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Eastmans' Elevated

286 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 395 ratings

Brian Barney is an outdoor writer for Eastmans. He is an adventure bowhunter that spends over 100 days a year hunting our public lands. He has a wealth of knowledge hunting western big game and has a knack for harvesting huge mind blowing trophies.

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Episodes

279- South to West With Baker Leavitt

May 06, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 98.1 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Baker Leavitt. Baker resides in the south but often hunts the west. He is a character and tells a great story. The guys talk over Elk hunting where Baker tells a story of what its like to kill an archery bull. He also talks about his fear of horses and a horseback hunt. It made for a hilarious conversation on the podcast.

278- Spring Bears With Daniel Martin

April 29, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 42.2 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with his buddy Daniel Martin. Dan is one of those guys that is extremely successful on public ground. He is a really good bear hunter and has great insight into spring hunting. The guys share over 30 years experience chasing these black bears across the west. They are fired up as the spring season is upon us. If you plan on hunting bears this spring or ever wanted to hunt bears this is an absolute must listen.

277- Fine Tune Bowhunting Setup With Cutter Stabilizers

April 22, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 39.6 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Earl and Brandon from Cutter Stabilizers. Stabilizers help with both the hold and reaction of the bow. The guys go in depth about the uses and benefits of Stabilizers on a hunting set up. They also talk about personal preferences and drawbacks to different sizes. Brian talks all the time about improving and fine tuning his set up; Stabilizer weight and length play a vital role. Also, these guys all love to bowhunt so makes for a great conversation.

276- 3D mountain shoots with MAF

April 15, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 32.2 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Brandon Mason from Eastmans' and Brandon Waddell from MAF. MAF stands for Mountain Archery Fest which is a 3D shoot. They are putting on 4 events this year and the guys chat about the benefits of these shoots. They are the absolute best tune up before bow season. These events are multiple day with a film night, pub night, competition, fun shoot, vendor village and more. It made for a great conversation this week on Eastmans' Elevated.

275- Bowhunting Preparation and Bears Solo with Brian Barney

April 09, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

In this episode Brian sits down for a solo podcast. He talks about the information that is pertinent to right now. He talks about his application strategy breaking down how he looks at it. He also talks about mental strength, shooting improvement, building a cardio base and visualizations. Then he talks about his upcoming spring bear season. He gives the insight, tips and tactics that help make him successful.

274- Elk Hunting and Emergencies With Dave Murcoto

April 08, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 54.4 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Dave Murcoto. Dave has been on a mission to kill his first bull elk. That being said he has had his fair share of challenges. The guys talk through these to try to figure out what changes Dave can make to improve his chances. Along with that, Dave tells a wild story about a crossbow mishap. It gets real serious real quick and the guys talk over being prepared for accidents in the backcountry.

274- Elk Hunting and Emergencies With Dave Mercado

April 08, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 54.4 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Dave Mercado. Dave has been on a mission to kill his first bull elk. That being said he has had his fair share of challenges. The guys talk through these to try to figure out what changes Dave can make to improve his chances. Along with that, Dave tells a wild story about a crossbow mishap. It gets real serious real quick and the guys talk over being prepared for accidents in the backcountry.

273- Lonestar Outdoors With Cable Smith

March 31, 2021 20:08 - 1 hour - 46.4 MB

In this podcast Brian sits down with Cable Smith from Lonestar outdoors. Cable runs Lonestar Outdoors podcast and is a huge advocate for hunters and gun owners. Along with that, he is super passionate about hunting. The guys talk whitetails, elk and African big game. Cable is just getting ready to leave on a huge adventure for Cape Buffalo. Its a great conversation this week on Eastmans' Elevated.

272- Mule Deer Challenges With Michael Chan

March 25, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 92 MB

This week Brian sits down with Michael Chan. Michael is new to archery hunting mule deer but is all in. He is building his skill set to be the best mule deer hunter he can be. That being said, there are plenty of challenges along the way. The guys break down these challenges and do a deep dive on mule deer hunting with a bow. A lot of the time it comes down to having a good blue print for success. This is episode is good mule deer info for every experience level from beginner to pro.

