Join the cast of Primos TRUTH About Hunting as we dive into tips, tricks, and experiences from the woods! This podcast is 100% Fun, and 100% Fair chase! We’ll talk Deer, Turkey, Waterfowl, Elk, predators and everything in between! Just like the TV show, we’ll share it like it is: the hits, the misses, the laughs and the love of the hunt. This ain’t Hollywood! It’s the Truth!
Jordan and I decided to go back over some of the previous hunting seasons and pick out the most embarrassing/funny stories that never quite made it to video. Some of these things happened when the camera wasn't running, some of them got lost in the editing process, and some of them were just so embarrassing at the time that we just didn't want anyone to know what happened. Needless to say, I don't think either of us have laughed this hard during a podcast episode. Enjoy!
Dr. Robbie Kroger is the founder and mind behind Blood Origins, a nonprofit organization with the mission of sharing the truth around hunting through story telling. In this episode, we dive into deep detail of the subject; how and why this organization came about, the challenges hunting faces around the globe, the heyday of hunting in Africa, the New Zealand Tahr situation, Ricky Gervais's views on trophy hunting. There is no stone left unturned in this conversation, so check it out!
Maycee Barber is the #10 ranked fighter in the UFC flyweight division. She is also someone who loves to hunt, and simply just enjoys the outdoors. This conversation was both fun and incredibly interesting. It's one of those that you do not want to miss. We talk about all kinds of things including girl scout cookies, punching people in the face for a living, what it's like growing up in a hunting family, and getting ready for an archery elk hunt this upcoming September! Check it out!
Logan Cooke is a punter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, a former Mississippi State football player, a Mississippi native, and of course, an avid outdoorsman. One of our favorite things to do on this show is find people who have an interesting story to tell, and Logan is exactly that. Join us for a fun conversation that includes NFL football, public land hunting, the COVID-19 pandemic, duck hunting in Florida, iguanas, helicopter nurses, and much more!
Matt Branch is a family man, a form LSU football player, an avid outdoorsman, and a survivor of a nearly fatal gunshot wound that happened accidentally while duck hunting. This is podcast is a story about gun safety, but its mainly a story about survival, determination, and perseverance. There's a whole lot to learn in Matt's story about how to respond to adversity.
Full-time song writers and passionate outdoorsmen are words that accurately describe Dan and Reid of The Brothers Hunt. These two boys have a story worth telling and definitely worth you listening to. From having the desire to make it as songwriters in Nashville, living a in small houseboat to make ends meet, and finding time to hunt during all the madness. We talk about setting goals, life on the road, making backstrap poppers from roadkill deer, buck shaming,whether or not shooting a jake is okay, and much more. This episode isn't short on stories or laughs. Check it out!
With it being the week before Father's Day, we wanted to do something special. Father's In The Field is an organization that specifically targets fatherless boys. Their mission is to rekindle and establish the spirit of boys who have been abandoned by their fathers; mentoring them one-on-one in life skills through outdoor activities, and by sharing a Christian understanding of our Heavenly Father’s love and sacrifice for His children. In this episode, we talk with FitT founder, John Smithbaker, about his story and heart for reaching fatherless boys all across this country.
Sadly, turkey season has come to an end, so it's time to kick off the line of Summer 2020 podcasts. This week Jordan and Lake will be taking a walk down memory lane; talking about some of their earliest experiences with hunting. Everything from deer drives with three-wheelers and rock-filled jugs to backyard wrestling matches are covered in this conversation. If you're looking for a lot of laughs and maybe a little incite, this is the podcast episode for you!
We’ve got one more turkey trip up our sleeve to finish off the spring and we also have some new territory to explore as we start to wrap our minds around what deer season prep is going to look like over the summer months!
This podcast episode is way different than any of the one's we've ever done. It's real. It's honest, and I promise it's worth a listen. In hunting scenarios, in global pandemic scenarios, or just in life scenarios we will face hardships. What's important is how we deal with them.
Turkey hunting in the Midwest is has become one of our favorite trips of the spring. They grow them big in this region of the country and they like to gobble long and often. In this episode, we talk with our friend Tommy Nails, of Whiskey Ridge Hunts, who has been guiding deer and turkey hunts here for over 20 years. We talk about some of the key differences between turkey hunting here as opposed to turkey hunting in the Southeast. We also talk about the hunts we had this week and what we did to end up successful.
