The State of the Podcast – 2019 Hunt Itinerary and B.S. Session

Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 53: The State of the Podcast – 2019 Hunt Itinerary and B.S. session

This week Adam and John sit down to discuss their hunt plans for 2019.  Dipping their toes into filming hunting turkeys in the spring, antelope in the summer, bear in the fall as well as whitetail.  The guys break down how each hunt will be structured to maximize opportunities for both harvests and filming as well as how they applied for tags to maximize hunting opportunities. They also dabble in a little gear talks as well 

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 52: Cody Rich – The Rich Outdoors

This week we talk with Cody Rich from the Rich Outdoors Podcast about western hunts for the first timer. We talk with Cody about our 2018 Idaho elk hunt and have him critique our strategy while adding in tidbits for the new elk hunter planning his first trip into the mountains, next we discuss our plans for an upcoming antelope hunt while Cody breaks down the do’s and don’ts for antelope.  We talk tactics and strategy for locating game, backup plans and misconceptions for the first time western hunter.  At the end Cody talks about his other project The Backcountry Fuel subscription box that allows hunters to test backpacking foods before buying a whole trips worth.  Cody outlines plans for a new arm of the business to provide customers the ability to order products for a specific trip and while the items are in the cart give the customer a caloric and macro breakdown. great stuff if you are in the planning phases of a ten day hunt.  You can check out al Cody has to offer at

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 51: Nick Otto – Huntavore Podcast

This week we talk to Nick Otto of the Huntavore Podcast on the Sportsman Nation Network.  Nick is a relatively new hunter who has is now all in on the pursuit of organic protein and a love of wild creation.  We talk about the process of butchering an animal with a plan, from the moment it is harvested to the time it is consumed the foundation must be laid.  We talk easy venison recipes sure to surprise even the harshest critic, more advanced dishes and preparations, oso buco do’s and dont’s in addition to breaking down and cooking wild turkey, pigeon seasons and preparations and plenty of laughs.  Check out their facebook page here huntavore.

 

 

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 49: DIY South Dakota Whitetail

This week we talk with Adam’s brother Dustin and his good friend Greg about doing a DIY hunt in South Dakota or Nebraska.  We go over equipment, tactics and expectations.  If you have never considered hunting western states for trophy whitetails with opportunities at big mule deer this may be a good listen for you.

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 39:  Michigan Public Land Marsh Buck

On this weeks podcast Adam and John go through the details of Adam successful Michigan public land hunt in which he was able to harvest a beautiful 10 point weighing in at 182 pounds after field dressing.  The hunt takes place on the edge of the marsh that Adam has some history with but hadn’t hunted in many years.  Topics discussed in this podcast include Michigan CWD regulations, Aging deer conspiracy theories, Scents and calling amongst other ramblings

 

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 38:  Urban Bowhunting – Taylor Chamberlin

This week we talk to Taylor Chamberlin, the subject of the recent First Lite Film in City Limits.  Taylor hunts in the urban areas of the Washington D.C. suburbs and surrounding areas, where he is able to hunt nearly year round and harvest unlimited numbers of white-tailed deer.  We discuss the strategies used to harvest deer in urban areas, recommendations on hunting literature, advances in saddle hunting technology, shot process as well venison recipes.  Taylor is definitely living a bowhunters dream as he harvests deer in the backyards of million dollars homes, almost on a daily basis.

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast Episode 23: Trent Fisher Born and Raised Outdoors

In this weeks episode we talk with Trent Fisher from Born and Raised Outdoors. Trent talks with us on elk hunting tactics, the Born and Raised transition from DVD to TV then on to youtube.  Trent also talk about his Role in their Land of the Free project from last year where he hunted for 53 days straight in 5 different states, as well as what to expect from this years Land of the Free Project 2.0  Trent s a great guest and an amazing guy and this podcast was a blast to record and we hope you all enjoy it. Be sure to check out all of the offerings from Born and Raises at https://www.bornandraisedoutdoors.com you will not regret it.    If you like what we are doing and want to contribute to the show please consider checking out our Patreon page and becoming part of the community.   http://bit.ly/BHCPatreon

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ATA 2018

This was the first year for any of us at the Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis and it was an amazing time. This show is a trade show so it is not open to the public.  All of the major companies in the archery and outdoor industry companies attend the show, so you are able to see all of the new gear before it is available in stores.  Along with the companies come the talent, so all of the big names in the industry were there.  If there is a someone that you have seen on a hunting show on TV, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram there is a good chance they were at this show.  Walking around the show it was nothing to see Jim Shockey, Tim Wells, Cameron Hanes, or Michael Waddell.  World class factory archers such as John Dudley, Steve Anderson or Tim Gillingham were everywhere ,some even working the booths.  Social media personalities such as Born and Raised Outdoors, The Hunting Public and Hushin were everywhere.  Then there was the opportunity to shoot al of the new bows for the yea,r as well as look at all of the new products coming out for the upcoming year.  So, for a couple regular guys not in the outdoors industry, who happen to be archery fanatics, it was somewhat overwhelming to say the least.

Garmin Xero
IQ Define

The main buzz this year was surrounding the Garmin Xero and IQ Define Rangefinder sights.  Both sights have rangefinders with scanning modes that allow you to range your target while at full draw.  The Garmin unit is much like a holographic rifle sight where there is a glass lens with led dots that are displayed rather than pins.  There is a series of green arrows that guide you to where the led is ranging , and you have get everything lined up before the reading it is giving you will be accurate. Now, I can imagine that if you were to have a large amount of time to spend with the sight and practice with it regularly t would be an easy process, but having 10 minutes with the sight and playing with it it did not seem intuitive and seemed rather impractical, and with a price point of $700-900$ I don’t see them flying off the shelves. The IQ on the other hand is nowhere near as advanced as the Garmin, (with the garmin if you have a garmin watch will also drop a gps pin at the last sight that you ranged prior to the shot) is a far more practical product but it has it deficiencies also. The IQ Define has a rangefinder built into the side of the sight that you calibrate, with the laser they provide you, to your 20 yard pin.  So once calibrated you see an animal off in the distance, place you 20 yard pin on the animal, hit the button and it will tell you the range.  Where I see this as being a problem is you are on the animal with the 20 yard pin, the shooter needs to remember to now move down to the appropriate pin before making the shot.  These were the sights that were being talked about all over the show, but the diamond in the rough we feel is a sight we found that is being produced by Buck Rub Outfitters in Wisconsin called the Carbon Fixation.  The Carbon Fixation bow sight is a 2 pin sliding hybrid sight that offers a horizontal fixed pin with a vertical sliding adjustable range pin.  It has 3 feet of fiber optic wrapped around a glow in the dark rechargeable tape for better low light shooting.  The fiber is also integrated in to the side of the slide where the sight tape is so in low light if you can’t read the numbers you can see the illuminated fiber for the different yardages.  For the average hunter this is probably the best sight that we have ever seen. This sight retails at 139.99 and the design is superior to anything else that we saw in terms of an everyman’s hunting sight.

Buck Rub Outdoors Carbon Fixation

 

There were tons of cool  products at this years trade show but I think that this is truly the one that stood out most to us as new and innovative product that had not yet been represented.