In this episode, I get to talk with Jessica Taylor Byers of Follow Her Arrow (www.followherarrow.com). Jessica is an awesome person who is using her love of archery and hunting to spread the word of this great pastime to women and children. Jessica has a great website and you can follow her adventures from her website and her social media channels:
Instagram – @followherarrow
Facebook – facebook.com/followherarrow
Twitter – @followherarrow
YouTube – youtube.com/followherarrow
She has two hunting movies done so far, one is Marrow and the other is Grounded. Both are on her Youtube channel and well worth the time to watch.
Enjoy the episode and feel free to reach out to Jessica in any method that works best for you.
In this episode, I chat with Brittany Longoria. She is an accomplished hunter, conservationist, philanthropist and storyteller. Along with her husband, she has hunted all over the world.
Brittany runs her company Rock Environmental, LLC (http://rockenvironmental.com), where she provides philanthropic consulting for nonprofits and donors.
Britt works with a variety of companies and sits on the board for a number of companies like Trinity Oaks in Texas (https://trinityoaks.org).
We also discuss the treatment of female hunters on social media and why there is such an aggressive attitude directed and women hunters online. Britt was the subject of this backlash when a picture of her with a leopard was taken from her Instagram page and used by anti-hunters.
Britt’s Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/brittlongoria/) is a great place to follow her adventures. Britt is telling her story of hunting and conservation for all to enjoy and show the full hunting story.
I talk with Joshua C Chadd, a professional hunting guide and author. Joshua guides for Majestic Mountain Outfitters (https://www.majesticmountainoutfitters.com). As a guide, Josh helps clients harvest sheep and brown bear in Alaska and a number of different animals in Montana.
When not guiding for big game animals, Josh likes to write fiction books. His website (https://www.joshuacchadd.com) is where you can see his sci-fi and fiction writing. His current set of books, The Brother’s Creed is available and he will have more titles coming in the future.
Follow Josh on his social media pages accesses from his website. Feel free to contact Josh to discuss hunting or writing via his website.
I talk with Bryan Zabitski of TenPoint Crossbows (https://www.tenpointcrossbows.com). Bryan is the Marketing Coordinator and creates lots of great content for the TenPoint Crossbows family of products. Under the TenPoint Family, you have three distinct brands of crossbows. You have TenPoint, Wicked Ridge, and Horton. Bryan covers the history of TenPoint Crossbows and that the company is 25 years old as of 2019.
In this episode, I talk with Douglas Boze, author of The Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting (Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting). Doug has hunting bears in his home state of Washington, and as it says on Amazon ”Here Boze shares information accumulated from a lifetime of hunting, including:
• How to select the best locations for baiting • The best spotting and stalking tactics • The proper shot placement • How to pick guns and loads • The basics of predator calling • How to field dress a bear • And many other trusted tips and tactics
With dozens of photographs and diagrams that add to the expertise that Boze provides, The Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting is a must-have for every serious hunter looking to take home a good-sized bear this season.”
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.
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:
I get to speak with Blake Alma (www.blakealma.com), he is a fireball of activity creating books, blogs, podcasts, and videos related to the outdoor industry. Blake has a new book coming out called An Outdoorsman’s Heart. You can order it from www.blakealmabook.com where he has information on the new book. Please follow him on Facebook and catch his show on the Gen 7 Outdoor Network (gen7outdoors.com).
In this episode, I catch up with Chris Caffery (http://chriscaffery.com). Chris is a famous musician, playing guitar for the band Savatage (http://www.savatage.com) and one of the founding members of Tran-Siberian Orchestra (http://www.trans-siberian.com/index/home). Not only is Chris a master at the guitar, you will also find him using his bow and crossbow out in the field hunting for whitetail and turkey in his New York home. Chris also likes to fish for the various types of fish found in the waters of New York state.
In addition to his hunting and music, Chris is an entrepreneur and has a line of hot sauces called High River Sauces (http://highriversauces.com).
I hope you enjoy the interview, Chris is an amazingly nice guy like so many outdoorsman. If you want to contact Chris, you can reach out at: