Some call it Thanksgiving weekend, some call it Black Friday, but the one and only Jason Carter here at Epic Outdoors calls it "Freaky Week". Tune in to see what the Epic Outdoors crew is up to this "Freaky Week" and the INSANE amount of mule deer that were taken in the past couple weeks.
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It's been a busy few weeks and we are more than excited to be back! In this episdode we get an inside look at the Epic Crew's last three weeks, the good, the bad AND the ugly. While frusterating and difficult, we wouldn't give up hunting for anything.
In this episode, the Epic Outdoors Crew talks about the Arizona Bison Application deadline, followed by a Vortex sponsored question about binocular magnification and a user-submitted question about the best Western state in which to have residency. The crew then calls Wyatt who's returning from a Wyoming antelope hunt and they talk about Wyatt and Devin's antelope hunts. Josh and Devin then talk about their latest invention for saving your place in a hunting blind and the team calls Jeff John to see if he's ready to invest. Lots of laughs go around during this funny segment. Jeff John also gives a Northern Utah Mule deer update and gives his opinion on the state of Mule deer in 2022. Josh rounds things out by presenting another invention idea designed to allow hunters the ability to glass for extremely long periods of time without interruption. Josh also talks about helping Adam on a recent Mule deer hunt where his invention would have come in handy.
Adam Bronson returns from his two Alaska hunting trips and talks about his DIY Caribou hunt and his grueling sheep hunt. The rest of the Epic Outdoors Crew gives updates on their field adventures including elk and Mule deer hunts. They also give an update on how hunters are doing for Mule deer and elk in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. They also talk about potential changes to Utah limited entry elk hunts. Josh gives an update on Devin's Arizona elk hunt and a creature that stares into their soul. The crew also announces another binocular giveaway.
Jason and John on a late-night edition of the Epic Outdoors Podcast. They cover a 2022 Mule deer and elk update from around the West as well as updates on how 2023 is looking. They call Epic Outdoors member, Bill Heinselman, who tells the story of the hunt for "Big Foot," a giant 270-class Mule deer Bill harvested in Arizona. Bill shares lessons learned as well as tips for hunting giant Mule deer. Jason and Bill also discuss hunting Tule elk and Bill's recent #3 all-time B&C bull. They discuss areas in California that could produce big Mule deer, elk and Bighorn sheep. Bill tells about neighborhood Mountain lions and mysterious cases of missing pets. Jason and John check in with Epic Crew members Devin and Josh who are elk hunting and get the latest update from Wyatt who just finished a successful Mule deer hunt. Wyatt gives a rundown of his feel for the current Mule deer and elk hunts in Utah this fall.
In this episode, the Epic Outdoors Crew gets a visit from Colby Kroff from Swarovski. Colby announces the brand new compact spotting scope from Swarovski. The new ATC/STC blazes new ground for Swaro and delivers a tiny spotting scope with Swarovision optics. The new scope weighs only 2 pounds and is only about 11 inches long. The scope features a 56mm objective and a 17-40x zoom. Mixed in with the regular Epic Crew jokers, Colby goes in-depth into what makes this new product stand out and what situations for which the spotter is perfect.
The Epic Crew checks in with Jason in the field and gets an update on his archery Mule deer hunt. Jason stocks up on some good karma by rescuing some foreign tourists. Jason's story leads into other good karma stories, which then turn into confessions of dumb stuff the Epic Crew has done. Several stories come out that might spare listeners painful experiences. Adam tells about accidentally drag racing his diesel in the car wash and warns about potential car wash dangers. Jason makes a confession about forgetting a hitch pin on his trailer. The Crew then talks about glassing soundtracks and tells stories about being attacked by animals and odd encounters. Adam then talks about getting ready for his Alaska hunts and the importance of making lists. Then Devin Archibald gives an update from the past week. He tells about guiding some newby hunters and cool experiences. Devin then gives an update on his archery Mule deer hunt and talks about lessons each failed stalk can teach hunters. Josh then gives an update on his field activities. The Crew talks about sending their wives in to purchase powder. Adam talks about his new Red Rock Precision Rifle and getting set up for his Alaska hunt.
In this episode, Adam, John, Josh, and Devin check in with Jason who's in the field archery hunting Mule deer. Devin returns from a successful Utah archery Mule deer hunt and tells about at hunt where the stars aligned. Later in the show, Wyatt checks in from the field and gives an update on his hunting conditions.
