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"sportsman channel" Discussed on RADCast Outdoors
"But anyway, so I just started back in the old days and we actually wrote on paper with a Smith Corona electric typewriter. I typed the story out, put an envelope and a stamp, mail it off to Field and Stream or Deer and Deer Hunting or Peterson's Hunting and wait six weeks for a no. And kept doing that and kept doing that until finally you get a yes. And, you know, one thing led to another. I just kept persistent. I was very persistent and very, again, bullheaded or a lot of drive and said, this is something I want to do. And it just started building, you know, a little bit here, a little bit there. You just chip away, chip away. And, you know, I've been fortunate enough to publish 1,500 plus articles in different magazines and newspapers and websites all across, you know, everywhere. And it's been a great ride. Six books now and more in the works. And it's been great. And then I started the podcast as if I didn't have enough going on. So tell us why did you start the podcast? Well, being involved in the outdoor industry, and you guys are, so you know this, that I was fortunate to meet a lot of people in the industry. People call them personalities or celebrities, whatever. Just meet a lot of people. And I noticed that they were people of faith also. The overwhelming majority are very devout Christians and are vocal about it off camera and out of the interview, because you can't publish that. You can't publish their testimony in Peterson's Hunting or in Deer and Deer Hunting or in Field and String. They won't publish it. And you can't show it on outdoor television or Sportsman's Channel or any of those. They're not allowed to show that. They didn't have a platform. And I knew I had this deep passion for the outdoors and this passion for Jesus. How could I bring that together? And I was attending a POMA conference. You know what POMA is? Professional Outdoor Media Association. It's like a national content creators organization. We'll talk more about that offline. But I was attending one of their conferences years ago. I was getting an award there as I was there. And they had a seminar on podcasting. I'm like, huh, what is that? Well, I went in there and sat in the seminar and said, I like that idea. I like that idea right there. This was in 2017, maybe 2018, somewhere in there. And so I'm being a little type A personality in this. I researched it. I researched, researched, researched. I listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts on how to be a podcaster. And that was, I don't know if you guys are podcasters and you listen to podcasts. Have you seen how many podcasts there are on how to do a podcast? There's a lot. There's a lot. I've listened to it all up and all that data is starting to build in my brain. And I've prayed about it and prayed about it. If this is something else I needed to add to my plate, I want to do it for you, but I want to impact sportsmen and women. I want to find a way to impact them because I just felt that's where I needed to be. And working with my buddy who does all my promotional stuff and so forth, I was talking with him and said, Brian, I want to do this podcast. I want to be faith-based and I want it to be outdoors. I want to talk about hunting and fishing and camping and backing and everything. And I also want to talk about Jesus. And he said, well, why don't you just call it Christian Outdoors? I said, you don't think that's too blatant? He said, why are you trying not to? Don't you want to be blatant? I said, well, sort of. He said, then just do that and I'll build a logo and we'll go with it. And I was like, okay. I recorded 10 episodes before I started. Started at least my first one, October 1, 2019. And if I may go a little bit longer here on this, I got to give a really cool part of this. And you guys know, you start a podcast, you throw it out there. You don't have a clue who's listening. Right. You go to the analytics, like I had six downloads yesterday. Yes. You know, and then it's 15. And then the next month it's like, well, I only had 200 this month. So what am I doing wrong? And you just keep doing it. And it goes to a thousand. And I have gone October, 2019 to August of 21. So almost two full years getting ready to start my third year. And I was like, God is just making any difference at all. Is it making any difference? I'm up to about 15,000 a month, which is good. Don't get me wrong. Right. I put so much work into this. I'm a one-man show. I'm doing all this, still writing 100 stories a year, still working a full-time job. I got five kids. I got a wife. I got all this going on. Is this making any difference? I went to my hunting cabin, which is two hours from here, a little off-grid cabin where I go and get away and sharpen my saw and stuff. And I'm just praying and fasting and saying, God, do I need to go more Christian or more outdoors? Because I don't know that this combination is working. I'm just praying about it and praying about it. I'm not one who says, God said to me, boom, because I think people abuse that. But I just felt in my spirit, keep doing what you're doing. Just keep doing what you're doing. I got this. And that was in August of 21. And in October, I was starting my fourth season, third season, I had 25,000 downloads. I was like, okay, that's not bad. November, it was 45,000. In December, it was 70. And in January of 22, sorry, February of 22, I hit a hundred thousand. I was like, oh my God. One year later, I hit a million. So I'm like, oh my goodness, God has just, he just said, trust me, keep doing what you're doing. Trust me, I got this. I'm paraphrasing, of course. And it has just been amazing, guys, to see what God has done with Christian outdoors. I'm in my attic with my studio, right? And here in Taylor, South Carolina. And to think that one and a half million people have heard our shows and we're getting 130,000 average downloads a month, have had as much as 200,000. This year alone, we've had it almost 900,000, just in 23. And please understand, I'm not bragging. That is strictly what God has done by me just talking to guys like you. Just, David, you saw how I do the interview. I do it exactly, our passion for the outdoors and our passion for God. And that's what we do. And it seems to be resonating with people and people are liking it. And I just give God all the credit for it. It's just been an amazing ride. It's still just, it's growing so fast. It's hard to keep up with it. It really is. But I just praise God for that. It's really cool to hear your journey in that because it is hard as a podcaster when you first start off because, yeah, you get six downloads and you're like, oh, cool, six people already, you know? And then as it starts to grow, you're like, wow, there's more and more people listening to this. And it's pretty cool to watch. We actually started one month after you. We started November of 2019. And so very similar timeframe right before COVID shut everything down and kind of an interesting time for us because we had to learn how to do all the stuff that we hadn't learned how to do, you know, on the editing and all that. But I did want to transition over to, you know, your schooling, your education background, because a master of divinity is a big deal in my opinion. So just kind of tell me why you chose to go that direction with your education and kind of what all that entailed. All right. Well, it was going back to early teenage years when I was really struggling with my speaking and stuff is when I felt God calling me into ministry. And God and I had a lot of pretty hard talks about that. God, this ain't funny. I'm using bad Southern grammar here so you can understand how I was thinking. This isn't funny because you know I can't speak and I feel like you're calling me into ministry. And we had some really hard discussions there but again, bullheaded, I said, well, if this is where you're leading, this is where I'm going to go. So I went to the University of South Carolina to finish my undergraduate and I went to Erskine Theological Seminary right down the road here. Because I believe that if you're going to be speaking in front of people and leading people to God, you need all the education you can, that you need to know what you're talking about. And I always took the opinion, guys, if I'm standing in front of people and I'm proclaiming, thus says the Lord, there's no excuse for being underprepared, none. And so, because somebody's sitting there, you have the opportunity to turn them off of God as much as turn them on. And I don't want somebody's eternity on my hands for being unprepared. And so I felt like that I needed that education in order to get a full grasp of everything, theologically, biblically, spiritually, everything. And it was a great experience for Pete. This seminary I went to is a very small seminary here. It's a social reform Presbyterian, very small denomination. But in my class, right? We had probably 25 people in my class and you stay together for three years, just 90 hours that you have to go. We had Episcopalians and Church of God and Primitive Baptists and Independent Baptists and Southern Baptists and Methodists and Evangelical Presbyterians, although all these denominations in one room, which is really cool because now you better know what you think you believe, but you're going to be challenged. These guys are going to be, everybody is challenging each other, not in an aggressive way, but what do you mean by that? When I read the scripture, I see this and you read it, you see that. And you have to figure out where you are. And it was a really great experience for me. I know I went in thinking one thing came out and believed in something else better, not different. And one of the things I love about Erskine, I'm giving them a quick plug, is it's the only seminary that still requires a Bible exam to graduate, right? You have to pass a biblical knowledge exam to graduate. And I'm thinking, you know, I'm in three years seminary. You better know what chapter in Ezra this came from because you're going to get a question on it. Oh my goodness. But it was a great experience. So the reason I went was because I actually served as a pastor for 12 years in the United Methodist Church. Well, I won't go into what's happened to United Methodist where they just went through a big split and still are and stuff, removed from there or moved myself out of there because of the direction the church was going. And also God was leading me in other directions. And so, but I served as a local pastor for 12 years. And I have now, I just, I speak at churches a lot. But that's why I did it. And so the Masters of Divinity, what it is, it's a graduate degree in theology. There's actually a Masters of Theology and a Masters of Divinity. And the Masters of Divinity is more of a, but you get more of how to be a pastor in local church classes and training than you do of the high level theological stuff. I still did a lot of theology though. It was a really good experience. That's awesome. Yeah. So how has that background kind of led to the mission of Christian Outdoor Podcast? I mean, how does that help you achieve the mission of the podcast? What is the mission and how do you achieve it? Well, my mission is, as it says in my tagline, where we talk about all things outdoors and how to enjoy God every day. So during this process of going to seminary, I developed a love of reading theology. I like to read. And the definition of theology is the study of God. That's all it is, the study of God. So I like to read people's theology. And in reading one day, I ran across the Westminster Shorter Catechism, which was written by the Presbyterian Church in the 1600s in Scotland. And it's just a teaching tool that said, it was a question and answer style tool. It said, we're teaching people who are mostly members, 1600s, very uneducated people, teaching them about who God is, who Jesus is, who the Holy Spirit is, what the scriptures are, very basic, you know, 100 level, this is what we believe. And so I was reading that and the first question and it's written in question answer, right? So here's the question and the student would memorize the answer. The first question is, what is the chief end of mankind? In today's language, that would be, what is the meaning of life? Why are we here? The answer is, the chief end of mankind is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. I read that and said, that's a good sign of school answer. I went to question two and I was, wait a minute, whoa, whoa, whoa, back up people. And to enjoy Him forever, what does that mean? And I started pondering that deeply for days, weeks, to enjoy God forever. So does that mean after we die and get to heaven, we get to enjoy God? And I thought, no, forever has already started. It started when I was born. So now I'm thinking, am I enjoying God today, now? And I thought, I'll be honest, I don't think I am. I acknowledge God, I love God, I worship God, I fear God, I praise God, but do I enjoy Him? And I said, no, I don't think I am, but