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Interviews with The Hunting Masters was started 10 years go as a way for Hunting Channel members to get their hunting related questions answered by professional hunters. John has now brought it to the public still continuing to bring on expert guests to share their knowledge and help you grow as a hunter

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I first cut my teeth hunting as a really little boy, taking my first whitetail with my father in NY at the age of 5… . Hunting was a great experience treasured by my family. We went small and big game hunting every chance we got, just as another excuse to spend time together. I remember my dad taking me every morning before school to go shoot my bee-bee gun; some of my most memorable moments in childhood were spent in the field with my dad.

As I grew up those traits and teachings that my dad taught me in the field stuck with me as I developed my hunting skills and became a man. I thank my Dad each day for taking me out with him.

As I grew older my taste for hunting changed and I discovered bow-hunting. I took up bow-hunting at the age of 13 and have been in love with the sport ever since. I do rifle hunt from time to time, however I would rather fail with my bow then be successful with my rifle.

I now run The Hunting Channel online, have my own TV show since 2004, I am a outdoor writer for several publications, run a popular hunting blog, youtube channel, I have my degree in Wildlife management, I am a certified Deer Manager and I have published Two books “The Secrets of Hunting Western Game” and “The Whitetail Hunters Blueprint” , I have a registered whitetail Slam, and of course I am the Host of this Podcast Interviews with the Hunting Masters
Aside from my loving family hunting is my life….. .

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Tim Gillingham Mtn Goat 11.4 Tim and I talk about his mountain goat hunt, we also discuss: broadheads , bows and bunch of little tid bits..   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Arizona Elk Draw Breakdown Travis McClendon 11.3 How the Arizona bonus point system works How the Arizona big game tag system works What units you should be applying for Check out Travis McClendon's Zeroguidefees    #elkhunting #elkhuntingpodcast #elkhunter

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Barbary Sheep in NM and TX Ty Goar 11.2 If you are looking for an awesome hunt in the off season February hold some amazing hunts chasing amazing creatures Barbary sheep in NM is some of the most rugged hunting you will ever do. Ty Goar is a specialist I chasing these big boys and he shares his knowledge with us . check out TYs website   Tgs throphy hunts NM   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Wyoming Elk Draw Break Down w/ Robert Hanneman 11.1 Robert is a professional hunting consultant with Huntin Fool and spends days upon days in the field himself hunting in this episode we break down how the Wyoming elk draw works, we talk about the preference point system in Wyoming, the different types of tags available in wy for elk. We discuss tag strategies and what units fit your situation. for more on Wyoming elk draw check out Huntin Fool or to apply for the WY elk draw click here    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Year End Recap with Anthony Stallone Goodbye 2019 Anthony and I discuss some of the hunts from this past season some things we learned and our follies and wins. Coues deer hunting, elk hunting late season, hunting with our kids and long range shooting  #couesdeer #elk #elkhunting #pighunting #huntaz #coueswhitetail

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Choosing the Right Knife Troy Hellman 10.57 Troy and I discuss what to consider when buying a knife Knife steel and what to look for Knife Sharpening  Knife care Best knife for the task

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Hunting Whitetail with recurve bow Michael Vlahadamis 10.56 Mike is my hunting partner in NY and my wife's cousin I got him into hunting 12-13 years ago and he has really turned into quite the bowhunter he took his biggest buck to date this season with a recurve that he built himself.  Check out mike's wood working shop 

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South Dakota recap Big Old Muleys and Camp Shenanigans 10.55 I let Charles and Dan drink a few fingers of whiskey and hijack my podcast for a little bit and we get into just about everything on this one including the stories of Charles's buck and my buck in South Dakota   Check out Shadow Trekker Adventures to find out more about Charles and if you wanna find out more about Dan well... you cant ! LOL 

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What to Expect when hunting AZ late season archery deer Q & A with Charles Whitwam and Myself. Charles is planning on coming out to hunt Arizona late archery deer hunt with me this January and he had a bunch of questions to prepare himself for the hunt so we thought it would be a good podcast for guys who may have similar questions or may not have thought to ask these questions. Its a good episode with lots of good bits of info. Arizona guided hunts  Phoenix Shooting Bags #huntaz #Arizonadeerhunting #couesdeerhnting #bowhunter #daysinthewild   

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Joel Turner Elk Hunting 10.53 Joel Shares with us his story on taking his biggest Roosevelt Elk yet. Also shares with us some how calling tips that he has found works best for him over the years..        

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Bow Mechanics and VXR Sneak Peak With Mark Hayes 10.52 In this episode we talk about: *Tuning your bow *Super Tune *Bow mechanics *New Bow Technology  *The Future of archery  *And we get the run down on the New Mathews VRX 

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Nathan Brooks Part 2 10.51 NameNathan Brooks Home TownOklahoma Archery StyleCompound Target, 3D Archery Pro SummaryNathan’s professional performance has ranked him among the few who have made archery a full-time job and source of income. He has lined up corporate sponsorship and taken home wins from ASA, NFAA and IBO events. Professional Achievements 2009 ASA Classic Championship, 2nd 2008 NFAA Indoor National Championship, 3rd 2007 ASA TX Pro-Am Champion 2007 IBO National Triple Crown Team Champion 2005 NFAA Indoor National Champion 2004 NFAA Shooter of the Year 2004 NFAA Indoor National Champion 2004 IBO World Champion

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Nathan Brooks Setting up your bow and keeping it tuned during season 10.50   Nathan Brooks: Target Panic Drills Jun 21, 2019 9:14:22 AM / by Nathan Brooks   Being consistently accurate is what all bowhunters, target archers and recreational shooters desire. Unfortunately, most believe it is related to their equipment when they are struggling. And it’s just a guess but I’d venture to say that 95% of all upgrades in purchases of equipment are driven by the mentality of “it will make me better.”   Buying accuracy is something that is legitimate; you can purchase better equipment and shoot better scores by becoming more accurate. But I think the question that really needs to be asked first is: “am I as accurate with my current equipment as possible?”  Most of the time that answer is NO! But, would you use another piece of equipment more consistently which will bring more accuracy? Soul searching is always a good thing, and being completely honest with ourselves is sometimes really hard to do. Or it could be that we aren’t even sure what being completely honest with ourselves is even about when it comes to archery. From this point I could go in a number of directions with this article but I want to focus in on one area: Target Panic! Target panic is so broad, so deep and so long that it is hard to measure or quantify. Just a couple examples of questions you might ask yourself:  If I struggle to hold to my pin in the middle of the dot without systematically punching the trigger is that common?  Should I be able to aim without any urges to fire the release?  How come I struggle hanging up low under the target with my pin when I am aiming?  Why does my body involuntarily convulse at times when I am trying to shoot?  Over the years I have heard so many different problems relating to target panic that nothing surprises me when I hear of a new issue. The mind is so powerful that it will automatically take control of situations even when you are trying to control it. To me, that is the exact definition of target panic. Your subconscious mind has been trained to do something a certain way and it only knows how to do it that way unless you reprogram it.   The good news is that it can most certainly be retrained. The bad news is that it takes a serious amount of time and training to overcome. I might add that most people get worse (in terms of accuracy) before they get better. And because it is so different for every person there is no prescription that cures all symptoms. However, there are exercises and training tools that can help any archer.  Without changing any current equipment, simply draw the bow, with no intention of shooting the arrow, and just aim. By doing this exercise you will imprint in your subconscious mind that your pin can go to the middle of the target with ease. After about 3-5 seconds of aiming the pin in the middle let the bow down and rest for about 15-20 seconds. Repeat the process as many times as you can without tiring out. This is an exercise that can be done at any point, whether you do or do not have target panic.  Another great exercise to reprogram the subconscious mind is to use visualization. This will cost nothing except time. And I have found that it will it is a good way to become a great archer. I’ll walk you through how I visualize shooting an indoor round and you can apply your own methods based around the same ideas.  First, I go to a quiet room in my house, close the door and turn off the lights. By making the room dark I find it easier to let my mind see what I want it to see. Your subconscious mind doesn’t know if this is really happening or if you are using visualization so the imprint that it leaves is whatever you see happening. I begin to visualize myself shooting my bow in a tournament setting. Being very specific with all the details. I first see and feel my bow in my left hand and envision myself loading an arrow in my own detailed way. I can feel the nock of the arrow and how it snaps on the string. I then go through the process of drawing the bow into my pre-aim.  I then feel the release in my hand as it makes its way into the anchor position and I see the target through my peep sight with the pin holding dead center with just a slight amount of movement.  If feel the perfect execution as the shot fires and the follow through finishes the shot.  I repeat the shooting process in my head until the round is finished. Remember to make it very detailed. I visualize the other people shooting, the sounds going on in the room and I can feel the breeze of the air turning on. Make it real. And if you are a hunter you can visualize the perfect shot happening on a big bull elk or trophy whitetail. Remember to feel and see it all in your mind just like you want it to happen and stay focused. Don’t wander off. If you are wondering and your thoughts are drifting then you have concentration issues.  I struggle with concentration usually the first few days of trying to visualize a complete indoor round in my mind but after a few days of trying to stay focused I can complete the full round uninterrupted.  A great book on this subject is called “With Winning in Mind” by Lanny Bassham. I highly recommend it. If you are accustomed to using an index trigger finger release then I can easily suggest trying a Scott HEX (this is an instance where purchasing a new product can actually make you better). It is a hinge style release that uses a wrist strap and can be shot with one or two fingers.  I recommend using the release without a click in the travel to help reduce the anticipation of firing the shot. It is extremely adjustable in length and travel to accommodate your specific style. Most shooters using a hinge style release for their first time will need some instruction on how to set it up and shoot it correctly. Instruction is key to success. And when used over a course of several weeks you will see improvements in your ability to aim the bow and execute at the same time.   Remember: retraining the mind is not something that happens quickly. Be all in for the long haul!  Good luck.