Lake talks with Professor Mike Chamberlain about the potential implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on wild turkey populations, especially in the Southeast. It's no secret that all of us here love turkey hunting. So naturally, we want do our best to ensure the availability of good turkey hunting in the future.
Every turkey hunter knows what its like to experience a streak of bad luck. Well, we had a whole week of it! In this episode we talk about about a Mishap filled week where we did nothing but get whipped day in and day out! It was entertaining to say the least! So come join us and for a few hard-learned lessons and maybe get a laugh or two at our expense!
Turkey hunting when done correctly, and ethically is one the best and most gratifying pastimes we have the privelege of taking part in. It's a challenging and respectful pursuit that makes us better hunters and better woodsman. It drives us to be better conservationist and stewards of the natural resources we've been given to manage. In this episode we discuss, what we perceive to be, one of the biggest threats to turkey hunting and what we all can do to change that.
Today's episode is about as live action as it gets. We're talking about a successful hunt that happened this very morning! Every turkey that you get a chance to kill is special, no doubt, but when it's an old long spurred gobbler that you've been after for several seasons, it makes it a little more sweet. That's exactly what we were able to do this morning, and we want to go over the decisions and moves we made that put us in the position to kill him.
Part of what makes turkey hunting so worthy of our obsession is the extreme highs and extreme lows that it offers. There's no in between. You're either on top of a mountain after a few great hunts, or fighting frustration because you just can't seem to make it all come together. We experience an emotional turkey roller coaster this week, and are luckily still here to tell the tale. We have missed turkeys, spooked turkeys, and finally a few killed turkeys. What's most important, however, is what we can take away from all these hunts (failed hunts included) to make us more successful in the future.
The latter half of our trip to South Florida turned out to be just as productive as the first half! We then headed back west to our home state of Mississippi, just in time for the season opener! In this episode, we talk about some of things we do to find success in the earliest points of the season.
The turkey pre-season talk is over. It's time to hunt! This podcast is coming to you straight from the swamps and palmetto flats of South Florida! We are two days into our Osceola turkey season, and believe when I say that we have some fun stories to share with you! As always, we cover every detail of what makes hunt, as well as go over what worked and what didn't. These two days of turkey hunting have been action packed so we are excited to share them with you! We also talk about a new online video series from Primos that will be kicking off this spring.
To a turkey hunter, there's fewer things worse than spooking a turkey. It can make you lose sleep at night. It can make you question everything you thought you knew and lose confidence in the woods. On this week's episode, we dive into the sore subject of spooking long beards. We discuss common mistakes and scenarios, share old stories, and most importantly, we discuss ways to keep this from happening.
The Hunting Public is not only one of the most popular names in the hunting world right now, they are also some of the absolute best when it comes consistently finding and killing turkeys on public land. On this week's episode we talk with Aaron Warbritton and Greg Clements from THP to discuss some of the methods they use that make them so efficient at killing turkeys. Don't miss this episode!
Last Spring Jordan and I had the pleasure of turkey hunting with Dave for a few days in Wisconsin. We finally got to catch back up with him at the 2020 NWTF convention and breakdown that hunt from start to finish. We also dive into great detail about some of the things we noticed that Dave does that play a huge part in his consistent success. This is the type of episode that every turkey hunter can benefit from so check it out!! Also check out the Pinhoti Project on Youtube!
turkey calls, coyote howlers, owl hooters, peacocks, pileated woodpeckers, such and so on. There are a million different sounds that have made claim to being able to make a turkey gobble. In this episode we talk about new calls and gear that we are excited to have out this spring. We also talk about the NWTF convention coming up at the end of this week!! Join us!
Deer season is officially over for us, so we have officially shifted gears towards spring turkey hunting. Join us for this episode as we relive past hunts, talk about plans for this spring, the upcoming NWTF convention, favorite regions for hunting turkeys, and how excited we are to finally be getting back to chasing gobbling turkeys!
