Kifarucast

Nov 23 2020 68 mins 1.8k

Welcome to Kifarucast! Here we discuss everything from backpack hunting, gear, tactics, long distance shooting, traditional and compound shooting, Tenkara, food prep, etc













John Dudley: Mule Deer Hunt
Oct 15 2020 79 mins  
John Dudley joins the podcast to give a detailed account of his successful Mule Deer Hunt in Eastern Colorado. With days of zero wind we went back to traditional mulie hunting of long hours glassing open and bedding country. Thankful that @aron_snyder came over to glass with me on the morning that my buck was spotted. This bucks safe place area was super deceptive!! Although this looks like a flat tumbleweed pasture it was actually a diverse section with a lot of unseen pockets and rolls and drainages unseen to the eye. The section was filled with 2 year old corn stalks under the dead grass, volunteer dried wheat, thorns, sand burs, dried switchgrass and head deep entanglements of tumbleweeds. It was a mess. What made it worse is when I got close enough for a shot after hours of of a stalk I just couldn’t see the bucks vitals and arrow deflection was no doubt a problem. Getting archery close to this buck once with all the other eyes in the field or bedded animals you didn’t expect was hard enough. But I had to do it THREE times over two days. The key here was just be so methodical and take advantage of the brief pockets of wind gust. Honestly this is where I praise Yoga and ability to balance while crouched and on one leg for a long period of time while I would be slowly trying to weave my foot that was up in the air down to the ground through the mess without making a noise. I’m proud of this one because it was a level 10 chess match. Nock On ArcheryKifaruBecome a Patron!













Petra Hilleberg
Aug 18 2020 69 mins  
Learn all about Hilleberg tents from, quite possibly, the nicest CEO and President on the planet. IN 1971, BO HILLEBERG, a professional forester, founded his own company, Hilleberg AB. That same year, while on a ski vacation in the Austrian Tyrol, Bo met Renate Neuner. After a couple of years, the two had fallen in love, married, and she had moved with him to Stockholm, Sweden. Their marriage was the final, necessary ingredient in the mix that has become Hilleberg the Tentmaker. Before Renate, Bo’s fledgling company was primarily a forestry equipment concern, with tent making as a hoped-for sideline. An avid, lifelong outdoorsman, Bo was terminally frustrated with tents that required pitching the inner tent first and then covering it with a loose rain fly that usually displayed the same properties as a kite in the wind. He envisioned a tent that had an outer and inner tent that pitched together, simultaneously – but he didn’t have the necessary sewing skills. With Bo and Renate’s marriage, conjugal and commercial became one: Renate took charge of the sewing while Bo handled design and sales, and with their combined efforts, the company flourished. Today, family and business are still inextricably linked. Bo is Chairman, and is senior advisor to the product development team; daughter Petra is CEO of the Hilleberg Group, President of both Hilleberg AB in Sweden and Hilleberg Inc in the US; and Bo, Renate, Petra and her brother Rolf make up the governing board of directors – clearly, family synergy continues to beget success. KifaruBecome a Patron!









XLR Industries and Viking Armament
Jul 16 2020 67 mins  
2020 is already crazy enough...then the fine folks at XLR Industries and Viking Armaments built a custom rifle for Aron Snyder...the end is nigh! At Viking Armament we provide cutting edge AR15/M4 style weapon system and accessories. Quality and pride in craftsmanship is our main objective. Our professional staff will inspire our customers to achieve more with their AR15/M4 weapon system and accessories than any other company. XLR is a U.S. based manufacturer of world-class rifle chassis, components, and accessories. The company manufactures the renowned Element 3.0, ENVY Pro, Carbon, and Evolution chassis systems for professional shooters, tactical shooters, and hobbyists. All XLR chassis systems are manufactured in the U.S.A. and are machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. XLR chassis feature a multi-point radial cut inlet that mirrors your receiver, creating a perfect chassis to action union. This inlet method eliminates any external stresses commonly found in traditional or v-block stocks. This style of 'bedding' has proven to increase accuracy and repeatability beyond traditional bedding or inletting methods. Mounting your action into our chassis only requires a torque wrench and few minutes of your time. What makes our chassis systems so unique is the use of our adjustable buttstocks. Renowned for their large range of adjustment and usability across numerous platforms, including AR15 style rifles. XLR buttstocks allow the shooter to truly fit their rifle to their build and shooting style. Making your shooting experience more enjoyable, accurate and repeatable. KifaruBecome a Patron!













Dallas Safari Club
May 28 2020 45 mins  
A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts the Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet™ that raises funds for grants in conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy. In the past five years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC as a member, volunteer. Corey Mason is the Executive Director at DSC, a leading international conservation organization and a member of the IUCN. As Executive Director, Corey oversees all of DSC’s staff, programs, growth, and mission execution. He works extensively with federal and international delegations, policy makers, and like-minded conservation organizations to support conservation and the demonstrated benefits of the conservation through hunting model. Corey serves on numerous Boards and Committees, including state advisory committees for mule deer, whitetail deer, and desert bighorn sheep. He is a Past President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Prior to his work at DSC, he had a 16-year career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where he held the positions of Regional Director, Program Leader, and Management Area Biologist. Corey is a published author, including both popular and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Management.


Dale Perry: Evolution Outdoors
May 21 2020 54 mins  
Dale Perry, owner of Evolution Outdoors, gives listeners insight into the design process for his latest broadheads, Jekyll & Hyde. The Evolution of Jekyll & HydeAfter inventing the original GraveDigger Broadhead, I had to be innovative and creative in order to compete with myself when designing JEKYLL & HYDE. A great product always provides a solution to a problem. One obstacle many hunters face, especially when traveling to hunt, is that each state has their own broadhead regulations. I thought it would be helpful if a bowhunter could easily convert their mechanical broadhead to a fixed in a matter of seconds. This eliminates the need to shoot different broadheads in different states. With that in mind, I developed the first of its kind, patent-pending, interchangeable ferrule; allowing the hunter to choose a fixed or mechanical setup based on their hunt. During development and extensive testing, I found that the arrow mechanics and flight pattern did not change between the two configurations. Using today’s technology, I was able to create a better, patent-pending, blade locking system that ensures consistent deployment every time. With that, the HYDE was born. Knowing I had the pleasure of designing a fixed blade broadhead as well, I add a second one-inch fixed blade creating atypical four blade cut, known as the JEKYLL. We are truly committed to produce and stand behind the highest quality products in the world. With our high standards in quality and machining we continue to use our local expert, Nick Fisher, from AAE, in Prescott, Arizona. With Nick’s working knowledge of machining and archery, the quality and workmanship are top notch. Our processes are evolving as technology changes and our products are tested to the highest standards. We strive to always be at the leading edge in quality, innovation, and customer service. KifaruBecome a Patron!





















Bob Fromme
Mar 12 2020 93 mins  
World Record Holder Bob Fromme is the man behind the bow and mind behind the business philosophy at Performance Archery. Bob has been in the archery business for over 35 years. Bob is a world class archer, bowhunter and human being. He is one of the few individuals in the world to complete a Super Slam which requires the hunter to harvest one of every twenty-eight big game species in North America. As a bowhunter, this is a true challenge and a real accomplishment. Not only did he do so with his bow, but every single animal was record class. Bob’s technical knowledge, experience and service oriented business philosophy has been proven to be a winning combination for Performance Archery for decades. Performance ArcheryA pro-shop with a passion for archery in all it’s forms. We offer something that no one else does: we are invested in and dedicated to you – the shooter. We take pride in our ability to provide award-winning customer service paired with the very best equipment in the archery industry. We put every piece of gear on our floor through extensive testing for performance and reliability. Regardless of your budget or skill-level, you can rest assured that we have hand-picked only the top performers out of each product category and price-point. Every archer is different. We take the time learn about each archer and their objectives to provide the equipment and education needed to ensure they have every chance possible to be successful. The moment you walk through the door, you’re a part of the family – so it’s more than just dollars and cents to us. It’s about enjoying every aspect of the sport, creating knowledgeable, consistent archers and ultimately have a great time doing it. KifaruBecome a Patron!























Lance Banning
Dec 31 2019 58 mins  
Lance Banning joins the podcast to discuss a foundation close to his heart, Special Forces Foundation, as well as mental toughness and medical preparedness in the field. Thank you for your service Lance, and for humbling us mere mortals. Please support the Special Forces Foundation by texting: OG20 to 41444 or directly on their website: https://www.specialforcesfoundation.org/ The Special Forces Foundation (formerly the Green Beret Association) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization serving U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and their families. The Foundation provides a range of programs aligned with the SOCOM Commander’s Preservation of The Force and Family (POTFF) program, designed to address the fraying of the forces after nearly two decades of sustained combat. Our programs contribute to the maintenance of the mind and body, and, provide acute and ongoing support in resolving, psychological, emotional and relationship issues before they become chronic. During times of tragedy, the Special Forces Foundation provides immediate support to the soldiers family with the goal of maintaining long term support to those left behind. The Special Forces Foundation also provides counseling and other services to those left behind and the Special Operations community. The Special Forces Foundation assists warriors transition from military to civilian life through career counseling, professional network support, and mentorship. Successful transition is key to the emotional, mental, and family stability necessary for a long healthy life post service.




































































Off Grid Food Co.
May 02 2019 58 mins  
The last thing you want after a long day of hunting is to be demoralized by sub-par food at camp. Enjoy your hunt, enjoy your food. Founded in 2017 in northwest Washington, Off Grid Food Company is a premier manufacturer of high quality, pack-able foods for the backcountry. Nutritionally balanced and hand-crafted, Off Grid Food Company products are meant to thrive in the harshest conditions, where performance is not a choice, but a must. Our small team comes from a background of hunting, fishing, guiding, and professional cooking. Our backgrounds and dedication to our craft ensures a top-notch product in nutrition and taste. We select each ingredient with thought and purpose. Our proteins provide more pound for pound value than traditional meats, and we source local vegetables, honey, and freeze-dried fruits. We also pick and choose prime sources for ingredients we cannot source locally to make sure our meals are the highest of quality from top to bottom. Our small-batch processing and in-house freeze-drying allows us to make meals that truly stand apart. Our premium ingredients are skillfully cooked in small batches as an entire meal before they are freeze-dried, allowing us to develop better flavor profile and meal cohesiveness that other freeze-dried meals can’t offer. Our products were ultimately derived for a need to perform in the backcountry. Every aspect of our products from the ingredients, to the processing, to the packaging, were designed to perform in the wild and were built from years of experience. Our breakfasts, snacks, and meals are conveniently packaged, lightweight, durable, require less water, and re-hydrate quickly.

















Lonesome Dove Outfitters
Mar 12 2019 82 mins  
Dennis Zadra, owner of Lonesome Dove Outfitters, joins the podcast to discuss what gear works for him while hunting the perpetually wet conditions in Alaska's Chugach National Forest. Lonesome Dove Outifitters Alaska’s Premier Hunting ToursWelcome to Lonesome Dove Outfitters where you will find honest and sincere people providing you with a memorable Alaskan hunt. We are not based out of a lodge or from a boat, but instead, we operate out of comfortable tent camps which we move frequently to keep you in the best hunting areas for the given time and game movements. The slight sacrifice in comfort of this type of hunting is more than made up for in the quality and quantity of game you will encounter. We do not over-hunt our areas and only book a limited number of clients per year. There are currently more Hunting Guides licensed in Alaska than ever before, so you have a lot to choose from. Make this choice wisely. You are investing a great deal of time and money to come to Alaska and hunt, and there is a huge variety in the service you will get. Unfortunately, some Outfitters you may encounter are far better salesmen than they are hunting guides, and you will have to be able to tell the difference. Our FAQs page can help you with this and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. We are a small, family-run business and not a large hunting corporation who farms their Alaskan hunts out to whoever will give them the best commission. Our success rates are high and our clients go away satisfied. We operate primarily on a Special Use Permit from the Chugach National Forest, which gives us access to approximately 2.5 million acres of Alaskan Wilderness. We know this country well and can provide you with a very personalized hunt, so check us out before you book your Alaskan Adventure Phone1-888-388-3683 Postal MailDennis M. ZadraPO Box 1389 Cordova, Alaska 99574 [email protected]












Compton Traditional Bowhunters
Jan 22 2019 78 mins  
Dave Hewett, Vice President of Compton Traditional Bowhunters, joins the podcast to discuss the growing community of traditional bowhunters. Compton Traditional Bowhunters Traditional bowhunters talked about having their own organization for years, but it wasn't until May of 1999, at the Pope and Young Club Awards Banquet, that a meeting of interested bowhunters was held to discuss the possibilities of such an organization. An article by Glenn St. Charles, “IT’S TIME,” appeared in the Dec/Jan 1996 issue of TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTER MAGAZINE encouraging traditional bowhunters to form their own organization, and to create a separate identity distinct from the modern bowhunter. Many bowhunters agreed with Glenn, feeling it was, indeed, time. Out of this initial meeting came a second, smaller, meeting held in conjunction with the “Traditional Bowhunter’s Nationals,” which were held each year in Cloverdale, Indiana. The 15 to 20 bowhunters who attended this meeting became the nucleus of the steering committee which formed COMPTON TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTERS. Glenn St. Charles attended both meetings and was a major contributor to the formation of the organization. Glenn also formed the famed Pope and Young Club in the late 1950's to show the hunting world of the day that the longbow and recurve bow and arrow was a worthy hunting weapon and should be taken seriously...goals that few of today’s bowhunters recognize as necessities in that era.



