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Feb 28, 2018

"HuntFishTravel - Russian Bear Hunt with Mia Anstine""HuntFishTravel - Russian Bear Hunt with Mia Anstine"

Last fall I spent a week hunting elk in the Colorado mountains with Mia, while I was there she told me all about her hunt in Russia. From getting travel documents last minute to hunting bears in the dark to sketchy Russian border crossings.

Listen in to hear the tale.

Feb 14, 2018

Live from ATA2018!

Feb 14, 2018

Live from ATA2018!

Feb 14, 2018

Live from ATA2018!

Feb 14, 2018

Live from ATA2018!

Jan 18, 2018

"HuntFishTravel - ATA Wrap Up with Rut and River Pursuits, Archery Trade Association Convention"

I'm back!!
And I'm starting 2018 off with ATA2018 convention coverage. Will, Ryan and Catfish join me for a solid hour of highs and lows, the crazy weather in Indianapolis, why attendance was down, why some media was denied entry to the show and then we jump into the products we loved, the products we didn’t and some experiences at the show.

11:00 Product Discussion:

21:00 – Bow Talk

  • G5, Hoyt, Obsession, Elite, Bear,
  • 32:00 How Elite Archery and Hoyt stepped up to accommodate my 27”, 40# draw and all the companies that wouldn’t.

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Jun 21, 2017

"HuntFishTravel Episode 184 - 5 Tips for Buying Arrows with Gary Cornum of Easton Archery"

In this episode Gary Cornum, Marketing Manager for Easton Archery gives us his top 5 tips for purchasing new arrows. This is one not to be missed if you are a new archer or bowhunter, and a great refresher for the rest of us.


Jun 14, 2017

5 years! Can you believe it? I just want to share a quick thank you with you so listen in!

Thanks to the Black Man with a Gun & the Rut and River Pursuits Podcasts for their well wishes!

Jun 7, 2017

#HuntFishTravel 182 - Fangirling over Sturgeon Spearing

I doubt you’ll find two women more excited to stare down a hole and cut huge ice cubes out of a frozen lake with a chainsaw than Trisha Steffen and I.

If you want the step by step in depth equipment and technique information, please listen to Episode 130.

While we do go through some of the equipment needed and some of the regulations for sturgeon spearing, Trisha and I really go into detail on the culture and the event’s atmosphere. From Bloody Mary’s delivered to your shanty to bonfires on the lake to beer tents to Labrador Retrievers swimming beneath the ice from one shanty to the other…we’ve got it all.

By the end of this episode, you’ll be crazy excited to join us in 2018.

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May 3, 2017

#HuntFishTravel 181 – Fishing Alligator Lake, Florida in an Ultraskiff

This week's episode is all about the coolest new fishing boat. We've got Jeff Lizzio creator of the Ultraskiff, and he's telling us all about this new type of boat.

Then we're talking about Alligator Lake near Clearwater, a secret bass fishing hotspot in Florida.

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Apr 26, 2017

HuntFishTravel Podcast - Drive Your Own Dog Sled with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing in Bayfield, Wisconsin



Anyone's who's every watched the Iditarod has dreamed of driving their own sled across the icy tundra. Dogs running and barking and the cold wind in your hair. Well you can experience it here in northern Wisconsin.

In this week's episode we are chatting with Jen Dale, Kennel Manager and Guide for Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing. She tells how you can experience this amazing trip, the types of trips offered, and how the dogs are really the star of the show.

Listen in to hear about the dog that only responds to an Austrian accent, the best place to grab a fish fry and the magic of driving a sled at night.


Apr 25, 2017

"Turkey Hunting Tip 009 - Decoy Placement for Each Breeding Cycle"

In this 3 minute episode we discuss decoy setups for pre breeding, peak breeding and post breeding..

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Mar 22, 2017

"HuntFishTravel 179 - Jana Waller, Alaska Moose Hunt and Working in the Hunting Industry"

Jana Waller stops by to give me the low down on her Alaskan moose hunt, how they had to rent horse, but the wrangler couldn't come get them after they'd filled their tags so they decided to hoof it out!

She gives us some packing tips and why (as a fellow Milwaukee-an) the dread of crypto is real in the back country.

And then we talk candidly about working in the outdoor industry and all it's quirks.


Check out Jana's show on the Sportsman Channel and be sure to find her on all the social media platforms under "SkullboundTV".

Mar 8, 2017

#HuntFishTravel 178 - Hunting Dogs 101 with Ron Boehme of the Hunting Dog Podcast

This week we're chatting with Ron Boehme of the Hunting Dog Podcast.

We’re running the gamut on this episode, homeowner considerations, what breed is right for you, breed considerations for where you live, crates, choosing a professional trainer, training tips for doing it yourself and what to do with an older dog you’d like to train for hunting.

Plus Ron tells us the funniest turkey hunting story I've ever heard....

Check out Ron’s show The Hunting Dog Podcast.

Listen to Carrie's Hail Mary Turkey Hunt here.