Deer season is coming to a quick close. With Cottonmouth being shutdown from the high water, we are headed to high ground for one more deer trip. Our hopes are to end the season on a much-needed high note. We also spend time talking about this past deer season as a whole, discussing in detail, everything that made it the hardest season we have ever faced.
Despite how much we had all hoped for a good river year, once again the mighty Mississippi River is on the rise. So far at Cottonmouth we have pretty much lost all of our property in LA, the MS portion is cutoff unless you use a boat, and we are days away from the season shutting down in Arkansas. We have one afternoon left to hunt before we have to pack up and head to higher ground. Join us as we talk about the daily struggles of high water and also answer some questions sent in by listeners.
For many waterfowl hunters, seeing mallards cup their wings and fall through the timber into their duck hole is the ultimate goal. In this weeks episode, we talk to two of the most passionate and knowledgeable waterfowl hunters that we know to discuss the ins and outs of successfully getting on ducks in the timber. topics covered include: scouting, identifying holes that are ideal for ducks to land in easily, calling, decoys, setting up for the wind, new and stale ducks, and much more. This is an excellent episode that you do not want to miss.
Cottonmouth in January tends to be a happening place. This year, however, is a little unorthodox. The Deer movement is at a low, but the ducks are here in high numbers. We talk about hunting plans for the rest of the month. We also dive fully into the subject of trash ducks. Where did this term come from, and why we so strongly disagree with it.
"How do I get in to the hunting industry?" is probably the most commonly asked question that we get. Ben Brettingen, Executive Producer and Head of Marketing for Primos Hunting, and myself dive into each of our individual stories of how we got started in the industry. We go at this topic in full detail covering, filming, photography, how to get your name out there, who to reach out to, internship opportunities to look into, etc. If you are wanting to get in to the industry, This podcast could very helpful to you.
Jordan and I sit discuss the difference seen between deer and rutting activity between Cottonmouth and Togo Island over the past two weeks. We dissect different hunts, talk about why we haven't been seeing many deer in the food plots, the difference between a young buck tending a doe vs an old buck. Most interestingly, we talk about the ever developing effects from the flood, including one effect that might actually be a positive. Check it out!
We battled tornadoes and hail storms just to get this podcast episode out for ya'll, but that's just because we think it's worth it! Here at Cottonmouth and Togo Island, it is rut time for the deer! Brad and I discuss the struggles we've faced due to last years record flood. We also talk about some of things we did to finally find some success, as well as tactics we employ for killing bucks during the rut.
TJ Mallette is the founder and owner of Black Duck Waterfowl in Saskatchewan, CA and Stuttgart, AR. He is also one of the most waterfowl crazed individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. So naturally, he was the perfect person to have come in and talk ducks with. We talk guiding, outfitting, the differences between hunting ducks in Canada vs. the Southeast, and several tips that could help you be more successful.
I strongly believe upland hunting doesn't get the shine that it deserves. Although I'm still very new to it, I have fallen in love with it quickly. In this episode we dissect a recent pheasant and quail hunt we went in on Northern Kansas. We talk about what worked, how poor of a shot I can be sometimes, how much joy it adds to the experience to have your dog out there hunting with you, and how it was truly one of the most fun hunting experiences I have ever had. We also give some advice on how someone who is interested in the craft could get started in chasing upland birds. Give this episode a listen. I promise you won't regret it.
There still seems to be a fair amount of hunters that think pursuing a top-pin archery shot at a big buck out of a ground blind is a hopeless venture. We are here to change that mind-set. After several years of experience, and several instances of having success with archery gear out of ground blinds, we want to tell you everything we do to help us be successful.
Every deer hunter has that one buck they’re after. The number one hit-lister that consumes your thoughts day after day. This week we’ll be diving into what it takes to kill that deer. Catching a mature buck slipping is no easy task, but over the years we’ve learned several tips and tricks that can help you become more successful, and give you a better chance of getting that hit list buck in range.
Managing deer is always a hot topic. We love bringing in different experts from that field to hear their different opinions on what works. Jimmy Riley has been running Giles Island for 24 years, and is no stranger to big deer. Jordan and I picked his brain on the different things and practices he put into place that has helped make Giles Island such a hot bed for truly big white tails.
