- Interview starts (3:00)
- Brady’s hunt so far (5:00)
- Winterkill (7:00)
- What we’ve learned this season (13:30)
- Too many deer (16:45)
- High desert vs low country (21:00)
- Where the big bucks hide (26:00)
- Chris’s hunt (41:00)
- The stoveless hunt (44:30)
- Hunting cravings (52:00)
- Upcoming hunts (54:00)
Hey all, in today’s episode I get together with Brady Miller, and we catch up on how each others seasons have been going so far. We cover topics from what we believe to be harsh winter kill, to seeing too many deer. Being that Brady is the gear nut, we cover his stoveless hunt, and how it cut weight and actually increased his calorie intake. Hope you all enjoy this episode, thank you for tuning in!
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Hey, guys and gals welcome to the show, its the rich outdoors podcast I am your host Cody Rich. So, I just got back from elk hunting in Montana and first off I can’t thank you guys enough I am overloaded with messages of successful hunts and guys thanking the podcast for the success. That might be the best motivation to keep grinding and producing the show yet. So thank you guys so much and congratulations to all of the listeners who were successful this year. I wanna do a full elk hunt recap so I won’t get into my season too much but in some ways, I had a great year, and in others, it was a struggle. Overall I had a blast and season went by way-way to fast. I set some pretty big goals and came probably as close to reaching them as I ever have both in Oregon and in Montana, but just couldn’t quite get it done for various reasons. I’m sure we will dive more into it on a hunt recap podcast here shortly. Today though I am joined by Mike Johnson of Hell’s Canyon Armory. Mike is a great guy with a huge passion for chasing mule deer and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to long-range shooting and just becoming a more proficient shooter overall. In this episode, we kind of jump all over talking about mule deer, Guns, and telling hunting stories but Mike has some great tips throughout. Hope you guys enjoy this episode and if you are in the market for a new Custom Long Range gun be sure to hit Mike up he is a solid dude.
- Interview starts (8:00)
- Getting into hunting when you didn’t grow up in a hunting family (12:00)
- Sleep late do great (20:00)
- Killing a deer that you never could before (30:30)
- Hells Canyon Armory (33:00)
- How long range shooting abilities increases hunting success (42:30)
- What’s too far? (46:00)
- The caliber of choice for most long range hunting (52:00)
- The best way to become a long-range hunter (56:00)
- The biggest reason guys miss a shot (1:01:00)
- Learning MOA or Mrad (1:08:00)
- First focal plane vs Second focal plane (1:13:00)
- Not punching my elk tags (1:23:00)
- Catch up with Mike (1:36:30)
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This episode is brought to you by goHUNT.com. GoHUNT’s insider membership is a membership that gives you access to so many tools to help you become a better hunter. I know you guys hear me talk about it all the time and you probably hear it on every podcast you listen to but if you are not a member yet you are missing out on a great resource. GoHUNT.com is easily one of my favorite tools for finding and researching hunts, but it is so much more than that. Having access to the knowledge base and articles is super valuable and when you become a member you get even more benefits like points back on gear in the goHUNT Gear Shop. Just the prices at the gear shop alone are worth being a member. GoHUNT is currently offering a free trial. If you have always wondered if this goHUNT thing worth the money? now is your chance to test it out for free. Try it out and I promise you will be hooked. This tool will save you so much time and effort on researching hunts, not to mention you will find hunts you never knew were there. Just go to goHUNT.com/TRO sign up for your free trial and I will send you a free TRO podcast Decal and tutorial on how I use go hunt to find hidden gem units.
Welcome to the show, today’s episode is brought to you by goHUNT.com. GoHUNT is a really cool tool and a platform for researching areas and finding great hunts. The filtering 2.0 allows you to search units by specific criteria that you are looking for. Say you only want to hunt a unit that is over the counter, has lots of public lands, and you want an area with a good bull to cow ratio. Filtering 2.0 will show you which hunts to look into. from there you can dive into the numbers see even more. goHUNT is doing a limited time free trial seriously it is not going to last very long. If you wanna see what everyone is talking about go over to goHUNT.com/TRO and check it out. I’m telling you it is going to blow your mind, just go check it out.
