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South Dakota Unlimited - Sportsmen's Nation

South Dakota is an incredibly unique state that offers numerous opportunities to outdoors men and women who are willing to get out there and give it a shot. The South Dakota Unlimited podcast aims to give those same people a resource to learn more about topics they are passionate about and maybe some topics or opportunities the state offers that they haven’t thought about yet. Host CJ Peters talks with men and women from around the state who are knowledgeable and passionate about the opportunities available here. Topics will vary widely from all types of hunting, fishing, rules and regulations, and even conservation efforts here in the beautiful state of South Dakota. If you are a person who utilizes the resources of this great state, this is a podcast you won’t want to miss.

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Preseason Deer Scouting with Travis Theel

On today’s episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ talks with Travis Theel from Buckstorm about preseason scouting. Travis and CJ discuss several topics including boots on the ground, glassing, and trail camera placement. Travis gets into the down and dirty differences of scouting the hills area versus the prairie of western South Dakota, and how to translate the lessons learned from the preseason into fall hunting tactics.www.buckstormhunts.comYouTube: BUCKSTORMFacebook: BuckstormInstagram: @buckstormsd South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

1hr 18mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Pheasant’s Forever with Joe Mayrose

On today’s episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ talks with Farm Bill Biologist from Pheasant’s Forever, Joe Mayrose, for the second installment of the Conservation Series. The guys talk about the many hats Joe wears in his role at Pheasant’s Forever, and how Pheasant’s Forever is promoting conservation in South Dakota through their land programs and through hunter recruitment and education. South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

33mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Effects of Weather on Fishing with Todd Heitkamp

On this episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ talks with the first repeat guest on the podcast, Todd Heitkamp of Dakota Angler. Todd and CJ go over some tips for fishing the sweltering heat we’ve all been experiencing, and Todd gives an explanation about why weather fronts effect the bite and what we can do to optimize the time we have on the water. Head on over and visit them at the store in Sioux Falls or visit them on social media and their website at:Website: dakotaangler.com.Facebook: Dakota AnglerInstagram: @dakota_angler South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

21mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Conservation Legislation with South Dakota Wildlife Federation

On this episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ speaks with Chris Hesla, the Executive Director of South Dakota Wildlife Federation, and Zach Hunke, the President of SDWF. SDWF is constantly working behind the scenes in the state legislature ensuring the natural resources of this state are being managed from a scientific standpoint, and the opportunities available to people who enjoy the outdoors are going to be present year after year. The guys talk about who SDWF is and what they do and then get into the nitty-gritty of this year’s legislation, especially the Open Fields Act and the merger of the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture, and what the possible ramifications these pieces of legislation may have. Check out their Facebook and give them a like or go check out their website at www.sdwf.org. South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

55mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Fitness, Mental Toughness, and Hunting

On today’s episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ talks with Jordan Miller of Run2Gun TV and Seeker Supplements based out of South Dakota. In this good ol’ fashion BS session, the guys cover random topics from physical fitness, mental toughness, mule deer, elk, and some bucket list hunts. Jordan’s enthusiasm is contagious, and his passion for pushing himself and pushing others to be better versions of themselves is very obvious. You can go see it for yourself on his social media pages and his TV show. Facebook: Run2GunInstagram: @run2gun and @seekersupplements South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

1hr 12mins

18 May 2021

Rank #5

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Turkey Talk with John Mayrose

As a follow up to the last episode, CJ talks with John Mayrose of Backwoods Redemption to talk about how he has found success this year so far in the turkey woods. John tells the stories of his three birds, and the tactics he used for each bird in order to be successful, along with a little luck. John is a busy guy between school, work, hunting, Backwoods Redemption, and being a co-chair for the Delta Waterfowl Brookings Chapter. His life is revolves around hunting and conversation, and he is incredibly passionate about it too. Go check out the content he is putting out with Backwoods Redemption and follow along with all Delta Waterfowl is doing to improve our wetlands.John Mayrose: @john.mayroseBackwoods Redemption: @backwoodsredemptionDelta Waterfowl: @deltawaterfowl South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

51mins

4 May 2021

Rank #6

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Turkey Talk with Greg Van Den Berg

On this episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ talks with Greg Van Den Berg from the Sioux Falls area all about turkey hunting, as South Dakota’s season really starts to heat up. Greg has a love for hunting, and turkey hunting tends to be one of his favorites ever since it got him started in the hunting world in college. Greg and CJ talk some turkey gear, calling, and some different tactics used in the wide variety of terrain types turkey can be found in this state. Greg also has a passion for conservation and is very active in the organizations that support conservation not only on a state level but also a national level. Greg is the president of the Sioux Falls chapter of NWTF, on the national board for the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance, and a committee member for 2% For Conservation, which Sportsmen’s Nation is a part of as well. Greg and CJ also talk about conservation and the importance it plays in our opportunities for hunting and fishing. Below are the links for the organizations discussed in the podcast, check them out:National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF): www.nwtf.org2% For Conservation: www.fishandwildlife.orgRock Mountain Goat Alliance: https://goatalliance.orgGreg Van Den Berg: @gvandenberg1980 South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

1hr 25mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Late Season Ice & Open Water Fishing with Dakota Angler

On this Episode, CJ is joined by Todd from Dakota Angler, a staple tack and bait shop in the Tri-State area. Not only does Todd run this mom n’ pop bait ship, he is also a full time meteorologist and hosts the 2 nd largest Ice Expo in the country every year. Todd is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to anything fishing, so you don’t want to miss this episode. The guys talk about some late season ice tactics, tackle, fish movements, early open water and some other odds and ends to help you be successful as the ice slowly disappears and the water starts to open up. SOuth Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

1hr 7mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Off Season Tips with Buckstorm South Dakota

On this episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ talks with Travis Theele from Buckstorm South Dakota. Travis and the team at Buckstorm make some awesome video content they put out on their YouTube channel every week. Their knowledge of chasing whitetails, mule deer, elk, antelope, and turkey in the plains of western South Dakota and the Black Hills is extremely extensive, and Travis gives a glimpse into that knowledge on this episode. This is an episode you don’t want to miss as we talk everything from shed hunting, winter scouting, e-scouting, off-season practice, along with some bunny trails along the way.  South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

1hr 1min

6 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Genesis of South Dakota Unlimited

On this very first episode of South Dakota Unlimited, CJ introduces himself and how this podcast came to be, and will let you, the audience know what to expect from future episodes and topics that will be covered in episodes to come. Please check us out on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to this podcast wherever you can get your podcasts from! South Dakota Unlimited is Powered by Simplecast

10mins

4 Apr 2021

Rank #10