Big Game Hunting Podcast: Rifles, Calibers & Muzzleloaders For Deer, Elk & African Game

Big Game Hunting Podcast: Rifles, Calibers & Muzzleloaders For Deer, Elk & African Game

The Big Game Hunting Podcast will teach you to how to prepare for the big game hunting adventures you’ve always dreamed about. Our host, John McAdams, is an experienced sportsman with decades of experience afield who has successfully hunted big game like whitetail deer, mule deer, blacktail deer, pronghorn antelope, black bear, Rocky Mountain elk, feral hogs, javelina, cape buffalo, kudu, wildebeest, and other species of African plains game in over a dozen different states and countries. In addition to hosting The Big Game Hunting Podcast, John has authored countless hunting articles in prominent hunting publications and is also the founder of The Big Game Hunting Blog. He will guide you down the path of improving your skills as a hunter, teach you how to pick the best hunting rifle for your needs, conduct caliber comparisons (like 6.5 Creedmoor vs 300 Win Mag and 30-06 vs 270 Winchester) to show you how to pick the best hunting caliber for a specific hunting situation, guide you into the world of muzzleloader hunting, share the hard earned knowledge he has earned over the years pursuing game all over the world, and conduct interviews with internationally recognized experts in the hunting community on topics like cape buffalo hunting in Africa and elk hunting in North America. Regardless of whether you’re dreaming about going plains game or cape buffalo hunting on an African hunting safari, on an elk hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains, on a pronghorn antelope hunting adventure on the windswept plains of Wyoming, on a feral hog hunting expedition in Texas, or just learning more about deer hunting in general, then you’ve found the perfect hunting podcast to learn about turning those dreams of hunting adventures into a reality!

Episodes

September 29, 2022 73 min

A podcast listener named Layton Norwood joins us on the big game hunting podcast today to talk about his recent aoudad hunt out in west Texas. As you’ll learn here shortly, he a hunt that was ultimately successful, but there were a lot of ups and downs along the way. 

See photos of Layton's auodad hunt (and a video of his shot) on Instagram here.

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Seth Swerzek from Hornady is back on the show again today to talk about a couple of interesting innovations from Hornady ammunition. Specifically, we talk about the story of the Hornady Precision Hunter and Match lines of ammunition along with the 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC cartridges the company has released in the last couple of years. Those are interesting stories that show just how much bullet and cartridge design has advanced in the ...

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Rob Gearing from Spartan Precision is back on the show with me today to talk about some of the new developments from Spartan Precision since we last heard from him in 2021. Among other things, we talk a little bit about Rob’s recent hunt in Namibia (with Joseph von Benedikt, Adam Weatherby, and Austin Brown) and the benefits Spartan Precision tripods can offer for hunters all over the world, to include in Africa.

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I have Chris Parish and Leland Brown from the North American Non-Lead Partnership on the show with me today to talk about hunting with non-lead ammunition. I’m a big advocate of hunting with certain non-lead bullets because they work so darn well. That said, I realize this is something of a sticky subject. To be clear, Chris and Leland are proponents of educating and incentivizing hunters to use non-lead ammunition (NOT requiring i...

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Seth Swerzek from Hornady joined me on this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast. We talked about the story of how Hornady first got started, the different bullets and ammunition lines Hornady currently manufactures, the various situations those ammo lines are best used for, etc. This show covers the whole rifle hunting ammunition lineup from Hornady: Varmint Express, Superformance Varmint, Black, Subsonic, Custom, Custom Lite, ...

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Sportsmen talk a lot about the conservation benefits of hunting and our monetary contributions have helped preserve a lot of valuable habitat and assisted in the recovery of threatened or endangered species all over the world. While there are indeed many good success stories, the story of Coutada 11 in Mozambique may be the most stunning. Mike Arnold details that story in his new book Bringing Back The Lions and I'm thrilled to...

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August 18, 2022 41 min

Today we’re joined by turkey hunting outfitter Gary Morgan to talk about Osceola Turkey hunting in Florida. Osceola Turkey are one of 5 sub-species of wild turkey that live in the USA (along with Eastern Turkey, Rio Grande Turkey, Merriam’s Turkey, and Gould's Turkey). As you’ll learn here shortly, Osceola turkey only live in Florida and, while they are similar to other turkey in some ways, they’re still a cool and somewhat uni...

