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Apr 18, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down at the Western Hunt Expo with Jim Heffelfinger. 

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: 

Heritage - Swiss German

Coatimundi - behavior, meat, hunting Arizona
Bear meat, heart meat, liver 

whitetail evolution, fossils, 

Gritty Book Club Recommendation: American Serengeti - Dan Flores

Columbian Blacktail, Nocturnal, Genetics

Mule Deer hunting, Coues Deer Hunting

Remi Warren - How do you kill a Coues Deer? Find rocky canyon to cover the sound of your approach.

 Mule Deer Working Group - Landscape, Migration, 

CWD - infected deer

Hunting is the best management for deer population

deernut.com 

Deer of the Southwest 

Arizona Game & Fish

Apr 11, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about Civil Liberties. 

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
Gritty Bowmen is about more than just hunting. We cover a wide range of topics. From health & wellness to Gritty Book Club reviews. 
Not much point in having a voice if you don’t use it. If you believe in something I think you need to stand up and talk about it. 
Gun violence and Parkland school shooting. 
Getting at the TRUTH of things. What are the FACTS? 
Be open to knew information, like Joe Rogan. 
Last week I posted in regards to 2nd amendment. Engaged in really good discussions. 
Are these statistics accurate? I thought there was a school shooting in the United States. 
Media - Chicago Tribune “This is how common school shootings are in America”. 
Washington Post - School shootings are extraordinarily rare, why is fear of them driving policy?
Ben Shapiro 
11: 46 - How much risk do you want to eliminate in the world we live in? What is the goal? 
The Business Insider - agenda driven content 
“How likely is gun violence to kill the average American?”
Nearly 64% of their numbers are suicide. 
We should all strive to be better as a society and reduce suffering in the world. 
20:00 Fear mongering in an attempt to scare or intimidate people into giving up their rights. 
Fight against tyrannical government. Right for self defense or self preservation. 
Do you really think we need to fight our United States government? 
23:00 Gun History Lesson 
30:00 Slow erosion of civil liberties that brought about Nazi Germany. 
34:00 Keep your guns to ensure the government doesn’t enact tyranny and to protect you rights. 
37:30 
Benjamin Franklin Quote 
“Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” 
Founding Fathers Government to serve the people, the people to direct the government 
42:00 Deerfield Illinois 
Our country is founded on INDEPENDENCE! 
Place your faith in the individual rather than the government. 
Extreme ownership. Not a victim. Take charge of your life. 
50:00 -  
Grizzly Ban in BC 
AR-15 Assault Rifle 
Nazi Germany, Holocaust, The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich, Hitler, 

 

Apr 7, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Branden VanDyken of Be The Decoy.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
Be The Decoy - Bozeman, Montana
Technology & Hunting
Tips on using the Decoy
Spot & Stalk techniques
Don’t be a gopher. Don’t pop up. Resist the urge to “play peekaboo”.
Hunting Antelope in Montana
Taking wind for granted
Gritty Bowmen Goat Hunt Film discussion
Goat Hunt Cliff Safety
Rock Climbing - The advantages of bringing rope and paracord while goat hunting
Controversy of showing “too much” on Goat Hunt Film
Arrow weight in the wind
“Just get closer.” 50 & under
Goat Hunt Review
Aron’s Tradbow Elk Hunt
Total Archery Challenge benefits archery skills
Choosing to archery hunt, longbow, tradbow, Traditional Archery

@TheBVDecoy

bethedecoy.com

Apr 5, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with the legendary, Hank Shaw. Hank is a phenomenal cook! He is the author of Hunt, Gather, Cook. We talk cooking techniques, sauces, side dishes, and common mistakes people make when cooking wild game. Checkout his blog huntgathercook.com and stay tuned for Hank's return to podcasting as well! 

hank_shaw on Twitter

@huntgathercook on instagram

https://www.facebook.com/huntgathercook/  closed group - say you heard about it on Gritty Bowmen 

huntgathercook.com 

Hunt, Gather, Talk podcast 

 

Mar 29, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with friends Corey Jacobsen & Ryan Lampers. We discuss the book "Make Your Bed" by retired Navy Seal, William McRaven.

