Backcountry Hunting Podcast

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Rating
4.9
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602 reviews
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This podcast has
178 episodes
Language
Explicit
No
Date created
2019/03/06
Last published
2022/06/24
Average duration
64 min.
Release period
7 days

Description

Backcountry Hunting Podcast focuses on inspiring and teaching about deep-country hunting, with emphasis on DIY techniques, gear, prep and how-to. Lifelong wilderness hunter Joseph von Benedikt shares stories and tips for success.

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Backcountry In Africa
2022/06/24
Deep in the heart of Africa, Rob Gearing, Adam Weatherby, and Austin Brown join Joseph von Benedikt for a proper safari in Namibia. Hunting more than 400,000 acres of free-range thornbush country on the edge of the Kalahari, we pursue giant kudu bulls, oryx, springbuck, zebra, and more.  For the gearheads amongst us, we're using some very cool cutting-edge rifles from Weatherby, Gunwerks, and Dakota, chambered in .338 WBY RPM, 6.5-300 WBY, .416 WBY, and the classic, legendary .375 H&H, all topped with Leupold scopes.  Plus, Adam Weatherby tells the story of a catastrophic rifle disaster involving a fall and a spectacular exhibition-grade walnut stock on his "light" rifle for plains game, as well as the innovative way we solved the issue to get him back in the field.  ENJOY! FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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Hunting Handloads: How to build the ideal home-rolled cartridges
2022/06/17
Getting down and dirty with handloading, von Benedikt details the exact process he uses for building an awesome hunting handload.  How to choose the right bullet for the task Gunpowder, and why it's not all equal Cartridge cases and case prep Primers, and the best of the best Charge weights, and where to start Seating depth for various bullet types Testing handload batches Using ladder tests to refine handloads Trajectory validation and why we do it The confidence and satisfaction of hunting with your own handloads ENJOY! FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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Mental toughness, mountain fitness, & lightweight gear with Ron Spomer
2022/06/10
Spomer is back! My good friend Ron shares solo-hunting experiences, tips for pre-hunt fitness and conditioning, and how to build your mental toughness so you don't give up when tested by harsh country and conditions.  Additionally, we dig deep into:  Hydration (and debilitation when lacking) Lightweight rifles & gear Going just one ridge farther to achieve success Being prepared to sleep anywhere Bivy gear & lightweight sleep systems that work DIY sheep hunting Solo hunting & the test of solitude Drawing tags—or not, and hunting OTC instead Follow Ron at https://www.ronspomeroutdoors.com ENJOY!    FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry   VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com  
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Gunwerks Nexus: Most versatile rifle made in America?
2022/06/03
By popular demand, here's a deep dive into the new Nexus rifle by Gunwerks. It's a switch-barrel design with an aluminum action, a built-in ARCA rail under the forend, a fast-moving 3-lug bolt, and a superb carbon fiber stock that really minimizes felt recoil.  Features of the Nexus are unpacked and detailed, and practical, tested, field performance to 1,400 yards is discussed. Cartridge options (initially 6.5 PRC and .300 PRC) and barrel lengths (20" and 24") are explored.  Real-world use in the field? Naturally! Audrey von Benedikt (age 14) hammered a 5.5-foot cinnamon-colored black bear boar from 301 yards, and we discuss that story, along with accuracy and reliability testing.  ENJOY!    FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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Bears & Blades, with Evan Siembida
2022/05/27
Recorded in the backcountry, this episode is the story of an epic bear hunt. Custom knife maker Evan Siembida came West to hunt Idaho's vast remote country with host Joseph von Benedikt, and after a series of setbacks and challenges, took a magnificent color-phase boar with his new Browning X-Bolt in 6.8 Western.  We discuss black bear baiting, glassing, rifles, optics, cartridges, bullets, shot placement, and hunting techniques in general, woven into the blow-by-blow tale of Evan's hunt.  Plus, when you've got a top-notch custom knife man on the air, you just gotta talk knife steel, design, and handle materials. Evan shares his new favorite type of steel and a scale (handle) material that might just be the best thing going.  ENJOY! FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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Leupold Riflescopes: Behind the Scenes with Tim Lesser
