May 27, 2022
Recorded in the backcountry, this episode is the story of an epic bear hunt. Custom knife maker Evan Siembida came West to hunt Idaho's vast remote country with host Joseph von Benedikt, and after a series of setbacks and challenges, took a magnificent color-phase boar with his new Browning X-Bolt in 6.8 Western.
We discuss black bear baiting, glassing, rifles, optics, cartridges, bullets, shot placement, and hunting techniques in general, woven into the blow-by-blow tale of Evan's hunt.
Plus, when you've got a top-notch custom knife man on the air, you just gotta talk knife steel, design, and handle materials. Evan shares his new favorite type of steel and a scale (handle) material that might just be the best thing going.
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