Vortex Nation Podcast
By Vortex Optics
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Welcome to the Vortex Nation Podcast. Brought to you by lovers of hunting, shooting, public lands, the Second Amendment and dang good food.
||CleanEp. 26 | Wisconsinites Can Now Ask the Question, “Did You Draw Your Elk Tag”||Jim, Erik and Mark sit down with cool-ass-dude and Wisconsin DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang, to chat about an elk hunt 23 years in the making, bull on bull crime, submarine communication, and 17000 (give or take) amazingly interesting facts abo||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 | Cheesy, Baconey jalapeño Snow Goose Popper Tacos||Snow Goose often gets a bad rap for its gamey and greasy flavor. We beg to differ, and with a little forethought in your in-the-field game prep and a handy dandy recipe like this one, maybe you’ll find yourself saying otherwise, too. This recipe takes||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 | PRS (Precision Rifle Series) – What is it and do You Want to Join?||Getting tired of the same old range day – setting up at the bench and lobbing a few rounds down range at targets really, really far away? It’s great therapy, but why not add a little adrenaline and even further skill to your repertoire by entering i||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 | Reloading 101: What is it and Should You do it?||Some do it for therapy, some for precision and others for mass quantity. Reloading or just regular loading ammunition is nothing new to the industry, but looking from the outside in, it can seem like an intimidating task to take on. Our two newest guest||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 | Hunt Year ‘Round – “Hunt Scouting” South Dakota in September||From HQ, Mark and Jimmy are joined live via Skype by Ryan Muckenhirn at the tail end of his September archery hunt and "Scout Hunt" in pursuit of mule deer. The Slim Butte region of South Dakota is a difficult tag to draw for rifle and Ryan has been acc||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 | Backcountry Hunting Tips From the Pros||Gathering upon… “Lots” of experience (Math is hard) combined between Mark, Ryan Muckenhirn and Paul Neess, Erik asks his last-minute questions before heading out to South Dakota and Montana in search of mule deer. Hitting the backcountry can be a||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 | Turkey Leg Street Tacos||What do you do after raiding a crockpot full of delicious braised turkey leg meat for turkey leg street taco’s? Podcast about it so the whole world can know how good it is. Turkey legs don’t get a lot of love thanks to the myriad of ultra-tough tend||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 | Josh Froelich – World Champion IPSC Shotgun Shooter||The crew sits down with Josh Froelich, Open Division competitive shooter and 2018 IPSC Shotgun World Champion, to talk open division shooting, why he runs so many red dots on his guns (Yes – more than one on each gun!) and the overall experience compe||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 | Hunt Year ‘Round – DIY Sitka Blacktails Over the Counter||Some hunters spend summer months yearning for the crisp crunch of fall leaves and a brisk northerly breeze. Rather than counting down the days to hunting season, why not get started in August? In this month’s rendition of Hunt Year 'Round, we’re joi||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 | Did Long Range 1001 and 1002 Help Erik?||After listening to Long Range 1001 and 1002, Erik decided it was time to really give long range a try at the Vortex Extreme 2018 in Wyoming. He sat down with Mark and Jimmy to discuss the practical application of his “Lessons” in going from a regula||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 | Wyoming's Connection to the Vortex Extreme||Nephi Cole, Policy advisor for Wyoming Gov. Mead and Doug Miyamoto, Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture join Jimmy and Mark at the Vortex Extreme 2018 as they discuss the decision to make shooting sports a larger focus of their Wyoming Sta||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 | What is the Vortex Extreme?||Slightly delirious from days of preparing the Vortex Extreme competition in the Wyoming elevation and heat, the Vortex crew sits down in the Wyoming State Police Academy to explain just what the Vortex Extreme is. An event 8 years in the running, the Ex||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 | Semi-Live: Scope Mounting – It’s Easy!