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Welcome to Bryant Land! The Bryant Land Show is produced for people who are excited about hunting and the outdoors.We truly champion diversity in the outdoor community. That is shown in the diversity of guests on our show. Wether you are a new to hunting, a savvy veteran, black, latino, man, woman, disabled or anything in between all are welcome and this podcast has something for you.

Episodes

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, is addressing cabin fever stemming from social distancing by recording this episode with his kids Adam and Olivia in the beautiful isolation of his home away from home at the Bryant Land Ranch. The three of them share their shared experience of riding ATVs, hunting, and enjoying the fresh air and seclusion of the great outdoors. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 talks about social distancing and turkey season. 
  • What are the benefits of contributing to the Bryant Land Show Patreon page? 
  • AB3’s kids Olivia and Adam talk about their schoolwork after coronavirus.
  • What are Adam’s favorite things about riding ATVs?  
  • What does Olivia love about being at the Bryant Land Ranch?  
  • How does Adam feel about hunting? 
  • Hunting is not Olivia’s thing.  
  • They have a discussion about shooting guns at the gun range.   
  • AB3 talks about how much he appreciates sharing the experience of the Bryant Land brand with his kids. 
  • Look for the Bass Pro Shop links on BryantLandCountry.com.   

 

3 Key Points:

  1. The Bryant Land Show Patreon page offers exclusive content and branded apparel.    
  2. AB3’s kids Adam and Olivia both enjoy riding ATVs. But Olivia doesn’t like to hunt.  
  3. BryantLandCountry.com is now a Bass Pro Shop affiliate so look for the links on the website and feel free to make a purchase. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “It has been good to get out into the country. Get out into the woods, sitting in a blind, listening to the sounds of the birds chirping. I did hear a few turkeys gobbling. So, it’s always good to be in a position to hear the sounds of spring.” – AB3
  • “One of the joys of starting this brand and starting this podcast is to be able to share it with my children. They have been a really big help to me and have been involved pretty much since day 1.” – AB3
  • “We’re now a Bass Pro Shop affiliate, a Bass Pro Shop affiliate. So, you will see on the BryantLandCountry.com page when you are listening to our podcast and reading the notes and the blogs and stuff, you will see little links.” – AB3

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with New Mexico hunter Jordan Harvin. Jordan Harvin talks about hunting out west, specifically New Mexico, bow hunting, and how yoga is a tool that Jordan uses to be a better hunter. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces Jordan Harvin and the changes in sports since coronavirus. 
  • Jordan talks about going shed hunting and serving in the Air Force.   
  • How did Jordan Harvin get started hunting in New Mexico?  
  • New Mexico has a lot of flat plains and mountains.  
  • How did Jordan end up becoming a bowhunter?  
  • Jordan talks about hunting with his wife whom he knew since the 5th grade.  
  • Jordan’s friend Will wanted to get him into archery.  
  • How does Jordan see turkey hunting and elk hunting being similar?  
  • Is he good at elk hunting? 
  • What types of bows are Jordan and his wife hunting with?  
  • All of Jordan’s wife’s hunts in 2019 were bow hunts.  
  • The best part of bow hunting is being able to pursue at close range. 
  • What is it like in New Mexico hunting on private land?   
  • Jordan talks about the elk hunting process he and his wife have had.  
  • Have they harvested during elk season?  
  • Jordan is looking to invest in decoys. 
  • Is there small game hunting that Jordan is looking to do.  
  • What are the benefits of hunting with a guide? 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Jordan Harvin said he had never been injured before until I was on a vegan diet. This pushed him to get into hunting to acquire his own organic meat.    
  2. AB3 says the two things that kill animals, especially male animals, are curiosity and chasing females. 
  3. Jordan takes his boots off to add an extra layer of quietness while hunting. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “It has really been a peace for me to be able to get into hunting in New Mexico because, like you said, there are so many species here. But also, there is so much public land here, so anybody can do it.” – Jordan Harvin
  • “You think ‘plant-based’ you automatically start to think ‘health.’ But, a lot of these things go through different processes as well and they have their own processing just like some of this meat is processed.” – Jordan Harvin
  • “When it comes to the bow, I can shoot that 100 times in a day and there is no real wear and tear on the bow. I might lose an arrow or something like that. But it isn’t as expensive as buying ammo.” – Jordan Harvin

 

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March 16, 2020

Random Podcast 1

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, brings forth the first ‘Random Podcast’ episode of 2020, sharing a brief burst of information on his own without a guest being interviewed. AB3 discusses what he means in the introduction of this show by being a ‘proud Gamecock,’ the new inclusion of bass fishing at the high school level in the state of Georgia, and a new podcast about the great outdoors to be on the look-out for called When the Hunt Calls.