2022/05/20
Featuring guest Tim Lesser of Leupold, this episode takes us backstage with America's favorite riflescope company. Tim guides us through the fascinating origin story of Leupold, reveals the driving passion behind the R&D team, and details the rigorous testing the engineering team puts every new optic through. Ever wonder exactly what's inside a scope? Tim provides the clearest description of the various parts and functions of a modern hunting optic I've ever heard. We talk through the marvels of lens coatings, discuss anti-fogging processes, and go over the incredible recoil and shock testing Leupold scopes go through.  Next, Tim reveals his recommendation for the two best backcountry hunting scopes in Leupold's lineup. That alone is worth the listen!   Before closing, Tim details his go-to hunting rifles. Here's a clue: Big-bore enthusiasts will love his setups.  ENJOY! FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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Backcountry Shooting Skills: Building & Practicing the Fundamentals
2022/05/13
This episode takes a deep dive into how to learn and practice shooting skills that will make you a backcountry deal-closer at the moment of truth.  With the objective defined as the ability to place a bullet precisely into the vitals under challenging conditions, we address:  Reading the lay of the land as you set up to shoot Building a stable shooting position Mastering your breathing Achieving a correct sight picture Executing a clean trigger squeeze Controlling recoil Following through Spotting impacts Following up Transitioning from critical shooting skills, we detail practice methods for the range and for the field:  Confirming zero Validating ballistics Testing capability from field positions Going afield and practicing Dry-firing Reading the situation (wind, angle, animal position) Rocks, bushes, and other targets of opportunity Letting missed shots haunt you—for the future good Wrap & final thought: Don't be the weak link in the chain ENJOY! FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com  
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Mountain Hunting Cartridges, with Ron Spomer
2022/05/06
This episode, we're joined by gunwriting legend Ron Spomer. A mountain-country hunter by choice, Ron shares his favorite shooting equipment for hunting gnarly, steep backcountry settings. We talk ultralight rifles, cartridges that suit them, and bullets that are versatile across a spectrum of western big game. Ron hosts a very successful YouTube channel, Ron Spomer Outdoors, and has a podcast as well. Be sure and check them out! Links are below.  ENJOY! FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com Here's Ron's website: https://www.ronspomeroutdoors.com  
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Living Off the Land: Supplementing your freeze-dried meals in the backcountry
2022/04/29
Tired of freeze-dried food after a week in the backcountry? This episode addresses how to go full hunter-gatherer while hunting. With a little forethought, it's easy to take advantage of wild streams full of fish and random encounters with grouse, ptarmigan, or wild turkeys (where take is legal of course). It goes without saying that savvy backcountry hunters pack seasonings and eat big game, once harvested: Moose ribs over alder-wood coals... Elk kabobs charred over a quick pine fire... or bear meat boiled in it's own fresh-rendered oil.  How about wild blueberries, raspberries, and huckleberries? Not only do these provide much-need healthy carbs while hunting hard in the backcountry, they are effortless to prepare. (Grasp berry, lift arm, insert into mouth.) Plus they can bring a whole new level of palatability to freeze-dried granola-type breakfasts.  This episode address big game meat, game birds, fish, and berries. How to hunt, and how to cook. ENJOY!    FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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Hunting Cartridges: Precision vs. Authority
2022/04/22
Is it better to hunt with a sledgehammer? Or a scalpel? This episode explores two vastly different approaches to picking a hunting cartridge.  Precision. In this approach, shot placement matters above all else. Accuracy and high ballistic coefficient are bullet priorities. Terminal performance is secondary. A low-recoiling cartridge is considered key.  Authority. In this approach, a powerful cartridge with a hard-hitting bullet is paramount. Bullet frontal diameter, weight, velocity, expansion, and penetration are key. Accuracy and aerodynamics are important, but bullet performance on impact is more so.  Ideal cartridges, bullets, and scenarios are proposed and discussed for both approaches. On the other hand... How 'bout the concept of one rifle and cartridge for everything?  How to mate authority and precision Boost your cartridge, lower your authority, meet in the middle 6.8 Western, 7mm SAUM, .280 Ackley, 7mm Rem Mag Bullets that do it all:  Barnes LRX Nosler AccuBond Federal Terminal Ascent Wrap: One man's idea of the ultimate all-around rifle ENJOY!  FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/  
