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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Mar 31, 2023

Tipi-type shelters are both ancient and modern; traditional and trendy. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the pros and cons of flourless, tipi-type modern tents for backcountry hunting.

Ryan Sapena of Seek Outside details how they're superior in high winds, lighter and faster to set up, and offer...

Mar 24, 2023

This episode takes a deep dive into the mechanics of various types of hunting bullets. We define:

  • On-impact performance characteristics
  • Shot angles, and what it takes to successfully destroy vitals
    • Broadside
    • Quartering to
    • Quartering away
    • Facing straight on
    • "Texas heart shots" (facing away)
  • Bullet...

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...