EPISODE350// LONG DRIVES AND SHARK BITES Part.2

June 15, 2018
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Mike Massey and I share an epic drive after our Texas Turkey hunt to my home in Colorado. Mike and I dig into our love of hunting Turkey, and Mike shares his STORIES about being bite by sharks. Thats plural folks, as in more then once. Check Mike out on instagram @mikemassey561

EPISODE350// LONG DRIVES AND SHARK BITES Part.1

June 14, 2018
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Mike Massey and I share an epic drive after our Texas Turkey hunt to my home in Colorado. Mike and I dig into our love of hunting Turkey, and Mike shares his STORIES about being bite by sharks. Thats plural folks, as in more then once.Check Mike out on instagram @mikemassey561

EPISODE 349// 2018 ATA SHOT SHOW WITH ESEE KNIVES

June 12, 2018
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I sit down with the guys at ESSEE to discuss how they went from a wilderness survival training company to one of the best knife companies out there.

EPISODE 348: The Public Lands Bus with Sam Soholt

June 12, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk with Sam Soholt. We talk about conservation, Sam's renovated "Public Lands Bus" and what it's like to live in a tiny space. 

EPISODE 347: WHAT THE FOC??? WITH VALKYRIE ARCHERY

June 8, 2018
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I sit down with Brent Hahn of Valkyrie Archery and Matt Davis to talk about What the heck is FOC!? Matt and I have been shooting this system for a while now and were excited to learn more from Brent.

EPISODE 346: Spot & Stalk Bear Up North

May 31, 2018
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Matt Davis and I sit down with MT OPS in house camera man Keith Ailes and talk about our recent black bear hunt in BC with our good friends of primitive outfitters

EPISODE 345: The Awe Inspiring Sidney Smith

May 25, 2018
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Sidney Smith was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a disease which causes structural foot damage and muscle wasting through the leg. Sid made the tough choice to have both his legs amputated rather than spend the rest of his life in a wheel chair. While in the hospital he decided if he ever got out of there, he was going to compete in an Ironman Triathlon. We talk about how it felt when he woke up and both his legs were gone. How life has changed since then and how he is giving back to help someone else receive a new prosthetic leg. Follow the link to find out how you can help. #LendALeg https://commitchange.com/tn/nashville/amputee-blade-runners/campaigns/sidney-smiths-marathon-runraiser

Watch the documentary film by v6.media and MTN OPS at MTNOPS.COM/SID

EPISODE 344: SID; A Documentary Film of Double Amputee & Triathlon Runner, Sidney Smith

May 22, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk with Double Amputee and Triathlon Runner, Sidney Smith. Coby Coonradt of v6.media collaborated with MTN OPS to make a documentary film of his Triathlon running. Watch the film at MTNOPS.COM/SID

 

“CHALLENGES ARE WHAT MAKES LIFE INTERESTING

Every Day was a battle – Giving up was never an option. Born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a disease which causes structural foot deformities and muscle wasting throughout the leg, Sidney Smith refused to surrender. With a family to provide for and a desire to live life to its fullest, Sid made the decision to forego the risk of bone fusion in both legs and became a double amputee.” 

 

Want to help someone run? Follow the link to help someone receive a running leg! #Lendaleg

https://commitchange.com/tn/nashville/amputee-blade-runners/campaigns/sidney-smiths-marathon-runraiser

 

v6.media 

EPISODE 343: WHAT MAKES AN ENTREPRENEUR? And PEOPLE IN HELL WANT ICE WATER.

May 18, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Casey & Jordan Harbertson of MTN OPS. We talk about the secret to their success and the life altering moments that shaped who they are striving to become.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:
What makes Casey & Jordan / MTN OPS so successful?
4:10 Casey what experiences shaped your youth?
Buffalo hunting
13:00 9th Grade Skateboarder
15:00 Wakeboarding Crash
19:43- Jordan what experiences shaped your youth?
Dad Teaching How to be an Entrepreneur - Baseball Cards
NO VIDEO GAMES allowed
30:00 Jordan seems so happy, but it wasn’t always that way.
35:00 Jordan 2.0

EPISODE 290: Olden Times with Grandpa Joe http://www.grittybowmen.com/gritty-podcasts-blog/2017/11/15/episode-290-olden-times-grit-the-way-things-used-to-be-with-grandpa-joe

45:00 parents taught us fiscal responsibility
Delayed Gratification benefits
Return of the King - Xbox
52:00 Casey and The Cell Phone
56:00 Competition pushes you. You need to continually adapt.
Brian - Kids with cell phone tangent.
1:03:00 How can people achieve what you’ve achieved?
Fear of failure fuels Casey.
1:10:00 What’s your daily routine?
1:14:00 Hiring the right kind of people
1:22:00 Creating a culture at your business
What is your why?
1:35:00 Mission Japan
1:41:00 Encourage you to incorporate God in your business

EPISODE 342: GOAT HUNTING IN TROPHY COUNTRY with Adam Janke

May 16, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Adam Janke of the Journal of Mountain Hunting. We talk about hunting Billy Goats in harsh weather conditions. Adam shares his 3 STEP Process of shooting a goat. 

