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The East Meets West Hunt Podcast is your resource for all things adventure hunting. This podcast is for the hunter that loves planning and preparing for the hunt, just as much as the hunt. Whether it's deer hunting for big woods mountain bucks, chasing elk in the Rocky Mountains, and anything in between, we will talk to successful hunters from all over to provide the EMW community with useful knowledge and motivation to continue to live their life through a series of adventures.
 
BIG WOODS BUCKS PODCAST is a knowledge-based podcast dedicated to teaching people the skills, tactics, and techniques needed to become a successful hunter by taking each of you along on our adventures. Hosted by legendary whitetail tracker Hal Blood and co-hosted by Joe Kruse and Lee Libby, listen as they share the vast knowledge they have of big woods deer hunting. They are some of the best big woods deer hunters in the world. Education through entertainment is the corner stone of our business.
 
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On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Guy and Ike Eastman. These accomplished brothers come from a deep hunting heritage and tell the story of how the third generation Eastman’s Publishing, Inc. came to be. We discuss the transition from just finding success to trophy hunting, why trophy hunting is a good t…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by the outdoor writer and author of Rimfire Revolution: A Complete Guide to Modern .22 Rifles book, Michael Shea. We talked at the Total Archery Challenge about getting into writing in the hunting industry, how squirrel hunting shaped his hunting today, how practicing with…
 
Special Guest Andy Skinner, owner of Skinner Sights, shares insight about his products and The Company Do you have to change stock bead on 760 & 7600? Lifetime Warranty Solid steel not aluminum Projects the boys are working on in prep for Alaska trip and fall season. Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.co…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by the legendary bowhunter, John Eberhart. John is known as the Godfather of saddle hunting and we talk about his past hunting the big woods and the transition to farm country whitetails. In addition, we cover pre-season scouting, prepping your hunting locations, finding s…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Easter. Michael is the author of the new book “The Comfort Crisis”, a professor at UNLV, and has been a writer for magazines such as Men’s Health for years. We talk about his reasoning for writing The Comfort Crisis (which is the best book I’ve read in a long ti…
 
Lessons in choosing bear stand locations and tips on tried & true tactics The boys reminisce on some mishaps over the years while guiding Gauge for Sasquatch? Bad Lee wants a title? Help us come up with the perfect title for him. Comment or email us! Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter disco…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Casey Vandergraaf and Mitch Day of Prime Archery. We are talking all about Ohio mountain bucks on this episode. Casey and Mitch dove head first into big woods deer hunting this past year and we break down what they’ve learned in this first season and how they plan on ta…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Sam Davis. Sam is a bowhunter out of Wyoming that seems to get it done on all of his hunts whether it’s mule deer, elk, bear or whitetails. We discuss approaching out-of-state hunts vs. hunts in your home state, elk vs. mule deer, spot and stalking, adrenaline filled ex…
 
Hal: 90% of time 10% of woods Rick Labbe: the only way to learn 10% is to track enough bucks Timmy Bolduc : Get moving fast enough to find the sign or 10% Introducing new team member Candace Sabol – game chef Nick Campagna 2020 season A story with Fred & Barney Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Johnny Stewart, Steve Sherk and Bill Thompson of Spartan Forge. These guys are some of the best big woods buck hunters I know and we are talking all about summer scouting. We discuss finding buck bedding in the summer, locating areas that hold bucks year round, using tr…
 
Understanding Hal’s 10%-90% rule Good Lee has an opinion on what week is best for calling Tracking is a chess game – 1st decision of day is what? Hardwoods lowers your odds and why??? Year to year might change where the deer are located Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb f…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Josh Ilderton of the Untamed, Greg Godfrey and Jared Shaffer of Tethrd. We talked about some wild stories from southern West Virginia and Colorado including a black widow spider bite, wild boar attacks, charging black bears, and a close call with a mountain lion. We fin…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Tony Trietch. Tony is a well-known big buck killer from Michigan who always seems to kill the biggest muleys, whitetails and elk on adventure hunts. We talk about how he got into western hunting, finding overlooked places to hunt, e-scouting, pre-season scouting, glassi…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Taylor Chamberlain of Tethrd. Some of you may know him has the Urban Sportsman or the host of the Hang and Hunt podcast, but Taylor is one of the most experienced saddle hunters that I know. We talk about dealing with hangovers, the Tethrd Teach-N-Train Tour, learning t…
 
