Episode 1 - Non-Typical Elk Action
Welcome to Season 9 of Bowhunter TV! In this first episode, Host Mike Carney returns to the Centennial State’s spectacular high country with well-known outfitter Doyle Worbington of J&D Outfitters. Hunting ‘Ranching for Wildlife’ country near Craig, Colorado, Mike experiences one of the most exhilarating hunts of his life, culminating when late-arriving Associate Publisher Danny Farris helps call in a tremendous double-main-beam-freak-of-a-bull. Don’t miss it! In “Tech Talk,” Mike Carney and Equipment Editor Tony Peterson spotlight some amazing new bow press technology, and in Editor Curt Wells’ new hunting tips segment, you’ll learn how to prepare for unconventional shots in the field.
Episode 2 - Buffalo Down Under
After a long flight across the International Date Line, Bowhunter Magazine Editor Curt Wells lands in the Australian Outback where he pursues rowdy Asiatic water buffalo. Both Curt and hunting buddy Neil Summers of Bowhunting Safari Consultants attempt stalk after stalk on these massive animals until it finally comes together for Curt at point-blank range. In our second “Tech Talk” of the season, you’ll learn about Hoyt’s ground-breaking new bow – the Spyder 30. And in the “Dead On” column, Randy Ulmer will discuss the intricacies of draw stops and how they affect shooting form.
Episode 3 - Outback Scrub Bulls
What’s a scrub bull? Just the most dangerous big game in Australia! These wild and crazy cattle are called “cleanskins” because they have no brand and are several generations removed from any contact with humans. They also have no fear and will charge at the slightest provocation. Watch co-host Curt Wells press his luck as he stalks into bow range of 1,500 pounds of nasty – twice! In “Tech Talk,” gear experts Mike Carney and Tony Peterson discuss the importance of proper arrow FOC. And later, Editor Curt Wells teaches you how to take advantage of every game animal’s idiosyncrasies to get a shot.
Episode 4 - Early Season Bucks
In this episode, Sales Manager Jeff Millar, Equipment Editor Tony Peterson, and Contributor Jeff Frey head to Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming, respectively, in search of velvet whitetails. It wasn’t long ago that velvet whitetails were an anomaly, but a number of states now open deer seasons early enough to catch bucks with fuzzy antlers – but it’s never a sure thing. Starting early also gives hunters the opportunity to pattern bucks, and Jeff Millar slips into a hay bale blind to fool an older-age-class 3x3 while Tony Peterson takes advantage of the early season to score on a buck of a different kind altogether. In “Tech Talk,” Mike Carney and Tony Peterson show you how to shake up your target practice and be better prepared for shots in the field, and Randy Ulmer’s “Dead On” will share tips on peep sight rotation.
Episode 5 - Kids & Turkeys
In this episode of Bowhunter TV, bowhunters young and old take aim at spring turkeys. Assistant Editor Brian Fortenbaugh hosts the 2012 Youth Hunter Essay Contest grand prize winner Jesse Garrard and his dad Dale on a South Dakota gobbler extravaganza with Dave Keiser’s Double K Guide Service. Watch as Brian, Jesse, and Dale all arrow Merriam’s longbeards at near spitting distances from their strategically placed ground blinds. Then join Associate Publisher Danny Farris and hunting buddies Josh Johnson and Jon Syverson to the great state of Iowa for an action-packed bowhunt for Eastern turkeys with outfitter Aaron Volkmar’s Tails of the Hunt. In “Tech Talk,” Mike Carney and Equipment Editor Tony Peterson discuss matching game animals to specific broadhead styles and later, Editor Curt Wells will teach you how to optimize your ground-blind setup.
Episode 6 - Viking Muskox
In this amazing episode, Contributor C.J. Winand joins Swedish bowhunter Anders Gejer on a first-ever modern day bowhunt for muskox in Greenland. The European rep for Bowhunter Education, Anders first learned of this very special opportunity, and C.J. and the Bowhunter TV team leapt at the chance to make bowhunting history. You’ll thrill at this incredible journey to an ancient land to hunt a marvelous beast that seems to come running right out of the Stone Age. Also in this program, “Tech Talk” covers the necessity of fletching your own arrows, and Randy Ulmer’s “Dead On” segment finishes up with tips on getting nock fit just right.
Episode 7 - POW Island Black Bears
For many bowhunters, no spring fling is more anticipated than a baited bear-hunting adventure, and when your destination is Southeastern Alaska, the trip holds special promise. Consider that there are few early mornings, the days are long and relaxing, and the weather is usually wet but mild. And on famous Prince of Wales Island, you get spectacular scenery, great seafood, and super-sized bears. In this first POW episode, the long trip north proves worthwhile for contributors Larry D. Jones and Lon Lauber as Larry puts his recurve to work on a lanky, P&Y-class bear. Mike Carney and Tony Peterson share “Tech Talk” tips on traditional technology, and Curt Wells’ “Moment of Truth” will make sure you target the right bear on your next hunt.
