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The Grind Podcast

The Grind Podcast, hosted by Erik Van Woerkom is a hunting podcast that varies in topics of shooting, bow hunting, ammo, behind the scenes of hunts, and anything else hunting-related.

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The Grind Podcast, hosted by Erik Van Woerkom is a hunting podcast that varies in topics of shooting, bow hunting, ammo, behind the scenes of hunts, and anything else hunting-related.

Episode 19: The Importance Of Carrying a Sidearm While Hunting

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Erik and Aaron sit down with Cody Osborn, Marketing Manager of Walther Arms. They share insight and stories of why it is important to carry during hunts.

Sep 15 2021

39mins

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Episode 018: Unpublished - The Behind The Scenes Grind of the Film "Last Chance"

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Erik sits down with Payton who filmed and edited "Last Chance" on the Muley Freak YouTube channel. They give more insight on what happens during this freezing one day adventure chasing mule deer in the rut in November. They had multiple challenges with the weather and hunting a unit they've never been in but ultimately came out on top with a buck.

Jul 28 2021

43mins

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Episode 017: 6.5 PRC on Elk with Seth Swerczek

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Erik sits down with Seth Swerczek from Hornady to discuss about the 6.5 PRC. They give a little more background on how we have the 6.5 PRC. They mention the rapid growth and popularity that it has had in just the few years its been available. They breakdown situations and shot distances when it is and not a good idea to use the 6.5 PRC and how it is a great caliber to chase Elk and other big game.

Jun 02 2021

53mins

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Episode 016: Extreme Mountain Hunting with Justin Shaffer

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Erik and Justin Shaffer sit down and talk about how they came to know each other. They talk about Ibex and what caught there attention to chasing these goats all over the world. Justin and Erik go more in depth on some of there extreme hunts that they have been on and what they learned from these experiences. They talk about problems most people face when hunting extreme places and how rewarding it is to chase these animals that live in unique places.

May 19 2021

52mins

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Episode 015: Squaring Up On Your Rifle with Travis Stevens

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Erik sits down with Travis Stevens. They talk about some of the success that Travis has had recently in the National Rifle League. The experience that he has gained there and how it has helped him with guiding and preparing those he guides to make and take an ethical shot. Erik and Travis talk about shooting form and what you can do to have better front and rear support when your behind the gun.

May 11 2021

48mins

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Episode 014: Hunting Mule Deer in Old Mexico with Spencer Bratt

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Erik sits down with Spencer Bratt from Old Mexico Hunting Co. They talk about hunting in Mexico and what expectations you should have. Erik has taken multiple trips to Mexico and highlights why it's so important to go with the right outfitter. He recalls his hunt that took with Spencer and the success that he had harvesting two great bucks.

Apr 27 2021

53mins

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Episode 013: Built for Western Hunting with Mathews Engineer Mark Hayes

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Erik sits down with Mark Hayes, an engineer for Mathews Archery Inc. Mark Hayes has worked for Mathews Archery Inc. for 10 years. He talks about the growth that Mathews has had over the past few years and what drives them to continue to grow and improve their bows year after year. They compare the differences between western and eastern hunting and how being comfortable with you bow is key to success.

Apr 20 2021

38mins

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Episode 012: Carbon Fiber Barrels with Proof Research's Engineers

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Erik speaks with Ben White (Weapons Development Engineer) and Nathan Bishop (Marketing Specialist) from proof research. Erik talks about when he decided to make the switch to Carbon barrels and the benefit that he has seen with proof barrels. Nathan and Ben give us more insight on the technology behind proof barrels. Why the military uses them and why you should too.

Apr 13 2021

36mins

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Episode 011: Prairie Goats with Connor Brockhouse

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Aaron, Erik and Connor go more in depth about their early season Pronghorn hunt. The struggles that came with chasing these animals with a bow during a drought year and the success that they all had. Connor talks about how he got into chasing Pronghorn and gives us more insight on the mule deer buck that he harvested with his bow that was shown in the film.

Apr 09 2021

53mins

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Episode 010: The Progression of a Bowhunter with Travis Nowotny

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Erik and Aaron talk with Travis Nowotny the founder of goat knives. Travis talks about the inspiration behind goat knives and the growth that it's taken since being released. They talk about how they got into bowhunting and the progression that has happened since they were little. Travis talks about his first kills with a bow.

