Today on the show we’re doing something a little bit different, as Dan and I discuss why and how we planned our first non-whitetail big game hunts out west, and why you might want to consider a similar adventure. This episode is sure to get you dreaming big, so settle in, and enjoy.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– The status report on Dan’s Nebraska mule deer trip

– Thoughts on goals and standards for a first-time western big game hunt

– Why Dan and I both decided to to head out west to hunt other big game

– Thoughts on setting proper expectations for a first-time non-whitetail hunt

– The importance of being on point at all times on a spot and stalk western hunt

– Tips for preparing for a first-time western hunt

–  The importance of physical preparation

–  Thoughts on gear for a western hunting road trip

– Advice for first time mule deer or elk hunts

– Importance of enjoying the experience

– Why we think every whitetail hunter needs to experience something different

– And much more!

Show Notes, Resources, Links:

– Looking for advice when planning your first elk hunting trip? Check out the resource my pal Mark Huelsing has put together at

– Two other helpful resources for western hunting are and Eastman’s.

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