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Action packed western hunting, fishing, and conservation podcast for the American outdoorsman. We focus on elk hunting, fishing, deer hunting, and conservation topics to encourage an energized audience that fights for these things that we love. Hosted by Jim Huntsman, a lifelong western hunter and fisherman, buckle up for a throat punch style to podcasting.

The Western Huntsman Podcast Jim Huntsman

    • Wilderness
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Action packed western hunting, fishing, and conservation podcast for the American outdoorsman. We focus on elk hunting, fishing, deer hunting, and conservation topics to encourage an energized audience that fights for these things that we love. Hosted by Jim Huntsman, a lifelong western hunter and fisherman, buckle up for a throat punch style to podcasting.

    Mindset, Hunting, and Free-Range Cattle!

    Mindset, Hunting, and Free-Range Cattle!

    This week see's a shift in gears on the show as I have a conversation with Derek Wilson of The Primal King Podcast. Derek is a family man, rancher, podcaster, hunter, and much more. He has a unique story and a very interesting perspective on multiple topics. His Primal King platform is on a mission, and on the rise as he discusses the three core principles of his message; Liberation, Lifestyle, and Legacy.
    We discuss the basics of what the Primal King is. We talk some politics and how our American society has evolved. We talk wolves and how they impact his cattle ranch operation. There is a great exchange around hunting mule deer and whitetails on his land. His new business venture, Cross O Meats, is a farm-to-table style company that provides certified USDA beef straight from his family's mountains to the table. 
    I really enjoyed the discussion with Derek! He's a great dude who will inspire and motivate you. He certainly did for me!
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    Stay western, and I'll see ya on the mountain!
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Dr. Valerius Geist on Wolves and Ecological Balance

    Dr. Valerius Geist on Wolves and Ecological Balance

    Calling Dr. Geist an expert in wildlife conservation would be an understatement. He is next-level in terms of his vast knowledge, experience, and commitment to our wild game and their ecology on the landscape. 
    We discuss how mule deer can thrive when whitetail deer move in to their habitat areas. We talk about wolves and their impact on various species. Dr. Geist explains why the reintroduction of wolves comes with severe consequences to both animals and our public land. This conversation takes several turns and is packed with information that all hunters will benefit from.
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    Email me at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
     
     

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Marty Meierotto, Mountain Man, Trapper, and a Life in the Land of Wilderness

    Marty Meierotto, Mountain Man, Trapper, and a Life in the Land of Wilderness

    The television show, Mountain Men, has been a huge hit over the last several years. One reason why is Marty Meierotto, a featured mountain man that spends most of the winter on a remote trapline in Alaska's interior. 
    Marty is a lifelong trapper, a husband, father, and a writer. His new book, "In The Land of Wilderness," is an action packed collection of hunting and trapping tales over several decades. It's an excellent read that offers a thorough look into the life of the nomadic lifestyle of trapping. 
    Marty agreed to join me for an episode where we discuss his trapping lifestyle, hunting, challenges, wildlife, being on a hit television series, and his vision of telling the real story of living in the Alaskan bush. Marty is a truly authentic, tough, and hardworking man of whom I've had the great pleasure of getting to know as we recorded this episode. Buckle up! You won't regret listening to this one!
    Get Marty's book HERE
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    See you on the mountain!
    Jim Huntsman

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Slaying Elk, Making Knives, and Hunting The West with Logan Erdman

    Slaying Elk, Making Knives, and Hunting The West with Logan Erdman

    Logan Erdman is a machine gun maker, custom knife maker, and an Ohioan who points his wagon west each fall in pursuit of big game. And gets it done!
    We discuss his season so far, from hunting muleys in Colorado to bugling bulls in North Idaho. This conversation was cut short due to technical difficulties but it was still a great discussion until then. We will reconnect soon to finish the episode. 
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Live From The Mountain! Screaming Bulls, Lessons Learned, and Youth Essays

    Live From The Mountain! Screaming Bulls, Lessons Learned, and Youth Essays

    I recorded this episode on my phone from the elk woods of Idaho. I announce the youth hunter essay winners, discuss how September has played out, and talk about the misconception of a "late rut" claim I've been seeing a lot of.
    Recording this on my phone prevents detailed show notes, but here at least are some promo codes:
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    Youth winners need to email me at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com

    • 34 min
    Getting the most out of YOUR game meat with Andy Dansereau

    Getting the most out of YOUR game meat with Andy Dansereau

    Andy Dansereau is the founder and owner of Get Your Meat, LLC out of Boise, ID. With years of hunting and butchering experience, Andy is an expert on meat care, prepping it for butcher, best practices in the field, and so much more! We discuss these topics and other hunting banter for a great conversation with a great guy!
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

DerekE. ,

Great info

I’m new to elk hunting with 2019 as my first season hunting out west. I listened to hundreds of hours of elk hunting information and Jim has been one of the easiest and most informative podcasts. He seems to really enjoy talking about elk (well hunting in general) and helping people become more successful by providing good information and helps by providing resources to better yourself. He’s been great listening to, and I highly recommend tuning into his podcasts, at minimum for the school of September series he is putting on. Thanks for the info Jim.

IDHunter38 ,

Great Podcaat

I just found this podcast and I love it. Right up there with my other couple favorites. Jim is down to earth and has great content. I enjoy how he relates to my imperfect hunting. Keep it up Jim.

genuisjim ,

Love this podcast

Raw and real, this podcast speaks to all hunters. Great guests, very informative, and the host is someone I would like to be friends with!

Dale P.

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