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Big Game Hunting

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Updated On: Nov 04, 2023
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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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Patterning 400 Inch Bulls On this episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Dan and Brian talk with Ryan Carter about giant elk and what it takes to consistently get on mature bulls.Ryan is the owner of DC Outfitters in Utah and is known for finding and patterning some of the biggest bull elk you have ever heard of. From nearly 60” wide bull “MJ” to the 450+ “Freak” bull out of Arizona, Ryan has had the opportunity to watch some of the largest elk in the country. Hear his view on what it takes to grow these amazing animals, and how he finds these bulls, patterns them, and gets his clients on them. To follow along with Ryan, check his Instagram at the link below!Ryan’s InstagramCheck out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western Rookie On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and Online
Hunting More as a Trophy Husband On this episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Brian talks with Duane Sessions about being a trophy husband and getting to hunt the entire fall.Duane and Brian met last fall in Montana while chasing bugles with bows. Duane and his brother were camping nearby, and the guys talked almost daily between glassing spots and bonfire chats. Duane and his group helped Brian and Brian’s brother out of a tricky spot while in Montana and they have stayed in touch throughout the off season. Hear how Duane structured his life and his family to be able to hunt as much as he wants, why he never wants to ride a horse again, and how he adapts season to season and gets in on bulls.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content!Connect with Duane on InstagramConnect with Dan Mathews and The Western Rookie On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and Online
251: Lonnie Cribb From Superior Ammunition Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a company that would produce ammunition specifically designed for optimum performance in your rifle? Or a company that could provide ammunition in a wide range of cartridges (to include some obsolete cartridges no longer in production with most companies) that’s also available loaded with a bunch of different premium hunting bullets? Well, that company exists: its name is Superior Ammunition and their President, Lonnie Cribb, is on the podcast to talk to us today. Learn more about Superior Ammunition on their web site or call Lonnie at 843-830-3139. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Get in touch with me to make your Africa hunting dreams come true at our new camp in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. I’m currently offering special pricing (plus a special bonus for podcast listeners) in order to fill our last couple of openings for 2023. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more (prices listed there do not reflect the discount) or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/superior-ammunition/


Show Notes:
 
I had the chance to catch up with Ryan Lampers at Hunt Expo. I love the expo since it fits in perfectly with my Javelina season plans. Ryan and I start our conversation by talking about Coues deer and I recap my Megatron buck story from back in December. We get ” id=”EXvOhFFguC” vid=”EXvOhFFguC” id-for-player=”EXvOhFFguC” link=”/listen/ryan-lampers-live-at-hunt-expo-EXvOhFFguC/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Ryan Lampers live at hunt Expo Title:   Ryan Lampers


Show Notes:
 
I had the chance to catch up with Ryan Lampers at Hunt Expo. I love the expo since it fits in perfectly with my Javelina season plans. Ryan and I start our conversation by talking about Coues deer and I recap my Megatron buck story from back in December. We get into chasing Javelina and Coues and trying to see them in the grass and Ryan talks about his trip south of the border. The last time I was in Mexico, I cut my hand trying to cross a fence and it was a pretty tough hunt. I did get a buck and also saw a jaguar!
 
Ryan’s hunted in Arizona for a number of years, but he’s fairly new to Mexico. He doesn’t do a ton of border hopping since it can be pretty intimidating, especially when you’re carrying rifles. This past January, Ryan went down to a ranch, and he says he saw way more Coues deer in Arizona. They felt lucky to turn up a couple of bucks a day and there were very few does. He was high in the mountains, and it wasn’t as open. Even though it was tough at times, Ryan and his crew had a great time and they did wind up with some good ones. 
 
Ryan and I talk about rifle hunting and chasing mule deer and the challenges that come up. Sometimes the challenge is more with dealing with the weather and elements and locating deer than the actual shot itself. To put more of a challenge on the hunt in Mexico, Ryan put limitations on which kind of deer he was after. We chat about the tag system and different units and how desperation can result in wounded deer.  We also talk about getting “the moment of truth” right, getting the perfect range right before taking a shot, and Ryan’s current bow setup.



What’s Inside:
 
Hunting stories from Mexico
The challenges of rifle hunting 
A chat about tags, units, and wounded deer 
Ryan’s current bow setup



 
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Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
StealthyHunter.com
 
Short Description:
I had the chance to catch up with Ryan Lampers at Hunt Expo. Ryan shares stories from a January hunting trip down in Mexico. We chatted about rifle hunting, chasing mule deer, getting the perfect shot, and Ryan’s current bow setup. 
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, hunt expo, Coues deer, Mexico, rifle hunting, bow hunting, mule deer

Jace Guymon – Guide at Apex Outfitters


Jace and Cliff cover recent developments in Utah on trail cameras and lion hunting, in addition to an update on winter conditions. Then they dive into draw strategies and unit thoughts for Utah’s mule deer, elk, s” id=”35FrJR0puLv” vid=”35FrJR0puLv” id-for-player=”35FrJR0puLv” link=”/listen/845-utah-what-units-to-apply-for-with-jace-guymon-with-guest-host-cliff-gray-35FrJR0puLv/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
845: Utah ”What Units to Apply For” with Jace Guymon with guest host Cliff Gray Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:

Jace Guymon – Guide at Apex Outfitters


Jace and Cliff cover recent developments in Utah on trail cameras and lion hunting, in addition to an update on winter conditions. Then they dive into draw strategies and unit thoughts for Utah's mule deer, elk, sheep and goat big game units.
 
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Show Notes:
 
Everett Headley works for us at Howl for Wildlife as one of our content writers and researchers. I’m talking to him about a couple of bills we currently have up on the action center. Some of the main ones are HB” id=”2aLIAv9CbBP” vid=”2aLIAv9CbBP” id-for-player=”2aLIAv9CbBP” link=”/listen/securing-montanas-hunting-heritage-2aLIAv9CbBP/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Securing Montana’s Hunting Heritage HB419 and the Hunting Heritage Amendment in Montana with Everett Headley


Show Notes:
 
Everett Headley works for us at Howl for Wildlife as one of our content writers and researchers. I’m talking to him about a couple of bills we currently have up on the action center. Some of the main ones are HB419 and a constitutional amendment, which is out of Montana. Even if you don’t live in Montana, these bills set precedents for hunting everywhere and make it easier for us to do the same thing in other states. I’m working on similar legislation in Arizona and we might see the same things come up next session. We’re all in this shit together!
 
We start by talking about the hunting heritage amendment in Montana. The amendment currently protects hunting and fishing and we’re looking to enhance that protection to protect the hunting heritage, which means current means of take, like trapping and how we trap. One of the plays from anti-hunters is to first go after trapping and then go after other activities. Everett talks about similar bills in Oregon and protecting the right to food. 
 
Everett and I chat about how hunting legislation impacts non-hunters. Community and society at large benefit from hunter actions and hunter dollars, even if they don’t realize it. We then get into HB419, which Everett calls the Montana bond bill, which requires anti-hunting groups to put up a minimum bond of $50,000 if they want to sue. One of the anti-hunting strategies is to litigate and delay, and even if they don’t win, they could completely ruin a hunting season. When money is on the table, those who suffered losses like guides, local hotels, and outfitters can recoup funds from the bond.



What’s Inside:
 
How the bills in Montana impact hunting nationwide.
Info on HB419 and the hunting heritage amendment.
How hunting legislation impacts non-hunters.



 
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Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Everett Headley on Instagram
 
Short Description:


Everett Headley works for us at Howl for Wildlife as one of our content writers and researchers. I’m talking to him about a couple of bills we currently have up on the action center: the hunting heritage amendment and HB419 in Montana. We get into the details of each bill and how they impact not only hunters nationwide, but non-hunters and society at large.



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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, hunting advocacy, howl for wildlife, anti-hunting, trapping, hunting heritage, Montana, conservation, HB419
250: Africa Hunting Trackers 101 With Kevin Robertson Kevin Robertson is back on the show again today to kick off our latest series on hunting in Africa with a talk about African trackers. Trackers are an incredibly important part of a safari and are probably the single most valuable member of the team that assists a PH while out hunting. The best trackers seem to have almost magical abilities in the bush and Kevin was blessed to work with an incredible tracker during the majority of his PH career in Zimbabwe. As always, he has some great stories to share with us about that and, in that same vein, Kevin also shares the stories of 2 very interesting buffalo charges he had to deal with as well. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Kevin's books: It Shouldn’t Happen and The Perfect Shot II. You will not be disappointed with either book. Go to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/kevin to get copies of each one. Previous Kevin Robertson appearances on The Big Game Hunting Podcast: Ep 97: Africa Hunting Bullets 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 103: Africa Hunting Rifles 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 124: Cape Buffalo Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 125: Cape Buffalo Hunting 101 Part 2 With Kevin Robertson Ep 154: Leopard Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 155: Lion Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 176: Elephant Conservation With Kevin Robertson Ep 177: Elephant Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 178: Crocodile Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 179: Hippopotamus Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Ep 205: Hunting Africa With A Lever Action Rifle With Kevin Robertson Ep 206: Classic Africa Hunting Cartridges With Kevin Robertson Ep 207: Hyena Hunting 101 With Kevin Robertson Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/africa-hunting-trackers-kevin-robertson/
249: 2023 Silencer Updates With Brandon Maddox Brandon Maddox from Silencer Central is back on the show with me again today to talk about the new Banish Backcountry, the Banish 46, a couple of their other suppressors, and how to legally travel to a different country with a suppressor. We also discuss a recent dust-up with the ATF regarding possession of suppressors and how that was resolved.  Shoot me an email at [email protected] if you’d like me to forward Brandon’s email with the details he received from the ATF on how to legally bring a suppressor outside the USA.  Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Go to TheBigGameHuntingBlog.com/suppressor and get the ball rolling on your very own suppressor with Silencer Central where they’ll help you with all the paperwork, set you up with a free NFA gun trust, and then ship your new suppressor directly to your door once they receive ATF approval. Ep 182: Silencer Central Update 2023 With Brandon Maddox – Episode referenced in podcast Ep 126: 458 Win Mag vs 458 Lott – Episode referenced in podcast Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/silencer-updates-2023/
Life of an Outfitter Bransen is a second-generation outfitter for Western Timberline Outfitters and specializes is big mule deer. Bransen shares some insight for what it’s like to manage hundreds of thousands of acres of private land leases to grow a healthy herd for his clients and what kind of experience his clients can look forward to. He also talks about some do’s and don’ts when it comes to western hunting and tagging a trophy buck or giant bull. The guys also talk shed hunting, which must be a part of the Krebs family genetics as both Brian and Bransen are die-hard antler hunters and looking forward to the upcoming years to get a chance to finally hunt together. Check out all the giant deer and elk Bransen and his dad have helped clients tag at the links below!Bransen’s InstagramWestern Timberline OutfittersConnect with Dan Mathews and The Western Rookie On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and Online


Show Notes:
 
We’re in the midst of javelina season and HAM hunt, which is handgun, archery, and muzzleloader. I’m with Armando Martinez, Mr. Bow Hitch himself and we’re sitting here in camp, freezing our nards off. It’s snowing and we’ve got some pretty crazy wind gusts, not ex” id=”37fjMBtcIGH” vid=”37fjMBtcIGH” id-for-player=”37fjMBtcIGH” link=”/listen/javelina-camp-2023-armando-martinez-37fjMBtcIGH/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Javelina Camp 2023 Armando Martinez Javelina Camp 2023


Show Notes:
 
We’re in the midst of javelina season and HAM hunt, which is handgun, archery, and muzzleloader. I’m with Armando Martinez, Mr. Bow Hitch himself and we’re sitting here in camp, freezing our nards off. It’s snowing and we’ve got some pretty crazy wind gusts, not exactly ideal javelina conditions, but it’s a beautiful country. I first came down with my son and we were helping out Shane with one of my clients. Then Joe and my nephew Anthony came down and we hunted for another couple of days. Now, I drove down and met Armando, who brought the weather with him.
 