In this episode, the Epic Outdoors crew kicks things off with a rangefinder giveaway and ends things with a binocular giveaway—listen for details on how to enter. Then things get messy with one "Shizzy" story after another. First up, Josh tells about his black water adventures over the weekend, followed by his truck misfortune. Then Devin follows up with an update on his Nevada Mule deer hunt. Jason tells the story of "Sarge," a 220"+ Mule deer buck. Adam tells about discovering an old broadhead in his 220"+ Henry Mtns Mule deer. When hunting, things don't always go how you plan. The important thing is learning from things when they go wrong.
The amazing story of Adam Bronson's recent Dall sheep hunt where he and his son, Ty, connect on two big sheep within seconds of each other. The crew also answers listener's questions. Some topics include InReach devices, Nevada turn-back tags, financially preparing for hunts, advice for our 20-year-old selves, glassing techniques for sheep vs other game, the best overall hunting caliber, our favorite broadheads, the best tripods for spotting scopes, the chances of getting turn-back tags in Colorado, dream hunts for this fall.
The Epic Outdoors crew answers readers' questions.
The Epic Outdoors Crew talks about gear setup, including bows, guns, and muzzleloaders. They also talk about moisture levels around the West and share a few hunting stories.
Finding Last Minute Hunt Opportunities and NV Dream Tag. Most of the state draws have all taken place and if you still don't have a tag there are several options to try and find something. Although most outfitters are probably booked out there may still be a few openings if you do some digging. There are turnback tag options, and also raffles like Nevada Dream Tag. In this episode we also call Jack Robb, Deputy Director of Nevada Wildlife, and talk about Nevada Dream Tags. The deadline is June 30th so act quick for a chance to win one of these amazing tags.
In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we call the winners of our Spring/Summer Membership Drive Hunt Giveaway. We are sending lucky hunters on som world class hunts from Alaska Grizzly, Dall Sheep to Nevada Elk and Mule Deer. We spared no expense to secure the best hunting opportunities available for western big game. Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Possible Elimination of Nonresident Sheep Hunting in New Mexico. With only 4 members of the typical 7 member comission, and hard pushes from the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, and other special interest groups, New Mexico is moving closer and closer to Closing Sheep hunts to nonresidents. We feel it is very important to reach out to the game commission and let them know how you feel about this.
Our Take on Points Systems. Keeping the Glass Half Full. In this episode we go through things we like and things we would change about each state and thier application process and points systems. We also talk a lot about trying our best to keep a glass half full mentality amid all the negative in the world. We talk with a friend, Clint Lindstrom, and get his take on it all as well.
Talking Nevada with Jack Robb. In this episode we talk with Jack Robb, Deputy Director of Nevada Department of Wildlife. We discuss the draw system in Nevada, Turn back tags, wildlife projects, game transplants, and more.
Talking Archery with Jeremy Eldredge. In this episode we talk with Jeremy Eldredge of Hoyt Archery about bows, new archery technology, bow setups, electronic sights, Carbon, and much more. Special thanks to Hoyt and Jeremy for being a part of our program here at Epic Outdoors.
Hunting with Brendan Burns of KUIU. In this episode we talk with Brendan Burns of KUIU. Brendan gives us updates on the KUIU product line as well as the Conservation Direct projects that have been happening across the west. We also talk a lot about Montana and some of the changes that will be affecting the state due to regulation and draw system changes.
The Changing Landscape of Hunting the West. In this episode we dive into the many changes that are happening around the west. in many cases wildlife boards are being circumvented and legislation is being drawn up as state law. Everyone has an opinion on how wildlife should be managed and people are agressivley trying to get thier agendas passed however they can. In the end we feel that there are no perfect solutions to these issues. No scenario will appease everyone in the hunting community let alone those outside the hunting community. We talk about several states and the proposed changes that are coming down the pipe. If you have an opinion contact your state representatives and voice your opinion.
Colorado Mule Deer in the Gunnison Basin. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with the Gunnison Area Wildlife Manager, Brandon Diamond, as well as Cody Dyce, President of the Gunnison Wildlife Association. These two guests bring different perspectives together and show us all how we can work together to create good relationships between hunters and wildlife management.
How it Feels to Win the Hunt of a Lifetime. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we call the winners of our 2022 Spring Hunt Giveaway. From Dall Sheep to Mule Deer hear the reactions of all the winners.