Ninety Minute Q&A
Jan 11 2019 93 mins  
Q&A Q: 00:01:13 How bad would the podcast have been if you didn't edit Drummond!? Q: 00:02:49 Are you working on puffy pants? Q: 00:03:34 Are you going to do a series of workout videos? Q: 00:04:25 Will you do a 10k giveaway? Q: 04:42:00 Any suggestions on gauging boot stiffness when shopping online? Q: 00:05:54 Is there any reason not to shoot small veins? Q: 00:07:05 What rain gear would you choose for the northwest? Q: 00:08:25 What is the best species for teaser pics? Q: 00:08:47 Best pad for side sleepers? Q: 00:09:35 How are you so successful on public land? Q: 00:11:08 Are you going to have more apparel? Q: 00:11:18 Best budget bow setup? Q: 00:12:32 Did Aron ever hunt high country Black Tails in Washington? Q: 00:13:54 Best optics choice when not using a tripod? Q: 00:14:11 Does Frank live in your basement? Q: 00:14:41 Can we drink a few beers together sometime? Q: 00:14:56 Recommendation on boots for planter fasciitis Q: 00:16:24 Are Aron and Amy in the process of adopting Tort Life...Optics recommendation? Q: 00:17:19 How do you hunt with the same people for a week? Q: 00:18:46 What were you carrying for packs in Alberta? Q: 00:20:41 How important is a quality Gator for late season hunts? Q: 00:21:27 Can you explain the Day Six center pin system? Q: 00:22:36 What is a good way to improve passthrough? Q: 00:23:13 Why did you switch to a Prime bow? Q: 00:23:55 What do you mean by how many miles you hiked in for a hunt? Q: 00:24:51 Have bow designs stagnated? Q: 00:26:50 Who would win a fight between Jocko and Frank? Q: 00:27:13 How many times has Frank been treated with STD's? Q: 00:28:16 Glove recommendation for BC? Q: 00:29:44 Frank...what is the best Cougar unit in all the states you have hunted Cougars! Q: 00:30:38 Best tripod for 300 - 400 dollars? Q: 00:31:15 Top three pants for hunting? Q: 00:32:24 What type of layering system do you use when hunting Whitetails? Q: 00:33:07 What do you look for in a day pack? Q: 00:33:49 What is your opinion on Texas private land hunts? Q: 00:35:03 Which is a better sleeping pad, Thermarest Neo Air, or Klymit Static V? Q: 00:36:27 Are you looking for new gloves for 2019? Q: 00:37:09 Would you take a frontal shot with a recurve? Q: 00:37:15 How do you protect extra lenses in your pack? Q: 00:37:43 For a first time bow hunter which would be better, a traditional bow or compound bow? Q: 00:39:11 Long cut or snuff? Q: 00:39:45 What is one piece of gear that is never left out? Q: 00:40:17 What is a good middle of the road spotting scope? Q: 00:40:51 Are hunters being too PC? Q: 00:44:25 Any new products this year, how about hike seminars? Q: 00:45:04 Which direction do you need to offset your fletch when using a single bevel broadhead? Q: 00:45:29 What stove do you recommend for a SuperTarp? Q: 00:45:52 Frank what is your predator calling sequence? Q: 00:47:18 Is is bad to leave a bear hide in the field and only take home the meat? Q: 00:49:16 Frank, what is your opinion on the new Prime Logic? Q: 00:49:28 ??? Q 00:49:40 Have rubber boots made a difference in you Whitetail hunts? Q: 00:50:00 What are some of your favorite bow sights? Q: 00:50:34 Can you really only get Syphilis once? Q: 00:51:03 Puffy Vests Q: 00:51:38 How do you figure out what size traditional bow to shoot? Q: 00:52:43 Do you have any plans to hunt in Africa? Q: 00:52:59 Can you make some videos on bare shaft tuning? Q: 00:53:21 What components would you use for high FOC starter arrows? Q: 00:53:38 Can you hunt without camo clothing? Q: 00:54:10 How do you cook your wild game? Q: 00:54:19 What gear do you take for a 3 - 4 night hunt with rain in the forecast? Q: 00:55:00 What is your recommendation for a varmint rifle and caliber? Q: 00:55:52 Does Kifaru make a pack that separates from the frame to haul meat? Q: 00:56:19 Arrow weight set up for Whitetail Q: 00:56:59 What differences have you noticed since switching up your diet? Q: 00:57:25 Would a Kifaru pack benefit a person who has had herniated discs? Q: 00:58:00 Would you recommend Lathrop and Sons insoles? Q: 00:58:29 Angled or straight spotter? Q: 00:58:44 Do you really need the latest bow designs to hunt? Q: 00:59:24 Are you planning on changing your setup for Whitetail hunting? Q: 00:59:31 What is a good weight to start with for a traditional bow? Q: 00:59:38 Do you do anything to protect your camera batteries in cold weather hunts? Q: 00:59:51 Which do you like better, Maven or Meopta? Q: 01:00:16 Are you planning on coming out with a chest rig? Q: 01:00:32 What is your favorite non typical characteristic on antlers? Q: 01:01:32 What is your favorite hunt you have been on, what is your favorite animal to hunt? Q: 01:02:18 With all the instafamous hunters unable to eat the meat they harvest, at what point do they become trophy hunters? Q: 01:05:06 DIY Elk hunt, what state do you recommend for high success rate and affordability? Q: 01:05:59 Which pack do you prefer for a 5 - 10 day hunt, the Crater, Cavern, or Muskeg? Q: 01:06:32 How many Alberta Cougars did Tort Life take down? Q: 01:06:42 What causes porpoising of arrows coming out of the bow? Q: 01:06:58 Spotter recommendation, Leica 65 or Zeiss Victory 85? Q: 01:07:30 Do you think there will ever be a Aron Snyder/Kifaru Black Widow signature bow? Q: 0107:43 What pin would you use as a floater on a moveable sight? Q: 01:08:12 Any plans on making a camera holster? Q: 01:08:25 ParaTipi design a mistake? Q: 01:09:40 What is a good starter Recurve? Q: 01:09:56 What could be a negative of being over-spined? Q: 01:10:17 Worst guest on the podcast? Q: 01:10:57 Attempt to stir up shit... Q: 01:11:32 Any plans to make another panel loader? Q: 01:11:38 Know anyone wanting to buy a Kifaru Ultralight Rifle? Q: 01:12:03 All Swazi questions Q: 01:13:07 Do you keep a hunting journal? Q: 01:13:22 Do you rate your Slickbags as a true temperature rating? Q: 01:14:04 Good headlamp for blood trailing? Q: 01:14:18 Will Frank the Tank go Trad? Q: 01:14:38 Boot recommendation Q: 01:15:30 How do you organize your gear at home? Q: 01:15:48 What do you do when other hunters camp near you? Q: 01:16:58 Importance of nocks? Q: 01:17:52 What factors make for a stalk able buck? Q: 01:18:44 What do you look for in a glassing spot and how long to you glass? Q: 01:19:31 What is your favorite Spam concoction? Q: 01:19:41 What is the best way to find a cow elk in late season November? Q: 01:20:18 Do you reuse game bags? Q: 01:20:43 How do you pick a camp location so as not to disturb the animals? Q: 01:20:59 What are the pros and cons of the new frame vs the old one? Q: 01:21:44 Can you touch on the Steripens that work? Q: 01:22:49 What are the biggest lessons you have learned about hunting? Q: 01:23:14 Will the center pin in the Valkyrie system fit the Day Six arrows? Q: 01:23:48 Are there any drills to help improve traditional bow accuracy? Q: 01:24:43 How do you determine a good archery Mule Deer unit in Colorado? Q: 01:25:19 What is one thing a rookie should never leave behind? Q: 01:31:48 Can I come to the shop and try on pack with different weights? Q: 01:32:03 What is the best all-around bag size you have found? Q: 01:32:23 Where do you find wind floaters?



Lonesome Dove Outfitters
Jan 03 2019 61 mins  
Dennis Zadra with Lonesome Dove Outfitters joins the podcast and answers Aron Snyders many questions on what to expect when booking a guided hunt. Dennis began his guiding career in 1984 with elk hunters in Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he graduated in 1990 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Realizing that a career in Engineering was not going to provide a great deal of adventure, he headed to Alaska to try the commercial fishing industry. It was love at first sight, and he began to participate in every fishery possible, including the Bering Sea crab fisheries. In 1993 he bought a boat and a gillnet permit, and began fishing for himself, catching the famous Copper River Salmon. He got his assistant guide license for Alaska in 1991, and guided for other outfitters across the State until 1995. He then had the qualifications necessary to obtain his Registered Guide/Outfitter license, and started Lonesome Dove Outfitters in 1996. He suffered a major setback with the costly divorce from his first wife in 1995, but that gave him the opportunity to meet his second wife, Alicia, who is instrumental in helping with the businesses. They also operate Wild Salmon, Inc which is a direct marketing business providing their salmon products to consumers across the United States. In 2005, Dennis obtained his OUPV near coastal license from the Coast guard, allowing him to transport clients on their new Aluminum fishing boat, the “Raging Bull”. Dennis BrownBear 2000By 2010, Dennis had the necessary qualification to obtain his Master Guide’s license, he became Alaska’s Master Guide #182. Dennis has 41 years of hunting and guiding experience under his belt, and still actively guides hunters every year. They have an excellent team of guides and packers who possess the same strong work ethic, and are constantly working at improving and expanding the operation. “We are very fortunate to be able to make our living from hunting and fishing, and are very grateful to have this close connection to the Great Outdoors. It is not very easy, and Mother Nature has a way of keeping us on our toes, but we are blessed with excitement and adventure every day. We take pride in the services we offer, and will make sure we do everything possible to make sure your Alaskan Adventure will be remembered for years to come!”

Shot IQ With Joel Turner
Dec 26 2018 67 mins  
Joel Turner joins the podcast to explain the science behing the shot. ShotIQ is the new brand that was born from Ironmind Hunting. We wanted to do more. The goal of ShotIQ is to bring shooters control through knowledge. We wanted to lay out the complete blueprint of shot control and end the frustration of all shooters, no matter the weapon. This knowledge transcends all weapon systems and unlocks the shooting mind.The letters “IQ” stand for Intelligence Quotient. A person’s IQ is derived from several standardized tests that measure cognitive ability. But, these tests measure cognition in the skill sets of math, science, languages, etc. Have you ever taken a test to measure your cognitive ability during a high stress shooting event? At ShotIQ, we want you to perform at your cognitive best during the worst times for the human mind. The shooting mind of the human is a super efficient machine. However, that does not make it the most accurate machine. To put efficiency into precision under stress takes knowledge, knowledge of how the mind works and how it attempts to protect the body. Gaining this knowledge has taken a lifetime of failure, success, and analysis. The analysis of shots taken under extreme stress has led to a system of instruction. That system is Controlled Process Shooting. This system will teach you WHAT decisions must be made in a shot, specifically WHEN to make these decisions, and scientifically HOW to carry these decisions out. Do not allow your mind to follow the natural path of shot anticipation. Destroy target panic at its core. End the frustration. Raise your ShotIQ. ARCHERYI shot my first bow at the age of seven. From the first time I saw the spinning flight of that arrow, I was completely immersed. Archery became my life. However, by the age of eight, target panic had engulfed me. This frustration carried all the way through to my adult life. I read everything, tried everything, hoping for that magic method to cure me of this ailment. It wasn’t until I began the analysis process of my firearms shot that I realized there is no method out there that will work for me, I had to work for it, but I didn’t know HOW to do the work. Research into my many failures and my few successes began the workings of the blueprint to control. Once I realized the two facts that target panic is the mind’s natural path of efficiency and the core problem of the shooting mind is pre ignition movements, I was able to develop the system of Controlled Process Shooting. More importantly, I was able to present a system of instruction that conveyed this message in common sense terms. Target panic is within all of us. It takes decisions, determination and knowledge to even be able to take the first steps down the path of shot control. The path, however, is very short when you put those key components together. Myself and those I instruct enjoy archery one perfectly controlled shot at a time. HUNTINGI began hunting while riding in a backpack carried by my father. I harvested my first deer with a rifle at the age of 12. That shot was completely out of control and it was only luck that made that bullet connect. My early hunting career was fraught with failure.I harvested my first deer with a bow at the age of 15. That shot too was completely out of control. I was deep in the throws of target panic in my early days and that malady followed me into my 30’s. It took me 13 years to harvest a bull elk with my bow. My lack of success was not because of a lack of opportunities. I have been fortunate enough to hold two RMEF Professional World Championships in elk calling. That being said, I have no problem getting bulls close, I just didn’t know HOW to control my shooting. I had to take the science I had figured out in the firearms realm and transfer it into my archery shot, it only made sense. Now that I have complete control of my shot, my hunting success has grown exponentially. I can now predict my own future in shot control. When I get a shot in the field, I will shoot a controlled arrow, no matter what. Further, I have a very specific blueprint on HOW I will do that. I now know WHAT decisions to make in a shot, WHEN to make them within the shot, and scientifically HOW to carry those decisions out. What a powerful feeling it is to know how your next moment of truth will be controlled.








