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.
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.
Living Country in the City hops on the line with Dennis Stokes of Initial Ascent to chat about the intersection of dumb people and bears, hunting Arizona deer, killing deer with a coffee and cigarette in hand, starting Initial Ascent and building packs for the backcountry and some good ol' fashioned hunting talk. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/75.
Living Country in the City sits down at No Limits Archery in Denver, CO to talk with Phil Mendoza and Braden Forsyth of Alpha Bowhunting and Brian Horton to talk about Alpha Bowhunting, finding ways to train that replicate hunting, evaluating yourself to advance as a bowhunter, developing a structure for yourself, defining green light/red light situations and eliminating maybe and how the Alpha System is applicable to all types of hunting. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/74.
Living Country in the City sits down for a beer with Brian Horton, Rob Brezen and Cory Arola of FIt4theHunt to talk about how fitness and hunting ethics are intertwined, "being a vegan" in the hunting industry, what plans and events the Fit4theHunt program offers, partnering with Phil Mendoza of Alpha Bowhunting, gauging the reality of your abilities in the field and how fitness can provide confidence in all aspects of your life. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/73.
Living Country in the City sits down with Aron Snyder and Frank Peralta to talk about nearly nothing of value... covering Southpark, cursing on podcasts, CBD oil, Tinder, syphilis, dating in LA, more about cursing, taking dumps at Kifaru, Ben O'Brien resembling a terrorist, the dark side of the industry, shooting at TAC, dry firing bows, wildlife harassment, Asian tourists... and occasionally touch on a few topics that somewhat relate to hunting. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/72.
Living Country in the City sits down with his good friend Weston Snyder to talk about leaving Pennsylvania to hunt the West, taking his first elk, the difficulty of returning to a tree stand after chasing bugles through the backcountry, what contributed to his successes, duck hunting in Utah, hunting exotics in Texas and New Mexico, gear upgrades and hunting celebrities. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/71.
Living Country in the City sits down at the Western Hunt Expo with Shannon Mobbs and Cory Ford of Angry Spike Productions to talk about the lifestyle of being a bowhunter, the infinite varieties of difficult situations bowhunting places you in, the differences between hunting Rosies and Rockies, calling the "non-vocal" Rosies, terrain and other signs to look for, looking for elk in the bedroom and not at the restaurant, playing the wind in the PNW and generally how folks overcomplicate elk calling.
Living Country in the City hops on the line with Jason Carter of Epic Outdoors to talk about the services Epic Outdoors provides, Alaskan brown bear hunts, the joy of hunting regardless of the animal pursued and planning for future hunts. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/69.
Living Country in the City sits down in the SKRE booth at the Western Hunt Expo to talk with the desert mule deer slaying master, Chad Roberts about the rewards of really grinding it out to find and hunt deer all on your own, the signs to look for when trying to locate desert muley habitat, keeping journals and photos to track important information and look for patterns, theoretical vs practical knowledge and common mistakes made by new hunters. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/68.
Living Country in the City sits down at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo to talk with Lexi Quinn of Life Beyond Limits about the rewards of teaching yourself a skill, working as a wildland fire fighter, the joy of sleeping out in the open, moving from tree stands to the backcountry, the importance of a cup of coffee in the morning and planning this year's draws and hunts. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/67.
Living Country in the City sits down at the Western Hunt Expo with Brian and Jeff Cillessen of Beyond Rubicon to chat about how attitude affects your decisions in both life and hunting, finding yourself in the outdoors, crossing your Rubicon daily, dumping your ex and dating her neighbor, catching the hunting "fever" and holding ourselves to a standard as hunters and storytellers. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/66.
Living Country in the City sits down at the Western Hunt Expo with Jared Fraiser, Executive Director of 2% for Conservation to talk about why Pittman Robertson isn't enough anymore, why we can't hide behind legislation and heroes, why Vin Diesel is such a great actor, money being useless without boots on the ground and how both business and individuals can become accredited by 2% for Conservation. See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/65.