Arizona Elk Season and Cool Bean Knives with Marc Bean NRLH Podcast Season 2 | Ep. 9

//Arizona Elk Season and Cool Bean Knives with Marc Bean NRLH Podcast Season 2 | Ep. 9

On today’s episode, Marc Bean joins host Travis Ishida to talk about Cool Bean Knives, an upcoming DIY Elk hunt in Arizona, and much more!

Marc Bean is a bladesmith with his forge in Queen Creek, Arizona, is a newer hunter, is part of the precision rifle community, and is an all-around great guy. Marc loves being creative and doing things that others see as difficult or impossible. Starting as a hobby, his custom knife making quickly turned into making them for others and prompted the start of Cool Bean Knives. For his kids, he went on to compete on Forged in Fire, Season 7 Episode 24 “The German Dussage”, and was the runner up in the final round. As part of the 2023 NRL Hunter season, he is co-hosting the popular Ghost Hunter match with Josh Reeves the weekend of January 13-15, 2023.

NRL HUNTER Presented by SIG SAUER, is a series of competitions for hunters by hunters. It brings ethical hunters together in an innovative, competitive format for new and seasoned hunters to learn about their skills, gear, overall capabilities, and about local hunting terrains.

Learn more about Cool Bean Knives, planning a DIY Elk Hunt, and more, on the NRL Hunter Podcast!

00:49 – Marc Bean Background
01:24 – Cool Bean Knives
06:05 – Cow Elk Tag in Arizona; Hunting Season
• DIY vs Guided
• Tag Soup and the Learning Experience
• Trained eye in specific terrain
15:37 – SIG Sauer Kilo 10K laser rangefinder binos with Applied Ballistics
• Technology and Accuracy
17:27 – Arizona Terrain
19:48 – Marc’s Gameplan for the DIY Hunt
25:22 – Cyber-scouting, studying terrain and its access, learning Elk behaviors
31:46 – Elk Calls and Weather
40:29 – Marc’s rifle, ammo, and gear for cow elk hunting
49:19 – Learning Aspect
51:00 – Marc’s Gameplan for Packing out; Harvest
54:19 – Mapping Solutions; onX Hunt, BaseMap, Google Earth,
59:10 – Wrap up and possibly a Part II post-hunt

Links –
• Cool Bean Knives –
• Forged in Fire: German Dussage Season 7 Episode 24 (Marc Bean Runner Up) –
• Limited Edition Knife | NRL Hunter Collection –
• SIG Sauer 10K –
• Hornady ELDM –!/

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Release date:
28 September 2022

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