- Interview starts (7:00)
- Baiting blacktail (12:00)
- Endless bad luck (17:00)
- New Mexico draw tag (37:00)
- A coues and a six point in one trip (47:00
- Oregon Ochoco’s elk hunt (52:00)
- Drawing one of the big three in Oregon (1:02:00)
- Back to Nick’s unlucky season (1:17:00)
- Lessons learned (1:40:15)
Hey everybody, welcome to the show. For the holidays I was lucky enough to come back to Oregon and spend time with the family, and get this awesome podcast recorded with some awesome guys. Today’s episode is super interesting because the speakers seemed to be divided in half… Those who had amazing seasons, and those who, well, didn’t… I’ll let you decide who is who though. Lots of stories shared, and lots of lessons were learned on both sides of the hunts. Definitely a funny episode, and just a great group of stone cold killers, and I’m sure you guys will enjoy this episode. Thanks again Nick Schmit, Chris Pascua, and Cory Staniforth for joining me while I was in town to record this awesome episode.
This episode is brought to you by GoWild the ultimate app for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. We Actually just had Brad and John from goWild on the show and had a blast getting to know those guys and getting a behind the scenes look at why they built the app and some of the really cool features within the app. The GoWild app has a ton of cool features but one of the coolest features is the proprietary new scoring system that allows you to enter in your trophies and be scored on much more than just the inches of antler. Their scoring algorithm takes into consideration things like the weapon used, distance of the shot, public or private land. This gives you the ability to compete with your buddies even if he shot his buck with a bow and you shot yours with a rifle. The app also allows you to log time for things like hours scouted, or checking trail cameras. The team over at goWild understands that it is more than just how many inches of horn a buck has, it is about the whole experience. Go check out the episode we and then go download the app. Its free and the best part is they do a ton of gear giveaways all the time!
This episode is brought to you by On X Hunt. I recently harvested a great bull in Montana and I owe a huge part of that to my OnX. This was an area that I had hunted years ago but because of On X Hunt I was actually able to find a new access point to get into the area from a new way and save myself a lot of miles. For that hunt, I actually spent a ton of time on my laptop scouting areas and marking locations which are super cool because then when I get out in the field all of those points of interest I marked on my computer are now right there on my phone. It all worked out really well and I ended up finding a really cool bull and was lucky enough to harvest him. Another really cool new feature of the OnX hunt app is that after I shot the bull I was able to share that location with my buddy Butch who was coming in to help me pack out. which made it super convenient for him to know exactly where to find me. On X Hunt is hands down my best hunting tool I have for under $100 dollars and highly recommend getting it. Check it out and use The Rich Outdoors promo code TRO to save %20 off your membership. On X Hunt know where you stand.
Hey everybody, welcome to the show. On today’s episode, I bring on an absolute group of killers to talk blacktail hunting, seeing that were right around the corner of late season blacktail hunting here in the Willamette Valley. I grew up with Ryan Lovell, John Gebauer, and Jake Gibson, in a small little town that was pretty much in the heart of valley blacktail terrain. Over the years, the four of us have taken quite a few blacktail bucks, and we all understand the struggle that is trying to kill big blacktail. Hunting these deer our whole lives though, has aloud us to pick up a few things about them, which we try to share with you in this episode. I hope you all enjoy and learn something from this episode, I know I did. It was awesome to be able to get all my buddies from school on the podcast before I move off to Montana. Thanks for being on guys.
- Interview starts (4:20)
- Rifle hunting blacktail (8:50)
- Cameras for blacktail’s (11:50)
- Mountain bucks vs Valley Bucks (16:20)
- Using scents (24:00)
- How long bucks will check for does (29:50)
- Boots on the ground (34:00)
- Rattling bucks (38:20)
- The secret (47:20)
- Valley rut (51:35)
- Holding out (57:35)
- Bucks disappearing (1:03:35)
- Coyote hunting (1:06:20)
This episode is brought to you by GoWild. GoWild is the ultimate app for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Keep track of all of your photos and stats for your deer, turkeys, fish and whatever else you can think of. This app is super well organized and user friendly. Follow threads that are relevant to you and what you want to see. My two personal favorites are the DIY and the Wild Game Recipes. Go Wild has partnered with some of the best chefs in the industry to create their recipe system. You can Log your own recipes, or find new ways to cook your favorite wild game. Go Wild has also developed their own unique scoring system that is completely unique. It takes in way more than just the inches of antler on a deer. GoWilds new scoring system takes into consideration not just the size of the animal but also the type of weapon used, distance of the shot and much more. Allowing you to compare your hunt to your buddies hunt even if they were very different. So log in your stats and compete with your buddies, to gain points, O did I mention tons of free gear giveaways? The app is FREE so head over to the App Store and search GoWild Outdoors. For all of you Android users the app will be available this winter but just not quite ready yet.
