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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@exomountaingear. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve

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@exomountaingear. 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@exomountaingear. Thanks for listening! — Mark & Steve

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Episodes

288 | Hunt Elk By Yourself — Here's How...

6/16/2021
Considering a solo elk hunt? Whether you enjoy hunting all on your own, or you just can't find a hunting partner, it is possible to be a successful solo elk hunter. It takes work. And a lot of it. In this episode, we are joined by two experienced solo elk hunters, Tyler Boschma and Nathan Jones. We discuss answers to YOUR questions about solo elk hunting, including... How to get started if you have limited hunting experience? How do you manage the fear or other mental challenges of being...

Duration:01:11:11

MM 106 | Reloading, Suppressors, CrossFit, and More...

6/14/2021
Mark goes solo and answers listener questions on reloading, suppress, CrossFit training, and more. He covers chronographs for shooting and reloading, including the MagnetoSpeed and LabRadar. He outlines the simple process of load development for Hammer Bullets. He shares his experience with suppressor covers and if they are necessary. Then he talks about his experience with CrossFit and if he feels it is good training for hunting. Finally, he shares some of his story with elk hunting,...

Duration:00:29:54

287 | Scouting for Success with Justin Crossley

6/9/2021
Justin Crossley joins us to talk about his scouting strategy for out-of-state hunts. We talk about e-scouting, how to plan a scouting trip to a new area, how to make the best use of time, glassing strategies, and much more. No matter what species you're hunting, and if you are scouting digitally or with boots on the ground, you will certainly learn something from this episode. Connect with Justin... - https://www.rokslide.com/author/justin/ - https://www.instagram.com/crossley0102/ View and...

Duration:01:00:55

MM 105 | Summer Events, Shooting with Your Pack On, Fixing Hot Feet

6/7/2021
Steve and Mark talk about events happening this summer that you don't want to miss. Why you may miss the bullseye when shooting your bow with a pack on. How to properly load your pack for pre-season summer training. The pros and cons of using the pack's meat shelf for extra gear and food storage on backpack hunts. And a potential cure for sweaty feet and blisters. Resources shared in this show: - NW Mtn Challenge: https://nwmountainchallenge.com/ - Full Draw Film Tour:...

Duration:01:35:52

286 | Staying Comfortable is Dangerous with Michael Easter

6/2/2021
Backcountry hunting is a pursuit that goes against our "progressively sheltered, sterile, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged, and safety-netted lives." Tune in to hear about the dangers of comfort, how hunting can be the antithesis to constant comfort, and what science says is wrong with our modern, comfortable, first-world lives. Our guest is Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis. Purchase The Comfort Crisis: https://amzn.to/3i67Mbd Connect with Michael:...

Duration:01:13:57

MM 104 | NEW Podcast Archive (Plus, Bears & Binos)

5/28/2021
New Podcast Archive! Easily find previous episodes of the show by visiting https://ExoMtnGear.com/podcast and browsing shows by category or searching by keyword. We also announce the winners of the May giveaway, discuss the recent Exo Bear Camp, geek-out on optics, and much more... Gear mentioned on this episode: - https://sandsarchery.com/products/swarovski-10x42-el-range-ta-binocular - https://www.zeiss.com/consumer-products/us/hunting/binoculars/victory-rf/victory-rf-10x42.html -...

Duration:00:33:17

285 | Unscripted with Brad Brooks of Argali Outdoors

5/26/2021
Brad Brooks of Argali Outdoors joins us to chat about a 6-week Alaskan adventure he has planned for this coming fall, what's new from Argali Outdoors in 2021, and much more. Brad's upcoming hunt in Alaska will include Sitka Blacktail, Caribou, and Moose — all with his bow. Learn why he put this trip together, the logistical challenges he's facing, and much more. Argali Outdoors: https://argalioutdoors.com/ Brad's Previous Episode: https://exomtngear.com/blogs/podcast/058 All Podcast...

Duration:01:03:45

284 | A Scientific Study of Backcountry Hunting

5/19/2021
What does the science say about the physical demands of backcountry hunting? Dr. Robert Coker has studied, analyzed, and published his findings on this question and related topics. Join this conversation with Dr. Coker to learn more about the research and how his findings can help you as a hunter. "The Energy Requirements and Metabolic Benefits of Wilderness Hunting in Alaska" — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6236107/ More of Dr. Coker's Published Research —...

Duration:01:34:12

MM 103 | Sheep Surpise, Spring Bear, Solo Elk & More...

5/17/2021
Steve and Mark share some good news — both about future hunts, as well as the future (and history) of the podcast. They also chat trough some listener questions about solo elk hunting, packing-out elk, camp strategies for backcountry hunts, and more. MAY 2021 GIVEAWAY... Enter by leaving a podcast review, sharing the show on Instagram and tagging @HuntBackcountry, or emailing us with your hunting question or topic suggestion to podcast@exomtngear.com. Any and all of those actions will earn...