Apr 02 2021

53mins

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Episode 009: 300 PRC Legit or Overhyped with Seth Swerczek

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Is the 300 PRC legit or overhyped? Erik and Seth Swerczek from Hornady shed some light on the 300 PRC. They talk about how the 300 PRC caliber came to be. They compare it to other calibers.

Mar 29 2021

1hr 7mins

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Episode 008: A Bowhunters Mindset with Dan Pickar

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Erik and Dan talk about how they took interest in hunting. What drives them to be better and more successful hunters. They share how to mentally prepare for a hunt. Break down many mental challenges that will arise that can change the outcome of your hunt. How to close the distance on an animal and the do's and don'ts when stalking an animal. Failure and the role it plays and what it will take for you to be a successful bowhunter.

Mar 17 2021

1hr 3mins

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Episode 007: Kyrgyzstan Mid-Asian Ibex Hunt with Nick Watson and Erik Van Woerkom

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Erik and Nick sit down and talk about their hunt of a lifetime, hunting Mid Asian Ibex in Kyrgyzstan. They discuss what it takes to plan a trip to another country and what you should expect in the travel, food, culture and everything in-between. If you're interested in a hunt to Kyrgyzstan contact Erik on instagram and he can give you the details of the outfitter they used. This is definitely a hunt of a lifetime so be sure to check out the YouTube videos if you want to see their experience!

Feb 10 2021

1hr 53mins

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Episode 006: Titanium Actions, Entrepreneurship, and more with Brain Black from Lone Peak Arms

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Erik sits down with his good friend Brian Black to talk about his business, Lone Peak Arms and how they started creating actions. They go over titanium actions and what you should look for if you're building your own custom rifle and the benefits of going with titanium or steel. Brian also shares about his experience in shooting competitions and how he uses this knowledge to build better actions. They also discuss his recent hunt to Mexico and what you should expect going on a Mexican hunt. Be sure to review the podcast and give us your thoughts and subscribe to the podcast for notifications when a new episode is released.

Jan 21 2021

1hr 9mins

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Episode 005: Building a Custom Rifle - Build Configurations with Travis Stevens

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In part two Erik and Travis discuss rifle build configurations and the different options between how light or heavy you want to build your custom rifle. Whether it's an ultra light build your going for, or looking to add a suppressor or muzzle break to your rifle, Travis and Eric go over the pros and cons to all your options. Be sure to listen if you're interested in custom rifles, looking to build your own, or just want to insight on the topic.

Dec 29 2020

1hr 7mins

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Episode 004: Building a Custom Rifle - Caliber Selection with Travis Stevens

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Erik sits down with Travis Stevens from TS Customs to talk about building custom rifles and what you should think about if you're going to build your own. In part one they talk about selecting the right caliber on your style of hunting and what you will need out of your custom rifle.

Dec 11 2020

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Episode 003: What it Takes To Kill An Animal with Seth Swerczek

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Erik sits down with Seth in part 3 to discuss what it actually takes to kill an animal and if your bullet is doing its job correctly. Seth dives into the science behind the bullets and what damage the bullets are supposed to do.

Dec 02 2020

56mins

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Episode 002: Impact Velocity, Shot Placement and Heat Shield Tip

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In part two Seth and Erik talk about impact velocity, shot placement and heat shield tips of the ELD-X bullet (cup & core). Make sure to hit the subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes are released.

Nov 24 2020

1hr 6mins

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Episode 001: Cup & Core VS. Monolithic Bullets with Hornady's Seth Swerczek

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Erik sits down with Seth Swerczek from Hornady to discuss the ins and outs of bullets. In part one of three, Seth tells us the difference between cup & core and monolithic bullets.

Nov 12 2020

1hr 19mins

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Love muley freak podcasts

By Quincy Jessop - Mar 22 2018
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Good stories Ana good people. All about the good in hunting

Great podcast!!

By Fowl guy - Jan 29 2018
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One of my favorites!! Bunch of good guys and enjoyed everyone!!