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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Jan 31, 2020


NEW "BACKCOUNTRY APPRENTICE" SEGMENT! Listen for this 2-minute skills and how-to section presented by the host's favorite hunting partner (age 9). 

• Interview with Spartan Precision's founder Rob Gearing

• Spartan 5-oz. bipods and why they work so well

• Mountaineering tripods, trekking poles, and...

Jan 24, 2020


• Hunting Utah:

  • Guest Colton Heward, big game guide
  • Challenges of drawing a Utah tag
  • "Point creep" —is it unresolvable? 
  • Youth and future opportunities: Can today's kids ever draw a good Utah tag? 
  • Opportunities in Wyoming, Idaho and other surrounding states
  • A draw hunt in Idaho—tough conditions, few...

Jan 17, 2020


• Squeezing the trigger: the final act in pursuing an animal

• The critical importance of having a good trigger in a backcountry hunting rifle

• Introducing Chris Ellis, owner of Ellis Communications, who reps Timney Triggers

• Pronghorns in the fog: hunting tales and great triggers

• Defining...

Jan 10, 2020


Review time! Savage's Axis II budget rifle in .280 Ackley Improved

• Listener lever-action questions & comments

• Mid-bore cartridges such as the .338-06 and .35 Whelen for backcountry hunting

• A six-pound, six-ounce, sub-$400 mountain rifle

• Discussing the Axis II action

• Barrel length, rifling...

Jan 4, 2020


This episode addresses several interesting questions and comments submitted by listeners. 

• Browning BLR correction

• Takedown rifles and scope mounting

• Swedish hunters and the Backcountry Hunting Podcast

• Single-loading lever guns in dangerous situations

• Sierra bullets for hunting

• Dogs...