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February 6, 2023
Missouri Woods & Water

Talking Coyote Tournaments & Depredation Tags

Big Game
Dogs
Predator Hunting
Trapping

This week on the Missouri Woods & Water podcast the three of us sit down and discuss hunting in coyote tournaments.  We talk about some of the differences compared to just hunting regularly we have noticed when doing tournaments. We tend to change our hunting strategies just a little bit during a tournament, right or wrong, we have noticed we do it.  Also, about halfway through the recording, our buddy Russell Ryun came over and sat in on the show.  Finally, we discuss depredation tags.  What are they, how does someone get them, and some of the added pressure of having one of them.  Thanks for listening!

February 6, 2023
Michigan Wild

Take The Hardside

Big Game
Bear
Conservation
Gear
Elk

This week Marcus sits down with Dane and Dustin, the founders of Michigan based Hardside Hydration. Hardside Hydration is a solution to backcountry hydration needs, combining the best elements of a nalgene water bottle and a bladder system. The guys talk about the inception of the idea after both had popped a water bladder on a backcountry hunt and needed a better solution. The guys talk about how their given backgrounds and experiences lended themselves well to being able to start the business and really relate to a lot of hunters, regardless of their pursuit. Dustin talks about the feedback and the process they went through to get to their final product and how things have grown in such a short period of time. If you want to learn more, check out their product, the Swig Rig at hardsidehydration.com.

February 6, 2023
Whitetail Landscapes

Grouse Habitat, Biology and Property Layout

Bird
Habitat
Dogs
Conservation

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Todd Waldron (Ruffed Grouse Society) discuss ruffed grouse habitat, biology, and designing a property specific to grouse. Todd explains the lifecycle of grouse and how they choose habitat types to survive on the landscape. Todd explains habitat options and preferences that will overlap with deer preferences and related habitat. Todd considers ruffed grouse as an indicator species of diverse forest settings.

Jon explains the importance of grouse to deer and Todd goes into detail on how grouse habitat changes over the year. Todd details grouse foraging, nesting, brooding and courting areas and how to set those up on your local property. Todd explains why grouse are so sensitive to specific cover and the relative home ranges for grouse. Todd discusses the importance of both open and closed canopy settings and how they relate to nesting. Jon explains in the field examples of nesting sites and how he would develop nesting locations based on this information.

Jon and Todd discuss microclimates that can be created on the landscape to attract wildlife. Jon discusses aspen cutting techniques for grouse. Todd and Jon discuss invasive plants and other trees and shrubs that should be considered for grouse. Todd explains the ideal layout and plant species that will create both grouse and deer habitat. Jon discusses fire on the landscape with Todd, and both explain its importance in establishing better habitat.   

February 5, 2023
Oklahoma Outdoors

What did you Learn Part 2

Bowhunting
Big Game
Whitetail
Strategy

This week on the Oklahoma Outdoors Podcast, John continues his "what did you learn" series with returning guest Tyrell Roy. Tyrell is one of those under the radar killers, who constantly harvests mature whitetail bucks with his bow year after year. Tyrell is fortunate to hunt some fantastic whitetail country in north west Oklahoma, and every year fills most of, if not all of his tags with his bow. So it only makes sense that he is a great candidate for the what did you learn series.

Tyrell and John take turns talking about the ups and down of their seasons, and what they learned along the way. Tyrell takes us to his DIY elk hunt in Colorado, and his once in a hundred lifetimes moose encounter! Ever had a rutting moose drool on your chest while trying to stomp you into the ground? Well Tyrell has, and he does a great job of bringing you along for the action. John talks about gaining access on private ground out of state, and Tyrell recalls his brief stint with target panic, even after years of success harvesting bucks with his bow. The guys also talk about not getting ahead of yourself on opening day, how you should never stop scouting, and how important it is to take does if you love hunting whitetail deer in the great state of Oklahoma. This is a great episode looking back at the 2022 season, and once again is meant to encourage you the listener to reflect back on what you learned this past season.

February 5, 2023
Houndsman XP

Colder than a Well Diggers…in Cody Wyoming

Big Game
Bear
Coon Hunting
Dogs
Predator Hunting

Chris and fellow Houndsmen descend on Cody, Wyoming for a cold day to support a premier conservation organization, The American Bear Foundation for their second annual bear banquet.

Joe Kondelis, the President of The American Bear Foundation joins Chris for a recap of an awesome weekend where tens of thousands of dollars were raised to support bears and bear hunting in North America. They recap the banquet, the prizes given out, the kids that received lifetime conservation stamps, where the money raised is going and what the future looks like for bear hunters in the United States. 

February 5, 2023
UNCENSORED by GoWild

Gearing Up for GAOS

Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Gear
Whitetail

• We are now streaming on the Sportsmen’s Empire podcast network! 

• Jacob and his family went fishing over the weekend.

• Why are trailers so hard to handle?

• Dry camping vs wet camping: Which do you prefer? 

• What would your ideal camper setup look like?

• The new “Floor is Lava” show on Netflix–don’t miss it!

• Writing the script for our version of a “Top Gear” hunting edition episode.

• Does the outdoor industry have the largest population of dudes named Dan?

• The team is gearing up for the Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS): Stop by wearing your GoWild hat to get a little extra something-something.

• Brad is still out to prove that Dogman exists!

[UNCENSORED] by GoWild kicks off your week with shameful nonsense, inappropriate convictions, and unfiltered tales from the woods, waters and whatevers. [UNCENSORED] is a behind the scenes look at our adventures, failures, wins, embarrassing moments at trade shows, hilarious tales from the warehouse, and a good rant or three about the most recent tyranny from the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.

The show launches every Monday morning. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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February 3, 2023
The Hunting Gear Podcast

Code Of Silence Hunting Gear

Gear
Whitetail
Strategy

On this episode of the Hunting Gear Podcast, Dan talks with Ev Tarrell of Code Of Silence about their lineup of hunting clothing. For 30 years Ev work for Cabela's in their hunting camo and clothing division where he was able to identify what he thought were holes in the camouflage market. Several years later, while talking to one of his hunting buddies about hunting gear who was preparing for an eastern whitetail hunt, Ev had a bit of a "ah ha" moment. It was right then and there he decided to start his new company.

Dan and Ev get in to the details about what type a materials are uses, how the garments were going to be designed, redesigns of the prototypes, and what kind of hunter will benefit from this hunting line. If you are a midwestern deer hunter and are looking for new camo for the next hunting season, this episode may give you another option.

February 3, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Fair Chase & Technology Continued

Big Game
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land
Bowhunting

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan continues his fair chase and technology conversation with good friend Bob Polanic. The last time we covered this topic the conversation had more of an anti cell camera, anti technology feel to it. Coming from a more pro technology point of view, Bob feels that the introduction of products like cellular trail cameras don't necessarily lead to higher harvest rates. This is another interesting episode that is a different point of view from someone in our hunting community. A lot to think about.

It's also important that we as members of this hunting community open our ears and listen to each other even if we may disagree. Because at the end of the day, being divisive is the worst thing that can happen to this fragile way of life. Enjoy!

February 2, 2023
How to Hunt Deer

Bulls and Bucks with Aaron Hepler

Big Game
Elk
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land

Who doesn’t love a good hunting story? This week, the How to Hunt Deer Podcast takes a break from the normal whitetail strategy talk to focus on some awesome stories of success from the field with a few hiccups along the way. In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer Podcast, Josh talks with Aaron Hepler about his stellar fall when he was able to tag his first elk and a great public land whitetail in Pennsylvania.

Aaron is a diehard public land hunter. He shares his knowledge and experience of chasing public land whitetails on a couple of different outlets including Truth from the Stand and Exodus Outdoor Gear blogs. But he doesn’t just write about it. The proof is in the pudding, and Aaron is incredibly consistent in getting on above average deer on public ground. Last September, Aaron put his skill to the test hunting elk in Colorado and was able to tag a great bull just a few hours into the hunt. A few weeks later, Aaron was also able to take an awesome PA public land buck. Check out this episode to hear how it all went down!

February 2, 2023
Pennsylvania Woodsman

Shed Season is Among Us

Big Game
Whitetail
Habitat
Bowhunting
Strategy

Deer season is officially over for the 2022-23 season in Pennsylvania.  The general narrative from this point on is cabin fever until spring turkey season.  For every diehard deer hunter though, there is always something to be doing to prepare for next fall.  Whether you're cutting timber and travel corridors on private land or scouting new  ground on public land, the hunt never quite ends.  This week on the Pennsylvania Woodsman we chat with Dwayne Jones from Shed Season.

Dwayne is just as crazy about scouring the landscape for fallen antlers as he is sitting in a deer stand - maybe more!  We discuss Dwayne's recent property purchase and how he has begun to transform the land into a whitetail mecca.  Dwayne shares the habitat projects in place including timber management, prescribed fire, invasive species removal, and of course, food plots.  From here we dive into the beloved topic of pursuing mature bucks not only during the hunting season, but also during the months of February and March when antlers are falling.  The attraction created on Dwayne's property is not only good for hunting, it's good for sheds!.   We cover strategies to find more antlers, putting the pieces of the puzzle together on mature bucks using shed antlers, and the added joy during the offseason for him and his family!

February 2, 2023
Whitetail Experience

Cell Cam Discussion with Cameron Deerfield

Big Game
Whitetail
Bowhunting
Public Land
Strategy

In this episode of the Whitetail Experience Podcast, Byron Horton and Cam Deerfield discuss cell cams and the future of deer hunting.  This is still has a BS session vibe but two guys discuss the pros and cons on the technology in the sport.  There are still some laughs and good points made but main focus on cell cams and if they are too much technology for hunting and if they are fair chase.

February 2, 2023
Houndsman XP

The Truth: Deer Dogs, Coonhounds and Honey Buns

Big Game
Bear
Whitetail
Coon Hunting
Dogs

Join us this week as Josh has the pleasure of sitting down with long time South Carolina Houndsman Mr Steven Green.  Josh and Steven discuss the unique hound culture in the state, from deer dogs to tree dogs, his upbringing and history in the sport from both the pleasure hunting and competition hunting circuit.  This is a conversation that dives deep into Southern Hound culture, as well as other topics ranging from the future of the sport, raising kids in the outdoors, and most importantly, how Mr Steven got the nickname, “Honey Bun.”  So sit back, relax, and enjoy another episode of THE TRUTH! Only on the Houndsman XP Podcast Network.

February 1, 2023
Nomadic Outdoorsman

Island Hog Hunting

Big Game
Public Land
Strategy

On this episode of The Nomadic Outdoorsman Dan talks with fellow hog hunters about their upcoming hunt on Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Nick, Luke and David join Dan to discuss what to expect on this years hunt. David and Dan are new to the island but Luke and Nick put in the miles on this same hunt one year ago. With roughly 9,000 acres Cumberland island is home to wild horses, feral hogs, whitetail deer and rough 90 trillion armadillo. Cumberland Island was once a private island used by the Carnegie family as a recreational hunting property. Upon sale to the US government legislation was created to ensure the island would continue to offer hunting opportunities to the public. Stick around for the end of this episode and hear how close the guys were on their predictions.

February 1, 2023
Southern Ground

Targeting A Mature Buck In The Post Rut with Jake Lishen

Big Game
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy
Bowhunting

This week on the Southern Ground Hunting Podcast, we're talking to Jake Lishen about how to make a game plan on southern public land bucks when deer are entering into the post rut phase. For many of us, it's easy to decide to hunt deer like it's the rut when you're within a few weeks of the peak. Especially when you're on an out of state hunt. What Jake talks about is how him and his buddies analyzed the sign on their trip to Alabama, determined it was in fact later than peak rut in that area, and started inching closer and closer to a mature buck based on his sign alone. 

In this convo, Parker and Jake just have a candid conversation breaking down what Jake did to play the odds in this hunt. January in Alabama can be a great time to be in the woods and it sounds like Jake and his friends had a heck of a time enjoying it!

January 31, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Two Strutting Toms B.S. Session

Turkey
Conservation
Bird
Public Land

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Paul Campbell joins Dan in an all out wild turkey BS session. The guys kick off the show by sharing their "introduction to turkey hunting" stories and how Paul specifically fell in love with the activity back in 2008. Paul is currently employed by the National Wild Turkey Federation where he is able to mix his turkey hunting passion with communicating to other the importances of conservation through the NWTF. After that is all BS, the guys talk about their favorite turkey hunting scenarios, the observed turkey population decline, and much more turkey hunting conversation. If you are wild turkey nut, this is the episode for you.

