Applied Ballistics with Mark Boardman of Vortex. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk in depth about the new products available for 2021 from Vortex Optics. The new Fury HD5000 AB is the latest and greatest from Vortex and has a lot to offer those seeking a range finding binocular with applied ballistics. the new Fury has a built in solver to create custom ballistic profiles and give you instant click value readouts. One of many awesome new products from Vortex.
Big Changes in Life and Legislation. In this episode we reveal a big change as Epic Staff Member, Chris Petersen, gets engaged after what seems like decades of hunting. A tag finally punched. We also talk about the huge new proposed changes to Utah legislation in regards to baiting and trail cameras. There are also big changes proposed in New Mexico and Montana. This year could change the way you've hunted for many years.
Advancements in Optics with Colby Kroff of Swarovski. This week we had Colby Kroff of Swarovski in the studio. Colby brought in the new, highly anticipated, EL Range TA. The advancements are incredible. Bluetooth capable, the ability to program ballistic profiles from rifles, and the all new Tracking Assist program. The optics world is evolving constantly and the new technology is pretty impressive. Check out this episode and get the latest from Swarovski
Democrats and Drawing Tags. We recently got a letter from a member and listener who has gotten the impression we think that there are no Democrats that hunt. He sent us a letter and a hat to let us know that there are a few out there. Although we may not agree on politics we do agree that we love hunting and we're excited to start applying for tags in 2021.
Digital Tools for Hunters with the Epic Outdoors Staff. In this episode we talk about updates to our online tools for hunters. From drawing odds, to mapping, we have you covered. Most of us dream about our upcoming hunts all year long. Our online tools allow you to maximize your pre-hunt research and scouting efforts. Use our research tools to learn, look up drawing odds and info on state draws, read info from our print magazine in the e-mag. You can also use the point tracker to keep your points organized. Preparedness often proceeds success so make sure to take advantage of our online resources.
New Year, New Plans! Being Optimistic in 2021. With each new year comes a new chance to apply and strategize for the season to come. We all start off the new year with a lot of dreams. In this episode we talk a lot about our plans and discuss the future. There are a lot of opportunities out there to be had and it feels that more hunters than ever are looking to take advantage of their time in 2021. What will your plan be? If you need help with a strategy give us a call 435-263-0777
Trail Cam Ban in Arizona. In this episode we discuss the proposed trail camera ban in the state of Arizona. We also call Arizona outfitter John Adams of HPO to get his views on the proposed ban and how it could affect hunters and outfitter in the state depending on how the law is implemented.
You Don't Know What You've Got Until It's Gone. Taking Advantage of Opportunities Before They Are Gone. Over the course of the last 20 and even 10 years we have watched some incredible hunting opportunities disappear. Many of these are things we took for granted like over the counter general season tags, low tag prices, statewide tags. The message of our podcast is to enjoy the things we still have because surely many of them will also go away. Everything changes and as the world changes, our hunting will also change. Enjoy what you have.
How to Pick the Best Optics for Your Hunts. In this episode we talk in depth about optics. We start with binos and move through to spotting scopes. There are hundreds of options and sometimes its hard to know what is best for your needs. We go through things to consider when looking for optics. At Epic Optics we carry Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss, Vortex, and SigOptics products. call for more info 4351263-0777
Optic Technology and Making it Count. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the evolving technology in optics and our optic equipment including rangefinders and binoculars. Our hunting careers are a culmination of once in a lifetime events. If we are not prepared our chances of making good on those moments are greatly decreased. It's also Thanksgiving and that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. At Epic Optics we've got Epic Deals Everyday. Call us for the absolute best pricing every day.
Escape from a Frigid Alaskan River with Aaron Bronson. In this episode we talk with Aaron Bronson and hear his near death story from Alaska 2020. Lessons learned and gear that saved his life. When you are wet and cold in Alaska a fire can make the difference in life and death. The difference in this case was Pyro Putty and the Pyro Putty lighter. We also talk about the 2020 hunting season and our outlook on 2021.
Ridge Reaper with Travis Gessley of UA. In this episode we talk with Travis Gessley of Under Armour about the Ridge Reaper line. We have a long history with Under Armour and with the Ridge Reaper line in particular. From the Ridge Reaper tv show to the gear, we've played a part in each step. We love the 2020 gear and have never been excited about the performance of the product. When you need functional gear for hunting, it simply works.
Alaska Mtn. Goat with The Epic Crew. In this episode we catch up at the office and hear about Adams recent Mtn. Goat hunt in Alaska. We also hear from Wyatt who recently returned from a successful Shiras Moose hunt with his dad in Utah. We hope everyone is having a good season. Good luck to all who still have a tag in their pocket.
