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The Western Huntsman Podcast

This weekly podcast is dedicated to the future of hunting in North America! We bring you Western hunting tips on elk, deer, bear, and more as well as deeper conversations around how we protect this passion of ours. This podcast is the Home of the School of September and other popular hunting series to help you become a better hunter. The show is hosted by lifelong hunter, Jim Huntsman. If you care about passing the torch of hunting to future generations, join the conversation here! Proud member of the Eastman's Hunting Journals family of podcasts.

Tracks

196. Live Full Time with Gabe Castleberry
An old Marine friend joins me this week, Gabe Castleberry! Gabe and I served in 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines together where we traveled the world in uniform including places like Kosovo, Africa, and Iraq.  As a sort of Memorial Day special, Gabe and I discuss some of our experiences in the Marines, transitioning to the civilian world, masculinity, wokeness and how it applies to everything, veteran suicides, and Gabe's coaching platform, LiveFT. Gabe is an inspiring dude with a ton to offer folks willing to do the work to improve. You won't want to miss this episode, I'm proud to call him a friend! LiveFT Website LiveFT on Instagram Gabe on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Vantage Point Archery - American made broadheads of choice for The Western Huntsman! Make sure to check out the single-bevel Omega’s or scroll through and find the broadhead that best suits your needs. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty are just part of the reason why these are my go-to broadheads. https://vparchery.com/ Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
99:26 5/27/24
195. Testicular Fortitude with Mike Herz
Return guest, Mike Herz, is a friend, hunter, hunting advocate in Washington, founding member of the Conservation Coalition of Washington, family man, and entreprenuer. In this episode, we discuss some updates in the ongoing battle in Washington against the anti-hunting industry, we discuss the leftist push to control everyone, and Mike's new venture, SkullCraft Collective. We also touch on some Utah mule deer hunting, bear hunting, and the fight to delist the grizzly. Mike is one of my favorite guests, always a pleasure having him on the show! SkullCraft Collective website - use promo code Huntsman20 for 20% off! Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Vantage Point Archery - American made broadheads of choice for The Western Huntsman! Make sure to check out the single-bevel Omega’s or scroll through and find the broadhead that best suits your needs. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty are just part of the reason why these are my go-to broadheads. https://vparchery.com/ Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
78:07 5/20/24
School of September with Joel Swecker
Joel Swecker is a firefighter, taxidermist, writer, hunter, and American family man. He is a return guest and joins me this week for April's installment of School of September.  We spend a lot of time discussing how to locate, call to, and strategically place a lethal arrow into an elk. What we kind of gloss over is what to do after an elk hits the ground. As the owner of one of the busiest taxidermy shops in Washington, Black River Taxidermy, Joel sees a lot of mistakes we as hunters make when trying to keep the cape for a sweetass shoulder mount. In this discussion, we go into great detail about proper caping, skinning, meat care, butchering, and lots more of the little details that make a big difference once an animal is down. Joel knows his stuff as well as anyone with added perspective of being a taxidermist. If you plan to notch a tag on a worthy wapiti this year, make sure you know how to get that bull off the mountain so your mount looks fantastic and saves you money! Joel Swecker on Instagram (Black River Taxidermy) SCHOOL OF SEPTEMBER EXCLUSIVELY BROUGHT TO YOU BY PHELPS GAME CALLS Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
124:07 4/24/24
194. Step Aside Kids, The Adults are Here with Jase Groesbeck
Jase Groesbeck is a powerhouse of a man. He's a father, husband, and lifelong hunter who stands by his principles and beliefs.  In this episode, Jase and I bounce around from his upbringing as a hunter, to baiting bears, to a debate about what the future of hunting looks like were things to remain as they are now. Jase has balls of steel and is unashamed of who he is and what he stands for. As hunters, we are in desparate need of more folks that speak out like Jase does. I really enjoyed getting to know him and understanding his position, and I think you're going to like him as much as I do! Don't miss this episode. Jase on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
