EP 206: News of the West. Draws and Drought. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we go through new of the west including draw updates draw deadlines in the western states. We also talk with Outfitter David Matthews about Arizona and New Mexico, drought, Mule Deer, Elk, and Coues Deer. We then hear from Eric Hunt of Arizona Desert Outfitters. Eric drew for the National Park Bison project. There is a lot happening this time of year and were ready for scouting.
10 Years of KUIU with Brendan Burns. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Brendan Burns of KUIU. We have worked closely with Brendan for a decade. From the birth of KUIU til now we have seen incredible innovation and success and are happy to have been a part of it. Shortly after, as we ventured off and started Epic Outdoors, KUIU was the first company to jump on board and support us as a full time advertiser. When it comes to building incredible gear that works, KUIU sets a high standard in the hunting industry.
Wrapping Up Your Applications. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we get the crew together and talk about the front burner items of this time of year. We talk about the last few state applications that are still open, and plan for possible hunts. We talk about some interesting new opportunities in Arizona and have fun discussing these. As summer gets closer we are ready to start scouting.
Nevada Deputy Director Jack Robb. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we focus on Nevada and the upcoming application deadline. We also talk with Jack Robb, Deputy Director of NDOW. We talk applications, the draw process, management and management quotas. We love the quality of game in Nevada and also the sound thought process behind management. Special thanks to Jack Robb for joining us in this conversation.
The Changing Landscapes of Hunting, Special Guest Tim Pask. In this episode we talk a lot about changes we are seeing in hunting this includes point creep, new regulations to keep up with advancements in technology, and adjustments due to social climate. We also call our good friend, Tim Pask, to talk about his Idaho Bighorn Sheep hunt.
EP 201:Trucks, Maps, and Hunt Apps with Aaron Bronson. In this episode we change things up with Adam Bronson on the road and his brother, Aaron, in studio. Aaron introduces the new binocular stud for NL Pure and EL binoculars. This new stud allows you to mount your NL or EL binos to a standard TAs-SLC tripod adapter from Swarovski. We also talk trucks, maps, and hunt apps as application season continues and Colorado approaches.
The 200 Inch Mule Deer Episode. In this special 200th episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we call some of our friends who have taken some incredible bucks over 200" in hopes of learning something from each of them. These type of bucks are incredibly rare. Making it happen takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and usually plenty of luck. We learned that usually luck is something we have to earn. We hear about missed opportunities, blown stalks, and that moment when it finally comes together. Sit back and enjoy nearly 3 hours of giant Mule deer.
EP 199: Meet New Epic Consultant Josh Pollock. In this episode we introduce you to our newest hunting consultant, Josh Pollock. Josh is a big time hunter and also spent 10 years working for the Utah Game and Fish as a Game Warden and then a Biologist. Josh has a lot of experience in the areas that matter. We also talk about some of Josh's hunting experiences, from Monster Mule Deer in Utah and a bull he killed over 400" Were excited to have Josh on board.
Colorado Mule Deer Unit by Unit. In this episode we go through Colorado's Mule Deer Units and give our take on them. As we prepare to apply this year we wanted to share our thoughts on Colorado. Every year we take hundreds of calls on Colorado Mule deer applications and in this episode we'll share a lot of our thoughts on the subject. Which units do we feel have better genetics, and which ones we feel could benefit from tag cuts. This is how we see Colorado's Mule deer units.
Getting in the Game with PNWild. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we teamed up with the guys at the PNWild Podcast. They had some questions for Jason on Mule deer, big elk, where to start with applications, how to develop a long term application strategy, glassing tips, and much more. This was a fun episode where we got to sit back and have a conversation about the things we love and live for.
Utah Deadline, Tags, and a New Polaris. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the looming deadline for Utah Applications. We talk more in detail about current weather trends in Utah and our Outlook for 2021. We also talk with Colton Francis, of Triple S Polaris who is building an EPIC hunt rig for us. We also talk about New Mexico and why we like applying in the New Mexico Draw.
Hunting Colorado with Mike Duplan. In this episode we get to sit down in the studio with Mike Duplan, co-author of "The Edge" a book about hunting mountain mule deer. Mike is a longtime Colorado resident and has deep experience hunting in the state. Our conversation focuses primarily on hunting big mule deer but we also talk about sheep, elk, and moose as Mike has dedicated a lot of time to each of those species. We discuss how we see Colorado wildlife and wildlife management currently and in the future.
Applying in Utah and New Mexico. In this episode we talk through our outlook on application season. Utah and New Mexico are upcoming as well as the Nevada guide draw. We talk through some important things to remember when applying in these states. If you love to hunt these are must apply for states. There are some big potential changes to be aware of good luck in the draw.
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.