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In this episode we catch up with our good friend and new partner Dave Darling of Kalamazoo Bow Works. We get up to speed with Dave and hear about his hunting season, bows he’s been working (including one for Mike), and what Dave has been up to with the Michigan Traditional Bowhunters. It’s a great episode and always a good time when we get to catch…
 
This episode is an absolute marathon! In our intro we get to catch up with A-Aron and find out where he’s been hiding and what he’s been up to. Then we dive into the weeds with Vermonts finest, Schafer Magnant. Our conversation goes down a lot of rabbit holes and may even get controversial yet its’s all in good fun. This one was a blast recording a…
 
This week Mike and Chris are joined by Tom Jenkins, owner and bowyer of Zipper Bows. Hang out with us as we talk hunting, tree saddles, Toms many accomplishments in the field and how he retired from a successful marketing career to take over Zipper! We also get into the details of a build Tom is currently working on for Mike. It’s was an absolute b…
 
This week Mike and Chris spend the evening getting to know Kris “Makoa” Johnston! Kris is a hunter, performer, owner of The Longbow Shop and a championship archer that resisdes in the great state of Texas. This was a great conversation covering hunting, her career as a competitive longbow archer, her passion of sharing archery with others and The L…
 
In this episode, Billy gets caught up with Mike about life, the recent Virginia Falconers’ meet-ups, getting started in falconry. bowhunting, turkey hunting, flint knapping, and more! This episode was recorded from Mike’s dinning room table, so you may have to excuse the occasional dog bark and household sound… This was a great time to catch up tho…
 
Chris and Mike get caught up with Darren Haverstick for this part 2 episode. If you haven’t listened to the first one with Darren you definitely should! We talk bowhunting, muzzleloading, turkeys, sniping squirrels, and much more! Darren is quickly becoming our “Backwoods Flintlock Dude” here at Primitive Pursuit. Enjoy!…
 
Dave Darling, The Kilted Bowyer, and founder of Kalamazoo Bow Works joins Aaron and Chris to talk hunting, building bows, and much more! You may remember Dave from his amazing contribution to the 2019 “Supporting Our Tribe” fundraiser. Dave is a United States Air Force Veteran, paramedic, family man, entrepreneur, all around genuine dude, and serio…
 
In this episode, Chris and Mike are joined by Darren Haverstick. Darren is an accomplished traditional bowhunter and traditional muzzleloading hunter. We talk smoke poles, stickbows, and the outdoors as Darren walks us through some amazing stories. We also shoot the bull a little, as usual! Look for Darren on Facebook and be sure to join some of th…
 
We’re Back! In this week’s episode, Chris and Mike talk to Ethan Yazel, the media manager for the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. We’re extremely excited to be working with Ethan. He dives into his life, growing up with the NMLRA, and all of the details about the organization. As per usual, we found a couple rabbit holes but we tried our…
 
This week Chris and Mike are joined by Mark Harrison of Omnivore’s Homestead and Quivers. We talk mainly about self-filming hunts, including the gear, tactics, and methods of editing. If you’ve been considering filming your hunts, this is a must listen. We also dive into the usual rabbit holes which was a blast. Other topics discussed are Mark’s hu…
 
Just in time for your holiday travels, Johnny Karch from 3Rivers Archery joined Chris and Mike for some catching up. He’s been busy and has had a very successful season with more to come! We talk about his 2019 season, upcoming hunts, what’s new at 3Rivers, and more! Be sure to get in on the Black Friday special for free shipping on orders of $49 o…
 
We met “Them New York Boys” at the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous in 2018. We’ve kept in touch ever since. Al VonGunden and Al Fagan are amazing guys, hardcore bowhunters, and buddies to the end. They also make us look like total novices on the 3D range! We had a great time catching up with them and can’t wait to see them in 2020. Be sure t…
 
This week we’re joined by Justin Burk to talk all things Flintlock. Justin is a champion shooter and accomplished hunter with these fascinating rifles and smoothbores. We cover all the basics of loading, tuning, shooting, and hunting with these primitive longrifles. To follow Justin and find more information on traditional muzzleloading be sure to …
 
This week we were joined by one of the nicest guys out there, Bob Mayo of Ace Archery Tackle. Bob is an avid outdoorsman, Vietnam veteran, and traditional bowhunter with a past that runs deep in the traditional archery lifestyle. We talk about Bob’s life growing up, the history of Ace, bowhunting, and of course we nerd out on broadheads. If you’re …
 
This week Mike talks with Charles “Charlie” T. Lamb. Charlie is an author, traditional bowhunter, and Marine that served in the Vietnam War. This was a great conversation about bowhunting, writing, and life as a grunt. You can order Charlie’s book in the links below and find him on Facebook. Charlie is a great story teller and an amazing guy, so we…
 