I want to. I want to enjoy God, not just, you know, when things go my way, but every single day. So I started this in 2014. I started with the process of every morning waking up and saying, how can I enjoy God today? How can I enjoy God today? And I'd ask my kids, like I said, I have five children. We'd sit around the dinner table and say, how did you enjoy God today? They're like, oh, dad, come on, I was in school. How did you enjoy God in algebra? Well, you tell me, you know, how did you, what kind of difference did you make? How did you do it? So I started driving that home to them because it was driving it home to me. How can I enjoy God today in a way that just intensifies my relationship with Him? And it has completely changed my life, guys. I became a better husband, a better father, a better follower of Christ, more passionate about my faith, because I'm challenging myself every day to enjoy Him. If the chief purpose of mankind is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, if that's the reason we're here, then why aren't we doing it? That's what I'm asking myself. You know, why are I doing that? Is my purpose just to go to work and to make some money to feed my family and get them educated and get them married off and then that's it, and then I die and become worm food? No, it's not. It's to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. And in doing that, I can have this impact on my family and on people around me that can help them to achieve that. So when I started Christian Outdoors, that was my driving point and to enjoy Him forever. So my tagline is where we talk about all things outdoors and how to enjoy God every day. And that led to the last book I wrote. It's right there behind my head called, Do You Enjoy God? 12 Steps to Enjoying God Every Day. And it's available through my website, if anybody would tell me that later. But it's all built to that. So that is a driving force for me is how can we enjoy God? And by talking to people like David, like we did the other day, and others, I hear all these stories that people are doing that helps them to enjoy God every day. And they don't even realize it most of the time. In school, you brought up that statement because my kids do classical conversations, which is a homeschool curriculum. And that is there. I mean, that's like one of the basis of the whole curriculum is that exact statement. And so we hear that a lot at my house. So when you said that, I was like, oh, I've heard this before, but that's really cool. I want to ask about the speech impediment as far as kind of working through that and overcoming that because I mean, you're hosting a podcast. Everything depends on your voice and your verbal communication and how you, your cadence and tone and everything like that. So, and then of course, being a preacher and being in the ministry, being a speaker, you have to use your voice to convey everything. So how did you work through that? Take us through a little bit about that. Cause I mean, that had to have been pretty challenging. It was, and it still is, but obviously I'll be 60 this year. So I've been working with it for quite a while, but going to a lot of therapists, speech therapists helped, but then there was one, ironically, she happened to be my aunt, but she was assigned to my school and she was pulling me out. She said, Pete, let's see if we can work with this. And she identified certain consonant combinations that caused me the most trouble. And I'll explain that. I'll give you examples in a minute and I'll actually show you what I'm talking about. And she identified certain word combinations that caused me to struggle. With a couple of years with her, what she taught me was like, when I write something that I'm going to be speaking, it is written grammatically horrific, okay? But it's a way that I can say it. There are certain words that is, this is the best word, but I can't say it. L-I-T-T-L-E is one of those. L's and T's together, you got nothing, okay? It's just not going to happen. We'll be here a long time if you want that to happen. So I say small or tiny. I can't say the other word. I can't if I go real, take a breath, relax your mouth to say a single word, you lost it. So what she taught me was, is I'm already thinking, I'm pointing the back of my head because it moves to the front, right? I'm already thinking two or three sentences ahead of what I want to say so I can start substituting words before I get there to see if I can say it. And the other thing that she did, which is probably the best technique and most people don't notice it, except now that I'm telling you about it, I will insert what I term micro pauses between words and it gives my mouth a restart.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on RADCast Outdoors
"Beautiful way to describe what we're talking about. Yep, a burden shared is a burden halved, right? So, speaking of some of that, you know, when people are sharing, and we spoke about social media a little bit, can you advise new, aspiring young people, women, men who are, you know, coming up and want to be in conservation in the limelight? They want to be a social media star. What are some some do's and don'ts, you know, on social media pertaining to hunting and conservation? The best advice I ever received was actually I was talking to my girlfriend, Melissa Bachman. She's a hardcore hunter. She's awesome. She's on the Sportsman's channel, has been for years. She actually got her Facebook page shut down, because she was getting all these really ugly comments, death threats, and she was reporting them. Well, Facebook came back, and we all know social media is not gun friendly, hunter friendly. They're not country music friendly. They're not our kind of people. No. So we came back and said, thank you for all the messages. We see that you're getting harassed and the messages that are coming at you. We're shutting down your page because we cannot protect you. And so she had to start all over from scratch. The best advice she ever gave me and I've passed this along is if you are receiving ugly comments, even threat, erase their comment and block and ban that person. That's it. I had to learn the hard way because I'm a right fighter. I'm going to go on there and I'm gonna Are you crazy? Are you kidding me? Of course, mountain lions aren't danger, aren't danger. And you know, get it. Nope. I have learned that if they're name calling, if they're being rude, if they're threatening, erase their comment, go into their account, block them and ban them. That's it. And the more you do that, and I have thousands on my blank ban list over the years, the more you do that, the less you'll see, because a lot because they got big mouth, but they're not that big. And the more you ban and block them. Yeah, they'll start other accounts and they'll trickle in. You got to have thick skin. First of all, and I think that people know that nowadays, though, when you're on social media, you could put out there, I just cured cancer, and you're going to get some Yahoo. Well, thanks a lot. I just lost my job at the pharmaceutical company, thanks to you. You know, you're always going to get a negative nelly in every Yeah, I got it. I got it just this week. So I got a brand new pistol and I do a lot of pistol hunting after I hurt my shoulder. But pulling a bow back became hard like five years ago and I still go home once a while but I do a ton of pistol hunting and I ordered a brand new BFR 3030 pistol and I did a little video of it. And I got Yahoo's in there and like she can't even there's no way she'll be able to fire that gun. You know, no way did it a you know, those to me aren't blocked ban. But if they're in the planning category, I just Okay, hold my beer and watch this, you know, whatever. But if if they are name calling, being rude, C word, B word, not cute and beautiful. If they're threatening you in any way, shape or form, erase their comment, block them and ban them. And then moving forward. Be respectful. If someone is coming on your page and being rude, I don't call people names back. Like that guy I said, I did say hold my beer and watch this. And then there was another one under there. I said, Well, in fact, I've killed three bears, one mountain lion, a javelina, a hog and a turkey with a Desert Eagle 429. I think I can handle the 33. And he messaged back and said, Oops, my bad. Didn't know who I was talking to. So like, killing with kindness, be a little sarcastic, be a little funny, but always be respectful. Remember, it's out there for the world to see. And even if it gets erased, a lot of times people will screen grab it. So be respectful. Remember that you're, you're always on, you know, social media is out there for the world to see, get thick skin. But if you're new to hunting, and new to maybe putting your hunting pictures out there, make sure those pictures are respectful. Try to clean, clean up the blood, and also talk about why you're grinning. Why are you so happy? How many days did it take? What are you going to do with the meat? What are you going to do with the bear hide? What are you going to, you know, whatever it is, you know, talk about it and explain. And remember that a lot of people don't truly don't know. And they won't be, they're only spouting off maybe what they've heard other people say. They don't really know. And if you do that, and they still come back, and now they're being rude or not, then it's the easy time to erase their comments and ban them. No, you're, you're spot on. I learned way back in the beginning. Hey, just don't read the comments, right? Just, just post what you're posting is respectful, good, great representation. You know, I just post and walk away. But we did post a short nine second video clip of how to use our product, right? And we've got a full camera team out there, lights, audio sound, right? And there's people on there just picking it apart. And I've been reading through and just ignoring, ignoring. And these guys are like, Oh, where's this guy going hunting without any arrows in his quiver? I'm like, well, we took the quiver off so you could see the product better. It wasn't hiding behind arrows. I don't have a release on because I don't have any arrows because we're not hunting. It's middle of June and we're out here filming a commercial. It's not even season, right? I didn't even, I didn't even talk to him. But somebody did tear down my old Z seven mag bow, right? And it's a Matthews bow that's 15 years old now. I've gone around the continents twice, Africa, Alaska, US, harvested a dozen or so trophy big game animals with that bow. And all I did is I got on there and I said, that Z seven mag sure has a pile of animals behind it. So you can do it. I just, just dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, right? You can pick on my old bow that's in the commercial, but not only are they tearing me apart for the equipment that's in there, right? And why was I using my old bow, not my brand new carbon one from Bowtech? Because I don't want to be pretentious and, and promote the idea that you have to only have a brand new bow to be successful in the woods, right? That's, yeah, that's half the reason I don't even work with an archery company anymore. I want to shoot what I want to shoot. I don't want to shoot a brand new bow every year. I want to shoot what I want to shoot. I've been shooting over 30 years. I've got a lot of these animals that are archery. I just, it's not even worth it to me. It's funny that you say that because there's a Yahoo in every bunch. I always say that. And I saw David Goggins. I don't know if it was Rogan's podcast or what. He said a great quote. And he said, no one, no hater is ever going to comment a rude comment. He's doing better than you are. Hey, there you go. So true. I cannot imagine going on to someone's post and being rude and being like, oh, that cute shot, that cute little deer. You know, I just, I just can't, I can't even imagine having the attitude of going on to people's posts and being negative. I just don't get it. And usually you have to remember those kind of BS comments come from haters who are probably stuck at a miserable job. It's a, it's a defensive mechanism. If I tear somebody else down who's doing better than me, I get to feel better. Yep. That's a hundred percent. So back on track, what is your favorite species to hunt? And this is a twofold question, right? The question following this one is what is your favorite meat to procure and how do you cook that? So first of all, what would be your favorite thing to hunt? Why, how, where, when, and how are we cooking it? That's such a hard question because, um, you know, I love elk hunting. I grew up white tail hunting in Wisconsin. So like, it is a really hard to say. A lot of people ask me the question, if you could only hunt one thing, it's hard. I would have to say though, bears, because I hunt bear more than any other big game species because I get a spring season, and I get a fall season. Um, pigs are over the counter in Montana. They're over the counter in Idaho, Utah, unfortunately, not over the counter, but I'm, I still