Backcountry Hunting Podcast
Summary: Backcountry Hunting Podcast focuses on inspiring and teaching about deep-country hunting, with emphasis on DIY techniques, gear, prep and how-to. Lifelong wilderness hunter Joseph von Benedikt shares stories and tips for success.
This episode relives a grueling, gnarly black bear hunt in northwestern Montana with Adam Weatherby. Grizzly encounters, new-model mountain rifles, prototype cartridges, and an incredible four-hour stalk up a borderline technical mountain face and past a grizzly sow and cub make for plenty of dramatic adventure... Enjoy!
This episode dives into the controversial discussion about whether match bullets are suitable for hunting. Several different bullet brands and types are addressed, as well as situations in which they often fail or perform--and why. Berger's VLD Hunting and Hornady's ELD Match take center stage in this discussion, and success and horror stories take supporting roles... Enjoy!
This episode dives into the topic of just what makes a true mountain rifle--which is a step more obsessive than an all-around backcountry rifle--and reviews what just may be the single best production-type mountain rifle on the market. Also discusses the best of the cartridges it's chambered in. Enjoy!
This episode presents some life-threatening situations that actually occured and discusses the two pieces of gear that can make the difference between surviving and, well, not. Enjoy!
This episode goes into the nuts and bolts of host Joseph von Benedikt's complete kit for a backcountry spring bear hunt, detailing each specific item with notes on why it was chosen. Enjoy!
Long-time gnarly backcountry hunter Greg McHale, who hosts the new, award-winning Wild Yukon TV show, talks gear, attitude, and tips for success. A professional adventure racer for a decade, McHale applies a never-quit mindset and superb planning and navigational skills to hunting some of the most remote country left on earth--and consistently brings out giant rams, bulls, boars and billies. Check out the show notes for links to his preferred gear and Wild Yukon's educational YouTube channel. Enjoy!
BIG BEAR DOWN! (NOW WHAT?) This episode with Alaskan backcountry hunting guru and Tundra Talk Podcast host Tyler Freel dives into the nitty gritty details of how to properly skin and handle your bear hide and meat in the field for best results. Addresses proper skinning lines for best-shaped rugs or taxidermy, pulling paws, caping, turning noses, ears, and so forth, as well as in-the-field fleshing, cooling and preserving, and whether or not to salt. Awesome episode with one of the best! Enjoy!
This episode explores what characteristics and virtues make a really good backcountry hunting rifle. Weight, accuracy, action types, stock types, corrosion-resistant finishes, and more! Please subscribe, rate & review! Enjoy!
This episode dives into the popular, controversial debate about bear guns and what works best. True stories of attacks are related, hunts that went wrong are dissected, and advice from experts is quoted and discussed. Different bear species are addressed along with bear age and it's affect on physiology and attitude. Ideal guns, cartridges and bullets are recommended, in three primary contexts: Hunting, Guiding, & Self-Defense. Enjoy!
A Javelin carbon-fiber bipod is a permanent item on host Joseph von Benedikt's critical backcountry gear list. This episode interviews Spartan Precision founder and owner Rob Gearing, lifelong mountain climber and backcountry hunter from the UK. We discuss the manufacturing ethos of Spartan's ultralight gear quality and design as well as details about and use of the company's fantastic products.
This episode digs deep into the advantages and disadvantages of backcountry hunting with a suppressor, plus details how to choose an appropriate model, how to navigate through purchasing it, and how to get the best accuracy and performance with it.
This interview with Team Bad Decision's Travis Greenwood and Scott Daniels digs into the truths and (sometimes uncomfortable) lessons they've learned since aggressively beginning their backcountry hunting journey. Spring bear hunting tips and tricks are discussed, as well as can't-live-without gear and habits for backcountry hunting success.
This episode explores several of the very best bullets for elk, digging deep into specific brands, types and weights most suitable for recommended cartridges and calibers.
This episode with Browning rifle guru dives into what makes certain X-Bolt rifles exceptional for backcountry hunting. We gnaw through actions, stocks, barrels, and cartridges, and get Aaron's suggestions for increasing your skill as a backcountry rifleman.
This episode with long-time backcountry hunter, photographer, and marketing guru Justin Moore explores gear trends, the popular backcountry hunter image, maintaining fitness, electronics in the backcountry, and acclimating to the vast, lonely silence of the wilderness.