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Episode 87: Willi & Sherry Schmidt

Episode 87: Willi & Sherry Schmidt

We have another awesome podcast from Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. Willi Schmidt, host of Pure Hunting on the Sportsman Channel, joins us to talk about how he got into the industry after being a commercial banker for 14 years and how rewarding it is to still be doing the show 7 years later.

Episode 44: Scott Bakken

Episode 44: Scott Bakken

The dream of hunting in Alaska can come with a pretty stiff price tag. But luckily there is something called a DIY hunt. Continuing out Alaska podcast series, we welcome Marketing Director for HHA Sports, Scott Bakken, to share his recent experience of a DIY float hunt in Alaska. Scott spent three years planning his adventure and lets us in on some tips of how he began his preparations, how he packed for the trip with weight restrictions, how he went about navigating in an area that has never been touched and his overall experience of floating the rivers of Alaska. 

SHOW NOTES:

1:04- Scott Bakken Intro

5:25- Recap of Scott's most recent hunt in Wisconsin & Illinois and the frustration that comes with missing an animal.

8:55- Brandon looks back on his continued misses this season and finally getting his buck when he didn't expect it.

11:00- Scott shares his preparation for his 1st DIY hunt in Alaska including how he researched, began preparing, how long it took to plan the trip and the logistics like gear, cost, weight restrictions and finding the right people to help get you there.

19:50- Once in Alaska, Scott shares how the began and the adventure that he had packing in and floating the river vs actually hunting and the overall experience including breaking his finger on the 3rd day. 

27:00- Scott talks about all the plane rides, different rivers he had to get on, all the hiking that he did and then finally getting to hunt for the moose and caribou tags that he had.

32:40- Scott shares how the Alaska trip changed his outlook on life and how he goes about his day to day routine. 

41:19- What Scott would have changed or would do differently on his next trip to Alaska including packing differently and the length of the hunt.

50:44- The financial side to the hunt. How much to save for when planning your DIY Alaska hunt.

54:19- Recap of Scott's hunting season. What next for the rest of the year.

55:10- What's in store for HHA for the rest of the year and 2018.

57:54- The decline in archery and why younger generations are not getting involved.

01:02- Scott shares a little info on the new product HHA will release in 2018.

01:05- Wrap up 

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 38: Ben Knapp Part 1

Episode 38: Ben Knapp Part 1

This week, we start our Alaska Podcast Series and are kicking it off with a bang! Joining us for the 1st of 4 Alaskan podcasts is pilot & outdoor enthusiast, Ben Knapp. Ben started flying in Alaska when he was just 16 years old and is now a Pilot, Guide, and Director of Maintenance for Sportsman's Air Service in Anchorage. He has roughly 3,800 hours of flight time, mostly in Alaska, and has seen some of the most amazing scenery and experienced the most epic adventures you could imagine. He tells us how he got into flying and the outdoors and shares some fantastic hunts & stories he has experienced along the way. This podcast is so good, we had to break it into 2 parts. Enjoy part 1!

Episode 37: Sereena Thompson

Episode 37: Sereena Thompson

This week we are joined by Extreme Huntress & co-founder of Nature's Paint, Sereena Thompson. Sereena shares her earliest memories of hunting as a child and how she continues to share her love for hunting with her two young children. We also discuss how she came up with Nature's Paint, the companies continued growth and the many organizations she is involved in from hunter's educations to serving on the Oregon Outdoor Council & getting women and children interested in hunting, archery & the outdoors.

Episode 33: Phil Uden

Episode 33: Phil Uden

Have you ever wanted to know more about beautiful New Zealand? Well then this podcast is the one for you! We had the pleasure of sitting down with native kiwi, Phil Uden this week to talk about all things New Zealand. From the amazing landscape to the breathtaking animals, Phil brings us a little closer to his island country and shares some amazing stories of growing up in the outdoors and what archery has done for him in his life. He also talks about his years as a professional paintballer in Australia, how important it is to let his 2 young sons experience how he grew up and how he has a spiritual connection to the wilderness.

The full video podcast with amazing photos coming soon on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDKOwqyr-ff82aJJxey2yoA

Episode 32: Bianca Jane

Episode 32: Bianca Jane

This week we are joined by hunter & adventure seeker, Bianca Jane. Bianca shares how she fell in love with hunting and her memories of growing up in the back woods of Georgia camping and fishing. We also talk about her upcoming whitetail hunt, her many hobbies including off-roading, camping & bowfishing and the many groups she is involved in helping children and adults in need of a positive role model.