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Hank Shaw what to do with your game meat 10.49 Hank Shaw. I write. I fish. I dig earth, forage, raise plants, live for food and hunt anything that tastes good. I’ll drink fancy Scotch, craft beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, a fine Barolo or hell, even kombucha, depending on my mood or who’s offering. I spend my days thinking about new ways to cook and eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps – or grows. I am the omnivore who has solved his dilemma. This is my story.

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Brad Luttrell of Go wild 10.48 Brad and I discuss social media and how it affects hunting, we touch on some of the issue surrounding the sport today and some things we can do about it. Brand runs a Pro-hunting social media platform call Go Wild which is awesome and I think you should check it out    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone      

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Ben Sandall Lions Bulls and Bucks - Hunting In AZ 10.47   Ben shares with us his awesome start to 2019 season having taken a nice velvet mule deer in AZ followed by a Mt Lion and Big Bull Elk on the same day. check out Ben Sandall's youtube videos here     

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Jason Seegmiller Mule deer and Elk Stories 10.46 Jason is a big muley buck aficionado spending many days afield photographing and hunting giant bucks. Check out some of his photos on IG @outdoorseeg Jason Shares with us some memorable hunts and the experiences he took away from them.    

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David Barnett Late Season Elk Tactics 10.45 David Barnett Instagram  I’ll be the first to admit that elk hunting is tough. It’s not always the glam show that is portrayed on social media and there are many hours during a hunt spent wondering just what in the hell you have gotten yourself into. Still, the possibility of success at the end of a very rough road is enough to keep bringing those that are elk obsessed back into the woods every year. Out of all of the different elk hunting endeavors available, one of the hardest has to be hunting late-season migratory elk. During the late season, elk are on a full-on food chompin’ mission. After a long and exhausting rut, the bulls are looking to pack on precious fat as they prepare for the approaching winter. Along with this, bulls will actively seek out the most rugged and reclusive country they can find and dig in for the winter. I’ve spoken to biologists in western Montana who have observed mature bulls via satellite collars that stay within a 300 yard radius for an entire winter. With thousands of public land acres, this is the equivalent of finding a needle in a stack of needles. Locating late season bulls can definitely test the mettle of any hunter, but success is attainable to those willing to work. Those simply looking for a legal bull will find easier success than those looking for a mature bull, as with most other seasons, but experiencing the hunt for a mature animal is an incredible experience in these harsh conditions. Whether you still have a late season tag in your pocket or are planning for 2019, these strategies will help you find success in hidden pockets when the temperatures drop. Note: A lot of these strategies can be modified for late season cow elk hunts too. Staying committed Above all else, the biggest piece of advice to be given for late season bulls would be to stay committed to your success. These hunts are not easy and having a strong mental game will be key. We all know the local guys who have bumped into their bull of a lifetime, but the simple fact is that the key to consistently punching tags on mature bulls requires a good familiarity with being cold, miserable, and lonely. On a recent hunt, we averaged ten miles per day of hiking with an additional three to five hours of glassing on top of that and it still took five days to find success. The simple fact here is to stay steadfast to your goals and embrace the process. The hours of hard work and sweat only make the story that much sweeter. Colder weather, heavy gear Typical late season elk hunting scene. Photo credit: Dave Barnett Along with mental and physical struggles, hunters will also be faced with cold, wet and, at times, straight up brutal weather conditions and having the correct gear with you can drastically reduce the time you spend wishing you were home. First and foremost, clothing selection will be number one. The biggest struggle I’ve faced in this category was finding the happy medium between staying warm and not packing ten extra pounds of clothing. Late season clothing selection can be a daunting task but really is pretty straightforward. A Seek Outside titanium stove is a gamechanger on late season hunts. Photo credit: Brady Miller When backpack hunting, you will also be forced to fend off the frigid temps with the added weight of heavier sleeping bags or even ultralight backpacking stoves. Warm food or drinks aren’t a necessity, but a small pack stove provides a serious morale boost that easily negates the weight penalty. Be flexible in your approach to your pack and don't be afraid to try new things. Everybody's needs are slightly different and we all want or need something different. The location All other photo credits: Dave Barnett This whole thing is going to boil down to location and finding the right area for late season bulls is usually characterized by long hikes and sore legs. Every elk is different and will “winter” different, meaning that while you might find pockets of bachelor bulls in areas, there are also bulls out there who would just assume go it alone and live like a hermit. Really, elk can winter in a number of areas throughout a unit and hunters need to be willing to stay flexible and mobile. After being pressured for the past few months, many of the mature bulls are going to retreat into some dark hole in a place that is no fun to hike into. Bulls at that time of the year are interested in three primary things: cover, water, and food—all of which must be in very close reciprocity. I will generally look for north facing slopes with rough access in the form of steep ridgelines, rock fields, blowdown, and so on. These are the types of areas that will make a bull feel secure while consequently keeping most other hunters out. These areas can be close to roads or deep in the backcountry; the primary factors are finding the right ingredients for a good hidey hole more so than distance from the road. Snow levels in the high country will really dictate where most bulls are found. Usually, the areas plus or minus 500’ vertical from snow line can be safe bets to start with, but don't be surprised to see bulls in snow deep enough that their chest is dragging or down in the low country living it up with the cows. Sometimes, if the country is open enough, it's possible to glass into drainages from a distance, but, generally, the best way to establish a good starting point is to hike into the high country while making notes of elevation bands where sign is found. Escaping crowds can be difficult at this time of the year, but savvy hunters should be able to find mostly unpressured elk with a little bit of effort. I like to look into weird or out of the way areas that may often get overlooked due to closeness to roads, the difficulty of access, or simply that the country is ugly. Steep climbs, river crossings or unpleasant conditions can all make for hidden gem areas. In some areas, livestock use may be much higher and simply avoiding areas accessible by horse trails can make all the difference in the world. I always go back to the old adage of “elk are where ya find ‘em.” We all want to kill the bull on the gorgeous high mountain face, but, sometimes, it has to be in the downfall invested creek bottom full of devil’s clubs and grizzly tracks. We are the unfortunate servants to the elk in this game and adapting to the knowledge gained each day can put you into elk faster. At the end of the day, the main things I'm looking for are: Tough access points. No roads, trails, etc. Dark timber on north facing slopes. Small pocket meadows or open ridgelines. Nearby water source; running water generally stays open longer. Generally thicker and nastier terrain (blowdowns, steep, rocky, etc.). Glassing Among all things, your optics will likely be one of the most important gear choices for the hunt. Finding key glassing points can turn six hours of physical hell into thirty minutes of a relaxing glassing session. Even in the late season, mature bulls will tend to bed early in the morning and not move very much until the last hour or so of daylight. Reaching glassing points before daylight as well as staying at them until last light can make a huge difference. As grazers, elk cling to a mostly grass diet for as long as possible before moving to browse foods. Pocket meadows and windswept ridgelines and faces can be excellent places to begin glassing during the first and last hour of daylight. Pay close attention to treelines as mature bulls tend to hang close to cover. Sometimes bulls can be found in meadows the size of your garage so being meticulous, even in the timber, will be important. Binoculars mounted on a tripod can make a world of difference over glassing off your knees when picking apart timber. Watching over large and prominent saddles can also be good places to catch elk as they transition between bedding and feeding areas. Sometimes bulls may not present themselves during daylight for a number of reasons and hunters will need to shift tactics accordingly. Often this is going to mean gaining a bunch of elevation and glassing down into north-facing slopes.   Depending on the vegetation cover in your area you will more than likely be spending a large portion of your day living behind your spotting scope or binoculars. Having good glass will not only help you spot more game in deep shadows and behind cover, but also save you from some nasty headaches due to eye strain. Some types of country may even require higher power binoculars. The main thing to keep in mind is that being patient and glassing over an area will usually yield far more animal sightings than wandering blindly through the same area. In areas where elk herds migrate heavily, there’s a lot of merits to simply sitting on glassing knobs and watching prominent ridgelines and saddles all day. The days following a good snow storm can be excellent for this. Staying mobile With conditions constantly changing during the late season, a big factor to keep in mind is that the elk could be continually moving and it will be important to follow suit. If I have good snow and put in a solid day of covering and or glassing a bunch of country and come up with little or no sign I will move on. If these areas looked promising even with the lack of sign I may return in the following days so I still like to keep these marked in my GPS. Before leaving on your hunt try to have three to four solid hunting spots laid out in case Plan A doesn’t work out. Getting sneaky When conditions are just not conducive to glassing or bulls are staying treed up, a very effective, but more intense option, is still hunting through dark timber patches. This usually entails locating tracks or seeing elk from a distance in a given area and then slowly trailing the animals. Hunters will need to continually monitor the wind and move very slowly, glassing every few steps or so. This can be an awesome way to hunt with fresh snow and is actually very fun. When conditions are just right, it is surprisingly easy to sneak up on elk, even when bedded. Enjoying the hunt This will be one of the hardest hunts out there to stay motivated. Some days, you might find ten bulls and other times you may not see an elk in ten days. Keeping your head in the game can be very difficult. A good hunting partner is invaluable for these types of hunts, but even small creature comforts can really help. Pack foods you like, take warm clothes and build fires during the slow times of the day. I've recently begun investing more of my time in photography and have found this as a fun way to take a 20 minute break from staring at the world at 10X. It’s always easier said than done, but, really, this hunt is all about slowing down and embracing the suck. This hunt will test you to the core, but the reward will be something like no other.