With my client, we got in on three different herds, but things kept falling apart for us. Late in the afternoon, we spotted another herd. Anthony was the number two shot and Shane and Joe were on the radios. We got in tight about 70 yards and then Anthony got in a great shot with a muzzleloader. We almost doubled up, but my gun misfired, and my hunter went home empty-handed. 
 
Armando and I recap our hunt together and we didn’t turn up anything at first. The wind was blowing us over so bad, Shane said we could trust fall in it. We worked our way out to the leeward side and glassed up a group. The rocks were brutal, and our legs were pretty chewed up. I recap some stories from the rest of the hunt and what I’d do differently. Armando recaps his experience using his bow in some pretty interesting terrain. We talk about the Bow Hitch and how Armando and I first got connected. I also tell some stories from a recent trip with my wife, and we get into some of the worries I’ve had over hunting and what the future could hold in terms of rules and policies.



What’s Inside:
 
Stories from our recent javelina hunt.
Recap of a recent trip with my wife.
Worries about the state of hunting and what’s next.



 
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Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
 
Short Description:
We’re in the midst of javelina season and I’m with Armando Martinez, Mr. Bow Hitch himself. We recap our hunt, talk about the Bow Hitch, and how Armando and I first got connected. I also tell some stories from a recent trip with my wife, and we get into some of the worries I’ve had over hunting and what the future could hold in terms of rules and policies.
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, javelina, HAM hunt, muzzle loader, archery, hunting policies, stress, howl for wildlife, bow hitch
Elk Hunting and Shot Placement On this episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Dan and Brian talk with Ethan Pateman about shot placement and follow up shots on Western Big Game.Ethan is from Western Montana and has already racked up a lifetime of adventures hunting big game. Early in his career Ethan guided elk 20 miles deep into the famous Bob Marshall wilderness area where they had lots of encounters with huge bulls. From there, Ethan started taking new hunters out and showing them the ropes while continuing to chase big game with his brother and friends. Ethan also hosts his own podcast and started a gear company specifically for western hunting. To check out more of Ethan’s story, click the links below!Ethan’s InstagramRed Patch OutdoorsConnect with Dan Mathews and The Western Rookie On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and OnlineCheck out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content!
Why its so important We are not that far away from losing all hunting as we know it…… If we continue to go down the road we are taking and refuse to lock arms with our fellow hunters the aforementioned statement can and will become a reality
248: Gregg Sloan & Mitchell Kukson From Barnes Bullets Gregg Sloan and Mitchell Kukson from Barnes Bullets join me on the show today. Gregg manages the Barnes Ballistics lab and R&D department and Mitchell is the lead R&D engineer at Barnes, so they both know a whole lot about Barnes bullets and ammunition. Today we talk about the history of Barnes, the details of the various bullets they offer, the ins and outs of their factory ammunition offerings, and some of their new products for 2023.  Learn more about Barnes on their web site. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). We mentioned several times in this interview that Barnes bullets just perform differently from conventional lead core bullets. This true and you can learn more about exactly why that's the case from my Hunting Guns 101 training. 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/barnes-bullets-2023/


Show Notes:
 
I’m picking Stieg Phillips’ brain a bit about some hunting adventures. We also talk about some of the products he’s developed, one of which I use. Stieg is based out of southern Nevada, and we start our conversation ab” id=”93W5cInPv7j” vid=”93W5cInPv7j” id-for-player=”93W5cInPv7j” link=”/listen/buck-hunting-adventures-with-stieg-phillips-93W5cInPv7j/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Buck Hunting Adventures with Stieg Phillips Buck Hunting Adventures and the Canati Tripod with Stieg Phillips


Show Notes:
 
I’m picking Stieg Phillips’ brain a bit about some hunting adventures. We also talk about some of the products he’s developed, one of which I use. Stieg is based out of southern Nevada, and we start our conversation about past Nevada hunts. He likes to hunt out in Ely, where I’ve been before and had a pretty poor performance there a while ago. I like unique-looking animals with interesting racks and we get into how character trumps size and score in a lot of cases. Stieg went out with some friends from northern Utah and shares a story about getting some decent-sized mule deer.
 
Stieg and I also talk about misjudging buck size and getting surprised after shooting and walking closer. Sometimes it works out in your favor, especially when you can focus properly. You’re less likely to wound the animal and it’s a win-win. Next, we talk about the Canati tripod, which Stieg helped develop. He always wanted a nice tripod, but they were always really expensive. Stieg found a way to make a high-quality tripod at an affordable price. I’ve owned expensive tripods and the Canati is my favorite by far. 
 
The Pro Backpacker tripod is an inch or two shorter than the standard one, collapses down to 18 inches, and weighs three pounds, perfect if you’re moving around a lot. We talk about how I like to use the Canati tripod and some adjustments I’ve made to customize the experience.  If you’re not comfortable while you’re glassing, you’re not going to spot anything or want to spend the time it takes. Stieg walks through some of the Canati tripod’s features to help people get the most out of their hunts. He also shares some of the newer gear he’s come out with.



What’s Inside:
 
Hunting stories from Nevada and Utah
Misjudging buck size
All about the Canati tripod
How the Canati stacks up against other tripods
Info on new gear



 
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Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
Canati Tripods – Muley Maniacs
 
Short Description:


Stieg Phillips developed the Canati tripod and here, I pick his brain about some hunting adventures and the gear he’s developed.  We talk about how I like to use the Canati tripod and some adjustments I’ve made to customize the experience. Stieg walks through some of the tripod’s features to help people get the most out of their hunts. He also shares some of the newer gear he’s come out with.



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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, mule deer, Nevada, archery, buck size, score, tripod, Canati tripod, Muley Maniacs
247: Joel Hodgdon From Remington Ammunition Amazingly, I’ve never had anyone from Remington on the show to this point. Well, I fixed that issue this week: Joel Hodgdon from Remington ammunition is joining us on this episode of the Big Game Hunting Podcast. Today, we discuss the history of Remington, the meat of their hunting ammo lineup, and some of their new offerings for 2023. Learn more about (and buy some ammo from) Remington on their web site. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. I’m currently offering special pricing (plus a special bonus for podcast listeners) in order to fill our last couple of openings for 2023. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more (prices listed there do not reflect the discount) or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/remington-ammunition/

Ryan McSparran – Owner of Budges Wilderness Lodge
Cliff interviews Ryan MscSparran, owner of Budges Wilderness Lodge in the Flat Tops wilderness area. The podcast starts with an update on current winter conditions in Colorado and how they are affecting d” id=”fWdv8eTx2N” vid=”fWdv8eTx2N” id-for-player=”fWdv8eTx2N” link=”/listen/843-colorado-what-units-to-apply-in-with-ryan-mcsparran-of-budges-wilderness-lodge-and-guest-host-cl-fWdv8eTx2N/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
843: Colorado ”What Units to Apply In” with Ryan McSparran of Budges Wilderness Lodge and Guest Host Cliff Gray Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:

Ryan McSparran – Owner of Budges Wilderness Lodge
Cliff interviews Ryan MscSparran, owner of Budges Wilderness Lodge in the Flat Tops wilderness area. The podcast starts with an update on current winter conditions in Colorado and how they are affecting deer and elk. Then Ryan and Cliff discuss the upcoming Colorado Big Game Draw, including strategies, changes, and deadlines.
 
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Instagram: @budgeslodge

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Jimmy Oswald – Operations Manager of Flat Tops Wilderness Guides
Cliff interviews Jimmy Oswald, operations manager at Flat Tops Wilderness Guides. The podcast starts with an update on current winter conditions and thoughts on wolves in Colorado. Then Jim” id=”93289q49wD1″ vid=”93289q49wD1″ id-for-player=”93289q49wD1″ link=”/listen/844-colorado-what-units-to-apply-in-with-jimmy-oswald-of-flat-tops-wilderness-guides-93289q49wD1/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
844: Colorado ”What Units to Apply In” with Jimmy Oswald of Flat Tops Wilderness Guides Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:

Jimmy Oswald – Operations Manager of Flat Tops Wilderness Guides
Cliff interviews Jimmy Oswald, operations manager at Flat Tops Wilderness Guides. The podcast starts with an update on current winter conditions and thoughts on wolves in Colorado. Then Jimmy and Cliff discuss the upcoming Colorado Big Game Draw, including strategies and details on many Colorado sheep, goat and moose units.

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I’m live at the Hunt Expo in Utah and I’m catching up with Jordan Budd. Jordan’s originally from northwest Nebraska and grew up on a cattle ranch where she hunted deer and elk. She later got into videography and started working for a TV show ” id=”ALgOm5Kprmn” vid=”ALgOm5Kprmn” id-for-player=”ALgOm5Kprmn” link=”/listen/catching-up-with-jordan-budd-at-hunt-expo-ALgOm5Kprmn/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Catching Up with Jordan Budd at Hunt Expo Catching Up with Jordan Budd at Hunt Expo


Show Notes:
 
I’m live at the Hunt Expo in Utah and I’m catching up with Jordan Budd. Jordan’s originally from northwest Nebraska and grew up on a cattle ranch where she hunted deer and elk. She later got into videography and started working for a TV show doing production and editing. Jordan also did some writing for Rokslide. She now has an outfit in Nebraska called Running Water Hunting where she does hunts throughout November and December. Today, she co-hosts the Gear Talk Podcast on MeatEater and is also working with her own sponsors and partners.
 
So many people want to be famous in the hunting world, and Jordan’s a great example of someone who’s dedicated and seeing great success. Here, we recap Jordan’s hunting season, and we start with her experience in Idaho, where she’s currently living. She dove into archery and found a buck that someone else wound up getting. She eventually found another buck before the rifle opener and ended up shooting him opening afternoon. From there, Jordan went to Wyoming where she had a pretty rough hunt and we talk about unit-specific tags there.
 
Jordan’s going to dive more into elk this year. We chat about hunting deer in the desert, late archery tags, and the challenges that come up. Jordan also shares her most memorable hunt as well as experiences that changed the way she hunts today.



What’s Inside:
 
Jordan’s backstory and how she built her hunting career.
A recap of Jordan’s current hunting season.
Jordan’s most memorable hunting stories.



 
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Short Description:
I’m catching up with Jordan Budd at the Hunt Expo in Utah. Here, we recap Jordan’s current hunting season, starting with her experience in Idaho, where she’s currently living. Jordan also shares her most memorable hunt as well as experiences that changed the way she hunts today.
 
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Getting More Western Tags On this episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Dan and Brian have Ryan Stieg on to talk about getting more tags each season.Ryan grew up in the flat land like both Dan and Brian, but like the hosts, caught the western bug during college and started piecing together how to get out west as much as possible. Ryan has had incredible success with North Dakota’s second chance draw to get rifle Whitetail Buck tags in underrated units while building points and using his bow tag to chase Mule Deer each fall in the badlands. Ryan has taken this same strategy to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado to show it is possible to have success on Elk, Mule Deer, and Antelope with easier-to-draw tags if you’re willing to put in the work.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western Rookie On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok  and Online Connect with Ryan StiegOn Instagram
246: The Listener I Crossed Paths With In Arizona A podcast listener named Brent Varriale joins us on the Big Game Hunting Podcast today to talk about his recent Arizona elk hunt. As it turns out, he and I had the same elk tag this past year and our paths likely crossed out there on our hunt. Here’s the story of how it all went down.  Ep 232: 2022 Arizona Elk Hunt Recap – Episode referenced in podcast Follow Brent on Instagram here See a photo of Brent's elk on my Instagram page here Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). My goHunt INSIDER membership is the most valuable and useful resource I could ask for to help with planning this stuff. It is an absolute must have if you want to plan some western hunts for yourself in the future, regardless of whether you’re going guided or on a DIY hunt. If you buy a membership and read their stuff carefully, you’ll set yourself up for success by avoiding situations where you’re wasting your money on applications you have literally 0% odds of drawing and potentially end up having a quality hunt YEARS sooner than you would have otherwise because you simply know the odds and can find some of the under the radar hunts to apply for like I have over the years. Go to goHunt.com, sign up for an INSIDER membership TODAY, and use it to start planning your future hunts. Use promo code BIGGAMEHUNTER when you do to get $50 in store credit at their gear shop. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/brent-arizona-elk/
Finding Elk Sheds On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan and new co-host Brian Krebs talk to Stephen Walker a shed hunter from Colorado about what it takes to consistently find elk and mule deer sheds.Stephen was born and raised in Louisiana but moved to Southern Colorado where he found a serious passion for finding dropped antlers. Stephen along with his friends and family consistently find hundreds of sheds a year across Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Dan, Brian and Stephen discuss what to look for in shed hunting land as well as techniques and strategies for going after big antlers.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western Rookie On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Connect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and Online Connect with Stephen WalkerOn Instagram and Youtube

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842:New Mexico ”What Units to Apply For” Justin Erhart of Premium Hunts and Cliff Gray Join Cliff as he talks with Justin Erhart of Premium Hunts about the 2023 New Mexico draw and different potential opportunities to hunt in NM.

