removes a piece of our armor:   One of the most relatable arguments we have as stakeholders in wildlife management and hunting legislation is the funding we bring to the conservation table. It has been very hard for special interest groups and anti-hunting groups to out voice us because we have been protected by the shield of conservation funding. Although PR funds are just a portion of the funding provided by hunters, it is still a very substantial component to wildlife management funding and without question fortifies our right to have a say in what happens in wildlife management. Plus as in the aforementioned example #1, the alternate funding streams would begin to follow suit in a domino effect further stifling the voice of the hunter.

Pitman Robertson protects Hunting: PR funds work on a fund matching base. Many states do not have laws that protect funding from license and tag sales from being used by the state for other projects. The way PR works – To help ensure states use the money for wildlife conservation, habitat, shooting facilities, hunter Ed and R3 programs, each state will receive $3 for every $1 they generate for these programs. This is an incentive for state fish and game agencies to keep and use as much of their license sales and even create other revenue streams IE: raffles and auctions etc. If this mechanism is lost, it is very likely that much of the funding brought in by license and tag sales would be pillaged by the state for projects unrelated to wildlife conservation. I don’t have to state what that would do to our wildlife and hunting opportunity.  

 Cutting off their noses to spite their face!
It's Likely, This bill is a political stunt to retaliate to the absurd 1000% tax law introduced by Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia and many of the other anti-gun laws surfacing in the current political climate. Many Republicans have supported this bill touting their 2A membership cards and rallying the “troops” not realizing that pushing this bill forward would be detrimental to the gun industry. According to “American gun facts” 81 million Americans own guns; there are 15-17 million hunters in the US alone so roughly 20% of gun owners are hunters. In order to make an example of anti-gun policy supporters of this bill are willing to punish 20% of their constituency. What happens when hunters can’t hunt anymore and don’t have a need for their firearms or more ammo?
The fertilizer that cultivates 2A: What the supporters of this bill fail to recognize is that PR funds are a main driver for the cultivation of shooting sports. A portion of PR funds are ear marked for public shooting facilities, and youth programs. This not only brings new gun owners into the community but it gives gun owners a place to exercise their right of gun ownership. PR funding is directly
206: Classic Africa Hunting Cartridges With Kevin Robertson Kevin Robertson is back again to talk about the “classic” Africa hunting cartridges today. We cover the pros, cons, and recommended uses for almost everything from the 243 Winchester all the way up to the 600 and 700 Nitro Express in this episode. Among other things, we talk about how hunting in Africa is different from hunting in north America, the unique characteristics of some of the most popular species of game in Africa, and how those things dictate ideal ballistic performance for the situation. Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in-stock ammo email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I've found and where you can get it. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of It Shouldn't Happen and The Perfect Shot II. If you have an upcoming hunt or if you just want to learn more about game in Africa and want a great "all in one" reference, you will not be disappointed with either book. Go to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/kevin to get copies of each one. 700 Nitro Express video 577 T-Rex shooting video Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/classic-africa-hunting-cartridges-with-kevin-robertson/
205: Lever Action Rifles For Hunting Africa With Kevin Robertson Kevin Robertson is back again to talk about hunting Africa with lever action rifles. While lever-action rifles are great for some applications, they're not great for others and, for various reasons, they've never really caught on with the general hunting community in Africa. We talk about why that's the case, the pros and cons of lever action rifles, the situations they're best suited for, and which cartridges meet the minimum requirements for hunting plains and dangerous game in Africa. Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in stock email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I've found and where you can get it. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of It Shouldn't Happen and The Perfect Shot II. If you have an upcoming hunt or if you just want to learn more about game in Africa and want a great "all in one" reference, you will not be disappointed with either book. Go to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/kevin to get copies of each one. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/lever-action-rifles-for-hunting-africa-with-kevin-robertson/
Calling All Elk On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Aaron Schmaus, a professional elk caller, author, and podcast host about getting new hunters into the outdoors and how to call in mature bull elk. Aaron Schmaus is a combat vet that has committed himself to educating his 2 daughters and other individuals about the North American hunting model and wildlife conservation. He is a professional elk caller for the Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls team and an ambassador for several outdoor related companies. As the author of the book "Ten Rules for Finding a Good Hunting Partner", his goal was to teach new and old hunters alike, about the psychology of friendship and partners.Through his book, The Primitive Republic Podcast and his videography, he has made extraordinary efforts to ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience in the outdoors. Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or Connect with them onInstagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Arron SchmausOn YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok
Last Minute Western Prep On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Jacob Coons, an Eastern hunter that is passionate about chasing elk all over the country and making sure he is prepared for every opportunity.With time ticking away until hunting seasons start all across the country Dan sits down to talk with Jacob Coons about last minute preparations that everyone can be focusing on in these final weeks. Jacob has created several guides to help the everyday hunter find success while chasing elk including; the KY Elk Hunt Planner, The PA Elk Hunt Planner and The Western Elk Hunt Planner. With roughly six weeks left until season kick off this episode is a must listen for everyone getting ready to take a trip out West. Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Jacob CoonsOn InstagramPurchase the Western Elk Hunt PlannerOn Amazon
The Wild Game Gourmet - Larry White The Wild Game Gourmet with Larry White
 
Show Notes:

We’re going to switch gears a little bit today and do something different. I have Larry White on with me and we’re going to pick his brain on table fare, caring for meat, and hopefully pull a couple stories out of him as well. Larry’s originally from North Carolina but currently lives in the low country in South Carolina. In 2004, he started his cooking career while he was in California in the Coast Guard. After the Coast Guard, he got his culinary degree and did personal chef and food truck work and is now running a creative venture called The Wild Game Gourmet. 
 
When it comes to wild game, if you’re cooking exotic meals, you’re more likely to cook more often. That’s what ultimately drove me to follow Larry’s work. We talk about the best practices to follow in terms of caring for meat in order to get the best quality. Larry also shares tips on how to handle venison and how to prepare it, the biggest rule being not to overcook it. He also likes to cook it in a cast iron pan and top it off with some butter. Wild game also works well in a Crock Pot, believe it or not! 
 
I’ve gotten into cured meats more over the last several years and it’s one of Larry’s favorite things to do. Larry gives us the rundown on how he likes to cook deer without going too crazy. He loves to braise a shoulder with sauce in a pan and use the meat over the course of a week. Larry says the neck is the most tender part of venison and you can do so many things with it. 
 
If you’re not the best cook or a beginner, you could start by practicing with London broil or an eye of beef. Lamb shanks are also good to cook and a way to practice with braised dishes. Larry has a ton of great recipes on his website. Check them out by following the link below.



What’s Inside:


Meat caring practices to follow to get the best quality possible.
Simple rules of thumb for venison.
What to cook to impress people at a dinner party.
How to cook different parts of venison.
Starting points and ways to practice if you’re a beginner cook.

 
Mentioned in this episode:
Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
GoHunt: https://www.gohunt.com/
The Wildgame Gourmet
 
Short Description:.
Culinary guru Larry White joins me on the show today. He’s a master at cooking wild game and he’s got a ton of great recipes on his website, The Wild Game Gourmet. We chat about everything from how to cook venison, how to care for meat so it winds up tasting the best, and tips for beginner cooks. 
 
Tags:
big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, big buck hunting, hunting stories, gourmet cooking, wild game, venison, cured meat, elk, deer, the wild game gourmet, days in the wild, Larry White
Big Game Tactics and Time in the Field with Alex Millward Big Game Tactics and Time in the Field with Alex Millward


Show Notes:
Alex Millward is a hunter based in Utah, with a passion for mule deer and elk. We sat down to get into the nitty-gritty and talk about all things tactics. To kick us off, we swapped a couple of stories about recent hunts. Alex told a story about being resourceful on a 4-day mule deer hunt and making things happen despite all odds. 
 
This led us to talking strategy. I picked Alex’s brain on how he picks bucks and how he puts them down. It’s important to understand hunting on a situational basis. Bucks aren’t going to stick around, so when the opportunity comes around – you’ve gotta take it. You’ll only get so many chances on any given hunt. 
 
People often ask me, “What differentiates me from you?” when it comes to hunting. The answer: Time in the field. Having experience and just getting out there is the most important part of growing as a hunter. Sometimes, you’ll have to make some sacrifices to get hunting. We talked about some of the sacrifices we’ve made in the name of the sport. 
 
We also talked about the importance of preparation – both physical and mental. Hunting is tough on the body and the mind. Alex talked about what he’s done in recent years to get in shape for hunting. We also discussed gear, and what the right setup can do for you. 
 
We ended on a great story from Alex about some elk hunting. 
 
What's Inside:
- Tactical discussion with Alex Millward.
- Understanding hunting on a situational basis.
- The importance of time in the field.
- How to mentally and physically prepare for a hunt.
- We swap stories about hunting elk and deer. 
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
GoHunt: https://www.gohunt.com/
 
Short Description:
This one’s a must-hear for big game hunters. Alex Millward joined me on the podcast to talk about elk and deer hunting strategy. We covered tactics, preparation, and a lot more. Nothing beats time in the field, but there are some things you can do to increase your chances of success when you’re out there. 
 
Tags:
Deer hunting, elk hunting, hunting tips, big game hunting, tactics, strategy, utah, days in the wild, Alex Millward, Utah hunting
Chasing Desert Muleys On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with New Mexico mule deer fanatic Marcus Placencia about the challenges of hunting mature mule deer in the deserts of the southwest.Marcus is a lifelong New Mexico resident that is obsessed with mule deer hunting. Marcus has been chasing animals in “the land of enchantment” since he was 8 years old. His first kill was a cow elk with his bow at age 12 and he’s been hooked on bow hunting ever since. Marcus has recently expanded his mule deer hunting into Arizona and is hopeful to start drawing tags and chasing bucks in many more states. Dan and Marcus discuss the vast differences between hunting whitetails in the midwest and chasing mule deer in the southwest. Dan and Marcus discuss possible hunt swaps between Missouri and New Mexico.Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On  TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Marcus Placencia On YouTube, Instagram
204: Wild Game Meat Care And Cooking With Justin Townsend We talk at length on this show about things you can do to set yourself up for success on a hunt. That’s all very important, but in many ways, the work is really only just beginning once you get an animal on the ground. With that in mind, we have Justin Townsend from Harvesting Nature and the Wild Fish and Game Podcast on the show today to talk about wild game meat care and cooking. Among other things, we talk about some things you should NEVER do to meat, how to deal with “gamey” tasting meat, and a few delicious recipes on the show today. Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in stock email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I’ve found and where you can get it. Resources Learn more about Harvesting Nature by checking out their web site, their podcasts, their spice blends, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Follow Justin on Instagram. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/wild-game-meat-care-and-cooking-with-justin-townsend/
Whitetail, Elk, and Hunting Tactics - Andy May Whitetail, Elk, and Hunting Tactics Andy May


Show Notes:
Andy May is a Michigan-based bowhunter who targets big game in his home state and the west. He joined me on the podcast this week to talk about his hunting strategy. He’s hunted elk, mule deer, whitetail, and more. We sat down and discussed tactics, results, and everything in between. 
 
