EP 104: Mule Deer Recap with the Epic Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast the Epic Crew talks about this past season of Mule deer hunting. The extreme drought westside had significant impacts on horn growth and it was evident throughout the fall. Many states experienced a year tougher than has been seen in a long time. We recap our personal hunts and talk about the successes and a few failures. We also answer several listener submitted questions on Mule Deer.
EP 103: Desert Sheep Hunting in Arizona. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast. The Epic Outdoors Crew sits down to talk about our recent trip to Arizona to hunt Desert sheep. On this hunt Jason harvested a giant ram that has the possibility of being the largest Nelsoni Desert Sheep ever harvested in Arizona. This is a legendary ram and today Jason and Adam recount the story to us. We also talk about a ram that was taken by one of Adams clients who is 79 years old. This ram completes a 52 year quest for the 4 North American Sheep.
EP 102: Sheep Hunting Q&A with Adam Bronson and John Petersen. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we take questions from listeners about Sheep hunting and provide some answers and insight. Adam Bronson has extensive sheep knowledge from a long history of studies and guiding experience. From how to field judge a ram to diseases that are affecting our sheep herds, Adam will give his point of view and provide some great insight into sheep and sheep hunting.
EP 101: Hunting Back in The Good Old Days, 60 years on the Mountain. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast We talk with Ron Jenkins who has been hunting for over 60 years. Ron tells us stories of the "Good Old Days" when you could buy an over-the-counter Grizzly tag in Montana. He also tells many unbelievable stories including being arrested in Mexico and spending Months in a Mexican Jail. Ron's story is truly unbelievable. Ron also talks about the many changes he's seen in his life in hunting. How things were and how they are today. This is one episode that you don't want to miss.
EP 100: Lessons From Mule Deer Hunting. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast John and Chris Petersen talk about some of the challenges of hunting public land. Sometimes the grind is tough when we aren't having success but the reward of overcoming challenges is worth the pain. We share some stories of times we learned lessons from Mule Deer.
EP 99: The Next Generation of Hunters with Jason Carter and Jeff John. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason, Jeff, and Chris talk about the hunting season so far. Chris was successful in New Mexico on a great bull and Jeff tagged out on a 29" Idaho Mule Deer. Jason and Jeff have been hunting non stop with their kids and have had some great success stories. The younger generation is the future of hunting and its extremely fun to see them growing up in hunting and learning the ropes.
EP 98: Tipping Your Guide with Jason Carter and Adam Bronson. In this episode we cover a topic that we have received a lot of questions about, Tipping your guide. Its sometimes a sensitive subject but we feel it needs to be covered. Some hunters may not know what is standard and what is expected when going on a guided hunt.
EP 97: Living the Hunting Life with Kip Fulks. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Kip Fulks Co-Founder of Under Armour. Kip has now moved on from the corporate world and is living the hunting life. Kip talks about business, life, and hunting, and shares his most recent adventures on the road. Kip also shares his current ventures and gives us some great life advice. "If you love something, pour everything you've got into it. If you don't love it, stop doing it."
EP 96: All About Sheep! Bighorn Sheep Q&A with Adam Bronson. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast We answer listener questions all about Bighorn Sheep. Adam is a former Wildlife Biologist for the state of Utah. Adam received his masters degree in Wildlife management and always had a strong interest in Bighorn Sheep. From where to apply for sheep to long term draw strategies.
EP 95: All about Knives with Outdoor Edge Knives, David Bloch. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk to David Bloch about his company, Outdoor Edge. David started Outdoor Edge as a young college graduate and pursued his dream of making knives. David talks about blade care, sharpening, and replaceable blades.
EP 94: An Epic Bighorn Sheep Hunt with Ryan Benson. In this episode we talk with Ryan Benson, CEO of Big Game Forever. Ryan is a client of Epic Outdoors License Application Service. This year we applied Ryan for Bighorn Sheep all across the western states. Ryan got lucky and drew a Bighorn Sheep Tag in Idaho. Ryan then booked with one of our Epic Approved Outfitters and headed on the hunt of a lifetime. Ryan ended up taking a monster of a ram. This is a fun story that makes us appreciate those rockies even more.
EP 93: Elk Hunting Tips/Tactics Q&A with the Epic Crew. In this episode we talk about Elk and Elk hunting with the Epic Outdoors Crew. Over the years we have spent countless time hunting elk and striving to learn all we can about them and how to be more successful hunting them. We have compiled a list of great questions from listeners and we answer them here on this episode.