EPISODE 341: TEXAS TURKEY - I WANT A DO-OVER

May 10, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I'm turkey hunting in Texas at Sloane Brown's (Backbone Media) family ranch. I'm joined by The Turkey Whisperer, Mike Massey and Jordan Harbertson of MTN OPS. We talk Turkeys, Lightening Strikes & Shark Bites. 

EPISODE 340: Heartland Bowhunter with Michael Hunsucker & Shawn Luchtel

April 30, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I visit with Heartland Bowhunter at the Western Hunt Expo.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

Video editing, Cameras
Telling your hunting story
Time Lapse Video - Sony A7Sii or GoPro 4
Heartland Bowhunter - Staying relevant in an ever changing industry
16:00 Whitetail hunting - Oklahoma with Tim Burnett
Whitetail Rutting Behavior
21 Elk Hunting in New Mexico
23: Coues Deer Hunting in Arizona
24: Suburban Bowhunter Downtown Atlanta
29:00 Bear hunting
How do you decide what goes into an episode and doesn’t go?
33 Bart Lancaster - Banned Bear Hunting
Bear Charging
48: predator hunting
GRITTY BOOK CLUB books mentioned in this podcast:
American Serengeti and Coytoe America by Dan Flores
https://www.heartlandbowhunter.com
https://www.facebook.com/HeartlandBowhunter/
@heartlandbowhunter on Instagram
Photo Credit: Outdoor Channel

EPISODE 339: The MATT DAVIS Life

April 26, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with friend and Tradlife enthusiast, Matt Davis. Matt is the VP of Sales & Marketing at MTN OPS. Matt began working in the hunting industry for Hoyt Archery about 7 years ago and as a result of that interaction he developed a fondness for traditional archery.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

Mixing MTN OPS Flavors
All About Matt Davis
Tradlife, Fitness,
What would you like to see change in the hunting industry?
Tom Clum Sr. Social Media post split finger
Post authentically, be genuine. Don’t contribute to the noise.
If Matt Davis were fish and game how would you manage our wildlife resources?
Bonneville cutthroat trout
Hunter Dollars
Gap in what Fish & Wildlife do and the public’s knowledge of what they do.
Which states do a good job of educating?
Arizona stands out. Arizona Game & Fish loves what they do.
What has been one of your most rewarding business relationships?
Jeremy Eldridge, Trevor Farnes, Shane Prescott
GRITTY BOOK CLUB UPCOMING SELECTION: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
36:00 What motivates you to get outdoors and share your hunting story?
The great oudoors is my therapy. It recharges me. I share it to help educate and shed a positive light.
42:00 How to become a better archer? Traditional archery story began at Hoyt. Fortunate to have the best teachers at fingertips
Compound more consistent than recurve.
How can you become a person that can make the shot in the moment?
Muscle memory.
54: John Dudley Releases and visualization
Ryan Lampers
58: What in your hunting arsenal are you bad at and you would like to change?
1:00 What motivates you to get out of bed and work out every morning?
1:06 Testosterone and swagger
1:09 What 3-5 exercises do you feel are vital?
Back Squats, Deadlifts,
1:13 building a base over a long period of time
1:19 managing stress
What are some mistakes people make in getting fit?
Shane Prescott
1:27 Fitness injury?
stress under load increases mobility
pain cave
Jocko Willink
Hunting Heroes/Influencers
Cameron Hanes - Backcountry Bowhunting
Steven Rinella - Meat Eater Podcast, Intellectual message
Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Tim Burnett
@matthew.b.davis on instagram

EPISODE 338: Whitetail Evolution & Mule Deer Migration with Jim Heffelfinger

April 18, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down at the Western Hunt Expo with Jim Heffelfinger.

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

Heritage - Swiss German

Coatimundi - behavior, meat, hunting Arizona
Bear meat, heart meat, liver

whitetail evolution, fossils,

Gritty Book Club Recommendation: American Serengeti - Dan Flores

Columbian Blacktail, Nocturnal, Genetics

Mule Deer hunting, Coues Deer Hunting

Remi Warren How do you kill a Coues Deer? Find rocky canyon to cover the sound of your approach.