271- Dream Season With Ike Eastman

March 17, 2021 07:00 - 59 minutes - 57.7 MB

In episode 271 of the Eastmans' Elevated hunting podcast, host Brian Barney sits down with Eastmans' President, Ike Eastman. Ike is always a good time and full of good hunting stories. His 2020 season was one for the ages! He harvested a great antelope, a good bull and a 200" mule deer buck. He tells the story of those hunts as the guys talk about the "new age" of hunting. It's a great conversation this week and you won't want to miss it.

270- Bowhunting With Dan Pickar

March 10, 2021 21:00 - 1 hour - 93.9 MB

On this episode Brian sits down with Eastmans' own Dan Pickar. Brian and Dan have become good friends over the years and they both live, eat, sleep and breath bowhunting. They love it and do a deep dive on what makes them successful year after year. Not only is it hard work but being clutch when given the opportunity. These guys share the insight and details to being a consistent bowhunter out west!

269- Western Optics With Sig Sauer

March 03, 2021 07:00 - 58 minutes - 29.3 MB

On this episode Brian sits down with Sig Sauer's own Joe Fruechtel and Craig Pfiefer. The guys talk over there western hunting kit for Mule deer, elk and backpacking. The dive into the Bino's and the benefit of 15s on a tripod. They also dive into spotting scopes, range finders and how the BDX system works. Its a great conversation between 3 guys that love western hunting.

268- Elk Challenges With Austin Bell

February 24, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 40.3 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Austin Bell. Austin is fairly new to western hunting but his hunger to put in the work and improve his skills had given him success. He talks to Brian about some of his challenges and struggles hunting public land elk and the growth to consistently harvesting elk. They talk about picking a unit and finding elk regularly. It made for a great conversation with a fresh perspective!

267- Chasing Bighorn Sheep With Bill Hinz

February 17, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 49.9 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with his buddy Bill Hinz. The guys catch up and talk mule deer, elk and archery. Bill is super proficient with his bow and arrow harvesting consistent trophies. He has great insight and specialized tactics. They the guys get into Bills adventure of a sheep hunt. They talk about the reality of having the tag and what it took to come out on top. A fascinating podcast and story of hunting sheep.

266- Desert Recap and Self Improvement With Brian Barney

February 12, 2021 08:01 - 1 hour - 64.3 MB

In this episode Brian sits down for a solo podcast. He recaps his recent hunting trip down south to the desert. He talks about what worked and adapting to the conditions. Along with that Brian talks about his goals and plans for 2021. He goes over where he can get better and the steps he will take to get there. If you are in need of some bowhunting motivation, this podcast has it.

265- Hunting with Eberlestock's Tanner Leaton

February 11, 2021 17:00 - 1 hour - 31.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Eberlestock's Tanner Leaton. Tanner has been Glen Eberle's right hand man at Eberlestock packs for years. He bleeds the brand and knows the products inside out. The guys talk about some new exciting products before diving into Tanner's personal hunting. Tanner arrowed his best bull to date this season. He hunts thick terrain and has some great insight on how to be successful here. It made for a great conversation.

264- Hunting The West With Guy Eastman

February 03, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 82.9 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Guy Eastman. Guy is an absolute wealth of knowledge across all western states. He has been hunting out west successfully for nearly his entire life. The guys talk over western states and how they are fairing. They also dive into beating the odds with middle of the road units. They also talk about some of the less known opportunities out west that you can apply for. Along with that, they talk western hunting and what it takes.

263- Calm, Cool and Collect With Dillon Ness

January 27, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 43.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Dillon Ness. Dillon had one heck of a season harvesting a big Antelope buck, solid muley buck and his best bull to date with his bow. The guys talk about hunting rutting bucks, their spot and stalk tactics for elk and closing the deal. They dive into what it takes to make the right moves when all the pressure is on. Its a great conversation this week on Eastmans' Elevated.

163- Calm, Cool and Collect With Dillon Ness

January 27, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 43.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Dillon Ness. Dillon had one heck of a season harvesting a big Antelope buck, solid muley buck and his best bull to date with his bow. The guys talk about hunting rutting bucks, their spot and stalk tactics for elk and closing the deal. They dive into what it takes to make the right moves when all the pressure is on. Its a great conversation this week on Eastmans' Elevated.

