Category Archives: Kids Outdoors

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

Ep 085: Jim Shockey talks Hal and Len – Family Memories

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.

Ep 084: Bushnell’s Trigger Effect TV

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

Ep 080: Bartt Brenton, President of Brenton USA – AR hunting rifles

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.

Ep 079: Dennis Ganc, Wild Bout Huntin host

I interview Dennis Ganc, of Wild Bout Huntin (www.wildbouthuntin.com). Dennis and his fellow hunters travel the eastern United States hunting and showcasing opportunities in Pennsylvania, New York, and other east coast areas.

You can watch the show on demand at the Gen7 Outdoor Channel Online (https://gen7outdoors.com) or on Roku or other streaming options.

To contact Dennis, you can connect through the Wild ‘Bout Huntin Facebook page(@wildbouthuntin), or by emailing Dennis at dennis@wildbouthuntin.com.

Ep 076: Scott Hunter of Top Ten Percent, talks growing bigger deer

In this episode, I talk with Scott Hunter, owner of Top Ten Percent (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.

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

Facebook – Top Ten % on the Hunt is @HunterOnTheHunt

YouTube – Top Ten Percent Deer Management

Instagram – topptenpercent

Vimeo – Top 10 Percent

Episode 075: Jason Brenic of Piscifun – lets talk fishing and some hunting!

In this episode, I talk with Jason Brenic, United States Director of Sales and Marketing for Piscifun (piscifun.com). Piscifun is expanding it’s branded line of fishing gear that in my opinion represents the best value in premier fishing gear. We also discuss some hunting that Jason gets to do in Wisconsin where he lives.

Check out Piscifun’s Youtube Page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCelezzP9n6GAsvlYWMHCw9Q

Facebook – @Piscifun

Instagram – @Piscifun

Episode 074: Huntlee Myrtle – YouTube Fishing Celebrity

In this episode, I talk briefly with my new occasional co-host Huntlee Myrtle. Huntlee is 5 years old and with the help of his mom and dad, started his YouTube channel Huntlee Myrtle Outdoors (Huntlee Myrtle Outdoors). Huntlee can also be found on Facebook at Huntlee Myrtle Outdoors (@Huntleemyrtleoutdoors).

According to Huntlee’s dad Cody Myrtle, this idea took place after Huntlee meet Jimmy Houston when he was 4 years old.  Cody said Huntlee is now wanting to help other kids learn to fish and hunt, so Huntlee has launched a charity to bring that to life. You can purchase hats from Huntlee Myrtle Outdoors (HMO) to help raise money. Huntlee has also caught the eye of a few companies that are helping to sponsor his adventures. Huntlee uses Piscifun (Piscifun.com), K&M Bait Co. (Facebook – @KMBAITCO),  Wapsie Lure (Wapsielure.com), and Daddy’s Little Hunter books (dlhbooks.com).

Episode 073: Ed Doherty – Unchained Outdoors TV

In this episode, I talk with Ed Doherty of Unchained Outdoors TV (unchained-outdoors.net). Ed is new to the show and lives and hunts in Pennsylvania. The show is in its second season and is available on the Gen 7 Outdoors website, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, and Androidtv. We discuss hunting in Pennsylvania, filming your hunt, Nevin’s Hunting Friends (See episode 067 of my show).

Ed and the crew hunt whitetail, turkey, waterfowl, and anything else local that they have an opportunity to hunt. Please check out the show on the Gen 7 Outdoors Channel (gen7outdoors.com/unchainedoutdoors/), and on Facebook (@unchainedoutdoorstv).

Please contact Ed with any questions on the show, hunting, or any of the episodes via Facebook or by email at or by email at unchainedoutdoors@yahoo.com.