Recorded live at the Total Archery Challenge in Big Sky, MT, Randy sets up shop in the Sitka Gear tent to talk about elk hunting, elk talking, and the new film from Sitka; The Linguist, starring Corey and Issac Jacobsen, Will Primos, Wayne Carlton, Larry D. Jones, and Rocky Jacobsen, produced by Ben Potter of Cana Outdoors.
Topics covered are the history of elk calling, the idea behind The Linquist, how the pioneers started, passion driving innovation, challenges of telling stories with video, why you shouldn't hunt elk in New Mexico, Randy being the hunting contrarian, fat accountants can kill elk, Dilly Bars for everyone, fitness craze in hunting, traditional archers going to compounds, calling skills for elk hunting, Sonic Boom, hunting for your own pleasures, hunters who smoke, grouse hunts ruined by elk bugles, carrying too much gear, parabolic microphones, grizzlies fighting over a carcass, Issac the Great, video does no justice to an elk bugle, and a thanks to the innovators of hunting.
In one of the most fun podcasts we've ever done, Randy sets up his podcast kit at the Sitka Gear Inaugural Converge Event in Bozeman, Montana, welcoming anyone who wants to put on a headset and talk hunting. Taking the invitation are Mark Kenyon from Wired to Hunt podcast and David Brinker from Sitka Gear. Part way through we are joined by Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen, then added to the conversation are Dustin Roe, a serious sheep outfitter from Cranbrook BC, and Cole Kramer, a Brown Bear outfitter from Kodiak, Alaska. Topics covered are endless, ranging from sentimental hunts, untold conservation stories, hunting the Great Basin states, unexpected encounters, misses, worst shot you ever made, pressure or just unprepared, hunting with pack dogs, clients not listening to guides, the normal small dose of marital advice, videoing your own hunt, breaking body parts while hiking, language edits on camera, hunters seeing the world through a different lens, and more.