In this episode, I spend a few minutes talking with Jim Shockey about his father Hal, his father-in-law Len and the values that were passed down related to family and hunting and what Jim, wants his grandkids to know.
If you are not familiar with Hal and Len, here is a video from YouTube that will leave you laughing. To learn more about Jim Shockey, please go to http://www.jimshockey.comwhere you can learn about Jim’s museum, watch some videos, access all of Jim’s social media, and book a hunt.
In this episode, I talk with Dean Trumbley and Kent Michie, hosts of Bushnell’s Trigger Effect TV (triggereffect.tv). The show is on a number of places including The Sportsman channel, My Outdoor TV (myoutdoortv.com) and you can access prior season’s on their website.
We discuss a number of items ranging from how the show came about, Dean and Kent’s outdoor past, and something we are all passionate about which is stopping hunters from attacking other hunters. Dean and Kent made an awesome video about this called Hunting – The Big Picture (Hunting – The Big Picture). It was fantastic to talk with fellow outdoorsmen who believe like I do that without a change in how some hunters feel that they are entitled to put their views onto others, hunting and fishing could be in trouble for future generations.
We also spend time discussing how Dean and Kent run their show and that they do a lot of filming for each other, self-filming and maybe occasionally take a cameraperson with them. This keeps the hunt more intimate without having to have a large number of people go on trips with them.
We also discuss the fantastic sponsors that are what make the show possible. This includes Bushnell (bushnell.com), Savage Arms(savagearms.com), Federal Premium(federalpremium.com), Primos(primos.com), Tactacam(tactacam.com), and the list goes on.
During their recent trip to the Shot Show (an industry event in Las Vegas), Dean and Kent were able to visit with some of their sponsors to see new products. Dean and Kent made some great videos on Shot Show products including an awesome Savage Model 212 bolt action Turkey gun (https://youtu.be/PtDjaNh1uZI), and if you are a predator hunter, the new Primo’s DogNet call (https://youtu.be/j6fEogVm-NM
In this episode, I get to catch up with Steve Scott, host of Safari Hunter’s Journal and Steve Scott’s Outdoor Guide (www.stevescott.tv). Steve use’s his wisdom, humor, and science-based facts to show the benefits that hunters provide around the globe. A true conservationist, Steve transitioned from his prior life as an attorney and college professor to being full-time in the outdoor hunting industry. Steve is also active with The Outfitter Wire (www.outfitterwire.com), which helps to showcase hunts around the globe that are available to do.
Steve is also helping to establish the first hunting show in China called The China Hunting Show (www.chinahuntingshow.com) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chinahuntingshow/). Here outfitters from Europe, South America, North America, Africa, and New Zealand will converge to provide international hunting opportunities to Chinese citizens. If you are interested, please contact Steve.
You can connect with Steve via his social media channels including:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SteveScottTV/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SteveScottTV
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/stevescotttv/
In this episode, I talk with Aaron Neilson about his business Global Hunting Resources (www.huntghr.com) and his hosting of the TV Show Trijicon’s World of Sports Afield (http://safariclassics.net/tv_shows.html). Aaron and I discuss some of his favorite hunt’s, the hunting industry and how Global Hunting Resources can make your hunting dreams come true and the effect social media has on the hunting industry. Please contact Aaron directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let Aaron help you plan out a dream hunt.
In this episode, I talk with Brendan Nel of BoschNel Safaris (https://www.boschnelsafaris.co.za). Brendan is a Professional Hunter with this family-run operation in South Africa. You can hunt all the dangerous big game with BoschNel Safaris as well as numerous options for plains game hunting, fishing, and site seeing.
BoschNel Safaris has a Facebook page(@BoschNelSafaris), and a Facebook group page (BoschnNel Safaris Hunting and Discussion). Please contact Brendan via Facebook or their website to discuss your African hunting trip.
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
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 email@example.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.
In this episode, I interview James Reese, the creator of Bowhunters Of America on Facebook
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)
Tooth of the Arrow Broadheads (https://toothofthearrow.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.
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.
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.