Welcome to The Rich Outdoors podcast. Today I have a bit of a new format for the show. A lot of you know I am not a big fan of being followed around by a cameraman, in fact, I relish my solo elk hunts too much to add that kind of distraction. However, I do enjoy the idea of documenting my journey. Whether for the world or just for myself I wanted to hit record and just document my journey on a true solo backcountry adventure. This year I set out to spend two weeks on a solo horseback hunt and I thought it may be worth recording the adventure, for nothing else it may just be a good judge of how many days it takes before I completely lose it.
This podcast is also a test in a way as I would love to refine the process and do some cool adventure podcast where you follow along on adventures. For the record, future podcasts of this format will be much more processed and refined. This is kind of a pilot that we are kicking out to judge interest. Also, it is September and we just don’t want to spend that kind of time in the editing room when we could be out chasing bulls!
Do me a solid and let me know what you think of this podcast. Seriously though, I say that a lot but this time I really would like your feedback.
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!
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