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.
Ryan sits down with great friend Abe Henderson to talk about his new job and life as a hunting guide and family man in Alaska. Having met over a year ago and becoming great friends of ours, Abe and his wife Jess, with their 5 kids ventured into the Alaska wilderness to follow a dream they had for years to return to the wilds of Alaska. Abe talks about bears and how he stopped a bear attack during a guided hunt, as well why Sitka deer hunting on Kodiak Island is the best there is!
Welcome back to the podcast! Today we have the privilege of sharing a conversation we had with our friend Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits. A Missouri native, Mark and his family moved to the mountains of Missoula, Montana and have been living the outdoor life ever since. With decades as a ironman athlete, and owner of utralmaxsports.com, Mark's realized that his passion for elk hunting was slowly slipping away. Coming to Montana was a dream that allowed him to return to his passion of elk hunting. He also has become quite the Llama expert, so we get a taste of how this has changed his backcountry experiences.
Hey everyone! Today’s episode is once again a duel launch. A while back during show season, Ryan sat down with Dan Evans of the Elk Shape Podcast, and was a guest on his show. We’ve decided that the conversation was so good, that we wanted to release it on our podcast as well! Dan and Ryan mostly reminisce over the past seasons hunts, and Dan asks a lot about Ryan’s crazy adventures in his out of state hunts. And of course the conversation soon turns to how this upcoming season will play out. Ryan shares how this season will be little different than in the past, due to the fact that he is all in for filming this year. Which its about time! I hope you all enjoy this episode, thanks for tuning in!
Hello all! Ryan and I are very excited for you to join us for this episode. A while back Ryan and I were asked by Josh Nordwick of the “Reality Tunnel Podcast” to be guests on his show. We got a lot of great feedback from his followers, so we thought we would share it too.
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 spent most of his young life in nature hiking, scouting, and hunting. Skills learned from his father shaped his love for the outdoors and the a healthy respect for the balance of life. In today's podcast, Ryan takes his oldest daughter Pailey Belle hiking and possibly bear hunting for the 1st time. Even though she is only 8, not old enough to hunt by herself, she is very excited to be on the hunt with her Dad.
This is a long story. One that has taken me nearly 20 years to write. If you don’t have a relationship in your life, then this story may not interest you, but if you love, are, or know anyone who has a passion greater than most, you may get something from it. It wasn’t an easy story to live or write about. It’s not easy to share our flaws, our secrets, our fears. Relationships, especially marriages, usually always have something to teach us. My teacher was coming to love a man who loves hunting, and through that, realizing that I didn’t need to make him choose. He could love us both.
Ryan and Dave met one year ago at the Nevada Train to Hunt, and since then have forged a great friendship. Dave has been a role model for Ryan in pushing his physical limits, leadership, and creating more optimism in life. If you don't know Dave, you probably know him as one of the face's of Cabela's, and as a lead in the hunting show Outback Outdoor's on the Outdoor Channel. He guides in Wyoming, travels the world hunting and filming, resides over 170 weddings per year, and is a great Dad to his two kids when home! Proud of his hunting history, he also helps to research black bears in the Sierra Nevada's, as well as other conservation and public lands issues. There is so much we could say about Dave, but the best would be from his own words- Lead by Example.