I talk with Bryan Zabitski of TenPoint Crossbows (https://www.tenpointcrossbows.com). Bryan is the Marketing Coordinator and creates lots of great content for the TenPoint Crossbows family of products. Under the TenPoint Family, you have three distinct brands of crossbows. You have TenPoint, Wicked Ridge, and Horton. Bryan covers the history of TenPoint Crossbows and that the company is 25 years old as of 2019.
I talk with Matt Miller of Tryin’ Hard Outdoors (facebook.com/Tryin-Hard-Outdoors). Matt is a professional competitive crossbow shooter. He participates in the Archery Shooters Association (www.asaarchery.com) tournaments held around the United States.
Matt was also at the 2019 ATA show and we talk about some items he saw there and gives us his viewpoint.
Then we just talk about hunting. Matt is an accomplished hunter in addition to a competitive archery shooter. He spends a lot of time guiding and marketing hunts for Collins Low Country Hunting Club (www.collinslowcountryhuntingclub.com).
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!
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.”
In this episode, I get to talk with Troy Kailbourne, the owner of Buck Fever Synthetics (www.buckfeverusa.com). Buck Fever Synthetics manufactures a line of products to keep your scrapes going year ‘round. In addition to deer attractants, they produce elk, moose, bear, and hog attractants as well as a line of vanishing products to hide your scent during hunting, one for anglers, another for law enforcement offices, and one for athletics, to clean up smelly equipment.
We discuss the uses for the product, keeping a mock scrap going all year, and how to use some of the other products in the field or your house,
In the year since Troy has purchased Buck Fever, he has spent his time on continuing to spread the Buck Fever story. Follow Buck Fever Synthetics on Facebook (@BuckFeverSynthetics), and on Instagram (@buckfeverusa), and Twitter(@BuckFeverUSA).
In this episode, I talk with Gina Wiseman of EP Adventures TV (epadventures.com). Gina and her husband Scott, along with the rest of the crew film the EP Adventures TV show.
We talk the show, her introduction to hunting from her husband Scott and now hosting a show. Scott and Gina work with a number of great companies that we talk about. They will be at the Cabela’s in Grandville, MI (cabelas.com) on 4/13/19 from 1 pm – 3 pm discussing Rage Broadheads, giving away a Shooter Buck Turkey target and talking Michigan Spring Turkey Season.
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.
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.
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.
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