Friday, May 22, 2015

Nebraska Turkey Hunt Video

By Darr Colburn


We had a great time visiting family and doing a little turkey hunting on our trip to Nebraska.  Here is the video.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

KUIU LIVE 2015 Tent Line

Watch as Jason Hairston of KUIU, reveals the new KUIU tent line for 2015.

Parker & Paul Colburn Nebraska Turkey Hunt 1

By Darr Colburn
  
My mom and dad both grew up around Kearney, Nebraska.  My grandmother who will be 88 soon still lives in Kearney.  My boys had never been to Nebraska and I wanted to show them our family roots.  Last time I visited I could not believe the amount of turkeys I saw.  A trip was planned to visit family and take my boys turkey hunting, two things that are very important to me.  We flew into Denver and drove the 5 hours to Kearney.  We saw no less than 30 different gobblers on the drive!  We got in around 7pm and ran out to meet my friend Shay McGowan who invited us to hunt on his property.  We met up with Shay and roosted a couple birds for the next morning.  The first morning my brother and his son headed to one blind while Parker and I went to another.  It started raining right after first light and my brother texted us that he had shot a nice gobbler with his bow.  Parker got his chance around 9:30 am when a gobbler and hen came into the calling and decoys.  The bird saw movement as Parker drew his bow and was walking when Parker shot.  The arrow sailed high right over his back.  The weather turned bad so we headed back for the day to spend time with the family.  The next morning a bird was gobbling on the roost and we set up in a blind about 300 yards from the roost.  Again as it got light the rain started.  The birds stayed in the tree a little later than normal but eventually came in to my calling.  Paul made a great shot and we had the second bird of the trip down.  We called in a couple more birds but Parker never got another shot.  The property we hunted was an island on the Platte River.  The river was about 200 yards across.  To access the property we had to ride a gondola like platform that hung from a couple of steel cables across the river.  The gondola was powered by a Honda motor located on top of the gondola.  The gondola hung about 15-20 feet above the river.  We had a great time on our trip to Nebraska.  While watching the news the night before we left I noticed that they have an outdoors section on the newscast that they show hunting pictures and fishing reports.  I believe more kids are exposed to hunting and fishing due to things like this.  We will definitely be back to the Heartland of America where the people are friendly and the turkeys are plentiful!

Old barn and farm house out in the country.




Gondola loaded with Paul's Gobbler about to head back across the Platte River.


There were lots of ticks out.  We sprayed down with OFF before heading out each morning.
Paul's Nebraska Rio Grande turkey. 

Parker "Getting Serious" in the Double Bull blind waiting for a gobbler to show up.

Nebraska Gobbler


Albino bearded hen we saw the last morning on another farm.




Happy turkey hunter Paul Colburn with his Nebraska Rio Grande turkey.

Looking across the Platte River towards the island we hunted.

 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Bob and Carole's Goulds Turkey Hunt

We had a fun time hunting Gould's Turkeys in Mexico with friends Bob and Carole.  Bob got his Gould's on the first afternoon with his bow and Carole got a double the next afternoon.  Bob's video is unreal with the Magnus bullhead shot to the neck and the blood that is squirting out all over the DSD jake decoy.  Pretty Wild!  Go to our sister site GouldsTurkeyHunt.com or on our Goulds Turkey Hunt facebook page for more photos on our exciting hunt.


Carole, Jay Scott and Hunter Haynes with Carole's first bird



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Preston and Donald's Gould's Turkey Hunt

Our second group of Gould's turkey hunters was with Preston and Donald from Illinois and Florida.  They are longtime hunting buddies.  They harvested 4 turkeys in 1.5 days.  See the Part 1-4 videos below of the hunt and more photos of the hunt on our sister site GouldsTurkeyHunt.com







Thursday, May 14, 2015

2015 Gould's Turkey Hunt with Ronell Ainley

The first hunt of the 2015 Mexico Gould's season was with good friends Craig and Ronell Ainley.  See the video below of the full hunt.  Click here to see a full photo gallery of the hunt on our sister website GouldsTurkeyHunt.com.  I will be posting all of the photos and videos of the 2015 Gould's Turkey season soon.



The Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast brought to you by goHUNT.com/INSIDER has had some amazing guests on lately and the feedback has been phenomenal.  In case you have missed the latest episodes click on the link below to listen on iTunes for FREE.  You can also listen on PODBEAN for FREE.

Episode 19 and 20-Advanced Techniques for Better Elk Calling with Steve Chappell Part 1 and 2
Episode 21-Elk Hunting Giant Nevada Bulls with Trevor Marques
Episode 22-The Mountain Project-Filming, Editing and Producing with Chase Christopher and Jay Park
Episode 23-Matt Woodward of Borderland Adventures
Episode 24-Elk Hunting with Brendan Burns
Episode 25-Elk Calling and Hunting with World Champions Bryan and Brayden Langely
Episode 26-Bowhunting Elk with Casey Brooks

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Arizona Auction Gould's Turkey Hunt with Casey Brooks

I had the fortune of helping my good friend, Casey Brooks, on his Arizona Auction Gould's Turkey Hunt for 2015.  We had a great hunt and many laughs were shared.  Casey harvested a really nice Gould's turkey that came strutting into the Dave Smith Decoys with his Hoyt bow at a distance of about 12 yards.  Casey is one of the most distinguished bowhunters in the world with over 63 archery bull elk and a Archery North American Super Slam under his belt.  We recorded a podcast episode for the Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast on archery elk hunting that will be airing soon.  Check out the video below of Casey's awesome hunt.  Cabelas Spring Thunder will be featuring the hunt in its entirety on this Monday's episode.














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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Paul Colburn's First Turkey

By Darr Colburn


We had a great time hunting turkeys this past weekend on the White Mountain Apache reservation.  Michael Turner who won the raffle Gould's tag had purchased tags along with his friend to hunt out of the Sunrise camp on the White Mountain Apache reservation.  Michael shot his Gould's early the first day with Jay and headed to the White Mountain to hunt.  They arrived several days before the hunt started and a family member had some health issues so they headed home.  They offered the tags to Jay but he had already committed to go to the Maverick camp with some other friends so he offered the tags to my boys Parker and Paul.  We jumped at the chance to go up and hunt the reservation.  My boys were so excited for the opportunity!  We packed up and left Thursday afternoon to hunt for three days.  Paul connected on his first turkey right off the roost after he came in strutting and beat up the Dave Smith jake decoy.  Here is the video of Paul's hunt.  I will post more pictures and the video of Parker's hunt later.  We had a great hunt with our guide Bernard and his son Brandon.



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Episodes 13-16 Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast

I am proud to announce that goHUNT.com/Insider has stepped up to be the title sponsor of the Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast!  I think goHUNT.com is a perfect fit for my Podcast.  The goHUNT.com Insider is a phenomenal research tool to use when researching which units and areas to choose when applying in the Western States.  The mapping, state information and exclusive insights are awesome.  They also give a ton of hunts, firearms and hunting gear away each month to their members.

Listed below are episodes 13-16.  Download/Listen for FREE on iTunes or Podbean.
Episode 13-  Jason Hairston the President and Founder of KUIU
Episode 14-  Daniel Franco and Mike Hancock of Burnt Timber Outfitters
Episode 15-  Woody Bair from the Flaming Gorge Resort on Fly Fishing the Green River A,B,C section
Episode 16-  Chris Roe of Roe Hunting Resources


Below are some of the episodes that will be coming soon on the Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast brought to you by goHUNT.com/Insider