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I’m talking turkey with Jace Bauserman. What drew me to Jace was a clip I saw where he used a predator decoy on his bow. He’s got a bit of a different approach and turkey season is right around the corner. I was never excited about turkey, but I go” id=”8UETgySOw9D” vid=”8UETgySOw9D” id-for-player=”8UETgySOw9D” link=”/listen/talking-turkey-with-jace-bauserman-8UETgySOw9D/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Talking Turkey with Jace Bauserman Talking Turkey with Jace Bauserman


Show Notes:
 
I’m talking turkey with Jace Bauserman. What drew me to Jace was a clip I saw where he used a predator decoy on his bow. He’s got a bit of a different approach and turkey season is right around the corner. I was never excited about turkey, but I got excited about it a few years ago and look forward to it. I learned how to call better, and I started viewing it the same way as elk hunting. Jace has hunted turkey in over 20 states and he’s going back to Florida in March. He’s taken four of the major subspecies and Springtime is his favorite time of the year. 
 
Jace and I talk about the differences in the birds and how they react between different habitats and species. We start with one of the most common types Jace sees out west: the Merriam. The Merriam subspecies is popular with hunters, and they have white-tipped tails. They’re found as high as 10,000 feet in mountain areas. Jace says they’re nomadic and very callable birds and are used to traveling long distances to find a hen. The Eastern wild turkey is Jace’s favorite because of the gobble. They’re more reluctant to come into decoys, so you have to be on your A-game with calling. 
 
Jace talks about the importance of knowing the subspecies of turkeys you’re hunting and being aware of how they move in their surroundings. He also gives tips on how to locate birds and where to start hunting. We walk through a typical morning of a Merriam bird hunt on public land and Jace shares his wisdom of how to make it a success. We also talk about how close you want to get to a bird, how to use a bow-mounted decoy, and the most important turkey sounds to master. 



What’s Inside:


The subspecies of turkey and their characteristics.
How to locate birds in a new area.
Walkthrough of a typical Merriam turkey hunt.
How to use a bow-mounted decoy.
The most important turkey sounds to master.



 
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I’m talking turkey with Jace Bauserman. Jace and I talk about the differences in the birds and how they react between different habitats and species. We walk through a typical morning of a Merriam bird hunt on public land and Jace shares his wisdom on how to make it a success. We also talk about how close you want to get to a bird, how to use a bow-mounted decoy, and more.
 
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Show Notes:
 
In about a year, Howl for Wildlife grew to over 20,000 members and we’re helping hunters have a voice. Almost every action we’ve been involved in has either progressed forward or was a win for hunting. It’s a powerful tool to connect hunte” id=”YIvTrJmNda” vid=”YIvTrJmNda” id-for-player=”YIvTrJmNda” link=”/listen/wolf-management-in-colorado-with-aron-snyder-YIvTrJmNda/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Wolf Management in Colorado with Aron Snyder Wolf Management in Colorado with Aron Snyder


Show Notes:
 
In about a year, Howl for Wildlife grew to over 20,000 members and we’re helping hunters have a voice. Almost every action we’ve been involved in has either progressed forward or was a win for hunting. It’s a powerful tool to connect hunters with decision-makers and it’s really had a positive impact. Aron Snyder is the president of Kifaru International, a company that makes some of the best hiking and hunting gear available. Here, we talk about something that’s near and dear to Aron’s heart: the wolf issue in Colorado. 
 
Back in 2020, proposition 114 was on the ballot for Colorado to reintroduce wolves. 50.9% of the votes were in favor of the decision, meaning we lost by just a little. Hunters don’t often want to get involved in things that don’t directly impact them, but if everyone took a stand, we’d get a lot more done in our favor. There are over 16 million hunters in the US and in the age of social media and the internet, we’re more in the know than ever. Colorado alone has over a million hunters and if they all stood up against the proposition, we’d likely be in a much different situation than we are today.
 
Proposition 114 states that 250 wolves will be transplanted by the end of 2023. The Colorado parks and wildlife commission has to create and carry out plans to reintroduce and manage the wolves. We need the commission to know which parts of the plan we support and get it in place before they potentially get non-hunters on the board. Aron and I talk about the details of the plan and how hunters can get involved. The easiest thing to do is head to the Howl for Wildlife website. Click on the Action Center and enter your name and email in the wolf management plan action and hit send. We also talk about other hot topics in the hunting world, which you can also check out on HowlforWildlife.org.



What’s Inside:


Issues with wolf management in Colorado
Why it’s important for hunters to get involved
Hot hunting topics to review and take action on
What hunters can do to help



 
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Aron Snyder is the president at Kifaru International and we’re discussing the wolf management issue in Colorado. It’s more important than ever for hunters to get involved, and the easiest way to do that is through the action center on the Howl for Wildlife website. Aron and I talk in-depth about the wolf issues as well as other hot issues in the hunting world.



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840: Wolves in Colorado with Cliff Gray Join Cliff Gray as he discusses the future of wolves and the CPW Draft Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan with Charles Whitwam and Justin Nolan. Justin is an active member of several hunting and wildlife advocacy groups. Charles is the Founder and President of Howl for Wildlife – a nonprofit corporation with the mission to give people the tools to act on hunting, fishing, and conservation issues.
 
Charles and Justin encourage all hunters to participate in the Zoom commission meeting on Feb 16th. All details are provided at www.howlforwildlife.org/feb16wolfzoom.
 
Howl for Wildlife is also holding a Feb. 21 meet-up to discuss these issues before the final Denver commission meeting that will be held Feb. 22nd.
 
Follow @howl_org on Instagram for details on events and actions. 
 

 
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841: New Mexico ”What Units to Apply For” with Jordan Christensen of THE DRAW Guest host Cliff Gray interviews Jordan Christensen from The Draw. Jordan has over 2,000 application clients and guides in his home state of New Mexico.  They discuss application strategy in New Mexico for big game and exotic species. Jordan also fills us in on some draw odd changes that have occurred recently in Wyoming.  

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245: Linda Powell On Mossberg Updates For 2023 Linda Powell from Mossberg is up next in my ongoing series on new products and updates from rifle and ammunition manufacturers for 2023 to tell us about what's new with Mossberg this year. Learn more from Mossberg on their web site. Ep 196: Mossberg 940 Pro Field Semi-Auto Shotgun Review – Episode referenced in podcast Mossberg 940 Pro Field Shotgun Review: What You Need To Know – Learn more about the Mossberg 940 Prof Field Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. I'm currently offering special pricing (plus a special bonus for podcast listeners) in order to fill a couple of rescheduled hunts for June/July 2023. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more (prices listed there do not reflect the discount) or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/mossberg-2023/


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How anti-hunters abuse the system with Gabriella Hoffman Conservation in 2023 with Gabriella Hoffman


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Gabriella Hoffman is the host of the District of Conservation podcast. She’s also a media strategist, consultant, and award-winning outdoor writer based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Since 2016, Gabriella has been a consultant to various non-profit organizations, political campaigns, small businesses and start-ups, and veteran-owned companies. She’s worked on all kinds of media projects, ranging from radio and public relations to op-ed writing.
 
As it relates to conservation, Gabriella’s one of the few journalists in D.C who actively hunts and fishes. She’s been fishing for most of her life and started hunting about five years ago. Gabriella shares some great insights as to what’s trending and we kick off by talking about the long game anti-hunting groups, or “preservationists” seem to be playing. Hunters aren’t always painted in the best light, and preservationists have won the narrative. However, there’s been a renewed interest in hunting lately and opinions are starting to change.
 
Gabriella also shares information about the Equal Access to Justice Act and how it has empowered environmentalists to sue to stop hunting activities and true conservation. We talk about how conservationists can fight back, even though it’s a bit of an uphill climb. Gabriella and I discuss wildlife management issues, how hunters can use their social media platforms to bring awareness to issues, and how anti-hunting organizations make money from lawsuits to raise funds. 
 
What’s Inside:


How preservationists shape the anti-hunting narrative and how opinions are shifting.
How environmentalists use the Equal Access to Justice Act to raise funds.
How hunters can use their platforms to bring awareness to issues.



 
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GabriellaHoffman.com
 
Short Description:
Gabriella Hoffman is the host of the District of Conservation podcast. She’s also a media strategist, consultant, and award-winning outdoor writer based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Gabriella and I discuss wildlife management issues, how hunters can use their social media platforms to bring awareness to issues, and how anti-hunting organizations make money from lawsuits to raise funds.
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, conservation, preservation, wildlife management, journalism, fishing, Equal Access to Justice Act, environmentalists, politics
Early Western Success On this episode of The Western Rookie Brian and Dan are joined by Chris O’Neal, a big game hunter and shed hunting enthusiast from Wyoming.Chris grew up in South Dakota pheasant hunting from a young age. As he got older his girlfriend’s dad introduced him to big game hunting for whitetail deer & antelope. Chris’s passion for big game hunting grew the more he learned. He decided to level up his hunts and bought a bow.  On his birthday in 2012 he was able to kill his biggest buck, a 177” monster. Present day Chris lives in Wyoming and loves to shed hunt and chase bulls. He devoted himself to learning everything he could about elk hunting and made it a mission to kill a bull elk. He had no idea what was in store for him on his first season hunting the west. This episode shares those stories and so much more.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Chris O'NealOn InstagramConnect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and Online
244: Rafe Nielsen On Browning Updates For 2023 Rafe Nielsen from Browning is up next in my ongoing series on new products and updates from rifle and ammunition manufacturers for 2023 to tell us about what's new on the firearms side of things with Browning.  Learn more from Browning on their web site. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. I'm currently offering special pricing (plus a special bonus for podcast listeners) in order to fill a couple of rescheduled hunts for June/July 2023. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more (prices listed there do not reflect the discount) or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/browning-2023/
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Creed and Stallone AZ OTC Deer I’m done for January and I’m here with Creed to chat about deer hunting. The time between the holidays and hunting goes by so fast. I didn’t get anything in December, but I made up for it in January with a big buck I call Megatron. He looked exactly like the offspring of a buck I chased around in 2017 and was in the same area. I stalked him twice last year but wound up getting Covid and my whole plan was shot. All this past December, I kept looking for him but every time I went to glass, some other guys would beat me to it. I wound up shooting him in the neck because he was quartering to me. 
 
Creed got an amazing Coues buck this January and it was a buck he had some history with. He found the buck last year and was living in a place where there were very few deer. He almost killed him last year and got to about 90 yards, but he miscalculated the distance between him and the ravine he was bedded in. This buck was the easiest for Creed to see and lived close to his house. Things took way longer than anticipated because he had to go slow to avoid making too much noise. He started stalking at 11:30 and got him at 2:00.
 
