Hunters Advantage Podcast

Hunters Advantage Podcast

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By Christian Babcock
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The Hunters Advantage Podcast was built with the one goal in mind—to help hunters become better at what they love to do. We talk to hunting experts from across the country in hopes that their knowledge will give hunters the ADVANTAGE on their next adventure.
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The Hunters Advantage Podcast was built with the one goal in mind—to help hunters become better at what they love to do. We talk to hunting experts from across the country in hopes that their knowledge will give hunters the ADVANTAGE on their next adventure.
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Premium Fixed Blade Broadheads & Mountain Goats- with Bill Vanderheyden of Iron Will Broadheads- E041
In this episode we discuss the reasons for using premium fixed blade broadheads as well as mountain goat hunting in Colorado. :)  Check them out here- https://www.ironwilloutfitters.com/
59:25
November 5, 2019
Quality Deer Management Starts With You - E040
Kip Adams is the Director of Conservation of the Quality Deer Management Association. On this episode we talk deer harvest statistics, deer research, deer sex ratios, deer habitat and management and CWD.  Check them out here- https://www.qdma.com
55:53
October 7, 2019
Quality Whitetail Management with Kyle Heuerman of Team Radical - E039
There aren't many hunting organizations like Team Radical. Kyle Heuerman and his team consistently harvest quality whitetail year after year, many scoring in the Boone & Crockett range. They also have committed to capturing it all on film. I remember in my early teens admiring Team Radical's management focus, commitment to documenting quality hunts, and the ninja skills it takes to pass deer that are consistently over 150 inches. If you're passionate about management aimed at producing world class deer this is the podcast episode for you.   Check them out on YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/TeamRadicalWebShow
1:00:50
September 27, 2019
Anyone Can Enjoy The Outdoors- E038
Shannon Kortman is a 28 year old Michigan outdoorsman that was born with Spina Bifida. He has been bound to a wheelchair his entire life, but hasn't let that stop him from enjoying all of God's creation. When discussing the difficulty of hunting and fishing from a wheel chair he promised me that he wouldnt change a thing in his life and reassured that God is good. If Shannon can do it, so can you!  Shannon's favorite verse, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."  Check Shannon Out on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/anyonecanoutdoors/
35:29
September 23, 2019
Should You Fletch Your Arrows With FOB Archery Fletchings? -E037
FOB Archery or "Fletchings Only Better" was designed by an Aero-Space Engineer and they take a scientific approach to building archery fletchings. I sat down with Luke Hardin a co-owner of the company to dive deep into why you should try FOB fletchings this bow season. We discuss crosswind affects, design, draw and more.  Check them out here- https://fobarchery.com/
37:05
September 13, 2019
How To Choose The Best Bowsight For You- E036
This week I am joined by Jack Borcherding. He is the marketing manager at Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge, SIK & Rocket Broadheads and more. We discuss the process of choosing the bow sight that is right for you. 
33:26
September 2, 2019
The Science Behind Deer Vision- E035
Lindsay Thomas is Director of Communication at the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). In this episode we discuss the science behind whitetail vision. 
46:16
August 28, 2019
Back Country Bowhunting with Chris Young- E034
We are headed to Colorado the first week of September to chase Rocky Mountain Elk. In honor of that, we sat down with a successful back country bowhunter from Idaho to pick his back country brain from tips and tricks-- Chris Young.  Find us on socials- Christian Babcock  The Hunters Advantage Podcast
57:18
August 23, 2019
How I harvested a 233" Texas Whitetail with Chad Jones- E033
Chad Jones harvested a 233" whitetail in Collin County Texas in 2018. In the episode we discuss whitetail hunting strategy on public and private land!
1:02:57
August 16, 2019
Whitetail Wisdom, Outfitting & Growing In The Outdoor Industry with Blake Garrett- E032
Blake Garrett of Unfiltered Outdoors and Full Draw Adventures joins us this week to talk whitetail season prep, the outdoor industry, his live streaming app and more. 
