HHH Episode #13: Introduction to Joey Pyburn, Ryan's lifelong hunting partner.

Joey's successful WA 2016 Elk Hunt

Joey's successful WA 2016 Elk Hunt

Spartan Racing 2014

Spartan Racing 2014

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Get a guy who can hang, and you can really get some stuff done {in the backcountry}.
— Joey Pyburn

It's important in life to have a best friend, and if that best friend is your cousin, it's even better. Ryan talks today with his cousin/hunting partner Joey Pyburn.   Joey is Ryan's exact opposite, loquacious and social, but together they make a hard working pair of backcountry partners. Look for Joey to be a regular part of our podcast! 

In the first 30 minutes:

  • They look back on their childhood and why they love hunting so much.
  • The years they spent fly fishing Montana, steelhead fishing in WA, and working in Alaskan fishing lodges.

The last 30 minutes:

  • Why Ryan loves solo hunting, and Joey doesn't, and why a good hunting partner is vital to success. 
  • Washington weather and how storms can affect the hunt and your mental toughness. 
  • Why Joey will bring a tarp on WA  hunts and what he considers worse than rain. 
  • Their 2016 WA mule deer hunt and Crabby the deer. 
  • Ryan getting "scoped". 
  • Sitting in a tent under snow for a full 24 hours. 
  • Why they are food snobs in their older age.
  • Heart, tongue, and nuts- why taking everything is important. 
  • Cauliflower crust.
I like getting back to camp and going through the days events, and brainstorm what we need to do the next day. I like that interaction. When you are totally focused, and have someone else who is totally focused, it helps me make good decisions.
— Joey Pyburn

Ryan Lampers

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