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#12 – Rut Recap with Host Matthias Turner

Join Host Matty as he takes you through a rut recap from the 2019 season.

Hear about how wild dogs ruined his stalk. How he thought he’d blown his chances multiple times from barking stags to his very own dodgy attempted roars.

 

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#11 Snakes and Goats with Jono Roberts

This week we’re joined by Jono Roberts (@jonoluke) on the podcast. Jono is a mad keen outdoorsman and does his very best to interact with the wildlife as often as he can. His instagram is full of incredible selfies with animals such as eagles, snakes, echidnas, crocodiles, emus, kangaroos and more.

Jono has a fascination for snakes, so much so that he has stashes of the most deadliest snakes in not only Australia but the world in enclosures around his house.

Jono explains how snakes are misjudged creatures and that almost all bites could be related back to human stupidity or pushing past the safe zone when they should have backed out.

Roberts explains how he sees to snake handling and gives a few insights as to how he leads other passionate outdoorsmen to snake handling.

Most of Jono’s bowhunting is around goats. He hunts for meat, he hunts for the experience and he occasionally hunts for the trophy. He explains how he typically locates goats and his usual movements in the stalk for his goat hunts.

Unknown to host Matty, Jono explains how goats have multiple ruts throughout the year and sheds more light on their mating seasons.

 

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Instagram: @jonoluke

 

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#10 – Mountain Boars & Applying For Hunts in USA with Craig Hailes

This week I’m joined by the host of Hunting Camp Downunder podcast Craig Hailes. Craig Hailes grew up on a pig farm and had a bow in his hands from a very young age.

Ever since entering archery Craig has applied himself to it, whether it be 3D archery competitions, bowhunting, his podcast or his consultancy work in which he helps bowhunters apply for oversea’s hunts of a lifetime.

Craig gives away all he knows when it comes to finding big mountain boars. He explains the do’s and don’t when it comes to stalking mountain boars to ensure you don’t scare them off forever.

Craig helps to answer some listener questions about what to do when you can’t get access to keep your hunting skills alive and active.

Mr Hailes also goes a little into detail about guided hunts and about his experiences over in USA. Craig explains how and why the consultancy work came about and talks a little bit about how much of a jumble and lottery it is from state to state. With the consulting he helps you apply for where and what you want to hunt to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Whether you’re planning on hunting USA multiple times or if it’s a once in a lifetime trip, Craig can’t stress enough how important it is to get in early and start applying for tags for the years to come.

 

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@craighailes

@huntingcampdownunder

huntingcampdownunder@gmail.com

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#9 – Hunting Elk In USA with Michael Herne

This week I’m joined by Micahel Herne. Michael has been in infantry for years and was introduced to bowhunting as the military had a hunting program set up on base in which service teams and their families could hunt hogs year round.

 

Michael takes us through the tag system in Northern America and explains how the conservation system works. Michael explains the positives and negatives of the system and how to best use it to your advantage as an ‘outter state buyer’ especially when hunting for elk.

 

Mr Herne talks us through his elk hunts that he has done and explains the night and day differences he experienced from year to year after gaining some confidence around these animals.

 

Michael enlightens us with some fun stories and tips for beginners to think about when they’re out in the field. Michael helps to fill in the blanks from costs of the hunt to the time needed to be successful out on public land.

 

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#8 – Hunting and Cooking Tips with James Doumtsis

This week is part 2 with James Doumtsis! We dive deep into his background in hunting. He gives his insights to gaining property access as well as explaining it from the property owners point of view. James explains just how often property owners deal with poachers and reminds you to keep that in mind and separate yourself from those who take it upon themselves to ruin the hunting name for the rest of us.

James has a heap of tips for hunters both in the field and in the kitchen. James talks to beginners a lot through his social media platform and says one of the biggest tips he can give is taking the ‘trophy’ pressure off of yourself. It’s not expected that you will get a monster deer or any deer on your first hunt. Go into hunting with a good reason and intent. Enjoy your time in the bush and getting in with nature firstly and then the animal culls will come.

James expresses how you should make your time cooking wild game enjoyable too. Hunting is only half of the process, some times the biggest challenges come in the kitchen with knowing how to best cook the meat.

 

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#7 – Learnings From Our Weekend Hunt with James Doumtsis

This week I’m joined by James Doumtsis. This podcast was recorded post a hunting weekend in Late March 2019.

 

We dive deep into the hunt and break down my learnings and James’ teaching from the weekend. We got onto pigs and deer and I learnt a lot from the stalking opportunities and as well as some basics for around the bush that could really help you out with your next hunt.

 

Join us next week for Part 2 with James as we dive deeper into his background and hunting stories.

 

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#6 – Hunting Around the World with the HuntShack Crew

This week I am joined by the team behind HuntShack (@huntshack  huntshack.net) Jess, Tash and Rod Byfield. Hunt Shack started out of Rod hunting with outfitters from Africa, Australia and New Zealand and others asking him for guidance and references based on his previous hunts.

They now provide a full service from setting up the hunt to taxidermy your animal and ensure a safe delivery home whether your hunt is in Australia or abroad.

We dive deep into hunting in Africa and the truth behind the access and high fence operations there. The crew explain what to look for in a good outfitter as well as what may be a sign that the outfitter isn’t the perfect fit for you. We talk about changing from rifle to bowhunting and the challenges involved. Together we share our opinions around hunting ethics and the current problems with Australia’s hunting rules along with a heap of other insights including a dive into their new Hunters membership ‘I Am Hunter’

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#5 – Moose, Bears, Whitetail and Hogs with Dr Anthony Jay

Dr Anthony Jay earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology from Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, where he researched HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) inhibitors.  After college, he continued to work with virus (lentivirus) in the context of Alzheimer’s disease for the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, researching fats, hormones, and cholesterol. Dr Jay is a husband a father and a Bowhunter.

 

In this episode we talk at great lengths about Dr Anthony’s public and private land hunting experiences. He explains the pro’s and con’s to paid hunts from his perspective as well as explains how he was contracted to reduce the hog numbers on campus at university.

 

Dr Anthony Jay explains why he only uses fixed blade broadheads on large game now as well as a dive into the health benefits of free ranged meat over the factory farmed meats.

 

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#4 – Gaining Access and Finding The Big Ones with Ayden Doumtsis

Ayden Doumtsis is arguably one of Australia’s most successful young bow hunters. After his father past his passion for bowhunting onto Ayden and his twin James when they were young they have both continued to grow and further their bow hunting skills.

 

Ayden tells stories from his first bow and kill right through to some of his favourite hunts to date. In the past 12 years Ayden has spent A LOT of time in the bush filming and hunting our critters and has learnt many lessons from doing so. Ayden gives tips and tricks that will help fast track your next hunt.

 

Ayden’s Instagram and YouTube channels are both aesthetically pleasing and a great place to go to get you pumped for your next hunt.

 

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#3 – Perfect Shot Placement with Brad Murphy

Brad Murphy is a physio, an archery coach and an Australian champion of 3D archery and the technical editor of Arrowhead Magazine. In this episode, we dive deep into brad’s 3 step process of grip, anchor and release. Brad explains and breaks down what he’s looking for and what you should be feeling each step of the way. Brad dives into the common trigger punching technique and ways to assess if you’re doing it and how to fix it along with some information on the best back tension releases available for you.

 

Brad has hunted all over Australia and now all over the world. At the time of release, Brad is currently in temperatures of up to -30 degrees Celsius hunting Musk Ox. We dive a little into his motivation to travel the world hunting along with his love of travelling to help others further their archery skils.

 

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