Fewer things are more exciting to a deer hunter than calling a buck into range. In this episode, we pick Will's brain on everything we can think about when it comes to successfully calling deer in. Different types of calls, using calls together in a sequence, rattling, timing, stand setups for calling. We cover all of it. This podcast episode is built for any and every whitetail hunter that has any interest in calling. Wilbur is a wealth of knowledge on the subject and he never hesitates to give us the good stuff. Check it out!
Questions about managing tracts of land for whitetail hunting is always at the forefront of requests for show topics. This week we pick Brad's brain on things that he likes to do to improve properties to better hold and hunt deer all throughout the season. We cover everything from food sources, to cover, to specifics on entry and exit. We do our best to cover all of it!
Brad has been a member of the Primos team since the early days, and is easily one of the most respected and recognized faces throughout the hunting industry. So it only made sense to us that we sit down with Brad and get him to tell his story, and we were not disappointed. From first bow hunting experiences, meeting Will Primos in an archery shop, hunting rats in his attic, to finally landing a job on the Primos video team, this is an episode that is definitely worth a listen!
We love the opportunity to bring people on this show that come from all different walks of life. It gives us the chance to get different perspectives and better understandings. Our good friend, Hunter Renfroe, has been playing baseball for the San Diego Padres since 2013, and can tell us from first hand experience what it's like to put the extreme work schedule of an MLB outfielder against a strong love for hunting and time in the outdoors. As always, there are several good stories and laughs along the way.
One of the most common requests we get is to cover successfully managing/hunting deer on small tracts of land. Lake and our good friend, Keith Polk dive into this subject head on and discuss first hand experiences, as well as practical and easily applicable things to do to give you a better chance at success when hunting these areas.
So much of how we hunt deer revolves around what they eat. I can speak for the whole Primos team in saying that food plots have drastically changed how we hunt at Cottonmouth, as well as our success rate. This week, Jordan and I go over in great detail, our step-by-step process of planting. We cover everything from, equipment used, spraying, bush-hogging, discing, planting, and fertilizing. There's no stone left unturned, nor seed left unplanted. Enjoy!
This is the most live update podcast episode we have ever done. With one day of elk hunting left for Team Primos, myself and Troy sit down to go over everything that has happened so far during this elk season. We have had plenty of highs as well as plenty of lows, and thankfully walked away with a lot of new things learned. So dive into this conversation with us and learn and laugh as you hear the emotional roller coaster that is bow hunting elk.
We've all heard Will's side of the story of how Primos Hunting got started. Jimmy's side of the story however, has been virtually left untold. Today, we mean to change that. We sat down with Jimmy to get all the details of how Primos Hunting grew into what it is today. From the early days of building calls in a garage, to his first experience hunting with a video camera, this is an episode you don't want to miss.
This week on the Podcast we are Joined by Kevan Smith, a passionate outdoorsman and just also happens to play Major League baseball as a catcher for the Angels. I always love to have people from different walks of life on this podcast and hear their story, hear how they got to where they are now and what keeps them motivated. Kevan is great guy that truly loves hunt, and any person like that always makes for a good conversation. We talk bow hunting, the crazy schedule of major league baseball player, wild game cooking, public land hunting, and much more!
Janis Putelis from the popular series, MeatEater, is no stranger to elk hunting. A number of years spent in elk country during the rut, and his vast experiences on hunting them in different places has given him great incite on how to tackle any hunting scenario from start to finish. Join us this week as we discuss grizzly attacks, old hunting stories, scouting methods, magic elk circles, and working up a sweat from calling elk. This an episode you don't want to miss.
This week we’ll be talking elk with our friend Jay Scott. Jay has been chasing elk in some of the best areas in the country for over 20 years, making him a wealth of knowledge for all things related to elk hunting. We’ll discuss some of his favorite scouting, hunting, and calling techniques that can help anyone have a better chance at success this upcoming season. We'll also hear some fun stories from the past, as well some of the plans for this upcoming September!
