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 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.
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.