Striker Bows
Nov 21 2018 94 mins  
This episode is a wonderful conversation about bows and traditional archery. STRIKER BOWS Rick Ellis has been producing custom handcrafted longbows and recurves since 1997. What started out as a simple urge to construct his own handcrafted longbow has turned into over a decades worth of customer happy products that can be found nearly around the world. The product speaks for itself. A simple internet search for Striker Bows will result in pages of comments and reviews from customers who all have different stories but one common theme…they love their bow. Sometimes in life things just fall into place. Striker Bows was born from a desire to harvest a deer with a small and sleek traditional bow that wasn’t available on the market, so Rick Ellis went to work building his own. Those first simple designs out of a garage in Ohio have evolved into a unique line of longbows and recurves sold across the globe. A family business from the beginning, Rick’s sons, Dusty and John, have gone from helping dad whenever needed to full partners in bringing ingenuity and performance to the traditional bow market. Twenty years of hard work and constant innovation have led to the introduction of the RK1. This bow incorporates the performance and precision that Striker is known for, while adding new options and flexibility that the modern archer is accustomed to.The drive for excellence has taken Striker from a one-man operation to one of the leading traditional bow companies in the world. The Striker Bows family will continue to work with modern technology and time-honored values to bring the traditional archer the best equipment available in the cosmos. Striker Traditional Archery22 S. Main St.Minster, Ohio [email protected]





Wengerd Archery
Nov 01 2018 51 mins  
I was fascinated with archery ever since I was able to pull back the string on the small fiberglass bows my dad had bought for us kids to play with.When I got a little older I started building my own bows out of the serviceberry bushes that were plentifull around our house in NW Montana. None of them would last more then a few days of course because I was building them green and as soon as they would dry out they would stiffen up. Even so I got some kind of satisfaction out of it. When I was around 11yrs old my grandpa gave me an old Bear Grizzly, a bow he had bought for my dad and uncle to use when they were teenagers. I shot that for awhile then bought an older Martin compound to use for my first year bowhunting. I hunted that season but never got a shot with a bow. The recurve bug had started to bite when a good friend gave me a copy of Traditional Bowhunter Magazine. I read it cover to cover multiple times. One day I was showing my dad a picture of someone building a bow. He looked at it and said "that looks like something you would do". After talking about it some more and a bit of planning, the materials were ordered. Even though I was only 12yrs old my dad had let me work in his wood working shop on a number of projects ranging from nightstands to turkey calls. My first bow however was definitely a notch harder than what I was used to. Even so I was able to finish it and believe it or not it still shoots even though it's the ugliest bow I have ever seen. When I started building bows I had no intention of hunting with them I just wanted to build and shoot recurves for fun but hunt with a compound. It didn't take long to change my mind. The idea of killing a deer or elk with a bow I had built was just too good to pass up. So that year I decided to hunt with my recurve. It took a few years but I finally started having success, and as time went on the more success I was having. ​Getting into bow building full time was something I had wanted to do ever since I was 12 but I guess I never quite had the guts to make the jump till now. Having a job I enjoyed didn't help either. I was working in the mountains all summer and building/carving furniture and doors in the winter. But now my family and I are moving back to NW Montana where I grew up and I Figured it's now or never. ​M. Trent Wengerd Myron Trent WengerdWengerd [email protected](406) 529-0888168 ELK CREEK RD​HERON, MT 59844






Aron Snyder Is F’d Up: Matthew Bernier To The Rescue
Oct 17 2018 114 mins  
Matthew Bernier, Soft tissue expert and first-time hunter joins the podcast with Aron Snyder, longtime hunter, combating the toll years of intense backcountry adventures has taken. Together they share expertise in their respective fields with the end goal to make Matthew a better hunter, and to help Aron find muscle relief and regain his full potential in the field. ----more---- Matthew James Bernier Matthew has been a Health & Exercise Professional since 1994. Graduating from George Mason University as an Academic All American and a Division 1 Wrestler/Athlete with a BS in Education certified to teach Health & Physical Education. Matthew became a Personal Trainer and attended the Potomac Massage Training Institute. After graduating from the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI). Matthew opened a private massage practice and worked for Arlington County, VA as Personal Trainer. Matthew moved on to become Lead Trainer at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center and prepared the training staff to work with the participants and helped to grow the program to one of the largest and most successful in the area. At the same time he returned to The Potomac Massage Training Institute to become an instructor in the final portion of their deep tissue program where he worked for 4 years educating many massage professionals and building his knowledge of the muscular system. Also at this time he continued to take as many continuing education courses as possible at PMTI including Neuro Muscular Therapy, Rolfing, Reiki, Cranio Sacral, Myo Facial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Massage as a Medical Intervention. After leaving Arlington County and continuing his private massage practice, Matthew became the Director of Education for Arington, VA based Fit One Personal Training, again educating the staff to provide the best exercise services possible. Around this same time Matthew met Tom Purvis the creator of The Resistance Training Specialist Program (RTS). Matthew had a passion for exercise and strength training and quickly gained his Mastery Level Status in this physics based program. He excelled in his understanding of exercise mechanics and became one of RTS’s first instructors helping Tom Purvis educate exercise professionals in understand the importance of a physics based training model and decision making process. In 2001 Tom Purvis met and introduced the RTS Instructor group to Greg Roskopf the creator of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). It was at this point that the blend of body work/massage and personal training, two separate businesses started to come together. Greg shared his concepts of bringing stability/contractile ability back to the body through a process of range of motion, muscle testing and origin and insertion work. At this point Greg decided to teach a 10 month 8 weekend specialist program to train others in MAT. Matthew was in the first group of students to complete the program in 2002 and the first MAT Certified Specialist in the country. It was at this point that Greg asked Matthew to move to Denver and work at the MAT Corporate HQ seeing clients and educating fitness professionals about MAT by teaching the first phase of MAT, the JumpStart Program. For the next three years Matthew traveled the country on the weekends helping to grow the MAT & RTS communities teaching the MAT JumpStart Programs and the RTS 123 courses. During the week Matthew built a thriving private practice at MAT HQ and helped Greg evolve the MAT program. While at HQ along side Greg and the instructor core Matthew helped to develop the MAT Mastery program and also became the first MAT Mastery Level Specialist. In 2005 Matthew became the Lead Instructor for the MAT Specialist Program. Over the last 10+ years Matthew has taught over 45 10 month 8 weekend Specialists courses that accounts for over 2000 students. These courses have covered the U.S. and International locations including New York, Miami, Columbus, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Barcelona, London & Mexico City. In 2015 Matthew decided it was time for a change and decided to move his private practice closer to home in an effort to create more time for his family due to the busy travel schedule of teaching. This has created an ability to spend a lot more time with his wife Jennifer also an MAT Certified Specialist and RTS Mastery Level Trainer, daughter Rhys and son Ryker. This is when THE MUSCLE PROJECT was created. With 20+ years of experience & education in the health, fitness, exercise & body work industries. The Muscle Project is an Exercise based facility that was developed out of a passion to help others function better and participate in life to their fullest potential. Fueled by an understanding of how important an optimally contracting muscular system is to participation, The Muscle Project was born. Core Beliefs: A properly contracting muscular system is vital to optimal health. Optimal contraction is vital to a properly functioning muscular system. Having a systematic approach to assessing proper contraction is vital to improving this function. Without proper function the system will eventually break down and participation will become less and less efficient leading to less than optimal health. Maintaining this system over time is vital to long term health gains. Proper progression over time is vital to reaching the systems optimal potential. Education of the inner working of the system is vital honoring how to progress this system. Education is vital to understanding how to maintain this system overtime. A solid understanding of physics is vital to understanding how force affects the system. Properly applying forces is vital to achieving, progressing and maintaining a healthy muscular system. Kifaru.net












HAMSKEA
Sep 06 2018 127 mins  
Andrew Munsell, co-owner of HAMSKEA, joins the podcast with Aron and Frank. Discussions include, Accuracy, optics, tuning, and a healthy dose of squirrels. HAMSKEA HAMSKEA Archery Solutions LLC is a company for archers by archers. It is owned and operated by Andrew Munsell and Shawn Greathouse. Each are passionate tournament archers and die hard bowhunters. They live and breathe the sport of archery. That passion is the foundation of HAMSKEA ARCHERY SOLUTIONS. In their constant drive to be better, more accurate archers themselves, they saw a need in the market for products they couldn’t find anywhere else. So they began to design, develop, and manufacture the products they were looking for. All of the products that they create come directly from their own shooting experiences and needs. They are designing the products all archers need to maximize their accuracy! It is their mission to unleash the passion of archers and bowhunters everywhere. They do this because they love the sport, they live to shoot! They hope their products help each of you to find that same passion. Andrew picked up his first bow and arrow at the age of eight and hasn’t put it down since. Growing up in Illinois introduced Andrew to big game hunting through the pursuit of whitetail deer. After college, he moved out west (California, Arizona, Colorado) which presented its own set of bowhunting challenges. Longer range shots, steeper terrain and a greater diversity of animals fueled his desire to become as proficient as possible. Bowhunting is the fundamental core of Andrew’s archery passion, but Andrew also follows and participates in as many types of archery as possible. Through his experiences he has acquired a vast amount of archery and bowhunting knowledge. This coupled with his background in aerospace engineering enables him to separate the products that work from the ones that don’t. In his spare time, he likes to help his fellow archers and often has them over to the house for shooting lessons along with tuning and string making sessions. Andrew also writes about his archery experiences as published in several regional and national periodicals


Ultralight Backpacking
Aug 30 2018 53 mins  
If you are having any trouble finding the right information on gear to pack for this seasons hunt, give this episode a listen. Learn from two people who spend most of their time outdoors and have refined their gear list based on experience, not opinion. Kevin's gear list is available on his blog..check it out! Who am I? I am Kevin Underwood, a husband, father, and hunter from Oregon. Big game hunting has been my passion since before I was old enough to hold my own tag, and it continues to be so today. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to spend a very large amount of time hunting in the western US, as well as thousands of hours research and fine tuning the gear involved around the pursuit of hunting. Hunting has so many things to offer both in terms of recreation, and in terms of personal development. The struggle, the failure, the success, and the self-confidence that it has brought to my life over the last 20 years has been immeasurable. Naturally, I want to share with you something that has made such a drastic impact for the better in my life. The Problem Over time however, I’ve noticed the trends as social media has swept through our culture. The lines between helpful and worthless as well as between genuine and contrived have become blurred at best. At the same time, hunter numbers are at all time lows, and few people are finding the real connection they seek between nature and society. Finding solid information and genuine people to glean information from is all but impossible for those wanting to take their first steps down a path into the woods. Hunting is a complicated discipline that can take a lifetime or more to master, yet it has become impossible for the beginner to navigate the cloudy waters of overloaded information while trying to find the meaningful help that they need. It is estimated, in the meantime, within the next 15 years hunters will no longer be able to financially support the conservation model we have in place currently. The straightforward, but laborious solution is for the hunting community to extend its arm and to help along those interested in partaking in the hunt. I believe in this process completely, but I want to do more. My Solution As I continue to help and engage with new hunters on a face to face level, I also want to provide content to those out there who I have never met, in hopes that they will come to enjoy the thing that has shaped so much of my life and world view. By providing what I have spent years learning for myself, I believe that the passion for the natural world will continue to spark the interest of others. My hope is that this interest will continue to grow the community of hunters around the world, and bring that community just a little bit closer together. It is a small bit in the larger picture, but if it can push us all the slightest bit in the right direction, then it will be worth the effort. @kevinunderwoodfacebook kifaru.net