119:34 4/17/24
193. Explorer of the Sole with Jim Hoffman
Return guest Jim Hoffman is the owner of Hoffman Boots, an outdoorsman, family man, and a friend of mine. He is passionate about making boots, and Hoffman Boots is a long time sponsor of this show. In this episode, we discuss the importance of good hunting boots, what make boots work in the field, how to take care of good boots for the long haul, and a bunch of hunting stuff! Jim is a great guy with a love for life and family, truly the essence of American small business.  Jim on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
73:28 4/9/24
192. Pursuing Wolves and Bear for Better Elk and Deer with Tom Schneider
By popular demand, Tom Schneider of Stuck N The Rut makes another return on the show! Tom is one of the most talented hunters I know. He has mastered hunting wolves, mule deer, elk, and bear and the Stuck N The Rut YouTube channel shows it all! In this episode, Tom and I discuss pursuing predators and seeing it as a duty to all hunters to improve balance. Tom feels more deserving of his elk and deer success knowing that he also hunted wolves and bear. I tend to agree with this philosophy, and nobody does it better than Tom! Movie night in Coeur d'Alene, ID link Wolf Hunting Masterclass Tom on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
140:40 4/2/24
191. Barnes Copper Bullets with Mitch Kukson
Mitch Kukson is an R&D Engineer for Barnes Bullets, which is a fancy way to say that Mitch is a bullet design expert and essentially a ballistics scientist. Needless to say, he is way smarter than I am and brings a level of expertise to the show that we've never done before. In this episode, we talk about Mitch's recent mountain lion and elk hunts, different bullet designs for different scenarios, ballistics, copper versus lead ammo, how copper bullets impact an animal, and much more! Mitch joined me at The Western Hunt Expo for this chat and this is the perfect episode for those of us that like to geek out on ammo. Mitch is a powerhouse of information and data on this topic, enjoy! Mitch on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
61:44 3/28/24
School of September with Cam Hanes
I can't believe it's already time to kick off the School of September Series! But, since it is time, I thought what better way to kick it off than with none other than Cam Hanes! Cameron Hanes is perhaps one of, if not THE worlds best elk hunter. Cam is a longtime bowhunter, author, long-distance runner, family man, and host of the Lift, Run, Shoot Podcast. He's a world-renowned athlete and does it all in the name of bowhunting. Cam has inspired thousands of people to work harder, and "keep hammering" away to achieve great things, to include inspiring me. He is the perfect example of leadership, and is as authentic behind the scenes as he is on his public platforms. I'm a huge fan, and after this episode, I think you will be too! Cam on Instagram Cam's website Check out the Elite Hunt Club for a chance to win an amazing hunt! Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
118:35 3/26/24
190. Fear Not in a Lost Society with Kevin Estela
Kevin Estela is the Director of Survival for Fieldcraft Survival and the Author of the best-selling book,101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods. A lifelong educator and the founder of the Estela Wilderness Education Fund, Estela is an avid bushcrafter, hunter, fisherman, and self-admitted firearms training junkie. Follow his exploits on Twitter/Instagram at @estelawilded. In this episode, Kevin and I discuss strong minds versus weak minds and how it relates to the state of our current society. How it affects the hunting world. We discuss his book (link below) and the difference between tinfoil hat preppers and living a prepared life. Bear hunting is talked about, as well as deer hunting in the Southeast versus the West. Kevin is always a fantastic guest for this show. His "fear not" attitude towards sharing what he believes is refreshing in a world full of weak-minded pussies who hide in silence and pathetic apathy. Pick up a copy of Kevins' book, you won't regret it.  Buy "101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods" Kevin Estela on Instagram Fieldcraft Survival Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
113:52 3/12/24
189. Wolves and Emotionally Intoxicated Urbanites with Scott Rockholm
Scott Rockholm is a North Idaho hunter, family man, film maker, and passionate advocate when it comes to the truth about wolves and wolf reintroduction.  Scott and I discuss several topics on the wolf issue. From wolf management to the cult of pro-wolf activists. History of wolves and how they're intertwined with human history comes up. We talk about the changing landscape of the hunting community and how the wool has been potentially pulled over our eyes. Scott is authentic, passionate, and highly-educated on the wolf subject. He's also not afraid to call it like he see's it. This is a great episode, the title says it all! Scott on Instagram Scott on YouTube Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