We also talk about the buck Creed got last year. He shot a Coues deer in January with a bow and before that he got another one with a rifle in November. The buck he shot last January was similar in size to the one he recently shot, and he got to hunt with his brother and cousin. Creed’s brother shot his first archery Coues deer on that trip and later that day they went in to look for another deer his brother had seen. Fortunately, he was right where he was supposed to be, and a doe led him in. Creed and I also talk about frontal shots and share our opinions.



What’s Inside:


How I finally got a buck I was tracking, Megatron.
How Creed got his recent Coues buck.
Stories from Creed’s hunting trip from last January.
Thoughts on frontal shots.



 
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Creed is back on the show and we’re recapping our deer hunts from January. I share my story on how I got Megatron and Creed talks about how he got his amazing Coues buck. Creed also shares stories from his hunting trip from last January with his brother and cousin and we share our thoughts on frontal shots.
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, deer hunting, mule deer, Coues deer, javelina hunting, bow hunting, archery
 
 
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Big News On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan and new co-host Brian Krebs talk about the future of the podcast. Brian is a diehard hunter from Minnesota where he loves chasing antlers on the hoof and on the ground. Brian is the host of the Two Bucks Podcast and has a line of beard care products called Bull Elk Beard Oil. Dan and Brian met a few years back when Brian sponsored The Nomadic Outdoorsman podcast. Dan and Brian have since shed hunted together and have plans to do a western hunt in the future.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Connect with Brian KrebsOn Instagram, TikTok and Online
243: Jeff Bradley From Christensen Arms I’ve received a lot of requests from listeners to bring someone on from Christensen Arms who can tell us more about this well respected American rifle company. Well, I have good news for those who have been waiting for this episode: Jeff Bradley from Christensen Arms is joining us on the Big Game Hunting Podcast to do just that. Today we’re going to talk about the meat of Christensen Arms' hunting rifle lineup as well as some of their new offerings for 2023, like some new rifles chambered in 6.8 Western and the 7mm PRC. Learn more at ChristensenArms.com. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. We have limited availability remaining for 2023 and 2024. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/christensen-arms/
4: 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag Both the 7mm Rem Mag and the 300 Win Mag probably are among the first cartridges that spring to mind for hunters thinking about buying a new rifle for a serious hunt they think they’ll need a real heavy hitter on. They're both excellent cartridges and are similar in many ways, but they're also different in a few key areas and each is best suited for particular situations. Here's a detailed breakdown of the history, strengths, and weaknesses of each cartridge as well as recommendations on which one you should be use for specific hunting conditions. Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Related blog post: 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag: What You Know May Be Wrong  Best 300 Win Mag Ammo– 300 Win Mag Hunting Ammo Recommendations Best 300 Win Mag Rifles – 300 Win Mag Hunting Rifle Recommendations Best 7mm Rem Mag Ammo – 7mm Rem Mag Hunting Ammo Recommendations Sponsor: Big Game Hunting Adventures Show notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/7mmremmagvs300winmag/
241: Hornady Updates For 2023 Seth Swerzek from Hornady is up next in my ongoing series on new products and updates from rifle and ammunition manufacturers for 2023.  Learn more at Hornady.com. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. We have limited availability during June, July, August, September, October, and November 2023. We also have limited availability in 2024. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Ep 225: The New 7mm PRC From Hornady – Episode referenced in podcast Ep 240: Federal Premium Updates For 2023 – Episode referenced in podcast Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/hornady-2023/
242: Browning and Winchester Ammo Updates For 2023 Ben Frank from Browning and Winchester ammunition is up next in my ongoing series on new products and updates from rifle and ammunition manufacturers for 2023.  Learn more at BrowningAmmo.com and Winchester.com. Show sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). IIf you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. We have limited availability during June, July, August, September, October, and November 2023. We also have limited availability in 2024. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/browning-winchester-2023/
The Cost of Western Trips On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Robert Gillingham about how to plan and compare western hunt prices.Robert is an avid fly fishermen and has been fishing for over 20 years. He lives in Boise, Idaho and spends as much of his time as possible in the outdoors. Robert has a background in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology and currently teaches Zoology to high school students. As an avid outdoorsmen he has created tools to help outdoorsmen and women protect their valuable gear as well as compare the cost of different hunts. He built Karmik Outdoors out of necessity and a lack of other options to help outdoor enthusiasts recover missing items and plan future hunts.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Robert GillinghamOn Instagram, Youtube and Online


Interviewed Robby Denning. We talked about some draw strategy and a bunch of topics around mule deer hunting.
 
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832: Mule Deer Hunting with Robby Denning and guest host Cliff Gray Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:


Interviewed Robby Denning. We talked about some draw strategy and a bunch of topics around mule deer hunting.
 
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Cliff discusses many aspects of hunting big mule deer with Robby Denning. Robby is the author of "Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life" and "Hunting Big Mule Deer: The Stories".
 
Cliff and Robby discuss draw strategy, an overall approach to hunting big deer, hunting tactics, how winter range conditions affect buck age class, using pack animals to expand your hunting opportunities, and the challenges that come along with the pursuit of giant mulies. 


 
 
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Equipment On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Kyle Davidson, a rocket scientist in his own right with a passion for all things archery. Kyle didn't grow up in the outdoors and it wasn’t until he found archery that he discovered his true passion. He grew up racing go-karts all through high school. When he started working with a buddy he discovered archery and was hooked from the first shot. After being unsatisfied with his arrow setup he started diving into the physics behind arrow flight and that led him to his true passion, building custom arrows with peak performance. DCA Custom Arrows was born out of this new obsession along with Super Sabre Vanes, Vane Angle Tool, Subsonic field points and Arrow Wraps. Dan and Kyle dive into the science, research and development behind Kyle's passion.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more relevant outdoor content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Kyle DavidsonOn Instagram, Youtube and Online
240: Federal Premium Updates For 2023 I’m focusing the next few episodes here in January and February 2023 on new products and updates from rifle and ammunition manufacturers. This is the time of year when companies in the sporting good community unveil their new products and I think this is a great opportunity to talk about some of this new stuff in detail Eric Miller is first out of the gate for 2023 to talk about what’s new with Federal Premium.  Learn more at FederalPremium.com Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. We have limited availability during June, July, August, September, October, and November 2023. We also have limited availability in 2024. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast for a special bonus! Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/federal-premium-2023/


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Charles Whitwam and I are recapping an epic deer hunting trip with a ton of awesome stories. The last time he came out, it was a bit of a drought and neither one of us got a deer. We’re going through our trip day by day, and things kicked off on” id=”5qppdA2cHdw” vid=”5qppdA2cHdw” id-for-player=”5qppdA2cHdw” link=”/listen/az-otc-deer-recap-with-charles-whitwam-5qppdA2cHdw/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
AZ OTC Deer Recap with Charles Whitwam AZ OTC Deer Recap with Charles Whitwam


Show Notes:
 
Charles Whitwam and I are recapping an epic deer hunting trip with a ton of awesome stories. The last time he came out, it was a bit of a drought and neither one of us got a deer. We’re going through our trip day by day, and things kicked off on a Thursday. About an hour in, Charles was already on a stalk on a deer we named Limp Bizkit. He got in super close to a buck, but he had no shot. I then made a stalk where I was trying to cheat the wind. I moved to a spot where I tried to get a shot, and then a big buck we called Megatron came into view, but there was a doe right in front of him. Charles then found my number two buck, Heavy D, and dropped in after him and we chat about how things turned out.
 
Every morning of the trip, one of us had some great opportunities. Charles had the chance to shoot a big Javelina boar, but it was starting to get hot during the afternoon which was frustrating. We picked up some mule deer bucks, but we had to go out pretty far to get the wind right. We also were looking at a bunch of Coues deer who were in a decent position, but the doe wound up deciding for us and we passed on the buck that time. One evening, we decided to switch units, which didn’t turn out too great, so we packed up and tried somewhere else the next morning. 
 
Towards the end of the trip, Charles was within yards of a buck. I had to leave, but Anthony was with us, and he decided to take over. Charles snuck up closer to where the buck was within the flats and waited for a bit. Eventually, the deer caught his wind, and they took off. He moved in on another good buck, but the smaller lead buck got off to his right too much, and they both took off as well. Charles then sat up on some peaks and picked the bucks back up. The story continues through some more twists and turns but ends on a high note.
 
 
What’s Inside:


Recap and stories from an OTC deer hunt with Charles.



 
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Charles Whitwam and I are recapping an epic deer hunting trip with a ton of awesome stories. The last time he came out, it was a bit of a drought and neither one of us got a deer. We’re going through our trip day by day. Although the trip had a lot of twists and turns, it ultimately wound up great for Charles.
 
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239: 2023 Sandhill Crane Podcast Hunt Part 2 I just made it home from a fantastic hunt over in west Texas for sandhill crane with several podcast listeners. Today’s episode is a short “campfire style” discussion of the highlights of day 1 of the hunt from everyone who joined me there. I’m about to record a more detailed recap of the hunt that you’ll receive in a few days, but I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible because I know a lot of listeners have been very excited to hear how our hunt went. Subscribe to my Patreon channel to see video from this hunt before I release it elsewhere. Additionally, Patreon subscribers will hear about any potential future podcast hunts before the general public and will also receive first priority on available spots. Message me through Patreon or email me at  [email protected] if you're interested in potentially joining me on a hunt in the future for sandhill crane (or some other type of hunt) with some other podcast listeners. Show Sponsor: If you’re a serious hunter looking for a true African hunting adventure, get in touch with me to make that dream come true at our new camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province. We have limited availability during June, August, September, October, and November 2023. We also have availability in 2024. Visit bestsafarihunt.com to learn more or contact me directly at [email protected]. Make sure you say you heard about Big Game Hunting Adventures through The Big Game Hunting Podcast to a special bonus! Ep 238: 2023 Sandhill Crane Podcast Hunt Part 1 – Episode referenced in podcast Ep 185: Sandhill Crane Hunting 101 With Austin Petree – Episode referenced in podcast Ep 173: Sandhill Crane Hunting, Steve Rinella, & Me – Episode referenced in podcast Ep 172: Elk Hunting With A 6.5 Creedmoor vs 300 Win Mag With Mark Floyd – Episode referenced in podcast Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/sandhill-crane-podcast-hunt-part-2


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Bill Ayer is with Slayer Calls. He got started around four or five years ago selling waterfowl calls. About two years ago, Bill started developing products for elk hunting. Bill and I might even try to put together a John Stallone elk call! Last” id=”611DQFH0fRb” vid=”611DQFH0fRb” id-for-player=”611DQFH0fRb” link=”/listen/calling-and-hunting-stories-with-bill-ayer-611DQFH0fRb/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Calling and Hunting Stories with Bill Ayer Calls and Hunting Stories with Bill Ayer


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Bill Ayer is with Slayer Calls. He got started around four or five years ago selling waterfowl calls. About two years ago, Bill started developing products for elk hunting. Bill and I might even try to put together a John Stallone elk call! Last year, they released their first-ever acrylic bugle tube and a couple of others. Slayer also has external calls and reeds. The elk products were well received, and they were able to adapt a lot of the waterfowl technology, giving them an edge.
 
Bill and I talk about our preferences in calls and some of the key features of Slayer’s bugle tubes and more. We also get into weight differences between acrylic and plastic tubes and some differences in what’s offered by competitors. The material of the tube impacts the sound, but it doesn’t necessarily affect performance. Elks all have different tones as well, and so using calls with different tones could even give you an advantage. Slayer also makes some pretty great turkey calls and they come in a bunch of different cuts. Bill has something new up his sleeve that could be a game-changer. He’s not quite ready to share it, but stay tuned.
 
Although he didn’t kill any bulls this year, Bill’s had some close encounters. He shares some stories from hunting in Idaho this past season. They chased some bulls with the Slayer Enchantress, but it was tough to get them to commit and close the distance. Bill tells a great story about what not to do while elk hunting. On one trip, he talks about his experience with higher elevation, which can really knock you out if you’re not used to it. If you’re heading to higher ground, make sure to do your research and plan accordingly.
 
