300 episodes

Welcome to The Rich Outdoors podcast, where host Cody Rich brings guest from all walks of life on to discuss adventure, hunting, and entrepreneurship. Cody is an avid hunter and entrepreneur who is continually looking to grow and learn from others. Join us if you want to learn, grow, and seek adventure along the way.

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Welcome to The Rich Outdoors podcast, where host Cody Rich brings guest from all walks of life on to discuss adventure, hunting, and entrepreneurship. Cody is an avid hunter and entrepreneur who is continually looking to grow and learn from others. Join us if you want to learn, grow, and seek adventure along the way.

    EP 504: Work Life Balance and Entrepreneur Life with Ty Leary

    EP 504: Work Life Balance and Entrepreneur Life with Ty Leary

    This week I catch up with my good buddy Ty Leary. Ty is a great entrepreneur and a hell of a hunter. Ty is one of the people I look to help myself become a better entrepreneur and all around human. In this podcast we dive into work life balance, the ever evolving question for us as we are both very driven while also trying to be aware and present within life. Ty recently booked his dream hunt of an Alaskan Brown bear and we talk about his upcoming plans. My biggest takeaways from this conversation could seem at at odds with each other. On one hand you have to set your dreams in motion and work like a mad man to get them, but also don’t be in a hurry. Remember there is something to be learned and taken from in everything you do.

    This podcast brought to you by our good friends at On X Maps. Not only is On X a must have for western big game hunting and a must have for me when it comes to scouting, but On X has launched some really cool features this year that are going to help you out tremendously. On X is my go-to fore e-scouting I love the fact that I can go through my e-scout routine on my computer finding primary areas, secondary areas, routes, and mark everything from glassing locations to feed areas, water, you name it. The best part is that all of that homework I do this time of year is automatically in my phone when I start scouting or even hunting. On X recently launched 3d which gives you the ability to really look at your are without so much bouncing back and forth with google earth. This gives me the ability to more accurately determine glassing points travel routes, and so many terrain features you just can’t see in topo. Check out some of these cool new features from On X and give them a try, it just might make you a more successful hunter. Use the TRO code when you renew your membership and save 20%.

    Show Notes: 

    Start – Current Career – 0:03

    Dream Jobs & Exit Strategies – :15

    Setting Goals & Maintaining Dreams – 0:31

    Mentorship & School of Hard Knocks – 0:44

    Solo Hunting to Face Your Fears – 0:51

    Bear Hunting & The Generalist – 1:00

    High Altitude Elk – 1:10

    Ty Gets Charged by Grizzly Twice – 1:20

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    Ep 503: Forrest Barnard Talks Breaking It Down Into Bite Size Pieces

    Ep 503: Forrest Barnard Talks Breaking It Down Into Bite Size Pieces

    Forrest Barnard is a life long hunter. He is a Fire Fighter by day and spends most of his season either guiding in southern Utah or Hunting for himself. We had planned to talk about bears and turkeys but right out of the gate we started talking about finding 200″ deer. This lead us down a rabbit hole of talking about information and how to sift through so much info. I asked Forrest if he was handed a random tag he had never been to, how would he break that unit down. The answer might surprise a lot of people.

    Todays podcast brought to you by Argali Outdoors. Argali Outdoors just launch a really cool new product that I am stoked to tell you guys about. Argali makes amazing outdoor products like their lightweight knives and killer game bags, but now Brad and the team just launch a product that is truly revolutionary. Argali has created the ultimate backcountry hunting belt. They are calling it the Kodiak and belt and this thing is awesome. I am a huge fan of gear that does multiple jobs and that is exactly what this does. Meet the first belt that allows you to sharpen, shape, and hone your broad heads, knives and even fishing hooks. This is one of those genius designs that you see and instantly think. Why didn’t I think of that. Brad and the Argali crew knocked it out of the park with this product. The belt is a very low profile slim design that looks great for every day use to functional as backcountry gear. Pre order yours before they run out of stock. Use the Code TRO on anything in the argali store and you will be entered to win a free Argali knife to be drawn at the end of June. Argali Kodiak Belt

    Show Notes: 

    Start – BS’ing – 02:11

    About Forrest & the Good Old Days – 07:47

    Learning Animal Behavior – 16:49

    Big Buck Traits – 28:20

    Forrest’s Process for New Units & Intel – 37:36

    Age & Numbers Expectations – 51:02

    Advice for Novice Hunters – 56:40

    Forrest’s Social Media – 65:59

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP 502: Mountain Discipline with Justin Shaffer **RE-POST Full Episode

    EP 502: Mountain Discipline with Justin Shaffer **RE-POST Full Episode

    One of the most successful and hardest working hunters I know is Justin Shaffer. Retired army ranger and now full time director at Kuiu Justin has worked extremely hard to get where he is and really to have the success in the field that he has.

