The team has been busy! Jason DeWeese & Matt Howell join Brandon to catch up since the New Year. They share their recent hunting adventures with their kids and what it was like teaching them all aspects of field to plate, Brandon & Jason talk about their hunts in NM & AZ and what they learned about themselves instead of filling the freezer, and Matt talks about what a solo hunt can do to test you as a person, but what hunting with other people does on a deeper level, to create friendships & long lasting memories. The team also discusses making a dream DIY hunt a reality, how Brandon's show season is going & Jason's upcoming surgery.

SHOW NOTES:

1:30- Intro & catching up since the New Year.

3:17- Jason talks about his oldest daughter's doe she got and what it was like to spend some time with her in the outdoors.

7:24- Matt's adventures with his sons hunting for doe and filling the freezer for his family.

11:31- Youth Hunts. How important it is for them to be a part of every aspect of the hunt and experiencing the true meaning of Field to Plate.

18:07- Brandon's hunt with his 17-year-old daughter & filling her cow tag at 328 yards.

25:33- Brandon's hut for mule deer in NM & what he learned about his stalking, migration patterns, weather and about his himself.

37:24: Brandon's recent travels to ATA & Sheep show and meeting so many awesome people that are all working towards a common goal.

48:56- All the outdoors companies out there that give back to the community through conservation and helping our vets and youth and why it is so important to get involved in some way.

55:21- How to make a dream hunt a reality. Matt's thoughts on ways to create a goal and stick to it by saving money or doing a DIY hunt.

59:03- What the hunting community can do to replace the one million hunters that dropped off last year and why it is so important to get youth involved.

01:04:41- Jason's recent Arizona hunt with Greg and what they learned about friendship instead of filling the freezer. Matt talks about what a solo hunt can do to test you as a person, but what hunting with other people does on a deeper level, to create friendships & long lasting memories.

01:10:36- What the wilderness will do for you spiritually & mentally to take with you & implement what you learned into your life.

01:19:22- Matt & Brandon's upcoming trip to Salt Lake City Utah for the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo and the seminar Matt will be teaching. 

01:21:09- Jason's upcoming surgery and the injury issues Matt has been fighting.

01:27:32- Wrapping up. What is in store for the podcast in 2018 to change things up a bit, a special thanks to Wilderness Athlete & Gateway Feathers, and how to leave a review on iTunes.