Hey everybody, welcome to the show. For the holidays I was lucky enough to come back to Oregon and spend time with the family, and get this awesome podcast recorded with some awesome guys. Today’s episode is super interesting because the speakers seemed to be divided in half… Those who had amazing seasons, and those who, well, didn’t… I’ll let you decide who is who though. Lots of stories shared, and lots of lessons were learned on both sides of the hunts. Definitely a funny episode, and just a great group of stone cold killers, and I’m sure you guys will enjoy this episode. Thanks again Nick Schmit, Chris Pascua, and Cory Staniforth for joining me while I was in town to record this awesome episode.
- Interview starts (7:00)
- Baiting blacktail (12:00)
- Endless bad luck (17:00)
- New Mexico draw tag (37:00)
- A coues and a six point in one trip (47:00
- Oregon Ochoco’s elk hunt (52:00)
- Drawing one of the big three in Oregon (1:02:00)
- Back to Nick’s unlucky season (1:17:00)
- Lessons learned (1:40:15)
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