Ep 103: Jessica Taylor Byers – Follow Her Arrow

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.

Ep 102: Ron Nixon – Broadhead Nation

In this episode, I talk with Ron Nixon of Broadhead Nation. This is a group dedicated to the promotion of archery hunting around the world. The group is also hunter friendly and welcomes legally harvested trophy pictures of any animals taken by any legal means.

The group is family friendly and with members around the world, you can find a great resource to help you if hunting in any areas that you are not familiar with.

To access the group, the Facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/broadheadnation/

Ep 101: Martin Schindel – Michigan Crossbow Hunters Group

In this episode, I talk with Martin Schindel. Martin and his wife Kelli created the page Michigan Crossbow Hunters on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1412961368933935/).  This group is open to anyone that hunts with any type of weapon anywhere around the world. While the group tries to focus on information relevant to Michigan hunters, anyone is welcome to share their hunting exploits around the world.

With over 5,500 members and growing, this family-friendly group is a great place to share your love of hunting. In the spring of 2019, a shed hunting get together was done and it made the news. (https://www.facebook.com/FOXSportsDetroit/videos/669626686791167/).

Come and check out the group on Facebook.

Ep 100: Britt Longoria-Hunter, Philanthropist, Conservationist

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.

Ep 099: Joshua C Chadd – Hunting Guide and Author

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.

Ep 098: Scott Hunter – Growing Bigger Deer with Top Ten Percent Deer Management

In this episode, I have Scott Hunter back of Top Ten Percent Deer Management (https://toptenpercentdeermanagement.com).Scott, his wife Rikki, and his son Kyle help you manage your land for harvesting bigger deer. They can come in and help you with Food Plots, Scrape Lines, Water Holes, Stand Placement, and Sanctuaries.

The proof is in Scott’s several free-range Michigan Boone and Crocket Deer took from his managed properties. Whether you have 10 acres or 10,000 acres, Scott can assist you with habitat improvement. 

Planned for late summer of 2019, Scott and his family are looking to open an archery store in Coldwater, Michigan. There will be more information on this as the opening gets closer.

In the first and second quarter of 2020 you will be able to see Scott and the Top Ten Percent Deer Management Crew hunting around the United States for big deer. The times will be Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and Mondays at 5:30 p.m. on the Sportsmen Channel.

You can contact Scott directly from the Top Ten Website or by calling (734) 717-1862. You can also view Top Ten Percentage’s social media at:

Facebook – Top Ten Percent is @Top10Percent

YouTube – Top Ten Percent Deer Management

Instagram – @topptenpercent

Ep 097: Brad Luttrell – GoWild App Founder and Restless Native Podcast

In this episode, I talk with Brad Luttrell,  one of the founders of the outdoor app GoWild. GoWild is an application for both the iOS and Android platform that is built by outdoors people for outdoors people. This is an app designed to be used by hunters, fishermen, and anyone else who enjoys outdoor activities. Unlike some of the larger social media platforms that remove hunting or fishing content, GoWild is all-embracing of it as are the people that use it.

You can go to the Time To Go Wild (www.timetogowild.com) webpage to see many of the current features and future features that are being worked on.  There is also a  GoWild App YouTube page: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC35NE3KkYcpullhcpYqZuLw)

Brad also does a podcast called Restless Native and you can access the website www.everrestless.com).  When the app was released in 2017, there were articles that interviewed Brad and discussed the application. Here are links to them:

Petersen’s Bowhunting – https://www.bowhuntingmag.com/editorial/new-gowild-app-gaining-steam/309121

Wideopen Spaces – https://www.wideopenspaces.com/if-you-download-any-app-as-an-outdoorsman-make-it-this-one/

Ep 090: Troy Kailbourne – Buck Fever Synthetics – Have the Deer Hunt You

In this episode, I get to talk with Troy Kailbourne, the owner of Buck Fever Synthetics (www.buckfeverusa.com). Buck Fever Synthetics manufactures a line of products to keep your scrapes going year ‘round.  In addition to deer attractants, they produce elk, moose, bear, and hog attractants as well as a line of vanishing products to hide your scent during hunting, one for anglers, another for law enforcement offices, and one for athletics, to clean up smelly equipment.

We discuss the uses for the product, keeping a mock scrap going all year, and how to use some of the other products in the field or your house,

In the year since Troy has purchased Buck Fever, he has spent his time on continuing to spread the Buck Fever story. Follow Buck Fever Synthetics on Facebook (@BuckFeverSynthetics), and on Instagram (@buckfeverusa), and Twitter(@BuckFeverUSA).

EP 089: Gina Wiseman of EP Adventures TV

In this episode, I talk with Gina Wiseman of EP Adventures TV (epadventures.com). Gina and her husband Scott, along with the rest of the crew film the EP Adventures TV show.

We talk the show, her introduction to hunting from her husband Scott and now hosting a show. Scott and Gina work with a number of great companies that we talk about. They will be at the Cabela’s in Grandville, MI (cabelas.com) on 4/13/19 from 1 pm – 3 pm discussing Rage Broadheads, giving away a Shooter Buck Turkey target and talking Michigan Spring Turkey Season.

Brands/Products discussed in this show:

Rage Broadheads – http://www.ragebroadheads.com

Scentlok –  https://www.scentlok.com

Mathews – https://www.mathewsinc.com

Deepwoods Projext – https://www.facebook.com/DeepwoodsProjext/

Carbon Express Crossbows – https://www.feradyne.com/bowhunting/crossbows/

Buck Fever Synthetics – https://www.buckfeverusa.com

 

Ep 087: Judy Usunier of Big Grass Outfitters talks bear hunting

In this episode, I get to talk with Judy Usunier of Big Grass Outfitters. (biggrassoutfitters.com) a bear and waterfowl outfitting service in Manitoba, Canada.

Big Grass Outfitters provides full accommodations for bear and waterfowl hunting. Judy and her husband Tom maintain active baits for spring and fall bear hunts. While there is no guarantee of seeing a color phase black bear, in Manitoba you have a high chance of seeing one.

You can connect with Big Grass Outfitters on Facebook (@biggrassoutfitters), Twitter (@biggrasslady), and on Instagram (@biggrassoutfitters).

Contact on their website on the Contact page or by phone at 204-773-3686 or by email at biggrass@xplornet.ca