207 episodes

Jason Phelps and Dirk “The Bugler” Durham from Phelps Game Calls leverage their experiences as badass competition callers, call makers, and dedicated hunters to bring you the tips and tricks they use all season long that make them successful in the field. From turkey to elk and beyond, join Jason and Dirk every Thursday as they host the very best experts when it comes to hunting and calling. Tune in now so you too can get ’em close.

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    • 4.9 • 6.7K Ratings

Jason Phelps and Dirk “The Bugler” Durham from Phelps Game Calls leverage their experiences as badass competition callers, call makers, and dedicated hunters to bring you the tips and tricks they use all season long that make them successful in the field. From turkey to elk and beyond, join Jason and Dirk every Thursday as they host the very best experts when it comes to hunting and calling. Tune in now so you too can get ’em close.

    Ep. 81: Bulls, Gobblers, and Wolves with Ron Hewitt

    Ep. 81: Bulls, Gobblers, and Wolves with Ron Hewitt

    Time spent in the woods each spring is so imortant to resetting our mental state after being cooped up all winter, especially when you share that time with friends or family. Dirk recaps his Oregon turkey hunt with his good friend, Ron Hewitt, and they dive into a couple rabbit holes of Idaho elk hunting and the effect wolves have had on the landscape there. 

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 80: Baiting Spring Black Bears with Cody Wilson and Corey Paulsen

    Ep. 80: Baiting Spring Black Bears with Cody Wilson and Corey Paulsen

    Some people may say, "Baiting is the lazy man's way to hunt bears." Dirk dives in deep about the work and details that goes into bear baiting while on a bear hunt last spring in Wyoming with long time friends Cody Wilson and Corey Paulsen. After listening to this, you may walk away with a new found respect for those gritty hunters who take the "lazy man's way" to hunting black bears. 

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    • 35 min
    Ep. 79: Mountain Lion Hunting with Hound Dogs

    Ep. 79: Mountain Lion Hunting with Hound Dogs

    Hound hunting can stir strong emotions in both hunters and non-hunters. Jason and his good friend and hunting outfitter, Bradley Dammerman, reflect on Jason's recent Mountain Lion hunt and discuss what hound hunting is all about. As any group of people today, a couple bad actors can make the whole group look bad. Bradley explains his take on houndsmen, selective harvest, and what really goes into hunting with dogs. They also recap the hunt that didn't turn out quite how they anticipated.

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    • 51 min
    Ep. 78: So You Want to Backpack Hunt?

    Ep. 78: So You Want to Backpack Hunt?

    Backpack hunting is becoming more popular as time goes by. People are venturing further and farther from the roads to find game and just get away from it all. Jason and Dirk sit down to talk about the specialty gear required, when they make the decision to backpack hunt, as well as a list of other best practices.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 77: Bo Nickal - The Wrestler, The Fighter, The Hunter

    Ep. 77: Bo Nickal - The Wrestler, The Fighter, The Hunter

    Bo Nickal is known by almost every wrestling and UFC fan out there. He is one of the most dominant wrestlers of all time, winning three NCAA championships for Penn State and carrying that success into the octagon where he now has a 5-0 record to start his career. Bo started hunting later in life, once his collegiate career was over. We talk about how the discipline from wrestling and fighting carries over, both physical and mental, how he has handled any negative press from the fans for hunting, and how he handles the schedules of training and hunting. Bo also makes a prediction on how fast he would pin Jason. 

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 76: Small Batch Turkey Calls

    Ep. 76: Small Batch Turkey Calls

    If Phelps "Small Batch" turkey calls are made in Washington, why are they referred to as "small batch" when the guys behind them live in Missouri? Dirk made the trip out to Missouri from Idaho to capture video content around Steve Morgenstern's new pot calls and James Harrison's triple locator. They discuss manufacturing, features, and best practices for calling turkeys. As a bonus, Dirk compares and contrasts calling elk to turkeys! 

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

k_timmm ,

Excellent product

Love the pod, PNWild was great a great guest. I have a lot of respect for Phelps and can’t wait for future episodes!

JMFC78 ,

Stick with the Remi episodes

Five stars for all the Remi episodes, a measly two-two and a half for the rest.

Beer_skeletonizer ,

Great podcast!

Great podcast, looking forward to new host and new episodes.

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