Mar 23, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with good friend, Corey Jacobsen of Elk10.com. Corey shares his 2017 Elk Season and common mistakes people make while tracking an animal.  What makes his hunt successful when others are not, and how persistence pays off. He shares some insight on the "Land of the Free" project with Born & Raised Outdoors. Finally, he shares the story of his hunt with, Austin, a boy with brain cancer and how his hunt was definitely providential.
I am also joined by Ryan Lampers, Sthealthy Hunter, of the Hunt Harvest Health podcast.  I hope you enjoy this podcast and glean some helpful information for your next hunt.  

Mar 23, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, I sit down with “Blood Origins” founder Robbie Kroger. Robbie is kind of a big deal in the conservation world, but not as widely known in the hunting world. Robbie grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the largest urban areas in the world. He did not hunt. Guns were banned. Hunting was just a bunch of stories and antlers on the wall. But, he had a hunting past that he could not deny. From that heritage grew an idea —Blood Origins, a way to connect the past with the present.

“When I look at the liberties afforded to you in the United States of America, I consider it incomprehensible. I am going to go out on a limb and say that this liberty is likely lost on most of you, that it is very often taken for granted. I say that only from a perspective of someone who came from a place where there was no opportunity to connect with something that pulsed within me.” —Robbie Kroger

Photo Credit: @bloodorigins

Mar 20, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen get to know Adam & Kimmi Greentree. Kimmi shares the story of how they met and reveals some secrets about Adam's 90's look. They talk about their cabin in the mountains that they've built and how it connects Adam to his Grandfather. He also relates how he managed to snag Kimmi and how they're even more in love every year. Kimmi and Adam are all about spending time with their family in the outdoors. It's good stuff. Check it out.

Mar 16, 2018

The Bone Collector Crew, Michael Waddell, Travis "T-bone" Turner, & Nick Mundt are on this episode of The Gritty Bowmen Podcast. They talk about how we should come together as a hunting community and not be so divided, how they got introduced to hunting and how we should mentor a hunter to keep hunting alive. They are a bunch of humble guys that are out to have a good time and share that joy with others. Check it out.

Photo Credit: BoneCollector.com

Mar 13, 2018

Have you ever had to knock on doors to gain hunting access? My guests today are Lee Ellis and Drew Carroll of Seek One Productions, and they take "going door-to-door" to a whole new level. They're hunting in suburban neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out their videos of their hunts on their Facebook and Instagram Channels. https://www.facebook.com/seek1product... @seek1productions

Mar 12, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with The Hunting Public's Aaron Warbritton, Greg Clements & Zach Ferenbaugh. These guys are becoming experts on navigating public land whitetail hunting in Iowa, Nebraska & Missouri. They share some insights on buck beds, spot & stalk vs. tree stand hunting and how to avoid those other public land hunters.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheHuntingPublic

@thehuntingpublic

Mar 6, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I talk with Randy Newberg of Hunt Talk Radio and Jim Heffelfinger, Wildlife Science Coordinator and former Arizona Regional Biologist for the SE region. We discuss Arizona Hunting Opportunities, Coatimundi, Coues, Mule Deer, Junior Jack Rabbit Kamp, Predation and the Mule Deer Working Group. 

muledeerworkinggroup.com 
Junior Jack Rabbit Camp
AZ Regulations Second Weekend in March! 
Deer of the Southwest Book by Jim Heflefinger
deernut.com

 

Mar 1, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with John Dudley of Nock On Archery. John is a Professional Archer, Coach, Podcaster and Technical Expert. We talk about the new 2 Smooth Hinge Release, Shot Visualization, Basic Archery Skills and Mainstream Businesses that we need in Hunting.

