Rank #1: EPISODE 263: Improve Your Shooting with Aron Snyder
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen Aron Snyder talks about how to improve your shooting. Brian and Aron also talk about some of the recent events like the Total Archery Challenge and Alpha Bowhunting Challenge.
Previous Gritty Bowmen Episodes mentioned in this podcast: Episode 86 : The Arrow Podcast with Cory Miller EPISODE 152: Aron Snyder Shot Process For Compound & Traditional Episode 153: Iron Mind Hunting with Joel Turner EPISODE 197: ARROWS with Aron Snyder
Rank #2: EP. 441: ELK ELK ELK // RYAN CARTER // COREY JACOBSEN // JASON PHELPS // RYAN LAMPERS
Rank #3: EPISODE 110: Sleeping Bags & Pads with A-ron Snyder
Okay Friends on this episode of Gritty Bowmen I sit down with Aron Snyder and we talk about sleeping bags and pads. We get into some stuff about water bottles vs. nalgene bottlesand so on. It’s a pretty good podcast, but we screwed up on the audio and when I say we I mean I screwed up on the audio. So it’s not as crisp as it usually is. So forgive me on that. But, it’s a good podcast so I hope you get some good info out of it. I did. -Stay Gritty
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Rank #4: EP. 487: KILLING // RYAN MICHLER // RYAN CARTER
Rank #5: EP. 488: SOS EMERGENCY WITH GARMIN'S CHIP NOBLE
On this episode Brian talks to Chip Noble. Chip is an employee at Garmin and specializes in their in reach department.
Rank #6: EPISODE 153: Iron Mind Hunting with Joel Turner
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we learn how to become a better shooter from Joel Turner, owner of Iron Mind Hunting. Joel’s instruction is much different from any other shooting instruction I have ever received. This is a quote from Joel that touches on his philosophy. “People get stuck in the rut of thinking tactics and gadgets will solve their problems. What I am here to show you is it’s not the tools you have but the system you must have in place to be effective.” At first glance, it is easy to dismiss Joel’s ideas and training as “snake oil” or as the same thing you’ve heard from countless other efficient shooters. But, although seeming subtle, I found Joel’s ideas and teaching methods profoundly different from anything I have heard before. I cannot recommend Joel Turner’s shooter-training enough. Whether you are a seasoned shooter or new to the game, Joel is an effective teacher with an Iron Mind. You don’t want to miss this podcast. At the end of this podcast Joel shares some deep thoughts on how to call-in big bulls using what he calls the “Bull Calling Cows” bugle. It’s a fascinating concept and Joel has the track record to back-up his theory. It’s interesting stuff. Something I’ll probably be trying out on my next elk hunting adventure. You can find everything you want to know about Joel Turner at www.ironmindhunting.com - Check him out. You won’t regret it. Iron Mind Hunting
Additional notes courtesy of GB listener Nick Strand… Thanks Nick!
Recoil bracing - input into the shot - it happens when we anticipate the explosion Seek controlled shot under pressure - be able to stop shot at any time “Do not shoot an arrow unless it’s perfectly controlled.”
Speech and movement are linked - fix speech pattern to fix movement No slow movement - wasting muscle energy and increase fatigue
Draw Sequence Draw - get it done, stick it on there Aim - put your pin on it - watch it to keep it - compare to driving, keep it between the lines - keep pulling - compare to football player “keep running!” keep means to continue - put concentration in to movement that makes bow go off - slow steady pressure DO NOT speed up words - to speed up shot, increase aggression instead of speed
“Good concentration equals good shooting.” Closed loop - controlled, can stop shot at any time - DESIRED Open loop - movements lead to actions, can’t stop shot sequence - open loop shooters will “only get as good as your recoil bracing allows you to.” **Need to be able to switch from open loop to closed loop when necessary
Snap Shot - efficient, not necessarily accurate - good hunters, calm killers but not consistent 3D shooters Shooting is all about concentration and control. Do not go on auto-pilot. Shooting is simple, but it’s not easy.
Rank #7: Episode 122: Compound Bow Tuning with Cory Miller of xXx Archery
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, we hang out with our friend Cory Miller, owner of xXx Archery, at his bowshop in Rainier Oregon. We talk to Cory about compound-bow tuning. This podcast has some visual footage that you will want to watch if this stuff is new to you. At the very end of this podcast we inserted some video footage of Cory teaching my cousin Ben how to properly grip and hold a compound bow when shooting. In Cory’s experience as a tournament bow shooter for PSE and an archery shop owner--improper grip is one of the most common mistakes that he sees in archery shooters. Checkout the video at the end of this podcast for a brief lesson from Cory on how the grip should be done. If you live in the area, check-out xXx Archery--it’s worth the drive. And now, Cory has a super-cool Techno Shoot that’s a blast to play with. Go to our website or to our Youtube channel to see a video of Cousin Ben and the Gritty Scotsman go head-to-head in a Techno Shoot-out. It’s good, gritty fun.
