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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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Title: The Elk Scenario with Michael Batease (Part 2 of Elk Scenario)   Show Notes: I think seeing the same scenarios through the eyes of other hunters is a really great way to see how other hunters who know a thing or two about elk hunting deal differently with the same situation. It can help you compare different hunting strategies, so that when you come up against the same kind of situation, you’ll have some great options.   If you’ve got a bull that’s answering you all morning long, but every time you get close, he takes his females and moves just a little bit away, what do you do? The transition between a feeding area and a bedding area may be causing this behavior. Michael talks about what you want to be hearing when the bull is bugling back.   Getting close to a bull, but they just don’t want to stand and fight is a little bit like a keyboard warrior. Michael suggests you get parallel to the bull, and talks about how he creates a “story” to attract the interest of the bull by flipping the script on him.   We as people have to stay far enough back that the herd bull can’t see us, so getting them to take your challenge seriously can be hard. Michael and I talk about the kind of decoys we’ve used, and what kinds are better for certain circumstances.   Hunting on open prairie with nearly no cover is when Michael breaks out the ultimate predator decoy. He talks about how visual stimulation and light calling can be used to work a bull, and get him to move to where you can take him down. Sometimes Michael likes mounting the decoy on his bow to free up his hands which lets him focus on getting closer to the herd.     What’s Inside: Determining the size of a bull by sound can be deceptive sometimes, says Michael. Michael talks about how to play on the herd dynamics. If a herd bull deals with satellite bulls all day long, how are you going to get him to move? We talk about the different kinds of decoys we’ve used and when they worked well (and when they didn’t).     Mentioned in this Episode: Days in the Wild on itunes Days in the Wild on Podbean Phoenix Shooting Bags Elk Calling Academy Elk Calling Academy on Facebook Elk Calling Academy on Youtube Elk Calling Academy on Instagram   Short Description: Sometimes just bugling at a bull elk won’t cause any sort of reaction from him. Michael Batease from Elk Calling Academy has expert advice on how you can talk to a bull so that they actually react to you. By recognizing the different kinds of sounds a bull produces, and what those sounds mean can make the difference between putting in elk in the ground and wasting an entire hunting trip.   Tags: Elk hunting, hunting scenarios, bugling bulls, stalking bulls, mimicking cows, elk decoys, do decoys work, hunting elk bulls

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What’s Inside: Determining the size of a bull by sound can be deceptive sometimes, says Michael. Michael talks about how to play on the herd dynamics. If a herd bull deals with satellite bulls all day long, how are you going to get him to move? We talk about the different kinds of decoys we’ve used and when they worked well (and when they didn’t).     Mentioned in this Episode: Days in the Wild on itunes Days in the Wild on Podbean Phoenix Shooting Bags Elk Calling Academy Elk Calling Academy on Facebook Elk Calling Academy on Youtube Elk Calling Academy on Instagram   Short Description: Sometimes just bugling at a bull elk won’t cause any sort of reaction from him. Michael Batease from Elk Calling Academy has expert advice on how you can talk to a bull so that they actually react to you. By recognizing the different kinds of sounds a bull produces, and what those sounds mean can make the difference between putting in elk in the ground and wasting an entire hunting trip.   Tags: Elk hunting, hunting scenarios, bugling bulls, stalking bulls, mimicking cows, elk decoys, do decoys work, hunting elk bulls

