At the 2018 Western Hunting Expo we sat down and caught up with our good friend Braxton McCoy. The prior year at the Hunt Expo we interviewed Braxton on episode 21. On that episode we introduced Braxton and he told his amazing story of recovery and talked about a book he was writing. Braxton has now published his book The Glass Factory. You can purchase his book through his website http://braxtonmccoy.com. Braxton is a very active Backcountry Hunters and Anglers member and an avid conservationist. So naturally we jumped at the opportunity to talk conservation and politics. As much as some disregard, conservation is political.
An entire room of Montana transplants sit around a wood stove and hit record. Chester Floyd of RER Bows, Cody Rich of The Rich Outdoors Hunting Podcast and Backcountry Fuel Box, Rick Hutton, and Seth Morris. We all sit down and tell the story of how we moved to Montana and why. Each and everyone has an awesome story of success and chasing dreams!
Sitting down with Adam Weatherby of Weatherby Firearms at the Western Hunting Expo we learned about 73 years of family craftsmanship. Weatherby is currently moving their family business from California to Wyoming. Adam explains why they're moving after 73 years but most importantly why the move is emotionally tough. In 2016 Weatherby released the 6.5-300 Weatherby Mag caliber and we wanted to get the low down on that "hot rod" as Adam refers. We shared some great hunting stories and we all shared our insight and support for conservation.
We sat down with one of our favorite people in the world, Ryan Callaghan with First Lite clothing. Some of our favorite gear.... Cal we like to call him is a great dude who's heart and soul as well as his job are geared 100% towards conservation and as you've heard us say many times, we whole heartedly support companies and people who support conservation and specifically Backcountry Hunters & Anglers!
This episode is full of educational tips on cooking wild game and how you can get involved in conservation. And if you're not already following him here's the links to Cal's social media outlets.
Instagram - olcal406
Facebook - Ryan Michael Callaghan
Road Trip! Rex Wolferman, Ty and Josh hop in a jeep and carpool to the Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City. With a 7 hour drive ahead we couldn't resist firing up the podcast equipment! This episode is nothing shy of raw entertainment. We break down our 2017 elk season opening weekend that Rex and Dylan Dowson helped film. Rex provides a great image of what its like hunting with Ty and Josh. Listen in and join the fun as we make our way to the Expo!
We sat down for another great story from Tyler Crockett of Pure Elevations and the Northwest Mountain Challenge. This past elk season Tyler discovered he had a broken back but the prospect of hunting with Born and Raised Outdoors and Corey Jacobson and the Elk 101 Crew wouldn't keep him down. Listen as Tyler talks about how he managed to stave off back surgery to make it happen.
Incase you were wondering why we took a 6 month hiatus from publishing podcasts we break it down in this episode. We cover everything from what we did, to what we're doing, and what we're going to do. There are lots of open questions so we figured we would explain some. We even go over what the hell happened to Josh and his condition. For those curios of the outcome of our sheep hunt, or lack there of, tune in and we'll cover the entire hunt.
True to Shoot'n The Bull fashion we push the boundaries with these three amazing ladies who are outstanding representatives for women in hunting. And to our surprise non of them left the podcast before it was done. Funny, provocative, serious and downright entertaining - this one is a must listen. Though this was recorded over the 2017, 4th of July weekend it is in no way dated. This conversation will go down in the records as one of the best. Stand by to be hilariously entertained!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're back with a brand new intention!
This episode is the first in a series about the spreading epidemic in deer called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Listen to local Montana expert Brent Race, veterinarian for the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, (RML) infectious disease study center out of Hamilton Montana. Also joining us is good friend Tyson Woods, micro biologists who also works for RML.
We go ask the obvious questions like how does it effect deer? Is it transmitted to humans? Can you tell if a deer has it in the field? How is it spread? and many many more.
Please join us as we start the new year off right by bringing you more of what you've asked for, entertaining and educational podcasts brought to you by Shoot'n The Bull Podcast.
Learn more about CWD in Montana by clicking here!
In this episode we sit down with Zach Waterman from Nosler at the Beer Bands and Public Lands event in Bend Oregon and pick his brain in all things shooting related. Zach has many years of experience working with Nosler building premium ammunition and firearms. With all of our sheep hunt planning for this season we decide to ask Zach for help and advice in choosing the best rifle caliber for our hunt. Zach shines some light on the building blocks and foundation of long range shooting. With all of his knowledge we've got some great direction in choosing the optimum rifle for our hunt. Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening! Keep it Public!