Episode 8 - POW Island Black Bears II
During this second week of black bear camp on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, long-time contributors Larry D. Jones and Lon Lauber continue Lon’s quest for a true giant. An experienced bear hunter and former Alaska resident, Lon has seen his share of out-sized bears, so he sets his sights on a real bruiser. As is often the case, Lon’s patience is rewarded in very BIG way. In our second “Tech Talk” of the quarter, you’ll learn about Easton’s micro-diameter arrow revolution, and in the “Dead On” column, professional hunting archer Randy Ulmer takes on the sometimes tricky task of attaining proper broadhead alignment.
Episode 9 - Everyman’s Bowfishing/Kentucky Lakes
In this spring special, the Bowhunter crew shows why they’ve caught a bad case of bowfishing fever. Join Equipment Editor Tony Peterson and fishing partner Ryan Hawkins as they take on a variety of rough fish in the waters of southeastern Minnesota. Then take to the water as Editor Curt Wells and Sales Manager Jeff Millar team up with Muzzy’s Mark Land for bighead and grass carp on massive Lake Barkley in Kentucky. Curt and company are serious about their bowfishing – and their fun! In “Tech Talk,” gear experts Mike Carney and Tony Peterson cover the topic of bowstrings, and in “Moment of Truth,” Curt Wells talks about bowfishing basics.
Episode 10 - Colorado Pronghorns
In this episode, Associate Publisher/Producer Danny Farris teams up with Rage Outdoors’ Jon Syverson to hunt pronghorn antelope on the high plains of Eastern Colorado. Both Danny and Jon have outstanding opportunities while hunting prairie goats over waterholes, and Jon gets a first-hand look at the very real predator problems out west. In “Tech Talk,” Mike Carney and Tony Peterson show you how to set up inside your ground blind, and in “Dead On,” Randy Ulmer tells you how to gear up to shoot in the wind.
Episode 11 - Bears Three Ways
In this educational highlight show, the Bowhunter crew shares bear hunting how-to on foot, from the blind, and on stand. Without a doubt, black bears are probably one of the most misunderstood and underestimated big game animals, and this episode aims to clear up some of the misconceptions about bear hunting and share some of our best archival experiences – from a classic spot-and-stalk hunt on Vancouver Island to ground blind success in northern Canada and a true western stand-hunting experience in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. In “Tech Talk,” Mike Carney and Equipment Editor Tony Peterson talk about broadhead selection, and later in “Moment of Truth,” Editor Curt Wells covers the importance of establishing a pre-shot routine.
Episode 12 - Roosevelt Elk
In this inspiring episode, viewers get the special opportunity to join long-time Bowhunter Contributor Larry D. Jones and his family as they chase big Roosevelt elk in their home state of Oregon. And there’s nothing the Jones Family likes more than bowhunting for rutting bull elk. In Season One of this program, Steven Jones, Larry’s son, videotaped Larry taking a terrific Roosevelt, but this time the tables are turned… Also in this program, “Tech Talk” covers release aid evolution, and then Randy Ulmer’s “Dead On” segment finishes up with tips on timing your drop-away rest.
Episode 13 - Bowcast at the Bird/Mountain Goat
In this episode, Editor Curt Wells and Associate Publisher/Producer Danny Farris take a quick trip to Snowbird in Utah to participate in what has quickly become the can’t-miss extreme 3D bow shoot of the summer season. Curt and Danny take advantage of the opportunity to learn from some of the best 3D shooters around and get tuned up for their upcoming hunts, one of which pits Danny against mountain goat country at 13,000 feet along Central Colorado’s Continental Divide. Also in this program, “Tech Talk” covers the use of moveable pin sights, and Curt Wells’ “Moment of Truth” segment finishes up with tips on serious glassing.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mike Carney cut his bowhunting teeth on burly Buckeye-State whitetails, and he has taken numerous Pope-and-Young-class whitetails across the Midwest. This accomplished stickbow shooter has also matched wits with all sorts of North American game, from antelope and mule deer, to elk and moose, to black bears, wild turkeys, and flying Asian carp, just to name a few. Not only is he an avid bowhunter, but he has chosen to do it the hard way as a traditional archer, hunting with both recurve and longbow. Mike currently keeps watch over big whitetail bucks from his home outside Peoria, Illinois, where he lives with his wife Heidi and his daughter Lauren.
In a bowhunting career spanning 31 years, across 23 states, 9 Canadian provinces/territories and 5 countries, Curt Wells has pursued 21 species of game with a bow and arrow. Curt’s writing career grew from regular columns and feature articles in various local, regional and national publications and the sale of his first magazine article to Bowhunter Magazine in 1985. That relationship grew until he was named Equipment Editor in 2003. In 2005, Bowhunter TV came along and Curt began hunting on camera and writing scripts until 2009 when he was named co-host of the show. That same year he wrote his first book The Modern Bowhunter – Geared Up!, and served as editor of the Pope and Young Club’s Bowhunting Records of North American Whitetail Deer, Third Edition. In 2011 Curt was named editor of Bowhunter Magazine, capping off his career as an outdoor writer. He lives and works in Wahpeton, North Dakota with his wife of 37 years, Patti.
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