The Bowhunter's Journal show

The Bowhunter's Journal

Summary: A Podcast Dedicated to Archery Hunting, Stories, Strategies and Tactics.


 Episode 57 – It’s Almost Time! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:49

The Season opener for New York’s Southern Tier is coming fast. Tommy and I spend some time chatting about getting ready, our plans and other such nonsense.

 Episode 56 – 2016 Kick Off | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:01

Guess Who’s Back!!! On this touching episode of The Bowhunter’s Journal, Tommy and I try to shake the dust off and get everyone caught up on what we have been doing  to prepare for this season. Enjoy -Wayne

 Episode 55 – Season Wrap Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:24

What’s up? Sorry for the late post. This week we chat a bit about the 2015 Season after some last hunting updates. Tommy has a story to tell. Thanks for listening! Wayne

 Episode 54 – Creating Your Own Luck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:48

What’s up Folks? 2015 has been a year that has been leaving hunters shaking their heads wondering why their deer encounters have been down. This week we will be talking about changing your tactics to increase your deer sighting and opportunities. Enjoy! – Wayne Show Links: * Check out Beyond Visible’s album Creating Change available on iTunes and Google Play. Here is a link to their Facebook page * Please leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you enjoy the show

 Episode 53 – NY Gun Opener and Post Rut Tips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:59

On this week’s episode, Tommy and I discuss the New York Gun Season Opener, our bow hunting updates and 5 tips to hunting the “Post Rut” period before the “Late Season”    

 Episode 52 – Mid-Season Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:45

On another touching edition of The Bowhunter’s Journal, Tommy and Wayne discuss the season so far, Wayne’s mishap, lessons learned this season and the opener of NY Gun Season. Enjoy – Wayne

 Episode 51 – Choosing Where to Hunt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:01

This week, Tommy and I discuss what goes through out head when we are choosing a stand to hunt. Before we get into that, we discuss our rut hunting updates. Enjoy Wayne

 Episode 50 – Deer Movement Influencers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:56

What’s up Peeps? On today’s episode we discuss influencers to deer movement. After talking about Tommy’s North Carolina trip, we give our rapid-fire opinions on the following: * Temperature * Wind * Precipitation * Barometric Pressure * Weather Fronts * Visibility * Moon Phase * Moon Position Enjoy Wayne

 Episode 49 – My Phases of the Rut | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:39

What up folks? Today’s episode is all about our theories on the rut phases. Although we have a bit of fun with the names and such, the info itself is my feelings on the topic and timings (as of today that is…). My list of the phases are: * Phase 1 – What are you doing here? * Phase 2 – Looks different around here. * Phase 3 – Where da women at? * Phase 4 – The “Rut-cation”. * Phase 5 – Last call. * Phase 6 – Late Season. * Phase 7 – Damn it! Have fun with this one! -Wayne

 Episode 48 – After the Shot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:03

Today’s episode is courtesy of a listener. I promised him I would do this episode 2 years ago and never did so now I am making good on my promise. Thank you Dan for the suggestion. This episode is going to cover the following: * Paying attention after the initial shot * What to do when you see the deer go down or if you don’t! * Distinguishing between the various types of shots including Muscle, Shoulder, Gut, Liver, Lungs and Heart. * Identifying the shot from the blood on the arrow * Amount of time to wait for each scenario * Blood Trailing * Finding and resuming from a lost blood trail * Not giving up Many people attempt heart shots. Look at this picture above. There is a small margin of error for a heart shot. Be conservative and aim for a double lung shot. Much more real estate to take advantage of. This is the look from the ground position I took up when I shot the doe. My arrow stuck into the tree in the center of the picture. That tree was 12 yards from me. The doe was standing broadside in front of that tree when I shot.  

 Episode 47 – Why I Shoot Traditional Archery Tackle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:33

What’s up Peeps? Old School episode today. You just have me. Today’s Episode is all about the reasons I have chosen to transition to traditional archery tackle. There are plenty of reasons to try and/or move to traditional archery. In this weeks podcast, I discuss several reasons for wanting to pursue the change. Some of the reasons I discuss are: * Yardage Judgement * Fast Target Acquisition * Flexibility of shooting angles * Practice * EDC Gear * Cost * DIY Aspect We finish off with giving my timeline of my traditional archery journey to-date starting with my first bows I made myself through today. We also have a couple of shout-outs including a nice NY buck taken by the guys at Vantage Point Outdoors and a listener episode suggestion. Enjoy! -Wayne Remember to to give us a review on iTunes and a “thumbs up” on Stitcher! I truly do appreciate it.

 Episode 46 – Opening Weekend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:35

What’s up Peeps? This week’s episode is a bunch of chat about opening weekend in NY and some answers to a listener’s question(s) Excuse the minor audio issue during Tommy’s telling of his encounter…   Enjoy Wayne

 Episode 45 – 2015 Goals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:56

This week we chat a bit about our Initial 2015 Goals. Enjoy -Wayne

 Episode 44 – What’s in the Bag 2015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:41

What’s up folks? This week on the podcast is a full (very full) list of all the various items Tommy and I carry during the hunting season. Brag a pen and paper ’cause there are plenty of things to write down. Enjoy Wayne

 Episode 43 – Setting up a Tree Stand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:36:20

What’s up Folks? This week we talk about tree stand setups. We discuss selecting an area and then setting the stand. As usual, Tom and I hash out some differences in approach. Lots of tips hidden in the ramblings. Enjoy! -Wayne


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