January 31, 2023
Ohio Outdoors

The GOATS of Yotes

Predator Hunting
Strategy

The white tail season is winding down to the final days, but predator season is ramping up.  This week the boys are joined by Micah, Nate, and Andy of the Missouri Woods & Water podcast.  These guys are outstanding hunters in general, but have found a special niche in the predator game in Missouri.  While spending time with them at the ATA show, the guys decided a coyote hunting 101 discussion might be a good one. These guys are PhD’s in predator hunting, but this introductory course, will get you headed in the right direction.

Around the state, not a lot going on.  Seasons are coming to the close and a new year ahead of us.  Paul continues to gear up for Turkey season.  The NWTF conference is nearing, so he’s practicing his strut.  Andrew spent the weekend grinding meat, and being scared shitless by the neighbor hood doe. Special guest, Mo, of the purple coat mafia joined the show (briefly) this week.

The guys will be out at the Great American Outdoor show in Harrisburg on February 6 and 7 in booth 412 spending time with the folks at GoWild.  Stop by and say hi!

Have a great week and be safe if you get out in the woods!

January 31, 2023
Antler Up

Breaking it down with Carl Kossuth

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Hey everyone, welcome to episode 158 of the Antler Up Podcast!

On this week's episode I was joined by Carl Kossuth from Tethrd. Carl is the Chief Designer for Tethrd.  This was a fun one to record because out of all the relationships that I have been blessed with since we’ve started this journey Carl is one that happened spontaneously.  We actually quickly mention that in this episode, but we also dive into when Carl got the bug to shoot with the longbow and his passion for that.  This was a fun conversation because we haven’t explored that yet on the podcast.  After relistening to it, I just might have to fiddle around with one this spring!

In this episode we cover Carl’s successful 2022 season and what led to that success.  We dove down some in season scouting techniques that Carl really focuses on to put himself in the best position to kill a buck.  This episode also wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t discuss some gear.  Carl shared information regarding the new Tethrd Lockdown Saddle! I can’t wait to try this out myself at the GAOS in Harrisburg!  Hear also what Carl is most proud of when it comes to developing gear for Tetrhd. I hope you enjoy this episode and if you are heading to the GAOS make sure to stop by the Tethrd booth on the weekends to say hi!

Thanks again for all the support and best of luck out there and Antler Up!

January 31, 2023
Houndsman XP

The Principles of Training with Jerry Bradshaw

Big Game
Dogs
Coon Hunting
Predator Hunting

Jerry Bradshaw joins Heath Hyatt for this episode of the Journey on the Hounds XP Podcast Network. 

Jerry Bradshaw is a professional K9 trainer and owns Tarheel K9 in Sanford, NC. Jerry has written a book titled, Controlled Aggression and has his own podcast. With over two decades of experience training, police, military and service dogs for the public, Jerry has a down to earth approach for training dogs. 

Heath and Jerry talk training philosophies and how those training philosophies transfer to our use as Houndsmen. They discuss the importance o foundation training, e collar use and much more. This is a great episode, packed full of advice and tips for Houndsmen at any stage of The Journey.

January 31, 2023
The Average Conservationist

The Memories w/ James Fortner

Conservation
Gear
Big Game
Fishing

This week on The Average Conservationist Podcast, Marcus sits down with the owner of 2% Certified brand Dangles Gear, James "Fort" Fortner. The guys start their conversation by going back to the beginning, of where it all started for James. Growing up in an outdoor family, being outside and in nature was all James ever knew. Whether shooting archery as a kid, hiking in to fish high country lakes or chasing big game, James and his family cherish the outdoors. In order to do his part to help preserve our wild places, James started Dangles Gear to help fund those who make it their life's mission to give back. Dangles Gear sunglass leashes use 100% recycled materials on all of their products to help further their conservation mission. Head over to danglesgear.com and use code AVERAGE50 (all caps) at checkout and save 50% off your order.

January 30, 2023
Missouri Woods & Water

Coyote Hunting Tips & Tricks With Big Al Morris

Predator Hunting
Strategy
Gear
Trapping

This week on the Missouri Woods & Water podcast we get the pleasure of talking with Big Al Morris, a coyote hunting legend.  Al talks about hunting coyotes all across North America and some of the differences and similarities he has noticed over the years.  We then get into all kinds of great information from Al ranging from some of his favorite sounds, calling techniques and sequences he uses, how he handles the wind, rifle calibers, and much more.  This episode is full of great information from Al.  Enjoy the show!  

January 30, 2023
Whitetail Experience

Cameron Deerfield Solid Whitetail Hunting BS session

Big Game
Whitetail
Public Land
Bowhunting
Gear

In this episode we talk a variety topics, Cameron has worked in the industry from the TV side as well as the outfitting side of things.  We talk a little bit about traditional hunting and how that changes the game as a deer hunter.  We discuss guiding a bit.  The importance of not taking deer hunting to serious.  

We discuss not upgrading a bow when you find one that fits you.  We discuss are hunters today to focused on gear and not enough of deer hunting. We get into some fun rabbit holes as well.
 

Topics also discussed

-energy drink selection

-blood trails and muzzleloaders

-stick bow hunting

-stand height and ambush details

-public land hunting

-big woods hunting

-broadhead selection 

-mobile hunting before it was cool

-hunting at a young age

-obsessed with bucks  

-130 class overlooked

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January 30, 2023
Whitetail Landscapes

Building Walls of Cover

Big Game
Bowhunting
Habitat
Whitetail
Strategy

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Jim Ward (Jim Ward’s Whitetail Academy) discuss building walls of cover for whitetail habitat. Jim explains his recent client trips and how frequently he works on client properties. Jim details places he has worked and how he travels across the country improving hunting properties.  

Jim discusses failures through the years and how that has changed his perspective on land management. Jim explains neighborhood property comparables and how deer value neighboring properties, which can impact the outcome of habitat improvement. Jim explains where to build cover and how close to property lines he starts.

Jim explains the concept of building deer huts and how he has changed his perspective over the years. Jon details what hasn’t worked in specific bedding areas and how to make changes to improve deer interest. Jim and Jon discuss tree species used to develop cover and deer huts. Jim discusses new concepts and ideas of building cover and how he creates a form of edge feathering within the timber. Jon discusses a special concept he has developed to create interior cover and helps shield deer movement. Jim talks specifics on the size and dimensions of the walls of cover he creates to help insulate a property and dictate deer movement.

Jim discusses his concepts of building travel corridors and focusing deer movement around food plots. Jim explains how a multi-edge layout improves property interest. Jon discusses the value of quality soil and regeneration. Jim provides some examples and considerations around food plots to improve deer movement. Jim ends with how he works with clients and details the art of possible and tries to align that with the landowners’ goals.

January 30, 2023
The Western Rookie

The Cost of Western Trips

Big Game
Elk
Gear
Public Land

On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Robert Gillingham about how to plan and compare western hunt prices.

Robert is an avid fly fishermen and has been fishing for over 20 years. He lives in Boise, Idaho and spends as much of his time as possible in the outdoors. Robert has a background in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology and currently teaches Zoology to high school students. As an avid outdoorsmen he has created tools to help outdoorsmen and women protect their valuable gear as well as compare the cost of different hunts. He built Karmik Outdoors out of necessity and a lack of other options to help outdoor enthusiasts recover missing items and plan future hunts.

January 30, 2023
How To Hunt Turkey

Preseason Prep with the Gob Father

Bird
Turkey
Public Land
Strategy

In this episode of the How to Hunt Turkey Podcast, Paul talks with Cameron Weddington of The Turkey Hunter Podcast. Cameron is a resident of Tennessee and a dyed in the wool turkey hunting fool. Cameron unpacks everything he does PRIOR to the season. Cameron talks about the gear, guns, ammo, fitness and scouting that he does before opening day. Forming a good foundation of Turkey hunting basics is a key to becoming a better Turkey hunter, for you seasoned hunters, a good refresher is in store. The guys talk about choosing boots, camo patterns, choke tubes and how not to scare Turkeys. Spoiler alert…you’re going to scare Turkeys. This is a great episode for any Turkey hunter. Cameron is a very successful Turkey hunter at a young age and his perspective on pre-season preparation is a treasure trove of wisdom.

January 29, 2023
Michigan Wild

A New Lease? w/ Nick Green

Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Public Land
Whitetail

This week on the Michigan Wild Podcast, Marcus sits down with Nick Green from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. The guys talk about a bit of a hot button issue here in Michigan and that's the expansion of Army National Guard Base, Camp Grayling. The National Guard is proposing to lease an additional, roughly 160,000 acres of public land on top of the roughly 140,000 acres they currently occupy. The guys cover how everything came about, what the initial feedback was from the public and where things currently stand. Whether you're a Michigan resident or just an average conservationist, this is an episode that you'll want to hear.

January 29, 2023
Oklahoma Outdoors

What did you Learn Part 1

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

As more and more seasons are coming to an end, it's time to reflect back so that we can push forward. Charles Admire joins John on the Oklahoma Outdoors Podcast this week to look back on their seasons and learn from the situations they found themselves in this year. The guys cover several different topics from private and public land deer hunting to waterfowl. John kicks things off with an important lesson he learned about edge habitat on his quick trip to Nebraska back in September, and Charles reflects on some time he spent on public land in northern Oklahoma. 

The guys talked about how far is too far when doing a hang and hunt, and how far is not far enough. They discuss treestand height and shot angles, hunting out of enclosed blinds, and even some waterfowl talk about whether being hidden or having lots of decoys is more important. No matter what you chase, it's important to look back on the experiences you had and learn from them for the future. Whether big bucks are your thing, or chasing coyotes out on the prairie, there is always more to learn!

January 29, 2023
The Huntavore

Small Game, Big Bounty with Jonah Curtis

Cooking

On this episode of Huntavore, Nick is joined by Jonah Curtis, an impressive gardener and small game aficionado.  They unpack a whole range of topics on a number of rabbit trails that eventually lead into squirrels, rabbits.  Discussions revolve around a mild taste and flavor,  How a few bag limits add up fast, simple easy preparations are sometimes the best, and Nick has the opportunity to try something completely new, raccoon.  Jonah gives some advice with cooking a ring tailed bandit.  Plenty of delicious tid bits on this episode of Huntavore.

Small game hunting is an absolute must this time of year.  Now that the rush and intensity of deer season is over, a walk in the woods with friends or family is a breath of fresh air.  And besides, it's time to get payback on those bushytails for acting like that huge buck behind you. Jonah lays out a couple of his favorite ways to use squirrel, fried and shredded.  He equates it bluegill with the pan fried, there are a hundred recipes, but fried squirrel done right is tops.  The second is braised and shredded.  The mild flavor makes it a great companion to dumplings and pot pies.  Rabbit is similar and boasts a larger bounty.  While Jonah farm raised his, a couple bag limits of rabbits would fill the freezer pretty quick.  Great way to diversify the freezer.  Nick had the opportunity to bag a large raccoon boar.  This has been on his list to take and try and that day has come.  The meat looks rich, and is covered in loads of fat.  Trimming the fat and glands helps in any off flavors, but Jonah gives a few tips when preparing your raccoon for a tasty treat.

January 29, 2023
Houndsman XP

Point Blank: Hot Topics

Bear
Coon Hunting
Dogs
Predator Hunting

The Houndsman XP Team comes together to dive in deeper and discuss the finer points of the hottest topics of the day. On this episode, Chris, Heath and Chad come together to give their opinions, unapologetically and in Point Blank fashion.

Chad shows up malnourished and wearing a tag cuff beanie to preserve the sparse energy he has left after three days of “business” that involved a lot of hunting, game birds, bird dogs, long dogs and falcons.

Heath and Chris recap their recent trip to the SHOT Show in Las Vegas where they represented Houndsmen to several hunting industry leaders. They talk about their trip to Hoover Dam and the hurricane like conditions. 

The whole crew dives in to recap and give their thoughts on the recent episode featuring the Boone and Crockett Club and the hot topic of Fair Chase. The crew really peels back the layers on the topic and discusses the impacts of the B&C position on the use of GPS collars. 

These are the best episodes for listeners to get to know the Houndsman XP Crew and hone their skills in the arena to defend this lifestyle we all cherish so much.

www.houndsmanxp.com

January 29, 2023
UNCENSORED by GoWild

SHOT Show Summary & Betting on the Ponies

Big Game
Bowhunting
Elk
Public Land
Whitetail

• Brad blows minds by sharing what SHOT stands for.

• How big is this show? 

• What is the layout of SHOT? 

• Favorite products unveiled from the show.

• Why SHOT Show is going to eat ATA’s lunch.

• What SHOT Show meant for GoWild. 

• Betting on the ponies.