To kick us off, Andy talked about his go-to strategy for whitetail hunting. Andy is a very, very efficient hunter: he gets great results on very limited amounts of time. He discussed how he got to be this way in the field. Andy credits one thing for his success: focused information gathering. From buck behavior to food supply, Andy looks at a lot of factors when choosing his hunting ground. Sometimes, he’ll even go into a trip targeting a single, specific buck.
 
But what about out-of-state hunting, where recon is much tougher? In that case, Andy’s strategy is the same – but different. He talked a little bit about how he handles out-of-state hunts on limited time. This can be very helpful for the busy hunters out there. 
 
We also talked about the importance of instincts. When you talk to successful hunters, they often utilize methods that aren’t considered ‘textbook.’ These methods are often fueled by instinct, which can be learned over time. Experience in the field creates success. 
 
What’s  Inside:
- Recon tips for busy hunters.
- How Andy hunts with efficiency. 
- What kind of information to look for when scouting locations.
- How to hunt efficiently on out-of-state trips.
- The importance of hunting instincts. 
 
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Short Description:
Andy May is a bowhunter in Michigan with a jam-packed schedule. We talked about how to hunt efficiently, and how Andy finds big success with little amounts of time. If you’ve got a job (or two) and a family that you’re trying to schedule hunting around, there’s a lot of great information here. 
 
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203: 6.8 Western vs 270 WSM vs 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge Comparison Today's episode compares the new 6.8 Western to the 6.5 Creedmoor and 270 Winchester Short Magnum Cartridges. I've received a lot of requests to do a show comparing the 270 WSM to the new 6.8 Western because the 2 cartridges are so similar. Let's just say the results are very intriguing. Article Referenced In Show: 6.8 Western vs 6.5 Creedmoor vs 270 WSM Review & Comparison Best 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo – 6.5 Creedmoor Hunting Ammo Recommendations Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles– 6.5 Creedmoor Hunting Rifle Recommendations Subscribe to my Patreon channel to get instant access to exclusive bonus content. Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/6-8-western-vs-270-wsm-vs-6-5-creedmoor/
Tuning your hunting bow with Chris Escarcega Bow Tune and Bow Hunting Best Practices with Christopher Escarcega
 
Show Notes:

Building arrows and tuning bows the right way are great skills archery hunters definitely benefit from. My good friend Chris Escarcega is my go-to guy when it comes to this. He’s one of the guys who helped me develop my own bow tuning and arrow building practices. Chris has been shooting since he was a little kid when his grandpop put a bow in his hands. He took a step back while in school but got serious about it ten years ago. He moved to Salt Lake City and worked for a couple of firms and then moved to Arizona to work at an archery club. Now he’s a territory manager for a company and takes part in archery competitions as well. 
 
The last bow Chris helped me tune was my best shooting bow. I’m sad I got rid of it, because I always had the confidence that it was going to do what I expected it to do. I haven’t been able to achieve that level of perfection since. Chris shares what he believes makes a well-tuned bow and the differences between hunting and target shooting. There’s more than one way to set up your broadheads to make sure you have a clear arrow path. 
 
Chris recommends starting with the straightest arrow you can afford and names some good brands to look for. He also shares how to make the arrows you have straighter. You can get good results from a mid-grade arrow if you know what you’re doing. Chris also walks through how to tune your bow by shooting arrows through paper. If you’re not shooting bullet holes, you might need to tweak your technique instead of your equipment. When you practice good habits, you’ll have consistent results.



What’s Inside:


What makes a well-tuned bow.
How to practice with broadheads and field points.
Why you should start with the straightest arrows you can afford.
How to tune your bow by shooting arrows through paper.
How to troubleshoot when you’re not shooting bullet holes.
Using fletching to cover up flaws.
Why accuracy matters over everything else.




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Short Description:.
Chris Escarcega is a bow shooting expert and good friend of mine. The bow he helped me develop was by far the best one I’ve ever had. Chris shares tips on how to tune your bow, which arrows to use for best results, how to troubleshoot, and why accuracy matters over everything else. 
 
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Getting In Shape For Western Hunting On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks physical and mental fitness with Dan Staton, a life long fitness enthusiast and host of the ElkShape Youtube channel and podcast.Dan S. is obsessed with elk hunting! From training year round to fueling his body with the elk that he harvests, a lot of what Dan does is centered around chasing September bugles. Dan took his ideas of being in ElkShape and turned it into a movement of hunters across the country. Between podcast, YouTube episodes, live events and much more anyone can focusing on creating momentum towards being in ElkShape year round. Dan M. and Dan S. take a deep dive into the mental and physical aspects of hunting that just might give you the edge when chasing big game animals out West.Connect with Dan Mathews and The Nomadic Outdoorsman On TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Dan Staton and ElkShapeOn YouTube, Instagram and Online
202: Hunting Knives 101 With Evan Siembida We have Evan Siembida from Siembida Custom knives with us on the podcast today to talk about everything knife related: the difference between a custom knife and a mass produced knife, what makes his knife special, the ins and outs of sharpening knives, blade and handle materials, etc. We also talk about a few things you should NEVER do to a hunting knife, especially a high end knife.  Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in stock email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I’ve found and where you can get it. Resources Contact Evan on Instagram at Siembida_Custom_Knives or call him at 740-270-9057 Everyone who purchases Hunting Guns 101 or Muzzleloaders 101 will receive a special code they can redeem with Evan to get a special bonus with their knife for free. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/hunting-knives-101-with-evan-siembida/
Baiting Bears and Beans On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with serial entrepreneur Will De Rover about his passion for bear hunting which he developed after purchasing a bear hunting outfitter.Will is 24 years old and grew up in Southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Will has been part owner of Beartrack Outfitters in Manitoba, Canada since 2018. He jumped into owning a bear hunting outfit having never bear hunted and has been learning the ins and outs of hunting Canadian black bears ever since. His love for bear hunting and conservation spurred him on to start Bearbeans Coffee in 2021 where he gives 10% of the income back to bear research, habitat improvement and conservation. His background as a hunter and hunting outfitter has deepened his knowledge of just how vital hunters are to the conservation of wildlife. Dan and Will discuss everything bear hunting and traveling internationally to hunt.Connect with Will De Rover On Instagram and OnlineConnect with Beartrack OutfittersOn Instagram and Online
Bonus 16: Giveaway Winner Announced, Updates On Podcast Hunts, & My Upcoming 2022 Hunting Season Preview Be sure to tune in today to learn who won the $200 Lucky Gunner gift card, receive some updates on those upcoming podcast hunts, and get a preview of my 2022 hunting season. Send me an email at john@thebiggamehuntingblog.com or a private message on Instagram (@thebiggamehunter_) for more information on the Africa hunt. Subscribe to my Patreon channel for first priority on available spots for that hunt. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/bonus-16/
Chef Jean Paul Bourgeois - Sportsman, Game chef and Meat eater contributor Chef Jean Paul Bourgeois - Sportsman, Game chef and Meat eater contributor
As a man, a chef and an outdoorsman, I strive to honor and celebrate the traditions of southern cooking and cultures that came before us through sustainable food ways and new world techniques. s a young boy, I recall my earliest, fondest, and most lasting memories centered on food. Whether it was my dad competing in a community cooking contest, my mom preparing family meals every evening, or PaPaw eating biscuits and mayhaw jelly with me when we visited during the holidays; I cherish those as well as and so many other memories of my childhood. Growing up, my mom and dad encouraged me to make a “happy plate,” meaning I finished all of my food. Needless to say, I always did, and it still “irks” me to waste food. Well, all of those happy plates did their job, and today I find myself blessed to live in New York City and married to the love of my life, Candace Koehl Bourgeois. My time in New York City, has afforded me a network of new friends and family that I look to for inspiration, support, and good times. 
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Throwback Thursday with Jared Bloomgren Throwback Thursday with Jared Bloomgren
 
Show Notes: 
 
