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.
EP 118: Applying in Nevada, Montana, and Kansas. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we go through the April issue of the Epic Outdoors Magazine and discuss its contents. The April issue covers Nevada, Montana, and Kansas, in depth. From application deadlines to important changes to regulations in each state.
EP 117: Which State has the Best Draw System? In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we discuss the different draw systems in the West–which states have it right, which states need improvement, and what would we change if we could. We talk about the new changes in Colorado for 2019 and how these changes affect our draw strategies. This is a fun episode that will help you better understand each individual state and their draw systems.
EP 116: Mauled by a Grizzly and a Lifetime of Hunting, with Jim Craig. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast Adam Bronson talks with 79 year old Jim Craig. Jim has a wealth of hunting experience and countless stories to share. On one particular hunt Jim had just killed a Bighorn Sheep when he was viciously attacked by a Grizzly bear. Far from civilization Jim spent the night on the mountain with his sheep carcass. That night the carcass was taken by another Grizzly. Jim managed to stay alive and lived to hunt many more trips. Jim has Taken 7 Sheep Slams and today is active in promoting hunting and conservation to the younger generations.
EP 115: Applying in Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast the Epic Outdoors staff talks about things to consider when applying in Colorado, Idaho and Montana. Each state is very different and it is important to know each state before applying. Colorado has undergone major changes again this year as far as the structure of their system. Deadlines are approaching quickly.
EP 114: Nevada Department of Wildlife Deputy Director, Jack Robb. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Deputy Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jack Robb. Jack gives us some insight into the opportunities that Nevada has to offer. The uniqueness of the state is discussed and some of the new regulations are explained. Jack covers the trail cam regulations as well as the new shed hunting law. We also talk about sheep, deer, and elk in depth.
EP 113: A Banner Year in the Making–with Jay Scott. In this unique episode Jason and Adam visit with Jay Scott of the Jay Scott Outdoors Podcast. Jay hosts a conversation about big sheep in Arizona, best units in Utah, and the current weather conditions that are setting up what could be a banner year for horn growth. This episode will help you get to know the Epic Outdoors consultants a little better from an outside perspective.
EP 112: Applying in Utah, New Mexico, and Oregon. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast, Jason and Adam review the contents of the February issue of the magazine. Inside we cover Utah, New Mexico, and Oregon. We cover all the important details that you need to know when applying in these states and while making decisions on where and how to apply. Each state is unique in its system and it is important to understand them if you plan on drawing and hunting quality tags.
EP 111: Epic Outdoors / New Mexico Game and Fish. This week on the Epic Outdoors podcast Jason Carter talks with Craig Sanchez of the New Mexico Game and Fish. There are many new opportunities available as well as a lot of significant changes to be aware of. New Mexico is a great state for both Trophy potential and opportunity. Learn the what changes have been made and how to implement those changes into your own personal hunting strategies.
EP 110: Our Personal Methods in Applying and Drawing Tags. In this episode Jason, Adam, and Jeff, talk about their personal application strategies. Species by Species they break down how they go about applying in each state. If you want to draw more tags and play the game more efficiently this one is for you.
EP 109: Developing a Personalized Application Strategy. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason Carter and Adam Bronson lead a conversations about the importance of formulating a plan and having structure when it comes to applying across the west. They talk about their personal philosophies and how they see things when it comes to applying. Applying in multiple states can be a daunting task without proper understanding of each state as well as ones own personal goals and aspirations. By taking into account all of these factors we can better plan for the future and make the most of our limited years in the field with family and friends.
EP 108: I Married a Hunter. With Jana Carter and Becki Bronson. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam bring in their wives for a podcast. This episode is full of laughs as the "Hunting Widows" talk about being married to a hunter. They discuss the challenges and the growing pains that were all part of life with a husband that hunts. We hear about both relationships from their beginning as Jason and Adam listen with anticipation to the comments from their wives. If you are married to a hunter you will relate to this episode.
EP 107: Applying in Arizona and Wyoming. January Magazine Overview. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason and Adam review the January issue of the Epic Outdoors Magazine. The January issue is a guide to applying for big game hunts in Arizona (Elk and Antelope) and Wyoming (Sheep, Moose, Goat, Elk, and Bison). This podcast is a broad view of each state referencing the magazine. If you want more detailed analysis of each state and specie that information is inside the Epic Outdoors Magazine and available to all members of our service.
EP 106: Coyote Hunting with Garrett Johnson. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Brush_Wolf_Hunter, Garrett Johnson. Garrett talks with Jason about Garrett's experience in coyote hunting and things he has learned over the years. Garrett shares many stories of recent competitions including National Championships and many others.
EP 105: Big Deer Tips and Tactics with Tony Trietch. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast Jason talks with Tony Trietch about his experiences in hunting big deer. Tony shares some of his insight into how he has learned and become more efficient over the years. Tony also shares some of his favorite stories of bucks he has hunted.
EP 104: Mule Deer Recap with the Epic Crew. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast the Epic Crew talks about this past season of Mule deer hunting. The extreme drought westside had significant impacts on horn growth and it was evident throughout the fall. Many states experienced a year tougher than has been seen in a long time. We recap our personal hunts and talk about the successes and a few failures. We also answer several listener submitted questions on Mule Deer.
EP 103: Desert Sheep Hunting in Arizona. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast. The Epic Outdoors Crew sits down to talk about our recent trip to Arizona to hunt Desert sheep. On this hunt Jason harvested a giant ram that has the possibility of being the largest Nelsoni Desert Sheep ever harvested in Arizona. This is a legendary ram and today Jason and Adam recount the story to us. We also talk about a ram that was taken by one of Adams clients who is 79 years old. This ram completes a 52 year quest for the 4 North American Sheep.