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Josh Kirchner

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Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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Season 2 - Episode 19 | Mule Deer Double with Josh Kirchner

Hunting Stories

Once again I’m joined by my good friend, Josh Kirchner from Dialed-In-Hunter, as he shares two incredible stories from his fall mule deer adventures. One was an Idaho rifle hunt and the other was high country archery, but the similarities and incredible success in these two hunts is mind-boggling. To see the films of both of these hunts, head over to Josh’s YouTube Channel, and go pick up a copy of his book, Becoming a Backpack Hunter, if you’ve ever considered diving into the backcountry hunting world. GOHUNT is the only resource I trust for draw odds, e-scouting and maps, and they’re my go-to gear shop as well. Head over to GOHUNT to join as an Insider or an Explorer and use the code LATE to get an instant credit to the gear shop ($50 for Insiders // $20 for Explorers).OutdoorClass is the e-learning platform for the outdoorsman. They have the top experts giving incredible lessons, and there is so much more already being created by the best in class in the outdoor industry. Check it out HERE and use the code LATE to save 20% on your membership. If you’re a newer hunter (or an experienced one just looking to make sure there aren’t any gaps in your hunting game), check out my book How to Hunt: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Big Game.To stay up on everything going on, follow us @latetothegameoutdoors or check out the website. I’m also putting out fresh video content regularly, so subscribe to the YouTube channel and you won’t miss any future hunting films and how-to content.


25 Nov 2022

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Season 2 - Episode 8 | Josh Kirchner - Poachers Who Can't Shoot and a Giant Boar

Hunting Stories

Today I get to welcome back to the podcast my good buddy, Josh Kirchner, from Dialed-In-Hunter. Josh tells the story of last Fall’s October bear hunt where he harvested what will possibly always be the biggest bear of his life. Along the way, he encounters attempted poachers, a hunting partner who just barely ran out of shooting light, and a murderous packout that almost took out three experienced hunters.To see the film of this incredible hunt, head over HERE. To catch up with Josh, find him on Instagram, YouTube, or his Website.Also, if you’re thinking about getting into backcountry hunting, Josh wrote an absolute must-read book that you can find HERE. If you’re a newer hunter (or an experienced one just looking to make sure there aren’t any gaps in your hunting game), check out my book How to Hunt: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Big Game.To stay up on everything going on, follow us @latetothegameoutdoors or check out the website. I’m also posting regular hunts and how-tos on the YouTube channel so head over and subscribe so you don’t miss anything.


17 Mar 2022

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308 | Post Hunt: High Country Archery Mule Deer with Josh Kirchner

The Hunt Backcountry Podcast

Mark has an unscripted conversation with Josh Kirchner (@dialedinhunter) about Josh's recent weeklong high country archery mule deer hunt in Utah. You'll hear the highs and lows of the story, the lessons learned, the perspective of bringing along someone that is new to high country mule deer hunting, and much more...SHARE YOUR EXO EXPERIENCE: https://exomtngear.com/experience. This month, in September of 2021, the Exo Experience prizes are from Spartan Precision: https://javelinbipod.comJosh's Book, "Becoming A Backpack Hunter": https://amzn.to/2ZIlN5s Josh's Website: http://dialedinhunter.com/Search the Podcast Archive: https://exomtngear.com/podcastContact Us: podcast@exomtngear.com

1hr 6mins

8 Sep 2021

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Episode 23 | Idaho Spring Bear with Josh Kirchner

Hunting Stories

In this episode, I sit down once again with my good friend Josh Kirchner from Dialed In Hunter to talk about his epic backcountry Spring bear hunt in Idaho this past season. Josh went deep into the Idaho backcountry and had plenty of encounters with these amazing Idaho bears. He also drops plenty of really helpful tips and tactics along the way, so if you weren’t planning on chasing Spring bears anytime soon, you almost certainly will be thinking about it by the time he’s done.To catch up with Josh, you can find him on social media @dialedinhunter, his YouTube channel, or check out his website. And if you’re interested in the idea of backcountry hunting, he wrote a phenomenal book on the subject called Becoming a Backpack Hunter. If you’re a newer hunter (or an experienced one just looking to make sure there aren’t any gaps in your hunting game), check out my book How to Hunt: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Big Game.To stay up on everything going on, follow us @latetothegameoutdoors or check out the website. I’m also finishing editing all the footage of this adventure, so subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss when the film drops.


