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John Stallone Host of Days in The Wild Interviews professional hunters , and hunting industry leaders on bowhunting, deer hunting, elk hunting, big game hunting, whitetail, mule deer, antelope, moose, bear, ibex and everything in between to bring you the best tips and tactic to help you improve your hunting success. The goal of this podcast is to educate and inform by covering topics ranging from hunting, fishing, wildlife, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer and coues deer, ibex, wild turkey, whitetail, hunting tips and tactics, guides, outfitters, archery, bowhunting, rifle hunting, and much more

Days In The Wild - Big game Hunting podcast John Stallone

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    • 4.9, 295 Ratings

John Stallone Host of Days in The Wild Interviews professional hunters , and hunting industry leaders on bowhunting, deer hunting, elk hunting, big game hunting, whitetail, mule deer, antelope, moose, bear, ibex and everything in between to bring you the best tips and tactic to help you improve your hunting success. The goal of this podcast is to educate and inform by covering topics ranging from hunting, fishing, wildlife, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer and coues deer, ibex, wild turkey, whitetail, hunting tips and tactics, guides, outfitters, archery, bowhunting, rifle hunting, and much more

    Kip Fowler Mule Deer Hunting on the Wasatch Front

    Kip Fowler Mule Deer Hunting on the Wasatch Front

    Title: Mule Deer Hunting on the Wasatch Front with Kip Fowler
     
    Show Notes:
    A Southern Utah native, Kip now lives and hunts in Northern Utah, along the Wasatch Front. Backpacking bow hunting in the high country is one of his specialties, and he shares some of his advice for how to improve your hunting game.
     
    Kip was always worried about becoming too reliant on technology, but there came a point when he realized that it was actually holding him back and it cost him a prize deer. That’s when he started to look for tools that would make the hunt easier, and he shares some of his adaptations.
     
    It’s so easy in bowhunting to get discouraged, especially when you have moments where you get so close, but then something goes wrong. “Really successful bowhunters are constantly trying to eliminate the things that could go wrong”, says Kip. And they stick with it.
     
    A lot of bowhunters will spend tons of time practicing their shot, testing their equipment, and planning their hunt. But they’ll forget to try out the food they’re going to eat ahead of time, and that can lead to some seriously unpleasant surprises out in the backcountry. Don’t forget to test your food, and your body’s reaction, before you head out.
     
    Pictures can help you remember a hunt, but they don’t tell everything. Kip and I both have journaled some about our hunts, and the details we recorded are so much different and more helpful than just looking at pictures.
     
    If you loved this podcast, don’t keep us a secret. Like us, share us, and leave us a review so that we can keep bringing you hunting stories from some of the greatest experts in the backcountry.
     
    What’s Inside:
    When water sources and feed sources are an important part of the hunt.
    Where is it easier to hunt mule deer: the desert or the high country?
    Why mental fortitude is going to help you on the hunt.
    How nail polish, sharpies, and other hacks can help you make small improvements.
     
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Days in the Wild on itunes
    Days in the Wild on Podbean
    Phoenix Shooting Bags
     
    Short Description:
    As a lifelong bowhunter, Kip Fowler has some tips to take your bowhunting to the next level. In addition to telling some great hunting stories, Kip focuses on some of the smaller details today that can add up and make your bowhunting experience more successful and enjoyable.
     
    Tags:
    Utah hunting, mule deer hunting, hunting on the Wasatch Front, improve your bowhunting, bowhunting technology, bowhunting tips and tricks, bowhunting hacks

    • 46 min
    Bow Hunting & Mule Deer with Henry Ferguson

    Bow Hunting & Mule Deer with Henry Ferguson

    Title: Bow Hunting & Mule Deer with Henry Ferguson
     
    Show Notes:
    As I’ve been working through my broadhead testing to find the absolute best bow on the market, I’ve found that I can’t have it all. If I want good penetration, good flight big wound channels, you always have to give up something to gain something.  Henry Ferguson, an avid bow hunting sportsman, and I talk about what we look for in bows and some drawbacks to different designs.
     
    There are so many variables in every hunting situation. You can go with your gut, or you can make the mistake of listening to some friends. Nathan talks about a hunt that ended disastrously because he ignored his own experience and listened to some fellow hunters. And instead of nailing his buck, he totally scared it off. Then he tried a different tactic, and he talks about the two important lessons he learned from this experience.
     