At ATA we got the opportunity to sit down with Cabe and Josh Johnson of Spot Hogg Archery. Brothers Cabe and Josh are great friends of ours and have been for many years! These two very competitive siblings with an extremely twisted sense of humor give us an insiders story of their youth and all of its epic hillarouseness of two brothers who love & fight like brothers. There is no other way to describe this podcast other than hilarious and epically entertaining. Listen, laugh and just know that you are listening at your own discretion. This is of adult content and conducted at the end of a long event over a few whiskeys. Please enjoy this as much as we did!! Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening! Keep it Public!
Do you enjoy quality coffee? Well you can finally enjoy it on those brisk mornings in the backcountry! Tony at Darktimber Coffee Co has come up with a system to brew fresh coffee in backpacking type stoves. Listen as Tony breaks down the design and versatility of the Ascent Packs. As we sit upon the mountain podcasting, Tony whipped up a couple Ascent Packs to show just how easy and effortless they are to prepare. Nothing could top our gorgeous view and killer brew during this podcast! Tony's drive to get involved with and give back to conservation inspired him to give back 10% of all individual sales to the Conservation organization of your choice. Just simply choose one of the three organizations listed at checkout Backcountry Hunters and Anglers , Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership , and Wild Steelhead Coalition . Ty and Tony also talk about the new BHA Hike to Hunt program and how you can start one in you region. Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening. Keep It Public !
Listen in as Ty and Josh take time to break down their plans for the 2017 hunting season in Montana. As they apply for their hunts reality sinks in when they put in for the unlimited sheep hunt. With a guaranteed draw its time to prepare! As always the next great elk hunting adventure is on its way with the successful drawing of a controlled elk permit. And if things couldn't get any hotter they were also successful in their controlled deer permit. Its shaping up to be a very busy season! Summer is coming full steam ahead and Ty and Josh share some of their 3d shoot plans with the Total Archery Challenge and the Northwest Mountain Challenge. With all of these crazy plans they manage to de-rail on the never ending buffalo/public lands issues. Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening. Keep it Public!
Following one amazing jam packed weekend we sit down with Trent Fisher and Kody Kellom from Born and Raised Outdoors and Matt Elliot from Benchmade Knives. The BHA Rendezvous 2017 went out with a bang and raised a pile of money to aid our fight for our public lands! While we had time to reflect on our lively weekend at Rende2017 in Missoula Montana it was nice to catch up with these characters. The guys at Born and Raised Outdoors have big plans for the season of 2017. listen as they share some insight on their elk hunting film project on our public lands. Matt also shares a glimpse of things to expect out of Benchmade this year. There are lots of big things on the horizon for all of us. We look forward to and hope we see you all next year at the BHA Rende2018 in Boise Idaho. Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening. Keep it public!
Damon Bungard, Co-Founder of Orion Coolers, product manager for Jackson Kayak and Host of Orion Chronicles on the Sportsmen's Channel. Don't let his grey beard, mellow persona and wool fedora fool you, Damon borders on the insane side of kayaking. A public land advocate through his show Orion and Jackson and his support of conservation groups like Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. We talk about the coolers the boats and our desire to do some Montana float trips and how Damon's experience could help us with a smooth hunt, maybe? Most likely we'll find a way to screw something up. Sit back and enjoy the show and if you get a chance reach out to Damon and tell him thanks for his efforts in conservation and putting out a sportsmen friendly product line.
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Ryan Callaghan, best known for his mustache is also a veteran hunter who see's more success in the field than he does on the dating scene. Conservation & public relations director for First Lite, Ryan has been a conservation warrior for many years. Ryan shares his Montana elk hunt where he and his hunting partner packed some heavy loads of the glorious protein to top off an already full freezer. We also got to hear about a Montana deer hunt where they did not.
Cal, as we affectionately call him, also shares with us his B.C. Moose hunt from last year with Arron Snyder, if you listen closely you can hear the circus music playing in the background. A few stories Josh and Ty can relate to all to well. Hunts rarely go exactly as planned and in most cases they are far from comfortable. As they say in B.C. - its a Shmozzle and we love it!