Feb 27, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I catch up with Aron Snyder. We talk Technology, Hunting, Garmin Xero, Traditional Archery, Human Competition, and what I'm going to do with all of the hunting footage we've taken over the past couple years. It's gritty. 

Feb 23, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Bill Vanderheyden of Iron Will Outfitters. Bill is a mechanical engineer by trade. When he finally got the opportunity to shoot a nice bull the broadhead he was using failed him. It just didn’t penetrate but a few inches. He resolved to make a better broadhead.

Feb 23, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Randy Kitts of Black Eagle Arrows. 

Feb 21, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Emily Kantner, Morgan Mason and Lucas Cooney of Archery Talk and review our experience with the Garmin Xero Sight. 

Emily Kantner @emmycolekanner

Morgan Mason @mtnmorgan

gearjunkie.com/hunt

Lucas Cooney @Archery Talk  

Feb 21, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Ted Gartner and Chad VanCamp to talk about the new Garmin Xero sight. 

Feb 20, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Jonathan O’Dell, Small Game Biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Sam Soholt, Professional Photographer (a.k.a. the guy who bought a school bus). This is the first installment of a series of episodes I made during my hunt with Randy Newberg, in Southern Arizona. Southern Arizona is AWESOME! It feels exotic, but you’re right here in the good ole’ US of A. Arizona is the convergence of all four North American Deserts which makes for the highest amount of biological diversity in North America. We discuss my Coatimundi attack, Sandhill Cranes (and how it’s my new favorite meat), Giant Jack Rabbits, Javelina, Quail, Waterfowl, and more. We talk about hunting seasons, the cost and how you really should be bringing your kids to Arizona to hunt.

AZGFD.COM

Feb 19, 2018

Is there something in our DNA that is most self-actualized when we are hunting? And if so, what is it? I would argue that there are few activities on this planet that cause the human being to enter the “present moment” with more force and completeness than in that moment of truth just before we take an animal’s life. And hunting is more than that--there’s something spiritual in the harvest of an animal’s flesh and bone so that we may live--and not only live but so that we may thrive. Discomfort; frozen hands and feet, sleeping on the ground, hiking countless miles, denying the negative voices in your head, schooling your adrenaline, overcoming doubts, honing weapons skills; feeling nature--reading animal behavior; predicting the wind--being both predator and prey at the same time; these things awaken ethereal human senses that all-too-often lay dormant in the heart of the modern man. If these things are true, one-dimensional statements like, “I hunt for meat,” do not even scratch the surface for why we do what we do.
Our message needs to evolve; because it’s deep than what we’ve been saying. Today, I visit with my friend, Adam Janke, from The Journal Of Mountain Hunting. It’s always a pleasure to visit with Adam because he’s continually challenging my ideas and preconceived notions. I hope this episode gets you thinking about why you hunt and how you share your story--because everybody has one and how it’s told can make all the difference.

Feb 18, 2018

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Pedro Ampuero, Kuiu European Manager of Brand Development and my good friend Tim Burnett, SOLO HNTR. We talk, poison arrows, tracking poachers, The Total Peep sight, Hunting the World and much more. You can follow Pedro @pedroampuerca or @solohntr on Instagram to find out more.

Keywords: Hunting Regs in Spain, Favorite Hunt, Giant Lord Derby Eland Hunting, Poachers, Poison tipped arrows, Monetization of animals, Hunting Tigers with snares, Hunting with Dad, Hunting in Africa - Opportunities - Everyone that goes wants to go back! Mountain Goat Hunting, Types of Release Aids, Total Peep Sight, D-Loop Pliers

