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Feb 20, 2016

If you've been paying attention to the BenGreenfieldFitness Instagram page lately, you may know that I've just returned from a big axis deer hunt in Texas. Before that, I was hunting whitetail deer in Washington and elk in Colorado. I spent the summer competing in TrainToHunt bowhunting, meatpacking and obstacle course competition, I won the Idaho TrainToHunt, and now I've got my eyes on safari hunting in Africa and moose and bear hunting in British Columbia. In the podcast episode "Are Hunters The Fittest People In The World?" I interview TrainToHunt founder Kenton Clairmont, and in the episode "How To Build Primal Fitness And Endurance By Hunting: An Interview With A Bowhunting Triathlete", you learn how an Ironman triathlon competitor combines hunting with endurance sports.

With the growing popularity of sports like TrainToHunt, bowhunting, and even a growing interest in the ancestral practice of persistence hunting, I figured it was high time to introduce you to the guy who has organized a couple of the hunts I've been on, and who is one of the world's leading authorities on finding good hunts, building hunting fitness and much more.

So if you want to tap into the primal practice of challenging your body in the wilderness and hunting and gathering your own tasty meat, then this episode is for you. My guest Marc Warnke is owner of GotHunts a hunting consultant, family man, avid bow hunter, mule deer fanatic, fly fisherman and best selling author.

Marc has had global hunting experience with outfitters in Canada, Africa and New Zealand. He understands what makes a quality hunt, how to find challenging hunts and (as a fellow TrainToHunt competitor) how to build the ultimate hunting fitness. -How Marc became a hunting guide... -The most thrilling place in the world to hunt... -How to "get into" hunting, even if you didn't grow up with it... -The biggest fitness “holes” you're going to face when you begin hunting... -Why persistence hunting may be the next big thing in hunting fitness... -The best kind of hunting and hunts to go on if you really want to challenge your fitness... -And much more!

Resources from this episode: -How To Hunt 'Till You're 80 podcast -The Splendid Savage book -Video below...

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Marc or me about how to get into hunting, how to build hunting fitness, the most challenging hunts or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at!