EP22: Jason Quick, 2017 CA Big Game Application (Sheep, Elk) Part 1

May 21, 2017

In this episode, Jason and I breakdown the 2017 California Big Game Drawing Application process. The deadline is June 2, 2017. Listen in as we discuss the Bighorn Sheep and Elk draw applications for both residents and non-residents. If you are looking to draw a tag in CA, you don't want to miss this show!!!

Topics covered:

  • 2017 Licenses and Fee Schedule
  • Nonlead Ammo Update
  • Preference Points in CA
  • Bighorn Sheep
    • 2016 Draw stats
    • 2017 Proposed hunt units
  • Elk (Tule, Roosevelt, Rocky Mountain)
    • New 2017: Units split
    • 2016 Draw stats
    • 2017 Proposed hunt units

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EP21: Brandon Williams, Public Land DIY Outdoorsman

May 7, 2017

We are fortunate to sit down with a friend of the RnA Outdoors Podcast, Brandon Williams. Brandon is an avid outdoorsman, but more importantly is newly wed, and soon to be a father of his first son. His passion for the outdoors and Public Land DIY hunting and fishing adventures is shown through his efforts to support conservation and the 2nd Amendment. This episode helps reinforce the importance of public lands and vitality of this natural resource.

Topics covered:

  • What shaped you into being an outdoorsman and why?
  • California Public Land hunting opportunities
  • Recent drought prior to this year and its effects
  • CA success rates and contributing factors
  • What drove you to start Public Land hunting and what makes you a successful hunter?
  • What are your tactics when hunting crowded Public Lands here in CA?

You can contact Brandon at: bdubb2383@gmail.com.

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EP20: Seth, Paul & Mike, Oredigger Reunion in Reno, NV 2017

April 23, 2017

Once upon a time in Reno, NV.... In this episode, we talk about tagless hunts, arm wrestling, wilderness elk hunts, predator hunting, Jackpot Nevada, and joining the century club. Tune in as we re-live some college experiences and have some fun on the podcast.

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EP19: Krimson Trail, Kodiak Safaris

April 16, 2017

Kodiak Island is rich in history, beauty, and is home to adventurous outdoor activities as well as plentiful wildlife. It's also home to Kodiak Safaris who offers some of the best Sitka Blacktail Deer hunting in the world. Krimson Trail and her parents own a hunting & fishing lodge in Larsen Bay, which is a small village on Kodiak. They provide both commerical fishing, crabbing, and hunting services for all species on Kodiak.

In addition to her passion for the outdoors, Krimson has started her music career with recently releasing her song release of Elements which can be found on all her social medial feeds and website. Find her video here: https://youtu.be/_JlvDqGbOpw

You can contact Krimson at: krimsonmusic@icloud.com or online at http://www.krimsonlive.com.

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EP18: Jason Carter & Adam Bronson - Epic Outdoors

April 7, 2017

Coming to you from the 2017 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, we catch up with Jason Carter and Adam Bronson, partners of Epic Outdoors in Cedar City, UT. Both are very skilled Western Big Game hunters with large resumes when it comes to Mule Deer and Wild Sheep. Jason has devoted his life to research and scouting, which has enabled him to harvest 16 bucks over 200” (4 between 237”-271”). Adam has worked as a wildlife biologist, professional hunting consultant, and is a licensed big game outfitter. He is also the current President of Utah Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS). This is a fun epidsode where we share laughs, stories, and straight talk Western Big Game.

Topics covered:

  • Start Epic Outdoors, what was the reason behind another membership service?

    • What sets Epic apart from your competitors?
  • OTC tags available
  • What is the best state to hunt Mule Deer?
  • What is it about Mule Deer for you that drives your passion for this species of animal?
  • How do you measure success? --- Inches of bone? Multiyear chase? Older age class?
  • 2016 Hunting Season Recap
    • Nevada 216” Buck
  • What do you have your sights set on for 2017?

You can contact Jason at: jason@epicoutdoors.com and Adam at: adam@epicoutdoors.com or online at www.epicoutdoors.com.

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EP17: Jim Sessions, Huskemaw Optics & Best of the West

March 28, 2017

We take a break from the busy Western Hunting Expo to speak with Jim Sessions, vested partner of Huskemaw Optics which is based out of Cody, WY. Jim also is a field host for ‘The Best of the West’ TV series on the Pursuit Channel (Long Range Hunting Authority). He was born and raised in Wyoming where he has remained in the outdoors for most all of his life.

Topics covered:

  • Passion for DIY Adventures and what led you to success with Huskemaw
  • The concept behind ‘The Huskemaw Advantage’, what sets this product apart from competition
  • Best of the West shooting systems:
    • Breakdown the system, capabilities, limitations
    • Discuss how the system is manufactured, bullet match, optics (turrets)
  • What is the biggest variable when shooting long distances? Wind/Thermals? Mirage? Steady rest?
  • Best caliber for long range shooting
  • Explain difference MOA vs Mil… What does 1 MOA signify at 100 yds?
  • If I have a base model 700… Discuss the makeover process and can you build a 1000 yard shooter?
  • Upcoming Huskemaw events (June 10-11, Cody)

You can contact Jim at: jim@huskemaw.com or online at www.huskemaw.com.