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Hunting With Krissy Hay Knox 11.24   Download and Subscribe to Days in The Wild - 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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Title: Big Game Hunting in Argentina During a PandemicShow Notes:Big game hunting in South America takes on a whole new dimension when you add in apandemic, a quarantine, a little civil unrest, and the most unbelievably gorgeous scenery. I waslooking for my gold trophy class, so I share some details about my hunt. My wife and friends talkabout their impressions of Argentina, and their experiences about the trophy hunt.First of all, the itinerary did not tell us there was going to be a small revolution while we weredown there. After having been reassured in October that everything was totally under control,we were surprised by the graffiti, crowds, and a tear gas experience while out in a restaurant.Our guides took us out in the morning, and the mist was pretty incredible. We hunted for redstag, fallow deer, and Axis deer. There was wildlife everywhere, and it was the perfect situationfor cover, with bushes almost the exact, right distance from each other.There was a lot of respect for the animals, from the guides to the drivers to the hunters. Ourwives talk about what surprised them about the hunt. They realized that the shot is such a smallpart of the hunt. The calm before the shoot, the stalking, and all of the work to get to the top ofthe mountain; they’re all a much bigger part of the hunt than they realized.The food was unbelievable, and we’ve never eaten so many wild game dishes where each dishis better than the last. The topography, the landscape; it was just all amazing.We kept getting hints that things in the outside world were not going well. After a visit fromChilean immigration, we had to contact the U.S. embassy, and we realized that all internationalflights were being canceled. We had a small window to return to the United States before wewere stranded in South America until June. Stay tuned for part 2. What’s Inside:● Taking friends and wives along on a big game hunt in Argentina was an unforgettableexperience.● The topography, weather, and animals in a totally new locale made the experienceunlike any other.● Our trip was made more exciting by tear gas, civil unrest, and the Coronsvirus. Plus, aquarantine, and nearly getting stuck in South America.● Our wives share their experiences, feelings, and thoughts about the hunt. Tags:Argentina hunt, fallow deer hunt, Axis deer hunt, exotic hunting, big game hunt, hunting during aquarantine, big game in Argentina, big game hunt in Chile

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Hunting For Red Stag in Argentina During a PandemicShow Notes:It was about 10 years ago when I first started looking into doing a big hunt, but it took that longto get everything lined up just right. I knew that I wanted to go to Argentina instead of a placelike New Zealand because I wanted to hunt for red stag. It wasn’t until I connected with myfriend Nico who owns an outfit down in Argentina that I could get everything pulled together, butI never anticipated how a worldwide pandemic would impact all of my carefully made plans.One of the reasons I chose Argentina is because red stag have been there longer, since the1800s and the herds are almost native at this point. I prepared for shooting at deer and not elk,but the bone structure of red stag is more dense than elk. I talk about how this impacted myhunt with them and what I’d do differently next time.It took us a little while to realize that we were caught between the pandemic, possible jail time inArgentina for breaking the quarantine, and panic because the flights kept getting canceled. Wewere a couple of hundred miles from Buenos Aires, and we had spotty wi-fi in the middle of theday. Probably the most difficult part of this trip was how hard it was to communicate with theoutside world.Since we were quarantined by the government, we decided to use this opportunity to go afteranother stag. I had that stag fever, and you know how hard that is to shake once you’ve got it.The ranch owner offered to let me shoot anything for $1,500, so we were all trying to make thebest out of the situation. However, nothing, and I mean nothing, worked out the way I planned.I want to recognize all of the positive parts of this experience because it’s easy to focus on thenegative ones. People I hadn’t talked to in years contacted me to help us get out. I got my stagthat I’d always wanted. And despite everything, I would go back and do it again. It was anamazing experience.What’s Inside:● If you like elk hunting, you’ll love red stag hunting, which was the entire reason I choseArgentina.● I share some of the unique challenges with red stag hunting.● In spite of all of the craziness with the pandemic, we were still out there hunting trying totake our minds off of things.● So many people reached out to me to help us try to get out of Argentina when it lookedlike all of the flights were canceled.● Every step of the way, something new and crazy got thrown in our path. Mentioned in this Episode:Days in the Wild on itunesDays in the Wild on PodbeanPhoenix Shooting Bags Short Description:With some time now between my big hunting trip to Argentina and my return to the States, I canlook back with some perspective on how everything went down. There were a hundredunplanned, irritating things that happened, but also some amazing experiences that I will neverforget. I talk about my stag fever, the one that almost got away, and trying to get out of thecountry when no airlines were flying. It was an unforgettable trip, in more ways than one. Tags:Argentina stag hunting, hunting in a pandemic, red stag hunting, South American hunts, huntingtrip of a lifetime, hunting during quarantine, big game hunting

