On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, Anthony Spencer and myself sit down with Sadie Kennel and Jason Wright. Sadie has been on the gritty bowmen once before on episode 60. I’ve followed Jason for years along with his friend Steve Speck via their outdoor film company, Pure Elevation. In this podcast, Jason tells us about hunting wolves, about his favorite hunting and dating methods, I mean stalking methods… er dating? And Sadie blames Jason for her insatiable shed hunting addiction.
On this episode of the Gritty Bowmen we meet with Mark and Jeff Skousen, Russ Meyer, Anthony Spencer and Corey Jacobsen. What does it take to get an elk on the ground? Do you really need to be in Elk Shape? Or is it just about mental toughness?
On this episode of The Gritty Bowmen Anthony Spencer and I sit down at the Northwest Hunting and Conservation Expo at the MTN Ops booth with two fabulous ladies, Jana Waller and Jules McQueen. You may already know these awesome gals, but you may not know that these two are besties of the first degree. We dive into how they met, some crazy hunts they’ve been on and why women are making a difference in today’s world as it relates to the public’s perception of hunting. This podcast was a blast! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
On this episode of the Gritty Bowmen Aron Snyder and Brian talk about Backcountry Shelters.
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Rockslide Kill Kit
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we chat with our good friend Ty Stubblefield of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.
“They’ve done studies to find out why someone stopped hunting, or why they didn’t get started hunting, and the number one answer was ‘they didn’t have a place to hunt’.”
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ALC-American Lands Council
Randy Newberg Hunt Talk Radio - Unfiltered
April 1st & 2nd in Missoula, Montana
Back Country Hunters and Anglers - BHA
Episode 22: Meat Eaters Podcast
On this episode of gritty bowmen, A-Aron and I sit down at the Northwest Hunting and conservation expo with Robby Denning, Co owner of Rockslide. Robby is the sort of guy you want to hunt with. Nice, Knowledgable, and an absolute killer. He has been dropping giant Mule Deer Season after season. We discuss What Robby feels are important and often over looked methods of hunting. And we talk about his new book, Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take The Best Buck of Your Life.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we’re back with Cory Miller at xXx Archery Shop and he tells us about some of the cool new products he picked up at this year’s ATA show in Kentucky.
If you live in the NW and you’ve never been to the XXX archery shop, you should go there. Corey has a cool, indoor electronic shoot for you to play with. And he’s a limited distributor for Kifaru—so he has pack frames in his store that you can try on with an 85 pound bag of cement to see how it carries. And Corey is very knowledgeable about all things compound bow, backpacking, and hunting.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, we hang out with friend, Tim Burnett, of Solo Hunter at the MTN OPS booth at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City. If you don’t watch Solo Hunter, I think you’re missing out. There are many great episodes but I highly recommend one of Tim’s most recent shows, Season 6, episode 13, GALE FORCE BOW HUNT--this is a December Mule Deer in ID. You can download this episode at SOLOHNTR.VHX.TV. Also, you can watch many of the prior season episodes of SOLO HNTR on Tim’s youtube channel--SOLO HNTR. You can find links to Tim’s shows in the show notes of this podcast. This podcast is a 4-man show; as my hunting partner, Anthony Spencer, and co-host Aron Snyder join in for a laid-back hunt chat with The SOLO HNTR.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, I and my Hunting partner, Anthony Spencer, hang out with Alan Bolen and Spike Lewis of Bolen Lewis Outfitters.