Mule Deer Working Group - Landscape, Migration,

CWD - infected deer

Hunting is the best management for deer population

deernut.com

Deer of the Southwest

Arizona Game & Fish

EPISODE 337: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

April 11, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk about Civil Liberties. DISCUSSION TOPICS: Gritty Bowmen is about more than just hunting. We cover a wide range of topics. From health & wellness to Gritty Book Club reviews.  ​​​​​​​Not much point in having a voice if you don’t use it. If you believe in something I think you need to stand up and talk about it.  Gun violence and Parkland school shooting.  Getting at the TRUTH of things. What are the FACTS?  Be open to knew information like Joe Rogan.  Last week I posted in regards to 2nd amendment. Engaged in really good discussions.  Are these statistics accurate? I thought there was a school shooting in the United States.  Media - Chicago Tribune “This is how common school shootings are in America”.  Washington Post - School shootings are extraordinarily rare, why is fear of them driving policy? Ben Shapiro  11: 46 - How much risk do you want to eliminate in the world we live in? What is the goal?  The Business Insider - agenda driven content  “How likely is gun violence to kill the average American?” Nearly 64% of their numbers are suicide.  We should all strive to be better as a society and reduce suffering in the world.  20:00 Fear mongering in an attempt to scare or intimidate people into giving up their rights.  Fight against tyrannical government. Right for self defense or self preservation.  Do you really think we need to fight our United States government?  23:00 Gun History Lesson  30:00 Slow erosion of civil liberties that brought about Nazi Germany.  34:00 Keep your guns to ensure the government doesn’t enact tyranny and to protect you rights.  37:30  Benjamin Franklin Quote  “Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  Founding Fathers Government to serve the people, the people to direct the government  42:00 Deerfield Illinois  Our country is founded on INDEPENDENCE!  Place your faith in the individual rather than the government.  Extreme ownership. Not a victim. Take charge of your life.  50:00 -   Grizzly Ban in BC  AR-15 Assault Rifle  Nazi Germany, Holocaust, The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich, Hitler,

EPISODE 336: Be The Decoy with Branden VanDyken

April 7, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Branden VanDyken of Be The Decoy.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
Be The Decoy - Bozeman, Montana
Technology & Hunting
Tips on using the Decoy
Spot & Stalk techniques
Don’t be a gopher. Don’t pop up. Resist the urge to “play peekaboo”.
Hunting Antelope in Montana
Taking wind for granted
Gritty Bowmen Goat Hunt Film discussion
Goat Hunt Cliff Safety
Rock Climbing - The advantages of bringing rope and paracord while goat hunting
Controversy of showing “too much” on Goat Hunt Film
Arrow weight in the wind
“Just get closer.” 50 & under
Goat Hunt Review
Aron’s Tradbow Elk Hunt
Total Archery Challenge benefits archery skills
Choosing to archery hunt, longbow, tradbow, Traditional Archery

@TheBVDecoy

bethedecoy.com

EPISODE 335: Buck, Buck, Moose with Hank Shaw

April 5, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with the legendary, Hank Shaw. Hank is a phenomenal cook! He is the author of Hunt, Gather, Cook. We talk cooking techniques, sauces, side dishes, and common mistakes people make when cooking wild game. Checkout his blog huntgathercook.com and stay tuned for Hank's return to podcasting as well! 

hank_shaw on Twitter

@huntgathercook on instagram

https://www.facebook.com/huntgathercook/  closed group - say you heard about it on Gritty Bowmen 

huntgathercook.com 

Hunt, Gather, Talk podcast 

 

EPISODE 334: Make Your Bed; Gritty Book Club with Corey Jacobsen & Ryan Lampers

March 29, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with friends Corey Jacobsen & Ryan Lampers. We discuss the book "Make Your Bed" by retired Navy Seal, William McRaven. 

EPISODE 333: Blood Tracking & Season Highlights with Corey Jacobsen

March 23, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with good friend, Corey Jacobsen of Elk10.com. Corey shares his 2017 Elk Season and common mistakes people make while tracking an animal. What makes his hunt successful when others are not, and how persistence pays off. He shares some insight on the "Land of the Free" project with Born & Raised Outdoors. Finally, he shares the story of his hunt with, Austin, a boy with brain cancer and how his hunt was definitely providential.
I am also joined by Ryan Lampers, Sthealthy Hunter, of the Hunt Harvest Health podcast. I hope you enjoy this podcast and glean some helpful information for your next hunt.

EPISODE 332: Blood Origins with Robbie Kroger

March 23, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, I sit down with “Blood Origins” founder Robbie Kroger. Robbie is kind of a big deal in the conservation world, but not as widely known in the hunting world.  Robbie grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the largest urban areas in the world. He did not hunt. Guns were banned. Hunting was just a bunch of stories and antlers on the wall.  But, he had a hunting past that he could not deny. From that heritage grew an idea —Blood Origins, a way to connect the past with the present. 