[UNCENSORED] by GoWild kicks off your week with shameful nonsense, inappropriate convictions, and unfiltered tales from the woods, waters and whatevers. [UNCENSORED] is a behind the scenes look at our adventures, failures, wins, embarrassing moments at trade shows, hilarious tales from the warehouse, and a good rant or three about the most recent tyranny from the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.

The show launches every Monday morning. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts or watch the conversation on our YouTube:

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January 27, 2023
Houndsman XP

AMA Friday: January with Shorty Gorham

Bear
Big Game
Dogs
Coon Hunting
Strategy

Ask Me Anything Friday January Edition featuring Chris Powell and Shorty Gorham hosting.

Special Guests:

-The Paranormal Crew from the Houndstooth Podcast Network

-Derek Tormenen of Outer Agenda Graphic Design

-Hare Brain Seth Hall

You submit the questions and we find the answers.

-Does pad color determine foot toughness

-Do Tuff and Chris communicate telepathically

-Who are you fighting naked

-What dog do you want with you after the Zombie Apocalypse

And more…

www.houndsmanxp.com

January 27, 2023
Pennsylvania Woodsman

Pennsylvania Woodsman - Season Recap, Western Hunting, and B.S.ing w/ Dan Mathews

Big Game
Elk
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Do you ever feel like you do the same things each hunting season and never mix things up?  It can be extremely easy to stay in your comfort zone going to the same properties, hunting the same species, at the same times each year.  While there is nothing wrong with this, it does prevent you from experiencing new places and adventures.  On this week's episode of the Pennsylvania Woodsman we chat with Dan Mathews.  Dan is the host of the Western Rookie and Nomadic Outdoorsman podcasts on Sportsmen's Empire network.

The Nomadic Outdoorsman is exactly what you'd expect; a guy who travels around hunting anything and everything there is a season for.  If you could hunt shadows, that would be included too!  Dan first fills us in on the epic season he had punching multiple tags in multiple states.  We discuss elk camp in Colorado and how to plan and prepare mentally for a trip west of the Mississippi River.  Throughout the conversation weaves a buffet of other topics including hunting strategy and philosophy, getting out of your comfort zone, taking on new adventures, and time management as a father and husband.  Don't over indulge!

January 27, 2023
The Hunting Gear Podcast

New From Exodus Outdoor Gear

Gear
Whitetail
Bowhunting
Strategy

On this episode of the Hunting Gear Podcast, Dan talks with Chad Sylvester of Exodus Outdoor Gear about what's new in 2023. Chat kicks off the show by talking about their custom made arrow release from last year, and how it has become a popular choice for serious bowhunters. According to Chad there will be additional arrow options in 2023. Later in the episode, Dan has Chad break down their new cell camera offering. Chad talks about what is different about this camera and what is the same compared to their earlier model. It's awesome to see a company like Exodus come up from the bottom and claim their space in the hunting industry. Enjoy and share!

January 27, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Tony Peterson Doesn't Play Nintendo Anymore

Whitetail
Bowhunting
Strategy

Trust me when I say that I am not blackmailing Tony Peterson to get him repeatedly on this podcast. On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Tony Peterson is back on the show and opens up about his inner life lessons. Topics on todays episode include:

  • Shit our dads taught us.
  • Things I wish I knew before I was 30.
  • Music from high school.
  • Chicks from our past.
  • Nintendo games we loved.

This is a fun episode where the guys let their hair down and get real for a second. But not really. It's a pretty dumb episode that has no educational value but if you relax a little you may just laugh out loud. We all need chill and get away from the serious side of deer hunting for a little bit, that is why these episodes are so important. Please comment on what you learned from this episode.  


January 26, 2023
How to Hunt Deer

New Deer Hunting Gear for 2023

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

With deer seasons wrapping up around the country, it's time to take a long, hard look at the gear we used this fall. What worked? What didn't? What gear did we love? What should we add to take our kit to take our hunting up another notch? Lucky for you gear junkies out there, ATA '23 featured TONS of new and innovative products for deer hunters. 

In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer Podcast, Josh talks with Andrew Muntz about the some of the best, and worst, gear they saw at ATA in Indy. Andrew is one half of the O2 podcast duo and a diehard whitetail hunter. The guys discuss the highlights of Andrews season, the Sportsmen's Empire crew's shenanigans during the ATA Show, and some of their top picks from the show. Enjoy!

January 25, 2023
Antler Up

Expectations vs Reality w/ Cam Derr

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

Hey everyone, welcome to episode 157 of the Antler Up Podcast!

On this week's episode Dimitri and I were joined by Cam Derr from Exodus Outdoor Gear.  Cam also is host of The Deer Gear Podcast and can be found on a ton of Exodus’s YouTube videos.  For this episode Cam talks about his expectations vs reality for this past hunting season with some amazing storytelling.  We had Cam on the show back in the spring when he had high hopes of pulling an Iowa tag and filling his ND tag for the second year in a row.  Well, as it turns out Cam pulled that Iowa tag, filled it and filled his ND tag on his biggest deer to date in velvet.  

Hear how even success brings challenges and how persevering leads to his success.  From struggling with shooting his bow, Cam was able to gain the confidence back and get the job done.  For the ND hunt, Cam shares what he needs to see from the field in order to go after a deer and how that totally changes when he goes to Iowa.  For just shy of two weeks, Cam’s Iowa story had me in total awe.  It is something that I believe every whitetail hunter dreams about one day when they have the chance to hunt Iowa and from this story it did not disappoint.  Cam wanted a specific experience, and Cam got it.  

Exodus Outdoor Gear just released a brand new Rival cellular camera and they will be at the GAOS in Harrisburg in two weeks.  Get there early to snag one if you are interested and Cam also shares what he will be doing himself with some arrows at the show!  

Thanks again for all the support and best of luck out there and Antler Up!

January 25, 2023
Houndsman XP

Mantracker Goes Bear Hunting

Bear
Big Game
Dogs
Predator Hunting
Strategy

Jeff Shetler is world renowned as a professional man tracker and tracking dog expert. Jeff is a retired police officer, former FBI Hostage Rescue Teams K9 Assistance Program. He has written numerous books pertaining to scent, scenting dogs and the applications of dogs in tracking. 

On this episode of The Journey, on the Houndsman XP Podcast Network,  Heath catches up Jeff after Jeff and his family spend three days in the mountains of Virginia chasing bear with Heath and the guys. They recap the hunt and talk about how weather and the elements play a huge part in tracking, whether it is police dogs or hounds. Jeff explains how dogs can smell more than just the odor of the animal from a real life experience. They get into a humidity discussion that you don’t want to miss. With all the knowledge Jeff brings to the table we glad to have him along on The Journey. The Journey is just heating up. 

January 25, 2023
DIY Sportsman

Alabama Veteran's Hunt Recap

Big Game
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

In this episode of the DIY Sportsman podcast, Garrett recaps his recent trip down to Alabama for the second annual Veteran's Hunt put together by Spartan Forge. This event helped raise money for two organizations supporting vets as well as provide a fun hunt atmosphere for everyone involved. Prior to the actual hunt starting, Garrett had driven down from Minnesota to do a day of scouting and still hunting a vast area of public land, which ended up yielding deer sightings at close range and confidence for any potential future trips going back. 

Once the hunt started, Garrett paired up with a marine corps vet to hunt with. They ended up killing deer on back-to-back-to-back evenings, and Garrett describes some of the hunts in more detail which were a combination of pre-sets, hang-and-hunts, and still hunting in the rain. Camp camaraderie, stories, jokes, and food were top notch. 

January 25, 2023
Nomadic Outdoorsman

A New Way Of Hunting

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

On this episode of The Nomadic Outdoorsman Dan talks with Will Boyle a firefighter from Pennsylvania about his constant desire to grow as a hunter.

Will was exposed to hunting from an early age. He had a lot of success in the early years but it wasn't until joining the Air Force, stationed in the deep south that he really began figuring out how to target good bucks and harvest more consistently. Now Will is back in his home state of Pennsylvania and is applying what he learned to see if it works in the north. Will hunts with his bow, gun and flintlock in PA. His passion is targeting mature deer but he will hunt anything with an open season from groundhogs in the summer to pheasant and ducks in the fall.

January 25, 2023
Southern Ground

LIMBHANGER Turkey Hunting Podcast Teaser

Bird
Turkey
Public Land
Strategy

Those crisp spring mornings are getting closer! This week on the Southern Ground Hunting Podcast, we wanted to give you a quick tease of what we have planned for turkey season this year. We're starting a completely new podcast here on the Sportsman's Empire Network just for die hard turkey hunters! 

If you enjoy our whitetail podcasts, don't fret! We're going to be continuing with regular deer hunting episodes right here on this feed every week. If you've enjoyed our turkey season episodes in the past, be on the lookout for the Limbhanger feed next month! 

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January 25, 2023
The Average Conservationist

Camp Grayling w/ Nick Green

Big Game
Bowhunting
Conservation
Public Land

This week on The Average Conservationist Podcast, Marcus sits down with Nick Green from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. The guys talk about a bit of a hot button issue here in Michigan and that's the expansion of Army National Guard Base, Camp Grayling. The National Guard is proposing to lease an additional, roughly 160,000 acres of public land on top of the roughly 140,000 acres they currently occupy. The guys cover how everything came about, what the initial feedback was from the public and where things currently stand. Whether you're a Michigan resident or just an average conservationist, this is an episode that you'll want to hear.

January 25, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Cell Cameras, Fair Chase & Heated Rants

Whitetail
Bowhunting
Strategy
Gear

Right now in the hunting community there is a hot topic of discussion surrounding cellular trail cameras and how they align with fair chase hunting ethics. On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan talks with fellow podcaster Byron Horton about their opinions on this matter and how they feel it will affect hunting in the future. Ethics, tradition, the definition of fair chase are all up for discussion on this weeks episode. It get pretty emotional! Please visit the Nine Finger Chronicles and Sportsmen's Empire social media pages and voice your opinion.

January 24, 2023
How To Hunt Turkey

The History of the Wild Turkey and Turkey Hunting with Mr. Brent Rogers

Bird
Conservation
Turkey
Strategy
Public Land

In this episode Paul talks with Brent Rogers. Brent is a resident of Iowa, a long time supporter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and avid Turkey hunter and the preeminent Wild Turkey historian. Brent’s passion for the Wild Turkey is on full display during this interview. The guy’s dive into the roller coaster history of the Turkey, market hunting and the conservation work to bring the bird back from the brink of extinction. Brent does a great job of explaining the “why” behind Turkey hunting. The obsession runs deep for many and Brent does a great job of explaining why that is. The culture and the people surrounding Turkey hunters really starts to come into focus during this interview.  As the weather starts to shift from winter and we get glimpses of Spring, enjoy this talk about all that is good in the world of the Wild Turkey.

January 24, 2023
The Western Rookie

Getting The Most Out Of Your Equipment

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Elk
Public Land

On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Kyle Davidson, a rocket scientist in his own right with a passion for all things archery. Kyle didn't grow up in the outdoors and it wasn’t until he found archery that he discovered his true passion. He grew up racing go-karts all through high school. When he started working with a buddy he discovered archery and was hooked from the first shot. After being unsatisfied with his arrow setup he started diving into the physics behind arrow flight and that led him to his true passion, building custom arrows with peak performance. DCA Custom Arrows was born out of this new obsession along with Super Sabre Vanes, Vane Angle Tool, Subsonic field points and Arrow Wraps. Dan and Kyle dive into the science, research and development behind Kyle's passion.

January 24, 2023
Ohio Outdoors

Pack your bags Muntz. We head MIDWEST!

Big Game
Gear
Bear
Predator Hunting
Whitetail

The o2 Road Show heads….Midwest? Midwest Gunworks to be exact. On this episode Andrew and Paul pack the wagon (Tahoe) and head over the mighty Mississippi to St. Louis to visit with Cameron Tinker of Midwest Gun Works. MWGW is THE one stop shop for all gun owners. Parts, optics, accessories, ammo, rifles, shotguns, pistols and a custom gunsmith shop. MWGW has literally everything the modern hunter, or firearms enthusiast needs. Paul and Andrew were floored by how big the MWGW operation was. The gunsmith that work there are elite. During the interview Paul, Andrew and Cameron talk about a lot of different topics. Cameron tells us about his epic Elk hunt with his Dad and brother out west and gives the history of MWGW. The guys talk about building guns, looking parts, tinkering on your own firearms and what to do when you realize that you really are a terrible gunsmith and you done messed up A-Aron.

New around the state is slow. Paul and Andrew try out a new format for the intro. We go live! Find us on Twitch and Instagram live for future intros and Q&A with select guests!

