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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.

Backcountry Hunting Podcast Joseph von Benedikt

    • Wilderness
    • 4.9, 229 Ratings

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.

    .308 vs. .30-06 for Backcountry Hunting

    .308 vs. .30-06 for Backcountry Hunting

    Is the .308 a capable cartridge for hunting wide-open Rocky Mountain country? This episode explores advantages and limitations of the .308 and compares the classic all-around champion .30-06. Technical .308 cartridge case design and capacity limitations, projectile limitations, velocity and energy comparisons, and more are explored. Best-in-class bullets for the .308 and .30-06 are detailed and compared to common cup-and-core budget-grade hunting ammo. Maximum ethical range limits are generated.
    Enjoy!

    • 55 min
    Upgrading Backcountry ATV Performance with Tyler Freel

    Upgrading Backcountry ATV Performance with Tyler Freel

    Alaskan expert sheep and bear hunter Tyler Freel joins this episode to discuss what makes a four-wheeler capable in the backcountry. He does primarily walk-in sheep hunts, getting as deep as possible on his ATV, then hiking in the remaining distance. Total travel: often 2.5 to three days just to access sheep country. We talk about the vital necessity of winches, high-performance tires, and other add-ons. Hairy stories highlight each point. Also check out Tyler's excellent podcast Tundra Talk.
    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Hunting Knife Design with Evan Siembida

    Hunting Knife Design with Evan Siembida

    This episode welcomes back custom knife making savant Evan Siembida. We talk upcoming hunt plans, elk calling, and knife design. In a particularly fun turn of events, we conceptualize and configure a special limited edition knife as a collaboration between the Backcountry Hunting Podcast and Siembida Custom Knives. Potentially the ultimate backcountry hunting blade, it will be light, ergonomic, capable and made of the best components available.
    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dial or Hold: Shooting Fast & Accurately in the Backcountry

    Dial or Hold: Shooting Fast & Accurately in the Backcountry

    Prompted by a veteran mule deer hunter's comments on how critical it is to be able to compensate fast for long shots, this episode explores holdover reticles vs. dial-up turrets for shooting long range. How to get the best out of either system is addressed, along with details on various holdover reticle types and what makes a really capable dial-up turret. Stories of magnificent bucks and lost opportunities drive home vital points. Enjoy!

    • 55 min
    Top Backcountry Rifles, Part 5: Proof Research Glacier Ti

    Top Backcountry Rifles, Part 5: Proof Research Glacier Ti

    This episode dives into details of the extraordinary Proof Research Glacier Ti mountain rifle. Here's an inside look at why the company's carbon-fiber-wrapped barrels are renown for superlative performance and precision, as well as how the company has created stocks that enhance field-shooting accuracy and minimize felt recoil of big cartridges such as the author's .300 PRC. Actions, finishes, available cartridges, setting up for mountain-hunting work, and more.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Transporting Rifles Damage Free

    Transporting Rifles Damage Free

    Traveling into the backcountry and abroad can be hard on rifles and scopes. This episode details suitable hard cases for long-distance travel, and how to pack your rifle to best protect it. Host Joseph von Benedikt also answers listener's questions about the .280 Rem vs. .280 Ackley, the 7mm-08 and it's place as a backcountry hunting cartridge, deep-penetrating .30-06 bullets for use on elk, and more.
    Enjoy!
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

yankmedicnsuomi ,

A wealth of knowledge

Presentation of information is in a through manner helping the listener to make better informed choices.

A master of the long form interview.

AlaskanExile ,

Can’t go wrong.

Top hunting podcast.
This is a great show, and I look forward to each episode. You can listen in the car, with the kids, you won’t hear any profanity. I really appreciate that.
The info is usually spot-on, Joseph is knowledgeable in rifles Bullets and other gear, although he dives deep into new cartridges, rifles and gear, he doesn’t blindly endorse everything new and points out the shortcomings of new and old gear alike.

Dme4800 ,

What a great resource

I am an experienced outdoorsman, diligently focused on improving my skills and knowledge.
I discovered this podcast when it was first initiated and religiously listen to all of the episodes, some repeatedly when I am focused on a specific aspect of the lifestyle like the gear list, buying a new rifle, scope, reloading, etc.
I have also written some questions to JVB and received prompt, thoughtful answers.
You can’t go wrong with this podcast.

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