 

“When I look at the liberties afforded to you in the United States of America, I consider it incomprehensible. I am going to go out on a limb and say that this liberty is likely lost on most of you, that it is very often taken for granted. I say that only from a perspective of someone who came from a place where there was no opportunity to connect with something that pulsed within me.” —Robbie Kroger

EPISODE 331: Hunting The Outback with Adam & Kimmi Greentree

March 20, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen get to know Adam & Kimmi Greentree. Kimmi shares the story of how they met and reveals some secrets about Adam's 90's look. They talk about their cabin in the mountains that they've built and how it connects Adam to his Grandfather. He also relates how he managed to snag Kimmi and how they're even more in love every year. Kimmi and Adam are all about spending time with their family in the outdoors. It's good stuff. Check it out.

EPISODE 330: Bone Collector! Michael Waddell, Travis “T-bone” Turner, & Nick Mundt

March 17, 2018
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The Bone Collector Crew, Michael Waddell, Travis "T-bone" Turner, & Nick Mundt are on this episode of The Gritty Bowmen Podcast. They talk about how we should come together as a hunting community and not be so divided, how they got introduced to hunting and how we should mentor a hunter to keep hunting alive. They are a bunch of humble guys that are out to have a good time and share that joy with others. Check it out. Photo Credit: BoneCollector.com

EPISODE 329: Suburban Bowhunting for Monster Bucks with Lee Ellis & Drew Carroll

March 16, 2018
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Have you ever had to knock on doors to gain hunting access? My guests today are Lee Ellis and Drew Carroll of Seek One Productions, and they take "going door-to-door" to a whole new level. They're hunting in suburban neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out their videos of their hunts on their Facebook and Instagram Channels. https://www.facebook.com/seek1product... @seek1productions

 

 

EPISODE 328: Public Land Whitetail with Aaron Warbritton & The Hunting Public

March 12, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with The Hunting Public's Aaron Warbritton, Greg Clements & Zach Ferenbaugh. These guys are becoming experts on navigating public land whitetail hunting in Iowa, Nebraska & Missouri. They share some insights on buck beds, spot & stalk vs. tree stand hunting and how to avoid those other public land hunters.  

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheHuntingPublic

@thehuntingpublic

EPISODE 327: Coues, Coatimundi, Mule Deer, Predation & Science with Jim Heffelfinger

March 6, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I talk with Randy Newberg of Hunt Talk Radio and Jim Heffelfinger, Wildlife Science Coordinator and former Arizona Regional Biologist for the SE region. We discuss Arizona Hunting Opportunities, Coatimundi, Coues, Mule Deer, Junior Jack Rabbit Kamp, Predation and the Mule Deer Working Group. 

muledeerworkinggroup.com 
Junior Jack Rabbit Camp
AZ Regulations Second Weekend in March! 
Deer of the Southwest Book by Jim Heflefinger
deernut.com

EPISODE 326: 2 Smooth with John Dudley; Release Aids, Nock On, Shot Visualization

March 1, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with John Dudley of Nock  On Archery. John is a Professional Archer, Coach, Podcaster and Technical Expert. We talk about the new 2 Smooth Hinge Release, Shot Visualization, Basic Archery Skills and Mainstream Businesses that we need in Hunting. 

EPISODE 325: Aron Snyder, Garmin Xero, Technology, Tradlife & Human Competition

February 27, 2018
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THIS IS AN AUDIO ONLY PODCAST. We have posted it here as a courtesy to our viewing audience. Thank you for understanding. 

On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I catch up with Aron Snyder. We talk Technology, Hunting, Garmin Xero, Traditional Archery, Human Competition, and what I'm going to do with all of the hunting footage we've taken over the past couple years. It's gritty. 

EPISODE 324: Iron Will Broadheads with Bill Vanderheyden

February 23, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Bill Vanderheyden of Iron Will Outfitters. Bill is a mechanical engineer by trade. When he finally got the opportunity to shoot a nice bull the broadhead he was using failed him. It just didn’t penetrate but a few inches. He resolved to make a better broadhead.

 

Photo Credit: Ironwilloutfitters.com 

EPISODE 323: BLACK EAGLE ARROWS WITH RANDY “BLACK EAGLE” KITTS

February 23, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Randy Kitts of Black Eagle Arrows. 

EPISODE 322: GARMIN XERO TESTERS, RESULTS & OPINIONS

February 21, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Emily Kantner, Morgan Mason and Lucas Cooney of Archery Talk and review our experience with the Garmin Xero Sight. 

Emily Kantner @emmycolekanner

Morgan Mason @mtnmorgan

gearjunkie.com/hunt

Lucas Cooney @ArcheryTalk  

EPISODE 321: Garmin Xero Sight with Garmin Engineering

February 21, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Ted Gartner and Chad VanCamp to talk about the new Garmin Xero sight. 