January 23, 2023
Whitetail Landscapes

Post Season Scouting & Analyzing Trail Camera Data

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Strategy
Public Land

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Steve Sherk (Sherk’s Guide Service) discuss becoming a better deer hunter. Steve explains his trail camera analysis strategies and how he processes the data. Steve discusses the ultimate factor he finds impacts deer movement. Steve identifies key dates from this past season that he identified as high movement days.

Steve talks through this year’s hunting season, how this year’s weather impacted hunting . Steve explains other factors that he believes are overlooked when it comes to deer movement. Steve explains key indicators that allow him to assess movement on the landscape. Steve identifies other factors like mast crop and its criticality and impact on animal health and productivity on the landscape.

Jon explains deer movement philosophies. Jon details the differences of forested versus agricultural regions and how deer use these areas differently and how he evaluates landscape movement.  Steve discusses when deer seemed to be most active this year as it pertains to movement and related breeding.  Steve explains why he focuses his data analysis on hunting season and why he disregards nighttime deer movement.  Jon discusses patterns of deer movement and how deer on highly pressured ground may not establish annual patterns. Steve discusses the importance of understanding the difference in rut and core ranges of deer movement. Steve goes through his failures this season and what the listeners can do to improve their hunting.

January 23, 2023
Missouri Woods & Water

ATA Recap, Products We Liked, Stuff We Did

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Gear
Predator Hunting

On the Missouri Woods & Water podcast this week we talk about our experience at this year's ATA show.  Andy kind of "interviews" Nate & Micah about the show and what we liked etc.  We talk about some cool new products we saw and each of our favorite products at the show.  That list grows throughout the show as we remember more and more of the stuff we liked too.  We also talk about some of the stories and things that happened while there.  Overall, it was a great experience for the MWW crew in Indianapolis and we hope to go again.  Thanks for listening.   

January 23, 2023
Wisconsin Sportsman

Western Adventures w/ Adam Kaufmann

Big Game
Elk
Whitetail
Bowhunting
Public Land

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to head west for an entire fall? Chase salmon & caribou, hunt elk & mulies, and even spend some time guiding other hunters on their hunt of a lifetime? That's exactly what this week's guest did during the late summer and fall of 2022. 

In this episode of the Wisconsin Sportsman Podcast, Josh talks with Adam Kaufmann of Free to Prowl Outdoors about his fall fishing, hunting, and guiding out west. Adam enjoyed no shortage of adventure, had a few hiccups along the way, and even risked his life to retrieve a beautiful western whitetail. Tune in to hear how it all went down!

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January 22, 2023
Oklahoma Outdoors

Habitat and more with Whitetail Fanatic Land Consultants

Big Game
Whitetail
Strategy
Conservation

As deer season comes to an end, it's time to switch gears into habitat mode. Charles Greer with Whitetail Fanatic Land Consulting gets things going this week on the Oklahoma Outdoors Podcast with a great conversation about how to improve the land you hunt on. Charles has hunted whitetails from Maryland to Texas, but now spends most of his time in Oklahoma. Charles's knowledge quickly becomes evident in this episode as he and John cover a wide variety of topics, all centered around improving the landscape for better hunting.

The guys start off by defining "bedding cover" which is a term that is often thrown around in the whitetail world. They also discuss timber stand improvement (TSI), foodplots vs feeders, how deer use the wind, the different uses for timber, and the statewide issue of eastern red cedar. Charles really impressed John with his knowledge, and there is certainly something in this episode for everyone!

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January 22, 2023
Michigan Wild

Inside Out w/ Jake Hendrickson

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Conservation
Strategy

Joining Marcus this week on the Michigan Wild podcast is Jake Hendrickson. Jake is a habitat consultant with Whitetail Partners here in Michigan. The guys kick things off talking about what it is that Jake does as a habitat consultant and how he found himself in this line of work. Jake talks about some of the biggest mistakes that landowners make when it comes to their property and how they can almost immediately increase their deer encounters with a few small changes. Marcus gives Jake some scenarios about his own property and how he can increase his own odds. The guys close things out discussing how doing a little bit of work on your property each year will yield big results over time if you just stick with it. If you're looking to take the next step with your property, be sure and reach out to Jake.

January 22, 2023
Houndsman XP

Doug (Carl) Boykin: Six Decades with Hounds

Big Game
Dogs
Strategy
Public Land
Predator Hunting

Most people in the lion hunting world will recognize the name Doug Boykin. You know him on Facebook as Carl Boykin and his Instagram account is @azhuntingguide. Doug and his family are native to the state of Wyoming and now living in Arizona. Doug has been a professional out fitter and lion hunter for decades.

Doug is most noted for his story telling of epic hunting stories with friends and family. Chris is drawn in to the tales of catching lions in the dirt to deep snow, as only Doug can tell them. 

Chris askes Doug about the difference in dry ground dogs and hunting in snow. As an outfitter working in the deserts of Arizona and The mountains of Wyoming, Doug is well qualified to answer the question. 

Chris also asks Doug the BIG question; “Can lions pick up their scent?”

January 19, 2023
The Hunting Gear Podcast

ATA Product Highlights & Recap

Big Game
Bowhunting
Gear
Strategy
Public Land

Once a year a majority of the brands in the hunting and archery industries gather under one roof to showcase their products. This is an opportunity for bow shops and other outdoor-focused stores to check out the new products and place orders for the upcoming year. The outdoor press and media are also in attendance to cover the show. On this episode of the Hunting Gear Podcast, Dan and Josh Raley recap the recent ATA Show and discuss some of the products and companies that they felt stood out. The guys talk about new trail camera technology, climbing sticks, saddles, and tree stands. While at the show, Dan had the opportunity to shoot all of the flagship bows from the brands that attended the show. If you are a gear junkie, this is the perfect episode for you!

January 19, 2023
How to Hunt Deer

Deer Hunting Dos and Don'ts for 2023

Big Game
Bowhunting
Public Land
Strategy
Whitetail

In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer Podcast, Josh talks with Pierce Nelles of Wisconsin about some dos and dont's for deer hunting in 2023.

Josh and Pierce both hunted pretty hard this year. They both had some success, some massive failures, and a lot of opportunities to learn. A great season like their 2022 is awesome, but it's even better when we can look back, learn from our experiences, and get better in the year ahead. This episode is a highlight reel of the "big takeaways" from 2022, learned the hard way. Hopefully you can learn along with them!

January 19, 2023
Pennsylvania Woodsman

Playing the Long Game on Mature Mountain Bucks

Big Game
Bowhunting
Strategy
Public Land
Whitetail

On this week's episode of the Pennsylvania Woodsman, we chat with Jason Redd from Timber Ninja Outdoors.  Jason is originally from flat land country in the Mississippi River Delta, but now resides in western North Carolina.  Much of the landscape he hunts encompasses mountains, laurel, rhododendron; all things which folks from Pennsylvania who hunt big woods can relate to.  We discuss the transition to hunting this type of topography and how Jason has fully embraced the challenge of targeting mature bucks in this atmosphere.

Jason shares some of the hunting experiences targeting a specific buck this past fall.  While he did not get a shot, two visual encounters were a win.  Jason shares that in an environment as tough as this big woods, sometimes punching a tag in year one on a mature buck doesn't always happen and you need to play the long game.  Each year in pursuit builds on the story pursuing a trophy of this caliber, which is sweetened when the moment finally presents itself to release an arrow.  We discuss how he may approach targeting this buck and others for 2023, and last we discuss how throughout the entire journey he has done it with a longbow.  Pinnacle challenges yield the greatest reward for those who endure!

January 19, 2023
Houndsman XP

The Truth: A tough place to Win

Coon Hunting
Big Game
Bear
Dogs
Predator Hunting

Imagine a cast of coonhounds that have won trucks, world hunts in both major registries, and enough money to buy a small island…..and now imagine it’s at a local FFA big coon contest.

That’s what you may get if you go to the golden triangle area of northeast Oklahoma, southwest Missouri, and southeast KS.  It is bar none, the hardest place to win a local hunt in the world, and what makes it so is a unique story in itself.  On this episode of The Truth, Josh sits down with good friend and hunter Vic Hurley.  Vic gives us a history on the area and its fantastic hound hunting culture, and history.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy, another fun filled episode of THE TRUTH!

January 19, 2023
How To Hunt Turkey

How to Hunt Turkey - Intro

Bird
Conservation
Strategy
Public Land
Turkey

Welcome to the How-to Hunt Turkeys Podcast. On this intro episode Paul lays the foundation for what the H2HT podcast is all about, making you a better turkey. Paul talks about his obsession with the Wild Turkey and some of the guests for the upcoming episodes. Being a Turkey hunter is more than just hunting, it’s a culture and a lifestyle, rooted in decades of passion and lore from hunters across the country. The heart and soul of the Turkey hunter varies for each hunter, but one constant is the reverence and respect for the Wild Turkey. Real Turkey hunters understand that. Follow along as we dive into the culture and history of the Wild Turkey. We will talk tactics, gear, strategy and everything in between with some of the finest Turkey hunters in the world. Your journey to truly becoming a better Turkey hunter starts here.

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January 18, 2023
Nine Finger Chronicles

Marriage Counseling For The Serious Outdoorsman

Bowhunting
Strategy
Whitetail
Public Land

On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, Dan has a very interesting conversation with a fellow Iowan and Marriage Counselor, Jason Haglund.  Jason and Dan break down buzzwords like resentment, love, communication, and empathy as it pertains to being married. As most of us know being married is not easy, so Jason give his insight in to how to be better at not only being married but being better at all of your relationships. We have to remember that hunting can be a very selfish hobby, and if we let get out of control, it can have a huge negative impact on the rest of our life. But, through proper communication with your friends and family everyone can get want they want... within reason. This is a straight "shoot from the hip" episode that will bring awesome insight for those who may be struggling with balancing hunting and being married.  

Transcript:

Marriage Counseling For The Serious Outdoorsman

N.F.C. - Marriage Counselor

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Dan Johnson: Ladiesand gentlemen, welcome back to another episode of The Nine Finger Chronicles [00:01:00] podcast and I'm trying to not laugh. It'san, it's almost a nervous laugh on this episode, but today I'm gonna be talkingwith a gentleman. His name is Jason Halan, and he is a, Marriage counselor. Andso today I'm there.

Dan Johnson: It's notany deer hunting talk. It's about, we talk about relationships, we talk aboutthings to do, things to not do. And it's just, I really don't even know how todescribe. Th this episode, it is me asking questions to a marriage counselorabout how hunters should treat their wives during the season and after theseason.

Dan Johnson: And thena lot of general relationship questions as well. And so it's a bizarre episode.I think you guys are really gonna enjoy it. It's something different. I that'swhat you get when you get with me. You're not getting [00:02:00]the, five ways to kill a buck. During the rut type of conversation every singleepisode.

Dan Johnson: Nowwe're throwing some curve balls here lately now that the season is ended andthat's what you're getting today. So we're talking with a marriage counselor.Also, be sure this week you check out the Hunting Gear podcast, and that isgoing to be launched on the nine finger or the hunting gear podcast feed.

Dan Johnson: Makesure you listen to that because I'm gonna recap my ata products, some of thebest products that I've seen. What else, what, what else is going on? Man,we're just full blown wrestling at this point at the Johnson household. All ofmy kids are getting excited. They're getting better, they're starting tounderstand it, which means they're being more successful out on the mat.

Dan Johnson: And oncethey can click the mindset. And their body, if once that can click together, Ithink it's gonna be, it's gonna start being more fun for them as they'll start,being able to control [00:03:00] theiropponents a little bit more. So we got that. And man, it's just crazy. Likebaseball's already started, basketball is still a thing, wrestling, dance.

Dan Johnson: Andwe're on the go all day every day, and I'm just not getting enough sleep and Ineed more sleep. So there's that commercials tethered. I just, I ran into allthe guys at tethered this weekend. Dude, these guys are doing some really coolthings and they have some more products. One of the saddles is like a, it'sit's like a saddle with training wheels on it almost.

Dan Johnson: It's, ithas shoulder straps on it. You can strap it up. It's it's something that I candefinitely see myself wearing. But a lot of cool things coming from the fromtethered, including their climbing sticks. Dude, I picked up the carbon one andit is freaking light. It's like it, there's nothing in your hand, and it'slegit.

Dan Johnson: So gocheck out tethered for [00:04:00] saddles,platforms climbing climbing sticks, and all your saddle hunting accessories.Next on the list. Got the opportunity at the ACA show to catch up with my manman Fred from was archery. Dude I love catching up with him and the rest of theWASP crew, some really good people and I'm really excited to, to continue thepartnership with them.

