EP 134: Meet the Newest Member of the Epic Outdoors Staff. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we introduce you to the newest member of our team, Wyatt Bowles. Wyatt has been in the hunting industry full time for nearly 15 years and has extensive experience as a successful guide, and consultant. We're happy to have him with us and are excited to let you all get to know him. Wyatt will be available to consult our clients on application strategies as well as to help book hunts for our members.
EP 133: Hunting Season Is Here! Finally it's time to get back out and make it happen. Adam reports on his recent Stone Sheep hunt and the success he had up in the North Country. With several days under his belt and after passing on many legal rams Adam finally set his sights on a ram worth bringing home. Hunts across the west are getting started. We talk about preparing for the upcoming season and share some quick stories of whats been happening here as we get ready to dive in.
EP 132: Making the Most of a Tag with Jason Mouttet. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we take a call from 25 year old, Jason Mouttet, who is currently sitting on Wheeler Peak in New Mexico after successfully filling his tag on a Bighorn Sheep. Jason drew the tag on his second year applying. We discussed the excitement of getting a tag at age 25 and how he appreciates what he has. Because of this he dedicated over 20 days to scouting the unit and looking over sheep. With hard to come by tags like this there is a lot of pressure to be successful. We talk in depth about these rare opportunities and how to best handle those situations. Hunting season is almost here and we are beyond ready to get out in the field. This episode got us amped and ready to roll.
EP 131: Finding Backcountry with Jason Carter In this episode Jason goes on the Finding Backcountry Podcast and answers questions about anything hunting related. Jason gets detailed on many topics like finding big bucks, scouting, trail cameras, deer patterns etc. This episode is packed with valuable information. We felt our listeners would enjoy the content and wanted to pass it along.
EP 130: Being Consistent in Hunting with Brock Rowley. In this episode we talk with longtime guide Brock Rowley about his history and tactics he has used to consistently find and harvest big bucks and bulls. Brock has been a guide for the past decade and even at a young age has considerable knowledge behind him. When it comes to harvesting the top end animals being consistent is key.
EP 129: A Hunting Obsession with Brendan Burns, KUIU. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Adam Bronson of Epic Outdoors talks with Brendan Burns Co-CEO of KUIU. Adam and Brendan discuss gear and some of the newer products from KUIU. They transition talks to hunting and share some of their most cherished hunting memories including Brendan's recent hunts for giant Brown Bear and Grizzly.
EP 128: Our First 200 Inch Bucks. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast The crew shares stories from their first 200 inch bucks. We decided it would be fun to talk about more firsts this week and as we started talking the stories kept coming. Youll enjoy this episode full of some of our best memories.
EP 127: Remembering our First Deer Hunts with the Epic Crew. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Jason, Adam, Jeff, and Chris talk about their first deer hunts and some of their earliest experiences in the field. We talk about lessons learned and how time has changed the game. Today we approach hunting in a much different way than we did 20 years ago.
EP 126: The Scouting Season Begins. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam discuss Summer scouting as they drive to Oregon. Every year each hunter has to take a look at his or her schedule and make a plan of attack for the hunts. Which tags to focus on, which areas to scout the most, and how to scout each individual unit for the season dates that you're faced with. There are a lot of factors and a lot of things to consider. You'll get some great ideas from this conversation.
EP:125 Q&A Part 2 Listener Questions Answered by The Epic Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast The Epic Crew continues answering questions submitted by listeners. We have a range of questions from all topics. Enjoy the insight and our perspective on many subjects pertaining to hunting the West.
EP 124: Hunting Q&A with the Epic Outdoors Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we take questions submitted by our listeners and talk about them. We provide our take on each question and try to provide the best insight we have on the subjects. We cover a multitude of topics from Mule Deer scouting to Applications to questions on our history. Thanks for all the questions that were submitted.
EP 123: Arizona Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, and California applications. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we go through the June/July issue of The Epic Outdoors Magazine covering Arizona Deer, Sheep, Bison as well as California. We discuss the application systems and things to be aware of when you apply. We also mention our gear section featuring new gear from our advertising partners. In this episode you will learn things you should be paying attention to and way to be more successful in your overall hunting strategies.
EP 122: State Draw Systems and Trad Bows with Harold Fahrenbrook. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam talk with Harold Fahrenbrook. Harold has been hunting traditional archery for most of his life and is very close to completing the North American 29. Harold is also very passionate about state draw systems, especially in his home state of Colorado. We discuss opinions on what states could do to improve and how we can each navigate the various draw systems that are available to big game hunters. Harold talks of frustrations with how the draw tag system is set up in Colorado and how he feels it could be improved.
