Lessons Learned – Personal Experience Beats All with Shannon Mobbs


Show Notes:

There’s a lot of information out there when it comes to hunting. Between YouTube, podcasts, books, and social media, there are a lot of so-called experts pushing their “conventional wisdom” and hunting tips. But here’s the thing: a lot of those people only get success every once in a while. In other words, they don’t always know what they’re talking about.


That’s why elk hunter Shannon Mobbs and I are talking about the importance of personal experience today. We’ve both learned that sometimes, you’ll experience things in the field that go against everything you’ve heard before, and we swap some stories to back it up. That’s why it’s so important to spend time out there on the lots, even in the off season.


For example, Shannon was always taught that you can’t bugle Roosevelt elk. But he knew from observing them that they do communicate with each other. Once he was able to teach himself how to communicate like the animals did, his success rate went way up.


We also spend some time talking about our equipment setups, and the time it took for us to dial them in. Shannon agrees with me that “the middle of the road is the way to go” when it comes to things like arrow weight and speed, but he also agrees that it takes a lot of time, practice, and tweaking to “find your middle.”


What’s Inside:

  • Why personal experience is the most important teacher.
  • Bowhunting in thick terrain.
  • How to tweak your archery setup to find perfection.
  • Small changes make a huge difference.


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Short Description:
Shannon Mobbs always heard that you can’t bugle elk: but his own experience told him otherwise. He’s here today to tell us about how he learned to reject the “common wisdom” of the masses and trust his own experience when it comes to big game hunting. 



mule deer hunting, big game hunting, hunting tips, hunting guide, big buck hunting, hunting stories, bow hunting, archery, roosevelt elk, elk bugles

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