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 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 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 092: Jeff Welch Co-Owner of DTO Optics and thoughts on my first turkey hunt

Talk with Jeff Welch, owner of Drop-Tine Optics (dtooptics.com)and DTO Outdoors. Jeff and co-owner Austin have brought a great line of Optics to the USA with a value price. Their hope is to keep providing quality optics at a price that everyone can afford. With a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee and a Life-Time Warranty, the guys are looking to make a mark in the large optics field here in the United States and Canada.

You can find them on Facebook at @DTOoptics and on Instagram at @dtooptics.  Head out, follow this company and get yourself some new amazing optics!

Ep 091: Douglas Boze Author of Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting

Show Notes

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.”

Besides Amazon, you can find Doug’s other book at lulu.com (No Bait Just Bears! Black Bear Hunting Tactics). As Doug indicates, his Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting is an expanded version of his book No Bait.

If you would like to follow Doug online, you can find his on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/douglas.boze) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bozeandbears/) or by email at bozeandbears@hotmail.com

Ep 086: Austin and Jason Jones – Jones Boys Hunting Squad

In this episode, I talk with Austin and Jason Jones, a father-son hunting team from here in Michigan. They call themselves the Jones Boys Hunting Squadand you can find them on Facebook at @jonesboyshuntingsquad.

These two are amazing, Austin is confined to a wheelchair, and even with that, he is one hunting machine. He hunts with a crossbow and with the assistance of his dad, Austin hunts lots of different game animals. Austin looks at his target through the scope of the crossbow and directs his dad in aiming and pulling the trigger at the time Austin tells him too.

You can see Austin and Jason’s hunts online, Austin does all the editing of videos and posts them to the Jones Boys Hunting Squad Facebook page.

Austin and Jason have some great companies that they work with to keep Austin out hunting.

Check out:

Gearhead Archery(gearheadarchery.com)

G5 Outdoors(g5outdoors.com)

Ultimate Predator(ultimatepredatorgear.com)

Bad River Outdoors(badriveroutdoors.com)

Chelsea Taxidermy Studio(chelseataxidermystudios.com)

Independent Archer’s Association(michiganiaa.com)

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