On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Casey Harbertson of MTN OPS and Corey Jacobsen of Elk101.com They've teamed up to offer you a chance to win an archery hunt in the rugged mountains of Montana. There are TWO WAYS to enter.
Every $5 spent at www.MtnOps.com or at an authorized dealer gets you one entry into the VAULT.
The second way to enter is by purchasing a membership to Elk University http://www.elk101.com/onlinecourse/
Hurry and enter before this promotion ends! Enter now and keep your fingers crossed. September is calling!
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we answer listener questions and share Aron Snyder's backpack hunting tips and tricks.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we show you EXACTLY what is in our packs WHILE on the mountain. We talk about clothing, stoves, cook stoves, shelters, floor-less shelters, knives, lanterns, headlamps, first aid, fire starter, food, backpacks, fishing tackle, camera gear, sleeping pads and more.
Hello friends, on this episode of Gritty Bowmen we share our bear hunting stories from this month’s Prince of Wales Island bear hunt. I’ve inserted and overlaid a lot of video footage in this podcast. It's good stuff. I hope this episode gets you excited to get outdoors and to plan your next big adventure. Stay gritty.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about Aron's recent Grizzly and Black Bear hunts with Primitive Outfitting in British Columbia.
This episode of Gritty Bowmen is coming at you from Whale Pass on Prince of Wales Island in South East Alaska. Our guest is our friend Ken Brough. Ken is a quiet unassuming guy, but if you spend a little time with him you quickly realize there's more to this man than meets the eye.He’s an accountant by trade but an adventurer at heart. He’s been to some of the most remote areas of Alaska. He’s hunted brown bear, caribou, goat, and sheep to Sitka blacktail and big coastal black bears that Prince of Wales if famous for. A couple years ago Ken quit his accounting practice and started a hunting outfit in whale pass on the island. He calls his outfit Prince of Wales Eagle Lodge. We purchased lodging at his place for two weeks. Ken caters to the DIY hunters who want to do everything on their own, as well as those who wish to be catered to. He basically set us up with a place to sleep, a car to drive and a skiff to cruise the ocean shores with. On this episode we learn more about Ken. The enigmatic accountant/bush pilot. He tells us a few good stories about his adventures and the harrowing adventures of others who have explored Alaska’s wild frontier. Ken shares his knowledge about bears and about POW island and he talks about what drew him to the island. We talk bout the difficulty of judging the bears and the best time to fish the island. It’s good stuff. I hope you enjoy hanging out with this quiet unassuming man as much as we did. If you’re planning a trip to POW island give Ken and his lodge a look. You can find him on instagram @EagleLodgeAlaska. Give him a follow and checkout his website EagleLodgeAlaska.com
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Aron’s long-time friend, Marc Smith, AKA The Muley Slayer. According to Aron, “Marc has killed more things than small pox.” Marc’s main focus is on hunting Mule deer although he is excited to get to hunt Elk this year. We also talk about judging yardage and whether or not it’s ethical to not use a range finder. Checkout Episode 102 to see more backstory of Muley Slayer, Marc Smith. He gives us a glimpse of a less experienced Aron Snyder and how he first cut his teeth on Colorado mule deer. And Aron shares some great stories from their past.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about fitness with none other than Dan Staton. Dan is the current owner of Crossfit Spokane Valley and helped co-found Train to Hunt with long-time friend Kenton Clairmont. We talk about different fitness programs and whether just throwing on a backpack and hiking up a mountain is enough to get you into #ElkShape. You can follow Dan on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/elkshape . or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElkShape/ or on Instagram @danthefitnessman
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Bryan Marshall, founder of Wishes For Warriors and Erik Galvan a triple amputee and Ambassador for Wishes. These guys are doing stuff that matters and we ALWAYS have a great time when they are on the podcast. Eric talks about the first time he met Bryan on a Tough Mudder course that took them 7 1/2 hours to complete. It’s straight-up inspiring and hilarious at the same time. I really enjoyed this podcast and we love what the Wishes For Warriors organization is doing for our wounded veterans. To learn more about Wishes For Warriors and how you can be a part of it, checkout out Gritty Bowmen episodes 66 & 106 or follow the links below.
Tough Mudder Erik Galvan, USMC
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Valkyrie Archery founder Brent Hahn. Valkyrie Broad heads are moderate weight, extreme weight forward delivery systems. "Your material is tougher, more precise and the center pin portion is more accurate compared to a standard shaft." ~Aron Snyder
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Garrett Aida of Dark Energy. Garrett goes over some of the features of why Dark Energy chargers are so durable and long lasting. He shares some of his paragliding adventures and I talk about the many ways Aron Snyder and I use them in the field. Check out more Dark Energy on Gritty Bowmen Episode 178 and Aron's Oft-Overlooked Gear List Episodes 132 & 230. @garrettaida or @darkenergytech on Instagram
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Ryan Carter and Sean Degray of DC Outfitters & The Total Archery Challenge. We talk about hunting big trophy bulls and why Ryan prefers early season.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about what cameras we're using, the lenses and why.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about Camera Gear and the 15 Do's and Dont's we wish that we had known when we got started.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about camera gear basics; Camera 101, Auto or manual focus, white balance, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Donnie Drake, Dirk Durham and Corey Jacobsen. These men are Elk hunting masters and are consistently getting it done. We talk about hunting dynamics, relationships, ego, nutrition, exercise and throw a few Elk hunting stories in as well. For more information check out elk101.com and follow them on social media.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about pack loading and adjustment.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with David Brinker and John Barklow of Sitka Gear to talk about the 2017 products.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen Brian and Aron answer more listener questions regarding shelters, condensation, gear and more.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Suzanne Call and Jordan Harbertson to talk about Cancer, Life, Love, Faith and Hope.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen Aron Snyder and Brian Call answer listener questions.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen Aron Snyder and Brian Call answer listener questions.
Featured on this podcast:
Fjallraven Abisko or Abkisko Lite
Accu touch sight
Trophy Taker option 4 sight
Sweet Spot - Hinge with a safety.
Woodsman w/lid,Mountain Warrior, Tahr
Kifaru Customer Service (303) 278-9155
Aron’s Cell (720) 937-1418
DSLR Camera- Canon to Sony
Dark Energy Charger Poseidon Coupon Code GRITTY15 for 15% off
Steripen Classic - Get the classic! https://www.steripen.com/classic3/
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen Aron Snyder does a gear review on the Kifaru Sawtooth and the Kifaru Tut.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet again with Candy Yow of Extreme Desire TV to talk about Ladies Hunting Camp. We are joined with Asha Aiello and Riza Lesser this year. Ashais the Marketing Manager of Cabelas in Tualatin, Oregon. She strives to connect customers with opportunities for outdoor recreation and learning. Which is exactly what this Ladies Hunting Camp is all about. Riza is Leupold's Marketing Program Manager. Riza went to the camp last year for the firs time and shares her experience and why she's such proponent of the event. This year they will have a camp in Oregon and in Utah. To register or find out more please go to http://ladieshunting.com
On this podcast we meet Kip Fowler. Kip is a long-time friend of Aron Snyder's. Kip talks about his Super Man Buck, How his hunting techniques have evolved over the years, tips on consistently getting big bucks and how he and Aron became friends.
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Garrett Carr of Hidden Instinct and Eric Chesser and Casey Lavere of HUSH. Garrett and Micah Fey have built a successful Youtube Channel helping people hunt predators. We talk specifically about Coyote hunting and its purpose. As well as how hunting coyotes can help you hone your hunting skills for other western big game animals.