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Reflection

Reflection

April 19, 2021

Episode 119

Reflection

 

With April coming to a close, AB3 reflects on the past 118 episodes of the show.

 

Episode Highlights

  • AB3 fondly recalls messages from devoted listeners of the show
  • The Bryant Land Show’s core mission
  • AB3 reflects on just a few of his most great recent conversations

3 Key Points

 

  • With 119 episodes in the bag, AB3 looks back on the many conversations, partnerships, and topics that he has covered on the podcast. To this day, he always makes sure to put his focus on making the core mission of the show is felt among listeners. That mission? Diversifying the outdoors.
  • With a mission like raising awareness of the diversity of American hunting culture, there will always be more stories to tell. As AB3 relates, he has gotten scores of comments from loyal fans of the show who always leave each episode inspired. As long as those comments exist, there will always be space for more conversations.
  • AB3 recommends going through the vast catalog of conversations he has had with guests from all walks of life in the hunting, fishing, and outdoors space. You never know who you may relate to just by listening to one of the many diverse stories AB3 has collected over the past couple of years!

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • When you think about reflection, especially in terms of the outdoors and hunting, a lot of it is based on really good memories. ~AB3
  • I get comments from the listeners that just make me say, “Okay, we still got something here. This thing still has legs. This thing is still not finished. There are more stories to be told.” ~AB3
  • Tell five more people about this podcast. Get them on board, because we’ve definitely done some great things with this show. ~AB3

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

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Huntin’ Easterns

Huntin’ Easterns

April 12, 2021

Episode 118

Huntin' Easterns

 

AB3 covers a variety of topics in today’s episode, from turkey hunting to grilling to baseball.

 

Episode Highlights

  • AB3 remembers his father, Adam Bryant Jr.
  • Similarities between hunters and baseball players
  • Hunting deer and grilling on the Traeger
  • Why AB3 hates hunting Easterns

3 Key Points

 

  • There are many traits that hunters, especially bowhunters, and baseball players have in common. Obviously, both require a lot of the same skills and disciplines. In fact, a lot of baseball players are bowhunters themselves and love outdoor adventures in general.
  • There are tons of ways to enjoy deer; but, AB3 prefers the classics: backstrap and stew. He doesn’t do anything special with the backstrap. For him, experimenting with different seasonings and rubs and grilling the meat until it’s done always makes for tasty wild game.
  • Of the big four—Merriam, Rio Grande, Eastern, and Osceola; it has been said that the Easterns and Osceolas are the two toughest to hunt. AB3 has never hunted Osceolas, but says that Easterns are a pain to track because, unlike Merriams and Rios, they “shut the hell up” as soon as you call them.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • The big picture, at the end of the day, is folks getting back out in the world and enjoying events. ~AB3
  • I hate hunting Easterns because I’ve hunted Merriams and I’ve hunted Rios and, as an average to below-average caller, it’s fun to call Merriams and Rios, but Easterns fly off the roost, hit the ground, and shut the hell up. ~AB3
  • Not everything in life has to be hard to be enjoyed. I’m a firm believer that there’s too many people walking around saying if it’s not hard and it’s not a challenge, it’s not rewarding. Bullshit. It can be just as rewarding and just as fun if it was easy and you had a good time doing it. ~AB3

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

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Turkey Broadheads

Turkey Broadheads

April 5, 2021

Episode 117

Turkey Broadheads

 

A few weeks ago, AB3 took a poll on the types of broadheads most archers and hunters preferred. He gives his thoughts on what he considers surprising results from the poll, the differences between fixed and mechanical blades, and how to improve your turkey hunts.

 

Episode Highlights

  • Differences between fixed blades and mechanical (expandable) blades
  • Why 62% of respondents prefer fixed broadheads to mechanical broadheads for turkey hunts
  • The importance of penetration and shot placement

3 Key Points

 

