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East Meets West Hunt

178 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 335 ratings

The East Meets West Hunt Podcast is your resource for all things adventure hunting. This podcast is for the hunter that loves planning and preparing for the hunt, just as much as the hunt. Whether it's deer hunting for big woods mountain bucks, chasing elk in the Rocky Mountains, and anything in between, we will talk to successful hunters from all over to provide the EMW community with useful knowledge and motivation to continue to live their life through a series of adventures.

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Episodes

Ep. 176: How to Plan Western Big Game Hunts with Jerrod Lile // Huntin Fool

April 06, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 54 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jerrod Lile, CEO of Huntin Fool to talk all things western big game hunt planning. We talk about what Huntin Fool is and how it can be a helpful tool to plan your western hunts, what the future holds for OTC tags, creating a short/mid/long term hunt strategy and spring bear hunting.   Topics: Background on Jerrod What is Huntin’ Fool Looking forward at the future of OTC Western Hunting tags Creating a...

Ep. 175: Backcountry Bowhunting High Country Mule Deer with Brian Barney // Eastman's Elevated

March 30, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 75.2 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Brian Barney, host of the Eastman’s Elevated podcast and avid backcountry bowhunter. Brian is one of the most committed and successful backcountry hunters that I’ve ever met and his enthusiasm oozes out of his voice. We talk all about high country mule deer hunting, diving into the commitment it takes to bowhunt the high country, chasing a potential world record mule deer buck, locating big mule deer bucks, bucks...

Ep. 174: Understanding and Predicting Buck Movement with Johnny Stewart and Bill Thompson // Spartan Forge

March 23, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 89.9 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Johnny Stewart and Bill Thompson of Spartan Forge. Bill is one of the masterminds behind utilizing military artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict deer movement, and Johnny is using his years of experience to compare the two. We discuss the Spartan Forge Outfitter, the difference between mature bucks movement compared to all bucks, defining a mountain buck’s core area, hunting the right scrapes i...

Ep. 173: Finding Adventure in Wild Places with Donnie Vincent

March 16, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 71.1 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Donnie Vincent. Donnie is an explorer, biologist, conservationist and hunter who has traveled to and hunted some of the most wild, remote places in the world. In addition, he creates epic hunting films through his production company, Sicmanta. We discuss why he chooses to spend most of his time in the north country of Canada and Alaska, immersing yourself in your environment, training for hunting, being present, ...

Ep. 172: Optics 101 - Choosing the Right Glass For Your Hunt with Cade Maestas // Maven

March 09, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 80 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Cade Maestas of Maven. Cade is one of the masterminds behind Maven Optics and has been in the optics industry for quite some time and knows glass. We break down binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes and rangefinders to help you better understand what makes quality optics and how you can choose the right ones for your hunt or hunts. Get a free gift with your Maven Optics with code eastmeetswest-gift Topics: ...

Ep. 171: Spot and Stalk West Virginia Mountain Bucks and Mountain Lion Hunting with Kirk Price // The Untamed

March 02, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 61.3 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Kirk Price of the popular YouTube hunting show, The Untamed. Kirk lives and hunts in the legendary bowhunting only counties in southern West Virginia. We talk about The Untamed YouTube channel, his recent Arizona mountain lion hunt, and all about using western hunting tactics to spot and stalk the reclaimed coal mines in the Appalachian mountains for some big whitetails.   Topics: Background on Kirk and the...

Ep. 170: E-Scouting Elk: Linking Together Elk Finding Concepts with Mark Livesay // Treeline Pursuits

February 23, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 83.3 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits and owner of the Treeline Academy E-Scouting Masterclass. Mark has spent most of his life living in the midwest, but chasing elk every year in the west. E-scouting is extremely important for those of us that can’t get “boots on the ground”, so in this episode, we discuss the top 10 elk finding concepts and how to link them together to apply them to your own strategy. Understandi...

Ep. 169: Big Woods Shed Hunting with Steve Sherk // Sherk's Guide Service

February 16, 2021 09:00 - 59 minutes - 47.7 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service. Steve guides and hunts the big woods public land in northern Pennsylvania with great success. Steve and I talk about shed hunting as it relates to these big woods mountain bucks. We dive into when you should start shed hunting, the types of areas to find sheds, how to shed hunt an area, big woods food sources and utilizing trail cameras to find antlers. This is a must listen ...