    The energy of your body tunes the animals into what you intend to do. If you want to tip them off every time, do this one move that switches you from innocent bystander to deadly hunter. It’s so amazing how close you can get to an animal they don’t see you as a threat to them. We talk about how we sometimes use this move to get closer to bucks, and a few times when it backfired on us.
     
    If you loved this show, don’t keep us a secret. Like us, share us, and give us a review. Your support continues to make this podcast possible.
     
    What’s Inside:
    Some of the most surprising results coming out of my bow testing so far.
    The difficulty around finding the perfect bow hunting equipment.
    The amazing moment when a buck knows you’re a hunter and not a lost hiker.
    Henry shares some amazing hunting stories.
     
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Days in the Wild on itunes
    Days in the Wild on Podbean
    Phoenix Shooting Bags
     
    Short Description:
    We’re talking mule deer with my buddy Henry Ferguson who says that hunting mule deer with a bow is a lot like being a salesman. You have to get used to a lot of rejection. We talk about some hunting fails and what we would’ve done differently, and Henry imparts some of his wisdom after hunting mule deer for years.
     
     
    Tags:
    mule deer, bow hunting, best bows for hunting, stalking mule deer, best bow hunting equipment, Colorado mule deer hunt, Arizona mule deer, Utah mule deer

    • 47 min
    Improve Your Bowhunt John Stallone and Ron Nixon 11.33

    Improve Your Bowhunt John Stallone and Ron Nixon 11.33

    Title: Improve Your Bowhunt John Stallone and Ron Nixon
     
    Show Notes:
    If you’re at all interested in bowhunting, then you need to become part of the Broadhead Nation with Ron Nixon. By sharing techniques and ideas, hunters can figure out how to improve themselves. Ron and I talk about what actually matters in bowhunting, and how you can improve your shooting accuracy.
     
    First of all, you cannot control that animal no matter how much you want to. But your bow tune, your arrows, and your preparation are all things that you can manage.
     
    The way you practice needs to mirror what it’s going to look like when you’re actually out hunting. Standing in front of a paper target is not going to make you a better hunter, and Ron and I talk about how to create realistic scenarios that will improve your shot when you’re actually aiming at an animal. 
     
    Visualization is another thing you can control, and there is plenty of time in the field to sit down and think carefully about what you should do in different situations. What angle is this elk going to approach from? How long is it going to drink for? Will the does turn back? Playing the “what if” game helps you focus more on the things you can control, like your breathing or the buck shakes.
     
    Never stop hunting. That’s the last thing you can control and the last piece of advice we want to leave with you. As long as you’re learning and getting out there, you’re going to be able to improve.
     
    If you loved the show, like us, share us, and leave us a review. Your support lets us continue to bring you experts in the field.
     
    What’s Inside:
    What is your true effective range in bowhunting?
    Why you need to change the way you practice.
    How a beard could be messing up your shot.
    Get consistent shots every time with this piece of advice.
     
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Days in the Wild on itunes
    Days in the Wild on Podbean
    Phoenix Shooting Bags
    Broadhead Nation Group
    Hunting Channel on Youtube
    Shop Broadhead Nation
     
    Short Description:
    If you could focus on one thing that would improve your bowhunting experience, what would that be? Some hunters think a better approach would help them, and they end up focusing on those last 20 yards. Ron Nixon from Broadhead Nation thinks that focusing on the things you can truly control will be the only thing that improves your bowhunting skills.
     
    Tags:
    Bowhunting, bowhunting in AZ, better bowhunting practice, improve your bowhunting, improve your aim, best bow technique

    • 54 min
    Elk hunting with Joel Turner Part 2 -11.32

    Elk hunting with Joel Turner Part 2 -11.32

    Title: Elk Calling That Plays on an Elk’s Instincts, pt. 2
     
    Show Notes:
    In this second part of my conversation with Joel Turner, we continue our discussion of our “What would you do?” elk series. World champion elk caller Joel Turner likes to humanize his elk calling to create scenarios that draw out the animals. Every year in the spring, I start thinking about elk like crazy.
     
    Antelope don’t bugle. Mule deer don’t bugle. There is nothing like an elk bugling, and that’s what gets everyone excited about elk hunting.
     
