Archery Country Podcast

A podcast that entertains and educates our audience in all aspects of Archery in the outdoor industry bowhunting, target shooting, archery life and hunting. Archery Country is the Midwest Premiere Archery Pro-Shop’s located in Waite Park/St. Cloud, MN, Rogers, MN. and Brainerd, MN.

We pride ourselves in our extensive knowledge and depth of products that we carry in a true Pro-Shop setting. Archery Country provides professional advice and service for bows, archery accessories, and everything archery or hunting related.
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Recent Podcasts
Ep 1: Turkey Hunting Recap 2020 Spring Turkey Season
Episode #1 We go over our 2020 turkey season and discuss different setups, rigs, decoys and calling.  

Ep 2: Food Plots and The Process with Guest Don Higgins Real World Wildlife Products
We dive way into food plots and plant specifics the where, when, how, and why.  The owner of Real World Wildlife Products Don Higgins explains all aspects of his products. Product differences and timing along with planting bedding, and cover screening.

Ep 3: The Ins and Outs of Bowfishing
Rocking the boat with the staff from Archery Country Brainerd MN store with over 25 years experience behind a bowfishing bow.  We cover almost every aspect of bowfishing from rookies to seasoned bowfishers.

Ep 4: Meet Our Guest Mark Hayes the Design Engineer Manager from Mathews
Mark Hayes design engineer manager from Mathews Inc. answers a ton of questions on Mathews Bows from engineers to consumer very informative and detailed podcast, we touch on a lot of Mathews Bows and accessories.

Ep 5: Practice, Practice, Practice Off-Season Preparation and Equipment Check !
It's time to look over your equipment, its time to update some products, and how to practice for maximum accuracy!

Ep 6: Huntin’ Fool With Guest Jerrod Lile
We catch up with the CEO of Huntin' Fool Jerrod Lile and discuss hunting stories, arrow builds, and the services Huntin' Fool can offer you. 

Ep. 7: DIY Backcountry Fitness and Equipment Preparation with Jim Schulte
From Backcountry DIY preparation, to fitness, and equipment we talk with Jim Schulte, a master in all categories for the hardcore hunter. Brandon , Jon, and Jim go over what you need to do for any hunts.  Preseason prep, hunting meals, filtering water, all equipment. TAC events, Train to hunt events, and Beastmode Jim does them all.

Ep 8: Victory Arrows and Components
Our guest Devin O'dea from Victory Archery gives us the company history and technical side on how arrows are built, and what sets Victory apart in the industry. We discuss arrow components, importance on tolerances, and complete arrow builds light vs heavy and micro diameter vs standard.

Ep 9: Mark Watkins “The MN Man and His Hunting Accomplishments”
We sit around the studio table with Mark Watkins from Alexandria, MN and visit about his past hunts, from sheep to elk to his family farm for whitetails.  He also discusses his preparation, what he looks for in his setups and what he does from pro shop to field!

Ep 10: Field To Fork With Culinary Chef Keith Paltjon
We sit down this week with the top chef in hospitality for the biggest racing teams in the Indy race car world. Culinary Chef Keith Paltjon talks about after the harvest wild game preparation. From field dressing to preparing and packaging the meat as well as preparation and cooking with some inside recipes and tricks, Keith knows it all! 

Ep 11: McDonalds Meats With Travis and Shawn
We sat down with Travis and Shawn from McDonalds Meats in Clearlake, MN and discussed what they're doing for meat processing in 2020, wild game preparation, what we can do before bringing deer in and what we can purchase from them to help processing at home. They are open for the whole deer season this year and will be providing one of the most professional processing services.

Ep 12: Midseason Practice and Check Up                                                                                                                                                           
We go over a midseason checklist you should look at for your equipment and how to practice this time of year along with a quick story on Wades MN success.

Ep 13: 20 Podcast Listener Questions Answered
In this episode Wade, Dan, and Keith from the Rogers, Minnesota Archery Country location answer 20 questions submitted by Archery Country Podcast listeners! We answer your questions about what it's like here at the pro-shop, what broadheads, releases, and boots we use, FOC, 3 vs 4 vanes, tuning, and what tools you need for at-home bow tech work. We talk about our opinions on Garmin sights, Nose Jammer, Sitka, and the new Mathews V3. 

Ep 14: The BIG Three Bow Company’s
In this podcast we talk about the BIG 3 bow releases and their new products - Mathews, Hoyt and Bowtech. We give you an in depth look through the eyes of technicians on the leading sellers in the shop and go through some of the stereotypical facts vs. personal experiences. 

Ep 15: Target Archery with Jason Goedken
In this episode, we talked with Jason Goedken a very accomplished target archer on shooting, bow setups, release execution, arrow tuning, and shooting tournaments! We go into depth about each of these topics. If you've ever been curious about competitive archery, paper, or 3-D, this is the podcast for you!
Jason's accomplishments include:
  - 2021 Rushmore Rumble Champion
  - 2020 Indoor National Virtual Champion
  - 2020 Vegas Champion 
  - 2018 Indoor National Champion 
  - Top 4 in Lancaster Classic 
  - Reserve Champion In 2019 Redding 
 - Reserve Shooter Of The Year In NFAA