Backcountry Hunting Podcast focuses on inspiring and teaching about deep-country hunting, with emphasis on DIY techniques, gear, prep and how-to. Lifelong wilderness hunter Joseph von Benedikt shares stories and tips for success.
The 6.8 Western: Characteristics, Capabilities, & Comparisons
Wondering how good the 6.8 Western is? How it compares with the 6.5 PRC, the .280 Ackley Improved, and the 7mm Rem. Mag? This episode provides the answers, plus dives into the various premium-level projectiles and ammo already available. Browning's Rafe Nielson details the origins of the 6.8 Western, shares plentiful hunting stories, and leads us through the various characteristics and capabilities of the cartridge. We discuss the rifles available, and speculate on the 6.8 for the one-gun hunter. ENJOY!
Hunting Conservation with DSC
This episode I'm joined by Dallas Safari Club's CEO Corey Mason and DSC's Brandon Boyles to discuss conservation. We delve into everything from habitat management to preserving our historic way of life. It's a fascinating discussion that brought to light many of the issues hunters across America and around the world face, along with how we can understand and combat them effectively. ENJOY!
When Rapid-Expansion Bullets Are Best
Recorded live and literally on the road, this candid episode takes a look at when a fragile, rapid-expansion bullet is a better choice than a tough, deep-penetrating controlled-expansion bullet. We cover dumping 100 percent of the energy into a deer; shooting slab-sided game such as mountain goats; swatting predators vs. managing fur damage; and extreme-range shooting when precision and low-velocity terminal performance is paramount. ENJOY!
Making Steep-angle Shots with Aaron Davidson
Placing shots precisely when shooting steeply up or downhill is always a challenge. Gunwerks' Aaron Davidson explains why, and how to compensate and place bullets in the vitals. We discuss the traditional "Rifleman's Rule" or "Horizontal Distance" method and its weaknesses. We examine common shortcomings of ballistic calculators, and discuss the benefit of using Zero Angle rather than Zero Range. Finally, Aaron details the Revic Ops app and cutting-edge Revic BR4 rangefinder. ENJOY!
Colossal Hunting Mistakes I've Made
This episode chronicles host JvB's two most colossal hunting mistakes. One was on an old non-typical mule deer; the sort of buck dreams are made of. The other involved a bull elk that was "just" a 5x5. Lessons learned; regrets earned.
Bonus material this episode includes a High Country Hardware segment discussing whether velocity increases when using a suppressor, and a Backcountry Bounty segment detailing a winning way to eat tough, stringy deer shanks. ENJOY!
onX Hunt maps: How to get the most out of your onX app, with Dylan Dowson.
This episode explores onX Hunt: the GPS and smart-phone app that's changed the way public-land hunters operate. Joined by onX's Dylan Dowson, we dig deep into what onX is, how to get signed up and started, and how to get the best out of the program. Of course, the conversation is loaded with fun onX-related hunting success stories. Plus, we take a look at where onX is going in the future, and ask the hard questions: What are the down sides to the program and the increased capabilities it provides?
I’ve never left a review for a podcast before this one, but I’ve enjoyed this one so much the last few weeks that I decided to figure out how to leave a review. Joseph does such a great job with this podcast. He’s entertaining and informative and does a great job telling stories, reviewing gear, discussing all sorts of topics and giving honest opinions. My favorite podcast to listen to!
Anyone shooting a 6.5 creedmoor should listen to this show. A podcast that I truly look forward too. Joseph is a wealth of knowledge that is also one of the most well spoken individuals in the industry. Deserving of a much larger platform then he currently has.
Just a good dude!
I thoroughly enjoy Joseph’s podcast. Wide twangs of subject and well thought out commentary. His vocabulary and sentence structure is unique and enjoyable. Thanks for the show and…. We’ll see you in the backcountry. Maybe someday…