Category Archives: Sheep Hunting

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

Episode 031: Jen and Norissa hosts of Girls with Guns TV

In this episode I get to chat with Jen O’Hara and Norissa Harman of the Girls with Guns TV show and clothing line. Norissa and Jen are two hard working, hard driving fun people to watch and talk with. You can hear their passion for the show, the viewers, their hunting ethics and everything that they do.

To watch the first 3 seasons of Girls with Guns on Carbon TV, use this link http://bit.ly/2nNvQQH . The new season with new co-hosts in addition to Norissa will air on the Pursuit Channel.

Also, the Girls with Guns clothing line is awesome. You can check out the clothes here https://www.gwgclothing.com .

Make sure to reach out to Norissa and Jen at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlswithgunstv/

Twitter: @GirlswthGuns

Twitter Norissa Harman : @GWG_NUR

Twitter Jen O’Hara: @GwGJeN

Instagram: girlswithgunsclothing

Also, make sure to check out their awesome sponsors, you can directly link to them here and if you purchase anything let the companies know you saw it on Girls with Guns.

Ruger Guns: http://www.ruger.com

Muck Boots: www.muckboots.com

Vortex Optics: www.vortexoptics.com

Hornady: www.hornady.com

Spartan Gun Cleaning Kits: www.modernspartansystems.com

Kershaw Knives: https://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com

Sportsman Warehouse: http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com

Mossy Oak: www.mossyoak.com

Wilderness Athlete: https://wildernessathlete.com

OMeals: https://www.omeals.com

Episode 029: Nikita Dalke of Extreme Huntress, Blogger, Prostaff Member

In this episode I get to interview Nikita Dalke a 2014 contestant on Extreme Huntress. You can watch the episodes on Carbon TV (http://www.carbontv.com/shows/extreme-huntress/). Nikita hails from British Columbia, Canada and is a mother of two and an avid outdoorswoman. She is active in a number of organizations including being on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (http://www.backcountryhunters.org/british_columbia_chapter_board).

Nikita (https://www.ladiesincamo.com/nikitadalke.html)is also involved with Ladies in Camo (https://www.ladiesincamo.com), a group whose mission is focused on providing women with affordable hunts in an environment that is comfortable for them to learn and grow.

Nikita also has the time to represent Prois Women’s Hunting Apparel (https://www.proishunting.com). Nikita also does a lot of writing, including Wide Open Spaces (http://www.wideopenspaces.com/author/nikita-dalke/), Loba Outdoors (http://lobaoutdoors.com/hunting-new-area-find-deer/) and more recently with Ladies in Camo (https://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/author/nikita-dalke/).

If you would like to connect with Nikita, you can reach her at Instagram (@canadahuntress), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanadaHuntress/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/canadahuntress?lang=en), and via her website (http://nikitadalke.wixsite.com/canadahuntress).