This episode is built for the new elk hunter. For the hunter who is heading out west in September for the first time, the hunter who has gone a few seasons but never gotten the chance to kill one, and even for the hunter has killed an elk or two but is still learning. Get the perspective from two guys who are in the same position as you, but have gotten the opportunity to watch and learn from some of the best elk hunters out there. We go over everything from the gear we take, to our bow set ups, and even the thoughts that go through your head when that big bull is coming into bow range. This episode is full of good information from beginning to finish, and can make you more successful this upcoming elk season.
Getting ready for deer season is just as important as the hunt itself. We recently returned from week long scouting trip in Kansas. We break down the steps we take in figuring out new properties, determining stand locations, and setting trail cameras in order to get us ready for the upcoming season. If you are a deer hunter to any degree, this podcast could be very beneficial into learn a few preseason tactics to help you be more successful in the woods.
Wild hogs are among the most prolific invasive species in America's history. They cause millions of dollars worth of damage every single year, and the problem doesn't seem to be subsiding. We talking MDWFP nuisance species biologist, Anthony Ballard, to discuss the origins of the problem, as well solutions for controlling them.
Mississippi is currently enduring the worst flood it has ever seen. We're talking hundreds of thousands of acres under water. There has been significant numbers of wildlife killed. There are still several numbers of wildlife displaced. Peoples' homes and property completely submerged and damaged by the water, and farmers put out of work. It's a disaster. So we are talking with our good friend Carter Mascagni from Habco who has witnessed this first hand, and can tell us what we can do to help, but most importantly share the stories of the people who live there.
Trapping has been a tool utilized by humans since before recorded history. Although the motives behind it have drastically changed over the years from bare necessity, to monetary gain through the fur trade, and now a huge factor in wildlife management, trapping is still a necessary skill for every outdoorsman. Our friend Derick Vance has been trapping for over 20 years and was generous enough to sit down with us and teach us some of the ins and outs of his favorite hobby. So if you're completely new to trapping or among the most experienced of trappers, dive into this episode ready to learn.
Arguably one of the most attractive things about outdoor lifestyle is that it draws in people from all walks of life. This week we are joined by our first ever NFL football player. Korey Cunningham of the Arizona Cardinals is a great guy and avid outdoorsman that we loved to have the chance to sit down and talk with. It's always a pleasure to hear stories from folks that weren't afraid to chase after their dreams, and the obstacles they had to overcome along the way. Not to mention the several funny hunting stories that were shared throughout.
Travis Tbone Turner is one of the most liked and recognized faces in the hunting community. He's widely known for his humor, overall positivity, and his unmatched love for hunting. We got the chance to sit down with Tbone to hear his story from start to finish, and believe me, it was nothing short of entertaining, encouraging, and down right comical. Check it out!
What is there to do for the outdoorsman during the hot summer months? If you find yourself in the state of Florida, you don't have to look very far. Bow fishing, hog hunting, bass fishing, and salt water fishing just scratches the surface of pastimes in great outdoors available to you there. Also discussed is Florida saltwater wildlife conservation concerns, getting whooped by a goliath grouper, being mesmerized by small sea turtles, and shark phobias. It's a fun-filled episode you don't want to miss.
The feeling of making a meal out of something you hunted yourself is unlike any other. Our guest this week, Michael Hunter, has built his life around that very feeling. We talk hunting, fishing, wild foraging, hunting in Canada vs hunting in the south, and top it all of with a very interesting story of how Michael had to deal with some problems from animal rights activists.
It can be hard to squeeze in time to hunt when you're busy touring all around playing country music. That's exactly what our podcast guests, Charlie and Gary, from Muscadine Bloodline face on a daily basis. This episode is a whirlwind of fun stories from two great guys who love what they do, love the outdoors, and love the opportunity to share their thoughts and passions with us.
This isn’t just a story for upland hunters, or dog owners. It’s about tragedy, perseverance, motivation and passion. Anthony Ferro joins us this week to talk about his love of the uplands, and the story which has led him across the country hunting birds. He explains the basis of Fetching Feathers, the tragic story about losing his two dogs Gnarli and Radar in a house fire, and how he has persevered from it. Anthony also gives us a run down on his two new dogs, aptly named Smoke and Fuego, along with what he has in store for the fall. Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss this episode!