  • Devin Beck a fellow Coues deer nut talking about big Arizona Coues Bucks
  • Randy Ulmer discussing Archery, Giant Elk and Mule Deer
  • goHUNT.com's Lorenzo Sartini discussing Western Hunting and goHUNT.com INSIDER
  • Casey Brooks on North American 29 with a bow and Chasing Monster Bulls
  • Corey Jacobsen 8 time World Champion Elk Calling Champion
  • Arizona Desert Outfitters talking Arizona Sheep Hunting
  • Bryan Langley RMEF World Champion Elk Caller
  • Jason Phelps of Phelps Custom Calls
  • Joe Bittner of Didutagout.com on Gould's Turkey Hunt
  • Doyle Moss talking Utah Elk, Deer and Auction tags across the West
  • The Mountain Project Jay Park and Chase Christopher discussing filming hunts
  • Steve Chappell of Chappell Guide Service on Elk Calling and Elk Hunting
  • Tim Maddock talking Coues deer hunting
  • Matt Woodward of Borderland Adventures on Coues Deer and all types of Hunting
  • Adam Faz on Shed Hunting
  • Greg Krogh of Mogollon Outfitters on Nevada and Arizona Elk and Mule Deer Hunting
  • Michael Park and his 435" Arizona Elk
  • Trevor Marques of Nevada on Elk, Mule Deer and Sheep Hunting
  • Ryan Wampler and his monster 270+ Arizona Strip Mule Deer
  • Cody Nelson of the Outdoorsmans talking optics and other glassing gear
  • Antelope Hunting in Arizona with Lee Murphy and Craig Steele of Exclusive Pursuits Outfitters
  • Many more episodes being scheduled at this time!

  • The positive response and feedback to my podcast has been overwhelming! I want to thank all of the listeners who have emailed, sent messages and left voicemails with the support, questions and comments.  Also, much thanks for the 5 star ratings on iTunes and great supportive comments on iTunes!  If you would like to see a specific topic or guest on the podcast please email me at jayscottoutdoors@gmail.com

    I will continue to press forward and try to provide informative, educational and entertaining content on the podcast!

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    2015 California Spring Turkey Hunt Opening Day

    As I sit here and write this blog post I cant help but think about the upcoming elk season this fall with the Arizona Elk and Antelope draw due to come out soon.  Credit cards have already been hit and most people know that at least they have drawn a coveted tag.  The question that most are wondering is whether they drew their first or second choice.  I thought I was guiding a hunter in Unit 9 for the archery hunt but my hunter had his plans change so my September plan is still in limbo.  The anticipation for the upcoming season is always high!  Especially with some of the timely storms that have fallen in the last couple of months.  Even though winter was mild, us optimists are hoping that mild winter with early and late spring rains will produce better antlers than last year.  Only time will tell to see how it shakes out.

    I had an awesome time with my nephews, Will and Jay Pyburn, this weekend for the spring turkey hunt opener in California.  We drove roughly 600 miles to have our hunt last about 10 minutes.  We had gobblers roosted and four of them flew down and came right to our Dave Smith Decoys.  They actually knocked the DSD Jake and Strutter over and had their way with the hen decoys.  Watch the video in this post to see the action unfold.  We had a very special time as always with our gracious hosts and friends Craig and Ronell Ainley.  They are actually coming to hunt Gould's turkeys with me in Mexico in May this season.  We are all really looking forward to that.









    I found a turkey mouth call that I really like from Pollard's Elite Calls called the Original Pollard Batwing.  It is real easy to use and makes me sound better than normal.
     Check out the video of the boys hunt in California!

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    New Season of Cabelas Spring Thunder

    I am proud to announce our partnership with Cabelas Spring Thunder, which is a weekly webisode all about Spring turkey hunting.  We have contributed video footage from our spring turkey hunts for several years to our friends who produce the show at MidwestWhitetail.com.  Aaron Warbritton is the host of the show and he does a fantastic job of creating a entertaining, informative and very educational show.  Aaron in his own right is one of the best turkey callers and hunters in this country.  In the March 2 Episode of Cabelas Spring Thunder, titled Scouting Homework, he features a some Gould's turkey hunt footage from some of our hunts last season at GouldsTurkeyHunts.com.  Watch below.




    My nephews, Will and Jay Pyburn, and I head to Central California this coming week to hopefully bag a couple of Rio Grande gobblers on the California Spring Turkey Opening weekend.  We will be filming the hunt and hopefully be able to capture some good footage for the show.  Make sure to follow Cabelas Spring Thunder this season!

