Welcome to the Vortex Nation Podcast. Brought to you by lovers of hunting, shooting, public lands, the Second Amendment and dang good food.
#10MinuteTalk - East vs. West D.O.P.E.
For the traveling hunter or shooter who likes to extend their effective range, you got to have good D.O.P.E. But to have that “’good good” D.O.P.E., you better be mindful of where you came from, and where you’re headed. Ballistics may be dramatically different depending on elevation and atmospherics – Different enough to cause complete misses or a poor hit. Mark, Jim and Ryan M talk geography and things to be mindful of for ultimate accuracy – wherever you find yourself.
Ep. 206 | Duck Tips with Heartland Waterfowl’s, Joe Palumbo
A successful duck hunt isn’t blind luck (pun intended). Mark Boardman grabs Heartland Waterfowl’s Joe Palumbo to get some of his favorite duck hunting tips to help bring more birds to bag this fall. We cover decoy spreads, calling, weather, scouting, shot size and more.
#10MinuteTalk - Punch Your Whitetail Buck Tag in October
Is the October lull a bunch of October bull? Jarrod Erdody (NEXTBUK Outdoors), fills us in on how to fill your tag early – leaving time to hunt your home state during the rut, or buy that last-minute tag for an out-of-state adventure. Weather, moon phase, food, water, bedding, hunting pressure, and the size of the property, all play in to how you’re going to approach each hunt. Jarrod is an analytical hunter with a ton of experience and proven track record of putting mature bucks on the ground. Listen up for your next buck!
Ep. 205 | Long Overdue – The Fundamentals of Marksmanship Talk
Ask any coach of any sport and they’ll say – “you need to master the fundamentals.” The fundamentals of marksmanship are no exception. Mark and Jim grab coach Nick to get all learned up so they (and you) can become better shots.
Ep. 204 | Aging Deer, Before and After the Shot, With NDA
Big antlers, old deer, right? Maybe. A lot goes into accurately aging deer on the hoof and after a successful harvest. Mark and Jim track down (pun intended) the National Deer Association for a biology lessen for the ages. From body characteristics to tooth wear and cementum annuli (the heck is that?), you’ll be a deer aging expert when you’re done.
Ep. 203 | Andy May – Kill More Bucks in Less Time
Kill more bucks in less time! Sound too good to be true? Some people are experts at deer management, Andy May is an expert at time management - when it comes to constantly taking quality bucks on quick hunts - in and out of state. He takes us through his hunting origin story and shares his hard-earned process for putting quality bucks on the ground all season long.
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Love listening to while reloading or just tinkering. 👍👍
Great info likable hosts
Really enjoy this podcast! Thanks for putting it on each week!