Archery is one of those topics that you can never stop learning about, and with turkey season coming to a close, it seems like all of our minds immediately shift to bow hunting. That's why we brought in our good friend Tim Gillingham, one of the top 5 archers in the world. In this episode we cover a large spread of topics, including some commonly asked questions that you guys send in, such as choosing an arrow, broad head selection, fixed blade vs mechanical, bow tuning, etc. If you have any interest in archery, this is the podcast episode for you!
The question we've been asked more than any this spring is, "where are the turkeys?" Where are population numbers? where are they in the breeding cycle? are they late? are they early? Questions like these are genuine concerns and usually lead to other questions, such as: why are the season dates set like they are? Is the bag limit too low or too high?
We decided to bring in an expert to help us answer these questions so we brought in Adam Butler, who is the wild turkey program coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife,Fisheries, and Parks.
If you love turkeys as much as we do, don't miss this episode.
In this episode, Jordan, Lake, and Troy discuss everything about this past spring season. The good, the bad, and the ugly. What we learned, mistakes we made, new tricks, and the question many have been asking about the turkey population. It has been a springs of several ups and downs but it has never had a dull moment!
It's time to catch up with the action that has been happening with Team Primos so far this spring. Join Wilbur, Jordan, and Lake as we talk about some of the fun hunts we've had as well as some of the lowest of lows that a turkey hunter can experience, the dreaded sight of seeing a turkey fly off after a miss!
This week are speaking with Travis Sumner of the NWTF about the future of turkey hunting as a whole. Turkey hunting is a lifestyle that is cherished by many of us, it's of the utmost importance that we do what it takes to ensure its future.
Wild game chef, Jeremiah Doughty has never ceased to bring us a good podcast episode, and this time is no exception. With Spring being just around the corner, gobbling turkeys are the topic of conversation. Hunting them, chasing them, and especially cooking them are among our favorite things to do. So join in on this conversation and see what you can learn!! I can promise you, there's never a dull moment!
Hannah and Jeff and Barron are two of the most well-known names in outdoor industry today, and they are also two of the nicest and most genuine people you could ever meet. In this episode, we talk with Hannah and Jeff about a little bit of everything: catfish noodling, giant six-point bucks, turkey hunting, social media negativity, and most importantly, how they've used their platform to influence others positively. This episode has no shortage of good stories and laughs so be sure to give it a listen!
There are fewer individuals more eccentric about wild turkeys than Wild Turkey Report owner and operator, David Hawley. In this episode we diffuse the myth that the turkey obsession starts and ends with hunting season. We talk about how anyone and everyone can better their hunting ground and benefit ground through extra efforts such as trapping and burning. We also talk about the challenges of early season hunting. If you share our obsession for wild turkeys, this is the podcast episode for you!!
How much can you stuff into your turkey vest? How many calls do you take? What vest do you use in the first place? What gun and ammunition are you shooting? Anybody who has ever ventured into the woods to hunt turkeys knows that the gear you use can make or break you on some days. In this episode, we talk about the turkey gear we use from top to bottom. We also talk about some of our new gear for 2019 we can't wait to hit the woods with!
The 2018-2019 deer and duck season is quickly coming to a close but we still have a little time left. The River is still high, meaning there is water all over the place. It's made duck hunting incredibly difficult and frustrating for the team. We discuss plans for the rest of the year to hopefully scratch out a few good duck shoots. We also talk about the brand new Kennel Up Dog Box from Primos, as well as the current deer action as well.
The Mississippi River can be a deer hunter's dream, but it can also be his nightmare. Right now at Cottonmouth we're experiencing a high river that is steadily on the rise. We've had to completely change our tactics this week. We're boating in areas that we could ride Polaris Rangers in just a few days prior. We're having to pull stands and blinds out of areas that are going to go completely under water. We're even duck hunting in waist high water where food plots used to be, and we're managing to still get on some good bucks amongst all the craziness. It all comes into hunting a long side this crazy powerful river!
December is a unique time of year in the Mississippi River bottoms. Hunters are privileged to have the option of pursuing either whitetails in the rut or waterfowl as they continue their migration south. In this episode, we discuss the latest action on Cottonmouth, trial and error duck hunts, and our plans for getting a rutting buck in range.