These guys Specialize in hard core backpacking hunts. They have been getting it done on POPE and YOUNG Sheep, goats, and bears for a years. They hold records for some of the largest sheep taken In British Columbia. They talk to us about how to pack for these epic hunts, about costs, and about the proper level of fitness required. These guys are the real-deal… they’re super legit backcountry bowhunters extraordinaire. This podcast is full of hunting stories, and tips and insight into outfitting. This show has a little bit of everything gritty in it. Alan and Spike gave us their BolenLewis backpacking gear-list. This list is the result of years of backcountry-hunting experience. Go to the show-notes of this podcast on our website to see their gear-list. And connect with Bolen Lewis on IG and FB to see some amazing backcountry adventures.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I visit with Randy Black Eagle, aka Randy Kitts, and my friend Cory Miller of xXx Archery. Randy tells about his company, what makes Black Eagle unique among arrow makers and he tells us about some of their latest products.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen. I and my hunting partner Anthony Spencer sit down with Russ Meyer and Corey Jacobsen at the Northwest Hunting and Conservation EXPO in Salt Lake City Utah. Anthony and I talk about the first time we met Russ, which was in the peaks of some Arizona mountains chasing elk in mid-september a few years back. Russ has got to be one of the most successful, under-the-radar hunters I’ve ever met. Kind of like Aron Snyder, Russ Meyer is a bit introverted. And like Aron, I think Russ is sometimes misunderstood by those on the outside looking in. But I find people like Russ fascinating. They don’t open-up that easily but once they do, they usually talk your ear off (ahem… Aron Snyder). In this podcast, Russ doesn’t disappoint. We get to know him a little better. He shares his knowledge on how to slay big game year after year, which he has done for decades. And Russ tells us what he does to raise his children with hunting. And we get to hear a little about how he and his wife work-out his days in the field, away from home for months at a time. And Corey Jacobsen shares his insight too—but mostly, I’d say he was just the eye candy.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, Aron Snyder and I visit with friend Matt Davis of Hoyt archery. Matt is very handy with a traditional bow. And Aron and Matt talk about A-Aron’s initial foray into the traditional bowhunting world. Matt knows bows. He’s a wealth of knowledge and a solid dude.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we visit with Randy and Candy Yow of Extreme Desire TV. Randy and Candy hunt big game out west. Their show focuses on REAL backcountry adventures--do it yourself hunts, which take place mostly on public lands. Go to extremedesireTV.com and check them out. They’re wonderful representatives of the hunting industry. They believe in honesty, integrity, and fair chase. And it shows.
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On this episode of The Gritty Bowmen we talk with Aron Snyder of Kifaru International. Aron shares his latest Traditional Bow progress, his experience with various types of tarps, as well as some behind the scenes info from the Western Hunt Expo.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Andrew Jakovac of Mystery Ranch and Kendall Card of CamoFire. Together they created Black Ovis. CamoFire is known for it’s lightning fast hunting deals. Aron Snyder said it best, “CamoFire: Getting poor people into the wilderness since 2007.” BlackOvis.com is a sister site of CamoFire where you’ll only find the very best, top of the line hunting gear from the top brands.
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we hang out with our ginger friends, Land Tawney and Ty Stubblefield of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. This was my first chance to meet Land and it was a pleasure. Land Tawney is the Executive Director Backcountry Hunters and Anglers or BHA. And through BHA, Land fights to keep public lands public. And in case you’re wondering… Land is his real name--not his “show” name.
Ty Stubblefield is BHA Chapter Coordinator. Ty knows that hunters and fisherman are true conservationists and stewards of our lands. When Ty isn’t fighting for conservation causes he can be found in the wild places he loves with bow or fly-pole in hand. BHA understands that our public lands are not free and must be fought for.
I’m proud to call these ginger dudes friends.
If you’re not already, become a member of BHA today. And as a member, try to attend the annual BHA rendezvous this year, 2016, in Missoula, Montana on April first through the third. You can learn more about their annual shindig at rendezvous2016.com -- I hope to see you there.
EPISODE 80: On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, Aron Snyder and I hang out with Cameron Hanes and Joe Rogan. Joe Rogan is a podcaster, UFC commentator, stand-up comedian and HUNTER. Joe’s podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, is a powerhouse. Joe has been an avid hunter Since his first hunting trip with Steven Rinella on the MeatEater show, titled First Timers, Montona Mule Deer, which aired in April 2013. On his podcast, Rogan has interviewed such people as Jim Shockey, Steven Rinellla, Tim Burnett, Remi Warren, and more. Joe has a massive non-hunting audience that loves his show. And he’s been able to use his platform to educate the non-hunting community about how hunting is conservation… about how hunting saves wildlife and wild places. He’s a gifted interviewer, entertainer, and with the help of his good friend Cameron Hanes, I’ve no doubt he’s become a skilled hunter as well… as long as he doesn’t talk to much… so i’ve heard from Cameron.