Feb 22, 2017

#HuntFishTravel 177 - North Dakota - Ice Fishing on Devils Lake


This week we're chatting with Tanner Cherney, Visitor Services & Outdoor Media Coordinator for the Devils Lake CVB. Devils Lake is a premiere destination for ice fishing.  Listen in to find out why it's called the Perch Capital of the World, how it got it's name and the lore behind the area.  What sort of accommodations you will find, winter camping and resorts both.

And then we talk about year round fishing and hunting opportunities.

Grahams Island




Feb 8, 2017

"HuntFishTravel 176 - Minnesota - Ice Fishing Lake of the Woods"

In this episode I've got Joe Henry from Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, we're talking about how the visitor's bureau has really separated themselves from the tourism pack, the incredible walleye and sauger opportunities, what you can expect from the resorts and fishing shanties, an igloo bar you can fish in, and why it's such a unique place to go fishing.

Jan 25, 2017

#HuntFishTravel 175 - Hunting Ibex in Spain w/The Nikita Dalke

In this episode I've got Nikita Dalke, the Canada Huntress on the line. She's telling us all about her trip to Spain to hunt Ibex, Red Stag and Fallow Deer. She'll tell us about what sort of terrain she hunted and tactics used, her big miss and the one she killed. She also answers a bunch of listener questions about hunting overseas and hunting Ibex.

Jan 11, 2017

"HuntFishTravel 174 - 2016 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2017 with Take Aim Outdoors"


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I'm shooting the breeze with Brandon Hammonds of the Take Aim Podcast about 2016, hits and misses and how we are going to shake things up in 2017.

We talk about our hunts in 2016, hunts and trips we have coming up in 2017, the Archery Trade Association Convention and hunting leases.

Dec 28, 2016

"HuntFishTravel 173 - Colorado Antelope with the Bowdudes"

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This episode is a hilarious hot mess.

We’re talking to Jack and Gary from the Bowdudes about their Colorado pronghorn hunt with Fred Eichler and Full Draw Outfitters.

Meanwhile we have some pretty serious speakerphone echo, a grandfather clock that chimes at regular intervals, answering machines taking calls in the background and conversations about pooping in the desert.


  • 3:15 Why Colorado for a pronghorn hunt?
  • 6:00 Accommodations and what to expect at Full Draw Outfitters.
  • 9:00 White trash bags vs black trash bags and what they mean for doing your business!
  • 10:00 Was Jack in his underwear when he shot his antelope? I don’t think I actually need to answer that…
  • 11:00 Shot distances
  • 12:45 using shoot through netting with expandables.
  • 14:30 The hunt
  • 21:00 Using live horses as decoys
  • 26:00 things you see while hunting
  • 28:00 Snakes in the blind and cougars too!
  • 31:00 Biggest challenges.
  • 33:00 10 gallon buckets
  • 38:00 Temps, elevation, shot yardage and scent prevention
  • 40:30 Filming considerations
Dec 14, 2016

#HuntFishTravel Ep 172- 2016 WI Deer Gun Opener Preview with Kevin Wallenfang, DNR


In this episode we're talking about the new regulations, how many licenses were sold last year and how many deer taken, blaze pink and Kevin's #1 tip for a new hunter heading out into the woods this weekend.

Nov 30, 2016

"HuntFishTravel 171 - Hunting the Rut - Your Questions Answered with Kip Adams of the QDMA"

What are the top three questions people ask Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association about hunting the rut? Listen in to find out!

00:00 Wisconsin Opening Day & catching up with Eric Clark from Where to Hunt Podcast

12:30 Pennysylvania opening day
13:30 New Hampshire opening day

15:00 What would you say is the number 1 question hunters ask you about hunting the rut?

15:00 Q1 - "When is the rut going to happen in my area"

17:00 If you could pinpoint two days to be in the woods, two days that should not be missed what would they be?
18:00 How does pre-rut impact hunters and GPS collared deer
20:25 Monitoring scrape use and how to be careful monitoring them during peak breeding season.
22:45 Where deer prefer mock scrapes to be
23:30 monitoring mock scrapes on public.

24:00 Q2 - "Why am I not seeing any activity?"

27:00 No hot does in the area? How to fool them
29:00 What the GPS collared deer have taught us about their behavior during the hunting season and the type of terrain they prefer.
31:05 How to hunt the second weekend of rifle season after they've been pushed.
32:30 Where the average person can find GPS tracking data

36:10 Q3 What is the best strategy for hunting the rut.
39:30 If you're hunting public what kind of food sources should you look for.

41:30 Listener Question: Can a buck's age fool you during the rut?

44:00 Final thoughts on hunting the rut.
46:00 New update for the Where to Hunt App -

Nov 16, 2016

"HuntFishTravel Ep 170 - Big Buck Hunting Tactics with Tom Indrebo of Bluff Country Outfitters"

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Soak up the fantastic info Tom Indrebo delivers in this episode. We cover all sorts of tactics for hunting big bucks, pre-rut, rut and post-rut.