EP 180: Alaska Moose Drop Camp Hunt, Wyatt and Devin Report. In this episode of the epic outdoors podcast Wyatt and Devin tell us about their recent trip to Alaska on a Drop Camp Moose hunt with Dillinger River Outfitters. It was a unique experience with a lot learned and well worth the trip. Along with both harvesting great bulls Devin was also able to tag a Wolf. If youve ever wanted to do a drop camp moose hunt you need to listen to this one.
A 185" Dall Sheep with Dan Montgomery and Hank Flatow. In this episode we talk with Dan Montgomery and Hank Flatow of Alaska Trophy Adventures who just guided hunter, Louis Breland to a true giant of a Dall Sheep. This ram is 11 1/2 years old and has a green gross score of 185 2/8" and a Net score of 184 4/8" The ram had incredible bases that measured at 15 2/8" It is truly remarkable in a Dall Sheep to have that kind of mass. We enjoy hearing the story of the hunt and how it all played out.
Archery Tips, Bow Setups, Arrows, with Bob Fromme. In this episode we talk with, Bob Fromme, archery expert and owner of Performance Archery in San Diego CA. Bob has an extreme amount of experience with bows and shooting. We talk through setups, arrows, tuning, broadheads and much more. You can see over 20 of Bobs hunts on his Bob Fromme Youtube Channel. Go Check it out for more from Bob.
Brendan Burns of KUIU. In this episode we talk with, Brendan Burns, Chief Hunting Officer of KUIU. Brendan tells us a little more about the new Valo pattern from KUIU as well as what 2020 is looking like for him. We also hear about the sheep transplant on Antelope Island that was privately funded by KUIU a few of its donors. Thanks to Kuiu for its support of the hunting industry and for giving back in a great way.
EP 176: On the Doorstep of Hunting Season. We're quickly approaching hunting season and getting everything ready to go. Wyatt and Devin are having their weddings and just before the big day we wanted to give Wyatt a call to check in on him. We talk to his fiance, Karlie, and have a few laughs. We check in with Oregon guide, Calvin Halliday, who has been a part of some of the first kills of the season. We then get in touch with our friend David Matthews to get some updates on Arizona and New Mexico.
Marriage Counseling for Hunters with Dr. Paul. In this episode we talk with our friend Paul Marshall. Epic consultants Wyatt, and Devin, are both getting married within two weeks and we thought it would be helpful to get some marriage advice specifically for hunters. We enjoy a lot of laughs while discussing some common topics that hunters face while trying to maintain healthy relationships.
A Long Hot Summer and Covid Times. In this episode we talk about the current summer and what were seeing out in the field so far this year. 2020 has been a strange and challenging year to say the least. We talk about some of the current events and even call our friend Paul Marshall for some counseling. More to come with Paul in a future episode.
Brand new from Swarovski, the NL Pure with Colby Kroff. In this episode of the epic outdoors podcast we sit down with Swarovski Southwest Territory Sales Rep, Colby Kroff to talk about the all new NL Pure binocular series. We were able to test out the binocular in the office and have a conversation about the new technology in the NL Pure. Were extremely excited to see the 10 and 12 power models as well. We were blown away with the clarity and field of view from the 8 power model. We cant wait to get these in the field on a hunt.
EP 172: Engagements, Trail Cameras, and Hunting Trucks. In this episode we hear about the big news from staff members, Devin Archibald and Wyatt Bowles. Both got engaged recently and have stories to tell. Devin even caught his on trail camera. We also talk hunting trucks and once again talk with Aaron Bronson the truck guru on his progress in finding a truck. This is a light/fun episode full of a lot of laughs.
Nevada Dream Tag with Jack Robb. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Jack Robb about the Nevada Dream Tag opportunities available in Nevada. Getting your name in the hat for more hunts is a great way to up your chances of having a tag in your pocket. Our hunting seasons are limited so by putting our name in more hats we have the chance to maximize those experiences.
Hunt Winner Reactions from the Summer Hunt Giveaway. In this episode we call the winners of our Summer 2020 Hunt Giveaway and surprise them with the news. In this giveaway we had an Alaska Dall Sheep hunt, A Nevada Mule Deer Tag in the coveted unit 231, A trophy elk hunt in Nevada, A Colorado Mule Deer Tag with one of Colorado's best outfitters, A Mexico Coues Deer Hunt, A Texas Barbary Sheep hunt and an optics package valued at over $12,000.
Legendary Bulls of the Acoma with Scott Mabray. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Scott Mabray of Acoma Big Game Hunts. Scott helps us get an in depth look at a place known for Incredible Elk hunting opportunities. We talk about management, harvest rates, how to get a tag, and much more. Any place that has abundant 350" bulls is hard to come by. You will hear about what makes the Acoma stand out as an Elk hunters paradise.