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EP16: John McGannon, Wildeats Enterprises Game Chef

March 18, 2017

Most all of us hunt for the meat and the experience, and that experience continues in the kitchen. Wild game chef John McGannon shares his insights on field preparation to tablefare of wild game. We talk about bourbon, bacon, butter, bratwurst, and Habanero Teryiaki Honey Saki Soy Glaze...

Topics covered:

  • Where did your passion for cooking come from?
  • What is WildEats Enterprises? Background, journey (opened 13 restaurants, rubs & seasonings
  • Publications: RMEF Bugle (Carnivore’s Kitchen), MDF (Cuisine Elevation), Outdoor News (Taste of the Wild)
  • What is your favorite game meat to prepare?
  • Dry aging meat… What’s the science behind this tactic? How long for various meats?
  • Is it better to sear meat and cook quickly or slow cook low temp over time?
  • Temperature Awareness: Why is this important? Optimum temperature for cooling?
  • Where can someone get these fine products? Retail locations

You can contact John at: john@wildeats.com or online at https://www.wildeats.com/.

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EP15: Corey Jacobsen, Dirk Durham, Donnie Drake - Elk 101 Trio

March 10, 2017

For the first time in podcast history, we were able to round up the Elk 101 trio and talk Elk during the Western Hunting Expo in SLC. Corey, Dirk, and Donnie have been hunting partners for many years and share some of their insights and tactics to getting it done in September. In addition, they enjoy jabbing each other a bit and laughing about times had in the elk woods. These guys emulate what a partnership should be in the backcountry and its obvious their passion for chasing bull elk in September.

Topics covered:

  • Where did the elk hunting passion start and why?
  • 2011 Extreme Elk Magazine (Dirk): Part of the initial plan? Gateway to bigger projects?
  • What was the driver to starting Elk 101?
  • What’s in the pack? What can’t you live without in the back country? Elk calls?
  • 2016 Fall Hunting Recap:
    • Idaho, New Mexico (w/ Randy), Isaac’s hunt,
  • Future projects or releases from Elk 101?
  • During application season, what plans are you making for fall 2017? Points based or OTC?
  • Scenarios and tactics:
    • 1pm, calm mid-September day, take a nap or hunt? Why?
    • Bull hung up at 100 yds and won’t move, do you close the distance? Bugle? Cow call?
    • Hunting an area with heavy predation, how do you approach strategy & calling tactic?

You can contact Corey and the gang at http://www.elk101.com.

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EP14: Robert Hanneman & Garth Jenson, Huntin’ Fool

March 2, 2017

We locked ourselves away in the steel tank Diesel Brothers 'Built to Hunt Truck' at the Western Hunting Expo and talk about the Huntin' Fool. Both Garth Jenson and Robert Hanneman have worked with and for the Huntin’ Fool for over a decade and are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to not only hunting but applying for Western Big Game. All that and Robert doesn't let our co-host Jason Quick live down his short lived videographer career... Tune in and listen!

Topics covered:

  • How did you get involved with The Huntin’ Fool?

    • What competitive advantage does Huntin’ Fool offer for application services?
    • Explain difference in Bonus vs Preference Points… Modified Preference
  • Dive into application strategies
    • Saving points for trophy units, mid-tier units, trophy quality
    • OTC tags available
  • Discuss Application Strategies for clients --- Long term vs short term goals?
  • I’m new and never have applied, how do you work with those clients?
    • Budget, how to prepare a beginner for what it can cost
    • 1 year plan, 5 year plan, 10-15 year plan
  • 2016 Hunting Season Recap
  • What do you have your sights set on for 2017?
  • Hunts planned? Longer term tags?

You can contact Robert at: robert@huntinfool.com and Garth at: garth@huntinfool.com or online at http://www.huntinfool.net/.

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EP13: Alex & Johnny Thomson, Eland Safaris of South Africa

February 22, 2017

After gorging on elk meat, venison, and red wine, we sit down with Professional Hunters Alex and Johnny Thomson who own and operate Eland Safaris located in South Africa. They offer world class accommodations for those looking to book an African safari of a lifetime.

Topics covered:

  • Where is Eland Safaris located in proximity to Africa?
  • Discuss the process of booking a hunt--- how to book, lead time, preparation, travel arrangements (best travel times), FNRA events
  • Traveling w/ Firearms, Scopes, Cameras (serial # items) – US Customs/Border Pro (4457)
  • What can someone expect during their hunt --- species, habitat, topography, accommodations
  • What is the most coveted species of animal to hunt in Africa?
  • Is poaching an issue in the Limpopo area? What is the targeted species and why?
  • What services does Eland Safaris offer for both hunter (archery vs rifle) and non-hunters
  • What happens with the meat? Is it prepared during the stay? Donated locally?
  • Taxidermy – where do the trophies go and what is the timeframe to get them completed?

You can contact Alex at: alexthomson@mweb.co.za and Johnny at: johnnythomson@mweb.co.za or online at http://www.elandsafaris.co.za.

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