David Derusha is the co-owner of Common Hunter. They sell over a dozen products including SD card readers and ozone machines. Born and raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He shares an intense story of a wolf attack up there. We discuss mobile hunting for deer in northern Michigan and Southern Ohio. Black bear hunting in Michigan and Manitoba. His grandpa owning and breeding some of the best beagles in the nation and the hundreds of hares they've hunted over the year.
Mark Norquist is the owner of Modern Carnivore and creates excellent content, such as Awaken the Hunter Within, reconnecting and introducing people to foraging, fishing and hunting. We talk about Minnesota hunting and fishing culture. The over one million acres of Wilderness that is the Boundary Waters. Dark House Spear Fishing and more. Videos and links referenced below:
Joint late night episode with my buddy Landon DeKeyser of The Fishing Podcast. Return guest Jason Meekhof of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers discusses the thrill of landing a huge sturgeon. Also joined by Bob Busch of Buckley's Mountainside Canoes discussing serious canoeing from Michigan to Florida.
Songs performed by Bob Busch:
Intro - West Ho! - written by Bob Busch
Outro - I Don't Mind - written by Peter Bingen with adapted quotes from Edward Abbey
Courtney Nicolson got started hunting while living in New York City and becoming a producer for the Sportsman Channel. We discuss groups Artemis Sportswomen and Sisterhood of the Outdoors that get women together for hunting and fishing. Wild game recipes from Hank Shaw and Wild and Whole. Mentoring other women and girls getting started and being a hunter education instructor. We speak about some of her adventures around the country going after fish, duck, geese, pheasant, antelope, Sika Deer and more!
Photo by: Mahting Putelis
Greg Lipple Captain and Owner of Island Charters LLC. My brother and I discuss our deer season in Michigan. Public land buck success and private land doe management. Why Greg passed on the buck he was after. Scouting and lessons learned. We cover hunting all over Michigan in the counties of Marquette, Mackinac, Montmorency, Oscoda, Alcona, Lapeer and Oakland.
Jason Norris is a brand ambassador for Hunt To Eat and MTN Ops. He is also 2% Certified for Conservation. He hunts deer, turkey, hogs, doves and more in Texas. Has also traveled to Montana, Idaho, and Oregon for hunting and fishing. He publishes his content on his 'Pursuing the Hunt' YouTube channel and FB page. We discuss the unique hunting and fishing opportunities in Texas and how to navigate those with leases and helpful resources.
Jared Walker is the owner of Flint Ridge Rifles. We discuss ballistics. Starting a company with conservation in mind. Hunting in Arkansas Michigan and Colorado. Backcountry hunting for Elk. The work it takes to Elk hunt and the raw emotions when it all comes together.
Kevin Vistisen is the host of Deer Hunter Podcast and star of the film The Forest which takes place on the public lands of northern Michigan hunting deer. We discuss our Wisconsin scouting trip with Dan Infalt. Filming hunts and the need to escape the fast paced modern life.
Josh Hillyard is the Regional Director of the Quality Deer Management Association. Frequent guest on the Wired To Hunt Podcast and known by many as Furter because of his buddy Mark Kenyon. We talk deer. Hunter recruitment and mentoring. Misconceptions about the QDMA. Hunting Midwest to out West. What it's like to have a moose walk through your deer stand.
Jason Meekhof is the Great Lakes Regional Director of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. We cover conservation groups, deer and turkey hunting, buthchering, his adventures out west and more.