Aside from your instincts, there’s a lot of things that can help you become a successful hunter. Jared Bloomgren is an absolute beast in the field – no pun intended. He manages to get it done time and time again by combining his military background with his hunting style and I just find his outlook exciting. Being a hunter in the 21st century, Jared believes that technology has given us the edge on hunting but also never limits himself to relying solely on technology. Hunting out of state will always bring some challenges that technology cannot overcome which is why he still has a good head on gathering data the old way like talking to biologists, studying weather patters and even observing vegetation.
A Bear Hunt for the Record Books On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with his good friend and avid outdoorsman Weston Marsh about Weston’s recent trip to chase Canadian black bears with his bow.Weston grew up in Michigan and quickly became passionate about hunting and bass fishing. He is an avid waterfowl hunter but he primarily chases big game with his bow. Weston has lived in multiple states and always finds time to scout, pattern and have encounter with amazing whitetails. He recently returned to Florida (the state where he attended college) and connected with an old college friend that invited him on his first international hunting trip. Dan and Weston discuss the up’s, the downs and the underwater adventures that all come together to make up his first black bear hunt in Canada. Weston recaps the crazy encounters where he was literally face to face with black bears and watched timber wolves within bow range.
Over The Counter Western Hunts with Dan Johnson On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with fellow western rookie Dan Johnson about his past few seasons chasing western big game with his bow.Dan Johnson is the host of Nine Finger Chronicles, owner of Sportsmen’s Empire and former cohost of The Wired to Hunt podcast. He shares about his successes, failures and everything in between while hunting mule deer. Dan M. Picks his brain about lightening his pack and condensing what he takes with him into the backcountry. The Dans share common struggles while glassing and attempting to identify animals at long range. This is a combination of a strategy, gear and preparation session as they learn from one another and reflect on their first few seasons hunting the west.
Lessons Learned From a Western Rookie On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks about his failures, successes and lessons learned from his first few years hunting Elk and Mule deer out west.Dan has been hunting and fishing in the midwest since he was 5 years old. He started off chasing squirrels and birds with a bb-gun and graduated to deer hunting with a 20 gauge shotgun when he was 12. Most of his life he has hunted East of the Mississippi River and it wasn’t until moving to Colorado in his late 20’s that he got to experience what western hunting was all about. Dan has 3 years of western big game hunting under his belt and shares tips, tricks and strategies that he’s picked up along the way. Between shooting 2 bull elk and a mule deer in his first 2 seasons to eating tag soup at the end of season 3 there is a lot he has learned that he shares in this episode.
Colorado Moose Hunting On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with hunting buddy/mentor Shawn Leschinsky about his successful moose hunt in Colorado.Dan and Shawn break down the entire story behind Shawn’s moose hunt including gear, scouting, strategy and more. Dan and Shawn have been on several big game hunts throughout the years. Shawn is an avid big game hunter and waterfowl enthusiast from Colorado’s front range. Dan and Shawn met in a goose pit in 2017 and have been chasing game animals together ever since. Shawn has a daughter in high school that he raised in the outdoors and he and his wife Sara recently welcomed their son Colt into the world. Colt already comes running where he hears a hunting call or an outdoor tv show.
Colorado Mountain Goat Hunting On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan continues his talk with Shawn Leschinsky but they transition from moose hunting to Shawn’s mountain goat hunt that took place 2 seasons later.Dan and Shawn dive deep into the preparation and execution of their adventure chasing after a big Rocky Mountain Billy. As soon as Shawn let Dan know about the hunt they both immediately began planning and training for what would become their hardest and most dangerous hunt to date. In this episode they talk about gear, food, training, scouting and so much more. It all comes together as they recap how the actual hunt played out and how a few wrong moves could have ended up with an emergency evacuation.
Planning a First Time Western Archery Hunt On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with his good friend Linnea about their upcoming archer mule deer hunt.Linnea grew up in smalltown Wisconsin where her love for the outdoors and adventure began. Linnea currently travels the country with her dog Akela in their converted Ram ProMaster van. Linnea has been living a nomadic lifestyle for over a year and a half which has only increased her love for wild places and becoming more involved in the outdoors. She picked up fly fishing which sparked a new curiosity for being connected to the land through the pursuit of wild game as a food source. Linnea recently bought a Mathews VXR and plans to hunt her first deer with it this fall. She successfully drew a buck mule deer archery tag for Utah. Dan and Linnea dream about what’s to come in the few short months leading up to both of their first western archery hunts.Connect with Linnea On Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok
Everything Elk Hunting On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan takes a deep dive into elk hunting with his good friend and western big game mentor Shawn Leschinsky.Dan and Shawn cover anything and everything pertaining to elk hunting including gear, rifle setup, approach angle and so much more. Shawn taught Dan most of what he knows about western hunting and has successfully helped over a dozen new hunters take a bull elk on public land. Shawn and his family have been hunting in Colorado for decades. Shawn has helped his teenage daughter, 2 brothers, nephew and his dad successfully harvest things like bear, elk, mule deer and other big game animals. Shawn has drawn 2 of the 3 trophy big game animals and shares knowledge acquired through years of experience on this episode of the podcast.
809: New Vortex Rangefinders-Crossfire, Diamondback and Viper Preview Join Jay Scott as he talks with Cody Nelson and Jaryd Burnstein of Vortex Optics about the new Vortex Rangefinders.
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810: Arizona Bighorn Sheep Unit Breakdown with Brian Rimsza Join Jay Scott and Brian Rimsza as they breakdown the Arizona Bighorn Sheep Units and go over the 2022 Fall Sheep Hunt options.
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Sponsors of the JSO Podcast
https://www.gohunt.com/ Cody Nelson "Glassing Guru and Optics Authority" Optics Manager at goHUNT.com Gear Shop-Call Cody directly for info and sales at (702) 847-8747 Ext #2 or email at optics@goHunt.com Use "JayScott" promo code to get discount
Now an added incredible value of Desktop Maps and MAPS available on iPhone and Android for no extra cost.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.  Sign up at https://www.gohunt.com/jayscott and get a $50 goHUNT Gear Shop gift card
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811: Arizona Mule Deer and Desert Bighorn Forecast with Parker Fails of Clay Bundy Outfitters Join Jay Scott and Parker Fails of Clay Bundy Outfitters as they discuss the Arizona Strip Mule deer forecast and Desert Bighorn Sheep.
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812: Clay Bundy talks Arizona Strip Conditions and Forecast for 2022 AZ Mule Deer and Sheep Join Jay Scott and Clay Bundy of Clay Bundy Outfitters as they discuss the Arizona Strip Mule deer forecast and Desert Bighorn Sheep.
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Sponsors of the JSO Podcast
https://www.gohunt.com/ Cody Nelson "Glassing Guru and Optics Authority" Optics Manager at goHUNT.com Gear Shop-Call Cody directly for info and sales at (702) 847-8747 Ext #2 or email at optics@goHunt.com Use "JayScott" promo code to get discount
Now an added incredible value of Desktop Maps and MAPS available on iPhone and Android for no extra cost.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.  Sign up at https://www.gohunt.com/jayscott and get a $50 goHUNT Gear Shop gift card
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814:Arizona Coues and Mule Deer ”What Units to Apply For” with Ben Brochu of Shadow Valley Outfitters Join Jay Scott and Ben Brochu of Shadow Valley Outfitters as they breakdown the Arizona Coues Deer Hunts.
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815: Kaibab Units 12A and 12AE Mule Deer Breakdown with High Point Outfitters Join Jay Scott and the guys from High Point Outfitters as they talk about the mule deer on the Kaibab in Arizona and the 2022 Fall Season Outlook.
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813: Jason Bond talks Arizona Mule Deer Outlook Join Jay Scott and Jason Bond of Bond Trophy Outfitters.  Arizona Mule Deer Hunting Forecast
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201: Sheep Hunting 101 With Ron Spomer Ron Spomer is back on the podcast today to talk about sheep hunting. Ron actually has a pretty good amount of sheep hunting experience pursuing bighorn, dall, and stone sheep in Idaho, Alaska, and Canada. Fortunately, he was generous enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to come on The Big Game Hunting Podcast today and talk to us about some of those hunting experiences and some insights based on those hunts. As usual, we talk a lot about rifles, cartridges, and bullets as well as a lot of the other stuff that goes with hunting sheep. Show Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training. Resources 1) Ron's Instagram & YouTube Pages 2) RonSpomerOutdoors.net – Ron's web site. 3) Ron Spomer Outdoors Podcast - Apple & Spotify Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/sheep-hunting-101-with-ron-spomer/
200: 200th Episode Giveaway, Special Announcement, & How We Got Here! Can you believe this is episode 200?!? In this episode, I tell the story of how we got here, provide some specific episode recommendations, announce the winner of the autographed copy of The Perfect Shot II I'm giving away, the details of ANOTHER awesome giveaway I'm doing in celebration of this episode, and details on 2 really excellent upcoming podcast hunting opportunities you can join me on. Subscribe to my Patreon channel for first priority on available spots for those two hunts. Send me an email at john@thebiggamehuntingblog.com or a private message on Instagram (@thebiggamehunter_) with your guesses for the giveaway and to sign up for either hunt. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/200th-episode/
Elk Hunting with Jeff Moran Elk Hunting and the Anti-Hunt Movement with Jeff Moran


Show Notes:
Jeff Moran is an expert hunter, who focuses mostly on elk hunting and bowhunting, and he joins me today on the pod. He’s spent a lot of time hunting whitetail, but recently started zoning in on taking elk with a bow.  In fact, he says off the bat that he hasn’t used a rifle in nearly a decade. We swapped stories about elk hunting, traded information about bows and equipment, and a lot more.  
 
We started by talking about issues we all face as hunters: reputation. There’s a growing anti-hunt movement in the country, and they use irresponsible hunters to paint us all as the bad guys. Jeff and I talked about how this happens, why it happens, and what we can do to stop it. 
 
We talked a bit about predator species in different areas across the country. We covered bear, coyotes, and wolves. I’ve done a bit of bear hunting, so it was great to talk about those species with Jeff. After that, we swapped stories about some of our recent hunts. Jeff’s got some great anecdotes about elk hunting up in Idaho.

That led us to talking about arrows and equipment. After Jeff had some problems with one of his arrows, we got into the nitty-gritty on arrow construction and manufacturing. We also talked a bit about the mentality required to get results. From there, Jeff provided some tips for hunting bulls in midday conditions. As an expert elk hunter, it was great to hear these from him.
 
Jeff and I traded a few more stories, before we ended with a little conversation about wildlife population management — another subject both of us are pretty passionate about.
 
What's Inside:
- How the “antis” paint hunters as evil in the mainstream media.
- What we can do to avoid this reputation.
- We swap stories about elk hunting.
- Tips for midday elk hunting.
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
 
Short Description:
In this episode, I sat down with elk hunter Jeff Moran to talk about his experiences bowhunting for elk. We traded a bunch of stories from hunts we’ve been on. We also talked about arrow construction, the anti-hunt movement, midday hunting, population management, and a whole lot more. 
 
Tags:
Elk hunting, anti-hunting movement, elk, population management, bowhunting, predator hunting, big game hunting, days in the wild, jeff moran
Throwback Thursday with Remi Warren Throwback Thursday with Remi Warren
 
Show Notes: 
 
If you’ve been in the hunting world for a while, there’s no way you’ve never heard of the name Remi Warren. Remi is a badass when it comes to hunting elk and deer but those aren’t the only species he hunts. Although he specializes in elk and deer, Remi has vast knowledge on buffalo hunting as well. He’s an expert hunting guide and has expanded his guided expeditions to New Zealand and Australia. In this episode, we really dove in the talk of animal behavior, terrain, the uniqueness of every animal and what has brought him great hunting success.
Throwback Thursday with Corey Jacobsen Throwback Thursday with Corey Jacobsen
 
Show Notes: 
 
Every hunter has a formula for hunting and this comes out with experience by figuring out what tactics and strategies work for you and your hunting style. Corey Jacobsen is an elk hunter who has tons of stories from his 30 plus years of hunting experience. And with over 3 decades of hunting, he’s finally mapped out the formula that brings him success in the field. We sat down and talked about his hunting formula, what it was like to see his son shoot his first elk and the excitement he still feels on the field even after decades of hunting.
Bonus episode Backwoods Bowhunters and I episode 1 Bonus episode Backwoods Bowhunters and I episode 1 
Me and the Guys from Backwoods Bowhunter Podcast have a discussion about a lot of different things and in episode 2 we get into some of my hunting stories. Tim and Mike some really cool guys and were fun to talk to.
Hunt anywhere and have success How to Fight for Hunting


Show Notes:
As someone with 40 years of hunting experience, I’ve seen the ebbs and flows of the anti-hunt movement. Today, it’s growing year after year. So, I sat down this week to talk a little about land management, hunting strategy, but most importantly: Howl for Wildlife. Howl for Wildlife is a new organization dedicated to hunting activism. Activism can be a dirty word for many hunters, but it’s time for us to stand up for our right to hunt. 
 
I talked a bit about my background in hunting, and how I became a hunting guide. I went on to discuss my hunting and scouting strategy. My strategy depends on the animal I’m hunting, of course, so I started with mule deer. We talked a bit about what kind of habitat keeps does around and what we should be looking for as hunters. We also swapped some stories about our experiences hunting, guiding, and more. 
 
After that, we got into the meat of the episode: hunting activism. “Activism” isn’t a word usually associated with our side, but it’s about time that hunters start being active. The anti-hunt movement is only growing, and it’s up to us to fight that. We talked a bit about the anti-hunt movement, and how that type of disinformation can impact policy change. 
 
That led me into my organization, Howl for Wildlife. The organization was founded to work for hunters, and we’ve already had some success. I talked a bit about the story of Howl for Wildlife, and what we are doing for hunters today. We had a great conversation about conservation, activism, and uniting as hunters. 
 
What's’ Inside:
- Tips and tricks for reading the land.
- How anti-hunting legislation spreads across the nation.
- The importance of unity as hunters.
- How the mainstream media paints hunters as the bad guys.
- How you can help fight for hunting rights. 
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
Days in the Wild: https://daysinthewild.com/
 
Short Description:
This week on the podcast, we talked about hunting rights and the importance of hunting activism. That’s typically not a word associated with our side of things, but it’s critical that we come together as hunters and stand up for what’s right.  Aside from that, we had a great conversation about hunting strategy and reading land. 
 
