The New Kopfjager Industries AMBUSH, Roundtable Discussion with Mossberg, Ducks Unlimited and Kent Cartridge & AG Exemptions for Managing Wildlife
Kopfjager Industries continues to push the envelope in precision shooting advancements. I’ve been a huge fan of their Reaper Grip for some time now and have had success hunting with it in a variety of applications. When I heard they were coming out with a new mount, specific for box blind hunters I knew we needed to take a closer look at the AMBUSH. Our friend Matt Banes (co founder of Kopfjager Industries) joins us in the studio to discuss the new mount and the latest and greatest from Kopfjager.
Next, I sit down with some good friends in the form of Ducks Unlimited’s Chris Jennings, Mossberg’s Linda Powell and Kent Cartridge’s Andrew Howard. The 4 of us recently met down at the Texas coast for early teal season. On this media hunt we were using 28 gauge Mossberg’s with Kent Bismuth loads and Mossberg 20 gauges with Kent Teal Steel #6’s. Small gauges for waterfowl made for some sporty shooting no doubt and the 4 of us sat down for a round table discussion after one of the hunts.
Topics included: Bismuth’s lethality, the Trump Slump in the firearms industry, crappie vs walleye for the table, “Minnesota Nice”, Lake of the Woods grouse hunting, Duck Hunter numbers on the uptick and much more.
We wrap up the broadcast by spending some time with Plateau Land and Wildlife’s Tim Milligan to discuss the option of enrolling one’s property into Wildlife Management vs Ag (running cattle). You might not be aware that you can keep your tax break the same by simply switching the exemption from Ag to Wildlife Management. Tim discusses the positives from doing so, and if you lease your hunting land (like me) then you still might want to let your landowner know about the possibility.
The Archery Elk Edition: Blisters, Bushwhacking, Floorless Shelters, Backcountry Food and Frontal Shots on Bugling Bulls
My longtime friend and elk hunting partner in crime Chisum Cooke makes his return to the show on the Elk Edition. We train 51 weeks of the year for one glorious week chasing bugling bulls together each fall. This is ultimately a recap of this year’s New Mexico public land archery elk hunt, but as you listen, you find that elk hunting isn’t a hobby for Chisum or I. It’s the thing that keeps us grounded and focused in our daily lives, 365 days a year.
On this episode you’ll experience the highs and lows of elk hunting the pre rut with Chisum and I. Silent bulls, blisters, mile upon mile, burns, funny cliches and a good bit of elk hunting strategy. We also break down our gear, shelter and much more.
Early teal and resident Canada goose seasons are open throughout much of the country. With that in mind, I shed some light on how I like to hunt those little blue winged feathered rockets during September. I walk through an article I wrote for Cabela’s Outfitter Magazine a few years ago. 15 years worth of experience has taught me a great deal regarding early teal. Don’t make it more difficult than it has to be.
Next, one of my favorite singer/songwriters joins us in studio. Jerrod Medulla recently hit #1 on the Texas music charts with his tune “Unbroken Horses”. We talk some deer hunting, redfish and of course take a listen to some of Jerrod’s latest tunes among other things.
Then, we wrap up the broadcast by checking in with Isocialboost founder Devin Leonard. In the social media driven world we live in, anybody can become a social media influencer. So for any of you guys or gals out there looking to make a name for yourself in the outdoor space, you will want to listen to Devin’s message. Isocialboost can create that jumpstart you need to start attracting sponsors and eventually making a living in the hunting/fishing community. Oh, and Devin is also a backcountry mule deer fanatic, so I am sure we’ll get into that topic as well.