Dan Johnson: Man,when you talk to innovation is great, a lot of the BO companies, in order tostay competitive, they need to put out a new product every year. Now, in thelast couple years, the WASP has put out some new broadheads, but they don't putout a new Broadhead every single year.

Dan Johnson: Why?Because the stuff that they already have is amazing. And that's why I continueto go back to the same heads every single year. The Jackhammer and the BossFour Blade. But if you're looking to make a switch to a brand where a majorityof their heads are still made in the usa, you need to check [00:05:00] out wasp Man.

Dan Johnson: I lovetheir. Love the company, love the people that work. There was barie.com,discount code NFC 20 for 20% off. Next we got HuntStand. If you're looking fora mobile app that's going to allow you to be more present, thinking about yourhunting strategy for Whitetails, you man, there's no other place to go thanHuntStand.

Dan Johnson: Itallows you to pick a variety of different maps. You can save all your pins. Youcan organize your trail cameras. You can find out landowners propertyboundaries you can upgrade to their pro whitetail platform and see the rut mapdata. There's just so many cool things and awesome functionality withinHuntStand.

Dan Johnson: It's, itreally is a one stop shop, and it is one of the most popular and mostaffordable hunting apps currently on the market. huntstand.com go to thewebsite. Go check it out. And if you've stepped away from it, maybe you letyour subscription lapse get back on it [00:06:00]and just be present all the time.

Dan Johnson: Andit's, I swear to God, it translates into the woods. Last and not least I got init just before I recorded this, just got off of a meeting with Vortex Optics.They have some really cool things coming down the pipe. This upcoming thisupcoming year there, there's gonna be some more apparel stuff coming.

Dan Johnson: There'sgonna be, let's see, they just launched a new tripod for their spotting scopes.Dude, it's badass. I'm not gonna lie. It's badass. I didn't get the opportunityto use it this year because I was in I was hunting already on my trip by thetime I. Nonetheless, I played around with it. It's badass.

Dan Johnson: Theyalso have a couple new rifle scopes, I believe, coming out this year. And Ithink one of them's already out, but they have some new stuff coming out. Sojust go to vortex optics and browse binoculars, spotting scopes, range finders,red dots, anything optics, they have it, it's, they're just an amazing company.

Dan Johnson: Fort xoptics.com. All right, LA [00:07:00] And then Igotta say one more. And that is 2% for conservation. So if you're looking togive back this year, 2023, the year of giving back, please go to fish andwildlife.org and learn how to become either on a business level or as anindividual level, learn how to be 2% for conservation certified.

Dan Johnson: That'sall I'm gonna say. Go do your research now. We're done with the commercials.Let's get into today's podcast where I talk with a marriage counselor. Enjoy.Three, two, one. Alright. On the phone with me today, Mr. Jason Halan. Jason,how we doing, man?

Jason Haglund:Fantastic.

Dan Johnson: How areyou doing? Good, man. Doing good. You are a fellow Iowan, correct?

Jason Haglund: I amborn and raised.

Dan Johnson: Whatpart of the state?

Jason Haglund:Central is right around the Ames area.

Dan Johnson: Oh,okay. Nice. That is When it comes to farmland, right? Everybody [00:08:00] talks about how Iowa is this big buckstate. Lots of deer, all that stuff happens south of Interstate 80, south ofDes Moines Central Southeast Iowa.

Dan Johnson: But oncewe start getting into northern Iowa, we start talking about what Iowa is mostknown for, and that's the farm ground and like the agriculture and things likethat. So you are in smack dab of the bread basket of Iowa. .

Jason Haglund: I haveI'm a fifth generation farmer, so I get to see this from a different, coupledifferent perspectives is, yeah.

Jason Haglund: I havefarmland, actually it backs right up against the Des Moines River, and I cantell you the size of some of the bucks along the Des Moines River Valley thereare very impressive. Yeah. We have our share of deer running through our fieldsevery

Dan Johnson: day. Ican tell you that. Yeah, I believe that.

Dan Johnson: Ibelieve that. And that's the, that's what makes Iowa so great is that I had afriend once say, throw a dart at the state of Iowa on a map, and there's gonnabe big deer [00:09:00] living in, in that area.Yeah. Iowa is known for big deer just all over the place. So fifth generationfarming row crop, or do you guys get into the cattle and pigs at.

Jason Haglund: No atthis point in our lives, it's just row crops. Yeah. I'm very eclectic in, inwhat I do, so that's my hobby. My hobby is farming quite a few acres right now.So that's just what I do as my, my, my way of

Dan Johnson: vegging,if you will. There you go. There you go. It's, it would be the opposite of meif I said, I, Hey, I wanna give farming a try.

Dan Johnson: Therewould be a whole bunch of stuff that I would have to learn. But you wereanointed into it through, through, the generations of your grandfather and yourfather and family practice. . Absolutely.

Jason Haglund: Andit, it wasn't necessarily that I never thought I would be a farmer.

Jason Haglund: I, Ispent five years in Pennsylvania went to grad school. I've been an executivemost of my career. It's only been about six years ago. I returned to takingover the kind of the family tradition, if you will, and [00:10:00] getting back to the land. Okay. Which is, which

Dan Johnson: has beenreally great.

Dan Johnson: That'sawesome. Okay you're also a counselor.

Jason Haglund: I amI'm a by trade, I'm a substitute counselor. I have my graduate degree incounseling psychology managed mental health centers and worked with people and,and relationship counseling my entire career. So I, I've worked with people.

Jason Haglund: I'vebeen a crisis counselor. Done a lot of work with fema, so I've spent my wholelife around working with people as they go through emotions. Yeah. Andexperience

Dan Johnson:different emotions. Yeah. Man, that is where I wish I had a little version ofyou sitting on my shoulder every day, because emotions is the buzzword here formy life.

Dan Johnson:Recently. I have all these kids growing up. They they show their emotions andthey don't know how to con control their emotions, which frustrates me, thusme, causing me not to control my emotions. . Life can be one hell of a [00:11:00] snowball rolling downhill.

Jason Haglund: It, itabsolutely can. And I love the word and I always tell people, can you reallyever control your emotions?

Jason Haglund:Exactly. I'm a big advocate of, we're all managing. There's really very littlewe have control about in life in general. We have to find ways to manage. Andsometimes things are really hard to manage through. The more we clinging onsome, sometimes we just can't grasp that much.

Jason Haglund: And I,not to call you out on that, it makes me think about, what are we doing? Are wemanaging? Are we controlling?

Dan Johnson: Yeah,that's a good point. That's a good point. And thus is why you are on heretoday. Because I had a guy reach out to me and he goes, okay, Dan, you talkabout your wife and your kids all the time on this podcast, and you.

Dan Johnson: You talkabout how sometimes they frustrate you or sometimes you get mad and vice versaand your kids get mad at you or your wife get mad at you. I think it would becool to have a marriage counselor come on this [00:12:00]podcast and just talk about marriage where they fail, where they succeed, bumpsin the road, how to overcome those types of things.

Dan Johnson:Especially when we are talking about hunting, because there hunting is what Ihave always called this selfish sport in a way where there's a lot of time. Youcan take it as easy as you want it, just be a weekend warrior or you can getvery into it like I am and you can make it your job.

Dan Johnson: You canspend a lot of time thinking about deer and deer hunting and strategy and. Itbecomes a selfish activity in a way because it's only you that is benefit fromit. From it. First off, I think I'm just going to kick this off with some veryvague questions. High level, and you can take it however you want to take it.

Dan Johnson: When itcomes to marriage and from your past experience, where do most marriages, not [00:13:00] necessarily the point of failure, but thebeginning of maybe some bad habits or bad experiences. . Sure.

Jason Haglund: And,I'm gonna approach this as relationships in general, I think of, being a hunteror being a farmer or a rancher we didn't talk much about it, but, a lot of mybackground's been in succession and how do we help everyone to get around thetable and communicate?

Jason Haglund: And itcomes down to communication, right? Yeah. Where do things start to go wrong?Where do we start to stray? It's when we start stopping or we start to fail atour communication, right? And so it doesn't matter what type of relationshipyou're in, whether it's with your spouse or with your business partner it'swhen we stop communicating, it's when we're not sharing our needs, our wishes,our hopes.

Jason Haglund: It'swhen we're not, communicating what our needs are and how we can go aboutmeeting those needs. So for me it comes down to communication.

Dan Johnson: Yeah.Yeah. And so when we talk about. I don't know any type of hobby or sport or,the guys [00:14:00] going out with golfing.This is one thing that I've learned over the years in that men and women, ,this sounds basic, but they're, they are different in almost every category.

Dan Johnson: How theyexpress themselves to how they manage problems, to how they plan for thefuture. All almost everything about the men and women are different, I wouldjust say on average. And so when it comes to communication, what is, what'syour experience with when you have people who are complete opposite sides ofthe spectrum, trying to communicate with one.

Jason Haglund: That'sone of the great advantages of therapy. Or, ha having a relationship coach,right? It's to help to interpret because there's different communicationstyles. You're absolutely right. The communication style between men and womenis very different.

Jason Haglund: But atthe end of the day, some of the ends are very similar. Yeah. What people aretrying to do what they're trying to get to or get away from are very similar.It's just [00:15:00] the way we all go about itcan be very different. And as I think about. what, how do we get over thatbarrier?

Jason Haglund: It'ssometimes we need an interpreter, and sometimes that's really hard. Andprobably when I think about, especially those of us in rural and remote areasthe stigma of asking for help can be really hard. And so that's one of thebiggest barriers sometimes is our pride. Because who wants to ask for helpright?

Jason Haglund: Whenthey're struggling in a relationship? Do you like to ask for help? No, I donot. , you like to talk about it, right? No. No, exactly. So the first thing wehave to do is find a way to be vulnerable and open and honest and I know a lotof guys, we can't even say the V word, right?

Jason Haglund: Yeah.But part of vulnerability is being able to open ourselves up and learnsomething about ourselves as we start to learn about our ability tocommunicate. And figure out where we're going and what we need. And I don'tknow if I really think that, hunting or golfing, for me, I think about thoseactivities and a lot of people engage in them [00:16:00]and it's a great for self-care, and we don't always think about it in thoseways.

Jason Haglund: Butwhen I think about what people use those times for it's camaraderie withfriends, it's self-care. It's to rejuvenate. We all need activities thatrejuve. Yeah. And build us back up. So I really think we should be embracingand leaning into some of these activities. I'll tell you some of the folks Iknow that hunt, that go out and, spend six hours or some, sometimes what, sixhours up in the stand.

Jason Haglund: I'mlike, that's not my idea of rejuvenation. Yeah. I'll just be honest with you.But for some folks that's what they need to do and they are good for two, twoweeks or a month because that was their time to go and be on their own andengage in an activity they love to do. Yeah. And I think if other, if everyoneknew how important that was, don't you think more people would support that?

Jason Haglund: Ohheck yeah. And support them and take in that time, but they've gotta communicatewhat they get from it. And I think that's where sometimes these things go awryis cuz there's not good communication. It feels [00:17:00]like someone's not being present or they're running away from something whenreally they just need some time for themselves.

Dan Johnson: And soyou described that very I'm gonna try to pronounce the word here. I think I'mgonna say it wrong eloquently. Okay. You said that perfectly. Now, men are notnecessarily known on average for expressing themselves like what you just didhere. So when a man gets frustrated, he gets into the, the gorilla smash thingsget, damn mad type, type of scenario.

Dan Johnson: So whenit comes to communication and being vulnerable for let's just say men, becausemy demographic on this podcast is like 97% men. How would you recommend takingsteps to be more communicative to your wife?

Jason Haglund: Ithink the first step is well, a, do self-analysis. Sometimes we have to reflectand sometimes it's painful as guys to sit back and go what was my [00:18:00] part in that argument the other night?

Jason Haglund: Orwhat could I have said differently that maybe wouldn't have incited quite theresponse that I got? Because I've been known to needle my wife from time totime. Yep. I've been known now and then, to be a little irritable and be like Iknow what to say. That's really probably just gonna end up being hurtful.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And I don't always do the best job myself of reeling myself in and thinkingmaybe I shouldn't just say anything at all. Yeah. And I've been married for,going on 26 years. So I'm not learning very quickly. and. But I think it'simportant that, we think about how, what is our role in all of this?

Jason Haglund: And weall play a role in our different relationships, in into making thoserelationships really healthy or not so healthy sometimes. And when we thinkabout communication, it doesn't mean, we're gonna do journal entries every day,right? I have some people tell me I'm not gonna write in a journal.