262- All Time Giant Archery buck With James Yates

January 20, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 57.2 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with hunter James Yates. James killed one of the largest deer ever off the Wasatch front in 2020. This guy flat puts in the work and tells the story of this incredible buck in its entirety. It an incredable story of a giant public land buck. The guys also talk over archery set ups, arrows, range forgiveness and more. It a special long episode of Eastmans' Elevated you don't want to miss!

261: All In With Clint Casper

January 14, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 56.9 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Clint Casper. Clint resides in Ohio and has built a reputation for harvesting big whitetails. Lately he has found and fallen in love with western hunting. He has committed himself to building the necessary skills it takes to be consistently successful. Every year he takes multiple scouting and hunting trips out west and is absolutely all in. This year it payed off in the form of a good 6 point bull and tall muley buck.

260- Mule Deer A-Z With Marlon Holden

January 05, 2021 16:30 - 2 hours - 75.9 MB

This is a special long podcast with Marlon Holden. Marlon has perfected his craft of hunting giant mule deer with his bow in his hand. He has great insight into hunting all different habitats from high country to the desert floor. The guys go in depth on all things mule deer from finding locations, glassing and sealing the deal. This podcast is a wealth of knowledge for hunting mule deer out west.

260- Mule Deer A to Z With Marlon Holden

January 05, 2021 16:30 - 2 hours - 75.9 MB

This is a special long podcast with Marlon Holden. Marlon has perfected his craft of hunting giant mule deer with his bow in his hand. He has great insight into hunting all different habitats from high country to the desert floor. The guys go in depth on all things mule deer from finding locations, glassing and sealing the deal. This podcast is a wealth of knowledge for hunting mule deer out west.

259- Trials and Tribulations with Brandon Mason

December 31, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 35.8 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with his buddy from Eastmans' Brandon Mason. The guys talk over Brandon's season. They talk about a really tough pill to swallow in making a bad shot. They talk about what went wrong and what can be done in the future. They also talk about their kids hunting, mindset and doing the best we can. Its a great authentic, real conversation on Eastmans' Elevated.

258- Bowhunting With Sam Davis

December 23, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 39.6 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with his Wyoming buddy Sam Davis. Sam is one of those guys that is consistently successful on public ground with his bow in hand. The guys break down his season from hunting high country to badlands, hunting deer to elk to antelope. This is a great conversation between a couple guys that love to bowhunt the wild lands the west has to offer.

257- Preparation For Success With Brandon Smith

December 16, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 42.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Brandon Smith. Brandon has recently relocated to Idaho so the guys talk about learning new spots from scratch. They also dive into the mind set and always improving. Brandon works tirelessly to have is body and mind sharp for the ultimate challenge of backcountry hunting and made for a great conversation.

256- DIY Hunting With Daniel Martin

December 08, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 45.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with his buddy Daniel Martin. Daniel is a really good public land hunter for bear, mule deer and elk. The guys dive into the kind of mindset it takes to find success. They also talk about the challenges of a season and how to work through them. They also get into the grind and how to put maximum effort forth. This is a great podcast between a couple successful DIY guys.

255- High Level Human Performance with Mike Lum and Ryan Munsey

December 03, 2020 19:00 - 1 hour - 41.9 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Mike Lum and Ryan Munsey. This is an awesome podcast all about mental toughness and high level human performance. These guys are great, super passionate and highly intelligent. Hear what is the best fuel for the backcountry and great Bio hacks for performance. Also, the guys talk about mental toughness and a blue print on how to gain more. A fascinating podcast with these guys!

254- Late Season Action Solo With Brian Barney

November 24, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 75.9 MB

In this episode Brian sits down to recap his late season. He talks about the different hunts he has been on and the action he has been in. Along with that he includes public land tips for finding secluded, deer rich areas. He also talks about mobile vantage points and the effectiveness of hunting with his camp on his back. Overall a great information filled podcast all about some epic late season bowhunting!

253- Mathews New V3 with Mark Hayes

November 17, 2020 19:00 - 1 hour - 35.1 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Mathews own Mark Hayes. The guys talk over Mathews bows and what makes a good bow. They talk over the new V3 and what makes it so special. They talk over tunability, forgiveness, hold and much more. If you love archery and archery hunting this is an absolute must listen!

