The Hunt Backcountry Podcast

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Backcountry hunters talking backcountry hunting. Join us for lively discussion on a variety of topics related to backcountry, big game hunting. We'll be talking tactics, sharing lessons learned, swapping stories, interviewing individuals from the hunting industry, and getting into the nitty-gritty of our gear lists and bow/rifle setups. Contact us at anytime with your questions or feedback by emailing us: podcast@exomtngear.com. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve

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Backcountry hunters talking backcountry hunting. Join us for lively discussion on a variety of topics related to backcountry, big game hunting. We'll be talking tactics, sharing lessons learned, swapping stories, interviewing individuals from the hunting industry, and getting into the nitty-gritty of our gear lists and bow/rifle setups. Contact us at anytime with your questions or feedback by emailing us: podcast@exomtngear.com. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve

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Episodes

387 | Why I Went Guided — Arizona Elk Hunt

2/1/2023
After drawing an Arizona elk tag that surprised him, our guest, Brent, shares why he ultimately decided to hire a guide for the hunt. Having never been on a guided hunt, Brent shares what he learned about the experience, how he selected his outfitter, how the hunt went down, and ultimately if he was glad that he decided to go guided. LEAVE A MESSAGE: https://speakpipe.com/huntbackcountry or podcast@exomtngear.com Podcast Episode Archive: https://exomtngear.com/podcast

Duration:01:07:08

MM 163 | K4 Pack System Q&A (Part 1)

1/30/2023
After announcing the all-new K4 Pack Systems last week, Steve & Mark answer your questions about K4 Packs in today's Q&A. They discuss: - What K4 options will be available at Hunt Expo this week? - Is anything from K4 compatible with K2/K3? - Why did you make K4 bags larger than K3 bags? - Is K4 lighter than K3? - Is there a waterproof option for K4 packs? K4 Updates & Giveaway: https://exomtngear.com/K4 Share your question: https://speakpipe.com/huntbackcountry or podcast@exomtngear.com...

Duration:00:37:40

386 | All-New K4 Pack Systems — Coming Soon

1/25/2023
We can finally talk about it! After 3+ years in development, all-new K4 Pack Systems are launching this Spring. In this conversation, Steve & Mark talk about the origins of K4, what they learned over the past several years of development on K4, and what is to come with K4 Packs this year. K4 Updates & Giveaway — https://exomtngear.com/K4 Ask us a question about K4 — https://speakpipe.com/huntbackcountry

Duration:01:04:10

385 | After the Hunt — Elk Season...Is This THE Year?

1/23/2023
Today's episode is another "After" podcast from the "Before & After the Hunt" podcast series with people just like YOU... listeners of the podcast. Justin first joined us in Episode 362 (https://exomtngear.com/blogs/podcast/362), to tell us about his plan as he went into his third season hunting elk, and the continued pursuit to kill his first elk. Today, he tells us how his elk season went. His fall involved numerous unexpected surprises, new challenges, and success that he didn't...

Duration:00:58:17

384 | After the Hunt — Adak Island Alaskan Adventure

1/18/2023
Today's episode is another "After" podcast from the "Before & After the Hunt" podcast series with people just like YOU... listeners of the podcast. Dylan first joined us in Episode 361 (https://exomtngear.com/blogs/podcast/361), to tell us about a hunt he was planning with his father, Brad, for an adventure on Adak Island, Alaska. In today's episode, Dylan and Brad join us to tell us all about their experience, the success they had, the lessons they learned, and more. LEAVE A MESSAGE:...

Duration:00:55:45

MM 162 | Unscripted with Chris Way

1/16/2023
Instead of a Q&A Monday Minute episode, Mark has an unscripted conversation with shooter and critical-thinker, Chris Way. They discuss a variety of topics around rifle shooting and practical practice and assessment for hunters. Resources mentioned in this episode: - Chris' Previous Episode: https://exomtngear.com/blogs/podcast/275 - The Rifle Kraft Drill: https://riflekraft.com/ - Chris' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gunaroundthesun/ LEAVE A MESSAGE or question for a future Monday...