have tons of friends in Montana. And my business partner, he, he lives in Montana. He is also my baiting partner. So he's been I have for 10 years have run baits in Idaho together. I find there sometimes I've taken four bears in one year because I'm Montana, Idaho, or I'm going up into Alberta, and then I'm going to Alaska. Next year, I have Idaho, Montana, Prince of Wales already, they'll take their own. So I know for sure, three bear hunts next year. So I'd have to say my favorite is bear. Now I love bear also because I truly believe it's the most diverse, big game species. I've hunted bears with spot and stalk Montana, most of my bears, I bait my own bears in Idaho. And this year, people say, Oh, you bait them, they just come in, and I didn't even knock my tag. Now I could have multiple times, but I was waiting on fatty to come in, who would only come in if I wasn't sitting there or with dark out, and he never came back. In fact, we're going to do a full episode. I think we're going to do a full episode on just that we got amazing great bear footage, but just didn't see the bear of my dreams. Now my say a bear meat is also so fun to talk about because it is so misunderstood. People think because bears are so fat, and greasy when you take care of them that they're gross and smelly and the meat that bear meat is absolutely delicious. In fact, bear meat is useful and delicious. They're fat, you can render you can cook with it, you can make a lotion lip balm. And there's so you so many things you can do with bear fat. In fact, it used to be I was listening to a podcast with clay. Bear grease podcast, it used to be currency. Bear fat used to be back 100 years ago currency that they would trade and barter with because it was so valuable. Now recipe. This is going to be it's gonna sound like I'm thinking out but I'm just being truthful. I do not like to cook. I cook. Of course I eat but I don't love to cook. I don't like Oh, this recipe that recipe. I admit I'm the easiest cook and thank God john is the easiest eater. If I just say I'm cooking eggs tonight, you'll be like sweet. Two ways to prepare a bear that are so easy and so amazing. The number one way that I do is I smoke them and I don't even smoke them. I drop them off at my processors, almost all plate processing places where you're going to drop off your deer or drop off your elk. They'll also smoke bears. So I've got I take the back straps and those I'm marinating. I and my marinade is literally whatever you have in the kit in the fridge, you put in a bowl you whisk it together, make sure you add oyster sauce and Dijon mustard but then barbecue sauce, soy sauce, French dressing, ranch dressing, you mix it all up, you marinate it 24 hours, and you put them on the grill. Make sure that you cook them thoroughly because bears care can carry trichinosis. But that's my favorite backstrap recipe, but the four hams off a bear you drop off, and usually they smoke in batches. So like it might be three or four weeks before you get your bear quarters back, but then they're fully cooked. No worry about trichinosis. You simply put them in the oven at 200 so low for three hours. It's awesome out, heat them up, your whole house smells like a beautiful smoked ham, and you slice it and it's delicious. And then I usually eat it for two meals, and then the rest slice up, put it in the fridge and take it in my car. I've literally been bear hunting on the mountain while I'm eating smoked bear. It stays forever. It's so good. And then I was also going to say, my friends Polly and D. Servi taught me how to can bear meat, and it is so delicious. And they can a ton of their elk, deer, everything. And we actually did a show for Skullbound Chronicles. I think it's in season three of Skullbound Chronicles on Carbon TV. It's free for everybody. Go in and watch it. Take notes because we go step by step how to can meat and you can do it with bear, elk, deer, whatever you want. It's the same exact process. It's not like bear needs to be cooked longer or anything like that. And that's and that is so much fun. They're the ones taught me how to do that. I've only done it with them because they have the whole kit and caboodle. But I can tell you one thing, I have done a taste test of Polly's I think it was his Colorado mule deer with bear and same vegetables in them. And you could not tell them apart because the canning process really breaks down the meat and it soaks in all that flavor of the spices and the vegetables that you put into the can. And it's delicious. And you just open it up or put it in the microwave, put it over noodles or rice and it's delicious. No, that's amazing.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on RADCast Outdoors
"When do I travel? What partners do I want to work with? When I went through the split four years ago, I literally got rid of any partner that if I couldn't look at the phone and see their caller ID and be excited they were calling me I didn't want to work with them anymore. If they I got rid of any emotional drain. I don't care what the cost of the money they were partnering me with. My girlfriend, Julie said it the best, you need to work with people who celebrate you not tolerate you. And I had some partners that I kind of felt just tolerated with. And so got rid of those. And it's amazing when you do that. Whether it's people in your life, partners in your business partners in your life, and you literally work with people who you love and want to see just soar to the top of that mountain, and they want to see you soar. That's who you work with. And you're going to be the best. And it's amazing how much more time you have more energy you have for positivity and positive people and things. And so really, I've just learned to kind of go by my intuition. I also have an amazing husband, john is so good at like, I'm going to be gone here next week. For a boat fishing trip out in Maryland, I'm going to go out with ams and stick some stingrays. And he's just awesome. He's like, Oh, my gosh, have fun. I'll pick you up. I'll drop you up. He's just easy, you know, so definitely having a really strong. partner makes balance all the easier. Isn't it amazing when when we support each other and work with each other and help each other how how high we can lift each other up? I mean, it's just, I mean, getting to just a text and share and I have industry contacts that I'm getting ready to go on a moose hunt in Alaska with my dad impromptu, I just bought a ticket and our family cabin is in Alaska, which is very fortunate for me because that's where I like to be. But you know, I decided the other day, I'm like, there's only so many more years I get to go with my dad. He's 67. We're gonna go on an early season archery moose trip, probably not going to get a moose. It's just and I'm not willing to sacrifice premium elk hunt time to go chase a moose because it's a moose. I'll kill one eventually. I'm not too worried about it. But I want to go spend seven days with my dad doing something. Right. And you mentioned that that's, it's cool that you what you said about you want to work with people who who promote you not just tolerate you, right? Who celebrate you not tolerate you? Yeah, it makes such a difference. So what is the key message you hope viewers take away from Skullbound TV? Oh, probably like we talked about before, I want people to feel inspired, but also that, like I heard, when I say this, obviously, most of the people who are watching my show are hunters, or want to be but they're hunters. So this is gonna sound a little weird. But I want them to remember that we're animal lovers. Like it to me, I created Skullbound and I still have that exact intention of and I think that that's so important in life. The word intention is so powerful. What is your intention? And I actually got that through reading a book years back called Seed of the Soul by Gary Zukoff. He was actually this badass green braid dude who kind of went hippie piece. Well, but it's an amazing book. And there's parts of it that I pick and choose from that I think about all the time. And one is intention. What is your intention? Like what's behind your decision behind your conversations behind what you do? And if there is good energy behind that intention, if there is wholesome, good energy, positive thinking, good attitude behind your intention, then things will go well. And I've kind of lived my life like that the last 20 years and it's worked out really well. And it doesn't mean that trials and tribulations don't happen. Of course they do that's like but then how do you look at them? And how do you turn them around? And how do you use them for your benefit? I really want people to watch. Well, so I have Skullbound TV, which is my fast channel on carbon TV. And it's like Nat Geo history, you turn it on, it's whatever playing is on. And it's got commercials that run through it that right now I don't have any control of the commercial. You might happen to see a commercial for your George Foreman grill about 20,000 times in a day. But it is my fast channel that is so cool because it's all besides my current season of Skullbound Chronicles. It's everything I've ever filmed on a rotating list. You may be sitting there watching it and it's my first bear I ever killed on season one. And then the next episode could be, you know, catching a 12 foot sturgeon in Oregon River. Like you never know what you're gonna see. But it's all previous 13 years, nine years of Skullbound TV that was on the sportsman channel. And then I've been now I'm in my fifth season on carbon TV. But Skullbound TV is my fast channel on carbon. And then I also have Skullbound Chronicles, which is my show on carbon, but it is like a YouTube channel, you can pick and choose and say, I want to watch that episode or I last year, I did an all veteran season, I did 13 of my favorite veteran hunt that I've ever done all in one season. I recommend people start out with that their stories are amazing. You get to watch an awesome hunt, but to also get to feel so patriotic. And like, I have guys all the time messaging me saying I'm embarrassed to say that she brought me to use them. That's what that veteran season is for. I want people to watch Skullbound and feel like yes, we're doing the right thing. We're animal lovers. We're conservationists. And then I want them to watch season four of Skullbound Chronicles, and be like, I frickin love this country. This is so amazing. That's what I want to take away. You know, you and I got to check quite a bit the other weekend. And it was it was a good time. And the energy was good. The vibe was good, right? I think you could tell the holistic intentions about inviting you on the podcast, right was just wanted to let you spread your message and story further. The question behind that is, of those veterans you've taken, I'm I'm already pretty sure but how many have you got to stay in contact that after that hunt, it's not some people think that it's just Oh, I took this person on a hunt, use their story to build myself up. And I'm, I'm pretty sure how, how, how many of those have you stayed in contact with? There's one that is kind of, he's kind of quiet, and he doesn't really like to talk or text. He's not real. He's kind of a homebody. But out of the, like, there was 13 favorite episodes that I put on that season, but there's probably 15, 16 hunts all together. But every single one of them, I'm in some former contact with their friends of mine, their buddies, their, their, their amazing human beings, and women. I always say the guys, but because I do a lot of combat veteran, obviously, women, they are in combat in ways. In fact, one of the episodes on that veteran season is Shelby hatch. She was a medic nurse. And so she saw the worst of the worst. She actually had to catalog body bags. I mean, I can't imagine somebody having to do that. And that's obviously draining on your soul, you know? Um, so we tried, I took her on her very first antelope hunt, and we've got D. Servi, who's my girl who was in the Air Force. And she was also a sheriff's office. She worked for the sheriff's office three years and years. I took her bear hunting. But like, almost all the guys, I consider them good friends, and we stay in good contact with. But once you share, whether it's a first hunt, a hundred tons, once you share an adventure like that, you know, it's these people become family. It's, you know, you can always look back on the momentum. Remember when we went and did that? No. So and you get to see him around the country at events and follow up and check in. And I'm sure they're sending you subsequent trophy photos and adventures. And so exactly communicating sometimes through social media and tagging each other. But I mean, texts on the phone, phone calls. Let's meet at Expo. Hey, are you going to be at NWTF, all that? Yeah, on a regular basis. And I mean it when I said in one of my shows, I was doing a fine interview for it. And I'm recapping this incredible last 14 years of my life and these amazing veterans that have literally changed my life and my perspective on things that have changed my life.