  • Fixed blades are the choice for traditionalists who prefer shooting lower-poundage bows. Mechanical blades, which require bows rated 50 pounds or more, have their blades closed until impact, whereupon they expand to cut through the target.
  • 62% of respondents say that they prefer fixed broadheads when hunting turkey. There were two reasons given: Either they personally had a bad experience using mechanical blades (i.e. failed to open) or, more likely, they were told by a fellow hunter that mechanical blades are unreliable or outright useless.
  • Any type of bowhunting requires thought put into penetration and shot placement. A skilled hunter will achieve kill after kill regardless of broadhead type with great shot placement. However, since there are blades designed specifically for turkeys, you might as well maximize your chances for success by investing in the right broadheads.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • If you ever try to bowhunt turkeys, you’ll quickly find out that the vitals are very, very small. With a fixed blade, cutting range and diameter are a lot smaller than an expandable blade. So, I was very, very surprised to see that 62% of bowhunters out there are bowhunting turkeys with fixed blades. ~AB3
  • When it comes to bowhunting, penetration and shot placement are the two things you can’t get around. ~AB3
  • You have to be pinpoint accurate to kill turkeys with headshots. Guys and gals that can kill turkeys with a headshot are a rare breed. ~AB3

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

“Choosing Broadheads for Turkeys” by Scott Einsmann: https://bowhunting360.com/2021/03/10/choosing-broadheads-for-turkeys/

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March Madness

March Madness

March 29, 2021

 

Episode 116 March Madness

AB3 discusses the March Madness season and its effect on podcast production.

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link:https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills:https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link:https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

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Jacqueline Molina: Long Island Babes and Bucks

Jacqueline Molina: Long Island Babes and Bucks

March 22, 2021

Episode 115

Jacqueline Molina: Long Island Babes and Bucks

 

Today, AB3 speaks with Jacqueline Molina, Co-Founder and President of Long Island Babes and Bucks. She is an avid hunter and fisher who uses her platform to inspire other women to enjoy the outdoors.

 

Episode Highlights

  • How a native New Yorker became so passionate about hunting and the outdoors
  • Jacqueline on shed hunting
  • Deer hunting versus waterfowl hunting
  • Using a climber when hunting
  • What drew Jaqueline to ice fishing
  • The story behind Long Island Babes and Bucks

3 Key Points

 

  • Deer hunting and waterfowl hunting are, obviously, two very different experiences. Deer hunting is generally easier to get into and can be done alone, whereas waterfowl hunting requires a ton of preparation and gear, and it helps greatly to have guides or companions who can do a lot of the heavy lifting or share the load with you.
  • Jacqueline and a few fellow female hunter friends began Long Island Babes and Bucks in order to build a community which shows you can embrace yourself as a woman while enjoying hunting, fishing, and the outdoors in general all at the same time.
  • In order to grow the hunting community and make it more inclusive, everyone, from women to people of color, should come together to proudly represent those who look like them. When one is inspired by someone who resembles themselves out there hunting, they are empowered to have a go at it themselves.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • Once I got comfortable with a climber, I absolutely refused to hang another stand in my life. I am a person of convenience and ease. If it is convenient, I’m all for it. ~AB3
  • Every man and woman that I’ve ever talked to about ice fishing swear that it’s one of the best times they ever have as far as outdoor activities. ~AB3
  • When we started Long Island Babes and Bucks, we just wanted women to see that you can be who you are and still like the outdoors. ~Jacqueline

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

Follow Long Island Babes and Bucks on social media: Facebook | Instagram

Follow Bryant Land on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

 

Covid-19 Didn’t Stop Hunters

Covid-19 Didn’t Stop Hunters

March 15, 2021

Episode 114

COVID-19 Didn't Stop Hunters

 

Today, AB3 discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the hunting world one year after the beginning of nationwide lockdowns. He was inspired to speak on the topic after coming across Tyler Wolf’s column on Bowhunting.com titled “How COVID-19 Affected Hunting”.

 

Episode Highlights

  • Why having more free time due to the pandemic didn’t necessarily make it easier for AB3 to go hunting
  • The surge in new hunters in 2020, particularly women and young people
  • The pandemic’s negative impact on conservation efforts
  • Why the future looks bright for the hunting community and love for the outdoors in general

3 Key Points

 

  • More new hunters joined the ranks in 2020 than in the previous five years. That is because going out to hunt for your own food is a no-brainer after many businesses came to a standstill.
  • The numbers are up among female hunters and hunters aged between 18 and 34. Seeing more young people hunting in particular is a great sign for the sport, since it potentially ensures future generations of hunters.
  • While conservation efforts have taken a hit last year, the future looks bright. Not only will people get back on their feet, but the surge of new hunters may mean more people who see, and will work for, the value of the outdoors.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • You try to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, but when you’ve got the unknown hanging over your head and you’re really not a “glass half full” person, it makes it hard.
  • Everybody’s always excited about the new hunters, the young hunters, because they are truly the future of the sport.
  • One good thing from COVID-19 is that it forced people to get off their asses, get outside, get outdoors, get active, and become a part of our hunting culture.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

