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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!

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    • 4.9 • 214 Ratings

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!

    Layton Norwood Auodad Hunting

    Layton Norwood Auodad Hunting

    A podcast listener named Layton Norwood joins us on the big game hunting podcast today to talk about his recent aoudad hunt out in west Texas. As you’ll learn here shortly, he a hunt that was ultimately successful, but there were a lot of ups and downs along the way. 
    See photos of Layton's auodad hunt (and a video of his shot) on Instagram here.
    Show Sponsor: Go to HuntingGuns101.com and sign up for my free E-Book to also receive the entertaining and informative emails I send out about hunting, firearms, and ballistics every weekday (along with my weekly ammo supply updates).
    Learn the essential information about practical ballistics, hunting firearms, and ammunition that will improve your odds of success on future hunts by purchasing the Hunting Guns 101 training at huntingguns101.com/form.
    The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list.
    Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/layton-norwood-on-auodad-hunting/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Seth Swerzek On The Hornady ELD-X, ELD Match, 6.5 PRC, & 300 PRC

    Seth Swerzek On The Hornady ELD-X, ELD Match, 6.5 PRC, & 300 PRC

    Seth Swerzek from Hornady is back on the show again today to talk about a couple of interesting innovations from Hornady ammunition. Specifically, we talk about the story of the Hornady Precision Hunter and Match lines of ammunition along with the 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC cartridges the company has released in the last couple of years. Those are interesting stories that show just how much bullet and cartridge design has advanced in the last 5-10 years, plus this podcast will set the stage for Seth to come back on the show in a couple of months to talk about the new cartridge that Hornady will release this year.
    Learn more at Hornady.com and subscribe to the Hornady Podcast while you're there.
    Show Sponsor: Subscribe to my Patreon channel to support the podcast and get instant access to exclusive bonus content.
    The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list.
    Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/seth-swerzek-eld-prc/

    • 53 min
    Rob Gearing From Spartan Precision (2022)

    Rob Gearing From Spartan Precision (2022)

    Rob Gearing from Spartan Precision is back on the show with me today to talk about some of the new developments from Spartan Precision since we last heard from him in 2021. Among other things, we talk a little bit about Rob’s recent hunt in Namibia (with Joseph von Benedikt, Adam Weatherby, and Austin Brown) and the benefits Spartan Precision tripods can offer for hunters all over the world, to include in Africa.
    Visit the Spartan Precision web site to learn more about their products.
    You can also purchase Javelin Bipods on Amazon via this link.
    Show Sponsor: Subscribe to my Patreon channel to support the podcast and get instant access to exclusive bonus content, like my videos comparing and contrasting lead vs lead free bullets and how to minimize meat loss.
    The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list.
    Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/rob-gearing-spartan-precision/

    • 45 min
    Chris Parish and Leland Brown On Hunting With Lead-Free Ammo

    Chris Parish and Leland Brown On Hunting With Lead-Free Ammo

    I have Chris Parish and Leland Brown from the North American Non-Lead Partnership on the show with me today to talk about hunting with non-lead ammunition. I’m a big advocate of hunting with certain non-lead bullets because they work so darn well. That said, I realize this is something of a sticky subject. To be clear, Chris and Leland are proponents of educating and incentivizing hunters to use non-lead ammunition (NOT requiring it). So, I’d like you to approach this interview with an open mind and listen to what they have to say about why this is a good idea.
    Learn more at Nonleadpartnership.org (or on Instagram), SportingLeadFree.org (or on Instagram), and HuntingWithNonlead.org (or on Instagram).
    Show Sponsor: Subscribe to my Patreon channel to support the podcast and get instant access to exclusive bonus content, like my videos comparing and contrasting lead vs lead free bullets and how to minimize meat loss.
    The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list.
    Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/hunting-with-lead-free-ammo/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Seth Swerzek On Hornady Ammunition and Bullets

    Seth Swerzek On Hornady Ammunition and Bullets

    Seth Swerzek from Hornady joined me on this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast. We talked about the story of how Hornady first got started, the different bullets and ammunition lines Hornady currently manufactures, the various situations those ammo lines are best used for, etc. This show covers the whole rifle hunting ammunition lineup from Hornady: Varmint Express, Superformance Varmint, Black, Subsonic, Custom, Custom Lite, Custom International, Superformance, American Whitetail, Precision Hunter, LEVERevolution, and Dangerous game.
    Learn more at Hornady.com and subscribe to the Hornady Podcast while you're there.
    Show Sponsor: Subscribe to my Patreon channel to support the podcast and get instant access to exclusive bonus content.
    Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/seth-swerzek-hornady/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Africa's Most Dramatic Conservation Success Story With Mike Arnold

    Africa's Most Dramatic Conservation Success Story With Mike Arnold

    Sportsmen talk a lot about the conservation benefits of hunting and our monetary contributions have helped preserve a lot of valuable habitat and assisted in the recovery of threatened or endangered species all over the world. While there are indeed many good success stories, the story of Coutada 11 in Mozambique may be the most stunning. Mike Arnold details that story in his new book Bringing Back The Lions and I'm thrilled to have him on the podcast today to talk about it.
    Show Sponsor: I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Bringing Back The Lions, which I include among my favorite Africa hunting books. Go to thebiggamehuntingblog.com/lions to get a physical copy, to read it on your Kindle, or to listen to it on audiobook or go to https://mikearnoldoutdoors.com.
    Subscribe to my Patreon channel to support the podcast and get instant access to exclusive bonus content.
    The holiday season is coming up fast, so check out my article on the 101 Best Gifts For Hunters for ideas on what to get those on your gift list.
    Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/mike-arnold/

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

big cat hunter man ,

Best podcast

One of the best big game/ Hunting podcast on the platform. Gives informative info on animals and cartridges to effectively hunt these big game animals.

yankeeinmass ,

Great Podcast!

I am so happy I found this podcast, the host, John Mcadams is incredibly knolwedgeable and presents information in a very understandable way. He has great guests who he doesn't talk over like some hosts. I look forward to new episodes every week! Sometimes the podcasts in the hunting world are too archery heavy, its nice to have one I can relate to as a rifleman.

brentvarrialedvm ,

Huge Help

John helped me find the ammo I needed for my new rifle. He went above and beyond to help me out. His podcasts are great too. Thank you!

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