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Why do we do what we do?  On this podcast with discuss some hot-button topics, mainly the use of bait & hounds.  You will hear a unique narrative that is hard to dispute during a discussion that most have not had.  We hope this podcast will help unify the hunting community and let all hunters know why we do what we do.  We are calling this podcast 'The Gate' and explain why protecting bear hunting is important to ALL hunters.  We hope you enjoy!

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In the last episode of our "Montana Series" of podcasts, we visit Aron Snyder at Kifaru International in Denver, Colorado.  We dive into conversations on manhood, identity, motivations, goals, traditional archery, and aspects of success.  This podcast ended being different than any other podcasts we've heard Aron on and we think you'll like it!

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Nearing the end of our "Montana Series" podcasts, we sit down with Joe Kondelis from The Western Bear Foundation.  The foundation is working hard to write a new narrative showing that predator hunters are the good guys and the ones most concerned with helping wildlife.  In this episode we dive into the history of the foundation, what action steps they are taking to help wildlife agencies, the intrigue of bear, hunting tactics, and the grizzly bear issues in the West mainly concerning the Yellowstone ecosystem.

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To continue out "Montana Series," we sit down with Brian Stickland, outdoor writer and Bear Hunting Magazine columnist, to discuss his recent hunt in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba with Baldy Mountain Outfitters.  Several years back Brian transitioned to traditional archery and shares about that process.  We talk about Brian's extensive outdoor writing career, color phase bears, booner bears, spring bear hunting, and three kinds of bear hunters. Enjoy!!

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Montana is a beautiful hunting destination.  In this episode Clay and Kolby recount their recent DIY mule based bear hunt in Montana.  This was Clay's third trip to Montana (Spoiler Alert!) and he successfully brought home a bear this time!  Clay and Kolby talk about the pros and cons of this style of hunting and reflect on the trip overall.  Highlights of the podcast include: hauling mules cross country, the advantage of staying mobile with equine animals in the backcountry, Kolby's experiences as a first time mule rider, and even some long range shooting.  This podcast is a must in the "Montana Series!"

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Best of the West has changed the game in long range shooting with their rifle systems with Huskemaw optics!  In this podcast we sit down with long time friend Jim Sessions and new friend Jared Peterson the architect behind their new Mountain Scout rifle system!  On this second podcast in our "Montana Tour," we discuss equine road trips, the grizzly situation in Wyoming, turret customization, BOTW shooting schools, and long range shooting ethics.  We really enjoyed this podcast and visiting with these guys.  If you're ever in Cody Wyoming you should stop by their long range store!!

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This is the first installment of our "Montana Tour" from our DIY spring bear hunt on mules in Montana.  Justin Sping is the director of big game records for the Boone and Crockett Club.  This podcast is full of incredible information and stories including Rebecca punching a bear in the face!

Topics Covered:

  • Fair Chase
  • Why we Target Older Mature Males
  • Why Net Scores
  • Understanding the Scoring System
  • Bilateral Symmetry
  • Seven Pillars of Wildlife Conservation
  • Scientific-Based Conservation vs. Emotional Based
  • The Spring's Alaskan Caribou Hunt
  • An Epic Bear Hunting Story

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Apr 25 2019

EP. 27: Oklahoma Slam

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Major League Bowhunter's own Brandon Adams completed the Oklahoma Slam in 2018 and visited the Global Headquarters to talk about bow hunting the big 5 in Oklahoma.  Did we mention that he started out by killing his very first bear?!  This is a great episode of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast that talks about his life, his entrance into the outdoor space, getting his first bear, and much more!

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Spring Bear Season is here!  Clay & Kolby from Bear Hunting Magazine review their spring bear hunting gear list for an upcoming DIY hunt in Montana.  We go into the gear we plan on using and some of the thoughts behind them.  We talk about rifles, optics, tents, food, knives, First Lite gear, etc.  Ninety+ percent of the gear on this episode is practical with the exception of Clay's half & half.  We hope you enjoy!

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Join Clay, Ryan, & Kolby as they finish up the three part spring bear series.  Of the 29 big game species in North America black bear is among the most difficult.  We suspect this is the most extensive podcast ever recorded coving judging trophy black bears.  This knowledge comes from years of in-the-field experience judging black bears in many regions and scenarios.  There are many myths concerning judging bears that we bust through our shared experiences.

Topics Covered:

  • Identifying the Sex of a Black Bear
  • Judging the Size of a Black Bear
  • Judging the Overall Quality of a Black Bear

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