EPISODE 320: Coatimundi & Coues Deer Hunting with Jonathan O’Dell & Sam Soholt

February 21, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Jonathan O’Dell, Small Game Biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Sam Soholt, Professional Photographer (a.k.a. the guy who bought a school bus). This is the first installment of a series of episodes I made during my hunt with Randy Newberg, in Southern Arizona.  Southern Arizona is AWESOME! It feels exotic, but you’re right here in the good ole’ US of A. Arizona is the convergence of all four North American Deserts which makes for the highest amount of biological diversity in North America. We discuss my Coatimundi attack, Sandhill Cranes (and how it’s my new favorite meat), Giant Jack Rabbits, Javelina, Quail, Waterfowl, and more. We talk about hunting seasons, the cost and how you really should be bringing your kids to Arizona to hunt. 

EPISODE 319: Why Do You Hunt? with Adam Janke

February 19, 2018
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Is there something in our DNA that is most self-actualized when we are hunting? And if so, what is it? I would argue that there are few activities on this planet that cause the human being to enter the “present moment” with more force and completeness than in that moment of truth just before we take an animal’s life. And hunting is more than that--there’s something spiritual in the harvest of an animal’s flesh and bone so that we may live--and not only live but so that we may thrive. Discomfort; frozen hands and feet, sleeping on the ground, hiking countless miles, denying the negative voices in your head, schooling your adrenaline, overcoming doubts, honing weapons skills; feeling nature--reading animal behavior; predicting the wind--being both predator and prey at the same time; these things awaken ethereal human senses that all-too-often lay dormant in the heart of the modern man. If these things are true, one-dimensional statements like, “I hunt for meat,” do not even scratch the surface for why we do what we do.
Our message needs to evolve; because it’s deep than what we’ve been saying. Today, I visit with my friend, Adam Janke, from The Journal Of Mountain Hunting. It’s always a pleasure to visit with Adam because he’s continually challenging my ideas and preconceived notions. I hope this episode gets you thinking about why you hunt and how you share your story--because everybody has one and how it’s told can make all the difference.

EPISODE 318: Hunting The World with Pedro Ampuero

February 18, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Pedro Ampuero, Kuiu European Manager of Brand Development and my good friend Tim Burnett, SOLO HNTR. We talk, poison arrows, tracking poachers, The Total Peep sight, Hunting the World and much more. You can follow Pedro @pedroampuerca or @solohntr on Instagram to find out more.

Keywords: Hunting Regs in Spain, Favorite Hunt, Giant Lord Derby Eland Hunting, Poachers, Poison tipped arrows, Monetization of animals, Hunting Tigers with snares, Hunting with Dad, Hunting in Africa - Opportunities - Everyone that goes wants to go back! Mountain Goat Hunting, Types of Release Aids, Total Peep Sight, D-Loop Pliers

EPISODE 317: How to Make a Hunter with Logan Ross & Aaron Hitchins

February 15, 2018
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Hello friends. Today’s episode of Gritty Bowmen is pretty special, I think. My guests are Logan Ross and Aaron Hitchins from Rockhouse Motion. The first time I met Aaron and Logan I instantly liked them. Logan is, perhaps, one of the kindest and most thoughtful human beings I’ve ever met. And Aaron Hitchins has a sharp wit that reveals a deeply intelligent mind. To me, Logan is as conscientious as a person can be--a human trait that I deeply admire. While Aaron is the counterweight in their relationship; providing constancy, realism, and acceptance for what is. A year ago, Logan told us her story. She was new to hunting--even opposed to hunting before she met Aaron. But then… she learned about hunting; Logan has always been conscientious about where her food came from--and with that as a foundation, she embarked on a bowhunting journey with Aaron. Bowhunting is HARD. And Logan failed at it despite her best efforts. At the end of the 2016 hunting season--Logan still could not answer the question, “can I kill an animal--and if I do, will I be okay with it?”

Well... the 2017 hunting season has come to a close… and Logan is ready to answer to those questions. I hope this episode inspires you like it inspires me… to be a better person. To be more conscientious in how I hunt and live. Please take the time to invite your non-hunting friends and family to listen to Logan’s story. Because it matters--it’s the oft-unspoken side of the hunter’s heart and soul

Photo Credit: @matt_white_rockhouse

EPISODE 316: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say with Ben O’Brien

February 15, 2018
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Hello friends. Today on Gritty, my guest is Ben O’brien, Hunting Marketing Manager at YETI Coolers and previously, the Executive Editor at Petersen’s Bowhunting. AND, something I’m excited about… Ben has launched his own podcast called, The Hunting Collective. Ben seems older to me than his young age suggests… He’s a young chap with an old soul. What I like most about Benny--he’s not afraid to speak his mind; even when it’s not popular. At the same time--Ben doesn’t think he’s got all the answers--he’s a man open to new ideas and I like that about him. 

