Today I am Joined by serial entrepreneur and backcountry hunter Steve Speck of EXO packs, and S&S Archery. We ended up diving pretty deep into entrepreneurship and stoves background which turned out to be a great conversation. Steve is also very much a minimalist hunter and cover not only what he has in his pack but also how he decides to remove or add things to his gear list. Steve had the great opportunity to hunt with the Born and Raised Outdoors crew this year, which turned out to be a blessing as their style is so very different from his own. We cover what Steve’s hunting style for elk has been in the past as well as what tactics he picked up and adapted to his own throughout the year of hunting with new partners. As the Owner of an outdoor online retailer, Steve gets to play “Test” all kinds of new gear and it was fun to hear some of his takes on new equipment that he tested this year, things he likes and things he dislikes.
- Entrepreneurship (6:00)
- Getting into Bow Hunting (21:30)
- Being Minimalist Hunter (25:30)
- Elk Season (36:30)
- Hunting new areas vs old stomping grounds (45:00)
- Using a GPS to understand an Area (49:00))
- Gear Tips (54:00)
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