We're back!! This podcast was interrupted for the 2018 Montana Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bison, and soon to come bird season. Shoot'n The Bull Podcast is not funded by sponsors or someone's large bank account. We do however now have some pretty cool apparel that you can purchase to help us keep this thing alive. See details below and remember Christmas is coming so tell ALL your friends and family about the Shoot'n the Bull store.
Here's a little preview into Land of the Free 2.0! This episode is about the Montana leg of Born and Raised Outdoors Land of the Free 2.0 project. SPOILER ALERT! A few elk lost their lives to the making of this project. You'll get to here an all encompassing recount of the Montana hunt at the trailhead after the crew packed out the last load. You'll have to watch the series to get the visual but they do a pretty good job at painting the picture with words, at least for the Montana leg.
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This conversation takes place in Big Sky, Montana at the Total Archery Challenge. We uncover how Ben, AKA Shedcrazy, broke out of his mundane day job to make a living entertaining us all in the hunting world. He also gives us a sneak peak on what lies in store this coming season.
We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did, its not short of laughs and inappropriateness.......
Instagram Handle - Shedcrazy
With elk season's fast approaching Ty & Josh talk about elk scouting, hunting and behaviors. Comparing the differences between Rocky's and Roosevelts and all the theories they have about elk and elk habitat.
Don't miss this one, you might learn something!!
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We had the amazing opportunity to sit down with guest David Wise, two time gold medalist, father of two children and hunter. Humble, well spoken and all around good dude. Get to know David as we talk about life and society outside of hunting and the duties we have to educate the non-hunting community about what we do.
If you're not already, follow him on IG @mrdavidwise
Join Josh and Ty as they drive through Yellowstone National Park on a Sunday afternoon in July. If your faith in humanity is waining we highly recommend you don't go to Yellowstone NP during peak tourist season. Laugh along with them as they discuss the "People of Yellowstone" and the 40 mile, three day scouting trip they're coming back from. And learn what amazing tag Josh drew that boarders the northern boundary of Yellowstone NP. It'll take you back in time and finish out the latest series of Shoot'n The Bull.
And the disease Bison and elk carry is brucellosis, for whatever reason the two clowns couldn't remember it.
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Our second episode with Cody Spencer from Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. Cody spent a few days with Ty and Josh in western Montana while he was looking over bison bulls at Bitterroot Bison. Expanding his heard and his knowledge about bison, Cody is a wealth of knowledge on the habitat, culture and community of bison.
Please enjoy one of our last episodes in this bison series. We can't promise there won't be more down the line but for now we'll leave you with some comedial entertainment and exuberant amount of bison knowledge.
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This is a must listen to episode. Absolutely one of our most educational conversations on Bison and Conservation history in North America. We dive deep into the complex issue and likely the most successful conservation success story of our time.
Keith Aune is an author, historian, lover of Bison and dedicated conservationist who also tells a great story. Follow along as Keith breaks down the complexity of the Bison issue. We thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and know that you will to.
Ty and Heather sit down over lunch beers and talk about Bison, getting involved in conservation and putting your money where your mouth is. That means doing shit instead of talking shit!!
Heather is a collegiate athlete, bad ass women, creator of Heathers Choice lightweight backpacking foods and an absolute go getter. Listen and enjoy as Heather goes from interviewee to interviewer.
This is the first episode in a series of 4 podcasts on the subject of a North American icon, the Buffalo!
The conversation takes place below the massive cliffs that tower over Pine Creek lake in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Ty sits down with good friend Cody Spencer, owner of Sweetgrass Bison in Alberta, CA. Cody is an officianado on all things Bison and practitioner of simple and truly organic methods of raising bison.
They talk about the past, present and future of the iconic beast. The what the why and the how they came to be where they are today and why we should care about them.
If you were ever curious about the buffalo you don't want to miss this series. Enjoy!