In much of the South East, Whitetail hunters long for the month of December like hunters in the Midwest long for November. Cottonmouth is no exception. It's a magical time of year. This past week we saw signs of the rut on the edge of busting loose, and finished it off by killing two awesome bucks, including the infamous "son of Rocker". Tune in and hear the whole story of these hunts, and some helpful tips on hunting the rut on this week's episode!
One of the main reasons we started this podcast was to help others become better hunters and answer as many questions sent in as possible. It is without a doubt that the topic of gun hunting whitetails strongly holds the majority of questions we get sent in by a large margin. What caliber to shoot, what ammunition to use, scopes, shootings rests, sighting in, shot placement, are just a few of the common ones we get asked. In this conversation with Jimmy, we cover just about everything you could imagine in the realms of gun hunting. And with Jimmy being one of the most knowledgeable sources we know on the subject of guns, it's an episode you won't want to miss.
The Hunting Public has had an incredible deer tour so far! Covering ground all over the country, and killing some truly great deer! Aaron is one of the best in the world when it comes to explaining the process he and team go through when they tackle the challenge of finding new areas to hunt! He also explains some of the specific tactics they use for getting on bucks during the rut! Without a doubt, one of the things that makes watching The Hunting Public so exciting is that they are not afraid to get aggressive, and in this episode we get a behind the scenes take on how they go about doing that.
Today is the highly anticipated release day for the new Mathews Vertix. Lake talks with Mathews Design Engineer, Mark Hayes to go over what makes this bow a cut above the rest, including Switchweight technology, New Engage Grip, and 3D Dampening.
The Rut is here in most of the country!! Lake and Brad sit down to discuss everything that goes into calling bucks into range! how to use different calls, timing, agressiveness, your set up, are some the main points we hit on. Check it out!
We talk with wild game chef, Jeremiah Doughty of From Field To Plate, about the right and wrong ways to cook waterfowl. He gives us easy cleaning and cooking tips that anyone could learn from to make you a better wild game cook.
In this episode we discuss the current whitetail conditions at Cottonmouth, obsessive trail camera checking (how much is too much?), how deer respond to human pressure in the woods, and strategies for hunting deer on foods plots in comparison to hunting them in the woods on natural food sources.
Lake, Troy, and Jordan go over the questions you, the listeners, asked about archery and bow hunting. Each of their different bow setups, arrows, broad heads, draw-length, sights, etc., and just about everything you could think of when it comes to taking a bow to the woods.
Corey Anderson is a highly ranked UFC fighter from the Midwest that grew up in a hunting and fishing family. In this episode we talk about Corey’s beginnings in hunting, the comical things that happen on first bow hunting trips, and how he balances his hunting time with his busy fighting career.
On this week’s episode, we talk with Primos’ good friend Johnnie Hamilton. Johnnie has been guiding for Elk and hunting mountain lions for 30+ years. We sat down to talk about his elk research with the Colorado DNR, the tough elk hunting conditions this year, and some very intriguing stories and info about Mountain lion hunting and behavior.
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is an organization at the forefront of protecting our public lands. On this episode, we talk with BHA CEO, Land Tawney about the current issues surrounding and threatening our public lands, as well as why it’s important for you to get involved, educated, and active.
With September finally arriving, there is no better time to go in depth on some of the things we’ve learned over the years to make able to consistently call bulls in. We talk about calling strategies, aggressiveness, setups, times of the season, and much more! Check it out!
In this episode, we talk with Lindsay Thomas of the QDMA about the role that quality deer management has played in the current state of our deer herds and how the mindset of hunters has changed over the years. We also talk about ways that anyone could implement QDM practices on their property.
This week we had the pleasure to talk with Omar ‘CRISPY’ Avila. If you haven’t heard of CRISPY, you should. He is one of the most positive and inspirational people out there. From his stories of his time spent in the service, to his journey to becoming a passionate bow hunter, this was hands-down one of our favorite conversations we’ve ever had on the show.
This week we sit down with the founder of Modern Carnivore, Mark Norquist. Mark’s organization takes a different approach to recruiting new hunters, and with the current state of hunter numbers in our country, it’s much needed.