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Question and Answer Deer Hunting Arizona 10.44 Shane Edgar and I take the time to answer all the common questions we have about hunting in Arizona. We touch on spot and stalk tactics, how to choose a unit, how to find deer, what gear to use, wind / thermals and how to improve your overall success. How to find deer in your scope Preseaon Hunt prep Understanding Wind and Weather   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone        

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Ron Nixon Strip Buck and Nevada Recap 10.43 Ron and I talk about his AZ strip mule deer hunt and the 197" buck he was able to take on this hunt. We also talk about my hunt in NV. and the roller-coaster of a hunt I had. If You are looking for a good hunt check out Days in The Wild Outfitters and join me and my crew on a guided hunt this season.      

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Predator hunting tactics with Shane Edgar 10.42 Shane and I talk about the nuances of predator hunting that bring it all together. We touch on: *Sound selection for different predators * Cadence and volume of your call * How to choose and area to hunt predators * Weapon selection best calibers and weapons for predator hunting * Bowhunting coyotes * Wind and terrain  How to Bow Hunt for predators: Podcast episode 9.40 Check out A few of my articles on how to bow hunt predators https://johnstallone.me/2017/07/03/bowhunting-coyote-how-to-bow-hunt-for-predators/ https://johnstallone.me/2017/07/06/how-predator-hunting-can-improve-your-big-game-success-this-fall/     Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone    

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NSSF and Hunter Recruitment with Jim  Curcuruto 10.41 What we should be doing to ensure hunting In the future    Find out more about NSSF here Find out about R3 efforts here 

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Oregon Rosies with Shannon Mobbs and Cory Ford10.40 Check out Angry Spike Productions on youtube  Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Cody Rich and John Stallone Elk Hunting and the commonality of what links all calling 10.39   Cody and I talk about the commonality of what links all calling and how calling coyotes and turkey can improve you elk hunting game. We share some stories and talk about what it takes to have consistent success.  Check out Cody's podcast The Rich Outdoors     Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Mark Livesay Elk Rut, Moon and Equinox 10.38 How to combine the equinox with the moon phases? How does this combination apply to our hunt planning? Unlike some, I don’t believe the moon phase changes the actual dates of the elk rut. I’m convinced that when cows come into estrus, it is game on—no matter what the moon is doing. The equinox is the key factor in determining the estrus cycle. The moon has little, if anything, to do with it. However, as a hunter, I don’t think you should just ignore the moon phase. It may not change the estrus cycle, but it can dramatically affect your hunting success and especially your tactics. Side note: Moon phase calendars are provided to INSIDER members inside every Unit Profile. You can start to access this data by using Filtering 2.0. Remember the full moon will happen on Sept. 14 and the equinox is on Sept. 23. Hunting elk during a full moon can be particularly challenging. Even so, I believe you must balance those special days running up to the equinox with the corresponding moon phases. A slight adjustment of only a few days could make a huge difference in your encounters and opportunities for a shot. The more full moon, the more likely the bulls may be active and rutting at night. This does not mean they can’t and won’t be active during the daylight hours. A lot can depend on rut timing, the number of cows in estrus, hunting pressure and weather, but you may need to adjust your tactics and timing. I’ve found that during a full moon, the hunting can be quite good during the mid-day. During the full moon time, the bulls have been in their beds since early that morning and seem to get restless about mid-day. Many times they will sound off or even respond to a bugle in the middle of the day. Many hunters miss those opportunities because they do not adjust to the elk’s patterns and are, consequently, not in a position to experience it. Very early mornings during a full moon can also be gold. Get out very early, in the dark and use location bugles to locate elk in those dark hours. Once you locate them, place yourself in very close proximity. You may not have much time before they head for bedding areas, so you must get in position early and be ready.  Another moon pattern I have noticed is that elk tend to be more active during daylight hours on the days leading up to a full moon as compared to the days following the full moon. It seems once they get used to running at night during the full moon period, it takes them a bit to get out of that pattern. Before the full moon, they are still used to moving during the day. Elk hunting is never a sure thing no matter what you do. You just can’t predict when success is going to happen. But one thing I do know is that you can stack the odds in your favor.

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John Stallone Preseason Preparation 10.37 For Elk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAocw77hkSI For Elk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOv4wyI90OA For Deer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysGczkOVttI For Deer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvjzsWYhzkQ run shoots  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFMYWPGqY-Y Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter  #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Early Archery Coues Deer with Cole Van Winkle 10.36   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Paul Medel Question and Answer Elk Season 2019 10.35 Some of the questions you sent in: What do you do when you lose cover 100 yards or so from a bull and the cows are bedded in front of you like 6 yards away? If you call the cows will spot you, what do you do in that situation?What is the best method of following bulls into their bedding area if the wind is not ideal?What time do you usually start calling in the morning to locate bulls? Are you driving the roads at night to locate bulls?What is your go to strategy when elk are not being vocal during the early part of the season?When you are solo hunting what have you found that works best, especially in down timber to get a bull to come where you need them to make a shot?What are some of the things you are doing once you have eyes on a bull to direct them to your shooting lanes?What is your go to reed/diaphragm ? Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone    

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Early Season Coues Deer Tactics With Steven Ward 10.33 How to locate, pattern and take a velvet Coues Buck     Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Elk Sing along 2.0 bonus episode I demonstrate the following elk vocalizations: Location bugle: Challenge Bugle: Advertising bugle: Nervous Grunt: Lip Bawl:  Courting Bugle:  If you want to learn how to do these communications check out the Elk Nut App

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Paul Medel Elk hunting & Learning from your experiences 10.32 We talk about calling, locating elk and learning from past experiences and how they shape you into a better hunter    check out Paul at Elk Nut    Best elk hunting podcast Elkhunting elk hunter wapitiwednesday

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Charles Whitwam: Coastal Blacktails, Pigs, Eating Keto and Arrow Weights Charles an I tend to talk all over the place when we chat on the phone one of the side effects of being hunting partners for the last 5 years. I hit the recorder button 15 mins into our pre show conversation because we were talking about dieting and nutrition. We eventually get to talking about hunting blacktails, hunting pigs and then as often we do we go off on a tangent and discuss arrow set ups.. Check out Charles's website Shadow Trekker Adventures 

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Elk hunting Prep with Shannon Mobbs 10.31 In this episode we talk about all the things you need to be doing leading up to elk season. Check out Angry Spike Productions here  Past episodes with Shannon:  DIY Oregon Elk Hunting  Roosevelt Elk Hunting With Angry Spike

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What camo should I wear today? Layering Camo and dressing for the Occasion: What camo should I wear, What’s the best camo clothing for this trip? I have written an article on the subject back in 2017 I have since perfected my gear list see updates chart below: Layering Camo Spot and Stalk Hunts                 Temp Range  70-110 deg 60-70 50-60 40-50 30-40 20-30 0-20 Rain Apex Light pants x x x           Lightwieght Marino x   x           Merino base layer top     x x x x x   Merino base layer bottom       x x x x   Mid weight base layer pant           x     Mid weight Core Zip T     x x         Heavy weight Bottom              x   Heavy Weight Hoody Top         x  x     Tiberline Pants       x x x x   Kelvin Light hoody         x x     Kelvin Down WS             x   Mountain  vest for wind        x  x x x   Jet stream Jacket       x   x x   Traverse Heavy             x   Thunderhead jacket/pants               x                   Sitting/ tree stand hunting                  Temp Range  70-110 deg 60-70 50-60 40-50 30-40 20-30 0-20 Rain Apex Light pants x x x           Lightwieght Marino x x x           Merino base layer top   x x x x x x   Merion base layer bottom     x x x x x   Mid weight base layer pant       x     x   Mid weight base layer Zip T       x     x   Heavy weight Bottom         x x x   Heavy Weight Top         x x x   Stratus Pants     x x x x x   Stratus Vest       x   x x   Down Pour jacket               x Celsius Jacket         x x x      

