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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Sep 28, 2020

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Intro: Solo in Alaska

  • Packing for the flight
  • Down safe, camp setup
  • Grizzly bears a'plenty! 
  • Caribou few and far away
  • One lone big bull
  • Hunting, photographing, and field butchering
  • Packing meat
  • Near hypothermia
  • Hunkered down, waiting out the rain
  • An accuracy tech topic for future study

To be continued......


Sep 18, 2020

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When elk get wise, savvy hunters employ unorthodox techniques. 

Guest Randsom Owens: Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, practical rifleman, top guide, & passionate hunter

Calling Elk: From fundamentals to advanced techniques

  • Reading the situation
  • Knowing when to call
  • Setting up to call—and optimize shot...


Sep 11, 2020

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Intro: Live from the field, recorded standing under the wing of a Super Cub on a staging strip in Alaska. 

Topics:

  • Drop-Camp, DIY hunter prep & planning
  • Lightweight gear
  • Planning for good meat care
  • Ethics & responsibilities of meat care
  • Knowing the Regs
  • Pilot protocol 
    • Don't bring too much weight
    • Don't...


Sep 4, 2020

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Intro: Field recording heading into a solo DIY caribou hunt in Alaska. 

Topic: Rifling twist rate & modern bullets

  • Rifling twists for long, sleek high-BC bullets
  • Rifling twists for monometal bullets
  • Altitude, temperature, and spin stability

The modern trend: Faster, ever faster

Benefits of a custom barrel...


Aug 28, 2020

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Intro: 6.5 outlawed for elk? 

Best 6.5mm cartridge: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 6.5 PRC

Technical discussion: 

  • Advantages & disadvantages of the 6.5mm bore diameter
  • Cartridge case capacities
  • Appropriate bullet designs & weights for various game
  • Limitations of the 6.5mm's

Mythbusting: Scandinavian moose & and the...