Western Contours


Sharing experiences and providing insight to become better hunters. Tips, tactics, conservation and inspiration from outdoorsmen and women with a passion for western hunting.

  • 40 minutes 50 seconds
    Live from Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo with Catamount Outdoor Gear

    This is the Catamount update from the Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo podcast booth. Three years in, Catamount Outdoor Gear is still striving to innovate and produce the best outdoor gear possible. From iterations and improvements on their flagship Bino Pack to the new line of carry pouches and products and the new VersaMount hip quiver. Enjoy the episode!

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    13 May 2024, 6:01 am
  • 53 minutes 47 seconds
    Live from Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo with Dan Gates, Charles Whitwam and John Stallone

    Live from the Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo with Dan Gates, Charles Whitwam, and John Stallone. We sit down and talk about motivations and the importance of being men of action. Did we take a left turn as a demographic, and where do we have to steer the ship to keep what we love alive?

    Gather with us for a straight-talking conversation as we navigate the complexities of hunting, conservation, industry and the media. This podcast aims to inspire a different perspective on hunting and urges listeners to contribute constructively to hunting and conservation.

    8 May 2024, 6:44 am
  • 1 hour 42 minutes
    Mentee To Mentor with Renee Thornton

    Guy sits down with Renee Thornton, mentee turned mentor, hunter, conservationist, and amongst a long list of titles Chair of the Wild Sheep Foundation's Women Hunt Program. Renee and Guy explore Renee's motivations, mindset and the success and future of the Women Hunt Program. Enjoy the episode!

    For more info on Women Hunt, films and The Wild Sheep Foundation follow the links below:



    Beyond Bonds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjh2X2vXfjo


    1 May 2024, 6:01 am
  • 59 minutes 35 seconds
    The Business End with VP Archery

    Let's talk broadheads, specifically VP Archery offerings. Vantage Point has been in the game for some time meticulously crafting some great American-made broadheads and taking care of the manufacturing side of things for several companies in the space, like Valkyrie. The recent push with the Omega single bevel is what landed them on the Western Contours radar. But the offerings don't stop at SB's. Everything from footers to 3 blades, sharpening tools, take down riser and components, and complete first aid kits. VP Archery's website is worth exploring and as far as the business end of the arrow, they are producing great heads! Enjoy the episode! 

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    28 March 2024, 6:01 am
  • 1 hour 44 minutes
    Coming Into Being with Will Webber

    In this riveting episode, embark on a journey of transformation with Iron Will Weber, the man behind Genesis Outdoors. From being a novice in the wilderness, hunting black bears in Washington to becoming a passionate outdoorsman, Will shares his exciting journey that started in 2020. This episode offers a deep dive into Will's perspective on how every life event provides important life lessons and why dedication and passion are keys to success. He also shares insights into his life as a family man and homesteader, demonstrating his commitment to self-sustainability.

    Will's passion for hunting exudes in his ‘all or nothing’ approach to the lifestyle. This conversation gets behind the scenes of their company 'Genesis Outdoors' and their commitment to authenticity and passion over performance. You'll discover the resilience learned from unsuccessful hunts,  and the importance of balance between hunting and other aspects of life.

    As a staunch advocate for self-sustainability, Will Weber provides valuable insights into his experience of homesteading. From farming to raising meat, he gives a detailed account of his lifestyle that stresses minimal reliance on societal structures. He further touches on the future he envisions, one rooted in values of hard work, sacrifice, and self-reliance. Self-sustainability extends to his parenting approach, as he shares their journey on homeschooling amidst nature and guiding the next generation towards a fulfilling life.

    Finally, this episode fosters a dialogue on personal growth, the role of accountability, and the importance of cherishing relationships and genuine connections. Will shares raw and inspiring thoughts on discarding victim mentality, steering clear of comparisons, and focusing on one's own journey.

    Join us in this enriching episode, and get inspired to chase your passions, overcome challenges, and seek a fulfilling, self-sufficient life!

    28 March 2024, 6:01 am
  • 58 minutes 59 seconds
    The Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo

    In this special Mile High episode of the Western Contours Podcast,  Abe Aryan and Phil Mendoza take us behind the scenes of the highly anticipated Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo. As co-founders of the event, they offer an exclusive glimpse into its intricate details, unveiling the passion and vision driving its success. Abe and Phil paint a vivid picture of what attendees can expect, from the diverse array of exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge gear to the immersive experiences awaiting outdoor enthusiasts. Tune in as they share their insights, anecdotes, and insider tips, ensuring that every listener is primed for an unforgettable experience at the Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo.

    Follow the links below to Mile High Hunt and Fish Expo:




    22 March 2024, 12:55 pm
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Welcome to the Mountain with Aaron Ambur

    Guy sits down with Aaron Ambur, President of Tuo Gear, to explore all things Tuo and the intricacies of outdoor tech gear design and innovation. From crafting durable, functional equipment to navigating the ever-changing demands of the mountain hunter, Aaron shares insights into the philosophy and why behind Tuo Gear. They discuss Guy's on-mountain testing of the Aptitude Line and why the Aptitude jacket and pants stand out from early to late season. Where Tuo is, planning to go and why you should be taking notice. Enjoy the episode!


