# 19 Relentless pursuit with Matthias Turner

This week join host Matthias for another solosode where he uncovers his latest adventure in the field. Matty dives into his relentless pursuit of bowhunting so far and how his game plan has changed which has already proven to be super successful.

 

Matty is your typical weekend warrior who only gets out every once in a while and really cherishes each hunt even if they are unsuccessful… Listen in to his major insights and a huge wakeup call from a lesson learnt on his recent hunt.

 

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@mattyafter

 

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#18 A life Outdoors with Lydia Smith

This week host Matty is joined by Lydia Smith who has designed a life around the things she loves about the outdoors.

 

Lydia is a horse and dog trainer and also a very talented wildlife artist. In her spare time, Lydia loves to get out and go fishing, hunting and more recently looking for shed antlers.

 

We talk all things from best spot’s to look for cast antlers through to hunting bears and social media and terminology of the modern world.

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@lydiasmith00

@lydia_smith_art

 

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#17 The 5 Year Hunt with Lonnie Broekman

This week host Matty interviews guest Lonnie Broekman. Lonnie has been a life long hunter but has only transitioned to bowhunting in recent years, however, has excelled in his hunting. Among many stories, Lonnie tells us of a white fallow buck that he hunted for 5 years straight before successfully hunting in the 2019 rut.

 

Before this story though Lonnie talks in detail about one of his favourite animals to hunt… Foxes.

 

We talk everything from populations and taxpayers money spent on population control, where to look for foxes, how to whistle foxes in both while soloing and with a friend helping to whistle them in.

 

Lonnie has some great stories and experiences that we can all learn from. In particular… patience. For someone to put in the effort and time over 5 years of rutting seasons shows a crazy amount of persistence and patience and almost goes unspoken in his shortened version of his hunt.

 

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@lonnie.broekman

 

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#16 Understanding Fallow Deer With Matthew Eland

This week host Matty gains a true understanding of Fallow deer with guest Matt Eland.

Matt spent his younger years growing up on a deer farm that mainly bred Fallow Deer. Matt talks from his experiences as to the common traits of both the does and bucks. Matt explains where they typically like to hang out as well as where he first looks when he gets to a hunting property that hosts fallow deer.

Matt explains the different ways you can call buck in during the rut. Matt also tells us what the bucks typically do out of the rutting season. He also talks about their typical feeding habits and his ideal placement for game cameras to watch the fallow.

 

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@bearded_bowman87

 

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#15 – National Forrests and Sambar Deer with Chris Hyde

This week host Matty is joined by Chris Hyde (@bowhunting_somewhere). Chris has been hunting for many years and in that time has picked up a lot of knowledge around high country hinting and Sambar deer!

 

Chris and Matty talk from a consumer’s perspective of how he finds some different back tension and thumb releases he’s invested in. He explains how each shoot differently and the benefit and improvement he has found from each one of his knock on releases.

 

Chris takes us through his experience with Sambar deer, from where he typically finds them through to what he looks for when he’s hunting national forests for them. Chris also explains his thoughts and processes around his game camera placement!

 

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@bowhunting_somewhere

 

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#14 – Persistence Pays with Elissa Rosemond

This week host matty is joined by Elissa Rosemond, known on FB and instagram as @egr_bowhunting.

Elissa is an avid bowhunter and explains many times throughout the episode how persistence pays off in the bush with a bow.

We talk from her beginnings into bowhunting in 2011 through to now were she is deeply involved in bowhunting and archery at her local club in Rockhampton!

Elissa tells us some great hunting stories including some close encounters with boars, only she was the target. Rosemond dives into her first Cape York hunt along with more recent and very successful hunts in NSW this year.

Elissa tells a great story from this years rut where her and partner Brett gave themselves 3 weeks to get the job done and it literally came right down to the last day.

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EGR Bowhunting on Facebook

@egr_bowhunting

 

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#13 – Turkeys, Trout & White-tail with Tyler Skowronski

This week Matty is joined by Tyler Skowronski of Hiit Outdoors (@hiitingthedream)

Tyler is based out of the state of New York in America and is an avid outdoorsman. In fact, Tyler spends so much time outside Matty though he was a guide as he’s forever outdoors sharing his passion for bowhunting white-tail, shotgunning turkey’s and fly fishing for trout.

 

The turkey season has just come and gone in America and so a lot of the conversation is dedicated to the great big turkeys. The boys cover over the fascination with the birds and what dictates a great turkey.

It’s not all about the turkeys at the moment though as the trout are biting! Tyler is also a passionate fisherman and dives into the legalities of trout fishing. He lets us know that a male trout is referred to as a ‘buck’. Meaning that he’s chasing good sized bucks all year around!

Tyler has been in the outdoors for most of his life and reminisces on some of his first adventures with his bow as well as his first big game kill, a white-tail deer.

Tyler and Matty talk a bit about the importance of fitness and how it’s served them both in the wild as well as how you can keep motivated for your next hunt.

 

Find Tyler:

@hittingthedream

hiitteamoutdoors@gmail.com

 

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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.

 

Find Crag Hailes

@craighailes

@huntingcampdownunder

huntingcampdownunder@gmail.com

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