The Stickbow Chronicles
Traditional bowhunting has been our passion for several decades. In our journey we have met and continue to meet some amazing folks. Join us as we introduce you to these characters and share knowledge and hunting stories along the way.
info_outline Shilo Butts 08/19/2019
Shilo Butts Who has their first archery kill documented on film at the age of 3? Our #ihuntclose contest winner of the Blood Brothers Forge knife, Shilo Butts. He shares a familiar story, the same as many of us, as to how he was drawn to the outdoors at a young age. Today his passion burns for Africa, so from Mice to Buffalo meet Shilo Butts.
info_outline After The Shot 08/12/2019
After The Shot Finally it all comes together, all the anticipation and hard work. Now what. We have all been there and if you haven't yet it is your end goal. This week Aron and I talk about our experiences and share tips on tracking and taking care of game meat. Mind you this our perspective from the Rocky Mountain region so feel free to chime in on our social media platforms and share some knowledge.
info_outline Rich Hjort 08/05/2019
Rich Hjort We love introducing the listeners to characters that we know but you would likely never hear of them except for this type of media. Rich is a guy that has been bending a single string for several decades and putting meat on the table. The bowhunting scene in Montana in the 70's and 80's included a whole host of characters and Rich was in the thick of it. Also you will notice a tip on arrow speed from our friend Jared @ Toelke Traditional Bows mid . Sponsors; Selway Archery
info_outline Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia 07/31/2019
Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia This month we feature Georgia and chat with Vice- President Vance Henry. Almost 30 years as a state org. representing traditional bowhunters. As usual some notable names come up as to who gets these organizations off the ground to promote and protect our future. As always we encourage listeners to get active. If not with your time than at least with your money.
info_outline Kenny Markwardt 07/28/2019
Kenny Markwardt Hunting season prep looks different at 50 than it looked at 30. We catch up with fitness coach and nutritionist, Kenny Markwardt. We ask Kenny to walk us through what it might look for the average middle-aged Joe getting started. No this is not our MO but if helps to motivate a few guys to look at what they eat and do a little preseason sweating then I am ok with that. You need help or have questions reach out to email@example.com
info_outline Compton and PBS 07/22/2019
Compton and PBS Dennis Harper, President of Compton Traditional Bowhunters and Matt Schuster, President of The Professional Bowhunters Society join us this week. Being longtime friends and as well as longtime members of both organizations Matt and Dennis share a candid conversation with Ethan and I about the differences and similarities between the two national organizations.
info_outline Answers to Common Questions with Aron Snyder 07/08/2019
Answers to Common Questions with Aron Snyder Inundated with trad archery questions daily (due in large part to the tsunami wave of interest he has created) Aron comes on regularly to address the most common topics. There is not much BS'ing in this episode but we cover a bunch of topics. #ihuntclose #stickbowclose
info_outline Tyler Depung 06/29/2019
Tyler Depung Growing up in West Michigan Tyler is quite frank about the challenges he faces as a young dark skinned man pursuing his outdoor passion. Tyler is a new traditional bowhunter who has been swept in by the tsunami wave of interest generated over the past few years. We enjoy chatting with him about his successes and failures of the last few years and life in general as a young family man pursuing adventure with a single string.
info_outline I Hunt Close #3 Winners Episode 06/24/2019
I Hunt Close #3 Winners Episode Pretty tough wading through all the awesome entries to the I Hunt Close contest. You really can not say these were the best as there were so many great stories....these are the ones we picked. The common thread in all these stories is determination. We hope you are inspired by this episode to hunt close and as always share your story and spread the thrill of #ihuntclose moments.
info_outline Wisconsin Traditional Archers 06/20/2019
Wisconsin Traditional Archers Its always fun hearing what state organizations are doing for us. This month we visit with Gary Vandenlangenberg, President of the WTA. This is an extremely active group of bowhunters. The WTA not only focuses on the family fun aspect of trad archery but represents traditional bowhunters with their game department on topics such as CWD and equipment issues. Join us and hear what they have going on.
info_outline TSC Bear Hunt 2019 06/17/2019
TSC Bear Hunt 2019 Ethan, Rob and Jesse get together for a Bear hunt in Northern Idaho. We recap the hunt almost nightly, only interrupted by the occasional bloodtrail , sick kid, and concerning text. We do however manage to discuss how the importance of pictures in the industry has become more important than proper field care of game animals. The willingness to chance game meat spoiling to capture great hero photos. The subject of Ozonics comes up as well as we try to outsmart our quarry on this particular hunt.
info_outline Aron Snyder Thinking Outside The Box Again 06/10/2019
Aron Snyder Thinking Outside The Box Again Aron joins us again to discuss the new Tradvane he assisted in developing along with AAE. We have fun recounting the reaction to an innovative idea among the traditional community. Aron also discusses the different aiming methods used in traditional archery. Regardless of the topic as always a discussion with Aron is just plain good entertainment.
info_outline Mid-Season Bear Chat with Tyler Freel 06/02/2019
Mid-Season Bear Chat with Tyler Freel We catch up with Tyler Freel from Tundra Talk podcast and discuss Bear hunting and Bear Baiting. Tyler is located in Fairbanks Alaska and has been extremely successful on both Black and Grizzly Bears.
