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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 294 | Seven Years of Struggle — A Listener Story

If you're a struggling elk hunter, you're not alone. In this episode, we're joined by a listener of the podcast that shares his journey of elk hunting. We discuss what he's learned along the way and what keeps him going through the difficulty. We cover practical tips, a helpful mindset, and advice for your next hunt.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast MM 111 | Creedmoor vs PRC, Bow Temperature, Backcountry Power, and More...

Steve & Mark answer listener questions, including... Why did they chose 6.5 Creedmoor over 6.5 PRC? What affects will extreme temperatures have on your bow? How much power is needed to recharge electronics in the backcountry? Do they ever use ice axes instead of trekking poles? And more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 293 | All About Glassing — Optics Gear, Strategies, and Skills

As a hunter, guide, and experienced professional in the optics industry, JD Ponciano has both intimate knowledge of glassing gear, as well as extensive first-hand knowledge of putting optics to use in the field. We speak with JD about optics selection, glassing strategies, tripods, optics accessories, and much more.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 292 | Our Complete Gear List for Backcountry Hunting (6 Years Later...)

We discuss our A-Z gear list for backpack hunts and compare each gear item to what we used to use 6 years ago. We also share our FREE Backpack Hunting Gear List Template (Spreadsheet), which you can use to plan easier and pack smarter for your next hunt.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast MM 110 | Gear You Don't Need, Hunting Burnout, Bow Care in the Backcountry

We answer your listener questions on bow storage and care in the backcountry, dealing with burn-out or stress as hunting season approaches, and what gear shouldn't be in your pack.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 291 | Shelter Design & Selection for Backpack Hunting

As a backcountry hunter, it is critical to select a shelter that meets your needs, accommodates your preferences, and is built to withstand what nature may throw at you. This podcast will help you understand what hunters should look for when selecting a shelter, and also provide tips on how to best use your tent...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast MM 109 | Gear List Spreadsheet, Custom Nalgene Lid, To Upgrade or Not?

Steve & Mark answer listener on topics including a new Nalgene lid option that allows you to run a drinking tube from the bottle, how to be a useful member of a new hunting camp, using a spreadsheet template to manage your gear list, when to upgrade your bow or other gear, and if flagging tape is worth packing.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 290 | What I Wish I Knew When I Started Backcountry Hunting

Many experienced and knowledgeable hunters often forget what it is like to be a beginner. A lesson they learned through experience in years past is now something they do by instinct, rather than forethought. In this show, we discuss the things that beginning backcountry hunters should know as they get started...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast MM 108 | Elk Packers, Pulleys, Rifle Slings, Playing the Wind

On this Monday Minute episode, Mark & Steve answer listener questions that include...  How far away can elk "wind" you? How to find and hire a packer to get your meat out of the backcountry? What is a good pulley system to use for processing and hanging meat on solo hunts? And more!

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 289 | Backcountry Drinking Water — Risks & Treatment

How does water become contaminated in remote locations? What are the risks of drinking untreated water in wilderness locations? What are the different types of water treatment methods (filtration, chemicals, UV, etc), and are they all equally effective? We answer these questions, and more, on this podcast episode...

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