Archery Country Podcast

Archery Country Podcast

A podcast that entertains and educates our audience in all aspects of Archery in the outdoor industry bowhunting, target shooting, archery life and hunting. Archery Country is the Midwest Premiere Archery Pro-Shop’s located in Waite Park/St. Cloud, MN, Rogers, MN. and Brainerd, MN. We pride ourselves in our extensive knowledge and depth of products that we carry in a true Pro-Shop setting. Archery Country provides professional advice and service for bows, archery accessories, and everything archery or hunting related.


April 12, 2024 48 mins

Big Wade is back at it with his tips and tricks series and in today's episode he goes in-depth about stabilizers. Why do people use them, who should use them, how many should they use and which size and which brands... He answers all these questions and more.

Towards the end of this episode, he also talks about soft-nock sets. He covers what they are and why they can make a difference in your archery setup. 

The he concludes the po...

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We're back and ready for the 2024 podcast season! 

In this episode, Wade breaks down some tips and tricks for shooting a thumb release for accuracy. He talks about the different issues that can come along with switching from a wrist release to a thumb release and what may need to be adjusted when transitioning. Then Wade dives into 3 different methods to try when shooting a thumb release. He discusses what he's seen shooters (inclu...

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October 18, 2023 52 mins

Dan and Wade answer your questions about the rut! Listen now!


Whether you're a seasoned archery pro, a newbie looking to get started, or somewhere in between, our team of passionate archery enthusiasts is here to assist you every step of the way. We're more than just a shop; we're a community that thrives on the love for the sport.

Stop into one of our 3 Minnesota locations or shop at 

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September 14, 2023 67 mins

Wade and Jake chat with Ev and Jaimie from Code of Silence! Code of Silence is a new product line for Archery Country stores and we are excited to share their apparel with you. 

We dive into Ev and Jaimie's history in the hunting apparel industry. We cover the different product lines Code of Silence offers and what scenarios these pieces are built for.  We talk in-depth about hunting apparel, everything from functionality to camo p...

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September 8, 2023 52 mins

Wade, Dan, and Desiree from the Archery Country Rogers location talk all about broadheads. We start with the factors to consider when buying a broadhead. We dive into a few different scenarios, how the right broadhead/arrow match and tune is the best way to get accuracy. We talk about the pros and cons of both fixed-blade broadheads and mechanical broadheads. 

We talk briefly about broadheads for crossbows and over-the-top expandab...

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In this episode of The Archery Country Podcast, we sit down with John Dudley, the host of Nock on Archery, to discuss in-depth his history with different bow brands, what he learned through those experiences, and what finally led him to the development of the Nock On Carbon Levitate from PSE. John goes into depth about why he wanted specific features on the Levitate. 

The Levitate discussion led us to a talk about different brands ...

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In this episode, Wade talks about driver sights and the common models that we sell. Then Wade runs down in detail how to make the perfect sight tape for BlackGold, Axcel, Spot Hogg, and HHA sights.

Wade sprinkles in helpful tips for getting your sight tape right and he dives into why you might want a driver-style type sight. 

Here's the ruler tool that Wade talks about using to mark.

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June 2, 2023 93 mins

Wade heads up to the Waite Park Archery Country and sits down with Jon and Adam to talk about what they’ve chosen for their bow setups for this year. They go into detail about which bows they chose, what accessories they picked and why.

They both talk about hunting and league shooting, the changes they’ve made through out this year to get their setups right for them. This podcast is all about the details if you’re an archer that lo...

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April 25, 2023 66 mins

Wade gets Dirk Durham, Marketing Manager of Phelps Game Calls on the phone. We talk a little bit about his background, the history of the Phelps Game call company and then we get into what makes a good turkey call and why Phelps calls stand out among turkey calls. We talk about which Phelps calls are best for beginners, we cover some different scenarios and turkey calling tactics.  We also cover the best way to care for and store y...

