Category Archives: Sheep Hunting

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 059: James Reese creator of Bowhunters Of America

In this episode, I interview James Reese, the creator of Bowhunters Of America on Facebook

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/howyalikemenow/about/)

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)

NAP (https://www.newarchery.com)

Tooth of the Arrow Broadheads (https://toothofthearrow.com)

Treezyn (https://treezyn.com)

Bowtech (https://bowtecharchery.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.

Episode 056: Justin Ragazzine – Big Game Hunter

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.

Episode 053: Land Tawney CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Association

In this episode I get to interview Land Tawney, CEO and President of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org). We discuss BHA and the many benefits that the organization provides and how BHA and the local chapters serve as watchdogs and a grassroots organization to protect our public lands across the United States and Canada. To learn more about BHA, check out their website, and go to the Media tab to see lots of different items that BHA puts out for information including their blog and podcast. You can also access their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BackcountryHunters1) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/backcountryhunters/).

 

In this episode we discuss several books that you can purchase from the below links. As an Amazon affiliate a small commission is earned to offset the cost of the show:

 

Beyond Fair Chase

 

American Serengeti

 

Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org) You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4439533

 

Check out Kill’n Stix (www.killnstix.com) for premium carbon fiber arrows.

Episode 032: Rachel Ahtila hunting guide, spokesperson, and podcaster

I get to interview Rachel Ahtila, an accomplished guide from British Columbia, Canada. She has guided in a number of different places around the world. She has guided in historic ranges where Jack O’Conner(http://www.jack-oconnor.org) both wrote and hunted aand where Gordan Eastmen(http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0247647/) hunted. In this episode, Rachel discusses Scoop Lake Outfitters (http://www.scooplake.com) and the process that Rachel went through to become a professional guide.

Rachel discusses her current employer Gana River Outfitters (http://ganariver.com) and some upcoming hunts.

We also talk about Rachel’s involvement with Weatherby via The Women of Weatherby(http://www.weatherby.com/community/women.html). It is a program she is proud to be involved with. We discuss Weatherby Vanguard Camilla rife. We also talk about Rachel’s use of the Weatherby Mark V Rifle (http://www.weatherby.com/products/rifles/mark-v.html). Rachel is using the Weatherby Mark V chambered in the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum(http://www.weatherby.com/products/rifles/mark-v.html?caliber=281).

You can follow Rachel on a number of Social Media channels including Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RachelMaeAhtila/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rachelahtila/?hl=en).

Also, please consider joining groups like the National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org) and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org) . You can also help me by supporting the podcast through my Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4439533