1:07:02
August 14, 2019
Why Crimson Talon Broadheads re-entered the market - E031
Dave Bittle, the owner of Crimson Talons Broadheads explains the technology behind the 2019 Crimson Talons Broadhead line of products.  Check them out here: Korekut.com
38:17
August 10, 2019
The Outfit Oklahoma- Shane Lewellen- E030
 Shane Lewellen is the owner of “The Outfit Oklahoma” which is an Oklahoma based outfitter that covers waterfowl, spring turkey and helicopter hog and coyote hunts. In this episode we discuss building an outfitting business and following your passion. Enjoy!  Book a hunt here: http://www.theoutfitok.com/
1:13:28
August 5, 2019
Charles Beaty - Prince of Poachers E029
Poaching, near death experiences, and more. Christian Babcock interviews the United States most infamous poacher, Charles Beaty. He killed 116 deer in a 20+ year span off of the worlds most famous ranches - the King and Kenedy. We are not advocates of poaching, but the stories are nothing short of incredible.  Check out Charles book here- princeofpoachers.com 
1:20:35
July 31, 2019
Archery Strong- Relieve Pain, Improve Accuracy, Prevent Injury- E028
Christian Williams trains bow hunters on proper form to ensure longevity in archery. His company "Archery Strong" aims to keep bow hunters injury free while steadily improve their accuracy. We talk about bow hunting mechanics, shoulder stability and how his programs are going to make you a better archer.  Check his programs out at  https://www.archery-strong.com/  Full company mission statement, " Our mission is to relieve shoulder pain, prevent injury, and improve performance to build the most accurate, injury-proof archers in the woods and on the range. We provide archery specific strength training designed to make you a bulletproof archer. With Archery Strong, shoulder issues will never keep you from filling a tag or competing on the range." 
49:46
July 29, 2019
Back to Back 200" Whitetails- Greg Glesinger of Drury Outdoors- E027
Greg Glesinger is no stranger to harvesting big whitetails. In 2017 & 2018 he harvested back to back 200"+ whitetail bucks. It was an honor to talk to him about whitetail hunting, hunting culture, growing big deer and much more. We will be podcasting again soon for part 2 of this series!  Find Greg on Instagram-  https://www.instagram.com/gregglesinger_druryoutdoors/  Find us on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/christianbabcock/ &  https://www.instagram.com/huntersadvantagepodcast/  Find us on YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsiGL0Z_LfTw3o9QIZqIQ9w?view_as=subscriber 
1:31:21
July 24, 2019
Primos Videographer- Lake Pickle- E026
Lake Pickle is a podcaster, social media marketer and videographer at Primos Hunting. At the age of 21 he decided to chase his dream in the outdoor industry and has been living it for the last 6 years. On this episode we discuss breaking into the outdoor industry, memes and a ton of hunting. Enjoy!  Check out Lake & Primos on Instagram-  https://www.instagram.com/lakepickle/  &  https://www.instagram.com/primos_hunting/  Instagram-   https://www.instagram.com/christianbabcock  Subscribe to us on YouTube-  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsiGL0Z_LfTw3o9QIZqIQ9w?view_as=subscriber 
53:47
July 22, 2019
Bear Archery- Walk Among Legends- E025
Bear Archery is one of the biggest archery brands in the world. It was founded by the legendary Fred Bear in 1939. Fred is considered by many to be the pioneer of bowhunting. In this episode I chat with Jack Borcherding, the current marketing manager at Bear. We talk about where Bear has been, where they are going and what innovative products they are pushing in 2019. Enjoy! 
43:48
July 17, 2019
Embrace the suck- Jason Kurrasch- E024
Sometimes it doesn't matter how much research, scouting or podcasts you consume. It is often a battle of mental toughness to harvest an Elk. Jason Kurrasch is not stranger to embracing the suck. On this episode he shares with us how he consistently gets it done Elk hunting. 
44:30
July 13, 2019
Mississippi Turkey Hunting- E023
Hunting Eastern Turkey in Mississippi with my buddy Jake Ayers was challenging. I hope you enjoy our unique perspective, story and lessons learned 🙏💪🏻
1:09:31
July 4, 2019
Wanna-be Elk hunters- E022
My good buddy Trent and I talk about  planning our September Archery Elk hunt. We discuss what we have learned doing throughout our research and how we plan to be successful. Sept 14th we will do a follow up episode to discuss the results!
