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.
EP 129: A Hunting Obsession with Brendan Burns, KUIU. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Adam Bronson of Epic Outdoors talks with Brendan Burns Co-CEO of KUIU. Adam and Brendan discuss gear and some of the newer products from KUIU. They transition talks to hunting and share some of their most cherished hunting memories including Brendan's recent hunts for giant Brown Bear and Grizzly.
EP 128: Our First 200 Inch Bucks. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast The crew shares stories from their first 200 inch bucks. We decided it would be fun to talk about more firsts this week and as we started talking the stories kept coming. Youll enjoy this episode full of some of our best memories.
EP 127: Remembering our First Deer Hunts with the Epic Crew. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Jason, Adam, Jeff, and Chris talk about their first deer hunts and some of their earliest experiences in the field. We talk about lessons learned and how time has changed the game. Today we approach hunting in a much different way than we did 20 years ago.
EP 126: The Scouting Season Begins. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam discuss Summer scouting as they drive to Oregon. Every year each hunter has to take a look at his or her schedule and make a plan of attack for the hunts. Which tags to focus on, which areas to scout the most, and how to scout each individual unit for the season dates that you're faced with. There are a lot of factors and a lot of things to consider. You'll get some great ideas from this conversation.
EP:125 Q&A Part 2 Listener Questions Answered by The Epic Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast The Epic Crew continues answering questions submitted by listeners. We have a range of questions from all topics. Enjoy the insight and our perspective on many subjects pertaining to hunting the West.
EP 124: Hunting Q&A with the Epic Outdoors Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we take questions submitted by our listeners and talk about them. We provide our take on each question and try to provide the best insight we have on the subjects. We cover a multitude of topics from Mule Deer scouting to Applications to questions on our history. Thanks for all the questions that were submitted.
EP 123: Arizona Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, and California applications. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we go through the June/July issue of The Epic Outdoors Magazine covering Arizona Deer, Sheep, Bison as well as California. We discuss the application systems and things to be aware of when you apply. We also mention our gear section featuring new gear from our advertising partners. In this episode you will learn things you should be paying attention to and way to be more successful in your overall hunting strategies.
EP 122: State Draw Systems and Trad Bows with Harold Fahrenbrook. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam talk with Harold Fahrenbrook. Harold has been hunting traditional archery for most of his life and is very close to completing the North American 29. Harold is also very passionate about state draw systems, especially in his home state of Colorado. We discuss opinions on what states could do to improve and how we can each navigate the various draw systems that are available to big game hunters. Harold talks of frustrations with how the draw tag system is set up in Colorado and how he feels it could be improved.
EP 121: Applying for Wyoming, Idaho, Iowa, Washington. May Magazine Overview. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam discuss the May issue of the magazine which covered Wyoming, Idaho, Iowa, and Washington applications for species that are coming due in the near future. If you have any interest in hunting these states at some point this episode will give a lot of insight into each of them and our current thoughts
EP 120: Optimizing Your Shooting Accuracy with Bob Beck of MOA Rifles. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Bob Beck of MOA rifles. Bob introduces us to MOA and the many different products and businesses that he is affiliated with in the hunting industry. MOA puts on several shooting schools each year and helps hunter to optimize their abilities in shooting. We discuss many of the contributing factors in making a good shot and break down a lot of the gear that Bob feels is essential to effective shooting in the field.
EP 119: The Evolution of Elk Hunting with the Epic Outdoors Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about our own personal approach to getting tags and hunting Elk in the West. Elk hunting has evolved over the years to what it is today. Equipment has changed, management practices have been modified, and hunters have learned how to hunt elk more effectively. Whether you are after an opportunity hunt or a trophy experience, this conversation will help you develop your own strategies and tactics to be more successful in reaching your elk hunting goals.