Know Your Limits with Levi Morgan
Aug 09 2018 64 mins  
World champion Levi Morgan joins the podcast to discuss his latest tournament season, his tournament and hunting bow setup, and the importance of knowing how to tune your bow. About levi Morgan I grew up in the small town of Rosman, NC. One red light kinda town and if you didn’t like to hunt or fish there just wasn’t much to do. Maybe thats the reason I grew to love archery so much at a young age. My dad was a big bowhunter so naturally I would shoot and spend time outdoors with him. He started taking me to local club shoots when I was 5 years old, and I won pretty much all of them. From there he noticed something in me I guess and he took me to my first world shoot when I was only 6. I took first runner up in my age division. I was in love with competition and the bow and arrow. I continued on through my youth competing in ASA and IBO events and winning most that I entered. Bowhunting was also a huge part of my life and as I got older I grew to love it more than the competition. Through high school I quit competing and I focused on other sports. I loved basketball and baseball but in my heart I always knew what I was gonna do. My senior year I had full rides in both sports but turned them down to pursue my real passion…..Archery and Bowhunting. Looking back its a little scary how as an 18 year old kid I threw scholarships away to chase an archery career. 2006 was my first year as a pro I was very successful but didn’t get a single win. Maybe because I spent the entire year trying to win the heart of a girl named Samantha Kline, now my wife. I did win rookie of the year that year and in 2007 I got my first professional win. I went on to win Shooter of the Year that year as well as the ASA World Championship. I have now won Shooter of the year 10 years in a row and several more World titles. Samantha and I also started a outdoor television show in 2008 and now that is a huge part of our lives. That show is now called “Bow Life” which really describes our past, present, and hopefully future. We have a 4year old son named Landon who is our world and I cant wait for him to start his own journey in the outdoors with mom and dad tagging along! God has been so good to our little family and we owe all of our success to HIM. (excerpt from bowlife) LEVI MORGAN BACK AT MATHEWSTen-time Shooter of the Year, Levi Morgan, returns to Mathews’ Pro Staff more confident than ever. “When you’re competing at this level, consistency is everything. I need to go into every tournament knowing my bow will hold its tune.” says Morgan. “That’s what I had with Mathews for 15 years. They make the best-tuning, most accurate bows in the world.” Born and raised in Rosman, North Carolina, Morgan began competing in archery tournaments at age six. Since first signing with Mathews at age 18, he has become one of the most decorated archers of all-time. His long list of accomplishments includes 8 World Championships, 40 National Championships, 10 Shooter of the Year, 3 Triple Crowns, and 10 World Records. “I was super impressed with Mathews’ new target bows,” says Morgan, “I shot perfect scores on my first three rounds shooting the new TRX, which has made me more confident than ever going into this season.” Morgan, and his wife Samantha, return to Mathews’ dominant Pro Staff just one month after 5-time World Cup Champion, Jesse Broadwater, also joined the team shooting the new TRX. “Levi Morgan is the best 3D shooter of this century and we’re excited to have him back,” says Mathews Pro Staff Manager, Derek Phillips. “I think it speaks volumes to what we have created for our new target line. It’s catching a lot of attention from the best competitors in target archery.” (excerpt from Mathews Archery)

Backpack Hunting With Kendall Card
Aug 07 2018 59 mins  
Entrepreneur Kendall Card joins the podcast to discuss the rigor and joy of backpack hunting. Kendall runs a multitude of companies including Black Ovus, Camo Fire, and Crispi USA. About Kendall Card I was born in Springville, Utah where I spent my childhood. When I was 12 my family moved to a suburb of Portland, Oregon named Tualatin where I “grew up”. Frequent trips to Mount Hood to ski, a crew of great friends and reggae concerts at the Pine Street Theater in Portland made for solid high school year memories. After traveling solo in Europe for a summer followed by a 2 year mission for my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I moved back to Utah for school at Brigham Young University where I could go to school spring, summer and fall and then quit school for the winters in order to ski. Fortunately for me I met a girl who thought that was perfectly normal. We were quickly married and have been enjoying life together for 13 years and counting. After graduating from BYU we moved back to Park City where I worked for The Canyons ski resort for 6 years as the Utah Sales Manager before jumping ship to Backcountry.com where I managed grassroots and community marketing for nearly 3 years. I worked for a stint with Base Camp Communications as Director of Social Media With my longtime friend Mark Strickland, we started Camofire.com in late 2008 and I am now working full time in my business, feeling blessed for the success we’ve seen and confident and optimistic for our future. My outdoor passion is backcountry skiing, followed by climbing, road cycling, trail running and ski mountaineering. I’ve recently taken up archery hunting, an extension of my many years as a youth and teen hunting and fishing with my family. What is BlackOvis.com? BlackOvis.com is set up to be your best hunting asset. In its essence, we want it to be a one-stop place for you to find all of the hunting gear you need from all of the top brands you know and trust. With a full catalog of items you can browse through and with posted reviews from our customers and gear experts about brands and products, BlackOvis is ready to get you properly geared up for your next big hunt. About Camofire.com Camofire.com is all about bringing you back to back deals on top quality hunting products at prices well below retail, prices so low it’ll almost feel illegal. We strive to get gear from all the best brands that every hunter wants and offer it at a ridiculously low price. Unlike most hunting websites that offer a full catalog of items, Camofire is unique in that we offer five deeply discounted hunting deals at a time, each with limited quantity and limited time to “Pull the Trigger”. [email protected]@crispius.com

Elk Calling Part 2
Aug 02 2018 131 mins  
Wildlife biologist Chris Roe owner of Roe Hunting Resources offers science-based information about animal behavior, vocalizations, and their communication on part two of our Elk calling series. THE GENESIS OF ROE HUNTING RESOURCES From my childhood and youth in the dairy country of Upstate New York, I developed a fascination with, and a passion for, animal behavior and the manner in which certain behaviors affect the outcomes of hunter/animal interactions. As my level of learning and understanding of animal behavior grew, so did my hunting success. Elk calling and hunting seminars with Primos Hunting CallsThat success, in part, helped me land a position with Primos® Hunting Calls as one of their ProStaffers. As I began to give calling and hunting seminars across Colorado, SE Wyoming, and northern New Mexico, the truly unique material that I taught, how I taught it, and the success of my "students," others came, hungry for the type and level of education I provided. Between 1999 and 2003, demand for my seminars increased to the point where—in the months preceding turkey and elk seasons—I was speaking to a different group of hunters nearly every weekend, and even on some weeknights. Because others across the country were starting to put out hunting-related educational material on CDs and in various video formats, the pressure built for me to do the same. While I did record some material for private distribution, I held off on producing material for the public at large, not only because of increased demands on my time as a wildlife consultant, but also because I just was never satisfied with the production quality, or the professional appearance, of what could be produced economically. While my material was circulated around the country (with its influence being seen in the educational resources provided by some of my competitors over the years), I put off producing my own video material until I had sufficient time to devote to the effort, and until the necessary technology became faster and more affordable. Moreover, while some hunters were asking for “portable” resources such as DVDs, others were asking for more in-depth educational opportunities. To satisfy the latter demand, in 2003, I started conducting three-day clinics, which focused on elk behavior, vocalizations, communication, and hunting strategies.Online hunting instructional videos But demand continued to grow. People grew increasingly hungry for quality information, yet disappointed with much of what was available to them outside of actually attending one of my seminars or clinics. Between 2003 and 2008, demand grew to the point where, in 2009, I finally committed to start producing educational videos for the public-at-large. With today's technology and internet streaming capabilities, there really was no reason why I COULDN'T provide what you all wanted: professional, science-based information about animal behavior, vocalizations, and their communication, that could be accessed through a high-quality, web-based, affordable format. Thus was born Roe Hunting Resources.


Elk Calling Part 1
Jul 31 2018 78 mins  
Wildlife biologist Chris Roe owner of Roe Hunting Resources offers science-based information about animal behavior, vocalizations, and their communication on part one of our Elk calling series. About Chris Roe I have a degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and—in addition to running Roe Hunting Resources—am also a managing partner of a separate wildlife management and consulting company. In this capacity, I am fortunate to be able to work on a variety of wildlife conservation and management issues ranging from routine wildlife surveys for capital development projects, to designing comprehensive wildlife and habitat management plans for large property owners. My specialty is the understanding, and utilization, of wildlife behavior to maximize the success of my wildlife and habitat management plans and projects. In addition to my wildlife expertise, I bring to the table a background in range and forest management. As a hunter, my credentials run even deeper. Starting out as a wide-eyed kid tagging along with my uncles hunting across the farm country of Upstate New York, I have continued to hunt across the country, and credit my passion for wildlife behavior and communication as the basis of most of my success. The only hunting seasons that I missed since those early childhood days were during my assignment in Germany with the U.S. Army. This didn't stop me from taking after-hour jaunts into the German countryside to observe and discover new aspects regarding the behavior of some of that country's most notable big game species: the roebuck, red stag, and wild boar. Study of Elk Vocalizations and InteractionsWhile knowledgeable about the habits of a variety of game species, my real passion is hunting turkey and, even more especially, elk. Over the past 20+ years, I believe I have become a leading expert in elk behavior, communication, calling, and hunting. My knowledge of elk behavior grew exponentially in the late 1990s when he served as a research field technician on the Upper Eagle River Elk Study near Vail, Colorado. For three years, he hiked Colorado's backcountry recording the behavioral interactions of wild, free-ranging, public-land elk in their native habitat. Study of elk biology and behavior to understand elk calls and vocalization for elk hunting Logging several thousand hours of direct observation of physical interactions between elk—from when they entered their spring calving areas, to just prior to the fall rut—I couldn't help but be exposed to literally THOUSANDS of vocal interactions. Like a sponge, I soaked up every vocalization, interaction—and the result(s) of those vocalizations and interactions—and began to tease out what specific body positions and vocalizations meant, and how the combinations of vocalizations and body language translated into very deliberate and specific elk communication. During the fall of each of those years, I took what I had learned and applied it to my hunting efforts, with great results. I continued my investigations into elk behavior and communication through the seasons, including winter. Throughout these years, I began to realize that elk were consistently using the same vocalizations and methods of communication regardless of whether it was early spring, the middle of summer, the peak of the rut, or the dead of winter. This shattered my previously held notion that elk use "special" vocalizations during the rut; an idea that is still being taught by many “professional elk callers” today. Study of elk behavior, communication, and calls to improve hunting success As I continued my investigations over the years, I was able to codify certain vocalizations and behavioral characteristics of elk into what I truly believe are almost “universal truths.” These truths now form the foundation of the educational program found here at Roe Hunting Resources regarding elk behavior and communication. Since my initial work, I have continued to follow elk through the seasons—from their summer ranges to their winter ranges—and use that ever increasing knowledge not only in my own personal elk-hunting efforts, but now bring it to you, through the resources found here at Roe Hunting Resources. This in-depth, science-based information regarding elk behavior and communication is unmatched anywhere else. THE GENESIS OF ROE HUNTING RESOURCES



RMSGear - Broadhead Review
Jul 19 2018 56 mins  
Danny Clum joins the podcast to discuss Cutthroat Broadheads in part three of our broadhead series. Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear got its start in 1995. Back then, in Denver, if you wanted to buy a quality knife, backpack, or set of binoculars in person then you had to drive to the nearest Cabela's...in Sidney, Nebraska! For this reason RMSGear was started. We have become a niche store specializing in quality hunting products related to traditional archery. Since the shop's beginnings we have built one of the best knife shops in Denver, if not the best. We currently have over 450 bows in stock and most any other product you would need related to traditional archery. RMSGear is a family run Mom & Pop type of store with old fashioned customer service. The shop is ran by Tom Clum and his sons, Tommy and Danny. Tom has 40 years of traditional archery experience, and his two sons have been shooting stick bows since they were coordinated enough to hold one up. In this day and age a brick and mortar retail store devoted to traditional archery is rare. In the whole country there are only a handful, and among them only a small few are open to the public 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. The staff here is proud to serve the traditional archery community. It is their passion and they would do anything to help others get started in this wonderful sport. In 2015 we decided to jump into the compound world on a small scale, mainly so we can keep quality service as high as possible. We weren't willing to do it without the right guy, and we found him. Matt Hogue runs the RMSGear Pro Shop. Matt has the same kind of professionalism and dedication to personal service as RMSGear has been built on.


