Empower Outdoors

Ep. 14: Women of the Wild Midwest

An episode of Empower Outdoors

By Ali Juten
Join Ali Juten and Phil Stepp while they share their passion for the outdoors, hunting, and fishing in the midwest. Ali brings a unique female perspective to the outdoor world, while Phil shares his years of knowledge in DIY hunting and fishing.
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Ep. 19: Living a Hunter's Dream, Meet Cara Harper
In this episode, Ali interviews Cara Harper about her 2018 hunting season. Cara and her husband have been living in their camper traveling the country hunting. She shares stories of her turkey, elk, waterfowl and deer hunts with her husband, Grant. We talk about her passion for hunting, dog training, and her advice for new hunters wanting to get into the sport. She also shares a little about her career that makes "hunting for a living" possible.  You won't want to miss it! https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/living-a-hunters-dream-cara-harper
January 16, 2019
Ep. 18: Antelope Hunting and Accessibility to the Outdoors
Motivational Speaker, author, and outdoorswoman, Ashlee Lundvall joins the show! Ashlee shares some of the hunting knowledge she has learned over the years, specifically about antelope hunting. She's also a woman who is passionate about accessibility to the outdoors. After a ranch accident in 1999 left her paralyzed, she has made it her mission to redefine her life by helping others who may have similar circumstances. Ashlee shares her perspective of hunting in an action-track chair and how she preps for a hunting trip. In May 2018 she was also appointed by Pres. Trump for a two-year term to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. It's an episode you won't want to miss! For more about Ashlee and the resources she has put together to help others access the outdoors, visit her website www.ashleelundvall.com. Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
October 2, 2018
Ep: 17 - The Woman Angler and Adventurer
Ali and Phil chat with Angie Scott, host of the Woman Angler and Adventurer Podcast. Angie discusses finding her way to fish in Tennessee as well as her passion for the sport. She also discusses her podcast mission and how she hopes to inspire women to get out fishing and experience the outdoors. Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
September 28, 2018
Ep. 16: Creating Hunting Memories Lasting Generations, with Duluth Pack President, Tom Sega
In this episode, Duluth Pack President, Tom Sega joins the show to share the Duluth Pack story and their legacy of outdoor and hunting products. Sega and Duluth Pack are not newbies in the hunting world, in fact at 136 years old, the brand is the oldest, hand-crafted canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. As an avid outdoorsman, hunter and family man, Sega also shares some of his favorite hunting memories including: prepping for a hunt, the harvest, and creating excellent table fare. Read the full blog post here --> aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/ep16-creating-hunting-memories-duluth-pack Music by Steven James and the Revival Song title: Lover of the Silver Moon
August 23, 2018
Ep. 15: WhitetailDNA with Alex Comstock
Founder of WhitetailDNA.com, Alex Comstock, joins the show to talk about whitetail hunting! WhitetailDNA is a deer hunting blog for people who are whitetail obsessed. From prepping for season to planning for out of state hunts on a budget, WhitetailDNA has covered it. Alex is also an outdoor writer published in Bowhunter, QDMA, and North American Whitetail magazine. In this episode, Alex shares how he is personally prepping for season, finding great spots on public land, and how he has been successful in gaining access to private land. He also shares the story of his massive North Dakota buck as well as his goals within the outdoor industry. You won't want to miss this one! . Read the blog post here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/ep15-whitetaildna-alex-comstock . Music by Steven James and the Revival (used with permission) Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
August 9, 2018
Ep. 14: Women of the Wild Midwest
In this episode, Lindsey Mitchell of Women of the Wild Midwest joins the show to talk about an all-women's event coming up this September 2018 near La Crosse, WI. Learn all about the event and how to attend or get involved! . Read the full blog here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/7/18/ep-14-wow-midwest . Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
August 3, 2018
Ep. 13: Media Strategist & Outdoorswoman, Gabriella Hoffman
Growing up in southern California and then relocating to the DC metro area, Gabriella Hoffman shares how she got started fishing and, most recently, hunting. Coming from the perspective of someone living in a metro area, she gives tips on how to get involved in the outdoors. She also explains why hunters and anglers are so important to conservation due to the Pittman-Robertson act. . Read the full blog here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/7/18/ep-13-gabriella-hoffman . Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
July 26, 2018
