Category Archives: African Dangerous Game

Episode 062: Owen Eldred – Master Taxidermist from The Wildlife Gallery

In this episode I have a discussion with Owen Eldred, Master Taxidermist of The Wildlife Gallery (https://thewildlifegallery.com). I talk with Owen about becoming a taxidermist, some of his favorite types of work he likes to do and how he got his start in taxidermy.

We also discuss what The Wildlife Gallery can do for people looking to have their hunting memories turned into works of art. The Wildlife Gallery is located in Michigan and able to service anyone in the United States and other areas of the world.

Please contact The Wildlife Gallery at 989-561-5369 to talk with Owen or anyone else on the staff for your taxidermy needs.

Also check out the amazing videos of their work at https://thewildlifegallery.com/videos/

As a show that talks about and discusses the outdoor lifestyle that we all love to participate in, I hope you will consider joining the groups that help to protect wildlife habitat. If you are not a member, look at the following groups to support:

 

National Wild Turkey Federation – www.nwtf.org

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation – www.rmef.org

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers – www.backcountryhunters.org

Episode 061: Jay Leyendecker Ranch Agent and Professional Hunter

In this episode I catch up with Jay Leyendecker. Jay is an agent with Hall and Hall (http://hallhall.com/broker/jay-leyendecker) and specializes in helping you find the ranch property that fits your needs.

Jay has an amazing background, he grew up in Laredo, Texas and upon leaving high school he not only attended college here in the states, but in the off time he learned the skills of a Professional Hunter in Botswana.

You can contact Jay using the link above or email him at jay@hallandhall.com and Jay will be happy to discuss your land needs/wants, or hunting. He is well versed in each and a fantastic person to help you with many items related to ranch ownership/management.

Episode 059: James Reese creator of Bowhunters Of America

In this episode, I interview James Reese, the creator of Bowhunters Of America on Facebook

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/howyalikemenow/about/)

Bowhunters Of America is the largest hunting group on Facebook. It is family friendly with adults and children posting in the group. The group is managed to make sure that everyone is respectful to each other and any of their legally harvested animals.

While the site focuses on bow hunting, it is an inclusive group and you can post/discuss any legally harvest animal taken by any means.

James was able to attend the 2018 ATA Show (Archery Trade Association). Here James was able to see some new gear coming. A number of items are discussed and below are links to all the companies discussed:

Element Arrows (http://elementarcheryusa.com)

Steady Form (http://www.steadyform.com)

NAP (https://www.newarchery.com)

Tooth of the Arrow Broadheads (https://toothofthearrow.com)

Treezyn (https://treezyn.com)

Bowtech (https://bowtecharchery.com)

Excalibur Crossbows (http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com)

Double Bull Blinds (https://www.primos.com/products/double-bull-blinds/)

QAD Rests (http://www.qadinc.com)

Bowshooters Station (http://www.lahuntinggear.com)

Tree Stand Buddy (https://treestandbuddy.com)

Skyline Safety System (https://www.skylinesafetysystem.com)

Lakewood Bow Cases (https://www.lakewoodproducts.com/hunting-cases/bow-cases/)

Hickory Creek Draw-Loc Crossbow (http://drawloc.com)

Plythal Technical Gear (https://www.plythal.com)

Please feel free to follow any of these links. If you purchase anything, let the company know it was a result of this podcast Outdoor Adventures with Jayson and Bowhunters of America Facebook group.

Episode 058: Tollie Jordaan of Tollie’s African Safaris

In this episode I get to chat with Tollie Jordaan of Tollie’s African Safaris(https://www.huntinginafrica.website). Tollie started this hunting lodge in the early 1980’s on family property and has grown the operation to where he hunts about 200,000 acreas for about 30 species. He also has concessions in Zimbabwe to take Leopard and Elephant.

Tollie and his family and staff will take care of all levels of hunters to Africa. Whether this is your 1st trip or 30th trip, between the hunting and sightseeing, Tollie’s African Safaris will make sure you have an amazing trip. Please contact Tollie and his staff via their amazing website to plan your trip to Africa.

Episode 056: Justin Ragazzine – Big Game Hunter

In this episode, I interview Justin Ragazzine. Justin is the youngest person to have completed the Super Slam of North America. This involves taking 29 different big game animals and recording the hunts with OVIS (slamquest.org). This is a huge accomplishment in the world of hunting and Justin details it in his book  Against All Odds (My Quest for the North American Super Slam). You can order the hard copy version from Amazon here or the e-book version from Lulu.com here.

Justin can be reached at Facebook by going here and at Instagram at jragazzine. Please reach out to Justin with any questions on his book or hunting in general.

