EP 605: Eric Bethune, Trad Polar Bear, Record Tule Elk, and Building Discipline
Hey there, fellow adventurers! Cody Rich here, and I promise today’s episode is one for the books. I’m stoked to have Eric Bethune on the show, who, believe it or not, snagged the world record Tule Elk in California’s hard horned division last year. But that’s just scratching the surface. Eric’s 2022 was nothing short of mind-blowing. It seems wherever he went, record-book animals met their match!
Now, I’ve heard some wild hunting tales in my time, but trust me when I say, you’ll need to hear Eric’s firsthand to truly grasp the sheer craziness of his experiences. Just imagine: a heart-stopping polar bear hunt with a Trad Bow, where, at a spine-chilling 15 yards, things go south, leading to, well, a ‘yard sale’ of hunting gear, if you catch my drift. Or how about the time a mistaken shot by another hunter on the first day led to Eric notching a record Muscox bull? And let’s not forget the Tule hunt, which began as a modest quest for a representative bull but escalated into a record-breaking rodeo.
But what’s perhaps most intriguing? Eric’s fairly new to bow hunting! We dive deep into how his background in bodybuilding instilled a fierce discipline in him, shaping him into the ace bow hunter he’s fast becoming.
Join us as we unpack a year of wild hunting adventures, unexpected twists, and relentless dedication! 🏹🐻🦌🎯