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 talks about southern college pride. 
  • AB3 received his packet from the Gamecock Club, the official booster club of the University of South Carolina which included stickers and a flag.  
  • The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) regulates all the sports for the state and has included bass fishing.  
  • Past guest Cliff Cadet pushed his live Instagram into becoming a podcast called When the Hunt Calls.
  • Bryantlandcountry.com is your one-stop shop for everything Bryant Land. 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. AB3 is a proud University of South Carolina Gamecock fan who lives in Georgia.   
  2. Georgia is the fifth state to partner with the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and (TBF) The Bass Federation, including: Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
  3. Cliff Cadet from Urban Archery NYC has a podcast called When the Hunt Calls that AB3 was a guest on.

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If you grew up in the south, your college team is what you hung your hat on. That’s where your pride came from, especially if you lived in that college town, or if you lived in the state where that college resides.” – AB3
  • “Apparently back on March 4th, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), and The Bass Federation (TBF) have partnered with GHSA (Georgia High School Association), and now bass fishing is a sanctioned high school sport in Georgia.” – AB3
  • “My man Cliff Cadet from Urban Archery NYC started his own archery brand in New York City.” – AB3

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Merrell Ligons, CEO of Noble Savage camo in Austin, Texas. Merrell Ligons and AB3 talks about the ups and downs of putting together a brand, him putting together his camo pattern and building it up to where it is today. They also talk about turkey season. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces guest Merrell Ligons.
  • Rain is needed for food plots.  
  • What made Merrell want to start Noble Savage? 
  • Animals inspired the color scheme and design concept for Merrell Ligon’s camo? 
  • Does he trust and enjoy the process or does he look at the end result? 
  • He was a middle-fielder and a second baseman for minor league professional baseball. 
  • Working with a to-do list keeps Merrell going.  
  • How long did it take to go from concept to the product in his hand? 
  • Was there a time of frustration and concern when building the brand? 
  • He talks about creating his business plan and it being a ‘living, breathing document.’ 
  • Merrell says that he hasn’t had anyone come out negatively against Native Savage.  
  • What changes will he make this year based on his testing and his distribution expanding? 
  • Patience and feeling burned out when you aren’t seeing immediate results are challenges that arise. 
  • Have a network of people you trust around you. 
  • Where does he hunt turkey and when is their turkey season? 
  • Noblesavagecamo.com has a newsletter you can sign up for. 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. March 21st is the opening of turkey season in the state of Georgia.    
  2. Noble Savage is exploring fabrics to help hunters be quieter, more protected from weather, and comfortable in the field.  
  3. Kids are a great focus group to test out the apparel. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “My kind of inspiration for the pattern itself and the color scheme and things like that really came from what I saw in the woods from nature. I wanted to be inspired by that.” – Merrell Ligons
  • “Noble Savage is an outdoor apparel brand. We create products for the hunting market right now and have visions and aspirations for expanding to other markets in the outdoor industry as well.” – Merrell Ligons
  • “Hunters, we experience a wide range of weather conditions, terrain, and things like that and it is the perfect proving ground for a lot of things.” – Merrell Ligons

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Delvin Terry from Dayton Ohio, Founder of The Houndsmen of America, helping inner-city kids get involved in the outdoors. Delvin Terry shares his knowledge of running dogs, the types of dogs that he utilizes while hunting, the nutritional aspect of training dogs, what he has learned from his elders, and establishing The Houndsmen of America. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 sends his condolences to Marquis Coastin whose wife lost her battle with cancer. 
  • AB3 introduces the guest William "Bubba" Ray. 
  • Did Delvin play sports while he was growing up?  
  • His father was an avid coon hunter. 
  • What types of dogs does Delvin Terry use for hunting? 
  • Delvin Terry trains and works the dogs himself.  
  • How often is he working with his dogs? 
  • How heavy is Delvin into nutrition with his dogs? 
  • What types of safety precautions does Delvin take?  
  • Delvin shares a story about when his dog was shot. 
  • He also uses dogs for hunting birds.  
  • What types of competitions is Delvin interested in getting involved in? 
  • Delvin Terry explains the brand of The Houndsmen of America. 
  • Respect your elders that came before you and learn from them.  