34:37
June 26, 2019
Elk hunting for beginners - w/ Steve Chappell- E021
This is the ultimate podcast for anyone going on their first Elk hunt this fall. I am joined by the Arizona Elk guide & calling legend himself, Steve Chappell. We discuss where to look for Elk, what calls are needed for starting out, Elk patterns, physical fitness and much more.  You can check out Steve's guide service here-  https://www.chappellguideservice.com/ 
1:05:24
June 18, 2019
Beau Martonik- E20
Beau is the host of "East Meets West Hunt" podcast. In this episode we discuss OTC Elk hunting for beginners, mountain country gear (shoes, packs, etc.), Physical training, Sitka Gear, and how he got started in podcasting. If you're not from a western state and are interested in making the trip out west this is a great episode to tune in to! Enjoy.
56:15
June 13, 2019
Back Country Hunters and Anglers CEO- Land Tawney- E019
For the last 6 years Land Tawney has served as the CEO of Back Country Hunters and Anglers. Since then the group aimed at preserving and growing our North American public land system has grown from 1000 to 30000+ members uniting as one voice in 45 states. If we want to preserve the public lands that we enjoy today it starts with us as hunters. If you want  to learn more about BHA  or how to join a chapter in your state you can at their website here- https://www.backcountryhunters.org  Use code HAP10- for 10% off mapping software at Huntwise.com Connect with us on socials below- Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Thehuntersadvantage Instagram- Instagram.com/huntersadvantagepodcast
44:40
June 7, 2019
The Public Land Adventure Club- E018
The Public Land Adventure Club aims to stand by Non-profit organizations to fight for conservation and public land saving efforts throughout the country. On the episode we discuss in detail Texas Public Lands, Texas hunting culture and how to chase mature bucks on Public Land. Enjoy!
1:04:38
May 31, 2019
Braxton Byers- E017
Braxton is the founder of the brand "Follow His Arrow." He and his wife Jessica Taylor Byers join to form a true central Texas power couple. In this episode we discuss Texas hunting, harvesting a 10+ year old buck and the state of hunting in social media age. Enjoy!
1:01:29
May 25, 2019
Jay Scott Outdoors- E016
Jay Scott has been a professional hunting guide for 22 years as well as the host of the popular podcast “Jay Scott Outdoors.” He enjoys guiding throughout the Southwest United States as well as Mexico for Coues Deer, Elk, Big Horn Sheep and Gould Turkey. Jay has harvested two 400+ inch bulls in his lifetime. In this episode we talk Elk hunting, Outfitting, Gould Turkey, podcasting and much more. 
1:07:48
May 21, 2019
Gearhead Archery- E015
Gearhead Archery makes some of the most interesting looking archery equipment in the industry including compound bows, cross bows and even slingshots. I sat down with their Director of Operations, Skip Peterson, to get to the bottom of the Gearhead story! 
1:04:02
May 10, 2019
Out On A Limb Mfg - E014
"The only tree stand on the market that can hang on a horizontal limb" - Matt Garis  Out On A Limb Mfg. creates innovative hunting solutions including 360 degree rotating overhead camera arms, horizontal & vertical hanging tree stands as well as bag target stands. They are a local family owned company based in Enid, OK.  If you want to check out their website you can at outonalimbmfg.com If you want to become a monthly supporter of this podcast you can below.  Connect with us on social-  Instagram- @christianbabcock @huntersadvantage_podcast Facebook- @thehuntersadvantage
23:59
April 19, 2019
Jessica Taylor Byers - E013
Jessica and I discussed her founding of followherarrow.com and what it means to her to inspire women and younger generations to pick up a bow and arrow and live fearlessly. Jessica is an Under Armour hunt sponsored athlete, writer and vlogger that enjoys every moment spent in the outdoors with her bow and arrow. Throughout this episode she shares her unique perspective on conservation, making it in the outdoor industry and following her dreams! Enjoy. 
1:07:18
April 12, 2019
Surviving a Cape Buffalo Attack with Melissa Neugebauer- E012
Melissa explains her unique story of being attacked by a Cape Buffalo in Tanzania, Africa. She describes the 3 miracles that happened while the Buffalo repetitively charged and attacked her. To God be the glory!
