January 24, 2020

Craig Van Arsdale

Craig Van Ardsale joins the podcast to talk about his hunting trip in Kazakhstan, and the sacrifices he made to spend more time in the backcountry.

(Excerpt from Craig's trip) This trip had been on the books for a couple years now and it was time to go! I flew from Phoenix AZ, to San Francisco CA, to Istanbul Turkey, to Almaty Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 then a Domestic flight in KZ where we met our driver who would take us 6 hours via dirt road to the hunting base camp. The next morning we shot our rifles, ate breakfast and headed out on the ponies to our first camp location you see here!

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January 21, 2020

Harold Fahrenbrook

Harold Fahrenbrook rejoins the podcast to talk about his hunting adventures in Africa.  The conversation transitions to wildlife management, and an informative discussion on the future of hunting in Colorado.

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January 17, 2020

Mike Duplan

Always a good time when Mike Duplan is in the Kifarucast studio.  Great conversation and great information on a multitude of subjects in this episode.

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January 14, 2020

XLR Industries

Frank recently used one of XLR's chassis on an Elk hunt, and is joined by Matthew Means, National Sales And Marketing Director at XLR Industries LLC, to discuss how the chassis performed, and their latest offerings for 2020.

About XLR Industries

XLR is a U.S. based manufacturer of world-class rifle chassis, components, and accessories. The company manufactures the renowned Element, Evolution™, Carbon, and Envy™ chassis systems for professional shooters, tactical shooters, and hobbyists alike.

All XLR chassis systems are manufactured in the U.S.A. and are machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. XLR chassis feature a multi-point radial cut inlet that mirrors your receiver, creating a perfect chassis to action union. This inlet method eliminates any external stresses commonly found in traditional or v-block stocks.

This style of 'bedding' has proven to increase accuracy and repeatability beyond traditional bedding or inletting methods. Mounting your action into our chassis only requires a torque wrench and few minutes of your time.

What makes our chassis systems so unique is the use of our adjustable buttstocks. Renowned for their large range of adjustment and usability across numerous platforms, including AR15 style rifles. XLR buttstocks allow the shooter to truly fit their rifle to their build and shooting style. Making your shooting experience more enjoyable, accurate and repeatable.

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January 9, 2020

Sleeping Bags

Aron answers questions from Kifaru Insiders regarding our slick bag temperature ratings, and offers advice based off his many years of field experience on how to stay warm overnight in the backcountry.

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January 7, 2020

Randy Kitz

Randy Kitz, President of Black Eagle Arrows, joins the podcast to talk about their latest offerings.


Black Eagle Arrows is a family owned and operated business that was created with this goal in mind: To offer the highest quality products at the best price.

Our superior carbon arrows are the choice of world-class competition archers and seasoned professional hunters. We use their expertise to shape and refine the finest precision arrows on the market. These professionals have shot every shaft on the market and don’t settle for second best. Neither should you.

To offer the best prices on our products, without sacrificing their superior quality, we got creative; we employed the latest technology in our inventory control system and shipping methods to operate as efficiently as possible. These and many other methods let us pass the savings along to you.

The quality of our product is only matched by our customer service. We guarantee your satisfaction and encourage all of our customers to interact with us and become part of the growing Black Eagle Arrows family.

At Black Eagle Arrows, we are evolving through constant innovation. Our loyal customer relationships allow us gather real-world feedback. We will continue to be a solid foundation in the industry and give you the edge to down that Booner buck or take home the championship.



January 2, 2020

Danny Farris

Aron is joined by longtime friend and industry veteran, Danny Farris, to talk about his recent acquisition of Ultimate Predator Gear and their awesome line of bow-mounted Stalker Decoys.

GIVEAWAY: Visit Ultimate Predator Gear’s Facebook and Instagram pages to watch a video of Danny using a Stalker Decoy to take a 200-inch Colorado muley this fall and then enter to win the ENTIRE SET-UP he used to take the monster buck. The prize list includes his Stalker Decoy, his Hoyt Carbon RX-3 Ultra with all of the accessories, and as an added bonus, a Kifaru Antero Pack! It’s a prize pack worth well over $3000 so make sure to check it out!

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December 31, 2019

Lance Banning

Lance Banning joins the podcast to discuss a foundation close to his heart, Special Forces Foundation, as well as mental toughness and medical preparedness in the field.  Thank you for your service Lance, and for humbling us mere mortals.

Please support the Special Forces Foundation by texting: OG20 to 41444 or directly on their website: https://www.specialforcesfoundation.org/

The Special Forces Foundation (formerly the Green Beret Association) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization serving U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and their families. The Foundation provides a range of programs aligned with the SOCOM Commander’s Preservation of The Force and Family (POTFF) program, designed to address the fraying of the forces after nearly two decades of sustained combat. Our programs contribute to the maintenance of the mind and body, and, provide acute and ongoing support in resolving, psychological, emotional and relationship issues before they become chronic.

During times of tragedy, the Special Forces Foundation provides immediate support to the soldiers family with the goal of maintaining long term support to those left behind. The Special Forces Foundation also provides counseling and other services to those left behind and the Special Operations community.

The Special Forces Foundation assists warriors transition from military to civilian life through career counseling, professional network support, and mentorship. Successful transition is key to the emotional, mental, and family stability necessary for a long healthy life post service.

A rare occurrence for Kifarucast...Frank Peralta takes us through his Idaho Mule deer hunt using a rifle, and provides information on long range shooting.

Congrats to Dayna Monroe on her first archery Whitetail!  This episode covers her adventure in Wisconsin, and her thoughts regarding her first experience tree stand hunting.

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