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This weekly podcast is dedicated to the future of hunting in North America! We bring you Western hunting tips on elk, deer, bear, and more as well as deeper conversations around how we protect this passion of ours. This podcast is the Home of the School of September and other popular hunting series to help you become a better hunter. The show is hosted by lifelong hunter, Jim Huntsman. If you care about passing the torch of hunting to future generations, join the conversation here! Proud member of the Eastman's Hunting Journals family of podcasts.

The Western Huntsman Podcast Jim Huntsman

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This weekly podcast is dedicated to the future of hunting in North America! We bring you Western hunting tips on elk, deer, bear, and more as well as deeper conversations around how we protect this passion of ours. This podcast is the Home of the School of September and other popular hunting series to help you become a better hunter. The show is hosted by lifelong hunter, Jim Huntsman. If you care about passing the torch of hunting to future generations, join the conversation here! Proud member of the Eastman's Hunting Journals family of podcasts.

    194. Step Aside Kids, The Adults are Here with Jase Groesbeck

    194. Step Aside Kids, The Adults are Here with Jase Groesbeck

    Jase Groesbeck is a powerhouse of a man. He's a father, husband, and lifelong hunter who stands by his principles and beliefs. 
    In this episode, Jase and I bounce around from his upbringing as a hunter, to baiting bears, to a debate about what the future of hunting looks like were things to remain as they are now. Jase has balls of steel and is unashamed of who he is and what he stands for. As hunters, we are in desparate need of more folks that speak out like Jase does. I really enjoyed getting to know him and understanding his position, and I think you're going to like him as much as I do! Don't miss this episode.
    Jase on Instagram
    Show Sponsors!
    Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!
    Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular!
    Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots
    Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com
    Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com
    Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/

    Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
     

    • 1 hr 59 min
    193. Explorer of the Sole with Jim Hoffman

    193. Explorer of the Sole with Jim Hoffman

    Return guest Jim Hoffman is the owner of Hoffman Boots, an outdoorsman, family man, and a friend of mine. He is passionate about making boots, and Hoffman Boots is a long time sponsor of this show.
    In this episode, we discuss the importance of good hunting boots, what make boots work in the field, how to take care of good boots for the long haul, and a bunch of hunting stuff! Jim is a great guy with a love for life and family, truly the essence of American small business. 
    Jim on Instagram
    Show Sponsors!
    Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!
    Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular!
    Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots
    Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com!
    Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com
    Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com
    Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/

    Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    192. Pursuing Wolves and Bear for Better Elk and Deer with Tom Schneider

    192. Pursuing Wolves and Bear for Better Elk and Deer with Tom Schneider

    By popular demand, Tom Schneider of Stuck N The Rut makes another return on the show!
    Tom is one of the most talented hunters I know. He has mastered hunting wolves, mule deer, elk, and bear and the Stuck N The Rut YouTube channel shows it all! In this episode, Tom and I discuss pursuing predators and seeing it as a duty to all hunters to improve balance. Tom feels more deserving of his elk and deer success knowing that he also hunted wolves and bear. I tend to agree with this philosophy, and nobody does it better than Tom!
    Movie night in Coeur d'Alene, ID link
    Wolf Hunting Masterclass
    Tom on Instagram
    Show Sponsors!
    Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!
    Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular!
    Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots
    Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com!
    Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com
    Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com
    Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/
    Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
     

    • 2 hr 20 min
    191. Barnes Copper Bullets with Mitch Kukson

    191. Barnes Copper Bullets with Mitch Kukson

    Mitch Kukson is an R&D Engineer for Barnes Bullets, which is a fancy way to say that Mitch is a bullet design expert and essentially a ballistics scientist. Needless to say, he is way smarter than I am and brings a level of expertise to the show that we've never done before.
    In this episode, we talk about Mitch's recent mountain lion and elk hunts, different bullet designs for different scenarios, ballistics, copper versus lead ammo, how copper bullets impact an animal, and much more! Mitch joined me at The Western Hunt Expo for this chat and this is the perfect episode for those of us that like to geek out on ammo. Mitch is a powerhouse of information and data on this topic, enjoy!
    Mitch on Instagram
    Show Sponsors!
    Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!
    Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular!
    Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots
    Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com!
    Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com
    Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com
    Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/

    Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    School of September with Cam Hanes

    School of September with Cam Hanes

    I can't believe it's already time to kick off the School of September Series! But, since it is time, I thought what better way to kick it off than with none other than Cam Hanes!
    Cameron Hanes is perhaps one of, if not THE worlds best elk hunter. Cam is a longtime bowhunter, author, long-distance runner, family man, and host of the Lift, Run, Shoot Podcast. He's a world-renowned athlete and does it all in the name of bowhunting. Cam has inspired thousands of people to work harder, and "keep hammering" away to achieve great things, to include inspiring me. He is the perfect example of leadership, and is as authentic behind the scenes as he is on his public platforms. I'm a huge fan, and after this episode, I think you will be too!
    Cam on Instagram
    Cam's website
    Check out the Elite Hunt Club for a chance to win an amazing hunt!
    Show Sponsors!
    Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!
    Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular!
    Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots
    Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com!
    Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com
    Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com
    Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/
    Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com

    • 1 hr 58 min
    190. Fear Not in a Lost Society with Kevin Estela

    190. Fear Not in a Lost Society with Kevin Estela

    Kevin Estela is the Director of Survival for Fieldcraft Survival and the Author of the best-selling book,101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods. A lifelong educator and the founder of the Estela Wilderness Education Fund, Estela is an avid bushcrafter, hunter, fisherman, and self-admitted firearms training junkie. Follow his exploits on Twitter/Instagram at @estelawilded.
    In this episode, Kevin and I discuss strong minds versus weak minds and how it relates to the state of our current society. How it affects the hunting world. We discuss his book (link below) and the difference between tinfoil hat preppers and living a prepared life. Bear hunting is talked about, as well as deer hunting in the Southeast versus the West.
    Kevin is always a fantastic guest for this show. His "fear not" attitude towards sharing what he believes is refreshing in a world full of weak-minded pussies who hide in silence and pathetic apathy. Pick up a copy of Kevins' book, you won't regret it. 
    Buy "101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods"
    Kevin Estela on Instagram
    Fieldcraft Survival
    Show Sponsors!
    Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!
    Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular!
    Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots
    Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com!
    Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com
    Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com
    Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/

    Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Canuck CC40 ,

This episode needs to be shared everywhere

Great show with Scott, and you definitely need to have him back for follow up episodes to cover this issue further! Really good information loaded with facts both historical and scientific. This episode should start a tidal wave of hunter involvement across the country, because that is what we need to stop these emotionally intoxicated urbanites from tearing our hunting heritage out by the roots!

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Outstanding

I wish i had known about this podcast years ago. I feel like i have missed so much. Getting ready to listen to your interview with Dr. Geist.

BowHiker21 ,

Newly Discovered Fantastic Information

I recently discovered this podcast from a local outdoorsman/guide in my area. So far every episode has been entertaining, inspiring and educational.

It is hard to find content that is pertinent to my area (north Idaho) and The Western Huntsman fills that void!

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