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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 377 | The Best Gear We Used in 2022

Like most backcountry hunters, we are passionate about the gear we use. At the end of each year, we like to highlight some of the favorite gear we have used for hunts throughout the year and discuss why those particular items made a difference for us personally. Here is our favorite gear from 2022...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 375 | Rugged Rifle Scopes for Hunting with Nightforce Optics

In this episode of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast we chat with Nightforce Optics to learn more about the company's history, what is behind their tagline of "Rugged. Reliable. Repeatable.", and to answer your listener questions about rifle scopes in general. We discuss durability, scope tracking, parallax, and more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 372 | Lone Goat, Part 2 with Shane Vander Giessen

Shane Vander Giessen joins us on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast to tell the story of his 2022 mountain goat hunt in Southeast Alaska. He harvested a beautiful B&C billy with his bow, dealt with 5-inches of rain in a single day, and learned some lessons throughout the adventure. Tune-in to hear the whole story...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 371 | Lone Goat, Part 1 with Shane Vander Giessen

Shane Vander Giessen has been fascinated with Mountain Goats from a young age. After decades of dreaming for an opportunity, he finally, and fortunately, got the chance to hunt them. What unfolded was a wild adventures; which is often the case when hunting mountain goats. Tune in to hear all about it...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 370 | My Custom Rifle — What I Built, What I Learned...

Mark takes a deep-dive into the custom rifle that he built a couple of years ago. What did he build, what did he change, how has it performed, and what did he learn along the way? He discusses why he chose 7SAUM for the cartridge, what components he used throughout the build, how he selected his builder, and more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 367 | Backpacking for Whitetails with Nathan Killen

An episode about Eastern Whitetails on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast?...Yes! Our guest, Nathan Killen, is an extremely successful whitetail hunter, specifically targeting mature bucks. In this conversation, we hear about Nathan's strategy of targeting mature bucks, how he executes backpack hunts, and much more.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 366 | Before the Hunt — Zoe's Very First Hunt

As part of our "Before & After the Hunt" podcast series, we speak with Zoe about her very first hunt. As a brand new hunter, Zoe had some great questions about meat care and processing in the field, understanding elk, checking the wind, getting necessary gear, and more.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 365 | Before the Hunt — Rookies Hunting Fall Bear in NM

As part of our "Before & After the Hunt" series, we speak with Jeff about an upcoming trip to New Mexico to hunt bears this fall. Jeff and a group of guys are all pretty new to hunting in general, and new to backcountry bear hunting in particular. We speak with Jeff about their hunt planning, e-scouting, and more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 363 | Q&A from Steve's Dall Sheep Hunt

Tyler Boschma joins us to follow-up on Steve's recent Dall Sheep hunt. We hear about Tyler's perspective on the hunt, as the guide, and also chat through listener Q&A about the hunt. Topics covered include the stress of hunting, spotting scopes, bullet performance, rain gear, how to afford a sheep hunt, 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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