On this weeks podcast we speak to Todd Pringnitz President of White Knuckle Productions. Besides creating White knuckle productions from the ground up Todd also has been involved in the design of many of the industries finest products such as the Wicked line of tree saws as well as his newest creation the Tree Thrasher.
Todd also happens to be a bowhunting fanatic and has focused his passion on killing very old very mature bucks. Now Todd does this mainly on his small farm in Iowa but he cut his teeth hunting the same public lands many of you have hunted here in Michigan. Todd just so happens to be from the West Michigan area, and hunted some of the areas that John and I still hunt to this day. Todd is a great guy and we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for this season. Be sure to follow along at www.whiteknuckleproductions.com
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On this weeks episode we had the opportunity to speak with Brian Dagen of the Michigan Deer Tracking Network. Brian and his dog Mack comprise Whitehall Wounded Game Recovery, service that uses tracking dogs to help hunters recover wounded whitetails. We discuss the ins an outs of what using dogs to recover a poorly hit animal, how these dogs are trained, things hunters can expect when contacting a tracker and also things hunters can do to maximize their chance at recovering an animal in the event they do need to call in a tracking dog.
This week we spoke with Curtis Zabel from Behind the Bow. Curtis is a passionate public land bowhunter from Wisconsin who is also passionate about videography and film making, and telling a story in particular. A great example of this can be seen in his film from last year Life of a Public land Bowhunter. We talk about the passion for bowhunting in a state like Wisconsin with a rich tradition of firearm hunting, the tactics he uses to harvest mature buck on public ground. We also talk about his recent antelope hunt in South Dakota, which can be seen in this years file Lope Country, with friend, business partner and former Marine Skylar Sommers. The other topics covered include accessing public lands, the trials and tribulations of filming, and their annual film contest. You can check out their films of this on the Behind the Bow Youtube channel Linked below. Also check out their webpage/blog for more information https://www.btbhunting.com
In this weeks episode we breakdown the ins and out of the gear that we brought with us on the trip out west. We go over what worked well, what didn’t and things we would change about our gear going forwards. Overall for a first go at it I think we were happy with our gear selections with slight changes here and there.
This week we talk to Shawn Walters from Silent Approach, about his line of lightweight, strap on tree steps. The Silent Approach climbing system consists of 12 steps weighing in at around 6 pounds with their carrying case and will allow you to climb to heights at or around 20 feet. They are a very cool product, that is a new take at an old design. We talk about the different climbing methods and their pros and cons as well as the benefits, real or perceived of having a super light setup. Overall it was a fun podcast to record, Shawn is a great guy so if you are in the market for some new climbing equipment or looking to go super light, these may just be what you are after.