36:28
April 4, 2019
The Accubow Archery Training System- E011
The Accubow is the most advanced archery training system in the world. I sat down with Accubow CEO, Matt Pell, to discuss how Accubow is going to help archers improve their shooting not only in target archery, but for hunting as well. The system also includes a downloadable virtual reality app that will allow users to bow fish, target shoot and hunt a variety of game. 
50:22
March 25, 2019
Turkey talk with Oklahoma Regional Director of NWTF- TJ Goodpasture- E010
TJ and I discuss the conversation efforts of NWTF in Oklahoma and the R3 movement which aims to Retain, Reactivate and Recruit hunters!
34:23
March 18, 2019
Social media censorship, the R3 movement and the GoWild App with Jenn Callahan- E09
In this episode we talk about social media censorship, the R3 movement and the growth of the GoWild app. If you're looking for a place to socialize with like minded hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen look no further. You can download the GoWild app on IOS or Android today! 
43:53
March 14, 2019
HHA Sports- Bow Sight talk with Scott Bakken- E08
HHA Sports is a leader in single pin archery sight technology. The sight on your bow is a crucial piece of your archery setup. In this episode I sit down with HHA's Director of Marketing & Sales, Scott Bakken,  to explain  how HHA sights can benefit you as a 3D shooter, indoor shooter or as a hunter. We discuss the importance of pin size, scope size, the difference between HHA and their competitor and more!
50:04
March 9, 2019
Vortex Optics chat with Jimmy Hamilton - E07
Vortex Optics produces some of the highest quality optics in the world. Their product portfolio is vast including spotting scopes, rifle scopes, range finders and yes even RANGE FINDING BINOCULARS. I sat down with Jimmy Hamilton, who serves as the Chief Media Ambassador at Vortex, to dive into why quality optics are an important tool for hunters ranging from the dense forest of the east to wide open spaces of the west. We discussed Vortex's VIP warranty program, scope magnification and much more..
55:54
March 7, 2019
Brad Luttrell- GoWild App- E06
The Go-Wild app is changing the way hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts interact with each other and share information. This app allows hunters to post their content into different "trails" or forums specific to what they are interested in whether that's elk hunting, rock climbing, biking, etc. Check out the Go-Wild app in the app store available on IOS and Android. 
1:05:00
February 25, 2019
Sean Lundy - Drury Outdoors- E05
" If we're trying to get new people involved in the outdoors we cannot knock the quality of their harvest. If we are knocking each other it makes it that much harder for hunting to grow." -Sean Lundy This week I talked with Sean Lundy of Drury Outdoors. We discussed the new Drury Outdoors app - DeerCast, the importance of documenting your story on film and building your influence in the outdoor industry. We have an obligation to bring the next generation of hunters into the outdoors to keep this tradition alive.  I hope you all enjoy this episode of the podcast!
1:09:25
February 18, 2019
Jake Major- Owner of Cobra Archery- E04
Jake and I discuss Cobra Archery's 2019 lineup of innovative releases including the Cobra Switch (Thumb/Back Tension) , Moment (Hook Release), and their youth line called the Bravo Junior. We also discuss how to read a whitetail bucks body language and whats next for Cobra Archery in the coming years. Thanks for listening! 
51:21
February 10, 2019
Kevin Osborn- Conservation/Public Land Discussions- E03
On this episode I chat with Kevin Osborn of Osborn Outdoors. He is a committee member for the 2% for conservation initiative and the back country hunters and anglers association. We discuss our duty as stewards of public lands, hunting public land and a little about the new GoWild app. Let me know what you thought about this episode!
37:38
February 5, 2019
Jordan Harbertson- Co-founder of MTN OPS- E02
This week I interviewed the Co-founder of MTN OPS, Jordan Harbertson. We discussed the science behind MTN OPS nutritional and supplement products built for the outdoorsman, building a business in the outdoor industry and public land conservation. If you want to check out MTN OPS products you can at www.mtnops.com 
55:58
January 24, 2019
Eyad Yehyawi - Author of Crimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey- E01
 Eyad Yehyawi is a passionate bow hunter and author with nearly 30 years of hunting experience. In his book, Crimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey, he tells his bow hunting story through 27 unique hunts that take place in North America, Canada and Africa. I had the pleasure of interviewing him this week and we talked about his book, bow hunting, hunting tactics, outfitters, faith and more. Let me know what you think and enjoy!  
38:08
January 24, 2019
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