Episode 215 Howard Hill Grave Site Restoration with Steve Turay

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This episode I get a chance to chat with Steve Turay about his Howard Hill Grave Site Restoration Project he started and made happen.

Here are some pics from the Howard Hill Grave Site before and thru the process.

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Episode 212 Simplifying Your Hunting

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This episode talks about simplifying your hunting to make you more successful.

Episode 207 interview with Dan Infalt The Big Buck Serial Killer

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This episode is an interview I did with Dan Infalt about hunting Whitetails and how to scout for them. Dan is one of the best public land whitetail hunters around and has the trophy room to back it up! This interview was incredible. A big Thank you to Dan for taking the time to share his knowledge with us!

Links to check out:

Huntingbeast.com

Hillmap.com

Stealthoutdoors.com

Contact Dan To Scout Your Property At: thehuntingbeast@aol.com

Order Dan’s videos directly thru the huntingbeast.com store.

Video 83 Practicing For Form and Accuracy Separately

This video talks about my thoughts on practicing for both form and accuracy in separate sessions.

Episode 201 Natural Deer Food and Feeding Patterns

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This Episode talks about natural deer foods, feeding patterns, and how to hunt accordingly.

Bonus Post! Are You Wanting a New Bow? Then Read This!

This is just a quick reminder that if you are looking to get a new bow this year and want to get that bow sooner rather than later the time to act is now! Show season is almost here for bowyers and its during that show season that they take a ton of orders. Remember all bow orders are “first come first served”. So when you order a bow and put down a deposit you are basically reserving a spot in line. Then when the bow that was ordered right before yours is done, your bow starts to be made.

Wait times vary depending on the bowyer and how busy they are. But a good bowyer with a solid reputation will have wait times of 5-10 months.  Once the shows start and the orders start to pile up, you get later into that wait time frame. I know Steve Turay of Northern Mist Longbows (my favorite bowyer and great friend) will often take over 20 bow orders at a Traditional bowhunting show or gathering. I also know he makes over 100 bows a year. So using that for an example and also using the first big show coming up soon in the end of January (Kalamazoo Tradbow Expo) if you ordered a bow before the show you would get it 2 months quicker than if you order it the day after the show.

There are a ton of bowyers out there making fine bows. If you are looking for a new longbow I highly recommend Northern Mist Longbows. Steve Turay is the bowyer that builds every Northern Mist Bow by hand from start to finish exactly to what you want and need. If you don’t know what you need ask him, he does know. I could go on and on about all the bennifits of a Northern Mist bow and I have in many podcasts. But actions speak louder that words and anytime you see me with a bow in my hand it will be a Northern Mist Longbow. Period! And for anyone that thinks Im only saying that because he is a sponsor or due to perks, I can assure you I paid full price for my bows and always will. If another bowyer called me and said “I will make you any bow you want for free” my response would be “thanks but no thanks! I found exactly what I want in a bow and a bowyer, so Im good!” So understand I only use, promote, and recommend Northern Mist because I truly believe they are the best longbow made.

Now when it comes to recurves I cant help much as I have not ordered a custom recurve on 20 years. But the rules are the same as searching for a new longbow. Look for a bowyer with a good reputation, quality fit and finish, and the features that are important to you.

Now if you are not sure about what kind of bow you want or who you want to make it, then the shows are a great place to start! Show Season for bowyers starts in January and runs throughout the winter, spring and summer. They happen all over the country with big shows and small shows happening all the time and all over. at these shows you can get your hands on many different bows and shoot them right there on the spot. You can also buy bows right there at the shows. If you are looking at specific bowyers bows, call them and ask what shows they will be attending so you know where you can find them at to test out and handle their bows.

If you buy a bow at the show or a stock bow you will pay full price on the spot. If you order a custom bow you usually pay a deposit when ordering and the balance when the bow is finished. The cost of bows vary greatly and don’t let the price fool you. you don’t have to pay a fortune for a great bow. as a matter of fact use me for an example of that again. I would not blink an eye to pay 1500 bucks for a custom bow. But I actually get everything I want in a bow for under 700 bucks in my Northern Mist bows! Why does the price not matter? Because you are most likely gonna use the bow for many many years and that cost spread out of that kind of time frame is like a pizza dinner a month type of cost. Basically irrelevant!

So if 2017 is the year for a new bow for you, and you know what you want, get on it now to get ahead of the busy season. If you dont know what you want, hit the shows and get hands on with a bunch of bows to find what works best for you.

Episode 198 Why I Love Hunting Public Land

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This episode talks about the pros and cons of hunting public land and why I love it so much!

Note: I made a mistake! I said it was Colorado that shortened their season due to technology and I was wrong! It was Washington State that did that. Sorry for the mistake!

Episode 196 Interview With Joe Fisher on Out of State Hunting Trips

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This episode is an Interview with Joe Fisher on out of state hunting and some other random bowhunting stuff.

 

Episode 195 Apology and First Half of Season Recap

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This Episode is an apology and a recap of how the first have of my season has been.

Episode 189 Thoughts for New Trad Hunters and Scouting For Trad Hunting

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This episode gives some tips and things to thing about for new trad hunters. Then I go into detail about scouting for trad hunting and how it differs from compound hunting scouting.

Episode 184 Interesting Deer Hunting Stats

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This episode talks about some interesting deer hunting stats that i was reading and my thoughts on them.

Episode 183 Budget Big Game Hunts

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This episode talks about big game hunts that can be done on a budget.

This episode is also published a couple days early do to me being out of town this Sunday.

In this episode I talked about hog hunting with Jim Dussias in Florida but could not remember the new name of his hog hunting camp. Its called “Olde Florida Bowhunting” Search it on face book and you will get the info and connect with Jim!

Episode 182 Benefits of Not Using an Outfitter

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This episode is all about the benefits of do it yourself hunting and not using an outfitter or guide.

 

Episode 181 Why Outfitters are Important

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This video talks about why outfitters are important and the benefits of using them.