This week’s Wapiti Wednesday I am joined by Charlie Smith of Phelps Game Calls. Charlie is Another one of those guys that fly’s under the radar but is more than qualified to talk elk calling and chasing big bulls. You just about have to pry it out of him but once I get Charlie talking there is a ton of knowledge to pull from. Charlie is a hell of a good caller and spends most of his time playing ultra-aggressive and challenging bulls to a fight. Once you get Charlie to open up he is pretty darn funny and we always have a great time. Also, Check out the Elkoholics video that we did, Charlie might have the funniest interview in the video.
This episode brought to you by Backcountry Fuel Box. I know what a lot of you are thinking. I’m not really a subscription box kind of person, but hear me out. This is the one subscription box you need. Backcountry Fuel Box is a monthly box of backcountry meals, snacks, bars, and all kinds of food for your next adventure. This box will introduce you to so many cool brands that you may have never heard of before, brands like FishSki Provisions who make some killer chile mac, or Big Sur Bars, Or Skout Backcountry, but it is also a great way to stock up on your favorites like Wilderness Athlete Hydrate and Recover Packets, or those tasty Off Grid Predator Fuel. Each month is different, new products for you to test out and try. You can also just stock up and save each months box of goodies for your upcoming hunting season. Either way, the Backcountry Fuel Box is the best way to test out, Stock up, and save money on the products you need anyway without having to order each one or even pay to ship. Head over to backcountryfuelbox.com and get signed up today. Use the TRO code to save 10% of your subscription every month.
This episode brought to you by Phelps Game Calls. Phelps game calls are consistent which is one thing I drive me nuts about other calls. Jason Phelps the owner is an amazing elk caller for one, but more importantly he a brilliant engineer, and obsessive about quality, which makes his calls consistent and super high quality. If you haven’t been able to use a diaphragm call before, first off you need to learn, and second buy yourself a few amp frames to learn on these are far and away the easiest calls to learn on. I don’t care what anyone says being able to call will make you a better hunter. doesn’t mean you gotta call all the time, but having the ability can mean the difference in a week-long hiking trip and eating elk steaks all winter. I prefer the ladder. Phelps Game Calls are finally in stock again, but you better order fast because last year they sold out of a lot of reeds before the season. Get free shipping on your order with the code TRO. Go get you a pile of reeds and start practicing now!
Meet Charlie Smith – Star
The “Elkoholics” Video – 6:09
Charlies Hunting Style & Rosies – 7:34
His Wifes Big Washinton Bull – 13:41
Mid-Day Tactics – 17:37
Plan B, D, C, & A – 24:56
Early Season Tactics – 31:20
Western Washington 2017 – 39:19
Charlies “Signature Call ” by Phelps – 48:58
Hunting with a Partner – 53:38
Angry Mountain Season Plans – 1:06:09
Where to See Their Video Content Etc – 1:09:38
Wapiti Wednesday is here! This week I am joined by fellow Bozemanite and elk fanatic Shawn Melland. Shawn is a beast and takes his elk hunting to a whole new level. As a former pro athlete, Shawn knows what it takes to operate at the next level and knows what kind of work goes into being successful. If his first 6 years of elk hunting he is averaging a 377″ bull killing 5 bulls all well over the 350″ mark, and all DIY public land. Shawn doesn’t even own a bugle and has never actually called in a bull at all, this fact alone intrigues me and want to dive into elk tactics that are completely outside of my wheelhouse. Shawn is amazing at thinking outside of the box, and even when I think that I am thinking outside the box Shawn will push me to think even farther and challenges most assumptions in elk hunting. If you like big bulls than you need to listen to this podcast!
Hey All, Welcome to Wapiti Wednesday. A Couple weeks ago I got the chance to head down to Colorado and turkey hunt with my all-time favorite elk hunter. I grew up obsessing over elk, watching Wayne Carlton hunting videos. So to get the chance to not only go turkey hunting with my personal hunting hero but to sit on the back porch and listen to stories with Wayne and his son Marc was pretty amazing. Once you get Wayne telling stories they just keep getting better and better. In fact, we ended up splitting this into two parts and will release the second half tomorrow morning. I really hope you guys enjoy joining me on Wayne Carlton’s back porch for some great elk hunting stories.
Today’s episode brought to you by iSocialboost. Right now Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms and continually growing. If you are looking to get your name or your brand out there. Whether you are looking to grow your small business or even just grow your personal brand. Building a solid organic account is a great way to get yourself or your business in front of more eyeballs. iSocialboost can help you grow your account. They are dedicated Instagram specialist and they really help you grow your tribe in an organic way, which means you are getting real followers. Followers that actually fit with your brand. Instagram is such a great way to get your small business or your personal brand out to the world and I highly recommend anyone looking to do either get serious about growing their reach. iSocialboost is helping me get my new Backcountry Fuel Box in front of thousands of people who would genuinely be interested in the box, which is such great brand awareness. If you are interested in growing your small business or just want to become an influencer in the Outdoor industry head over to iSocialboost.com Use the Code TRO and get 80% off your first week. They are so sure you will love it that they are basically giving it to you for free. Try it out.