Ep. 168: E-Scouting Elk - Creating a Strategic Hunt Plan with Mark Livesay // Treeline Pursuits

February 09, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits and owner of the Treeline Academy E-Scouting Masterclass. Mark has spent most of his life living in the midwest, but chasing elk every year in the west. E-scouting is extremely important for those of us that can’t get “boots on the ground”, so in this episode, we discuss how to develop a strategic hunt plan that will be your playbook for your hunt. Then, we dive into identifying ...

Ep. 167: Finding Mountain Buck Bedding and Post-season Scouting with Steve Sherk

February 02, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 51.2 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service for a two-part Mountain buck scouting series. Steve guides and hunts the big woods public land in northern Pennsylvania with great success. Steve and I talk about his lessons learned from the past season and then transition into post-season and spring scouting. Topics include getting a post-season buck inventory, how to scout a brand new area in the spring, finding mature buck...

Ep. 166: Project Landlocked with Jason Matzinger // Into High Country

January 26, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 51.4 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jason Matzinger. Jason is the host of the TV show, Into High Country on the Sportsman's Channel. Jason talks with me about his most recent elk hunting season and a new project, called Project Landlocked that involves him flying into a landlocked piece of public land with a helicopter to hunt elk. In addition, he talks to me about the reasoning behind the project and shares some of his favorite gear items.   T...

Ep. 165: How to Hunt Elk in Wyoming with Phil Baker and Kyle McDonald // UnGuided Outdoors

January 19, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 72.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Phil Baker and Kyle McDonald of UnGuided Outdoors to talk all about Wyoming elk hunting. With the application deadline approaching, we discuss their introduction to elk hunting, how Wyoming fits into their application strategy, and stories from the 2020 elk season.   Topics: Wyoming elk hunting facts Arizona OTC Mule Deer and Coues Deer hunt Unguided Outdoors Intro to elk hunting How Wyoming fits in...

Ep. 164: Creating a Plan and Crushing Your Goals with Ryan Michler // Order of Man

January 12, 2021 09:00 - 56 minutes - 45.6 MB

On this week's episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Ryan Michler. Ryan is founder of Order of Man and host of the Order of Man podcast. Ryan talks about his journey into hunting before we dive into goal setting, planning out your day, prioritizing and executing to ultimately continue down the path of self improvement. When you're thinking about your hunting plans or anything else important to you, this episode will help lead you down the path to excellence....

Ep. 163: Hunting Late Season Mountain Bucks with Gordon Dalton

January 05, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 66.8 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Gordon Dalton to talk about late season mountain bucks. Gordon lives and hunts in the mountains of central Virginia and has an impressive resume with hunting these deer. We discuss late season bedding and food, strategy, using historical data, and some hunting stories!   Topics: Who is Gordon and what it’s like hunting the mountains of Virginia Late season mountain bucks - food and bedding Stories of so...

Ep. 162: Make 2021 Your Best Year Ever

December 29, 2020 09:00 - 44 minutes - 35.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is going solo to talk about the new year and how you can set yourself up for your best year ever. Reflecting on the past year and creating measurable goals for 2021 can give you the roadmap to accomplishing things you’ve always wanted to. Beau talks about his hunting, business and personal goals as well as the future of East Meets West.   Topics: Reflecting on the past year Creating measurable goals What I want to a...

Ep. 161: 3 States, 3 Bulls - Become a Better Elk Hunter with Dan Staton // Elk Shape

December 22, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Dan Staton of Elk Shape. Dan has been on the podcast in the past, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hunting public land bulls. We discuss his 2020 season where he tagged out on 3 bulls in 3 different states, adapting to the COVID Crowing, balancing family, hunting, business, as well as how to put yourself in the best place possible coming into the 2021 elk season.   Topics: Who is Dan Staton and...

Ep. 160: The Story of a Pennsylvania Public Land Giant Mountain Buck with Johnny Stewart and Joe Martonik

December 15, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 64.6 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by his father, Joe Martonik and good buddy, Johnny Stewart to talk about the entire background and story behind Beau’s 2020 Pennsylvania giant big woods mountain buck. In addition to the story behind it, we discuss Joe and Johnny’s season as well as lessons learned from chasing a particular buck. There’s a lot of laughs to be had in these stories and memories that I won’t forget anytime soon!   Topics: Johnny’...

