Category Archives: Author

Ep 054: Mark Martin Professional Walleye Angler

In this weeks episode I interview legendary professional angler Mark Martin (http://www.markmartins.net). Mark has spend almost the last 30 years making a living as a professional angler, best known for the numerous walleye tournament wins. Mark has been fishing his whole life, but cemented his reputation by fishing walleye at night.

On Mark’s website you can access information on the books, DVDs, and articles that Mark has available. Also, Mark offers summer and winter walleye fishing clinics (www.fishingvacationschool.com).

We have a great discussion on tournaments and expectations of a co-angler that might fish with Mark or any other pro-angler.

Connect with Mark at his website (www.markmartins.net), Facebook (@MarkMartinsFishing), or by email from the Contact Us on his website.

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

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Episode 053: Land Tawney CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Association

In this episode I get to interview Land Tawney, CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org). We discuss BHA and the many benefits that the organization provides and how BHA and the local chapters serve as watchdogs and a grassroots organization to protect our public lands across the United States and Canada. To learn more about BHA, check out their website, and go to the Media tab to see lots of different items that BHA puts out for information including their blog and podcast. You can also access their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BackcountryHunters1) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/backcountryhunters/).

 

In this episode we discuss several books that you can purchase from the below links. As an Amazon affiliate a small commission is earned to offset the cost of the show:

 

Beyond Fair Chase

 

American Serengeti

 

Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.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 051: Mike Defibaugh – Professional Fisherman

In the episode I get to interview Mike Defibaugh who is a Professional Walleye Angler. This was Mike’s first year fishing as a pro in the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (http://www.nationalwalleyetour.com) after years of fishing as a semi-pro. Mike had an impressive finish to win the first stop on Lake Erie  in the 2017 NWT and take home $61,000 in prize’s and money. You can watch the event here on the NWT YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalWalleyeTour). Mike donated his cash winnings this year to Make a Wish (http://www.wish.org), and that amounted to $15,000 for just this tournament. Mike provides some great information on how the tournament works, some equipment that can be used for Walleye Fishing and how the co-angler spot on the tournament works. You can contact Mike by email at mikedefibaugh@yahoo.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mkedefibaught9/ 

Mike uses the following items:

Ranger Boats

Knox Marine

Off Shore Tackle

Episode 047: Lou Marullo Heavy Metal Singer and Bow Hunter

In episode 047 I catch up with Lou Marullo (Eric Adams) co-founder and lead singer of MANOWAR (http://www.manowar.com). When not touring with the guys in the band, you can find Lou traveling and hunting or held up in central New York enjoying down time and practicing his archery skills. If all that is not enough, for 25 years, Lou has been a hunting safety instructor for the state of New York where he teaches new hunters about the game laws in New York. Last but not least, Lou is also the Hunting Editor for Texas Game and Fish magazine (http://www.fishgame.com). Here is a link to some of his articles (http://www.fishgame.com/tag/lou-marullo/). Here is a video Lou recorded discussing The October Lull (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V56OsHmWdA).

Lou has hunted a number of animals through the year, and a few years ago he mad a hunting DVD with Chester Moore titled Wildlife and Wild Times. Lou also did a Merriam Turkey hunt on the Pine River Indian Reservation and here is a link to the article that discusses the same hunt Lou was on. (http://scout.com/outdoors/hunting/Article/Turkey-Hunting-The-Badlands-101458869).

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

Also, check out Kill’n Stix Arrow (http://www.killnstix.com)

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 041: Russell Graves, professional photographer and videographer

In the episode I get a chance to talk with Russell Graves (www.russellgraves.com), a prolific photographer and videographer from north Texas. Russell has traveled the state photographing the people and places of Texas, reflecting Texas in all its glory.

In addition to Russell’s photography, on his website you can see the video projects that he has worked on. You can also view his videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/GravesAdventureMEdia). And atWildlife Photo Show (https://www.wildlifephotoshow.com), a website Russell has just to display his work.

