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Episode 62: Western Hunt Expo Walkabout & Tim Wells of Relentless Pursuit

Episode 62: Western Hunt Expo Walkabout & Tim Wells of Relentless Pursuit

If you didn't make it to the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City or haven't attended any hunt expos, we give you the inside look into what they are all about. Matt Howell & Brandon go on a walkabout exploring some of their favorite booths including Phone Skope, AccuBow, Total Archery Challenge and more.

Episode 61: Ty Hoelzen

Episode 61: Ty Hoelzen

Continuing our Fitness week, we have Personal Trainer & man of many hats, Ty Hoelzen. Not only is he a Personal Trainer but he is also a Firefighter, Baseball Coach, Miss Nevada Coach, Business Owner and much more.

Episode 47: Colorado Good Ol' Boys

Episode 47: Colorado Good Ol' Boys

This week we sit down with the Colorado Good O'l Boys — Connor Patterson, Parker Fisher & Jon Comiskey — at No Limits Archery in Denver. These young men are perfect examples of having a Wilderness Attitude. They grew up fishing and camping as children and as adults, began hunting big game and water fowl. Their passion for the wilderness is evident in everything they do from teaching youth about the outdoors to starting the CO GOB and sharing their love for the wilderness with others. They share many adventures including their most memorable bird hunt in -25 degree temperatures. 


:36- Intro Connor Patterson, Parker Fisher & Jon Comiskey.

3:08- Parker & Connor's experience growing up camping & fishing but did not start hunting until they were older. They talk about the point when they were introduced to hunting and their 1st hunting experience and then getting into hunting water fowl & big game animals.

6:40- Jon's experience of always wanting to be a hunter from growing up with a father who hunted and always being around animals because his grandparents were taxidermied their own animals. 

7:52- Coming up with the Colorado Good Ol' Boys and what they envision it to be in the future.

13:05- Keeping their company real, showing the tradition of hunting and the journey of the hunt. They like to show the full hunting experience, not just the trophy.

14:45- Jon's passion for working with youth and getting kids outdoors. It's more than just the hunt, it's creating memories that will last you a lifetime.

17:33- Parker's experience as a backpacking guide for high school students and how cool it is to see them grow over the week they are in the wilderness.

20:21- Connor's favorite memory of the wilderness duck hunting.

21:40- Parker's favorite memory of a 3-man limit duck hunt.

24:36- Jon's favorite memory of taking his little sister on her first duck hunt.

26:43- The most memorable hunt the 3 of them went on together in negative 25 degree temperatures.

36:42- Why they are so fascinated with water fowl hunting.

41:12- Connor & Parker's careers outside of Colorado Good Ol' Boys. How Connor balances his work, marriage, hunting & leading worship at church and how Parker's path to real estate is going as well as how his involvement in youth leadership can be applied to the CO Good Ol' Boys.

45:10- The 7 principals of Leave no Trace that Parker teaches youth.

49:00- Jon's career in Youth Life camps & his vision for his future.

51:36- Jon's close encounters with bear at Young Life camps.

53:10- The endless possibilities for CO GOB and the experience living their childhood dream of working and playing in the outdoors.

01:01- Wrapping up


Episode 45: Jesse Hula

Episode 45: Jesse Hula

Joining us for the last Alaska series podcast is 23 year old Alaska Hunting and Fishing Guide at Royal Wolf Lodge, Jesse Hula. Jesse made the decision right after high school to head to Alaska in search of his dream job, fishing for a living, and he is now living that dream. He talks about everything fishing, hunting & the outdoors and what it has been like to accomplish so much at such a young age, including recently getting his private pilot license. Jesse also shares some pretty epic adventures hunting brown bear and what it is like to experience the salmon run.



1:23- Intro Jesse Hula 

3:47- Jesse talks about getting his girlfriend into fly fishing and how amazing fishing in Alaska is.

