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Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild. Listen now for tips, tactics and wisdom from guests such as Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Kristy Titus, Guy Eastman, Jay Scott and Mark Kenyon.

Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild. Listen now for tips, tactics and wisdom from guests such as Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Kristy Titus, Guy Eastman, Jay Scott and Mark Kenyon.

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Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild. Listen now for tips, tactics and wisdom from guests such as Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Kristy Titus, Guy Eastman, Jay Scott and Mark Kenyon.

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English

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Episodes

Ep 159 - James Nash: Be Brilliant in the Basics

8/5/2020
James Nash, Cpt. USMC Ret., of 6 Ranch Outfitters joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to share highlights from a lifetime of elk hunting knowledge. In this episode, James looks back at his childhood being raised on a six-generation ranch, building knowledge of wildlife conservation and gaining insight on elk by observing the unique behavior of Corriente cattle. They discuss important tactics needed for locating elk in your hunt area, types of elk calls, getting personally offended at his...

Duration:01:16:58

Ep 158 - True Pearce: Running and Gunning

7/29/2020
True Pearce, competitive shooter, attorney and editor at Guns America, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk firearms and hunting. In this episode, they discuss True’s youth journeying deep into the backcountry with his father, the world of competitive shooting and how it translates to hunting, the degradation of our wild places, his best advice for new shooters, why you should never ever listen to Joe Biden’s home-defense advice, and the best firearms to use for self-defense. See more on...

Duration:00:52:28

Ep 157 - Arlando Chiles (aka Buck da Black Hunter): A Divine Huntervention

7/22/2020
Arlando Chiles (a.k.a. Buck da Black Hunter) of Campfire Evolution joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about his life-changing “huntervention”. In this episode, they talk about how alcoholism and depression steered him onto the path of hunting, discovering Randy Newberg while watching YouTube rap videos, advice for archery newbies, starting your hunt at the trailhead rather than the destination and Arlando’s authentic goofy self. See more on the show notes page at...

Duration:01:01:45

Ep 156 - Corey Piersol & Chris Ollis: Two Californians, One New Yorker and Several Montana Beers

7/15/2020
Corey Piersol of Burch Barrel and Chris Ollis, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Detective, join Sam on The Wild Initiative over a few Montana beers to recap a weekend at Western Hunting Summit and talk hunting. In this episode, they talk about a little bit of everything including filling your freezer with wild game, growing up anti-hunting, a recap of the 2020 Mule Deer Summit, mental toughness, grilling experiences with Burch Barrel and what native Montanans “really” think about Californians....

Duration:00:55:22

Ep 155 - Mike Ensch: Catching Up With a Hunting Buddy

7/8/2020
Mike Ensch, hunter, angler, music festival producer and old friend, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to catch up and chat about the outdoors. In this episode they discuss immersing yourself in the outdoors in any way possible, crazy characters in the music industry, learning to love the process rather than the results, the similarities between hunting and surfing, the restorative power of nature, upland game hunting with his GSP Mr. Mustache, taking city-boys out hunting for the first time...

Duration:01:01:26

Ep 154 - Mark Livesay: Building a Hunt Plan and Locating Elk

7/1/2020
Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to give the ultimate rundown on how to build your hunt plan and locate elk. From paper topo maps to Google Earth to mobile apps, Mark has developed a detailed and revolutionary system for locating hunt areas. In this episode, he breaks down his best tips from decades of backcountry hunting. Mark details the features of various mapping applications as well as the pros and cons of each platform for the various parts of...

Duration:02:02:28

Ep 153 - Cable Smith: Shooting the Sh*t About Hunting

6/24/2020
Cable Smith, host of the Lonestar Outdoor Show, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to catch up and just shoot the sh*t for a while about hunting. In this episode, they discuss road trips and living like a transient gypsy, whiskey and cigars and how open and welcoming the hunting community can be. They cover a little bit of everything: how COVID has affected the hunting community and African wildlife, gun safety, waterfowl and upland game hunting, beer and guns, mountain lion hunting, high...

Duration:01:10:52

Ep 152 - Bert Sorin: Hunting for Extraordinary Experiences

6/17/2020
Bert Sorin, CEO of Sorinex, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about preparation for your next hunt. On this podcast, they discuss the concept of fitness versus strength and how it fits into the outdoors, what it means to go “deep-water” on your passions, the intense preparation of getting a once-in-a-lifetime animal, discovering where you need to hunt and his definition of success. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/152. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:52:31

Ep 151 - Laura Zerra: Crafting Your Outdoor Experience from Start to Finish

6/10/2020
Primitive survivalist Laura Zerra joins Sam on The Wild Initiative about building your ideal lifestyle and outdoor experience. In this episode, Laura reminisces about growing up as the “weird kid” whose closest friends were a pack of coyotes. She walks us through her journey into veganism and her transition back into eating meat as well as many of the various delicacies outside of traditional wild game. They also cover the concept of self-reliance in everything you do, facing near-death...

