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Western Hunter

Jun 29, 2019

In 2016 Steve killed the largest bull elk ever taken with a bow.  At almost 430” it is my opinion this record may never be broken. I met Steve while on business in Montana. Fortunately I had the recording equipment with me and he had to time to sit down. We talked about the hunt and how his thoughts have changed in...


Jun 18, 2019

If they were looking for a new “Most Interesting Man in the World” I would nominate George Bettas.  He has worked with the Boone & Crockett Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and was one of the founders of the Mule Deer Foundation, most of which was after he retired from a career at Washington State! He is the...


Jun 11, 2019

Wayne Carlton is truly a legend in our industry. He pioneered the art of calling elk with diaphragm calls. Back in the 80’s his elk calling seminars were epic, and folks would drive hundreds of miles for the privilege of listening to his educational, inspirational and always entertaining talk.  Though slowed down by...


Apr 23, 2019

Last fall Justin Gordon killed the largest mule deer ever taken with a bow. In this episode Justin and I talk about his buck, but being one of the most introspective hunters I have ever met, our conversation goes much deeper than just inches of antler. From mental and physical preparation to the plight of mule deer, we...


Mar 8, 2019

Mike Duplan is one of best mule deer hunters I have ever met.  He has taken huge bucks in some of the most heavily hunted areas in Colorado…and I mean huge.  He co-authored “The Edge, The Complete Approach to Hunting Mountain Mule Deer”, which is regarded as the finest book ever written on the subject. But Mike is...