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Title: Teaching Women to Hunt with ConfidenceShow Notes:A great teacher who is passionate about a subject can pass that love and passion along to theirstudents. Candy Yow runs Ladies Hunting from Oregon, and teaches women in organized huntsall over the west to feel confident with their new sport. She says that women need confidencebuilding hunts to help them love hunting.Candy’s husband wanted to teach her to hunt, but Candy realized pretty quickly that she didn’twant to listen to him. For many couples, it’s better learning from someone other than yourspouse.We have both noticed that the right gear and clothes for women will make a difference in howmuch women enjoy hunting. We talk about some of our favorite gear that really takesperformance to the next level.Women need education about hunting to build confidence and also to teach them safety skills.Her hunting camps teach women the farm to table approach, including hunting, field dressing,and cooking the animals. She shares some of the first kill experiences she’s been able to sharein.The best gateway hunt, according to Candy, are the cow elk tags or the deprivation tags. It’s aneasy hunt that builds a lot of confidence for women, and it’s the one she usually turns to for herclients. In Wyoming, the Women’s Only Antelope Hunt pairs them with a mentor, and Candyrecommends it too.The most memorable hunt Candy’s been on wasn’t really about her. She focused on helping hersister regain her confidence and deal with her grief. Her story really illustrates how much ofhunting is in your head and heart.Ladies Hunting is currently planning numerous hunts later this year. This could be a great gift foryourself or your spouse to help them become more self-confident out in the wild.What’s Inside:● By focusing on finding success in a hunt, Candy teaches women to love hunting.● Why proper gear for women will help them become better hunters.● The easiest and most accessible hunts for women and youth.● Candy’s most memorable hunt that brought a lot of healing to her family. Mentioned in this Episode:Days in the Wild on itunesDays in the Wild on PodbeanPhoenix Shooting BagsWomen’s Wyoming Antelope HuntLadiesHunting.comCandy Yow’s TV show Tags:ladies hunting, hunting gear for women, building confidence in hunting, women’s hunting camps,hunting teachers, teaching women about hunting, women’s antelope hunt,

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Turkey Hunting secrets with Scott Ellis 4x Grand National Champion Turkey Caller 11.20 in this episode we talk about: Locating birds in areas you never hunted Calling in henned up birds What to do when you are not hearing gobbles  How to call to quiet birds How to blind call for turkey Should I use a turkey Decoy  Another podcast Episode with Scott Ellis   #turkeyhunter #turkeyhunting #turkeyseason 

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Episode #: 302   Title: Hunt Smarter, Not Harder With onX Maps   Show Notes: I’ve been using onX maps as a guide and on my own hunts for a while now, and I consider them my secret to a better hunt. I talk with Zach Sandau from onX about how he uses the tool, how it’s evolved over the last 6 or 7 years, and why using it has changed his hunting habits.   For Zach, one of the reasons this resource is so crucial are the many checkerboard boundaries that exist all over the country. If you’re driving down the road and you see what looks like a great area, how do you know for sure if you’re looking at public or private land?   Zach talks about how he uses the map to find access roads to public lands, and how he uses the public/private land angle as he’s out hunting (and it’s a pretty genius idea).   By marking out where he sees a herd throughout the year, Zach can better predict where the herd will be at any time during the year. The app helps him get a holistic picture of the herd, like where it prefers to eat, or where it’s breeding. This big picture view helps him figure out where they might be bedding down, and helps him zero in on a hunt more quickly.   Some of the not-so-obvious benefits of the app are using it to find an animal that you shot from a distance. When there’s topography, I like to switch to top-o mode to find identifying landmarks to find an animal. The better I get at using the app, the more I can see how it has become the number one deciding factor on many of my hunts.   As a company, onX is committed to meeting the needs of their customers. Zach assures me that they’re constantly adapting the app to meet the needs of their customers by simplifying data and adding better features.   What’s Inside: How Zach uses the onX app to prepare for a hunt. Naming hunting districts and color-coding icons helps Zach manage hunts. How the app has changed how I guide hunts now. Stalking in on an animal using the range finder simplifies things.     Mentioned in this Episode: onX Maps website     Short Description: If you’ve ever been out on a hunt and come across an unexpected fence marking a boundary, then you might understand why it can be frustrating to not know where public lands end and private lands begin. I talk with Zach Sandau from onX Hunt about how we both use the onX map to plan and strategize better hunts, and Zach shares some insider tips on how to best utilize this app.   Tags: Hunting apps, hunting strategies, planning a hunt, range finder, hunting districts, hunting on private land, hunting on public land, hunting technology