7 Jul 2021

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Episode #43 Dialed In with Josh Kirchner


On this episode I am joined by Dialed in Hunter, Josh Kirchner. Josh and I discuss his book "Becoming a Backpack Hunter", we talk Bear hunting, archery, training and what to bring on a 3-day backpack hunt. For more information on Josh go to...Dialed In Hunter - Hunt Write ReflectBecoming a Backpack Hunter: A Beginner's Guide to Hunting the Backcountry: Kirchner, Josh: 9798622562235: Amazon.com: BooksJosh Kirchner (@dialedinhunter) • Instagram photos and videosAs always be sure to check out our sponsors and use the promo codes...Elk101.com | Dedicated to Elk Hunting Information use the promocode "focus" and receive 20% off the online courseBackroad Mapbooks | Your Adventure Maps for hiking, fishing, camping, off-roading, hunting, paddling and more! use the promo code "focus" for 10% off your orderFOCUS OUTDOORS CANADA - Hunting Clothing, Clothing Apparel (focushunting.ca) use the promocode "podcast" for 25% off your order.This episode of the Focus Hunting Podcast is brought to you by:Home Vortex CanadaHardcore ArcheryHunters for B.C. | Educate. Initiate (bcinteriorsci.ca) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 23mins

23 Jun 2021

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Josh Kirchner- Becoming a Backpack Hunter

HarvestHolliday Podcast

Josh Kirchner has taken his love and lessons learned from years of   backpack hunting, and turned that passion into a book that new hunters can easily use as a stepping stone into their journey into becoming a backpack hunter. https://www.instagram.com/dialedinhunter/

1hr 4mins

11 May 2021

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Ep. 144: Becoming an Outdoor Writer and Backpack Hunter with Josh Kirchner // Dialed In Hunter

East Meets West Hunt

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Josh Kirchner, founder of Dialed in Hunter and Outdoor Writer. Josh and I chat about our journeys into outdoor writing that I think anyone who has ever wanted to write will get value out of. In addition, we talk about Josh’s new book “Becoming a Backpack Hunter - A Beginner’s Guide to Backpack Hunting” and his backstory with getting into backpack hunting. Topics: Background information Getting into outdoor writing The early bird gets the worm How to pitch articles Becoming a Backpack Hunter - A Beginner’s Guide to Backpack Hunting - Link to book - https://amzn.to/3h9B7OX A love for Backpack hunting Resources: Instagram:   @eastmeetswesthunt - https://www.instagram.com/eastmeetswesthunt/ @beau.martonik - https://www.instagram.com/beau.martonik/ @dialedinhunter - https://www.instagram.com/dialedinhunter/ Facebook:    East Meets West Outdoors - https://www.facebook.com/EastMeetsWestHunt/ https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/ Shop new apparel!  https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/shop Amazon Influencer Page https://www.amazon.com/shop/beau.martonik Partners: onX Mapping at your finger tips on your phone, computer or GPS that will allow you scout harder, hunt farther and increase your success rates. This is the number 1 tool that I use every single time I'm in the woods or mountains. Use code EMW for 20% off of the Hunt app. https://www.onxmaps.com/ University of Elk Hunting Use code eastmeetswest to get 20% off of the most comprehensive elk hunting course available. https://www.elk101.com/onlinecourse/ Heather's Choice Healthy, great tasting, dehydrated meals for the backcountry. Use code eastmeetswest to get free shipping on ALL orders.  http://lddy.no/7og2 Maven Optics Top quality binoculars, spotting scopes and rifle scopes for your hunts from east to west. Use the code eastmeetswest-gift get a free gift with your next order! https://mavenbuilt.com/ MTN OPS MTN OPS is the leader in providing science based supplements to help you train inside and conquer more outside. Use the code BEAUFREESHIP for free shipping on all orders.  https://glnk.io/mw0/beaumartonik Prime Archery Prime builds bows for hunters with parallel cam and centergy technology. Their free strings for life program is unmatched in the industry. Test drive one at your local shop and experience it yourself! https://www.g5prime.com/ TETHRD The Tethrd Team has created the ultimate tree saddle hunting setup. The Phantom Saddle and Predator Platform system is truly the culmination of ideas & input from thousands of dedicated tree saddle hunting fanatics around the world.  https://tethrdnation.com/

