August 14, 2020
ABOUT USWilderness Athlete® is committed to improving the health & quality of life for the outdoor athlete by providing field tested, scientifically validated nutrition and sports performance product formulations. WHO WE AREWilderness Athlete is The Authority on Outdoor Performance Nutrition® specializing in unique, scientifically validated product formulations addressing the need for quality health and physical conditioning for the outdoor athlete before, during and after outdoor activity so every second spent outdoors is experienced to the fullest. COMPANY HISTORYMark Paulsen founded Wilderness Athlete based on one simple question, “Why hasn’t the science of mainstream sports nutrition been applied to the specific needs of the outdoor athlete?  After all, there are no locker rooms or timeouts in the backcountry.”  Mr. Paulsen’s relationships with expert nutritionists and top collegiate and professional athletes enabled him to answer his own question by launching Wilderness Athlete to enhance the outdoor experience for the 75% of the population that participates in outdoor activities each year. Outdoorsman'sWorking Athlete KifaruBecome a Patron!
August 11, 2020
After a lifetime of outdoor adventures leading to multiple industry firsts in comfort and longevity in the backcountry, Patrick Smith finally found worthy successors to carry on the torch of Kifaru.  Truly a bittersweet moment in the lives of Patrick and Sarah Smith, who built two companies, MountainSmith from their garage, and Kifaru for serious backcountry hunters.  May we all learn from Patrick's wisdom and carry on producing gear worthy of the Kifaru brand. KifaruBecome a Patron!
August 4, 2020
Luke Caudillo is back on the podcast.  You're welcome.
July 30, 2020
Danny Farris rejoins the podcast to talk about his decoys, hunting stories, and announces a new partnership between Bowhunter Magazine.   For more information about Stalker Decoys check out   Hunting decoys have been around since the dawn of mankind. Unlike most tools of survival though, their evolution has been a slow process. The decoys we use today aren’t really that different from those used by our forefathers. That certainly doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for improvement. It is with that in mind that the product development team at Ultimate Predator, set out to design the most efficient and deadly decoys in the marketplace today.   Kifaru Become a Patron!
July 28, 2020
If you are having trouble finding the perfect boot for upcoming hunts this episode may help.  Aron's feet are about as bad as can be, yet he found relief using Sheep Feet.   All SheepFeet are 100% custom and handmade in the USA to ensure quality and durability.  When making SheepFeet, we had the vision to make them rugged, and as hardcore as the hunting you do. The terrain you experience can often be harsh and unforgiving, resulting in wear and tear on your body that can lead to injury. Which is why we knew SheepFeet had to be strong enough to protect and support you through anything. Especially if you're packed into the backcountry where injury could cause significant problems or end your hunt. That's why SheepFeet are made with the highest quality, state of the art materials to be strong and durable when you need them the most.   KifaruBecome a Patron!
July 23, 2020
Levi Morgan joins the podcast again, and covers the technical side of tuning a bow.  For more information from Levi Morgan be sure to check out his youtube channel, Bow Life TV.   Whether they are standing on the line, shooting for a world title, or chasing a giant whitetail on a cold November morning, the Morgans would like to welcome you to “Bow Life TV”. Championship titles aren’t all that the Morgans excel at collecting. They demonstrate their knowledge bow hunting whitetails and other exciting big game animals on Bow Life TV. In addition, the new video series “Archery Fit”, an archery tips segment, allows Levi to help archers and bow hunters alike with archery tips, bow hunting tips, and an assortment of how-to and advice giving videos. This video series, the show, and even some helpful information from both Levi and Samantha can also be found in the Bow Life TV “Bow Blog”. The show, the video series, the blog, and the Morgan’s resume speaks for itself! Through his well-honed skills and love for the sport, Levi and Samantha Morgan have become the most dominant shooters in the history of archery.   KifaruBecome a Patron!
July 21, 2020
Trevor Thompsons joins the podcast offering insight into his artistic journey as a photographer.  Thank you for your service sir.  Below is an excerpt from his website   An artist who served and grew in the martial life as a Navy SEAL. I am back to my roots as a full time photographer, speaker, and student of light, sound, and life.  I spent my childhood in Southern California drawing, climbing, and enjoying an ‘Americana’ life. Following a year of study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago I chose to serve in the military and spent 2007-2016 as a Navy SEAL deploying across the globe and war torn Afghanistan, through the process and the pain, I was changed. I am now a full time photographer of life and living light. Enjoying the difficulties of life and the joys of experience, capturing I feel it.   See more @trevor.p.thompson   Kifaru Become a Patron!