||Jimmy, Mark and Erik gather round the gun bench as Ryan Muckenhirn mounts up a brand new Diamondback Tactical FFP on Erik’s rifle to compete in the Vortex Extreme 2018. Follow along in your own gun room as Ryan actually does the entire mounting proced||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 | Man Behind the Mic - Dave Hartman’s 3 Gun Show ||Dave Hartman, host of the 3 Gun Show, joined us as we asked him a little about his past and how he got started in the world of 3 gunning and podcasting. From shooting guns without instagram to engine swapping rockets and even sleeping through a nearby t||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 | The Hunting Public - Aggressive Whitetail Tactics||Aggressive whitetail tactics can arguably yield more mature buck sightings than any other method used for hunting these elusive critters. Aaron Warbritton, Greg Clements and Jake Huebschman from The Hunting Public join Mark and Erik on an in-depth discu||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 | Long Range Shooting 1002||Jimmy, Ryan Muckenhirn, Paul Ness and Scott Parks further expand upon the topic of long range shooting from our first "Long Range Shooting 1001" podcast. If you've overheard the pro's talk about BC's, G1 vs. G7, wind, mirage, the importance of leveling||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 | Gould Brothers - Pursuing the Exhibition Shooting Dream||Maybe you’ve seen them throw and shoot a fistful of clays at one of their live exhibitions, or maybe you’ve watched them snipe a balloon with a crossbow at 680 yards on Youtube, but have you ever wondered who the Gould Brothers are and where they ca||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 09 | FFP vs SFP||From HQ - Jimmy Hamilton, Mark Boardman, Paul Ness and Ryan Muckenhirn talk First Focal Plane (FFP) Vs. Second Focal Plane (SFP) - A hot topic in riflescopes that has left many shooters, both new and experienced, wondering "What's right for me?" Tune in||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 08 | One Giant Leap in Wisconsin CWD Research||If you've ever hunted deer, enjoyed a fresh venison backstrap or have an appreciation for nature and its natural order, then CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) should be a topic on your radar. That topic is certainly on the Wisconsin DNR's radar as the state||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 07 | Hunt Year 'Round - June Spring Bear||Think you can only hunt in the fall? Think again! We have a little thing around here we like to call "Hunt Year 'Round" where we search near and far for opportunities to get out and go hunting every month. This June, Mark went on a later-season Spring B||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 06 | Long Range Shooting 1001 - The Foundation||Shooting a tiny bullet at a small piece of steel 1000 yards away might look easy when the pro's do it, but there's a lot that goes into each shot before the shooter even pulls the trigger. Fortunately, none of it is overly complicated. It just takes a l||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 05 | The Hunting Public||Jimmy, Mark and Erik join The Hunting Public's, Aaron, Jake and Zach on the tail end of their epic 2018 Spring Turkey Tour. After hunting state to state from the deep south of Mississippi and Alabama to the far North right here in Wisconsin, we got the||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 04 | What is a (Vortex) UH-1 and do You Even Want One?||Dave - Man of mystery and head of product development at Vortex Optics talks the Razor® AMG™ UH-1™ with Jimmy, Mark and Reuben. The crew talks about what makes a holographic sight different from your average, ordinary red dot, and what sets this pa||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 03 | NRA with Anthony Amantine||Anthony Amantine (@a.amantine on Instagram) is a born and raised Texan who might just love predator and hog hunting more than anyone else we know. He joined us at the NRA Annual Meeting 2018 in Dallas, TX to talk pig hunting, firearms, 2nd Amendment and||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 02 | NRA with Cheyenne Dalton||Cheyenne Dalton (@cheyennedaltonshoots on Instagram) has been competing as a junior competitive shooter for the past 5 years and has risen to win world rimfire high limited lady 2 times as well as numerous other accolades. She joined us at the NRA Annua||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 01 | Vortex Shooters Source 3-Gun Competition||From Cresson, TX - Reuben Aleckson, Jimmy Hamilton and Jamison Schleicher from Vortex are joined by Long-time 3-Gun competitors, Nick Miller and Ryan Reed at the 2018 Vortex Shooters Source 3 Gun Match in the great state of Texas. Between these 5, we ha||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the Vortex Nation Podcast||Shortest Podcast Ever! In 2 minutes and 50 seconds, you get the rundown on the Vortex Nation Podcast - so you can decide if you ever want to listen to another one. Hunting, Shooting, Optics, Wild Game Cooking, Conservation and probably some things we ha||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and enlightening conversations
Great conversations by the staff with a big variety of guest. Excited to see this grow! Great job Vortex! -GuardianLongRange
More awesome work by Vortex!
Tons of useful information in a funny, easy to listen way.
Lots of great information, but also fun to listen to.
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