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Free Range Tales
52 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Episode 36 - Top of the Hill Archery Experience 3D Shoot
On this episode, we recap a fun event we attended, the Top of the Hill Archery Experience hosted by Bow Disciples, San Diego Muleys and The Ranch in Julian. The Free Range Tales crew recap our trip down to Julian to participate in this fun and challenging archery 3D shoot. We discuss our expectations going into the shoot, some of our favorite shots, and how the added pressure of tough shots and friendly competition make you a better archer and bowhunter. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening.
61 minutes | May 24, 2022
Episode 35 - California Big Game Drawing - How to Apply for a Hunting Tag
On this episode we discuss the California Big Game Drawing and applying for California hunting tags. We've become passionate about hunting our home state of California and we've received some questions about how to get your hunting license and how to apply for a big game tag. The hunting tag application process can be confusing, so on this episode we breakdown the application process, discuss our strategy for applying for specifc tags and zones, and live on the episode, Adrian applies for his hunting tags! We hope this episode teaches new hunters how to get and apply for your big game hunting tag, or gives more experienced hunters a new strategy for your application. The application deadline is June 2nd, so get your strategy ready to apply before its too late. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening.
58 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Episode 34 - Inaugural Free Range Tales Archery Whiskey Shootout
On this episode the boys recap the Inaugural Free Range Tales Archery Whiskey Shootout. Recently, we gathered some friends, headed out to some public land and put on a 3D archery shoot with a bottle of whiskey on the line for the winner. We discuss what an archery 3D shoot is, the fun of setting up challenging archery shots on public land and how shooting 3D archery targets makes you a better archer. We discuss how setting up friendly competition adds a little pressure to every shot and how much all the participants not only wanted to win the bottle of whiskey but bragging rights until the next event! We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening.
90 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Episode 33 - Spearfishing with Lauren Renteria
On this episode, we host Lauren Renteria to discuss her passion for spearfishing and freediving. We discuss how she started spearfishing and put her time in to become a hard-charger, consistently putting fish on the deck. We discuss how Lauren has competed in spearfishing tournaments, travelled to chase different speices of fish and some of her personal best fish, including recently a 12 lbs lobster! We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too!
73 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Episode 32 - Riverside Archery
On this episode we visit Riverside Archery to host Ian and Kailey to discuss all things archery. We discuss the benefits of visiting your local pro shop to get you setup as an archer from traditional recurve bows to combound bows for everything from bowhunting to target shooting. We learn about Ian and Kailey's archery journeys and how their passion lead them to work in the pro shop and help everyone from beginners to experts. If you're new to archery or need to get your gear dialed in for an upcoming hunt, Riverside Archery is a great place with a friendly, fun and knowledgeable staff. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too!
76 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Episode 31 - 2022 Arizona OTC Archery Deer Hunt
On this episode we recap a trip to Arizona for an Over-The-Counter archery deer hunt. The crew headed out to chase mule deer, javelina and the ever elusive coues deer. We discuss planning the trip including meal prep, gear prep and our newest adventure, traveling with a newborn! We also discuss the up's and down's of archery hunting from the art of glassing, patience during the stalk, and even recap taking a shot on a coues deer buck. Archery hunting is full of challenges, so join us as we share our lessons learned, share some tips and pointers on what has become an annual trip for us. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening!
60 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Episode 30 - Hide Iwagami from the OC Spearos
On this episode, we took the show on the road to Orange County, California to host Hide Iwagami, President of the OC Spearos spearfishing and freediving club. We discuss Hide's introduction to spearfishing and how some early success spearing some prized fish species in Southern California developed his passion for the sport. We discuss how his passion for spearfishing and freediving led to him becoming a member and recently the President of the OC Spearos dive club. We also talk about some of the OC Spearos club events and some of the things the dive club is doing to support, promote and educate noobs and veterans alike in the dive community. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening.