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The Truth about Conservation with Charlie Ebbers 10.30 Charlie is An outdoor writer concerned with all thing conservation and hunter access related find out more about him here  More people are buying hunting licenses than they have in a generation, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s data. But other data from the same agency has consistently reported a downward trend in hunter numbers since the 1980s, creating palpable fear in state budgeting offices ever since. As states lost license sale and excise tax dollars, some looked to federal funds to fill their coffers. They chose to access those federal tax dollars by generating more license sales. Now, some people who have never hunted have a hunting license. The most recent available data says that in 2016 over 15 million people bought hunting licenses, the most in 25 years. Yet the USFWS says the country has lost 1 million hunters in the field in the past decade. Which is it? Turns out, both are true. Some states, such as Arizona and Georgia, started selling fishing-hunting combination licenses. Jim Curcuruto, director of research and market development for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, explained. “A guy might’ve bought it, but it doesn’t mean he’s a hunter. The states are kind of gaming the system to get the federal excise taxes.” The Data is MessyThe metric to track growth follows paid hunting license holder numbers. Each holder represents an individual, and while there are hunters who hunt out of state represented at least twice in the data, that has always been the case. Since each license represents an individual, the USFWS uses the number of paid license holders, along with the state’s land area, in a formula to determine how much federal money to dole out. The more paid license holders, the more money that state receives. A federal excise tax on sales of firearms, ammunition and archery gear siphons money to a trust fund (commonly called the Pittman-Robertson Fund) operated by the USFWS. That’s the money states are chasing. Congress established the fund in 1937 upon realizing that our public wildlife resources had to be conserved so future generations could have a chance to enjoy them. Conservation is expensive and states needed a funding mechanism during the Great Depression. The United States hasn’t seen this many license holders since 1993. In 2016, 15,620,578 people purchased a hunting license, up from 15,413,638 in 2014, according to data reported by the USFWS. (Due to a two-year reporting lag, the data released in 2018 is from 2016). The upward trend isn’t confined to a specific region of the country. More people aren’t buying licenses out West than back East, but the declines in the majority of the Midwest are consistent, and in some cases, dramatic. The GrowthOne license holder is equal to one person, and Oklahoma led the country in license sales growth in recent years. They had an increase of more than 100,000 buyers in a 3-year span. That growth came from an enterprising hunting and fishing compact hashed out between Oklahoma’s governor and the Cherokee and Choctaw nations. “We added around 90,000-95,000 paid license privileges through a state tribal compact. Reservations did a deal with the state, where all of the members get annual licenses,” said Nels Rodefeld, chief information and education officer for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The 3-year agreement between the state and the Choctaw Nation granted the ability for the tribe to purchase at least 50,000 licenses annually at $2 a piece, and the tribe paid annual administrative costs to the ODWC. The State of Idaho has taken a slightly different tack. Both deer and elk tags have been selling out in recent years, and some of that can be attributed to the state’s 3-year license program. Residents and non-residents can buy a 3-year hunting license and then apply for species-specific tags or buy them over the counter. People have been able to buy a combination license in Idaho since 2000. In the Gem State, an annual resident fishing license is $30 and a hunting/fishing combo is only $8 more. “It’s not a huge discount, but it’s convenient,” said Roger Phillips of Idaho Fish and Game. “Implementing a 3-year license has helped keep hunters returning for 3 years and those are registered as license holders every year.” The WitheringOn the flip side, the state of Michigan lost a reported 61,795 license holders between 2014 and 2016, the most of any state in the country. The state has paid close attention to the tanking license sales. “A significant contributor can be noted from the extremely high post-war Baby Boomer generation,” said Dustin Isenhoff, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources market researcher. The hunters of the Pleasant Peninsula are aging out and no one is replacing them. “Any uptick [in hunter participation] you see at the state level is welcome news,” said Bill Brassard of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. He cites access as the major problem hunting faces. Not just access to hunting land, but also access to mentors and access to information about hunting. The group initiated projects like “ ONE” and launched the website letsgohunting.org to stymie the loss. License sales and participation data sets are both true: There are less hunters in the field, but more people with hunting licenses. And state wildlife departments are generating more funding. The 200,000 new license holders may not fill the woods or mountains this coming fall, but they’re helping to foot the bill for those who do.

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Coues Deer Hunting Long Range w/ Anthony Stallone 10.29 Anthony drops by the office and we discuss: *shooting long range *long range hunting *Coues Deer typical shots and set ups *Hunting with your kids *and How to use Phoenix shooting bags to take you to the next level     #coues #coueswhitetail, #couesdeerhunting, #tuesdaycouesday , #phoenixshootingbags #longrangehunting 

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Hunters always the Villain Never the Hero 10.28 The Problem: There was a time when hunters were revered as providers, adventures and even heroes. A societal shift has transformed the perception of the hunter/provider into an un-educated, reckless, blood thirsty animal hater. As a result hunters and hunting became recluse and stepped into the background, not because we were ashamed but because we did not want to offend the non-hunting public” the middle ground”. I remember when I took hunter safety back in the early 80’s one of the things we were told was never to flaunt our harvest because we do not what to offend anyone. This mentality of keeping to ourselves and sticking to the background was a sound practice back then. But it came with consequences: 1) We never took main stream credit for the good that we do, we never informed the main stream public that the majority of conservation was made possible due directly to the efforts and dollars of the hunter. So the middle ground was left to believe whatever they were influenced to believe. 2) While we were in the background our opposition was doing the opposite and taking a very public very “in your face” approach to pushing their agenda, infiltrating main stream media, using big name public figures, funding for movies and planting seeds in the minds of our young.  3) We no longer live in an age where we can shield the middle ground from our harvests. Social media and the internet allows information good and bad to travel at the speed of light and a picture that is intended for our friends and family to see may get placed in the eyes of a non-hunter. The anti-hunting public has exploited this and uses it to paint the picture and direct the narrative to make us look like we are evil. Our silent work in the background approach has left us at a disadvantage, Anti-hunting have been building mountains of propaganda designed to discredit our efforts in conservation.  Moreover, they have become masterful at directing the narrative and using our own content against us. It’s so important now more so than ever that we become unified and start “marching” to the same drum, that we continue to recruit and cultivate new hunter conservationists, that we educate the non-hunting public about the truth about conservation and the role we play in it.        Our Mission: 1)      To help the hunting industry unite and become a community: Through Social media efforts and our panel of industry influencers we aim to unite our industry into a community. We all don’t hunt the same or for the same reasons but we all love hunting. 2)      Help educate hunters the importance of portraying ourselves in a manner that shows our true drive and passion not just the trophy : Our Goal is to establish a  standard of conduct that will minimize the ability for the anti-hunting groups to use our own content against us.   3)      Educate non-hunters in the good that we do as a community and the importance of hunting within the north American conservation model: One goal is to have a curriculum introduced in 5th -6th grade social studies that would teach children the North American conservation model. Another goal is to produce and distribute “Hug a Hunter” media to help bring awareness to the non-hunting public where funding comes from for wildlife management and restoration. Also, to produce and distribute articles based in fact that will shine a light on the truth in main stream media.     4)      Recruit and cultivate new hunters: We will promote a grassroots movement to get our community to introduce new hunters to the lifestyle of hunting

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Sheep Hunting With Greg McHale 10.27 Greg and I talk about what goes into a sheep hunt in the Yukon: *Physicality, mental prep and what to expect. *Choosing an outfitter *Sheep country Get entered to win a sheep hunt with Greg Here   

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Shooting the Bull with Solo Hunter Tim Burnett 10.26 In this episode Tim Burnet an I talk about : *podcasting, videoing and how the industry has changed. * How Tim likes to hunt and call elk Solo *solo hunting for deer *and the art of the stalk

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Getting into Hunting Bonus Episode with Kody Houk Kody Shares with us his experience here in AZ hunting desert Muleys for the first time and how a fellow hunter helped him figure it all out 

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Robby Denning The Mind of an Elite Mule Deer Hunter 10.25 Robby shares with me some insight in what it takes to get to the next level. *We talk tag strategy *Pre-Season Scouting * An what sets Robby apart  #muledeer #muleymonday #muledeerhunter #muleyfreak  

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Elk Hunting Idaho with "Ponch Nunez" 10.24 Darrell "Ponch" Nunez shares with us some elk hunting stories, some tips and tricks on how he likes to hunt elk in Idaho.  Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Scotty Thompson Mule Deer Hunter 10.23 Scott shares with us some of the things he does to consistently find and harvest big mature Mule deer   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter  #bowhunting #johnstallone    

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Jake Downs Trad Hunting The West 10.22   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,   Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/   #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Archery Strong Training the Body Holistically 10.21 Christian Williams and I discuss fitness in hunting. Christian has a BS in Exercise Science, is a movement specialist & an avid bowhunter. check out Christian site archery strong  for more info  Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  PodbeanPlayer FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!   USE PROMO code : johnstallone to save 20% on all purchases   Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/  #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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The Elk Singer Tony Wintrip 10.20 We discuss elk calling, hunting rosies , hunting rockies and Tony's personal experiences. Tony also shares with us his Washington record Roosevelt bull elk.   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Phoenix Shooting bags  on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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Micheal Batease Elk Calling Academy 10.19 *Mike schools us on how, when and where to use an elk bugle. * When where and how to use cow calls * Hunting pressured elk and a few stories to help put it all in perspective Find out more about Elk Calling academy here 

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How to hunt Elk without a Call w/ Jake Long 10.18 In a world where everyone is all caught up in trying to learn how to call elk (including myself) to improve their elk hunting Jake Long talks to us about how he likes to hunt elk and has been very successful for himself and clients without calling.  Check out jakes Instagram 

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Hunting South Dakota Re-Visited bonus episode Charles Whitwam and I discuss our last trip to South Dakota to hunt Mule deer. Find out More about Charles Here South Dakota has become one of my favorite places to hunt period rutting muleys in the cedar breaks is about as good as it gets for action packed muley hunting. We offer fully guided and semi-guided trips to a hand full of hunters on our pristine low pressure private ranches. I started hunting SD in early 2000's first with an outfitter, than on public land and now I started offering hunts there on land that   

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Elk Addicts' Chris Horton talks Pre-season Elk 10.17 Chris shares with us what he does in the off season to get prepared for elk season: when and where to set trail cameras, scouting, gear, practicing, and fitness.   Check out Chris' IG and check out Elk Addicts on facebook  For some elk practicing tips and some of what I do in the off season check out my blog post  Elk Hunting tips   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Arizona Turkey Hunting with Chris Heilman Bonus episode   Chris is a 2x turkey calling champ here in AZ and is an avid turkey hunter who manages to get it done year in year out here in AZ. Arizona turkey hunting is not easy but its very doable with the right knowledge and patience. Chris shares with us how to locate turkey in Arizona, what calls Arizona turkey like, and some tactics for shooting turkey in Arizona.   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone    

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David Rydell Hunting the Giants of Mexico 10.16 David Rydell has been traveling to Mexico for many years to shoot giant Sonoran muley bucks. He shares with us what to expect hunting old mexico. And He shares some stories of his life long career as a mule deer hunter.

