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Making the Most of Our Tags. In this episode we finally all get back in the office together to catch up on the hunts so far this year. We've had some highs and some lows. We hear from John and Wyatt about their recent success on elk hunts as well as some of the tag soup hunts others have experienced. We call Jason on the phone in Nevada and get the…
 
EP 216: It's Elk Month!! Field Judging and Hunting Bulls. Many of our staff is out on the road chasing bulls. September is the time we all dream of when it comes to bugles and bulls. We talk with Adam on his elk hunt as well as Devin who is hunting elk in Colorado. We also talk with David Matthews about elk in New Mexico and Arizona. We also get ev…
 
Chasing Tags and Antelope. This week we spent some time in Nevada chasing antelope with members of the Epic Outdoors Staff. Wyatt Bowles and Devin Archibald both took 80"+ antelope. Although we have downplayed the difficulty of antelope hunts in the past the hunts werent without their challenges. As hunters we learn to roll with the punches, adapt,…
 
EP 214: Under Armour Product Release 2021 with Travis Gessley. In this Episode we talk with Travis of Under Armour about the 2021 product release that has now begun. For years we have used and loved the Raider Pants but have asked for some heat relief. UA answered with the new UA Raider HD and the Raider Lite pants. The Raider HD has heat dumps all…
 
EP 213: Drought to Flood, News of the West. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the News of the West including, Canada Travel Opening, Wyoming Draw Changes, Epic Updates, Hunt Giveaway Winner News, etc. As we are in the podcast we receive Flash Flood warnings and start getting pictures from town of mass Floods her in Cedar Ci…
 
Surviving Rattlesnake Bites in the Field. In this episode we talk with two special guests who tell their stories of Rattlesnake bites while out in the field. While hunting the west it is fairly common to come across a rattlesnake. Last week we started wondering about the costs, and what actually getting bit would be like. After reaching out in a pr…
 
Still Some Hope for 2021. In this episode we talk about some of the chances you still have to get your hands on the tag of a lifetime. There are still a few open raffles that provide incredible opportunities to the tag holders. These include the Wyoming Super Tags and The Nevada Dream Tags. We talk with a winner from last year who killed a giant ra…
 
Epic Hunt Giveaway Winners Announced. This is our annual summer membership drive hunt giveaway episode. We have drawn the winners and in this episode you get to hear the reactions of the lucky winners. Congrats to all who won, we appreciate the support. It always makes our day to hear the excitement in the voices of those who win.…
 
EP 209: Alaska Grizzly Bear Hunt and a Honeymoon. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the upcoming Epic Hunt Giveaway. If you didn't draw or just want a chance at the hunt of a lifetime, we've got you covered. We also talk with Bruce Billings who recently returned from a Grizzly Bear hunt with Lance Kronberger. This is the sa…
 
Point Creep and What to Do if You Didn't Draw. In this episode we talk about the point creep we saw in a lot of the West and especially in the Colorado draw. There are a lot of us that are now left with an open schedule wondering how to find opportunities. We go through what may still be available and discuss some options. We also call Jeff John an…
 
Colorado Draw Results, and Hunt Winners. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the Colorado Mule deer draw results being released today. We also talk about upcoming deadlines for the remaining western states. We talk with the Nevada Silver State Mule Deer Tag Winner about his 1 in 10,000 odds and then call a past Epic Hunt winn…
 
EP 206: News of the West. Draws and Drought. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we go through new of the west including draw updates draw deadlines in the western states. We also talk with Outfitter David Matthews about Arizona and New Mexico, drought, Mule Deer, Elk, and Coues Deer. We then hear from Eric Hunt of Arizona Desert Outfitter…
 
10 Years of KUIU with Brendan Burns. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Brendan Burns of KUIU. We have worked closely with Brendan for a decade. From the birth of KUIU til now we have seen incredible innovation and success and are happy to have been a part of it. Shortly after, as we ventured off and started Epic Outdoors, KU…
 
Wrapping Up Your Applications. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we get the crew together and talk about the front burner items of this time of year. We talk about the last few state applications that are still open, and plan for possible hunts. We talk about some interesting new opportunities in Arizona and have fun discussing these. As…
 
Nevada Deputy Director Jack Robb. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we focus on Nevada and the upcoming application deadline. We also talk with Jack Robb, Deputy Director of NDOW. We talk applications, the draw process, management and management quotas. We love the quality of game in Nevada and also the sound thought process behind manag…
 
The Changing Landscapes of Hunting, Special Guest Tim Pask. In this episode we talk a lot about changes we are seeing in hunting this includes point creep, new regulations to keep up with advancements in technology, and adjustments due to social climate. We also call our good friend, Tim Pask, to talk about his Idaho Bighorn Sheep hunt.…
 
EP 201:Trucks, Maps, and Hunt Apps with Aaron Bronson. In this episode we change things up with Adam Bronson on the road and his brother, Aaron, in studio. Aaron introduces the new binocular stud for NL Pure and EL binoculars. This new stud allows you to mount your NL or EL binos to a standard TAs-SLC tripod adapter from Swarovski. We also talk tru…
 
