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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Mar 17, 2023

Straight from the experts... Mark and Steve of EXO MTN Gear detail how to pick, fit, and load a backpack. Whether you're a fast-and-light overnight solo hunter or heading out on an expedition-level hunt, these tips will make your pack in and load out easier. 

Also, we get a first look at EXO's terrific new K4 pack...

Mar 10, 2023

This episode I'm joined by engineer Mike Ballard and long-time hunting partner Chris Ellis to talk Timney Triggers, and how to pick the right trigger and get the best out of it. 

We discuss: 

  • Trigger terminology
  • How triggers are designed
  • Choosing the right trigger
  • Single-stage vs. two-stage triggers
  • Trigger pull...

Mar 3, 2023

Some of the most adventurous DIY backcountry hunts out West are spring bear hunts. This episode digs deep into planning and executing a fun, safe, successful hunt for black bears in big public-land country. 

We discuss: 

  • Destination States
  • Necessary gear
  • E-Scouting and actual scouting
  • Hunting methods
  • How to recognize a...

Feb 24, 2023

This episode we're joined by Stone Glacier founder and lead product designer Kurt Racicot, who's a passionate backcountry hunter. A past Alaska resident for a dozen years, Kurt hunted and shot several mountain goats and dall sheep on solo adventures, as well as moose and bear and caribou, before moving home to...

Feb 17, 2023

What's all the froth and fervor over modern cartridges? Should we really discard the old tried-and-true classics? Sometimes, perhaps. Often, absolutely not. 

This episode takes a deep dive into the pros & cons of modern, cutting-edge cartridges versus classic, proven cartridges. 

We discuss:

  • Cutting-edge bullets
  • Ammo...