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Lessons Learned from a SOLO First Time Montana Archery Elk Hunt

Lessons Learned from a SOLO First Time Montana Archery Elk Hunt

November 8, 2019

Ryan Petzold was and is a diehard stealhead angler, but he discovered elk hunting through digital platforms and became intrigued.  After doing some research and picking up a bow, he doubled down and came to ElkShape Camp in 2.0

Ryan embarked on his first ever SOLO archery elk hunt in Montana this last fall and we cover all the hard earned lessons and all the little victories along the way.  This is a unique angle on the elk hunting learning curve, we dive right into Ryan's journey and go over his best practices and what he can work on for the next season.

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Trevor the blue collar Lineman & 3 bulls down in 2019

Trevor the blue collar Lineman & 3 bulls down in 2019

November 1, 2019

Can you relate to blue collar elk hunters that get their tags at Walmart?  Same here, so we record with a Washingtonian blue collar lineman who hunts hard when he's not climbing power poles.  Trevor Tramblie is just like the rest of us, a die hard elk hunter with an incredible appetite to chase elk in wild landscapes.  He recently had successful hunts in WA, ID and NM.  We talk about his tactics and year round pursuit of September.

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HELP - Stuck in the Learning Curve

HELP - Stuck in the Learning Curve

October 25, 2019

We are dedicating this episode for anyone stuck in the elk hunting learning curve... my journey was a long five years of bowhunting elk before I finally was successful.  Today we sit down with Anthony Padilla, a blue collar family man who's struggling to seal the deal on public land elk hunting.  We go through his journey and work together to create a road map for his 2020 success.

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Dan’s September 2019 Recap

Dan’s September 2019 Recap

October 18, 2019

Today Dan breaks down his archery elk hunting season, what he experienced and how to create a road map for success in 2020.

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ElkShape Podcast - Foundation for Wildlife Management

ElkShape Podcast - Foundation for Wildlife Management

October 11, 2019

There are roughly 80,000 elk hunters in Idaho - I'm asking you all to make this episode a priority.  Around 600 wolves have been harvested in the last two years in Idaho and that's largely due to trapping.  That may sound like a lot, but if you peel back some layers you'll see that 600 isn't enough to keep wolf numbers from growing.  We're already ten times over objective in Idaho. We need more Sportsmen to put their precious hard earned dollars into trapping, which is a very expensive and time consuming proposition.  If you're like me, having a young family prevents me from running a trap line and checking sets every 72 hours which is required by law.  I don't own a snowmobile and I cannot break away to dedicate the necessary time to do trapping justice.  Luckily, there's still a few trappers out there that are willing and able to put the hard work in...and we can join forces and help them recoup some of their overhead when it comes to trapping.  

Foundation for Wildlife Management is an organization that helps reimburse hunters and trappers for their expenses when it comes to a wolf hunting or trapping.  Anywhere from $500-1,000 depending on the take method.  This is not a bounty, this is purely a partial reimbursement.  If you're a member, you qualify for a reimbursement and your dollars help reimburse those that are getting it done.

Just Webb is our guest today, and he's here to set the record straight on what F4WM does, why we need to manage wolves and how to take action.  Wasting time pounding a keyboard on social media is not a favorable action.  You will not change anyone's mind, so why not put your money where your mouth is and learn how this foundation is making it possible for our future generations to have wildlife resources.

F4WM Website

F4WM INSTAGRAM

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Troy Pottenger - Public Land Mountain Whitetails

Troy Pottenger - Public Land Mountain Whitetails

October 4, 2019

We record with one of the most dedicated public land mountain whitetail hunters I have ever heard of.  His name is Troy Pottenger and he resides in the Inland Northwest where he's arguably the most consistent archery hunter of big whitetails.  Troy has been at this game for decades and spends so much time figuring out smart and mature public land bucks that live a recluse lifestyle.

We dive deep into his year round tactics to not only find a buck to go after, but how he meticulously sets the stage to be in position anytime during the fall archery season.  Troy is the real deal and the knowledge bombs on this cast will make you rethink some of your best practices when it comes to whitetail behavior.  

Troy's INSTAGRAM and Buck Fever Synthetics.

Lone Wolf Custom Gear

Articles on Troy:

Spokesman

NW Sportsmen Magazine

CDA Press

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ElkShape Podcast - Jason Stafford the OG

ElkShape Podcast - Jason Stafford the OG

September 27, 2019

Jason Stafford is a bowhunting OG -by day he's in law enforcement out of Cody, WY and on his days off you can find him stomping around on Wyoming public land with bow in hand.  He's a father and husband, and a notable outdoor writer for many bowhunting publications.  I've known of Jason for over a decade watching him consistently notch his tags on public land self guided hunts out West.  Today we catch up with Jason and learn about his best practices when it comes to archery elk hunting.

 

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ElkShape Podcast - Colorado High Altitude Hunters

ElkShape Podcast - Colorado High Altitude Hunters

September 20, 2019

Jermaine Hodge is a bad dude!  He's a five-time U.S. National wrestling team member and was the 2009 U.S. Open champion.  He's now coaching full time and when he's not on the mat, he's most likely in the high country of Colorado chasing bugles.  Speaking of bugles, Jermaine just recently competed in RMEF's World Calling championship and took 1st place in the Men's division.  He has a lot of reps hunting public land elk so we recorded a conversation on all things elk hunting public land and fitness; enjoy!

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ElkShape Podcast - Kendall is on camo FIRE!

ElkShape Podcast - Kendall is on camo FIRE!

September 13, 2019

Today we are getting down to business with Kendall Card of Black Ovis and Camo Fire.  We are exploring his business journey, how he and his partner created something in the basement of their house to one of the most dominant online stores in the market.  There's a ton of nuggets of leadership and personal development in this episode, and we sprinkle in some motivation for business leaders as well.  Of course we talk hunting and fitness as well, enjoy!

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ElkShape Podcast - Dustin Coy DIY Elk Hunter with 7 Kids

ElkShape Podcast - Dustin Coy DIY Elk Hunter with 7 Kids

September 6, 2019

We are interviewing Dustin Coy (@cascades_hunting) about his passion for elk hunting, his marriage, and being a father to 7 children.  Dustin is 100% blue collar, by day he's a finish carpenter, but on the weekends he's chasing critters in the Northwest with his custom stick bow.  We chat about his success with general elk tags in WA and how he's finally going on his first elk hunt with a bow this fall.  We even get into his Alaskan adventure on Adak island.

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