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    Monday, March 16, 2015

    JSO Podcast-Will Primos, Kaibab Buffalo, Gobbling Champion, A3 Trophy Hunts

    The Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast has had some fantastic guests on lately with many more scheduled in the upcoming future.  I want to thank all of our listeners for their support and positive feedback on iTunes!  We will continue to bring you informative, educational and entertaining episodes.  In case you missed our last few episodes, here are some links that will get you caught up.  Find Us on iTunes or Podbean.

    Episode 9:  Arizona Buffalo Hunt in the House Rock Valley and Kaibab Plateau
    Episode 10:  Will Primos Talks Elk and Turkey Hunting
    Episode 11:  Talking Turkey with Joe Slaton 2015 Grand National Gobbling Champion
    Episode 12:  A3 Trophy Hunts-Arizona Elk and Mule Deer Hunting


    I want to thank Craig Steele of CS Creativity for creating a new logo for the podcast!
     
    We currently have episodes waiting to download and future guests scheduled for interviews to include:
    • Jason Hairston the President and Founder of KUIU
    • Randy Ulmer on Bowhunting Giant Bucks and Bulls
    • Casey Brooks on North American 29 with a bow and Chasing Monster Bulls
    • Daniel Franco and Mike Hancock of Burnt Timber Outfitters
    • Chris Roe of Roe Hunting Resources
    • Bryan Langley RMEF World Champion Elk Caller
    • Jason Phelps of Phelps Custom Calls
    • Joe Bittner of Didutagout.com on Gould's Turkey Hunt
    • Steve Chappell of Chappell Guide Service on Elk Calling and Elk Hunting
    • Woody Bair from the Flaming Gorge Resort on Fly Fishing the Green River A,B,C section
    • Matt Woodward of Borderland Adventures on Coues Deer and all types of Hunting
    • Adam Faz on Shed Hunting
    • Greg Krogh of Mogollon Outfitters on Nevada and Arizona Elk and Mule Deer Hunting
    • Michael Park and his 435" Arizona Elk
    • Trevor Marques of Nevada on Elk, Mule Deer and Sheep Hunting
    • Ryan Wampler and his monster 270+ Arizona Strip Mule Deer
    • Many more episodes being scheduled at this time!
    If you have questions, comments or would like to hear someone specific on the show you can email  directly to jayscottoutdoors@gmail.com

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    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    National Turkey Calling Champions Billy Yargus and Scott Ellis talking Turkey Hunting

    I recently went to the NWTF National Turkey Hunting Convention in Nashville, Tennessee and had an unbelievable time checking out new turkey calls, decoys, and other turkey hunting equipment.  One of the highlights for me as a turkey hunter is getting a chance to go to the Grand National Calling Contest which is the equivalent of the Super Bowl for football fans or the World Series for baseball fans.  The best callers in the world assemble to compete for the title of the "NWTF Grand National Champion"

    All of the callers that enter into the contest are amazing and they had to have won or placed very high at their state level in order to compete.  Their are many divisions of the contest including youth, head to head, friction, gobbling and the Senior Open which is the Best of the Best.  In 2013, I literally listened personally to all of the preliminaries and the finals.  This year I just went to the Friction and Senior Open finals.  If you missed it and like turkey calling and the process of trying to improve your calling.  Check out Shane Simpson's site, CallingAllTurkeys.com, he has every contest on his site where you can listen to all of the competitors.



    As host of the Jay Scott Outdoors Western Big Game Hunting and Fishing Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing three 2015 Grand National Champions, Billy Yargus the Senior Open winner, Scott Ellis the Head to Head Champion and Joe Slaton the Gobbling Champion (episode to air soon).  They all are demonstrating their calls and discussing turkey hunting strategies.  Listen as they breakdown scenarios on from roosting birds, setup on roosting birds, calling to roosted birds, run and gun techniques, and many other calling scenarios.  If you are going on a turkey hunt this spring these are three episodes that you don't want to miss.

    Episode 8:  2015 Grand National Champion Senior Open Finals Billy Yargus Interview

    Episode 5:  2015 Grand National Head to Head Champion Scott Ellis Interview

    Episode ?:  (Coming Soon waiting to be edited) 2015 Grand National Gobbling Champion Joe Slaton
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