The 200 Inch Mule Deer Episode. In this special 200th episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we call some of our friends who have taken some incredible bucks over 200" in hopes of learning something from each of them. These type of bucks are incredibly rare. Making it happen takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and usually plenty of luck. We learned…
 
EP 199: Meet New Epic Consultant Josh Pollock. In this episode we introduce you to our newest hunting consultant, Josh Pollock. Josh is a big time hunter and also spent 10 years working for the Utah Game and Fish as a Game Warden and then a Biologist. Josh has a lot of experience in the areas that matter. We also talk about some of Josh's hunting e…
 
Colorado Mule Deer Unit by Unit. In this episode we go through Colorado's Mule Deer Units and give our take on them. As we prepare to apply this year we wanted to share our thoughts on Colorado. Every year we take hundreds of calls on Colorado Mule deer applications and in this episode we'll share a lot of our thoughts on the subject. Which units d…
 
Getting in the Game with PNWild. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we teamed up with the guys at the PNWild Podcast. They had some questions for Jason on Mule deer, big elk, where to start with applications, how to develop a long term application strategy, glassing tips, and much more. This was a fun episode where we got to sit back and …
 
Utah Deadline, Tags, and a New Polaris. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the looming deadline for Utah Applications. We talk more in detail about current weather trends in Utah and our Outlook for 2021. We also talk with Colton Francis, of Triple S Polaris who is building an EPIC hunt rig for us. We also talk about New Mex…
 
Hunting Colorado with Mike Duplan. In this episode we get to sit down in the studio with Mike Duplan, co-author of "The Edge" a book about hunting mountain mule deer. Mike is a longtime Colorado resident and has deep experience hunting in the state. Our conversation focuses primarily on hunting big mule deer but we also talk about sheep, elk, and m…
 
Applying in Utah and New Mexico. In this episode we talk through our outlook on application season. Utah and New Mexico are upcoming as well as the Nevada guide draw. We talk through some important things to remember when applying in these states. If you love to hunt these are must apply for states. There are some big potential changes to be aware …
 
Applied Ballistics with Mark Boardman of Vortex. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk in depth about the new products available for 2021 from Vortex Optics. The new Fury HD5000 AB is the latest and greatest from Vortex and has a lot to offer those seeking a range finding binocular with applied ballistics. the new Fury has a built in…
 
Big Changes in Life and Legislation. In this episode we reveal a big change as Epic Staff Member, Chris Petersen, gets engaged after what seems like decades of hunting. A tag finally punched. We also talk about the huge new proposed changes to Utah legislation in regards to baiting and trail cameras. There are also big changes proposed in New Mexic…
 
Advancements in Optics with Colby Kroff of Swarovski. This week we had Colby Kroff of Swarovski in the studio. Colby brought in the new, highly anticipated, EL Range TA. The advancements are incredible. Bluetooth capable, the ability to program ballistic profiles from rifles, and the all new Tracking Assist program. The optics world is evolving con…
 
Democrats and Drawing Tags. We recently got a letter from a member and listener who has gotten the impression we think that there are no Democrats that hunt. He sent us a letter and a hat to let us know that there are a few out there. Although we may not agree on politics we do agree that we love hunting and we're excited to start applying for tags…
 
Digital Tools for Hunters with the Epic Outdoors Staff. In this episode we talk about updates to our online tools for hunters. From drawing odds, to mapping, we have you covered. Most of us dream about our upcoming hunts all year long. Our online tools allow you to maximize your pre-hunt research and scouting efforts. Use our research tools to lear…
 
New Year, New Plans! Being Optimistic in 2021. With each new year comes a new chance to apply and strategize for the season to come. We all start off the new year with a lot of dreams. In this episode we talk a lot about our plans and discuss the future. There are a lot of opportunities out there to be had and it feels that more hunters than ever a…
 
You Don't Know What You've Got Until It's Gone. Taking Advantage of Opportunities Before They Are Gone. Over the course of the last 20 and even 10 years we have watched some incredible hunting opportunities disappear. Many of these are things we took for granted like over the counter general season tags, low tag prices, statewide tags. The message …
 
How to Pick the Best Optics for Your Hunts. In this episode we talk in depth about optics. We start with binos and move through to spotting scopes. There are hundreds of options and sometimes its hard to know what is best for your needs. We go through things to consider when looking for optics. At Epic Optics we carry Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss, Vorte…
 
Optic Technology and Making it Count. In this episode of the Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk about the evolving technology in optics and our optic equipment including rangefinders and binoculars. Our hunting careers are a culmination of once in a lifetime events. If we are not prepared our chances of making good on those moments are greatly decreased…
 
Escape from a Frigid Alaskan River with Aaron Bronson. In this episode we talk with Aaron Bronson and hear his near death story from Alaska 2020. Lessons learned and gear that saved his life. When you are wet and cold in Alaska a fire can make the difference in life and death. The difference in this case was Pyro Putty and the Pyro Putty lighter. W…
 
