This is one of those podcasts where we let out a little too much info! I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Cody Lujan, who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to elk hunting. You have probably seen Cody on MeatEater with Steven Rhinela or various other shows. Cody has a lifetime of elk hunting experience and I think what I like most about him is that he really thinks outside of the box. In this episode, we talk about open country bulls and behaviors of non-migratory animals vs migratory herds. A lot of people tend to put all elk in the same category but the habits of both can differ widely. We also talk about an interesting topic I don’t think a lot of people have considered which is the effects of beetle-killed forests and how that dynamic is changing elk behavior. This is most definitely a must listen to the podcast when it comes to elk knowledge.
Also real quick I before the podcast I need you guys to do me a favor. We made a pretty funny Wapiti Wednesday promotional video called Elkaholics. The problem is Facebook put the kibosh on our promotional effort and banned the video for promotion so I need your guys to help in sharing it. Click the link in the show notes, check out the video, and give it a share. I will be giving away a ton of Phelps Diagphrams to people who help us get around Facebook’s BS rules and share the video. Thank you guys so much.
Welcome to Wapiti Wednesday, today I am joined by fellow Bozemanite Ben Guttormson. It seems like so many great elk hunters I meet in this town are brought here for there obsession for elk hunting. It also seems that some struggle while others pick it up rather quickly. Called it luck or call it skills Ben has definitely found a system that works for him. I like Ben’s style of hunting elk because he doesn’t solely rely on calling or on not calling but blends the two to suit the situation. In this podcast, we talk about Ben’s love for hunting elk, what pushes him, and what makes him a successful hunter.