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Today we’re joined by Alyssa Nitchelm again. She was last on the podcast way back in Episode 48 to talk about her mountain goat hunt in Oregon during 2019. That goat was the first animal she’d ever hunted, but she had the good fortune to tag a mule deer in 2021 and she’ll be sharing the details of that hunt with us here today on The Big Game Hunting Podcast.

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Darren Binder from Muzzle-Loaders.com joins me on this special Monday morning episode to talk about some of the new developments in muzzleloaders for 2022. Specifically, CVA released a new version of their Wolf muzzleloader that's an outstanding option for children and small framed adults and Traditions is jumping on board the high BC muzzleloader bullet train with some new muzzleloader offerings that can use some of the great ...

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Today, we have Aaron Minkus on the show today to talk about a his 2021 Africa hunting safari. Like many people, COVID turned Aaron’s world upside down and he had to postpone his hunt, which was originally scheduled for May of 2020, for over a year. However, he was one of the first Americans to make it over to South Africa in 2021 after things opened back up. We talk about how he prepared for his hunt, how things went over there, an...

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There are LOTS of misconceptions about hunting in Africa. For instance, I get lots of comments from people that go something along the lines of: "I’m not a trophy hunter. I only hunt for meat and I don’t see the point of hunting in Africa. That seems like just killing for fun." Unfortunately, that's an all too common viewpoint about hunting Africa with lots of negative consequences. Well, we have Cries of the Savanna au...

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Kevin Robertson is back on the Big Game Hunting Podcast today to talk about hyena hunting. Hyenas are a very misunderstood creature and let’s be frank here: everything (or at least most) of what you think you know about hyenas is wrong. As you’ll learn here shortly, they are literally the complete opposite of the stupid, dirty, mangey, cowardly, scavengers they’re made out to be in media.

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Kevin Robertson is back again to talk about the “classic” Africa hunting cartridges today. We cover the pros, cons, and recommended uses for almost everything from the 243 Winchester all the way up to the 600 and 700 Nitro Express in this episode. Among other things, we talk about how hunting in Africa is different from hunting in north America, the unique characteristics of some of the most popular species of game in Africa, and h...

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Kevin Robertson is back again to talk about hunting Africa with lever action rifles. While lever-action rifles are great for some applications, they're not great for others and, for various reasons, they've never really caught on with the general hunting community in Africa. We talk about why that's the case, the pros and cons of lever action rifles, the situations they're best suited for, and which cartridges meet ...

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We talk at length on this show about things you can do to set yourself up for success on a hunt. That’s all very important, but in many ways, the work is really only just beginning once you get an animal on the ground. With that in mind, we have Justin Townsend from Harvesting Nature and the Wild Fish and Game Podcast on the show today to talk about wild game meat care and cooking. Among other things, we talk about some things you ...

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Today's episode compares the new 6.8 Western to the 6.5 Creedmoor and 270 Winchester Short Magnum Cartridges. I've received a lot of requests to do a show comparing the 270 WSM to the new 6.8 Western because the 2 cartridges are so similar. Let's just say the results are very intriguing.

Article Referenced In Show: 6.8 Western vs 6.5 Creedmoor vs 270 WSM Review & Comparison

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We have Evan Siembida from Siembida Custom knives with us on the podcast today to talk about everything knife related: the difference between a custom knife and a mass produced knife, what makes his knife special, the ins and outs of sharpening knives, blade and handle materials, etc. We also talk about a few things you should NEVER do to a hunting knife, especially a high end knife. 

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Be sure to tune in today to learn who won the $200 Lucky Gunner gift card, receive some updates on those upcoming podcast hunts, and get a preview of my 2022 hunting season.

Send me an email at john@thebiggamehuntingblog.com or a private message on Instagram (@thebiggamehunter_) for more information on the Africa hunt.

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Ron Spomer is back on the podcast today to talk about sheep hunting. Ron actually has a pretty good amount of sheep hunting experience pursuing bighorn, dall, and stone sheep in Idaho, Alaska, and Canada. Fortunately, he was generous enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to come on The Big Game Hunting Podcast today and talk to us about some of those hunting experiences and some insights based on those hunts. As usual, ...

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Can you believe this is episode 200?!? In this episode, I tell the story of how we got here, provide some specific episode recommendations, announce the winner of the autographed copy of The Perfect Shot II I'm giving away, the details of ANOTHER awesome giveaway I'm doing in celebration of this episode, and details on 2 really excellent upcoming podcast hunting opportunities you can join me on.

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