Ep. 159: Public Land Montana Whitetails with Jared Larsen // onX

December 08, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jared Larsen of onX to talk about hunting public land whitetails in Montana. Jared has an incredible whitetail season and we break down one of his October hunts in Montana that resulted in the craziest hunt that I have heard of in a long time with a mix of deer and elk. In addition, we talk about using decoys, river bottom Montana whitetails, tag applications in the west and what’s new with the onX Hunt app. In t...

Ep. 158: Tracking Big Woods Bucks with Hal Blood

December 01, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 75.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Hal Blood of Big Woods Bucks in Maine. Hal owns an outfitting business and has been successfully tracking mature whitetail deer in the big woods of Maine for a long time. We talk about sign post rubs, community scrapes, identifying buck tracks, getting on a track, and persistence day after day to be successful tracking a big woods mountain buck.   Topics: Background on Hal Habitat in northern Maine Sign...

Ep. 157: Deer Camp Traditions with Kevin Vistisen // Deer Hunter Podcast

November 24, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 88.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Kevin Vistisen, host of the Deer Hunter podcast to talk about the strong hunting traditions between our camps in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Hunting camps tend to bring out the best of the stories and makes you appreciate the camaraderie between hunters just as much as the actual hunt itself.   Topics: Deer Hunter podcast Hunting the big woods Deer Hunting camp tradition Stories from deer camp Differ...

Ep. 156: Rutcation Big Woods Whitetail Hunt Recap with Justin Mueller

November 17, 2020 09:00 - 50 minutes - 40.2 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Justin Mueller to talk about their past week chasing big woods mountain bucks in Pennsylvania during the rut on an 8 day hunt. We dive into each day of the hunt, my strategy, the challenges with weather, hunting pressure, shooting a coyote, and all of the lessons learned that can be applied to future hunts.   Resources: Instagram:   @eastmeetswesthunt - https://www.instagram.com/eastmeetswesthunt/ @beau...

Ep. 155: Consistent Success on Public Land Mountain Bucks with Mason Martonik and Justin Mueller

November 10, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 60.7 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mason Martonik and Justin Mueller to talk about hunting public land big woods mountain bucks in Pennsylvania. Mason has tagged out on 3 - 140"+ bucks in the last 3 years in PA, and we break down his stories of hunting these bucks and how he adjusts on the fly to create opportunities for himself.   Resources: Instagram:   @eastmeetswesthunt - https://www.instagram.com/eastmeetswesthunt/ @beau.martonik - ...

Ep. 154: How to Hunt a New Area for Mountain Bucks with Jason Redd // Timber Ninja Outdoors

November 03, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 84.9 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jason Redd, owner of Timber Ninja Outdoors. Jason comes from the mountains of western North Carolina, but has chased mountain bucks all through the Appalachian region. We discuss going into a new area blind and how to hunt it in extensive detail which is great for everyone going into their rutcation hunts!  Topics: Adventure of hunting the Appalachian mountains How to find an out of state mountain buck area...

Ep. 153: Mountain Bucks Listener Q&A - Pre-Rut/Rut

October 27, 2020 08:00 - 30 minutes - 24.7 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is going solo to answer your questions in regards to hunting big woods mountain bucks. This episode dives into Beau's perspectives on pre-rut/rut hunting as it relates to hunting these elusive mountain bucks. He answers questions in regards to scrapes, rubs, elevation, wind, rut funnels, decoys, snacks and much more! Resources: Instagram:   @eastmeetswesthunt - https://www.instagram.com/eastmeetswesthunt/ @beau.marton...

Ep. 152: New England Mountain Bucks with Brett Joy

October 20, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 82.1 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Brett Joy from New Hampshire. Brett has been hunting whitetails in the Northeastern Appalachian region and all over the United States with a ton of success. Brett and I talk about getting away from pressure, narrowing down large tracts of land, hunting timber cuts, trail camera strategies, waiting out rut funnels, hunting the weather and more!   Topics: Background on Brett NE Appalachian Mountain Bucks ...

