#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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@common_bowhunter

 

 

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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.

 

Find James Doumtsis:

@jamesdoumtsisoutdoors

https://www.youtube.com/user/DoumtsisPhotography

 

 

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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.

 

Find James Doumtsis:

@jamesdoumtsisoutdoors

https://www.youtube.com/user/DoumtsisPhotography

 

 

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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’

Find the HuntShack team:

https://www.huntshack.net/

https://www.youtube.com/huntshack

https://www.facebook.com/HuntShack/

https://www.instagram.com/huntshack/

 

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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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https://www.ajconsultingcompany.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ajconsultingcompany

Chargin & Tonic Podcast: https://www.ajconsultingcompany.com/podcast.html

 

 

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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.

 

Find Ayden Doumtsis:

@aydendoumtsisoutdoors

https://www.youtube.com/user/DoumtsisPhotography

 

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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.

 

Find Brad Murphy:

@aussiebowhunter

https://www.facebook.com/brad.murphy.3154

 

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#2 – Red Deer 101 with Kev Schilf

This week the show brings you Mr Kev Schilf. Kev grew up on a Red Deer farm where his family harvested the velvet for sale. He is very knowledgeable on red deer and their habits.

 

We talk from where to start entering a property with red deer populations right through the butchering process and everything in between like what they feed on at different times of year, how to approach them both in and out of the rut, calling trophies in to in Kev’s opinion the correct culling method/protocol for reds.

 

Find Kev Schilf:

@kev.schilf

@spostle_blades_

@kayuga_broadheads

 

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#1 Buying the perfect bow with Ian Summers

Ian Summers has been in the archery world for over 30 years! After years of grinding away as a plumber and not enjoying his work life at all Ian decided to bite the bullet and make a career out of his passion.

Ian coaches archery, build bow press apparatus, is a part owner in Kayuga Broadheads, guides hunts for Kayuga Adventures and works at Abbey Archery in Sydney tuning bows.

Ian is incredibly passionate about archery and hunting and in this episode helps to decipher the questions you should be asking when buying a bow whether it’s your first or your perfect bow.

We also take a look into selecting arrows and how thinks the ideal grain arrow and arrow weight for hunting should be selected by each archer.

Finally, Ian takes us through the heartiness of Australian broadheads and his new signature model broadhead from Kayuga Broadheads ‘ZOT’.

Find Ian Summers:

@isummers1

https://www.facebook.com/ian.summers.984

 

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#00 – Matty Turner on Starting Becoming A Bowhunter

This is an introduction to your host Matthias Turner.

 

Matty is the co-founder of The Chief Life an online platform where they help their members with nutrition and lifestyle.

Matty is a 29 old male, living in Brisbane who has recently become obsessed with all things archery. Join him as he takes you through his introduction into archery and a few hunting stories he’s stoked to tell you.

Note the audio quality of this podcast isn’t great as it was recorded in the car on the way home from a hunting trip. Future episodes are all great quality and highly understandable.

 

Find Matty:

@mattyafter

@becomingabowhunter.podcast

https://becomingabowhunter.com/

https://www.facebook.com/becomingabowhunter.podcast