Tags:
Hunting activism, reading land, howl for wildlife, land management, hunting rights, anti-hunt movement, big game hunting, days in the wild
Throwback Thursday with Billy Babish Mule deer Throwback Thursday with Billy Babish
 
Show Notes: 
 
I’ve got my good friend and long-time hunting colleague, Billy Babish, on the TBT today. Being Arizona natives, Billy and I both know what it’s like to be archery hunting late in the season in this state. But Billy has a special skill…he only gets to hunt by himself for about 5-6 days in a year but he always manages to bag himself a buck. He’s got great know-hows about late season archery hunting in AZ and he gave us the low-down on Coues and mules, animal patterns, strategies he’s tried and what has worked for him over the years.  Talking Mule Deer Hunting Tactics with Muley Slayer Marc Smith 
 
 
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AZ OTC Deer Hunt Changes with David Rigo AZ OTC Deer Hunt Changes with David Rigo
Arizona’s over-the-counter, nonpermit-tag archery deer hunting opportunity will continue for the 2022-2023 hunts, but harvest limits have been set by unit and by species. 
This approach is in accordance with hunt guidelines (www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Guidelines/) approved April 1, 2022, by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Harvest limits were set at 20 percent of the estimated harvest for a unit and species. Failure to report a harvest, as well as hunting in a closed unit, will be strictly enforced.
All over-the-counter archery deer hunters will be required to report their harvest either online or by phone within 48 hours of taking their deer (details to be published in the 2022-2023 Arizona Hunting Regulations booklet). When the number of deer equaling the archery deer harvest limit for a particular unit and species has been reported, the unit will be closed to further archery deer hunting at sundown the Wednesday immediately following. 
Hunters will be responsible for checking online or by telephone before hunting to determine if their desired hunt unit is still open. The department’s website will be updated continuously to reflect the number of deer harvested and whether a harvest limit has been reached and a unit is closed. 
The 2022-2023 Arizona Hunting Regulations will be posted online in early May at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations/.
Spring Bear Season with Doug Boze Spring Bear Season with Doug Boze


Show Notes:
Doug Boze has been hunting for about 30 years and in his own words, he hunts anything that walks: deer, bear, and other big game. He joined us on the podcast to talk about his favorite hunt: black bear. I kicked us off by telling Doug about my experience in predator hunting and calling. 

Doug talked a bit about what he looks for in a hunting area. When he gets into the field, he looks for places that seem ‘bearish.’ While that might not sound helpful at first glance, it’s just one of those things that takes experience. Doug told me what defines ‘bearish’ for him – what type of landscape, drainage areas, and other hints that bears are present.
 
Food is the most important thing for bears. So, Doug says that should be the most important factor for bear hunters. Find out what bears are eating and where their food can be found. Bears also strip trees like no one’s business: that’s one of the best ways to find spring bears. Aside from that, there’s tracks, scat, and a few other telltale signs that Doug told me about.
 
We went on to talk a lot more about bear hunting and calling. Doug also has a great story about bear hunting with his brother during the late season. After that, we discussed the anti-hunt movement and the future of bear hunting. The politics of bear hunting are crazier than ever. Doug and I have some ideas about what we can do about that. 
 
What's Inside:
- What to look for when hunting bears.
- What a ‘bearish’ landscape looks like.
- Identifying trees stripped by bears.
- A deep dive on the politics of bear hunting.
- How to fix the issues with hunting legislation. 
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
Days in the Wild: https://daysinthewild.com/
Douglas Boze: https://www.instagram.com/bozeandbears/?hl=en
 
Short Description:
Doug Boze is an experienced bear hunter and author. He joined me this week to discuss spring bear hunting techniques, strategies, calling, and more. You’ll also find a deep dive on the politics and future of bear hunting – we talked for a bit about the ‘state of affairs’ with the anti-hunting movement.
 
Tags:
Bear hunting, bear calling, black bears, hunting activism, hunting education, anti-hunting, hunting legislation, big game hunting, days in the wild, Doug Boze
Being a Hunting Ambassador with Clint Whitley Being a Hunting Ambassador with Clint Whitley


Show Notes:
Clint Whitley is a South Dakota native and hunter who’s spent time all across the western part of our country. He’s got experience hunting a variety of game, including elk, mule deer, waterfowl, and more. Clint and I sat down to talk about hunting, life, activism, and everything in between. We started by catching up on our personal lives, and what happens when family meets hunting (and vise versa). 
 
Today, Clint is in field education. He spends all day in the field, teaching people how to get out and enjoy the hunt and the great outdoors. He told me a bit about what he does on a day-to-day basis. As an outdoor educator, Clint has a lot of firsthand experience with getting more sportsmen in the field. 
 
The truth is: A lot of people out there just don’t know what they’re doing. Clint Whitley plays a crucial role in fixing that problem. 
 
We talked a lot about recruiting hunters, what hunting does for conservation, and how hunters can start conversations with non-hunters. There’s a lot of misinformation and ignorance going around out there. As hunters, it’s important for us to mediate the public on hunting misinformation and propaganda. 
 
Ultimately, there’s a lot of money in the anti-hunting camp. The only way we can fight this is with real-life knowledge and experience. There are some great tips in this episode for talking to the public about our sport – and dealing with anti-hunting activists. 
 
What's Inside:
- How Clint helps novice hunters.
- The importance of hunting for conservation.
- How we can spread the truth about hunting.
- The power of money for the anti-hunting side.
- How to talk to the public about hunting.
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
Days in the Wild: https://daysinthewild.com/
Western Hunting Podcast: instagram.com/westernhuntinghub/?hl=en
Western Hunting Hub Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewesternhuntinghub/
 
Short Description:
We tackled some important issues on this week’s podcast. Clint Whitley is a field educator and experienced hunter. Clint and I sat down to talk about how we can fight for hunting in an increasingly anti-hunting world. This is critical information for experienced and novice hunters alike, so this episode is a must-listen. 
 
Tags:
Conservation, hunting activism, hunting education, activism, anti-hunting, hunting legislation, big game hunting, days in the wild, Clint Whitley
Throwback Thursday with Eddie Willy Early season deer AZ Throwback Thursday with Eddie Willy
 
Show Notes: 
 
Not a lot of people talk about the early season deer hunting in Arizona. Most people overlook it and just goes with the regular archery hunting season because of the heat that comes with being in the desert but there’s a lot that goes into it. The good hunts don’t always happen near the water. I sat down with Eddie Willy from Southeast Arizona Hunts to talk about early season deer hunting. We share stories and knowledge on animal behavior during the early season, bedding habits, how to locate deer during this time of the year and more useful bits to help early season hunters.
Throwback Thursday with Fred Eichler Elk hunting Throwback Thursday with Fred Eichler
 
Show Notes: 
 
A lot of variables come into play when you’re elk hunting, or any kind of hunting for that matter. But a lot of hunters fail to understand that they need to be doing the research and get away from the crowds to be successful in hunting. Fred Eichler is an experienced guide who has a permit in 1.3million acres of hunting area. We sat down and talked about Colorado hunting and tags, using different resources for research such as talking to biologists and the data that proves you need to get away from where everyone else is hunting so you double your chances of success.
194: Charging Electronics Afield-What You Need To Know Today, I’m going to address one of those things that's really important, but often overlooked by hunters: charging your electronics out in the backcountry. I’ve used all sorts of portable power chargers over the years with varying degrees of success. With that in mind, I want to talk about the ins and outs of portable battery chargers and one of the best battery pack options you should definitely consider. Article Referenced In Show: Dark Energy Poseidon Pro Review- Read Before You Buy! Don't even think about missing our upcoming podcast event with Kevin Robertson on 7 May at Conroe Taxidermy. Kevin will be bringing his famous 505 Gibbs rifle for everyone to check out and he’ll also be giving 2 presentations to everyone on hunting in Africa. The event is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here and vote for the topic you'd like Kevin to talk about. Next, support me through Patreon here. I will record Kevin's talks at the event and Patreon supporters will be able to consume those recordings online. In addition to these presentations, I will be providing bonus content to Patreon supporters in the future. Patreon supporters will also receive first access to future Big Game Hunting Podcast events and hunts as well as first priority when it comes to emailing me directly with questions about hunting, cartridges, and ballistics. Show Sponsor: Click the link below to purchase your own Dark Energy Poseidon Pro. Use promo code BIGGAMEHUNTER to get $5 off any order of $50 or more from Dark Energy. https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/battery Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/charging-electronics-afield/
195: Giveaway & Special Announcements I'm doing a special giveaway for the upcoming 200th episode of the Big Game Hunting Podcast. Listen for details on how to enter as well as information on my upcoming meet and greet with Kevin Robertson at Conroe Taxidermy on 7 May 2022. The event is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here and vote for the topic you'd like Kevin to talk about. Next, support me through Patreon here. I will record Kevin's talks at the event and Patreon supporters will be able to consume those recordings online. In addition to these presentations, I will be providing bonus content to Patreon supporters in the future. Subscribe to my Patreon channel or RSVP to and attend the upcoming event to enter in the giveaway for an autographed copy of The Perfect Shot II. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/giveaway-and-special-announcements/
196: Mossberg 940 Pro Field Review Most shotgunners will probably agree that, as good as many modern semi-automatic shotguns are, it’s still really tough to compete with the reliability of a solid pump-action shotgun like the Mossberg 500 or the Remington 870. Things changed when I got the chance to hunt with the new Mossberg 940 Pro Field semi-automatic shotgun last year though. This episode is an in-depth Mossberg 940 Pro Field Review where I go over the pros and cons of the shotgun in detail so you can make an informed decision regarding whether or not it make sense for you to pick one up for yourself. Article Referenced In Show: Mossberg 940 Pro Field Shotgun Review: What You Need To Know Don't even think about missing our upcoming podcast event with Kevin Robertson on 7 May at Conroe Taxidermy. Kevin will be bringing his famous 505 Gibbs rifle for everyone to check out and he’ll also be giving 2 presentations to everyone on hunting in Africa. The event is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here and vote for the topic you'd like Kevin to talk about. Next, support me through Patreon here. I will record Kevin's talks at the event and Patreon supporters will be able to consume those recordings online. In addition to these presentations, I will be providing bonus content to Patreon supporters in the future. Patreon supporters will also receive first access to future Big Game Hunting Podcast events and hunts as well as first priority when it comes to emailing me directly with questions about hunting, cartridges, and ballistics. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/mossberg-940-pro-field/
197: 260 Remington vs 6.5 Creedmoor vs 6.5x55 Swede Comparison It's a fact: talk about the 6.5 Creedmoor long enough in a public forum and someone will bring up the 260 Remington and/or 6.5x55 Swede and tell everyone why they think those other cartridges are better. With that in mind, today’s episode compares and contrasts the 6.5 Creedmoor with the 260 Remington and the 6.5x55 Swede in order to provide some insight into which cartridge really is the "best" of the 3. Article Referenced In Show: 260 Remington vs 6.5 Creedmoor vs 6.5x55 Swede Best 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo – 6.5 Creedmoor Hunting Ammo Recommendations Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles– 6.5 Creedmoor Hunting Rifle Recommendations Subscribe to my Patreon channel to enter in the upcoming giveaway for an autographed copy of The Perfect Shot II. Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Additionally, you'll also receive access to my upcoming module on appropriate firearms for a survival situation and which firearms are best for hunting, which are best for defense, which ones will work for both tasks, and the tradeoffs associated with each. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/260-remington-vs-6-5-creedmoor-vs-6-5x55-swede/
198: 204 Ruger vs 223 Remington vs 22-250 Remington vs 220 Swift Comparison The 223 Remington, 204 Ruger, 22-250 Remington, and 220 Swift are all very effective and popular cartridges among varmint hunters. Which one is right for you though? With that in mind, today’s episode compares and contrasts the 204 Ruger, 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, and 220 Swift in order to provide some insight into which cartridge really is the "best" of the 4 high velocity cartridges. Article Referenced In Show: 22-250 vs 223 vs 204 Ruger vs 220 Swift Subscribe to my Patreon channel to enter in the upcoming giveaway for an autographed copy of The Perfect Shot II. Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Additionally, you'll also receive access to my upcoming module on appropriate firearms for a survival situation and which firearms are best for hunting, which are best for defense, which ones will work for both tasks, and the tradeoffs associated with each. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/204-ruger-vs-223-remington-vs-22-250-remington-vs-220-swift/
199: 6.5 Grendel vs 6.5 Creedmoor Comparison The 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor are both very popular 6.5mm centerfire rifle cartridges. While their names are very similar, these cartridges were designed to fill very different needs and perform differently afield. With that in mind, today’s episode compares and contrasts the 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor in order to provide some insight into which cartridge is best suited for different situations. Article Referenced In Show: 6.5 Grendel vs 6.5 Creedmoor: Which 6.5 Cartridge Is Right For You? Best 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo – 6.5 Creedmoor Hunting Ammo Recommendations Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles– 6.5 Creedmoor Hunting Rifle Recommendations Subscribe to my Patreon channel to enter in the upcoming giveaway for an autographed copy of The Perfect Shot II. Sponsor: Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Additionally, you'll also receive access to my upcoming module on appropriate firearms for a survival situation and which firearms are best for hunting, which are best for defense, which ones will work for both tasks, and the tradeoffs associated with each. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/6-5-grendel-vs-6-5-creedmoor/
Jason Phelps - Activism, Elk Hunting, and Calling Activism, Elk Hunting, and Calling with Jason Phelps