Episode 046: Cameron Kuenzer of Safari Classic Productions

In this episode I get to talk with Cameron Kuenzer. Cameron is a great example of the people of great character that you will find in the hunting industry. Cameron works for Safari Classic Productions (http://www.safariclassics.net/index.html) in Dallas, Texas. He is both a videographer and editor, working on shows like Dallas Safari Clubs Tracks Across Africa, and Hornady’s Dark and Dangerous.

In this we discuss Cameron’s relationship with Dallas Safari Club(https://www.biggame.org), his love of hunting, and huge desire to help promote hunting to younger kids. We talk about FTW Ranch and the S.A.A.M Shooting School(http://ftwsaam.com).

Also, Cameron grew up with a love of waterfowl hunting and he assists his father with their duck call company Quack Shack Duck Calls (http://www.quackshacktexas.com/home.html).

Contact Cameron through Instagram (cjkuenzer) or through Safari Classic Productions if you would like to discuss filming projects with him.

Episode 042: Scott Haugen, Professional Hunter, TV Personality and Author

In this episode, I get to interview Scott Haugen (http://www.scotthaugen.com), an author and TV personality. While he does not have any shows on the outdoor TV channels, his show The Hunt (http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/trijicons-the-hunt/)is one of the first two hunting shows to be picked up on Netflix and is also on Amazon Prime(https://www.amazon.com/Hunt-Complete-First-Season/dp/B00HNECSVK).

Scott has a great story to hear with hunting adventures around the world. He has hunted animals around the world including a man-eating polar bear, lions in Africa that had killed men, and a Tiger in Sumatra. Many of Scott’s hunting adventures are discussed in his books (http://www.scotthaugen.com/hunting-books/).

You can reach Scott from his website to order/discuss his books, a hunt booking service he offers, or any other questions you might have for Scott. He can also be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ascotthaugen) and Twitter (@scotthaugen).

Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org) and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org). You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4439533

Check out Kill’n Stix (www.killnstix.com) for premium carbon fiber arrows.

Episode 036: Mike Fell professional hunter and photographer

In this episode of Outdoor Adventures with Jayson I get to spend some time talking with Mike Fell of Mike Fell Safaris. He was born in South Africa and has hunted across Africa. From dangerous game to plains game safaris, Mike can set you up in Africa to have an amazing time. You can view some of Mike’s information on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mikefellsafaris/) and on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mikefellsafaris/).

You will also see that Mike has an amazing portfolio of photos of animals in Africa. Mike believes that best approach to discussing sustainable hunting in Africa is by educating the people he meets about the benefits of hunting in Africa.

If you want to contact Mike, you can message him through Facebook or by email at mikefellsafaris@icloud.com or by phone at 248-219-3983. If you are in the market to book a safari, I encourage you to contact Mike for your trip.

Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org) and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org). You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4439533

Episode 035: Mark Peterson host of Cabela’s Instinct TV Show and Worldwide Trophy Adventures

In this episode of Outdoor Adventures with Jayson I talk with Mark Peterson (http://markvpeterson.com), owner of Worldwide Trophy Adventures (WTA) and co-host of Cabela’s Instinct TV show.

If you have not checked out WTA, I suggest that you do. Their website (http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com) is full of all sorts of great information to start planning your dream hunts.

You can also view information on Mark’s TV show Cabela’s Instinct (http://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/blog/index.php/2016/07/20/cabelas-instinct-on-sportsman-channel/) and here is a Youtube video short for the show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3MghHQavdY).

Mark also have various guide services in North America, those are Goose Haven Outfitters (http://goosehavencanada.com) for premier waterfowl hunts, Salt River Outfitters (http://www.saltriverhunts.com), providing awesome opportunities in KY and KS for Whitetail and Turkey. Mark is also co-owner of Whitaker Brothers Hunting Company(http://whitakerbrothershunting.com), an outfitter in Utah that can provide hunting opportunities on an amazing number of species.

If you would like to contact Mark directly, you can email him at mark@trophyadventures.com. He would love to hear from you and he is happy to help you set up any of your dream hunts.

Episode 033: Shaine Reece host of Silent Draw Outdoors

In this episode I get to catch up with Shaine Reece of Silent Draw Outdoors TV. Shaine is a great guy and this episode was a lot of fun to do. We covered a number of things related to Shaine’s impressive hunting career and the development of Silent Draw Outdoors (http://www.silentdrawoutdoors.com/author/shaine/). Before I contacted Shaine, I had watched a great video he has on YouTube dealing with a bison that he harvested with his bow. Check it out here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMNWpxC8V8M). You can also watch some other really great videos on his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLAfGg2TjPcI8-zdT73FlKQ) and the Vimeo channel (https://vimeo.com/user11016506).

You can connect with Shaine via the Silent Draw Outdoors Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/silentdrawoutdoors/). Make sure to follow Shaine and the rest of the Silent Draw Outdoors staff on Facebook for great updates and contests along with Instagram and Twitter access as well.