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Delvin Terry likes a dog that will typically run between a 5-7 speed, sometimes an 8 speed.   
  2. Safety precautions are important, such as calling out to your partners to see where they are located to not be in each other’s range of fire and wearing hunter orange. 
  3. In Ohio, you aren’t allowed to run deer dogs. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “For me, a younger hunter, I like to move fast through the woods. So, you know you’ve got different grades of speed that you kind of look for in rabbit dogs and so, a rabbit will run in a circle.” – Delvin Terry
  • “I’ve got the patience to train and work a dog. Some people don’t have that patience to sit down and want to get in the grit with the dog. You got to do that when you are working any kind of dog.” – Delvin Terry
  • “A  lot of young hunters, guys that are new to it, they try to rush the shot. They get too excited and rush the shot. The same with deer hunting you know? You’re going to miss your shot because you’re rushing.” – Delvin Terry

 

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February 24, 2020

February Recap

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, offers a tightly-packed episode by himself where he discusses his desire to do an entire episode in a Q&A format, and his experience being a guest on the Shedding Light Stories podcast. AB3 also talks about previous February 2020 episodes of the show and the guests that he interviewed, as well as his thoughts on the upcoming turkey season. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 talks about having the chance to be on the Shedding Light Stories hunting podcast.
  • Travis Williams, the host of Shedding Light Stories podcast, was honest about not knowing any black hunters and was open and willing to learn more. 
  • Check out the previous February 2020 episodes: “Life w/ Marquis Coaston,” “Flooded Timber Revival w/Jonathan Wilkins,” and “Power Circle Outdoors s/ William “Bubba” Ray.” 
  • AB3 talks about why he is looking forward to the turkey season opening up in March.   
  • What are AB3’s turkey hunting experiences over the last few years? 
  • AB3 discusses the turkey shows that he wasn’t able to attend.
  • Share your pictures of turkey season preparation by tagging The Bryant Land Show on Instagram at @OfficialBryantLand

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Shedding Light Stories is an Ohio-based podcast sharing stories from various hunters regarding their hunts 
  2. AB3’s goal for 2020 is to kill two turkeys with a bow.  
  3. March 21st, 2020 is the start of turkey season in the state of Georgia. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Anytime you can have those honest conversations with people, that is how you break down barriers, break down walls, get better understanding and you can’t really go wrong with that.” – AB3
  • “At some point, I really would love to do a Q&A. Just do an entire episode where you guys just send in a bunch of questions.” – AB3
  • “My most impressive hunting achievement, at least to me hunting achievement, is killing a turkey with a bow.” – AB3

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with William "Bubba" Ray, Founder of Power Circle Outdoors. William “Bubba” Ray talks about his life and experience in hunting in Texas, establishing the Power Circle Outdoors, how his father has been involved in his interest in hunting, getting industry sponsorships, producing videos, competing and going professional, and what it has been like for him being black as a professional fisherman. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 talks about the current rain in Georgia and introduces the guest William "Bubba" Ray. 
  • William "Bubba" Ray discusses his focus on fishing and hunting.  
  • He started hunting when he was 8, but his fishing obsession came in as a teenager.
  • People that don’t hunt tend to wonder why hunters aren’t afraid of the woods.  
  • What are the skills that William "Bubba" Ray has learned to not get lost in the woods and remain aware of his surroundings? 
  • When did Bubba start working in the outdoors for a living? 
  • How did William “Bubba” Ray deal with naysayers while he was working towards his profession? 
  • He talks about getting industry sponsorships. 
  • William "Bubba" Ray discusses experiencing racism in the fishing world. 
  • AB3 and William talk about the comradery elements of hunting. 
  • What have been some of Bubba’s experiences with duck hunting? 
  • What is Power Circle Outdoors and what is it all about? 
  • Who is the main team at Power Circle Outdoors?
  • AB3 talks about the strong video production quality of Power Circle Outdoors.
  • How has Power Circle Outdoors overcome the learning curve of producing videos? 
  • AB3 shares video advice he has learned from his professional television background.

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Common sense will get you through most things when hunting in the woods.  
  2. Keep a compass and remember your landmarks when you are in the outdoors to prevent yourself from getting lost.  
  3. Power Circle Outdoors is a group of amateur and professional black outdoorsmen in Houston, Texas. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I tell everybody, there are far more things in the city to be scared of than what is in the woods.” – William "Bubba" Ray
  • “I actually started my guiding in 1999. I actually went to school, got my Captain’s Certificate. I started fishing before I started guiding hunting. I went to U.S. Coast Guard school.” – William "Bubba" Ray
  • (Competition) “Until you have the opportunity to actually, on an equal playing field, show yourself and see if you can do it, you don’t know.” – William "Bubba" Ray