Show Notes:
Jason Phelps is a man who needs no introduction. But just in case – he’s an experienced elk hunter and an industry leader in game call design and manufacturing. Jason is most known for his credentials as a call designer, but we talked about a whole lot more than just calling. We touched on hunting conditions, elk hunting, and of course – calling strategies. 
 
Before any of that, though, we discussed hunting activism. The movement against hunting rights is only growing. Combine that with all the craziness going on in the world, and it’s more important than ever to stand up for our rights as hunters. Jason lives in NorCal, so he’s right in the thick of the anti-hunting movement. 
 
With that out of the way, we swapped a few stories about elk hunting. Jason’s got plenty of experience hunting elk and the stories he shared makes you wish you were in the hunting field at that very moment. We talked about what Jason looks for in hunting conditions, before getting into the nitty-gritty of elk calling. 
 
There are a lot of ways to call for elk, but there’s also a right (and wrong) way to do it. Given Jason’s experience with just that, he gives very practical and useful tips on elk calling. We ultimately agreed – it’s important to find a way that you enjoy, that also brings success. 
 
What's Inside:
- The importance of hunting activism.
- How hunting legislation gets passed. 
- We swap stories about elk hunting.
- Different techniques for calling elk. 
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
 
Short Description:
I sat down with Jason Phelps, a well known hunter and call engineer. We talked about hunting activism, and how important it is to stand up for our rights as hunters. We also jumped into all things elk. We swapped stories about the hunt and got some great insight on elk calling from Jason. 
 
Tags:
Hunting activism, elk calling, hunting rights, elk hunting, big game hunting, calling technique, calling , days in the wild, hunting podcast, jason phelps
Wyoming Bucks and Bulls On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks to 3 “brothers” from Wyoming about all the things they love to chase in their great state. Tanner Varndell, Chase Galley and Colton Jones join Dan to talk about everything from hunting antelope on the plains to chasing high country mule deer.Chase has always dreamt of filming his hunts and to try and make it "big time". Recently Chase’s dreams have shifted to helping others chase their outdoor adventures. Chase loves to bow hunt elk, and feels that there’s nothing more exciting than hearing bulls bugle in the morning.Tanner gets his kicks by chasing high-country mule deer. Whether he is the one making the stock or just watching the deer to see what they do, finding and locating the giant old grey ghosts of the alpines is like a drug to him.Colton is the man behind the video and photography. Colton is an experienced filmmaker and photographer. He has traveled to Japan to compete in competitions and is an avid outdoorsman. Colton had always wanted to start hunting big game but it wasn’t until he met Tanner and Chase while working at Sportsman’s that he truly got hooked. Tanner, Chase and Colton hope that their passion for the outdoors helps others get the ambition to tie up their boots, throw on a pack and experience life in the outdoors.
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193: 224 Valkyrie Cartridge Profile Today I have another cartridge profile and cartridge comparison for you. Specifically, we’re going to be talking about the 224 Valkyrie and how it compares to the 223 Remington and the 22 Nosler.  Article Referenced In Show: 224 Valkyrie: What You Need To Know  Don't even think about missing our upcoming podcast event with Kevin Robertson on 7 May at Conroe Taxidermy. Kevin will be bringing his famous 505 Gibbs rifle for everyone to check out and he’ll also be giving 2 presentations to everyone on hunting in Africa. The event is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here and vote for the topic you'd like Kevin to talk about. Next, support me through Patreon here. I will record Kevin's talks at the event and Patreon supporters will be able to consume those recordings online. In addition to these presentations, I will be providing bonus content to Patreon supporters in the future. Patreon supporters will also receive first access to future Big Game Hunting Podcast events and hunts as well as first priority when it comes to emailing me directly with questions about hunting, cartridges, and ballistics. Show Sponsor: Make sure you protect your hearing while you're at the range or while you're hunting. Visit thebiggamehuntingblog.com/earpro to purchase a set of AXIL GS Extreme earbuds that are comfortable to wear, offer great ear protection, provide up to 6x hearing enhancement, and also have bluetooth connectivity. Plus, you'll also get the best pricing on them in the process (up to 50% off MSRP) through that link. Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Additionally, you'll also receive access to my upcoming module on appropriate firearms for a survival situation and which firearms are best for hunting, which are best for defense, which ones will work for both tasks, and the tradeoffs associated with each. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/224-valkyrie-profile/
Reading Animals and Using Decoys with Danny Farris Reading Animals and Using Decoys with Danny Farris



Show Notes:

Danny Farris and I sat down to talk about reading animals, using decoys, and a whole lot more. Danny’s an experienced hunter in Colorado: he’s the owner of Ultimate Predator Gear,  a columnist for Bowhunter magazine and a host for the Hoyt bowhunting podcast, among other things. When it comes to bowhunting – Danny’s your guy.

 

Danny owns a decoy company, so we kicked off by talking about using decoys effectively. Everyone has their own thoughts on decoys, but Danny says they’re most effective during the rut. The hormonal changes that go on during the rut make decoys extra effective. 

 

From there, we talked about deer hunting. Danny has a lot of knowledge on how deer behave, so it was great to hear him talk about reading the species. We swapped a few stories about just that – how to read deer in the field, and how to predict their next move. That’s easier said than done. We both had a few stories about using decoys during these types of situations on the hunt. 

 

A lot of this comes from your ability to make decisions in high pressure situations. We talked a bit about how we handle those moments. I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping my cool, but that’s another one of those ‘easier said than done’ things. “The ability to stay calm enough to make sound decisions,” as Danny calls it, is a huge skill to have for hunters. It was great to talk about this skill with Danny – it’s an underrated one to have in your arsenal. 

 

What's Inside:

- How to use decoys effectively.

- When to use a decoy.

- What is spot and ambush hunting?

- How to keep cool when it’s time to take the shot. 

- Stories about elk, deer, and turkey hunting.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

Ultimate Predator: www.ultimatepredatorgear.com

 

Short Description:

Expert bowhunter Danny Farris joined me on the podcast this week to talk about using decoys effectively. Danny is the owner of Ultimate Predator, a company that makes decoys for bowhunters. Everyone has their own opinions on decoys, so it was great to hear some expert advice on how (and when) to use them. 

 

Tags:

Bowhunting, decoys, archery, mule deer, colorado, hunting psychology, turkey hunting, elk hunting, big game hunting, days in the wild, danny farris, bowhunter, hunting tips, hunting stories
Throwback Thursday with Colton Gibbins Throwback Thursday with Colton Gibbins
 
Show Notes: 
 
Colton Gibbins is an expert hunting navigator in the Idaho playing field. When this episode was recorded, Colton has had 16 seasons under his belt and has been a guide in Idaho for several years. Idaho offers a great population of elk during hunting season and it’s a great place for bowhunting and rifle hunting. Originally a bowhunter, he shared how he also had to know his way behind rifles because of Idaho’s hunting zones and units system. We sat down and talked about everything and anything you need to know for a great Idaho hunting trip, including Colton’s know-hows, insider knowledge in navigating areas and how hunting zones and units in Idaho works.
Throwback Thursday with Chad Roberts Throwback Thursday with Chad Roberts
 
Show Notes: 
 
This episode is a must-listen for anyone who’s looking into hunting in Arizona. We got juicy hunting knowledge from a very experienced Arizona deer hunter, Chad Roberts. This was part of my state-to-state deer hunting series and my conversation with Chad is one for the books. We talked about deer tags, weather, terrain, seasons, deer behavior and of course, hunting tactics. Chad absolutely loves the challenge of tracking deer and he walked us through his process from start to finish. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran hunter planning a hunting trip in the AZ field, this episode will definitely give you a great bird’s eye view.
Chasing September Bugles On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Jake Trujillo, a fly fishing and big game guide from New Mexico. Jake shares tips and tricks that he uses every September as he chases after bull elk during the rut. Jake grew up hunting and learning the craft from his dad Patrick. Not only did Jake learn to hunt from his dad, he also followed in his footsteps when he started competing in professional rodeo as a steer wrestler. After graduating Odessa College he took on a job as a guide for Chama Land and Cattle Co. Jake spends his summers guiding fly fishing trips and his fall and winter guiding elk and mule deer hunts Chama Land and Southwest Outfitters. He is from a small town in  Northern New Mexico called Abiquiu which is in the heart of some of the best mule deer and elk hunting New Mexico has to offer.
192: Wyoming Pronghorn Antelope Hunt Recap I hope you enjoyed my podcast last week about my New Mexico mule deer hunt. Today, we’ll talk about my Wyoming pronghorn antelope hunt. Once again, that was that a very fun and ultimately successful hunt that also has a lot of lessons for a person who has never been hunting out west and/or who has never hunted pronghorn before. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/wyoming-pronghorn-antelope-hunt-recap/ Show Sponsor: Get your own Poseidon Pro portable charger by going to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/battery and use promo code BIGGAMEUNTER for $5 off orders of $50 or more.  Head over to goHunt.com and sign up for an INSIDER membership to get the information YOU need to craft a plan to fulfill your dream hunt out west. Use promo code BIGGAMEHUNTER when you sign up to get $50 in store credit at their gear shop.
Predator Hunting with Levi Adamson Predator Hunting with Levi Adamson


Show Notes:
I talked to Levi Adamson about predator hunting. Levi’s an experienced hunter, who spends most of his time hunting predator species like coyotes, foxes, and bobcats. He’s got years of hunts under his belt, so it was great to hear everything he had to say. 
 
