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Eastmans' Elevated

Brian Barney is an outdoor writer for Eastmans' Hunting Journals. He is an adventure bowhunter that spends over 100 days a year hunting our public lands. He has a wealth of knowledge hunting western big game and has a knack for harvesting huge mind blowing trophies.

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168- Checkmate on giant mulies with Henry Ferguson

In this episode Brian sits down with Henry Ferguson who has been featured in Eastmans' Bowhunting Journal! This conversation covers mule deer hunting and more mule deer hunting as well as the bright spots and weaknesses of social media interaction, the pressure of making the shot and hunting with kids. Give this episode of Eastmans' Elevated a listen and set your phone to download every episode!

1hr 28mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 58: Backcountry hunting with Kip Fowler

In this episode Brian sits down with bowhunter Kip Fowler. The guys talk a lot about highcountry mule deer tactics and they also dive into their love of bowhunting adventure and what it means to them.

1hr 33mins

26 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 78: Backpack hunting the backcountry with Brian Barney

In this episode Brian sits down for a solo episode all about backpack hunting the backcountry. He talks about all his gear in depth, the reasons why he chose it and other options. He talks about pack weight for different lengths of time. He also talks mindset, safety and challenges you might face. Along with that he also covers backcountry tactics and how he goes about finding and hunting trophy animals. Its a long one but a good one all about hunting deep carrying everything you need on your back.

1hr 54mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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164-Hunting Bulls with Hans Madsen

In this episode Brian sits down with Hans Madsen who was recently featured in Eastmans' Bowhunting Journal. Hans is the next generation of hunters coming up and has had good success on bulls the last couple years. The guys dive into elk hunting tactics and overall success. They discuss theories on elk behavior and different phases of the rut on this episode of Eastmans' Elevated!


5 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 20: High country mulies

In this Episode Brian focuses in on hunting the high country mule deer. He talks about how he picks areas and how he hunts them. He talks about backpack hunting and how do become a minimalist. Along with that he also talks about his recent hunt in New Mexico. If you hunt the high country or have ever thought about this type of hunt this episode is a must listen!

1hr 1min

12 Jan 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 139: Mind of a champion with Levi Morgan

In this episode Brian sits down with 12 time world champion archer and skilled bow hunter Levi Morgan. The guys get into high pressure shot execution, mindset and belief in one's self. They talk about the similarities and differences between tournament archery and bow hunting. If you have ever been curious what goes on inside the head of champion, this is the episode for you!


17 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Reintroduction of wolves in Colorado with Aron Snyder and Guy Eastman

In this episode Brian sits down with Guy Eastman and Aron Snyder from Kifarucast podcast. The guys break down the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado. Yes, this is a real thing and a possibility as it is now on the ballot for the residents of Colorado to vote on. This would have major implications and repercussions if passed and something all of us sportsman should be informed about. Also, there is some explicit language in this episode.

1hr 23mins

8 May 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 93: Finding more elk with Corey Jacobsen

In this episode Brian sits down with Elk hunting guru Corey Jacobsen. The guys talk about how to find new elk hunting spots from scratch. They talk choosing a unit, learning that unit and then how to hunt it once season is here. Elk are nomadic by nature and can be tough to catch up to but the guys talk in depth about finding more elk. The guys also get into techniques and tactics used to harvest those big bulls. A great conversation all about elk hunting with a bow this week.

1hr 19mins

10 May 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 50: A successful mindset with Ryan Lampers

In this Episode Brian sits down with Ryan Lampers. They talk over there recent hike together and the upcoming season. They dive deep into mental toughness and a successful mindset. They talk about what there attitudes are going into and during a tough hunt. They have a great conversation about what it takes to find consistent success on public lands.

1hr 15mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 66: Next level success with Lucas Sterling

In this episode Brian sits down with successful hunter Lucas Sterling. They talk about what it takes to find success on public land. They dive into early season deer, late season deer, wolf hunting, antelope, moose and much more. This episode is as good as it gets as the guys talk for over two hours all about next level success.

2hr 32mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 12: Hunting effectively, bow set up

In this episode Brian talks over his recent hunting trip with his Dad. He then gets into hunting effectively like how long do you stay on a vantage, when to move and how to hunt the middle of the day. Toward the end Brian answers a listeners question of how he sets up his bow. This podcast is filled with great information.

1hr 8mins

16 Nov 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 54: DIY Alaskan adventure with Chase Gallentine

In this episode Brian sits down with his good buddy Chase Gallentine. They have just finished up a big Alaskan adventure and they give a recap of the hunt. There is a ton of excitement on the podcast as these guys are just getting out of the mountains. There is also a ton of good information on planning your own hunt up in Alaska. They talk different options, strategies and then the logistics of a DIY northern adventure.

1hr 25mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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177- Adventure hunting with Remi Warren.

In this episode Brian sits down with Remi Warren. Remi and Brian discuss western hunting, how getting to know an area grows success, how to hunt an area you don't know and traveling the world to hunt big game! Set your device to download every episode!

1hr 6mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 88: Public land calling with Dirk Durham

In this episode Brian sits down with Dirk Durham. Dirk is super passionate about elk hunting and is really effective at calling in elk. He has a system he uses to try and read and fire up bulls. It is extremely fascinating to hear his insight into elk calling. Its a great episode that is exclusively about elk hunting our public lands!

1hr 11mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 38: High pressure Bull Elk with Pat Noack

In this Episode Brian sits down with his buddy Pat Noack. Pat is one of the first guys Brian met when he moved to Montana. Pat is a passionate hunter that takes advantage of all seasons bow and rifle. He is a knowledgeable public land guy that goes for it. They talk about Pats giant 2016 bull and then get into tactics for high pressure elk.

1hr 28mins

11 May 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 22: Outside the box mule deer with Brandon Mason

In this Episode Brian sits down with Eastmans own Brandon Mason. Brandon knows his mule deer with former jobs as a wildlife biologist and The mule deer foundation. The guys sit down and discuss hunting mule deer in different terrains. It gets real interesting as they compare notes on which tactics and techniques work best for big mule deer.


26 Jan 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 9: Public land hunting

In this episode Brian talks about the constant evolution it takes to be successful on public land. He talks about drive and determination. He talks about his training and different facets of his game he want to improve. He talks about upcoming mule deer hunts, his Dad daughter hunt and next season.


28 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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175- E-Scouting Like A Pro with Mark Livesay

In this podcast Brian sits down with Mark Livesay. Mark is a E-scouting wizard and really good at explaining his process. A lot of good Elk E-scouting info in this podcast as Mark is a Elk hunting fanatic. There is also some good muley E-scouting info too as Brian mixes some in. The guys also break down making a hunting plan and how important it is. This is solid podcast and a must listen before season!

1hr 42mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 149: Adventure hunting with Ryan Lampers

In this episode Brian gets together with Ryan Lampers to talk about adventure hunting the Coues deer. The guys both just got back from separate Coues hunting trips and share what they learned on their adventures. Its one of the most challenging, most action packed hunts you can do, not to mention the fun involved. A great episode between a couple die hard public land hunters.

1hr 20mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 11: Epic mule deer rut hunting

In this episode Brian talks over his most recent backpacking mule deer hunt. Along with a great hunt story it is filled with great public land tactics. He goes over finding areas that hold mature bucks, the art of range finding, strategy and more.

1hr 1min

11 Nov 2016

Rank #20