EP 121: Applying for Wyoming, Idaho, Iowa, Washington. May Magazine Overview. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam discuss the May issue of the magazine which covered Wyoming, Idaho, Iowa, and Washington applications for species that are coming due in the near future. If you have any interest in hunting these states at some point this episode will give a lot of insight into each of them and our current thoughts
EP 120: Optimizing Your Shooting Accuracy with Bob Beck of MOA Rifles. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Bob Beck of MOA rifles. Bob introduces us to MOA and the many different products and businesses that he is affiliated with in the hunting industry. MOA puts on several shooting schools each year and helps hunter to optimize their abilities in shooting. We discuss many of the contributing factors in making a good shot and break down a lot of the gear that Bob feels is essential to effective shooting in the field.
EP 119: The Evolution of Elk Hunting with the Epic Outdoors Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about our own personal approach to getting tags and hunting Elk in the West. Elk hunting has evolved over the years to what it is today. Equipment has changed, management practices have been modified, and hunters have learned how to hunt elk more effectively. Whether you are after an opportunity hunt or a trophy experience, this conversation will help you develop your own strategies and tactics to be more successful in reaching your elk hunting goals.
EP 118: Applying in Nevada, Montana, and Kansas. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we go through the April issue of the Epic Outdoors Magazine and discuss its contents. The April issue covers Nevada, Montana, and Kansas, in depth. From application deadlines to important changes to regulations in each state.
EP 117: Which State has the Best Draw System? In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we discuss the different draw systems in the West–which states have it right, which states need improvement, and what would we change if we could. We talk about the new changes in Colorado for 2019 and how these changes affect our draw strategies. This is a fun episode that will help you better understand each individual state and their draw systems.
EP 116: Mauled by a Grizzly and a Lifetime of Hunting, with Jim Craig. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Adam Bronson talks with 79 year old Jim Craig. Jim has a wealth of hunting experience and countless stories to share. On one particular hunt Jim had just killed a Bighorn Sheep when he was viciously attacked by a Grizzly bear. Far from civilization Jim spent the night on the mountain with his sheep carcass. That night the carcass was taken by another Grizzly. Jim managed to stay alive and lived to hunt many more trips. Jim has Taken 7 Sheep Slams and today is active in promoting hunting and conservation to the younger generations.
EP 115: Applying in Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast the Epic Outdoors staff talks about things to consider when applying in Colorado, Idaho and Montana. Each state is very different and it is important to know each state before applying. Colorado has undergone major changes again this year as far as the structure of their system. Deadlines are approaching quickly.
EP 114: Nevada Department of Wildlife Deputy Director, Jack Robb. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Deputy Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jack Robb. Jack gives us some insight into the opportunities that Nevada has to offer. The uniqueness of the state is discussed and some of the new regulations are explained. Jack covers the trail cam regulations as well as the new shed hunting law. We also talk about sheep, deer, and elk in depth.
EP 113: A Banner Year in the Making–with Jay Scott. In this unique episode Jason and Adam visit with Jay Scott of the Jay Scott Outdoors Podcast. Jay hosts a conversation about big sheep in Arizona, best units in Utah, and the current weather conditions that are setting up what could be a banner year for horn growth. This episode will help you get to know the Epic Outdoors consultants a little better from an outside perspective.
EP 112: Applying in Utah, New Mexico, and Oregon. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Jason and Adam review the contents of the February issue of the magazine. Inside we cover Utah, New Mexico, and Oregon. We cover all the important details that you need to know when applying in these states and while making decisions on where and how to apply. Each state is unique in its system and it is important to understand them if you plan on drawing and hunting quality tags.
EP 111: Epic Outdoors / New Mexico Game and Fish. This week on the Epic Outdoors podcast Jason Carter talks with Craig Sanchez of the New Mexico Game and Fish. There are many new opportunities available as well as a lot of significant changes to be aware of. New Mexico is a great state for both Trophy potential and opportunity. Learn the what changes have been made and how to implement those changes into your own personal hunting strategies.
EP 110: Our Personal Methods in Applying and Drawing Tags. In this episode Jason, Adam, and Jeff, talk about their personal application strategies. Species by Species they break down how they go about applying in each state. If you want to draw more tags and play the game more efficiently this one is for you.