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Jonathan Wilkins, owner of Black Duck Revival, a former church transformed into a hunting lodge in Brinkley, Arkansas. Jonathan, a returning guest to the show, has a discussion with AB3 about his first duck hunting trip and his best hunt, how he started Black Duck Revival, changes in water levels, and expanding your duck hunting knowledge base. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces the guest Jonathan Wilkins. 
  • Has Jonathan made any changes to Black Duck Revival? 
  • Jonathan talks about going on a flooded timber hunt with AB3. 
  • What about Jonathan’s best hunt sticks out to him? 
  • Keep learning and applying your knowledge. 
  • It is gratifying to be able to pass down knowledge that you learned.  
  • Jonathan talks about being a black hunter.   
  • What does success look like to Jonathan Wilkins?
  • Jonathan talks about changes in water levels. 
  • What types of water gages does Jonathan check? 
  • What will the Black Duck Revival for January 23-26th 2020 be like? 
  • Was it hard to blindly reach out to people for the Revival? 
  • People know deep down whether they have earned something or not.  
  • Does he have plans for another Revival? 
  • Nothing but struggle is not a receipt for growth. 
  • Jonathan Wilkins talks about fishing in his area. 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. There is a reward within itself to improving from being a novice hunter to intensifying your knowledge. 
  2. Your standards for success will evolve and keep changing. 
  3. Access plays a big role in people getting involved in duck hunting.  

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The first couple of times I went duck hunting somebody took me and we just hunted some kinds of flooded weed fields and shot some shovelers and that is what got me hooked.” – Jonathan Wilkins
  • “Everything went right. I went into timber that I had been studying and I had learned. I was using knowledge from years past. I got in there and called ducks down. I think I did a good job. I worked big groups of ducks.” – Jonathan Wilkins
  • “I can tell the difference between a log that has been ripped up by a bear and one that has been rotted up or torn into by an armadillo or something.” – Jonathan Wilkins

 

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February 3, 2020

Life w/Marquis Coaston

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Marquis Coaston who runs True Visions Camo. Marquis Coaston talks about how he put together his camouflage line and promotes it, his experience hunting down in Florida, his wife Jennifer who is battling cancer, and setting up the Jennifer Coaston Cancer Benefit Raffle in her honor where he is raffling off an AR15 that has been wrapped in his True Visions Revelations camo pattern. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 addresses the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. .
  • AB3 introduces the guest Marquis Coaston. 
  • Marquis Coaston talks about his wife Jennifer’s battle with cancer.  
  • Marquis talked about fundraising for her treatments.  
  • What type of work does Marquis do?  
  • How  did the raffle for Jennifer get going and what is being offered? 
  • When her health was more solid, was Marquis’ wife into hunting too? 
  • How did Marquis meet his wife?  
  • Did he grow up hunting?  
  • Where did his strong faith in God come from?  
  • What are the general hunting conditions like in Florida? 
  • What is his favorite thing to hunt? 
  • Marquis talks about almost killing a really large deer. 
  • What is Marquis’ take on lemon spray? 
  • Does he turkey hunt and hog hunt? 
  • Marquis Coaston talks about creating True Visions Camo.
  • How can people participate in the raffle? 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Marquis Coaston’s wife Jennifer has been diagnosed with cervical cancer August 2018 and has been through chemotherapy and radiation and has had many complications. 
  2. Marquis stands by lemon shield spray to mask his smell for hunting.  
  3. Hogs are hard to kill. Their wounds heal up fast and they have a lot of fat and thick skin. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “In the state of Florida, if it doesn’t have a mailbox, or a No Trespassing sign on it, you can hunt it.” – Marquis Coaston
  • “Hunting in Florida, the terrain changes as far as, you could be dry and you can walk 100 yards and you can be in knee-deep water.” – Marquis Coaston
  • “My favorite thing to hunt is whitetail. That’s what I like to hunt. Everybody is like, Florida doesn’t have no deer. We have some huge deer.” – Marquis Coaston

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Brian Griffin from Porters Outdoors in McHenry, Illinois in a conversation that focuses on goose and duck hunting. Brian Griffin talks about how he got involved in goose hunting, his involvement with Porters Outdoors, his goose calling abilities, and his experience with competitions 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces the guest Brian Griffin.
  • What goes into making Brian Griffin the serious goose hunter that he is? 
  • Does he have a relationship with farmers? 
  • Brian Griffin talks about the goose call that he uses and his strategy. 
  • A lot of Porters Outdoors’ fields are wide open spaces. 
  • How do the neighbors feel about them going hunting nearby?  
  • How did Brian’s dad influence him into becoming a goose hunter and competing in contests?  
  • Does he keep his calling separated for competitions? 
  • Brian provides sample goose calls and ducks that he really uses in contests. 
  • AB3 and Brian talk about the group that they were goose hunting with.  
  • Did he start with a word or a phrase for goose calls? 
  • Brian discusses his decoy spread.  
  • Where do geese come from and where do they go typically in the United States?  
  • Brian talks about the window for duck hunting in Illinois.  