How COVID-19 Affected Hunting by Tyler Wolf: https://www.bowhunting.com/article/how-covid-19-affected-hunting

Follow Bryant Land on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

Scott Einsmann: Bowhunters United

Scott Einsmann: Bowhunters United

March 8, 2021

Episode 113

Scott Einsmann: Bowhunters United

 

Today, AB3 speaks with Scott Einsmann, Digital Manager at the Archery Trade Association (ATA). He is an avid bowhunter and competitive archer. AB3 and Scott talk all things bowhunting, their favorite recipes, and the difference between bowhunting and archery.

 

Episode Highlights

  • AB3 and Scott’s favorite filming adventures
  • How Scott makes his own bows
  • Archery versus bowhunting and how skills transfer over into the other
  • How to get started as an archer or bowhunter
  • All about Bowhunters United
  • Great ways to prepare wild game
  • The most exotic wild game dishes AB3 and Scott have ever had

3 Key Points

 

  • Archer or bowhunter? To Scott, “It depends on the time of year.” There’s competition shooting and there’s hunting. Both require different skillsets. Competing as an archer helps you work on your form and get all the technicalities of handling a bow in order, which you can then carry over into the less predictable hunting environment.
  • If you’re an aspiring archer or bowhunter, start by finding an archery shop near you. Sign up for a 30-minute archery lesson. You won’t have to buy any equipment. Your only investment into the sport so far is whatever they charge for that lesson and, usually, it’s not a ton of money. Go through the basics and see if you like it.
  • Bowhunting is for everyone. That goes for people of all races and genders as well as people of different hunting preferences (ex. public/private land, compound bow/crossbow, etc.). By extension, hunting is for everyone. With mainstream media ignoring or outright maligning hunting culture, a united hunting community is sorely needed.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • We, as a hunting population, have to stick together and work together to protect what we love and what we do. Otherwise, folks will come in to pick apart the carcass. ~AB3
  • There’s nothing like having a deer standing 15 or 20 yards away from you. You can see its breath, you can hear them crunching on corn or whatever it’s eating. To be that close—there’s nothing like it. ~AB3
  • We get very cliquey in bowhunting. You get your public land guys. You get your private land guys. “I’m a true bowhunter because I use a compound bow.” “You’re not a bowhunter if you use a crossbow.” If we just set all that aside and we think about what really matters, we can do a lot of good. ~Scott

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

Archery Trade Association: https://www.archerytrade.org

Bowhunters United: https://www.bowhuntersunited.com

Follow Scott Einsmann on Instagram: Personal | Bowhunting 360 | Archery 360 | Bowhunters United | Archery Trade Association

Follow Bryant Land on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

Rue Mapp: Outdoor Afro
Snow Goose Hunt

Snow Goose Hunt

February 24, 2021

Episode 111

Snow Goose Hunt

 

Today, AB3 talks about his recent feature in Voyage ATL where he shares his personal story, his vision for Bryant Land, and lessons learned along the way while building the brand. He also recounts a story he read about a high school teacher in Alaska who brought a moose he shot himself to class and taught his students how to debone, trim, and process the meat. Finally, AB3 talks about his unique experience taking part in a conservation snow goose hunt.

 

Episode Highlights

  • AB3 on his recent Voyage ATL feature
  • The story of a high school teacher in Alaska who had his students to break down big game in class
  • Trying raccoon for the first time
  • Taking part in a conservation snow goose hunt

3 Key Points

 