6:45- Jesse's background of growing up in Oregon hunting & fishing with his dad and how he credits his father & grandfather for being the biggest influences for getting him into the outdoors.

9:25 Jesse shares his most memorable experiences growing up in Oregon hunting elk and dealing with the crazy weather and snow.

11:57- What sparked Jesse's interest in wanting to go to Alaska & become a fishing guide.

13:00- Getting the opportunity to work at royal Wolf Lodge, his first trip to Alaska and getting used to Alaska life.

17:00- How differently his life would have gone if his father & grandfather hadn't gotten him into the outdoors and what the last few years have been like working at Royal Wolf Lodge.

19:00- Getting the opportunity to help guide brown bear hunts & the various brown bear hunts he has been on including his most memorable bear hunt.

27:25- The experience of getting his pilots license this year and doing maintenance on airplanes.

31:00- Guiding both fishing & hunting on his own this year and the adventure of his first solo guide bear hunt.

38:00- All the things he has learned about bear hunting since becoming a guide.

39:45- The experience of working at a catch and release fishing lodge.

40:55- Where he sees himself in 5-10 years, if he will stay in Alaska and the other goals he has for himself.

44:27- What the experience is like seeing the salmon run (Video on our youtube channel during the video version)

46:45- The 5 star experience that Royal Wolf Lodge provides & what it's like to go to a lodge only accessible by plane.

51:05- The #1 thing that Jesse has taken away from the last 5 years after graduating high school and leaving Oregon for Alaska.

53:28- What advice he would give to youth and young adults who have dreamed about going to Alaska and pursuing their dreams.

54:24- Jesse's favorite place in the wilderness and what the wilderness does for his attitude.

57:05- Wrapping up


Episode 43: Mark Raycroft

Episode 43: Mark Raycroft

Want to know more about photographing in the most amazing places in the world? This week we welcome wildlife and outdoor photographer, Mark Raycroft. Mark has photographed some of the most amazing animals and landscapes for over 25 years and is one of the best in the business. His work has been featured in almost all of the North American Hunting and Wildlife publication. Mark shares some of his most memorable experience in the wild including filming in Alaska, his favorite animals to photograph and even some tips on how to get into the business. 

Episode 42: Kevin Dana

Episode 42: Kevin Dana

Continuing our Alaska podcast series we welcome Alaska native, new father, and owner of Barney's Sports Chalet, Kevin Dana. Kevin started working for a hunting outfitter in the Brooks Range when he was 18 and has since hunted all over Alaska. He shares some tips on what gear is the most important for a successful hunt in Alaska and the 3 things people people need to know before planning their hunting trip to the beautiful state. We also talk about his love for sharing the outdoors with his wife & daughter and his passion for hunting Dall Sheep.

Episode 41: Austin Manelick

Episode 41: Austin Manelick

Joining us for the 3rd podcast in our Alaska series is native Alaskan, Founder of Mission_Alaska and Advisory Committee Member of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Austin Manelick. Austin's passion for the outdoors and conservation is very evident in everything that he does in his life. After growing up hunting with his father, Austin eventually went to Penn State but Alaska was always calling him home. He returned upon graduation and immediately found his path as an outdoor cameraman for many television shows. Austin shares some epic hunts, talks about the amazing role-models he has had in his life, and the importance of keeping Alaska the way we found it, as the Last Frontier.

Episode 40: Hillarie Putnam

Episode 40: Hillarie Putnam

This week is the 2nd podcast of our Alaska series and we are joined by Alaskan huntress and former contestant on The Hunt on the History Channel, Hillarie Putnam. Hillarie grew up hunting in some of the most amazing places with her father. She shares many stories including her first trip to the Sheenjek when she was 14, and the journey it took for her to get there traveling alone to meet her dad. She also talks about growing up with deaf siblings and learning ASL which inspired her to become a Deaf Education Interpreter working with children as well as her many years as an actress and model.