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Brian Griffin has about 17 years of competitive experience.  
  2. Brian’s spread for most of the goose season is his 6x12 enclosed trailer with 15 dozen full-bodied DOA decoys. 
  3. A lot of times when there is snow on the ground, there are geese in the field and a lot of them go to sleep after they are done eating. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • (Goose Calls) “It is muscle memory. It is picking it up. I’m thinking about the sounds that I’m making but I’m not thinking about how I’m making it.” – Brian Griffin
  • “I like to have one goose call and one duck call on my lanyard. I always have spares, say I got a reed that is starting to split.” – Brian Griffin
  • “The duck calling for the contests starts out at a 20-something streaming loud hail call. It goes down and the calls are close together and you have 90 seconds to do it .” – Brian Griffin

 

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January 20, 2020

Mixed Bag on MLK Day

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show offers up this episode as a special MLK Day show for the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. AB3 also talks about a viral hunting-related video with a 7-year-old, shed hunting, and popular trade shows that take place during the trade show season. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • Could it be that MLK was a hunter?  
  • AB3 talks about a video of a 7-year-old not wanting a wife. 
  • What are the pros and cons of being in a relationship as a hunter? 
  • How does AB3 go about shed hunting?  
  • AB3 talks about trade show season, including Archery Trade Association, The Shot Show, Safari Club International, and Fisharama & Turkeyrama.

 

3 Key Points:

  1. AB3 has contacted at The King Center to see if they have any information on where Dr. Martin Luther King was a hunter and is waiting to hear back.  
  2. You may have the freedom to do what you want when you aren’t in a relationship. But there are some couples that do outdoor activities together.  
  3. Deer shed their antlers and dogs can pick up the smell of the sheds. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “A Facebook video that was posted by a young 7-year-old who basically said he doesn’t want a wife because the wife would try to tell him that he couldn’t go hunting and he wasn’t going for that.” – AB3
  • “There are some people that are in relationships or feel they don’t want to be in relationships because the wife is going to tell them what to do, when to do it, how to do. Telling them what they can do with their time.” – AB3
  • “There are several, several, several, trade shows that happen now all the way up until August, September, right before deer season opens up.” – AB3

 

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January 13, 2020

KLO Outdoors w/ Ken Owensby

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Show, talks with Ken Owensby, a bowhunter who talks about his experience with deer hunting and how he got involved in it. Ken also shares information about making his own steaks, turkey, sausage, and deer jerky, various outings with bowhunting, Whisker Biscuits, his processing after killing deer, and what his family reactions are to his hunting.  

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces the new show changes and guest Ken Owensby.
  • Ken Owensby talks about how his deer season has been. 
  • Ken Owensby explains being 40 feet off the ground while hunting. 
  • AB3 talks about a strange encounter he had with a deer. 
  • Ken discusses about a deer stomping while he was on top of a pine tree.
  • Has Ken Owensby been hunting his whole life?  
  • AB3 and Ken talk about their biggest thrills of hunting. 
  • Why does Ken Owensby love his Whisker Biscuit? 
  • What is the furthest distance that Ken has killed a deer from?
  • Is he involved in doing his own processing after hunting? 
  • Which foods does Ken like to prepare himself?  
  • How does Ken's and AB3’s family feel about eating the food that they kill?  
  • Ken Owensby talks about how he came to enjoy eating deer heart. 
  • What other family members come out hunting with Ken? 
  • Ken does 90% of his hunting on public land.  
  • What are Ken’s goals with KLO Outdoors?

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Whisker BIscuit holds your arrow in place but some people think you lose your speed or it can freeze in low temperatures. 
  2. Ken Owensby says that the furthest that he has killed a deer is 52 yards. 
  3. Onions are a useful neutralizer for masking the strong taste in meat. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “A lot of hunters overlook these old nanny does, man, they are smart. I think they are just as smart as a big buck.” – Ken Owensby
  • “I love bowhunting. You can’t get another adrenaline rush like you can with bowhunting.” – Ken Owensby
  • “I have a lot of people that will try my deer and they don’t think it’s deer because they think it is supposed to be gamey. But it all starts with how you take care of that animal in the field.” – Ken Owensby

 

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January 7, 2020

Happy New Year

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, opens up the new year of 2020 with this solo episode, talking about how he approaches new year’s resolutions, new upcoming upgrades coming to the show, and which forms of hunting he is looking to improve upon. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 says that the show will have a new name, a new opening, and new graphics. 
  • What is AB3’s views on New Year’s resolutions?  
  • AB3 talks about bringing in 2020 in Florida on a work trip.  
  • What was AB3’s epiphany during his recent late-season deer hunting outing?  
  • When AB3 used to live in Milwaukee he was able to go goose hunting in Illinois.   
  • Which areas of hunting does AB3 want to improve upon in 2020?  
  • The 2020 goal for The Bryant Land Country Podcast is to release a show every week and bring more guests that can bring knowledge, history, stories, and engaging personalities.  
  • He discusses the new categories and elements of outdoor recreation and hunting that he wants to explore this year. 
  • December was the most successful month so far for this show.  