Ep. 151: Mountain Bucks Listener Q&A - Early/Mid Season

October 13, 2020 08:00 - 49 minutes - 39.4 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is going solo to answer your questions in regards to hunting big woods mountain bucks. This episode dives into Beau's perspectives on early/mid season hunting as it relates to hunting these elusive mountain bucks. He answers questions in regards to bedding, terrain, vegetation, food sources, hunting pressure and much more! Resources: Instagram:   @eastmeetswesthunt - https://www.instagram.com/eastmeetswesthunt/ @beau....

Ep. 150: Planning a DIY Out-of-State Whitetail Hunt with Clint Campbell // Truth from the Stand

October 06, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 60.7 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Clint Campbell, host of the Truth from the Stand Deer Hunting podcast. Clint and I are talking about planning and executing a DIY out-of-state deer hunt. It's that time of year when we use our precious vacation days to chase whitetails and this episode is full of information to help make you more successful this season!   Topics: Growing as a deer hunter Setting your goals to determine where you want to h...

Ep. 149: Making Hunting Fun Again with Zach Ferenbaugh // The Hunting Public

September 29, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 91 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Zach Ferenbaugh of The Hunting Public. Zach is not only a successful deer hunter across the country, but his attitude is infectious for those around him. He shares his stories and lessons learned hunting public land in all areas of the country at all times of the year. We discuss hunting from the ground, hunting the Appalachian region, understanding how to read sign in different areas, breaking down a new area, s...

Ep. 148: Targeting a Specific Mountain Buck with Troy Pottenger

September 22, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 91 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Troy Pottenger, who is a very successful mountain buck hunter from northern Idaho. Troy talks to me about the hunt for a specific deer and how he located his bedding area, preferred food sources and how he uses the wind to his advantage. In addition, we discuss trail camera strategies, mountain thermals, entry/exit routes, locating mature bucks and much more!   Topics: Early season to date hunting one giant...

Ep. 147: 2 Bulls Down in the Tundra // DIY Alaska Caribou Hunt Series

September 15, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Paladino and Justin Mueller on their DIY Alaska Caribou hunt in northern Alaska. This is finale episode of the three part series where we discuss the day in which we both doubled on big caribou bulls. (Check out the video version on YouTube!) In addition, we discuss packing the meat to camp, team camaraderie, reflecting on the hunt, and how anyone can make it happen for themselves! Topics: Putting a s...

Ep. 146: Grizzlies, Long Hikes and Missed Shots // DIY Alaska Caribou Hunt Series

September 07, 2020 19:24 - 35 minutes - 28.3 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Paladino and Justin Mueller on their DIY Alaska Caribou hunt in northern Alaska. This is the second of three episodes (you can watch the video version on YouTube). We talk about seeing our first grizzly bears, spot and stalk caribou high in the mountains, a missed opportunity and dealing with the Alaskan weather. Topics: Grizzly, Caribou and Silver fox sighting Spot and stalk caribou in the mountain...

Ep. 145: Welcome to Alaska - Logistics and Travel // DIY Alaska Caribou Hunt Series

September 01, 2020 08:00 - 49 minutes - 39.4 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Michael Paladino and Justin Mueller on their DIY Alaska Caribou hunt in northern Alaska. This is the first of three episodes (you can watch the video version on YouTube). We talk about how the hunt came to be, planning the hunt, costs associated, travel logistics and first impressions of landing in Alaska. Topics: How the hunt came to be Utilizing Outdoors International and Kyle Hanson to make the logistics...

Ep. 144: Becoming an Outdoor Writer and Backpack Hunter with Josh Kirchner // Dialed In Hunter

August 25, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 64 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Josh Kirchner, founder of Dialed in Hunter and Outdoor Writer. Josh and I chat about our journeys into outdoor writing that I think anyone who has ever wanted to write will get value out of. In addition, we talk about Josh’s new book “Becoming a Backpack Hunter - A Beginner’s Guide to Backpack Hunting” and his backstory with getting into backpack hunting.   Topics: Background information Getting into outd...

Ep. 143: Pennsylvania Elk Hunting and Conservation with Jeremy Banfield // PA Game Commission

August 18, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 61.1 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jeremy Banfield, Elk Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The PA elk herd is a conservation success story to say the least, and I wanted to hear the history of the elk herd, learn about elk habitat, and their current management plans. In addition, we talk about hunting opportunities for elk in PA, understanding the draw system and the new Elk SMART campaign.   Topics: Background information His...