165:46 3/5/24
188. The Fusion of Truth and Science with Jim Heffelfinger, Ed Arnett, and Ike Eastman
In this expert-heavy episode, I find myself a bit out of my league as we poke through some heavy topics. Recorded at the Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake, we discuss a wide variety of topics from wolf management, mule deer conservation, public perceptions versus reality in wildlife management, ballot box biology, and a host of other hot button talking points. Jim Heffelfinger is the Wildlife Science Coordinator with the Arizona Fish & Game, Author of the book "Deer of the Southwest," and world-renowned research scientist. His expertise is tapped by multiple agencies and hunting platforms, and for good reason. Ed Arnett is the CEO of The Wildlife Society, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, Professor, writer, and hell of an articulate guy who knows what he stands for. Like Heffelfinger, he brings serious expertise both as a hunter AND biologist for some unshakeable credibility on these subject matters.   Ike Eastman, owner of Eastmans Journals, has a lifetime of hunting, hunting media, dedicated conservation work, and has helped build one of the strongest brands in the industry. One of my favorite things about Ike is his unwavering commitment to results-oriented conservation, and how down to earth he is despite the big brand name.  Jim Heffelfinger on Instagram Ed Arnett on Instagram Ike Eastman on Instagram Wildlife Society Website Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
70:37 2/27/24
187. Getting Rocky Mountain High with Mike Costello
Mike Costello is a family man, hunter, advocate for hunters, and a Howl for Wildlife Strategic Partner. He's also a return guest on The Western Huntsman and a powerful voice for the future of hunting.  Mike and I dive into the Colorado lion/bobcat hunting debate as it relates to the anti-hunting community and their push to label everything as "trophy hunting." We bounce around from hunting advocacy topics to politics to some of his recent hunts, and it's a great conversation filled with action items that every hunter can do to help! As always, Mike is extremely effective at articulating the threats we face and how to counter them. You're going to love this episode! Mike on Instagram Howl for Wildlife Save the Hunt Colorado Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
87:55 2/21/24
186. Hunting, Dick Bones, and Don Trump Jr. with Adam Grenda
Return Guest, Adam Grenda of Stuck N The Rut is an Alaskan bush pilot, hunter, husband, father, and a fearless advocate for our hunting heritage.  In this episode, Adam and I discuss some Alaskan hunting versus hunting the lower 48 stuff, the dick bone movement, flying Alaskan bush planes, his meeting with Don Trump Jr. and tons more! As usual, Adam is authentically himself and unafraid to share his thoughts on any topic. Always a pleasure having him on! Adam on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
103:45 2/13/24
185. How to Win a Hunt with Ross Sharp
Return guest, Ross Sharp, is a Western Washington hunter and owner of The Crazy Elk Company. Many of you will know him from his Tag Wallet, a product desgined to simplify attaching a tag to your animal while also protecting it against the elements.  In this episode, Ross and I talk elk hunting, the politics around the future of hunting, the Washington Game Commission, and an opportunity for listeners to win a hunt this Spring! Ross on Instagram Enter the Hunt Here! Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
95:29 2/6/24
184. Prepared with Rob Benson
Rob Benson is an emergency preparedness expert, homesteader, hunter, survivalist, and family man. He has a huge social media following and even an online emergency supply store (link below). In this episode, Rob and I discuss his motivations for living a prepared life. We talk hunting, wolf reintroductions, societal issues and risks, and ballot box wildlife management. It's a great episode that goes into multiple important topics. Rob is a freaking wealth of information and is unafraid to just be who he is, he's exactly the authentic kind of person we look for on this show! Rob in Instagram Buckhorn Cliffs Store Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
92:35 1/30/24
183. Mountain Hunting Etiquette with Dirk Durham