Follow him @sweetgrassbison
Courtney LeVesque and Steven Dahn from Elevation Fitness Training sat down with us at The Northwest Mountain Challenge at Hoodoo ski resort. Courtney and Steven are both Certified Personal Trainers. They are both very active in the hunting community and have started an online Personal Training business called Elevation Fitness Training. Whether you want to train at home or the gym, they will design a custom program based on your needs to help you achieve your goals! In the past year Courtney underwent 4 major surgeries, one of which being shoulder surgery. As an avid hunter and a dedicated archer, she breaks down what it took for her recovery and how she worked around her injuries to remain active in what she loves. With one arm in a sling she picked up a bow and decided to shoot with a mouth tab. Throughout her drive and persistence she became very accurate out past 40 yards. Courtney's success with her mouth tab inspired Josh to pick up a left handed bow and give it a shot! Listen as she gives Josh tips and pointers on everything from how to set the bow up, to form and shot sequence! Courtney and Steven are great people with a great sense of humor which makes them a perfect fit for the show!
At the 2018 BHA Rendezvous, Rex Wolferman and Josh got the opportunity to square up with Jack Lander of Golden Roosie Outdoors. Jack Lander is an avid and successful archery hunter. He's also a boots to the ground conservationist. Jack is a board member for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Last year Jack had the best hunting season of his life. He harvested his largest Roosevelt bull and his largest Blacktail buck to date. In this podcast Jack breaks down some of his style and technique on hunting these Roosies, as we like to call them. Jack tells the entire story of how it all came together on his giant Roosevelt bull. Listen and enjoy the laughs and entertainment as we talk Roosies and Blacktail!
This is the first ever live podcast event Shoot'n The Bull has recorded. We recorded this episode at the 2018 BHA Rendezvous in front of a live audience. Listen as Corey Jacobsen, Tyler Crockett and Donnie Drake share their colorful story of how Tyler killed 2 bulls in one day. As if one isn't tough enough! Their season didn't stop with filling their freezers full of delicious elk meat. They decided to embark on a wolf hunt and film and document the entire process. Tune in as the guys break down what it took to find success and what they leaned throughout the process. Kick back and enjoy the laughs and entertainment, even Corey Jacobsen cant be totally serious all the time! Cheers!
Following our last podcast with Chris Parish on lead ammunition and the toll it is taking on our Peregrine Falcon, we wanted to learn more about non-lead ammunition and its performance. We found Russell Kuhlman, a new hire at BHA. Russell is currently the California and Nevada Chapter Coordinator. He has quite an extensive background in firearms and ammunition and even has a degree in Wildlife Biology. Prior to his newly acquired position with BHA, he was the California Non-lead Outreach Coordinator. There he shot and tested the performance of various lead and non-lead ammunition into ballistic gel and jugs of water. He shot everything from pistol, rifle, shotgun and even muzzleloader ammunition. He was also a Skeet and Trap Coordinator at a local gun range. In this episode Russell shares his research and spreads a wealth of knowledge on how different non-lead ammunition types perform. It was shocking to find out just how well some of these no-lead ammo's perform at long ranges! So if your curious on how this no-lead ammo performs and where you can get your hands on it, give this episode a listen!
Here is a website Russell created awhile back on how non-lead performs at long range (400 yards).
Here is a Non-lead ammo company he refers to in the show
If people have any questions about topics discussed in this episode they can email Russell at:
Chris Parish is a wildlife biologist and the Director of Global Conservation for The Peregrine Fund. Chris is a mountain of a man, ex college football player and a redneck. You could say he's our people! In this episode we learn a lot about Chris. From college football to currently earning his phd. He comes to the podcast with a wealth of knowledge regarding Falconry, The Peregrine Fund and lead ammunition. Chris isn't a pushy guy, nor is he trying to promote an agenda. He simply brings facts and scientific information to the table for others to digest and form their own opinions. We talk about the Peregrine Falcon and how our lead ammunition is taking a toll on them. The research is astounding. It was definitely an eye opener for us. It makes us think a little deeper into the organic meat we harvest for ourselves and our families. We ask that you listen to this episode with an open mind and form your own conclusions as we have. As educational as this episode is, it definitely fits the Shoot'n The Bull mold. Enjoy the scientific facts and raw entertainment! Cheers!