Ep. 142: Intro to Western Hunting: Gear, Planning and More with Trail Kreitzer // GoHunt

August 11, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 73.9 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Trail Kreitzer of GoHunt. Trail is an accomplished western hunter and talks with me about the basics of hunting elk, mule deer and other big game. We talk about the most important gear items, dealing with altitude, putting together a plan for an OTC elk hunt, executing the plan when the plan fails, getting over target panic and Trail’s first experience hunting whitetails. This is a great episode for hunters wanti...

Ep. 141: Confidence Leads to Success Elk Hunting with Corey Jacobsen // Elk 101

August 04, 2020 10:02 - 1 hour - 58.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by 11-time world elk calling champion, Corey Jacobsen of Elk 101. Corey and I discuss a variety of elk hunting related topics including preparation for the 2020 season, Idaho selling out of tags, e-scouting basics, hunting new areas, hissing bulls and more. This is done through hearing some of Corey's stories and breaking them down play by play.   Topics: Preparation for the 2020 season and staying focused thr...

Ep. 140: DIY Alaska Caribou Hunting with Bill Vanderheyden // Iron Will Outfitters

July 28, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 50.6 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined again by Bill Vanderheyden, founder of Iron Will Outfitters. We are talking all about getting ready for our first DIY Alaskan Caribou hunt in which we will be getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere Alaska. We discuss a lot of the gear we are taking, travel logistics, expectations and more!   Topics: Preparation for Alaska Shelters and tarps Electronics chargers Optics Caribou tactics Food storage Bear pr...

Ep. 139: Bow Tuning for Fixed Blades and Iron Will Wide Series Broadheads with Bill Vanderheyden

July 21, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Bill Vanderheyden, founder of Iron Will Outfitters. Bill is an engineer that loves bowhunting and has engineered arguably the toughest broadheads in the market. We talk all about bow tuning to get your fixed blades flying true, new Iron Will wide series broadheads for whitetails, fixed blades vs. mechanicals and a little elk hunting. This is a great educational episode for those who have wanted to shoot fixed bla...

Ep. 138: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Backcountry Bowhunting with Clint Casper

July 14, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 62.5 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Clint Casper who is back again to talk about backcountry bowhunting! This is a story session about all of the struggles and experiences we’ve had learning to hunt in the backcountry on backpack hunts. We discuss having backup plans, sleep setups, dealing with predators, riding out storms, finding water and all of the other struggles that we love so much on these hunts.   Topics: Covid effects on hunting pla...

Ep. 137: Understanding a White-tailed Deer's Senses with Dr. Karl Miller

July 08, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 66.3 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Dr. Karl Miller of the University of Georgia to talk all about a whitetail deer’s senses. Through years of research and experience, he has learned a lot about how and why a whitetail deer does what it does. We discuss deer vision, sense of hearing and sense of smell. Through breaking these down, we bring up topics including if camouflage is really important, understanding what each of the glands do, rubber boots ...

Ep. 136: 2020 Sitka Gear Whitetail Hunting Packs and Gear - Part 2 with Chris Derrick

July 01, 2020 08:00 - 32 minutes - 25.9 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Chris Derrick of Sitka Gear. This episode is part 2 of the discussion with Chris and we are diving into the new hunting packs as well as other new gear from Sitka for 2020. I've been testing and helping with the new Cargo box mobile hunting pack for the last 3 years, and it's finally available! Listen for details on how to enter the giveaway, too! Topics: 2020 Sitka Gear Whitetail System Cargo box mobile hu...

Ep. 135: Building a Whitetail Clothing System and 2020 Sitka Gear with Chris Derrick

June 30, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 54 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Chris Derrick of Sitka Gear. This episode is all about learning the fundamentals of building an effective layering system for whitetail hunting to keep you cool when you need to be cool, and keep you warm when you want to be warm. It gets talked about a lot in the western hunting world, but it’s just as important for hunting out of a treestand if you want to be able to pull those all day sits during the rut comfo...

