Welcome to the show, today I am joined by my buddy Dale Evans of Relentless Soul Photography. Dale is a great photographer who spends a boat load of time following critters around with both a camera and a bow. Now Dale is a fantastic photographer and I highly recommend you go check out his work. In fact, I am getting one of his pieces for the new podcast room because I love it so much. The interesting thing about Dale though is how he ended up in Montana or the in the west at all. Dale was born and raised in Florida and after coming out to Wyoming for an Elk hunt in 2010 fell so in love with elk hunting and the west, he basically uprooted his entire life plan and moved to Wyoming so that he could elk hunt every year. That is the power of the bugle right there my friends. Anyway, Dale and I had a great conversation about photography, elk hunting, and chasing your dreams. Hope you guys enjoy this episode.
- Interview starts (4:30)
- Growing up watching western hunters (9:30)
- First successful elk hunt (10:30)
- Packing out elk (17:30)
- Moving across the country to be an elk hunter (23:30)
- Becoming a photographer (25:00)
- Perspective of a wildlife photographer vs hunters (28:30)
- Wildlife photography benefiting your hunting abilities (31:00)
- Falling in love with the pursuit (34:00)
- Mentors leading to success (38:30)
- Breaking camera gear (40:00)
- Making the decision to do what you’re passionate about (44:45)
- What the future holds (49:30)
- Favorite animal to photograph (51:45)
- Being bear aware (56:45)
- Go with your gut (58:30)
- Advice for getting into photography (1:06:30)
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This episode is brought to you by GoWild the ultimate app for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. We Actually just had Brad and John from goWild on the show and had a blast getting to know those guys and getting a behind the scenes look at why they built the app and some of the really cool features within the app. The GoWild app has a ton of cool features but one of the coolest features is the proprietary new scoring system that allows you to enter in your trophies and be scored on much more than just the inches of antler. Their scoring algorithm takes into consideration things like the weapon used, distance of the shot, public or private land. This gives you the ability to compete with your buddies even if he shot his buck with a bow and you shot yours with a rifle. The app also allows you to log time for things like hours scouted, or checking trail cameras. The team over at goWild understands that it’s more than just how many inches of horn a buck has, it is about the whole experience. Go check out the episode we and then go download the app. Its free and the best part is they do a ton of gear giveaways all the time!