3 Key Points:

  1. AB3 views the new year as just another day forward on the calendar. 
  2. Hunters tend to gravitate towards the animals that are available in their region. 
  3. Very few hunters become great at various forms of hunting. 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “New Year’s resolutions, for me, it’s just another day. The calendar flips. You add another year on. You definitely are thankful that you get to see said year.” – AB3
  • “I was just sitting in my stand, sitting in my climber, peace and quiet, enjoying being in the woods and I just started thinking, ‘You know what, dang it, I really love this.” – AB3
  • “For me, going forward this year, deer hunting, turkey hunting, those are the things that I want to get even better at and get really, really good at. Doesn’t mean I don’t want to go duck hunting.” – AB3

 

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AB3, host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, talks with Sydney Marsh, who is part of the Hunting with the Marshes Family by way of being Antonio Marsh’s daughter. Sydney tells the stories behind killing her first two hogs and her first buck, from her authentic, fun-loving, young lady hunter perspective. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces guest Sydney Marsh.
  • How did Sydney get started in hunting? 
  • What does Sydney get dressed up to hunt in? 
  • What was the first rifle she used for her deer and hog hunt? 
  • Sydney describes her first and second hog hunts. 
  • What was it like when she took the second hog to the processor?  
  • Does Sydney have other friends that hunt? 
  • How did Sydney’s first successful buck hunt go down?  
  • What are Sydney’s plans as far as bowhunting?  

 

3 Key Points:

  1. You are a lot more successful hunting when you are patient.  
  2. Once you get the head, which is generally the heaviest part, in your transportation, the rest of the body will follow. 
  3. Continue to be yourself, have fun, and enjoy your hunts. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Everytime I’m going hunting and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to see something, my nerves are just all over the place and I just don’t know how to compose myself.” – Sydney Marsh
  • “I’m a hunter. But I would say at this point I’m still a girly hunter so I like animals and I killed it, so I don’t really want to touch them too much. But with the first hog my dad carried it out and laid it out I just got to stand by.” – Sydney Marsh
  • “I like bowhunting. Because to me, personally, it takes skill to bowhunt.” – Sydney Marsh

 

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December 23, 2019

Best Of: Volume 1

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast opens up this episode 50 milestone by spreading a special thank you to all the supporters of the show. What follows is a series of 10 ‘Best Of’ highlights from this first year of episodes of The Bryant Land Country Podcast. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 shares an excerpt of Episode 10 with his friend Berney Samuels about growing up in rural areas with a respect for guns and “The Wildlife Man” in school. 
  • AB3 hopes to record more face-to-face conversations in 2020 like Episode 3 with Willard Franklin III, who discusses promoting the outdoors and exposing kids to it. 
  • In this section of Episode 4 with ‘Son of the South’ Josh Carney, he talks about remaining optimistic about life after accidentally getting shot by his dad while turkey hunting. 
  • AB3 gives a clip from Episode 21 with Whitetail deer photographer Lance Krueger on his secrets to getting close to deer for photos. 
  • Antonio Marsh talks about getting hunting experience and his wife’s first time hunting in this excerpt from Episode 14.
  • Episode 25 had Patrick Durkin who talks about an article he wrote called “Is Hunting Too White?”  
  • Episode 13 featured Cliff Cadet who talked about being a bowhunter in New York City. 
  • Hunting as a couple is the topic of discussion in Episode 36 with Rain and Mr. Knockout.   
  • Ken Brown, the first guest on the podcast, appeared on Episode 2. He is a diehard Clemson sports fan and bowhunter. 
  • Stay tuned for the Best of Volume 2 episode at some point in the future.

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Don’t let 20 minutes of bad thoughts ruin the rest of the 24 hours of your day. 
  2. Lance Krueger’s secrets for photographing deer is his experience and time in the field, sitting and waiting in the woods, and learning the movements of deer.  
  3. Hunting is partially about being in the right place at the right time.  