Recently, Ben took a poll on Instagram. The poll asked, “should hunters get rid of the grip and grin pic?” As you can imagine, this question sparked some serious debate. And naturally, I had to ask Ben about it on the podcast. It’s okay, because Ben’s a deep thinker--he can get all philosophical on you--in a good way. He’s been some places--seen some things. He’s not naive to the broad world outside of hunting. It’s his job at YETI to make sure that hunting is represented in a positive light. 

In today’s modern world, we all have a voice. How do we use it? Join us as we explore this topic and more on today’s Gritty Bowmen podcast. 

“Never underestimate the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. - Wilma Rudolph

EPISODE 315: Stress; The Silent Killer with Doctor Hillary Lampers Part 2

February 7, 2018
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PART TWO-
Today on Gritty, we talk about an insidious, silent killer; a life-sucking force that people naively and foolishly welcome into their lives. A life-wrecking force that the fast-changing modern age has thrust upon the modern human mind. This insidious killer is STRESS. Today, I’m joined by the deep-thinking, intense and amazing, Doctor Hillary Lampers. She explains stress in clinical and colloquial terms. She talks about how our bodies and brains are all that we really have and how we should treat them. Human beings have evolved to thrive under stress--we need stress. But today’s modern stress is different--it’s a different animal from the kind of stress human beings NEED. Find out the difference and more about how to live “better” on today’s episode. You can learn more from Doctor Hillary’s website at HuntHarvestHealth.com.

GRITTY BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:

The Millionaire Next Door, The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh, The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Walden by Henry David Thoreau

EPISODE 314: Stress; The Silent Killer with Doctor Hillary Lampers

February 6, 2018
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Today on Gritty, we talk about an insidious, silent killer; a life-sucking force that people naively and foolishly welcome into their lives. A life-wrecking force that the fast-changing modern age has thrust upon the modern human mind. This insidious killer is STRESS. Today, I’m joined by the deep-thinking, intense and amazing, Doctor Hillary Lampers. She explains stress in clinical and colloquial terms. She talks about how our bodies and brains are all that we really have and how we should treat them. Human beings have evolved to thrive under stress--we need stress. But today’s modern stress is different--it’s a different animal from the kind of stress human beings NEED. Find out the difference and more about how to live “better” on today’s episode. You can learn more from Doctor Hillary’s website at HuntHarvestHealth.com.

GRITTY BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:

The Millionaire Next Door, The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh, The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Walden by Henry David Thoreau

 

 

EPISODE 313: Donnie Vincent, Driven By Nature, Proud To Be A Hunter

February 1, 2018
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Today on Gritty Bowmen we hang out with friend Donnie Vincent. I could sit an listen to Donnie tell stories for hours. He’s an explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman. And a gifted weaver of adventurous tales in wild and remote places. When Donnie’s storytelling transcends the spoken word and comes to life in the form of cinematic film--it’s incredible. His films change hearts and minds. And films like, “Who We Are,” “The River’s Divide,” and “Terra Nova,” have permanently changed how I view the world and the hunt. So sit back and enjoy the show. And then, if you haven’t already, support Donnie by getting his film’s at www.donnievincent.com.

Those who know me, know that I love a good hunting story. And I’m no Donnie Vincent but Gritty Bowmen has its own brand of filmmaking--it’s kinda Gritty… it’s a bit unpolished, it usually has a few smart-aleck comments, some shaky footage, some adventure and it reminds you of the hunts you go on with your buddies.

So with that preamble, I have an announcement to make. On Thursday, February 8th at the Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City, I’ll be showing my latest Gritty film on the big screen. And it’s not just my film that’ll be showing, my good friend Cole Kramer will also be featuring his YETI film from Nepal that night as well. There will be Gritty Bingo, Prizes, Raffles, Giveaways and much more! My good friends at Sitka Gear, YETI, HOYT, MTN OPS, and Leupold Optics are helping to make this event a fun one! Raffle proceeds go to the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance.

Please, if you want to support Gritty and you’re coming to the Western Hunt Expo, please go to www.mtnops.com/gritty and get tickets now.

Please spread the word--invite your friends and family, and come see what a Gritty Movie Night is all about.

Here’s a 30-second trailer for the film--check it out.

 

EPISODE 312: Wife, Mother, Hunter; Finding Balance with Eva Shockey

January 30, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we sit down at the ATA show with Eva Shockey-Brent. Eva became a Mother about a year ago and we discuss the delicate balance of motherhood, hunting and marriage. What it's like to travel on an airplane with a baby and  her new book "Taking Aim". 

