Episode 055: Kara Wattunen – Walleye Angler


I have been on a leave from the show for a few months, and this new episode is great. I talk with Kara Wattunen a tournament-fishing woman from Minnesota. Kara has fished in a number of tournaments including Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (https://www.facebook.com/NationalWalleyeTour/). You can contact Kara via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/karawattunenpromotional/) or on Instagram (@kwattunen).

In this episode we discuss a number of different subjects that Kara is passionate about. Here is a link to further articles that Kara has written on numerous subjects around fishing (https://powrtran.com/blog/harsh-reality-kara-wattunen/).

Episode 054: Mark Martin Professional Walleye Angler

In this weeks episode I interview legendary professional angler Mark Martin (http://www.markmartins.net). Mark has spend almost the last 30 years making a living as a professional angler, best known for the numerous walleye tournament wins. Mark has been fishing his whole life, but cemented his reputation by fishing walleye at night.

On Mark’s website you can access information on the books, DVDs, and articles that Mark has available. Also, Mark offers summer and winter walleye fishing clinics (www.fishingvacationschool.com).

We have a great discussion on tournaments and expectations of a co-angler that might fish with Mark or any other pro-angler.

Connect with Mark at his website (www.markmartins.net), Facebook (@MarkMartinsFishing), or by email from the Contact Us on his website.

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 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 051: Mike Defibaugh – Professional Fisherman

In the episode I get to interview Mike Defibaugh who is a Professional Walleye Angler. This was Mike’s first year fishing as a pro in the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (http://www.nationalwalleyetour.com) after years of fishing as a semi-pro. Mike had an impressive finish to win the first stop on Lake Erie  in the 2017 NWT and take home $61,000 in prize’s and money. You can watch the event here on the NWT YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalWalleyeTour). Mike donated his cash winnings this year to Make a Wish (http://www.wish.org), and that amounted to $15,000 for just this tournament. Mike provides some great information on how the tournament works, some equipment that can be used for Walleye Fishing and how the co-angler spot on the tournament works. You can contact Mike by email at mikedefibaugh@yahoo.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mkedefibaught9/ 

Mike uses the following items:

Ranger Boats

Knox Marine

Off Shore Tackle

Episode 050: Angie and Scott Denny owners of Table Mountain Outfitters

I get to catch up with Angie and Scott Denny of Table Mountain Outfitters(https://www.tablemountainoutfitters.com). They also are hosts of the show THE LIFE (http://www.lifeattablemountain.com) on The Sportsman Channel.

We discuss the hunts that they offer in both Wyoming and Idaho. Contact Scott and Angie to discuss Spring Bear, Pronghorn, Elk, and Mountain Lion. If you want to hunt Wyoming, call the Denny’s. They can assist you with setting up the hunt that you want. It can take time to get a good unit for Elk, so discuss what you would like to do so Angie and Scott can plan for you.

If you do not have The Sportsman Channel, from Table Mountain Outfitters, you can sign up for My Outdoor Tv, an app that lets you access and watch outdoor programing when and where you want.

This is my 50th episode of Outdoor Adventures with Jayson, and I want to thank everyone for encouragement, reviews, and kind words. Please enjoy the show and head to my website oawjs.com for all the latest information. Also, I would love if you would go to iTunes to leave a review of the show. This is a great way to help me grow the show and continue to bring you outdoor content.

Episode 049: Sara DiRienzo – Wyoming Game and Fish Department

In this episode I talk to Sara DiRienzo of Wyoming Game and Fish Department. She is a Statewide Public Outreach Specialist with the state and spends time discussing the hunting and fishing opportunities in the state of Wyoming. We discus things you can do to plan your trip using the Wyoming Game and Fish website (https://wgfd.wyo.gov). There are lots of tools on the website to plan a hunting or fishing trip to the state, apply for licenses, or just explore the wildlife in Wyoming. If you have any questions on hunting or fishing in the state of Wyoming, please access the website or call them directly at 307-777-4600.

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 046: Cameron Kuenzer of Safari Classic Productions

In this episode I get to talk with Cameron Kuenzer. Cameron is a great example of the people of great character that you will find in the hunting industry. Cameron works for Safari Classic Productions (http://www.safariclassics.net/index.html) in Dallas, Texas. He is both a videographer and editor, working on shows like Dallas Safari Clubs Tracks Across Africa, and Hornady’s Dark and Dangerous.

In this we discuss Cameron’s relationship with Dallas Safari Club(https://www.biggame.org), his love of hunting, and huge desire to help promote hunting to younger kids. We talk about FTW Ranch and the S.A.A.M Shooting School(http://ftwsaam.com).

Also, Cameron grew up with a love of waterfowl hunting and he assists his father with their duck call company Quack Shack Duck Calls (http://www.quackshacktexas.com/home.html).

Contact Cameron through Instagram (cjkuenzer) or through Safari Classic Productions if you would like to discuss filming projects with him.