Welcome to the podcast today’s episode is with a total badass of a hunter as well as an Army Ranger. Even though Justin is probably sitting in his lazy boy with his foot up listening to this because he just had surgery on his ankle. Which still hasn’t slowed him down much. Justin is a straight killer and will always find a way to get it done. A ranger, an artist in taxidermy, and has an outfitting business as well a dad to a total badass daughter. I have a lot of respect for Justin and his accomplishments both on and off the mountain. Born and raised in Colorado Justin took full advantage of the opportunity to move to Alaska, and I do mean full advantage. I really applaud those who live life to the fullest.
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- Interview starts (4:00)
- Who is Ryan (8:30)
- Ryan’s crazy successful year (17:00)
- Hunting a new area (20:15)
- Nevada high country buck (25:00)
- How do you know when to pull the trigger (30:45)
- Setting goals (37:00)
- Training for season over the years (41:45)
- Train to hunt (44:45)
- Solo hunting (48:15)
- An amazing hunt with an 8-year old (1:03:00)
- The secret to Ryan’s constant success (1:08:00)
- Advice to your 20-year-old self (1:17:15)