"Bag Dump" topics covered in this episode are equipment, mostly that gear needed for backcounty elk hunting. Equipment types covered are packs, boots, knives, game bags, GPS and map chips, tents, coolers, hydration systems, optics, and Randy's "system" for consistently finding bull elk on public land. Randy gives his opinions on elk calibers and bullets.
Topics covered in this episode are stories from Bruce and Tim when each hunted with Randy, mysterious devil plants in New Mexico, why companies support conservation, the history of Leupold & Stevens, what light is good light in optics manufacturing, trick knees, filming in -20F temps, how Randy can get you lost in the dark, Leupold4Life guarantee, why support Randy when he goes "unfiltered."
Subjects discussed include how the Endangered Species Act process works, abuse via the Equal Access to Justice Act, process for listing/delisting of species, stupidity of hunters saying "SSS", Gray Wolves, Grizzly Bears, wildlife as a cash cow, need for a new advocacy model in hunting, and how Arnie suckered Randy into three years of ESA indentured servancy.
From Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's 2015 Elk Camp in Las Vegas, Randy and Lorenzo cover topics of; how goHUNT was founded, importance of correct information in research, drawing a tag is the key to a western hunt, regional preferences in species to hunt, how hunters from urban centers are a minority, the role technology plays in hunt planning and research, quirks of Nevada tag drawings, hunting Montana ducks before your football game, New Mexico desert bighorn sheep hunt, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, hunters are intrigued by numbers, special Gerber knife offer from INSIDER, your choice if limited to one species and one weapon, Randy is a product/service snob, drawing odds,