  • AB3’s feature in Voyage ATL is not a tear jerker, but he does speak on the many struggles of building a media brand. One of the hardest parts has been garnering support for Bryant Land through sponsors. As AB3 explains, it’s all part of the process, and it’s all a matter of putting out consistent content until your vision catches fire.
  • It’s a great sign that some schools are starting to reintroduce vocational training. For the hunting community in particular, it should be inspiring to see a high school teacher in Alaska bringing in a deer he himself hunted into his classroom for his students to break down. That by itself is a breakthrough in America’s hunting culture.
  • Going on a conservation snow goose hunt is quite a different experience from any other kind of waterfowl hunt. AB3 shares how his unique hunt went, from having to wear a stark white outfit to using an electronic call to being able to use a magazine extender.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • Trying to establish a brand and trying to get the stories that you want to tell out there is tough when you don’t have the funding or the sponsors or the backing—people that don’t see your vision. Nevertheless, you keep going, you keep pushing, you keep putting your content out there.
  • People always talk about freedom; but if you try to do anything in this country without a permit, you really see what your freedom is all about.
  • How cool is it to walk into class, have a big-ass moose sitting there and, as part of the curriculum, and get to break it down and process it? That’s definitely better than dissecting a frog.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

AB3 Featured on Voyage ATL: Voyage ATL

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New Foods

New Foods

February 15, 2021

Episode 110

New Foods

 

Today, AB3 shares his five new food experiences. Listen in as he shares his favorite ways of preparing wild game, as well as the “wild game twists” he applied to traditional dishes such as burgers and spaghetti. He also shares his very first experience trying out coon.

 

Episode Highlights

  • AB3 tries out Dominican spaghetti
  • Spicing up deer burger with Lipton onion soup mix
  • Give snow goose or deer heart a try
  • For the very first time, AB3 eats coon
  • Another new favorite: Jalapeño cheddar deer sticks

5 New Food Experiences

 

  • Try out Dominican spaghetti. For a “wild game twist”, use venison instead of beef. Add half a teaspoon of minced garlic, chopped cilantro, very finely chopped onions, sliced red and green peppers, half a cup of milk, a teaspoon of butter, and a chicken bouillon cube. While the original recipe calls for ragù sauce, you can use a Goya or Heinz tomato sauce or paste. Use starchy water and a pasta of your choice.
  • Add an explosion of flavor to your venison burgers with Lipton onion soup mix. In a bowl, mash your ground venison with the seasoning, along with bread crumbs to hold the patty together. Alternatively, you can use an egg or pork fat instead of bread crumbs.
  • Consider trying snow goose heart. Put the heart on a hot plate and season it with salt and pepper. A friend of AB3 also mentioned that the heart is the best part of the deer. Give it a try, even if it’s just to check another unique experience off your bucket list!
  • Known to some as the “trash panda”, raccoon is actually pretty tasty when cooked properly. AB3 finally tried coon for the first time, braised for several hours with a side of sweet potatoes. He may never want to ever take part in the preparation of raccoon, but he would be more than happy to enjoy the final product!
  • Jalapeño cheddar deer sticks are, as the kids used to say, the bomb-dot-com!

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • By no stretch of the imagination am I considered a food connoisseur on any level. I’m just an old country cook.
  • I know what I want. Anything that I’m paying for, I’m not experimenting with.
  • You know the old adage, “I don’t want to know how the sausage is made?” Well, I don’t want to know how the coon’s made; but I’ll take the final product.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

 

Follow Bryant Land on social media: Facebook| Instagram| Twitter| YouTube

JImmy Flatt: Hunters of Color

JImmy Flatt: Hunters of Color

February 8, 2021

Episode 109

Jimmy Flatt: Hunters of Color

 

Today, AB3 sits down with Jimmy Flatt, Founder of Hunters of Color. Listen in as Jimmy shares the road to turning Hunters of Color into a nonprofit, how the community inspires more minorities to start their hunting journey, the issue of increasing gear and permit costs and its ramifications for the future of hunting, and Jimmy’s ambitious goals for Hunters of Color in 2021.

