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 Randy Cooling 12/09/2019
Randy Cooling Randy is one of those guys who has hunted all over the world and taken some world class animals. Been to places and hunted critters some of us wouldn't dare to dream of. There are a few of these guys among us, they are wealth of knowledge and a few are fun to visit with! Randy checks all the boxes. Check his quivers and accessories at;Safari Tuff
info_outline Texas Whitetails with Aron Snyder 12/03/2019
Texas Whitetails with Aron Snyder If your like me, Aron's recent Whitetail Hunts in Texas and Oklahoma where 2 decades worth of Deer encounters wrapped into 2 weeks. Its one heck of an opportunity to test different products so we touch a bit on gear but like always, we get sidetracked. Brought to you Blackwidow Bows
info_outline The Foundation for Wildlife Management 12/02/2019
The Foundation for Wildlife Management For generations before ours, sportsman have given their time and money in the interest of wildlife conservation. All wildlife has benefited from the efforts of grassroots groups such as The Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wild Sheep Foundation, etc. These groups were formed and have worked for years with a common thread among them, to advocate for specific species driven by the desire ensure its future. Enter The Foundation for Wildlife Management. Brought to you by, Blackwidow Bows
info_outline Bryan Burkhardt and Ben Pinney 11/25/2019
Bryan Burkhardt and Ben Pinney Bryan Burkhardt once again takes us on a successful Alaskan adventure. Ben Pinney and Bryan act on a hunt they have dreamed about, DIY Blacktail. Driving rain and roaming Brown Bears add to the challenge of punching a tag with their stickbows. Thanks to Blackwidow Bows
info_outline Ken Beck 11/18/2019
Ken Beck When tragedy struck in Ken's life he looked towards a defunct bow building company for comfort. The purchase of a traditional bow making company in the 80's was by no means a financially sound decision. However Ken did find solace in building bows and as his passion grew so did the company. When a resurgence in traditional archery occurred in the early 90's the Blackwidow Bow Company was riding that wave perfectly positioned to regain its former reputation as a world renowned bow.This is the story
info_outline Terry Banitt 11/08/2019
Terry Banitt Terry and Barb Banitt, owners of The Footed Shaft, are solid supporters of the podcast. We chat with Terry about running a shop and maybe just a bit about hunting. They are celebrating the stores 35th year serving the trad community and are excited about what the future will bring. keep an eye out for some specials coming up by following them on instagram @footed_shaft.
info_outline Mid-Season BS with Aron Snyder 10/28/2019
Mid-Season BS with Aron Snyder Shooting the breeze with Snyder on his recent Goat hunts. Using Pack goats, shooting shooting your bow with a bad wing, staying motivated hunt after hunt, realistic expectations when you are in the field when famous people hunt ranches, and how to treat your Pack Goat
info_outline M. R. James 10/14/2019
M. R. James In the late 60's and 70's interest in bowhunting was starting to swell thanks to the efforts of men like Fred Bear, Glenn St.Charles, and others. M.R. James saw an opportunity to fill a void, a place where the pioneers and enthusiasts could share and promote a passion they shared. Enter Bowhunter Magazine. This interview is extra special for me as my life's course was set by the inspiration I found on those pages in the early 80's. Join Aron Snyder, myself and M.R. James as we chat about the past / future.
info_outline Whitetail Primer 10/08/2019
Whitetail Primer Ethan and Jesse chat with a few of our past guests as they roll into Whitetail season. Dalton Lewis, Nathan Killen, and Yohon Deitterick. Each one of them hunt differing terrain and tactics from one another but the common thread is they are extremely successful year in and and year out. #ihuntclose
info_outline Jake Downs 10/04/2019
Jake Downs Does it seem like some folks spend all their time hunting? Some of us do get to hunt more than others but keeping a healthy balance with your time as a parent, spouse, employee etc. is the real goal. My buddy Jake and I BS about his season so far.....he is on a tear....and how he balances his duties at home with his passion for hunting.
info_outline The Tribute Hunt, Commemorating the 59' Little Delta Hunt 09/30/2019
The Tribute Hunt, Commemorating the 59' Little Delta Hunt Archers and bowhunters of all ages can sit back and let their imagination wander as Jim Eeckhout and Bryan Burkhardt take us back in time. 60 years ago Glenn St. Charles led a large group of bowhunters north to Alaska which included none other than Fred Bear. Bryan and Jim recreate this hunt to honor that memory. You may want to check out The Tribute Hunt episode from May of this year.
info_outline Clay Newcomb 09/23/2019
Clay Newcomb I finally catch up with the Bear Huntin' fool Clay Newcomb. We talk Bears, bows, Mules and Elk. We tried to catch up in late June but he is a busy man. I imagine he will be a bit busier since he has now been bitten by the Elk hunting bug. For the best explanation on shot placement for Bear's check Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast title "Shot Placement for Dummies. Tom Clum jumps in for a bit about selecting used bows.
info_outline Big Country Bulls and The journey of a New Bowhunter 09/16/2019
Big Country Bulls and The journey of a New Bowhunter This episode is a recap of my recent hunt in central Idaho. I am joined by a relatively new bowhunter and former guest Kenny Markwardt. While we get in to plenty of action we also explore the difficulties complexities Kenny faces as an adult learning to hunt. It was a great hunt in every aspect and I think you will all find it humorous, one of the most important aspect of my hunts. Did Steve Rinella and The Meateater crew really slight Kenny? You be the judge.
info_outline Don Thomas 09/12/2019
Don Thomas Traditional Bowhunter, Flyfisherman, Gundog enthusiast, photograher, author, and Co-Editor of Traditional Bowhunter Magazine. These are just some of the ways you may know Don Thomas, but he has also had an extensive career in medicine. Having to have shoulder surgery himself after years of drawing stickbows Don walks us through the maintenance and prevention for longevity in drawing hunting weight bows.
info_outline Matt Haag 09/09/2019
Matt Haag This week I catch up with my buddy Matt Haag who happens to be a Conservation Officer with the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game. We cover a wide range of topics, local ones as well as issues within the state. Grizzly Bears, Wolves, CWD, Non-Res numbers, Elk, declining Moose populations and Whitetails. You got questions.... fill his Instagram message box :-) @hudsonlawdog
info_outline Norm Johnson 09/02/2019
Norm Johnson Norm is the Co-Owner of Blacktail Bows, and past President of the Professional Bowhunters Society. The whole TSC crew sits down with Norm, A seasoned and successful traditional bowhunter in the Pacific Northwest, as he unwraps some of the the mystery surrounding this tank of the forest. visit Blacktail Bows
info_outline Bailey Smith 08/28/2019
Bailey Smith I really enjoyed talking to this young lady. As a high level competition 3-D archer, the challenge of traditional archery caught Bailey's eye. While audio issues cut us short I enjoyed hearing what drove her interest, the support she had, the naysayers, and how she has become proficient in a short period of time. Lets not beat the new crowd over the head with our preconceived notionsTech tip;Toelke Traditional, Our sponsors;Selway Archery,The Footed Shaft,
info_outline Epic Fails with South Cox and Aron Snyder 08/26/2019
Epic Fails with South Cox and Aron Snyder All the preparation and anticipation that leads up to our time in the field cannot prepare us for the disappointment when things go wrong. However it still makes a memory and in this episode we have a good time recounting those epic failures. I mean who ever recounts a story when it all comes together, results in a notched tag and yet you can laugh hysterically.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.