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The Mark Grupe Outdoors Podcast is a show dedicated to the outdoors. We cover a wide range of hunting, fishing and outdoor topics. Every show we try to keep out listeners up to date on the latest in outdoor news, tips and tactics, and of course, throw in our very own brand of humor.

The Mark Grupe Outdoors Podcast is a show dedicated to the outdoors. We cover a wide range of hunting, fishing and outdoor topics. Every show we try to keep out listeners up to date on the latest in outdoor news, tips and tactics, and of course, throw in our very own brand of humor.
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The Mark Grupe Outdoors Podcast is a show dedicated to the outdoors. We cover a wide range of hunting, fishing and outdoor topics. Every show we try to keep out listeners up to date on the latest in outdoor news, tips and tactics, and of course, throw in our very own brand of humor.




Ep. 32: Kevin Vella: Talking Turkeys with a NWTF Biologist

We stuffed this episode on turkeys so full of information you might as well serve it for Thanksgiving dinner! We are talking with Kevin Vella, who is a biologist for the National Wild Turkey Federation. We cover a very wide range of topics, all of which will certainly come in handy for all of you turkey hunters out there. We cover the types of turkeys we have here in California, the age old altitude question, and what makes good turkey habitat, and get an expert opinion on what to look for...


Ep. 31- Jeremiah Pierce of Central Valley NWTF

Today on the show we are talking to Jeremiah Pierce of the Central Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, named Central Valley Struts 'n Cutts. They recently started this new chapter, and are based out of Manteca, California. We talk with him about what inspired him to start up a local chapter, what events they have coming up, what they are planning for the future, and how people can get involved. We also got a little controversial with the Shotgun v. Archery debate. Go give...


Ep. 30: Live from Elk Camp

We are doing a podcast live from the road, in our mobile broadcast studio, aka, our Jumping Jack trailer. We are in camp with Caleb Copeland (@copecreative) and Chris Irwin (@i.knowaguy). Caleb is a renowned producer in the outdoor industry, and Chris is a highly talented photographer who has been working in the outdoor space for over 25 years. Our topics range from preparing for a hunt like this in terms of the hunting side of things, and the content side of things, to what considerations,...


Ep. 29- Dissecting AB-2805 w/ Charles Whitwam of Shadowtrekker Adventures

Recently there has been a lot of talk surrounding California Assembly Bill 2805. This is a bill that proposes some changes to the regulations and procedures surrounding the hunting and management of wild pigs. Our guest, Charles Whitwam sits down to talk with us about his concerns with the bill. He is particularly concerned about the Humane Society of the United States' involvement in a particular section of AB-2805. Charles has done quite a bit of research, talked to many people and...


Ep. 28- Waterfowl w/ Rob DeCosta

Today we are joined by Rob DeCosta of D.O.A. Guide Service. Rob has been guiding waterfowl in the Sacramento area for 4 years, and we picked his brain about his techniques and what it is like being a guide. Lately, Mark has been having alot of Facebook debates about the the costs of hiring a guide, so we took the opportunity to talk to Rob about his thoughts on the matter. We discussed the financial overhead guides carry, the time it takes to guide, the value a guide brings to a hunt, as...


Ep. 27- Talking Train To Hunt w/ Dennis Klomp

Dennis Klomp is a hunting and fitness buff, as well as just plain buff! We had him up to our ranch to chase some wild swine, and sat down with him to talk about his hunting adventures. He got into hunting after college, and found himself addicted. With trips to Alaska, Mexico, and all over the United States Dennis is full of awesome hunting stories. Hunting provided Dennis the urge to get in better shape, which has fueled his entry into the Train To Hunt world, leading him to a 3rd place...


Ep. 26- Hunting w/ Dean Davis

Dean Davis is our guest today, and we are talking with him about everything from Pheasants to New Zealand Red Stag. Dean has travelled the world hunting for just about anything and everything, so when we had him up at the ranch for a hunt, we decided to talk to him and get some of his stories on air! We hope you enjoy this episode!


Ep. 25- THE Larry D. Jones- Talking with a Bowhunter Hall of Fame Inductee

Today we have on a very special guest, Larry D. Jones. Larry is an expert bowhunter, and a good friend of ours. He grew up deer hunting with his family, picked up a bow at the age of 20, and the rest is history. His hunting excellence earned him a spot in the Bowhunters Hall of Fame, which is to say that he is far and above an one of the foremost experts in the field of bowhunting. Over the course of his illustrious career as a bowhunter, outdoor writer, and video producer he was also one of...


Ep. 24- The Drunk Hunter Edition w/ TJ Downes

We thought we would try combining a podcast with a bottle of bourbon just to see what would happen. What you are about to listen to is the result. We call it the Drunk Hunter Edition of the Mark Grupe Outdoors Podcast, and we think you are going to enjoy it (we certainly had a good time recording it!). Our very first guest on this new, experimental podcast is TJ Downes. TJ is very involved in the California Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and as such, an avid turkey hunter....