Duration:01:25:42

383 | After the Hunt — Zoe's Very First Hunt

1/11/2023
Today's episode is another "After" podcast from the "Before & After the Hunt" podcast series with people just like YOU... listeners of the podcast. Our guest, Zoe, joined us in Episode 366 (https://exomtngear.com/blogs/podcast/366), as we learned about the journey leading up to Zoe's first-ever hunt. As a brand new hunter, Zoe has a great perspective to share. In the weeks and months leading up to her hunt, she had some amazing opportunities to gain first-hand experience. We talk about that,...

Duration:01:05:26

MM 161 | Silencer Central Experience, Bivy Setups, Shooting Off Tripods, & Tracking Hikes

1/9/2023
Mark runs solo on this Monday Minute to answer questions on suppressors and his experience using Silencer Central. He also answers a listener question on how he tracks his training hikes, including how he uses his Garmin watch and sync's that with Strava. Mark also discusses the use of the VA-5 tripod head for shooting a rifle, and why it isn't ideal. Finally, he discusses why he chose the Katabatic Gear Pinon bivy, and when he uses that bivy instead of other shelter options. Resources...

Duration:00:39:32

382 | Tag Sales, Big Game Management, and more with Idaho Fish & Game

1/4/2023
This is a wide-ranging conversation with Toby Boudreau, Deer & Elk Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. We discuss Idaho's recent non-resident tag sale, why Idaho doesn't have a preference/bonus point system, how Idaho's elk and deer tag allocations are managed, the status of CWD in Idaho, the latest information on Idaho's wolf populations, and much more. Toby's previous appearance on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast, "Wolves and Wolf Hunting" —...

Duration:01:07:07

MM 160 | "Pro" vs Public, True Cost of Hunting Gear, Archery at 85 Yards

1/2/2023
On this Monday Minute episode, Steve & Mark answer your listener questions. Today's topics include "Pro Staff" vs everyday hunters, and the value of influencers for Exo Mtn Gear. A listener asks about the true cost of hunting gear, and what to do when it feels like good gear is out of reach. One bowhunter asks about bow sight setup, how many pins are ideal, and is there any reason to shoot your bow at 85-yards (or further). Come see us next week, January 12-14, at the Sheep Show in Reno, NV...

Duration:00:28:30

MM 159 | Nominate a MIL Member, Stay Active This Winter, Quick Rifle Support

12/19/2022
On this Monday Minute episode, Steve & Mark answer your listener questions. But first, they tell you about a generous, anonymous donor, who wants to gift an Exo Mtn Gear K3 4800 Pack System to a military member for Christmas. Know of a deserving military service member (active or veteran) that could use a good pack? Send an email nomination to podcast@exomtngear.com before December 22, 2022. Include the nominee's name, contact information, and a brief explanation telling us why you are...

Duration:00:18:20

381 | Engineered Gear from New Zealand's Rugged Mountains

12/14/2022
As an engineer and mountain hunter, Matt Vincent is always looking for ways to improve his gear. Lighter, stronger, more efficient. That pursuit led Matt to design and produce his own gear, which he sells via MTNGear.us (and MtnGear.nz) We speak with Matt about his life in New Zealand, the hunting opportunities there, and how his personal pursuits in NZ's rugged mountains lead to his products — including the MTNStick and the MTNGear Bipod. https://www.mtngear.us/ https://www.mtngear.nz/...

Duration:01:22:41

MM 158 | Idaho Elk Tags & Strategy, Bipod vs Shooting Sticks, Exo Bag Design

12/12/2022
Steve & Mark answer your listener questions on this Monday Minute episode. They discuss Idaho's recent non-resident tag sale, the best strategy for two hunters each filling their elk tags on the same hunt, when to choose a bipod or shooting sticks for a rifle hunt, and why there isn't a horseshoe zipper on every Exo bag design. $10,000 Giveaway — https://exomtngear.com/giveaway — Enter before December 23, 2022 More links mentioned in this episode... -...