Jason Haglund: I'mnot asking you to write in a journal. . But, do you convey the importance thatsome of these activities have in your self-care? Yeah. If we think about, womendo a great [00:19:00] job of articulating theirfeelings and emotions and sharing in general what they do and how it helpsthem.

Jason Haglund:Because generally winland or just more verbal it's just a one of thedifferences. Yeah. And it's, goes back to the old joke that, I can spend aweekend with all my friends. We don't have to say anything. It's just aboutbeing there.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And being present. Yeah. And that connection that we build through not sharinganything, sometimes it's just been present with each other. But it, we have totalk about how those difference make us, those differences make us who we. ,right? And so that's where the communication piece comes in is how can we sharethat?

Jason Haglund: Idon't understand what you do with your friends when you go out with them, butthis is what I need to do and this is why this weekend trip that we're planningto go to the cabin is so important to us. Because I just need that torejuvenate myself. And it's okay to say we need to do things for ourselves.

Jason Haglund: And Ithink sometimes in our society, we feel like we have to do stuff for otherpeople. And if you have kids, you sometimes you got all those activities goingon [00:20:00] and there's no time left for you.And partly that happens even more so in women. Women give up more of their timeand they are the worst at self-care.

Jason Haglund: In some ways guys are, he. because we just say, I'm going to do this on my own,and we walk away. Yeah. And that actually helps us be a little healthier andresilient emotionally. Now that's at the detriment of some of thoserelationships, right? And so sometimes it's helping your spouse or loved one toto say, Hey, I'm gonna do this for me.

Jason Haglund: Youneed to go do something for you. Yeah. Yeah. And then you make it equal. And soyou're sending them off to say I need time for me, but you need time for youtoo. You need to let go of some of these other things that you think areimportant, and I want you to go do something for you that can get you a longways and maybe better understanding some of those needs your spouse may need.

Jason Haglund: Andthey may reciprocate that back of better understanding, acknowledging what youneed to

Dan Johnson: do aswell. Yeah. Okay. All right. So I wanna talk about the word this, and I'm gonnaopen [00:21:00] up a little bit here on thepodcast and talk a little bit about some things that. Have happened in mypersonal relationship and that is the word resentment, okay?

Dan Johnson: , I hadthis job where I was similar to my wife. I was able to get out of that job andnow I'm pretty much living my. Like I have my dream job. I own my own business.I get to talk about hunting and fishing all day long, and I get to, when it'shunting season, I don't have to take off work.

Dan Johnson: I don'thave to plan with a boss. I'm the boss. I get to go on these hunting trips. Theonly, real planning and preparation I have to do from a scheduling standpointis with my wife and It's not so bad anymore because I feel like I've done agood job at communicating with her the benefits of what I do and being a,basically a stay-at-home dad who runs a business as well.

Dan Johnson: Butthere's this resentment and the word that's the buzzword I wanna talk to youabout is this resentment. And my wife has said that to me and is that she hasresented [00:22:00] me for being able to go outand do these things that make me happy. Meanwhile, she's going and doing thingsthat don't necessarily make her happy.

Dan Johnson: And thenwhen I go on my trips every year, she stays back. She watches the kids and andhas to do all of the single parenting type jobs, the, we joke and call it thefall widow in the hunting community. And then I get to go out, I go to SouthDakota for eight days, come back.

Dan Johnson: But it,but I make my money that way too, so she resents me for that. Give me your takeon resentment and if it is as poisonous as they say it is.

Jason Haglund: Sure.And when you talk about resentment, I hear other words that pop up, likestress, that, when you're gone, it adds a level of stress to the familydynamic.

Jason Haglund: It, itcreates imbalances in the relationship. And so part of your [00:23:00] work and that's how, you're also helpingto care for the family, financially to provide. And there I can see that envy,that, that jealousy.

Jason Haglund: ,because a lot of us go through our careers. And we're just at the grind. Andit's it's very empowering. I, I can relate to you when you say that of when youfind a place where you can just find your groove and you're doing what you loveand you happen to get paid for it Yeah.

Jason Haglund: Reallywell in the process. That's really great. And if you're not in a place whereyou can do that, it's hard to watch somebody do that. Especially if it's aspouse or a loved one. Yeah. And so there's a normal part of resentment andjealousy that can seep through at those times because sometimes it's reallyhard to be truly happy for someone else.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.Because there's always a part of you that's why can't I do that? Or whycouldn't I come up with this idea 10 years ago? And then, be cashing in on it.. Sometimes those are real challenges, and so I think about, resentment andjealousy. I think about all of the other layers to that.

Jason Haglund: It'skinda like an onion, right? Once you start peeling [00:24:00]it, there's just another layer and there's another layer. And so it's, I canunderstand where some of that resentment comes from. I, there came a point, Itravel a lot for the work that I do. I don't send my wife pictures of the greatfood I'm eating anymore.

Jason Haglund: Right.or share with her .

Dan Johnson: That'sfunny.

Jason Haglund: Thatat another brewery and they have a great, they have a great sour. She mightlike I don't like 'em, because she's here I am at home, and you're travelingfor work, but you're in a different restaurant every day.

Jason Haglund: Sothere's that balancing act we all have to do. Relationships are give and take.Relationships are, and all great things all the time. We all sacrifice to be inrelationships. Yeah. And so we have to be willing to give and the take andhopefully that I'll balance this out, but there's gonna be times where peoplefeel resentment and that's normal.

Jason Haglund: , weshould feel things during relationships. And so hopefully there's some stuffyou do the other times of the year. Yeah. That makes up for some of that.

Dan Johnson: And thatis what the other, [00:25:00] dang near eightmonths of the year is about. It is, I always say brownie points, I'm buildingthat bridge every single year just to burn it down in November, October andNovember, and then start building it up. So that way the goal is they know howmuch. My kids, take 'em on trips, participate in their life, do the projectsaround the house and things like that.

Dan Johnson: And the,with the goal of building up those brownie points so that it's not it's not aspainful when I leave for a week at a time. .

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And it's important that you acknowledge that it is painful for your wife duringthose times. That can be miserable. Managing kids and all the other things thatcome along with that.

Jason Haglund: Now Iprefer to say you're building equity. There you go. It sounds a little betterthan brownie points. Yeah. But you're building equity in all those other timesof the year because you know there's gonna be some times Yeah. That you'regonna be less available, less accessible. Yeah. , but that's a balance andthat's a conversation you have to have with your wife, right?

Jason Haglund: Yeah.You [00:26:00] guys have to come to some mutualunderstandings and maybe early on you weren't communicating as much about theimportance, of some of these things that you have to go to. And I think that'sthe challenge is when we get lulled into our work, especially when it's ourwork, right?

Jason Haglund:Sometimes we just have our nose to the grindstone. We're just going along,doing the same thing every. . I'll be honest with you the last three years,what we've seen in a lot of folks is just that, that ongoing anxiety, thechronic stress, we hear this word burnout a lot, right?

Jason Haglund: We allcan, we can all have feelings of chronic stress and burnout. And that's notjust in our jobs that can, that can impair our ability to function our hobbiestoo. It can keep us from doing lots of different things that we do. And wealways have to be thinking about how are we managing ourselves?

Jason Haglund: Andwhen people are under stress and start to shut down, they stop communicating.Yeah. And that makes all these other problems so much worse. It brings thingsto a head that don't need to because we just forget to do some of those basicthings we need to do.

Dan Johnson: Yeah.That's a great point.

Dan Johnson: [00:27:00] So I, I gotta tell you a little bit aboutMy la before my wife, I had this relationship and then I was in a somewhatserious relationship, and then I fell in love with hunting and wanted to do itmore and more. She did not like that, and I'm not gonna say it was one of themain reasons she decided to leave, but she left nonetheless, right?

Dan Johnson: So itwas probably part of it. And so it be, this hunting then became this hugepassion for me. And it's I identify as a bow hunter now. If you're gonna giveme a title, that's the title I give myself because I do it all the time. And Ilove everything. All my decision making is around that.

Dan Johnson: So Imade it a point when I started dating my wife that, listen man, I'm gonna dothis. And so I let her know right off the bat that. When October came, Novembercame I'm telling you, I'm gonna go do these things. So I'm warning you now, ifI don't want you to get [00:28:00] mad at me inOctober or November when I'm gone every weekend because I'm hunting and wedon't have this social life that we have in July and August type ofconversation.

Dan Johnson: So whatkinda recommendations would you give to a guy or gal who finds some kind ofpassion project or finds an activity that takes up a lot of time that's brandnew, maybe while they're in a relationship or that something that is just like,boom, I love doing this. I want to do it more. It makes me happy.

Jason Haglund: That'sa fantastic question. I just had a flashback of when I started farming more,and so yeah. My, my wife still tells me, it's September, october. I'm like I'mgonna be sitting in a combine. We, we can't be doing anything else. Yeah.Because I've gotta work full-time.

Jason Haglund: Igotta travel, and then when I do get home, I'm gonna be sitting in a combineall night. . Because when you got a combine, you got a combine, right? Nodifferent than when it's in season. You gotta be where you gotta be. And I it,to me it really boils down to if you're in a [00:29:00]good, healthy relationship, then you're gonna be able to find those separateactivities or those activities together that you want to engage in.

Jason Haglund: Andyou don't have to do everything together. But you don't have to do everythingapart either. And so to me, it's all not an all or nothing. conversation. Yeah.It's, I'm gonna be bow hunting and I'm still gonna do the things we need to do.I can tell you that, I've had to cut a vacation short because I had a goodfriend get married.

Jason Haglund: And soI didn't have a problem doing that, but I was able to do both. And so I thinkit's really important. It's not an either or conversation. It's a how can I dothis and meet everyone else's needs at the same time? Yeah. I think thedifficulty we have is we all only have so much capacity, and we don't alwaystalk about this because we always all wanna do more, but we're all limited inour capacity to function across all of our relationships.

Jason Haglund:There's only so much of us to go around. And so if we're giving too much overhere, then we're not gonna have enough. . And [00:30:00]so we have to figure out how do we take care of ourselves to be able to beeverywhere we need to be. And if we're outta balance, we're not gonna beeverywhere we need to be.

Jason Haglund: And soI think the bigger thing is individually, we have to decide how are we gonnause the limited capacity we have. Yeah. And that can be really hard sometimes.

Dan Johnson: Yeah.Yeah. That's that's always a struggle Every time a year I can, I notice alittle bit. I the longer that we get married, the less it becomes.

Dan Johnson: So Iwould say in five years it probably won't even be an issue anymore. My kids aregonna be, at that point, older, they can wipe their, as of right now, they canwipe their butts, they can wash their hands, they can do the right, the basicstuff now. So it's not as bad as it used to be.

Dan Johnson: Butmaybe for somebody getting into like who's younger with younger kids or newlymarried, there was always this time where, right before the hunting seasonstarted. They flipped it to the calendar. The calendar had the [00:31:00] hunt schedule on it, maybe in two weeks orthree weeks. Uhhuh, . And so then I would, not so much anymore, but I wouldnotice a attitude change or a personality change.

Dan Johnson: And thenit was just like, like this boy sauteing of frustrations just keep gettinghigher until eventually there was a fight. And so how would you set about likemanaging those types of expectations? .

Jason Haglund: Ialways would suggest, talking about that stress as it begins to build.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.What you're seeing was a precursor signs of the stress that was coming , right?The feeling overwhelmed po potentially the not knowing how to manage some ofthose things. And what can you do to help to manage the experience when you'regone?

Jason Haglund: Whatcan you do to set things up for success in the household? And I, I can tell youwhat my family did a lot of throughout the course of the pandemic is we got alot of food to go. Yeah. Wrong or indifferent. W was [00:32:00]it because we couldn't cook?

Jason Haglund: I loveto cook, right? I cook all the time. My wife doesn't love to cook. I pr I loveto cook more than my wife wants to cook, to be honest with you. I love being inthe kitchen and doing stuff, but sometimes. After a long day, and dealing withthe kids and everything else, I just don't wanna make another decision.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.I, we all run into decision fatigue and so sometimes when you're the only onethere and you have to make all the decisions for that week, that can be reallyoverwhelming. And so people go to this dark place of, I just can't make anymore decisions, even to make a decision about supper can be paralyzing.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.If someone's under a lot of stress. So even just giving permission and not thatyour wife needs permission from you, but just saying, Hey, maybe we could justset up a meal thing for the next couple of weeks so you don't have to worryabout that. Or you can do, there's lots of different things that you can do toshow support and help to take some stress.