July 16, 2020
2020 is already crazy enough...then the fine folks at XLR Industries and Viking Armaments built a custom rifle for Aron Snyder...the end is nigh! At Viking Armament we provide cutting edge AR15/M4 style weapon system and accessories. Quality and pride in craftsmanship is our main objective. Our professional staff will inspire our customers to achieve more with their AR15/M4 weapon system and accessories than any other company. XLR is a U.S. based manufacturer of world-class rifle chassis, components, and accessories. The company manufactures the renowned Element 3.0, ENVY Pro, Carbon, and Evolution chassis systems for professional shooters, tactical shooters, and hobbyists. All XLR chassis systems are manufactured in the U.S.A. and are machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. XLR chassis feature a multi-point radial cut inlet that mirrors your receiver, creating a perfect chassis to action union. This inlet method eliminates any external stresses commonly found in traditional or v-block stocks. This style of 'bedding' has proven to increase accuracy and repeatability beyond traditional bedding or inletting methods. Mounting your action into our chassis only requires a torque wrench and few minutes of your time. What makes our chassis systems so unique is the use of our adjustable buttstocks. Renowned for their large range of adjustment and usability across numerous platforms, including AR15 style rifles. XLR buttstocks allow the shooter to truly fit their rifle to their build and shooting style. Making your shooting experience more enjoyable, accurate and repeatable. KifaruBecome a Patron!
July 14, 2020
Mike Duplan is back in the Kifarucast studio.  Great conversation and great information on a multitude of subjects in this episode. KifaruBecome a Patron!
July 9, 2020
Matt originally took up CrossFit in his late 20s to help improve his endurance as a Denver area firefighter. After four Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games (including the runner-up slot in 2012), Chan became a full-time athlete and one of the most popular and knowledgeable veterans in the sport. @cherizle@matt1chanmatt@trainftw.comTrainFTW KifaruBecome a Patron!
July 7, 2020
Applying the experience and emotions from real-world combat to the pages of The Terminal List, True Believer and Savage Son, Jack Carr brings unprecedented levels of authenticity to the political thriller, taking readers on a behind the scenes journey into the mind of a modern-day special operations soldier, dispensing an ancient form of justice in today’s modern geopolitical landscape. Jack Carr KifaruBecome a Patron!
July 2, 2020
Professional archer and longtime friend, Tipton Cook, joins the podcast to discuss his career and passion for hunting. KifaruBecome a Patron!
June 30, 2020
Aron Snyder sits down with Evan Williams, former kifaru employee and Pro Staff Manager at Hoyt, for an in depth conversation on bow setups. Innovation is our driving force at Hoyt. We strive to build the highest quality, most advanced bows in the world, to be a market leader, and to constantly raise the bar. We don't just talk about innovation. We define it. evan_r_williamshoytbowhunting KifaruBecome a Patron!
June 26, 2020
This episode is a no nonsense discussion on the gear you should never skimp on. Multifuel stoves and water 00:00:00 - 00:32:48Sleeping pads and bags - 00:32:48 - 01:02:18Clothing - 01:02:18 @jbarklowKifaruBecome a Patron
June 23, 2020
This episode delves into Aron Snyder's military service with longtime friend and mentor Steve Tetrault.  Thank you both for your service.
June 18, 2020
This episode was a live Q&A recorded at Elk Shape Camp Colorado. Instagram @elkshape KifaruBecome a Patron!
June 11, 2020
The conversation is always interesting when Alex Nextor, guide and outfitter, joins the podcast.  The controversy begins right from the start! Huntnest KifaruBecome a Patron!
June 4, 2020
If you are in the market for a new Compound bow you don't want to miss out on this Episode.  Brandon Mcdonald and Aron Snyder put several compound bows to the test recently and share their findings as to which bows came out on top. To see the bows Brandon mentioned in this podcast put to the test, check out his YouTube page to watch in depth information on each bow.KifaruBecome a Patron!
June 2, 2020
Dennis Harper, President of Compton Traditional Bowhunters, joins the podcast to discuss how the organization is adapting and gaining new members who are passionate about traditional archery. For our organization to remain strong we need new members who believe in traditional bowhunting and everything it stands for. We need people who understand the need to teach traditional bowhunting ethics and conservation to our kids. Members who love to watch the flight of an arrow, measure their success by the effort involved, and are willing to fight for our right to bowhunt in this great country forever.If this sounds like you, then please Join Compton Traditional Bowhunters Now. KifaruBecome a Patron!
May 28, 2020
A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts the Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet™ that raises funds for grants in conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy. In the past five years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC as a member, volunteer. Corey Mason is the Executive Director at DSC, a leading international conservation organization and a member of the IUCN. As Executive Director, Corey oversees all of DSC’s staff, programs, growth, and mission execution. He works extensively with federal and international delegations, policy makers, and like-minded conservation organizations to support conservation and the demonstrated benefits of the conservation through hunting model. Corey serves on numerous Boards and Committees, including state advisory committees for mule deer, whitetail deer, and desert bighorn sheep. He is a Past President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Prior to his work at DSC, he had a 16-year career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where he held the positions of Regional Director, Program Leader, and Management Area Biologist. Corey is a published author, including both popular and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Management.
May 26, 2020
John Dudley, with Nock On Archery, meticulously built a compound bow for Aron Snyder, and joins the podcast to discuss the nuances of different compound bow setups, as well as the changes John has made to his own bow.   Nock On ArcheryKifaruBecome a Patron!
