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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 364 | Before the Hunt — Dall Sheep in the Brooks Range

As part of our "Before & After the Hunt" series, we speak with Joseph about his upcoming Dall Sheep hunt in the Brooks Range of Alaska. How did he find his outfitter/guide? How did he prepare? What is he unsure of as he heads into this adventure? We answer these questions, and more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 359 | Before the Hunt — Early Rifle Mule Deer in Colorado

As part of our "Before & After the Hunt" series, we speak with Ryan from Wisconsin. He is headed to Colorado this September for an early rifle Mule Deer hunt. We interview Ryan to learn about his preparation, training, gear, and what questions he has for us about his hunt.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 351 | 2022 Death Hike Recap

We are back from the 2022 Exo Death Hike — the first-ever Death Hike in Alaska. In this Hunt Backcountry Podcast episode, Steve & Mark recap the hike, including what went well and what didn't. And it doesn't take long for things to NOT go according to the plan!

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 350 | Lions, and Trad Bows, and Bears — Oh My!

A new hunter (and listener of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast) embarks upon a solo backcountry adventure and encounters more than he imagined. From a close encounter with a lion that had a deer in its jaws, to harvesting a black bear with a trad bow, this hunt was certainly one to remember. Hear the whole story...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 349 | He Spent $5,000 to Review Hunting Packs?

Jay from the Mindful Hunter joins us on the podcast to talk about spending $5,000 of his own money to purchase, test, and compare high-end hunting packs. In addition to the pack review, we talk about tribalism in the hunting industry, his plans for future gear review projects, and much more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 347 | Eat Smarter, Hunt Better. Food as Fuel.

Kyle Kamp with Valley to Peak Nutrition is the guy we go to for all things nutrition. Kyle joins us to talk about the updated (and FREE!) Backcountry Fuel Guide that will give you a personalized nutrition strategy for your next hunt, backpacking trip, or other mountain adventure.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 343 | ONE DAY DOUBLE — Recapping Our Spring Bear Hunt

Steve & Mark recently filled both of their bear tags on the first evening of what was meant to be a 4-day backpack hunt. In this podcast episode, they discuss the hunt story, lessons learned along the way, and more.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 342 | Unscripted This-vs-That Gear Chat

Mark and Emory have an unscripted, informal conversation about several aspects of gear where they have differing opinions and experiences. They discuss the importance of figuring out what works for YOU. And why getting to a place where you're not focused on gear is the best place to be.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 329 | Better Basecamp, Better Hunting

Most backcountry hunters invest a lot of time and effort to carefully plan every item that goes into their pack for backcountry hunts, but it isn’t as common for hunters to think critically about how they put together their basecamp. This podcast will help plan and execute an effective basecamp for your next hunt...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 328 | Skills, Mindset & Gear to Survive in the Wild

As modern hunters, we have access to all kinds of technology and gear that are beneficial. But what about the knowledge and skills needed to survive in the backcountry? What skills did our ancestors have that we lack? We explore these questions with hunter, bushcrafter, and survival expert, Joel van der Loon.

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