- Interview starts (5:00)
- 160 Calories per oz (7:45)
- Meals per day (15:30)
- Late season hunts (21:00)
- Small snacks throughout the day vs 3 meals a day (26:15)
- Water additives (29:00)
- Organization for food (34:30)
- Backcountry stove (37:30)
- Jetboils (41:15)
- A no stove hunt (43:00)
- Legality of the slingshot (53:00)
- Get Adams gear list (55:00)
In this episode, I am joined by my buddy Adam Foss who has been on the show a couple times now to talk backcountry food options. Adam is one of those guys who not only spends a ton of time in the backcountry but goes out of his way to pull inspiration from others like backpackers and climbers. What I like about Adam is that he is pushing innovation but yet is still a realist when it comes to packing light. In this episode, we break down Adams gear list for backcountry food, some of his favorite things, and even a special recipe for backcountry Thai food. Which involves ramen noodles, jerky, a peanut butter packet and some tabasco. I know you’re probably hungry just thinking about it. We also talk cooking setups, and much more. I don’t know if this episode will leave you as hungry as a show with Tiffany Haugentalking about Thanksgiving recipes but it may get your creative juices flowing for some serious backcountry culinary arts.
In this episode I sit down with Tony Trietch, and we talk about a little bit of everything. My personal mule deer tag is right around the corner, and I’m glad that I was able to pick Tony’s brain a bit as I start prepping myself. Tony is a well rounded hunter, and is a very reliable source to go to for information on tactics gear. Tony’s been writing outdoor pieces for Rokslide and many other outdoor blogs, and is a great person to go to if you’re in need of information. Like myself, Tony is mostly a solo hunter, and his tactics and mine seem to be pretty parallel with each other. We get into the subject of backpacking in, when to camp out, and when to stay at the truck, which, may help a few of you guys come to a decision on what your game plan is going to be this upcoming Saturday when season opens. Thanks for listening guys!
- Interview starts (2:15)
- Transitioning from whitetails to mule deer (9:15)
- The hardest part of long hunts (14:15)
- What to look for in a hunt (17:15)
- Picking the right plan (22:45)
- Biggest mistake to make (30:45)
- To wait or not to wait (36:30)
- Hunting by yourself vs with a partner (39:15)
- New gear for the year (43:30)
- Shelter systems (46:15)
- When to backpack in (49:45)
- Slow down on your stalk (57:15)
- Catch up with Tony (1:01:45)
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It’s Wapiti Wednesday and only 3 more Wapiti Wednesday’s until its September, the greatest month of the year. I can almost taste it! This episode of Wapiti Wednesday I’m joined by the founder of The Elk Addicts Facebook Group to talk elk hunting. Chris started Elk Addicts as a place that elk hunters could come together and share their passion for all forms of elk hunting. The Elk Addict group is a great place to get feed back on gear, tactics and just about anything in elk hunting. In this episode Chris shares with us some great hunting stories from the last couple years on chasing elk, in particular, try to chase the same elk. The one that keeps getting away. Chris runs a lot of trail cams and likes to have a good idea about every elk in the area. We discuss the pros and cons of running cameras and the frustration that goes along with it.
- Interview starts (2:00)
- Recovering poorly hit animals (12:15)
- Chasing last years bull (20:30)
- Finding bulls you get on trail cameras (31:45)
- Big bulls avoiding trail cameras (38:00)
- Elk hunting in wolf country (41:45)
- Calling in elk in wolf country (45:00)
- Killing “Lucky” (49:30)
- Idaho’s proposed law on trail cameras (52:00)
- Catch up with Elk Addicts (1:01:30)
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