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “See what those pilots get paid. A barge operator, a professional fisherman, a shrimper, a guide...A professional guide charges $550 for four hours. You do two trips a day, $1000. Who makes $1000 a day?” – Willard Franklin III
  • “One of the things, as a man, that I need to work on and get better at is just trying to have a positive, optimistic look on situations and things around me. ” – AB3
  • “Doctors told me I would never talk again I would never walk... I learned that I can either accept that and let it hold me down and be a burden to me or I can accept the fact that I have another day to live.” – Josh Carney

 

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December 16, 2019

Comedy of Errors

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, goes into storyteller mode for this special solo episode, to tell the story behind catching a Georgia doe on his property with a traditional bow on December 6th, 2019. Learn how even a steady stream of errors and accidents couldn’t get in the way of AB3 coming out on top. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 killed a Georgia doe on December 6th, 2019 with a bow. 
  • It takes him between an hour and an hour and a half to get to where AB3 hunts at. 
  • He got up 20 minutes late and left 40 minutes later than planned. 
  • When AB3 got to the road exit he realized he didn’t have his hiking boots or hunting boots. 
  • The distance to the back of his property is a long walk.  
  • AB3 had to do some saw maintenance to the tree to climb in it. 
  • He accidently spilled estrous deer urine on his hands. 
  • The tree climb in him outdoor loafers was uncomfortable. 
  • AB3 accidently got hit with a loose branch. 
  • Why does AB3 love bow hunting?  
  • How did AB3 send an arrow into a tree? 
  • The climber put AB3 at about 12 feet above the ground. 
  • AB3 shares how he hit the doe with an arrow.  

 

3 Key Points:

  1. It is painful to climb a tree in outdoor loafers. Wear hunting boots to protect your ankles from the straps in a climber. 
  2. When you are born ready, you don’t have to get ready.  
  3. The entry wound of the doe that AB3 laid down was right behind the deer’s shoulder. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I have gotten a nice George doe down on the ground, if you have not seen on Instagram yet. On Friday December 6th I was able to take a nice Georgia doe out of my climber stand in the backside of my property.” – AB3
  • “For me, bow hunting is so freaking awesome because I’m sitting there and I can hear chewing. I can hear the sounds, you know, her munching down on whatever. Woods is quiet. Maybe a couple of birds. ” – AB3
  • “I let my bow down. But in trying to stealth-like let my bow down, my thumb flicks the release. Of course the arrow takes off. The arrow goes directly into a tree across from me.” – AB3

 

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AB3, host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, talks with Christopher Joe, deer and turkey hunter, owner of a guided birding tour operation, and fourth generation angus beef farmer from the state of Alabama. Christopher Joe talks about his interest in birding and setting up guided bird tours, how influential his own father was in his interest in agriculture, and he also walks us through his video creation process. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 introduces guest Christopher Joe.
  • Christopher Joe addresses ‘the rut’ situation in Alabama. 
  • How has he kept his YouTube channel alive and avoided getting burned out? 
  • What is Christopher’s Joe’s educational background and day job? 
  • What is his process for creating and putting out videos? 
  • AB3 and Chistopher Joe talk about the impact of knowing people are responding to their content. 
  • Christopher Joe talks about being a fourth generation angus beef farmer.  
  • How did Christopher get interested in genealogy? 
  • How did Christopher become involved in birds?
  • What is next for Christopher Joe? 
  • What advice does Christopher Joe have for those interested in agriculture and hunting? 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Christopher Joe uses a Google Pixel cell phone to shoot his videos and an editing app to do his videos.
  2. A person can only tell you ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Don’t worry about people judging you.  
  3. Christopher Joe does 6 miles of birding trails and a guided tour. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “A lot of us lobbied and talked to different movers and shakers that put these seasons together and we were like, ‘We need February,’ because January 30th, when the season used to end, the rut was just getting going.” – Christopher Joe
  • “Even in my career, I do some things that I record and post because it shows farming. It shows agriculture. It shows average people doing things for their livelihood.” – Christopher Joe
  • “I really attribute a lot of the success that we are having to him (Christopher’s father) being open-minded and it helps that he was an agriculture teacher for 34-37 years.” – Christopher Joe

 

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December 2, 2019

Marsh on the Board

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, talks with Antonio Marsh, for his third appearance on the podcast, on the day before Thanksgiving Day. Antonio and AB3’s conversion covers subjects such as Antonio hunting with his wife, ‘the rut,’ mistakes that bow hunters often make, the differences between the climber and using the blind, issues with self-filming, hunting cull bucks, differences between rifle hunting and bowhunting, and ideal gifts for hunters. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

 