Aron and Frank's Hunting Gear List
Jul 17 2018 71 mins  
Aron Snyder and Frank Peralta are about to embark on a fourteen-day hunting trip and cover all the gear they plan to take on this trip and include the core gear they have on hand for every trip into the backcountry. Frank's Gear List: WEAPON -Prime Centergy Hybrid 28” Draw/ 75lbs Right Hand -Hamskea Hybrid Hunter -3/16 Peep -Spot Hogg Hogg-It 7 pin or Hogg Father single pin -Day Six 300 Spine Arrow 11.5 gpi, 29”, titanium Easton outsert, 125gr tip x17 -G5 Dead Meat, Iron Will Solid, G5 Striker -Tightspot 5 arrow quiver -Hamskea Drop Tine Trigger release with scott wrist strap Pack -Kifaru 26” Lite Frame -small belt pouch -water bottle pocket -Muskeg 7k -Guide lid -medium belt pouch x3 (2 on pack, 1 on lid) -compression kit Camera Gear -Sony A7R2 w/ peak design strap and shoulder mount -35mm Zeiss 1.4 -18mm lens -GoPro Hero 4 w/ pole mount -Camera Kit -SD Cards, Batteries, lens wipes, lens pen, hurricane blower Optics -Zeiss Victory Sf 10x42 -Leica Televid 82mm Angled -Gitzo Carbon Tripod -Outdoorsman Micro Pan Head -Swarovski Bino Adapter -Sig 2200 or 2400 (rifle hunting) -Thermarest Z Seat Alaska Guide Creations CUB Chest pack -FHF range finder case -Flagging Tape -Licenses -Tyto blades -Lighter -Petzl E-light -Lens Pen & lens wipe -MSR Aquatabs -Trioxane -windicator -chapstick -face paint Clothing Worn In -Salewa Vultur -First Lite Compression Socks -Under Armour or First lite Aerowool boxer -Prana Zion Pants -Nike fit ‘the tank’ sleeveless shirt -Ice Breaker 200 top -Kryptek last chance belt -Kifarucast hat -Garmin Fenix3 Watch -ZT carbon folder knife -OR Flex Tech II Gaiters Clothing in Pack - Hoodie of some sort (sitka fanatic, FL Klamath, kryptek Sherpa) - First lite 200 bottom -First Lite Compression Sock -1 extra underwear sometimes -FL neck gaiter -FL Tag Cuff Beanie -sitka mtn glove -Kifaru Lost Park Parka half zip -Rain Gear (sitka flash, Kryptek Takur, First lite Vapor Shelter/Sleep -Super Tarp/ Annex/ ground hog stakes + OR Helium Bivy -ground cloth (scrap fabric or Tyvek) -Easton Trekking poles OR -Hilleberg Niak or Soulo -Cocoon Pillow -Thermarest neoair xlite, xtherm, or exped UL lite -Kifaru Quilt or slick bag, Western Mountaineering Megalite or badger -Kifaru 5 string stuff sack -55L dry sack Hydration -steripen -msr aquatabs -nalgene w/ humangear lid -6L MSR bladder -Life Straw Cooking -MSR Reactor -small msr fuel canister -titanium spork -small red ditty sack Possibles Pouch -pain killers (ibuprofen, Vicodin) -super glue -small bandaids, bandages, misc -mole skin/ leukotape -spare contacts -duct tape/electrical tape -small zip ties -pen -trioxane -lighter -leatherman carbon model -batteries -aquatabs -tenacious tape/patch kit -d-loop material -allen wrench (in camera gear) -string wax -extra broadheads/ field tips Kill Kit -Kifaru Medium UL Pull out -flagging tape -tag bags -spare blades -Tyto Knife -contractor trashbag -Cord 25’-50’ Electronics -dark energy charger -delorme inreach -Black Diamond Icon Head lamp -iphone charger cord -android charger cord Toiletries -toilet paper -wet wipes -hand sanitizer -tooth brush and toothpaste -contacts case -contacts solution -pack towel


Shooting Discipline With Tom Clum
Jul 10 2018 108 mins  
Tom Clum joins Aron Snyder to discuss traditional archery discipline. A lot of great info in this episode! Interested in learning to shoot? Contact the experts at RMS Gear. Archery Lessons: We charge $50 for an instructor, plus $7 per shooter (up to 4 shooters at a time). All of our instructors are at least certified Level 2 USA Archery instructors with a minimum of 20 years shooting experience each. We teach based off of USA Archery's NTS system, with maybe a few small changes to accomodate instincitive shooting for bowhunters or target archers who do not want to use sights. We have found this system to be incredibly valuable for not just target shooters, but bowhunters as well. We have catered our lessons specifically to whatever you are trying to get out of the sport, compound shooters, traditional shooters, target archers and bowhunters, we will meet you where you're at. Brand New Archers: We want folks who are just getting into archery to enjoy the sport and stick with it for the long term. Hitting what you are aiming at is fun! And when you can hit what you want you'll stick with the sport longer. So we provide a free introductory lesson to every new archer that walks in our door. This introductory lesson is also part of the process in helping customers select a bow that is a correct fit for them. We do not hold back any information in this introductory lesson. We make sure to get you in proper archery form (whether you want to be a bowhunter or just a target shooter), teach you the proper motions, and answer any questions that you have. We try hard to make sure that every new archer who leaves our store is equipped with proper archery knowledge and confidence that they have a set up that is correct for them. We try to go above and beyond, and give you personal attention, so that you get into this sport with a chance to get good and ultimately have more fun with archery.



FOC with John Dudley
Jul 03 2018 106 mins  
Hours can be spent discussing FOC and arrow tuning, thankfully John Dudley joins the podcat and goes into great detail about tuning arrows, proper equipment, and how to improve accuracy. About John Dudley I started hunting at the age of ten in my childhood state of Mississippi. I was raised to be a passionate deer and turkey hunter. To improve further on my hunting skills I started shooting at local clubs and shop tournaments. I quickly realized that archery was a talent I felt I was gifted with and shooting competitively seemed very natural. I started shooting professionally in 1997 and have competed in over 120 Professional events Worldwide. Since recognizing my talent I have successfully competed in 3D, field, indoor and outdoor target archery. I have represented the US Archery team for several years and won multiple medals and championships in each format. When I was 18, I left a college football scholarship opportunity to instead work in an archery shop for 4$ an hour simply because I loved it! Later I opened my own shop for a brief period before being hired at one of the leading bow manufacturers where I worked for nearly 9 years. I ventured on my own in 2006 to work independently as an International public relations/sales/ marketing manager for several archery manufacturers. I spend my days with my sales, marketing and R+D task, as well as, testing new gear, writing articles, taking photos or traveling the globe conducting educational compound archery training seminars for retailers, clubs and National teams. I have dedicated my life to archery and it has always been for the purpose of being better as a Bowhunter. I am fortunate to see a lot of places and coach some of the best shooters in the world and hunt with good people including my family and friends. For more in depth info on archery be sure to check out Johns Nock On Podcast Youtube Facebook

Sheep Hunting With Nathan French
Jun 28 2018 66 mins  
Nathan French, Sheep guide and photographer, joins the podcast to discuss his many adventures as a guide. NATHAN FRENCH WAS BORN IN ENGLAND, AND AT THE AGE OF 11 MOVED TO BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, WHERE HE NOW RESIDES. NATHAN QUICKLY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE BRITISH COLUMBIA HAD TO OFFER AND QUICKLY BEGAN HUNTING. FOR THE LAST DECADE NATHAN HAS BEEN IN THE GUIDE/OUTFITTING INDUSTRY, TRAVELLING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND BEYOND, TAKING CLIENTS ON HUNTS OF A LIFETIME. THOSE WHO KNOW NATHAN, KNOW HE'S HARD WORKING, EASILY APPROACHABLE AND LOVES HUNTING. HIS BIGGEST GOAL ON EVERY HUNT IS TO MAKE SURE HIS CLIENTS LEAVE WITH A SMILE AND A LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIP HAS BEEN MADE. NATHAN HAS A LOT OF QUALITY ATTRIBUTES ABOUT HIM. ASIDE FROM GUIDING, ONE HIS BIGGEST PASSIONS IS FLYING. HE'S A PILOT ON THE SIDE AND IS ALWAYS CHASING HIS PASSIONS TO LIVE LIFE UP TO THE FULLEST. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS NATHAN IS KNOWN TO BE A FIRST CLASS GUIDE. HIS FAST PACED LIFESTYLE IS ROUTED FROM HARD WORK ETHIC, POSITIVE ATTITUDE ANDGRATITUDE TO DO WHAT HE LOVES. ​ 2018 SAW CHANGES IN NATHAN'S GUIDING CAREER AS HE STEPPED OUT ON HIS OWN AS A FREELANCE GUIDE, OFFERING HIS OWN PERSONALIZED HUNTS. IF ITS SHEEP, GOATS, MOOSE OR ANYTHING BIG GAME , EVEN INCLUDING MEXICO FOR DESERT SHEEP OR NEW ZEALAND FOR TAHR AND STAG, NATHAN HAS DONE IT AND HAS GREAT KNOWLEDGE TO SET UP THAT NEXT DREAM HUNT OF YOURS. CONSULT WITH NATHAN NOW, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. CLICK HERE FOR THE SERVICES PAGE TO SEE IF THERE'S SOMETHING NATHAN CAN OFFER YOU, AND DON'T HESISTATE TO CONTACT NATHAN DIRECTLY TO TALK HUNTING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND MORE. Nathan French Photography Nathan-French.com Kifaru


Black Widow Bows
Jun 21 2018 60 mins  
Toby and Roger from Black Widow Bows join the podcast Black Widow Bows 417-725-3113 Greetings from Black Widow!As we look back on 2017, we found Black Widow in its 60th year of producing quality custom bows. We would like to thank everyone for making it a great year.As we look forward to 2018 we are excited for what's ahead. Our Arrowhead Overlays were very popular on the 60th Anniversary bow. We have decided to offer them on the 2018 bows in the wood of your choice, with or without the laser engraving of your choosing. We will also be offering Snakeskin Limb Overlays as well.Make plans to join us on the Black Widow Bear Hunt at Squapan Mountain Outfitters this fall. For the last few years we have joined Tony and Lynn Boucher and Company for a traditional bear hunt in Northern Maine. We have made great friendships that will last forever and seen some great bears taken that have resulted in a free bow to the biggest bear of the week taken with a traditional bow. For more information look up Squapan Mountain Outfitters on their website http://squapan.homestead.com/home.html or you can email Tony or his wife Lynn at [email protected] or give them a call at (207) 764-7844. Or give us call and we can get you details of the hunt also.We wish you all the best for 2018 and we would love to help you continue or begin your traditional adventure.From the entire gang at Black Widow, have a great 2018.Shoot Straight, Toby Essick, John Clayman, and Roger Fulton“May the good LORD be your Outfitter and Guide; May HE cause you to always shoot straight; And may the trophies you pursue be worthy of the Book.”

Hunting Ibex with Trevon Stoltzfus
Jun 19 2018 75 mins  
Trevon Stoltzfus returns to the podcast with Frank Peralta to discuss his latext Ibex hunt, and the current state of hunting television shows. Outback Outdoors was formed when a group of hardcore western hunters decided that the same old big game hunting videos and TV were no longer good for the hunting industry. Bringing decades of varied hunting experience as well as a fresh perspective to the table, the Outback Outdoors team spends hundreds of days each season behind, and in front of, the camera capturing their adventures. With over 40 years of experience in the outdoors, this is not the usual collection of weekend warriors with big trucks and handi-cams. Instead, our team consists of solid industry professionals with collective experiences in all aspects of outdoor media including outdoor writing, hunting seminars, producing big game hunting videos, outfitting and guiding, along with years of personal success in the field. The Outback Outdoors team has a goal to provide outdoor enthusiasts with exciting and fresh web-only big game hunting videos, with the proper emphasis on entertainment along with sharing the tips, tactics, and bowhunting gear we use for success. Outback Outdoors wraps our dynamic deer hunting videos and bowhunting videos in an adrenaline charged web-only package with a western flair. This is not to say the Outback Outdoors team only hunts the west; but rather, they take their western bow hunting style with them, which puts an exhilarating and entertaining twist on the typical Eastern and Midwest hunts you’re used to seeing. Trevon Stoltzfus The Rock - An Ibex Adventure Some adventures call to you from far off places, but some call you back to where you started it all. Trevon Stoltzfus travels back to his roots and The Rock, or the Florida Mountains, in southern NM where the transplanted Bezoar Ibex call home and hold the title as the toughest animal in the US to bowhunt.

Long Range Shooting
Jun 14 2018 73 mins  
Brian Pence, Jon Pynch, and Austin Orgain join the podcast to discuss competition shooting. If you have any questions on reloading or precision shooting in general be sure to reach out to one of these fine fellows. Brian Pence - Reloads Jon Pynch Austin Orgain Precision Rifle Series The Precision Rifle Series is a yearly points race for several series including the PRS Bolt Gun Series, PRS Gas Gun Series and the PRS Club Series. The intent is to provide a national framework as the aggregation point for local, regional and national matches, tracking of scores and the growth of the practical, long range rifle discipline. By providing structure and governance the growth of the discipline has been exponential since the PRS was launched in 2011 thanks to the exceptional coalition of the match directors, shooters and sponsors participating in the PRS. The outlaw nature of the sport has made this a very unique collection of matches in all of the series. Matches are run very differently, focus on different fundamentals and include a vast number of stressors, no two matches are the same! This provides for regional variances that are unique and very challenging. Texas and Oklahoma matches are far different from the west coast and east coast matches and allow the shooter to really test the full extent of their capabilities by participating in various series, styles and regions. Born out of Military, Law Enforcement and Hunting scenarios, the practical application of the precision rifle is the underlying theme for all series. Whether you are looking for a local club to join, wanting to compete with America’s favorite rifle the AR-10/15 or you want to test your self against the best shooters in the nation and the world, the Precision Rifle Series has a spot for you.




