Category Archives: Whitetail Hunting

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.

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 052: Eric Dinger Founder and CEO of Powderhook

In this episode I get to discuss Powderhook with CEO and founder Eric Dinger. Powderhook is a unique website and phone app (www.powderhook.com) designed to provide hunter’s and fishermen with access to information and mentors around the United States. Are you in Iowa and heading to Florida? You want to fish and not sure where to begin? Access Powderhook to harness the power of the community to get the information and help you need.

This app is filled with great information waiting to be discovered. We discuss this and how to use this with other apps that you may already be utilizing and why Powderhook should be your first stop for hunting and fishing information.

Make sure to look up Powderhook on Facebook at @Powderhook, Instagram @Powderhook, Twitter @Powderhook. You can download the app in both the Android and Apple app stores (it’s a free app).

Don’t hesitate to contact Powderhook for additional information and download the app and enjoy!

Episode 048: Amanda Lynn Mayhew – Canadian Hunter

In Episode 048 I get to catch up with Amanda Lynn Mayhew (http://www.amandalynnmayhew.com), a hunter from Canada.  Amada Lynn is currently filming her second season of Just Hunt (www.justhunt.ca) on Canada Hunts East broadcast on Wild TV.  You will find Amanda Lynn all over Canada, either filming her show or passing her passion of hunting on to fellow hunters. To assist with bringing more women into hunting, Amanda Lynn started the Ontario Women Hunters Association (www.owhaontario.com) to promote hunting in Ontario and beyond.  With this, Amada Lynn started Range Days to bring women to local gun clubs to get first hand experience with firearms in a safe and comfortable environment.

Amanda Lynn is also on the pro-staff of Cabela’s Canada making appearances at Cabela’s stores in Canada to promote hunting.

Please reach out to Amanda Lynn via Instagram (@amandalynnmayhewhunting), via Twitter (@amandalynmayhew), or on Facebook (@AmandaLynnMayhew), and her Cabela’s Prostaff Page on Facebook (@ProStaffAmanda).

Episode 047: Lou Marullo Heavy Metal Singer and Bow Hunter

In episode 047 I catch up with Lou Marullo (Eric Adams) co-founder and lead singer of MANOWAR (http://www.manowar.com). When not touring with the guys in the band, you can find Lou traveling and hunting or held up in central New York enjoying down time and practicing his archery skills. If all that is not enough, for 25 years, Lou has been a hunting safety instructor for the state of New York where he teaches new hunters about the game laws in New York. Last but not least, Lou is also the Hunting Editor for Texas Game and Fish magazine (http://www.fishgame.com). Here is a link to some of his articles (http://www.fishgame.com/tag/lou-marullo/). Here is a video Lou recorded discussing The October Lull (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V56OsHmWdA).

Lou has hunted a number of animals through the year, and a few years ago he mad a hunting DVD with Chester Moore titled Wildlife and Wild Times. Lou also did a Merriam Turkey hunt on the Pine River Indian Reservation and here is a link to the article that discusses the same hunt Lou was on. (http://scout.com/outdoors/hunting/Article/Turkey-Hunting-The-Badlands-101458869).

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

Also, check out Kill’n Stix Arrow (http://www.killnstix.com)

Episode 043: Cody Rich of The Rich Outdoors Podcast

I get to talk with Cody Rich who hosts the show The Rich Outdoors  Podcast. You can access his website (http://www.therichoutdoors.net). He also owns a company called Powder River Cartridge Company (https://www.powderrivercartridge.com) which makes a variety of unique ammunition lines for historical guns.

Cody can be contacted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheRichOutdoors/) and his group page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/therichoutdoors/). You can also connect with Cody on Instagram at http://instagram.com/therichoutdoorspodcast 

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

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

Episode 042: Scott Haugen, Professional Hunter, TV Personality and Author

In this episode, I get to interview Scott Haugen (http://www.scotthaugen.com), an author and TV personality. While he does not have any shows on the outdoor TV channels, his show The Hunt (http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/trijicons-the-hunt/)is one of the first two hunting shows to be picked up on Netflix and is also on Amazon Prime(https://www.amazon.com/Hunt-Complete-First-Season/dp/B00HNECSVK).

Scott has a great story to hear with hunting adventures around the world. He has hunted animals around the world including a man-eating polar bear, lions in Africa that had killed men, and a Tiger in Sumatra. Many of Scott’s hunting adventures are discussed in his books (http://www.scotthaugen.com/hunting-books/).

You can reach Scott from his website to order/discuss his books, a hunt booking service he offers, or any other questions you might have for Scott. He can also be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ascotthaugen) and Twitter (@scotthaugen).

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

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

Episode 040: Mitchell Payment of Mitchell Payment’s Moment of Truth TV

In this episode I get to talk with Mitchell Payment. Mitchell is 18 years old and lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mitchell has got the first season of his show Moment’s of Truth TV filed and ready to air on the Wild TV (https://www.wildtv.ca) channel in October of 2017. Mitchell got his start on The Bone Yard TV Show (http://theboneyardtv.com) when he was about 15 and this will be his first show.

Mitchell can be reached via his Facebook Page (https://whttps://www.facebook.com/MomentofTruthTVww.facebook.com/MomentofTruthTV/), or his YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8TVumY2sLrNevgyKhrUCsw/feed). On both his Facebook and YouTube channel, you will see a video of an epic shot on a bull moose, here is the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFS1alAVceY).

Mitchell shoots Kill’n Stix Arrows (http://www.killnstix.com) using his compound bow.