Our good friends Corey Garmon & Erik Galvin with Wishes for Warriors tell their story of war, then and now. These veterans are a kick ass duo who have come back from the trenches and lived to tell their life changing story. Both warriors are double leg amputees with a passion to help others and a sense of humor that helps keep them going. Listen to their story and learn how you can help no matter what your situation. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook at -
Corey - @watchmedoitwithnolegs
Erik - @erik__g
Josh and Ty get down to the nitty gritty with Remi Warren, Nate Simmons & Chris Denham. They talk about public land hunting, fitness and love. Learn a little about Western Hunter and public land hunting, Wilderness Athlete and the humble beginnings and the love life of a hunter who spends 200+ days a year hunting everything under the sun. Also learn why supplements are handy even if you don't work out on a daily basis. Get to know these guys from a more personal point of view.
We hope you enjoy the show!
Ryan and Kenton Clairmont educate Ty and Josh on the simplicity of staying fit and healthy and why we should all to our best to keep healthy and in shape. Wrestlers, elk hunters, fitness buffs and brothers who have always been best friends and competitors their whole lives. The crew breaks down the reasoning behind investing in your health and well being and why they started Train to Hunt and their plans to sheep hunt in Alaska this year. Enjoy the show and if you haven't already, take a look at the Train to Hunt website and see how they can help you change your life and your hunting game.
Josh and Ty sit down with Braxton McCoy at the Western Hunt Expo and learn about his amazing story of nearly losing his legs from a suicide bomber in Ramadi, Iraq. Braxton is an active BHA chapter member and his love and passion for the outdoors fuels his fire to fight for our public lands. As a retired Army combat veteran he authored a book about the suicide bombing and the journey that motivated him to write and publish the book, Overcome Part 1. As with most of Ty and Josh's podcasts the conversation leads to elk hunting. Braxton spends lots of time in the backcountry working, guiding and hunting elk. Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening.
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Josh and Ty had a blast sitting (or laying) down with Donnie, Corey and Dirk in their hotel room partaking in a late night conversation on the complicated relationship of the Elk 101 crew. They each took turns driving the bus and running each other over. We were looking for some light hearted, fun loving stories with the guys but what we found was much deeper than that. Turns out Josh and Ty will have to schedule several more therapy sessions with the guys to help them work out their issues. Enjoy the show and please leave us comments and a rating any chance you get. And if you're not already following the Elk101 crew you can do so on social media and through their website.
Enjoy another short story from one of the toughest men that ever lived - Tyler Crockett of Pure Elevations and the Northwest Mountain Challenge. Tyler takes us down memory lane once again as we talk about roadside deer salvage and a brush with the law who know's Tyler by first name. Great times and lots of laughs with Tyler, Ty and Josh at the Western Hunt Expo.
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Recently at the Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City we kidnapped the famous Aron Snyder from Kifaru International and Grittybowmen for a quick podcast. Aron elaborates on how social media may be awkward and over done but a necessary tool for growing and sharing our sport of hunting. With Ty and Josh undertaking their first ever bighorn sheep hunt, Aron preaches the amount of "suck factor" they are soon to experience if they want success. Guys like Aron, Ty, and Josh with abrasive personalities really aren't that bad, listen as they are often misinterpreted. Give it a listen,give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening.
Be informed and entertained as Ty and Josh sit down with Bryan Marshall aka Bam Bam of Wishes For Warriors. Bam walks us through on how to get involved and help our Veterans through Wishes for Warriors. He talks of some of the hunts and trips done through the organization and how easy it is to help. With some wild stories, some service history, and a barbaric hog hunt they call the Hog and Dog your sure to be humored and entertained! Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening.
If you'd like to know more about Wishes for Warriors got to https://www.wishesforwarriorscorp.org
Join us for a reunion with our dear friend Kristy Titus. We catch up at the Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City. Kristy is launching her signature series elk calls with Rocky Mountain Game Calls. With Ty and Josh struggling to stay on the wagon Kristy sheds some light on nutrition and the new Wilderness Athlete Cookbook. Give it a listen, give us a review, share the episode and most of all thank you for listening!
If you'd like to know more about Rocky Mountain Game Calls go to http://buglingbull.com/product-category/elk-calls/
Check out the new Wilderness Athlete cookbook at https://wildernessathlete.com/collections/gear/products/the-wild-kitchen?variant=31672060750