EPISODE 311: The Evolution of a Hunter with Tim Burnett, SOLO HNTR

January 26, 2018
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Hey friends! Today on Gritty I’m hanging with my good buddy Tim Burnett--the SOLO HNTR brand OG. We recorded this podcast at my house after returning from our Oklahoma Whitetail hunt. Tim is one of my favorite people to hang out with. He’s gonna have fun, but he’s not gonna talk your ear off--in fact, you kinda have to drag words out of him. So it was not a surprise to me when I found out that Tim created a podcast for the SOLO NATION with more than 15 recorded episodes and I didn’t know about it. I’m all about more SOLO HNTR. If you’re like me, go and subscribe to the SOLO HNTR podcast and get some! 

So here it is… a final Oklahoma Whitetail podcast recording session with Mr. SOLO himself, before he road off into the sunset in the aged and crippled Solorado. 

EPISODE 310: Hunt The Experience with Jason Price & Dallas Hemeyer

January 26, 2018
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On today's podcast I sit down with Jason Price & Dallas Hemeyer of Hunt The Experience. The guys share some harrowing experiences flying on bush planes and more than one near death experience. They talk about their mission to share "The Experience" of hunting, rather than focusing on a hunter. They share how hunting all over the world has changed their perspective on life and how happiness doesn't come from having more stuff. 
You can find them on social media here:
YouTube The Experience
Facebook The Experience
Instagram
@hunttheexperience
@DallasHemeyer
@mjasonprice

EPISODE 309: Land of the Free; 50 Days of Elk Hunting with Born & Raised Outdoors

January 25, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we sit down with my good friends from Born and Raised Outdoors; Trent & Trevor Fisher & Kody Kellom. In this interview we talk about their Land of the Free Elk Hunting Collaboration Project. The project consisted of a video series of 50 days hunting in 5 different states in collaboration with HUSH,  ELK101, PURE ELEVATION, PHELPS GAME CALLS & RYAN CALLAGHAN.  

They showcase public land hunting and issues surrounding land transfers across the Western US. 

They talk about the success of the switch from DVD's to YouTube and how they became more connected with their fan base. 

EPISODE 308: Spot and Stalk Whitetails in the Lone Star State

January 24, 2018
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Today on Gritty, I give you part 2 of the Texas Whitetail hunt--first part is episode 297. A group of us were invited to Sloane’s family ranch in Texas; which includes John Barklow and Chris Derek from Sitka Gear. AND Sloane Brown from Backbone Media. AND my good friend, Casey Harbertson, partner and owner of MTN OPS.

On this episode we switch gears from survival and technical clothing systems to hunting whitetails in Texas. It’s just a group of buddies sitting around the hunting cabin talking about the week’s antics and adventures. 

“There wouldn’t be no Alamo,
No Cowboys in the Superbowl…
No Lonsome Dove, no “Yellow Rose”,
If it wasn’t for Texas. 
-George Strait 

EPISODE 307: Catchin’ Deers, Elks, Fishes & Sheeps

January 22, 2018
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You’ve been out hunting all-day. And you roll into a truck-stop diner. You’re still in your camo duds and the waitress comes over and says, “you been huntin’?” And you say, “ya…” And she says, “did ya catch anything?” And then you laugh a little and you say, “nah, not yet.” But you don’t bother explaining that hunters don’t “catch” deer. This little scenario has played out a million times across the civilized world--it’s a universal experience that nearly every hunter can relate to. Why do people use the word caught? After all, deer huntin’ ain’t fly-fishing--there’s no catch-and-release; deer hunters hunt for keeps. And what’s another thing… my wife still says deers--with an “s.” No matter how many times I tell her that the plural for deer is still just deer she can’t seem to bring herself to drop the “s.” Did you know we also have elks where we live in Colorado?

Well, today’s guests are the boys from Catchin’ Deers. AND TRUST ME, you don’t want to miss this one! These guys are the epitome of what I call “The Hunting Buddy Fraternity.” This podcast consists of a lot of heckling, camaraderie, trash talk, brotherhood, and laughter. My guests are Mike and Bud Fisher, and Austin Casselman. 
We talk about how Catchin’ Deers got started--the many hours of work and in-depth planning that DID NOT go into creating this brand. We talk hockey. We talk hockey retirement; apparently Mike played hockey in the NHL for 17 years and he was kind of a big deal. Look him up--because that’s probably the only way you’re gonna hear about it because Mike doesn’t really talk. But that’s okay, his brother, Bud talks enough for both of them. Austin is currently suffering from Adult Onset Hunting Syndrome--in other words, he’s been newly inducted into the hunting fraternity. Ironically, he’s also the person who asked, “did ya’ll catch anything?” Which pretty much makes him the mastermind, genius behind the Catchin’ Deers brand--no matter what Mike and Bud tell you. 
Enjoy this one! And if you like what you hear, get yourself a Catchin’ Deers hat and shirt. And follow’em on social media--and also, bombard them with useless new ideas for more awesome clothing ideas that’ll keep us laughing. Here’s Catchin’ Deers. 