Perseverance with Fred Bohm
May 30 2018 69 mins  
Fred Bohm Outdoorsman, hunter, writer, photographer, inventor and owner of Sage & Braker talks with Aron Snyder and Frank Peralta about hunting, photography, and pooping! Fred Bohm We are all in this together whether we know it or not. Some of us understand this when young, some never do. My realization struck me like a brick in the face early in August 2014. I can’t think of the event that caused it, but I knew that my life would never be the same because of this awakening. We are blessed with time on this earth and there is no guarantee we will be given another breath. Some die in a bed, insides rotting of cancer, others never make it out of their mother’s womb. You’re reading this and I’m writing it, so our time isn’t up. Make it count. Don’t let others decide how you are going to live it, and for the love of God, Allah or science, don’t let the rat race trap you into a life you never intended. So this is me. These stories are intended to share with you a part of what makes my life worth living. Most will be about hunting. All will involve people and creatures I love. So I invite you to take this walk with me. Through the woods, through the fields, through whatever adventures this great world throws at me. You will learn more about me as I learn more about myself. And I hope in the process to get to know some of you as well. // Fred Sage & Braker Crafted at the Highest Caliber We live, breathe and make everything at the highest caliber possible. In our products, in our pursuits and in our vision. And we’re proud to pass that caliber of craftsmanship to you. Our Story I have to admit, I didn’t start this company with the purest of thoughts. I started it to escape an industry that I really didn’t like, to spend more time in the outdoors and of course with my family. But as often happens, when you pour your heart into something it starts to take over. It starts to create a life of it’s own. It gives you opportunities that you never thought were possible. Make a living for my family? That’s cool. But to have an opportunity to help preserve the lands that I love so much? Never. How the hell could that be possible. That’s for the big guys, the Patagonias of the world, not the small Sage & Brakers out there. But I said the hell with it. Even if it was a couple of hundred dollars a year to a good cause, I had to at least try. After all, it has to be more than just about me. I’m on this earth for a short time, but maybe the good my company could do would outlive me. Affect more people than just myself. Meh, who knows? Then not more than half a year later it was solidified. The only thing that has made me weep in the last 15 years came into this earth as a beautiful baby boy. Atlas. And like my father before me, I now bear a tremendous responsibility. I am here to point him in the right direction, to show him the values that I hold so dear. And I realize that I have to SHOW him these values, not tell him about them. I don’t remember a lick of advice my father gave me, but I remembered what he showed me by his example. That is what formed the man I am today, and Atlas’s moral fiber will be learned the same way, by example, not by well meant advice. The way I run my company will be the way my son will learn his work ethic and how to treat other people, whether I like it or not. So I have a responsibility. To him, to the community I love and towards keeping our public lands in their most raw form around for his generation and the ones to follow. To give him the same opportunity to sit in the middle of nature and just listen. Not to the busy streets, to the beeps and chirps of a cell phone and not to the news on the television blaring the destruction of mankind. To search his soul the same way I continually search mine. Just a company right? Just a way to pay the bills? I did that before and it stole a part of my soul from me. A mistake. A costly one, but one that has set my path straight. So what does this have to do with you? Everything. You are the foundation of this company and without you guys there is no reason to have it. A small company, yes. A small impact, perhaps at first. But I’m not a fella that likes to back down and I’m pretty sure you’re not either. We can do this together. I encourage each and every one of you to reach out to me and I promise to listen. ~ Fred Bohm Kifaru.net Made in America, bred in the back country, and galvanized in combat, you won’t find tougher, better built outdoor gear. In fact, we’ve been doing so since 1979 – from backpacks to sleds, Tipis and other shelters. We continue to innovate, and others continue to follow.

Wilderness Education With Kevin Estela
May 24 2018 63 mins  
Kevin Estela, Writer, History teacher, semiprofessional adventurer, and wilderness survival educator, joins the podcast to talk about land nav, essential equipment to carry always, animal signs and trapping, and bug out bags...if you get lost in the backcountry, or if it’s the zombie apocalypse, this is the guy you want with you. Kevin Estela Kevin Estela first fell in love with the outdoors as a child. Entertained by the WWII survival stories his father endured in the jungles of the Philippines, Kevin wanted to learn more. Kevin grew up hiking, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and hunting in New England and spent his free time outside or reading about survival and wilderness skills. Over the years, his childhood interests became stronger and developed into his lifelong passion. Kevin’s passion now includes sharing what he knows with his students, family and friends. Kevin is the Owner and Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education. He brings extensive educational experience to the courses and material he offers. Kevin is a regular contributing author for RECOIL and OFF-GRID Magazine, American Survival Guide, American Frontiersman, Survivor’s Edge and other magazines through Beckett Media, Engaged Media and Athlon Outdoors Media with over 100 published print articles. He is the author of many online articles for various websites and he is the top-billed Contributing Author for the website of Discovery Channel Host, Joel Lambert. In addition to outdoors education, Kevin has been a Full-time High School History Teacher since 2006. (excerpt from http://kevinestela.com/) Kevin Estela on Facebook #estellawilded [email protected] Phone: (860) 214-3629 Kifaru Prometheus Design Werx

Orthotics with Scott VerBurg
May 22 2018 66 mins  
Aron has put a lot of miles on his feet over the years, and subsequently suffers from foot pain. Dr. Scott VerBurg, the man who helped relieve the pain joins the podcast and talks orthotics and boot choices. Scott VerBurg Scott is certified in Prosthetics and Orthotics by the American Board for Certification. In 1999, he graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Orthotic and Prosthetic program in Chicago. Scott completed his clinical residency at Becker Orthopedic in Troy, Michigan, and moved to Denver in 2001. He opened the Longmont Office of OPS in 2006. Scott offers complete prosthetic and orthotic services with considerable experience in lower extremity orthoses, spinal, and lower limb prosthetics. He specializes in geriatric services, especially difficult fittings, and sports medicine, and has worked extensively with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His goal is to provide the highest level of care, service and education to his patients and their referring physicians as well as working efficiently with insurance providers and third-party payers. Orthotic Prosthetic Solutions With over 30 years providing Northern Colorado and the Front Range with Orthotics and Prosthetics care, we are dedicated to our patients and to our community. All of our Practitioners are ABC certified and educated from accredited schools. We are qualified to fulfill any of your needs. From locations in Fort Collins, Longmont and Scottsbluff Nebraska, to coverage in Wyoming and across the front range we have a facility for you. We have full labs at all of our locations and do our own fabrications. Certified practitioners do all their own modifications neverrelying on technicians to modify patient molds. Having everything built in our facilities gives us tremendous quality control making sure everything we deliver is the best.









Bear Ban with Harold Fahrenbrook
Apr 19 2018 104 mins  
Aron, Harold, and Frank discuss the affects the spring Black Bear hunting ban has had in Colorado. DENVER, Colorado: During the 1992 general election, Colorado voters approved Issue 10 which prohibited the hunting of black bears. Now the Colorado General Assembly is considering a bill that would repeal the 19-year-old law. The formal title of the repeal measure is House Bill 1294, which is being sponsored by State Representative J. Paul Brown. Brown argued, "There are more and more human-bear conflicts around the state. It's a health and safety issue."[1] A House committee planned to consider the bill on April 18, 2011. HB 1294, according to reports, is drawing criticism from animal rights advocates, who are stating that black bear cubs would be left orphaned if the law was overturned and hunting of the animal was resumed. The repeal would not overturn the part of the voter-approved measure that banned the use of dogs and bait in hunting black bears. The language appeared on the ballot as: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes to prohibit the taking of black bears by the use of bait or dogs at any time, and to prohibit the taking of black bears by any means between March 1 and September 1 of any calendar year, and subjecting violators to misdemeanor penalties and a loss of hunting privileges? Info from: https://ballotpedia.org/Black_bear_hunting_ban_could_be_repealed_by_Colorado_lawmakers Colorado Initiative 10 (1992) Result Votes Percentage Approved Yes 1,054,032 69.70% No 458,260 30.30% Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History




Eastern Colorado Hunting with Alex Nestor
Apr 10 2018 66 mins  
Alex Nester, Guide with Eastern Colorado Outdoors joins the podcast, and discusses spot and stalk hunting on the Eastern Plains with Aron and Frank. Alex Nestor AKA The BG HuntNest Lead Guide ECO (Eastern Colorado Outdoors) Alex was born and raised on the Plains of Eastern Colorado. At an early age he began hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors with his father and uncle. Alex has been guiding spot and stalk Muleys, Whitetail and Antelope with some of the most prestigious outfitters on the Plains Colorado for over a decade. Although having the reputation as a “wild man”, it’s easy to see that he has changed a lot from his youth to appreciate conservation and understand his past to provide a legal and ethical means of hunting the plains. Alex is now employed as the Lead Guide for ECO (Eastern Colorado Outdoors) with a powerhouse lineup of guides alongside him. He is considered by many to have pioneered the early season crop hunts using a technique of hunting standing corn fields to get ridiculously close to deer with archery and muzzleloader hunters. In addition, Alex is an avid houndsman with an extreme passion in following hounds through the mountains trailing lions, bears and bobcats. Watching others fulfill a dream hunt has always been his priority, rarely hunting for himself. Did anyone mention that this Ginger is funny as hell!?! You can follow his journey by following him on Instagram:huntnest











Fieldcraft
Mar 08 2018 57 mins  
Luke Caudillo and Santino Castellanos join the podcast to discuss the importance of fieldcraft with Aron and Frank. The new Garmin sight is the point of contention, technology can augment shooting skills, but should never replace tried and true fieldcraft. Luke Caudillo He was born and raised in the railroad town of North Platte, NE. Like a lot of rural Americans, Caudillo began hunting and fishing with his brothers, cousins, and friends at the age of ten. After high school, Caudillo got involved in mix martial arts (MMA). "I was a wrestler my whole life, I missed the competition, and fighting looked fun to me," says Caudillo. Next thing you know fighting became his career. MMA was good to Caudillo, as he made it to the top level of the sport (UFC) and currently has made coaching a big part of his life. Caudillo states, "It keeps me around the game...I want to give the younger athletes a chance to experience everything that I experienced. It was just plain good for me, kept me out trouble, and gave me drive on a daily basis." He has enjoyed seeing his two joys come together, fighting and hunting. Hunting has always been about family and friends to Caudillo, and now it's about his teammates too. Not to mention, Luke is excited to take his daughter Eva out into the outdoors! Gladiators Unleashed Instagram Santino Castellanos Santino Castellanos is a native to Colorado who grew up with a passion for the outdoors, and for capturing his outdoor experiences through the lens of a camera. He went on his first big game hunt at the age of six and has been hooked on hunting ever since. Santino caught the entrepreneurial spirit early in life as well, running multiple businesses at a young age and quickly learning the art of making deals and designing partnerships that are greater than the sum of their parts. His business acumen and love of the outdoors eventually led Santino to found OuttaBounds LLC, an online community and media hub for people with a passion for the outdoor lifestyle. This enabled Santino to focus his attention exclusively on the Outdoor industry, honing his production, cinematography, interactive design and social media skills while learning to navigate the brand landscape of the Outdoor business environment. Santino has quickly become recognized as a thought leader in the industry, and in 2012 he brought his unique combination of skills and experiences to TrueSight Media as its Director of Business Development. Working in the outdoor industry has only increased Santino’s love of the outdoor lifestyle. His passion for the great outdoors also extends to his wife and two sons, who accompany him on his adventures whenever and wherever they can. Santino_Mantino

Trad life is the Plaid life
Mar 01 2018 86 mins  
Henry Ferguson joins the podcast again...when you carry your bow for your senior picture, you must be serious about Archery. The fellas meant to talk about gear that stands the test of time but end up talking about stiff shafts, gluten free tacos, and plaid shirts. Henry runs a website called Not Fit To Hunt Henry (bigchiefwhackabuck) Furguson on Instagram Come along with us as we help other archers to become better, more efficient shooters and hunters. We'll be posting weekly YouTube videos, articles and tips that have helped us become consistently successful in the field and on the tournament line. ​​As bowhunters we realize that there are much more efficient methods for taking big game, but the challenge and the extended seasons are what we live for. Working all year to prepare your bow, backpack and yourself to perform at your peak in the singular moments where our skills are put to the ultimate test is practically a full-time job! However, we both have actual full-time jobs and families. Couple that with being active in conservation organizations, church, Boy Scouts, coaching our kid’s sports teams and the time to hone those skills is hard to come by. But if matters enough to you, you will find a way. Topics will range from archery form, equipment setup and how to use it, to how we scout, hunt and pack out game after a successful hunt. Bringing hope to the lost and disenfranchised hunters who might be 100 sit-ups away from perfection, will be our goal. Looking like you were chiseled out of granite is not and never has been a prerequisite to being a successful hunter.

