In this episode Adam, Jason and John sit down with Brendan Burns of Kuiu and talk about Western Big Game. Kuiu has been a part of Epic Outdoors since the very beginning and they never seem to stop inventing new gear that changes the game.
There are only 2 days left to get in on our Epic Winter Hunt Giveaway! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your name in the hat on some awesome hunts. Visit epicoutdoors.com to learn more.
In this episode the crew sits down and goes through another round of tough would you rather questions pertaining to their own license application strategies and hypothetical situations. We also discuss John's close encounter with mountain lions near his house in Cedar City, UT. Finally the crew calls up a good friend, John Hymas, who had an awesome British Columbia Stone Sheep hunt this past season. That same Stone sheep hunt is also one of the hunts we are giving away in the 2024 Winter Hunt Giveaway. So, head over to our website, before February 29th, and get your name in the hat for that hunt or some of the others!
In this episode the crew sits down to discuss what the Utah Hunt Expo will look like for Epic Outdoors this year. We will have some great deals on optics available at our booth so make sure to stop by and check out our inventory. The crew discusses their plans for the coming year and talks about some tough decisions with applications.
In this episode we sit down with 4 individuals that have one thing in common, surviving a bear attack. Whether it’s while hiking through the trees in the middle of the day or a bear breaking into your trailer at night, facing a bear can be a terrifying experience. From what we learn in this episode one thing is certain, preparation is everything when you head out into the wild.
In this episode the Crew takes a deep dive into the new system for viewing draw odds on our research website. Going over some of the most likely scenarios you’ll encounter while researching for your 2024 license application plan. We call up Kirt Connelly, web programmer for Epic Outdoors, and get his input on how to become a research expert, with the tools available to our Epic Outdoors members.
In this episode we sit down with Cheston Davis and Jason Bairett from PhoneSkope and talk about the new Carbon Pro series of cases and accessories. PhoneSkope never disappoints, with their digiscoping capabilities, this new line of products is no exception. If you want to take your glassing to the next level, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
In this episode we sit down with most of the Epic Outdoors crew and talk about adventures that didn’t go as expected. It’s good to be reminded that hunting is hunting, but we love it anyway. With some of the funniest stories from this year's hunts, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
In this episode we finally get to hear the stories of Jason’s monster Iowa Whitetail and Adam’s New Mexico giant. Hunting doesn’t always go how you’d like and there are surprises around every turn. Stop by and see us at any of our shows this season: Dallas Safari Club January 11-24th, Sheep Show January 18-20th, Utah Hunt Expo February 15-18th.
In this episode Jason, Adam and John sit down and talk about where we’ve been for the past few months. Wrapping-up late season hunts as well as the Muleys Matter 2023 giveaway has kept us busy. We thank our Muleys Matter donors and discuss what to expect in 2024. We also discuss the renewability of Mule deer in the West and the impact this past year will have on many hunters. Additionally, show season is about to get underway, we talk about our plans for attending the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo and a few others.
On this episode Adam and Jason sit down with the host of the Finding Backcountry Podcast Dustin Wittwer to talk about western Mule deer management and the Muleys Matter Movement. Dustin was one of the first supporters of Muleys Matter, especially after seeing the issues Mule deer face in his home state of Wyoming. Dustin is also the owner of Backpack Logistics, a company that helps you plan and pack meals for any hunting trip.
In this episode the crew sits down and we get the full rundown of Josh's recent Colorado Mule deer hunt. From hiking his guts out in the snow to encountering what may be the largest Colorado Black bear in existence, he had no shortage of entertainment during the 2nd season. The crew also discusses what attributes a Mule deer can have that will immedately "trip the trigger". We also get a little taste of what's to come with Jason and Josh's upcoming Whitetail hunts!
In this episode the crew sits down with Justin Finch, a well known western big game hunter, to talk about his 2nd season Colorado Mule deer hunt. From harvesting an awesome buck at 11,000 feet elevation, to a near death experience, this is a podcast you don't want to miss.
In this episode we dive into Western Big Game management strategies especially in the state of Utah. The last few years, the Mule deer population has been dealt a tough blow. With public opinion and state organization strategies differing, hunters have been frustrated to say the least. We discuss the Muleys Matter Movement, how you can get involved and how to enter your unpunched tag in the drawing for some awesome prizes. You can find all the details about the Muleys Matter Giveaway at muleysmatter.com!
And we're back! In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we get a recap of everyone's muzzleloader and archery hunts! It's been a long season for the crew here at Epic. We have been busy hunting for the last few months and like many of you, hunting the West has been interesting this year. We dive in on some of the reasons why this year was so different.
A few of the guys sit down and talk Mule deer across the West. It's been a busy early season for the entire crew here at Epic Outdoors with Wyatt and Adam ringing the bell early with their archery Mule deer. The others are jumping from state to state, both hunting and guiding. We also put a call in to Clint Lindstrom, who has spent plenty of time this year in Wyoming and Northern Utah. We get his take on Big Game in those areas. Finally, get all the details about our license application service.