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This episode is brought to you by OnX Hunt. OnX is a must have for serious hunters and is one of my top tools for $100 dollars. OnX is the most trusted resource for public/private mapping available in all 50 states. The On X Hunt app will turn your phone into one an amazing hunting tool allowing you to not only navigate heavily public/private areas, but with base maps, you can use satellite, topo, and Hybrid mode to navigate with land features. The On X hunt app allows you save maps and be able to use the app and the GPS while in airplane mode. Yes, it is possible through some kind of magic wizardry you can have your phone in airplane mode or have zero service and be able to track exactly where you are. One of my favorite features of On X Hunt is the ability to scout on my desktop mark points of interest, and then automatically have them on my mobile device so when I am in the woods I can see my saved areas, trails, and way points. On X hunt also has the ability to add layers such as roadless areas, timer cuts, burns, and much more. On X Hunt gives me a ton of confidence as a hunter and is just a must-have in today’s informant. That’s why it is on my list of best-hunting tools under $100. Check it out and use The rich outdoors Promo Code TRO and save 20% on your membership. It’s going to change the way you hunt.
Happy Monday everybody and welcome to the show. Today’s guest is known by his friends as probably the luckiest hunter in the world, but if you ask me, the harder you work the luckier you get. Kyle Jackson is a Californian who started as a rifle hunter, and within the last year has become obsessed with archery. Like most other die hards, Kyle hunts multiple states almost every year and has found success in huge variations of country. In this episode, we cover Kyle’s hunter from Spot and stalk blacktail in California, the high country in Colorado, and the most interesting to me would be the OTC Arizona hunt in January. This super late season hunt is action packed but is definitely not guaranteed. Kyle’s got some different tactics that he shares, particularly his ability to call in deer. We also cover a few the challenges that hunters face who are lifetime rifle hunters making the transition to archery hunting for the first time. Thanks for tuning in today guys!
- Interview starts (3:00)
- Trying to hunt elk and mule deer at the same time (5:45)
- Hunting Colorado (9:00)
- Grinding through the entire day (14:30)
- Hunting big bucks in California (20:00)
- Hunting Arizona (23:00)
- Hunting flat ground (30:45)
- Calling deer (46:00)
- The challenges of bow hunting (50:30)
- Catch up with Kyle (57:00)
This episode is brought to you by OnX Hunt. OnX is a must have for serious hunters and is one of my top tools for $100 dollars. OnX is the most trusted resource for public/private mapping available in all 50 states. The On X Hunt app will turn your phone into one an amazing hunting tool allowing you to not only navigate heavily public/private areas, but with base maps, you can use satellite, topo, and Hybrid mode to navigate with land features. The On X hunt app allows you save maps and be able to use the app and the GPS while in airplane mode. Yes, it is possible through some kind of magic wizardry you can have your phone in airplane mode or have zero service and be able to track exactly where you are. One of my favorite features of On X Hunt is the ability to scout on my desktop mark points of interest, and then automatically have them on my mobile device so when I am in the woods I can see my saved areas, trails, and way points. On X hunt also has the ability to add layers such as roadless areas, timer cuts, burns, and much more. On X Hunt gives me a ton of confidence as a hunter and is just a must have in today’s informant. That’s why it is on my list of best-hunting tools under $100. Check it out and use The rich outdoors Promo Code TRO and save 20% on your membership. It’s going to change the way you hunt.
I have been fairly lucky in my life to have had so many great mentors. Truly blessed that I was born into a hunting family and then surrounded by great hunters and great people to help steer me in the right direction. I honestly don’t know why it has taken me so long to share these two gentleman with you all but Walt and Dave along with many others have been a big influence in my life and I could listen to these old timers tell hunting stories for hours, reminiscing about the good old days. These guys have been giving me hell for shooting a wheel bow for years. I’ll never forget Walt was putting on a local trad bow shoot and I must have been 10 or 12 at the time and was shooting a little compound. As soon as I got there Ol Walt gave me a hard time about that wheel bow and I probably turned beat red. Fast forward 20 years and someone made a comment that the way I was taught and the way was brought into hunting isn’t the same way that so many others are getting into hunting today. Now I don’t view myself as a teacher merely a student, but I want to share with you more of the teachers that started the foundation for me. Listening to old timers enthusiastically tell stories of chasing big bulls and bucks that got away as lit the fire for me over the years and I hope you guys enjoy it as half as much as I do.