A highlight from A Candid Conversation with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV
"When do I travel? What partners do I want to work with? When I went through the split four years ago, I literally got rid of any partner that if I couldn't look at the phone and see their caller ID and be excited they were calling me I didn't want to work with them anymore. If they I got rid of any emotional drain. I don't care what the cost of the money they were partnering me with. My girlfriend, Julie said it the best, you need to work with people who celebrate you not tolerate you. And I had some partners that I kind of felt just tolerated with. And so got rid of those. And it's amazing when you do that. Whether it's people in your life, partners in your business partners in your life, and you literally work with people who you love and want to see just soar to the top of that mountain, and they want to see you soar. That's who you work with. And you're going to be the best. And it's amazing how much more time you have more energy you have for positivity and positive people and things. And so really, I've just learned to kind of go by my intuition. I also have an amazing husband, john is so good at like, I'm going to be gone here next week. For a boat fishing trip out in Maryland, I'm going to go out with ams and stick some stingrays. And he's just awesome. He's like, Oh, my gosh, have fun. I'll pick you up. I'll drop you up. He's just easy, you know, so definitely having a really strong. partner makes balance all the easier. Isn't it amazing when when we support each other and work with each other and help each other how how high we can lift each other up? I mean, it's just, I mean, getting to just a text and share and I have industry contacts that I'm getting ready to go on a moose hunt in Alaska with my dad impromptu, I just bought a ticket and our family cabin is in Alaska, which is very fortunate for me because that's where I like to be. But you know, I decided the other day, I'm like, there's only so many more years I get to go with my dad. He's 67. We're gonna go on an early season archery moose trip, probably not going to get a moose. It's just and I'm not willing to sacrifice premium elk hunt time to go chase a moose because it's a moose. I'll kill one eventually. I'm not too worried about it. But I want to go spend seven days with my dad doing something. Right. And you mentioned that that's, it's cool that you what you said about you want to work with people who who promote you not just tolerate you, right? Who celebrate you not tolerate you? Yeah, it makes such a difference. So what is the key message you hope viewers take away from Skullbound TV? Oh, probably like we talked about before, I want people to feel inspired, but also that, like I heard, when I say this, obviously, most of the people who are watching my show are hunters, or want to be but they're hunters. So this is gonna sound a little weird. But I want them to remember that we're animal lovers. Like it to me, I created Skullbound and I still have that exact intention of and I think that that's so important in life. The word intention is so powerful. What is your intention? And I actually got that through reading a book years back called Seed of the Soul by Gary Zukoff. He was actually this badass green braid dude who kind of went hippie piece. Well, but it's an amazing book. And there's parts of it that I pick and choose from that I think about all the time. And one is intention. What is your intention? Like what's behind your decision behind your conversations behind what you do? And if there is good energy behind that intention, if there is wholesome, good energy, positive thinking, good attitude behind your intention, then things will go well. And I've kind of lived my life like that the last 20 years and it's worked out really well. And it doesn't mean that trials and tribulations don't happen. Of course they do that's like but then how do you look at them? And how do you turn them around? And how do you use them for your benefit? I really want people to watch. Well, so I have Skullbound TV, which is my fast channel on carbon TV. And it's like Nat Geo history, you turn it on, it's whatever playing is on. And it's got commercials that run through it that right now I don't have any control of the commercial. You might happen to see a commercial for your George Foreman grill about 20 ,000 times in a day. But it is my fast channel that is so cool because it's all besides my current season of Skullbound Chronicles. It's everything I've ever filmed on a rotating list. You may be sitting there watching it and it's my first bear I ever killed on season one. And then the next episode could be, you know, catching a 12 foot sturgeon in Oregon River. Like you never know what you're gonna see. But it's all previous 13 years, nine years of Skullbound TV that was on the sportsman channel. And then I've been now I'm in my fifth season on carbon TV. But Skullbound TV is my fast channel on carbon. And then I also have Skullbound Chronicles, which is my show on carbon, but it is like a YouTube channel, you can pick and choose and say, I want to watch that episode or I last year, I did an all veteran season, I did 13 of my favorite veteran hunt that I've ever done all in one season. I recommend people start out with that their stories are amazing. You get to watch an awesome hunt, but to also get to feel so patriotic. And like, I have guys all the time messaging me saying I'm embarrassed to say that she brought me to use them. That's what that veteran season is for. I want people to watch Skullbound and feel like yes, we're doing the right thing. We're animal lovers. We're conservationists. And then I want them to watch season four of Skullbound Chronicles, and be like, I frickin love this country. This is so amazing. That's what I want to take away. You know, you and I got to check quite a bit the other weekend. And it was it was a good time. And the energy was good. The vibe was good, right? I think you could tell the holistic intentions about inviting you on the podcast, right was just wanted to let you spread your message and story further. The question behind that is, of those veterans you've taken, I'm I'm already pretty sure but how many have you got to stay in contact that after that hunt, it's not some people think that it's just Oh, I took this person on a hunt, use their story to build myself up. And I'm, I'm pretty sure how, how, how many of those have you stayed in contact with? There's one that is kind of, he's kind of quiet, and he doesn't really like to talk or text. He's not real. He's kind of a homebody. But out of the, like, there was 13 favorite episodes that I put on that season, but there's probably 15, 16 hunts all together. But every single one of them, I'm in some former contact with their friends of mine, their buddies, their, their, their amazing human beings, and women. I always say the guys, but because I do a lot of combat veteran, obviously, women, they are in combat in ways. In fact, one of the episodes on that veteran season is Shelby hatch. She was a medic nurse. And so she saw the worst of the worst. She actually had to catalog body bags. I mean, I can't imagine somebody having to do that. And obviously that's draining on your soul, you know? Um, so we tried, I took her on her very first antelope hunt, and we've got D. Servi, who's my girl who was in the Air Force. And she was also a sheriff's office. She worked for the sheriff's office three years and years. I took her bear hunting. But like, almost all the guys, I consider them good friends, and we stay in good contact with. But once you share, whether it's a first hunt, a hundred tons, once you share an adventure like that, you know, it's these people become family. It's, you know, you can always look back on the momentum. Remember when we went and did that? No. So and you get to see him around the country at events and follow up and check in. And I'm sure they're sending you subsequent trophy photos and adventures. And so exactly communicating sometimes through social media and tagging each other. But I mean, texts on the phone, phone calls. Let's meet at Expo. Hey, are you going to be at NWTF, all that? Yeah, on a regular basis. And I mean it when I said in one of my shows, I was doing a fine interview for it. And I'm recapping this incredible last 14 years of my life and these amazing veterans that have literally changed my life and my perspective on things that have changed my life.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on Gun Talk
"I don't want to do the whole woe is me thing, but I had a thought this week as a gun writer, gun broadcast. I've been writing about guns for 50 years now. 50 years. I was a technical editor at the NRA publications. I was editor rifle and hand loader magazines have written a number of books on guns. I've reviewed a gazillion guns. It sounds weird. It used to be easier because the guns weren't, there weren't as many and they weren't as good. I know that sounds weird. But I got a note from a friend this week who says, hey, what do you think about and in this case he was asking about the spree for army healthcare? I said, well, yeah. It's very good. The problem I have is almost anything somebody asked about these days, that's going to be my answer is, yeah, it's pretty good in some cases they're very good. In some cases, they're just really good. I mean, it's like there's almost nothing out there. That you have negative things to say about. That was not always the case. There were some brands you would just say, yeah, I don't know about that. But it's like, okay, somebody wants a compact or a micro pack 9. We can see okay. Great. Okay. FN just brought out a new one. You got the whole family of sig P 360 five. You've got the spring armory hellcat. You got the Smith and Wesson shield shield plus. You got the ones from Ruger, Taurus. I don't know. Do you have a preference? It is like sometimes I say, well, what are the guns you have? So, you know, I've got a couple of rugers. Oh, okay, well, let's talk about rugers. You already like rugers. On the one hand, it makes it a little bit harder to make a recommendation on the other hand. It makes it really easy because it's pretty hard to go wrong. If that makes any sense where I could just say, yeah, which one do you like? If you, I guess particularly, if you have had a chance to shoot it, if you haven't had a chance to shoot it, have you at least had a chance to get your hand on one. I think that's critical. Because there are guns you're going to pick up and happens to me where I can pick it up and go, man, I love the feel of that. And pick up the one next to it, different brand, different model, whatever you go. I don't even know what it is. Sometimes you can't even explain it. It's too bad it's to this. It's whatever. I don't know, it just doesn't feel right in my hand. Fine. The one next to it from a different maker, or maybe even a different model from the same maker. Feels great in your hands. And it's pretty hard to go wrong. I guess it's what I'm saying. Tell you what, later the show are going to be talking about some of the guns we've been shooting at gun talk media. Of course, we've got the facility down in Louisiana, range ready studios. So we have the whole crew down there. And they're working with all these different manufacturers that are all coming in. In fact, right now is the time the hot part of the year where they're shooting the guns and gear television show. So getting all sorts of new stuff will have Ryan on, we'll figure out what he can talk about. Let's grab line two. Chris is out of Nevada and Chris, you're on gun talk. What you've been looking at here. Yeah, I had a question for you. I have two 45 both Springfield arms. I want your opinion on them. I went to a range officer in 1911. And the other one is an 45 ACP. And I went with 40 5. I used to have a 9 millimeter Smith and Wesson and I thought I just wanted to buy one round of ammunition that didn't eat all the extra calibers and I just wondering if that you think that might have been a good choice. It's a perfectly fine choice. A lot of people have gone the other way and said they're going to go with 9 millimeter because the ammo is cheaper. It is seriously less expensive. What? I would guess 30 to 50% less expensive. Wouldn't you think for 9 45? Yes. And it's something else I wanted to share with you. I'm 65 years old. And back when I was growing up on the ranch, every Sunday, that was a show called the American sportsman and that was hosted by Kurt gowdy. And at the end of every show, he got he would say was coming up for the next show. And next week on the American sportsman will be going to the core fields of South Dakota to go hunt ring neck pheasant with our good friend. Great question. Yeah, grits is my dad and he was a field producer for American sportsman. Yeah. I actually as a kid got to a kid, a teenage who got to go on a number of those shoots for America sportsman. And they were fun, but not a lot of them, but that was a great show, wasn't it? Well, back in the day, that's all that's all we had. It was the only show. We didn't have outdoor channel or any of that stuff. Right. This ran on for those who don't know, not old enough. This was an outdoor show with hunting that ran on ABC prime time. There were only three networks back then. And this ran on ABC, which meant that roughly a third of the population is watching TV is going to see it, which is tens of millions of people. And they would take celebrities out, I mean, like, pick a celebrity day in Rowan. You'll love this. Dad actually took Bruce Jenner on one of these shows, and the two of them hunted together. So there's a name from the past that's now in the current use, but I don't care if it was Terry Bradshaw, or Bing Crosby, or just on and on and on, these celebrities wanted to be on this show. Larry Hagman from my dream of Genie on and on. So it was fun. It was incredibly expensive to produce. They shot it all on film. With a separate sound person so they had two or three camera operators. A separate sound person and a director and maybe a producer plus the host plus the other people. Now, try to sneak up on a mule deal with that crew. Yeah. That would happen, but you know, now we've got pursuit channel and sportsman channel and the outdoor channel and all these hunting shows and some of these shows I like watch a lot of that I like. I like the eastman's hunting TV and there's a bunch of other ones that are good on there. Oh yeah. And we've got some really good shows and of course we've got several we produce as well running on outdoor and sportsman channel. So but let me flip all the way back to your original comment because you've got a 1911 and an SDM in 45 and you talk about two platforms that are excellent but very different. How do you compare the two? Why would you shoot one versus the other? Well, I bought the 1911 and the range officer because, I mean, that's like one of the most probably dependable pistols ever made. I do believe. I might be wrong on that. And I had an XD, I had a Smith and Wesson M and P throw a 9 millimeter and a cap jam and on me and I said, no, I'm done with this. And then I was in the store in the SDM came out and it holds 13 rounds of 45 and it comes with three clips. Right. And the guys at the local gun shop said, this is a good one to get. So I just wanted a second pistol and I have two of them. So nothing wrong with that. And I like both of them.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on Gun Talk