info_outline The Tribute Hunt with Bryan Burkhardt and Jim Eeckhout 05/26/2019
The Tribute Hunt with Bryan Burkhardt and Jim Eeckhout Rob and Ethan are joined by our good friends Bryan and Jim to discuss their plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the famed 59' hunt. This extraordinary event takes us back to a time when modern archery was in its infancy. In remembrance of this hunt Bryan and Jim are recreating the hunt with Bear Archery tackle and clothing from that time period plan to use it on their annual Alaskan hunt. Join us as they discuss the support and encouragement they have enjoyed from the archery community.
info_outline Bowhunting with Brian Broderick 05/19/2019
Bowhunting with Brian Broderick After many phone calls regarding arrows that always seem to morph into bowhunting stories we decided to let you all into the conversation. Brian discusses the making of their new broadhead the EVO but that's because we are curious, he would rather tlk about some of his #Ihuntclose moments. Big hogs at 2 feet, Elk at 3 yards....good stuff. @daysixbb is a fun guy to BS with, hope you all enjoy.
info_outline Catchin' Up with Dalton Lewis 05/05/2019
Catchin' Up with Dalton Lewis Hard to imagine Dalton Lewis as a grade school teacher, his motor is always running. His excitement for a season in full swing as well the next one on deck is tough to contain. We discuss how his Turkey season is going, his plans for Whitetail, what The Stickboy's recent film ventures are, what heads are best for prowlers, Treesaddles, and the shipping costs of mail order brides.
info_outline Looking Back and Ahead 04/28/2019
Looking Back and Ahead Knocking out weekly episodes can sometimes be a little stressful so join please Jesse, Ethan and Rob as they recap the first 50 episodes. They talk about the comic blunders in recording episodes and the friends they have made since the journey began. They also discuss the multiple spring Bear hunts they have planned. We hope you enjoy the change of pace as much as the guys enjoyed cutting it up.
info_outline A Different Perspective with Hannah Hoff 04/21/2019
A Different Perspective with Hannah Hoff Having hunted with a stickbow for only 4 short years Hannah Hoff has been successful by anyone's measure.Women are often they are more patient and are far less likely to let pride stand in their way to success. It's obvious she has capitalized on these and brought a genuine passion for the hunt along as well. Among other things we discuss her success with Whitetail, Mule Deer, Goats in Hawaii, Mountain Lion, her excitement for hunting solo and food prep for the backcountry.
info_outline Talking Turkey with Joey Buchanan 04/10/2019
Talking Turkey with Joey Buchanan Joey joins TSC crew to discuss his passion for Turkey hunting. Having killed the Grand Slam with traditional equipment made with his own hands, from his bows, call, right down to his ghillie suit, Joey has it going on. He shares his tips, tactics and stories all with his Southern sense of humor.
info_outline Tracking Dogs with Damon and Jaeger 03/26/2019
Tracking Dogs with Damon and Jaeger Ethan sits down with Damon Bungard and his Tekkle, Jaeger to uncover the mystery of "bloodtrailing" dogs. They also discusses techniques, tips, and opportunities where tracking dogs can make the difference in game recovery. #unitedbloodtrackers #jaegertracks
info_outline The Sportsmen's Alliance 03/26/2019
The Sportsmen's Alliance The TSC crew is extremely proud to ring the bell for The Sportsmen's Alliance. Born out of necessity this organization is not the flashy, sexy type who who get the accolades that other national organizations get. They are the grunts in the trenches fighting the anti-hunters that threaten us all every year, a continuous battle that will never end. Please listen and decide for yourself whether or not they are worth your support.
info_outline Jason Cox 03/23/2019
Jason Cox Jason is a successful trad bowhunter, and a life long resident of Colorado. Calling elk with his stickbow in hand is his passion, but if not a bow in hand then a camera. His passion for hunting is evident in his photography with spectacular close ups of world class big game animals. His trad roots are expressed in his newest venture with www.hardcoretraditional.com/ in awesome trad apparel and decals. We discuss Colorado hunting seasons, Bear seasons, Kids calling in elk, hunting in Africa, broadheads,....
info_outline Bears, Hide Care, and BS'ing Dan Hooper 03/22/2019
Bears, Hide Care, and BS'ing Dan Hooper I was really excited to sit down with my longtime friend Dan Hooper. Dan is a rare breed and best described by the song "Country Boys Can Survive". Guide school instructor, horse packer, hunting guide, whitewater rafting guide, taxidermist and those are just some of what he has done for a living. One of the most fortunate occurrences in my life was crossing paths with Dan and getting to glean knowledge from him. He shares some insight on judging Bears, and caring for hides in the backcountry .
info_outline The Pope and Young Club with Jim Willems 03/18/2019
The Pope and Young Club with Jim Willems Current Pope and Young President Jim Willems takes time to chat with us concerning the challenges the club faces protecting and promoting our bowhunting seasons. He also explains the importance of the record keeping book why all bowhunters should belong to the club. We also touch on the conservation programs they have as well as the involvement at the state level defending archery seasons from the onslaught of technology.