369 episodes

The East Meets West Hunt Podcast is your resource for all things adventure hunting. This podcast is for the hunter that loves planning and preparing for the hunt, just as much as the hunt. Whether it's deer hunting for big woods mountain bucks, chasing elk in the Rocky Mountains, and anything in between, we will talk to successful hunters from all over to provide the EMW community with useful knowledge and motivation to continue to live their life through a series of adventures.

East Meets West Hunt Beau Martonik

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The East Meets West Hunt Podcast is your resource for all things adventure hunting. This podcast is for the hunter that loves planning and preparing for the hunt, just as much as the hunt. Whether it's deer hunting for big woods mountain bucks, chasing elk in the Rocky Mountains, and anything in between, we will talk to successful hunters from all over to provide the EMW community with useful knowledge and motivation to continue to live their life through a series of adventures.

    How to Hunt Elk in Pennsylvania in 2024 with Bryan Hale // Elk County Outfitters

    How to Hunt Elk in Pennsylvania in 2024 with Bryan Hale // Elk County Outfitters

    On today’s episode, Beau is joined by Bryan Hale of Elk County Outfitters. They discuss the 2024 Pennsylvania Elk application season, elk scouting, trail cameras, habitat management, elk hunting experiences, and the elk tag application process. The discussion also delves into the use of bonus points, the archery season, and the dynamics of elk hunting in different zones.

    Topics:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:04:02 - Pennsylvania Elk Application Season and Scouting

    00:06:09 - Trail Cameras and Habitat Management

    00:16:21 - Elk Hunting Experiences and Tag Application Process

    00:55:55 - Client Satisfaction and the Measure of a Successful Hunt

    00:59:19 - Last-Minute Success

    01:01:03 - Navigating Pennsylvania Elk Zones: Personal Preferences and Mobility Considerations

    01:06:47 - The Elk Hunting Application Process: Zone Preferences and Fallback Choices

    01:22:38 - Research and E-Scouting for Elk Hunts: Planning and Preparation

    01:27:04 - The Impact of Social Media on Hunting Businesses


    Note** Timestamps will have roughly 4 minutes added to them depending on ad length.

    Resources:

    Instagram:  
    @eastmeetswesthunt
    @beau.martonik

    Facebook:  
    East Meets West Outdoors

     Website/Apparel/Deals:
    https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/

    YouTube:
    Beau Martonik - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJon93sYfu9HUMKpCMps3w

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Building the Physical Conditioning House for Hunting Anywhere with Todd Bumgardner // Human Predator Pack Mule

    Building the Physical Conditioning House for Hunting Anywhere with Todd Bumgardner // Human Predator Pack Mule

    Beau Martonik is joined by Todd Bumgardner, strength and conditioning coach, author, and founder of Human Predator Pack Mule. He trains Tier 1 tactical operators, backcountry hunters, and everyone in between while hunting all over the country himself. They discuss the importance of conditioning and training for hunting, focusing on the differences between aerobic and anaerobic systems, recovery, and injury prevention. The conversation covers the concept of the conditioning house, heart rate training, age and physical performance, and the Backcountry Ready Summer Program.

    Topics:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:08:50 - Understanding the Aerobic and Anaerobic Systems for Hunting Conditioning

    00:19:56 - Building a Strong Recovery System for Sustained Energy and Faster Recovery

    00:34:44 - Training Focus and Quality for Injury Prevention and Improved Performance

    00:38:15 - The Physical Demands of Turkey Hunting and the Importance of Efficient Movement and Recovery

    00:39:38 - Strength Training for Hunting: Endurance Techniques and Training Methods

    00:51:29 - Intentional Learning and Application in Hunting

    01:02:41 - Self-Analysis and Addressing Weaknesses

    01:08:46 - Balancing Strengths and Weaknesses in Fitness and Hunting

    01:10:46 - Introduction and Setting the Stage

    01:11:27 - The Conditioning House Concept: Optimizing Physical Performance

    01:15:42 - Understanding Heart Rate Training for Effective Workouts

    01:29:07 - Age and Physical Performance: Debunking Myths and Embracing Training

    01:31:35 - The Backcountry Ready Summer Program: A Path to Hunting Fitness


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    Resources:

