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34: Olivia Opre, Hunting Consultant, Mrs. America Contestant & Conservationist

“I’m happy to put my neck on the line. I get a lot of anti-hunter threats. I got a $250,000 bounty on my head. But it’s something that has to be talked about.” — Olivia Opre, Hunting Consultant & Mrs. America Contestant Imagine the amount of hate you must have in your heart to put a bounty on someone’s head. You must have really pissed somebody off, right? Today’s guest knows that kind of hate. And she knows it well. Olivia Opre has traveled the world hunting hippos, lions, elephants, and...


33: Mahting Putelis, Hunt to Eat Founder

“If you do not know something well, if you don’t have a sense of some place, you are not going to protect it.” — Mahting Putelis, Founder of Hunt to Eat Many American patriots and outdoorsmen embrace the Gadsden flag’s message of “Don’t Tread on Me.” I do, too, but sometimes we could use a reminder that the best defense, may actually be a good offense. In regards to telling our story of hunting in today’s world, we have to be careful when taking a Don’t Tread on Me philosophy. This same...


32: Shannon Lansdowne & Brittany Boddington, She Hunts Skills Camp

“We’ve had 4 young widows at these camps. And they want to take their kids hunting but they’ve lost their mentor. They come to us for basic skills so they can pass on to their kids and pass on the skills.” - Brittany Boddington Today I have a couple of women who see the hunting industry landscape, and they are getting involved in an interesting way. In this episode, we chat with Brittany and Shannon from She Hunts Skills Camp. They’re empowering women to sharpen their hunting skills in a...


31: Kris Bentley, Sundy Best Musician & Appalachian Songwriter

“I don’t look at it from what I’d do different. That’s a rabbit hole that will continue on for eternity. There’s nothing I would have done different. As time goes on, it’ll just get more beautiful. It’s bigger than one person.” — Kris Bentley Appalachia has some fantastic contributions to this world. The music, food and arts that comes from those hills can be incredible. It’s also no stranger to anguish. I’m always interested by the lore that lives within Appalachia. Much of this history has...


30: Brad Neathery & Tyler Sharp, Modern Huntsman

“I didn’t have direct affinity for or against hunting, but if I had to choose, I was probably against it.” - Brad Neathery, CEO of Modern Huntsman Sometimes it seems Lincoln Tapp might have been right when he says social media is doing more harm for hunting than good. This weekend, animal rights activists coordinated a blitzkrieg against several well known hunters via multiple major platforms. While these animals were harvested legally and ethically, it didn’t matter. Some hunters made some...


BONUS: Do Not Listen to This Episode

"People risk their lives to fish for sharks. It's insane. These people are insane. But it's a respectful insane." - Zack Grimes, GoWild Co-Founder Don't do it. Seriously. By pressing play, you're committing to listen to the GoWild app's Co-Founder's first show of random musings, inappropriate commentary, fart jokes and awkward silences. Welp, if you're still reading, you're probably going to listen. So you should know we talk about Donovan's inspiration behind designs, deer population...


29: Ryan Gresham, President of Gun Talk Media

“Training can happen on your couch, in your living room. Don’t think of how everything is going to go right. Think of what can go wrong.” — Ryan Gresham “I can’t even imagine what that’s like.”How many times have you seen a tragedy on national news and said that? Often? Well, today’s guest is here to tell you that maybe you should try imagining. Ryan Gresham knows a lot of about marketing, sales, and guns. His show runs a ton of different media opportunities, from podcasts to video to apps,...


28: Lexi Quinn, Wildland Firefighter, Hunter & Angler

“This year I got a wakeup call. We were going to a fire and there’s fire everywhere. On both sides of the highway. And it felt like I was in the apocalypse.” — Lexi Quinn The word courage gets tossed around so much it almost loses its meaning. Does it really take courage to tell your boss they’re wrong? Maybe some. But if that is courage, maybe the word courage falls short of today’s guest. Imagine running into the face of danger while everyone else flees to protect property that isn’t...


27: John Hunter, FLW Angler, Hunter & Entrepreneur

"My marshal turns around and says, 'Hey Buddy." I turn around, and his face is ghost white. He's bent over in pain and says, 'You see that bank over there? We gotta go. Right now.' " — John Hunter This episode's a funny one. We have John Hunter returning. You may recall John if you follow professional fishing. This year he fished the FLW, and he's fished the Bassmaster Elite Series, too. He's also GoWild's Chief Strategy Officer, meaning he heads up all things related to our product strategy...


26: Brad Smith, Writer, Entrepreneur & Fly Fisherman

“When I want something, I’m going to do it. It keeps me up at night. I try, and if it fails, I’ll try again.” — Brad Smith It’s hard to pinpoint when change is happening. It feels like it’s always happening and never happening. But in the age of storytelling and media, it’s happening right now. This interview is going to dig into that. What happens when an entity that is nearly synonymous with the Internet and freedom of speech decides to censor content? Hate speech is one thing, but what...


