Ep 092: Jeff Welch Co-Owner of DTO Optics and thoughts on my first turkey hunt

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!

Ep 091: Douglas Boze Author of Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting

Show Notes

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.”

Besides Amazon, you can find Doug’s other book at lulu.com (No Bait Just Bears! Black Bear Hunting Tactics). As Doug indicates, his Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting is an expanded version of his book No Bait.

If you would like to follow Doug online, you can find his on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/douglas.boze) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bozeandbears/) or by email at bozeandbears@hotmail.com

Ep 090: Troy Kailbourne – Buck Fever Synthetics – Have the Deer Hunt You

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).

EP 089: Gina Wiseman of EP Adventures TV

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.

Brands/Products discussed in this show:

Rage Broadheads – http://www.ragebroadheads.com

Scentlok –  https://www.scentlok.com

Mathews – https://www.mathewsinc.com

Deepwoods Projext – https://www.facebook.com/DeepwoodsProjext/

Carbon Express Crossbows – https://www.feradyne.com/bowhunting/crossbows/

Buck Fever Synthetics – https://www.buckfeverusa.com

 

Ep 088: Doug Kostreva – Owner of Horny Buck Seed – Food Plots 101

In this episode, I talk with Doug Kostreva, owner of Horny Buck Seed (hornybuckseed.com).  Doug is an awesome guy, giving his time to discuss food plots and how they can help with your land management to produce bigger deer.

Horny Buck Seed produces a whole line of seed to help you feed deer year round. On his YouTube channel (youtube.com), Doug provides an explanation about each seed type that he sells.

If you are not having the success you want with your food plots, reach out to Doug or any of the dealers listed on the website to get started with Horny Buck Seed and with some hard work, you could see amazing results.

Ep 086: Austin and Jason Jones – Jones Boys Hunting Squad

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.

Check out:

Gearhead Archery(gearheadarchery.com)

G5 Outdoors(g5outdoors.com)

Ultimate Predator(ultimatepredatorgear.com)

Bad River Outdoors(badriveroutdoors.com)

Chelsea Taxidermy Studio(chelseataxidermystudios.com)

Independent Archer’s Association(michiganiaa.com)

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 080: Bartt Brenton, President of Brenton USA – AR hunting rifles

In this episode, I interview Bartt Brenton, owner of Brenton USA(www.brentonusa.com), manufacturer of premium AR hunting rifles. As an engineer, Bartt set out to build premium hunting rifles on the AR platform using the cartridges that best fit the AR-15 platform.

In this episode we discuss what led him to manufacture arms with the passage in Michigan of the ability to use certain straight walled cartridges in the southern part of the state verse the normal shotgun only. The 450 Bushmaster cartridge was the first mass cartridge in use and the start of Brenton arms.

As a lifelong hunter and reloader, Bartt wanted to build functional hunting rifles, using cartridges that took advantage of the Modern Sporting Rifle platform. If you have questions on the options available for Brenton USA firearms, please contact Brenton USA at 517-281-2571 or via the Contact Us page on their website.

Ep 079: Dennis Ganc, Wild Bout Huntin host

I interview Dennis Ganc, of Wild Bout Huntin (www.wildbouthuntin.com). Dennis and his fellow hunters travel the eastern United States hunting and showcasing opportunities in Pennsylvania, New York, and other east coast areas.

You can watch the show on demand at the Gen7 Outdoor Channel Online (https://gen7outdoors.com) or on Roku or other streaming options.

To contact Dennis, you can connect through the Wild ‘Bout Huntin Facebook page(@wildbouthuntin), or by emailing Dennis at dennis@wildbouthuntin.com.