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!

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October 14, 2021 39 min

Today I have another cartridge profile and cartridge comparison for you. In this episode, I’m going to discuss the history as well as the strengths, weaknesses, and hidden benefits (like rifle and ammo availability) of the new 6.8 Western cartridge in detail. I’ll also provide some information on how the 6.8 Western compares to the 6.5 PRC and .270 Winchester to give you an idea of what sort of performance you can expect from the c...

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Today we’re talking about the basics of javelina hunting: what they are, where they live, why you should hunt them, and how to actually go about hunting them. Just like the title says, this episode covers all the basics of hunting javelina for those who don't quite know where to start hunting these creatures. Reminder: the Arizona javelina application deadline is coming up on 12 October 2021.

Show Notes: https://thebiggamehunti...

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September 30, 2021 107 min

Joseph von Benedikt is back on the show again today to talk about moose hunting. As always, Joseph does a great job of telling some very interesting and detailed stories of some really cool hunts. In this episode, he shares the story of 2 moose hunts in Canada as well as a moose hunt in Alaska. Of course, we talk about moose hunting cartridges and rifles as well as less often discussed, but still very important topics like meat han...

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Today, I’m going to address one of those things that still doesn’t get the attention that it deserves from most hunters: protecting your hearing while you’re actually hunting. I've talked about this a little in a previous episode, but a lot has changed since that episode released and it’s worth covering again. With that in mind, I want to talk about the ins and outs of hearing protection for hunters and one of the best hunting ...

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Today I have another cartridge profile and cartridge comparison for you. In this episode, I’m going to discuss the history as well as the strengths, weaknesses, and hidden benefits (like ammo availability) of the .350 Legend in detail. I’ll also provide some information on how the .350 Legend compares to the .223 Remington and .450 Bushmaster cartridges to give you an idea of what sort of performance you can expect from the cartrid...

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Jeff Roberts from PNWild is back on for this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast to talk about spot and stalk fall bear hunting in Washington. We discuss why Washington is such a great destination for black bear hunting, what habitat black bears prefer in the fall, what resources he uses to find good places to hunt black bears, what sort of gear he uses, and what he thinks about black bear meat.

Show Notes: https://thebiggameh...

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September 13, 2021 38 min

Today’s I’m going to address the thing that’s on EVERYBODY’S mind: what the heck is going on with ammo these days and when will things return to normal. Trust me, I'm concerned about this too. So, that’s what we’re going to talk about today: the roots of the current situation, what has happened in the past year and a half, and when we might see things get back to normal.

Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/amm...

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It’s September now and that means that fall is right around the corner. Hunting seasons are starting to open, so I want to shift gears a bit and talk about hunting bear in the fall this week and next week. Today we have Phil Churchill on the show with us we’re going to talk about black bear hunting with hounds in the northeast states of New Hampshire and Maine.

Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/philipchurchillbl...

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Gavin Lipjes is joining us to talk about leopard hunting with hounds on this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast. We discuss how Gavin first got into this business, the pros and cons of hunting leopard with hounds, what sort of and how many dogs he uses, cartridge and bullet selection for leopard hunting with hounds, an overview of how things work on a hound hunt (finding a track, how long they normally trail a leopard, and how...

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Today’s episode is the second installment of my mini-series on having appropriate expectations when hunting in Africa. I talked about my personal experiences back in episode 156 and Phil Massaro is on the show today to talk about his hunts in the Makuti Safari Area and Chirisa Safari Area in Zimbabwe, the Zambezi Delta in Mozambique, the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, and the Selous Reserve in Tanzania.

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August 19, 2021 31 min

Today’s episode continues the Africa hunting series and I'm going to talk about having realistic expectations when hunting in Africa. A listener asked me to discuss what the hunting is like in different parts of Africa and the importance of realistic expectations. So that’s what I’m going to talk about today: what the hunting is like in South Africa vs Namibia vs Mozambique vs Zimbabwe, how it's different hunting government...

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Today's episode continues the latest series on hunting in Africa. Kevin Robertson back on The Big Game Hunting Podcast again today to talk to us about lion hunting. We discuss the ins and outs of lion hunting today: how to evaluate a trophy lion, cartridge and bullet selection for lion hunting , shot placement, what can happen if your shot placement is not good, etc. We also touch on the Cecil the Lion scandal from 2015 and the...

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Today's episode continues the latest series on hunting in Africa. Kevin Robertson back on The Big Game Hunting Podcast again today to talk to us about leopard hunting. We’re going to discuss things like bait location and set-up, how to evaluate a trophy leopard, cartridge and bullet selection for leopard hunting, shot placement (and how it’s different for the cats compared to plains game and buffalo), what can happen if your sh...

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July 29, 2021 22 min

Today’s episode is about factory hunting ammo recommendations for hunting in Africa. I know this is something that we discuss a little here and there in individual episodes. However, I wanted to do a single episode dedicated to the topic specifically for those of you who have a hunt coming up or who are just dreaming about hunting in Africa one day.

Show Notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/africahuntingammo101/

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Today's episode is a review of my experiences with the Leupold VX-5HD rifle scope over the past three years. I share my thoughts on the pros and cons of the scope, what specific models of the VX-5HD are best suited for various hunting situations, and whether or not I think you should purchase one for yourself.

Article Referenced In Show: 9 Reasons The Leupold VX-5HD Is A Great Hunting Scope 

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Rob Gearing from Spartan Precision is joining me on the podcast today to talk about their bipod and tripod options. I’ve been curious about their products lately and it seems like a lot of other people I know in this space (like Joseph von Benedikt, Mark from Exo Mountain Gear, and the PNWild Guys) have made the switch to Spartan Precision equipment. So, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and you’re going to take the journ...

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I used to live in Washington State up at Fort Lewis when I was in the Army. I did a lot of hunting up there and I remember discovering something called “The High Buck Hunt” in the hunting regulations. While I never did a high buck hunt myself, I was always fascinated by it and was very curious about just what the heck the deal was with that hunt. With that in mind, we have a special guest on the show today to talk about the high bu...

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I’ve got another cartridge profile episode for you today. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum (also known as the 300 Ultra Mag or 300 RUM) and discuss how it compares to the .300 Win Mag. You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of the .300 Ultra Magnum and we'll discuss the pros and cons of the 300 RUM vs 30Win Mag so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you...

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I’ve got another cartridge comparison episode for you today. In this episode we’re going to talk about the 6.5 Creedmoor and how it compares to the .30-06 Springfield. Both offer certain advantages to hunters, but there are some significant differences between the two cartridges you should be aware of. In today’s episode, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of the 6.5 Creedmoor vs 30-06 so you can make an informed decision on wh...

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I’ve got another cartridge comparison episode for you today. In this episode we’re going to talk about the .270 Winchester and how it compares to the .308 Winchester. While there is a big overlap in their capabilities, each cartridge offers certain benefits to hunters. in today’s episode, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of the 270 vs 308 so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you.

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