 

Episode Highlights

  • How Hunters of Color came to be
  • Reconnecting people of all colors to their hunting heritage
  • The possibility of hunting eventually being confined to the upper class
  • Resident versus non-resident prices for hunting gear, tools, and permits
  • Jimmy’s goals for Hunters of Color in 2021

3 Key Points

 

  • The outdoors are for everybody. We were all hunters once. With the rise of urban jungles, most people have lost their affinity for the outdoors, much less hunting. But by going out and just trying out one hunt, anybody will gain a greater appreciation of where our food comes from. Along with that, a hunter who follows the rules of the game contributes to the conservation of the environment, all while being more sustainable with the way they eat.
  • Over the years, particularly due to urbanization, hunting became a rarity among Americans, to the point where the biggest demographic is white and male. One of the missions of Hunters of Color is to reconnect all Americans to their hunting heritage and shift current statistics to incorporate greater diversity, which includes women, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and even Native Americans and native Hawaiians.
  • There is a potential threat of hunting becoming an expensive activity reserved for the upper-class, much like it already is in the U.K.. One of the biggest reasons for this is the negative connotation attached to hunting in much of mainstream media. However, AB3 is confident that, with the sheer amount of hunting families still living in their own private lands all over the U.S., that threat of hunting becoming a fringe activity is at least still very far off.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • Hunting is rooted deep in all of us. It’s within us all. I think the issue is that a lot of people who live in the urban jungle have become detached from where our food comes from.
  • The outdoors are for everybody and I think it’s a shame that the narrative has changed over the past few decades that they are for only one demographic of people.
  • The trajectory is that licenses will keep going up. Eventually, it’s going to be to the point where we’re all shoveling out $500 to $1000 a year just to keep doing the things that we love.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link: https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills: https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

Hunters of Color: Website | Instagram

Follow Bryant Land on social media: Facebook| Instagram| Twitter| YouTube

Devon Barnes: Oklahoma Waterfowlin’
Scott Ellis: Turkey Talk

Scott Ellis: Turkey Talk

January 25, 2021

Episode 107

Scott Ellis: Turkey Talk

 

Today, AB3 sits down with Scott Ellis, four-time grand national champion turkey caller. Listen in as Scott shares what got him hooked on turkey hunting at the age of 10, tips for preserving your mouth calls, how to complete a Grand Slam, his turkey schnitzel recipe, and the making of his YouTube series Hunt Quest.

 

Episode Highlights

  • The evolution of turkey mouth calls
  • Why you need to leave your turkey mouth call in your refrigerator
  • Scott’s favorite turkey calls
  • Why Scott never uses a bow and rarely uses pop-up blinds when turkey hunting
  • Becoming a competitive turkey caller at 17
  • All about wild turkey slams
  • Scott’s go-to turkey recipe
  • Filming Hunt Quest

3 Key Points

 

  • Keep your turkey call in the refrigerator when not in use. A dark, cool, and controlled environment, keeping your call in the fridge preserves the life of the tape and the latex. The next best thing is to pack it in a plastic bag and keep it at room temperature. But when it comes down to it, it’s best to leave your call anywhere outside your truck to avoid heat, which will ruin the latex in a heartbeat.
  • Scott isn’t a fan of using pop-up blinds in turkey hunting because it locks you in, movement-wise, and also tends to muffle the sound of the mouth call. Additionally, when it comes to getting your kids into hunting, it’s better to get them moving around in the woods as soon as possible rather than keeping them confined in a pop-up blind. The only way the “hunting gene” will have a chance to present itself is if the kid is proactive or fully engaged.
  • If you’re looking to get into turkey hunting, the first thing to do is to find somebody locally who is already in the game. Check out Scott’s YouTube channel, “Hunt Quest with Scott Ellis”, for a series of instructionals on all things turkey hunting and calling. Scott also has an app called Turkey Tech, which offers a comprehensive, in-depth look at a variety of hunting situations and how to proceed based on the sound the wild turkey makes.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • I probably carry 50 mouth calls in the woods. I change calls religiously because that latex gets saturated with saliva in five to ten minutes, which makes it lose the sound quality.
  • I don’t know how many turkeys I’ve killed in my lifetime, but I know I’ve probably killed 90% of them just sitting at the base of a tree.
  • If you have to make a kid get into a pop-up blind to get them into hunting, there’s a very good possibility that it’s never going to stick.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link:https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills:https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link:https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

Hunt Quest with Scott Ellis: Facebook| Instagram| YouTube

The Turkey Tech app: Apple| Android

Follow Bryant Land on social media: Facebook| Instagram| Twitter| YouTube

Jimal McBride: 100 Years of Hunting

Jimal McBride: 100 Years of Hunting

January 18, 2021

Episode 106

Jimal McBride: 100 Years of Hunting

 

Today, AB3 sits down with Jimal McBride, a hunter specializing in coondogs and coon hunting. Listen in as Jimal shares his family’s 100-year-old coon hunting tradition, his tips for finding and training a new coondog, and the McBride way of cooking coons.