Levi talked a bit about how he got into predator hunting in the first place. With all the success Levi has had with predator hunting, I picked his brain a bit to get some more info. 
 
We talked a lot about how Levi finds areas to hunt. He has a unique strategy that he’s honed over the years. But, we both agree: the best places to hunt are areas with low hunt pressure. Levi and I both look to hunt in the areas where everyone overlooks. From there, Levi and I traded stories about coyote and bobcat hunting. He’s got plenty of great ones.  Predator hunting comes with its own ins-and-outs, and Levi’s got stories to cover just about all of them. 
 
Levi also ran through his entire hunting strategy, from start to finish. It was great to hear how he hunts – he provided lots of great info here for both beginners and experts. Levi talked about his calling sequence, which led us to talking more about predator calling. 
 
What's Inside:
- How Levi scouts hunting locations.
- We swap stories about coyote hunting and fox hunting.
- Levi’s strategy for coyote hunting and calling.
- A start-to-finish rundown of Levi’s hunts.
- How to call various predator species. 
 
Mentioned in this episode:
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/
 
Short Description:
I sat down with Levi Adamson to talk about predator hunting. He’s hunted all kinds of predators, including bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and more. We swapped some stories about these hunts, and Levi took us through his entire hunting strategy – it was great to hear firsthand what it takes to have success with predator hunting. 
 
Tags:
Predator hunting, fox hunting, bobcats, coyotes, predators, arizona hunting, hunting for beginners, big game hunting, days in the wild, levi adamson
191: Join My Live Podcast Event & Meet Kevin Robertson In Person! I have some great news that I’m extremely excited to share with you today! First, join Kevin Robertson and I at The Big Game Hunting Podcast meet and greet at Conroe Taxidermy on 7 May 2022. The event is FREE to attend, but please RSVP here and vote for the topic you'd like Kevin to talk about. Be sure to purchase one of Kevin’s books here prior to the event if you don’t already have a physical copy and if you'd like for him to sign one for you. Next, support me through Patreon here. I will record Kevin's talks at the event and Patreon supporters will be able to consume those recordings online. In addition to these presentations, I will be providing bonus content to Patreon supporters in the future. Patreon supporters will also receive first access to future Big Game Hunting Podcast events and hunts as well as first priority when it comes to emailing me directly with questions about hunting, cartridges, and ballistics. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/podcast-event/
Throwback Thursday with Brandt Smith and Steve Ficco Throwback Thursday with Brandt Smith and Steve Ficco
 
Show Notes: 
 
If you want tactics for success, this TBT episode is for you. Brandt Smith and Steve Ficco both are police officers in Colorado who use their tactical training in big game hunting. During this interview, Steve was running with 27 years of hunting experience and Brandt just shot his biggest buck so far, the year before. One thing quite unique to this duo is they didn’t use guides or outfitters when they hunted. They were all about DIY hunts and became experts at it. These two know whitetails and elks like the back of their hand and they spilled the beans on how their tactical and stealthy approach in hunting became their bread and butter.
190: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt Recap I wanted to take this opportunity talk about a couple of my memorable hunts from out west that occurred before I started the podcast, but are especially interesting and contain some valuable lessons learned. Today, we’ll talk about my New Mexico mule deer hunt. Not only was that a very fun and ultimately successful hunt, but the story of that particular hunt also has a lot of good lessons for a person who has never been hunting out west can learn from. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/new-mexico-mule-deer-hunt-recap/ Show Sponsor: Get your own Poseidon Pro portable charger by going to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/battery and use promo code BIGGAMEUNTER for $5 off orders of $50 or more.  Head over to goHunt.com and sign up for an INSIDER membership to get the information YOU need to craft a plan to fulfill your dream hunt out west. Use promo code BIGGAMEHUNTER when you sign up to get $50 in store credit at their gear shop.
Helicopter Hog Hunting On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Landon, Brandon, Tucker, Cody, Victoria and Tyler about Dan’s recent trip to Texas to chase hogs with thermal hunting equipment and helicopters.Landon and Brandon own Rogue Texan Outfitters, a guided hog eradication company where they host people from around the country. RTO uses out of the box strategies that most midwestern hunters only dream of. Cody is a rancher, guide and TikTok influencer that loves Texas and all the hunting opportunities it offers. Tucker is a US Marine that came all the way from Boise Idaho where he works for Eberlestock just to chase after feral hogs. Dan and the crew talk all about the events from the weekend where they had guests from 5 states in for the sole purpose of killing one of the most invasive species on the planet. Tucker, Cody and Dan share all about their experience vs expectation for their first pig hunt from the air. This is one of the craziest BS session/hunt recaps that Dan has ever been a part of.
Hunting, Kids, and Conservation with Jeff Barlow Hunting, Kids, and Conservation with Jeff Barlow



Show Notes:

I sat down with Jeff Barlow, owner of SneekTec, at the Hunt Expo to talk about some things we deal with as hunters today. Jeff is a lifelong hunter, so he had plenty of great information and insight to share. 

 

We kicked off by talking about hunting with our kids. It can be a struggle to keep kids entertained, but Jeff and I agree that people generally underestimate young ones. If we push our kids to perform, it’s amazing what they can do. We both love hunting with our kids – it was great to swap some stories about those experiences. 

 

From there, we talked about how to teach the kids how to shoot. This got us on the subject of hunting and shooting practice, and what kind of drills can help improve accuracy. Shooting targets is one thing, but hunting in the field is another skill entirely. 

 

I also talked with Jeff about Howl for Wildlife. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever that hunters stand up for our sport. We went through how we got started, and some of the organization’s earliest victories. During my work with Howl for Wildlife, we’ve learned a lot, so it was great to talk about hunting activism with Jeff. 

 

Before we wrapped up, Jeff talked a bit about SneekTec, and what they’re working on these days. 

 

What's’ Inside:

-How to hunt with kids.

-It’s important to push your children to be their best.

-Shooting drills for fitness and accuracy.

-How we started Howl for Wildlife, and what the organization does today.

-What SneekTec is, and how it’s useful for hunters. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

SneekTec Boots: https://sneektec.com/

 

Short Description:

Jeff Barrow and I sat down to talk about a few things we deal with as hunters and parents. We discussed how to take kids hunting – and how to make sure they actually enjoy it. From there, we went on to discuss Howl for Wildlife, how the organization started, and the importance of hunting activism today. 


Tags:
Family hunting, activism, conservation, hunting with kids, big game hunting, howl for wildlife, days in the wild, jeff barlow, hunter parents, hunting activism, hunting organization, hunting stories, hunting experiences
189: 6.5 Grendel vs 308 Winchester Continuing down the same general line of thought from last week's comparison of the 223 vs 308, I realize some people want something that offers a step up in performance compared to the 223/5.56 without going all the way up to the 308. For that reason, a number of other cartridges have been developed over the years that improve on the 223 in many ways, but still function in a standard AR-15 platform. Well, the 6.5 Grendel is likely the most popular cartridge from that family at this instant. With all that in mind, today’s episode compares and contrasts the 6.5 Grendel and the 308 Winchester in order to provide some insight into which cartridge is better suited for various situations. Article Referenced In Show: 223 Remington vs 308 Winchester Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/223-vs-308/ Show Sponsor: Get your own Poseidon Pro portable charger by going to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/battery and use promo code BIGGAMEUNTER for $5 off orders of $50 or more.  Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Additionally, you'll also receive access to my upcoming module on appropriate firearms for a survival situation and which firearms are best for hunting, which are best for defense, which ones will work for both tasks, and the tradeoffs associated with each. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training.
Bowhunting and Archery with James Yates Bowhunting and Archery with James Yates



Show Notes:

James Yates, an experienced archer and bowhunter, joined me in this episode, where we covered everything we could possibly talk about.  He has a whole lot of knowledge on bowhunting, from techniques to setups and a whole lot more. It was great to hear what James had to say about bowhunting, archery, and hunting in general. 

 

He started off by letting us peek into how he got into the sport, and he told some stories about his early days of bowhunting. He talked a bit about how he sees bowhunting and why he loves it so much. 

 

We swapped a couple of stories about bowhunting, before we discussed how bowhunting changes throughout the year. Bucks don’t show with the same intensity throughout the year, after all. James has done some bowhunting here in Arizona, so it was great to hear about his experiences. We traded a couple more stories about hunting around the country, and we talked a little about how we plan bowhunting trips versus rifle trips. We also touched on a bit more about his strategy for picking bowhunts, too.

 

We capped off the podcast talking technique. James has so much bowhunting knowledge, we could have done a whole podcast on technique and setup alone. But hearing some in-depth info from him about getting the most out of your equipment is definitely a major plus.

 

What's’ Inside:

- Bowhunting tips, tricks, and techniques from James Yates.

- Stories about bowhunting all over the nation.

- Information about bowhunting setup and equipment.

- How we plan bowhunts versus rifle hunts.

- How to get the most out of your bow. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

James Yates on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yates_in_the_backcountry/?hl=en

Western Hunter Magazine: https://westernhunter.net/

 

Short Description:

James Yates and I talked about all things bowhunting this week on the podcast. We covered the whole gamut, from James’ favorite bowhunts, to technique, setup, and more. James has years of experience, so, it was great to hear all that he had to say about the sport. This one’s a must-listen for bowhunters.

 

Tags:

Bowhunting, hunting for beginners, archery, big game hunting, buck hunting, technique, bow setup, days in the wild, hunting podcast, bowhunters, james yates, rifle hunting
Throwback Thursday with Paul Medel Throwback Thursday with Paul Medel 

 

Show Notes: 

 

Welcome to my new series, Throwback Thursday. I’ve gone through my episode archives and picked out some of the best and my favorite episodes from my entire podcasting journey. 