61 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 29 - Knocking Fish Off the Bucket List - Big Bluefin and Alaskan Lingcod... A Summer Recap
On this episode the boys recap an epic summer of fishing including big bluefin tuna in our backyard and a trip to Alaska for halibut, salmon and lingcod. Every fisherman has a bucket list of fish they would like to catch. With an unreal volume of bluefin in the local Southern California waters, the boys took a trip to try to break the 100-pound mark and land some big bluefin. And while the local waters continued to produce a bluefin bite like we've never seen, Jason took a trip back up to Alaska to chase another bucket list fish, an Alaskan lingcod. Listen in as the boys share their stories, tips and techniques knocking a few more fish off the ever growing bucket list. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too!
63 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 28 - KJ with Mag-12 Swimbaits
On this week's espisode, we are joined by KJ of Mag-12 Swimbaits. We discuss KJ's passion for fishing that helped him to develop a product that is based on his years of experience fishing swimbaits and tube baits. KJ shares how he developed the Mag-12 tube baits and how uses his customer feedback to continue to innovate and improve his products. We learn about some of the Mag-12 sponsed Sportfishing Charters and the different species of fish the Mag-12 Swimbaits catch from rockfish and lingcod to yellowtail and even bluefin! We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do to. Thanks for listening.
90 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Episode 27 - Couples First Hunt - Arizona Archery Deer and Javelina
On this week's episode we recap a epic trip to Arizona hunting Coues Deer, Mule Deer and Javelina. This trip was different because it was a couples trip. We host our wives, Ana and Amy, who joined us on to glass and hunt on our first archery deer hunt. We discuss Ana's first ever big game hunt and Amy's first hunt with an active tag in her pocket. We also talk about the lessons learned glassing, stalking and experiencing the up's and down's of archery hunting. We cover our preparation of food, shooting arrows and online scouting for a location we've never been. Arizona is an amazing place that we all loved and can't wait to get back to. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening!
58 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 26 - Captain Bly and Andrew Seelert from Lineage Charters
On this weeks episode, we took the show on the water to host Captain Bly and Andrew Seelert from Lineage Charters live aboard the Escapade. We discuss their fishing and spearfishing charter season chasing trophy bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, calico and any other species out of San Diego. We also talk about the fishing platform of the Escapade, some new upgrades for next sesaon and what to expect when you charter the Escapade to chase the fish of a lifetime. We had a blast sharing fishing stories, tips and techniques to catch fish and bunch of laughs. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do to. Thanks for listening.
85 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 25 - Monte Livingston and Andrew Ayala live from Living Art Gallery Tattoo Lounge
On this week's episode, we take the show on the road to San Clemente, California to visit the Living Art Gallery Tattoo Lounge. We meet up with Monte Livingston and Andrew Ayala to discuss their shared passion for art and fishing. Monte owns and operates the Living Art Gallery Tattoo Lounge. Established in 2011, is the oldest tattoo shop in San Clemente, specializing in photo realism, watercolor, neo-traditional, trash polka and traditional tattoo styles. In addition to the Tattoo Lounge, Monte also owns and operates Dahang Wear, which has innovated the way you wear hats and glasses. Their patented design allows you to snap a pair of shades directly to your hat. Andrew owns and operates Ayala Artifacts that specializes in custom, handmade jewelry. Andrew designs and creates custom jewlery with natural stones ranging from rings and pendants to necklesses and bracelets. Andrew is a true artisan that customizes everything he can get his hands on, including his fishing rods and reels. Both of these guys share a passion for fishing and love being on the water. Join us as we share how they both started their businesses, share some epic fishing stories, and share their favorite fish recipes. We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too!
90 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Episode 24 - Fred and Greg from Mountain Hatch
On this week's episode we took the show on the road to the headquarters of Mountain Hatch. Mountain Hatch manufactures the first and only food grade tailgate insert. Their food safe tailgate cutting boards have taken the truck accessory industry by storm. In addition, they recently released their new swag tent for the outdoorsman looking for a lightweight portable sleep system. We discuss the origins of Mountain Hatch and how Fred and Greg's experience growing up outdoors hunting and fishing help them to develop funtional products. We had alot fun with this one and hope you do to! Thanks for listening!