 
What’s Inside:


Details on Slayer’s different calls.
Bill’s hunting stories from the past elk season.
How elevation can impact your hunting trip.
Waterfowl hunting stories.



 
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Slayer Calls
 
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Bill Ayer is with Slayer Calls. Last year, they released their first-ever acrylic bugle tube and a couple of others. Slayer also has external calls and reeds. Although he didn’t kill any bulls this year, Bill’s had some close encounters. He shares some stories from hunting in Idaho this past season.
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, elk hunting, elk calling, bugling, waterfowl, elevation, geese, turkey hunting, turkey calls, bulls
Western Plans On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan discusses his plans for 2023 and all he hopes to accomplish.Dan has been hunting the west for the past several years. Although he enjoys getting to hunt the west he is extremely excited about starting to chase elk and mule deer with a bow. Dan has spent 4 seasons hunting elk and mule deer in Colorado during firearms season and got his first taste of archery hunting for mule deer this past year. Dan hopes to expand the states that he hunts and is looking north, south, east and west for new hunting opportunities.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook
238: 2023 Sandhill Crane Podcast Hunt Part 1 I just made it home from a fantastic hunt over in west Texas for sandhill crane with several podcast listeners. Today’s episode is a short “campfire style” discussion of the highlights of day 1 of the hunt from everyone who joined me there. I’m about to record a more detailed recap of the hunt that you’ll receive in a few days, but I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible because I know a lot of listeners have been very excited to hear how our hunt went. Subscribe to my Patreon channel to see video from this hunt before I release it elsewhere. Additionally, Patreon subscribers will hear about any potential future podcast hunts before the general public and will also receive first priority on available spots. Message me through Patreon or email me at  [email protected] if you're interested in potentially joining me on a hunt in the future for sandhill crane (or some other type of hunt) with some other podcast listeners. Ep 185: Sandhill Crane Hunting 101 With Austin Petree – Episode referenced in podcast Ep 173: Sandhill Crane Hunting, Steve Rinella, & Me – Episode referenced in podcast Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/crane-podcast-hunt-part-1/

James Nash is a retired USMC officer, professional guide, hunter, and outdoorsman who spends his time traveling, developing outdoor equipment and consulting private landowners on wildlife management. He writes articles about his hunting adventures, teach” id=”6hdecn7T2ev” vid=”6hdecn7T2ev” id-for-player=”6hdecn7T2ev” link=”/listen/831-james-nash-of-the-6-ranch-podcast-interviewed-by-cliff-gray-6hdecn7T2ev/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
831: James Nash of the 6 Ranch Podcast interviewed by Cliff Gray Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:

James Nash is a retired USMC officer, professional guide, hunter, and outdoorsman who spends his time traveling, developing outdoor equipment and consulting private landowners on wildlife management. He writes articles about his hunting adventures, teaches classes on hunting, shooting, guiding, and hosts the 6 Ranch Podcast.
 
Cliff and James discuss wildlife management, predator management, James' theory that Ibex may have roamed Oregon years ago, and many other interesting topics. 

 
 
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Wrapping Up The Rookie Season On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan follows up with Zach Schroeder about how his first year chasing mule deer with his bow went.Zach is a former football player from North Dakota with a passion for the outdoors. Although Zach loves hunting anything with an open season he just finished his first season chasing after muleys in the Badlands. Zach and Dan discuss the close encounters, teamwork and future preparation that all have come from Zach’s rookie year as a western hunter. With each new season come awesome opportunities and great learning lessons and this episode is chalked full of each.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Zach SchroederOn Instagram and Tiktok
237: RJ Contorno From Savage Arms It’s been awhile since we’ve done a rifle company profile. With that in mind, RJ Contorno is joining us on the show today to talk about Savage Arms. We’re going to talk about the entire line of Savage’s centerfire rifles from the Axis to the 110 and everything in between. I learned a few things about Savage myself during this interview, and I’m sure you will too. Learn more at SavageArms.com and check out their Special Order Department if you're looking for a special rifle they don't offer in their catalog. Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/savage-arms/
 
Show Notes:
Armando Martinez, also known as “the Bow Hitch” guy, is back to talk about all things Javelina hunting here in Arizona. We did a raffle for Howl for Wildlife for a fully guided javelina hunt with yours truly, and Armando was the lucky winner. ” id=”9u2LUbWCxdt” vid=”9u2LUbWCxdt” id-for-player=”9u2LUbWCxdt” link=”/listen/javelina-hunting-qa-with-armando-martinez-9u2LUbWCxdt/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Javelina Hunting Q&A with Armando Martinez Javelina Hunting Q&A with Armando Martinez
 
Show Notes:
Armando Martinez, also known as “the Bow Hitch” guy, is back to talk about all things Javelina hunting here in Arizona. We did a raffle for Howl for Wildlife for a fully guided javelina hunt with yours truly, and Armando was the lucky winner. We’re heading out during the upcoming HAM (handgun, archery, and muzzleloader) season, which is a great time of year for javelina. Archery season ends at the end of January and the new season kicks off on the 10th of February which gives the animals a chance to equalize a bit.
 
Armando reached out and wanted to do a bit of a Q&A on javelina hunting for all the listeners. We kick off by going into detail on what a javelina even is. They’re hoofed animals and are actually related to the hippopotamus. People in Arizona call them pigs, and the name “javelina” means “little javelins” and refers to the little tusks they have. We talk about key characteristics, differences between males and females, and what makes a particular javelina a good one to take down. In Arizona, javelina season starts as early as August and I share the best times of year to head out.
 
We chat about vitals and where to aim your shots, with the shoulder being your best bet. Javelinas do charge and go on the offensive, which makes them a great animal to call. I cover Arizona’s point system and why it’s one of the best and a little bit about my outfitting business, including what a typical hunt looks like. We talk about all the gear you need for stalking and glassing, which caliber bow to bring with you, and tips for shooting javelina with a rifle (shooting bags make all the difference). 



What’s Inside:


Javelina habits and characteristics.
What makes a good target javelina.
Best times of year to hunt and how to draw tags.
Vitals and where to aim your shot.
Details about my outfitting business and how to set up a hunt.
Ideal gear for stalking and glassing.
How shooting bags help your rifle.



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


 
Short Description:
Armando Martinez, also known as “the Bow Hitch” guy, is back to talk about all things javelina. Armando reached out and wanted to do a bit of a Q&A on javelina hunting for all the listeners. We chat about javelina habits and characteristics, what makes a good target javelina, where to aim your shot, and the best time of year to hunt. We also get into details about my outfitting business, ideal gear for stalking and glassing, and the benefits of using a shooting bag.
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, javelina, javelina hunting, Arizona, archery hunting, bow hunting, days in the wild, hunting podcast, john stallone, armando martinez
236: Chris Neville On The 2023 Application Season Chris Neville from goHunt is on the show today to talk about some changes certain states have made to the draw system in 2023, some new developments from goHunt this year, and the basics how to draw a deer, elk, or antelope tag out west in the near future.  Show Sponsor: OutdoorClass is the only outdoors-focused streaming platform, built for hunters of all levels to learn and refine their skills. Your annual membership gives you unlimited access to every course and chapter we offer, with skills covering everything from finding animals through cooking them. Go to OutdoorClass.com and use code BIGGAMEHUNTER for 20% off your subscription and get instant access to this fantastic resource. My goHunt INSIDER membership is the most valuable and useful resource I could ask for to help with planning this stuff. It is an absolute must have if you want to plan some western hunts for yourself in the future, regardless of whether you’re going guided or on a DIY hunt. If you buy a membership and read their stuff carefully, you’ll set yourself up for success by avoiding situations where you’re wasting your money on applications you have literally 0% odds of drawing and potentially end up having a quality hunt YEARS sooner than you would have otherwise because you simply know the odds and can find some of the under the radar hunts to apply for like I have over the years. Go to goHunt.com, sign up for an INSIDER membership TODAY, and use it to start planning your future hunts. Use promo code BIGGAMEHUNTER when you do to get $50 in store credit at their gear shop. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/chris-neville-2023-application-season/
The Final Day of Elk Camp On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Thad Miller about Thad’s first successful year chasing elk in Colorado. Dan and Thad met at elk camp a few years back. Although Thad grew up small game hunting he recently got into big game hunting after marrying into a family of hunters. Up until this year Thad had helped pack out elk for other hunters at camp but hadn’t had an opportunity to take one for himself until the final day of the 2022 season. Dan and Thad discuss everything that went into shooting and recovering Thad’s first bull.Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearConnect with Thad MillerOn Instagram and Facebook
 
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My cousin Anthony and his son Joey (who I call my nephew), just came off a late bull season elk hunt. I purposely waited about a week to hear their stories for the first time until I was ready to do this e” id=”9lz8fIDisGW” vid=”9lz8fIDisGW” id-for-player=”9lz8fIDisGW” link=”/listen/late-season-elk-and-south-dakota-mule-deer-with-john-anthony-and-joey-stallone-9lz8fIDisGW/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Late Season Elk and South Dakota Mule Deer with John, Anthony, and Joey Stallone Late Season Elk and South Dakota Mule Deer with John, Anthony, and Joey Stallone
 
Show Notes:
My cousin Anthony and his son Joey (who I call my nephew), just came off a late bull season elk hunt. I purposely waited about a week to hear their stories for the first time until I was ready to do this episode, and I saw them right after they came back. We kick off by talking about elk meat, ways to prepare and process it, and some stories from past elk hunting trips.  It’s pretty easy to make a delicious dish with elk if you’re paying attention to how you’re cooking it. Here, we share some tips on how to prepare meat from your own trips to get the best results.
 
Next, we get into how the actual elk hunt went. Anthony wound up getting sick during the scouting process and the initial scouting trip got pushed. He did a bit of scouting through maps and got some intel from a friend, but when they got there, the roads were really tough to navigate. Joey spotted a couple of mountain lions, but Anthony wound up finding him a buck instead. Then, Joey found two bulls and they decided to try to get them a night later. Anthony’s dad was there that day and his cousin Matthew, who was new to this kind of experience and was super impressed. Eventually, Anthony wound up getting a clear shot at a bull that he had to walk about 30-40 minutes to. 
 
Then I get into a mule deer hunting trip I had with clients in South Dakota. A huge storm hit and my clients couldn’t get through a particular pass until days later, but that meant I got some time to myself. The weather was good and I had some great shots, especially on the fourth day. I was also talking to my friend Charles through the radio and helping him glass. We found a buck that was bedded and then when I set myself up, three does wound up coming by. Then, four more does hopped over a fence along with a younger buck. Two fawns were headed toward Charles and I was giving him a play-by-play the whole time. Eventually, he shot the buck and it hopped the fence to my neighbor’s side. I kept at it to try to get one of my targeted bucks, and I actually wound up getting a mild case of frostbite. I powered through, but after a few more days of bad luck, I went home empty-handed.   



What’s Inside:


How to cook elk meat the right way.
Stories from the late-season elk hunt.
Joey’s lessons learned from the hunt.
Stories from a South Dakota mule deer hunting trip.



 
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Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
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GoHunt: https://www.gohunt.com/


 
Short Description:
My cousin Anthony and his son Joey just got back from a late-season elk hunt and here, they recap their stories. We talk about everything from preparing and cooking elk meat to lessons learned from the trip. Then, I get into a mule deer hunting trip in South Dakota, which didn’t turn out as good as I hoped, but it made for some great stories.
 