EP 92: DIY Caribou in Alaska with Jeff John and The Epic Crew. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Jeff tells us about his recent trip to Alaska for self-guided DIY Caribou. Jeff along with his dad and brother made the long trip and were successful on 3 nice bulls. After months of preparation and planning, new gear, and preventative maintenance on equipment Jeff and his family set out to Alaska with a camp trailer and four wheelers in tow. The stars aligned and Jeff and crew had timed the trip perfectly to hit the Caribou migration. If you've ever wanted to try DIY Caribou in Alaska this episode will shed some light on what it takes to make it happen.
EP 91: Giant Dall Sheep in Alaska with Adam Bronson and the Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Adam recounts his recent Alaska Dall Sheep hunt. Adam spent his time in Alaska searching for "the" ram and was fortunate to connect with an absolute giant. Alaska is a remarkable place with some of North Americas most rugged terrain. A sheep hunt in Alaska provides some of the most physically and mentally challenging hunting scenarios. For all those who have been to Alaska and for all those who dream of going this one is for you.
EP 90: Hunting the West from an Eastern Perspective with Roger Smithson PT2. This is a followup episode with Roger Smithson about hunting the West from an Eastern Hunters Perspective. Roger details a lot of things he does to prepare for a hunt and some of the lessons he has learned over the years through traveling to the west to hunt.
EP 89: Question and Answer with the Epic Crew "Hunt Tactics". In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast the Epic Outdoors Crew answers questions submitted by listeners. We cover a wide range of questions but focus primarily on hunting tactics and Mule Deer tips.
EP 88: Chasing a giant 295 7/8" Mule Deer with Chad Roberts. In this Episode we talk with Chad Roberts about his buck in Arizona. This was a saga that spanned many years and hunting seasons before Chad was able to finally get it done. Dedication and a lot of lessons learned along with persistence will help us succeed. This is a true giant.
EP 87: Hunting the West from and Eastern Perspective with Roger Smithson. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Roger Smithson about hunting the west from the point of view of someone from the eastern states. Roger has been applying and hunting the west for nearly 30 years and as someone from the east has a unique perspective on the process.
EP 86: Archery Polar Bear Hunt and Other Adventures With Jim Winjum. In this Episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Jim Winjum of Kenetrek Boots. Jim shares many hunting stories including the story of his archery Polar Bear hunt.
EP 85: Finding Hunting Opportunities. Adam Bronson, Jason Carter, and Jeff John talk about the upcoming hunting season. This year we have a full schedule of hunts and are excited about the opportunities we have. These include youth hunts as well as some long awaited draw tags. There are a lot of opportunities out there for those willing to play the game with persistence as well as strategy.
EP 84: Learning From Giant Mule Deer with Robby Denning and Jason Carter. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast our host, Jason Carter, swaps Mule Deer stories with Robby Denning. We discuss lessons learned from deer that left an impact on us. Wether it be a missed opportunity or a huge success we often learn lessons from Mule Deer. Take advantage of this episode and find out what the take aways are from your hunts in the future.
EP 83: Hunting the Jicarilla Apache Nation with Kyle Tator. In this episode we talk to Kyle Tator the Wildlife Biologist of the world renowned Jicarilla Apache Nation. Kyle goes through the great hunt options that are available on the reservation. There are still great tags available for 2018. The Jicarilla offers some of the best hunting you could ever imagine for trophy elk and mule deer with unbelievable success rates.
EP 82: How to Scout a New Area With Jason Carter and Adam Bronson. In this episode we talk about how to start from square one in a unit and find areas to hunt. When you go somewhere new what do you look for? What kinds of areas will hold animals? We also talk mapping and GPS. This is a great episode for this time of year as we all start hitting the hills.
EP 81: Spring Bear Hunting with the Epic Crew. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we sit down and talk about recent and ongoing spring bear hunts from Jason, Chris, and Jeff. Jason recently returned from hunting Brown bears in Alaska, Chris killed a black bear in Montana, and Jeff currently has a Black bear tag in Utah. We share lots of laughs and enjoy a good conversation on bear hunting.
EP 80: The Call of a Lifetime. Stone Sheep Hunt Winner Announced. Today we called the lucky winner of the stone sheep hunt giveaway to inform him of his good fortune. Todd Gilliland of California was the name on the winning ticket. We called Todd, and after a voicemail and a text message, we were able to pass on the good news. Todd will be Stone Sheep hunting this August with one of our Endorsed Outfitters.