It's rare these days to find someone who has lived the true life of the Western Elk hunter like our friend Ryan Altus. Raised in the woods of Idaho, Ryan discovered a love for elk hunting at the age of 8 when he accompanied his Dad on an archery hunt. Since then, he has achieved great success in harvesting large, mature bulls, each and every year. His stories of solo hunting elk in Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona in the 2016 season are epic, and even more epic is the love and respect he gained for these animals from his father, who passed away from cancer in June of 2016. This is a great conversation with a humble, knowledgeable, and successful bowhunter.
Today's podcast was great fun for us to record. Visiting Jesse and Amanda Wise at their home in Oregon, we got to sit down and talk about hunting, Train to Hunt, family, hunting styles, and faith. Jesse is the 2016 Train to Hunt Director, and both him and Amanda are National TTH champs in the doubles division. These two have their hands full with 5 amazing kids, homeschooling, and a strong faith community. They are two people you just want to be around, there energy and positivity are contagious!
Today we talk with one of our good friends and a powerhouse in the field of hormones and metabolic health, Dr. Jade Teta. Acclaimed physician, author, health entrepeneur, and mindset coach, Jade is all about developing your mind, muscle, and metabolism. Jade is not a hunter, but he has a great respect for the male physiology and how the hunt improves man.
In this episode, Ryan and Hillary talk with Stephen and James Lathrop of Lathrop and Sons, the industry premiere custom boot fitters - and now boot makers! The current launch of their Mountain Hunting Elite and Mountain Hunter boots is a dream 15 years in the making.
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!