  • AB3 introduces guest Antonio Marsh.
  • Antonio talks about ‘the rut’ and hunting with his wife.
  • Antonio Marsh compares buck activity between October 2019 and November 2019.
  • What are the advantages of the climber? 
  • AB3 and Antonio Marsh talk about hunting cull bucks.  
  • What mistake does a lot of bow hunters make? 
  • AB3 talks about wanting to hunt on or around the same days that he has previously been successful.
  • Antonio Marsh talks about the recent deer that he shot with a bow.  
  • Technology can often make you miss a good shot opportunity. 
  • What are the issues that arise from self-filming while hunting? 
  • What does Antonio think are the differences between bowhunting and rifle hunting? 
  • What would be on Antonio’s hunting gift list? 
  • Antonio discusses meet preparation and feeding his family. 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. You can make more movement in a blind than in a climber.  
  2. One thing that is passed on through genetics in cull bucks is their racks. 
  3. Bow hunters often get too relaxed after releasing their shot. They should watch where the shot went and where the deer is going instead. 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I went out and I ‘stepped it.’ Usually I count for about 2, 3 steps from shooting inside the blind. I’m taking those 3 steps and from there I went out to where the actual blood was, and it was actually 31 steps.” – Antonio Marsh
  • “Any hunter will tell you, the buck is going to do what they want to do and that was probably the first thing I learned about the rut.” – Antonio Marsh
  • “No matter how good you are, how confident you are with your weapon of choice, whether it is a bow or a gun. A moving shot? It is better top err on the side of caution, because the last thing you want to do is wound a deer.” – AB3

 

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AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, talks with Torica Whitty, Tournament Site Director at Women’s Bass Tour, wife, veteran, pro angler, public speaker, videographer, Bassin by faith, who is based in Rosepine, Louisiana. Torica Whitty talks about how she got involved in fishing and became a competitive angler, discrimination issues in fishing, her loyalty to her sponsors, and ways she encourages girls, women, and family members to get into fishing. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 is going to be talking about gift ideas for hunters on upcoming episodes. 
  • AB3 is working on a book about his hunting experiences.
  • Torica Whitty talks about her daddy/daughter fishing days.  
  • Torica’s husband introduced her to bass fishing but he isn’t into fishing. 
  • Who helped get Torica prepared for fishing?  
  • How did Torica go from the Army to bass fishing, to being a competitive angler? 
  • Torica talks about the current discrimination that she has seen in the sport of  fishing.  
  • How has Torica Whitty chosen companies to partner with?  
  • Does Torica do things to encourage women and girls to get involved in fishing?  
  • What advice does Torica have to get kids interested in fishing?  
  • What is the next big thing coming up for Torica Whitty
  • When Torica is not fishing, she is into riding motorcycles. 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Loyalty is not always a two-way street. But the most loyal people demand it in the industry.  
  2. Spike-It and Power-Pole are company sponsors that have been loyal to Torica Whitty and what she is doing. 
  3. Torica Whitty recommends spending time with your family members to get them hooked on fishing by bonding and making it fun.  

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I went to the bass club, and of course, I was the only person that was a female in the club and looked like me. And so, that is how I got introduced to bass fishing, and I fished my first tournament.” – Torica Whitty
  • “When we went to Korea, I started an organization called SIFO, Soldiers International Fishing Organization where we would fish the local waters. For people that have been to Korea, it is not a pretty sight.” – Torica Whitty
  • “They don’t care whether you are a male or a female. They don’t care whether you are white, black, purple, orange. Fish don’t care. They care about the presentation of that lore that you present to them under the water.” – Torica Whitty

 

Resources Mentioned:

Torica Whitty’s Website

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November 18, 2019

No Deer Blues

AB3, Host of The Bryant Land Country Podcast, doesn’t have a guest this episode. But he still fought through strep throat, tonsillitis, a severe cold and not having access to his main microphone to provide this show. AB3 discusses having a rough start to his deer season, people’s issues with deer hunting on television, and he reads a pair of letters from fans of the show. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • AB3 talks about the recent health obstacles he has overcome. 
  • He reads a letter and answers a question from Marvin from Beaumont, Texas. 
  • AB3’s second piece of fan mail comes from Sean in Brule, Nebraska.
  • He talks about not having a very good deer season so far. 
  • What is AB3’s opinion on deer hunting on television?  
  • Even experienced hunters have bad days.   
  • The state of Georgia has a fairly liberal deer season. 
  • Keep your head up as a deer hunter because ‘you can’t kill them from the coach.’ 

 

3 Key Points:

  1. You can email AB3 questions at 3BryantLand@gmail.com 
  2. TV is for entertainment. It isn’t television’s job to inform you on what is fact and what is fiction.
  3. Georgia’s deer season goes to the end of January and Alabama’s deer season ends at the end of February. 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “There are plenty of black hunting groups that are on Facebook and I am sure if you just kind of pop in there and let folks know what you are looking for, you will be able to find a club, hopefully near you.” – AB3
  • “I’ve been turkey hunting in Nebraska. I killed my first turkey in Nebraska a couple of years ago.” – AB3
  • “My thought process has always been, TV is for entertainment. You can’t believe, you can’t necessarily pattern yourself off of everything that you see off of television. You have to be smart enough to decipher what is real.” – AB3

 

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