26: Brad Smith, Writer, Entrepreneur & Fly Fisherman

“When I want something, I’m going to do it. It keeps me up at night. I try, and if it fails, I’ll try again.” — Brad Smith It’s hard to pinpoint when change is happening. It feels like it’s always happening and never happening. But in the age of storytelling and media, it’s happening right now. This interview is going to dig into that. What happens when an entity that is nearly synonymous with the Internet and freedom of speech decides to censor content? Hate speech is one thing, but what...


BONUS: Brad on Where to Hunt with Eric Clark

Eric Clark is back! But this time, he's driving the boat. This is Brad's show with Eric about five months ago. Take a listen to see what was going on and how things have changed. **Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation** This episode of Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation. GoWild is working with Houston Safari Club Foundation, and you know about some of the conservation efforts this group participates in. This is an amazing...


25: Eric Clark, Founder of Where to Hunt

"Life is a film reel, not a snapshot." — Eric Clark Eric Clark is the founder of Where to Hunt. He's built the app as a side hustle, and today, we're talking about how he's pursuing making it his full-time job. The American Dream is synonymous with this mental picture of rainbows and pots of gold. But in reality, the American Dream is like the weather: Rainbows don’t come until the storm passes. Chasing that dream is hard. It’s more challenging than I ever thought. It weighs on me more than...


24: Gus Congemi, Bowhunter, Host of Live the Wild Life

"I gave myself three years. If this show wasn't profitable in three years, then I probably didn't belong on television. I kept it real. I was honest. And it's working out pretty well." - Gus Congemi, Host of Live the Wild Life Networking and relationships can take you a long ways. Today we’re talking to a guy who will time and time again echo this statement. Make sure you don’t just have talent, you better build some relationships along the way. I wasn’t too familiar with Gus Congemi, the...


From Field to Plate Sweepstakes Winner Announced

As many of you know, GoWild has partnered with From Field to Plate and SIXSITE to promote hunter recruitment with a sweepstakes valued at over $4,500. The sweepstakes ran for 2 months, and collectively generated nearly 3,000 new hunters and anglers for 2018. "I know this is a drop in the bucket in what the industry needs, but we're proud to be working with people and brands who understand that if we all just work together, these small efforts can eventually create bucket loads of new hunters...


23: Tony Bynum, Photographer, Conservationist & POMA President

"No matter where I've been or what I've done, it turns out, the most important aspect of it have been the people. I don't remember the photos as much as the relationships." — Tony Bynum Speaking up in contest when you know it could not only lead to backlash, but cost you clients and therefore your livelihood is not only courageous, it’s typically the makeup of a leader, which is who we have today. Tony Bynum is an outdoor photographer and the president of the Professional Outdoor Media...


22: Joshua Stratton, Angler & Entrepreneur

"As an industry, if we keep drinking out of the same watering hole, we're all going to be thirsty." — Joshua Stratton, Against the Current I love disruptive people. If you’re building a product, or using products or marketing tactics in an unexpected way, or doing something entirely different, that takes courage. That’s Joshua Stratton. Today’s guest is not afraid to speak his mind. He’s not afraid to talk about the shortcomings of the outdoors industry. And he’s not afraid to talk about his...


21: Lincoln Tapp, Bowhunter, TV Show Host & Teenager

“You can’t blame hunters for the creation of humans.” — Lincoln Tapp, Bowhunter & Host of YoungWild Lincoln Tapp has become pretty well known within the hunting community. He’s currently chasing a goal that’s almost synonymous with his name. He’s spent a third of his life traveling across North America in an attempt to become the youngest person to harvest 29 of North America’s Big Game Animals. At 12 years old, Lincoln became the youngest known archer to harvest the Stone Sheep. He checked...


20: Stephen Holley & Marcus Stiggers

“It hit me that if this could happen to a 10 year old, it could be me. For a minute I was lost, not knowing what to do next. Since my experience going hunting, I’ve done things I would have never done before.” — Marcus Stiggers, SIXSITE When I look at our industry, I’m inspired most by brands that market through empowerment, not impossibility. SIXSITE is one of those brands. Stephen Holley, the founder, understands that he makes a high end product, but he also understands the market well....


19: Kimmi Greentree, Australian Bowhunter, Mother & Wife

"People have failure. People should know that. If they come into this and think they're going to have a 100% success—they're not. Learning from your failures makes you a better hunter. And that has to happen." — Kimmi Greentree Some of you know today’s guest because of her husband. But in a little over an hour, you’ll see she stands out on her own. Prior to my interview, I admired Kimmi Greentree's authenticity and self awareness. Her social media profiles are hilarious and I liked her. But...