Ep. 23. James Lancaster - Deep River Fit

My guest today is James Lancaster. The last time James was on the podcast he was planning to open a new cross fit gym in Memphis. Now that he has done that I invited him back on to talk about Deep River Fit. James always has such a positive mental attitude about everything he does, it’s really infectious! We chat about Oakley, his chocolate lab and how she’s progressing in her duck dog training, I check in on his non profit Kings of Grit which is designed to engage inmates and teach them team work through cross fit and physical fitness. We then talk about the amazing progress he has made turning an old warehouse into a complete cross fit training facility and the plans he has for the next several months. James is an obsessed duck hunter so of course we talk duck hunting and what impact all of this flooding may have on the 2019-2020 season. I love having James on, as I said he is a super positive guy and that’s the kind of people I like to surround myself with. I think you guys are going to enjoy this episode with my brother James Lancaster of Deep River Fit in Memphis TN.

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Ep. 22. Richard Charlton and Phillip Armstrong - Damascus Waterfowlers & Delta Snows

My guests today are two guys that I recently connected with on social media – Richard Charlton of Damascus Waterfowler and Phillip Armstrong of Delta Snows. Both Richard and Phillip super passionate duck and goose hunters, but both are medically disabled veterans who are also passionate about connecting and helping other veterans. Richard’s Damascus Waterfowl Club is located in southern Missouri and Phillip is an outfitter with Delta Snows located in the Mississippi Delta focusing primarily on snow geese and specs. Richard is also on staff with Fallen Outdoors which is a fantastic organization that connects past and current military service men and women with other service men and women through hunting and fishing. Phillip is partnered with DTD Outdoors which is a land management organization in Monroe County MS that also provides hunting opportunities to children as well as disabled veterans. When I spoke with Richard and Phillip, we talked about how veterans are uniquely qualified to help other veterans, and in doing so, actually wind up experiencing healing themselves. We talk about Their combat experience in Afghanistan, Richard while serving in the Army and Phillip in the Marine Corps. Then coming home, the challenges each faced, how they attacked those challenges and then channeled their energies into helping others. It was a really inspiring conversation with two warriors who served this country and are now serving others. I want to thank them both for their sacrifice and service.

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Ep. 21. Matt Roberson - Revelation Outdoors

My guest today is a guy that I am absolutely blessed to call my friend and someone you have heard me speak about many times before on the podcast, Matt Roberson. Matt is a field pastor with Revelation Outdoors, he is an ex-Army Sniper who served two tours in Iraq, came home to be a sheriff’s deputy with the Cross County Sheriff’s Department then joined the Arkansas Highway Patrol. Matt and I connected several years ago when I messaged him about possibly coming up and filming a speckled belly goose hunt. What grabbed my attention was how open and intentional Matt was about his faith and how he uses goose hunting to share the gospel. I didn’t know then, that that weekend spent with Matt on his farm outside of Wynne AR would be the start of way more than a friendship. Matt has been a spiritual grounding rod for me, when I need to talk to someone or need some guidance… whatever it is, Matt doesn’t always tell me what I want to hear, but everything he tells me is firmly based on our common faith and convictions and what we both know is biblical truth. He is a speckled belly goose fanatic and has a drive to figure out what birds are doing and thinking like no one else I have every hunted with. He is the chairman of the L’Anguille River Christian Waterfowler’s Association and one of the funniest guys I know. Believe me I spent 4 days in a truck roundtrip to and from Canada with him and at several points had to beg him to stop because my face hurt from laughing so hard. Today we talk about Matt’s time in the army and how his two tours in Iraq helped shape and define his own personal faith in Christ. We talk about our trip to Canada and tell of few stories from that trip and just have a good time catching up. I said before that he is ADD about two things: Jesus and Speckled Belly geese

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Ep. 20. Drew Seals - Nature's Eye Media

My guest today is a guy that I have grown to love over the last few years. Drew Seals is a talented content and film creator, super passionate and a borderline obsessive perfectionist when it comes to telling stories and drawing up emotions from film and still images. He has worked with Brian and I on several projects because the dude is crazy dedicated to getting the shot. Everytime we’ve been on location with Drew, he ALWAYS has a camera out, always, the dude never stops. Today we talk about growing up in coastal southern Mississippi, his time playing collegiate golf and what that taught him. Drew also does something that I think few people are willing to do, share their mistakes, the repercussions of those mistakes and how those mistakes actually fit into a bigger plan that he now sees and has not only fully embraced, but has poured himself into to walk the path that god has set before him. We talk about how Drew was drawn to creating beautiful moving content by a desire to film his own deer hunts and how following that dream has lead him to a career that he could have never dreamed of. Drew and I talk about our trip to Canada last year where he made the life changing decision to accept Christ and what the impact has been within his life since then. Finally we discuss his role within Nature’s Eye Media and how his talents as a creative supports the overall conservation mission of Nature’s Eye Consulting. In everyone’s life, there are a few people who just make your life more enjoyable because they are in it, and for me Drew Seals is one of those people. We have shared the bottom of trees in flooded timber, layout blinds in chick pea fields and lots and lots of windshield time and I can honestly say that I have loved every single minute of it all. 