Ep. 134: Hunting Public Land Timber Cuts with Steve Sherk // Sherk's Guide Service

June 25, 2020 08:00 - 41 minutes - 33.3 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service in the second episode of the two part series on hunting public land mountain bucks in the big woods of Pennsylvania. In part 2, we dive into everything about hunting timber cuts on public land and why you shouldn’t be upset when your area is getting logged. Topics include why you should hunt timber cuts, where bucks bed, hunting from the ground, using onX to locate timber cuts...

Ep. 133: Confidence and Patience Kills Mountain Bucks with Steve Sherk // Sherk's Guide Service

June 23, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Steve Sherk of Sherk’s Guide Service in the first episode of this two part series on hunting public land mountain bucks in the big woods of Pennsylvania. We discuss scouting buck beds, a proven trail camera strategy, setting up for the kill, and being confident in your plan to succeed year after year. We will dive into hunting timber cuts on part 2 in episode 134.   Topics: Sherk’s Guide Service Hunting t...

Ep. 132: Backcountry Nutrition and Building a Business with Heather Kelly // Heather's Choice

June 16, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 64.8 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Heather Kelly of Heather’s Choice. I’ve been friends with Heather for about 5 years now, and watched her turn her passion into a successful business. We talk about her Grand Canyon rafting trip, the birth of Heather’s Choice and entrepreneurship. Then, we shift gears to discuss the emotional connection we all have with food, target panic related to diet, balance of macronutrients, what you need to fuel your body ...

Ep. 131: Chasing Mule Deer, Not Points with Clint Casper

June 09, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 82.8 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Clint Casper. This Ohio whitetail hunter is not new to the western mountains or this podcast. We discuss everything about hunting high country mule deer with a bow. Clint dives into his 4 year journey, finding a unit to hunt early season mule deer, what to look for while e-scouting on onX, and then we break down his 2019 hunt to see what went wrong and what went right that ended up with him killing an absolute gi...

Ep. 130: Scout 365 for Public Land Bucks with Josh Profitt

June 02, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Josh Profitt. Josh is from the Bluegrass state of Kentucky and is well known for chasing and killing big public land whitetails. We discuss finding a public land spot, scouting 365, using trail cameras, adapting (EHD outbreak) and finding the right spot to set up and hunt. With summer scouting season in full swing, this is a great podcast to listen to!   Topics: Background How you find an area to hunt on ...

Ep. 129: Go West! Canadian Edition with Aaron Hitchins // Rockhouse Motion

May 26, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 67.2 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Aaron Hitchins of Rockhouse Motion. Aaron is a film director, photographer, hunter and a list of other descriptions. We discuss his journey into western hunting, how turkey hunting is comparative to elk hunting, getting into sheep hunts and much more. Aaron is a great guy and always entertaining to talk to.   Topics: Who is Aaron Rockhouse Motion - Telling a story Work mode vs. Hunt mode Turkey hunting vs e...

Ep. 128: Mobile Hunting and Lightweight Gear with Jason Redd // Timber Ninja Outdoors

May 19, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 71.2 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Jason Redd of Timber Ninja Outdoors. Jason lives and hunts in the mountains of western North Carolina and has designed some really lightweight carbon fiber climbing sticks for hunting mountain bucks. We discuss the sticks, his new company Timber Ninja Outdoors, saddle hunting and other mobile hunting gear for the mountains.   Topics: Background Timber Ninja Outdoors Carbon fiber climbing sticks Saddle...

Ep. 127: Build the Ultimate Hunting Rig with Sam Soholt

May 12, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 61 MB

On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Sam Soholt. Sam is a freelance photographer, public land advocate, and owner of Public Land Tees. Sam has done a ton for conservation through his public land bus and van projects, but I brought him on to talk about how he is setting up his hunting vehicles for traveling all over the country. We discuss organization, sleeping arrangements, cooking setup, camp necessities, electronics, emergency, recovery and every...

Guests

Clint Casper
4 Episodes
Corey Jacobsen
4 Episodes
Andy May
2 Episodes
Aron Snyder
2 Episodes
Heather Kelly
2 Episodes
John Barklow
2 Episodes
Jason Matzinger
1 Episode
Land Tawney
1 Episode
Les Welch
1 Episode
Mark Kenyon
1 Episode
Sam Soholt
1 Episode