Logan shares, in detail, the decisions he made to end up getting a shot at his buck. They discuss lots of strategy which might help you on next fall’s hunt. More aging track info shared. Wind does matter SOMETIMES??? Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% discount. Ple…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jason Redd of Timber Ninja Outdoors to talk about backpack hunting whitetails, turkeys, and everything in between. Backpack hunting for whitetails can open up some amazing opportunities to find adventure without having to travel far from home. We discuss backpack huntin…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Joel Turner of Shot IQ. Joel is great at a lot of things, but he has come up with a way of how to fix target panic for shooters of all weapons that doesn’t require buying any gear. Joel talks about why target panic happens, subconscious aiming, mental control systems, s…
 
Jim has nearly ¾ of a century tracking & stalking mature whitetail in the big woods He kept logs of nearly all his hunts so he has a wealth of experience to share 1 story after another The boys compare difference of what bucks feed on in ADK vs North Maine Woods Jim packed big bucks out on his back – he explains Jim’s interpretation of significance…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Todd Bumgarder, who is a strength and conditioning coach amongst many other things in regards to fitness. He owns a few different companies, but Human Predator Pack Mule seems to be the most fitting for hunters. His approach to hunting fitness and types of workouts for …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Devin Duncan, an extremely passionate and successful turkey hunter in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Devin and I talk about the experience of hunting gobblers in hill country, e-scouting for turkeys on public land, dealing with henned up gobblers, a few stories,…
 
• Daniel shares his knowledge of nutrition and the benefits of wild food • The primal instincts we all have • Daniels transition for veganism to a natural human diet • Benefits of bear fat • Preparing Chaga and the immense medicinal benefits • Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount cod…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Justin Mueller, hunting photographer and film producer. Justin came to Pennsylvania to film the next Mountain Buck Scouting Series that I will be releasing this year to my YouTube channel. We scouted a brand new area and discussed how the process went. In addition, we d…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jerrod Lile, CEO of Huntin Fool to talk all things western big game hunt planning. We talk about what Huntin Fool is and how it can be a helpful tool to plan your western hunts, what the future holds for OTC tags, creating a short/mid/long term hunt strategy and spring …
 
What does a deer dragging his feet in 1” of snow tell you? Are mast crops big woods indicators? What tells you to slow down or speed up? Follow the water - follow the transitions Aging tracks - you learn from experience Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% discount. …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Brian Barney, host of the Eastman’s Elevated podcast and avid backcountry bowhunter. Brian is one of the most committed and successful backcountry hunters that I’ve ever met and his enthusiasm oozes out of his voice. We talk all about high country mule deer hunting, div…
 
Joe shares details of his 2 successful big buck hunts during this past season Do it while you can! Sunday hunting – yes or no? Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% discount. Please keep important feedback. Please use the link below. The Big Woods Team… https://www.bi…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Johnny Stewart and Bill Thompson of Spartan Forge. Bill is one of the masterminds behind utilizing military artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict deer movement, and Johnny is using his years of experience to compare the two. We discuss the Spartan Forg…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Donnie Vincent. Donnie is an explorer, biologist, conservationist and hunter who has traveled to and hunted some of the most wild, remote places in the world. In addition, he creates epic hunting films through his production company, Sicmanta. We discuss why he chooses …
 
Coyote hunting stories Binoculars necessary? Bringing both a peep sighted & scoped rifles – good or bad idea? Comparisons of strategies for hunts from different states Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% discount. Please keep important feedback. Please use the link …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Cade Maestas of Maven. Cade is one of the masterminds behind Maven Optics and has been in the optics industry for quite some time and knows glass. We break down binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes and rangefinders to help you better understand what makes quality o…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Kirk Price of the popular YouTube hunting show, The Untamed. Kirk lives and hunts in the legendary bowhunting only counties in southern West Virginia. We talk about The Untamed YouTube channel, his recent Arizona mountain lion hunt, and all about using western hunting t…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits and owner of the Treeline Academy E-Scouting Masterclass. Mark has spent most of his life living in the midwest, but chasing elk every year in the west. E-scouting is extremely important for those of us that can’t get “boots on the grou…
 
