Ryan Lampers might just be the best public land mule deer hunter on the mountain these days though you would never hear him even remotely say so himself. Ryan is as consistent as they come and just happens to “get lucky” on every hunt. Ryan’s luck comes in the form of a perfect combination of hard work and persistence. In this episode, I try to crack into what makes Ryan so successful hunt after hunt and year after year. With three bomber bucks already in the freezer, this year and one more tag to fill Lampers has the skills to get it done from early season through late. One of the things I have picked up from Ryan is that he can read the lay of map better than most and just knows where to find those big bucks that nobody has messed with.
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Ryan Lampers – Mule Deer Slayer – 0:03:47
Lampers Season Overview – 0:07:16
Feeling & Dealing with the Pressure – 0:08:35
What Ryan Struggles with – 0:12:17
When to Hold Em & When to Fold Em – 0:14:52
Getting Inside Ryans Mind – 0:21:55
What Ryan Looks For & His Approach – 0:28:53
Interpreting Tracks Season by Season – 0:34:37
Hunting When its Hot – 0:42:23
Late Season – Storms – 0:47:19
Importance of Finding Does – 0:51:49
Ryan’s New Films & Youtube Project – 1:02:29
Ryan’s Podcast – 1:04:37