Category Archives: Whitetail Hunting

Episode 071: Matt Miller Competitive Archer and Guide

In this episode, I speak with Matt Miller of Tryin’ Hard Outdoors. Matt is a competitive crossbow shooter in the Archery Shooters Association (www.asaarchery.com) and the International Bowhunting Organization (www.ibo.net). He is also a guide for Collins Low Country Hunt Club (http://www.collinslowcountryhuntingclub.com).

In this episode Matt and I cover a lot of information in hunting, shooting crossbows, tournament shooting and his hunting experience.

You can reach Matt via Facebook (@Tryin-Hard-Outdoors), Instagram (@tryinhardoutdoors), or by email at Matt@tryinhardoutdoors.com.

Matt currently shoots a Mission Crossbow (missioncrossbows.com)

Episode 069: Justin McFadden -Unchained Outdoors TV

In this episode, I talk with Justin McFadden of Unchained Outdoors TV (https://www.unchained-outdoors.net/home). The show is in its second season and is available on the Gen 7 Outdoors website, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, and Androidtv (https://gen7outdoors.com/unchainedoutdoors/).

We discuss hunting in Pennsylvania, filming your hunt, Nevin’s Hunting Friends (See episode 067 of my show).

Justin and the crew hunt whitetail, turkey, waterfowl, and anything else local that they have an opportunity to hunt.  Please check out the show on the Gen 7 Outdoors Channel, and on Facebook (@unchainedoutdoorstv).

Please contact Justin with any questions on the show, hunting, or any of the episodes via Facebook or by email at or by email at unchainedoutdoors@yahoo.com.

Episode 068: Blake Alma – Author, Hunter, Angler, and Conservationist

I get to speak with Blake Alma (www.blakealma.com), he is a fireball of activity creating books, blogs, podcasts, and videos related to the outdoor industry. Blake has a new book coming out called An Outdoorsman’s Heart. You can order it from www.blakealmabook.com where he has information on the new book. Please follow him on Facebook and catch his show on the Gen 7 Outdoor Network (gen7outdoors.com).

Episode 067: Dan Burns – President of Nevin’s Hunting Friends

In this episode, I talk with Daniel Burns, whose son came up with the idea to start Nevin’s Hunting Friends (http://www.nevinshuntingfriends.com). A group dedicated to getting kids with special needs outdoors. Their mission is simple, “to help those kids that have trouble getting into the woods due to their illness”.

Nevin’s Hunting Friends is a 501c3 charity and can be contacted from their website listed above or by the groups Facebook page (@nevinshuntingfriends). You can view past hunts on the GEN 7 Outdoors TV Channel by clicking here.

If you are a manufacturer of hunting or fishing gear, I would encourage you to look at this special needs group and see if you can provide some gear to help keep these young kids in the outdoors.

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.

Episode 060: Chris Caffery – Musician and Hunter

In this episode, I catch up with Chris Caffery (http://chriscaffery.com). Chris is a famous musician, playing guitar for the band Savatage (http://www.savatage.com) and one of the founding members of Tran-Siberian Orchestra (http://www.trans-siberian.com/index/home). Not only is Chris a master at the guitar, you will also find him using his bow and crossbow out in the field hunting for whitetail and turkey in his New York home. Chris also likes to fish for the various types of fish found in the waters of New York state.

In addition to his hunting and music, Chris is an entrepreneur and has a line of hot sauces called High River Sauces (http://highriversauces.com).

I hope you enjoy the interview, Chris is an amazingly nice guy like so many outdoorsman. If you want to contact Chris, you can reach out at:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChrisCafferyMusic

Twitter – @ChrisCaffery

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.