Rick Labbe shares multiple hunts in multiple states. Muley to Elk to Whitetail Who gets the nickname “Peaches” & why? Rick explains his statement “ I wasn’t going to shoot him but???” New hunting area is always different Rick’s advice on the discipline to kill a trophy Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service. Steve guides and hunts the big woods public land in northern Pennsylvania with great success. Steve and I talk about shed hunting as it relates to these big woods mountain bucks. We dive into when you should start shed hunting, the …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits and owner of the Treeline Academy E-Scouting Masterclass. Mark has spent most of his life living in the midwest, but chasing elk every year in the west. E-scouting is extremely important for those of us that can’t get “boots on the grou…
 
Congrats to Timmy & Logan – both killed beautiful bucks – super close again this year BWB Scoring process = dressed weight + Maine Antler & Skull Trophy Club Details on how Timmy killed his buck plus more deer guiding stories Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% disc…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service for a two-part Mountain buck scouting series. Steve guides and hunts the big woods public land in northern Pennsylvania with great success. Steve and I talk about his lessons learned from the past season and then transition into post…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jason Matzinger. Jason is the host of the TV show, Into High Country on the Sportsman's Channel. Jason talks with me about his most recent elk hunting season and a new project, called Project Landlocked that involves him flying into a landlocked piece of public land wit…
 
Map layers Elevation – saddles, ridges & drainages Waypoint sharing Buddy tracking??? Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% discount. Please keep your important feedback coming. We want to hear from you. Please use the link below. The Big Woods Team… https://www.bigwo…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Phil Baker and Kyle McDonald of UnGuided Outdoors to talk all about Wyoming elk hunting. With the application deadline approaching, we discuss their introduction to elk hunting, how Wyoming fits into their application strategy, and stories from the 2020 elk season. Topi…
 
Valuable discussion sharing stories about bucks they've tracked and the mistakes the boys made while on the track. Mistakes made once might not be a mistake the second time. Word of the day by Bad Lee “Picked Shells”???? Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter discount code bwb for 20% discount.…
 
On this week's episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Ryan Michler. Ryan is founder of Order of Man and host of the Order of Man podcast. Ryan talks about his journey into hunting before we dive into goal setting, planning out your day, prioritizing and executing to ultimately continue down the path of self improvem…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Gordon Dalton to talk about late season mountain bucks. Gordon lives and hunts in the mountains of central Virginia and has an impressive resume with hunting these deer. We discuss late season bedding and food, strategy, using historical data, and some hunting stories! …
 
In classic BWB Podcast form there is a combination of deer hunting topics with a few serious topics as well as a rant or two. Strap in for this one because the boys share some of their beliefs and are passionate but authentic and true to their nature. Don’t forget to use the discount code for your onX membership. Go to on onxmaps.com and enter disc…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is going solo to talk about the new year and how you can set yourself up for your best year ever. Reflecting on the past year and creating measurable goals for 2021 can give you the roadmap to accomplishing things you’ve always wanted to. Beau talks about his hunting, business and p…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Dan Staton of Elk Shape. Dan has been on the podcast in the past, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hunting public land bulls. We discuss his 2020 season where he tagged out on 3 bulls in 3 different states, adapting to the COVID Crowing, balancing family, h…
 
Captain James Nash is host of 6 Ranch podcast and runs a fifth generation outfitting business out West Patrick Hanley is the Sig Sauer Rifle Product Manager Interesting conversation about similarities and differences about hunting styles between the guides Insight about Sig Sauer from their rifle product manager Don’t forget to use the discount cod…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by his father, Joe Martonik and good buddy, Johnny Stewart to talk about the entire background and story behind Beau’s 2020 Pennsylvania giant big woods mountain buck. In addition to the story behind it, we discuss Joe and Johnny’s season as well as lessons learned from ch…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jared Larsen of onX to talk about hunting public land whitetails in Montana. Jared has an incredible whitetail season and we break down one of his October hunts in Montana that resulted in the craziest hunt that I have heard of in a long time with a mix of deer and elk.…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Hal Blood of Big Woods Bucks in Maine. Hal owns an outfitting business and has been successfully tracking mature whitetail deer in the big woods of Maine for a long time. We talk about sign post rubs, community scrapes, identifying buck tracks, getting on a track, and p…
 
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