"I tell you, it just seems like gun makers are introducing new guns left and right, as well, of course, optics and everything else out there. And that's one of the fun things we get to do at gun talk media is tinker with a lot of the stuff we work with a lot of the manufacturers and they send us stuff. And we're talking with Ryan Gresham from guitar media where we have, let's say, guns and gear TV, a number of other properties, but a lot of videos, a lot of podcasts out there. And Ryan, you guys are always getting new guns in and you get manufacturers come in and showing you stuff, getting ready and I guess you're right in the middle of shooting guns of gear again. We are season 15 of guns and gear and this year we're on the sportsman channel and the outdoor channel as well as wild TV up in Canada. And this is kind of salmon season for us. We are very, very busy. Last week, I think we had four or 5 different brands in starting tomorrow. We're going to have 7 different companies that will be filming with in four days. Four days. 7 companies four days. Oh my gosh. All right, so what have you been shooting? What have you been seeing that's interesting and cool? Just kind of run through some of the stuff for us. Sure, yeah. I mean, in the last couple of weeks, we had Steiner optics here. They were showing off their T 6 XI, one to 6 power, low power, variable optic, signer, I mean, maybe good stuff. And then we played with that. We had 6 sour here. We were shooting one of the guns that we were shooting as the MCX spear and it's the civilian version of the U.S. Army's new X animal 7 rifle. Wow. And chambered in 7.62 by 51, also known as three O 8. It will be chambered in the two 7 7 fury. The quickie explanation on that one is it is the big brother of the MCX. So if you know the MCX platform 300 blackout 5 5 6, even 7.62, now they've got the bigger version. And you talk about like tricked out gun. I mean, this is based on the U.S. Army's next generation squad weapon rifle. It also has a rear charging handle and a side charging handle, which is interesting. Yeah. Fully ambi and so it's not a reciprocating side and rear charging handles. Okay. But just gives you maximum flexibility because of course the army is looking for. We need a 100,000 different troops to be able to shoot this gun. And so that's been a fun one. Why don't we head in this past week that I kind of liking is Taurus came in and they were showing us a bunch of different guns. I mean, the GX four, people are catching on that the quality has gotten pretty good with torus lately. The GX four is kind of their small micro compact high capacity version of what a lot of other people are doing. But the tourist defender 8 56 toro in the toro version is an optics ready and this is a revolver. It's a three inch optics ready revolver. 38 special and kind of just I just kind of like the stone simpleness of a revolver as one of your options when it comes to carry. And then put in a red dot on it where it's come from the factory. So you're not having to come up with some goofy solution to do that. I kind of like it. Well, we've always known that short barrel revolvers are actually accurate. They're just hard to shoot because of the very short sight radius, but you eliminate that issue. You put a red dot on it, that's going to be interesting. I know it looks goofy, traditionalists like me put something on top of your revolver, but just from a practical will it work standpoint. I think I like that idea. Yeah, and it's actually 6 shots of 38 special in a three inch barrel. So it's not tiny, but it's a small, certainly carriable size revolver. And I think the dot makes all the difference, especially if you're used to shooting semi autos, there is a different site picture and a little bit different grip. And when you're trying to find the sites, the iron sights on revolver versus a semi auto. And this kind of reduces trying to figure that out and makes it faster using the dot. Sweet. Okay. So what else is coming in? And remember, be careful because there's stuff you got your talking about there that you can't talk about publicly yet. Well, I'll tell you one thing I'd like to talk about is I just got back from a turkey hunt in Illinois. I saw the pictures. And you know what I'm interested in. You use that TSS ammo for that, didn't you? Yes, used federal, of course, federal is now owns heavy shots. But I think the stuff we were shooting was the federal TSS. Now this is heavyweight TSS 12 gauge and to give you an explanation of this, GSS is tungsten. And if you think about the density of shot, we know that steel shot is less than dense and lead. Steel shot is like 7 grams per cubic centimeter. Lead is 11 point something. A little bit of more than 11 grams per cubic centimeter.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on RADCast Outdoors
"Welcome to the show, Randy newberg. Thank you, David. Thank you, Patrick. You know the funny part is we live. What? Four or 5 hours apart from each other, and we end up having to catch up to do a podcast and bend Oregon. Oregon. We're at almost every same show all year long. I'm like, hey Randy, here. I know. I'm sorry guys. You guys have been so patient and fortunately persistent. Of trying to track me down. So this is all on me for how long at stake. So persistence is key in anything you do in life. It's kind of like hunting. Just like a lot of things, you know? If you give up easy, you're not going to be a good L Connor. That's true. So just for the viewers that may not know who Randy newburgh is. How'd you get started in the outdoors? Oh man. I got started in the outdoors when I was about three. I grew up in a little logging town where everybody, you know, like a lot of small towns, we all hunted we all fish trapped, everything like that. So it's kind of boring into the outdoors. But as far as these media platforms, I started in 2008. I did a TV show called on your own adventure that was on outdoor channel. And then the show switched over to fresh tracks with rainbow burger in his own sportsman channel for quite a while and I kind of tired of the TV gig, so I went to YouTube and Amazon Prime and then we have our own proprietary subscription platform. So I started doing all that because I just, I want to do it my way. I don't want a TV network to tell me, oh, you got to do 22 minutes and leave this commercial cut in there in that commercial cut. And then like you, I enjoy podcasts because you can have a longer discussion with somebody and get into more depth than a podcast and you can cover a lot of issues. And I think my audience, I've discovered anyhow. They like hearing these longer discussions. And so since I don't know how to use Instagram or Facebook, I have to have someone do that for me. That's why I hire younger crew members. Randy got to see me struggle here for a little bit, Patrick of getting everything set up and ready to go. Patrick, if I didn't know better, I would think that David was a recent college graduate from a technology class because he was wire and all this stuff together and I was just lost. I said, I'd help you, but I'd screw it up for you. But hey, that's a little bit about me. I live in Bozeman, Montana, and I'm the luckiest guy on the planet. I wake up every day trying to prove that to the world. Well, we grew up similar of out the back door, grabbed a BB gun or a 22 or a stick or a rocker. There was no YouTube Instagram Facebook. I didn't even have a phone, Randy. Me either. I'm embarrassed to tell people when I finally got a cell phone. It was 2012. I beat you. The partners at the CPA firm and came back from a New Mexico alcot because I'm a tax accountant in my other life, did that for 35 years, and I did it because you get to hunt a lot, right? After April 15th, you can fish and hunt. If I came back from New Mexico on an Elk hunt and there's a box on my phone that says you're going to start using yes or a box with a phone on top of my desk saying you're going to start using this. And I'm like, why? I go hunting to get away from that stuff. So I succumbed, so now I have a phone. Yeah, I remember the flip phone days of sharing a trophy photos on that little inch by in screen. Look at this. I just got it. Yeah, okay. Looks good. Whatever, yeah. Did you have any mentors growing up? Yeah, I did. I feel really lucky that when I grew up probably many people listening in my community, there were all kinds of people who hunted. My dad hunted all my mom's got 6 brothers. They all hunted my grandfather's all hunted. A lot of ons and sisters and cousins who are women. They all hunted. I had a 6th grade teacher who taught hunter education. He was one of my mentors, Paul Reese, and then we had the little hardware store owner, right? Yarn a little town if you don't have a hardware store. Owen Gordon. He also taught the hunter ad class and he was kind of the shooting mentor of everybody and Tony's World War II bat. Really dialed in. I always had the nicest and finest of everything. You know, he's probably the only guy in town who didn't have a 30 30 lever action. You know, he had one of those crazy bolt action rifles, you know? Which in northern Minnesota where I grew up. That was a rare commodity. But I was blessed to have a lot of people who influenced me along that path. And then when I moved to Montana, I locked out, I got really involved in conservation and got to meet some really, really first class people. Jim paused to now pass these written many, many books about conservation, Charlie decker, one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Elk foundation, he was on our fish and wildlife commission, and he and I would but had all the time and we were both bull headed, you know, he's a lager, I come from a logging family. And so neither one of us were going to take the others answer. And little did I know that over the course of the next 30 years, Charlie and I had become such close friends. So I've just had the benefit of a lot of really cool people that helped me along the way. I know Patrick's we've discussed it on the podcast several times. He's got some great mentors in the hunting and fishing uncles and neighbors and we've even had Danny curdle on world line class record holder and it's Patrick uncle and I got to play here to fish with him, right? But those mentors are important. The next question I've got for you is conservation. Specifically, the tagline pass it on. What does that truly mean? It means a lot to me because when I grew up, my parents divorced when I was 11 and my dad moved away for work for a while, so just about the time I was going to get ready to be a hunter at age 12. The most normal hunting, mentor you would have to get you out there with my dad, and so things were disrupted there for a while, but I lucked out and I had public land right, I mean, go down to our trailer house, grab like you're saying, grab my 22 or whatever. And in a half mile walk, I'm on public land. And I was really, really lucky for that. And then my dad moved back and we hunted a lot. And a lot of other people just made sure I got to hunt because they knew how much I loved to hunt and fish. And everybody was doing that, not for their own self interest, but for the interest of somebody they saw coming out. And I look at all of the great conservation efforts, all the access projects, all the great organizations that we have today. People didn't do that to say, oh, this is all about me.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"Even if you just did that, I don't know how long you did it, but I feel like if you're doing it that regularly with any subject, anything that you're trying to learn, it's just going to microwave that process of learning all the because. I mean, putting together a TV show is no small task, especially if it's going on national TV, like on the sportsman's channel or something, not just YouTube. I'm sure that there are people that you have to present this to before it even goes on because it's got to have some certain amount of quality, so I can just imagine that having that experience and traveling and being just enveloped in filming and producing was very beneficial. Oh, absolutely, man. I said, you know, I believe, you know, I believe in God, I believe God is a plan for my life. I believe this was part of it. And 100% couldn't do this without that. Now, when I was back there doing that, did I ever, to be honest, it was a dream of mine to do exactly what I'm doing. But I never really thought it would ever happen. Or I wasn't like, it wasn't like I had this plan. I'm like, okay, I want to do this and I'm going to learn TV and then I'm going to have it wasn't like that. I was very much just putting one foot in front of the other, but I believe guys prepared me for this. Through that and I'm so grateful for that. But yeah, dude, it is legit. I mean, it was a little bit of not a struggle, but it was a little bit kind of I had to put in some work to get the contract secured with sportsmen, and then once I did, it was almost like I felt sort of like the dog that chases the car and finally catches it and you're like, oh jeez, what did I just sign myself up for? 'cause it is. It's a little bit daunting, but I've been very fortunate. We've got some great content in three great hunts already in the Cannes filmed and got one more in January and a plan for the other half the episode is gonna be kind of a unique format. So I'm looking forward to it, man. It's gonna be a good stuff. So how does that work if you want to get your TV show on sportsman's? What's the process? Yeah. You know, I'm sure there is a well, you can go online and submit a form you can submit and stuff like that. But it's just like anything else, man. It's networking. I did a podcast with a guy who I've done several pod. I've done, I know Chris denham a little bit from western hunter. Yeah. I did this way back in the day, not a couple of years ago. Heather from Heather's choice to this business development like course thing. And Chris was one of the speakers. It was like an E course. I signed up for it. Chris was one of the speakers.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on American Outdoor News Magazine