 

Episode Highlights

  • Jimal speaks on McBride coon hunting family tradition going back 100 years
  • Why you need to start with a puppy as opposed to an older dog
  • Creating a bond with your new coondog
  • Scent training with a puppy
  • When to turn your coondog loose
  • The McBride’s go-to recipe when cooking coons

3 Key Points

 

  • When getting a new coondog, find a puppy between six to eight weeks old. Great coon hunts depend on a great relationship between man and dog. Older dogs are already set in their ways. By taking your time to find a puppy, you can really focus on finding a dog that you like and are willing to put time into so that you can create a bond over time. Teach them basic commands at first, then start scent training in the evenings at two-and-a-half months.
  • Take your coondog into the woods at around six months. Ultimately, the time you let them loose will be at the time you feel most comfortable. You nurtured a bond with your coondog, after all. A good sign that they’re ready is if your young dog starts following the older, more experienced dog once you set them down in the woods. But if they just end up playing instead of following the older dog, you probably need to wait and train them a bit longer.
  • Having a coondog with you on your coon hunt doesn’t guarantee a kill. Coons know the layout of their environment, and will run through streams and shrubs to shake off their scent. They can also get away by digging and hiding away in holes. Your job as a hunter, once your coondog identifies the coon and is on its trail, is to stop the coon before it hides away.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • Get a dog that you like to look at. If you don’t like looking at that dog, you’re wasting your time. ~Jimal
  • Coons are hell on turkeys. They’re almost as bad as coyotes when it comes to turkey nests. ~AB3
  • That’s why they call it hunting—every time you go out, there ain’t no guarantee you’re going to come back full. A lot of times, you’re going to come back empty-handed. ~AB3

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link:https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills:https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link:https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

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Brian Maddox: Run to Daylight

Brian Maddox: Run to Daylight

January 11, 2021

Episode 105

Brian Maddox: Run to Daylight

 

Today, AB3 sits down with Brian Maddox, an amazing crossbow and bowhunter who he’s hunted with on many occasions. In this conversation, the two catch up and discuss Brian’s hunting adventures in the last several months of an incredibly challenging year.

 

Episode Highlights

  • Killing seven deer this season all with a bow while filming it all
  • Why Brian got into filming his hunts
  • Best practices when filming your hunts
  • Getting comfortable using climbing treestands
  • Will Brian carry a bow this turkey season?

3 Key Points

 

  • There’s something special about bow hunting. Unlike using a rifle, managing with a bow requires focus and coordination like nothing else. Find a bow that you like and get comfortable with it. You definitely don’t want to be switching to the newest, hottest bow that comes out on a regular basis just because it’s the newest and hottest. As AB3 says, if you’ve got yourself a comfortable bow that shoots well, there’s really no reason to “upgrade”.
  • Consider filming your hunts. It’s a great learning experience that shows you clearly—after the heat of the moment is over—what worked and what didn’t. What’s more, having video on can give you alternate angles during your hunt. It’s a complicated practice to incorporate into your hunts, where there are already many factors to focus on as it is. But it may just be worth it to your growth as a hunter.
  • Everyone has their own comfort level when using a climber. Find yours and don’t sweat it if it doesn’t quite fit what’s “standard”. AB3 simply can’t go above 17 feet, when a number of his fellow hunters go almost double that. Repetition increases comfort, and it pays to stretch your limit on a climber if it leads to better hunts. But whatever negatively affects your comfort and ability to stay focused during your hunts is never worth the price of the tool.

 

Three Powerful Quotes

 

  • I love bow hunting because it’s so challenging and shot placement is key. ~Brian
  • Once you get a bow that you like that’s comfortable and shoots well, I say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. ~AB3
  • If I can’t kill a deer at 15 or 17 feet on a climber, they deserve to live. ~AB3

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Bryant Land Show:  https://bryantlandcountry.com/the-bryant-land-country-podcast/

OnXHunt link:https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt-app

Traeger Grills:https://www.traegergrills.com

Patreon link:https://www.patreon.com/bryantland

BassPro Affiliate: https://bassproshops.vzck.net/NaQx7

Follow Brian Maddox on social media: Instagram

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