Philip Vanderpool

Hunters YOU Should Be Following

   With a few cooler evenings and shorter days upon us, that fall feeling is finally in the air my fellow bowhunting freakshows! I hope you're all as jacked up as I am to get this season underway. Currently I'm making the final adjustments to all of my gear before I head out west for a two week long adventure chasing speed goats in Montana and then mule deer in Colorado. I literally cannot wait. For this month's blog I wanted to change it up a bit and do something different, so the gang and I came up with the idea to do a blog on some badass hunters that YOU all should be following on social media. We each picked out a few people and I'm sure you will all enjoy learning about these guys and gals. Trust me, they all deserve your "follow". As always enjoy the blog and podcasts, we've got some awesome stuff coming your way in the near future that won't surely disappoint. Also remember, always chase your dreams, not your liquor....and GO SHOOT YOUR BOW





Brian Barney


"Adventure Bowhunter" lookup this term and I'll bet my bow that you'll find a picture of Brian under the definition. From Hawaii to Mexico and everywhere in between this bowhunting-only fanatic can be found chasing animals relentlessly. As a main writer for Eastman's Bowhunting Journal and the host of Eastman's Elevated podcast, Brian has quite a busy schedule, but always finds a way to get it done. Brian  runs his own construction business, Barney Construction and is also a father and husband. His high energy personality and never give up attitude are a testament to his many bowhunting and writing accomplishments. Brian is a plethora of knowledge when it comes to hunting western big game with his bow on public ground and his writing and podcasts showcase many of his tried and true techniques and tips. What has always really drawn me to Brian are his creative writing(which I've been reading for years), hardworking-work ethic and his contagious personality. The guy is always having fun and loving life, which shows in his social media accounts. For those of you who live for bowhunting AND adventure, Brian is a guy you all need to be following along with his podcast. You'll be happy you did!

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Skyler and Nicole Richards


For those of you who love giant mule deer and a passion for public ground hunting, look no further than this dynamic duo. Born and raised in Utah, these two have cut their teeth chasing all sorts of big game around the public grounds of the west. From taxidermy work to guiding hunts these two are about as busy as it gets, but still find a way to get tags punched year in and year out. I've always been drawn to both of these two because of their passion for the outdoors and their ability to combine hardwork and dedication into everything that they do. Whether it's Nicole guiding a mule deer hunter, or Skyler finishing up a masterpiece mount for someone, they both always put 110% effort into whatever they're doing and this has lead to a lot of success for this pair. Some fantastic companies like Sitka Gear and Stealth Cam have noticed this burning passion that these two posses, which has lead to ambassador positions for numerous companies. This dedication and commitment shows in their impressive trophy room and hunting accomplishments from over the years. Recently Skyler and Nicole started a very popular YouTube channel called "SkyNic hunting" where they creatively video and showcase their hunting adventures from finding sheds to a recent Stag hunt and everything in between. If you're looking to follow hardcore hunters who get it done consistently, year after year, then YOU need to be following Skyler and Nicole Richards.

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Craig Temple


If you're a whitetail junky like myself, or just love to see some absolutely beautiful photography look no further than my man Craig Temple. This hardworking father and husband has an absolutely unreal list of giant whitetails that he's taken from his home area in and around Alberta, Canada. With numerous trophies and some extraordinary photos, Craig has made some fantastic relationships with companies like Hoyt, Sitka, G5, Easton and Spypoint trail cameras. As a supervisor for the oilfield near his home in Edmonton, Alberta Craig certainly stays busy, but always finds time to spend outdoors. The guy just flat-out gets it done no matter what tag he has in his pocket and the animals always seem to be amazing trophies like his buck from last year, which has kickers, stickers and matching droptines on both sides! Craig also finds time in his busy life to write blogs and articles for Eastman's Bowhunting Journal as well as being a guest on podcasts. His knowledge and experience are very easy to pick up on after reading just one article or blog from him. The man knows his stuff and has a great way of expressing it in words and some amazing photography, which has always fascinated myself along with many others. Craig can be found on Instagram and Facebook and i highly recommend you give this guy a follow!