May 21, 2020
Dale Perry, owner of Evolution Outdoors, gives listeners insight into the design process for his latest broadheads, Jekyll & Hyde.   The Evolution of Jekyll & HydeAfter inventing the original GraveDigger Broadhead, I had to be innovative and creative in order to compete with myself when designing JEKYLL & HYDE. A great product always provides a solution to a problem. One obstacle many hunters face, especially when traveling to hunt, is that each state has their own broadhead regulations. I thought it would be helpful if a bowhunter could easily convert their mechanical broadhead to a fixed in a matter of seconds. This eliminates the need to shoot different broadheads in different states. With that in mind, I developed the first of its kind, patent-pending, interchangeable ferrule; allowing the hunter to choose a fixed or mechanical setup based on their hunt. During development and extensive testing, I found that the arrow mechanics and flight pattern did not change between the two configurations. Using today’s technology, I was able to create a better, patent-pending, blade locking system that ensures consistent deployment every time. With that, the HYDE was born. Knowing I had the pleasure of designing a fixed blade broadhead as well, I add a second one-inch fixed blade creating atypical four blade cut, known as the JEKYLL. We are truly committed to produce and stand behind the highest quality products in the world. With our high standards in quality and machining we continue to use our local expert, Nick Fisher, from AAE, in Prescott, Arizona. With Nick’s working knowledge of machining and archery, the quality and workmanship are top notch. Our processes are evolving as technology changes and our products are tested to the highest standards. We strive to always be at the leading edge in quality, innovation, and customer service. KifaruBecome a Patron!
May 19, 2020
Brent Burns, Defenseman for the San Jose Sharks, joins the podcast to discuss his passion for hunting in the off season, and the future of Hockey during Covid-19. The versatility that allowed Burns to play forward or defense helped him fashion an NHL career, but the decision by the San Jose Sharks to have him focus on playing defense turned him into a force on the ice. KifaruBecome a Patron!
May 15, 2020
After moving to Colorado from Vermont ten years ago, Cody Covey became fast friends with Aron, after a chance meeting at a local grocery store.  Cody shares the lessons he learned finding the right gear for mountain hunting, as well as his hunting adventures with Aron. KifaruBecome a Patron!
May 12, 2020
Doug Rosin, backpack hunter and tournament archer, joins the podcast to discuss the realities of extended hunts in the wilderness.  Doug and Aron offer advice to those who may be thinking about seven to ten day backpack hunting trips, how to hunt efficiently, and what gear to bring. Doug was born and raised in California and has been hunting the last 25 years. He started out rifle hunting then moved to long range hunting, but in the last several years has taken all his big game by bowhunting. Over the last 25 years, 90% of all of Doug’s hunts have been backpack wilderness hunts DIY. California wilderness areas are his primary hunting grounds, but he will hunt at least two to four other western states annually depending on what tags he draws. He also also spends plenty of time in winter calling predators, doing fairly well every year. Doug is also a gear junkie and has sorted through many good and bad equipment choices. He shoots all year round entering about 20 tournaments a year. Most of the tournaments are in California, but include several state championships and one of the NFAA National Championships. In 2012, Doug won the California State Field Championship. He is also on the the pro staff for Spot Hogg Archery, Wilderness Archery, Relentless 365 Magazine, and Kifaru. KifaruBecome a Patron!
May 5, 2020
Clay Lancaster gives us a feel of what its like to truly be alone in the Northwest Territory, as well as insight about his Guide career, and great stories from his hunts with Aron Snyder. Lancaster Family Hunting KifaruBecome a Patron!
May 1, 2020
Guy Eastman and Scott Reekers, join Aron on the podcast to discuss their new hunting research tool, TagHub. TagHub gives you next level research ability in a customizable, sortable, 24-7, digital platform that’s at your fingertips. Eastmans’ is a three generation media based hunting company whose goal is to promote the pursuit of elk hunting, deer hunting and all western big game. Our mission is to educate and entertain along the lines of bowhunting and rifle hunting to provide sportsmen with the most up-to-date tactics, hunting gear and hunting area research for both archery hunting and rifle hunting in the West. KifaruBecome a Patron!
April 28, 2020
Amy and Aron Snyder just returned from a Turkey and Pig hunt with Top O Texas outfitters.  Amy had the chance to use her new bow, complete with custom bow rest, as well as a new pack setup. Top O Texas Outfitters KifaruBecome a Patron!
April 23, 2020
Aron Snyder and Greg Poole, from BowJunky Media, talk competition shooting in this episode. (This episode was recorded in February before Covid-19) BowJunky Media KifaruBecome a Patron!
April 21, 2020
This episode was recorded from an Instagram live Q&A.  Aron and Jon answer listener questions covering archery and long range shooting. Precision Rifle Series  KifaruBecome a Patron!
April 16, 2020
Welcome to your Master Class on Archery Mechanics. RMS GearShootsolid KifaruBecome a Patron!
April 14, 2020
Learn about the humble beginnings of Kryptek in this episode.  From battle field, to business battleground, to backfield. KryptekWhile serving together in the Ninewa Providence in Northern Iraq, Kryptek founders Josh Cleghorn and Butch Whiting discovered they shared a common thread: an unprecedented passion and desire for extreme big game hunting, especially in austere environments. They shared a common mentality and philosophical attitude about the pursuit of big game. Their success on the battlefield was directly related to this mentality - the same principles applied. Skill sets necessary in combat are often applicable to the hunter. It is here that Whiting and Cleghorn began their journey toward what would result in Kryptek Outdoor Group. KifaruBecome a Patron!