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March 29, 2023 56 mins

Wade and Jack from our Roger's Archery Country pro-shop sit down and talk about bowhunting turkeys! Warm weather is nearly here in Minnesota and gobblers are on the mind. Wade and Jack discuss what equipment they are using this year and why. They touch on different decoy strategies, calling, and shot placement. This is a great podcast to get you amped up for 2023 Turkey Season.


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Today we are talking about one of the techiest archery gadgets on the market, the Garmin digital bow and crossbow sight. Wade, Keith and Dan from the Archery Country Rogers location sit down and talk about their personal experiences with Garmin sights, they go through the different models, the setup and then they cover Garmin crossbow sights. The discuss different use case scenarios for the Garmin and why the cost of this product i...

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February 6, 2023 65 mins

Now that the dust has settled with 2023 bow releases we're talking to John Scovil from the Mathews design engineering team to discuss the changes they've made to bring us the Phase4. He talks about the limbs and the condition testing of the phase4.

Then we move on to talking in depth about Mathews accessories.

We dive into the cams and mods. Mathews mods allow efficiency no matter your draw length or draw weight and we talk about h...

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January 23, 2023 40 mins

Keith, Dan and Wade from our Archery Country Rogers, Minnesota location sit down and talk all about arrows. Whether you're crazy about arrow builds or brand new to arrow builds this podcast has some great information. We talk about the different diameters of arrows, pros and cons, and components. Then we talk about our favorite arrow builds from over the years. 

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New year, new bows are out! This episode is our annual rundown of the new bows and the opinions of Wade, Dan, Keith and Jack from our Rogers Archery Country location on the changes made from each popular archery brand and each gives their rating. This episode is great for those who are looking at the 2023 bows but haven't decided which is for you. We talk about the Mathews line-up, Elite, Bowtech, PSE, and Hoyt 2023 bows. 

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October 13, 2022 49 mins

Wade, Dan and Jack from our Rogers location talk with Chris Derrick, Sitka Whitetail Product line manager in depth about the best clothing for whitetail hunting. In this episode we talk about the Elevated II camo pattern and whitetails eyesight. Then we get into how Sitka builds their gear differently than other brands by solving the common issues that hunters run into with hunting clothes.

We also give Chris different hunting scen...

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October 1, 2022 45 mins

Some of you may have seen the photos and now it's time to hear the story! Wade sits down with Keith and talks to him about his bear hunting success this year. They talk about the whole process of bowhunting bear, about what gear Keith used and why he chose that equipment.  If you like hunting stories you're going to want to listen to this!

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September 1, 2022 64 mins

Curious about crossbows? This episode is for you! In this episode Wade, Keith, and Desiree from Archery Country's Rogers location sit down and talk in depth about crossbows. Desiree asks the guy's questions that most "new to crossbow" customers have. We discuss when, who and in what circumstances a crossbow can be used in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We cover the different crossbow cocking mechanisms, bolts/arrows and the do's and don'...

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August 18, 2022 57 mins

Deer season is just 1 month away here in Minnesota. Troy, Brandon and Jon sit down with Jaren Tschida and talk in depth about dog tracking wounded deer with dogs. We talk about how he got involved with deer tracking, how he trained his dog, what breeds of dogs are used, how dogs track deer, and what's the best course of action if you make a less than lethal shot. 

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August 4, 2022 63 mins

As we inch closer to deer season, it's time to talk broadheads! In this episode we talk with Scott Romero the owner of Swat Broadheads. He tells us the story about why he started engineering broadheads. We talk in depth about the design of Swat broadheads and how they differ from other broadheads you'll find on the shelf. If you haven't made your broadhead choice for the season you are going to want to listen!


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In this episode we have the pleasure of sitting down with Dan Ness owner of MYO Atomic Level Training. We talk about the MYO studio and Dan's history with bowhunting. Then we discuss how physical fitness can really make or break a hunt. Dan talks about his hunting guide experience and how he learned firsthand just how much physical fitness can help maximize your hunting opportunities.  Dan gives some tips on how to get yourself rea...

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