61 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Episode 23 - Beginning our Archery Journey
On this week's episode we host Amy Tarasi to discuss the beginning of our archery journey. We recently purchased some new compound bows with the ambition to bow hunt wild game. Archery is one of the fastest growing industries and sports, but requires time, patience and dedication to learn and master. We discuss the process of learning archery and the many life lessons tied into this technicial and fun pursuit. We also discuss a delicious recipe for lobster rolls. Spiny lobster season starts a the beginning of October and is one of our favorite seasons and past times. We need to clear out the freeze prior to the new season started and made a feast to celebrate the start of a new lobster season. We has a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too!
61 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Episode 22 - Fall Is Upon Us - Our Favorite Time Of Year
On this week's episode we set the stage for our favorite season of the year, the Fall. In the fall, the offshore fishing season is full swing with bluefin, yellowfin, dorados and yellowtail all within our local waters. Also, hunting season is here! Mule deer season is fast approaching and upland bird seasons are opening up. We discuss a successful offshore fishing trip chasing yellowfin tuna and go over some tuna recipes that are so good! We also discuss our favorite opening day and a tradition that let's us know that Fall is upon us, the Dove Season opener. We had another great trip for the dove opener and cooked up some new recipes that are definite keepers. We had alot of fun with this one and hope you do to! Thanks for listening!
60 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Episode 21 - San Diego Sportfishing - Bluefin Tuna
On this weeks episode we discuss a recent sportfishing trip aboard The San Diego out of Seaforth Landing in San Diego, California chasing Bluefin Tuna. We discuss the techniques we used fishing for Bluefin including fly-lined bait, sinker or plunker rigs, and flat-fall fishing. If you don't know what those terms mean, take a listen as we explain each and how each technique worked for us. Also, we get into the recipes we enjoyed with our fresh catch. One of the things we enjoy most, is sharing our catch with our friends and family! We discuss our recipes for sashimi, poisson cru, smoked tuna belly and even a smoked tuna head! Nothing goes to waste! We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening!
58 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Episode 20 - Bluefin or Bust - Southern California Sportfishing Season
On this week's episode we discuss the start of the Southern California Sportfishing season. We discuss the delayed start of the sportfishing season due to coronavirus and the trips we've gone out on since the season offically opened. We discuss an early season trip chasing the elusive Bluefin Tuna and sucessful trips to the local islands hunting for yellowtail. We share tips, techniques and lessons learned aboard Sportfishing boats in these great local fisheries. It has been a great start to the season, so we had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening!
59 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Episode 19 - Strange Times... Spring Adventures Recap. Fishing through the Pandemic.
On this week's episode we discuss on spring adventures including bass and trout fishing some local freshwater during the pandemic and Adrian's strike mission down to Baja to fill his freezer. We are all trying to navigate these strange times and fishing is something that keeps us sane through it all. This was our first time back in the studio after taking a few months off. We had alot of fun with this one and hope you do to! Thanks for listening.
62 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode 18 - Paul Byrd from Argos Gear
On this weeks episode we are joined by Paul Byrd, the President and Founder of Argos Gear. We discuss Paul's origin story into spearfishing, some of his adventures into Baja and how he started Argos Gear. Paul is a throwback to a time of self-reliance and innovation, and a time that if you wanted to go, you had to make your own gear. We've been lucky enough to get to know Paul over the years and enjoyed the lineage of knowledge and experience he has in the ocean and the game of spearfishing. I feel like we barely scratched the surface with all the stories, experience and adventures Paul's gotten into, but it was great to have a conversation with one our mentors and true innovators in the game.
61 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Episode 17 - There's always a first
On this week's episode we're going over a few firsts... We recap a first lobster diving trip, a first driven duck and pheasant hunt with the first shots flying out of some new shotguns! We've been busy in the field, but looking forward to getting into the new studio, because we're moving! We had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too! Thanks for listening!
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