April 9, 2020
Hunting guide, Harold Fahrenbrook, rejoins the podcast to discuss how the Covid-19 virus has impacted hunting.  Harold, a huge advocate of bow hunters, also provides an update of his latest efforts to improve archery seasons here in Colorado.
April 7, 2020
Aron Snyder and Brian Call haven't spoken in a while.  In this episode they put the past behind and have a good ol' manversation.
April 2, 2020
Denny Sturgis and Randy Cooling join the podcast, and the conversation between these two fine gentlemen, along with Aron Snyder is packed with information and advice for traditional bowhunters. Denny Sturgis Randy Cooling KifaruBecome a Patron!
March 31, 2020
Expert Guide and Hunter, Luke Caudillo, fearlessly leads Aron and John to success in Texas.
March 26, 2020
Hunting is an ancient tradition passed down from the earliest times of man to the present day. Hunters participate directly in the natural world and care enough to make sure that it continues in all of its awesome beauty and diversity. Safari Club International is a U.S.-based organization of more than 50,000 hunters dedicated to protecting the right to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. Between SCI and its sister organization, the SCI Foundation, we have put more than $70 Million on the ground for conservation since 2000. In the U.S. and abroad, hunters are part of a system that keeps the rivers, forests and fields intact and maintains the wildlife. Fighting for Hunting Hunting is under constant attack by anti-hunters who introduce legislation and use the courts to stop hunting. SCI employs staff, contractors and volunteers in a team effort to fight for hunting. SCI operates in the U.S. Congress, in the state legislatures and wildlife commissions, in Canada, in the European Union and elsewhere internationally. KifaruBecome a Patron!
March 20, 2020
If you have had any questions about what Backcountry Hunters & Anglers stands for, hopefully, Land Tawny and Ryan busse from the organization will be able to enlighten you.  The conversation between these two fine gentleman and Aron is truly worth a listen. BHA KifaruBecome a Patron!
March 17, 2020
Jordan Jonas, who managed to survive for seventy seven days in the frigid Arctic on season six of History Channels Alone, joins the podcast.  Jordan offers not just theory on how to survive in the wild, but knowledge from many years of living and learning from nomads in Northern Siberia.   About Jordan JonasExtensive experience in the wilds of North America and Siberia has made Jordan into a woodsman with unique survival skills that allow him to thrive in the harshest environments. Assyrian American who grew up on a farm in Idaho, spent time riding freight trains across the USA, lived for many years in Russia including several amongst Evenki reindeer herders in Northern Siberia. Proficient at many practical trades and skills. Follows a constantly evolving Christian path.Watch me put it all together on Alone Season 6 - Thursday, June 6 at 10/9c #AloneOnHistory @History KifaruBecome a Patron!
March 12, 2020
World Record Holder Bob Fromme is the man behind the bow and mind behind the business philosophy at Performance Archery. Bob has been in the archery business for over 35 years. Bob is a world class archer, bowhunter and human being. He is one of the few individuals in the world to complete a Super Slam which requires the hunter to harvest one of every twenty-eight big game species in North America. As a bowhunter, this is a true challenge and a real accomplishment. Not only did he do so with his bow, but every single animal was record class. Bob’s technical knowledge, experience and service oriented business philosophy has been proven to be a winning combination for Performance Archery for decades. Performance ArcheryA pro-shop with a passion for archery in all it’s forms. We offer something that no one else does: we are invested in and dedicated to you – the shooter. We take pride in our ability to provide award-winning customer service paired with the very best equipment in the archery industry. We put every piece of gear on our floor through extensive testing for performance and reliability. Regardless of your budget or skill-level, you can rest assured that we have hand-picked only the top performers out of each product category and price-point. Every archer is different. We take the time learn about each archer and their objectives to provide the equipment and education needed to ensure they have every chance possible to be successful. The moment you walk through the door, you’re a part of the family – so it’s more than just dollars and cents to us. It’s about enjoying every aspect of the sport, creating knowledgeable, consistent archers and ultimately have a great time doing it. KifaruBecome a Patron!
March 10, 2020
Eric, Tech Product Line Manager at Leupold, joins the podcast to talk about the latest version of Leupold's archery range finder.  Aron is currently putting the range finder through serious testing and is very impressed thus far. Leupold KifaruBecome a Patron!
March 5, 2020
Another three hour epic with wildlife biologist, Chris Roe.  There is plenty of passionate conversation on hunting with bait, social media validation, and whether or not Chris should start his own podcast. Roe Hunting ResourcesKifaruBecome a Patron!
March 3, 2020
In part two, Swazi co-founder Davey Hughes, joins the podcast.  When four gentlemen who live and breath in the backcountry get together to talk hunting, gear, and survival, amazing stories are sure to be told.  This episode does not disappoint! SwaziDonnie VincentKifaruBecome a Patron!
February 27, 2020
Donny Vincent returns to the podcast to talk about his upcoming Bear hunt with Aron Snyder using a traditional bow for the first time.  This will be part one of a two part series.  In part two, Swazi co-founder, Davey Hughes and Frank Peralta join in.
February 25, 2020
Shawn Clarkson, a nonprofit development office, joins the podcast to help people find the pertinent info needed before donating to a nonprofit.
February 20, 2020
Levi Morgan and Justin Hannah, both world class archers with a passion for bow hunting, join the podcast.  Levi and Justin talk about their hunting adventures, near death experiences, and their bow setups for competition shooting as well as bow hunting.
