Making the Most of Our Tags. In this episode we finally all get back in the office together to catch up on the hunts so far this year. We've had some highs and some lows. We hear from John and Wyatt about their recent success on elk hunts as well as some of the tag soup hunts others have experienced. We call Jason on the phone in Nevada and get the update on his hunt there. We love this time of year and the memories it brings but it's also fun to get back together and talk about all that has transpired
EP 216: It's Elk Month!! Field Judging and Hunting Bulls. Many of our staff is out on the road chasing bulls. September is the time we all dream of when it comes to bugles and bulls. We talk with Adam on his elk hunt as well as Devin who is hunting elk in Colorado. We also talk with David Matthews about elk in New Mexico and Arizona. We also get everyones take on field judging bulls on the hunt.
Chasing Tags and Antelope. This week we spent some time in Nevada chasing antelope with members of the Epic Outdoors Staff. Wyatt Bowles and Devin Archibald both took 80"+ antelope. Although we have downplayed the difficulty of antelope hunts in the past the hunts werent without their challenges. As hunters we learn to roll with the punches, adapt, and adjust to circumstances. That is exactly what we had to do in these situations. When all was said and done we came home with two great bucks. Devin is in the office and shares his story with us all.
EP 214: Under Armour Product Release 2021 with Travis Gessley. In this Episode we talk with Travis of Under Armour about the 2021 product release that has now begun. For years we have used and loved the Raider Pants but have asked for some heat relief. UA answered with the new UA Raider HD and the Raider Lite pants. The Raider HD has heat dumps allowing for heat let off. The Raider lite is made of a breathable mesh fabric. These are some of the new products that we will talk about in this episode as well as others. Were looking forward to having more time in the field with the new gear.
EP 213: Drought to Flood, News of the West. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the News of the West including, Canada Travel Opening, Wyoming Draw Changes, Epic Updates, Hunt Giveaway Winner News, etc. As we are in the podcast we receive Flash Flood warnings and start getting pictures from town of mass Floods her in Cedar City. What a drastic change from the extreme drought conditions that have been prevalent this year.
Surviving Rattlesnake Bites in the Field. In this episode we talk with two special guests who tell their stories of Rattlesnake bites while out in the field. While hunting the west it is fairly common to come across a rattlesnake. Last week we started wondering about the costs, and what actually getting bit would be like. After reaching out in a previous podcast we had two guests that were willing to share their stories with us. Special thanks to Levi and JB for sharing with us.
Still Some Hope for 2021. In this episode we talk about some of the chances you still have to get your hands on the tag of a lifetime. There are still a few open raffles that provide incredible opportunities to the tag holders. These include the Wyoming Super Tags and The Nevada Dream Tags. We talk with a winner from last year who killed a giant ram in Nevada and also chat with Jack Robb of Nevada Wildlife.
Epic Hunt Giveaway Winners Announced. This is our annual summer membership drive hunt giveaway episode. We have drawn the winners and in this episode you get to hear the reactions of the lucky winners. Congrats to all who won, we appreciate the support. It always makes our day to hear the excitement in the voices of those who win.
EP 209: Alaska Grizzly Bear Hunt and a Honeymoon. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the upcoming Epic Hunt Giveaway. If you didn't draw or just want a chance at the hunt of a lifetime, we've got you covered. We also talk with Bruce Billings who recently returned from a Grizzly Bear hunt with Lance Kronberger. This is the same hunt we will be giving away in just a few days. We also call Epic's own, Chris Petersen who got married last weekend to get the update.
Point Creep and What to Do if You Didn't Draw. In this episode we talk about the point creep we saw in a lot of the West and especially in the Colorado draw. There are a lot of us that are now left with an open schedule wondering how to find opportunities. We go through what may still be available and discuss some options. We also call Jeff John and have a fun talk about Bear Hunting and even a little plumbing education. The Arizona Application deadline is June 8th so dont miss it.
Colorado Draw Results, and Hunt Winners. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the Colorado Mule deer draw results being released today. We also talk about upcoming deadlines for the remaining western states. We talk with the Nevada Silver State Mule Deer Tag Winner about his 1 in 10,000 odds and then call a past Epic Hunt winner that just came home from his successful Brown bear hunt in Alaska with a 10 foot bear. Our next hunt giveaway is underway now!!
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.