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235: 6mm Creedmoor – Your Ultimate Guide I have another cartridge profile/cartridge comparison today. Specifically, this episode covers the 6mm Creedmoor in detail along with how it compares to the 243 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges. As you’ll learn here in a few minutes, This is another VERY interesting cartridge that I absolutely think is worth considering for North American hunters these days.  Article referenced in show: 6mm Creedmoor: Everything You Need To Know Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). 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. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/6mm-creedmoor/
Western Hunting Pressure and Points On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Ryan Romero a Wyoming native and Colorado transplant about his passion for chasing bugling bulls in the mountains.Ryan has been hunting and fishing since he could walk. His passion started during his first pheasant hunt with his dad. Ever since that moment he has lived for hunting and being in the backcountry. Dan and Ryan discuss the effects of points and hunting pressure on public land and what that means for our hunting future. Ryan is a driven and passionate person with anything he does but his drive and passion are magnified when it comes to hunting public land. Every year Ryan and his friends undertake the challenge of hitting the mountains in search of rutting bulls.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Ryan RomeroOn Instagram


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Dave Barnett is the Research Content Manager at GoHunt, where he deals mostly with their insider platform. He’s been working at GoHunt full-time since 2018 and prior to that, he did freelance writing work for them as far back as 2015. Through his w” id=”7fulohYoD75″ vid=”7fulohYoD75″ id-for-player=”7fulohYoD75″ link=”/listen/az-draw-with-gohunt-researcher-dave-barnett-7fulohYoD75/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
AZ Draw with GoHunt researcher Dave Barnett AZ Draw with Dave Barnett from GoHunt


Show Notes:
Dave Barnett is the Research Content Manager at GoHunt, where he deals mostly with their insider platform. He’s been working at GoHunt full-time since 2018 and prior to that, he did freelance writing work for them as far back as 2015. Through his work, Dave’s intimately familiar with how the drawing process works, and here, we talk tag strategy and pick apart Arizona. We go over how the state’s point system works, which happens to be my and Dave’s favorite. Backwards to a lot of other states, 20% of the tags go to the highest point holders while the other 80% goes to a random draw.
 
In the past, there were leftover tags available for deer hunts, but you don’t see that anymore. Dave and I talk about what’s different now, and even though the pressure is climbing, the odds of drawing are still pretty good. Some units are already closed, and we talk about how limited tag numbers create a focusing effect on what’s still available. We also discuss changes in the upcoming elk draw, which there haven’t been too many of in Arizona. However, a lot of the surrounding Western states have changed due to the growing population and demand from residents. 
 
Even a tiny percentage change in a point system can affect your strategy, and Dave gives us his take on Arizona. In general, if you’re a high point holder, it’s fairly predictable. We explain the point system in laymen’s terms and make it super simple to understand. We also talk about late-season hunting, which offers a totally different experience than some other states. Dave explains the different tiers of units and why it’s important to think about what you want to accomplish during your hunting experience. He also shares how you can use the GoHunt platform to decipher what’s best. 



What’s Inside:


Overview of AZ’s tag draw process 
How the current draw process differs from the past
Dave’s take on the Arizona point system
Late-season hunting strategy tips
Unit tiers and how to plan based on what you want to experience
How to use the GoHunt platform to plan your strategy



 
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Phoenix Shooting Bags save 20% with code johnstallone
Howl for Wildlife: https://www.howlforwildlife.org/
GoHunt: https://www.gohunt.com/


 
Short Description:
Dave Barnett is the Research Content Manager at GoHunt and here, we talk tag strategy and pick apart Arizona. We go over how the state’s point system works and changes in the upcoming elk draw. Dave explains the different tiers of units and why it’s important to think about what you want to accomplish during your hunting experience. He also shares how you can use the GoHunt platform to decipher what’s best. 



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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, elk hunting, mule deer, mule deer hunting, Coues deer, Arizona, tag, draw, archery, bow hunting, late season hunting, GoHunt
234: 223/5.56 vs 300 Blackout vs 308 Cartridge Comparison It’s time for another cartridge comparison and today's episode compares the 5.56 NATO/223 Remington, 300 Blackout, and 308 Winchester cartridges. While all three are very popular with modern sporting rifles, the cartridges represent three distinct ways of thinking: smaller, lighter, and faster for the .223/5.56 vs bigger, heavier, and slower for the .308 vs a middle of the road compromise with the .300 Blackout. As you can imagine, this is definitely a case where each is better suited to certain tasks and that’s what we’re going to talk about in this episode where I investigate the 223 vs 300 Blackout vs 308 debate in detail and provide some insight into which cartridge is better suited for common hunting situations so you can make an informed decision on which one will work best for your individual needs as a hunter or shooter. Article referenced in show: 223 vs 300 Blackout vs 308 Review & Comparison Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). 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. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/223-vs-300-blackout-vs-308/
 
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830: Optics-Glassing-Gear Q and A with Cody Nelson Optics Manager at GOHUNT.com Join Jay Scott and Cody "the Glassing Guru" Nelson as they answer a bunch of optics-glassing-and gear questions.
 
Sponsors of the JSO Podcast
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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.  Also Sign Up for $50 for 50 states on the Explorer Membership.  Use "JayScott"
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Hunting The Wild West On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Pennsylvania native and Arizona transplant Stephen Tyrol about the differences and challenges of learning to hunt the west. Stephen grew up hunting in PA where there was no shortage of deer and seemingly unlimited tags. That all changed when he moved to Arizona and had to relearn most of the things that go into hunting. Having been in AZ for over 10 years Stephen has had the chance to hone his skills and increase his resume by chasing a wide range of game like bison, lion, elk, deer, javelina, antelope, coyote, bobcat, quail & dove. Dan and Stephen discuss the steep learning curve that comes with hunting the west as well as stories of hard work and success.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Stephen TyrolOn Instagram
Wyoming Elk Draw review and changes Dave Barnett joins me to discuss the WY draw some upcoming possible changes, how to navigate the Wyoming elk draw, Wyoming elk hunting tag strategies and Wyoming elk hunting opportunities
Chad Mendes is a professional bare knuckle boxer and UFC competitor. He is also an accomplished hunter with his own outfitting business, Finz and Featherz Guide Service. Through that service, Chad provides varied trips from deep sea tuna fishing, to Flori” id=”18B4r6O5oUo” vid=”18B4r6O5oUo” id-for-player=”18B4r6O5oUo” link=”/listen/829-chad-mendes-with-guest-host-cliff-gray-18B4r6O5oUo/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
829: Chad Mendes with Guest Host Cliff Gray Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:
Chad Mendes is a professional bare knuckle boxer and UFC competitor. He is also an accomplished hunter with his own outfitting business, Finz and Featherz Guide Service. Through that service, Chad provides varied trips from deep sea tuna fishing, to Florida gator hunts, to Utah Elk hunts. Chad and Cliff discuss Chad's businesses, the carnivore diet, his recent Dall sheep hunts, the sheep hunting addiction and many more topics.
 
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https://www.instagram.com/chadmendes

 
 
 
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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 [email protected] Use "JayScott" promo code to get 10% 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.  Also Sign Up for $50 for 50 states on the Explorer Membership.  Use "JayScott"
http://www.kuiu.com/ or http://www.kuiu.com/blog/
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233: Adam Wies (aka WHO_TEE_WHO) We have a special guest on the show with us today: Adam Wies, better known as WHO-TEE_ WHO on YouTube. Adam and I met and became friends on our Colorado antelope and bison hunt back on October. He also made a brief appearance in episode 220, but this is the first time I’ve had him on the show in a one on one interview to talk about how he first got started in this business, some of his more unique hunting goals, etc. Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and Sign up for my free e-book on the best hunting calibers at to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Make sure you protect your hearing during hunting season by wearing ear protection while you're afield. 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. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Follow Adam (WHO TEE WHO) on YouTube and on Instagram and check out some of the videos we talked about in this episode: 6mm Creedmoor vs Fallow Deer, 25-06 vs Pronghorn Antelope, and 35 Whelen vs Bison Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/who_tee_who/
Bucket List Hunt Checked On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Chuck Petka about a final day elk tag that was filled during his first season at elk camp. Dan and Chuck met during the 2022 rifle season in Colorado. Dan and Chuck relive the events from the week and the culmination of a lot of hard work  and prep that went into Chuck’s first elk hunt. Throughout the week their group was fortunate to take 7 beautiful bulls 5 of which were taken by first timers.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and FacebookConnect with Chuck PetkaOn Facebook
 
Show Notes:
Josh Todd owns McDowell Mountain Taxidermy, a small custom shop in North Scottsdale. Taxidermy is Josh’s hobby and passion and he’s selective about what he takes in and works on. He also does a ton of refurb work cleaning up and bringing ” id=”AP6gufO1iAu” vid=”AP6gufO1iAu” id-for-player=”AP6gufO1iAu” link=”/listen/in-field-tips-for-taxidermy-prep-with-josh-todd-AP6gufO1iAu/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
In Field tips for Taxidermy prep with Josh Todd In Field tips for Taxidermy prep with Josh Todd
 
Show Notes:
Josh Todd owns McDowell Mountain Taxidermy, a small custom shop in North Scottsdale. Taxidermy is Josh’s hobby and passion and he’s selective about what he takes in and works on. He also does a ton of refurb work cleaning up and bringing an animal back to life. Here, Josh and I get into in-field care to help your taxidermist give you the best possible product. There’s a lot you can do in the field and the moment you get something down, the clock starts ticking. Hunters often have that mentality when it comes to meat, but the same applies when you want to come back with a proper mount or something life-size. In warm weather, fur can start slipping pretty quickly, so the sooner you get the animal cold, the better. 
 
Josh talks about customizations and mannequins available and why having enough cape and shoulder is important. He also gives us a solid play-by-play from getting a bull down in an elk hunt to taking it to the taxidermist. Even though you’re racing the clock, don’t forget to take those hard-earned pictures – you’ll have time for those. Josh walks through all the right cuts and includes a ton of great details. When you’re packing up, never use trash bags or plastic bags and go with something breathable made for game hunting. And don’t forget to keep everything on ice.
 
One of the biggest issues I have is how to keep a larger animal with a big rack cool enough until it makes it to the taxidermist. Josh shares some tips on how you can get creative and do things right to get the best end result. We talked about his preferred methods for European mounts and whitening techniques and processes. Josh and I wrap up by talking about velvet antlers and how to handle them. Try your best not to touch the antlers because they’re super delicate by the tips. Velvet is developing organic tissue and it’s important to get it cold as fast as possible.



What’s Inside:


What to do in the field to preserve your kills the right way.
A play-by-play of what to do from getting a bull down to taking it to the taxidermy.
How to keep things cool when you have a larger animal/big rack.
What to do with velvet antlers.



 
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Short Description:
Josh Todd owns McDowell Mountain Taxidermy, a small custom shop in North Scottsdale. Josh talks about customizations and mannequins available and why having enough cape and shoulder is important. He also gives us a solid play-by-play from getting a bull down in an elk hunt to taking it to the taxidermist. We discussed his preferred methods for European mounts and whitening techniques and processes. Josh and I wrap up by talking about velvet antlers and how to handle them.
 
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Allen Bolen is an accomplished archery hunter on a quest to harvest as many Boone & Crockett qualifying species as possible with his archery equipment. He has held several world records, including the Mountain Goat record and Velvet Sitka Blacktail record” id=”rOSBQNPP7g” vid=”rOSBQNPP7g” id-for-player=”rOSBQNPP7g” link=”/listen/828-allen-bolen-interview-by-cliff-gray-rOSBQNPP7g/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
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Allen Bolen is an accomplished archery hunter on a quest to harvest as many Boone & Crockett qualifying species as possible with his archery equipment. He has held several world records, including the Mountain Goat record and Velvet Sitka Blacktail record. Cliff and Allen discuss career paths and strategies that allow anyone to go on these types of hunts, the excitement of learning new species, researching trophy quality areas, the challenges of the state draws and where the best bang for your buck is when it comes to hunting.
 
