- 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)
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
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Idaho is the state that started it all for me. It was my first out of state hunt and for years I would just hunt Oregon and Idaho. Idaho is a great opportunity to put an extra tag in your pocket and be able to experience a great backcountry adventure. Idaho is a great place to be able to do your research and find some really great hunts. I have been hitting the go hunt insider this week combing through Idaho information and I think I found a new unit in Idaho that I wanna try this year and is over the counter. Every year I try and have at least one hunt that is somewhere new, sometimes its a bust and sometimes I find areas that I hunt for years.
Todays guest is a very accomplish young elk hunter named Colton Gibbins. Colton is a diehard elk hunter and elk hunting guide that has a great outlook on hunting in the backcountry. In this episode we cover some of the basics to getting started with hunting in Idaho and also things to consider for the upcoming draw. Idaho is known more for its opportunity than for its trophies but with no preference points everyone has an equal chance at some truly great limited entry tags. If you plan on hunting in Idaho this year be sure to throw your name in the hat for a chance at a once in a lifetime sheep, goat, or moose tag. In Idaho the fact that you can only apply for one species makes Idaho some of the best draw odds in the west for your trophy species hunts.
If you have kids that you want to get into hunting, Idaho is a great state to get your kid started in hunting. With a minimum age of 10 years old, and a only $30 for a non resident youth tag Idaho is a great opportunity for kids to hunt every year and even fill the family freezer.
- Interview starts (4:15)
- Hunting Idaho as a nonresident (8:15)
- Idaho limited draw opportunities (15:15)
- Controlled rifle hunts for elk (22:05)
- Idaho terrain (23:45)
- Wolves in Idaho (26:00)
- Getting two tags and draw strategies (33:15)
- Mule deer draw hunts (38:15)
- Season dates for Muleys (42:15)
- Youth opportunities (51:45)
- Trophy Animals (1:07:30)
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Welcome to the show, this week we are going to nerd out on some state breakdown info but probably not on a state you normally think about. Robert Hanneman jumps back on the help us better understand some overlooked elk, moose, and sheep hunts from the east half of the country. If you are putting in for elk tags throughout the west and you’re not throwing your name in the hat for a chance at an elk tag in Pennsylvania and Kentucky your absolutely crazy.
In this episode we cover Elk hunting in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, We cover a lesser know sheep hunting opportunity in Texas. We talk about some Moose hunts up in the north country of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All said and done you could be applying in 6 more states for under $150!
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- East Coast Elk: 10:50
- Applying for elk in Pennsylvania: 14:25
- Applying for Kentucky: 22:30
- Dessert Sheep in Texas: 32:00
- Canadian Moose in the US: 36:05
- Tag strategies and trends: (52:55)
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