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

Ep 081: Devin Leonard – Mule Deer Hunting and iSocialBoost

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

To access iSocialBoost and get Devin’s assistance with growing your Instagram, go to www.isocialboost.com and don’t forget to use the promo code Outdoors to save 80%off the cost for your first week.

You can find Devin’s Instagram here – Instagram.com/devinleonard_

Episode 066: Aaron Neilson TV Host and owner of Global Hunting Resources

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 globalhunts@aol.com, and let Aaron help you plan out a dream hunt.

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 (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 info@compasswestoutfitters.com 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.

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 (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

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 (http://hallhall.com/broker/jay-leyendecker) 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 jay@hallandhall.com 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.