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ElkShape Podcast EP 76 - Bear Hunt Winner Bryce Peters & Solo Backcountry Hunting

ElkShape Podcast EP 76 - Bear Hunt Winner Bryce Peters & Solo Backcountry Hunting

June 14, 2019

Today we record while driving the Instagram Bear Hunt Winner Bryce Peters to the airport as we finished up the spring bear hunt in Idaho.  Bryce was a complete stranger prior to winning this hunt, and we met at camp and hunted for bears together all week.  Getting to know Bryce was a true pleasure, we also had Mark Boardman & Erik Barber of Vortex Optics in camp as well.  It was a very challenging week of bear hunting in Idaho as the bear rut hadn't kicked in yet, weather was hot and dry, and we struggled from the word go.

Other interesting topics covered in the cast is Bryce's backcountry learning curve, how he's evolved as a solo hunter and some of his adventures from the Frank Church wilderness in Idaho.  We also get into his background in finance and go over some of his investment strategies and retirement angles that he's learned while being in the industry.  We both are striving for financial independence so it's pretty exciting to learn how he's managed debt and kept himself whole after college.

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ElkShape Podcast EP 75 - Joel Turner Flips the Script

ElkShape Podcast EP 75 - Joel Turner Flips the Script

June 7, 2019

Today's episode is dynamite...Joel Turner of SHOT-IQ sits downs and flips the script on calling herd bulls into bow range.  Joel is not stranger to the blue collar elk hunting lifestyle.  By day he works in law enforcement, specifically SWAT team... and come fall, he's in the elk mountains.  Joel had a rough 13 year elk hunting learning curve and explains how he smashed it.  Joel is a world class elk caller and archery coach.  I'm honored to have him on the cast today and lean on his knowledge and experience.

SHOW NOTES:

SHOT IQ Website

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ElkShape Podcast EP 74 - Ryan Lamper’s Backcountry Bear Hunt

ElkShape Podcast EP 74 - Ryan Lamper’s Backcountry Bear Hunt

May 31, 2019

SHOW NOTES:

ElkShape Camp Registration LINK

Western Hunting Summit LINK

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ElkShape Podcast EP 73 - Tony Mudd

ElkShape Podcast EP 73 - Tony Mudd

May 24, 2019

Tony Mudd is almost 60 years old, he probably doesn't look a day over forty though.  He's a physical specimen and legendary archer.  He's one animal away from completing the North America Super Slam with archery equipment.  He's also one hell of an elk hunter and knows a thing or two about staying in shape year round.  We are super lucky to sit down with this guy and pick his brain on how he has been consistently successful with his bow in several different mountain ranges throughout North America.

We also announce the winner's of the onXhunt giveaway, 5 folks were selected to receive one year memberships to onXhunt.  Check it out!

SHOW NOTES:

ElkShape Camp Registration LINK

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ElkShape Podcast EP 72 - Joe Jacks

ElkShape Podcast EP 72 - Joe Jacks

May 17, 2019

Our guest is Joe Jacks from TightSpot Quivers, he's one dedicated and passionate archery elk hunter. We talk about Joe’s roots in hunting and with TightSpot Quivers, then we take a deep dive into Montana elk hunting. He's a very successful general tag elk hunter who balances being a husband, father, and President of a successful archery company.  

SHOW NOTES:

Tight Spot Quiver Instagram and Facebook

ElkShape Camp Registration LINK

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ElkShape Podcast EP 71 - Sportsmen’s Alliance

ElkShape Podcast EP 71 - Sportsmen’s Alliance

May 10, 2019

Today we sit down to record with Brian Lynn of Sportsmen’s Alliance.  We as sportsmen face a massive challenge of removing the societal disconnect from nature.  The animal rights movement that aims to end all hunting is growing and so is their budget. Their unity, reach, and resources enables them to buy lobbyists and influencers which is why we are seeing more ballot initiatives, legal challenges and appeals, when it comes to dismantling our hunting privilege.

We discuss as hunters, how we can serve our own best interest, where we can effectively put our money and time to see the most success in the courtroom.  Sportsman’s Alliance has been around for decades and their sleeves are rolled up doing their damnedest for our cause.  We hunters need to stop shooting ourselves in the foot by tearing each other down.  We continue to make ourselves look bad on social and mainstream media which ultimately leads to division at the ballot box and over legislation.  Now, more than ever we need to help the Sportsmen’s Alliance and their team of lawyers fight the good fight in the name of conservation and hunting opportunities for generations to come.

Sportsmen’s Alliance

901 Kingsmill Parkway

Columbus, OH 43229j

www.sportsmensalliance.org

FACEBOOK     |    INSTAGRAM

SHOW NOTES:

ElkShape Camp Registration LINK

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ElkShape Podcast EP 70 - DIY Alaska Moose

ElkShape Podcast EP 70 - DIY Alaska Moose

May 6, 2019

Ted Ramirez Jr. is on the show today to inspire us about the highly romanticized DIY Alaskan Moose hunt.  Admittedly, it's always been on my radar, but I haven't committed to it yet.  The main reason is I would not want to miss out on elk hunting here in the lower 48.  Ted also breaks down his personal fitness journey, and what it is like working in the Hunting Industry.  Ted's Dad started Caribou Gear over a decade ago - makers of the ultra light synthetic game bags.  If you are serious about hunting, you owe it to yourself to not use cheese cloth.  I used to because I simply didn't know what I didn't know.  As a hunter, my concern is a higher meat yield and better tasting game meat.

SHOW NOTES:

ElkShape Camp Registration LINK

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ElkShape Podcast EP 69 - Scott Carr

ElkShape Podcast EP 69 - Scott Carr

April 29, 2019

Sitting down with a blue collar Oregon dude that has conquered much in his life.  At age 46 Scott can back squat over 400lbs and has harvested 19 elk with archery equipment.  He wasn't always fit and out crushing Train to Hunt challenges, there was a time when he struggled with his weight almost weighing 300lbs.  Scott has an inspiring story of taking control of his life and using elk hunting to find the best version of himself.

Today we talk about his fitness journey, his long elk hunting learning curve, and how he approaches elk hunting and fitness year round.

SHOW LINKS:

Scott's Instagram

ElkShape Camp Registration LINK

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ElkShape Podcast EP 68 - Bear Spray Works

ElkShape Podcast EP 68 - Bear Spray Works

April 22, 2019

This is an extremely important episode for anyone exploring the backcountry in bear country.  Today we bring on Bob Legasa who is an avid archery elk hunter from Idaho who survived a grizzly bear attack back in October of 2018 while elk hunting near Gardner, Montana.  Bob was hospitalized for just shy of a week and had to under go surgery.  He's a lucky guy with an important message and tells the full story of how bear spray saved his life.  Share this one with your friends.

SHOW NOTES:

BEAR SPRAY VIDEO

BIG BULL THAT GOT AWAY VIDEO

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ElkShape Podcast EP 67 - Spring Bear Q & A

ElkShape Podcast EP 67 - Spring Bear Q & A

April 15, 2019

 I love talking about spring bear hunting, and who better to chat with than my very own Father and partner in crime, Rod Staton.  My dad and I have been doing public land spring bear hunting in Idaho since 2007.  We've learned so much together and had some incredible adventures along the way.  Today, we tackle some listener questions on spring bear hunting, topics like where to find bears, how to glass for bears, baiting techniques, and the best times to hit the mountain.   

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