Feb 15, 2018

Hello friends. Today’s episode of Gritty Bowmen is pretty special, I think. My guests are Logan Ross and Aaron Hitchins from Rockhouse Motion. The first time I met Aaron and Logan I instantly liked them. Logan is, perhaps, one of the kindest and most thoughtful human beings I’ve ever met. And Aaron Hitchins has a sharp wit that reveals a deeply intelligent mind. To me, Logan is as conscientious as a person can be--a human trait that I deeply admire. While Aaron is the counterweight in their relationship; providing constancy, realism, and acceptance for what is. A year ago, Logan told us her story. She was new to hunting--even opposed to hunting before she met Aaron. But then… she learned about hunting; Logan has always been conscientious about where her food came from--and with that as a foundation, she embarked on a bowhunting journey with Aaron. Bowhunting is HARD. And Logan failed at it despite her best efforts. At the end of the 2016 hunting season--Logan still could not answer the question, “can I kill an animal--and if I do, will I be okay with it?”

Well... the 2017 hunting season has come to a close… and Logan is ready to answer to those questions. I hope this episode inspires you like it inspires me… to be a better person. To be more conscientious in how I hunt and live. Please take the time to invite your non-hunting friends and family to listen to Logan’s story. Because it matters--it’s the oft-unspoken side of the hunter’s heart and soul

Photo Credit: @matt_white_rockhouse

Feb 15, 2018

Hello friends. Today on Gritty, my guest is Ben O’brien, Hunting Marketing Manager at YETI Coolers and previously, the Executive Editor at Petersen’s Bowhunting. AND, something I’m excited about… Ben has launched his own podcast called, The Hunting Collective. Ben seems older to me than his young age suggests… He’s a young chap with an old soul. What I like most about Benny--he’s not afraid to speak his mind; even when it’s not popular. At the same time--Ben doesn’t think he’s got all the answers--he’s a man open to new ideas and I like that about him.

Recently, Ben took a poll on Instagram. The poll asked, “should hunters get rid of the grip and grin pic?” As you can imagine, this question sparked some serious debate. And naturally, I had to ask Ben about it on the podcast. It’s okay, because Ben’s a deep thinker--he can get all philosophical on you--in a good way. He’s been some places--seen some things. He’s not naive to the broad world outside of hunting. It’s his job at YETI to make sure that hunting is represented in a positive light.

In today’s modern world, we all have a voice. How do we use it? Join us as we explore this topic and more on today’s Gritty Bowmen podcast.

“Never underestimate the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. - Wilma Rudolph

Feb 7, 2018

PART TWO-
Today on Gritty, we talk about an insidious, silent killer; a life-sucking force that people naively and foolishly welcome into their lives. A life-wrecking force that the fast-changing modern age has thrust upon the modern human mind. This insidious killer is STRESS. Today, I’m joined by the deep-thinking, intense and amazing, Doctor Hillary Lampers. She explains stress in clinical and colloquial terms. She talks about how our bodies and brains are all that we really have and how we should treat them. Human beings have evolved to thrive under stress--we need stress. But today’s modern stress is different--it’s a different animal from the kind of stress human beings NEED. Find out the difference and more about how to live “better” on today’s episode. You can learn more from Doctor Hillary’s website at HuntHarvestHealth.com.

GRITTY BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:

The Millionaire Next Door, The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh, The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Feb 6, 2018

Today on Gritty, we talk about an insidious, silent killer; a life-sucking force that people naively and foolishly welcome into their lives. A life-wrecking force that the fast-changing modern age has thrust upon the modern human mind. This insidious killer is STRESS. Today, I’m joined by the deep-thinking, intense and amazing, Doctor Hillary Lampers. She explains stress in clinical and colloquial terms. She talks about how our bodies and brains are all that we really have and how we should treat them. Human beings have evolved to thrive under stress--we need stress. But today’s modern stress is different--it’s a different animal from the kind of stress human beings NEED. Find out the difference and more about how to live “better” on today’s episode. You can learn more from Doctor Hillary’s website at HuntHarvestHealth.com.

GRITTY BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:

The Millionaire Next Door, The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh, The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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