What an Awesome Muley Monday we have for you this week. South Cox is someone I have looked up to for years, and honestly the first time I ever interviewed him I was as nervous and excited as if I were stalking a 200 inch buck. Over the last couple of years, I have gotten to know South pretty well, which made jumping on the podcast with him this time a much better podcast. South a legend in when it comes to bowhunting and I love his mindset both on the mountain and off. South recently launched a new video that he has been working on the last couple of years and it turned out amazing! In this episode, we dive into all kinds of high country stalking questions and dilemmas that arise throughout a hunt. We also talk about understanding when to make a stalk, and when not to stalk, which can be that difference between making it happen and a long walk out for nothing. This episode is packed full of little golden nuggets of information throughout. I can’t thank South enough for sharing his knowledge as well as putting out such great content for all of us to drool over.
Check Out South’s Films: Stalker Stickbow Films
South’s Podcast: The Western Bowhunter Podcast
South’s Website: Stalker Stickbows
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Introducing South Cox – Start
From Work to Play & Season Prep – 6:47
Stalking Bucks – 14:49
South’s New Film: Return to the Backcountry – 19:08
Suitable Terrain Pursuing Bucks – 25:47
Variables to Consider when Stalking – 36:17
Bumping Deer on a Stalk – 45:23
Stalking Tactics & Gear – 54:04
Advice: Becoming a Better Stalker – 1:02:45
Why we as Hunters Choose the Hard Way – 1:07:19
Where to get South’s Films – 1:20:35