February 18, 2020
Let's keep the hate mail coming!
February 13, 2020
Love them or hate them Tanner Coulter and Kyle Brockman run a humorous Instagram page holding hunters accountable.  Let the hate mail begin. @t_s_.d
February 11, 2020
Bill Vanderheyden, Co-founder and lead engineer at Iron Will Outfitters, joins Aron to discuss the release of their newly designed wide series broadheads. About Iron WillWe watch the morning sky’s eastern light erase the nighttime stars. We earnestly listen for the deep bass of dead branches cracking on the forest floor. Our hearts accelerate and smile from the pungent odor of our nearby quarry. Our off-season is spent reminiscing about past hunts, refining our skills for next season, and anticipating the trophies to come. Our passion for becoming better hunters drove us to engineer the ideal broadhead; a premium broadhead as reliable as science allows. KifaruHelp us stay sponsor free, join us on Patreon!
February 6, 2020
Aron answers listener questions regarding how to tune a traditional bow, covers the steps he follows when tuning his bows for hunting, and offers information for those looking to pick up a traditional bow. KifaruHelp us stay sponsor free, become a Patron!
February 4, 2020
Aron answers listener questions regarding how to tune a compound bow, covers the steps he follows when tuning his bows for hunting, and offers troubleshooting solutions for fine tuning arrow flight. KifaruBecome a patron and help us stay sponsor free!
January 30, 2020
Aron's good friend, Brady Rettarath, joins the podcast to talk about the gear he has used over the years and why he ultimately chose Kifaru.  Thank you for your support Brady.  May you have many more years of successful hunting for you and your family. KifaruHelp keep us sponsor free for unbiased information by supporting us on Patreon.
January 28, 2020
Luke Caudillo rejoins the podcast to announce his foray into the podcasting world.  There are plenty of hunting stories in this episode, some great hunting advice, as well as terrible marriage advice.
January 24, 2020
Craig Van Ardsale joins the podcast to talk about his hunting trip in Kazakhstan, and the sacrifices he made to spend more time in the backcountry. (Excerpt from Craig's trip) This trip had been on the books for a couple years now and it was time to go! I flew from Phoenix AZ, to San Francisco CA, to Istanbul Turkey, to Almaty Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 then a Domestic flight in KZ where we met our driver who would take us 6 hours via dirt road to the hunting base camp. The next morning we shot our rifles, ate breakfast and headed out on the ponies to our first camp location you see here! KifaruBecome a Patron!
January 21, 2020
Harold Fahrenbrook rejoins the podcast to talk about his hunting adventures in Africa.  The conversation transitions to wildlife management, and an informative discussion on the future of hunting in Colorado. KifaruBecome a Patron!
January 17, 2020
Always a good time when Mike Duplan is in the Kifarucast studio.  Great conversation and great information on a multitude of subjects in this episode. KifaruBecome a Patron!
January 14, 2020
Frank recently used one of XLR's chassis on an Elk hunt, and is joined by Matthew Means, National Sales And Marketing Director at XLR Industries LLC, to discuss how the chassis performed, and their latest offerings for 2020. About XLR Industries XLR is a U.S. based manufacturer of world-class rifle chassis, components, and accessories. The company manufactures the renowned Element, Evolution™, Carbon, and Envy™ chassis systems for professional shooters, tactical shooters, and hobbyists alike. All XLR chassis systems are manufactured in the U.S.A. and are machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. XLR chassis feature a multi-point radial cut inlet that mirrors your receiver, creating a perfect chassis to action union. This inlet method eliminates any external stresses commonly found in traditional or v-block stocks. This style of 'bedding' has proven to increase accuracy and repeatability beyond traditional bedding or inletting methods. Mounting your action into our chassis only requires a torque wrench and few minutes of your time. What makes our chassis systems so unique is the use of our adjustable buttstocks. Renowned for their large range of adjustment and usability across numerous platforms, including AR15 style rifles. XLR buttstocks allow the shooter to truly fit their rifle to their build and shooting style. Making your shooting experience more enjoyable, accurate and repeatable. KifaruBecome a Patron!
January 9, 2020
Aron answers questions from Kifaru Insiders regarding our slick bag temperature ratings, and offers advice based off his many years of field experience on how to stay warm overnight in the backcountry. KifaruBecome a Patron!
January 7, 2020
Randy Kitz, President of Black Eagle Arrows, joins the podcast to talk about their latest offerings.   Black Eagle Arrows is a family owned and operated business that was created with this goal in mind: To offer the highest quality products at the best price. Our superior carbon arrows are the choice of world-class competition archers and seasoned professional hunters. We use their expertise to shape and refine the finest precision arrows on the market. These professionals have shot every shaft on the market and don’t settle for second best. Neither should you. To offer the best prices on our products, without sacrificing their superior quality, we got creative; we employed the latest technology in our inventory control system and shipping methods to operate as efficiently as possible. These and many other methods let us pass the savings along to you. The quality of our product is only matched by our customer service. We guarantee your satisfaction and encourage all of our customers to interact with us and become part of the growing Black Eagle Arrows family. At Black Eagle Arrows, we are evolving through constant innovation. Our loyal customer relationships allow us gather real-world feedback. We will continue to be a solid foundation in the industry and give you the edge to down that Booner buck or take home the championship.   RANDY KITTSPRESIDENT, BLACK EAGLE ARROWS, LLC.