You can contact Russell through his websites or by connecting with Russell on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/russellagraves) . Russell loves to talk photography with new or established photographers, and he encourages people to contact him to discuss any of his projects or if he can help you start or finish a project you are working on.

If you would like to read any of Russell’s books, go to Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Russell-A.-Graves/e/B001JP260C/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1497370756&sr=8-3)

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 039: J. Alain Smith author, professional hunter and host of Rugged Expeditions

In this episode of Outdoor Adventures with Jayson, I catch up with J. Alain Smith of Rugged Expeditions (http://ruggedexpeditions.com). If you have not watch Alain’s show that aired on The Sportsman’s Channel for 5 seasons, you are in luck. Rugged Expedition has moved to YouTube and you can catch his current and many past shows on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrqBtLetmpz0E3CtgzMnsYA).

Alain provides lots of great information on hunting overseas and how his show came about. Alain also provides a variety of good hunting tips on his website here (http://ruggedexpeditions.com/hunting-tips/). On top of this, Alain is a prolific writer of books on his hunting adventures and he has a series of fiction books as well. You can see them here (http://ruggedexpeditions.com/product-category/hunting-books/). All proceeds from these books go to a number of charities including Safari Club International(https://www.safariclub.org) , OVIS (http://www.wildsheep.org), and the SCI Foundation(http://safariclubfoundation.org). You can see more about it here(http://ruggedexpeditions.com/about/).

If you would like to contact J. Alain Smith, you can reach him via the Contact page on his website (http://ruggedexpeditions.com/contact/). You can also follow Alain on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jalain.smith.9), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jalainsmith/), and Twitter (@jalainsmith).

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 032: Rachel Ahtila hunting guide, spokesperson, and podcaster

I get to interview Rachel Ahtila, an accomplished guide from British Columbia, Canada. She has guided in a number of different places around the world. She has guided in historic ranges where Jack O’Conner(http://www.jack-oconnor.org) both wrote and hunted aand where Gordan Eastmen(http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0247647/) hunted. In this episode, Rachel discusses Scoop Lake Outfitters (http://www.scooplake.com) and the process that Rachel went through to become a professional guide.

Rachel discusses her current employer Gana River Outfitters (http://ganariver.com) and some upcoming hunts.

We also talk about Rachel’s involvement with Weatherby via The Women of Weatherby(http://www.weatherby.com/community/women.html). It is a program she is proud to be involved with. We discuss Weatherby Vanguard Camilla rife. We also talk about Rachel’s use of the Weatherby Mark V Rifle (http://www.weatherby.com/products/rifles/mark-v.html). Rachel is using the Weatherby Mark V chambered in the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum(http://www.weatherby.com/products/rifles/mark-v.html?caliber=281).

You can follow Rachel on a number of Social Media channels including Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RachelMaeAhtila/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rachelahtila/?hl=en).

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 029: Nikita Dalke of Extreme Huntress, Blogger, Prostaff Member

In this episode I get to interview Nikita Dalke a 2014 contestant on Extreme Huntress. You can watch the episodes on Carbon TV (http://www.carbontv.com/shows/extreme-huntress/). Nikita hails from British Columbia, Canada and is a mother of two and an avid outdoorswoman. She is active in a number of organizations including being on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org/british_columbia_chapter_board).

Nikita (https://www.ladiesincamo.com/nikitadalke.html)is also involved with Ladies in Camo (https://www.ladiesincamo.com), a group whose mission is focused on providing women with affordable hunts in an environment that is comfortable for them to learn and grow.

Nikita also has the time to represent Prois Women’s Hunting Apparel (https://www.proishunting.com). Nikita also does a lot of writing, including Wide Open Spaces (http://www.wideopenspaces.com/author/nikita-dalke/), Loba Outdoors (http://lobaoutdoors.com/hunting-new-area-find-deer/) and more recently with Ladies in Camo (https://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/author/nikita-dalke/).

If you would like to connect with Nikita, you can reach her at Instagram (@canadahuntress), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanadaHuntress/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/canadahuntress?lang=en), and via her website (http://nikitadalke.wixsite.com/canadahuntress).