If you'd like to contact Chris Parish regarding questions or further research you can reach him through The Peregrine Fund website via email.
Jess Johnson and Landon Blanchard are a couple bad ass, boots to the ground conservationists! They both currently work for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. Jess tells her inspirational story of how she obtained the Public Lands Coordinator position with Wyoming Wildlife Federation. Jess is a very avid hunter and an accomplished archery hunter as well! Landon is a former intern at First Lite and is now working in Outreach Communications for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. Coming from First Lite Landon shares his love and passion for outdoor recreation on our public lands! Listen as Rex Wolferman and Josh talk conservation, public lands and elk hunting with Jess and Landon!
At the 2018 BHA Rendezvous in Boise Idaho we met up with our First Lite crowd. We leaped at the opportunity to grab a handful of beers and fire up the podcast equipment! As Ty is busy working and putting on the event we figured what better co-host to fill in than Rex Wolferman! In this episode Casey Hawkes of First Lite and Josh talked about their life changing injuries and the experiences they've endured throughout recovery. Gregg Farrell, also a First Lite employee, talks about what its like working for First Lite and what the company is all about! Listen and enjoy the entertainment as we sip a few brews and talk the good life! Cheers!
Listen as we BS about cans (silencers) long range guns, muzzle breaks, ice fishing in Montana and naked goat yoga. We get a high level gunsmithing education and what happens when you shoot a 338 ultra mag without a break. Our conversation with Paul Donaldson, co-owner of Snowy Mountain Rifles helps break down rifle basics. Hope you enjoy!
David Brinker is one busy guy. He's the Marketing Leader for Sitka Gear and he's also a singer and a song writer. Dave resides in Bozeman Montana and is a transplant from Oregon. Since we're all from Oregon and cut or teeth hunting Roosevelt Elk and Blacktail Deer, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk about the hunting traditions we grew up on. Dave is currently releasing his new country music album Made Out West on Friday April 20th 2018. Listen in for how to get your hands on some of his music! Dave's love for the outdoors and conservation is expressed through his music. You can typically find him performing his music at conservation gatherings and celebrations!
An elite group of men faced treacherous conditions deep in the Alaskan Wilderness that most would consider a situation of survival. The Seacat Creative crew was on a film project with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. They were on a multi day float trip through a wilderness in Alaska when they received an alarming call that one of the crew members was having a baby in an emergency situation. They needed to get him out of the wilderness as soon as possible so he could witness the birth of his first child. As planes couldn't land to pick them up, their only option was to float their way out through the worst of weather conditions. Listen how the guys at Seacat Creative tell their story of how they made it out just in time!
Zach Sandau and Dylan Dowson both of OnX walk us through what the mapping company is doing for conservation, what the map app is good for and a little on how to use it. But most importantly we talk about elk hunting in Montana. Both natives of the Big Sky state, they never take for granted a juicy elk steak or a blue bomber. Down to earth good dudes, they are true representative of the conservation oriented company we call OnX. Join us as we get off topic a time or two but have a great time doing it at the OnX world headquarters in Missoula, Montana.
And if you don't have the app yet you're missing out. Get it now and use the promo code "BHA" for 20% off and support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. This is one tool we don't hunt without.
Tony Burlison at Darktimber Coffee Co. has been busy. We podcasted Tony last year on episode #29 when he first launched his coffee company. Since then he's come out with more coffee blends and done even more for conservation! Listen as Tony talks about some new ideas and products for 2018. The buck for conservation definitely isn't stopping or slowing down. He's got even bigger plans to help and support conservation through himself and his coffee company. We'll be engaging in some coffee giveaways through our social media so tune in and don't miss out! Giveaways will begin April 2018 and carry on for months after. See social media links below for giveaways. Cheers!
The anual Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous 2018 is located in Boise Idaho this year from April 12th to 14th at Boise Centre. Listen in as Land, Ty and Josh talk about what to expect at this years Rende. Its forecasting to be one hell of a time! Its not to late to register follow link below to register and purchase tickets!
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.