    In this podcast we talk about what sets him apart from everyone else, (though he’s too humble to admit that he is in a league of his own). Years of discipline and honing his craft have allowed him to set very big personal goals and then crush those goals year after year. I love that Justin came from nothing and did this all on military salary. Justin is such a great example of how you can craft your life to be what you want it to be. Since the first time I ever met Justin he has been someone I would consider a friend and someone I want to emulate. Hope you guys enjoy this conversation with a solid human being.

    Show Notes: 

    Intro – Justin Schafer – 03:06

    Self Discipline, Goals, & Regrets – 13:03

    Justin Talks How to Plan a CO Hunt – 19:55

    Justin’s Bighorn Hunt & Cancelation Hunts – 23:29

    Where to Start for a Sheep Slam – 38:53

    Justin’s Progression as a Hunter – 41:36

    Justin’s Advice to Achieve Your Goals – 46:28

    Justin’s Job at Kuiu & Promotions – 51:21

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    • 51 min
    Ep 502: Mountain Discipline with Justin Shaffer

    Ep 502: Mountain Discipline with Justin Shaffer

    One of the most successful and hardest working hunters I know is Justin Shaffer. Retired army ranger and now full time director at Kuiu Justin has worked extremely hard to get where he is and really to have the success in the field that he has.

    In this podcast we talk about what sets him apart from everyone else, (though he’s too humble to admit that he is in a league of his own). Years of discipline and honing his craft have allowed him to set very big personal goals and then crush those goals year after year. I love that Justin came from nothing and did this all on military salary. Justin is such a great example of how you can craft your life to be what you want it to be. Since the first time I ever met Justin he has been someone I would consider a friend and someone I want to emulate. Hope you guys enjoy this conversation with a solid human being.

    Show Notes: 

    Intro – Justin Schafer – 03:06

    Self Discipline, Goals, & Regrets – 13:03

    Justin Talks How to Plan a CO Hunt – 19:55

    Justin’s Bighorn Hunt & Cancelation Hunts – 23:29

    Where to Start for a Sheep Slam – 38:53

    Justin’s Progression as a Hunter – 41:36

    Justin’s Advice to Achieve Your Goals – 46:28

    Justin’s Job at Kuiu & Promotions – 51:21

    This podcast is brought to you by Backcountry Fuel Box Hunting season fast approaching and now is the time to get signed up and start trying new snacks, or even stashing them. Each month we send you 8-12 different products with discount codes for the brands you like. You are going to love the surprise of getting the box and checking out new brands. I don’t know how many people have said “its like Christmas morning every month”. Try it now 100% risk free, if you don’t like your first box I will refund you 100% and you can keep the dang box. Use the code TRO and its gonna knock 10% off for every month you are subscribed. Also you can get the box through are Patreon page and that automatically gives you the discounted price + free access to all of the Wapiti Wednesday and Muley Monday episodes. Check it out and if you like it give it a try.

    • 51 min
    EP 501: The Lost Cowboy Jake Zielke

    EP 501: The Lost Cowboy Jake Zielke

    Today I am joined by a cowboy who has traveled the world. Jake Zeilke has cowboy’d on 6 of 7 contents! This podcast turned out so good. I knew I wanted to talk about taking a leap into doing what you love, but I had no idea how great this conversation would be. Jake has some freaking amazing stories from rounding up wild bulls in the bush in Australia to cowboying off reindeer on the Step in Mongolia. This podcast has some epic stories and life advice. Jake has endured some incredible highs and lows in his dream of traveling the world with only his skills as a cowboy.