    Instagram:  
    @eastmeetswesthunt
    @beau.martonik
    @humanpredatorpackmule
    @todd_bumgardner

    Facebook:  
    East Meets West Outdoors

     Website/Apparel/Deals:
    https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/

    YouTube:
    Beau Martonik - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJon93sYfu9HUMKpCMps3w

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Low Spots, Vegetation Edges, & Herbicide Spray Timber Cuts in Flat Big Woods with Johnny Stewart and Justin Mueller

    Low Spots, Vegetation Edges, & Herbicide Spray Timber Cuts in Flat Big Woods with Johnny Stewart and Justin Mueller

    Beau Martonik is joined by Johnny Stewart and Justin Mueller after a day of spring scouting and filming for an upcoming Mountain Buck Scouting Video Series. They recap the day of trying to dissect an area of flat big woods that Beau has hunted in the past, while talking about predicting bedding areas, herbicide spray logging cuts, low spots for mature bucks, rut funnels, and much more!

    Topics:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:07:15 - Who’s the better whitetail scouter - Mountain Man Joe or THE Johnny Stewart?

    00:10:15 - Analyzing flat big woods terrain

    00:14:09 - Trying to locate a monster 9 point Beau had on camera

    00:17:30 - Bring your buddy to your area

    00:21:29 - Second guessing where a buck is bedding

    00:25:40 - Rut funnel between 2 clear cuts

    00:29:11 - Herbicide spray clear cuts

    00:38:59 - E-scouting after boots on the ground

    00:43:50 - Dissecting an area on a micro level


    Note** Timestamps will have roughly 4 minutes added to them depending on ad length.

    Resources:

    Instagram:  
    @eastmeetswesthunt
    @beau.martonik
    @thejohnnystewart
    @justinmuellerphotography

    Facebook:  
    East Meets West Outdoors

     Website/Apparel/Deals:
    https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/

    YouTube:
    Beau Martonik - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJon93sYfu9HUMKpCMps3w

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    • 52 min
    Searching for THAT Buck on Trail Camera with Joe Martonik and Justin Mueller

    Searching for THAT Buck on Trail Camera with Joe Martonik and Justin Mueller

    Beau Martonik is joined by Joe Martonik and Justin Mueller after a day of spring scouting and filming for an upcoming Mountain Buck Scouting Video Series. They recap the day of trying to find a buck Beau has on camera, working backwards from a thermal hub community scrape, analyzing buck bedding, the holy grail community scrape, tying a spot together, looking for the next world-class buck, learning to be efficient with your time, and much more!

    Topics:

    00:00:00 - Justin retires the Impala, Beau’s Tundra Update

    00:11:56 - Mountain Buck Scouting Video Series is back!

    00:14:05 - I got a buck on camera, what do I do next?

    00:19:25 - How the area lays out

    00:23:05 - Working outward from the community scrape in the thermal hub

    00:32:50 - Finding an early-season buck bed

    00:34:57 - Finding the big woods food sources

    00:37:15 - The holy grail community scrape

    00:46:05 - Tying the spot together finding a big bed near the scrape

    00:55:25 - Clustering trail cameras

    00:56:45 - Looking for the next mystical, world-class buck

    01:01:43 - Learning to be efficient

    01:05:05 - Joe’s next 170”?

    01:08:35 - Avoiding deer season burnout


    Note** Timestamps will have roughly 4 minutes added to them depending on ad length.

    Resources:

    Instagram:  
    @eastmeetswesthunt
    @beau.martonik
    @justinmuellerphotography

    Facebook:  
    East Meets West Outdoors

     Website/Apparel/Deals:
    https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/

    YouTube:
    Beau Martonik - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJon93sYfu9HUMKpCMps3w

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Biggest Controversy Dividing Pennsylvania Hunters - The Saturday Deer Season Opener with Becca Latini and Jennifer Guerriero

    The Biggest Controversy Dividing Pennsylvania Hunters - The Saturday Deer Season Opener with Becca Latini and Jennifer Guerriero

    Beau Martonik is joined by Becca Latini and Jennifer Guerriero. The change of the opening day of rifle season in Pennsylvania from Monday to Saturday has been one of the most polarizing and controversial issues. They discuss deer camp traditions, what happened with the opener change, impacts on small business owners, hunter surveys, dissecting the numbers, proposed solutions, how to voice your opinion and much more!

