Hey guys, welcome to the show! Today’s episodes are a two part series, with Ryan hosting our two guests, Ryan Balas and Joey Pyburn. Lampers, Ryan and Joey spent nearly eight days in Washington high country this year, hunting mule deer on an OTC rifle tag.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us and have been patient in our big change this summer!
We are moving to Bozeman MT and will be having an eventful year with Ryan's projects, Hillary's new job, and living in a quieter place!
This podcast features Dioni Amuchastegui, Ryan's favorite mule deer slayer. We recorded this podcast at the Boise BHA in April, and it's a good one! Dioni and Ryan did the Death Hike together in both 2017 and 2018 and both love to solo hunt mule deer.
This is was a trip Ryan has been waiting for most of his hunting career. He shared the experience with Joey Pyburn, Scott Carr, Jeff Lusk, Eric Foreslin, and Paul Haller. The podcast was recorded at a firehouse so there is some sound interruptions and the quality isn't our best, but it should be good.
This podcast includes:
- Intros of Jeff Lusk, Eric Foreslin, and Paul Haller- The Hunt Wild Boys.
- Intro of Scott Carr and Joey Pyburn.
- Ryan lays the foundation and how the trip started.
- Jeff, Scott, Eric, and Paul talk about their hunts and why it's important to bring cherry pie into the backcountry.
- Why putting off buying elk tags wasn't a smart idea, and how Scott Carr got the last one.
- Why Scott loves elk and filling his elk tag.
- Why Ryan and Joe took off to higher, deeper country to find more mature bucks.
- The importance of wearing Microspikes in a terrain like this.
- Why Ryan and Joe found disadvantages for having the Sawtooth Tent in this steep country.
- Why finding "Kifaru flats" can be difficult in this terrain.
- The Hunt Wild boys talk about their expectations and how this trip helped them learn patience, and the deer they took there.
- Joey shares how this trip was a good lesson in patience.
- Scott shares how he needs to get mentally tougher and the harder a hunt, the better.
- Ryan and Joe tell the story of their journey of their 8 day wilderness hunt.
- The Hunt Wild boys talk about their stealthy hiking skills.
- Ryan and Joe share how a raft made in China might have saved their lives and meat.
- Finish the hike as all the guys come to help Ryan and Joe at the end of their 23 miles to get the meat back.
Ryan and Hillary sit down to help Zach Kenner of Hard Working Hunter promote the launch of his new short film True Conservation. This summer we were able to view the movie at the Northwest Mountain Challenge and it touched us greatly. So we invited Zach into our home for a meal and to talk about why he did this film and it's not what you think.
Ryan meets up with the Hunt Wild film boys, Jeff Lust, Paul Hallerr, and Eric Forslin. He interviews them about Paul's 2017 Nevada Mule Deer Hunt, where he drew the same unit that Ryan did. This is a fun conversation that travels through the high country of Nevada and Paul Haller's mule deer hunt.
This hunt was dedicated to Paul's father who died only 7 months ago. In his own words from a recent IG @p_hallerr post: