Late Season

Episode 8 – Late Season Strategy and Plans

Podcast Late Season Strategy and Plans With December upon us, most hunters have either filled their tags or hung up the towel. However, late season can still be a great time to have success for those willing to brave the elements. Late season hunting extremes and tactics vary quite a bit based on location, but […]

styrka review

Styrka S9 Binocular Review 8×42

Styrka S9 8×42 Binoculars Like a lot of Midwest hunters, for most of my life I’ve used binoculars in what I consider the “good” category, ranging generally in the couple hundred dollar range. I’ve also handled my share of what I’d consider “cheap” binoculars, the Walmart or eBay variety that will make you think you […]

Rut timing

Episode 7 – Science of Rut Timing

Science of Rut Timing Every time mid-October rolls around, hunters frantically search for guidance on rut timing. Will it be earlier or later than last year? How will the weather or moon phase affect the rut? How accurate are the predictions in popular magazines? When should I take my rut-cation? With the increasing popularity of […]

firearm hunting strategy

Episode 6 – Firearm Hunting Strategy

Firearm Hunting Strategy In this episode of the DIY Sportsman Podcast, Garrett and Boswell talk about firearms deer hunting. Garrett grew up hunting the annual 9 day season in Wisconsin which occurs after the rut, and recently started participating in the Minnesota gun season, which is timed during the heat of the rut. Boswell doesn’t […]

Gear List – Colorado Elk/Deer 2017 (September)

Downloadable Excel file for your own editing: 2017 Mule Deer/Elk Gear List, September in Colorado 2017 Western Hunting Gear List PDF Version of the Gear List: 2017 Western Hunting Gear List

Scent Control

Episode 5 – Scent Control

Scent Control In this episode of the DIY Sportsman Podcast, Garrett and Boswell discuss scent control… their philosophies, routines, and experiences. Both use a scientific approach to analyzing scent, and understand the challenges with trying to apply laboratory success and marketing claims to real world scenarios with new variables. They discuss the published studies using […]

Fourth Arrow Mod

DIY Fourth Arrow Run and Gun Shoulder Base

I’m a big fan of the Fourth Arrow Camera arm, which I’ve used for over a year now for self filming my hunts. I did a review on the carbon arm here: Fourth Arrow Review Link Here is a link to the Fourth Arrow camera arm on Amazon (affiliate link): http://amzn.to/2xRu6LP There were a couple […]

in season scouting

Episode 4 – In Season Scouting

In this Episode, Garrett and Boudreaux discuss in-season scouting. Many hunters do a fine job of preseason scouting – glassing fields, sitting in observation stands, and checking trail cameras. But once the season rolls around, their focus shifts almost entirely to hunting. Often, it’s easy to get caught up on what the deer were doing […]

diy tarp

DIY Tarp Build – Ultralight Membrane Silpoly

This is a DIY Tarp that I build specifically for hammock camping in 3 season use. However, the square tarp design is a very versatile one, and it can be pitched in many different ways on the ground with trekking poles. I went with Membrane Silpoly for a material from Ripstop by the Roll. It […]

Colorado Hunt

Episode 3 – Colorado Hunt Recap and Gear Review

In this week’s episode, Garrett and Boudreax discuss Garrett’s recent successful DIY public land mule deer hunt in Colorado. After briefly discussing the climax of the hunt, they dig into the gear used, cost of the trip, and lessons learned. This was Garrett’s first time camping in a hammock, and he used a homemade 9×9 […]