January 2, 2020
Aron is joined by longtime friend and industry veteran, Danny Farris, to talk about his recent acquisition of Ultimate Predator Gear and their awesome line of bow-mounted Stalker Decoys. GIVEAWAY: Visit Ultimate Predator Gear’s Facebook and Instagram pages to watch a video of Danny using a Stalker Decoy to take a 200-inch Colorado muley this fall and then enter to win the ENTIRE SET-UP he used to take the monster buck. The prize list includes his Stalker Decoy, his Hoyt Carbon RX-3 Ultra with all of the accessories, and as an added bonus, a Kifaru Antero Pack! It’s a prize pack worth well over $3000 so make sure to check it out! Ultimate Predator GearKifaruBecome a Patron!
January 2, 2020
Aron is joined by longtime friend and industry veteran, Danny Farris, to talk about his recent acquisition of Ultimate Predator Gear and their awesome line of bow-mounted Stalker Decoys. GIVEAWAY: Visit Ultimate Predator Gear’s Facebook and Instagram pages to watch a video of Danny using a Stalker Decoy to take a 200-inch Colorado muley this fall and then enter to win the ENTIRE SET-UP he used to take the monster buck. The prize list includes his Stalker Decoy, his Hoyt Carbon RX-3 Ultra with all of the accessories, and as an added bonus, a Kifaru Antero Pack! It’s a prize pack worth well over $3000 so make sure to check it out! Ultimate Predator GearKifaruBecome a Patron!
December 31, 2019
Lance Banning joins the podcast to discuss a foundation close to his heart, Special Forces Foundation, as well as mental toughness and medical preparedness in the field.  Thank you for your service Lance, and for humbling us mere mortals. Please support the Special Forces Foundation by texting: OG20 to 41444 or directly on their website: The Special Forces Foundation (formerly the Green Beret Association) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization serving U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and their families. The Foundation provides a range of programs aligned with the SOCOM Commander’s Preservation of The Force and Family (POTFF) program, designed to address the fraying of the forces after nearly two decades of sustained combat. Our programs contribute to the maintenance of the mind and body, and, provide acute and ongoing support in resolving, psychological, emotional and relationship issues before they become chronic. During times of tragedy, the Special Forces Foundation provides immediate support to the soldiers family with the goal of maintaining long term support to those left behind. The Special Forces Foundation also provides counseling and other services to those left behind and the Special Operations community. The Special Forces Foundation assists warriors transition from military to civilian life through career counseling, professional network support, and mentorship. Successful transition is key to the emotional, mental, and family stability necessary for a long healthy life post service.
December 26, 2019
A rare occurrence for Kifarucast...Frank Peralta takes us through his Idaho Mule deer hunt using a rifle, and provides information on long range shooting.
December 24, 2019
Congrats to Dayna Monroe on her first archery Whitetail!  This episode covers her adventure in Wisconsin, and her thoughts regarding her first experience tree stand hunting. KifaruBecome a Patron!
December 19, 2019
In this episode, Aron answers listener questions, and provides a walk through of his arrow tuning process. KifaruBecome a Patron!
December 17, 2019
Aron is joined by the creators of BaseMap to give you an in depth overview of their app. To download the app and receive 20 percent off on the BaseMap app use the following link:  GIVEAWAY: For those using the app you have a chance to be entered to win a Kifaru Stryker Cargo Panel and frame, listen to the podcast for details. About BaseMapHere at BaseMap we want to empower outdoorsmen and women to spend more time outside doing what they love. We want everyone to be able to go for a hike, go fishing, or even just explore your own hometown with our product. Our goal is to continuously provide cutting edge technology, innovation, and information that our customers really want. We believe that BaseMap will allow people to spend more time outdoors in a safe way, creating memories to last a lifetime. Our vision is to empower everyone to Own The Outdoors.
December 12, 2019
Cody Greenwood, from Tradlab, joins Aron and offers listeners a wealth of knowledge for those looking to start the Trad bow journey. For more in depth information on archery be sure to check out The Push podcast and Tradlab. Traditional tackle is not readily available for Archers to pick up and test locally. My goal is to provide Archers with unbiased quality information that helps them make a well educated choice and pick a bow that fits their needs. I have chosen metrics associated with Ergonomics, Performance and Sound to highlight the compromises within each Bowyer design. I have worked hard to make sure my testing results are accurate and repeatable. If you see a error or flaw feel free to contact me, I will correct it. My goal is to continuously improving myself as an Archer, the Archery Community and our Sport. The Trad Community at its core is made up of selfless people that help one another. I hope this effort maintains that spirit and adds value. God Bless,Cody Greenwood
December 10, 2019
Scott from Top O Texas rejoins the podcast to discuss recent hunts with Aron and Amy Snyder.   About Top O Texas OutfittersWE OFFER WHITETAIL • MULE DEER • AOUDAD • TURKEY & QUAIL • ALL LOW FENCE PRIVATE RANCHES IN TEXAS for more info contact- Scotti Campbell (806) 203-0600 Awesome hunts for whitetail , mule deer & varmints General InformationHUNT THE TEXAS PANHANDLE All Fair Chase. No High Fence, all private ranch land.For more information please contact Scotti Campbell - @ (806) - 203-0600 Cellor (806) - 779-2877 Home. Top O Texas Outfitters is family owned & operated . Hunting & Ranching is our business, come hunt with us & discover the best kept secret...THE TEXAS PANHANDLE ! Our goal at Top O Texas Outfitters is to offer each and every hunter a quality trophy hunt. Our hunts are conducted in tower stands, ground blinds & ladder stands.Although all hunts are not successful you can be assured that we will give you a 110% effort. NO HIGH FENCES HERE all fair chase & free ranging. We offer Trophy Whitetail, Mule deer & Predator
December 5, 2019
A huge congrats to Amy Snyder on her first Whitetail hunt!  Aron and Amy talk about their journey learning how to successfully hunt together as a couple when emotions are high.   kifaruBecome a Patron!