I don’t think Cameron needs an introduction to the Gritty Community… but here goes anyway for you new hunters or for those of you who live under a rock. Cameron Hanes is a bowhunting fool. And he trains year-round, always pushing his body to failure and beyond. He grew up “getting it done” on public land with elk and deer and bear… today, he continues to inspire both hunters and would-be hunters everyday.
In the middle of this podcast somehwere, we lost a camera angle for a couple minutes--like 10 minutes. Cameron is cut-off the screen… sorry Cam.
This is a fun podcast--you’ve got Joe Rogan, Cameron Hanes, and Aron Snyder, all on the show. It was good time.
EPISODE 79: On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, Aron Snyder and I hang out with Cameron Hanes at the ATA show in Kentucky. Prior to this event, I had never met Cameron Hanes. I’ve read his books. I’ve watched his blacktail films and some of his hunts with Eastmans. I’ve seen him and South Cox chase high country mule deer. I’ve seen him hunt giant brown bear with dear friend, Roy Roth. I’ve watched Cameron stalk cape buffalo in Australia and on and on. And of course, I’ve seen Cameron’s social media game, which is pretty strong. But I’ve never met the guy. You hear and see things… And I can’t help but admire his drive and passion for fitness… and his love of the outdoors and of the bowhunting life… but I had never actually sat down and talked to him. And much like my first meeting with Aron Snyder… I found Cameron to be a super cool dude. Easy to talk to. Genuine. And funny. Much like my own hunting buddies.
I was able to hit the local Crossfit gym in Kentucky with Cameron thanks to our mutual friend, Dan Staton, owner of Elk Shape. Dan lead a room full of hunters from the ATA show in a great team workout. Cameron was in his element. He loves fitness. And It was obvious. After the workout, Cameron took a group of us out to breakfast and there we laughed and swapped hunting stories and I couldn’t help... but think how it felt just like elk camp with my own buddies. At the end, he paid the bill. And I walked away from the experience thinking, I just like hunters. They’re cool people. And there is an instant brotherhood among us as long as we are able to keep our massive egos in check and be positive.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we visit with hunting film producer, Jason Matzinger. I first discovered Jason’s films through the Full Draw Film Tour. And I’ve followed his work ever since. Jason’s films make you think. They tell a story and they’re sincere and heartfelt. Jason is deeply involved in conservation efforts, teaming up with organizations such as the Mule Deer Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Jason is a talented filmmaker and skilled hunter. I look forward to what he does next.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we visit with Easton Corbin and Brandon Bates. These two guys were on a roll and had me laughing for a solid 25 minutes before I looked down and realized the record button had not been pushed on my recording device. we hadn’t captured any of the audio. I hope to get these two characters on a future show because they’re down-right fun. This episode is very short--just a few minutes with some cool dudes that’ll make you smile.
Some of you may recognize Brandon Bates as the host of the award winning show, RMEF Team Elk. Others may recognize him as the voice of the Professional Bull Riders or PBR, which he’s done for more than a decade.
And for those who don’t know, Easton Corbin is an American country music singer. AND a hunter. AND a cool dude. I hope to cross paths with these two fellas again someday.
On this episode of the Gritty Bowmen Aron and Brian discuss western hunting tips. Get their advice on what to do and what not to do when planning a trip out west.
On this episode of The Gritty Bowmen we meet with Jason Phelps and Charlie Smith. Jason is owner of Phelps Game Calls and his hunting partner Charlie owns Charlie’s Taxidermy. They are also part of Angry Mountain Productions.
Gruff Mountain Man Gritty Bowmen Film https://youtu.be/b5EhmGgQff8
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we visit with David and Karin Holder of Raised Hunting. Raised Hunting is about an average american family that has used hunting as a platform to teach ethics and values to their family. I’ve been a big fan of David Holder ever since I first saw him on an early Primos hunting video. David and his family have accomplished a lot since then. Their hunting show captures the raw emotion that comes from an animal at close range, all while focusing on bringing you ultimate adventures with the highest regard to cinematography.
But the best thing about Raised Hunting, in my opinion, are the meaningful values and ideals that they share on their show. If you already know the holders, I hope this episode of the Gritty Bowmen makes you like them even more. And for those of you who have never met the Holders, I hope you take the time to look them up, watch their show and consider how you might use hunting to strengthen the relationships within your family and your community.