 

Today, we have Paul Medel, owner of Elk Nut Outdoors and a good friend of mine. In this throwback episode, Paul and I talked about elk vocalization and what they’re talking about. We also touched on how to decipher these calls as well as which ones to use and when to use them.
Dialing in Your Western Hunting Gear On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks to Brian Krebs from North Dakota about shed hunting and his adventures and successes chasing after big game animals in the west.Brian is a passionate outdoorsman and businessman. He owns Bull Elk Beard Oil, a company he started that sparked from his love for the outdoors and his need to keep his face and beard from drying out while hunting. Brian is currently working on starting a podcast that is geared for outdoor entrepreneurs. He loves to shed hunt with his dog Grizz and has fallen in love with western big game hunting. Brian shares stories from his first 7 seasons chasing elk, mule deer and antelope out west. Dan picks his brain on the specific gear that he uses while hunting.
All About My Hunting Gear On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan shares information about all of his hunting equipment. From boots to optics this episode covers it all. Dan has been using a variety of hunting gear over the past 20 years in the woods. He has hunted everything from frogs to moose and has honed in on the right gear for each job along the way. He loves to share information and gear recommendations with his followers and listeners to help them be better equipped to face any hunting situation. He gets questions often about his gear of choice and this episode breaks it all down. Dan shares details about his equipment and the different situations that he uses each piece in. You can find more about his gear in the link in his social media bios as well as on his GoWild account.
Throwback Thursday with Robby Denning Throwback Thursday with Robby Denning 

 

Show Notes: 

 

I've got another great episode from the vault. I got together with Robby Denning a couple of years ago and we talked mule deer. Robby told us all about his love for mule deer hunting, and how this passion led him to being the field expert and published author that he is. We learned a ton that day. He shared some of the secrets to his success. There's a lot of good information that's still valid for us today.
188: 223 vs 308 Which Is Better For You? We've lived through a pretty crazy few years. Recent events have led to a surge in interest in firearms with those who want to be better prepared and equipped to take care of themselves in a crisis. With that in mind, today's episode compares and contrasts 2 of the most popular cartridges used for those tasks: the 223 Remington and the 308 Winchester. In this episode, I investigate the 223 vs 308 debate in detail in order to provide some insight into which one is best for you. Article Referenced In Show: 223 Remington vs 308 Winchester Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/223-vs-308/ Show Sponsor: Get your own Poseidon Pro portable charger by going to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/battery and use promo code BIGGAMEUNTER for $5 off orders of $50 or more.  Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Additionally, you'll also receive access to my upcoming module on appropriate firearms for a survival situation and which firearms are best for hunting, which are best for defense, which ones will work for both tasks, and the tradeoffs associated with each. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training.
Jermaine Hodge Elk Hunting Elk Hunting with Jermaine Hodge



Show Notes:

Jermaine Hodge is an experienced, Colorado-based elk hunter with an impressive resume. He was the 2019 Men's Division Elk Calling World Champ, and is the current co-owner of Colorado High Altitude Hunters. We caught up at the Utah Hunt Expo to talk all things elk hunting and elk calling. 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve hunted elk in Colorado, so it was great to hear a boots-on-the-ground report from Jermaine. We both agreed that elk is one of the most fun hunts out there. Jermaine’s full of great elk stories, and he shared a few of his favorites.

 

He told a story about calling for an elk with his wife. Elk make all kinds of noises out there in the field, so it can be tricky to tell what means what. On top of that, not every elk responds the same way to your call. After that, we got into the nuts-and-bolts of elk calling. As a world champion elk caller, Jermaine had plenty of knowledge to share on the subject. Elk calling is a tough thing to get right – Jermaine shared some great tips on how to make it happen. We traded tips and tricks for successfully calling elk. 

 

Jermaine’s also got some great stories about elk hunting – including one about the biggest bull he’s ever seen. He shared a couple of those, and it was great to hear in-the-field experience from him. Calling’s tough, so there’s a lot to take away from Jermaine’s stories. 

 

What's’ Inside:

-Elk hunting stories from Jermaine Hodge.

-Elk calling tips and tricks.

-What it’s like to hunt elk in Colorado.

-Hunting doesn’t always go the way you want. Jermaine’s got a great story about that.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

 

Short Description:

I sat down with Jermaine Hodge, an expert elk hunter and world champion elk caller based in Colorado. We swapped stories about elk hunting in Colorado and Arizona, and Jermaine shared some tips and tricks for calling elk. Every elk responds differently, and Jermaine’s got plenty of knowledge on how to handle that. 


Tags:
Elk, elk hunting, calling, big game hunting, hunting for beginners, colorado hunting, days in the wild, jermaine hodge, elk calling, world champion elk caller, elk stories
BC Moose and Caribou Ban Tanner Dannish Tanner Dannish of Frontiersmen Gear sits down and talks with me about the proposed closures in BC for moose and caribou hunting. 

 

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The Wild Sheep Society of BC and many others are disheartened to learn that wildlife is once again being used as a bargaining chip. It has come to our attention, along with many concerned stake and title holders across the province that the BC government is making secret deals, with the end goal of putting the entire Region of 7B Peace under moose limited entry, and a complete closure of caribou hunting.

These proposed decisions have been made in blatant contradiction to the Vision, Principles & Goals of Together for Wildlife, the Provincial Wildlife Management Strategy. It is unacceptable that in the adolescence of the Strategy’s implementation its Vision, Principles and Goals are being disregarded in decision making. Instead of upholding these, the proposed decisions are being made under social values, instead of science and evidence-based management and dealing with the cumulative effects of resource extraction.

The WSSBC maintains that it is our intent to recognize and support the rights and title of First Nations in the province and has and will continue to work alongside them on projects.  The province needs to put an immediate stop to using wildlife as a pawn in social management decisions that only fuel divisiveness. The division created when we only manage access to wildlife, rather than manage wildlife is unacceptable when the province is committed to implementing Together for Wildlife.

This agreement goes farther than hunting.  This affects everyone that uses the outdoors, including hikers, anglers, campers and all who love to embrace the beautiful backcountry. It is imperative to the sustainability of wildlife and habitat, and outdoor recreation that land use decisions, and their associated management plans do not occur in the shadows.

It is critical to sound, successful stewardship that the province supports organizations like ours in building bridges between Stakeholder, Non-Governmental Conservation Organizations and First Nations in pursuit of bettering shared values, rather than place us at ends with one another.

Impact of 7b Closure & Science-based Wildlife Management Stats:

Current moose population estimate 60,637

 Sustainable harvest for moose 5-10% of the population

 Sustainable harvest for moose in wolf control zones 15-20%

Conducting wolf control for caribou recovery in 12 management units

 Sustainable moose harvest 4,801-7,455 in Peace Region – government is proposing a harvest of ~635 animals

 There is no scientific support to close caribou hunting or reduce model hunter harvest by 50%


Net loss

50% hunter harvest, 70-80% reduction in hunters, 75-85% reduction in hunter days

Economic loss $14-16 million in resident hunter expenditures
Randy Ulmer TBT Throwback Thursday with Randy Ulmer 

 

Show Notes:  

 

I took a trip down memory lane with my hunting idol, Randy Ulmer. Randy's a veterinarian by trade with 30 years of bowhunting experience. He’s one of the best shots I know and he got into competitive archery where he won both world and national titles. We went deep into how he applies his shooting skills and vet knowledge to become a record-holding hunter. Lots of gold nuggets here, so listen in.
Ep 187: 243 Winchester vs 223 Remington I’ve got another cartridge comparison episode for you today. In this episode we’re going to talk about the243 Winchester and the 223 Remington. While there is a lot of overlap in their capabilities, there are some significant differences between the 243 vs 223 cartridges you should be aware off. In today’s episode, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of the 243 Winchester and the 223 Remington so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you. Article Referenced In Show: 243 vs 223 Remington Review & Comparison Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/243-vs-223/ Show Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts.  Are you in the market for a new hunting rifle? Be sure to purchase Hunting Guns 101 FIRST in order to fast-forward your understanding about the hunting guns and ammo you should consider for the type of hunting you plan on doing in the near future. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training.
Western Hunting Rifle Systems On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with long range shooting enthusiast and Gunwerks salesman, Pake Taylor. Pake and Dan discuss all aspects of long range shooting systems. Pake grew up in eastern Washington on a cattle ranch that gave him the ability to spend a solid chunk of his time outdoors. He started chasing birds and small game the moment his folks kicked him loose with his first BB gun, and the obsession has only grown expennationaly from there! On a regular year Pake will chase animals ranging in sizes from doves up to elk and everything else in between them from northern Washington to Wyoming where he lives. Where there's smoke there is a fire and his fire is deeply rooted into long range shooting and it only seems to grow with every confirmed hit. Gunwerks says they teach some to shoot out well past 1,000 yards but, most importantly that style of shooting leads to making a shot at 800 yards a slam dunk. Pake states, "Joining one of the various shooting leagues (PRS or NRL) is an awesome way to get time beyond a gun in unstable shooting positions while under stress. The best part is that it's an absolute blast to be a part of!" Gunwerks is strongly hunting oriented but has multiple options for crossover rifles for competition rifles and ELR rifles. They have a passion for providing the best materials for their fans and customers to continuously push the envelope for the modern day hunter and shooter!
Bear Hunting Tactics with Seth Watts Bear Hunting with Seth Watts

 

Show Notes:

Seth Watts joined me on the podcast to talk all things bear hunting. He’s been hunting his whole life, but about a decade ago, Seth started bear hunting in California. It was great to hear his thoughts on bear hunting, scouting, and conservation. 

 

“The first thing I always do is call a biologist for that area.” 

Seth and I talked about the first steps to a good bear hunt. We can’t all spend weeks scouting an area, so calling a biologist is a great way to learn about the land. Biologists will share all kinds of great information for hunters, including feeding areas and elevation distribution. Bears can be tough to find. But at the end of the day, they’re food-driven. Wherever the food is, you’ll probably find some bears.


Seth’s in Northern California, where he says the bear populations are getting bigger and bigger. They’re not afraid of people, and are often seen in town. We’ve got the same situation here in Arizona. Seth and I agreed that hunting is an important tool to deal with bear populations.

 

It was great to hear Seth’s ‘boots on the grounds’ thoughts, too. Scouting is important, but it’s critical to take some strategy into the field. We talked about ambush hunting vs. spot-and-stalk. There are pros and cons to each approach, so Seth provided some insight on his personal approach. 

 

We touched on the recent fires in California, before ending with some discussion about calling. Seth provided a few tips for beginner bear hunters as well.  

 

What's’ Inside:

- Ask a biologist for hunting tips. They’re usually happy to help.

- Bears can be tough to find, but Seth gives some tips on what to look for.

- Bears are getting braver – hunting is an important tool for population control.

- There’s nothing more consistent than change – what that means for hunting.

- Insight on how to call for bears.

- Beginner tips for bear hunting. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Seth Watts: ​​https://www.instagram.com/black_bear_pursuit/?hl=en

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

 

Short Description:
I sat down with Seth Watts to discuss bear hunting. Seth is an experienced bear hunter in Northern California, and he’s got plenty of great knowledge about the sport. We talked about all things bear hunting, including calling, field action, scouting, and more. It can be a tough hunt to get into, so it was great to get Seth’s perspective on getting started. 

