Category Archives: Bow Hunting

Episode 063: Chris Guikema – Compass West Outfitters

In this episode, Chris Guikema is back as we are talking elk and mule deer hunting with Compass West Outfitters ( Chris and his wife run a guide service for New Mexico and Colorado. While Chris is based in northern New Mexico, he covers the entire state and Colorado offering elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, and Desert Big Horn Sheep. He can also assist with one of the coveted Ibex and Gemsbok tags that you can be drawn for in New Mexico. You can contact Chris by email at or by phone at (505) 801-7500.

You can also head over to Compass West Outfitters Facebook page at and on Instagram at compasswestoutfitters.

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 ( 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

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 –

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation –

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers –

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 ( 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 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 060: Chris Caffery – Musician and Hunter

In this episode, I catch up with Chris Caffery ( Chris is a famous musician, playing guitar for the band Savatage ( and one of the founding members of Tran-Siberian Orchestra ( 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 (

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:

Facebook –

Twitter – @ChrisCaffery

Episode 059: James Reese creator of Bowhunters Of America

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 (

Steady Form (


Tooth of the Arrow Broadheads (

Treezyn (

Bowtech (

Excalibur Crossbows (

Double Bull Blinds (

QAD Rests (

Bowshooters Station (

Tree Stand Buddy (

Skyline Safety System (

Lakewood Bow Cases (

Hickory Creek Draw-Loc Crossbow (

Plythal Technical Gear (

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( 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 057: Peter Muller talks about the 2018 NWTF Convention

In this episode of Outdoor Adventures with Jayson, I catch up with Pete Muller, Public Relations Specialist and Online Media Manager for the National Wild Turkey Federation ( In this episode we discuss the 2018 NWTF Convention that is taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from February 14 – 18, 2018.

We also discuss Pete’s 2017 Alligator hunt in South Carolina with a bow. It is a hunt he had put in for over a four year period and one that he documented on his personal Instagram page. If you would like to connect with Pete or the social media channels for the National Wild Turkey Federation at the below addresses:

NWTF Facebook Page –

NWTF Twitter – @NWTF_official

NWTF YouTube –

NWTF Instagram –

Pete Muller Instagram –

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 ( 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 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 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 ( 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 ( and Facebook (


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 ( You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account


Check out Kill’n Stix ( for premium carbon fiber arrows.

Episode 052: Eric Dinger Founder and CEO of Powderhook

In this episode I get to discuss Powderhook with CEO and founder Eric Dinger. Powderhook is a unique website and phone app ( designed to provide hunter’s and fishermen with access to information and mentors around the United States. Are you in Iowa and heading to Florida? You want to fish and not sure where to begin? Access Powderhook to harness the power of the community to get the information and help you need.

This app is filled with great information waiting to be discovered. We discuss this and how to use this with other apps that you may already be utilizing and why Powderhook should be your first stop for hunting and fishing information.

Make sure to look up Powderhook on Facebook at @Powderhook, Instagram @Powderhook, Twitter @Powderhook. You can download the app in both the Android and Apple app stores (it’s a free app).

Don’t hesitate to contact Powderhook for additional information and download the app and enjoy!