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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 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 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 357 | An Unbiased Review of Rangefinding Binoculars

An Unbiased Review of Rangefinding Binoculars — After spending thousands of dollars on binoculars, a listener of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast joins us to share his findings. What are the pros and cons of each model he tested, and which one did he end up keeping to hunt with this year? Tune in to find out...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 339 | Big Adventures Down South with Stephen West

Stephen West joins us on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast to talk about his work as a guide in Texas and Mexico. Whether it is chasing Aoudad in West Texas, Carmen deer in the Chinati Mountains, or Mule Deer in Sonora, Stephen is a year-round guide that lives for adventure.

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 337 | How Rangefinders Work. And Why, Sometimes, They Don't.

This podcast is all about rangefinders for hunting and shooting. We discuss the different types of devices, features, settings, applications, and more. We talk through what separates a $200 rangefinder from a $2,000 rangefinder. The differences in handheld rangefinders vs range-finding binoculars. And much more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 330 | Shane Wise of Wiser Precision

Shooter, hunter, entrepreneur, and all-around good dude, Shane Wise, joins us on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast to talk about how he started hunting (it is pretty hilarious), as well as how he started his business, Wiser Precision. We discuss hunting, shooting, glassing, entrepreneurship, and more...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 321 | The Best Gear We Used in 2021

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. In this episode of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast, Steve & Mark share the best gear they used in 2021...

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Hunt Backcountry Podcast 314 | Post Hunt: JvB's Unforgettable Bighorn Experience

Joseph von Benedikt joins us to talk about an unforgettable Bighorn Sheep hunt that he experienced this past summer. This was a truly unique hunt, and you'll hear how the opportunity came about, how Joseph prepared on very short notice, how the hunt went down, and much more.

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