Jason Haglund: off ofother people's plates because sometimes that, that, that kind of, that your,the, those feelings you, that were getting [00:33:00]sent to you. Yeah. Sometimes that was just the stress building up potentially.And so I always like to encourage people to look beyond the behavior. What'sthe purpose behind the behavior? What's really happening? Yeah. What's actuallygoing on there. And sometimes people don't know. People experiencing it don'talways recognize that's stress building up. They don't always recognize. Thatthe calendar in two weeks is gonna be that, but they're already starting tofeel the stress to that.

Jason Haglund:Sometimes that's out of their awareness. And so sometimes it's really importantwe ground ourselves and have those direct

Dan Johnson:conversations. Yeah. The next buzzword I kind of wanna touch base on isempathy. And I think this is hard for men. And this is just my personalopinion, it's hard for men to empathize with their wife or their girlfriendbecause they don't think a wife or a girlfriend, right?

Dan Johnson: It'shard to compare yourself to something that you're not. And like any advice forguys out there who are trying to understand where [00:34:00]their wife or girlfriend is coming from? I, if they do decide to communicatewith you, but then in the end going, dude, I have no idea what you're talkingabout. I do not understand that.

Jason Haglund: It, Ialmost wanted to say how good are we at listening? , because listening has tocome before empathy. Okay. And so there's a difference between hearing andlistening. And when we think about listening, do we really listen? Sometimes Orare we so in our heads thinking about what we're gonna say next that we totallydon't even hear?

Jason Haglund: That'sa great. what was being shared with us. Yeah. And empathy is hard, right?Because you're really trying to understand what someone's experience, in their skin,what that must be like. Yeah. But sometimes I think we just need to hear whereare they coming from, and if we're just, if we're willing to listen and hearwhere they're coming from, then it can help us to have some perspective andthen be able to say, oh, I didn't think about it like that.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.Because you may not agree, it may seem [00:35:00]ridiculous to you, but you probably just need to understand where they'recoming from. Yeah. And that would probably take you a long ways in healing someof these wounds if you're going back and forth with someone.

Dan Johnson: Yeah. I,and w what, when a argument or a, I don't know, is it ever okay to say, I don'tcare.

Jason Haglund: If youdon't care but you know how often, if it's an argument with someone you're in arelationship with then there's some investment. And so I think, the, it reallycomes down to what's your level of investment in that relationship. Yeah. Ifyou really don't care, then you're not that invested in the relationship, thenyou might wanna reevaluate the relationship.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And so I, I think that sometimes people say they don't care cuz it's easy tosay but it may not be accurate representing Yeah. Where the person's comingfrom. It goes back to our limited vocabulary about emotions. I used to workwith with teenagers a lot and what's the first primary emotion every teenagerwill [00:36:00] tell you no matter what'shappened to them.

Jason Haglund: It'salways anger. Yeah. I'm angry. And so it's never anger. It's always, I'm hurt,I'm rejected, all these other things. And I think we have to get beyond ourlimited vocabulary and really start to feel that emotion. It's really easy toget angry. Yeah. It's really hard to actually identify what the real feelingand emotion is behind that.

Dan Johnson: Yeah.And you mentioned stress earlier. And so like me and my wife had have, ourrelationship was built on, or our family is built on me and my wife'srelationship. That's the foundation. Of every, everything that, that we havegoing for us right now. And so there's time I've noticed where.

Dan Johnson: Thestress comes from our life, meaning we are running three kids around who are [00:37:00] going to activities, and we have todecide, oh, this is broken. We gotta get it fixed. We have to do this. And italmost becomes chaotic. How important is it to put, maybe even children asidefor a moment and then go back to what the foundation of that relationship wasor is

Jason Haglund: AAbsolutely.

Jason Haglund:Relationships are work, right? Yeah. Relationships just don't happen. You justdon't marry somebody and be like this is good. We can cruise for the next 50years. You've gotta nurture your relationship. Things change over time. Yeah.Your kids are young now.

Jason Haglund:They're gonna grow up as a whole different deal when they're in high school.Yeah. And I've got a kid in college now, it's a whole different deal. Andprobably about a decade ago, my wife and I started scheduling date nights.Yeah. Especially when our kids were younger because we needed to bring thatfocus back on just the two of us, because otherwise it would get lost in allthe other chaos.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.I think you described it very well, that chaos. And so how do you care andnurture [00:38:00] for that relationship?Because if that relationship's important to you, you can't take it for granted.And so oftentimes people struggle when they take the relationships for grantedand then they forget what the really are the important things in thatrelationship.

Jason Haglund: AndIt's work. You have to set time aside, you have to schedule we have schedulingmeetings. We, for a while in my household, we actually had to sit down with acalendar and all, all of our devices and be like, okay, what's their schedulefor the next six months?

Jason Haglund: Whenare we doing this? And we still do that all the band concerts. If it's not onmy schedule then I'm out of town. I'm like, oh, I missed a band concert. Andthen my wife's what are you doing? What's your priority? And so we've gottakeep that at the top, right?

Jason Haglund: Wegotta keep that in focus so that we can juggle everything we need to juggle,and at which point things are too much, then we have to start reeling back.Yeah. If I'm gone too much, there comes a point like, maybe, I'm gonna stayhome for the next three weeks. Yeah. I'll push some of these things so that Ican do that.

Jason Haglund: And soit's finding that balance and [00:39:00]everyone's gotta be communicating and firing all cylinders to find thatbalance. Because as soon as somebody shuts down, Then we start to get outtabalance again.

Dan Johnson: Yeah.People change all the time. All right. Whether, like the 25 year old version ofme is way completely different of a person than the 42 year old version of me.

Dan Johnson: Allright. That is now, as as people change, by the laws of marriage and we'reexpected to stay, like people are expected to stay with each other and changeas well. How would you recommend Cause, cause if a person changes, then it'salmost like the other person has to change as well to accommodate that.

Dan Johnson: How doyou recommend that scenario playing?

Jason Haglund: So Ilike what you're saying. So we are all always evolving, right? And yeah, I hopethe version of me today is it's a very different version of, [00:40:00] when I was in college, right? . So I thinkfor the most part, that's a good thing. But, we're all constantly changing andevolving.

Jason Haglund: Theworld is constantly changing and evolving around us as well. So we'reconstantly shifting and moving and so I think it's important as we shift andmove and our relationships shift and move our goals and life shift and movethat we regularly, I talk about being in balance and, maybe I should talk moreabout that.

Jason Haglund: That'show we manage all of the things in our world and all the things that areimportant to us and all the relationships that we have. And those things changeover time. Probably the. I don't I probably have less friends as I get older,like when I think of really close friends because I've really honed in on therelationships that I want to have.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.It's evolved and changed over the course of time. As opposed to having lots ofconnections, I've probably reduced that a little bit over the years justbecause I've become a little more focused in who I am, who I want to be, andwho I wanna hang around with.[00:41:00] That'snatural and normal.

Jason Haglund: Andhow do we embrace those changes as they come along? And how do we acknowledgeand recognize those in that friendship group and our relationships and ourspouses and others around us as we do that? It happens within families as well.Families move and evolve and change your relationships change with siblings andcousins and parents as you age as well.

Jason Haglund: And soall of those changes are happening, right? And so how aware are we of thosechanges? And as, as we adapt of noticing how others adapt as

Dan Johnson: well.Yeah. So we, there, there is a point where in any relationship and I think youmentioned it you almost have to evaluate yourself as w and I'll, I'm gonna justcome forward here and say I have a flaw.

Dan Johnson: And thatflaw may be judging people a little bit too much or thinking, may, maybejudging my wife a little bit. [00:42:00] And Ican tell that sometimes that affects her mood and it's not a good thing to, inmy opinion, it's not a good thing to, to judge a person. How do you go aboutlike I, I found a flaw.

Dan Johnson: How do Iwork on it when it's almost like certain thing, certain characteristics of aperson. Are ingrained in them so deep. How is it to, how would you recommend metrying to change myself for the. .

Jason Haglund: FirstI'm impressed. You only have one flaw. . I have numerous, no.

Dan Johnson: Numerousflaws. No, that's more than that.

Dan Johnson: That'sjust the big one on top of the i,

Jason Haglund: theheap . I, the first step is we have to be aware of our shortcomings. Yeah. Wehave to be aware of those things that, that we know are just part of us. Yeah.And so being non-judgmental, it's a challenge for everybody. I teach someclasses where we spend a whole section of time on, how do we listennon-judgmentally, [00:43:00] how do we approachthings in a non-judgmental way so we can be more open to learning other people'sperceptions and how they move forward.

Jason Haglund: Thefirst step is us being aware, right? Yeah. Because at least if we know our,our, where kind of some of our stuff is then that could help us when we getinto those interactions where, when those. Things start to come out that we canbe aware of. Oh yeah, that's on me. , and I think that the first step isgetting open and honest with ourselves.

Jason Haglund: And sountil we can be honest with ourselves about some of those areas I'm judgmental aboutsome things too, right? That's part of the human condition. We all have our ownjudgmental areas that we have our own belief system sometimes and thatsometimes just rooted in what we believe.

Jason Haglund: It hasnothing to do with anything other than we are raised that way. We believe thatway. It should just be this way. And sometimes it's hard for us to understandother's viewpoints because of that. But I think, it starts with us that ifwe're open to understanding there, there might be some different ways to [00:44:00] look at things, then that's gonna help usto evolve and grow a little healthier as individuals.

Jason Haglund: Andthat's really gonna help us in those relationships. As those grow and adapt andchange moving forward

Dan Johnson: as well.Yeah. We've talked a little bit about the emotions, the feelings, the, talkingthe change that is, that, that are those types of examples, but physically wechange as well.

Dan Johnson: And howhave you seen, or does physical change, age, slowing down how does that impactin a marriage, in a relationship and, from, everything from just waking up inthe morning to, I don't know, maybe sex.

Jason Haglund: Thisis heading too close to home because, I'm on the home stretch into 50 rightnow.

Jason Haglund: Andit's a little harder to get out and run right now for me. And some of thoseactivities that I've been doing my whole life, that's part of us, we're allgonna get old, right? [00:45:00] Yeah. Andwe're all gonna have to face some of those things, as we think about, I have toget new contacts and I don't need readers yet though.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.So at least I've got that going for me. But, we're all gonna be there and sohow are we making the most of what we have? And I think it's about. , c creatingthat space that, the older I get I'm starting to eat a little healthier. I'mstarting to, recognize that well, I might have to cut down on the IPAs now andthen.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.There, there's some things that we start to think about. But, I think also insome ways I'm probably a better version of me as I get older and I'm probablyhealthier in some ways when I was younger, and it's just the way I do thingsare differently. Sometimes I think a little smarter as opposed to throwing myback into it like I used to. Now I'd be like, now I'm a little more we canratchet strap this and do it this way and it's not going to, take any energyfrom me to get the same thing done. I think, , we're all aging together.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.Some of us are gonna age better than [00:46:00]others. And I think that's just part , it's part of what we have to do tomanage our expectations as we get older. I don't know. Yeah, that's a reallygood question.

Dan Johnson: Is therewhen it comes to l let's say my wife is doing something or has a habit, or, Idon't know has a tick.

Dan Johnson: I don'tknow. This is just an example and I don't like it all. Or if a guy is listeningout there, his wife is doing something that just frustrates him and messes himup. Is there a better approach? Is there a rip the bandaid off or beat aroundthe bush slowly until she picks up the hint type?

Dan Johnson: I don't,this just popped in my head and I'm sure that's a two-way street, right? If awoman's listening to this and your husband's doing something that is pissingyou off what's the best approach to communicate with them?

Jason Haglund:Yelling, stop. It never works for me, . So I don't [00:47:00]know.

Jason Haglund: Icould tell you what doesn't work and Yeah. And yelling, stop. It doesn't work.I I wouldn't make it. I was gonna make a comparison. I won't do that. Thinkabout how could you invite someone to do something d. and let them know theother way really bothers you.

Jason Haglund: Sooffer solutions. Sometimes we get so into the negative that we forget about howdo we help bring people along, right? And so if there's something that's reallyannoying you, then a communicate, but then also give other alternatives, right?Yeah. Because it may be your issue, right?

Jason Haglund: Ifeverything bothers you, then it doesn't matter what that person does, right?You're still gonna be annoyed. So is that about the other person or is thatreally

Dan Johnson: justabout you? Because one could argue, my wife has a problem. This is notnecessarily my wife but a guy out there, his wife has a problem with him huntingtoo much.

Dan Johnson: And hegoes that's not my problem. That's your problem. Is that the right, is that theright way to handle that?[00:48:00] ?