1hr 19mins

25 Aug 2020

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Becoming a Backpack Hunter with Josh Kirchner


This week we are joined by Josh Kirchner. Josh recently wrote a book called Becoming A Backpack Hunter, which covers all aspects of backpack hunting from the mental, physical and gear standpoints. The book tailors to beginners and today we talk to Josh about the book and his gear.The BOOK -> https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Backpack-Hunter-Beginners-Backcountry/dp/B085KS1PBV/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=becoming+a+backpack+hunter&qid=1597064292&sr=8-1


10 Aug 2020

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Episode 232: Backpack Hunting with Josh Kirchner

Eastmans' Elevated

In this episode, Brian sits down with Josh Kirchner. Josh is fairly new to backpack bowhunting which gives him great perspective. Learning through research and his trials and tribulations, he has become confident and proficient. The guys talk about the adventure and the mindset needed to be a backpack hunter. They also talk about the learning curve and how one pays their dues. A great back and forth between a couple of passionate hunters.

1hr 26mins

15 Jul 2020

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Ep. 131 | AZ Bear Hunting with Josh Kirchner

Vortex Nation Podcast

Arizona may not be the first state you think of when it comes to fall black bear hunting, but it may be one you want to get on your radar. Mark sits down with Arizona resident and expert hunter Josh Kirchner, to talk about this super cool hunt and all it offers. A beautiful and unique region, over the counter tags, the flexibility to choose your weapon, a season that runs concurrently with several others, and the chance you may come home with some delicious meat – what’s not to like. Josh covers tips, tactics, bear behavior, food sources, and more in this ultra-interesting discussion. And you can start in August - a time when a lot of big game hunters don’t have anything on the docket. Give this one listen and you may just find yourself bearing the heat chasing bears in AZ this fall. Bio:Josh Kirchner is an outdoor writer, photographer, and the voice behind the blog Dialed in Hunter. His blog not only documents his own journey, but provides gear reviews, tips/tactics for western hunting, and encourages other hunters to chase and achieve their goals. Josh is a passionate bowhunter that has been hunting with his family since he was a small boy, and for the last 6 years has been eating, sleeping, and breathing the hunting lifestyle. When he is not chasing elk, deer, bear, and javelina through the diverse Arizona terrain, he is spending time with his wife, two herding dogs, and mischievous cat. Links:Website - http://dialedinhunter.com/Book -  https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Backpack-Hunter-Beginners-Backcountry/dp/B085KS1PBV/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0?crid=TTZQ7C06EI6W&cv_ct_cx=becoming+a+backpack+hunter&dchild=1&keywords=becoming+a+backpack+hunter&pd_rd_i=B085KS1PBV&pd_rd_r=fcd5e8ed-5345-4d7a-8af1-fae50bdfe252&pd_rd_w=mmUAH&pd_rd_wg=8gTXW&pf_rd_p=7f71fdcf-aa37-4d97-b40d-864dcfdc13e5&pf_rd_r=WKNV2RYSAPKESQEQKNHW&psc=1&qid=1591987680&sprefix=becoming+a+back%2Caps%2C196&sr=1-1-beb77b32-1078-477f-b152-b09baa1ee7f7Social links:https://www.instagram.com/dialedinhunterhttps://www.facebook.com/dialedinhunterhttps://www.twitter.com/dialedinhunterAs always, we want to hear your feedback! Let us know if there are any topics you'd like covered on the Vortex Nation podcast by asking us on Instagram @vortexnationpodcast


29 Jun 2020