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The Western Bowhunter Podcast

Full Draw Full Time Podcast is here to bring you people and stories of Western Bowhunting. Join South Cox of Stalker Stickbows and Kody Kellom of Full Draw Film Tour, as they live life at Full Draw! Whether it is topics of DIY adventures, preparing for the backcountry, calling elk or spot and stalk hunting, we will bring you interesting guests and incredible insight. If you bowhunt the West for Elk, Mule Deer, Blacktail Deer, or anything you can chase with a tag, you better sit tight and enjoy the ride. If you have any questions or requests, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail us at: info@fulldrawfulltime.com Thanks for listening! // South Cox & Kody Kellom

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WBH EP 58: GEAR AND PUBLIC LANDS

Hey guys, welcome to the show. On today’s episode, Trent Kody and South sit down pre season and talk about gear, and the ethics of hunting in public lands. We can all agree that you don’t need the most expensive gear in the world to get out there and do an awesome backcountry hunt, and we discuss what has worked well for us. South goes into depth on his problems in the last few years of running into people where he is hunting, which brings up the discussion about what to do when that happens, and the ethics that go around hunting where other people are at.    Show notes: Interview starts (3:00) Don’t let lack of equipment keep you from hunting (7:00) Gear doesn’t trump woodsman ship (14:00) Souths upcoming Nevada hunt (19:30) Selling old gear/buying used gear (22:00) Tents vs bivy and tarps (29:00) Packs (35:00) Getting the full experience of the rut (38:15) Scheduling different states around the rut (41:15) Upcoming hunts for 45 days (46:15) Sharing hunting spots  (51:30) Hunting brand new areas (1:01:15) Having people intrude on your spots (1:05:00) Passing on a 300 bull (1:18:15) Final thoughts (1:22:45)

1hr 27mins

4 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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WBH EP 86:A LIFE TIME OF GIANT MULE DEER WITH RANDY ULMER

Hey everyone, welcome to the show! Today’s episode has an extra special guest, someone who I have looked up to in the hunting industry for many years, Randy Ulmer. Randy is one of those all star hunters who you can bet is going to punch every tag he’s got on an absolute giant. He as been bowhunting for many many years, and is a book of knowledge. In this episode we talk about his backcountry set up, his stalk process, and lots of other super important information that I’m sure you will all enjoying listening too. Thank you all for tuning in! Show Notes: Who is Randy Ulmer (1:30) Randy’s current bow set up (5:00) Shooting heavy FOC (12:15) Arrow vanes (18:30) The Ulmer Edge broadhead (21:15) Bow setup (26:30) The transition from elk hunting to mule deer hunting  (52:00) Elk hunting tactics (55:00) Executing a stalk (1:10:00) Maximum affective shooting range changing your stalk (1:14:00) Mental approach to a stalk (1:24:00) Controlling your scent in the backcountry (1:29:00) Hunting with a partner (1:31:45) Optics (1:45:00) Sleeper states for mule deer (1:49:00) “What’s buck fever?” (2:00:00)

2hr 14mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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WBH EP 88: ELK HUNTING TACTICS WITH RANDY BURTIS

Hey everyone, welcome to the show. Today’s guest is a good friend of mine, Randy Burtis. On this episode, Randy and I discuss hunting mostly in the state of Wyoming. Randy is proficient and spot and stalk archery antelope hunting, mule deer hunting, and it is his preferred tactic for archery elk hunting, compared to calling. Randy dives into how he hunts elk with his recurve by trailing along herds and never uses a call. I hope you all enjoy this episode, thanks for listening!   Show Notes: Randy Burtis introduction (1:00) Wyoming antelope hunting (8:45) Rifle deer opportunities in Wyoming (20:00) Massive deer migrations (28:00) Wyoming elk opportunities (37:15) Wyoming draw system (42:30) Randy’s elk tactics (47:30) Hunting elk on the move (1:03:00) Hunting the full moon (1:07:15) Adjusting to Montana (1:20:00) Gear for hunting off your back (1:28:15) Hunting elk all night (1:34:00)

1hr 41mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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WBH EP 97: ALLEN CLARK 50 STATE SLAM

Hey everyone, welcome to the show! Today’s episode is with Allen Clark. Allen has a very interesting goal, to hunt in all 50 states. We discuss his drive to fulfill this goal, including how his involvement with the Pope and Young committee has helped make it possible. I hope you all enjoy this episode, thank you for listening!   Show Notes: The fifty state slam (2:00) Donald Trump Jr.’s representation in hunting (6:15) Hunting axis deer with a stick bow (8:30) The desire to hunt goats (12:00) Hunting California  (19:00) Volunteer work with Pope and Young (25:00)

34mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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WBH EP 57: PREPPING FOR 45 DAYS STRAIGHT

