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Wyoming Elk and Planning Your Hunt

Wyoming Elk and Planning Your Hunt

June 5, 2020

2020 elk season plans are starting to take place so today we record with Ben Gorman to better understand elk hunting tactics and scouting.  We go over some of his proven tactics when it comes to scouting for elk and making several plans to execute come fall.

Ben owns and operates Shednecks Apparel & Gear Brand as well as Hunt Planner for the state of Wyoming.

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Welcome to the Washington State Elk Show

Welcome to the Washington State Elk Show

May 29, 2020

Elk hunting in Washington State is very difficult.  You have to choose which side of the state you want to hunt (East or West).  Then you have to choose your exclusive weapon (Archery, Muzzleloader, or Rifle).  Seasons are very short compared to other states out west.  Draw odds are bleak for residents and nonresidents have to buy an elk tag/license just to be able to apply.  There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to managing the elk herds of Washington State.  Today, we dissect their management systems and offer up a few solutions to the problem.

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LIVE Q & A with Dirk aka THE BUGLER

LIVE Q & A with Dirk aka THE BUGLER

May 22, 2020

Today we bring on Dirk Durham aka The Bugler and get to know his outlook for the 2020 elk season.  We even go LIVE on Instagram and answer questions and go over tactics.  Dirk is a great family man and elk assassin.  It's always fun to chat all things elk hunting and get to know him even better.

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Determined Rookie Elk Hunter Success

Determined Rookie Elk Hunter Success

May 15, 2020

Today we record on the road driving back home from a bomb run bear hunt, my good buddy Jake Webb jumps on the podcast to share how he's basically crushed the elk hunting learning curve.  Jake is a father and blue collar hard working elk hunter who has punched elk tags in Montana two years in a row.  We dissect his approach to solo elk hunting in the backcountry, his gear failures and successes, and finally we uncover how he got into 'ElkShape' and stayed there.

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E SCOUTING SCHOOL

E SCOUTING SCHOOL

May 8, 2020

E Scouting is basically a relatively new approach to understanding your potential elk areas via a desktop computer.  Rather than waiting for the snow to melt in your elk areas so you can get boots on the ground, why not utilize a computer and explore new elk areas.  Unfortunately, there's often a bit of confusion when the subject comes up, so, today we bring on subject matter expert Mark Livesay of Treeline Academy to break down some of the best practices when it comes to creating a digital strategic hunt plan for the fall.  We cover tools of the trade like Google Earth and Basemap, as well as what to look for while studying a variety of maps and terrain.

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Digital Scouting with BASEMAP

Digital Scouting with BASEMAP

May 1, 2020

Today we explore the digital mapping platform BASEMAP with their business developer Ed Gramza.  We pour over their layering features from the desktop to mobile application versions.  Ed is from Wisconsin and previously worked at onXhunt and now is a integral part of the BASEMAP team.  We talk best practices from a digital scouting perspective.

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Legendary Conservation with Geroge Bettas

Legendary Conservation with Geroge Bettas

April 24, 2020

George Bettas holds a PhD from Washington State University, has elk hunted over 50 years, and has held several influential positions with conservation agencies such as Boone & Crockett, The Mule Deer Foundation, Chair of the Board for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and contributing editor of Western Hunter magazine.  Today we talk about the history of elk hunting from Montana to the state of Washington, we talk bears and wolves as well.  George is a living legend when it comes to conservation. 

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The VEGAS shoot 2020 Champion Kyle Douglas

The VEGAS shoot 2020 Champion Kyle Douglas

April 17, 2020

Yes we are sitting down with Kyle Douglas, the 23 year old phenom who just recently won the 2002 Vegas Shoot - The largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the World.  Kyle is also a bowhunter who loves elk hunting so today we record on all things the Vegas shoot, technical archery for bowhunting and backcountry elk hunting tactics.

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The California Bowhunter

The California Bowhunter

April 10, 2020

We record a conversation with Austin Caldwell aka CALI BOWHUNTER who resides in the Bay Area.  We learn his story growing up in an archery shop, his bowhunting adventures in California and his amazing body transformation.

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Archery Strong with Christian Williams

Archery Strong with Christian Williams

April 3, 2020

Today we are exploring best practices when it comes to fitness and insuring your shoulders are bulletproof.  We're interviewing Christian Williams of Archery Strong on his fitness and injury prevention programs. We get to know his story as a fitness professional and die hard whitetail hunter from Pennsylvania.   

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