This week we talk with Ray Fletcher of RiverBend Longbows. Ray is an all out sportsman that dabbles in a little bit of everything, but has an absolute passion for hunting with his longbows. We talk about bowfishing, chasing game in Iowa, and of course…bows! Check out the links below if your interested or want to learn more about RiverBend Longbows.…
 
This week the Primitive Pursuit crew gets caught up on what they’ve been up to, season preparations, tactics, and more. We’ve been waiting for months and season is finally here. We couldn’t be more excited! Be sure to give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook by searching for @primitivepursuit. Also, send us those awesome photos of you on your pur…
 
Ask and you shall receive… Chris and Mike talk Falconry with our amazing guest, Billy Phillips. We don’t think we could have found a better guy for this. Billy is a true steward of a dying breed of sportsman, the Falconer. If you’ve ever wondered what falconry all entails or simple just enjoy the outdoors or hunting, this episode is a MUST for you …
 
This week Chris and Mike talk with Jason Wojo of Tuffhead Broadheads. Jason is an avid bowhunter and craftsman who is determined to make the ultimate broadhead in penetration and lethality. We talk life, traditional bowhunting, broadheads, setups, the upcoming season, and more! If you’re interested in Tuffhead’s, visit the link below. As always, we…
 
Our good friend Chris Sekol joins us to talk about his last year and we review our time at the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous. If you’ve never been, mark your calendars for next year! If you love what you hear, please leave us a 5 Star review! Also, be sure to look up Primitive Pursuit on YouTube to see some videos from the shoot!…
 
This week we’re joined by Traditional Vision Quest’s Masters of the Barebow, Randy Cooling and Denny Sturgis Jr. These guys are some truly talented archers. They had an extremely successful hunt this year in Africa and it was an absolute blast to talk with them. Listen in to hear the ups and downs of this amazing hunt. Be sure to watch the Masters …
 
This week Mike is joined by Correy Hawk of Organic Archery. We talk about building selfbows, arrow making, fitness, Correy’s upcoming plans, and bowhunting. Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about Correy and Organic Archery! If you’re looking to get into bow making, there is also a link for the Traditional Bowhunters Bible set p…
 
This week Bob Smith of Big Stick Archery joins Aaron to talk spring bear and their prep for the hunt. Other topics covered are Bob’s recently released book “A Quiver Full of Arrows,” archery setups, and more. Be sure to check out Bob’s bows at the link below. You can also follow him on Instagram and Facebook by searching “Big Stick Archery”. Best o…
 
This week Aaron talks with our good friend Clay Newcomb, president of Bear Hunting Magazine. Clay and Aaron discuss Clay’s spring bear hunt in Montana, future hunts, tactics, traditional bowhunting, and bear habitat. Follow Clay on Instagram and Facebook by searching for @claynewcomb. Clay has a lot of great Podcasts available on his website. If yo…
 
This week we are joined by Vince Smith of Lonesome Wind Custom Bows. Bowyer, hunter, traveler, and volunteer… He does it all. We discuss bow building, bowhunting, what Nebraska has to offer an outdoorsman, traveling to Africa, and many other topics. Be sure to follow Vince on Instagram and Facebook to see what he’s up to and the beautiful bows he m…
 
Mikhail Merkurieff is the found of MerkWares LLC, maker of the Emberlit Stove, various fire accessories, survival gear, and our much loved Cabuya fishing handlines. We talk about Selfbows, hunting, fishing, survival, bushcraft, and much more. Be sure to check out Mikhail’s full product line over at MerkWares (links below). You can find him on Faceb…
 
James Jean, owner of Groundbreaking Multimedia, is an archery exhibition/trick shooter. James is an absolute hammer with his recurve, constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible with the bow and arrow. We talk about his shooting style, practice routines, upcoming adventures, and his current journey into life on the big screen. Be sure to follo…
 
This week we interview Mark Harrison of Omnivore’s Quivers and Homestead. Mark and his wife Allison create custom quivers, tabs, and other leather goods. Mark is a hardcore traditional bowhunter that dabbles in a little bit of everything. We talk about bowhunting in Florida, Allison’s bone collection, homesteading, food/wild game preparation, and m…
 
Aaron and Mike are joined by guest Curt Geier from the Working Class Bowhunter Podcast. Curt is a whitetail madman from midwest working stock. This guy is like most of us…working for a living and enjoying the outdoors with the limited amount of time he has. Though Curt is not a traditional bowhunter, he shares the passion of bowhunting, ethical hun…
 