Dirk Durham is one of the worlds best elk hunters and callers, he's also the marketing manager with Phelps Game Calls and one helluva friend to me. As a return guest on this show, he never disappoints.  In this episode, Dirk and I discuss etiquette on the mountain and answer listener questions and comments on this topic. We're both long enough in the tooth to remember hunting before the internet, and have seen how the hunting community has changed over the last few decades. Etiquette and unspoken rules between hunters have always been of importance, and perhaps for many, they didn't have the proper mentorship to know what good hunting etiquette is. We're hoping to change that with episodes like this one, and there's nobody better than Dirk to kick this important conversation off! Dirk on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
128:31 1/23/24
182. Know Where You Stand with Gabe Hinkle
Gabe Hinkle is a Northwest Native, hunter, father, photogragher, and railroad engineer who joins me this week to discuss an important topic surrounding public land: Natural Asset Companies. Gabe brought this issue to me a few weeks ago, and it's something hunters should be concerned with. There is a comment period that ends this week, make sure you voice your opinions at the link below! Link for Comments: https://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/sr-nyse-2023-09 Gabe on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
119:09 1/16/24
181. Western Hunt Fest
Guy Duplantier, Efren Gonzalez, and Jeff DeVaul join me this week to discuss the Western Hunt Fest. This festival is a two huntfest that involves a 3D archery course, elk calling seminars and contests, a pack-out challenge, and tons of other family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy!  IN this episode, we talk about the events and locations of each Western Hunt Fest in 2024, then we dive into some hunting etiquette discussions, using excuses after season, hunting crowded trailheads, and lots more!  Western Hunt Fest on Instagram Pack Em Out Apparel Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
107:56 1/4/24
180. Outlaws, Wolves, and Hunting with Zach Hanson
Zach Hanson is a hunter, trapper, author, family man, and a return guest on this show. He wrote "Turning Feral" a couple years ago, which is a book centered around his story of leaving his corporate and city lifestyle for a remote life of hunting and trapping in the Idaho mountains.  In this episode, Zach and I discuss his successful wolf hunt, his book, what he's working on writing wise now, running trap lines, and many other banter type topics consistent with The Western Huntsman Podcast! Zach is a dynamite guest and you'll love this discussion, and I can't wait to get him back on the show! Zach on Instagram Buy Turning Feral Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
73:01 12/19/23
179. Guitars and Bows with Travis Van Hoff
It's no secret I love music and being a musician almost as much as I love hunting! Every few months I like to bring on an up and coming new artist to introduce to you the listener! Travis Van Hoff is a hunter, songwriter, musician, family man, and great guy to visit with! We talk about archery hunting, and how that ties into his career as a musician. He also plays his new single "Cowboys Ride" as well as another single not yet released. Below is his bio, enjoy! Bio: Born and raised out West at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Travis Van Hoff has always had an appreciation for the outdoors and the music it inspires in his life. Van Hoff’s magic is in his vocal ability, nothing short of a gift. His upcoming releases pull from musical roots in country and rock & roll. 
 Through the course of his career, Van Hoff has had several placements on national television shows and advertising placements with YouTube TV, McDonalds, Ford, and many others. 
 Van Hoff has also performed on eminent stages across the country with notable acts including Train, The Avett Brothers, Portugal The Man, Brett Young, Tyrone Wells, Cold War Kids, Blink 182, and many more.   Travis on Instagram   Travis Van Hoff Link Tree   Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off!   Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
70:56 12/12/23
178. Framing Solutions with Gary Strassburg
Gary Strassburg is a veteran, hunter, family man, and Washington resident who was troubled by what he was seeing taking place with the hunting community in the Evergreen State. He is the perfect example of when a citizen decides to get engaged and take action. In this episode, Gary and I discuss the events that led him to participating in wildlife commission meetings and taking action with the newly formed Conservation Coalition of Washington. We discuss a framework of solutions to change the tide of anti-hunting sentiment, hunter engagement, and messaging to the American non-hunter that shines a positive light on the hunting community.  Gary on Instagram Cougar/Bear Petition Article Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