In this episode the crew sits down with Wyatt Bowles as he takes us through his incredible harvesting of a limited-entry Mule deer.
Wyatt has been waiting for as long as he can remember to draw a tag like this and, although he felt the pressure of 20+ years of waiting, he was able to make an incredible play and notch his tag with an absolute monster Mule deer.
Adam Bronson's 2023 Archery Mule Deer hunt was a nail biter. From spooking him twice to forgetting a knife to skin him with, it was great to sit down and hear the whole story. It was a tough hunt that required some master level hunting skills from Adam, or as Devin would call them "Ninja Hunting Skills".
We also talk about the rest of the crew's early season tags and where everyone will be for the next few weeks.
Good luck to everyone as many of you start off your season! We hope your hunts are EPIC and that get tagged in tons of moster bucks and bulls in the next few weeks!
In this episode, after giving Logan plenty of grief about modern dating, the crew finishes off the last few questions that were asked to us over the last few weeks. We had a lot of fun answering all of your questions and talking with you on Instagram, as we move into hunting season we will be doing a lot more status updates from the field and working in the office less. We wish all of you luck for the upcoming season!
This last few questions had a lot of depth and things for us to discuss, what would be our ideal senarios with technology in hunting and how Mule Deer tend to grow depending on their size.
In this episode the crew attempts to knock out a few more questions from our Q&A and if you've ever listened to an episode of ours before, you know we tend to get a little side tracked.
In this episode the crew talks about hypotheticals when it comes to hunting, state selection and buck types.
The crew also dives into some of the most painful memories to relive and tells their stories about the biggest ones that got away!
In this episode, we dive into the first part of the questions we've been collecting from all of you over the past few weeks! Whether it's discussing our favorite piece of optics or revealing this year's hunts we haven't shared with many people yet, we had a blast going through all the questions you sent our way.
Make sure to tune in next week for another exciting Q&A segment. If you missed the chance to ask us your questions for this podcast or simply prefer a one-on-one conversation, don't hesitate to give us a call at 435-263-0777.
One of the first people to take the idea of organized conservation and apply it to Desert Sheep was Eddie Pribyl of the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn. Eddie started this faternity with 8 others in 1964 and it is the world's oldest wild sheep conservation group. This group specializes in creating sustainable habitat for Nevadas Desert Bighorn Sheep and 67 other species. Almost everyone who's had the opportunity to hunt Desert Bighorn in Nevada owes some thanks to Eddie Pribyl and the FDB.
All hunters are wildlife conservationists. It would be almost impossible to speak with an avid big game hunter who isn't concerned about the wildlife populations, youngling health or habitat strength. The crew was very grateful to be able to sit down with a guy like Eddie and hear about his stories and experiences building up the hunting habitats we enjoy today.
The FDB is a non-profit organization with no paid staff members. If you are looking to get involved visit fraternityofthedesertbighorn.com or @fraternityofthedesertbighorn on Instagram!
This week Jason and Adam sit down with the Nevada DOW and talk big game in the West, and Nevada specifically!
June 30th is the deadline for the Nevada Dream Hunt Application so be sure to get your name in the hat for that as soon as possible!
In this episode the entire Epic Outdoors office sits down to call the winners of our 2023 Summer Hunt Giveaway, and as always we are so excited to be able to give these away and share in the excitement with the winners.
Thank you to everyone who participates in our Giveaways, we appreciate all of you!
There are some hunt winners that don't answer our calls during the live podcast, every measure is taken to reach out to them after the fact and inform them of their win. All 2023 Summer Hunt Giveaway winners have been contacted.
Scouting season is upon us and there is no better way to kick it off and get a head start in your units than by putting up a few trail cameras! This year we may see technology at a disadvantage while old school hunting methods and knowledge from years previous are more useful than they have been for years.
Here at Epic Outdoors we are lovers of all wildlife and want to ensure that certain species don't become forgotten, so this week we shed a little light on something Josh has had on his mind for some reason. When is the last time you've seen a porcupine? For Porcupette Awareness day (Holiday invented by Josh) we are giving away something special, here is how you get in on it:
We have officially entered the final countdown for our Summer Hunt Giveaway! If you haven't gotten your name in the hat for some hunts, now is the time!
The crew has a good chat with Colten Petersen (IG: @heavyhorned), to discuess some of the bucks he's been on for the past few years, and these are not your average bucks. Colten has had the opportunity to hunt and harvest multiple bucks scoring over 200 in his life, and if you ask him its all luck. But we know the real story. It takes hard work, dedication and resilience to have success like that as a Mule Deer hunter.
We also get a chance to hear the story of Wyatt's Alaskan Sheep Hunt for the first time!