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Turkey Hunting in AZ Chris Heilman 11.18 Quick bonus episode about hunting turkey in AZ. How to tips on how to hunt Turkey in AZ Locating Turkey in Arizona

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Episode #: 002   Title: Building a Better Arrow For Your Setup   Show Notes: Whether you’ve attempted to make your own arrows before with little success or you’ve been custom making arrows for your hunting trips for years, you’ll appreciate the technical breakdown of what actually makes a good arrow. With an engineering background in Research & Development, Kyle Davidson from DCA Arrows approaches arrow building with the same precision that he uses in his day job.   Kyle’s friend introduced him to archery, and he was hooked from the start. And of course, it didn’t take him long before he decided to improve on the arrow designs. He was pretty sure that he was fabulous at archery, but soon realized that his superior arrows were what made him look good.   Kyle breaks down the anatomy of an arrow, and explains where he does a lot of his fine-tuning to get better results. He finds that the vanes impart stability and a little bit of drag, and he describes how that works. The knock fit is more important than anything, so be sure and pay attention to how it snaps in.   Super custom work is Kyle’s specialty, and he likes trying new designs that tweak a certain element to get just the right result. I’ve been trying to develop my own broadhead for years now, and it’s really difficult work. We talk about some of the things you have to factor into consideration because it’s not just all about the aim.   If you’re out on a $30,000 hunt, sporting $3000 in clothes, and carrying a $1500 bow, then it’s probably time to up your game and invest a little in some custom arrows. Whether you want to make your own, or just buy some, you can reach out to Kyle for a consultation. Improving your target accuracy could start with better equipment.       What’s Inside: Balancing weight and sound are important considerations when choosing arrows. Kyle weighs in on the three fletch versus four fletch debate. Why Kyle looks for an efficient vane on the arrow. The best arrow brands that Kyle builds with, and why he sometimes combines them. Some special considerations for shooting arrows on a windy day.     Mentioned in this Episode: DCA Custom Arrows DCA Custom Arrows on Youtube   Short Description: Making your own arrows is a great way to control the quality of the arrow that you’re shooting on a hunt. There’s a lot of information out there, and not all of it is good. I talk with Kyle Davidson, from DCA Arrows who approaches building arrows with the precision of an engineer. We discuss how to balance the weight of an arrow with other design considerations, and what’s worked for both of us on past hunting trips.   Tags: bowhunting, making arrows, best arrow brand, choosing fletching, minimum draw weight, archery, archery hunting, efficient vanes