Duration:00:32:33

380 | After the Hunt — Texas to Idaho for Elk

12/7/2022
Today's episode is another "After" podcast from the "Before & After the Hunt" podcast series with people just like YOU... listeners of the podcast. Our guest, Taylor, joined us in Episode 358, as he was making plans for his first elk hunt in Idaho. Taylor's plans for the hunt changed after that podcast, which you will hear about. We also detail the hunt story, the lessons Taylor learned, and why he is better equipped for success next year. Listen in and you will find some valuable lessons as...

Duration:00:51:01

$10,000 Giveaway to Highlight Independent Outdoor Companies

12/5/2022
At a time when corporations and investment groups are overtaking small companies, and the algorithms of social media giants are making it harder for small businesses to communicate with customers, we want to highlight independent brands in the outdoors and hunting industry. Join our $10,000 Gear Giveaway to support independent companies that we know, trust, and believe are worthy of your support. THE GIVEAWAY — https://exomtngear.com/giveaway

Duration:00:16:34

379 | Unconventional Success (A Listener Story...)

11/30/2022
After an unconventional start to his big game hunting experience, Jim had some unconventional hunting success this past fall. Jim, who is a listener of the show and an everyday hunter from Tennessee, joins us on this episode to share the story of his Montana elk and mule deer hunt from this past fall. This unconventional success story is entertaining, informational, and inspiring. LEAVE A MESSAGE: http://speakpipe.com/huntbackcountry or podcast@exomtngear.com Podcast Episode Archive:...

Duration:01:10:56

MM 156 | Young Kid, Big Buck. Giveaway Coming. Best Hunting Show.

11/28/2022
Mark and Steve are joined by co-co-Host, Jakey. They tell the story of Jake's mule deer season, his younger brother's big buck, and what Jake learned on this coveted tag. Before they all get to work catching up from Exo's recent once-a-year sale, they also answer listener questions about the best hunting show. No, not a TV show, but the best in-person show or "expo" to attend for big game hunters. Don't miss the BIG giveaway launching next week. Sign-up to become an Exo Insider to get...

Duration:00:22:13

20% OFF at Exo Mtn Gear Starts NOW

11/21/2022
20% OFF for a limited-time. All Exo Mtn Gear packs, accessories, and logo gear is on sale. That also includes Hunt Backcountry Podcast logo gear! SAVE NOW: https://exomtngear.com/sale We will be back to regular podcasts next week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:02:30

378 | After the Hunt — Rookies Hunting Fall Bear in NM

11/16/2022
Today's episode is another "After" podcast from the "Before & After the Hunt" podcast series with people just like YOU... listeners of the podcast. Our guest, Jeff, joined us in Episode 365, before joined a group of guys to hunt bears in New Mexico. Their hunt did not go according to plan, but they learned some extremely valuable lessons from their experience — and in this episode, you can learn from those lessons and experiences. LEAVE A MESSAGE: https://speakpipe.com/huntbackcountry or...

Duration:01:13:50

MM 154 | 7PRC vs 7SAUM, Spotting Scope Review, Active Insulation Mid-Layers

11/14/2022
Save 20% on all Exo Mtn Gear purchases — SALE BEGINS 11/21/22. Limited-time and limited quantities. Sign-up to get notified when the sale begins... EXO SALE NOTIFICATION: https://exomtngear.com/newsletter On this solo Monday Minute, Mark answers your listener questions. Topics include Swarovski's new compact spotting scopes (ATC and STC), and how they compare to the rest of the best spotters on the market. Watch the spotting scope review and comparison video with Steve Speck and Rob...

Duration:00:40:18