Randy is joined by Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Inspired by heated emails Randy received for critiquing another hunter's decision to move further away for his shot in search of a "personal best," Randy asked Janis to discuss the perspectives of animals as living creatures versus long range targets. Topics covered are physics of shooting and ballistics, Randy's use of a "lethality index", distance amplifying every shooting variable for every projectile, update on Janis' HuntToEat project, gutless method on elk, bone-in or bone-out when hauling elk quarters, what parts of the elk you keep, and upcoming schedules for the Fresh Tracks and MeatEater crews.
Randy is joined by Mark Kenyon of the Wired to Hunt podcast. Topics discussed include, western whitetail hunting, expensive nature of producing public land TV, unrealistic expectations, when does hunting critique turn to criticism, hunting politics in an election year, provincial outlook hunters have, traveling to hunt widening perspectives, media message in hunting, never quit, cornering the market on hunting mistakes, narrow vision gets you blindsided, hunters as conservation leaders, bright future for hunting if we make it so.
Randy shares the mic with Dana Gleason, Founder of Mystery Ranch backpacks and Ryan Holm, Mystery Ranch Marketing Manager. Dana explains 40 years of backpack design and business philosophy that results in the highest quality backpacks on the market. Built for no failure and no compromise to quality, Dana and Ryan explain how the Mystery Ranch business ethos pervades all the company creates. There is a reason why we use Mystery Ranch backpacks and this podcast explains why. When a company builds products for intense users, such as military and wildfire personnel, the technology and product development migrates to consumers at all levels, in our case, the hunting consumer.