Ep 12: Scott Einsmann, Digital Manager for the ATA
In this episode, we chat with Scott Einsmann, Digital Manager for the Archery Trade Association. Scott shares tips for getting started in archery, working through target panic, how to avoid bad habits, and much more. Scott is an avid traditional and compound bowhunter, competitive archer, and was previously an archery coach. . Read the full blog here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/7/18/ep-12-scott-einsmann . Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
July 19, 2018
Ep. 11: Meet Outdoorswoman, Katie Van Slyke
In this episode we chat with outdoorswoman, Katie Van Slyke about her background with hunting, horses, and farming as well as her passion for makeup. With her massive social media following, Katie explains a little bit about her life in the spotlight and how she embraces with the positive and negative that comes along with it. . Read the blog post here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/katievanslyke . Music by Steven James and the Revival Song title: Lover of the Silver Moon
July 11, 2018
Ep 10: Hunting & Fishing with Wounded Warriors Guide Service
In episode 10, we meet Paul Pederson, a veteran and volunteer for the Wounded Warrior's Guide Service. WWGD is a non-profit hunting and fishing guide service for wounded veterans, at no cost to them. Paul explains the camaraderie that forms between service men and women during the trips and how to get involved. . Read the blog post here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/6/26/ep-10-hunting-fishing-with-wounded-warriors
June 27, 2018
Ep. 9: Planer Boards, Spring Recap, and What's ahead
Ali Juten & Phil Stepp recap on their turkey season successes. Ali shares about her first turkey and about the MN Governor's fishing opener. Phil talks fishing methods with Planer boards and his company called Superior Trolling Equipment. . Link to blog post here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/6/20/episode-9-using-planer-boards-spring-recap-and-whats-ahead . Music by Steven James and the Revival Song title: Lover of the Silver Moon
June 19, 2018
Ep. 8: Bowfishing with Kaitlin Woodward
Ali Juten & Phil Stepp chat with avid hunter and angler, Kaitlin Woodward about bowfishing. Covering everything from her first bowfishing setup and what she's using now, to methods in finding fish. If you are at all curious about bowfishing, this is an episode you won't want to miss. Kaitlin is a Bass Pro Ambassador, a member of the Hobie Fishing Team, Bear Archery, and Cajun Bowfishing. . Read the full blog post here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/5/10/beginning-kayak-bowfishing-tips-from-kaitlin-woodward
May 10, 2018
Ep. 7: Meet Lady Angler, Nicole Stone
Ali and Phil talk with Nicole Stone Outdoors about her transition to becoming an outdoor writer and multi-media specialist. She also shares tips for new anglers as well as advanced anglers trying to bring their fishing to the next level. Learn how she utilizes social media to make fishing friendships and share her passion for fishing. She also introduces her newest project, ladiesofangling.com. . Read the full blog post here --> https://aliupnorth.com/empower-outdoors-blog/2018/5/4/meet-lady-angler-nicole-stone . Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
May 4, 2018
Ep. 6: Beyond the Harvest - Why hunt?
Ali and Phil talk about the true reasons why they hunt. Hint: it's not just about harvesting an animal. Hear about how hunting has helped their physical and emotional health and why there is a strong tie between hunting and conservation. Ali also shares how she has dealt with anti-hunters and bullying on social media. Music by Steven James and the Revival Song: Lover of the Silver Moon
April 5, 2018
Ep. 5: Spring Steelhead Fishing / Guest - Parker Bambenek
Ali & Phil chat with charter fishing Captain Parker Bambenek of Superior Pursuits. Parker shares the story about why he chose to turn his passion for fishing into a career. He also gives a few tips for catching steelhead, river etiquette, and safe handling of fish. Music used with permission from artist, Steven James and the Revival. Song: Lover of the Silver Moon.
March 30, 2018
Ep. 4: Making Maple Syrup
In this episode of Empower Outdoors Podcast, Ali explains the materials needed to make maple syrup and her family's method in northern Minnesota. Special guest: Ali's dad, Jim. Theme song used with permission from artist. Song Title: Lover of the Silver Moon Artist: Steven James & the Revival
March 22, 2018
Ep. 3: Turkey Hunting Basics
In this episode of Empower Outdoors, learn the basics of turkey hunting from Phil Stepp and Ali Juten. Theme song used with permission. Song Title: Lover of a Silver Moon Artist: Steven James and the Revival
March 21, 2018
Ep 2: Turkey Hunting - Public or Private Land
Empower Outdoors Episode 2: Phil shares some of is turkey hunting knowledge in which seasons to hunt and why, how to locate public land and how to gain access to private land.
March 15, 2018
Ep 1: Why Empower Outdoors?
Meet #empoweroutdoors show host Ali Juten and Phil Stepp as they share why their passion for the outdoors turned into a podcast.
March 14, 2018
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