"All right i'm christina would american outdoor news and we are here was larussa. Switzerland from Unleashed global adventures. That airs on Thanks for coming in. Can having many. We know each other a long time. I think we met the first year. You won the outdoor sportsman. Yeah i one of the air E milder when that for sportsman channel with the Unleash that have had for the past nine years. And then on kinda of switching some stuff up and renamed the show kind rebranding everything Through unleash global ventures with my partner. Jason and we also do a booking agency now. So we've been booking the trips that you watch on tv. So i'm really enjoyed doing that side of it now because we go on hans betham out make sure the outfitters are good and hunting areas good and then we send people on their hunting vacations and we have hunting efficient chips all of the world for anybody's budget so these These outfit is the restaurant approved. Yes that's best way to say the land so she'll back and if we do have been on hunts that aren't approved in. I won't send people to them. So yes that we do a lot of groundwork and you know you've known me for awhile so you know i travel the world and i'm always traveling tired tonight. Catch me when i'm actually home and let's talk about and then i'll hunt so yeah we We go on them. Ourselves and Yeah there if i'm gonna send you proves well you got a great story. I mean you didn't grow up on thing family. You grew up in new york not exactly the hunting capital of the world that we know. And how did you get into hunting lewis sudden and four years later but oh yeah now so it is not unique story. I grew up with three brothers known in my family. Hunts or fishes. I didn't grow up in I next i got into africa college. I finished my masters and bachelors and accounting or years. My big dream. I grew up in ogden yard from victory in new york city so i took a job with pricewaterhousecoopers and did the whole city thing and i realized that really wasn't city growing more I actually got into lost. When i was supposed to go to law school just taking some time off to finish my cpa exam. And i really love to travel like my first passions traveling so i a two months vacation to new zealand in australia. Before i start law school. And i never came home. I ended up stakes. Those backpacking enjoying lie about twenty two years old. And i never actually shot a right for before actually is trying to book a fly-fishing fishing trip and i called an outfitter new zealand and i was like hey i wanna learn how to fly fish and she said that season's not very good for fishing. Hunting season started Hunt like yeah sounds like fun. Why not so. I'd thousand first. Hunting experience never shot right before. Guide taught me how to shoot and he played a a target about a hundred yards. Away said okay you know. Shoot this accent. I shot look down how to do. He's like shoot against nature is not a fluke as she again and same size or you can. You can shoot still hunt and indoor natural. Yeah My grandfather was a air gunner in world war tale. So i think that's where. I got my shooting ability in when i still remember just taking that i it. Game animal Everything went into slow motion. I watched the animal fall. My scope and i is born like i'm like wow. This is my passion I came home to show my family. This new passion. I've really enjoyed hunting. And they didn't understand it. They said it was wrong to kill animals. And i just was really confused. I didn't know what to do because everyone my family and friends told me that hunting was wrong. And i shouldn't be doing that and here. I'm conflicted because i didn't understand like we have you eat knee and brother would be like i get my grocery store like do not get where that comes from like. It was just disconnect. So i'm like if i can teach my family and to understand hunting In the facts behind in the conservation behind it and i can teach a lot more people. And that's when. I you know i went to shot show and i found the hunting industry and it was this whole big world and that's how i ended up started. Tv show from that was a in itself. You didn't actually get an invite or get tickets or anything to shot. Joe you just kinda snuck in like you were sliding in backstage to a concert reminds econ- one of my girlfriends k. Want go to day yes. There's i wanna go to share. That sounds fun. I'll go to vegas and didn't have to show. He walked in with the crowd and we actually snuck into the golden goose awards for album channel and i just remember watching. People win awards for outdoor tv. I'm sitting there. And i'm like there's people that have the actually wanna watch hunting and then you can make a tv show and win award like it just blew my mind so i remember sitting there watching that and i said okay. I'm gonna get myself five years. I wanna be on that stage. You went worth my own. Tv show and that's exactly what. I did five years later when i wanted to work for my own. Tv show. i sell produce it Company i worked very very hard. I didn't get handed any of this And at the same time. I didn't have any support for my family efforts. It's a few years for them to finally support me. And when i did finally debt might show on. Tbs i premiered on nbc sports when they aired hunting and you remember and my family was really proud of me. Because they're like. Wow you actually did what he said you were to do in now understand why client like i had them watching show. I haven't seen the knee and now it just made sense like it was just an education and i was hoping to bring that education to the general population to turn more people onto hunting lease understand the facts and the concentration behind it so that was kind of a use my tv show as a vehicle for that well Being a woman in the outdoor industry is not an easy task. We all know that. You're you're on the constant pressure and not just from the general There's constant attacks from ants is and whatnot. How do you handle that. I i mean of course. It's it's a lot when. I has tony death threats in my in box at times and i'm scared that my neighbors are gonna get shut down which i know a lot of other emails that if we just had been shut down But i mean. I just kind of roll with it. I mean i don't let it bother me because you can't you can't with crazy people. They just have no understanding of the people that i want to reason with the people that are on the edge and that i can have a education educational conversation with them in in kind of show them the facts in Ford's why hunting is good and they ask a reasonable question. You address it. If it's just hate van on you're just gonna guides if it's a keyboard warriors Just.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"If we go to go garble or something on that last day, we had a couple of satellite issues. We've got it fixed up. Think we were You got to give you pigs running full speed now, so I think we're back. I'm Tom Gresham. It's gun talk. If you want. Check out pretty much all the things we do. Got a gun talk dot com. We have well, actually, literally thousands of videos. Obviously we have our first person offender TV show, which runs on the Internet. That's weird. It's a TV show. If it runs just try Internet or is it just to show? I don't know? Well, we have the guns a gear, which actually is a TV show runs on Sportsman Channel. Also available wherever you get your streaming videos. Oh, gosh. Amazon fire Roco do is pick What? Don't matter. If you look for gun talk, you're gonna find us. We're there pretty much everywhere. Let's see. Way had Phil straighter in the studio this past week from Sig doing some stuff we had. Previous weeks. My gosh had Chris Arena, Of course. A lot of stuff with us. Max Michelle from SIG Rob. Lengthen from Springfield Armory, Doug K, representing Ruger. We get the best. We get the very best people and we go out and shoot with them. And you Get the benefit of that. We also interviewed an awful lot of interest pinching people that apart from the radio show, we do video stuff that you probably would like to see or least be aware of. Check us out on Facebook. Look for gun talk. They're also gonna talk TV that calm and talk tv dot com. You can see them all. You're gonna have to go to YouTube back to see him, all right there. Let's see a lot of things going on our good friend Ashley Levinsky. And you remember, actually been on the show here a number of times. Okay. She is the former director curator. Of the Cody Firearms Museum out in Cody, Wyoming. Yeah, they got to be careful who they invite to speak before Congress. Actually, all five ft zero of her She cut a wide swath through Congress because she is a true historian. She is a firearms historian. I love this story, written by Larry King says if U S senators were hoping to give a lift to the Department of Justice is proposed rule to redefine a firearm, they underestimated Ashley Levinsky. The amount this is the the 80th says they want to redefine where firearm is, Of course, the gun ban lobby wants to keep the toss around the term. Ghost gun. First of all, Let me make us Yes, we're gonna follow Ashley Ashley's lead on this. Let's all agree to not use that term. That's a gun banner terms that's like using the word assault weapon. The term saw what that's just stupid. Why would you give them that? Stop saying Ghost gun! Stop saying it! From here on out. I'm calling it a home built because that's what it is. It's a home built gun. All we're talking about. Actually started offices. Firstly, firstly, I will not be using the term Ghost gun, And that's because, as a historian, I try to be as precise as possible, and the term is used Maura as a wrecked oracle tool, a marketing tool. And because of that, it can create a false sense of authority on the subject. That's a, uh, very kind way of saying people who use the term ghost gun. Don't know what the hell they're talking about. And yet it makes it sound like they do. I'm not gonna do that. Good for you. She also points out his You know, The big takeaway about the history is that these privately made firearms have been around for centuries, basically, since the first system was developed over 500 years ago. Actually reminded the centers that it was private gun makers that played a vital role in the American revolution, using locks and barrels the same way parts kits. Are sold today. All right, Ashley. Mm. You know, We need people like this. We need people who can go in there and And speak up. I guess I might end up having to do that this week to Louisiana if you're in Louisiana next Tuesday, two days from now. In the legislation. We have three or four bills. Not sure we're gonna have to constitution carry bills one on Wouldn't think it's a good thing. But domestic violence bill and they're redefining what domestic violence is lowering the bar. Calling domestic abuse that you have to be violence. It could actually be financial. It could be a lot of different things. But as a result, a person could lose his almost always hiss. Gun rights forever. On the basis of changing the standard. The legal standard on this And saying that you don't have to actually put your hands on your body. You can just Hello. Shout at him. You can Take away somebody's credit card that you have given to them. The Anti Domestic abuse people and look, I'm not making light of domestic abuse, okay? They're going nuts of us. How can you course our say, How could the Inter It's not theory. It's gun rights people. How can you oppose this? Well, it's really easy. You shouldn't lose your constitutional rights. When I'm your charge that often cannot be substantiated. Also, I think there's provisions in Louisiana law. This was interesting. That On alimony. One of the ways you could get alimony as if the person you have divorced from Gets convicted on some kind of domestic abuse or domestic violence. O g a cash incentive for making the claim. Uh, people say, Well, that's just terrible. People never do that. You have to believe everyone. I am willing to believe at least the charge that I'm not believe willing to accept it as being evidence. Our fax. And if anybody thinks that offering it a couple of million dollars cash incentive for somebody to lie doesn't incentivize people you're dreaming, mate. Just simple Is that when we come back Hey, you know what?.