November 21, 2019
Josh Bowmar joins the podcast to discuss his latest hunt, as well as the problems Fish and Game is causing in his life.
November 19, 2019
Jake Downs joins the podcast to discuss his recent hunt with Top o Texas Outfitters.  As usual, Jake and Aron provide great practical knowledge from the field regarding the gear and tactics they used.Bob Lee Custom bow giveaway!  Check out Bob Lee Bow's Instagram page for instructions on how to enter this amazing giveaway! Includes:Bob Lee Custom bowMountain Muffler StringDay Six ArrowsGreat Northern Quiver Jake Downs Instagram: Jake_D_DownsKifaru Become a Patron!
November 13, 2019
Kifaru's own Amanda Roe joins the podcast to discuss her latest successful hunt, as well as potential changes to her role here at Kifaru which bodes well for those craving more video content. @awolgreyroeKifaruBecome a Patron!
November 6, 2019
Aron and Frank took a brief break from hunting to answer listener questions.  They are back in the field, hence fewer podcasts at the moment.
October 30, 2019
John Barklow recently joined Aron and Frank on a guided Alberta hunt.  Together they discuss the challenges they faced, and share their findings when cold weather set in for the hunt. SitkaKifaruBecome a Patron!
October 24, 2019
Frank Peralta discusses his recent Elk Hunt.   KifaruBecome a Patron!
October 22, 2019
Rob Patuto, host of The Stickbow Chronicles, joins the podcast to offer advice about what he thinks are the best rifle and optics combo for late season Elk in Colorado... Rob and Aron discuss forum advice,  how to choose the correct bow, and the decisions that need to be made after a bad shot. The Stickbow ChroniclesWe are a podcast devoted to the adventure of hunting with traditional archery equipment. KifaruBecome a Patron!
October 17, 2019
Bailey Smith joins the podcast, fresh from being turned to the trad side by Aron Snyder.  Bailey knows her way around bows from her work experience in a local pro shop as well as competition shooting.  Of course, these days, all her hard work is boiled down to "privilege." Bailey Smith Kifaru Become a Patron!
October 15, 2019
Eric Bender, the brain behind current Kifaru designs, joins the podcast and, gives us insight into his design process, manufacturing constraints, and upcoming pack designs. Kifaru Become a Patron!
October 10, 2019
Bill Van Vanderheyden Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at Iron Will Outfitters joins the podcast to talk about his successful Goat hunt, and dives deep into the engineering behind the broadhead that contributed to Aron and Bill's success.
October 8, 2019
In this episode Aron Snyder, Frank Peralta, and Luke Caudillo discuss their recent Colorado Goat hunt.  Aron also talks about the crossfit injury that nearly led him to abandon his bow for a rifle, and Luke discusses his legendary guide skills as well as an update on Justin Gaethje's latest MMA win.
October 3, 2019
Aron Snyder returns to the Colorado high country for Mule Deer.  Listener questions are answered regarding gear, hunting tactics, and food choices.   kifaru Become a Patron
October 1, 2019
Frank Peralta gives a detailed account of his first ever Alaskan Goat hunt
September 24, 2019
This is a quick podcast from Aron Snyder talking about his recent hunt in Alaska, the gear he used in the relentless rain during the hunt, and updates on his upcoming hunts.
September 17, 2019
Aron and Frank cover their 2019 high country mule deer hunt.  They talk about what gear worked best for them, food issues, and answer questions folks have regarding their hunting methodology. Adapted fats Kifaru Become a Patron!
September 10, 2019
In this episode Aron talks with Omni, the hunter he met on last years Mule Deer hunt in the high country of Colorado.  Omni goes over his latest Sheep hunt, last years Mule Deer hunt, and covers the gear and tactics he used for success.
September 3, 2019
James Yates, creator of the Adak Bino System, joins the podcast to talk hunting Muleys and discusses his design philosophy behind the Adak.   Adak Bino System   Kifaru Become a Patron!
