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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Mar 26, 2021


Listener's question: Are Vortex and Burris scopes as good as Leupold? 

Optic failures: Even the best can go south. Stories and examples. 

Setting The Bar: Leupold's awesome backcountry hunting scopes

Vortex's excellent 3-15x 42mm Razor HD LHT

Burris's innovative 3-12x 44mm Eliminator III



Mar 19, 2021


Topic: Bear Baiting from A to Z

Guest: Tyler Freel, bear specialist and host of Tundra Talk podcast. 

(Notably, Tyler Freel is probably the only man alive that's taken black bear AND GRIZZLY with a stone arrowhead and hand-made arrows!)

Bear baiting step-by-step: 

  • Selecting a bait site
  • Setting up a ground...

Mar 12, 2021


Episode topic: Rifle barrel break-in: How to do it, and does it help? 

Up Front Q&A

  • A European perspective on rifle cost
  • Taping muzzles during bad weather, and the long-range effect
  • Sharpening knives in a survival situation
  • Straight-wall cartridges comparison: .350 Legend vs. .450 Bushmaster
  • Researching &...

Mar 5, 2021


Announcing the Northern Shrike 2nd Edition! 

Siembida Custom Knives is making 25 of Edition 2. We go over the type of steel chosen, handle material and creation, new scabbards, and more. One is shown in the cover photo for this episode. 

If you want one of these superb ultralight backcountry hunting knives,...