    20 March 2024, 12:15 pm
  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    I Can Do Anything with Conner Bryant


    Immerse yourself in an invigorating conversation as we dissect the wisdom and experiences of a determined hunter. In this episode, we embark on a journey of self-improvement, challenges, and triumphs in the hunting landscape, featuring invaluable anecdotes and insights from across different locations and hunting methodologies.

    From his compelling early encounters with hunting to falling in love with the excitement and sweet anticipation of elk hunting, our guest illustrates the enriching impact of hunting on personal growth. Learn how a hunter's journey goes beyond the adventurous outlook, intertwining with significant lifestyle changes, forming unbreakable bonds, and instilling values of discipline and work ethic.

    Discover the crucial skills necessary for success in the wilderness, such as strategic planning, knowledge of terrain, and adaptability. Listen to our guest's intriguing stories of expeditions, his undeterred spirit in the face of grueling challenges, and ways he turned setbacks into victories.

    This episode vitally highlights the importance of respect for the game, an ever-learning attitude, and the perseverance needed not just to survive, but to thrive on the mountain. So, regardless if you're an experienced hunter, a beginner, or someone keen on outdoor adventures, tune in for an enlightening deep dive into the rarely explored nuances and life lessons of the hunting realm.

    6 March 2024, 10:01 am
  • 39 minutes 21 seconds
    Stand Up for Wildlife Conservation and Our Way of Life

    In this Hunt Expo 2024 episode, John Stallone and Dan Gates address a critical crisis facing sportsmen today - the apathy toward preserving outdoor hunting activities. Recorded live at Hunt Expo 24, they highlight the adverse impacts of this indifference amidst escalating threats.

    With emotional urgency, they emphasize the necessity for sportsmen to become politically active to protect their cherished hunting pursuits. They underscore the implications of sidelining our impact on responsible wildlife management and the potential fallout of extremist groups disrupting proven methods.

    Raising the call to arms, they offer solutions such as dedicating a minimum of eight hours a year to combatting the threats and advocating for North American wildlife. They express the dire consequences of failing to do so—the potential loss of the lifestyle and experiences dear to hunters.

    This candid conversation challenges sportsmen supportive of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, reminding them to pledge their time and efforts to the cause influencing their outdoor recreation.

    Conservation Strategies: Unmasking the Misunderstood Dynamics and the Power of Informed Voices

    Uncover the hushed side of wildlife conservation. Our guests uncover the systemic challenges, decoding the recent dynamics and the need for better awareness and active involvement in local and regional politics.

    They stress the importance of knowing our government representatives and the paramount role of citizens in wildlife conservation. Gain insights into how informed citizens can shape legislation and policies and what this means for the future of our natural resources.

    Explore opposition groups' strategies and discuss the impacts of a potential movement banning animal harvesting. By the end of this episode, you'll be well-equipped with vital information needed to effectively communicate about conservation and contribute towards our natural landscapes.

    Animal Rights Extremism: The Threat and the Call to Counter-Action

    Our hosts delve into the critical issue of animal rights and the misguided extremism apparent in their advocates. The episode emphasizes education, funding, support, and outreach for significant change, noting that though extremists exist, they do not represent public opinion.

    Insisting on the necessity for a united front against this extremism, our hosts stress the importance of upholding wildlife conservation methods and warning against the dangers of unscientific, ballot-driven initiatives.

    In rallying their listeners, they make a heartfelt plea to stand up for what's right and ensure that animal rights need not become victims of misguided beliefs. Listeners are further motivated to stay active by contacting local representatives, donating, and firmly advocating for the wildlife and resources that ultimately belong to them.


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    6 March 2024, 4:05 am
  • 40 minutes 18 seconds
    All Things Western Hunt Fest with Nevada Backcountry Radio

    The Western Hunt Fest crew on an episode of Nevada Backcountry Radio show, talking all things WHF, the Reno shoot at Silver Arrow Bowmen, the competition structure, friendly shooting and participation and a couple of rabbit holes. Big thank you to Henry and David for inviting us on.

    29 February 2024, 2:08 am
  • 32 minutes 42 seconds
    The Hunt Expo Episodes pt. 4 with Brandon Waddell

    In this Hunt Expo episode, join us in a deep, introspective conversation with my friend Brandon Waddell, who opens up about his journey from experiencing a life-altering crisis to leading a life filled with clarity and fulfillment. Hear how he is navigating his personal crises, acknowledging his challenges, and transforming his life to achieve emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. 

    The discussion also delves into Brandon's emphasis on the importance of physical health for emotional balance, enabling better mental health and fostering spiritual growth. Moreover, Brandon brings attention to practices such as expressing gratitude daily, prioritizing physical health, and planning his day strategically. Listen and be inspired by this episode that truly embodies a transformation journey, reminding us that care for one's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health is the stepping stone to lasting contentment and personal growth.

    Fascinatingly, Brandon speaks about his shift from viewing failure as a definitive end to seeing it as a stepping stone toward self-improvement. Learn about his habitual practices, including daily reflections, lessons from challenging experiences, cultivating a healthy lifestyle, and nurturing relationships. This episode is a testament to the resilience and the power of self-betterment, portraying how adversities can turn into profound learning experiences, leading to transformational personal growth.


    29 February 2024, 1:18 am
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