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Backcountry Elk Hunting with David Blair

Backcountry Elk Hunting with David Blair

Transition Wild  /  Season • Episode

Posted on August 30, 2018

Show Notes

On today’s Transition Wild podcast, Adam has David Blair on the show to talk about all things related to backcountry elk hunting on public land with a bow. I came across David on a RokSlide elk forum and knew I had to reach out to him based on his wealth of knowledge he shared on various threads. He is an everyday guy who works as a construction supervisor with a strong passion for bowhunting elk in the backcountry.

We discuss how David transitioned from a rifle hunter to a bowhunter, and ultimately to a backcountry solo elk hunter. He talks about the gear he uses and how he started acquiring the necessary essentials which includes a tent, pack, and other specialty camping equipment. He also attests that it’s important to purchase the right quality gear so that it meets your needs for many years to come.

We also cover some of the tactics David uses to scout public land digitally and what he looks for when he is searching for the ideal elk hunting location. We then round out the episode with a few memorable hunts from David’s past and the story of his first Pope and Young bull elk. Whether you’re an aspiring DIY backcountry hunter or a seasoned veteran of the elk woods, David’s passion and excitement will get you fired up for elk season!

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