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Backcountry Fitness & Injury Recovery with Jordan Voigt
2022/04/15
Last year, deep in Alaska's Chugach Mountains, guide Jordan Voigt experienced a catastrophic boot failure that left his feet unusable for weeks. This episode, we dig deep into injury recovery and maintaining fitness as we age.  "Old man yoga," daily miles, packing weight, and knowing your own body are critical ingredients to maintaining a backcountry-capable level of fitness into your 60's and 70's. Voigt tells his story, and walks us through the process he used to come back. Need a teaser? Wearing Crocs and riding horses while hunting played a big part. Passionate hunter that he is, Voigt refused to lay on the couch during hunting season, instead finding alternate ways to hunt and achieve great success in rugged country.  Mental toughness, humility, and patience also play a huge part in successfully hunting the backcountry through middle age and into your later years. Horses—and perhaps even more, Llamas—can be come important assets.  Before wrapping up, we talk sheep and brown bear rifles and cartridges, just because we can.  ENJOY!  FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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How To Shoot Bears, with Tyler Freel
2022/04/08
Spring is here, and bear season is right around the corner. Alaskan bear-killing expert Tyler Freel joins us to talk about how to properly shoot and cleanly kill bears. Freel details bear anatomy, vitals location and shot placement, tracking and recovering bears, cartridges and bullets for bears, arrows and broadheads for bears, and much more.  Freel hosts the Tundra Talk podcast and is a staff writer for Outdoor Life. An outdoorsman of vast and varied interests, he's shot grizzlies with longbows and recurve bows and stone points—one at just 6 yards. Blackpowder and patched round balls, too. He's guided and hunted much of Alaska, from the Peninsula to the Arctic circle, and has taken many grizzlies and stacks of black bears.  ENJOY!  FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com
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4.9 out of 5
602 reviews
nathan j s 2022/06/10
Awesome
This is a awesome podcast! I can’t get enough of it, the content is very useful and informative.
MilitoMama 2022/06/05
Wealth of Knowledge
Great Podcast a wealth of Knowledge.
mister_dmac 2022/06/05
Killer Content
I use this podcast mostly to learn about bullets and ballistics. I appreciate the balance of stories and anecdotes with informational and research bas...
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SRerdley 2022/06/01
The Best!
Joseph is awesome and has many years of real world experience to back up what he recommends! He covers his hunting story’s, equipment, cartridge use a...
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Iceman91m 2022/05/21
Give this one a shot!
I had seen this podcast a few times and just scrolled on by. I decided to give it a listen today.. Joseph reminds me of Baxter Black! I’m definitely a...
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Monk278 2022/05/16
Excellent podcast
Exceptionally well narrated, educational, well calibrated balance between sharing of experiences, technical Know-how and hunting tactics. Great guests...
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kreed414 2022/05/14
Great Details
Joseph is a great speaker! He has a passion for sharing lot of outdoor knowledge and stories. If your interested in guns or hunting he will have somet...
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Florida Family Fan 2022/05/10
New to your podcast
Enjoying your podcast very much. Just found your podcast and must say very nice. Keep up the good work. Will share. Lance
curvebow 2022/05/06
Awesome!
I learned of this podcast from listening to the EXO podcast. I am overjoyed with this podcast! As a long time hunter & shooter, I can tell that Jose...
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inthehighupandlonesome 2022/05/05
Thank you sir.
To begin with let me say. I never leave a review on anything. Basically, I feel it’s a waste of my time. If I like the product, I’ll continue using it...
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