EP26: Micah Brown, First Lite Pro Staff Coordinator

July 8, 2017

Do you wear First Lite products? Ever wonder the magic behind merino wool? Listen as Lucas speaks with First Lite Pro Staff Coordinator Micah Brown as they geek out on First Lite apparel and what's new for 2017. Micah is a wealth of knowledge behind the brand and provides an in depth review of many products that First Lite produces and what he has in store for the 2017 hunting season.

Topics covered:

  • First Lite journey to coordinating the Pro Staff team
  • First Lite Pro Staff:
    • What makes an ambassador for the First Lite brand?
    • Selection process
  • New in 2017:
    • Corrugate Shorts/Pants, Obsidian Merino Pant, Women's Collection
    • Cipher camo pattern
    • 37.5 Cocona Technology (moisure wicking properties/evaporation)
  • Merino Wool - What it is and the science behind the product
  • Pig Hunting in California
  • What sets First Lite apart from the competition
  • Hunting 2017 season

You can contact Micah at: m_an_b@hotmail.com or (916) 342-3400

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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EP25: Jim Reardon, Utah Friends of the NRA Foundation

June 23, 2017

In this episode, Lucas sits down with Jim Reardon, Utah field representative for the Friends of the NRA. Jim organizes 9 fundraising dinner banquets across Utah with volunteer committees that have increased over 50% revenue since last year. His passion for the NRA is obvious during our discussion and has a drive to build the NRA Friends organization across Utah. 

Topics covered:

  • NRA Foundation (501 C3) non profit

    • Volunteer committees... 
    • Where does the fundraising money go? Grants and funding
  • Utah Friends of the NRA Foundation
    • Daily activities as the NRA Field Representative
    • Chartered committees in Utah
    • Political climate in UT
  • HR 621: Utah transfer of Public Lands
    • Chaffetz & Zinke discussion
  • Hunting plans in 2017

If you are interested in joining a volunteer committee, you can contact Jim at (801) 436-4175 or by email: jreardon@nrahq.org

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EP24: Ben Miller, Nick Hager & Jake Johnson - RnA Ambassadors in CA

June 9, 2017

Don't let the introduction fool you as RnA Ambassador Nick 'The D' Hager takes over the microphone and runs the show. Other Dillon natives Jake Johnson and Ben 'The Matriach' Miller join the conversation to talk about their trip to CA, throwing Tyler Houston under the bus, beach life, sea otter hunting, Jake's secret to elk hunting, and Nick's gym routine. Join us for some laughs and good ole Montana straight talk.

Check out our partners at:
Ripcord Arrow Rests... "Bowhunter's #1 selling fall away rest" http://ripcordarrowrest.com
First Lite... "Go Farther Stay Longer" http://www.firstlite.com
Wild Eats Enterprises... "The Relentless Pursuit to Achieve the Extradionary" https://www.wildeats.com 

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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EP23: Jason Quick, 2017 CA Application Breakdown (Deer, Pronghorn, Pigs, Bear) Part 2

May 25, 2017

In this episode, Jason and I continue our discussion on the 2017 California Big Game Drawing Application process. The deadline is June 2, 2017. Listen in as we discuss Deer, Pronghorn, Pigs, and Black Bear 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:

  • Deer (Mule Deer, Blacktail, Hybrid Mule/Black)

    • New in 2017 (unit changes)
    • Mandatory Deer Harvest Reporting
    • Tag classifications (Premium, Restricted, Unrestricted)
    • 1st tag vs 2nd tag
    • 2016 harvest report and drawing stats
    • 2017 proposed hunts
  • Pronghorn
    • 2016 draw stats
    • 2017 proposed (apprentice, archery, general method)
  • Black bears (tags, seasons, mandatory skull presentation)
  • Pigs (tags, seasons, top counties)

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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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

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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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.

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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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.

Check out our partners at Ripcord Arrow Rests... "Bowhunter's #1 selling fall away rest" http://ripcordarrowrest.com

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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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.

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RnAOutdoors
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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.

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rodnarrowoutdoors
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RnAOutdoors
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/RnAOutdoors

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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.

In addition, check out the other RnA Outdoors social media feeds for more up to date information:
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rodnarrowoutdoors
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RnAOutdoors
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