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James Fitzgerald Maintaining Normalcy during COVID 19 and Staying healthy In these trying times with all this stress and fear of the unknown: will I get sick, will my family be safe, will my business survive, will the world ever be the same...…. will we ever get back to normal. It is super important for us more so now then ever to find a sense of normalcy to ensure we don't compromise our immune systems and open ourselves up to sickness. I had very good talk with my good friend James Fitzgerald what started out as a talk to find ways to workout at home turned into a therapy session and an eye opening discussion about finding normalcy in our lives to stay healthy. This is a good one don't miss it !!!!! If you want to get that information James was talking about 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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Episode #: 299   Title: Hunting’s Role In Conservation   Show Notes: At the Mule Deer Convention in Utah, I caught up with Matt Howell, the current president of Four Corners SCI, and we talked about his hunting this year and current issues his chapter is facing.  Matt’s approach to hunting is based in conservation, so he talks about how that shapes his hunting strategies and his club’s work.    He talks about the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado, and some of the problems with reintroduction specific to Colorado. They’re currently looking at bringing in twice the number of wolves in just 3 years, which is far more than was brought into Yellowstone.    They’re bringing in a Canadian greywolf, which is a new species, and of course that has implications that the state isn’t prepared for yet. It’s on the ballot right now, so if it’s passed, it’ll be the first species reintroduced via ballot box. Matt says it’s like managing wildlife based off of emotions and not facts. Matt shares a resource for organizing against this ballot measure.   Hunters have a vital role in conservation, and both Matt and I feel like that role is sometimes overlooked. Matt shares some hunting stories, and his approach to deer hunting. Sometimes finding the biggest deer or the biggest rack ends up being all a hunter can think about. Because Matt is focused on conservation, he shares how that impacts which kind of animal he tends to go after.   We finish up by talking about the state of hunting and some of the challenges facing Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Montana, and Utah.      What’s Inside: We discuss some of the implications of reintroducing Canadian grey wolves into Colorado. The tricky issue of managing wildlife with a new, untested species. The key role of hunters in managing deer, elk, and moose.  What hunting as conservation looks like for Matt Howell. Mentioned in this Episode: FourCornersSCI.com Coloradans Protecting Wildlife   Short Description: I visit with the president of the Four Corners chapter of Safari Club International, Matt Howell, about some of his current work in Colorado. We cover the potential reintroduction of a non-native wolf species to wildlife in Colorado, and talk about using hunting as a tool for conservation.    Tags: reintroduction of wolves, wolves in Yellowstone, wolves in Colorado, wildlife management, mule deer convention, mule deer hunt, hunting tags, elk hunt, wildlife conservation

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Travis Nowotny and Patrick Clark Mule Deer hunting 11.15 Check out Travis' adventures   Download and Subscribe to Days 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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Bowhunting Australia on the Cheap with Nick Morton 11.14 Nick is the owner of OZ-Cut broadheads and is an Avid bowhunter he shares with us the ins and outs of hunting Austrailia, we talk about the different species , and some tactics and what to expect. Download and Subscribe to Days 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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Robby Denning Mule Deer Hunting 11.13 Follow along with Robby's adventures here    Download and Subscribe to Days 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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Maria Stallone, Trevon Stolzfus, And John Stallone 11.12 Go check out Inspired Wild    Download and Subscribe to Days 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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Muley Slayer Marc Smith 11.11 Live at the hunt expo Marc talks about hunting his NM giant  Download and Subscribe to Days 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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Doyle Moss of Mossback Outfitters 11.10   Download and Subscribe to Days in The Wild 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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Super Tuning your Bow with Chris Dunlap 11.9 Chris an I talk about how he takes a bow from ground zero to shooting darts... Check out Chris Dunlap at Elk River Archery    Paper tuning walk back tuning finding center shot arrow spine Footers tuning for broadheads 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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Rattling Coues Bucks and Strip Tags Craig Van Arsdale 11.8 Craig shares with us some stories from this past season and shares with us how he likes to rattle coues bucks into bow range. He also shares with us how he decided to take a hunting sabbatical   Check out Craigs Instagram  We will be Changing the name of the podcast From Interviews with The Hunting Masters to Days in The Wild in the next couple of months it will be somewhat slow transition by by april first eveything should be converted over.    Download and Subscribe to Days in The  Wild 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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B-Zone Blacktails with Parrey Cremeans 11.7 We will be Changing the name of the podcast From Interviews with The Hunting Masters to Days in The Wild in the next couple of months it will be somewhat slow transition by by april first eveything should be converted over.    Download and Subscribe to Days in The  Wild 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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Travis Stone 11.6 We catch up with Travis Stone to share with us some hunting stories  Interviews with the Hunting Masters will be changing its name to Days in The Wild April 1st  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 AZ javelina, WY Speed Goats Nebraska Deer 11.5   I sit down with Jake and catch up with him on his 2019 season we talk about hunting AZ, Wyoming, TX and Nebraska   Interviews with the Hunting Masters will be changing its name to Days in The Wild April 1st  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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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.. Interviews with the Hunting Masters will be changing its name to Days in The Wild April 1st   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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Robert Hanneman 2019 Recap bonus episode Interviews with the Hunting Masters will be changing its name to Days in The Wild April 1st 

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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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