  • 3:15 How a buck's personality and habits change from a 1 & 2 year old compared to a 3 & 4 year old
  • 9:15 Safety spots/bedrooms and where the big bucks are during the early season.
  • 12:00 If you're seeing a bunch of shooter bucks - how to tell if it's the biggest in the area.
  • 13:30 breeding cycles and when the big bucks are most vulnerable.
  • 14:30 What part of the rut is better for hunting the big bucks.
  • 15:00 What time of year to shoot does.
  • 16:30 Hunting Hub Scrapes & food sources
  • 19:15 Tips for stand placement. And which stand to hunt depending on what time of the year it is.
  • 23:00 The truth about hunting the same stand too much.
  • 25:30 Can you have too many stands on a property?
  • 29:00 deer decoys
  • 32:30 Biggest challenge Tom has faced dealing with clients as an outfitter.
  • 37:00 Everything's wet - where to hunt?
  • 38:30 The two top keys for hunting the late season.
  • 43:30 Contributing factors to why Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties produce so many P&Y and B&C trophy bucks.
  • 45:45 Hunters from Slovania!
  • 46:00 A typical day at Bluff Country Outfitters
  • 48:30 Turkey and Other Hunts Offered
  • 50:00 Contact info


Nov 2, 2016

"HuntFishTravel Episode 169 - Kentucky Predator Hunting with Jon Collins of Wired Outdoors and Tooth & Claw TV"

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Jon Collins tells Carrie about his home state of Kentucky, and why it's truly a gem to hunt. Then they discuss tactics for hunting coyote and why it's more humane than you would think.

1:30 Predators or whitetail deer and the Elk draw in Kentucky | 4:00 Thoughts on the job the KY DNR is doing, and the increase in wildlife. | 5:00 Should a public land hunter consider Kentucky? | 8:00 Non-Resident tags | 10:30 Tactics for hunting coyotes. | 16:30 Kamikaze Suicide Coyotes! | 17:30 Jon's backstory, Wired Outdoors and Tooth & Claw TV | 22:00 Jon Collins' favorite hunting story | 26:00 Why Carrie decided to go predator hunting and Jon's explanation how hunting is more humane than letting Mother Nature control the coyote population. | 28:00 Upcoming hunts for Jon.


Oct 19, 2016

"HuntFishTravel Ep 168 - Kandi Kisky of Whitetail Freaks on farming and hunting Iowa for big bucks."

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A really fun interview with Kandi Kisky - we cram a lot of information in less than 30 minutes!  

2:00 Farming Iowa |  

4:00 Why choose Iowa to hunt deer |  

5:30 Public land in IA |  

6:30 Quotas and getting a tag |  

7:45 Different whitetail states and how they compare to IA |  

8:00 Balancing the fall harvest with the fall hunting season |  

9:15 Planning their crops to maximize their hunting opportunities |  

10:15 brushing ground blinds into standing corn and different tactics for crop field vs timber |  

12:00 Tips for being where the bucks are instead of trying to bring them in |  

13:30 Kandi’s biggest challenge, buck fever and a big buck that taunted her |  

15:30 A great story of hunting with Tiffany Lakosky |  

16:45 How Kandi forgot to hit the record button on Don Kisky’s biggest buck |  

19:00 #1 tip for a new deer hunter |  

19:15 How Whitetail Freaks got started and stories of hunting with Dale Earnhardt, Ned Yost, Bill Jordan, Michael Waddell, David Blanton including Dale Earnhardt’s revenge on Michael Waddell in a rental car |  

23:30 How women like Brenda Valentine paved the way for women in the outdoors. |  

24:00 Where to find Kandi Kisky and Whitetail Freaks. |

Oct 5, 2016

"HuntFishTravel 167 - Arizona Mule Deer with Julie McQueen"

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In this week’s episode Carrie Zylka is interviewing Julie McQueen.

Not only did she teach herself how to hunt, but she’s found her “Hunting Spirit State” in Arizona. Listen in as they chat about bowhunting mule deer in Arizona, how women in the industry have each other’s back, working in the outdoor industry and making the transition from network tv to a 100% streaming on demand network.

  • 01:30 Girls weekend with Jana Waller
  • 03:30 Why Julie loves to hunt Arizona
  • 04:30 Hunting public land in Arizona
  • 06:00 Regional differences across the state.
  • 08:45 Hunting with a cameraman and self filming
  • 13:00 Back Stage & Back Roads Productions
  • 14:15 The secret to making a living in the outdoor industry.
  • 16:05 Other states Julie has hunted mule deer in
  • 18:40 Arizona hunting non-Resident costs and considerations
  • 20:30 Tips for the hunter heading to Arizona to bowhunt
  • 23:00 Fitness and hunting synergy
  • 24:10 Julie’s unique start in the hunting world
  • 27:10 Till Death Do Us Part on CarbonTV
  • 34:00 Where you can find Julie and her show
  • 36:00 Julie’s final words of encouragement for anyone thinking about hunting Arizona.


Julie McQueen Backstory

CarbonTV Till Death Do Us Part

CarbonTV Women Who Series

Julie McQueen Facebook

Till Death Do Us Part Facebook

Julie McQueen Twitter

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