"sportsman channel" Discussed on Harvesting Nature’s Wild Fish and Game Podcast
"You got your host here. Justin townes in in a. I'm joined by very special guests who i'm going to introduce in just a moment First off i want to give some Some updates about what's going on in the world of harsh nature so real quick. We put the finishing touches on a on our alligator film. If you go back over to our youtube channel enroll back a little bit. You see that. We just started our adventures for food. Film series and released are antelope film and in next up the the block. We have a our alligator hunts from late last year. And we're going to go through that it's gonna be great adventure outside of that. Not real many updates for me doing little flats fishing this week. Coming up in. Try to get out for some redfish in permit. Do a little catching cook. If i can hopefully don't jinx myself but We'll see what happens. We did recently create a facebook community groups so go check that out While fishing game podcast while fishing game community. That's over on facebook Hit join get your info on that and then as always like what we're putting out you can buy a coffee Clicked linked down the show. Notes three bucks helps us out. Helps fuel those long nights. A podcast editing in clashing away on the keyboard so we thank you to all those supporters who have contributed. I won't spend too long on on going on with me because we have an awesome guests said so our guest. Today is the author to cookbooks. He's been featured in numerous publications including california waterfowl magazine south carolina waterfowl associations waterfowl and wetlands in cooking wild magazine. He is the cooking editor for ducks unlimited. Any hosts the show on sportsman channel. Called dead me please. Welcome to the harvest nature while fishing game. Podcast sporting chef scott lace. Welcome sir the debate here us happy to have you everybody's gonna learn real quick Obviously that we're gonna discuss eating invasive species because i looking at some of the work you've done on dead. Meet some of the other things. I've seen Y- you're kind of a a growing expert in this field. So i felt this is the twenty year anniversary of the sporting chef. Tv show what you can find on sportsman channel but you know since we started dead meat seven or eight years ago. That's all anybody wants to talk about. They wanna talk and nobody wants to know the best thing i've ever eaten. They want to know the worst thing but the debt needs show has. It's been really cool because it's not it's not about me. It's about some of the people that we need out there. That actually like possum possum. No reason eight boss. I'm telling you people that. tell me. i really love possum. I don't think they've ever eaten chicken. Yeah i'm trying to think so. Grown up I grew up in oklahoma. And you know you hear stories about all the various things people eat like my grandmother told me growing up that she a various critters. I think i don't know if possum ever made the listener raccoon was in there. She her complaint was. It was always bit too greasy for her taste. So but if you like dark stringy greasy mate. You'll love record. Well that answers that question. So outside of sort of your introduction Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in sort of how you got into cooking wild fishing as you. You've been doing it doing it for a while. I've you know appeal. They're up there one of the greats in my book for sure. Yeah i'm the l l being i think of Of cooking mine is not a well planned career path. I was i've i've always had finished and cooked..
"sportsman channel" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Was no one guy code. We didn't touch 11 mask, maybe about two and a catfish. Um, but All was not lost. We weren't there to put that on the TV show that was just for fun. We went and shot hogs and the sugar cane field. Now. I talked about in Hawaii A few years ago, we shot a hard it had been eating maggot Damia nuts every day, and there was sugar king pigs. I'm telling you, I've never had a better picture of this. We had about a 70 £75 cell. That was incredible. But this £170 boar I'm telling you, the flesh was a little darker. But there was no funk, no boar anything if it tasted just like a mild pork On the guy that cooked it hadn't done a whole lot, whether then we went on a snipe hunt. And you know, a lot of people don't know. Don't know that Snipe really is a game bird. It's not just somewhere you're trying to screw your buddy. I'm sticking out in the woods of the burlap sack. It's um It's a game bird. I mean, it runs season runs about the same I think, as his quail and water fella here in California. Yeah, I think so. Except with one except well, well. Of course you are. You have to use steel shot for everything. But it was for a while. It was. It was the one up, Len game type of bird that you had to shoot with steel shot because it's usually shot in the marsh. Of course. Now you have to use steel shop for everything. Well, not in Florida. And that was one of those in Florida. You can throw chainsaws Adam, I think you can do in New York. So we were in a swamp buggy, which is really cool and I can't wait to see this on the show. This was to the dead meat so show and in the Tonight I hadn't killed us ninth in a long time. I'll tell you there I would say just a little bit smaller than a dove, but the flavor Was much milder than adults. I had him one time they were delicious. Way had we made snipe pizza and we had a pit bull. On top of the swamp buggy that rode around with us, and he not only found blushed but retrieved the snipe for us a pit bull. That's the dog sitting on top of that. Make sure you so have they, the world's biggest four wheeler. Right that I've never seen anything like that in my life. Well, they call him swamp buggies in Florida, and it's so they can go through swamp and you go through anything that got these gigantic tractor tires. And and sound systems and you keep your guns up there with your with your bird dog, Pitbull and Of they do lots of stuff in Florida we don't do here. Yeah, I'll bet, including including wearing math and social distancing in a restaurant. Really? I've been the one. No wonder they don't have much of a problem back there. They don't really have a nearly the problem. Around Okeechobee. You know, you go to the Roland Martin Marina and nobody's wearing masks. No social distancing. Everybody seems to be just fine. Mm. Amazing. Yeah, I know it's a miracle. On dime home next week, and we'll think about something to talk about that. Okay. Hey, listen, I want t just ask you You think of Okeechobee when you think of floor if you're a bass fisherman, But what other opportunities are there for the fishermen? Now we know about the salt water. Okay. I mean, what the heck? I mean, you're in Florida. You got lotion on both sides of the state. But but other freshwater opportunities assed far as places to go. You know, While you're there, I would head over towards the ever grades where we've been before and get peacock bass clown. Nice fish snakeheads. They're all great fish, especially if snakeheads are great fighters. And they're in all these canals and the guides are reasonable. Their food is reasonable. Gas is reasonable. You just got to get the Florida And you know, there are AH lot of characters in Florida that you see it for people that read. Carl Hiaasen. Those people are there. But there's a lot to do. I mean, there's there's bows in the canals just does your diet one on the road. You see people fishing everywhere but tons of freshwater opportunity. I would highly recommend snakeheads. Peacock past that kind of thing, because you'll never get to do that over here. Yeah, Yeah. Peacock bass. Of course, People go down to Central America and even South America to pitch for those and they're like a black bass. But they're supposed to be incredible fighters. I've never caught one. But Yeah, we call one rules of them. We shouldn't. I have not. But wouldn't we're moving fishing for snakeheads. I don't know how it what you're what? You're throwing a peacock bass. We were thrown something different, but we would see schools of peacock bass when bios when we were fishing for snake. It. Uh, that'll give me a reason to go back a lot. A lot of opportunities there, huh? And I mean, there's some really just going there and looking at the people in Florida's half the farm. Yes. Hey, Scott, did I? Well, I'm thinking about Did I see Ah, promo on the Sportsman Channel where they're combining Segments of your show and other shows into a single show. Not that I'm aware of. Okay, so that was basically a promo. Um, uh, kind of telling us about the different shows. As opposed to most of it must have been in promo and was it Sportsman Channel Outdoor Channel? Sportsman. It must have been a promo for sporting Chef on Begin Dead Meat is on outdoor channel of Sporting Chef is on Sportsman Channel and the first week of March. We've got the fishmonger on outdoor channel. Okay, Scott. Thank you. You got it. So you can talk your next week. Scott Ladies stuff. The sporting Chef on the website is Sporting Schiff. Calm after the break. We will once again check with Clyde ones, the old timer to see if he's found any stripe bath. If you have covered symptoms, scratchy throat, runny nose call for feeling run down or you've been exposed. Let's get you a freak over test Disi. 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"sportsman channel" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Just to go skiing, huh? Yes. Just for a few days on the way home today. It's all over now. Back to work. But I have a recipe, Do you? Are you a coffee drinker? You bet. Because, you know, I didn't drink coffee for a long time. Um, I mean, I didn't You know, I think in my thirties I started making coffee, but it works really good. If you take some ground coffee, and you mix it with your rub on the sporting chef dot com website, This one's here. There's a coffee rubbed goose breast and I know Oh, there's a few East being shot right down to so And you can take leftover grounds or fresh grounds. It's got the rub has got some ground coffee, brown sugar, a little Italian seasoning. Kosher salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, Did you write that down? Good on the website. Okay, We're making a run. Or if he doesn't want to take your basic, whatever your favorite rub is and put a little brown sugar and coffee in there and the brown sugar. What's good about that when you put it in the rub? It liquefies the rest of the rub and helps it penetrate. But of course, it's only going to penetrate so far anyway, After I put the rub on it, I like to wrap it in plastic wrap. Stick in the refrigerator for a few hours. Um Slap it into a hot skillet with a little bit of oil and the night throw a whole bunch of onions on there, too thick, sliced onions When the goose breast is just about done, I take it out. On been pouring in some a cup of strong coffee, strong brewed coffee. Let that cook down and this is almost going to be like a red eye gravy type of thing, Huh? And then Then whisk in some chilled butter, and that's going to make that coffee is going to take some of the edge off. Copy is going to make it nice and creamy. Or that goose back in there just to warm it up a little bit. Slice it over a pile those onions on top and then drizzle that coffee butter sauce on the top of that. It's really good. If you don't like coffee, you probably won't like that. But if you're a coffee drinker, 20 my favor, But I mean, it's not gonna taste like coffee. But is it just like I am of coffee? It is just to him, and it gives it kind of an earthy taste to it. Also, it's um it's more obviously more of a savory flavor than it would be a spice here and you know it. Z. Yeah, you can put as much coffee and and if you