    “You’re never talking to the bull; you’re always talking to the cows”, says Joel. That’s how you can trigger the bull’s reaction. Joel has some other advice for how you can use different calls to manipulate the bull’s reactions so that you can put him in the situation that you want him to be in.
     
    If you find a bull and you know he has some cows, but every time you go in to round up his cows, he just takes his cows and moves away, what would you do? In this scenario, the time period actually plays a part in the bull’s behavior. Joel explains the lull in breeding season, and why a bull will sometimes just stop reacting to you.
     
    Joel’s elk hunting is very simple. The science behind elk hunting is not a variety of theories, ideas, and probable guesses. Figure out the instincts that the elk herd needs to prod them to move in the way you want, and you can easily manage their behavior. Figuring out which sound the elk are making is probably the hardest part, and even that is pretty simple.
     
    I hope that some of you can put some of this knowledge to use this year as you’re out there hunting. Like us, share us, and leave us a review. It helps this podcast stay free and accessible for hunters.
     
     
    What’s Inside:
    As a situational hunter, Joel likes to think about putting the elk in a situation that benefits him.
    How to figure out with certainty that a bull is with some cows.
    Give a bull every instinctive reason to come to you.
    3 more common scenarios that every elk hunter will encounter at some point.
     
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Days in the Wild on itunes
    Days in the Wild on Podbean
    Phoenix Shooting Bags
     
    Short Description:
    Joel Turner returns for the second part of our conversation about elk hunting situations. By simplifying elk hunting down to the basics, Joel uses elk calls to move the elk into situations that he can benefit from. Playing on animal instincts has helped him become one of the best elk hunters that I know.
     
     
    Tags:
    Elk hunting scenarios, elk hunting, bugling elks, calling bulls, challenging bulls, best elk calls, best elk hunting

    • 24 min
    Joel Turner what would you do Elk Hunting 11.31

    Joel Turner what would you do Elk Hunting 11.31

    Elk Hunting with Joel Turner
    Title: Elk Calling That Plays on an Elk’s Instincts
     
    Show Notes:
    If you’re not hunting elk all of the time, then sometimes you might forget in between hunts what to do in different scenarios. That’s why I gathered together the best elk hunters around so that you can hear what they would do in similar elk hunting scenarios. World champion elk caller Joel Turner likes to humanize his elk calling to create scenarios that draw out the animals.
     
    It’s rainy, it’s windy, and you haven’t heard a bugle all day long, but you know there’s elk in the area, what would you do? Joel hates elk hunting in the rain, but he’ll slide into the area where he thinks the elk are and he’ll give them a breeding scene. He demonstrates what that sounds like for me.
     
    Calf sounds are a whole different instinctive sound for elk, so Joel likes to use this sound more often. For people, what is the one sound that gets everyone to come out of the house? Not some lady yelling, that’s for sure. Mammals are all programmed to pay attention to a crying baby, so hear how Joel uses that instinct to draw the herd out.
     
    Joel likes to humanize the situation, or figuring out what people would do in a situation and then translate that into elk sounds. He talks about a few different ways you might be able to do that, and how that helps you predict what the elk will do.
     
    If you loved this episode, please give us a review. It helps me keep this free and lets me reach more people. And remember to get out there and enjoy nature.
    What’s Inside:
    If the bulls aren’t bugling, you have to give them a reason to bugle.
    How to use the calf sound to find where the elk are at.
    What “glunking” is and why you want to use it.
    Animals are all trying to learn from sex and fighting, and you’ll want to use that to your advantage.
     
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Days in the Wild on itunes
    Days in the Wild on Podbean
    Phoenix Shooting Bags
    Shot IQ
     
    Short Description:
    What is one of the worst sounds in the world? Learn how to use crying babies to your advantage the next time you go elk hunting when you mimic a scared elk calf. Champion elk caller Joe Turner thinks up realistic scenarios that draw out the elk into open ground, and he uses mammal instincts to play on the elk herd.
     
     
    Tags:
    Elk hunting scenarios, be a better elk hunter, elk bugling, glunking and elk, calling an elk, finding elk, best elk bugles

    • 27 min
    Dana Sacia Hunting For Connections Bonus episode

    Dana Sacia Hunting For Connections Bonus episode

    Dana Sacia  Hunting For Connections
    Phoenix Shooting bags Owner Anthony Stallone interviews Dana and discusses Hunting for connections. 

    • 38 min

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