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The Big Game Hunting Podcast will teach you to how to prepare for the big game hunting adventures you’ve always dreamed about. Our host, John McAdams, is an experienced sportsman with decades of experience afield who has successfully hunted big game like whitetail deer, mule deer, blacktail deer, pronghorn antelope, black bear, Rocky Mountain elk, feral hogs, javelina, cape buffalo, kudu, wildebeest, and other species of African plains game in over a dozen different states and countries. In addition to hosting The Big Game Hunting Podcast, John has authored countless hunting articles in prominent hunting publications and is also the founder of The Big Game Hunting Blog. He will guide you down the path of improving your skills as a hunter, teach you how to pick the best hunting rifle for your needs, conduct caliber comparisons (like 6.5 Creedmoor vs 300 Win Mag and 30-06 vs 270 Winchester) to show you how to pick the best hunting caliber for a specific hunting situation, guide you into the world of muzzleloader hunting, share the hard earned knowledge he has earned over the years pursuing game all over the world, and conduct interviews with internationally recognized experts in the hunting community on topics like cape buffalo hunting in Africa and elk hunting in North America. Regardless of whether you’re dreaming about going plains game or cape buffalo hunting on an African hunting safari, on an elk hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains, on a pronghorn antelope hunting adventure on the windswept plains of Wyoming, on a feral hog hunting expedition in Texas, or just learning more about deer hunting in general, then you’ve found the perfect hunting podcast to learn about turning those dreams of hunting adventures into a reality!

Big Game Hunting Podcast: Rifles, Calibers & Muzzleloaders For Deer, Elk & African Game John McAdams talks about topics like hunting rifles, hunting calibers, cali

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The Big Game Hunting Podcast will teach you to how to prepare for the big game hunting adventures you’ve always dreamed about. Our host, John McAdams, is an experienced sportsman with decades of experience afield who has successfully hunted big game like whitetail deer, mule deer, blacktail deer, pronghorn antelope, black bear, Rocky Mountain elk, feral hogs, javelina, cape buffalo, kudu, wildebeest, and other species of African plains game in over a dozen different states and countries. In addition to hosting The Big Game Hunting Podcast, John has authored countless hunting articles in prominent hunting publications and is also the founder of The Big Game Hunting Blog. He will guide you down the path of improving your skills as a hunter, teach you how to pick the best hunting rifle for your needs, conduct caliber comparisons (like 6.5 Creedmoor vs 300 Win Mag and 30-06 vs 270 Winchester) to show you how to pick the best hunting caliber for a specific hunting situation, guide you into the world of muzzleloader hunting, share the hard earned knowledge he has earned over the years pursuing game all over the world, and conduct interviews with internationally recognized experts in the hunting community on topics like cape buffalo hunting in Africa and elk hunting in North America. Regardless of whether you’re dreaming about going plains game or cape buffalo hunting on an African hunting safari, on an elk hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains, on a pronghorn antelope hunting adventure on the windswept plains of Wyoming, on a feral hog hunting expedition in Texas, or just learning more about deer hunting in general, then you’ve found the perfect hunting podcast to learn about turning those dreams of hunting adventures into a reality!

    7mm Rem Mag vs 30-06 Comparison

    7mm Rem Mag vs 30-06 Comparison

    I’ve got another cartridge comparison episode for you today. In this episode we’re going to talk about the 7mm Remington Magnum and how it compares to the .30-06 Springfield. I think most hunters would agree that they're each fantastic cartridges for hunting a wide variety of big game. Both offer certain advantages to hunters, but there are some significant differences between the 7mm Rem Mag vs 30-06 cartridges you should be aware of.

    • 33 min
    2021 New Mexico Merriam's Turkey Hunt Recap

    2021 New Mexico Merriam's Turkey Hunt Recap

    I just got back from my that turkey hunt I’ve been telling you about for the past couple of months. Unfortunately, I did not get a turkey. Even so, I had a lot of fun, learned a ton about turkey hunting, and had an adventure out there that I didn't initially bargain for. So, I have quite the story to share with you. Today, I’m going to tell you how the hunt went, a couple of lessons I learned, and share a few recommendations for you to keep in mind if you want to go Merriam’s Turkey hunting in the fut

    • 19 min
    Rio Grande Turkey Hunting 101 With Cable Smith

    Rio Grande Turkey Hunting 101 With Cable Smith

    Cable Smith is back on the show to talk about Rio Grande Turkey hunting with us. Rio Grande Turkey are a pretty widespread sub-species of turkey in the state of Texas (as well as a couple of other states) and are a lot of fun to hunt. Cable has done a lot of hunting for Rio Grande turkey over the years, so pay close attention to what he has to say because they share some very useful information that will set you up for success if you ever decide to hunt Rio Grande turkey in the future.

    • 30 min
    Gould's Turkey Hunting 101 With Jay Scott

    Gould's Turkey Hunting 101 With Jay Scott

    Jay Scott is back on the show to talk about Gould's Turkey hunting with us. As you’ll learn here shortly, Gould’s Turkey are a somewhat lesser known sub-species of turkey, but live in some really cool areas and are a lot of fun to hunt. Fortunately, Jay Scott is has a lot of experience hunting Gould's Turkey. So, pay close attention to what Jay has to say because he shares some very useful information that will set you up for success if you ever decide to hunt Gould’s turkey in the future.

    • 47 min
    Turkey Hunting 101 With Ray Eye And Mark Strand

    Turkey Hunting 101 With Ray Eye And Mark Strand

    Today we have two very special guests on the show to talk about the basics of turkey hunting: Ray Eye and Mark Strand. They have forgotten more about turkey hunting than I’ll probably ever know. So, regardless of how much you know about turkey hunting, pay close attention to what these guys have to say because they share some very useful information on how to hunt turkey over the next hour.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Pattern A Turkey Hunting Shotgun

    How To Pattern A Turkey Hunting Shotgun

    Today we’re going to talk about how to find out which turkey hunting ammunition is best for your shotgun. Just like with rifles and centerfire ammunition, it’s important to see what turkey hunting ammo shoots best in your shotgun. That process is called “patterning" and in this episode I’m going to explains what shotgun patterning is and how to pattern your turkey hunting shotgun.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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127 Ratings

127 Ratings

spsjr ,

Big game hunting podcast

The big game hunting podcast is the most informational and interesting I have found particularly re guns bullets but much more than a shooting forum it gives actual useful applicable info for anyone interested in the topic from novice to old pro

Grnhed ,

One of the best

John McAdams knows his stuff when it comes to firearms and hunting, but more importantly he’s a great guy and interesting to listen to on the podcast. I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone looking for insights on hunting big game and the tools used in the hunt.
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Joseph vB ,

Savvy, education, informative

Host John McAdams leads an excellent interview, and brings outstanding authorities such as the legendary Dr. Kevin Robertson (aka Doctari) onto the show. Following the Big Game Podcast will almost certainly improve your your hunting skills and understanding.

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