Backcountry Rookies - Big Game Hunting Podcast

Sportsmen's Nation

Welcome to the Backcountry Rookies Big Game Hunting podcast, we are new to the backcountry hunting community, or as some would say "Rookies". Our goal is to educate ourselves as well as other new western hunters and gain the experience we all need to be successful backcountry hunters. As we begin our exciting new journey we want to invite other Rookies, like us, as well as seasoned western hunters to learn and help all skill levels become prepared for their backcountry hunting adventures. In this podcast we cover backcountry hunting gear and equipment, elk hunting, mule deer hunting, antelope hunting , and other western big game species. Brought to you by the Sportsmen's Nation.

  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    How To Plan The Perfect Hunt Part 1 – Archery Gear

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian covers all the gear you need for an awesome archery hunt from the truck to the pack out.

    This week’s episode covers the next step in planning the perfect western hunt and everyone’s favorite topic – gear! Brian covers all the gear for a successful western hunt for anyone planning a hunt, from western rookies to veterans! This podcast covers the best clothing, boots, packs, archery setups and more! Check out all of the gear and more in the GoHunt Gear Shop and use the code WESTERN to save 10% on most regular priced items!


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    16 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 57 minutes 25 seconds
    How To Plan The Perfect Hunt Part 1 - E-Scouting

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian does a deep dive into the most important part of a successful fall – E-Scouting!

    This week’s episode is perfect for anyone planning a western hunt this fall! Whether you are brand new to planning a hunt and looking for where to begin, or a seasoned veteran just looking for a couple new tricks and tips to add to your toolbox, this episode has something for you! Brian breaks down the entire E-scouting process from start to finish for Antelope, Mule Deer, and Elk seasons and give you the need to know information to plan an amazing hunt this fall!

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    9 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 17 minutes
    Hunting Giant Blacktail Deer

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian has Nathan Endicott on the podcast to talk all about giant Blacktail Deer and Roosevelt Elk!

    Nathan is an avid bowhunter for Oregon and loves sneaking up on Blacktail deer with his bow each fall! On this week’s episode Nathan shares some of the tactics and stories from his recent hunts and some of the impressive bucks he has tagged! The guys also talk about Roosevelt elk, and the differences between those and the Rocky Mountain sub species. Click the links below to check out more from Nathan and his awesome hunts!

     

    https://www.instagram.com/nathan4you/

    https://endicottfilms.com/



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    2 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    Spring Bear Hunting with Dalton Fleck

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian has Dalton Fleck on the podcast to share some stories from his spring bear hunt!

    Dalton is from western North Dakota and spends a lot of time chasing big bucks all across the state. On today’s podcast, Dalton tells the story of his spring bear hunt out west, including packing it out of a crazy canyon and some of the weather they had roll in! Brian and Dalton also talk North Dakota hunting, and some of the giant deer they have seen over the years in the badlands. Click the links below to see more from Dalton.

     

    https://www.instagram.com/daltonfleck_/?hl=en

    https://www.youtube.com/@daltonfleck

     

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    25 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 20 minutes 40 seconds
    Backup Tag Options

    On this bonus episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Brian covers all of the backup and over-the-counter tag options for the listeners that have not yet drawn a tag and are looking for a way to get out west this fall!


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    21 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    Making Hunting Fun Again

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian talks with Dillon Deitz about having fun while hunting and harvesting what makes you happy!

    Dillon is a Montana hunter and outdoor content creator that focuses on making hunting fun again and not being so serious or getting caught up in how big every animal is. Dillon also creates a ton of hilarious content in the hunting humor genre! Brian and Dillon talk about getting into hunting and being proud of harvesting whatever makes you happy regardless of what the keyboard warriors say! Check out Dillon’s content at the links below.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/@dillondeitz

    https://www.instagram.com/dillondeitz/



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    18 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
    Fighting the Colorado Hunting Ban

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian talks with Dan Gates about the Colorado Ballot Box Initiative to ban hunting for large cats in Colorado!

    Dan has been a wildlife and conservationist his entire life and has spent much of that time fighting for our rights to continue hunting and trapping through different groups such as Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management and the Colorado Wildlife Council. Dan and his team are currently fighting to block a ballot initiative this fall that would ban hunting of large cats in Coloardo. Brian and Dan talk about some of the serious problems with ballot initiatives and how they have negative impacts on the wildlife balance and our North American Consveration Model. Check out the links below to learn more about Dan and the issues he is working on and to show your support!

     

    https://www.instagram.com/c.r.w.m/

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    https://savethehuntcolorado.com/

     

     



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    11 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Wyoming Wildlife

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian talks with Jaden Bales of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation about the state of big game in Wyoming!

    Jaden is a busy guy when it comes to western hunting! He works his day job for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, is a part of The Rich Outdoors crew, helps hunters plan their western trips under Hunt West, and when there is time left over he is out on the slopes guiding hunters! Brian and Jaden talk about some of the recent winters that Wyoming has had and the long term impacts on deer and antelope populations in the state.

     

    https://www.instagram.com/jadenbales/

    https://linkin.bio/jadenbales/

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    28 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 41 minutes
    Finding Elk Sheds in New Mexico

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian has Dan Mathews on the podcast to share the highlights from the annual New Mexico Shed Hunt!

    Dan just got back from the annual New Mexico shed hunt with good friend Stephen Walker and camera man Chris Parsons. Dan shares some of the highlights from the trip, including finding a big matched set of brown elk sheds. The guys got into some great areas this year and found a ton of sheds! Click the links below to see more from Dan’s adventures!

    https://www.instagram.com/thenomadicoutdoorsman/

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    21 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 37 minutes
    Food, Nutrition, & Training for Elk Season

    On this episode of GOHUNT’s  Western Rookie Podcast, Brian has Weston Paul back on the podcast to continue the conversation on Wellness & Training for Mountain Hunts!

    Weston is part of the MTN Tough team and a dedicated outdoorsman, husband, and father! Brian and Weston recently bumped into each other at the BHA National Rendevous and starting chatting about homesteading, growing your own food, and raising animals and decided to bring that conversation to the podcast to continue the topic of being the best version of ourselves and preparing for hunting season year round! Weston also announced the MTN Tough promo code “Rookie” for anyone looking to try out the MTN Tough App! Click the links below to check out MTN Tough and more of Weston’s adeventures.

     

    https://www.instagram.com/westonjpaul/

    https://mtntough.com/

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    14 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 20 minutes 53 seconds
    GoHunt Bonus Series #15 – Wyoming Deer & Antelope Applications

    On this bonus episode of The Western Rookie Podcast, Brian Covers a bunch of upcoming western tag applications including all Oregon apps and Wyoming Deer & Antelope!

     

    Application Deadlines:

    Oregon Big Game: May 15th

    Washington Special Permits: May 22nd

    Wyoming Deer & Antelope: May 31st

    Montana Antelope: June 1st

    California Big Game: June 2nd  

    Connect with Brian Krebs
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    Have Questions or Comments? Send an email to [email protected]!

     

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    10 May 2024, 9:00 am
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