    Topics:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:10:10 - Becca Latini background and deer camp traditions

    00:11:55 - Jennifer Guerriero background and deer camp traditions

    00:14:20 - The most important things you need in a deer camp

    00:24:20 - Benefits of deer camp for youth

    00:27:40 - Most memorable stories from deer camp

    00:33:37 - Anyone can get good at hunting

    00:35:30 - PA Deer season opener changed from Monday to Saturday in 2019

    00:40:10 - How the deer season opener change impacted Jennifer

    00:42:50 - Did the Saturday opener positively affect women?

    00:46:40 - Impact on small businesses in rural areas

    00:48:40 - “This just doesn’t feel fun anymore”

    00:50:22 - Youth hunter retention

    00:54:06 - Does the change affect wildlife conservation?

    00:59:35 - Hunter surveys

    01:01:53 - Dissecting the numbers on tag sale increases - Jennifer's video


    01:06:55 - Proposed solutions

    01:16:00 - What you can do to voice your opinion


    Note** Timestamps will have roughly 4 minutes added to them depending on ad length.

    Resources:

    Contact Becca & Jennifer - BeccaLatini917@gmail.com jenniferguerriero@outlook.com

    Instagram:  
    @eastmeetswesthunt
    @beau.martonik
    @beccalatinii

    Facebook:  
    East Meets West Outdoors

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    YouTube:
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Choosing the RIGHT Hunting Knife for the Job w/ John Pantuso and Tom Taylor // Case Knives

    Choosing the RIGHT Hunting Knife for the Job w/ John Pantuso and Tom Taylor // Case Knives

    Beau Martonik is joined by Tom Taylor and John Pantuso of Case Knives. Beau visited the Case factory in Bradford, PA to see where the iconic knives are made by the hands of American workers. They discuss 135 years of knife manufacturing, why you should always carry a pocket knife, different types of knife blade profiles and materials, field sharpening knives, go-to hunting knives, and much more!

    Topics:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:06:42 - Introduction at Zippo & Case Headquarters

    00:08:48 - Handcrafted Variance in Case Knives

    00:13:46 - John's Hunting Heritage and Career Path

    00:21:03 - Modern Designs in Knife Making

    00:22:11 - Tom's Outdoor Roots and Hunting Traditions

    00:29:02 - Carrying a Pocket Knife

    00:29:55 - Unexpected Uses of a Pocket Knife

    00:31:28 - Importance of Pocket Knives

    00:33:47 - Blade Types for Different Applications

    00:38:01 - Traditional Knife Patterns

    00:40:20 - Different Blade Shapes and Types

    00:42:36 - Handle Materials and Types

    00:46:22 - Blade Materials and Their Uses

    00:50:59 - Sharpening in the Field

    00:55:48 - Knife Versatility and Preparation

    01:03:34 - Emphasis on Preparedness

    01:08:04 - Case Warranty and Guarantee

    01:09:46 - American-Made Quality and Lifetime Guarantee


    Note** Timestamps will have roughly 4 minutes added to them depending on ad length.

    Resources:

    Instagram:  
    @eastmeetswesthunt
    @beau.martonik
    @wrcase

    Facebook:  
    East Meets West Outdoors

     Website/Apparel/Deals:
    https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/

    YouTube:
    Beau Martonik - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJon93sYfu9HUMKpCMps3w

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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
665 Ratings

665 Ratings

Rush S. ,

Great conversation between Beau and Thomas Clements

Excellent conversation on media, media consumption, ethics, and responsibility. Much sexier than whitetail tactics from my perspective. Always enjoy the podcast!

BigBuckBowls ,

Great podcast!

Love hearing the guest Beau has on! I hunt the mountains in Arkansas and appreciate the content on tactics that relate to the similar terrain I hunt!

J136383 ,

Under armour co-founder

The guy says don’t buy “corporate America” products but it part founder of a huge American corporation lmao… just wants to promote his beer

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