    Check out his Australia footage

    Jake’s Instagram 

    Show Notes: 

    Intro – About The Lost Cowboy – 2:51

    Jake’s 1st Foreign Cowboy Trip – 6:51

    Catching Wild Bull & Crazy Stories – 17:28

    Jakes Wild & Unique Career Path – 32:00

    Travel Goals Accomplished – 42:15

    About Jake’s Book & Personal Growth – 49:47

    Jake’s Future Plans & Goals – 55:52.

    Jake’s YouTube Videos & Instagram – 1:00:57

    This podcast brought to you by our good friends at On X Maps. Not only is On X a must have for western big game hunting and a must have for me when it comes to scouting, but On X has launched some really cool features this year that are going to help you out tremendously. On X is my go-to fore e-scouting I love the fact that I can go through my e-scout routine on my computer finding primary areas, secondary areas, routes, and mark everything from glassing locations to feed areas, water, you name it. The best part is that all of that homework I do this time of year is automatically in my phone when I start scouting or even hunting. On X recently launched 3d which gives you the ability to really look at your are without so much bouncing back and forth with google earth. This gives me the ability to more accurately determine glassing points travel routes, and so many terrain features you just can’t see in topo. Check out some of these cool new features from On X and give them a try, it just might make you a more successful hunter. Use the TRO code when you renew your membership and save 20%.

    Quick interruption to tell you that if you want to become a better western big game hunter joining our Patreon feed is like continuing education on steroids. We bring you elk or mule deer podcasts every week and are dedicated to asking the questions to help you become better. Join this close knit community of diehards getting the in depth answers form those people with years of experience. For just the $5 you will shave off valuable years from your learning curve. Join today. Patreon.com/therichoutdoors

    • 1 hr
    EP 500: E-scouting for Bears with Mark Livesay

    EP 500: E-scouting for Bears with Mark Livesay

    Episode 500! How Crazy. Fitting that my good buddy Mark Livesay the e-scouting wizard be on for the big celebration. This week Mark and I cover some completely different e-scouting, scouting for spring bear. Even if you have no desire to hunt bear, some of the stuff we talk about can be flipped to find late season elk. Spring bear is right around the corner and I know I have been checking out new areas on my On X account.

    The Treeline Academy e-scouting course will teach you to find hunting spots that actually have elk right from the comfort of your home. On top of that Mark’s e-scouting course will teach you to be a more successful hunter by showing you how to organize hunts, with hunt plans, backup plans, and really how to be for more prepared for that trip of the year or trip of your life. With 30 hours of modules this is by far and away the most valuable asset you can give yourself. The ability to read maps, terrains, and areas like a seasoned pro. I promise you this is an invest in elk hunting abilities. Head over to TreelineAcademy.com sign up for the e-scouting course and prepare to be completely blown away at the amount of knowledge Mark is going to bring you. Use the TRO code to save $20 of your course.



    Show Notes: 

    Intro – The E-Scouting Master – 02:08

    Calling in Bears & a Great Story – 10:37

    Choosing a Unit & Areas: In Full – 32:52

    E-Scouting for Bears Overview – 39:58

    *Pro Tip for Mapping & Snow – 45:34

    Snow Levels, Feed, & Mapping Tools – 53:21

    Bear Fat, Tips, & Uses, + Diet & Taste – 1:09:26

    Terrain, Temp, Slopes, & Elevation – 1:22:16

    Closing Thoughts – 1:54:00





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    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Zach Lennen ,

Awesome.

Awesome podcast. Always has top of the line information coming from guys who grind to be where they’re at. If you wanna learn bout all things hunting, whether it’s archery, rifle, elk, mule, deer this is the podcast you will definitely learn. This was one of my go to podcasts learning about elk hunting before I went west, and killed 2 bulls first two years.

jordanstphens ,

Good tips and tricks

In the couple days I have listened to the first dozen episodes and it is awesome. I have things about bow hunting, how to setup the bow. Tips and tricks when I comes to different species and every bit of information is going to make me a better hunter.

Mary a. C. ,

EP 458

One of my favorite podcast for sure! I love episode 458 about creating a side hustle and entrepreneur ship. I created a YouTube channel as a side hustle. Yes it might be a crowded market, but who cares. I enjoy doing it and it makes me feel great watching it grow! “what has been will be again, there’s nothing new under the sun”.

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