Duration:00:53:26

Ep 150 - Byron Pace: The Most Irresponsible Thing We Can Do is Nothing

6/3/2020
Byron Pace, photographer and filmmaker, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss conservation and our hunting media. In this episode, Byron discusses his involvement in Modern Huntsman and the changes in our consumption and presentation of hunting media as well as the important values his father imparted to him with regards to the outdoors. They also discuss the concept of individual versus ecosystem passions for animals, the existence of the Loch Ness monster, the blood-lust journey...

Duration:01:11:48

Ep 149 - Tom Rowland: Capable for Your Family, Your Future and the Outdoors

5/27/2020
Tom Rowland, fishing guide and host of Saltwater Experience and the Tom Rowland Podcast, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss how fitness has improved his life as a hunter, angler and family man. In this episode, they discuss the sacrifices you have to be willing to make to live the life you want and how to discover your direction. Tom tells the story of falling out of shape, finding himself consistently beat, sore and injured and how that affected his time in the outdoors. He then...

Duration:01:06:04

Bonus Episode - Robin Black: Enjoy the Hostilities

5/24/2020
Robin Black, MMA Analyst and Commentator and king of the one-minute breakdown, joins Sam, in this bonus episode of The Wild Initiative, on an Instagram Live session. They have a fantastic conversation covering a little bit of everything including trophy hunting, masculinity, athlete hunters, the emotional connection to what we fight or kill and the numerous ways their individual passions coincide. See more on the show notes page at...

Duration:00:47:22

Ep 148 - Blake Manning: The California Outdoorsman

5/20/2020
Blake Manning, a fellow California native, joins Sam to talk about the endless opportunities for hunting that California offers. In this episode, they discuss the ins-and-outs of reaching out to private landowners, their Spring turkey seasons, hunting coastal blacktail, taking his wife out on her first hunt, and sharing the bounty of the hunt with family and friends. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/148. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:29

Ep 147 - Brandon Lilly: Shutting Down or Stepping Up

5/6/2020
Powerlifter Brandon Lilly joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss overcoming adversity and the power of stripping life down to the basics. In this episode, Brandon walks us through his journey as a powerlifter and through his recovery from a catastrophic rupture of both knees. He also provides his insight on a wide variety of topics including moving towards a primitive lifestyle, facing difficult situations, controlled breathing exercises, fitness routines and functional movement, the...

Duration:01:18:21

Ep 146 - Britt Longoria: Honor the Hunt

4/29/2020
Britt Longoria joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss what it truly means to be a hunter. In this episode, Britt reminisces about traveling the world hunting with her father, the important legacy he left, the start of her love affair with Africa and growing up with dreams of running an African Safari Company. They also discuss the controversial “leopard photo,” flipping the stereotypical image of a hunter, speaking at an emotional level about our reasons for hunting and learning to...

Duration:00:51:20

Ep 145 - Michael Lavallee, The Quiet Survivalist: Planning to Improvise is Planning to Fail

4/22/2020
The Quiet Survivalist and 30+ year military and federal law enforcement veteran, Michael Lavalle, joins Sam on the Wild Initiative to talk about essential survival skills. In this episode, they discuss must-have survival gear for your pack, fire-starting tactics, how to find water in the desert, and even some super handy tricks for locating and tracking elk on “over-hunted” public land. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/145. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:56:46

Ep 144 - Locke Wheeler: Talkin' Turkey, Part 2

4/15/2020
Locke Wheeler is back again, talkin' turkey with Sam on The Wild Initiative. In this episode, they discuss how the weather and seasons affect turkey behavior during the day, whether or not to use decoys, turkey rafter dynamics, decoy setup strategies, aggressive and timid calling techniques and how to locate toms in the morning. Learn more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/144. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:44

Ep 143 - Anna Van Nostrand: Life Will Take You Where You Need to Go

4/8/2020
Anna Van Nostrand of Anna V Outdoors joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk all about wing-shooting, bird dogs and the hunting life. In this episode, they discuss her history as a firearms instructor, developing her passion for wing-shooting and bird-doggin', getting her daughters into hunting, how to get your start in the sport and the essential gear you'll need. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:20

Fish Untamed: Ep 20 - Renting Gear for the Outdoors, with Jay Benjamin

4/7/2020
Jay Benjamin is the co-founder of Big Sky Rentals, a company focused on renting out fishing, hunting, and camping gear. The cost of technical outdoor equipment can be limiting, especially for those new to a sport. Additionally, traveling with gear is often a hassle. Rental gear addresses both of these problems, and Jay’s goal is to provide high-quality, low-cost, low-stress rental options. We get into what he offers, where he wants to take the business, when to rent vs. buy, and how to...

Duration:01:01:13

Ep 142 - Fisher Neal: Learn to Hunt NYC

4/1/2020
Fisher Neal of Learn to Hunt NYC and Yale Drama School joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about his passion for teaching others to hunt. In this episode, they discuss wanting to pursue a career in acting without sacrificing hunting and fishing, the opportunities available to hunters in New York and New Jersey, the logistics of managing whitetails on Staten Island, city-dwellers' fascination with the ethical harvest of organic meat, starting Learn to Hunt NYC and the importance of...

Duration:00:44:02