119:43 12/7/23
177. Cliff Gray on Hunting, Guiding, and Building a Life Around it All!
Cliff Gray is a former outfitter, guide, hunter, and story teller of all things hunting. His YouTube Channel is one of the best in the business and he joins me for a great discussion about all of it.  In this episode, Cliff and I discuss his life as a hunter, hunter issues and etiquette, entrepreneurship, outfitting, and his time on the Joe Rogan Podcast. I love having guys like Cliff on the show, their perspective as a hunter layered with outfitting and having a huge platform tend to bring out new understandings of the issues we deal with as outdoorsmen. He is experienced, articulate, and unashamed to share his beliefs.  Cliff on Instagram Cliff's YouTube Show Sponsors! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
69:41 12/5/23
176. Conservation Coalition of Washington, Saving Hunting in the Evergreen State
This week, I bring in members of the newly formed Conservation Coalition of Washington; Mike Herz, Josh Caple, Kelsey Haller, and Cory Maxwell.  We discuss the current state of commissioners of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. The panel has a lot of inside information as to which commissioners are on the side of hunting and conservation, and which ones aren't. We break down each commissioner, discuss many of the hurdles in the way of hunting in Washington, future proposals, and much more. If you're a sportsman in Washington, these conversations are growing ever more important. Many of the current commissioners in the WDFW are openly hostile towards hunting, and by default, conservation. This puts Washington hunters, anglers, and the wildlife that call Washington home at risk.  I would love feedback on this episode, especially ideas on how to spread the message to a broader audience: jim@thewesternhuntsman.com Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
109:56 11/28/23
175. September Dreams with Andrew Tucker
Andrew Tucker and his wife joined my wife and I for a night of campfires, whiskey, and good company. We slipped into the studio to record an episode during their visit and covered a ton of ground! He's the first in-person guest in the newly minted Broken Tines Studio, and our badass wives make up the first ever in-studio live audience! Whiskey flowed and speech may be a bit slurred by the end, it's just the facts. We talk about Andrew's success on a herd bull this last September, he walks us through his journery from almost zero field experience as a hunter to notching a tag on a fantastic bull. He offers some insight for folks just getting started as hunters and some of the hard lessons he learned along the way. Andrew is not only my cousin, but a damn good friend and we've shared some insane adventures in the mountains of North Idaho together. Seasoned hunters to totally green ones will get a lot of value out of this episode. We all dream of big screaming bulls in September, here's Andrew's story about how his September dreams came true! Enjoy! Andrew on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
101:06 11/18/23
174. Late Season Elk with Guy Eastman
Some of us are still left holding unnotched elk tags this fall, so I decided to seek out a late-season elk expert and my search led me straight to Guy Eastman! Guy is a 4th generation Wyoming native, hunter, writer, and one of the owners of Eastmans Hunting Journals. He knows elk hunting, from early season to late, and if you're still on the hunt for a late-season bull, you won't want to miss this episode!  Guy on Instagram Show Sponsors! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com  
77:20 11/14/23
173. School of November with Troy Pottenger
This episode is the audio from an Instagram Live session Troy and I did. We continue to work through our November whitetail content and this week, one of the most legendary whitetail hunters I know joins me to talk about mock scrapes, set-ups for tree stands or ground blinds, whitetail synthetic scent use, and a pile of listener Q&A taken during our Live session.  Troy Pottenger is a teacher, hunter, family man, and fantastic American who I've had the pleasure of getting to know over the last several years. His hunting style for Western Whitetails is unmatched, and has garnered the attention of some major National brands in the whitetail world. If you're passionate about whitetail hunting, you are going to love this episode! Troy on Instagram Show Sponsors!  Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
92:15 11/9/23
172. The Last Wyomingite with John Law
