A western hunting and fishing podcast focused on sharing the wisdom of our expert guests. We seek out the experts in the Hunting and Fishing world, and bring their knowledge to you. Our show is here to educate and motivate you to become a better hunter and angler.
Adult Arrow for Killing Stuff with Troy Fowler the "Ranch Fairy"
On this episode I talk to Troy Fowler, also known as the Ranch Fairy. He has a Youtube channel where he shoots pigs, catches fish, and has a lot of fun. In that fun there is serious analysis happening. He works on improving his arrow system to make it more lethal on the tough wild pigs that have taken over much of Texas. He shoots some huge broadheads and heavy arrows with super light bows. Crazy setups by current archery standards but he proves them on live animals and examines everything. Lots of great information presented in a realistic and entertaining way. In an increasingly fake and misrepresented outdoor industry the Ranch Fairy is as real as it gets. Showing real hunts, kills, and examinations of how the arrow performed. Check out his channel on Youtube and follow him on Instagram.
Alaskan Black Bear Hunting on Prince of Wales Island with Kenji King
Recently I was able to go back to Alaska to hunt Black Bear on Prince of Wales Island. This podcast is a solo episode where I recap the hunts and give you my perspective on why we were successful on our trip. For this hunt a good friend and I each drew nonresident spring Black Bear tags. This was a return trip for us since we have each done this hunt a few times. Having previous experience hunting the island and where to hunt helped shorten the learning curve. In the podcast I cover what areas we were looking for and why some areas will hold bears and some will not. There is no better way to hunt these spring giants than spot and stalk, and for me that is with a bow in my hand. Enjoy the podcast.
Sitka Blacktail Deer with Jim Baichtal
Sitka Blacktailed Deer are not as well known as some of the other species of deer, but they are just as magnificent. They are native to the dense rainforests of Southeast Alaska and Northern BC. I was first introduced to them when I spent time on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. After some research I heard about Jim Baichtal. Jim has spent a lot of years pursuing these magnificent deer as a hunter but he has also been involved in researching them as a scientist. Very few people know more about Sitka Blacktailed Deer than Jim. He shares some of that knowledge with us on this podcast.
Black Bear Hunting with Steven Dahn
Today we talk to Steven Dahn about his experience chasing big Black Bears in SW Oregon. Steven lives in an area that has a strong population of bears. The steep landscape and thick forest makes for a tough hunt, but also very rewarding. Black Bear are a unique and fun species to hunt. Keeping their numbers down protects deer/elk numbers as well as provides great hunting opportunity during times of the year where there may not be many other options. Plus they make great bear tacos!
Dr. Ed Ashby, A Life Dedicated to Ethical Harvest part 2
This is Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Ed Ashby and Garrett Schlief of Grizzly Stik. Dr. Ashby is a wealth of knowledge on terminal ballistics of arrows and bullets. We continue talking about his life as he left Africa and moved on to Australia to continue his research. I do have to say my audio has a hard echo which makes me sound like a robot. I wasn't going to release this podcast but there is just too much good information and Dr. Ashby's time is too valuable to not publish it. Hopefully the echo isn't too annoying for you and you are able to get some of the great information he reveals as we talk.
Dr. Ed Ashby, A Life Dedicated to Ethical Harvest part 1
Dr Ed Ashby has dedicated his life to researching terminal arrow performance. If you have done any research on arrow performance you have likely come across some of his work. His extensive research on the terminal performance of archery equipment has helped define lethal arrow systems. He breaks downs what factors make an arrow most effective. Structural integrity, broadhead shape, broadhead bevel, broadhead tip design, arrow shaft profile, arrow mass, and FOC are some of those factors. His research is extensive, thorough, and by shear volume….impressive. Dr Ashby also spent 4 years researching the terminal performance of the Barnes X bullet during its' development. He knows what it takes to make an ethical shot on any animal.
Just listened to episode 37 on hunting Sitka Blacktail deer. Best info on the species I’ve ever come across! Thanks for the great podcast.
Joseph von Benedikt
Host, Backcountry Hunting Podcast
Loving this podcast
Recently found this podcast and I’ve been binge listening to all of them. He has some great guests and awesome conversations. It’ll be a sad day when I’ve run out of episodes to listen to. But let’s be honest, I’ll probably go back and listen to them over again!!
Good perspective on gear.
Really enjoyed the podcast, and your diverse perspectives on gear. Not being a loyalist to one brand and giving your opinion on multiple lines of gear was great. I would if it look into some of the items you guys used.