Jason Chaffetz served as a representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district from 2009 until 2017, and now serves as a contributor to FOX News network. In this episode, we talk about some of the public lands issues and questions currently circulating throughout our country, as well as Jason’s background in hunting and conservation.
With the recent discovery of CWD in our home state of Mississippi, there have been several questions as to what this all means. In this episode we talk with Brian Murphy, CEO of QDMA, a knowledgeable voice on the subject, and answer several commonly asked questions about the disease and the implications for us as deer hunters.
Michael Hunsucker is the Co-host on the very popular Outdoor Channel show, Heartland Bowhunter. In this episode, we talk with Michael about his recent trip to Kodiak, where he bowhunted brown bear for several days until finally getting one in to 12 yards!!! You don’t want to miss this story!
Travis Browne is a former UFC heavyweight contender and an avid outdoorsman and bow hunter. In this episode, Lake and Travis talk about his unique path that he took to becoming the hunter that he is today.
Jeremiah Doughty is one of the most recognized wild game chefs of today, and for good reason. His website and social media pages are constantly flowing with content containing creative recipes and pictures of finished wild game dishes that look like they would taste above and beyond the common standard of good. In this episode, Lake talks with Jeremiah about how he got started as a wild game chef and what he does now to teach his passion to hunting new-comers
The bond between a hunter his dog is one is hands down one of the most enticing factors of bird hunting, and getting the chance to see a talented dog in action is truly one the coolest things a hunter can witness out in the field. This week Lake and Jordan sit down with Master Trainer of Mossy Oak Kennels, Bill Gibson. Bill has been training British Labradors for most of his life and is now doing it professionally for Mossy Oak. In this episode, we discuss with Bill the how Mossy Oak Kennels came to be and the training regimen he goes through that builds dogs into incredible retrievers.
This week we talk with Hank Forester of the QDMA and Charles Evans of the Georgia Wildlife Federation who are behind one of the most successful hunter recruitment programs going on right now called Field to Fork. It’s a program that involves introducing individuals to hunting with a strong emphasis on the meat that it provides. We learn the origins of the program, and why it has been so successful.
Eric Dinger is the founder and CEO of Powderhook, an organization with the mission of making hunting and fishing accessible for all. In this episode, Lake talks with Eric about the current state of hunting and fishing in our country and what Powderhook and others are doing to help ensure than hunting, fishing, and conservation will still be around in the future.
Chad Mendes is more than just an incredible and successful fighter in the UFC. He’s also an avid outdoorsman that has been hunting his whole life. In this episode, Lake talks with Chad about his beginnings in the outdoors, how he balances his hunting with his busy fighting schedule, using his wildgame meat for food during training camps, and swap some fun hunting stories!
Memorial Day is special day for our country. In this special episode we talk with our good friend, Tom Fuller, who served in the military for over 20 years, most of that time being spent as an Army Ranger. We discuss the importance of Memorial Day, and about an incredible organization called Ranger Road that Tom works with that helps veterans transition from military to civilian life.
Aaron Warbritton is one of the hosts of the new online video series, The Hunting Public. He is also one of the best out there when it comes to being consistently successful on public lands all across the country. In this episode, we talk with Aaron about some of the strategies he and the team use to find and kill turkeys. We also talk about some of the struggles they have faced this spring, and what the future looks like for The Hunting Public’s upcoming video content.
It has been said all across the country this spring, “It’s been a weird year.” In this episode we share our thoughts on why we think the season may have been a little different than normal for you, and maybe a little more difficult. We can talk from experience because we’ve faced the same struggles ourselves! We also talk about a CLOSE encounter with a New Mexico mountain lion that decided 60 yards from our campsite was a good place to be!
For many turkey hunters, private land is not always readily available. That leaves us with the task of chasing gobblers on public lands. While this can be challenging, it can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable hunting experiences you could ever have. Join us on this episode as Lake talks with accomplished public land hunter, Josh Thrash, on several things you can do to up your chances on the public forests!
In turkey hunting, there are so many small factors that make the difference between success and failure. In this podcast, Lake and long-time friend Keith Polk dive into the elements of turkey hunting that are huge in the ability to kill a bird, but are often times overlooked by hunters.