August 29, 2019
Tyler Kath, Co-owner at T and K Hunting Gear, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of making quality gear in America.  Tyler doesn't F@ck around so there is a bit of colorful language in this episode.   Built American. Built Tough.Established in 2018, T and K Hunting Gear is a Veteran/Law Enforcement owned company. We pride ourselves in using USA sourced materials, and manufacturing our gear right here in the USA. Our gear is unlike many others in the industry. We use Cordura, not Polyester, which is built for extreme terrain and weather in the backcountry. The materials we use are the best in the industry, which doesn't make our products the cheapest. Yet, it does make our gear the most durable and long lasting that you will find out there. Below you will see a small portion of the many videos and testimonials from our family (customers). Give our gear a try, as we're certain you will not be disappointed! Happy Hunting. Tyler and Keith Kath (Owners)   Kifaru Become a Patron!
August 27, 2019
Things are always interesting when Luke Caudillo and Gerry Shaw are at Kifaru together.  Mix that with a feisty Frank and you have the makings for another great podcast. Kifaru Photolab Studios Gladiators unleashed   Become a Patron!
August 22, 2019
South Cox brought in a new bow for Aron...end result, a podcast full of hunting stories and a little bit of info on the new Bane pack co-designed by South Cox and Kifaru. Stalker Stick Bows   Kifaru Become a Patron!
August 20, 2019
Joel Turner and Ben Maher join the podcast to discuss controlling your mental game and working through target panic. Shot IQ Ben Maher   Kifaru Become a Patron!
August 15, 2019
Tyler Freel rejoins the podcast to discuss his latest bear hunt among many other great topics.
August 13, 2019
Aron has been taking a lot of flack with all the traditional archery episodes on Kifarucast, so why not invite Matt Zirnsak from The Push podcast and provide more high end information on traditional archery.   About The Push This passion for traditional archery manifested itself into the production of a film series called “The Push – A Traditional Archery Film” as well as launching a podcast; “The Push – A Traditional Archery Podcast”. My partner Tim Nebel and I are passionate about helping expedite the learning curve for new traditional archers
August 8, 2019
If you're looking for a new bow, this episode offers great advice from the fine folks at Bob Lee Bows.   Bob Lee built his first bow in 1951 with the launch of Wing Archery. Bob’s contribution to the sport and industry are renowned, earning him dual inductions into the Archery Hall of Fame and Bowhunters Hall of Fame. At age 89, Bob Lee remains fervently passionate about his beloved bows, and his inspiration for the company’s current line of nationally-acclaimed recurves and longbows is indelible.   Kifaru   Become a Patron!
August 6, 2019
Nothing beats experience gained from time in the backcountry.  The next best thing may be listening to folks who spend most of their time in the backcountry.  Harold Fahrenbrook rejoins the podcast to share his knowledge of gear along with Aron and Frank, who combined have nearly a lifetimes worth of knowledge regarding backcountry hunting. How much should a pack weigh for a 10 day hunt? beginning - 00:25:25boots 00:25:25 - 00:36:22Optics 00:36:22 - 01:01:03Arrow setup 01:01:03 - 01:10:08Pack weight again 01:10:08 - 01:20:00Clothing 01:20:00 - end
August 2, 2019
There is potential to gain some information regarding fitness longevity in this episode.  Matt Bernier dives into the role physics plays in your workouts and how to maximize your potential to stay in the field longer...potentially.
July 30, 2019
Jeff Lander, from Primitive Outfitting, joins the podcast to reminisce about past hunts with Aron and Frank.   OUTFITTER - JEFF LANDER Jeff Lander, originally from Washington State, moved to British Columbia in 1988 and resides in BC with his wife Lana. Jeff has bowhunted most of his life and decided in 1994 to pursue his passion with making it his job. Jeff and his three daughters, Rachel, Kirsten and Lisse, have been living in Alberta since 1996 where he started outfitting whitetail deer, mule deer and waterfowl. In 2005, Jeff acquired an outfitting concession in British Columbia to pursue his dream of guiding bowhunters to grizzlies, black bear and moose. While Jeff prefers to hunt with traditional equipment, he primarily guides hunters who use compound bows, and occasional rifle hunters. Jeff's hunting experience and easy going attitude will make your hunt enjoyable and one to remember.   Kifaru Become a Patron!
July 24, 2019
When someone is truly passionate about what they do, like Randy Kitts owner of Black Eagle Arrows, then what they create truly shines.  Aron and Randy have a wonderful conversation about the performance of Black Eagle Arrows on the field and in competition. Black Eagle Arrows Conquest Archery Kifaru Become a Patron!
July 19, 2019
The Defiance Health team was honored to return to Kifarucast today for a more nutrition-focused conversation. If you enjoy hunting, good banter, jokes, etc. give this one a listen. Defiance Health Kifaru Become a Patron!
July 16, 2019
Bill Vanderheyden, Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at Iron Will Outfitters, joins the podcast to discuss the science behind his designs.  He goes into great detail about broadheads and makes Aron's head hurt.  Overall a great listen. Iron Will Outfitters Kifaru Become a Patron!
July 11, 2019
Robert Herbert aka"Old Man Herbie", owner of R&N Blades in Australia, and craftsman of the Helium 1 Blade for Kifaru, joins the podcast to discuss how his hobby as a knife maker is quickly turning into a successful business.  Also discussed...ample hunting stories from Australia and North America. Find more information on Roberts outstanding knives: Robert_Herbert R & N Blades   Kifaru Become a Patron!           THE ELEVATOR BOSSA NOVA
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