Rank #8: EPISODE 251: TESTOSTERONE, GUT HEALTH, SEX, & FOOD with Ryan & Hillary Lampers
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen we meet with Ryan and Hillary Lampers of Hunt, Harvest, Health.
So… about a month back--Aron Snyder hit the big 4-0. And I’m well on my way to 43. We’re not exactly old, but we’re not spring chickens either. We’re fit for two older guys--in fact, we’re in better shape now than we were in our early 30s--and we’re pretty happy about that. But father-time isn’t backing down and it’s more important than ever to live well--both physically and emotionally. And that’s why I’m pleased to have Doctor Hillary Lampers and my good buddy Ryan Lampers, aka Donnie Vincent Lampers, on today’s episode of Gritty Bowmen. Ryan is an absolute stud when it comes to bowhunting public lands. And his wife Hillary is a doctor--but not your regular, everyday, run of the mill doctor that I generally mistrust except in the case of dire emergencies; Hillary is the kind of doctor that actually treats root causes of physical distress instead of simply prescribing drugs to treat symptoms.
Hillary and Ryan started a podcast this past December called Hunt Harvest Health--and I’m so glad they did! I’ve been listening to their podcasts on backcountry meal prep, gardening, testosterone, cortisol and other hormones, gut health and the second brain, hunting and more. This past year has been a whirlwind of life-changing events for me. Admittedly, I’m not as fit or feeling quite as froggy as I did a year ago.
If you’ve got little kids around while you’re listening to this podcast, you may want to revisit this episode when they’re not around. This is a talk about health--it’s not time to be squeamish. We talk about things like poop, S.E.X., how to increase testosterone, love languages, etc. You’ve been warned.
Some of you may be thinking that this “health stuff” is boring or that this medical talk is way too complex--but it’s really not--and I truly believe it is life-changing information. So I encourage you to buck-up and take notes. And when you’re done with this podcast, go subscribe to the HUNT HARVEST HEALTH PODCAST and continue learning how to feed your Temple of Power.
Rank #9: EPISODE 269: Getting Elk Calling Instruction From Jason Phelps
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I hang out at xXx Archery in Rainier Oregon with good friend, Jason Phelps. I asked Jason to give me some elk calling lessons and decided we might as well throw on the headsets. I hope you find this information valuable and good luck on your hunts.
More podcasts like this: EPISODE 26: Get'em Close Elk Hunting Seminar with Jason Phelps & Aron Snyder EPISODE 99: Phelps' Elk Nuggets #1 EPISODE 101: Phelps' Elk Nuggets #2 EPISODE 105: Phelps' Elk Nuggets #3 EPISODE 115: Phelps' Elk Nuggets #4 EPISODE 118: Phelps' Elk Nuggets #5 EPISODE 126: Phelps' Elk Nuggets #6
Rank #10: EPISODE 171: Gritty Stories
Rank #11: Episode 347// WHAT THE FOC??? WITH VALKYRIE ARCHERY
Rank #12: EPISODE 141: Hunting Roosevelt Elk With Angry Spike Productions
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, we visit with Shannon Mobbs and Cory Ford of Angry Spike Productions and we talk Roosevelt Elk hunting. I remember when I bought my first Angry Spike Productions DVD more than 10 years ago. I bought the DVD from good friend Cory Miller, who was in a couple of those early DVDs. I remember watching these guys call-in elk, on over the counter tags in thick coastal, rain forest country--Shannon Mobbs can hunt Roosevelt elk. He’s a Roosevelt killing machine and his wall at home displays some amazing coastal bulls, which I have included in the video version of this podcast. He’s also been blessed to shoot a Rocky Mountain Bull Elk, on a draw tag, that scores just shy of 400 inches. Shannon knows how to hunt elk. He’s been consistently getting it done in the elk woods for multiple decades. On this podcast he shares his opinions and experiences calling-in elk. It’s a fascinating show whether you’re into Roosevelt elk hunting or not--in many ways, an elk, is an elk, is an elk. Angry Spike Productions quit producing DVDs a few years ago. So, we got them set-up online and now you can digitally download their old DVDs on a link on the Gritty Bowmen Website. Just go to grittybowmen.com and click the VHX link and follow the prompts from there. Type in the coupon code ‘GRITTY’ at checkout and you can get 50% off each DVD download. It’s a cool thing. I tremendous much respect for anybody who attempts to film and produce video content from their hunts--these guys have done it. The footage is a little old but the call-ins and the bugling are solid. I learned a lot from watching these guys hunt on these old films. Listen to this podcast and see what you think. And then go download one of their videos from our website and enjoy some raw and real roosevelt elk hunting. And hopefully, these guys will produce a new film this year--get on Instagram and follow them at AngrySpikeProductions. And feel free to send them your questions and to ask them about producing a new and updated elk hunting film for 2016--rumor has it they’re sitting on tons of great elk hunting video.