 

Tags:
Bear hunting, big game hunting, bear calling, ambush hunting, beginner hunting, california hunting, bears, days in the wild, spot and stalk, bear hunter, calling, scouting
Planning Ahead for Western Hunts On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Jacob Coons about preparing for upcoming hunts. Joel shares tips about objectives, water and food systems and much more in this in depth discussion about planning a hunt in the west.Jacob is a Kentucky native with a masters in education. Jacob hunted here and there as a kid but really got back into the sport around 10 years ago. He now deer and turkey hunts and has hunted elk in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Montana. Jacob is very intentional about getting his kids involved in the outdoors and loves using his analytical mind and background in education to gather information, organize it and use it to his benefit when it comes to preparing for hunts.
Ep 186: 6.8 Western vs 7mm Rem Mag vs 28 Nosler Comparison I’ve got another cartridge comparison episode for you today. In this episode we’re going to talk about the 6.8 Western, the 7mm Remington Magnum, and the 28 Nosler. All offer certain advantages to hunters, but there are some significant differences between the 6.8 Western vs 7mm Rem Mag vs 28 Nosler cartridges you should be aware of. In today’s episode, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of the 6.8 Western, the 7mm Remington Magnum, and the 28 Nosler so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you. Article Referenced In Show: 6.8 Western vs 7mm Rem Mag vs 28 Nosler  Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/68-western-vs-7mm-rem-mag-vs-28-nosler/ Show Sponsor: Hunting Guns 101: If you enjoy these cartridge comparison episodes, then you will Love Hunting Guns 101 because it’s full of the same sort of information contained in these episodes, just with even more detail and analysis. Hunting Guns 101 is jam packed with useful information about practical ballistics and firearms in general that will help you be more successful afield and fill more tags on your hunts. Go to huntingguns101.com/form for instant access. What We Covered 1) History of the 6.8 Western, 7mm Remington Magnum, and 28 Nosler cartridges. 2) How the cartridges compare to each other in terms of external dimensions, trajectory, recoil, and accuracy. 3) Comparison ammo and rifle choices in each cartridge. 4) Pros and cons of hunting with each cartridge. Show Sponsor Are you in the market for a new hunting rifle? Be sure to purchase Hunting Guns 101 FIRST in order to fast-forward your understanding about the hunting guns and ammo you should consider for the type of hunting you plan on doing in the near future. This training will teach you what you need to know about practical ballistics and is guaranteed to be both a time and money saver going forward with future gear purchases. Go to huntingguns101.com/form and submit the order form to receive instant access or go to huntingguns101.com/order to learn more about the training.
Hunting Mentality with Santino Castellanos and Clint Whiting Hunting Mentality with Santino Castellanos and Clint Whiting



Show Notes:

I sat down with hunters Santino Castellanos and Clint Whiting at the Hunt Expo in Utah. We talked about the mental side of hunting – worrying about failure, putting pressure on ourselves, and hunting as a lifestyle. 

 

As experienced, enthusiastic hunters, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves in the field. We expect ourselves to succeed and bag an animal on every trip, but it doesn’t always go that way. It’s important to remember that hunting isn’t only about the result – it’s also about the experience. We also talked about guiding clients, seeing the sport through their eyes, and just having a good time in the field. 

 

We also talked about focus. A lot of people don’t understand the level of focus that hunting requires. Focus is a critical part of being successful on the hunt. As you get more experienced as a hunter, that focus becomes easier to develop. 

 

From there, we swapped stories about hunting. Santino and Clint had a great season, so they had plenty of fantastic stories to share. We agreed that patience is a critical tool as a hunter. It can be tough to stay patient and calm in the field, but keeping cool will almost always produce results. The best way to do this is simply practice, practice, practice. 





Whats’ Inside:

- As hunters, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. That’s not always great.

- Everyone has different reasons for hunting. 

- Focus is critical when hunting.

- Staying patient in the field is tough, but important.

- How Phoenix Shooting Bags help me hunt. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

Great Plains Land Company: https://greatplainslandcompany.com/
Clint Whiting on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rocky_mtn_clint/
Santino Mantino on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santino_mantino/



 

Short Description:

I talked with Santino Mantino and Clint Whiting to talk about the mental side of hunting at the Utah Hunt Expo. We covered it all, from patience and focus to the pressure we put on ourselves. Santino and Clint had a great season, so they had a couple great stories to share.  

 

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Talking Mule Deer Hunting Tactics with Billy Babiash Throwback Thursday Throwback Thursday with Billy Babish

 

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I’ve got my good friend and long-time hunting colleague, Billy Babish, on the TBT today. Being Arizona natives, Billy and I both know what it’s like to be archery hunting late in the season in this state. But Billy has a special skill…he only gets to hunt by himself for about 5-6 days in a year but he always manages to bag himself a buck. He’s got great know-hows about late season archery hunting in AZ and he gave us the low-down on Coues and mules, animal patterns, strategies he’s tried and what has worked for him over the years.  Talking Mule Deer Hunting Tactics with Billy Babiash 

 

 

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Ep 185: Sandhill Crane Hunting 101 With Austin Petree Austin Petree from Western Wing Outfitters is joining me on the show today to talk about sandhill crane hunting. If you recall, I went crane hunting back in December (detailed in episode 173). That was a really cool experience unlike anything I’ve ever done before. So, I decided to bring Austin on the show today to talk about sandhill crane hunting in more detail. Learn more about Western Wing Outfitters here. Follow me on Instagram: @thebiggamehunter_ Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in stock email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I've found and where you can get it. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/sandhill-crane-hunting-101/
Bonus 15: New Ammunition Offerings From Hornady In 2022 This is the latest episode in my bonus mini-series on new offerings for 2022 from some of the gun and ammo manufacturers in the USA. We recently heard from Jeff Sipe from Nosler in Bonus Episode #9, Ben Frank from Winchester Ammunition in Bonus Episode #10, Rafe Nielsen from Browning and Winchester Repeating Arms in Bonus Episode #11, Linda Powell from Mossberg in Bonus Episode #12, and Eric Miller from Federal in Bonus Episode #14. Well, today we’re joined by Seth Swerzek to talk about what’s new with Hornady in 2022.  Learn more about Hornady's new 2022 product lineup here. Show Sponsor: Be sure to sign up for my email list at huntingguns101.com. You’ll get my free E-book when you do so and you’ll also receive the email updates I send out every weekday. If you like The Big Game Hunting Podcast you’ll love those emails. I talk about all sorts of things in my emails: cartridge and bullet selection, hunting in Africa, funny hunting stories, etc. I also send an in stock email update every Friday to everyone on the list with some of the latest news on ammo I've found and where you can get it. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/hornady-2022/
Debunking FOC myth Tim Gillingham Throwback Thursday Debunking the FOC Myth with Tim Gillingham Throwback Thursday

So I have been dabbling around with FOC and EFOC for the past few months and i have done quite a bit of research and testing. I have come to the conclusion that I really dont have a conclusion :) so i reached out to my good Friend Tim Gilligham and asked him his opinion and experience. Listen to what he has to say about FOC and EFOC. I for one have always been a happy medium kinda of guy and it has always worked really well for me. 

 

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Ep 184: First Africa Hunting Safari With Brant Benoit I have some great news that I’m extremely excited to share with you today! If you've been dreaming about hunting Africa, 2022 is the year you should make that happen. Listen to this episode to learn why! I talk about hunting in Africa all the time on this podcast. This ranges from me talking about my experiences over there to interviewing guys like Kevin Robertson who have way more knowledge and experience in Africa than I do. Today, I’m taking a slightly different tack and interviewing a podcast listener who went on his first hunt in Africa in late 2021. Brant Benoit is a long-time podcast listener from Georgia and he contacted me in 2020 about booking a hunt in South Africa through my company Big Game Hunting Adventures. He hunted in August-September of 2021, had a great safari, and has some excellent stories and lessons learned to share with you guys. We talk about the process from start to finish from that initial email enquiry, to booking flights, preparing mentally and physically for the hunt, doing rifle import paperwork, to the hunt itself. We also talk about a few lessons Brant learned along the way and some things he wished he knew before he went over there. Follow me on Instagram (@thebiggamehunter_) to see the photo of Brant's bushbuck with the missing hoof. Show Sponsor: Show Sponsor:  Big Game Hunting Adventures The special offer mentioned in the podcast is valid for all hunts that take place during the 2022 calendar year at our new camp. We have availability during May, October, and November 2022. We also have plenty of openings in 2023. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more or contact me directly at john@thebiggamehuntingblog.com to take advantage of this special offer. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/first-africa-hunting-safari/
Making The Transition From Whitetail to Western On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Mark Kenyon about Mark’s transition from hunting whitetail deer in Michigan to exploring western hunting opportunities. Mark is the CEO/Founder of Wired To Hunt.com, one of the largest independent whitetail hunting blogs on the web. In addition,  he is also a freelance outdoor writer, contributing to such publications as North American Whitetail, Deer & Deer Hunting, Quality Whitetails and Whitetail News. He was named the 2014 Communicator of the Year by the Quality Deer Management Association. Mark has served as Director of Digital Content for The National Deer Alliance and has most recently joined MeatEater. Mark is the Author of That Wild Country and is an amazing advocate for our public lands and wild places.
Chasing Mountain Lions and Bears With Hounds On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Utah houndsman Dustin Clark about his love for hunting with his dogs. Dan and Dustin recap their first 3 days chasing lions in the mountains of Utah and what they are hoping for on their 4th and final day.Dustin got his first hound 14 years ago after a coworker introduced him to the sport. He now has a team of 10 dogs and chases cats and bears every chance he can. Dustin and his wife started a houndsman themed apparel line called Cold Strike Gear and live and breathe this sport 24/7. Dustin spends his summers chasing bears with his family, his falls guiding elk hunts and his winters tacking lions within an hour of his home. Dan and Dustin talk about everything a first time mountain lion or bear hunter needs to know and expect when chasing these large predators through the mountains.
Dallas Hemeyer Title:  Hunting for Success with Dallas Hemeyer



Show Notes:

I caught up with Dallas Hemeyer, an experienced hunter who’s spent time going after big game all over the globe. He’s hunted just about everything you could imagine, including exotic big game species in Africa. We talked a lot about the mental and hard-work side of hunting. It was great to hear Dallas’ thoughts on what it takes to be successful in the field. 

 

“One of the things that really sets people apart is just grinding it out.”

Dallas and I agreed – having the mental toughness to do the hard work can make all of the difference on a hunt. Whether that means getting up at 3 am, or taking the tougher routes, putting in the effort is just crucial. Putting in that extra work simply produces better results, every time. 

 

That type of work ethic doesn’t have to stop when you leave the field. Dallas and I agreed that the effort you put into hunting, you can put into other areas of life. You put more in, you get more out. It’s that simple. 

 

Part of that is building a relationship with your equipment. We talked about favorite bows and rifles, and how important it is to make your gear into your best friend. That all comes from consistency. Dallas and I agreed that it’s critical to keep things consistent, year after year. Consistency means success. 

 

What's’ Inside:

- Getting results usually comes from just putting in the work.

- How to build a relationship with your equipment. 

- How to put 110% in when you’re hunting.

- Evaluate yourself, what you’re doing, and what’s working.

- After a bad result, it’s easy to look for something to blame and change. But sometimes, consistency is key. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Phoenix Shooting Bags: https://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/

Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/

 

Short Description:
I sat down with Dan Hemeyer to talk about hard work and hunting. That can come in a lot of forms. But, putting in the extra effort almost always produces success. It’s easy to forget that when you’re in the field. At the end of the day, consistency, dedication, and hard work are how you get results.

 

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