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Ron Nixon and the Broadhead Nation 10.15 Ron is a no "F's" kinda guy who is passionate about hunting and the hunting community. He runs the Facebook Group Broadhead Nation With the premise that its for the hunting community by the hunting community and he tries to keep it a safe place for hunters to interact 

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How to clean a skull for Euro mount with Ryan Olsen 10.14 Ryan Olsen is the founder of Whitebone Creations and in my opinion is the authority on skull cleaning. He has prepared skulls for euro mounts for just about every animal in North America as well as many exotics. Ryan shares his formula for producing successful euro mounts. For the video version of this podcast check out my blog For a more in depth look at cleaning skulls check out Whitebone Creations on you tube 

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Shannon Mobbs and Cory Ford share their experience from this past archery coues hunt. We talk about my Roosevelt elk hunting experience in Oregon and talk about toooooo many tags! Find out more about my guests here  Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone    

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Justin Dunn is a listener of Interviews With The Hunting Masters and is one of our first guests for our new fan spotlight episode. Justin hunts primarily in Texas on the 2% of public lands Texas has to offer. 

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Jason Matzinger shares with us one of the most amazing stories 10.11 Jason tells us about the time he had a guiding client die while hunting and shares with us some life lessons    find out more about Jason here    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Colorado Muleys with Brent Morrill 10.10 Brent is a big Muley slaying machine! He loves  chasing big bucks in any season. He shares with us some draw selection tactics, some hunting tips and some of his experiences    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Austin Atkinson Hunting Alaska DIY 10.9   Austin has personally helped me out for years on my tag drawing strategies for the western united states. He is a professional hunt consultant at Huntin Fool and heads up their podcast as well as other media outlets. Find out more about Austin here  In this episode we hear about his DIY Musk Ok hunt in AK and we talk about planning a Sitka Blacktail hunt on Kodiak   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Hunting AZ with Eric Krznarich 10.8 Eric shares some az hunting stories with me and some of what hes does to stay consistently successful   https://www.facebook.com/eric.krznarich  

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Desert Bighorn Recap With Anthony Stallone 10.7 Anthony stopped by the office to share his 2018 Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt with us. Anthony owns http://www.phoenixshootingbags.com/ and is a proud supporter of our show if you would like to purchase a bag 20% off use promo code johnstallone    

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Chris Heilman Elk Hunting in AZ 10.6 In world of high pressured bulls and aggressive moves Chris brings a more subtle approach to calling and hunting elk. Chris shares his 35 years of elk hunting experience with us here in AZ. 

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Colton Gibbins Campfire session 10.5   Colton and I discuss our 2018 season, some of the challenges we faced and we talk about the up coming 2019 season. 

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Craig Steele Predator Hunting learning how , when and where 10.4 Craig is very methodical and has a very different approach to predator hunting than most guys I have talked to in a lot of ways we share the same philosophies but he has a lot more ticks up his sleeve than I.    To book a predator hunt with Craig check out his website Check out Craigs Videos here    if you wanna check out some of my predator hunting videos click here 

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The Hunter Mindset With Greg McHale 10.3   Greg McHale is a back country extreme hunter with a back ground in adventure racing and extreme climbing. He has a Very well done TV show called Greg McHale's Yukon Wild on the sportsmans channel. Greg and I discuss how hunting is a mental game, what goes into extreme hunts and he shares with us some of his stories..   Check out gregs show here  and check out his instagram

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We sit down and talk about Ballistic Coefficient BC with Mesa Precision Arms 

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Lucas Paugh R N A Outdoors podcast host 2018 season recap 10.1 Lucas is the host of RnA Outdoors podcast and is quite the accomplished hunter. He shares with us his 2018 season Hunting in Africa, Montana, California and more. check out Lucas' podcast     Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Paul Medel Elk Stories 9.76 Paul Medel of Elk Nut Outdoors shares with us some of his favorite elk hunting stories. Elk Hunting Podcast, elk hunter, elk hunting

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Long Range Optics , Long Range Rifles, and Hunting Stories 9.75   We talk to the guys over at Best Of The West and Huskemaw optics some good info in this one

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Robby Denning 2018 Monster Muley 9.74 Robby and I discuss some of the issues we are facing within the hunting community and we talk about his 2018 Idaho monster muley.    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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AZ late season archery talk with Bill Babiash of Let'er Rip Outfitters Billy is a late season archery Guru his outfit specializes in those December and January hunts in southern Arizona Ive know Billy for a lot of years and have even worked for him in the past and he always manages to get a nice buck each year no matter how little time he gets to hunt. He has made his bones hunting those late archery deer hunts in southern AZ.  In this episode we cover: *the rut differences from central to southern AZ *the differences between the coues and mule deer rut *some tactics to being successful *some things a hunter should be doing to be successful in late archery hunts in AZ    

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Cheston Davis campfire session 9.72 Chaston share with me some of his favorite memories in the field and why he does what he does...   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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The SW meets the SE Creating Hunting Opportunities 9.71 In this episode I Talk with the Guys from The Southern Outdoorsman Podcast and discuss creating opportunity out of state to extend your hunting season. Jacob Myers and Andrew Maxwell are boys from the Southeast that love hunting and talking about hunting. They share with me some of the logistics involved in planning a hunt in the southeast some of the different tatcics a you can employ and some tips on how to be successful on a DIY hunt back east.  Check out their youtube Channel 

