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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.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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! …
 
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…
 
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…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Kevin Vistisen, host of the Deer Hunter podcast to talk about the strong hunting traditions between our camps in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Hunting camps tend to bring out the best of the stories and makes you appreciate the camaraderie between hunters just as much as t…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Justin Mueller to talk about their past week chasing big woods mountain bucks in Pennsylvania during the rut on an 8 day hunt. We dive into each day of the hunt, my strategy, the challenges with weather, hunting pressure, shooting a coyote, and all of the lessons learne…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mason Martonik and Justin Mueller to talk about hunting public land big woods mountain bucks in Pennsylvania. Mason has tagged out on 3 - 140"+ bucks in the last 3 years in PA, and we break down his stories of hunting these bucks and how he adjusts on the fly to create …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jason Redd, owner of Timber Ninja Outdoors. Jason comes from the mountains of western North Carolina, but has chased mountain bucks all through the Appalachian region. We discuss going into a new area blind and how to hunt it in extensive detail which is great for every…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is going solo to answer your questions in regards to hunting big woods mountain bucks. This episode dives into Beau's perspectives on pre-rut/rut hunting as it relates to hunting these elusive mountain bucks. He answers questions in regards to scrapes, rubs, elevation, wind, rut fun…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Brett Joy from New Hampshire. Brett has been hunting whitetails in the Northeastern Appalachian region and all over the United States with a ton of success. Brett and I talk about getting away from pressure, narrowing down large tracts of land, hunting timber cuts, trai…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is going solo to answer your questions in regards to hunting big woods mountain bucks. This episode dives into Beau's perspectives on early/mid season hunting as it relates to hunting these elusive mountain bucks. He answers questions in regards to bedding, terrain, vegetation, food…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Clint Campbell, host of the Truth from the Stand Deer Hunting podcast. Clint and I are talking about planning and executing a DIY out-of-state deer hunt. It's that time of year when we use our precious vacation days to chase whitetails and this episode is full of inform…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Zach Ferenbaugh of The Hunting Public. Zach is not only a successful deer hunter across the country, but his attitude is infectious for those around him. He shares his stories and lessons learned hunting public land in all areas of the country at all times of the year. …
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Troy Pottenger, who is a very successful mountain buck hunter from northern Idaho. Troy talks to me about the hunt for a specific deer and how he located his bedding area, preferred food sources and how he uses the wind to his advantage. In addition, we discuss trail ca…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Paladino and Justin Mueller on their DIY Alaska Caribou hunt in northern Alaska. This is finale episode of the three part series where we discuss the day in which we both doubled on big caribou bulls. (Check out the video version on YouTube!) In addition, we dis…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Paladino and Justin Mueller on their DIY Alaska Caribou hunt in northern Alaska. This is the second of three episodes (you can watch the video version on YouTube). We talk about seeing our first grizzly bears, spot and stalk caribou high in the mountains, a miss…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Paladino and Justin Mueller on their DIY Alaska Caribou hunt in northern Alaska. This is the first of three episodes (you can watch the video version on YouTube). We talk about how the hunt came to be, planning the hunt, costs associated, travel logistics and fi…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Josh Kirchner, founder of Dialed in Hunter and Outdoor Writer. Josh and I chat about our journeys into outdoor writing that I think anyone who has ever wanted to write will get value out of. In addition, we talk about Josh’s new book “Becoming a Backpack Hunter - A Begi…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jeremy Banfield, Elk Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The PA elk herd is a conservation success story to say the least, and I wanted to hear the history of the elk herd, learn about elk habitat, and their current management plans. In addition, we talk abo…
 
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Trail Kreitzer of GoHunt. Trail is an accomplished western hunter and talks with me about the basics of hunting elk, mule deer and other big game. We talk about the most important gear items, dealing with altitude, putting together a plan for an OTC elk hunt, executing …
 
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