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Dave Brinker is a fellow elk hunter from Bozeman, Montana. He does work for Sitka Gear and he just recorded his first album in Nashville, Tennesse. We talked about: Some of the challenges with hunting public land mature bulls Rookie mistakes made when coming out West to elk hunt How to overcome fear and put yourself out there when it comes to your dreams The best way to put your life on hold for elk hunting season How David went for his dream of becoming a country music star Dave Brinker Spotify LINK

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Finally got my wife Alicia aka Mrs. ElkShape on the show! This show was recorded while we were on vacation in Maui. I had a handful of questions that I wanted her to tackle such as: What's the best and worst part of being married to an elk hunter? Why do you think I am so passionate about elk hunting? What can hunters do to better explain their WHY when it comes to hunting? What's the best way to prepare elk meat? We also talk about some personal financial manners, why we employ discipline in our finances and how we...

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If you're anything like me, you pride yourself on hunting public lands without a guide. One of the absolute most critical components to researching and navigating on hunting grounds is knowing boundaries and the topography of the landscape. I switched from a GPS to just my iPhone this season and utilized the onXmaps ELITE membership. I have all 50 states on my phone and I download maps where I am headed and use my phone on airplane mode. I can track my miles covered, look at Google Earth overlay and topo maps of my hunting areas. Plus, I can put...

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Listen on Stitcher Today's episode we sit-down with Mark Boardman with Vortex Optics, recorded at the 2018 SHOT SHOW in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark was born and raised in Washington State, Mark grew up in a family where hunting and fishing were a way of life. He cut his teeth chasing blacktail deer and Roosevelt’s Elk. Soon, whitetail deer, mule deer, rocky mountain elk, bears, turkeys, waterfowl, upland birds and varmints became staples of his outdoor pursuits as well. Professionally, Mark has found a home with Vortex Optics. Family owned and operated, Vortex prides itself on providing high-end optics and...

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Today's episode we sit-down with blue collar hunter Sonny Cloninger from Washington state. Sonny is in his sixties and has elk hunted the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness for over 40 years. We learn about his early days of backcountry DIY hunting and some of his wild stories from the 1970's and 1080's. Sonny hunts one of the last places on earth where you can hunt for elk in September with a rifle. His hunting area has faced adversity of the last ten years with wildfire and wolf introduction. We chat about the good old days and what its like packing in...

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