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LAYERING CAMO AND DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION With Corey Piersol of Sitka Gear 9.70 Corey Piersol and I discuss choosing the right camo for your hunt and some of the new stuff Sitka has to offer WHAT CAMO SHOULD I WEAR TODAY? LAYERING CAMO AND DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION: WHAT CAMO SHOULD I WEAR, WHAT’S THE BEST CAMO CLOTHING FOR THIS TRIP? We are often asking ourselves What camo should I wear ?, What’s the best camo clothing for this trip? What should I bring with me? Layering and dressing for the weather is almost an art-form in itself, let me start with this: it may sound funny but when you look good , you feel good and when you feel good, you perform good. That being said the most important thing you can do for your hunting success is to spend more time in the field and in order to do that you need to be comfortable. I have spent many years trying different ways to stay comfortable and have tried all the latest and greatest the outdoor industry could come up with and I have basically made myself a chart for layering so I know how to dress and keep myself comfortable and be able to adjust on the fly.  Now I use Sitka gear (because that’s what works for me) and this is not a sales pitch for Sitka but for the sake of examples I will be using their components you can adjust your chart accordingly . It would be nice if we could all afford all the specialized pieces and have new sets of fresh camo for each day of hunting but I do the best I can with what I got. Glassing in Kelvin Hoody   Spot and Stalk Hunts                   Temp Range  70-110 deg 60-70 50-60 40-50 30-40 20-30 0-20 Rain wind Ascent Light pants x x x             Ascent Light shirt x   x             Merino base layer top   x x x x x x     Merino base layer bottom       x x x x     Mid weight base layer pant           x       Mid weight base layer Zip T       x           Heavy weight Bottom              x     Heavy Weight Top         x  x x     Mountain Pants       x x x x     Kelvin Light hoody         x x       Mountain  vest        x  x x  x     Traverse Jacket             x     Storm front jacket/pants               x                       Sitting/ tree stand hunting                    Temp Range  70-110 deg 60-70 50-60 40-50 30-40 20-30 0-20 Rain wind Ascent Light pants x x x             Ascent Light shirt x x x             Merino base layer top   x x x x x x     Merion base layer bottom     x x x x x     Mid weight base layer pant       x     x     Mid weight base layer Zip T       x     x     Heavy weight Bottom         x x x     Heavy Weight Top         x x x     Stratus Pants     x x x x x     Stratus Vest       x   x x   x Down Pour jacket               x x Celsius Jacket         x x x                           SPOT AND STALK HUNTS BEST CAMO CLOTHING I’m going to start with the 50-60 degree range because that’s where the layering starts for me I like to use merino close to my skin its very comfortable and regulates body temp well, when I sweat I’m less stinky then when I wear a synthetic next to my skin and plus it breathes well. I also prefer merino because there is little to no “shine” a lot of synthetic cloths although very technical and perform well as a protection garment tend to reflect light that game will pick up on so when I go on a stalk I almost always strip down to my merino top. Most of the time in this temp range the LS ascent shirt stays in my pack I wear it in the early morning for that extra warmth or as an additional wind break but where it comes in the handiest is late in the day when its the hottest and I have been wearing the merino all day I switch into a fresh shirt if I need to. 40-50  Now I introduce the merino bottoms and the mid weight Zip T top, I also  have switched to mountain pants and started packing a mountain vest. While hiking around I usually lose the vest and the Zip T get to my morning glassing spots let my body cool down and most of the sweat evaporate then put them back on. However If its windy I may hike with the vest on or if the hike is light I may wear the Core Mid weight Zip T on the hike in. Again while I’m on a stalk I generate so much heat that being cold is never really and issue however let me caution you make sure to take your pack with you on a stalk and have the vest etc. in there because many times stalk go from intensive hiking and maneuvering into position to waiting hours in the cold. 30-40  this is that tricky zone because its starting to get pretty darn cold but you can still get very hot while hiking and stalking. I switch from the mid-weight Zip T to the Core Heavy Weight Zip T and I Introduce the Kelvin Light Hoody to the mix. Again I sound like a broken record but you see the pattern here strip down for times of high activity suit up for low activity 20-30 its fricken cold  I’m generally hiking in without the jacket I may wear the vest and depending how far I need to go sometimes I will still lose the vest for the hike. While stalking I typically will wear the vest just so I don’t have go back and forth too many times wasting time or cause unnecessary movement. 0-20 I shouldn’t be out here but the bucks are rutting hard and the cold has them up on their feet. I start packing around the traverse jacket with me and when I’m stationary I will keep the vest on underneath my jacket, while moving I will wear the vest and lose the jacket. I have also put on the heavy weight bottoms and top over my merinos . For wind and rain between  50- 110 I always pack  the storm front jacket 50 degrees and colder the pants go in there too. I will also use this jacket for its wind breaking capabilities to go over whatever else I’m wearing nothing worst then getting pounded by the wind high up on a ridge top. What camo should i wear, best camo clothing TREESTAND HUNTING OR STATIONARY AMBUSH HUNTING BEST CAMO CLOTHING Stand hunting its pretty much the same concept when I hike into my stand in the morning I shed all the heavy stuff and put it on after I get there. One trick I learned is to bring a small wash cloth (dry) in a zip lock bag which I use to towel off any sweat then I put the sweaty towel back in my bag spray down and put my layers on best camo clothing For the early season I just use my Ascent pants they work well for those early hunts and it saves me some money not having to own separate sets. its not till we get to the colder weather that I need the specialized whitetail gear that is designed to be quiet and to keep you comfortable while sitting for long periods. There is far less having to layer up and layer down while you are in the stand, but you do have the ability to adjust according to your comfort level. Again in preservation of my wallet and because hunting out of a treestand in very cold weather only makes up a small portion of my hunting, see I hunt all over the country for all different species, in different terrains and climates so I need my gear to be versatile and cover me across the spectrum. So instead of having some of the really nice cold weather bibs that sitka makes I compensate with layering which sometimes is a bit restrictive and cumbersome but it does the job. What camo should i wear, best camo clothingest camo clothing Cold morning in Montana

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Shooting The Shit With Josh Corbin "The Antler Trader" 9.69 Josh and I talk about hunting out of state, scouting, and just having a good time in the field.

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Choke tubes what you should know with Shane Carlson 9.68 Most ammo and choke combinations will pattern differently. Using a Performance Choke Tube is a great place to start, but don't forget to go to the range and pattern your shotgun for the load and choke you intend to use. Changes in loads or chokes will change your patterns. Shane Carlson goes over with us how to choose the right set up for your scatter gun.. Check out Carlson Choke tubes http://www.choketube.com/    

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Legion OST Podcast Bonus Episode I got invited on The Legion OST Podcast from my friend Andy Moeckel to shoot the shit a bit.. Andy said it was a good podcast I think I sound like a douchebag everytime I talk about myself. Anyway check it out and check out Andy's Podcast Legion OST   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Marc Smith Campfire Stories 9.67 Marc shares with us some memorable hunts that helped shape him into the hunter he is to   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Debunking the FOC Myth with Tim Gillingham 9.66 So I have been dabbling around with FOC and EFOC for the past few months and i have done quite a bit of research and testing. I have come to the conclusion that I really dont have a conclusion 🙂 so i reached out to my good Friend Tim Gilligham and asked him his opinion and experience. Listen to what he has to say about FOC and EFOC. I for one have always been a happy medium kinda of guy and it has always worked really well for me.    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Aron Snyder Podcast Episode 9.65 Aron Snyder's official title is President/CEO at Kifaru international and Host of the Kifarucast podcast,.  Aron Snyder spends up to 150 days a year on the mountain. Hes a killer but what I like about him most is he is real in a world of Fake a$$ people he is refreshingly honest.    

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How to Hunt Javelina with The Javelina Magnet Shane Edgar 9.64 Javelina Hunting In Arizona: [caption id="attachment_2402" align="alignleft" width="300"] Long Bow Javelina Hunting in Arizona[/caption] The Basics of Hunting Javelina- Javelina Hunting In Arizona Can be some of the most fun spot and stalk hunting in the country and it can also be a exercise in futility. Javelina although plentiful throughout Arizona can be very tough to find. Javelina Hunting In Arizona should begin with locating good Javelina habitat, much like deer and most other desert dwelling game species, Javelina need food, cover, and water. Concentrating your efforts around permanent water sources, thick bedding cover, and hill sides with succulents and tubers will prove to hold more javelina. Look for vantage points the will offer you a good view of the habitat that javelina occupy. I don't hunt Arizona desert without 15x56 swarovski binoculars mounted on a tripod i would suggest buy the best optic you can afford and get a good solid tripod to give you a super stable platform to glass from.  Slowly and methodically pick the hill side apart looking for the outline of what could possibly be a javelina. Often the grass is tall and they are low to the ground so it can be very difficult to spot them, so if you see something that looks like a javelina stare at it long enough it may start moving and confirm your suspicion. [caption id="attachment_2400" align="alignright" width="300"] Archery Javelina Hunting in Arizona[/caption] The Stalk: - Once you have found a herd of Javelina watch how they are feeding and in which direction they are feeding to. Choose a line to stalk that intersects where they are going to and keeps you down wind of them. Javelina don't have great eyesight and they often make a lot of noise which can help mask your noise. However, they have excellent noses and don't have much tolerance for human scent if they catch a whiff they are usually gone! make your approach swift until you get to the 150 yard mark and they slowly and quietly begin slipping in,constantly stopping and glassing your approach. Often there will be javelina scattered across the hill side that you did not see originally. once you have spotted them close the distance to your comfort zone and wait util your shot presents itself.   If you get busted- [caption id="attachment_2396" align="alignleft" width="300"] Javelina with a bow[/caption] If your stalk is blown often the Javelina will begin to make a "woofing" sound and they run off, you may be able to "woof" back at them to get them to stop running and make a shot. Often woofing can even call other that weren't  close when you got busted to come in your direction. Predator calls or javelina in distress calls work well in this situation as well.  Javelina are very herd-centric animals so they will often come to the rescue of one of their own in trouble. after you have blow them out begin whaling on your distress call 6 out of 10 times they may come back running in for a fight .   Good luck out there! Be safe and have fun.... here is one of our Javelina hunts filmed   Javelina Hunting In Arizona with Days in The Wild Outfitters offers Javelina hunts in all three seasons Archery, Hand Gun/Archery/Muzzle loader (HAM hunt) and Rifle seasons. Our hunts are typically 3 day guided only or Fully Outfitted Hunts but we can add days if needed. We have 100% shot opportunity on these hunts in all seasons. We specialize in tradition archery hunts slipping our clients often within 10 yards of their target. a 3 day spot and stalk guided only hunt is $1200 and Fully outfitted is $1900. Tag are easy to draw and every year there are left over tags that are first come first served in the units we hunt. Here are a few Javelina hunting vdeos we have done Shane Recruve  Me Shane and Willi 

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Randy Ulmer, Marc Smith, Charles Whitwam and John Stallone Round table 9.63 We discuss some of BS that divides us in the Hunting Community, we discuss the Guided vs Un-guided debate... plus more.. its a good conversation i think everyone should be having.    