On today’s show, South and Kody sit down and have some pre season discussions about the changes in their set ups this year from their sleeping arrangements to their camera gear. Kody reflects on his spring bear float trip and talks about his crazy upcoming season, and what he’s doing to prepare for 45 days of elk hunting. Thank you all for listening to the podcast, I hope you’re all having an awesome season.   Show notes: Interview starts (1:30) Whats new with South (3:00) Taking a shooting break (7:40) Wyoming bonus points (14:30) Switching up gear (15:30) Quilts vs Sleeping bag (19:45) Jimmy tarps (22:30) Bivy sacks (26:30) Camera gear for the year (30:30) Enlightened Equipment (40:00) Kody’s bear trip (43:00) Float trips (47:45) Keeping footage organized on 45 days of hunting (52:15) Freeze drying food (54:30) The future of the podcast (1:00:00)

1hr 4mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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FDFT 038 // DAY 1 - THE THIN AIR OF COLORADO MULE DEER COUNTRY

On this episode, South Cox brings you his Colorado Mule Deer adventures live on the mountain. He is joined by several friends and their experience is second to none. Tune in on a day by day series of podcasts. Listen to the daily mishaps and wins as they tromp the rugged mountains. The velvet bucks are of plenty and the stalks get started on the first day of the hunt!  This episode is brought to you by: goHUNT Sign-up today as an 'INSIDER' and use PROMO CODE: 'FULLDRAW' to get a free $50 gift card. If you like the Podcast, be sure to get on our mailing list at www.fulldrawfilmtour.com. Also, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. If you have questions or episode ideas, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an e-mail at: info@fulldrawfulltime.com Shoot straight! -South Cox & Kody Kellom Tags: Colorado, Mule Deer, backcountry, bow, bowhunting, deer, elk, game, goat, hunting, moose, mountain bike, mule, otc, diy, sheep, western, bow hunting

35mins

6 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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WBH EP 95: Hunting Arizona with Ed Franchin

Welcome back to the Western Bowhunter Podcast. Its been quite a while since we’ve put an episode out, and it feels good to knock the dust off. Today’s guest is Ed Franchin, former law enforcement officer and current taxidermist out of Arizona. In this episode we discuss things such as hunting couse deer and mule deer in Arizona, mountain lion hunting, and hunting Alaska. Thank you all for tuning in!   Show Notes: Background on Ed Franchin (3:30) Choosing Arizona (7:00) Mountain lions on couse deer (15:30) Time period for hunting cause deer (23:30) Upcoming mule deer tag (30:30) Hunting mountain lions (39:00) Becoming a Pope and Young member (43:15) Hunting Alaska (47:45) Getting into taxidermy (1:01:00)

1hr 7mins

16 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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WBH EP 103: Nevada Mule Deer Trad Tags with Chris Jasmine

1hr 27mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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WBH EP 82: IS HUNTING CALIFORNIA DEAD WITH BRIAN MORRIS

Hey everybody, welcome to the show. I’d like to apologize for the lack of episodes being posted recently, my editor was unexpectedly unavailable. I appreciate you all being patient, and hope you enjoy this next episode. On today’s show, I am joined by My good friend Brian Morris, and we discuss hunting in California. Brian has been hunting in California for long enough to have seen dramatic changes in populations and hunting areas, which we discuss in depth. I hope you all enjoy this episode, and don’t forget to leave a review! Thanks for listening.     Show Notes: Interview starts (00:45) Brians history of hunting with a stick bow (3:00) Hunting with our mutual friend Charlie (7:00) Brian’s daughter (8:30) Turkey hunting opportunities (15:00) Hog populations (19:00) Deer populations (25:00) Brian’s stud black bear from last year (27:45) Brian’s recurve set up (33:30) Arrow set ups (37:00) Shooting styles (43:00) Nevada Elk hunts (48:30)

1hr 7mins

8 May 2018

Rank #9

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FDFT 036 // DAY 6 - NEVADA MULE DEER ADVENTURES FROM THE MOUNTAIN

On this episode, South & Kody bring you their Nevada Mule Deer adventures live on the mountain. Tune in on a day by day series of podcasts. Listen to the daily mishaps and wins as they tromp the rugged mountains. The velvet bucks are of plenty and the stalks get started on the first day of the hunt!  This episode is brought to you by: goHUNT Sign-up today as an 'INSIDER' and use PROMO CODE: 'FULLDRAW' to get a free $50 gift card. If you like the Podcast, be sure to get on our mailing list at www.fulldrawfilmtour.com. Also, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. If you have questions or episode ideas, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an e-mail at: info@fulldrawfulltime.com Shoot straight! -South Cox & Kody Kellom Tags: Nevada, Mule Deer, backcountry, bow, bowhunting, deer, elk, game, goat, hunting, moose, mountain bike, mule, otc, diy, sheep, western, bow hunting