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Steve Alderman


I recently got hooked up with Steve while on a work trip out to Idaho. If you have an interest in hunting mule deer or already love hunting mule deer, then Steve is someone you MUST be following online. An expert on DIY public land mules, writer, film maker and producer. Steve has a large collection of 200” + public land mule deer and in the short time I got to spend with him I learned a lot about hunting the west.

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Clark Cummings


If you don't already know Clark from Respect The Game Tv on sportsman channel or from the Working Class Bowhunter Podcast episodes then you need to be following along. Clark is an expert Whitetail hunter and continues to get it done season after season. He is one of the most humble people you will meet and he will give you the shirt off his back. Its easy to see his passion and love for the outdoors, his family and friends. His son Matt Cummings is following along right in his footsteps also, putting down a 196” giant whitetail last season. The entire hunt can be seen on Respect The Game Tv.

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The Lindsey Way


Jeff and David Lindsey are very well known in the outdoor industry but I had to include them in this portion of the blog. These boys are so humble, friendly and knowledgeable. Not to mention they are very enjoyable to watch on tv. They have done several podcast episodes with us and not mention podcasting in their booth at the Iowa Deer Classic last year. From following these guys online you definitely benefit from their knowledge, big buck photos, lots of giveaways online, snack tips from Jeff, and a lot of laughs.

You can follow the Lindsey Way Below:




I follow him because he always has a positive message and great photos. Tj is an absolute superstar and one hell of a guy. He is always putting a positive message with each of his posts. Everything he does is purely awesome. I'm sure that his name will be heard more and more as time goes on.

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 Let's face it Baker is the man. He never fails to crack me up. He's had some awesome hunts in Africa and always seems to knock down turkeys every year. Plus he goes on rants every now and again and those are just pure gold.

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Ross Bigger


You've heard him many times on the podcast. He's got a great beard and is just plain man pretty. He's always on big deer and puts out some great content. He's a big deer killin, hard workin, good friend. He is one of the first guys I look for when I open my Instagram.




Philip Vanderpool


Phillip hosts the show “The Virtue” on carbonTV.  We had the opportunity  to meet Phillip and the guys at the Iowa classic last year and you could tell right away these guys were very passionate and proud of what they do.  If you guys have not had the opportunity to meet or see the show, immediately go watch “Dads Sweet 16” on carbonTV. I guarantee anyone that watches this episode will get exactly what I’m talking about.  Phillip is all about sharing his story about harvesting giant sad daddy’s and the values of American tradition. One thing I really liked about the podcast with Phillip was that he cares about other people being in front of the camera just as much as he is. He says that he loves being behind the camera and giving his cameramen the chance to be in front of the camera.  Another thing I like about this show is that they show emotion, they show the misses, they show the bad times. It is as real as it gets when it comes to Phillip and this group of guys.  So go check out all the episodes on CarbonTV under the Virtue. Big shout out to Clint Schwach and Brandon Dority.

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Bill Winke


As everyone knows I am a Iowa native so this was an easy choice. Midwest Whitetail is one of my favorite shows and always has been.  You can tell by watching the show Bill is very passionate and serious about hunting and not only does he share his knowledge on the show, but he also does an awesome job in his blogs. If you are from the Midwest and are wondering about anything whitetails this guy knows it and he has probably done a blog on it. Everything from food plots, strategies, scouting, small properties, big properties, creeks/ditches, archery gear, and basically anything and everything you will ever  need to know about whitetails. On their website you can find 39 pages of videos and articles about hunting whitetails and if you cant find what you are looking for there is even a “Ask Winkie” tab where you can submit a question directly to him. Bill is a plethora of knowledge that anyone and everyone can learn something from. I highly recommend you start following Bill and his content.


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Thanks everyone for checking out the blog! these are some of the hunters we've enjoyed following. of course there's a lot more we like to follow and that will lead us into a pt. 2 of this blog eventually. let us know who you enjoy following, and good luck to you this season! until then check out the working class bowhunter podcast on itunes, facebook, instagram and more!

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