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John Lusk Broadhead performance testing 9.62   John Lusk of Lusk Archery adventures and I discuss the best broadheads on market and the broadhead testing John Lusk has been performing on his youtube channel. Its the most comprehensive Broadhead review ever done in my opinion even more so then mine. Broadheads are a tricky subject becuase a lot of it has to do with the needs of the hunter so finding one head to do everything sometimes can be difficult. John and I discuss the some of the fustrations of archery hunting. John Lusk's Broadhead review click here     

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Debunking the Rut and Deer Communication with Peter Fiduccia 9.61  Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content  Anatomy of the Rut: Real-World Timing (This is an excerpt from "Whitetail Tactics: Cutting Edge Strategies that Work" - click here to purchase an autographed copy) The white-tailed deer breeding season, or rut, refers to the time frame when does are most fertile and receptive to accepting the amorous intentions of male deer. Unfortunately, there is a wide array of misinformation, rumors, and long-held myths about this important subject. Two of the most common held erroneous viewpoints are that the rut takes place only during cold weather and the rut only lasts for a short period of time during November. The fact is that neither of these two notions is accurate. I can assure you that since I began hunting in 1964, I have discovered that rut information handed down from old-timers generally consists of unintended distortions, half-truths and, in some cases, unequivocal misinformation. For instance, the whitetail’s rut lasts for months. At my seminars, many people are astonished when I tell them that as long as a buck has antlers attached to his head and a doe has not been successfully bred, both are willing and able to breed whether it is in October, November, December or even later. The genesis of each phase of the rut occurs specifically with relationship to specific dates within the four latitude zones within the United States. If you include Canada, there are six latitudinal zones and if Mexico is added, there are nine. Latitudes are invisible horizontal lines that depict the angular distance, in degrees, minutes and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. They are also referred to as parallels. Within each of the parallels in North America the rut takes place whether it is cold or warm outside, with surprising regularity. Cold weather only helps to generate daytime activity. In other words, when the weather turns cold, bucks are more likely to move about much more searching for does throughout the day than during warmer temperatures. The chilly weather spurs their libido and makes them more inclined to feel romantic. This phenomenon can cause the breeding cycle of white-tailed deer to take place over a much longer period of time than most believe. The internal trigger that causes deer to be aware of the onset of the rut is the pre-orbital gland located in the corner of a deer’s eye. It senses waning light levels, or photoperiods, that begin in early autumn. The preorbital gland is a paired exocrine gland that is found in a majority of hoofed animals, which is similar to the lacrimal gland found in humans. The preorbital glands are black trench-like slits of nearly bare skin extending from the medial canthus of each eye, which are lined with a combination of sebaceous and sudoriferous glands. They produce secretions that contain pheromones and other chemical compounds. All ungulates frequently deposit these secretions on overhanging branches, licking sticks, twigs, and grass as olfactory communication messages to other deer. The preorbital gland serves different roles in different species. Pheromone-containing secretions from the preorbital gland may serve to establish a buck or doe’s hierarchy within its herd. As a buck or doe prepares for breeding season, they will mark vegetation within their home range with preorbital scent. Because of its critical role in scent marking, the preorbital gland is usually considered a Type A scent gland. Some biologists believe the preorbital glands may produce antimicrobial compounds to protect against skin pathogens. The various secretions of compounds and chemicals trigger a buck’s brain to recognize the start of the rut and his testes begin to enlarge and descend, becoming more visible. With each passing day of waning light the demeanors of deer, particularly adult bucks, go from tolerant and benign to irritable and aggressive. By the time the primary phase of the rut kicks in, a buck’s testes reach their greatest size. No matter where whitetails roam, the rut corresponds closely to the time when most female deer are fertile and, therefore, most apt to be successfully bred. If, for whatever reason, a doe is not successfully bred during the peak rut, she will come into her estrus cycle every twenty-eight to thirty-two days. The exception to this rule is if a doe undergoes unusual stressful situations from outside influences. In this case, the doe will skip one of her cycles. All adult female deer are bred between the autumnal equinox and the vernal equinox, the two nights each year where day and night are the same length that kick off the spring and fall seasons, respectively. The intensity and length of the entire whitetail breeding cycle, three phases of the rut, differs depending on the latitude in which they live. Deer living in the most northern latitudes (above 60 to 70 degrees north) breed sooner than those living in the most southern latitudes (25 to 29 degrees south). Therefore, it becomes evident that the breeding cycle of deer is definitely not initiated simply by cold temperatures. As I stated, it is controlled, or in the very least set in motion, by photoperiodism. At the onset of the breeding cycle, photoperiodism stimulates another of the primary glands of the white-tailed deer, the pituitary gland. It is located in the brain. This gland also produces the chief hormones that control antler growth. Once again, the brain releases chemicals and they, in turn, stimulate both male and female sex glands. Different latitude zones throughout North America experience photoperiodism at different times. This affects the dates of the primary breeding cycles, causing them to vary accordingly. For instance, the northern parts of Canada and Alaska fall within latitudes of about 60 to 70 degrees north. The primary breeding cycle of deer in these zones is considerably earlier than all parts of North America south of the 59-degree north line of latitude. From about 51 to 59 degrees latitude north, which includes the most southern parts of Canada, the rut varies from slightly different to somewhat different than it is from 45 to 50 degrees north latitude. In the most northern sections of the United States and southern most regions of Canada, the latitudes fall between about 46 to about 52 degrees north. This area includes the northern tip of Oregon, Washington, the Idaho panhandle, Montana, the extreme northern portion of Wyoming, North Dakota, northern South Dakota, southern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan, the northern portions of Maine. The primary rut in these states takes place approximately the first week of November as photoperiodism happens slightly earlier than its southern neighbors. The latitudes between 40 degrees north and 45 degrees north include most of the Northeast, New England and mid-west states. It also includes most of Oregon, northern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, lower Idaho (all points south of the Pan Handle), a majority of Wyoming, southern South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, the extreme northern tip Missouri, the northern half of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, and as note above, a majority of Pennsylvania, all of New York, northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the southern portion of Maine. Within the overall two-week or so period of the primary rut, there are about five peak days off breeding activity that occur within the general latitudes of 40 to 45 degrees north. The peak days of breeding activity reliably occur from November 10th to November 15th, with the 13th and 14th being particularly high activity days. These days can also be peak breeding days in the latitudes of 37 to 50 degrees north and from the longitudes of 50 to 125 degrees west. However, nothing about dates is written in stone. When I provide dates, they can vary by twenty-four to thirty-six hours on either end of the dates given throughout any latitude or longitude. The zones between 35 degrees north to 39 degrees north include southern California, southern Nevada, Utah, Colorado, northern Arizona, New Mexico, the northern tip of Texas, northern Oklahoma, northern Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, southern Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, the upper portion of North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, the southern tip of New Jersey, and the lower portion of Pennsylvania. The primary rut takes place in these areas approximately the last week of November. In the zones from 30 to 34 degrees north, which includes the southern tip of California, southern Arizona, and New Mexico, the heart of Texas, southern Oklahoma, and Arkansas, most of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and the northern most tip of Florida and north tip of the country Mexico, all experience a later primary rut. The dates can vary slightly in the southernmost areas in these latitudes, but the primary breeding cycle generally takes place in late December to early January. All zones that fall between 25 to 29 degrees north include northern Mexico, south Texas, the southern most portion of Louisiana, and a majority of Florida. In these states, photoperiodism occurs later than anywhere north of the 29 degree north and, therefore, the primary rut takes place later than anywhere else in North America. It can occur from mid- to late-January. The end result is that the primary rut occurs at different times in some portions of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. However, for a big portion of the United States and southern Canada (where most whitetail hunting takes place), the primary chase period, immediately followed by the primary peak of the rut takes place as mentioned above -- November 10th to about November 20th give or take a few days. You can take that statement to the deer hunting bank! While most of the time these rut dates can be relied on as “written-in-stone,” there are occasional extenuating circumstances when the breeding cycle of a whitetail doe can be delayed and, in rare situations, prevent the rut. A doe’s reproductive cycle can be delayed, skipped, or halted, by a variety of factors including but not limited to poor nutrition, extreme cold temperatures, overpopulation levels within her range, scarcity of food, drought, heavy predation from wolves or coyotes, old age, poor habitat, and even heavy hunting pressure. Some of these factors can actually improve hunting, however. For instance, if a doe skips a cycle, she may come back into heat 28 to 32 days later. This can cause a very pronounced post-rut frenzy period. I have witnessed this several times. When this happens, it usually takes place in mid-December. Bucks, frustrated by the abbreviated primary rut in November, now throw caution to the wind and seek out receptive does throughout the day and night. This increased rutting activity accounts for a high level of buck sightings by hunters. A delayed heat cycle by mature does can be one of the most exciting ruts a hunter will experience. This information is meant to provide hunters with a clearer picture of exactly how the rut is initiated and what factors contribute to it happening during specific time frames. By understanding what I have shared with you here and using it properly, you can increase your chances for bagging a trophy-class buck ten fold! Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. 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Marlon Holden Gray Light Hunter 9.60   Marlon Holden AKA Gray Light Hunter is a good friend of mine and we were catching up before what was supposed to be a podcast on hunting Muleys which is Marlons passion and it turned into a conversation of why we hunt, where hunting fits into our lives how hunting continuely changes. We will still talk about some mule deer tactics but the podcast is really and introspective look into our lives I think its a good one  Find out more about Gray Light here Check out Marlons Photography

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Lead in our Game Meat.. Copper vs Lead Bullets Dr. Sean Brodale 9.59 Copper vs Lead... Are you poisoning your game meat? So I decided to go down this rabbit hole hoping I could find some definitive answers to my questions: Does shooting game with lead bullets really increase your Blood lead levels? Are there ways to process game to minimize your risk? What alternatives are there to lead bullets ? Do non lead bullets reduce the life of your barrel faster? Are non lead bullets as effective? This is what I found out about Copper Vs Lead Bullets   Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content    Dr. Sean Brodale is part of DRGO About Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) is a project launched in 1994 in response to a coordinated public health campaign against gun rights. DRGO is now a nationwide network of physicians, allied health professionals, scientists, and others who support the safe and lawful use of firearms. DRGO’s members include experts in public health, firearm technology, gun safety education, and tactical medicine. Unlike many public health academics who claim to be experts on firearms, DRGO’s members and leadership are experienced in the safe and proper use of firearms. Many have advanced training or experience in firearm safety, firearm self defense tactics, and firearms technology. This fund of expertise, coupled with their medical and scientific training, uniquely qualifies them for a role in advising on firearm policy. Originally conceived as a project of the Claremont Institute, DRGO is a project of the Second Amendment Foundation, a non-profit foundation promoting educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate. DRGO leadership and the organization’s writers, publication reviewers and member advocates are unpaid volunteers. DRGO receives some logistical support from the Second Amendment Foundation.

