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Backcountry hunters talking backcountry hunting. Join us for lively discussion on a variety of topics related to backcountry, big game hunting. We'll be talking tactics, sharing lessons learned, swapping stories, interviewing individuals from the hunting industry, and getting into the nitty-gritty of our gear lists and bow/rifle setups. Contact us at anytime with your questions or feedback by emailing us: podcast@exomountaingear. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve

The Hunt Backcountry Podcast The Hunt Backcountry Podcast

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Backcountry hunters talking backcountry hunting. Join us for lively discussion on a variety of topics related to backcountry, big game hunting. We'll be talking tactics, sharing lessons learned, swapping stories, interviewing individuals from the hunting industry, and getting into the nitty-gritty of our gear lists and bow/rifle setups. Contact us at anytime with your questions or feedback by emailing us: podcast@exomountaingear. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve

    310 | A Warm Winter Hunt for Javelina & Deer

    310 | A Warm Winter Hunt for Javelina & Deer

    Expand your hunting opportunity and head south this winter to hunt javelina (and deer!). If you are looking to expand your hunting horizons, a winter trip to the Southwest could be just what you're looking for. In this conversation we hear about the hunting opportunities for Javelina, how to acquire tags and plan your trip, how to e-scout, and what tactics you should use when hunting Javelina.

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    Connect with John McAdams at https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/

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    • 52 min
    309 | Post Hunt: Wife, Mother, & Archery Elk Hunter

    309 | Post Hunt: Wife, Mother, & Archery Elk Hunter

    She's a wife, mother, and archery elk hunter. Kimber and her husband, Richard, join us to talk about their recent archery elk hunt in Idaho. In addition to hearing the hunting story and what they learned from this hunt, we also speak with Kimber about her perspective as a female that hunts the backcountry.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    308 | Post Hunt: High Country Archery Mule Deer with Josh Kirchner

    308 | Post Hunt: High Country Archery Mule Deer with Josh Kirchner

    Mark has an unscripted conversation with Josh Kirchner (@dialedinhunter) about Josh's recent weeklong high country archery mule deer hunt in Utah. You'll hear the highs and lows of the story, the lessons learned, the perspective of bringing along someone that is new to high country mule deer hunting, and much more...

    SHARE YOUR EXO EXPERIENCE: https://exomtngear.com/experience. This month, in September of 2021, the Exo Experience prizes are from Spartan Precision: https://javelinbipod.com

    Josh's Book, "Becoming A Backpack Hunter": https://amzn.to/2ZIlN5s
    Josh's Website: http://dialedinhunter.com/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    MM 116 | Splitting & Cooking Meals, Steve's Sheep Report, Late-Season Shelters

    MM 116 | Splitting & Cooking Meals, Steve's Sheep Report, Late-Season Shelters

    We answer your questions about cooking dehydrated and freeze-dried meals in the backcountry. We hear about Steve's first trip into the Frank for his Bighorn Sheep hunt. And we discuss shelter choices for late-season hunts, including some of the pros/cons of a stove tent.

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    Resourced mentioned in this show:
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    - Resealable foil pouch food bags: https://amzn.to/3zWZLvq

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    • 35 min
    307 | "Perseverance" — A Listener's Elk Hunting Story

    307 | "Perseverance" — A Listener's Elk Hunting Story

    A listener of the podcast, Matt, joins us to share the story of his 2020 elk hunt. Despite many challenges leading up to, and throughout the hunt, Matt persevered on a tough solo hunt and found success. We break down the pre-hunt planning, how Matt adapted through challenges, what the actual hunt taught him, and what he learned after filling his elk tag while solo hunting.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    MM 115 | The Exo Experience (A contest, and more...)

    MM 115 | The Exo Experience (A contest, and more...)

    For all of us at Exo, the experience is the most important part of the hunt.

    The experience may be the thrill of an elk bugling, the stalking of an unknowing mule deer, an epic sunrise from a mountain vista, the challenge of pushing through difficult conditions and testing your limits, a heavy pack-out at the end of a successful hunt, and even all of the pre-planning that happens leading up to a backcountry adventure.

    Join us in the Exo Experience contest by sharing the favorite moments of your hunt...

    https://ExoMtnGear.com/Experience

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    On this episode, Steve & Mark also talk about Steve's upcoming Bighorn Sheep hunt, and answer your listener questions on...

    - Getting over failure and setbacks.
    - Dealing with the mental struggle and guilt of leaving family for hunts.
    - If it's too late to start bowhunting at mid-life.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Brandon in Bend ,

I want to say Thank You

I want to say thank you to Mark and all of Exo, I was able to harvest my first bull elk this year after 3 years of eating tag soup. I listen to this show religiously and have learned so much from you and the guests you bring on, and view this podcast as a critical factor in my success this year. I also have an Exo pack and am blown away at how stable and comfortable it felt while packing meat! Take care and keep on doing what you’re doing, thanks again!

N2fishing ,

Home Boy from Lake Charles

Love Love Love all the podcasts! I especially liked the one with Matt! I use to live and Lake Charles and rode a few hurricanes there. I can remember going out during one when the eye was overhead and it’s surreal. Sun is out, dead calm then a few minutes later the eye wall hits like a freight train! My heart and prayers goes out those folks. In Nashville now which had serious tornado damage, TV doesn’t even come close to doing it justice.

So glad he got to hunt and was successful. Really nice to hear a Colorado story that didn’t involve 30 trucks at the trailhead and opportunity ruined by other hunters. Really appreciate you guys and your commitment to sharing.

Kburgert ,

Amazing info

Consistently one of my favorite hunting podcasts. Interesting stories and invaluable info on backcountry hunting!

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