 
 
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232: 2022 Arizona Elk Hunt Recap II’m back from my elk hunt in Arizona and I wanted to let you know how things went down there! We’re going to talk about how I planned this trip, the story of the hunt, some lessons I learned along the way, and what the future holds for me.   Show Sponsor: Email me at  [email protected] to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Make sure you protect your hearing during hunting season by wearing ear protection while you're afield. 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. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/2022-arizona-elk-hunt/
 
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Mike Herne is here for a little campfire hunting story session. Mike’s an avid hunter and bow hunting is his passion, although he recently picked up a rifle and enjoyed it. The army is Mike’s day job where he works in a professional ” id=”9BFzz9cEc7V” vid=”9BFzz9cEc7V” id-for-player=”9BFzz9cEc7V” link=”/listen/over-the-counter-hunting-stories-with-mike-herne-9BFzz9cEc7V/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Over the Counter Hunting Stories with Mike Herne Over the Counter Elk Hunting Stories with Mike Herne
 
Show Notes:
Mike Herne is here for a little campfire hunting story session. Mike’s an avid hunter and bow hunting is his passion, although he recently picked up a rifle and enjoyed it. The army is Mike’s day job where he works in a professional development academy. In his spare time, he writes hunting and outdoor-related content for Black Rifle Coffee through their publication, Free Range American. Mike shares some of his favorite hunts and elk is hands down his favorite animal to chase with a bow. He grew up on the east coast sitting in tree stands looking for deer and the first time he heard an elk bugle and saw an elk, he was hooked.
 
Most of Mike’s elk hunting experience has been in Colorado. He went on a cool trip last year with Aron Snyder and South Cox from Kifaru International where he called elk for Aron on a pretty awesome tag. Mike loves elk hunting because of the instant gratification you can get with bugling versus sitting and waiting for deer to show up. His first over-the-counter-archery elk hunt was when he was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado. After a deployment, Mike took a couple weeks off to hunt. It was a tough hunt, and he shares some lessons he had to learn the hard way.
 
The following season, Mike went back out and saw some quick success. The learning curve he experienced during his first hunt helped give him a leg up. He learned a ton about bugling, including when and when not to do it. Mike shares stories about a filmed trip he took with Free Range American that showed the reality of the over-the-counter hunting experience. We also talked about the similarities between calling elk and turkeys, hunting white tail deer, and lessons learned about creating illusions with noise and calls. Mike’s a great example of someone who takes what he learned from previous hunts and elevates his game the next season.



What’s Inside:


Mike’s first elk hunt and the lessons he learned.
How Mike used his experience to find success in hunting.
Elk calling and bugling tips.



 
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Short Description:
Mike Herne is an avid bow hunter with some great stories, including a great one from his first time in Colorado. Mike shares some of his favorite hunts and elk is hands down his favorite animal to chase with a bow. He learned a ton of lessons and is a great example of someone who found success from integrating his experiences. 
 
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Wrapping Up In Wisconsin On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan and his family take a mid season break to discuss how their deer season has gone so far. Dan along with his mom, brother and nephew share all of their success stories and try to wrap their heads around the insane season they have had. Dan and his family have been hunting a 40 acre chunk of woods in West Central Wisconsin for the past 40ish seasons and have never had a year quite like this.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Josh MathewsOn Instagram Connect with Ronda MyrenOn Instagram
231: Upcoming Live Q&A Session & Silencer Central Sale Join Ron Spomer, Joseph von Benedikt, and I for a special live Q&A session for Patreon supporters on Tuesday, 7 December at 9am Mountain time (10am Central). If you have any burning questions you’ve been dying to ask Ron, Joseph, or me about stuff like backcountry hunting, ballistics, rifles, etc., then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. This Q&A session is exclusively for Patreon subscribers. Subscribe to my Patreon channel here in order to participate or to watch a recording of our discussion at a later date if you can't join us on the live feed. Submit questions ahead of time through Patreon or email me at [email protected] Go to TheBigGameHuntingBlog.com/suppressor, purchase a new Banish suppressor, and receive a Banish 22K rimfire suppressor for free while supplies last.
230: 243 vs 270 Winchester Cartridge Comparison It’s time for another cartridge comparison and today's episode compares the 243 Winchester and 270 Winchester cartridges. As is the case with the 7mm-08 and 270, there’s some overlap in the capabilities and best uses of the 243 and 270. However, the gap between 243 and 270 is much bigger than is the case with the 7mm-08 and the 270 and this is definitely a case where each is better suited to certain tasks. Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about in this episode where I investigate the 243 vs 270 debate in detail and provide some insight into which cartridge is better suited for common hunting situations so you can make an informed decision on which one will work best for your individual needs as a hunter or shooter. Article referenced in show: 243 vs 270 Review & Comparison Show Sponsor: Email me at  [email protected] to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). 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. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/243-vs-270/
Wisconsin Whitetail Tradition On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan and his wife Samantha sit down to discuss the impending Gun Deer Season in Wisconsin.Every year Dan and his family travel to Wisconsin to take part in the orange army that makes up Wisconsin’s firearm portion of the whitetail season. Dan’s family has been hunting the same property in Western Wisconsin for nearly 40 years and this year won’t be any different. With only hours remaining before the first shots fill the hills, woods and farmland of the Dairy State, Dan and his wife Samantha dream of what’s to come over the next 9 days.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting GearShop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Samantha MathewsOn Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Youtube
 
Show Notes:
Creed Christinat is known for taking some pretty nice bucks and he joins me to talk about Coues deer. He’s 33 years old and lives in a small Arizona town called Elfrida. Creed works at a coal and natural gas power plant and when he’s not at his ” id=”AAJZjtRvpXI” vid=”AAJZjtRvpXI” id-for-player=”AAJZjtRvpXI” link=”/listen/coues-deer-hunting-with-creed-christinat-AAJZjtRvpXI/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Coues Deer Hunting with Creed Christinat Coues Deer Hunting with Creed Christinat
 
Show Notes:
Creed Christinat is known for taking some pretty nice bucks and he joins me to talk about Coues deer. He’s 33 years old and lives in a small Arizona town called Elfrida. Creed works at a coal and natural gas power plant and when he’s not at his day job, he’s raising his family along with his wife. He’s also a passionate hunter and Coues deer is his specialty. Coues deer can really get under your skin and those who are in the know are aware they’re unique. Creed hunts them primarily with a bow, which is a next-level challenge, and here, he shares some stories and tips from his trips. 
 
One of the things I love about Coues deer is they’re a white tail that you’re spotting and stalking. They stay in small groups unlike mule deer and for me, they’ve always been a great animal to hunt. I hunt them with a rifle, but Creed has a different perspective on bow hunting. Even though most people hunt Coues in December or January, Creed’s favorite time to hunt them is in August and September. They’re visible then, they haven’t been hunted in months, and there are fewer people to compete with. If you find a deer in late July or early August, chances are they’ll be there for you in the archery season. The only downside is antler development, which changes from year to year. 
 
Creed walks through what he does to locate big bucks, whether he’s hunting in the desert or high pine country. He likes to target places that are less hunted, which sometimes can be deep in the wilderness or places that are completely overlooked. Creed gets into what an ideal buck canyon looks like, including proximity to permanent water. He shares his primary plan of attack, what he looks for when patterning and stalking, and how he knows it’s time to go in for the kill. Creed talks about how his techniques have changed over the years and how he continues to improve. We wrap up by talking about the different seasons, Coues deer behavioral characteristics to pay attention to, and Creed shares a story from a hunting trip he had with his brother.

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What’s Inside:


Benefits to hunting Coues deer in the early season.
What Creed does to locate big bucks.
What an ideal big buck canyon looks like.
Creed’s primary plan of attack when patterning and stalking.
Lessons learned from hunting over the years.
Key Coues deer behavioral characteristics.



 
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Short Description:
Creed Christinat is a passionate hunter from Elfrida, AZ and Coues deer is his specialty. Creed walks through what he does to locate big bucks, whether he’s hunting in the desert or high pine country. We talk about the different Coues deer seasons, top techniques, and lessons learned from hunting throughout the years.



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229: 7mm-08 vs 270 Cartrige Comparison I’ve got another cartridge comparison for you today: the 7mm-08 Remington vs the 270 Winchester. Both are popular and effective centerfire rifle cartridges with dedicated fan bases, but important details about their performance unfortunately get overlooked or simply lost in the shuffle. In fact, despite their big differences in outward appearance, the two cartridges are almost shockingly similar in performance in some areas. Even so, there’s some important differences to keep in mind and each is better suited for different hunting tasks. In this episode, I’m investigate the 7mm-08 vs 270 debate in detail and provide some insight into which cartridge is better suited for common hunting situations so you can make an informed decision on which one will work best for your individual needs as a hunter or shooter. Article referenced in show: 7mm-08 vs 270 Review & Comparison Show Sponsor: Email me at  [email protected] to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). 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. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/7mm-08-vs-270/
 
Show Notes:
I love getting technical and talking about muzzle breaks, triggers, and long-range accuracy, but we’re going to be looking at these a bit differently than I have in the past. I’ve had John Huber from Huber Concepts on the podcast about six years” id=”glBOeJ1o92″ vid=”glBOeJ1o92″ id-for-player=”glBOeJ1o92″ link=”/listen/john-huber-trigger-control-glBOeJ1o92/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
John Huber trigger control Synchronizing the Senses with John Huber
 
Show Notes:
I love getting technical and talking about muzzle breaks, triggers, and long-range accuracy, but we’re going to be looking at these a bit differently than I have in the past. I’ve had John Huber from Huber Concepts on the podcast about six years ago and he’s back so I can pick his brain. John’s been into physics since he was a kid and eventually got into manufacturing methods. Today, he primarily builds triggers and muzzle breaks and he’s an expert at synchronizing the senses.
 
John and I talk about his trigger design and how he’s changed the design using mathematics to improve accuracy. It’s all about sensing pressure and recognizing moments in time so your senses sync up and you hit a target. It’s all about time and energy management, and John translates all the data he collects into mechanical engineering. We talk about timing when pulling a trigger and how John gets the trigger to break more in sync with natural human impulses.
 
Today’s selection of firearms and poundage in terms of triggers are made so we have to fit into their mold. I use a two-stage trigger and John talks about what that is and how it functions. From a usability standpoint, the two-stage can get you closer to that “trap” moment and cut down delay. We get into muzzle breaks and the math and physics involved to design them more efficiently. The calculations to make these improvements are complicated, but they make all the difference in terms of a great hunting or shooting experience.
 
What’s Inside:


John’s unique trigger design and how he came up with it.
How John uses mathematics to enhance trigger.
What a two-stage trigger is and how it functions.
Muzzle breaks and how they work.
Hunting stories from John.



 
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Huber Concepts
 
Short Description:. 
John Huber of Huber Concepts is an expert when it comes to building a better trigger. He works his magic by taking math and physics and translating it into mechanics to create an optimal shooting experience. We talk about how John “synchronizes the senses” and he also shares a couple of great hunting stories.