252- Adventure Hunting Grizzlies With Tim Evans and Dusty Reed

November 11, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 52.3 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Tim Evans and Dusty Reed. These two guys have been dreaming of and planning a hunt of a lifetime for grizzlies up in AK. They got their money's worth with one heck of an adventure. Tim and Dusty are great story tellers and its one wild story up in the wilds of Alaska.

251- Western Hunting With Nick Mundt

November 05, 2020 16:00 - 1 hour - 32.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Nick Mundt from the Bone Collector. The guys talk western hunting and what Nicks favorite hunts to date are. They also talk over executing good shots when the camera is watching. Along with that some tactics and mindset that helps Nick be so successful. A great conversation between a couple western hunters.

250- Next Level Bowhunting With Bryan Broderick

October 28, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 36.9 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Bryan Broderick, founder of day 6 arrows. The guys have a great in depth conversation all about next level bowhunting out west. Bryan does not reside in the west but travels here every year to chase deer and elk. Through that he has some great insight into how to prepare to hunt the west. He also has developed his bowhunting skill and has a real creative thinking approach. The guys discuss different tactics, some you have probably never heard of.

249 - Elk Hunting With Donnie Wilson and Robert Gary

October 23, 2020 16:28 - 1 hour - 37.2 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Donnie Wilson and Robert Gary. They guys talk over elk hunts and some of the epic images Donnie has captured. They talk about the upcoming season and what they are looking forward to. Its a great authentic conversation on Eastmans' Elevated.

248- Personal Best Solo With Brian Barney

October 15, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour - 62.1 MB

In this episode Brian sits down for a solo. He tells the story of his best bull to date. Along with that he talks about helping buddies and hunting with family. He talks about self improvement and what it takes to be consistently successful. He discusses his own journey, what it has taken to get there. He gets honest about what he can get better at and where he can improve. Hopefully it connects with you and motivates you to become better.

247- A Killer Bow Set Up With AJ Iaquinta

October 14, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour - 40.2 MB

This week on Eastmans Elevated Brian sits down with AJ Laquinta. AJ has gone deep down the rabbit hole with his bow set up. The guys talk about working on their bows and also talk about taking a bow to a shop. They talk about the right questions to ask and how to gain knowledge about your bow set up. They also talk about the correct practice and shot execution. A major piece to the bowhunting puzzle is making your shot under intense pressure; Knowing your bow inside and out will definitel...

247- A Killer Bow Set Up With AJ Laquinta

October 14, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour - 40.2 MB

This week on Eastmans Elevated Brian sits down with AJ Laquinta. AJ has gone deep down the rabbit hole with his bow set up. The guys talk about working on their bows and also talk about taking a bow to a shop. They talk about the right questions to ask and how to gain knowledge about your bow set up. They also talk about the correct practice and shot execution. A major piece to the bowhunting puzzle is making your shot under intense pressure; Knowing your bow inside and out will definitel...

246- The Next Generation With Justus Nielsen

October 08, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour - 34.6 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Justus Nielson. Justus is the next generation of hunters. He works in a bow shop and has committed himself to western hunting. Hear some of his insight and things that have helped him along the way to be consistently successful. Its a great conversation and episode of Eastmans' Elevated.

245-Deer and Elk Success Solo With Brian Barney

September 28, 2020 14:30 - 1 hour - 60.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down to talk over a couple of his resent hunts. He talks over his deer tag and coming back from a failure. Then he talks about elk hunting and his resent backcountry hunt. He talks about making good on opportunities and executing good shots. He talks about locating trophies and making quality plays. Join in Brian's success this season and pick up some tips and tactics that have helped him.

244- Archery Elk With Logan Erdman

September 23, 2020 20:30 - 1 hour - 39.4 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Logan Erdman. Logan is a die hard archery elk hunter and the guys talk over some of their favorite tactics. Logan also has an inventors mind and has some great ideas on gear you may have never thought of. It a great authentic conversation about hunting elk with a bow and arrow.

243- Public Land Elk With Pat Noack

September 16, 2020 11:00 - 59 minutes - 58.2 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with his buddy Pat Noack. The guys talk over public land elk hunting and how things have changed. They talk about evolving with the times to be more successful. They talk over bowhunting and calling strategies. They then talk about general units and rifle tactics.

