Jim Burnworth is about as successful as they come in the hunting industry–on all levels. Jim has taken over a thousand big game animals in his career including 71 elk to date. So we chatted about his system and routines that he uses or does to make him the hunter he is. We also talked about western hunting in general and what species of animal will hone a hunter’s skill the most. This turned out to be a killer conversation with a ton of takeaways on how to become better hunters, bowmen, conservationists, and outdoorsmen in general. We also cover some of Jim’s other passions such as hot rods and hunting for old gems while on hunts for big game.
Today we are sitting down with long-time backcountry mule deer hunter Marc Smith. Marc is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to bowhunting and chasing monster mule deer, as he has been hunting and teaching backcountry bow hunting for decades. In this episode, we chat about Marc’s learning curve into the sport of bow hunting and how he would go about becoming a top hunter if he had to do it all again. We talk about hunting fitness and how his ideas on that have changed and evolved over the years. We cover a lot of great conversation based around the hunting industry and what it takes these days, as well as gear that Marc couldn’t live without. Marc dives into his bow setup and why he chooses a lot of the things he does and what makes a good product.
Guy Eastman shares with us what its like growing up in the Eastman family, and how he has seen the industry change over the years. Guy (and really the whole Eastman family) are a huge part of what the hunting industry stands for today, and have really pushed the fair chase and ethical side of what we do as hunters. Guy is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to western hunting, tag draws, and really the future of hunting. We cover tag application strategies and some of the issues that come with a growing population of preference points. Guy also shares his tips for success, as well as what makes a successful hunter.
This is part two of our interview with Marlon Holden of Gray Light Hunter. In this episode, we go over Marlon’s system for scouting, hunting, and getting the job done. Marlon is an absolute machine on the mountain and one of the most helpful guys out there. We break down my upcoming mule deer hunt and Marlon gives concrete advice and tips on how he would approach my hunt. Marlon has taken 40 bucks in the 9 years since first picking up a bow and here is his system for getting it done on the mountain. No dancing around the subject–the gloves are off and Marlon calls it like he sees it.
Today we’re chatting with Marlon Holden of Grey Light Hunter, who is a fascinating story–at least to me. Marlon has only been hunting for 9 years, yet has taken 40 muleys with his bow. I wanted to sit down with Marlon and tap into just exactly how he has been able to have so much success so fast. Turns out Marlon is full of great advice–so full in fact that we had to cut the interview into two parts. In part 1, we’ll cover just how Marlon was able throw the traditional learning curve out the window and expedite his hunting success at an amazing rate. Next week, we’ll break down the tactics and strategies he has developed to get him to where he his. All in all, this is definitely one of my favorite interviews so far and Marlon has some really great advice on hunting and in life.