want, but really you don't It doesn't scream coffee at you. Okay, That sounds pretty good. We use your Yeah. I used your recipe. Uh, on the the the elk. It's not a stew. It's kind of a soup, stewed type thing that turned out over that. Any fabulous. Yeah, It was good. Good. Good. I should maybe make a comment on it. Go ahead. Kid meets on Today on outdoor channel sporting chef is back tomorrow and Sportsman Channel and Ah, I guess that's it. Okay. Talk to you next week. Thanks, Scott. All right. Thanks, Bob. By Scotland's of sporting shift dot com. Okay, Okay, well, we were wanting how the steelhead fishing was going to be on the Trinity River and Because the water did come up a little bit. We had our hopes up on everything. So last night, I talked to Butch Chapman, who has the Junction City store. About what happened. Butch. The Trinity River had been running low, very low and very clear. And that really makes conditions tough, But you've got a little rain. How much did the river come up down in the Junction City area? Um, it came up from, I think Fire around it was running about 3 80 something. And it came up briefly till just just about four and then it's It's dropped back down below the 400 range right now, and it's rich running. Clear really clear. Yeah. So enough. It didn't rain enough to cloud anything up. So not the ring we needed. We needed a serious rain with, you know, to get the water River up and flush it out and get a muddy a little bit. Get those fish on the move, huh? Yep, Exactly. Now, during these conditions. I know even the guides get a little frustrated with it, because you know you You locate a bunch of fish. That we're just hanging out and then a lot of people are pounding on him, which makes him that much tougher to catch. But if you do locate some fish What kind of techniques do you have to use, Hoping to catch one? Well, just depends. I'm a bank fisherman, mainly. So I use light tackle. I get down to £6 on my real, I'll go up £4 leader with A number six hook, and it's really, um Small piece of rope. A good color. Red Roe work starts well. And, um If you get that in within with the fish, whether whether out of small way just you know, you gotta downsize everything because at this point with Traded river being so popular with drift boats. They're pretty spooky. So if if you can find the spot where they're there, for example, we can have a go. Is it rained? The river came up. I went down below pigeon point on 2 99 little hike up. The bank stood on one rock. I looked seven still had landed six. That I would be perfect. I went back The next morning, I hooked one. And then that afternoon, I hooked too. And I've been back to the exact same spot probably four times and I haven't touched a fish in there. So he just get lucky and find him. Steelhead fishing is timing. You get that right on the heads. Um and then you know they they move up and then you got to go find them again and let's face it. The Trinity River has got an awful lot of good looking water so It's not always easy to do. Let me ask you one thing, but usually with any kind of a rain Canyon Creek kind of muddies up. Did that money up it all? No. There. We never got any any color and Kanye Creek. Um When I did hope those fish The North Fork of the Trinity. It did through some color into the river. So that's that that help because there was a little bit of Ah, um, teams to it. So you know your line wasn't so visible to the fish so that that helped out kept hooking No. Seven that one morning. But in the meantime, we still need a heavier rain and what we just got Yeah, You know, it's it's good Take, you know a couple solid couple days of rain to get peace. Weaver Creek flowing, Get get, you know, get the lake muddied up and just get things turned up, but You know, like, right now, most of the guys that I've been traveling with my shuttle business they've all went to the coast, so they're all fishing. The old River. The North Fork of the O River, the told Mad Smith. You know all those over there. That's Bert Chapman Junction City Store. By the way, Butch bought a whole lot of stuff from Tim Brady when Tim Brady finally closed the store, so he is well equipped for the steelhead fishermen. They're open every day, and he does provide shuttles for you. For like 40 bucks in the local.
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"It's appropriate to have Scott on right now, right after New Year's. Now that About 99% of the people on the planet Iran Diet. So let's see what he has in store for us. Good morning. Good morning. You know, I usually start out with a new year's something with black eyed peas or diet or whatever, but this time I went. I went duck hunting with Jake. We want with our friend Brett Butler of the district. 10 did really Well, Jake heads back up PICO and says, Dad, What am I gonna do with all these ducks and geese? So in spite of the fact that my son Jake, who's 23 now, and we announced his birth on the show 20 years ago. Accused your name naming him after a young turkey. Remember after a young turkey, right? So I sent him up Chico and talking through how to make a giant batch of Duck and goose stew. So I've got a spicy goose stew recipe that's on the sporting Chef website. But thing is here's There is one of the problems that he ran into. He brined it. And you and I have talked about Brian's forever. Never never You know the basic Brian a gallon of water cup each of kosher salt or any kind, of course salt and brown sugar. And so even though I told him make sure it's coarse salt, not table grind, Fine. Grind salt. What did he do? He used the fine grained salt. And so he said, Dad. My stew was really spice or was really salty, which help venture there's some people that have listened to the show that have had the same results because when you when you use a coarse salt right there bigger grain, so there's more air space in between the salt, so you're not getting as much salt in a cup. As opposed to the concentrated fine grind table salt, right, huh? I got you. So So when you do, bro, and you want to make sure that you cut back on the salt that you season it with, if you do happen to use Table salt by mistake. You've been still soak it in cold water and get some enough salt out. But anyway One of the great ways to use up a whole bunch of ducks and geese. If you're lucky enough to shoot him is to make a big pot of stew and you can freeze it and patches on what I do is I put it into a Ziploc bag. Freeze it and then vacuum seal it after it's been frozen. In that way, you don't worry about the juice coming out anyway. Back to this crew. So brown, Absolutely Brandon Upson, Dice bacon. You said bacon grease sooner have done the same thing with twinkly star. You want to get the grease in there? Takes and chunks of ducks, geese. Mixed bag doesn't matter Brown it really good throw in some chopped onion, celery, carrots. If you want it spicy. Put it a little jalapeno and some garlic and just get it until those onions are translucent. There was some beef broth or better yet, if you made some broth out of some duck and goose bodies a little worse, just served rosemary and a can of diced tomatoes or if you want it more tomato, two cans of right of diced tomatoes. Bring it to a boil. Put a lid on it and then lower the heat and just let it simmer because you got to go low and slow because we don't want medium rare in these things. We want him to be more tender follow for a lot of people like so it's gonna take a couple of hours and once it starts to get tender, I throw in some diced potatoes. Check for seasoning with salt and pepper. If you wanted, Ted, you want to pick it up. You could put a little tomato paste in there, but It's that simple. And for those people like I said they were fortunate enough to shoot a lot of Ducks and geese this year. It's a great way to use it up. Yeah, that's great. I love stew. And you know, just like chili, you know, you make venison RL chili, Uh and you freeze it and in the winner, that's the time. It's an easy meal anytime. You can take it up to your duck club. You can do whatever you want with it, but That's a great winner Recipe. I love it. It's good. I mean, this is this is too season. I don't usually have a big pot of stew in the middle of the summer. But right now good and by the way, sporting Chef is back on Sportsman Channel for a new season and dead meat is now on outdoor channel five times a week. So for people that haven't got that didn't get sportsman Channel that have outdoor They've got several seasons of dead meat up ahead for the high death. Sports Most general Oh, yeah, that's very all right. Does sports the gentle Thanks for reminding me what you watched on Comcast? It should automatically switch switch you over, so I don't look nearly as bad as I already am. Yeah. Thank you, Scott. Dr. Next week, Bye Bye. Scott Left of the website sporting chef dot com. Okay. Switching gears. Steelhead, The Trinity River Low Clear bunch of fish. Come in, You can pound on him. Then they get tough. We need rain. Guide to spend waiting for it is Matt Mitchell and I talked to Matt last night. Matt, you're kind of in Between times. It's the kind time a year where you need whether to get the fish moving, and especially to get new fish coming in. Tell me what's going on in Trinity right now. Well, there's a pretty decent little slug of Fish and hit the Junction City area. Really last week, um, did pretty well for a few days there. We need some more water. Torto bring some or in and the clam it and they'll shoot up and come into the Trinity. This Willow Creek last week and we hooked a couple adults and had a ton of half pounders. But we definitely need some rain to bring some fresh fish. So what happens to the slug of fish that moved into the Junction City? Do they just get beat on and kind of hunkered down or do they move up? Do you think I think some of them hunker down because they're waiting for Canyon Creek to get enough water to go up and the North Fork to get enough water to go up and Browns Creek and all these different feeder streams. But ah lot of them shoot up towards the hatchery because they're you know, just depends on what What creek they're going up to spawn this time, years, Mostly wild fish coming in sure. That's good news. That's good news. So the not know when you were catching him at Junction City. What technique where you're using. Limps under an indicator actually, eight patterns mostly Okay, so the egg patterns were still working out fishing the rubber legs. Well, we got a few on rubber legs but down there they especially the South Forks, bringing in some color right now, so They speak color the et eggs when there's color in the water, and then those fresher fish. They slash out of the those eggs, too. They they're programmed to eat a steelhead are until they get beat up on by him for a little while. They still eat him. Well, you you covered because you were done by Willow Creek, which is course below the south right below the Southwark. Then you were a dull oma and then a junction City. Did you catch fish? All three places. Did? Yes, sir. Yes, sir. At some pretty decent days. I mean, we had to really work for those those adults, but They were there, and we did get a few every day. So OK s O. So what we're reading. You're supposed to be a real good storm move in Monday. I know it's supposed to blow out the smith the eel on the coast and that should be just what the doctor ordered in land, Haman. Yeah, I was over on the Smith River. Ah, for 45. Days ago, I took my wife and kids for a float over there just to go Show it to my wife. She never been on it and it was low and clear. It could definitely Blowout. Bring some fishing and I think this is gonna be the real start of steelhead season on the coast. For sure this storm is gonna bring them all in That's that's mad Mitchell, Matt Mitchell's guys..