Duration:01:24:26

283 | Looking Back and Moving Forward with Matt Starley

5/12/2021
As hunters move forward with new equipment, technologies, opportunities, and challenges, it is helpful to look back. As we think about our hunting today, it is helpful to think about the hunting opportunities of tomorrow, and for the next generation. These ideas are just some of the underlying current to our conversation with our guest on this episode, Matt Starley of Rogue Wild Productions (https://www.instagram.com/roguewild/). We talk about having 3-generations on the same hunt, the value...

Duration:01:03:21

MM 102 | The Minivan of Hunting Apparel, How to Find Primers, and Bow Sight Follow-up

5/10/2021
Steve & Mark answer listener-submitted questions about the role of softshell jackets (the "minivan of hunting apparel"), how to find primers and other reloading components or ammunition in the current market, and also discuss a few follow-up questions about bow sights after last week's Monday Minute episode on the topic. The Reloading Discord: https://discord.com/invite/reloading (More info/instructions: https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/natchez-huge-primer-dump.200208/page-2) MAY 2021...

Duration:00:37:26

282 | Nick Sabo on Stalking Mule Deer, Shooting in the Wind, and Lessons from Old-Timers

5/5/2021
Nick Sabo (https://www.instagram.com/nsabo380/) is a veteran, firefighter, and well-rounded hunter and shooter. We speak with Nick about a variety of topics, including what he learned from an old-time hunter in Alaska, how he hunts big Mule Deer bucks in the Dakotas, how he shoots effectively in the wind, and much more. MAY 2021 GIVEAWAY... Enter by leaving a podcast review, sharing the show on Instagram and tagging @HuntBackcountry, or emailing us with your hunting question or topic...

Duration:00:45:18

MM 101 | Jake is Fired, Tent Stoves, Long-Distance Bow Sight Setup

5/3/2021
We're back with a Monday Minute episode, including a bonus behind-the-scenes segment with Jake. We then dive into listener questions about tent stoves, shelter choices, bow sight setup, and more. Share your question: podcast@exomtngear.com Heather Kelly's Founder Speaker Series: https://founderspeakerseries.mykajabi.com/sales-page https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:53:17

281 | Failure Before Success

4/28/2021
From hunting turkeys in the South, to hunting big muleys in the Dakotas, to hunting the vast wilderness of Alaska, our guest on the latest Hunt Backcountry Podcast, David (https://www.instagram.com/mustache_memoirs/), has some stories and lessons to share. We love learning from everyday, hard-working hunters that have a variety of experiences to share. If you feel the same way, you'll love this episode! In addition to some great hunting stories and gear chat, we talk about how failure is an...

Duration:00:53:29

280 | 2021 Death Hike Recap, Part 2

4/26/2021
In this episode, we continue the recap of our "Death Hike" adventure in Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness. We interview six participants from the hike to hear more about their unique experience on the trip, what they learned, how the tripped helped them as hunters, as more. - BRYAN (https://www.instagram.com/comtnhunter/) - DIONI (https://www.instagram.com/wild_idaho/) - AJ (https://www.instagram.com/208archery/) - JAKE (https://www.instagram.com/jake.havlicek/) - ANTHONY...

Duration:01:52:12

279 | 2021 Death Hike Recap, Part 1

4/19/2021
We are back from our "Death Hike" adventure in Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness. In this episode, Steve and Mark recap the trip — telling some stories, sharing lessons-learned, and much more. Have a question?... podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:01:48:59

278 | Newly Updated — Free Backcountry Hunting Training Plan

4/7/2021
Updated for 2021, we have v2 our free Backcountry Hunting Training Plan, put together by our friends at Atomic Athlete. Jake from Atomic joins Mark on this brief podcast to discuss how the training plan has been received over the past several years, and what changes are made for the updated v2 plan. New to the plan?... Get it for free: https://exomtngear.com/train Received the plan previously?... We will be sending you the new plan directly via email. https://exomtngear.com/...

Duration:00:21:36

MM 100 | Death Hike Farewell, 2-on-1 Guided Hunts, Spring Bear Intel

4/5/2021
In the final Monday Minute before the 2021 Death Hike, Steve and Mark cover some final preparation for the hike, as well as answer listener questions on hunting 2-on-1 with a guide, and using spring bear hunts to scout for elk. Connect with us: podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:27:17

277 | Hunting Trophy Experiences with Brad Carter

3/31/2021
Brad Carter of Altitude Outdoors joins us to tell the story of his sheep hunt, how things didn't work out as planned, and what he learned along the way. Whether you hunt sheep or not, there are many things you can learn from the story of this hunt and we are excited to share it with you. Connect with Brad... - https://altitudeoutdoors.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/bcarter307/ Connect with us... - podcast@exomtngear.com - https://exomtngear.com/podcast

Duration:00:51:08

MM 99 | Pranks with Jake, Archery Practice, Skull Care

3/29/2021
Jake is back and joins Steve & Mark to answer listener questions. But first, we discuss the "big smelly surprise" that Jake recently received for his 21st birthday. Share your question for the show: podcast@exomtngear.com https://exomtngear.com/

Duration:00:33:36