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Braxton McCoy From Death Bed to Elk Guide 9.58   Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content  In 2006, Sgt. Braxton McCoy (Ret.) was severely injured by a suicide bomber in Ramadi, Iraq, and later told he may never walk again. After nearly a decade of physical therapy and rehabilitation, Sgt. McCoy has not only regained the majority of his strength, but has also found creative ways to circumvent his permanent injuries.  While in long term recovery in his home state of Utah, Sgt. McCoy twice served as National Advocate for the Army Wounded Warrior Program, and twice as Veterans’ Advocate for the Coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in the District of Columbia.  His four years as an advocate were focused on getting veterans back to work, as a meaningful way to outflank Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.        In 2013, Sgt. McCoy started Warrior Employment Project, a non-profit designed to connect veteran families-in-need with CEO’s and CIO’s leading to the veterans’ employment, as well as working with these families to solve immediate financial problems impeding their progress.  Braxton now spends his time writing and speaking about what it takes to overcome the challenges that life inevitably sends our way. When he is not working, you can find Sgt. McCoy climbing mountains to reach the best hunting and fishing in America’s backcountry, leading and teaching others to hunt and to fish, training horses, or competing in endurance races.  If you want to know more about his incredible journey, his book The Glass Factory is available for purchase here: The Glass Factory

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Nimrod Outdoors Jeff Barlow Hunting Stories 9.57 Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!   Check out Phoenix Shooting Bags And for Guide Service inquires check out Days in The Wild http://daysinthewild.com/   Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter  #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Anthony drops in for a Pow Wow Bonus episode We talk about Phoenix shooting bags and some new feature, about how to use them more affectively and we touch on some of the finer points of long range shooting.    

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Remi Warren And John Stallone Hunting Stories 9.55 Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content  Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Tony Trietch Hunting Stories 9.54 Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content  Follow Tony here Tony Trietch is a hunter, writer, carpenter and entrepreneur - and he's exceptional at all of it. His big game hunts span all over the west and midwest. He's figured out a recipe for consistently drawing dream hunts, and ends up chasing whatever he draws. For 2017, his lineup includes eight deer, two elk, and a moose. Tony said, "Even with over 30 years of archery hunting experience, I still get as excited about hunting as I did when I was 12. I live to chase big mature animals in the mountains and plains states." Primarily a solo hunter, Tony does most of his hunting on public land.

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PROOF research barrels and DIY Elk Hunting Montana with Cody Voermans 9.53 We dicuss the PROOF research barrel and we talk about elk hunting in montana Cody is the Prostaff manager for Proof research, he is a very acomplished shooter and hunter. His family has a long history in the outdoors in Montana and is great resource to have a convo with before heading out there to hunt.   Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content    Find out more about Cody Voermans here  follow his facebook   Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone  

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TIM BURNETT Solo Hunter 9.52   Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content  Tim is a devoted husband and father first of all. But he is also an extremely passionate and accomplished hunter and outdoorsman who just considers it to be a normal part his self sufficient lifestyle. It all started for Tim from a very early age. At 12 he would grab a backpack and sleeping bag and take off for the mountains for days on end, with nothing more than a fishing pole and his dad’s old 22 rifle. He would sometimes take his younger brothers or cousin along but more often than not, he was alone. During his college years Tim purchased the best camera equipment he could afford and spent every weekend and many evenings filming his fishing and hunting excursions. Hitting his favorite steelhead fishing holes by Friday night and barely rolling back into town for classes on Monday morning. In 2006 Tim started a hunting TV show in the Boise Idaho area and found some early success gaining sponsors and growing a fan base. Through that show he was able to meet and learn from other more experienced outdoorsman on TV at the time. Larry D. Jones, Wayne Carlton and others were among those who Tim spoke with and gained insight into the business side the outdoor branding and entertainment world. Tim created SOLO HNTR to be different than any other hunting show out there. “I want my viewers to feel the experience rather than just see it.” In September of 2010 SOLO HNTR made its national television debut on Sportsman Channel and later moved to the Outdoor Channel in the fall of 2012, being nominated for various awards on both networks. A soloist by nature Tim is most comfortable with the simple things of life. He felt that he needed to keep the entertainment side of the show simple and relatable to other hunters.

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Jared Bloomgren 412" Montana Bull 9.51 Jared and I talk about his 412" montana archery bull and the 39 day adventure that went into finally connecting on this giant. find out more about Jared Bloomgren click here Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content    Download and Subscribe to Interviews With The Hunting Masters Big Game Hunting Podcast brought to you by Sneek Tec Sneak Boot Hunt Smarter and be deadly quite! on iTunes,  Podbean,    Player FM  or Sticher.  It's FREE!     Help keep this podcast free and give us review on Itunes and leave us a comment to let us know how we are doing !   www. Johnstallone.me https://www.instagram.com/johnstallone/       #daysinthewild #johnstallone #interviewswiththemasters #hunting #elkhunting #deerhunting #biggamehunting #archerypractice #spotandstalk #muledeerhunting #couesdeer #couesdeerhunting #ibexhunting #antelopehunting #whitetailhunting #bowhunter   #bowhunting #johnstallone

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Tim Gilligham Extreme Shot Angles 9.50 Tim Gillingham and I discuss shooting your bow at extreme angles: 1) We talk about shooting at extreme angles and what are some of the things to consider  2) We talk about how to level your sight 3) We discuss the other bow tuning items that we need to address for shooting angles 4) We talk about body position and form for shooting extreme angels Tim has several videos out on leveling your bow sight that you should check out and you can wtach this episode on my YouTube to see the item he is talking about and follow along as he shows us how to level the signt.    Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content   

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Discussing Hunting Packs with Seek Outside 9.49   Fan of the Show? Become a Patron and get access to bonus content  The Key to successfully packing your pack so that you are comfortable and maximizing your load hinges on 2 major factors Organization and Weight Distribution   I like to lay out all my gear weeks before my trip so that I can get an account of what I need and what I want to bring with me....But also to get everything organized and weight out so that I know what I'm getting myself into. By organizing my gear and getting a full account of what I have it makes it easier on me when I need access the gear later.. nothing worst than having to tear your pack apart to find what you need. Which bring me to my first tip on organization.. its an art form... you want to pack the gear you will need the most in places that are most accessible but still trying to adhere to the weight distribution so when I organize my gear I lay it out by "most used" and "weight" category this will help you find the proper home for you gear.. I like to separate all my "occasional use"  gear into color coded stuff bags by type. That way it is much easier to access later, IE: cooking gear, personal hygiene, food, etc. and it allows me to put it where I need the weight... Items like GPS, game calls, binos, snacks I like to utilize the accessory pockets on my pack Another consideration when packing is packing in a manor that minimizes internal movement within the pack one because less noise but 2 and more importantly the more item shift and move the more energy and effort required by you to navigate with the pack.   Backpack Weight Distribution By distributing weight as depicted bellow , you can achieve better comfort, convenience and stability. External backpacks When using an external frame pack the heaviest items should be packed on top and closes to the back to center the pack’s weight over the hips and to place you in a more upright position. However, if your doing a lot of rock type climbing or steep maneuvering I would lower the weight to somewhere between your shoulder to get a lower center of gravity. Internal backpacks When using an internal frame pack the weight wants to be centered just bellow the shoulder blades, close to your back and as centered as possible. By doing this, the weight is centered on your hips. I did not make this diagram if I did I would probably have color coded it with extra heavy items on the bottom end of where heavy is depicted Play with your set up and get it dialed in take it out for a hike by the house walk up and down your stairs for a few hours if you need too, taking the time and putting in the effort before you hit the mountain may mean you tagging the trophy of a lifetime or leaving early because you couldn't cut it .  

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Arizona OTC Deer With Big Chino Outfitters 9.48 In this epsiode Junior and I talk about hunting deer in the early season here in AZ on the OTC tag. Big Chino takes some of the biggest mule deer each year and are some of the nicest guys you will ever meet. http://www.bigchinoguideservice.com/      

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Blacktail Hunting Podcast Part 2 Warning Explicit language! Recap of our week in California blacktail hunting A Zone.... This is an unfiltered, uncensored camp discussion of John Stallone, Charles Whitwam, Zach Herold and Alex Hogwild...

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Blacktail Hunting Podcast Part 1 Warning Explicit language! Recap of our week in California blacktail hunting A Zone.... This is an unfiltered, uncensored camp discussion of John Stallone, Charles Whitwam, Zach Herold and Alex Hogwild...    

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Spot and Stalk Archery Antelope Podcast   I had the opportunity to talk about Spot and Stalk Antelope with Dustin Wittwer of the Finding Backcountry Podcast i think its a good episode with solid info if you want to try to spot and stalk antelope with your bow..

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