Vince Smith, Lonesome Wind Custom Bows – PP052

This week we are joined by Vince Smith of Lonesome Wind Custom Bows. Bowyer, hunter, traveler, and volunteer… He does it all. We discuss bow building, bowhunting, what Nebraska has to offer an outdoorsman, traveling to Africa, and many other topics. Be sure to follow Vince on Instagram and Facebook to see what he’s up to and the beautiful bows he makes. Enjoy!



Mikhail Merkurieff – PP051

Mikhail Merkurieff is the found of MerkWares LLC, maker of the Emberlit Stove, various fire accessories, survival gear, and our much loved Cabuya fishing handlines. We talk about Selfbows, hunting, fishing, survival, bushcraft, and much more. Be sure to check out Mikhail’s full product line over at MerkWares (links below). You can find him on Facebook and Instagram by searching for @emberlit. Enjoy!

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Emberlit and MerkWares Website:

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James Jean – PP050

James Jean, owner of Groundbreaking Multimedia, is an archery exhibition/trick shooter. James is an absolute hammer with his recurve, constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible with the bow and arrow. We talk about his shooting style, practice routines, upcoming adventures, and his current journey into life on the big screen. Be sure to follow James on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (links below) to see some of these wild shots he achieves!




Mark Harrison, Omnivore’s Quivers and Homestead – PP049

This week we interview Mark Harrison of Omnivore’s Quivers and Homestead. Mark and his wife Allison create custom quivers, tabs, and other leather goods. Mark is a hardcore traditional bowhunter that dabbles in a little bit of everything. We talk about bowhunting in Florida, Allison’s bone collection, homesteading, food/wild game preparation, and much more. Be sure to find Omnivore’s Quivers on Instagram and Facebook by searching for @omnivoresquivers and give them a follow. Also, check out their website to see what they have available for purchase! If you love what you hear, please leave us a review! Enjoy!

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Curt Geier, Working Class Bowhunter – PP048

Aaron and Mike are joined by guest Curt Geier from the Working Class Bowhunter Podcast. Curt is a whitetail madman from midwest working stock. This guy is like most of us…working for a living and enjoying the outdoors with the limited amount of time he has. Though Curt is not a traditional bowhunter, he shares the passion of bowhunting, ethical hunting practices, and sets out to educate others by sharing his experiences. Be sure to give Curt, along with his crew (Eric Hamann, Doug Schmidt, and Stephen Moller), a follow on Instagram and Facebook by searching for @workingclassbowhunter. Enjoy!


Jim Neaves, Centaur Archery – PP047

Aaron gets the opportunity to talk bows, hunting, and traditional archery with guest Jim Neaves. Jim is an amazingly talented bowyer who specializes in longbows and supercurve style traditional bows at Centaur Archery. Jim lays out the whole story of how he got started and the special features of his bows that make them truly unique. Be sure to check out what Jim is doing on Facebook by searching for Centaur Archery, or on his website Enjoy!

Dave Mead, Mead Archery – PP046

Dave Mead is a passionate bowyer, family man, and primitive bowhunter. We talk about his bows and the building process, which happen to be built with natural materials sourced only from grass, wood, and animals. Other topics covered are hunting, bow building workshops, fitness, and we also get some listener questions answered. To see more of Dave’s work, visit his website You can also find Dave on Instagram and Facebook by searching for @meadlongbows. Enjoy!

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Rick Spicer, Pac Rat Outdoor Center – PP045

Rick Spicer was able to join us for this week’s episode. Rick is an avid outdoorsman, wilderness skills practitioner, bowhunter, and teacher of outdoor skills. We talk all things bowhunting, gear, and dig into a few woodsmanship skills every hunter needs to know. Skills topics discussed in this episode are map work, navigation, and fire starting. We know you’ll love it. Expect to hear more from Rick in the near future. For more information on the Brewha Bushwhack visit Links for references mentioned will be posted below. Enjoy!

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Hendrie Javier, Kashtuk Bowcraft – PP044

Hendrie Javier of Kashtuk Bowcraft joined us this week to talk about primitive bow and arrow building, hunting in sunny Southern California, flintlocks and more! Please check out Hendrie’s bows, flintlocks, and other gear at You can also find Hendrie on Facebook and Instagram by searching for Kashtuk Bowcraft!

We also talk about our fundraiser for our buddy Chris Sekol who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Please check out the Go-Fund-Me ( account and donate today! 100% of proceeds will go to Chris and his family to help where we can with bills and unforeseen expenses. A lot of great companies have come together for this. Thank you all! Enjoy!

“Chopper” Chad Graham – PP043

This week on the Primitive Pursuit Podcast, we were fortunate enough to get on the phone with Chad Graham to talk about his venture making custom Wudaraz and beautifully crafted spliced fletchings. Chad is a big believer in FOC… Fir Or Cedar! We discuss an array of topics around bowhunting to include shoots, travel, and bowfishing. Be sure to follow Chad on Instagram by searching for @chopperchad71. Enjoy!

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