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 talk with Devin Leonard. Devin has spent a considerable amount of time chasing Mule Deer across the Western United States and Northern Mexico. He is knowledgeable about mountain hunting and has taken some awesome animals.
Here are two links to hunts featured on The Experience YouTube Channel:
Taking a Bow to a Gunfight – https://youtu.be/e9LvqgN9P0U
Bowhunting New Mexico Ibex w/ Devin Leonard – https://youtu.be/OtZnXUJHTDc
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You can find Devin’s Instagram here – Instagram.com/devinleonard_
In this episode, I interview Bartt Brenton, owner of Brenton USA(www.brentonusa.com), manufacturer of premium AR hunting rifles. As an engineer, Bartt set out to build premium hunting rifles on the AR platform using the cartridges that best fit the AR-15 platform.
In this episode we discuss what led him to manufacture arms with the passage in Michigan of the ability to use certain straight walled cartridges in the southern part of the state verse the normal shotgun only. The 450 Bushmaster cartridge was the first mass cartridge in use and the start of Brenton arms.
As a lifelong hunter and reloader, Bartt wanted to build functional hunting rifles, using cartridges that took advantage of the Modern Sporting Rifle platform. If you have questions on the options available for Brenton USA firearms, please contact Brenton USA at 517-281-2571 or via the Contact Us page on their website.
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 email@example.com, and let Aaron help you plan out a dream hunt.
In this episode, Chris Guikema is back as we are talking elk and mule deer hunting with Compass West Outfitters (http://www.compasswestoutfitters.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (505) 801-7500.
You can also head over to Compass West Outfitters Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/compasswestoutfitters/ and on Instagram at compasswestoutfitters.
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 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:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChrisCafferyMusic
Twitter – @ChrisCaffery
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 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.