- Interview starts (6:00)
- Who are Walt and Dave (9:00)
- Blacktail populations back in the day (13:15)
- Early Walt stories (18:15)
- Transitioning to archery (23:45)
- When bugling first became a thing (31:15)
- Trophy hunting vs trying to better yourself (34:45)
- Shooting with a clicker (42:00)
- Walt’s jobs (51:30)
- The good old days (53:30)
- The Steens as a kid (58:15)
- The elk rut over the years (1:05:00)
- Walts most memorable hunt (1:11:00)
- Daves most memorable hunt (1:14:30)
- Practical jokes at camp (1:24:30)
- Elk hunting in 1989 (1:32:30)
- Advice to the 25-year-old self (1:36:15)
- One more hunt (1:41:00)
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Todays episode is with a man who has traveled the globe two times over chasing adventure and the experience. Mark Peterson is a Hunter, Conservationist, Producer, Outfitter, Guide, Consultant, TV, but most of all a father and a Husband to his family. We had a great conversation on a host of topics around hunting. Overall I really enjoyed chatting with Mark and think he is a great spokesman for hunting. Mark has set a life goal of completing a triple slam, one with each weapon, which is a big goal to accomplish but I look forward to watching his journey.
“Growing up near Lake Michigan, in the rolling hills of Oceana County, I developed a love and passion for hunting and the great outdoors at an early age, fostered by my father, who was an avid wingshooter. Starting at age 4, I went wilderness camping with my father in 12” of snow during January. With only a candle for heat, I’d listen to hunting tales from around the world and dreamed that someday I would create stories of my own.
For the past two decades, my hunts have continued in Michigan but also expanded to other areas around the world. In 2013, I completed my Grand Slam of North American sheep.
In early 2013, I decided to leave my family’s fruit farming and processing business to turn my passion into my full-time job. I now spend about two-thirds of my year out in the field. When I’m not in the field, I’m building my businesses. I’m currently the Co-Owner & CEO at Worldwide Trophy Adventures, Co-Owner of Rusted Rooster Media & Hatch Marketing Group, Co-Owner of Whitaker Brothers Hunting Company, Co-Owner of Salt River Outfitters, Co-Owner of Goose Haven Canada, and part-owner of The Wildlife Gallery. I’m also the Host of Cabela’s Instinct: Expedition Series on The Sportsman Channel. In addition, I’m currently working on my Super Slam and I aim to complete it in a few more years. I continue to hunt with my father, who has appeared on my television shows. And soon, you’ll see 3 generations of Petersons out there, hunting and enjoying the outdoors together.” – Mark Peterson
- Interview starts (6:30)
- Traveling and Hunting (8:30)
- Misconceptions about international hunting (13:00)
- How to manage time with multiple big hunting trips (20:00)
- Biggest struggles with hunting (24:30)
- Staying in shape (26:10)
- Advise to DIY guys (28:45)
- Worldwide Trophy Adventures (31:00)
- Upcoming hunts with Cabelas Instinct Series (41:30)
- Starting a sheep slam (52:10)
- Showing a non-hunter a hunt (56:20)
- Favorite gear (58:00)
- Advise to the twenty five year old (1:01:20)
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This Episode is brought to you by onXmaps. If you are a serious hunter onX is 100% a must have in todays hunting environment. I often ask on the podcast what the best piece of gear under 100 dollars is that makes them a better hunter and this is hand down on my list of gear under $100 dollars. onX maps is not only the most trusted public/private mapping system out there for all 50 States, but it also has all kinds of map layers. From hunting units, to road systems, to burns it has a ton of information. I don’t think I can stress enough how important it is these days to know where you are and where you can and can’t hunt. On top of all of that the onX app allows you save maps and use them when you are out of service. I actually just learned this out on my last bear hunt, but onX maps uses your phones GPS so it shows you exactly where you are even when your phone is on airplane mode. The best part is your onX maps sync between all your devices. So when you scout on the computer at home and mark all of your points of interest, glassing points, bugle spots, they all automatically sync with your phone or tablet as well. I think this is an awesome product and a must have for hunters which is why I am super excited to have OnX as a sponsor of the shop. Use the Rich Outdoors Promo code TRO and save 20% on a membership. It truly is one of the best tools under $100 to make you a better hunter.