John Law is a hunter, modern homesteader, photogragher, and entrepreneur. He joins me in this episode to talk about some of the access issues in Wyoming and other hunting related topics. We discuss modern homesteading, being self-sustainable, and all sorts of good banter is had! He is also a talented photogragher and is passionate about the outdoors. John was a lot of fun to get on the show and I look forward to having him again! John on Instagram Show Sponsors! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans' Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should be too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
104:20 11/1/23
171. Scott Reekers of Eastmans
My buddy Scott Reekers with Eastmans' Hunting Journals joins me for a discussion on hunting the West, Eastmans' TagHub, getting tags in multiple states, hunting mule deer and pronghorn, and a pile of other hunting topics. Scott and I have known each other for almost two years, and he's become a huge resource for me personally, this show, and a great friend! His insight is always a huge value and this episode is no exception! Scott Reekers on Instagram Show Sponsors! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
80:54 10/27/23
170. Deer Hunting Basics with Jim Huntsman
After jumping on Facebook this morning and scrolling through the many different hunting groups, I noticed a ton of new hunters asking some basic questions about finding and hunting deer. Let's face it, most hunting podcasts are geared more towards the advanced deer hunter. This episode is a resource for those who could benefit from getting back to the basics.  Deer are a fundamental hunt, and the skills you learn as a deer hunter will translate very nicely to hunting other species. This episode is for the new hunter, the first or second year kind of folks who just need some direction on locating deer, identifying deer sign, different hunting methods, and advice for beginners they may not get elsewhere.  Jim on Instagram Show Sponsors! Phelps Game Calls - The game call company of The Western Huntsman! https://phelpsgamecalls.com/  -Use Promo Code “Huntsman10” for 10% off! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
53:12 10/25/23
School of November with Jon Gabrio
The whitetail rut is knocking on our front door here in the West, it's a season I always get excited for. The elusive, mature, public land mountain bucks have proven to be a serious challenge to many a hunter. In this episode, I bring in Jon Gabrio. Gabrio is one of the most consistent whitetail killers I know. He grew up hunting mountain whitetail and seems to hammer a giant every season. He shares some of the key ingredients to his whitetail success, from hunting deer in a tree stand to calling them in with grunts, rattles, and bleats. If you are heading to the whitetails woods this November, this is going to be an episode you won't want to miss! Jon Gabrio on Instagram Show Sponsors! Silencer Central - Get started with a suppressor for your next hunt by going to the website here: https://www.silencercentral.com/ They make it very easy to get licensed, purchased, and set up so you can find out why getting a suppressor from Silencer Centrals is so popular! Hoffman Boots - Best hunting boots you’ll ever own. Specifically, check out the Hoffman Explorers, hands down the finest mountain boot for Western big game on the planet, I guarantee it! Use promo code “HUNTSMAN10” for 10% off! https://hoffmanboots.com/hoffman-mountain-boots Spypoint Cameras - as a trail camera junkie, I am fairly picky about my cameras. Whether setting cell-cams around the property or regular cameras in the backcountry, Spypoint has delivered! Excellent photo quality, video, functionality, and my favorite part… Easy to use! Check it out at Spypoint.com! Savage Arms - Don’t skimp on your next big game rifle. Savage Arms has redefined high-performance rifles built specifically for guys and gals like us! Check out the 110 with Accu-Trigger, I promise you won’t regret it. www.savagearms.com Juniper Mountain Coffee - If you’re as fanatical about coffee as I am, why buy crap?? I take my coffee very seriously, and I’ve tried most of them! Juniper Mountain Coffee is not only insanely good, but it’s made by a company you would be proud to spend your money with. Check it out here www.junipermountaintradingpost.com/ Barnes Bullets - Since 1932, Barnes Bullets has been a leader in hunting ammo. The world-famous X-Bullet was the first expanding all-copper bullet known for its exceptional knock down power and performance. I have personally been using Barnes Bullets since 1998 and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t know for sure how well they perform. Check them out at www.barnesbullets.com Eastmans Hunting Journals - What Western Hunter doesn’t know Eastmans Hunting Journals?? I’ve been a fan and subscriber to the magazine since I was a kid, and you should too. Between the magazine, Eastmans TagHub, and the new Mule Deer eCourse, Eastmans has something for everyone and the tools every Western Hunter should have! Check it out at https://www.eastmans.com/ Hit me up at jim@thewesternhuntsman.com
105:32 10/24/23