Aaron gets the opportunity to talk bows, hunting, and traditional archery with guest Jim Neaves. Jim is an amazingly talented bowyer who specializes in longbows and supercurve style traditional bows at Centaur Archery. Jim lays out the whole story of how he got started and the special features of his bows that make them truly unique. Be sure to che…
 
Dave Mead is a passionate bowyer, family man, and primitive bowhunter. We talk about his bows and the building process, which happen to be built with natural materials sourced only from grass, wood, and animals. Other topics covered are hunting, bow building workshops, fitness, and we also get some listener questions answered. To see more of Dave’s…
 
Rick Spicer was able to join us for this week’s episode. Rick is an avid outdoorsman, wilderness skills practitioner, bowhunter, and teacher of outdoor skills. We talk all things bowhunting, gear, and dig into a few woodsmanship skills every hunter needs to know. Skills topics discussed in this episode are map work, navigation, and fire starting. W…
 
Hendrie Javier of Kashtuk Bowcraft joined us this week to talk about primitive bow and arrow building, hunting in sunny Southern California, flintlocks and more! Please check out Hendrie’s bows, flintlocks, and other gear at www.kashtukbowcraft.com. You can also find Hendrie on Facebook and Instagram by searching for Kashtuk Bowcraft! We also talk …
 
This week on the Primitive Pursuit Podcast, we were fortunate enough to get on the phone with Chad Graham to talk about his venture making custom Wudaraz and beautifully crafted spliced fletchings. Chad is a big believer in FOC… Fir Or Cedar! We discuss an array of topics around bowhunting to include shoots, travel, and bowfishing. Be sure to follo…
 
This week, Aaron and Mike catch up on what they’ve been up to so far in 2019. Topics covered are the Traditional Bowhunters Expo in Kalamazoo, their 2019 hunts, and the support of our brother fighting cancer. Please keep an eye out for the upcoming Go-Fund-Me page to support our brother Chris Sekol who is currently fighting the ultimate fight. Chri…
 
Aaron was lucky enough to be joined by Dave Brinker for this week’s episode! You may know Dave for his music and his work with Sitka Gear. Listen in as we discuss Daves life in both traditional and modern bowhunting, his passion for music, and his future plans. Pick up Dave’s latest album, Made Out West, available on iTunes. Give Dave a follow on I…
 
It was great to catch up with Donny Dust to see what he’s been up to! After a break from social media since August of 2017, Donny has been doing lots of amazing things. Earthroaming, hunting and fishing, film life, and he even released his first book! We discuss all of this and more. Please follow Donny on Instagram and Facebook. Also, pick up a ne…
 
This week we were fortunate enough to finally catch up with author and comedian Billy Hoffman (W.C. Hoffman). Billy was a huge help in getting Primitive Pursuit off the ground. You may know him from his book series “Twins of Prey”. Billy is a man of many talents, and we are extremely appreciative to have had some of his time. Listen along as we dis…
 
Chad joins us this week to give us the details from his fall hunts. He found huge success in various states this fall. We talk Pronghorn Antelope, Bear, Deer, and bow/arrow set-ups. Listen closely for a chance to win a Holm-Made Traditional Longbow or Recurve. You can follow Chad on Facebook and Instagram by searching @chadholmholmmade. Thanks for …
 
We catch up this week with the Miller brothers, Joel and Isaac. Aaron was able to make the trip to do his first waterfowl hunt with them. We talk about all sorts of things to include waterfowl, wildland firefighting, mountain life, and pack animals. This was an awesome conversation to be part of! If you like what you hear, please leave us a review …
 
Dave Hewitt, Vice President of Compton Traditional Bowhunters (CTB), joins us to talk bowhunting, community, and CTB. Dave is a seasoned veteran in the traditional bowhunting world. This episode also includes our Edge Take Down Recurve Bow giveaway so be sure to listen closely! If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Compton Traditional Bo…
 
Aaron and Mike discuss hunting Virginia for the elusive mountain whitetail. Aaron was also joined in his travels by Mike’s dad, Doug. There was a lot of hunting done, stories being told, and general good times all around. Don’t miss this recap! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram by searching for @primitivepursuit. Leave us a 5 star written revi…
 
This week we dabble outside of the archery community to talk about an effective Japanese fly fishing technique with Daniel Galhardo, visionary and founder of Tenkara USA. Fishing is a great skill for anyone to have in the backcountry or out in the wild. Not only is it entertaining and moral boosting, but it can provide sustenance as well. We discus…
 
This week we talk bowhunting and traditional archery with Jason Wesbrock. This guy is an absolute hammer. You may know Jason from his time on film with Traditional Vision Quest, Masters of the Barebow. Known for his advanced aiming methods, we dig into explanations and walk through several options for people looking to up their aming game. If you h…
 
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