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Baxter Bowman Podcast
70 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
77 | Lesson Learned from Sam and Jake’s First Successful Bowhunts
In this episode, we have Sam and Jake back on the podcast! In episode 51 last year, we got to talk to Sam and Jake after their first bowhunt out in Hawaii. Since then they’ve gotten to hunt whitetail deer in Nebraska with Identical Draw and also moved to Hawaii! Lots of ups and downs … Continue reading "77 | Lesson Learned from Sam and Jake’s First Successful Bowhunts"
46 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
76 | 2022 Elk Check In: Colorado Draw, the Drought, Gear, and Hawaii
In this episode, we cover important tips for the Colorado Draw this year, how the effect of the drought is going to change hunting strategy this fall, a gear check-in, and Josh’s thoughts on his upcoming trip to Hawaii for some bowhunting this Spring. Hope you enjoy!
51 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
75 | Near Death Experience in the Backcountry
In this episode, we talk about Baxter’s late season archery mule deer hunt with his wife Margaret and the close call they had in the backcountry when the hunt went south. It’s a sobering and important episode, hope you enjoy.
48 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
74 | Baxter Bought a New Bow
In this episode, we review the 2022 bows yet again and Baxter goes over his decision making process in choosing the right bow for him. We also talk about questions that would help you find the right bow and a process to do so.
66 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
73 | Monthly Check In: Tags, Gear, Bows and Arrows
In this episode we kick off out monthly check-ins in preparation for the fall season! Today we talk about tag strategy, new gear that we’re testing out, Josh’s new bow set up and new set of arrows built.
66 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
72 | New Bows Are Here, Should You Get One?
In this episode we review thoughts on the new line of bows that came out for 2022. We review aspects such as weight, IBO, brace height, axle-to-axle, sound, and many more features to pay attention to when looking for a new bow. We geek out a bit here, hope you enjoy!
50 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
71 | Biggest Lessons From Last Season
In this episode, we talk about the top lessons we learned from the archery elk season. After reflecting on the lessons from the 2020 season, we were more effective last year in 2021. Even so, this year there were many new lessons learned as the journey of improvement continues.
65 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
70 | The Story of Josh’s First Bull Part 2
In this episode we continue to relive the story of Josh’s first elk from this past 2021 archery elk season. If you like the stories, lessons, and play-by-plays, this episode is for you!
54 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
69 | The Story of Josh’s First Elk – Part 1
In this episode we relive the story of Josh’s first elk from this past 2021 archery elk season. If you like the stories, lessons, and play-by-plays, this episode is for you!
81 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
68 | The Story of Baxter’s Bull
In this episode we relive the story of Baxter’s bull from the 2021 archery elk season. If you like the stories, lessons, and play-by-plays, this episode is for you!
45 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
67 | Last Minute Questions on the Way to Elk Camp
In this episode, we cover a few last minute questions from some of our listeners as well as a few Josh has on the way to elk camp. Topics we cover include making sure your pack is fitted, how to load meat, decisions around how much food/water to take with you, clothing and weather, and … Continue reading "67 | Last Minute Questions on the Way to Elk Camp"
45 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
66 | Why Broadhead Tuning is Critical Before Season
In this episode we cover the last major step in preparation before heading out to your elk spot. Broadhead tuning is essential to make sure your arrow is flying straight to maximize penetration and set you up for success. In the episode we referenced Gold Tip Paper Tuning and Bow tuning make easy: 7 steps … Continue reading "66 | Why Broadhead Tuning is Critical Before Season"
62 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
65 | Wild Game Cooking with Hank Shaw
In this episode we interview Hank Shaw! Hank is best known for his food blog Hunter, Gardner, Angler, Cook which won the James Beard Award in 2013! We cover various recipes and cooking methods for deer/elk, how to properly handle game meat in the field, thoughts on gamey meat, cuts people shouldn’t leave in the … Continue reading "65 | Wild Game Cooking with Hank Shaw"
50 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
64 | Arrow Building 101
In this episode we go over how to build great arrows for elk hunting from start to finish. There are a few small steps that a lot of people look over that truly can put your arrows at the top one percent in terms of quality, fit, accuracy compared to those you buy pre-built. Check-out … Continue reading "64 | Arrow Building 101"
51 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
63 | August Check In: One Month Out
In this episode we continue our series of monthly check-ins as we get closer to September. Topics covered include last minute gear updates, how we’re training one month out from season, and most importantly our plans for September and decisions that are critical to make ahead of time.
63 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
62 | How to Find a Hunting Mentor with Identical Draw
In this episode we interview Nate and Tom from Identical Draw who are twin brothers who have taken the new hunter recruitment problem into their own hands. We talk about the new hunters they took out for Turkey this past Spring, plans for the fall, and their new website newhunter.org that matches new hunters with mentors. … Continue reading "62 | How to Find a Hunting Mentor with Identical Draw"
51 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
61 | Fitness, Mentorship, and the Bowhunting Learning Curve with Dan from Elkshape
In this episode we got a chance to talk to Dan from Elkshape. Dan is known as “the fitness man” and shared a lot of great advice on training for elk hunting, nutrition, mentorship, and what his journey has been like as he continues to master the craft of bowhunting. You can follow Dan on … Continue reading "61 | Fitness, Mentorship, and the Bowhunting Learning Curve with Dan from Elkshape"
56 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
60 | July Check In: Getting Your Rig Set Up for Elk Season
In this episode we continue our series of monthly check-ins as we get closer to September. Topics covered include getting your vehicle and rig properly set up, which is often overlooked. Baxter shares a hilarious rough story that sparked this topic in particular, and we kick it off with Josh’s terrible elk calling.
85 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
59 | Everything Elk Calling w/ the ElkNut Paul Medel
In this episode we interview the ElkNut himself, Paul Medel. He has 30+ years of elk hunting experience and truly knows how to speak elk. We go over specific scenarios you’ll encounter during the season, how elk behave and communicate, and all the strategies and tactics you can learn and use this fall. Checkout the … Continue reading "59 | Everything Elk Calling w/ the ElkNut Paul Medel"
49 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
58 | Lessons from 9 months of camera footage
In this episode, we took a look at footage from two game cameras that were active from last September till this June. Comparing this footage to the three or four years of footage from previous years revealed interesting patterns in elk behavior during season and after season. Hope you enjoy as much as we did! … Continue reading "58 | Lessons from 9 months of camera footage"
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