39mins

29 Sep 2016

Rank #10

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FDFT 037 // BACKCOUNTRY BRUTALITY - CHASING BUGLES IN IDAHO

On this episode, Kody Kellom & Trent Fisher bring you their Idaho elk adventures live on the mountain. Listen to the daily mishaps and wins as they tromp the rugged mountains. The elk were thin and the encounters were few but their stories and insight will keep you listening. It was a rough start on the first few days of the hunt but they finally found them on the hike in on a new area! Here what happens next... This episode is brought to you by: goHUNT Sign-up today as an 'INSIDER' and use PROMO CODE: 'FULLDRAW' to get a free $50 gift card. If you like the Podcast, be sure to get on our mailing list at www.fulldrawfilmtour.com. Also, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. If you have questions or episode ideas, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an e-mail at: info@fulldrawfulltime.com Shoot straight! -South Cox & Kody Kellom Tags: Idaho, elk hunting, backcountry, bow, bowhunting, deer, elk, big game, goat, hunting, moose, mountain bike, mule, otc, diy, sheep, western, bow hunting

56mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #11

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WBH EP 91: TO MANY BULLS WITH NICK WHITE

Hey guys, welcome to the show. In today’s episode I have my friend Nick White, who is a fellow trad bow hunter, and happened to have the same elk tag in Colorado that I had this year. Nick drew the tag as a non resident, and was hunting not too far from us. We kept in touch through out the hunt, and decided it be best to set up a podcast and recall all of our memories. I appreciate you all  listening to the show, thanks for tuning in!   Show Notes: Preference points for Colorado tags (2:00) Age class of bulls (8:00) Scouting preseason (12:00) Hunting pressure (17:00) Hunt highlights (21:00) Start of South’s hunt (32:00) The order of events for South’s bull (47:00) The pressure to get it done (56:00) Nick’s bull (1:04:30) The relief when it all comes together (1:12:30) Nick’s gear set up (1:15:45) The Push Archery guys (1:38:00)

1hr 43mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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WBH EP 106: Jeff Stonehouse

1hr 33mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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FDFT 033 // DAY 3 - NEVADA MULE DEER ADVENTURES FROM THE MOUNTAIN

On this episode, South & Kody bring you their Nevada Mule Deer adventures live on the mountain. Tune in on a day by day series of podcasts. Listen to the daily mishaps and wins as they tromp the rugged mountains. The velvet bucks are of plenty and the stalks get started on the first day of the hunt!  This episode is brought to you by: goHUNT Sign-up today as an 'INSIDER' and use PROMO CODE: 'FULLDRAW' to get a free $50 gift card. If you like the Podcast, be sure to get on our mailing list at www.fulldrawfilmtour.com. Also, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. If you have questions or episode ideas, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an e-mail at: info@fulldrawfulltime.com Shoot straight! -South Cox & Kody Kellom Tags: Nevada, Mule Deer, backcountry, bow, bowhunting, deer, elk, game, goat, hunting, moose, mountain bike, mule, otc, diy, sheep, western, bow hunting

29mins

26 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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WBH EP 102: ONE WITH THE WILDERNESS CH. 1 MIKE MITTEN

38mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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WBH EP 100: BORN AND RAISED OUTDOORS

1hr 11mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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WBH EP 81: PATRICK MCMANUS-THE BUSH PILOT

Hey everyone, welcome to the show. At the beginning of this episode I clarify something that was spoken about on our last episode about Colorado. It has to do with the legality of certain types of broad heads, so make sure you listen closely, and I apologize for any confusion and misinforming all of you. This episode is once again a Patrick McManus episode. This chapter is from his book “To Sniff a Gift Fish,” titled “The Bush Pilot.” I apologize for the lack of episodes from last week, but we are back on it and have got a lot of content coming out for you guys and we will be as consistent as we should be for you all. I appreciate you listening today, and being patient with us! Hope you all enjoy this episode as much as I did.

19mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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WBH EP 108: RANDY COOLING

1hr 36mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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FDFT 035 // DAY 5 - NEVADA MULE DEER ADVENTURES FROM THE MOUNTAIN

On this episode, South & Kody bring you their Nevada Mule Deer adventures live on the mountain. Tune in on a day by day series of podcasts. Listen to the daily mishaps and wins as they tromp the rugged mountains. The velvet bucks are of plenty and the stalks get started on the first day of the hunt!  This episode is brought to you by: goHUNT Sign-up today as an 'INSIDER' and use PROMO CODE: 'FULLDRAW' to get a free $50 gift card. If you like the Podcast, be sure to get on our mailing list at www.fulldrawfilmtour.com. Also, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. If you have questions or episode ideas, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an e-mail at: info@fulldrawfulltime.com Shoot straight! -South Cox & Kody Kellom Tags: Nevada, Mule Deer, backcountry, bow, bowhunting, deer, elk, game, goat, hunting, moose, mountain bike, mule, otc, diy, sheep, western, bow hunting

27mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #19