- 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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Today’s episode is a another seminar that I had the opportunity to sit in at during the Salt Lake Hunt Expo. Shawn and Michael of Heartland bowhunter are some great bow hunters and put on a great seminar on Bowhunting Muley’s Spot and Stalk Style. As a pair of Whitetail bowhunters that have caught the mule deer bug, they have now spent a ton of time and effort chasing mule deer out west. Hope you guys enjoy it and tune is Thursday as we catch up with Shawn and Michael for a regular podcast and hear about Michaels recent Brown Bear hunt on Kodiak Island.
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Welcome to the show, today we are chatting about my home state of Oregon, and I will almost guarantee we are going to get some hate mail from this episode. Calvin Halladay joins me to chat about out the beaver state though no beaver hunts were discussed. Cal is a diehard hunter who spends a ton of time in the woods and has a lot of first hand knowledge about the top units in Oregon.
In this episode Cal and I discuss the top sheep and goat units, and some things to consider before just throwing your name on any unit in the state. We discuss the big three elk units and what current elk trends are doing throughout the state. we chat about great over the counter opportunity hunts for deer on both sides of the state, as well as the new premium hunts, and some tips for application strategy on those.
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- Oregon Nonresident tags (06:00)
- Sheep Trends (07:40)
- Mountain Goat (09: 40)
- Bonus point only (16:30)
- Left over tags (19:05)
- Tags are your responsibility (20:40)
- Oregon Elk Hunting (23:15)
- Elk trends in the big three units (29:30)
- Mule Deer hunting in Oregon (34:05)
- Blacktail over the counter hunters (39:30)
- Oregon new Premium hunts (41:30)
- Premium tag strategy (43:30)
- Auction Tags (45:30)
- Outfitter tag numbers (47:00)
- Mentored youth program (48:20)
- Harvest reporting (54:50)
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The Van Woerkom brothers Erik and Aaron of Muley Freak join the show to share some hunting stories and talk hunting. If you have a brother or have ever hunted with your brother you will get a kick out of this episode. We also end up talking about the pro’s and con’s of pack horses, and why blind horses and craigslist mules are a bad idea. Erik and Aaron grew up hunting with their dad and grandpa who loved to horseback hunt and be in the mountains with their horses. At 83 years young their grandpa drew a mountain goat tag in their home state of Utah and they were able to help take their grandpa on an amazing horseback hunt for mountain goat in their own back yard.
- Aaron’s first bow hunt (6:45)
- Elk VS. Mule Deer (8:25)
- Why IS Muley freak so into Mule deer? (13:45)
- Aaron’s background (15:55)
- Hunting with horses (19:35)
- Goat hunt with Grandpa Muley freak (38:15)
- Elk Hunt with grandpa Rich (41:15)
- Who shoots first? (44:05)
- Having a few tags VS having a ton of tags (47:50)
- Mule Deer hunts per year (49:55)
- Secret to planning better hunts (51:10)
- How to convince your spouse that hunting is the norm (55:10)
- New for Muley Freak (57:00)
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Welcome to the show, today we have another awesome state breakdown from Mr. Robert Hanneman of Huntin Fool Magazine. Robert is a wealth of knowledge and I can’t thank him enough for jumping on the show and sharing his knowledge. Applying in Nevada can be expensive, but the one thing I do like is that with the bonus point system that Nevada does use at least there is a chance of drawing without max points. Also if you are going to apply for one species in Nevada, you mind as well build points for all species if you are going to purchase a non refundable hunting license. These state breakdowns are probably a little too nerdy for some, but If you want to go on great hunts or just new and exciting hunts, knowing how to get a good tag is crucial. If you enjoy this episode or enjoy the podcast as a whole be sure to share it with a friend. The podcast has been really exploding in growth the last few months and I can’t thank you guys enough because it is all from you guys and word of mouth. Thank you so much for tuning in every week and please enjoy this great conversation with Robert Hanneman, and for more info from Robert check out Huntin Fool Magazine.
Why you should put in for Nevada (7:25)
Nevada draw sequence (13:20)
Draw strategies (14:40)
Nevada waiting periods (18:50)
Turning back tags (24:20)
Speciality tags (29:40)
Landowner tags (33:10)
Big picture of elk in Nevada (38:30)
Scouting for elk by drawing a deer tag (46:30)
Cow tags (49:20)
Big picture of mule deer in Nevada (48:25)
Big picture for antelope in Nevada (56:40)
Mountain Goat (1:00:00)
Sheep draws (1:02:05)
Sheep Strategy (1:04:50)
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