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#50 Darin Cooper


A few weeks ago, we sat down with Darin Cooper, former Rokslide editor, and one of the genius’ behind the cam and a half system from Hoyt.  Darin was lucky enough this year to draw a Bighorn Sheep tag in Idaho and walks us through his preparation for the hunt and the hunt itself, spending over 30+ days!  We also talked about the competition shooting he’s been doing lately and of course, his amazing dog.

The Vortex Extreme Challenge 2018


After much fear it would be permanently canceled, The Vortex Extreme Challenge was back this year and hosted in a new and better (IMO) venue!  We traveled to Douglas, Wyoming to the Wagonhound Ranch to take part in this 2-day event.  Friday night was filled with dinner, prizes and camaraderie from new and old friends and the much-anticipated race draw times.  This year’s Vortex Challenge course was a bit longer than the previous years, and a bit more challenging with elevation reaching up to 7,500 ft.  This was a big jump for us because we reside at around 2,300 ft.  There also was an increase from 30 rounds to 70 rounds.  Three cheers for more shooting!

The Prize tables were INSANE! so many amazing prizes!

Vortex Optic’s own Mark Boardman is MC’ing Friday nights events

After drawing a very late race time, we got lucky in a second chance drawing and ended up drawing a much better time of 8:00 am.  This was seriously a blessing because it was over 100 degrees on Saturday :/


We got some great stuff from the prize table.  Ryan can’t get enough MTN OPS and I got a super cute hat to wear the next day.




Ryan is getting some tips from Randy for my elk hunt 🙂


Pics before the race:

some last minute strategizing before starting…
A quick pic before the race.
Our good friends, Shane and Eric had a start time close to ours so we got more time to catch up and talk smack.




more smack-talking via graphic tees 🙂


The course was very diverse with multiple shooting positions.

Lots and lots of walking…


Team Hawaii 5-0!!!


And done!  It kicked our butts, but a great time was had by all!















To learn more about the challenge, check out these videos:



To learn more about the Vortex Extreme, click here.

#49 Maven


In May, we were invited to Lander, Wyoming to tour the Maven world headquarters to collaborate with a couple other people in the outdoor industry about a new rifle scope Maven is working on.  Our time in Lander was filled with campfires chats, drinking and of course, tons of smack talking along with some amazing meals at local restaurants. The Maven guys were great hosts and every minute was a blast!


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#48 The Vortex Challenge with Mark Boardman


We get lots of questions about the Vortex Challenge. So we asked Mark Boardman to come on and explain the new location in Wyoming and some of the changes to the event.


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Vortex Optics

Razor HD AMG

#47 Rob Gearing CEO of Spartan Precision


Rob is a very funny guy with a passion to create lightweight gear for hunters. He also has an extensive climbing background. We cover everything from bipods to mountain climbing in this podcast.

#46 Ryan and Tanya talk bear hunting and bear meat recipes


Today we talk about Rokslide Bear Camp 2018, spring bear hunting and our favorite uses for bear meat.

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#45 Brad Brooks from Argali Outdoors

Brad Brooks drinking Coffee on a mountaintop. Glassing for deer.

This podcast will be a little different, listen in on Brad Brooks seminar at the BHA in Boise! He covers lightweight backpacking and hunting mule deer. Learn more about Brad here.

Argali Outdoors

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#44 Rob Lancellotti and Jon Pynch


Rob Lancellotti from Swarovski Optics and Kahles Optics and Jon Pynch, shooter extraordinaire sit down with us at the 2018 Shot Show and chat about all things optics.

Swarovski Optics

Kahles Optics

Jon Pynch

Rob Lancellotti

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#43 Jeff Brozovich & Justin Crossley


The guys talk extreme long range, and how to get into long range hunting.

Jeff Brozovich- www.longrangeonly.com

Justin Crossley-www.rokslide.com


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#42 Ryan Lampers


“To be honest, we almost died” ~Ryan Lampers

In this podcast, Ryan talks about hunting partners, hunting the Frank Church Wilderness, almost dying and how he prepares his own dehydrated meals for hunting season.


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