 

EPISODE 306: John Dudley and Andy Stumpf Under Pressure

January 18, 2018
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Have you ever jumped off a building? Have you been on the US Archery Team or competed in more than 120 professional archery events worldwide? Have you ever been shot at? For that matter, have you ever been shot. Today on Gritty I’m joined by two remarkable human beings. There are few people who can lay claim to the accomplishments that these men have achieved in their respective areas of expertise. My guests today are John Dudley, Professional Archer and passionate bowhunter, and Andy Stumpf, retired Navy Seal and the man who jumps off buildings. 
John Dudley started shooting professionally in 1997 and has competed all over the world. John has 45 Career Top 3 Professional Finishes.
Here are just a few of Johns professional accomplishments: 
APA Rookie of the Year
IBO National Champion (2x)
NABH National Champion
AZ International Gold Medalist
European Grand Prix Gold Medalist
World Field Championship Bronze
In short, John knows how to shoot a bow. And more than that, John has knack for teaching his craft to others.
Andy Stumpf executed hundreds of combat operations throughout the world over his 17-year career in the military. He was medically retired in June of 2013. His awards and decorations include 5 Bronze Star Medals (four with valor). The Purple Heart, The Joint Service Commnedation Medal. The Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with Valor, Three Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, Two Combat Action Ribbons, and The Presidential Unit Citation. 
In 2015 he set two world records after jumping from 36,500 feet and flying over 18 miles in a wingsuit in an effort to raise 1 million dollars for the Navy Seal Foundation. 
Okay, there you have it folks—these two gentlemen are unique. Each have excelled in their chosen endeavors. They’re both able to govern their fear, manage their heart rate, and perform under extreme pressure. And we talk about this and much more on today’s podcast. It’s good stuff!
If you like what you hear, do me a favor and support each of these guys by following them on social media and subscribing to their respective podcasts, Nockon-Podcast and Cleared Hot. Enjoy the show!

EPISODE 305: Charged By A Bear; Does Bear Spray Really Work? Ryan Lampers

January 18, 2018
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Have you ever been charged by a bear? Have you ever been forced to use bear spray or a firearm in defense of your life? Well, my good friend Ryan Lampers was charged by a bear while tracking his archery bull elk through the bloody snow. This tale will get  you thinking and could perhaps even save your life someday. After you finish this podcast, do me a favor and go follow Ryan in Instagram at sthealthyhunter. And subscribe to his excellent Hunt Harvest Health podcast! Without further ado, here’s Ryan’s story…

EPISODE 304: Crocodiles & Grizzlies with Cameron Hanes & Adam Greentree

January 18, 2018
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On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we talk with Cam Hanes and Adam Greentree at 2018 ATA Show. 

EPISODE 303: Hunting Big Bulls with Ryan Lampers The Sthealthy Hunter

January 18, 2018
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Today on Gritty I am joined by my good friend Ryan Lampers, aka sthealthy hunter AND owner, host, and cohost of the Hunt Harvest Health Podcast. Ryan is a modest, quiet guy who kills mature old animals on public land hunts across the West. Today on Gritty, Ryan shares some of his tactics for elk hunting. I feel like Ryan is a treasure box of useful information just waiting to be opened. Today on Gritty we pluck a few gold nuggets out of his treasure box and the information is worth its weight in gold. I hope Ryan’s stories and tactics help you on your next elk hunt--I know I’ll be putting a few of his strategies to use next season.

EPISODE 301: The Moment of Truth with Phil Mendoza

January 2, 2018
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Today on Gritty, my guest is my good friend Phil Mendoza. I’ve been attending a few of his beginner bowhunter and bow tuning classes at his Denver archery shop--No Limits Archery. If you live in the area and you’re new to archery or just want to learn how to work on your own bow or build your own arrows, checkout Phil’s classes--they’re great. On today’s podcast, Phil and I discuss hunting mistakes--primarily, mistakes made in the final moments of a shot opportunity. Cody Eardley wrote a great article in the January 2018, Bugle Magazine (put out by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation--which you should become a member of if you aren’t already) and the article is titled, Situation Ethics. The article is a good one and it got Phil and I talking about ethics, shot selection and closing the deal in the final moments of a hunt. I enjoy talking to Phil because I always learn. Phil is an extremely talented hunter and archer. He’s a Train To Hunt champion. And he’s owner and mastermind of the Alpha Bowhunting Challenge. And as discussed on an earlier podcast, Phil wrote a mini book titled, “Targeting Buck Fever.” Train to Hunt and The Alpha Bowhunting Challenge are competitive events designed to help hunters hone the ability to make good decisions and good shots at the proverbial “moment of truth” while under extreme pressure. So join Phil and I for a frank and open discussion on mistakes we’ve made, things we’ve learned and our Situation Ethics. Big thanks to Cody Eardley and Bugle Magazine for providing relevant, educative, thought provoking articles like the one we discuss today.