Ridge Reaper with Travis Gessley of UA. In this episode we talk with Travis Gessley of Under Armour about the Ridge Reaper line. We have a long history with Under Armour and with the Ridge Reaper line in particular. From the Ridge Reaper tv show to the gear, we've played a part in each step. We love the 2020 gear and have never been excited about t…
 
Alaska Mtn. Goat with The Epic Crew. In this episode we catch up at the office and hear about Adams recent Mtn. Goat hunt in Alaska. We also hear from Wyatt who recently returned from a successful Shiras Moose hunt with his dad in Utah. We hope everyone is having a good season. Good luck to all who still have a tag in their pocket.…
 
EP 180: Alaska Moose Drop Camp Hunt, Wyatt and Devin Report. In this episode of the epic outdoors podcast Wyatt and Devin tell us about their recent trip to Alaska on a Drop Camp Moose hunt with Dillinger River Outfitters. It was a unique experience with a lot learned and well worth the trip. Along with both harvesting great bulls Devin was also ab…
 
A 185" Dall Sheep with Dan Montgomery and Hank Flatow. In this episode we talk with Dan Montgomery and Hank Flatow of Alaska Trophy Adventures who just guided hunter, Louis Breland to a true giant of a Dall Sheep. This ram is 11 1/2 years old and has a green gross score of 185 2/8" and a Net score of 184 4/8" The ram had incredible bases that measu…
 
Archery Tips, Bow Setups, Arrows, with Bob Fromme. In this episode we talk with, Bob Fromme, archery expert and owner of Performance Archery in San Diego CA. Bob has an extreme amount of experience with bows and shooting. We talk through setups, arrows, tuning, broadheads and much more. You can see over 20 of Bobs hunts on his Bob Fromme Youtube Ch…
 
Brendan Burns of KUIU. In this episode we talk with, Brendan Burns, Chief Hunting Officer of KUIU. Brendan tells us a little more about the new Valo pattern from KUIU as well as what 2020 is looking like for him. We also hear about the sheep transplant on Antelope Island that was privately funded by KUIU a few of its donors. Thanks to Kuiu for its …
 
EP 176: On the Doorstep of Hunting Season. We're quickly approaching hunting season and getting everything ready to go. Wyatt and Devin are having their weddings and just before the big day we wanted to give Wyatt a call to check in on him. We talk to his fiance, Karlie, and have a few laughs. We check in with Oregon guide, Calvin Halliday, who has…
 
Marriage Counseling for Hunters with Dr. Paul. In this episode we talk with our friend Paul Marshall. Epic consultants Wyatt, and Devin, are both getting married within two weeks and we thought it would be helpful to get some marriage advice specifically for hunters. We enjoy a lot of laughs while discussing some common topics that hunters face whi…
 
A Long Hot Summer and Covid Times. In this episode we talk about the current summer and what were seeing out in the field so far this year. 2020 has been a strange and challenging year to say the least. We talk about some of the current events and even call our friend Paul Marshall for some counseling. More to come with Paul in a future episode.…
 
Brand new from Swarovski, the NL Pure with Colby Kroff. In this episode of the epic outdoors podcast we sit down with Swarovski Southwest Territory Sales Rep, Colby Kroff to talk about the all new NL Pure binocular series. We were able to test out the binocular in the office and have a conversation about the new technology in the NL Pure. Were extr…
 
EP 172: Engagements, Trail Cameras, and Hunting Trucks. In this episode we hear about the big news from staff members, Devin Archibald and Wyatt Bowles. Both got engaged recently and have stories to tell. Devin even caught his on trail camera. We also talk hunting trucks and once again talk with Aaron Bronson the truck guru on his progress in findi…
 
Nevada Dream Tag with Jack Robb. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Jack Robb about the Nevada Dream Tag opportunities available in Nevada. Getting your name in the hat for more hunts is a great way to up your chances of having a tag in your pocket. Our hunting seasons are limited so by putting our name in more hats we have t…
 
Hunt Winner Reactions from the Summer Hunt Giveaway. In this episode we call the winners of our Summer 2020 Hunt Giveaway and surprise them with the news. In this giveaway we had an Alaska Dall Sheep hunt, A Nevada Mule Deer Tag in the coveted unit 231, A trophy elk hunt in Nevada, A Colorado Mule Deer Tag with one of Colorado's best outfitters, A …
 
Legendary Bulls of the Acoma with Scott Mabray. In this episode of The Epic Outdoors Podcast we talk with Scott Mabray of Acoma Big Game Hunts. Scott helps us get an in depth look at a place known for Incredible Elk hunting opportunities. We talk about management, harvest rates, how to get a tag, and much more. Any place that has abundant 350" bull…
 
Hunting Grizzly in Alaska. Epic Hunt Giveaway 2020. In this episode we talk with Chris Collville who won the Alaska Interior Grizzly hunt in our last Epic Hunt Giveaway. Chris Recently returned from an amazing hunt with outfitter Lance Kronberger. Our summer membership drive/hunt giveaway ends Friday June 19th at Midnight. Were giving away 6 world …
 
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