Do Hunting Decoys Work? and What Do Bowhunters and Rifle Hunters Have in Common?
May 25, 2023
Danny Farris hosts the Hoyt Bowhunter Podcast, owns Ultimate Predator Gear and is on the board for the Colorado Bowhunters Association. He was the producer of Bowhunter TV, Arrow Affliction and Predator Nation TV and is a monthly columnist for Bowhunter Magazine.
Episode 15: What Does Shiner Beer and Horizon Firearms Have in Common?
May 18, 2023
Jimmy Mauric, brewmaster of Shiner Beers at Spoetzl Brewery joins Derrick Ratliff and they discuss how the historical companies they represent affect the small town of Shiner, Texas, and it’s national prominence. Jimmy was a charming and knowledgeable guest sharing his 45-year tenure experiences brewing craft beer.
Episode 14: What Not To Do on a First Elk Hunt! and Why is the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Important?
May 11, 2023
Clint Salisbury, regional director for Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Michigan, joins Derrick to talk all things elk hunting. Clint and Derrick swap hilarious first time elk hunting stories and discuss the role that Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation plays in preserving the opportunities for future generations to enjoy and experience elk hunting.
Episode 13: Is the 22 Creedmoor Fur Friendly? and Who Harvested the First Blacktail Deer with a 22 Creedmoor?
May 4, 2023
Katherine Rice, founder and owner of Wildcat Marketing joins Derrick Ratliff to discuss dancing goats (briefly!), whether or not the 22 Creedmoor is fur friendly, how the explosion of social media has transformed marketing, and how Kat is probably the first person to harvest a blacktail deer with a 22 Creedmoor.
Episode 12: What Happened to Stiller? and What Can an Engineer Do in the Outdoor Industry?
April 27, 2023
Director of Engineering for Kaspar Outdoors (and Derrick’s youngest brother), Austin Ratliff, reminisce about the entrepreneurial old school days of Horizon Firearms, discuss an engineer's role in the outdoor industry and revisit Kaspar Outdoors' Stiller acquisition.
Episode 11: How Do You Train a Gun Dog? Do I Have to Have a Labrador Retriever?
April 20, 2023
James Hard, founder of Hard Retrievers, shares his training expertise in the gun dog world as he operates training programs from basic obedience to competition retriever. He explains the advantages of teaching a dog to work, force fetching, and proper e-collar training techniques. More about James' programs at www.hardretrievers.com.
Episode 10: David Stroud on the Origin of the 22 Creedmoor, Coyote Hunting and Reloading
April 13, 2023
Horizon's first customer, David Stroud, and Derrick nerd out on caliber talk on this episode discussing the origins of the 22 Creedmoor, 22 long rifle tournaments, and the 6GT for PRC matches. David has personal reloading data book records dating back to 1956 and can speak in a reloading language unknown by most.
Episode 9: Aaron Dusek on Sales Repping in the Outdoor Industry
April 6, 2023
Aaron Dusek, well known player in the product rep industry, joins Derrick to talk about trends in the hunting industry and how rep groups help companies in the outdoor industry gain traction and grow.
Stix Hoole on South African Hunting
January 15, 2023
Derrick reconnects with PH Stix Hoole with John X Safaris as they discuss hunting across the pond in South Africa as well as various rifle calibers for hunting on an African safari.
Talking Bullets with Bergara
December 29, 2022
Derrick spends time with Bergara's Brand Manager Dakota Russell this week. They discuss elk hunting in Montana, the new 7 PRC, the 22 Creedmoor, match grade vs hunting bullets, Spanish Ibex management, and of course being Venatic.