242- Failures Are The Building Blocks To Success Solo with Brian Barney

September 08, 2020 17:30 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

In this episode Brian sits down to update his last couple hunts. He dives into a huge failure he had and how he can be better. There is great insight in this podcast as he is just coming off a elk hunt with his buddy and a mule deer hunt. You get to hear his honest thoughts on backcountry bowhunting and what it takes to be successful. Failure is a prerequisite to success and Brian talks through his process.

241- Recovering Your Trophy With Backcounrty Rookies

September 02, 2020 06:00 - 1 hour - 36.6 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Chad Ryker from Backcountry rookies podcast. The guys talk over what it takes to recover your game animal. They talk about shot placement, execution and paying attention to the details after the shot. They talk about how to CSI the scene to unravel the blood trail to your trophy. A great and important podcast as season kicks off!

240- Bowhunting Big Bucks and Bulls With Dan Pickar

August 26, 2020 15:00 - 1 hour - 33.8 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Dan Pickar. These guys are good friends and both live to bowhunt. The guys start by talking mule deer and Dan has some awesome info from a knowledgeable biologist he just talked to. Then the guys get into elk hunting. They talk about Dan's biggest bull to date. They discuss some of the insight that has really helped them over the years. A superb podcast as both of these guys are die hards.

239- High Country Recap Solo With Brian Barney

August 20, 2020 14:00 - 47 minutes - 38.5 MB

In this episode Brian sits down to recap his early season high country mule deer hunt. He talks about the challenges, the stalks and how it all went down. If you are into good hunting stories this one is for you. He goes through the trials and tribulations of trying to harvest a mature buck.

238- Training For Success With Bert Sorin

August 19, 2020 13:31 - 1 hour - 37.6 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with Bert Sorin from Sorinex. The guys talk about specialized and specific training for the individual. The guys talk about mindset, working on our weaknesses and the importance of a taper and rest. The guys also talk about upcoming hunts and what it will take to be successful. Bert is a inspirational, great guy and this is a super podcast.

237- Bowhunting With Bill Hinz

August 14, 2020 02:00 - 1 hour - 39.8 MB

In this track Brian sits down with Bill Hinz. The guys talk about Bill's giant bull from last season that made the cover of EBJ. They talk about thinking outside the box while hunting. They also talk over mule deer and Bill's upcoming sheep hunt.

236- Early Season Hunts Solo With Brian Barney

August 08, 2020 02:00 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

In this episode Brian sits down for a solo episode. He is a day away from starting his fall hunting season so stoke is high. He goes into high country mule deer and his tactics. He talks a lot about the little things, pushing his limits and all in for season. He also visits Antelope and some of his specialized spot and stalk tactics for those wily critters. If you enjoy the solo's, this is a great episode.

235- Elk and Self Improvement With Dan Staton

August 06, 2020 15:40 - 57 minutes - 55.5 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with fellow bowhunter Dan Staton. Dan is super passionate about self improvement and hunting elk. The guys do a deep dive on self evaluation, accountability and putting in the work. They also talk about archery hunting elk, the challenges and what it takes to be successful. A great episode and conversation on Eastmans' Elevated!

234- Mule Deer Round Table

July 31, 2020 12:59 - 56 minutes - 55.7 MB

In this episode Brian sits down with 3 fellow mule deer killers. Dioni Amuchastegui, Zach Kenner and Travis Nowotny sit down for an in depth conversation all about hunting mule deer. The guys talk about the different seasons and mule deer habits. They also do a deep dive at how to find those giant older age class bucks. A great conversation between a bunch of guys that love hunting mule deer.

Guests

Brian Barney
13 Episodes
Dan Pickar
10 Episodes
Dan Heavrin
8 Episodes
Clint Casper
3 Episodes
John Barklow
3 Episodes
Ryan Lampers
3 Episodes
Jason Matzinger
2 Episodes
Aron Snyder
1 Episode
Corey Jacobsen
1 Episode
Dan Solsman
1 Episode
John Dudley
1 Episode
Ryan Callaghan
1 Episode
Sam Soholt
1 Episode