Rank #13: EPISODE 360: DEMYSTIFYING ELK WITH RYAN CARTER
Ryan Carter joins me in the Gritty Studio to go live on instagram and drop some knowledge on elk. If you didn't catch the live don't worry you get a second chance on here on youtube. Ryan Carter is a part of DC outfitters down here in Utah and they slay elk. Ryan shares with us how me manages to accomplish it year after year.
Rank #14: EPISODE 193: Eric Chesser and The HUSHlife
Rank #15: EPISODE 150: Entrepreneurship; The Outdoor Industry & The Hush Life with Hushin
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, we hang with the Hushin boys in our Hotel room after midnight at the Total Archery Challenge. Hush is a group of guys who share their hunting and fishing adventures on their YouTube Channel, HUSHIN. On this podcast you meet the guys behind HUSHIN; Casey Lavere, Eric Chesser, and Brian Mclrea. There is sooo much to love about these guys it’s no wonder they have the largest digital hunting channel on the web. These guys are genuine to the core. They’re super funny and they never take themselves too seriously. And in a world of judgemental keyboard warriors; the HUSH crew is a breath of fresh air--always respectful and open and kind to everyone they meet; Slow to judge and unafraid to be themselves. This is a good podcast. You don’t want to miss it. After the show, check them out at gethushin.com and at hushin on YouTube. Today, 9:40 AM
Rank #16: EP. 463: RYAN CARTER // PRE-RUT ELK TACTICS
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Rank #17: EPISODE 133: Western Hunting With The Eastmans' & Aron Snyder
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, Aron Snyder and myself hang out with the Eastmans, Guy and Ike Eastman of the Eastmans’ Hunting Journal, Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal and Eastmans’ TV.
The Eastmans’ tradition began in 1956 with Gordon Eastman. Gordon was a true pioneer in adventure hunting and outdoor wildlife cinematography. His first project was in the wilds of Alaska. He was also among the first to ever film in the North Country, and built such a solid reputation that Walt Disney himself hired Gordon to film outdoor productions in the 1960s.
Today Mike, Guy and Ike carry on Gordon’s legacy by producing the industry-leading publications of Eastmans’ Hunting and Bowhunting Journals in combination with the award-winning Eastmans’ Hunting TV show that airs 52 weeks a year and showcases fair chase rifle and bow hunts on all western big game.
This is just a fun podcast with some solid dudes! If you’re not subscribed to Eastmans’ Hunting Journal and/or Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal you should go to www.eastmans.com and get signed-up. Eastmans’ has been around for a long time and continues to be a powerful influence for good in the hunting industry. Get involved, support their work and get yourself a sweet western hunting magazine to boot.
Rank #18: EP. 432: BISON HUNT // ADAM & KIMMI GREENTREE
INTERVIEW START AT 7:28
Rank #19: EPISODE 313: Donnie Vincent, Driven By Nature, Proud To Be A Hunter
Today on Gritty Bowmen we hang out with friend Donnie Vincent. I could sit an listen to Donnie tell stories for hours. He’s an explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman. And a gifted weaver of adventurous tales in wild and remote places. When Donnie’s storytelling transcends the spoken word and comes to life in the form of cinematic film--it’s incredible. His films change hearts and minds. And films like, “Who We Are,” “The River’s Divide,” and “Terra Nova,” have permanently changed how I view the world and the hunt. So sit back and enjoy the show. And then, if you haven’t already, support Donnie by getting his film’s at www.donnievincent.com.
Those who know me, know that I love a good hunting story. And I’m no Donnie Vincent but Gritty Bowmen has its own brand of filmmaking--it’s kinda Gritty… it’s a bit unpolished, it usually has a few smart-aleck comments, some shaky footage, some adventure and it reminds you of the hunts you go on with your buddies.
So with that preamble, I have an announcement to make. On Thursday, February 8th at the Western Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City, I’ll be showing my latest Gritty film on the big screen. And it’s not just my film that’ll be showing, my good friend Cole Kramer will also be featuring his YETI film from Nepal that night as well. There will be Gritty Bingo, Prizes, Raffles, Giveaways and much more! My good friends at Sitka Gear, YETI, HOYT, MTN OPS, and Leupold Optics are helping to make this event a fun one! Raffle proceeds go to the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance.
Please, if you want to support Gritty and you’re coming to the Western Hunt Expo, please go to www.mtnops.com/gritty and get tickets now.
Please spread the word--invite your friends and family, and come see what a Gritty Movie Night is all about.
Here’s a 30-second trailer for the film--check it out.
Rank #20: EPISODE 117: Corey Jacobsen Talks Elk Hunting: Elk101 #1
On this episode of Gritty Bowmen I travel to Boise Idaho and visit with friend, Corey Jacobsen, multiple time world elk calling champion and owner of ELK101--ELK101.com. In this podcast, we have a good time answering elk-hunting questions that new, and old, elk hunters commonly ask. It’s GRITTY stuff.