Binos vs Spotting Scope…that question is becoming more and more popular among backcountry hunters. We all want optimal performance, but weight and space are at a premium when you hike in 5-10 miles for a hunt. Our old friend Mark Boardman- Vortex Optics VP Marketing jumps on to talk about how he mounts his 50 power Kaibibs on a tripod and then begans to dissect the landscape. We also talk about the weight difference between 50 power class binos and some of Vortex’s higher end spotting scopes.

I know I pack and repack my bag 3 times or more before heading into the backcountry. Weight is a major factor when I choose my optics system. Maybe Mark’s insight will help you come up with optics package that is right for you as we gear up for the fall season.

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Are you an above average, below average or average duck hunter? Delta Waterfowl’s Paul Wait breaks down some numbers on this week’s show.
More importantly though, we discuss the alarming trend in decreasing Federal Duck Stamp sales. We’re losing duck and goose hunters by the tens of thousands annually. Bad news for ducks, bad news for duck hunters, bad news for conservation Since the mid 1970’s we’ve lost over 1 million duck hunters (over half of our ranks).

What can be done to reverse this alarming trend? What does it mean for the future of our sport? Why are hunters hanging up their decoys for good? Paul breaks it down for us on this week’s visit.

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We round out the broadcast by touching base with Accubow CEO and avid bowhunter Matt Pell. An engineer by trade, Matt used that background to create the ultimate archery training tool. The Accubow can be drawn from 10-70 lbs with no let off. When it comes to fine tuning your muscles and focusing on form, there is nothing better out there. Matt talks about how he came up with the design and how he knew bowhunters and archers would gravitate the the Accubow’s versatility. Practice makes perfect and you can take the Accubow with you essentially anywhere.

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