Jason Haglund: I,because it depends on what your relationship's I don't think it would be verypleasant at home to handle it that way. . I think, again, it comes down to doeshe really describe the importance of his hunting?

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And what is it really impacting? And so again, it's about, it's not either or,right? It's not about, having a relationship or have, or going hunting. I, andmaybe in some cases it is, right? There may be some relationships. It is eitheror. Yeah. But I think for the most part it's about h how can I have h how canwe do both, right?

Jason Haglund: Howcan I meet the expectations set for me at home and be able to go do this greatactivity that brings me joy and rejuven. And refills my cup so I can go homeand be a better husband. We talked about capacity. If that one weekend ofhunting rejuvenates you and makes you a better husband, a better dad, and abetter employee, then everyone would be on board of helping to make sure youhave that two days to go out and go hunting, right?

Jason Haglund: Yeah.If everyone understands that's the importance [00:49:00]and you come back rejuvenated and you can get more done and have more capacityfor all of the other relationships in your life why not? Why wouldn't everyonesupport that? But if we're not communicating that and no one understands thatand you're saying, oh, I'm outta here.

Jason Haglund: you'reall on your own. Good luck. Yeah. That comes off a lot differently and a lotmore negatively.

Dan Johnson: Yeah. Soin, in this episode we've talked a lot about these things of, basically there'sa little argument here, how to communicate, how to, long story short it's, likeyou said about communication.

Dan Johnson: Whendoes it become time to have that interpreter or that therapist or a third partycome into play to, I don't know, be the ref of some sort? .

Jason Haglund:Absolutely. I think you know when it's, when you're, when it's impacting yourability to sleep when you're not taking care of yourself. When everything'sjust so outta sorts and you're feeling down and blue and [00:50:00] angry all of the time, that's not healthy.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And think for you, when are you at a place when it's so unhealthy and it'sgoing on for weeks and weeks at a time and it's impacting your ability tofunction and their ability to function and everyone's just miserable and crankyall of the time. Then. You do need to get some help, but it's okay to get helpbecause who wants to live like that for an extended period of time?

Jason Haglund: Who wantsto be in that place where your energy is just being zapped? And so I, I alwaysencourage folks if you feel like things are just completely outta whack, whatdoesn't hurt to go and talk to a third party to go call a therapist or call arelationship coach or Right. Talk to somebody at your church or, a spiritualleader who can help you in those areas.

Jason Haglund:There's lots of options. The one option may lead you to another option, maylead you to another option. But those are all available and good places

Dan Johnson: tostart. Yeah. And so when it comes time and let's talk a little bit aboutspecifics. And the reason I want to ask about specifics is, so maybe someonewho's listening can [00:51:00] identify thosespecifics and maybe prevent it from going to the next step.

Dan Johnson: Andhelping them work it out at home. When someone, when a couple sits down infront of you, what are the, from what you've gathered all these years, what arethe main topics of confrontation?

Jason Haglund: Again,thinking in, in, generally what caused couples to butt up against each otherand it's tho it can be anything, right?

Jason Haglund: It'sthose stressors that boil to the top that haven't been settled that everyone'snot in agreement on. And so it, it's not a one size fits all. It's any, anytimesomeone disagrees with someone else and then digs. Because there isn't a spaceto step back and have true understanding between both parties.

Jason Haglund: And soI kinda like you said, referee earlier, right? Yeah. That, that, the game oflife, sometimes we all need a referee, right? Because sometimes you get used tobreaking a rule here or [00:52:00] there andkeep going. We all need to be put back in check sometimes. Yeah. We allsometimes just need someone to say, Hey, did you really mean that? And whatwere you really trying to say? Yeah. Yeah. I'm gonna, and when you take thatpause, you're able to do that. Yeah.

Dan Johnson: I'mgonna double down on that last question. Okay. Because I, yeah. I can Googlereasons for divorce and then it will give me a list of reasons, right?

Dan Johnson: Yep. Ismoney or fi finances a big topic Is sex, a big topic Is I don't know, oneperson showing f i, I don't know. Not paying enough attention. A big problem,like those types of things?

Jason Haglund: It'salways expectations and unmet needs. Yeah. So it could be money, sex, you nameit.

Jason Haglund: It'sabout unmet needs and or the ex or the perception of unmet needs. Yeah. So aswe think about what our expectations and relationships are and what therealities of relationships are, [00:53:00]right? And so the expectation of where we see saw ourselves wanting to be in 10years, and then the reality of where we find ourselves Yeah.

Jason Haglund: Today.And so can you reconcile that? Or are you at a place where you can reconcilethat with a person you won't be in a relationship with? That's really what itcomes down to. Gotcha. Are my needs being met or do I feel my needs are beingmet? And all of those are reasons why people's needs aren't

Dan Johnson: met.

Dan Johnson: Yeah, Igotcha. All right. And I hate to say this, I am a product of a divorced family.My, my mom and dad got divorced when I was in third grade, and then my mom gotdivorced again from a guy when I was in I don. , it's like in high school.Okay. And so the, I've been through divorce.

Dan Johnson: It's nota fun thing to go through. I personally have not been in divorce, but I've seenmy friends with kids go through divorces as well. When is divorce the bestoption?

Jason Haglund: [00:54:00] I think when there's irreconcilabledifferences that your needs aren't going to be met, or you start to recognizethat you have a different focus and goal, then maybe your partner does.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.Then sometimes going a separate direction is a really healthy, freeing thing todo. And I think part of it is coming to terms with, what. , the two of us justdon't belong together right now, and that's okay. Part of relationships ismaking the choice to not be in a relationship.

Jason Haglund: Yeah.And so I think that's part of it, right? That happens with friendships all thetime. That we may be friends with someone and then realize that maybe thisisn't a friendship. Yeah. And then we choose not to be in a friendship withthat person anymore. It's no different in relationships or in marriages that,that sometimes things are just, our expectations are so different that theycan't be reconciled and that's okay.

Jason Haglund:Sometimes that's okay. It's better to recognize that and know that. and then moveon. [00:55:00] Yeah. And that can be done in avery supportive, compassion, empathetic way, right? That everyone wins. Yeah.It's sometimes when people just get stuck in that rut and they spend years andyears of their lives miserable.

Jason Haglund: Andfor what, it's how do we take back and own who we are, what we do in therelationships that

we're

Dan Johnson: part of?Yeah. So I want to end on a, in a end, on a positive note here. And we've beentalking about buzzwords and the end one is love because I I, like I said, I'vebeen through a couple divorces and I've seen relationships that got crazy.

Dan Johnson: Maybedidn't necessarily end in divorce, but they got crazy and just dirty. And thenit, the end. Out of that came this beautiful relationship with, and they justloved each other hardcore, and it was like they needed [00:56:00]it. I call it volcano, dad at home, when my patients run thin, I explode. Andthen after the explosion, may, maybe it's fear, which necessarily isn't a goodthing, but most of the time it ends in my kids' understanding more.

Dan Johnson: And soyou have this big giant eruption, and then out of that comes peace andtranquility. Does that make sense? Like how does . I don't. Maybe you take overfrom here and guess what? I'm trying, trying to say.

Jason Haglund: Ithink what you're describing is that intensity. Yeah. Yeah.

Jason Haglund: Andwhen you think about love, what is love? It's a deep, intense feeling forsomeone, something. You love it. You love them, you love your kids, right?That's an intensity, right? Yeah. And so you're describing the intensity ofyour feelings when something's important to you, right? And so can great thingscome from deep intensity?

Jason Haglund:Absolutely. Yeah. That's that deep love and affection that you'recommunicating. And so I think, it's harnessing that [00:57:00]intensity and using that, right? Because you don't ever wanna blow up like avolcano probably, right? That's not my goal. It's finding, it's not your goal,right?

Jason Haglund: It'snobody's goal, but finding a way to manage. Those feelings in a way so itdoesn't bottle up and explode. And so I think that's the theme as I think aboutall the things we talked about today is how do we find ways to find balance andmanage our emotions so we're not bottling them up, we're not hiding fromsomeone or something, but we're finding a way to communicate our emotions andget everybody on the same page so that we can all support each other

Dan Johnson: in allthe things that we like to do.

Dan Johnson: Yeah.And the focus here was on relationships. I asked a lot of questions from ahusband, wife type standpoint, but everything you covered today is frfriendships, mother and mothers and sons. Mothers and daughters. Like justpeople in general, relationships for people.

Dan Johnson: Anyfinal words or thoughts from you on best practices for[00:58:00]a happy marriage?

Jason Haglund: Wow.That's a loaded question. Yeah. If I've ever heard one . I think I I think allthe things we talked about today, but it's about providing space andunderstanding and that we are all evolving and changing. And, it is funny youtalk about, as as we get older, our hormones change.

Jason Haglund:There's so many physical changes as well as the emotional changes that occurwith human beings. And so to remember that relationships and marriages, theywill continually evolve. They're not stagnant. They're not just gonna stay inthe same place. It's always moving, and you have to be moving with it andwilling to make changes and adapt for your entire life, for that relationshipto continue to grow and be healthy. So I think that's my final takeaway is howare you. To grow with the relationship. Not just to be in a relationship, butto grow with the relationship.

Dan Johnson: Jason,man, I really appreciate you taking time outta your day to, to do this.

Dan Johnson: Thisthis is a complete curve [00:59:00] ball forwhat my listeners are in for. I really appreciate you doing this and talkingwith us. And I really do think there's gonna be some people who have some goodtakeaways from this.

Jason Haglund: Thankyou so much for having me. I really appreciate the opportunity.

Dan Johnson: Andthere you have it. Ladies and gentlemen, if you feel inclined, please go toiTunes or wherever you download your podcast and leave a five star review. Thatjust helps me out. If you if you like listening to the podcast, man, I wouldreally appreciate it. Other than that huge shout out to tethered wasp,HuntStand vortex.

Dan Johnson: Don't forget 2% for conservation. And then last but not least, man be good to oneanother. Stay positive. Good vibes in, good vibes out. And we'll catch ya the next time. Enjoy.[01:00:00]

January 18, 2023
Nomadic Outdoorsman

Hunting and Foraging

Big Game
Bowhunting
Cooking
Fishing
Whitetail

On this episode of The Nomadic Outdoorsman Dan talks with Luke Oswald a hunter, angler and forager from Illinois about his passion for the outdoors.

Luke has been hunting in some capacity since he was 12. He went fishing with his dad as a kid and that continued throughout his life. He recently started foraging and fell in love with gathering resources from his surroundings. Luke created the unchallenged clips for saddle platforms and climbing sticks which allow easier access during setup. He also runs the Publicly Challenged podcast where he shares about his outdoor adventures which occur mostly on public land.

January 18, 2023
Whitetail Experience

Wes Schrank: All things Deer Hunting

Big Game
Bowhunting
Whitetail
Gear
Strategy

Wes is a passionate deer hunter that has had some of the coolest jobs in the outdoor space.  From Deer studies to bowhunting products he has worked on some very cool projects.  On this episode we dive into some great deer talk and harvest stories. 


Topics Discussed

- trail cam rule of 3 

- scouting 

- buck beds

- buck bedding in a barn

- crazy recovery story

- 2022 buck story

- archery equipment for the hardcore bowhunter 

January 18, 2023
Southern Ground

SWAMP BUCK DOWN! Hunting Public Land Bucks In Southern Swamps

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Whitetail
Public Land
Strategy

This week on the Southern Ground Hunting Podcast, we're talking about hunting southern bucks in the swamps. Parker was able to tag his 3rd and final Alabama buck of the year in south Alabama, but the cool thing was being able to piece together some consistencies in swamp habitat that led to finding and taking this buck. Southern swamps are a little bit different than what folks might experience in the midwest or northern US. River cane, palmettos, water oaks & big cypress stands are the norm, broken up by pine and cedar breaks. Over the last several years Parker has challenged himself to try to learn this type of habitat and how the deer are using it. It finally came together, and you're the first ones to hear about it! 

January 17, 2023
The Average Conservationist

Music, Bourbon and Conservation w/ Stephen Davis

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Conservation
Habitat
Public Land
Whitetail

This week on The Average Conservationist Podcast, Marcus sits down with Stephen Davis. Stephen is a Michigan native and current real estate agent in Lexington, Kentucky. Stephen opens things up talking about his upbringing in Michigan, his interest in the outdoors, his love for music and he wound up a real estate agent. The guys take a sidebar to talk about one of Stephen's other passions, bourbon and helps point Marcus in the right direction for his next purchase. Stephen discusses how his love and curiosity for wild places led him to start hunting this past year and the story of how he was able to harvest his first whitetail deer. This is a great conversation that covers a lot of topics and the two share a lot of laughs throughout.

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