Ep. 23- Predator Hunting W/ JJ Melo of West Coast Predator Hunting

He is from the west coast, and he has a predisposition for predator hunting. Our guest today is JJ Melo of West Coast Predator hunting. We caught up with JJ and got to talk to him about how he got into predator hunting, why he started filming his hunts and we picked his brain about some of his favorite predator hunting methods. We also get a first hand account of calling in a mountain lion and another story that ends with red mist. Don't miss this show, and make sure you check out JJ and...


Ep. 22- Fishing w/ The Rodfather- Francisco Piña

On the show to day we have special guest Francisco Piña. He is one of the original three "Rod Fathers". The Rod Fathers are a group of guys based in Central California with a passion for fishing, and a desire to help people get out on the water and onto some fish! We are talking to him today about why he started The Rod Fathers, where his passion for tight lines comes from, and getting some tips on how to start rippin' some lips. We are also talking about our new web series "The Community...


Ep. 21- Dog Training & Social Media W/ Dennis Hayre

Dennis Hayre is an expert dog trainer and owner of Dennis Hayre Kennels. We get to see him doing what he does best around here at the ranch, so we decided we'd get him in the studio to pick his brain. We cover alot of ground in this show, and talk about how much you should be training your dog in the offseason, if force fetching is really necessary, what kind of dogs Dennis prefers, and about social media, among many other things. Make sure you give this show a listen, and give Dennis a...


Ep. 20- Waterfowl & Striped Bass Fishing w/ Scott Feist

We spent a couple mornings last week snow goose hunting with Scott Feist of Feisty Fish Guide Service, and we knew we wanted to talk with him on the podcast. Based here in the central valley Scott guides for ducks, geese, striped bass, salmon, and hogs. We talked to Scott about his waterfowl techniques, his retriever Striker, and how he fishes for striper. There is a ton of awesome information in this podcast, so make sure you give it a listen, and then give Scott a call to go hunting or...


Ep. 19- Brent Nobles of Fur, Fins & Feathers Taxidermy

Today we have a man on our show who has seen and picked over 11,000 birds this season. That individual is Brent Nobles, the owner of Fur, Fins, Feathers Taxidermy. Brent specializes in wild game meat processing and taxidermy. We're talking with him about his operation, his taxidermy work, and getting some tips on how you can handle your own game for the best results after your harvest. We hope you enjoy the...


Ep. 18- Outdoor Video Production with Caleb Copeland

On todays show we are talking to our good friend Caleb Copeland. Caleb is an all around outdoor media producer extraordinaire. He has worked on shows such as Foxworthy Outdoors, The Crush with Lee and Tiffany, and The Habit among many other projects. He is also the host of The Redneck Tech Podcast. We are talking about his background in the industry, his favorite gear is, as well as getting some tips and advice for anyone wanting to film their hunts or break into the industry themselves!...


Ep. 17- Ryan Sherbondy- Champion Duck Caller

Ryan Sherbondy is a highly talented competition duck caller based right in our backyard. He won his first competition at age 11, and turned around to win the California state Junior division competition at the age of 13. This year he competed in the adult division, winning the California competition, giving him the opportunity to compete in the World Championship Duck Calling Competition in Stuttgart, Arkansas. We had Ryan on the show today to talk with him about his competition experiences....


Ep. 16- Jake Thompson of Danger Close Outdoors

You guys better have your notepads open and your pencils sharpened for this show, we're going to be dropping some knowledge on you. We're talking with our good friend Jake Thompson of Danger Close Outdoors about high momentum archery setups. Jake and his company specialize in helping people increase their lethality in the field using high momentum archery equipment. We have been taking Jake's advice for the past year and have found great success in his approach, and we think you will too....


Ep. 15- Marie Kargbo- A Story of Survival

We usually talk about hunting, but today we decided to deviate a little from that theme to talk with someone who has an incredible story to tell. Marie Kargbo grew up in the country of Sierra Leone in the 80's, and was in Freetown at the height of the Sierra Leone Civil War in the 90's. Marie was eventually able to escape to a refugee camp, and then made her way here to the United States. Her story is one of resilience, perseverance, bravery and faith in the midst of terror. We urge you to...


Ep. 14- Colorado Elk Hunt Rundown

If you didn't already know, we came home with an awesome Colorado bull elk from our bowhunting trip to the beautiful state of Colorado. We are super happy about our harvest, and we wanted to share the story of our hunt with you guys. Every hunt is not only an opportunity for success, but an opportunity to learn and grow as a hunter, so we sprinkled in some things that we learned on this hunt into the episode as well. Enjoy, and happy hunting! Find us Online! Web:...


Ep. 13- Brett Marciasini- Hunting in British Columbia

It is that time of year again. Fall is in the air, and we don't need to tell you what that means. We are kicking off our return to civilization by talking to our friend Brett Marciasini about his recent hunt in British Columbia. He just returned from 10 days of hunting up there, and has an awesome story to tell! We also wanted to bring attention to a recent gun bill in California. California Assembly Bill 7 is currently sitting on Jerry Brown's desk, so we will be briefly diving into what...