Paul Navarre - Colorado Bowhunters Association
Feb 23 2018 82 mins  
Paul Navarre shares a wealth of knowledge from his near lifetime of bowhuning. Paul shares his passion regarding the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat. You can't get this info on YouTube...(well you can now, but experience trumps videos any day) [email protected] Colorado Bowhunters Convention & Awards Banquet March 16th and 17th, 2018 ----more---- About the CBAThe CBA was originally formed in 1969 by a small but highly passionate and dedicated group of bow hunters. Their goal was simple; try to establish equitable big game seasons just for bow hunters. Through their individual effort, modest but improved opportunities were established with the cooperation of the Division of Wildlife (DOW), the Colorado Wildlife Commission (CWC), and the state legislature. From those humble beginnings, the CBA grew to eventually become the recognized voice for bow hunting in Colorado.As CBA memberships grew in number, new and greater opportunities were envisioned and pursued. Success was not always a given however. Organizations opposed to hunting were equally motivated to advance their political agendas. As a consequence, CBA efforts to expand opportunities for bow hunters were often redirected toward the protection of existing privileges. It eventually became necessary to engage the professional assistance of a lobbyist in order to detect and mitigate potential threats. This political watch guard continues today and remains a costly but necessary expense.Throughout its existence, the CBA has nurtured and refined its relationship with the DOW and CWC. The success of this on going endeavor has resulted in several key events. Most notable include invitations from the DOW to provide input to the 5-Year big game archery season structures, requests from the CWC to present an archery education seminar to its commissioners, and solicitations from the commissioners to speak at CBA Area Rep meetings. These key events are ample evidence of the mutual respect developed between our state agencies and the CBA through years of cooperation and diligent negotiation.The CBA is first and foremost a bow hunting organization; comprised of dedicated and ethical bow hunters. Colorado archers enjoy a liberal hunting season highlighted by the fact that we have 10 big game species available to the bow hunter not including numerous small game. But the CBA is also an organization dedicated to the fulfillment of family values and camaraderie amongst members. To that end the CBA hosts several family oriented events such as its annual Jamboree, Awards Banquet, and 3-D shoots around the state. We provide state affiliated hunter safety education, college scholarships, and volunteer assistance to public television and various youth programs. Our Colorado Bowhunter news magazine is recognized for its quality of content and informative articles. Our website provides members and non-members alike, critical information on a variety of topics, a forum for open discussion, and a new medium for finding essential information in this electronic age.The CBA promises to continue its responsibility to safe guard the privileges we enjoy today and to explore new opportunities for an ever changing tomorrow. But that responsibility demands support in the form of new and enduring memberships. If you bow hunt in Colorado and are not a member of the CBA, please consider joining now and give your fair share in protecting the privilege. As our membership grows, so will the opportunities available... this is our pledge to you the members. The Colorado Bowhunters Association proudly accepts the mission: to encourage and perpetuate the sport of bowhunting for all legal game; to protect, improve and increase the opportunities for hunting with the hand held, hand drawn bow; to cooperate with and support federal and state agencies, sportsmen’s associations, and conservation organizations, which are insuring the propagation and preservation of game and its habitat; to encourage and conduct educational programs designed to acquaint the public and the archer with the safe and ethical use of the bow for hunting and bowhunting as an effective method of hunting legal game; to foster unity and perpetuate the spirit of good fellowship among bowhunters; and to develop and advocate specific policies that support and help fulfill the Mission. Since 1969 the Colorado Bowhunters Association: is a state bowhunting association comprised of dedicated, ethical bowhunters;is the only recognized voice for bowhunting in Colorado;is recognized by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Wildlife Commission and the state legislature;is an organization who preserves your hunting seasons and negotiates season structures and license/permit numbers;hired a lobbyist to keep a watchful eye on issues at the Colorado capitol;created the concept of the “Network” to oppose animal rights and anti-hunting elements in Colorado;promotes bowhunter education for all bowhunters;provides a wealth of information and bowhunting insurance through membership dues;provides six information packed “Colorado Bowhunter” news magazines per year to members;sponsors pro-bowhunting Channel 12 programming in Denver;participates in the Colorado Division of Wildlife Landowner Recognition Program;is actively pursuing a state constitution giving sportsmen the right to hunt and fish; andprovides a CBA Info Line 303-697-9660. Why you should support the CBA.Hunting and fishing are forms of outdoor recreation as are hiking, rock climbing, biking, and 4-wheeling. Not everyone however, participates in outdoor recreation activities but those that do are often passionate about their involvement. Bowhunters can probably be characterized as one of the more passionate groups of outdoor enthusiasts. We dearly love the outdoors and the wild things that reside within it. We are a diverse and extended family who regards bow hunting as a perfect union of man and the natural world. Our love for bow hunting and the scenes that accompany the privilege can only be understood by those that relish the environs as deeply as we do. We are literally drawn to nature…autumn arriving like a golden chariot piercing the pure air and azure sky on contrails of yesterday’s dreams and tomorrow’s promises. Our treks into the tall grasses and deep forest quench an ancient urge that others cannot apprehend. Yet, defeating our quarry isn't nearly as important as having had the opportunity to be among them… having had the opportunity to be part of something greater than ourselves. There are those however, that totally disregard our passion for the outdoors and are financially motivated to take those freedoms from us. Organizations like HSUS, PETA, and others are determined to destroy hunting starting with archers…and will go to any means to accomplish their goals. If you bowhunt in Colorado and are not currently a member of the CBA ... please consider joining today. We need your support to protect the privilege so many enjoy. Here are some other reasons to join: Six issues of The Colorado Bowhunter magazine every yearDrawing entries for free bows and other top prizesPersonal input to season structures and other state regulationsSpecial information mailings on CBA events and 3-D shootsPersonal identification as a valued member and conservationistAccess to future "members only" features on the CBA webssite


Aaron Hitchins - Rockhouse Motion
Feb 15 2018 59 mins  
Aaron Hitchins with Rockhouse Motion joins the podcast to try and help Aaron Snyder not be a dick. Aaron Hitchins (Excerpt from Rockhouse Motion)DIRECTOR / PARTNER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTAaron is our token foreign guy, hailing from the distant and mysterious land that most people call Canada. Whether it was the long, cold, isolated winters in the North, or just a byproduct of his Business School Education, Aaron has a rather overactive imagination. While in most avenues of life that would serve as a distraction, Aaron’s bountiful creativity meshes with his corporate vision to create the fire in which brands are forged at Rockhouse. [email protected] ----more---- About Rockhouse Motion EVERY COMPANY IS DIFFERENT, EVERY PROJECT IS NEWBUT THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: WE CAN HELP BETTER YOUR BRAND.Whether that is as a director of photography on a busy film set, alone on a mountain top shooting a sunrise, or in your board room helping your team come up with the next winning concept, the Rockhouse team strives to find a way to move the needle in beautiful, creative, and successful ways. While this may all be well and good, you are probably hoping for some more details as far as what it is we can do. BASECAMPUnited StatesLITTLE RIVER, KANSASLittle River is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 557. So we’re basically like the mayors of the town at all times. OUTPOSTCanadaCANMORE, ALBERTACanmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 81 kilometres west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. Yes, there are awesome outdoor activities and beautiful things to gaze upon with a beer in hand.


Socked In
Feb 06 2018 51 mins  
Phil Mendoza, owner at No Limits Archery, and creator of the Alpha Bowhunting Challenge, re-joins the podcast and recounts harrowing weather conditions with Aron and Frank while sheep hunting. Apologies to the fine folks in Australia and New Zealand...just wait for it. About Phil Mendoza: Hunting and family have always gone hand in hand since I was first able to join my dad and uncles on their annual big game hunts. I have been fortunate enough to create a business in the field that I love and can't wait to raise my boys in the archery world. With my wife Missy at my side, we have made it our commitment to provide a welcoming atmosphere for anyone wanting to participate in all that archery and the outdoors have to offer. The Alpha Bowhunting Challenge began as an archery competition with a fitness twist. It has since evolved into so much more. We are here to challenge you, teach your, learn from you and encourage you to be the best bowhunter you are capable of becoming. Topics discussed this episode: Target Panic and how to build a plan to overcome it How to develop a bullet proof shot sequence Hunting goals and building your archery "System" to ensure success How to Determine your effective range, The Alpha Way Baseline tests to measure you current abilities Practice routines to elevate your current abilities Bow Tuning Basics Implementing the Alpha Rule of Thirds to situational archery No Limits Archery Pro Shop Location: 3050 E. 78TH AVE.DENVER, CO 80229PHONE:303.270.0185




South Cox - Stalker Stickbows Part 2
Jan 29 2018 78 mins  
In this episode Aron and South discuss the gear they use and the real world experiences they have had with gear failing, from shelters to boots to sleep systems, all is covered in detail. ----more---- South Cox’s interest in archery started at the age of five when he found an old wood recurve under a neighbor’s house. Despite having no mentor and growing up in a vegetarian family during his younger years, the instincts of the hunter ran deep. At 16, he shot his first deer with a bow—cementing a lifetime commitment to the sport. In 2007, with 20 years of professional woodworking experience, South took over Stalker Recurves, reviving a company that had been dormant for the better part of a decade. Combining both of his passions; a profound love of woodworking and archery, he enthusiastically dove into the new venture. His keen eye for detail and diligent work ethic can easily be recognized in the artistic changes, additions and technical advances in the bow lines. In 1989, South’s first bowhunting article was published, spawning a new career that would eventually have him published in a half dozen different archery magazines, contributing to a couple of bowhunting books and earning him a position as Field Editor of Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal, a position that he still maintains. In 2012, with the blessing of his wonderful wife, Kyri, after 25 years in construction, South decided to “retire” and take up bow building full time. Between writing and bow building, he is now fully immersed in the hunting industry—truly “living the dream!” Since 1987 Stalker Stickbows has integrated exquisite craftsmanship with a devotion to the sport of traditional archery. I welcome your interest in the most exciting and durable bow you will ever shoot. Furthermore, I extend a sincere hand of friendship to those of you who share my love for a sport that reflects a profound respect for the great outdoors. It has been my goal to create more than just a beautifully handcrafted and powerful bow. I believe that our customers are friends who are asking us to create a trusted hunting or shooting companion that they can rely on… a partner as durable as they are…one who will be with them for as long as they have the will and the strength to draw both breath and the bowstring. My bows are built to be as enjoyable to shoot as they are beautiful. I believe that you deserve nothing less when the chance of a lifetime shot presents itself. This is my commitment to value…and is the philosophy that puts backbone into every bow that I proudly build with both your name and mine. Stalker Stick Bow video Email: [email protected] Shop: 970-586-4448Mobile: 707 496-0136 Stalker Stickbows1765 Olympian LaneEstes Park, CO 80517

South Cox - Stalker Stickbows
Jan 25 2018 87 mins  
South Cox’s interest in archery started at the age of five when he found an old wood recurve under a neighbor’s house. Despite having no mentor and growing up in a vegetarian family during his younger years, the instincts of the hunter ran deep. At 16, he shot his first deer with a bow—cementing a lifetime commitment to the sport. ----more----In 2007, with 20 years of professional woodworking experience, South took over Stalker Recurves, reviving a company that had been dormant for the better part of a decade. Combining both of his passions; a profound love of woodworking and archery, he enthusiastically dove into the new venture. His keen eye for detail and diligent work ethic can easily be recognized in the artistic changes, additions and technical advances in the bow lines. In 1989, South’s first bowhunting article was published, spawning a new career that would eventually have him published in a half dozen different archery magazines, contributing to a couple of bowhunting books and earning him a position as Field Editor of Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal, a position that he still maintains.In 2012, with the blessing of his wonderful wife, Kyri, after 25 years in construction, South decided to “retire” and take up bow building full time. Between writing and bow building, he is now fully immersed in the hunting industry—truly “living the dream!” Since 1987 Stalker Stickbows has integrated exquisite craftsmanship with a devotion to the sport of traditional archery. I welcome your interest in the most exciting and durable bow you will ever shoot. Furthermore, I extend a sincere hand of friendship to those of you who share my love for a sport that reflects a profound respect for the great outdoors. It has been my goal to create more than just a beautifully handcrafted and powerful bow. I believe that our customers are friends who are asking us to create a trusted hunting or shooting companion that they can rely on… a partner as durable as they are…one who will be with them for as long as they have the will and the strength to draw both breath and the bowstring. My bows are built to be as enjoyable to shoot as they are beautiful. I believe that you deserve nothing less when the chance of a lifetime shot presents itself. This is my commitment to value…and is the philosophy that puts backbone into every bow that I proudly build with both your name and mine. Stalker Stick Bow video Email: [email protected]: 970-586-4448Mobile: 707 496-0136 Stalker Stickbows1765 Olympian LaneEstes Park, CO 80517

