Bowcast, is the archery podcast with the new school archer in mind. Bowcast covers everything from tips, techniques and archery technology that will help raise your success in the field.
New episodes on the 1st and the 15th of every month.
Dan Forster VP and Chief Conservation Officer for the Archery Trade Association
Dan Forster VP and Chief Conservation Officer for the Archery Trade Association stops by to discuss a report "State-by-State Hunting Data, 3.7 Million Bowhunters in America"
"The ATA worked to determine an accurate number of licensed bowhunting participants in America and is happy to report the nation had 3.7 million bowhunters in the 2021-22 season. This is the first time ATA or any other entity has gathered a complete set of state bowhunter estimates. As a benefit to ATA members, the ATA put the data set into an easy to read, single-page spreadsheet available here."
Give it a listen, the data driven conversation is way more interesting than I thought it would be, Dan was a great guest!
State-by-State Hunting Data, 3.7 Million Bowhunters in America Archery Trade Association
Wes Siler - Bowhunting Black Bear in the Suburbs of Seattle
Wes Siler from outside Magazine comes on to chat about bowhunting Black Bear in the suburbs of Seattle, and meeting the weirdest guy in a bar who invited him to hunt archery.
As it turns out there’s an archery only hunting land in the suburbs of Seattle.
Wes tells us about hunting bear, how to hunt them, common sizes and how the best place to hunt them is right above a nudist colony.
He explains how they hunt the bears in plain clothes and shares a funny story about coming across a couple of nudists.
He shares his favorite recipe and what temperature you should cook it to so you don’t end up with worms.
And lastly, he shares his one tip for bear hunting black bear in Washington.
Jack Wallace - Repeating the Meaningful Shot
"Jack Wallace - Repeating the Meaningful Shot"
Professional archery and dedicated hunter, Jack Wallace stops by to chat about hunting, shooting events and balancing it all.
1:30 Introduction to Jack, how he got into archery and how he met fellow professional archery Sharon Wallace.
9:30 favorite tournaments
11:00 Hunting vs Tournament Archery
13:00 Jack's favorite species to chase, how he stays in shape and tips for separating the two mentally.
21:00 Directional focus
22:00 the equipment he's shooting.
Malcom Jones - Tips for event prep
"Malcom Jones - Tips for event prep"
Malcom Jones, professional archer stops by to give us the low down on the steps he takes to get ready for these high intensity shoots.
2:00 how Malcom got started hunting and his first bow.
4:30 10 rings dad!
6:15 interest in shooting professionally and a rude awakening in hid first open money class, how he shoots every single day and juggling day to day life with being a professional archer.
“Consistency is key in archery”
“Better to bleed in practice than on the field.”
15:00 3 top tips
29:30 A run down on Malcom’s equipment.
Joe Deu-Ngoc - Bowdometer
"Joe Deu-Ngoc - Bowdometer"
While perusing the Archery Wire, I came across a press release for this cool device that counted arrows and data that would help you become a better archer. I thought an interview on a show dedicated to the New School Archer would be perfect.
1:30 what is a Bowdometer?
2:30 how the device mounts to a bow
3:45 What kind of data does the Bowdometer record?
8:00 Other than how it can help the beginner and intermediate shooter, Joe explains how this can assist the advanced archer.
21:00 the story of how Bowdometer and two software engineers came up with the app.
24:20 The most common question asked about Bowdometer
25:30 Joe explains how this is meant to be a global product that spans age ranges and demographics.
Bowdometer website Bowdometer Facebook Bowdometer Instagram
Justin Ma - The Way of Archery and Traditional Chinese Archery
"Justin Ma - The Way of Archery and Traditional Chinese Archery"
Justin Ma, author of The Way of Archery, and Chinese archery historian stops by to talk about this ancient art form, he shares his experiences, tips for traditional shooting and a bit of interesting history.
4:00 The difference between Chinese bows and recurve/long bow.
10:30 Thumb draws and thumb rings
14:30 anchor points
17:00 why he focuses on the bow shoulder with new archers and how to settle it prior to the draw.
23:30 some history on the sport, significant figures and traditions.
31:30 details for submitting questions for a follow-up episode
Thewayofarchery.com Youtube Channel Facebook Page Facebook Group
Can’t wait to see what will be in store for future episodes.. one stop shop for archery is back!