In this Episode (EP 60) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy travels to scorching hot Las Vegas to discuss the many options you have to hunt the west every year, regardless of your luck. Randy is sharing the mic with Lorenzo Sartini and Brady Miller of goHUNT.com to explain how many hunts are available to the person who wants to go hunting every season. Topics covered start with Nevada as the most overlooked western state, deer hunting Arizona every year, impartial gear testing, gear that works not what your paid, application strategies, swinging for the fences, lifetime licenses, what state to live for a hunter, Wyoming is the west's great hunting, foolish TV rule that you can't shoot animals in their bed, elk hunting Idaho and Colorado every year, sharing too much information, save a few secrets, figuring it out by yourself, burn your Arizona elk points, leftover tags in Nevada and Wyoming, sharing your harvest, thermals and unpredictability, retirement v. quiting, closet pronghorn hunters, buy two buck tags in Idaho, and then the conversation gets into some serious gear discussions about trekking poles or not, high altitude cooking stoves, lightweight sleeping pads, weight versus comfort, backpacks, water filtration systems, how much food, favorite Mountain House Meals, and lots of other gear issues that can be solved at the new Gear Shop created by goHUNT.com.
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy continues on the topic of elk and elk hunting, expanding on his new Live Video Q&A program called "Elk Talk." In the first two episodes of Elk Talk, over 300 questions were provided and not nearly enough time to answer even a fraction of those. So, Randy sits down with Marcus and Matthew to expand the Elk Talk Q&A session to the Hunt Talk podcast. Topics covered include hunting hot weather, does moon phase matter, where to find consistent wind, setting data for shooting dials, tips for weekend warriors, hunts for those with more time and less money, gear to film your own hunt, how did this platform get started, fear of failure, the perfect point drawing system, using hunting pressure, public land etiquette, when to scout, don't hunt with Debbie Downer, when to stay and when to move, rifle weights and muzzle breaks, homemade camp meals, best advice ever learned on Hunt Talk forum, how to get info from biologists, Randy's big mistakes, only one hunt and what would it be, lots of Colorado-specific questions, meat care in the field, the standard question about ethical shooting distances, daily routines for elk fitness, shooting bigger one versus better shot opportunity, cow elk are trophies, don't send Randy Facebook messages, and a ton of other elk hunting questions. To watch Elk Talk Live Video Q&A, go to these Facebook pages; Randy Newberg, Hunter, Bowtech, and Leupold. Tune in on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm Mountain Time and you might win a new Bowtech Reign 7.