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Ep. 19. Travis Sipe - Duck Wild Waterfowl

My guest today has been on the podcast before, we love having Travis Sipe on the show, we always find something constructive and interesting to talk about. Travis is the owner of Duck Wild Waterfowl outfitters in Waverly, KS. He is also a turkey hunter, a deer hunter and one of the most humble, positive and down to earth guys I know. Today we talk about his crazy successful turkey season, we talk about what he is doing to prep for the upcoming duck season and how this insane amount of water and flooding may impact crops as well as hunting this coming year. We talk about some of the negative aspects of social media and hunting and share our thoughts and opinions on whether social media has helped or hurt the perception of hunting, and we talk about all of the different personalities we come across and how we deal with them. We talk about some of our favorite podcasts, why we like them and what we get out of them. It was a really good conversation and it’s why Travis is one of my favorite guests to have on the show. 

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Ep. 18. Josh Raggio - Raggio Custom Calls

My guest today is one of my long time hunting friends Josh Raggio of Raggio custom duck calls. I visit Josh in his call shop in Raymond, MS. and catch up on some of our hunting memories in the MS Delta, Josh’s experience as a competition caller and how he first became interested in turning custom duck calls. We talk about the incredible amount of faith it took for Josh to make that move and how he has seen his faith grow throughout that process. We discuss some of the stories that his calls tell, the mobile call shop and his collaboration with Filson and how that new relationship was one of the key points of validation that Josh was faithfully walking in the plan that God had called him to. I had a great time catching up with my friend, old hunting buddy and master call maker, Josh Raggio….

Photo Credit: Nature’s Eye Media

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Ep 9. Bryan Weight - Retay Arms, USA

My guest today is Bryan Weight, Sponsorship and Brand Director for Retay Arms, USA. Bryan lives in an area steeped in water fowling heritage… the Chesapeake Bay are. We discuss his experiences growing up in Georgia, being exposed to duck hunting, then moving to the hallowed waterfowl grounds of the Northeast. We talk about the history of the area and the unique ways that die hards pursue the multiple species found in the Atlantic Flyway. We also talk about how his…

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Ep 8. James Lancaster - Kings of Grit

My guest today is James Lancaster. James is a Crossfit athlete and founder Kings of Grit. KoG is a non-profit organization designed to prepare inmates for productive lives when their debt to society has been paid. Every week, James uses Crossfit expertises to teach and instill the critical values that society and employers demand. Character, teamwork, personal responsibility, positive mental attitude, unity and grace. James was also a professional football player and suffered a catastrophic…

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Ep 7. Joseph Edwards - Hipster Woodsman

My guest today Joseph Edwards, the Hipster Woodsman. Joseph is a freelance photographer and content creator for some of the biggest and most well known companies in the hunting, fishing and outdoor lifestyle industry. Joseph resides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Georgia. If you are a waterfowler on Instagram, chances are very good that you’ve seen the Hipster Woodsman’s page and stopped in to admire his work. It’s beautiful, captivating and real. We discuss topics that every photographer…

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Ep 6. Nick Charney - Apex Ammunition

My guest today is Nick Charney, co-owner of Apex Ammunition. Nick is an engineer and shotshell ballistics expert currently on active duty with the United States Air Force. We caught Nick right in the middle of waterfowl and turkey seasons and talked about how Apex got it’s start, the nuances and factors that go into producing premium performance ammunition as well as the ying and yang of tweaking true Tungsten loads. We also dove into the different Tungsten ratings and how those ratings indicate…

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Ep 5. Ryan Lynton - Ryan Lynton Music

My guest today is Ryan Lynton, a Christian singer, song writer and worship leader from Corydon, Indiana. We talk about Ryan’s musical journey and the release of his first CD, his musical influences and passion for Jesus. We also talk about what are some of the barriers to entry for so many men when it comes to hearing, listening to and accepting the Gospel. We discuss the general lack of understanding with regards to…

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Ep 4. Ryan Barton and Carlos Alberti - The Timber Show

My guests today are Ryan Barton and Carlos Alberti creators of The Timber Show. If you’re on Instagram and you hunt ducks and geese you’ve seen their page and have probably foamed at the mouth a bit. They are pure straight up flooded green timber mallard killers and do a great job of sharing their experiences through their images and posts. Today we talk about how Ryan and Carlos met and…

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