Trad Bow Hunting with Tom Clum
Jan 24 2018 99 mins  
Tom Clum, owner of Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear joins Aron and Frank on the podcast Tom was essential in Aron's transition from Compound bow to traditional bow. In this episode Tom and Aron provide a wealth of knowledge for those looking to get into traditional bow hunting. You can truly get a sense of Tom's passion for traditional bows, and his willingness to share his knowledge and wisdom with others looking to get into bow hunting. Tom started RMSGear from the ground up. Thousands and thousands of arrows later he has been blessed with many true friendships and is fortunate to enjoy life in a great atmosphere every day. Tom has been bow hunting since 1976 and shooting a traditional bow since 1982. He has successfully hunted many species with the stick and string. ----more---- Antero Giveaway: Follow RMSGear, and Tom_Clum_Sr on Instagram to enter. Antero winner will be announced 2/2/2018. About RMSGear: Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear got its start in 1995. Back then, in Denver, if you wanted to buy a quality knife, backpack, or set of binoculars in person then you had to drive to the nearest Cabela's...in Sidney, Nebraska! For this reason RMSGear was started. We have become a niche store specializing in quality hunting products related to traditional archery.Since the shop's beginnings we have built one of the best knife shops in Denver, if not the best. We currently have over 450 bows in stock and most any other product you would need related to traditional archery. RMSGear is a family run Mom & Pop type of store with old fashioned customer service. The shop is ran by Tom Clum and his sons, Tommy and Danny. Tom has 40 years of traditional archery experience, and his two sons have been shooting stick bows since they were coordinated enough to hold one up. In this day and age a brick and mortar retail store devoted to traditional archery is rare. In the whole country there are only a handful, and among them only a small few are open to the public 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. The staff here is proud to serve the traditional archery community. It is their passion and they would do anything to help others get started in this wonderful sport. In 2015 we decided to jump into the compound world on a small scale, mainly so we can keep quality service as high as possible. We weren't willing to do it without the right guy, and we found him. Matt Hogue runs the RMSGear Pro Shop. Matt has the same kind of professionalism and dedication to personal service as RMSGear has been built on. ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPECIALTY GEAR4298 Kipling St Unit B Wheat Ridge CO 80033 Phone: 303-421-2259Toll Free: 1-877-843-5559 Email: [email protected]

Floorless Shelters Q&A
Jan 17 2018 117 mins  
Floorless Shelters Q&A Talk about setting up on snow, and dealing with mud in the shelter 00:01:28 - 00:15:30 How do you run your guy outs so you can periodically tighten them to re tighten the shelter: 00:15:30 - 00:18:05 Does a floorless shelter make sense in a desert environment: 00:18:07 - 00:20:30 ----more---- Setup for beginners...tips and tricks to avoid: 00:20:30 - 00:22:31 Would you use a floorless shelter in Arizona? 00:22:30 - 00:22:47 Do you need to purchase poles for the tarps or can you use Trekking poles? 00:22:47 - 00:24:22 Why did my KUIU Summit Refuge melt like a candle? 00:24:23 - 00:24:51 Can I seam seal my Tut when it is 30 degrees out: 00:24:51 - 00:25:29 What is the footprint of the Megatarp compared to the Paratarp? 00:25:36 - 00:26:03 when going floorless to you always use a groundsheet, and if so what material do you use? 00:26:03 - 00:26:30 Will you be bringing back the Megatarp? 00:26:30 - 00:27:03 Advantages and disadvantages of a floorless shelter over a floored shelter? 00:27:03 - 00:31:03 also covered further at 00:38:16 - 00:40:40 Can you retro an old Megatarp to put a zippered annex on it 00:31:04 - 00:31:14 Is there anything you can do to keep mice out? 00:31:16 - 00:34:15 and 01:34:53 - 01:35:49 Advantages over a covered hammock: 00:34:20 - 00:35:44How do you deal with mosquitoes? 00:35:46 - 00:37:40 Would you recommend a tarp shelter for late season? 00:37:48 - 00:38:02 Any tips on dealing with condensation besides bringing the stove? 00:40:41 - 00:42:40 The Tut is better suited for below timberline vs the Sawtooth which is better suited for above timberline? 00:42:44 - 00:43:16 How often do you deal with rodents getting to your gear? 00:44:05 - 00:44:21 when would you use a Tipi instead of a Tarp? 00:44:21 - 00:44:37 and 01:52:00 - 01:52:09 What do you think is the best shelter for northern Idaho and northwestern Montana thick and rainy? 00:44:41 - 00:45:51Any concerns from sparks from the stove burning the Tipi? 00:45:53 - 00:47:55 What are the harshest conditions each Kifaru shelter has withstood? 00:47:56 - 00:50:14 I'm having trouble pitching my Tut tight to the ground, what am I doing wrong? 00:50:33 - 00:51:44 Discuss how your fabric is superior to others: 00:51:49 - 00:57:49 Any tips on using smaller amounts of cord to pitch the Paratarp, do you pitch with trekking poles or sticks lying around? 00:57:52 - 00:59:55 With a floorless setup, what is the best way to protect your sleeping pad? 00:59:56 - 01:01:00 Will a floorless shelter keep unwanted Cougars out? 01:01:24 - 01:01:54 Why don't high end single wall shelters come seam sealed? 01:02:00 - 01:02:55 What function does a liner play in a four season shelter through the individual seasons? 01:03:00 - 00:03:35 How to keep it warm during Colorado rifle season: 01:03:37 - 01:03:47 Do you use a ground tarp and a bivy in windy situations? 01:03:48 - 01:06:48 Can you fit two cots and a stove in a Sawtooth? 01:06:55 - 01:07:49 How do you use the tipi stove combo to dry clothing, and how do you ventilate to prevent overheating? 01:07:51 - 01:08:30 How do you get over the fear of going floorless? 01:08:33 - 01:10:18 Box vs. Cylinder stoves and recommended sizes for your shelters (Frank has some mic issues on this one, they are using a temporary plastic table while waiting for the wood table to come in and the mic keep falling...sorry): 01:10:27 - 01:14:05 With modern tent technology, what makes a Tipi/tarp a better option over other lightweight shelters? 01:14:12 - 01:15:40 Is it possible to ruin a carbon fiber pole by having it too close to the stove? 01:15:43 - 01:16:33 How would you vent in rainy weather to mitigate condensation without a liner? 01:16:36 - 01:17:09 What makes a Kifaru shelter better than the competition? 01:17:10 - 01:18:07 Can you talk about stove use in a tent? 01:18:12 - 01:19:32 Do you advice seam sealing every year or is once good? 01:19:34 - 01:19:56 How do you decide what shelter to start out with for an Elk hunt in the western states? 01:20:25 - 01:21:10 Why floorless? 01:21:14 - 01:21:34 Do you have to use a spark arrestor in a stove? 01:21:47 - 01:21:58 How do your shelters handle snow loads? 01:22:02 - 01:22:57 What is your cold weather setup? 01:22:59 - 01:23:2600 How to deal with condensation: 01:23:26 - 01:23:56 and 01:43:00 - 01:43:32 How is the Tarp in strong winds? 01:23:54 - 01:24:03 How do you sell the idea of a high end tent to your wife? 01:24:49 - 01:24:05 What are some considerations in heavy rain with a floorless shelter? 01:24:50 - 01:25:01 and 01:26:50 - 01:27:27 What would be the most versatile sleep/shelter setup for four seasons? 01:25:21 - 01:26:06 How do you decide when to bring the stove? 01:26:08 - 01:26:48 What is the best ground cloth? 01:27:27 - 01:27:32 Do you ever cook with a gas stove? 01:27:33 - 01:27:50 Is a floorless shelter doable in the South East? 01:27:54 - 01:28:21 Trendiness and minimal weight savings aside, What are the benefits? 01:28:25 - 01:31:42 Is it safe to size up in a floorless shelter if you are going to be in windy locations? 01:31:42 - How would you rate the Seek Outside shelters? 01:32:38 - 01:33:25 Can you successfully join two trekking poles to make one longer center pole? 01:33:25 - 01:33:46 Seam sealer...paint thinner or no paint thinner? Can you still seam seal if it is cold out? 01:33:51 - 01:34:15 If I leave a box of wine outside alone, will the cougar leave me alone? 01:34:20How would you use a backpack-able shelter when not in the mountains? 01:35:49 - 01:37:08 How do you secure you stove jack in the wind? 01:37:08 - 01:38:04 Does compressing the shelter long or short term affect the shelter? 01:38:47 - 01:39:16 and 01:50:35 - 01:50:44 At 6'3" will I be able to stand and change in the Sawtooth? 01:39:16 - 01:39:55 At what elevation do you need to be at to not be eaten alive by bugs? 01:39:56 - 01:40:23 Floorless shelters are trendy: 01:40:23 - 01:41:06 Any tricks to keep the stove from melting the snow around the shelter then re-freezing? 01:41:06 - 01:41:58 when would you use a tarp bivy combo and do you use the tarp for glassing? 01:41:58 - 01:42:56 and 01:46:34 - 01:47:14 What do you use to keep your bag from getting wet and how do you battle heavy rain? 01:43:33 - 01:44:59 What are the benefits of using a Sawtooth vs. a Hilleberg? 01:45:50 - 01:46:29 What is the all around best budget shelter stove combo for all seasons for solo application? 01:47:14 - 01:47:44 Are you using a floorless shelter or a Hilleberg during high country archery season? 01:47:45 - 01:49:13 Best option for Kodiak for two people? 01:49:16 - 01:49:28 Best shelter for BC on a budget? 01:49:29 - 01:50:00 When planning a trip what factors do you consider when selecting a shelter? 01:50:05 - 01:50:31 How much extra cord do you need to pitch a tarp? 01:50:44 - 01:51:31 What shelter would you use with family? 01:51:30 - 01:51:43 Do you need a bivy with a down bag because of condensation? 01:51:43 - 01:52:00 Liner or no for late season high elevation in the Sawtooth? 01:52:10 - 01:52:25 How do you deal with pitching the shelter in rocky areas? 01:52:25 - 01:52:38 Best three person shelter with a stove? 01:52:39 - 01:52:43 I'm looking at buying a Tut for summer trips with my boys, how do you deal with mosquitoes, and what stove do you recommend: 01:52:43 - 01:53:12 Prime Synergy Hybrid give away! 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Q&A #3
Dec 20 2017 65 mins  
Q&A #3 What state would you recommend for a first Elk Hunt? 00:00:52 - 00:01:30What bipod are you using Frank? 00:01:30 - 00:02:26How do you call in a Bull Elk inside 75yds 00:02:26 - 00:04:55What type of Archery Elk hunting is more productive in Colorado? 00:04:56 - 00:06:56What camera does Aron use. What would you recommend for a beginner outdoor photographer? 00:06:57 - 00:08:45Do you like private land or public land hunting? 00:08:46 - 00:10:07What weapon do you prefer for weapon hunting? 00:10:08 - 00:11:53What DOA arrow rest do you prefer? 00:11:57 - 00:13:24Is there a lot of public land in eastern Colorado to hunt Mule Deer with a bow? 00:13:25 - 00:13:50How would you prep for a hot weather mule deer hunt? 00:13:51 - 00:15:06When would you use a Kifaru Meat Bag over a synthetic bag? 00:15:12 - 00:15:56What after market cables do you use? 00:16:07 - 00:17:50Where do you buy SPAM in bulk and how would you field judge a cougar? 00:17:51 - 00:19:06What do you have planned for hunts next year? 00:19:07 - 00:21:46What shelter would you run for 2 guys on a 12 day hunt in Alaska? 00:21:47 - 00:22:22Can you swap out stays at home? 00:22:23 - 00:22:45Any plans to release a 3000ci bag next year? 00:22:56 - 00:23:06What is your beef with KUIU? Frank didn't say "Wonderful" 00:23:11 - 00:26:20Advice on buying a used bow 00:26:25 - 00:27:00How many times can you post a photo of the same animal before it is too much? 00:27:52 - 00:29:22What is your favorite sleeping pad for early and late season? 00:29:22 - 00:30:05When looking for an OTC Elk Tag what do you look for? 00:30:16 - 00:31:16When will you open up a satellite store? 00:31:17 - 00:31:28What grain broadheads do you recommend for Elk? 00:31:28 - 00:32:38What is your third favorite podcast? 00:33:04 - 00:33:41Best recommendation for cleaning the blood off of your pack? 00:33:41 - 00:34:37What books do you recommend for bowtuning? 00:34:39 - 00:34:59Sawtooth or TUT? 00:36:51 - 00:38:19What is the best way to travel with gear when flying? 00:38:20 - 00:39:41 What is your favorite rain gear? 00:39:44 - 00:42:27Puffy pants...what do you recommend? 00:42:34 - 00:44:13Do you take items for luck? 00:45:51 - 00:46:22Stabilizers and Cams: 00:46:41 - 00:47:43What three person shelter do you recommend with kids? 00:47:51 - 00:48:48Peanut butter bar or SPAM sando? 00:48:53 - 00:49:46What other packs have you used that have performed better than expected? 00:49:46 - 00:50:23Merino wool or Cotton? 00:50:54 - 00:52:10Pack options for an Elk hunt: 00:52:10 - 00:52:54Do you use a Prime Logic? 00:53:01 - 00:54:23Is Kifaru going to make a nest for a floorless shelter? 00:54:51 - 00:55:40what is most important when eastern hunters are preparing to hunt out west? 00:55:45 - 00:56:34Hunting in Minnesota: 00:56:35 - 00:57:33How to deal with Jeff Lander: 00:58:52 - 00:59:25Insert and outsert: 00:59:26 - 01:00:02What is the new pack in recent photos? 01:00:03 - 01:00:47What is your choice for software for audio video and photography? 01:00:49 - 01:00:58How did Aron get into the outdoor industry? 01:01:05 - 01:02:38Should I buy a Kifaru pack now or wait for the new gear to drop? 01:02:42 - 01:03:28Pack with a rifle scabbard: 01:03:45 - 01:04:09Giveaway: comment on this podcast!


































5 • 1 Ratings

Hobojordo May 04 2020
Super interesting podcast