Randy Newberg -elk hunter and host of “Fresh Tracks” on Sportsman Channel joins us this week we discuss how he breaks down a topo map prior to a backcountry hunt. What features does he key in on as he pours over paper and digital maps? How does he eliminate non productive areas? We discuss in depth, plus Randy talks about the 5 different parts of the elk season and how he defines each one.

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Since I am heading to Canada on a fishing trip next week we’ll talk Northern Pike and smallmouth bass with Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame member Gord Pyzer. The predatory nature of the pike is extremely fascinating. Gord tells us where to look for them and what baits will get the most strikes. Looking forward to picking the brain of the Ontario native.

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We wrap up the broadcast by talking shotguns with Mossberg’s Linda Powell. Mossberg gave us a 935 Semi Auto 12 gauge as our August Photo of the Month grand prize. We discuss that waterfowling shotgun as well as their Silver Reserve Super Sport Over/Under shotgun series. This American made classic is a thing of beauty. But what is it like for Mossberg as they try to compete in the over/under market that is dominated by foreign gun makers (Beretta, Benelli, Browning)?

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