Living Country in the City
Summary: Get your dose of flyover state spirit straight from the concrete jungle as I talk hunting, fishing and the outdoors with some of the best folks in the industry.
Modern Huntsman Co-Founders, Tyler Sharp and Brad Neathery, join Living Country in the City to discuss the publication, misinformation between hunter and non-hunters as well as dissension among hunters, awareness of how your content is perceived by varied audiences, adjusting messaging to encourage productive conversations, the savage nature of wildlife, developing a connection to the meat you consume and hunting’s “PR problem”. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/90.
Marc “Muley Slayer” Smith joins Living Country in the City to talk about why he loves hunting mule deer, avoiding cold weather, rifle versus archery, how to get started hunting muleys, sharing the mountain and sharing core beliefs, important gear to invest in, shooting “consolation bucks”, the tao of hunting industry success, celebrating mediocrity in the fullest and how to be successful in both hunting and life. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/89.
Lt. Alan Gregory of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife joins Living County in the City to talk about the Advanced Hunter Education program, predator hunting in CA, filling in the knowledge gaps for the adult onset hunter, the difference between hands-on experience and watching a YouTube video, the benefits of processing your own meat, the stigma of being a Californian, special hunt offerings in CA and courses offered in the program. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/88.
Sam Soholt joins Living Country in the City to talk about jumping into hunting with both feet, needing a homemade 2x4 truck bed extender for mass amounts of gear, relaxing on hunts, extreme nature walking, photographing Joe Rogan, buying a school bus as a billboard to advocate for public lands and why public lands are so important and how they’re in danger.
Garrett Johnson, the Brush Wolf Hunter, joins Living County in the City to talk about the ethics of predator hunting, tips for calling coyotes, decoy dogs, calling in your underwear, pet coyote pups, rookie mistakes and the strategy of calling coyotes as a giant rabbit. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/86.
Living Country in the City calls all the way across the pond to the UK to talk with Rachel Carrie about the traditions of hunting in England, running hawks and ferrets with her father, hunting as an upper-class “gentlemen’s” sport, dealing with the antis and changing the perspective of a PETA model, the expansion of shooting sports in the UK and the differences between hunting in the US and the UK. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/85.
Living Country in the City hops on the line with Doug Boze, author of The Ultimate Guide to Black Bear Hunting to talk about hunting black bears without bait or dogs, learning about bear sign, predator calling for bear, ground shrinkage, the allure and ethics of predator hunting, following wounded bears into thick brush and judging boars versus sows. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/84.
Living Country in the City waits out a rainstorm with Kelvin Eldridge of Crooked Wood Pack Llamas during their Colorado elk hunt to talk about struggling through the thin air in the Colorado “medium country”, the difference between coyote howls and elk bugles, favorite Mountain House flavors, best ways to prepare grouse in the backcountry, figuring out how to hunt silent and invisible elk, wrestling llamas across streams and finally spotting elk after a long time of nothing.
Living Country in the City throws on the headset solo to look back on his Arizona summer hunt with Hunt 3A and talk about thoughts and experiences from the past several weeks. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/82.
Living Country in the City sits down at the top of a 12,000 ft peak with Brandon Waddell of The Wilderness Attitude Podcast and "Muley" Matt Howell of The Mule Deer Hunter to talk about moose chairs, highlights from my epic road trip, kayaking through the La Plata mountains, adapting to achieve what we want, dry firing bows, meeting other folks in the hunting community and being okay with not knowing what's next. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/81.
Living Country in the City sits down with the Arizona Hillbillies of Hunt 3A, Josh and Mason Deards and Jeremy Samuelson, to talk about Cheeto-loving raccoons, practical versus theoretical knowledge, lion attacks interrupting muley stalks, honor, respect and appreciation as hunters, first time experiences and overcoming fears, defining appropriate measures of success, sashaying while stalking and generally having some fun telling hunting stories.
Living Country in the City sits down with the ElkNut himself, Paul Medel, to talk about translating the elk "language", learning to call by trial and error, differences in bugle types and responses, the myth of the "estrous whine", not being a one-dimensional caller, finding a spot in the elk pecking order and tons of great calling strategies See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/79.
Living Country in the City sits down with Lincoln Tapp of YoungWild to talk about working his way through twenty-two of the twenty-nine animals in the North American Super Slam, learning to deal with disappointment and difficult hunts, learning patience and building self confidence through hunting and how hunting can forge strong relationships with others. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/78.
Living Country in the City hops on the line with Rihana Cary to talk about starting her hunting career as a vegan, expectations versus reality on your first hunt, the pressure of cooking wild game, tree stand snuggies, hunting Australia and New Zealand with Jess Byers and making friends with bear cubs. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/77.
Living Country in the City hops on the line with Keith Balfourd, Director of Marketing and Justin Spring, Director of Big Game Records for The Boone and Crockett Club to talk about the founding of B&C, The Era of Extinction, establishment of the term conservation, the stigma of the trophies and the conservation roots of trophy scoring, creation of decades worth of data sets to use in the management of game and the concept of fair chase hunting. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/76.