 
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228: Fred Bohm On Mountain Goat Hunting Fred Bohm is back on the show with us again today. He’s a pretty lucky guy and he not only drew a mountain goat tag up in Colorado this year, but he also harvested a nice goat with his bow and was kind enough to take some time out of his schedule to tell us all about that hunt. Read more about Fred’s hunt on his blog. Make sure you follow him on Instagram here. Support him (and the Big Game Hunting Podcast) by purchasing gun cleaning equipment here. Show Sponsor: Email me at  [email protected] to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Learn the essential information about practical ballistics, hunting firearms, and ammunition that will improve your odds of success on future hunts by purchasing the Hunting Guns 101 training at huntingguns101.com/form. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/fred-bohm-mountain-goat-hunting/
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Graylight Hunter Marlon Holden into the mind of a Mule deer hunter Marlon and I discuss mule deer hunting tactics and philosophy 
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Elk Hunting Rookies On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Jason, Adam and Joe, three first time elk hunters that all found success this season at Elk Camp.Dan attends an elk camp in Colorado with some of his closest hunting buddies. Each year they make it a priority to help other hunters that have never had success hunting elk. This year they set the bar high by successfully taking 7 bulls down (5 of which were taken by first time elk hunters). Dan and the guys recap each of their stories in detail as they relive these moments that just happened.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Adam JergensOn Instagram
227: 450 Bushmaster vs 45-70 Cartridge Comparison It’s time for another cartridge comparison and today's episode compares the 450 Bushmaster and 45-70 Government cartridges. While the 450 Bushmaster and 45-70 are both fantastic .45 caliber cartridges for certain situations and there is definitely some overlap in their capabilities, there are some major differences between the 450 Bushmaster vs 45-70 cartridges you should be aware of depending on your hunting style and what you're after. Here's what you need to know. Article referenced in show: 450 Bushmaster vs 45-70 Review & Comparison Read This Before Hunting Cape Buffalo With The 45-70  Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and sign up for my free E-Book to also receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). 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. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/450-bushmaster-vs-45-70/
Leasing Hunting Property On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Sam, David and Michael from Infinite Outdoors about their app that connects hunters with landowners for single day and short term leases.Infinite Outdoors is a platform dedicated to providing private access to hunters and anglers of all skill-levels and backgrounds to high-quality game habitat while giving landowners full control over their land. Whether you are a local outdoorsman that just needs a place to hunt for the day or a non-resident trying to fill your first elk tag, this app helps connect everyday hunters with incredible properties to hunt. Dan and the guys take an in-depth look at the platform and how it can be used by hunters and landowners.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content!Connect with Dan Mathews and The Western RookieOn GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Infinite OutdoorsOn Instagram and Online
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827: Jay Scott is a guest on the BackCountry Rookies Podcast-E Scouting and Mapping Join Jay Scott as he is a guest on the Backcountry Rookies Podcast with host Chad Ryker.  Listen as they discuss E Scouting and Mapping
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Cliff interviews Jake Muise, the CEO and Founder of Maui Nui Venison. Jake is also an avid free range Axis deer hunter. Jake and Cliff discuss Axis deer hunting opportunities, the tactics and technology Jake’s team uses to harvest wild Axis deer, the bene” id=”3txFi9beLuz” vid=”3txFi9beLuz” id-for-player=”3txFi9beLuz” link=”/listen/826-hunting-hawaii-axis-deer-with-jake-muise-of-maui-nui-vension-3txFi9beLuz/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
826: Hunting Hawaii Axis Deer with Jake Muise of Maui Nui Vension Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:
Cliff interviews Jake Muise, the CEO and Founder of Maui Nui Venison. Jake is also an avid free range Axis deer hunter. Jake and Cliff discuss Axis deer hunting opportunities, the tactics and technology Jake's team uses to harvest wild Axis deer, the benefits of eating wild game meat, and the potential implications of new technology when it comes to counting and monitoring big game populations.
 
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Shane and I discuss the different rifle hunts in AZ for coues deer. We give advice on where when and how to find coues deer. We talk about glassing techniques as well as the differences of each hunt and what to expect.” id=”IIYpGnO85E” vid=”IIYpGnO85E” id-for-player=”IIYpGnO85E” link=”/listen/hunting-coues-in-az-with-shane-edgar-IIYpGnO85E/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
Hunting Coues in AZ with Shane Edgar Shane Edgar Coues Deer Hunting 
 
Shane and I discuss the different rifle hunts in AZ for coues deer. We give advice on where when and how to find coues deer. We talk about glassing techniques as well as the differences of each hunt and what to expect.
2006 interview with My good friend Duwane Adams. Duwane and I talk about the fundamentals of being an effective glasser. Duwane is one of my mentors that took me from a mediocre glasser to being very skilled at picking apart the terrain” id=”4FK8qpr2qXQ” vid=”4FK8qpr2qXQ” id-for-player=”4FK8qpr2qXQ” link=”/listen/throwback-thursday-duwane-adams-how-to-glass-4FK8qpr2qXQ/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
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2006 interview with My good friend Duwane Adams. Duwane and I talk about the fundamentals of being an effective glasser. Duwane is one of my mentors that took me from a mediocre glasser to being very skilled at picking apart the terrain
Cliff interviews Robert Arrington, the host of the popular YouTube show DearMeatForDinner. Robert and Cliff discuss the value of a diversified exposure to the outdoors, introducing kids to hunting, the challenges of filming hunts, and the art of storytell” id=”5UDbmYdTdhY” vid=”5UDbmYdTdhY” id-for-player=”5UDbmYdTdhY” link=”/listen/825-deer-meat-for-dinners-robert-arrington-talks-with-guest-host-cliff-gray-5UDbmYdTdhY/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
825: Deer Meat for Dinner’s Robert Arrington talks with Guest Host Cliff Gray Join Guest Host Cliff Gray as he interviews:
Cliff interviews Robert Arrington, the host of the popular YouTube show DearMeatForDinner. Robert and Cliff discuss the value of a diversified exposure to the outdoors, introducing kids to hunting, the challenges of filming hunts, and the art of storytelling around the adventures we all enjoy.
 
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226: Dan Roland On Musk Ox Hunting Dan Roland is back on the show with us again today. We can always count on Dan for some accounts of hunting some of the more exotic species of North American game (episode 84 to talk about grizzly bear hunting and episode 92 to talking about Dall Sheep hunting). Well, he’s back today to talk about his recent musk ox hunt up in the Yukon Territory.  See photos of Dan's Musk Ox hunt on Instagram here. Show Sponsor: Email me at  [email protected] to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Learn the essential information about practical ballistics, hunting firearms, and ammunition that will improve your odds of success on future hunts by purchasing the Hunting Guns 101 training at huntingguns101.com/form. The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/dan-roland-musk-ox-hunting/
Justin shares with us some of the over the counter hunting opportunities in Washington state and some late rut hunts that are an excellent way to spend winter. 
 
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Justin shares with us some of the over the counter hunting opportunities in Washington state and some late rut hunts that are an excellent way to spend winter. 
 
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Western Hunts from Beginners and Pros On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Carter, Kaleb and Perry from Hunt Lift Eat about their experience hunting big game animals across the country.Carter, Kaleb, and Perry are all die hard hunters ranging from vastly different places like Georgia, North Carolina and Colorado. Kaleb is the most experienced when it comes to Western Hunting, living in Colorado. Perry and Carter are new to Western Hunting with only a couple hunts under their belts like Colorado antelope, Wyoming antelope and Wyoming mule deer. All have different backgrounds and stories on how they got into the hunting world but they all pursue it with the same passion. Hunt Lift Eat brought the Carter, Kaleb and Perry together and they now have several hunts planned with one another in the upcoming seasons. Helping hunters who may not be familiar with western style hunting has become a passion of all three by sharing knowledge and stories which they do in this episode.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Hunt Lift EatOn Instagram
225: The New 7mm PRC From Hornady With Seth Swerzek Well, it finally happened: Hornady has released the new 7mm PRC cartridge. I received a bunch of questions about it after the cartridge received official SAAMI approval over the summer, but there wasn’t much other hard information about the cartridge out there until now. We have Seth Swerzek from Hornady back on the show again today to tell us all about the new 7 PRC cartridge, what it’s best suited for, how it stacks up against the 6.5 and 300 PRC, how it compares to other 7mm Cartridges, and what rifles and ammo are going to be available from the get go. Learn more at Hornady.com. Show Sponsor: Join my email list by signing up for my free E-book at HuntingGuns101.com to receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates). Subscribe to my Patreon channel to support the podcast and get instant access to exclusive bonus content and for priority assistance with finding ammo. Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/7mm-prc/
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224: Special Giveaway LAST Reminder! This is your LAST reminder to join my email list AND confirm your email address to ensure you're entered in the giveaway I'm doing for a $50 Cabela’s gift card. If you haven’t joined me list or confirmed your email address yet, NOW is the time to do so. I'm sending out another wave of confirmation emails today, so be on the lookout for one in your inbox. Email me at [email protected] with any questions, to make sure you're on my email list, or if you're unsure if you're already on my email list and we'll sort things out for you. Click here and follow the in the article instructions to learn how to add me to your list of "safe senders" in order to improve the odds of my future emails going straight into your inbox instead of getting caught in spam filters, going to your junk folder, etc. Show notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/special-giveaway-reminder
Choosing The Right Hunting Map On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Jacob Coons about a complete comparative rating and review of the major map softwares for hunters.Jacob is a die hard outdoorsman and an educator from Kentucky. He loves analyzing hunting gear, apps, units,weather patterns and so much more. He uses his highly analytical mind to create hunting guides and to give insight into items that hunters should consider taking with them like mapping softwares and weather apps. Dan and Jacob discuss his findings in his latest comparative review of the major mapping apps in the hunting industry.Check out the Sportsmen's Empire Podcast Network for more awesome content! On GoWild, TikTok, Instagram, and FacebookShop Dan's Podcast Gear and Hunting Gear Shop VortexOnline or ConnectOn Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook Connect with Jacob CoonsOnInstagram, TikTok and Youtube
 
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Mr. Phoenix Shooting Bags himself and I are recapping moose hunts and sharing lessons learned and everything we did right and wrong so you can use our experience as a guide for your own trips. This was my 16th or 17th year applying for a moose hunt in Montana and I did” id=”4gFBI0s73Pi” vid=”4gFBI0s73Pi” id-for-player=”4gFBI0s73Pi” link=”/listen/moose-hunt-recap-moose-hunting-in-the-lower-48-4gFBI0s73Pi/” is-authorized=”false” custom-styles=”margin: 0 24px 24px 0;”>
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Show Notes:
Mr. Phoenix Shooting Bags himself and I are recapping moose hunts and sharing lessons learned and everything we did right and wrong so you can use our experience as a guide for your own trips. This was my 16th or 17th year applying for a moose hunt in Montana and I didn’t even realize I drew it. When I got back from a trip to New York, I found out I got my tag and I started to line up plans. I was getting so much gloom and doom about the lack of bulls. Even the outfitters didn’t have any available guides, but I was able to find an outfitter and Alaskan moose guide through my network and decided to make the best of it. Lo and behold, we found some cows almost right away, and what happens next is a story you don’t want to miss.
 
Unfortunately, the meat from my hunt was spoiled and I share what happened, a tragic thing all around. Anthony then shares a story of his own about going out with a guy who wouldn’t take a shot unless he was 25 yards away, meanwhile, a whole bunch of bulls went by at about 40 yards. Then the next day, they split up and Anthony experienced a cow running at him straight on with a calf, and it caught him off guard because it happened so fast. But then, the rest of the herd showed up to follow them. He talks about the quick decisions he had to make and some of the lessons he took away. It was an unreal hunt with some real giants, and he’s got the video to prove it.



What’s Inside:


Moose hunting stories from Montana.
A tragic story about what happened to the meat from my hunt.
Anthony's hunting story and the judgment calls he had to make.
A horrifying hornet story.



 
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Short Description:
We’re recapping moose hunts and sharing lessons learned and everything we did right and wrong so you can use our experience as a guide for your own trips. I give all the details on my moose hunting trip to Montana and a tragic story about what happened to the meat. Anthony shares some stories of his own about hunting cows and bulls and a horrifying run-in with some hornets.
 
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big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, buck hunting, hunting stories, elk hunting, moose hunting, Montana, bulls
221: Special Announcement And Giveaway! This is a short, but very important episode with a special announcement combined with a giveaway of a $50 Cabela’s gift card that’s good at any Cabela’s or Bass Pro location. Listen to this episode to learn all the details on why I'm doing this and what you need to do to enter the giveaway. Email me at [email protected] to make sure you're on my email list and to ensure your email address is confirmed with my email service to enter. Click here and follow the in the article instructions to learn how to add me to your list of "safe senders" in order to improve the odds of my future emails going straight into your inbox instead of getting caught in spam filters, going to your junk folder, etc. Show notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/special-announcement-and-giveaway/
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