Turnback Tags and Last Minute Opportunities. In this episode we make a call to our good friend Clint Lindstrom to discuss turnback tags in Colorado. We also talk a little about last minute opportunities and how to get out on a hunt if you didnt draw a tag. We make a call to Cheston Davis of Pyro Putty and Phoneskope.
Deserted in Alaska. 200 Miles on Foot, with Joe Letarte. In this episode Joe recounts the story of being left for dead in the middle of Alaska's Brooks Range as winter began to set in. Joe was left with a string of horses and mules 200 miles from the nearest road and only one way out. Snow, ice fog, howling wind, and zubzero temps, and hunger, were all part of the journey. This is one you wont forget.
What Do I Do With My Colorado Points? One of the most asked questions were getting right now is how do I use my points in Colorado? Colorado has long been one of the top Mule Deer destinations in the west. The next two years have some incredible season dates. Wether youve been in the points game for several years or youre just getting started Colorado has many options.
Applying in Nevada, Montana, Kansas and Covid19. In this episode we discuss the contents of our April issue of the Epic Outdoors Magazine which include applying in Nevada, Montana, and Kansas. The April issue is available for download now on our website and the printed version will be in mailboxes soon. We answer a few listener questions that pertain to Nevada and cover that state in depth. We also talk briefly on the current situation with Covid19 and what the effects may be to the hunting world and draw odds.
Strange Times, Corona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we discuss the current news of Corona Virus and Pandemic Pandemonium before diving into our March issue of the magazine that covers Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. Crazy times make us long for hunting season.
Office Banter, Changes to Nevada, New Mexico. In this episode Adam comes prepared with a stack of post-it notes that he has been preparing over the past few weeks. A lot of light hearted topics and plenty of laughs. We also dive into some changes and proposed changes to Nevada and New Mexico.
Hunt Winner Reactions..Epic Outdoors Hunt Giveaway Spring 2020. Today we held our drawing for the spring membership drive here at Epic Outdoors. We drew 9 winners for World Class hunts. In this video we call to notify each of the winners. Congratulations to all those who won.
Big Bucks! Mule Deer Management, Jicarilla Game and Fish. In this episode we talk with Biologist, Kyle Tator of the Jicarilla Game and Fish. We focus on Mule Deer Management and talk big bucks before transitioning into Elk and other opportunities. The Jicarilla is a place with abundant opportunities many of which are over the counter on a first come first serve basis. If you need a new hunt opportunity don't overlook the Jicarilla.
Hunts We Would Personally Go On. Epic Hunt Giveaway. In this Episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we introduce each of the Hunts Available in our current Hunt Giveaway. Many of these hunts are hunts that we have personally been on and liked them so much that we decided to purchase them for our giveaway. These are not hunts that we were given at a discount. We paid full price and booked in advance for each spot. Every hunt in this giveaway is a hunt we have been on or would like to go on personally. Deadline Feb29th 11:59pm MST
Sometimes it is hard to know which direction to go when it comes to getting tags in the West. In a changing world it takes flexibility to make things work. Here at Epic Outdoors, we live to find success where it may not be common. In this episode we record live from the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City. We (Adam and Jason) put on a seminar sharing our personal theories in applying for tags across the west. We talk through some of our favorite states and share our thoughts and strategies when it comes to getting tags and making the most of them.
Applying in NM, UT, OR and a Mexico Coues Deer Hunt. In this episode we talk about our February magazine and outline each of the states covered in that issue. These include New Mexico, Utah, and Oregon. We also hear the report from John's recent trip to Mexico to hunt Coues Deer. John showed up at the office this week with a black eye from Mexico so we were all intrigued to hear about the trip.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regional Managers on Wolves. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regional Managers in regards to the Colorado Wolf initiative. JT Romatzke NW Regional Manager and Cory Chick SW Regional Manger give us some insights into the wolf situation in Colorado and where we are in regards to a wolf re-introduction in the state.
EP 142: The Life of a Wolf Hunter with Gus Thoreson. While spending several winters in the backcountry trapping and hunting wolves, Gus studied and learned a lot about wolf behavior and tendencies. Wolves are a very smart predator that are efficient in being unseen killers. A wolf hunt is one of the most exhausting hunts, both mentally and physically and yields the lowest success rates of most any hunts in the west. By learning to better understand wolves, Gus has found quite a bit of success on harvesting wolves. This is an informative podcast for anyone interested in wolf hunting.
Change Creates Opportunity. We often detest change and the pains of having our favorite hunts and hunting areas affected. Although it's not easy to embrace change we should always look for new opportunities created by those changes. Sometimes a new hunt date, a longer season, new tag numbers, new drawing procedures by a state, can play to our benefit if we pay attention. If we as hunters can be observant, change can sometimes lead to some of our best opportunities. This episode focuses on a lot of changes and highlights new ways to look at some of those changes.
In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the Nevada guide draw and the benefits of applying with an outfitter if you plan on going guided anyway. We also dive into some deep conversation on hunting trucks, life patterns, and plenty of joking around. We will be headed to the Sheep Show as well as the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. Come see us there.
Applying for Arizona and Wyoming in 2020. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we discuss application strategies heading into 2020. The states that have upcoming deadlines for some species are Wyoming and Arizona. We cover these states in our January 2020 issue of Epic Outdoors Magazine. Every year is different. State regulations change, herds trend up and down, tag numbers and management strategies can be adjusted. We do the work for you and help make sense of it all so that you can apply with confidence and make the most of your time, and money.
Meet Our Newest Staff Member, Devin Archibald. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we introduce you to Devin Archibald our newest hunting consultant. Devin has many years of experience as a guide as well as many years in the Long Range Shooting business. Devin brings more depth to our hunt consultants and will be helping a lot with our hunt bookings and guided hunt opportunities.
In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we look back at 2019 and share stories from our hunts. Some hunts were a struggle, some turned out to be unforgettable. More than anything were ready for 2020 and the hunts to come. We talk about some of our strategies for the upcoming year and what we learned form a few tough hunts.
EP 136: Taking Advantage of Late Season Hunting Opportunities. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about Late Season hunts. this week Colorado 3rd season begins as Mule Deer move closer to winter ranges and rut territory. Theres nothing quite like a Mule Deer rut hunt. We also discuss Late season Elk and some of the challenges it provides to a hunter. Good luck to all who have late season tags, we hope you make the most of it.
EP: 135 Making the Most of Your Hunting Season. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about making the most of your hunting season. We talk about hunts we've had so far this year, and hunts to come. We talk about failures, tag soup, and successes we've enjoyed so far. There's always a lesson to learn even when a hunt turns out as less than we had hoped for. We've all had our share of tough hunts but its a matter of learning, growing, and doing it better the next time.
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.