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Focus Hunting Podcast: Episode 172

The Fundamentals of Finding Elk with Mark Livesay

This is the full version of the four-part series I did with Focus Hunting Podcast.  We worked through so many great elk-finding features and hunt-planning tactics to help get you ready for September!

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Red Patch Outdoors Podcast : Episode 45

The School Of Hard Nocks

I got to sit down for a Red Patch Outdoors Podcast episode with my fellow Missoula boys. It was a fun conversation at the Utah Hunt Expo.  We even got into speedo-wearing Ironman racing days. We talked about mental focus and training yourself for those long backcountry pursuits.  We also got into a lot of spring bear stuff, one of our favorite topics.  

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast 

Planning Your Next Spring Bear Hunt

I was invited back on this great podcast. This time we dove into spring bear, one of my favorite topics. This ended up being a great podcast and we got into some spring bear topics.

• Bear vs Elk Meat
• Locating Bears
• Timing your spring bear  hunt
• Calling in Bears
• Thoughts on Bear Spray vs Pistol​

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Treeline Webinar - Available "Free" To Non-Members

Mastering Google Earth Pro - Unlocking The Ultimate Hunt Planning Tool

You would be hard-pressed to find a Western hunter who has not used Google Earth Pro to some degree, but its full potential often remains untapped. In this webinar, we unveil some advanced features and how to harness its true power by incorporating diverse datasets.

• Optimizing and setting up Google Earth Pro as the ultimate hunt-planning tool
• Mastering Drone Style Hunt Area Fly-Over Tours
• Advanced Route Planning & Profile Analysis techniques
​​• Leveraging Custom Datasets to enhance your scouting endeavors

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Focus Hunting Podcast: Episode 164

PART THREE - Finding Elk in February Series -  with Mark Livesay

In Part Three, Kevin and I get into analyzing the zones of pressure, access, utilizing trailheads, Google Earth history and more.

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Focus Hunting Podcast: Episode 160

PART TWO - Finding Elk in February Series -  with Mark Livesay

In Part Two, Kevin and I start to break down zones and strategies for creating a good hunt plan.​

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Focus Hunting Podcast: Episode 155

PART ONE -  Finding Elk in February Series - With Mark Livesay 

This is a new Podcast series on the Focus Hunting Podcast. The best time to be looking for elk is now! In this series, Kevin and I start to break down the hunt planning process.

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Mindful Hunter Podcast: Episode 155

Tag Application Strategy and Backcountry Nutrition

Jay and I right off the bat got into the issues surrounding getting western big game tags and the whole mess of the application process. After that, we dive into making your meals for the backcountry. This is the perfect time of year to get started. We talked about both dehydration and freeze-dried methods.   We had a great chat about our application strategies this year given all the changes that the western states have gone through and some healthy strategies for nutrition in the backcountry.

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Treeline Academy / StHealthy Hunter Collaborative Videocast

Executing Your Best Spring Bear Season

Ryan Lampers and I just finished a videocast where we discussed strategies for successful spring bear hunting.

​Whether you're a seasoned bear hunter or just starting your adventure, this episode shares several concepts to help elevate your overall bear hunting strategy.

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast - Episode 621

Lampers, Livesay, & Longevity in the Backcountry: Lessons from Seasoned Hunters

It was great to catch up with Cody and Ryan on this podcast. Age is a state of mind for me.

"This week, I’m joined by a couple of seasoned hunters! To be fair, I give these guys a ton of flack for being so old, but I do strive to be hunting as hard as them in 15 years. Mark Livesay and Ryan Lampers are two guys I really look up to and consider friends. Although both have been on the podcast individually, this is the first time they’re together.⁠"

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Focus Hunting  Podcast - Episode 130

Food Preparation for the Backcountry with Mark Livesay

It was an honor to be back on the Focus Hunting Podcast with Kevin!⁠ Elk season is coming and we had good intentions to talk elk tactics, but we ended up having a great conversation about backcountry food preparation. We talk about both dehydration and freeze-drying tactics. There is a lot of great information on this episode.⁠

If you are interested in the Harvest Right Freeze drying units we talked about, here is my affiliate link: Go To Harvest Right

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Gritty Podcast - Episode 808

Find More Elk Series | Using Recreational Features & Road And Trail Analysis | Mark Livesay

This is the final installment episode in the Find More Elk Series! Brian and I get into how to locate and analyze recreational features along with road and trail research. We discuss how to leverage the Treeline Academy tool kits to increase your scouting knowledge and help you be more successful on your hunts. NOTE: You will want to watch the YouTube version so you can see the screen recordings.

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Gritty Podcast - Episode 807

Find More Elk Series | Understanding Livestock Grazing In Your Hunt Area | Mark Livesay

Brian and I dive into analyzing livestock grazing in your hunt areas. We talk about how it can affect your hunt positively or negatively and how to use the Treeline Academy Google Earth Pro Toolkits to analyze grazing allotments. NOTE: You will want to watch the YouTube version so you can see the screen recordings. 

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Gritty Podcast - Episode 805

Find More Elk Series | Understanding Burns & Edge Habitat | Mark Livesay

Brian and I just wrapped up recording a new “Finding Elk Podcast Series. In the series, we review some new tools to consider as you make your final hunt planning preparations. NOTE: You will want to watch the YouTube version so you can see the screen recordings. 

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Backcountry Rookies Podcast

Everything About E-Scouting

I always love when I get to catch up with Chad on the Backcountry Rookies Podcast... We got the chance to talk about my new OutdoorClass series that is out now called Next Level E-Scouting and we hit a lot of great topics in this show. We also hit a few new topics that I have not shared up to this point... Enjoy⁠

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Gritty Podcast - Episode 801

HUNTING, MARRIAGE & REDEMPTION - Mark & Amy Livesay

It’s easy to always talk about and show the positive things in your life. Sometimes the hard reality topics need to come to the surface. In these moments you can either choose to move forward or stay stuck in the past. Sharing your redemption journey might just help a few others avoid some of the life pitfalls of your past.⁠

At moments in our lives, we can become broken, some of us, unfortunately, more than others! It’s your choice to emerge from the brokenness, forgive and move forward living your best life. ⁠

This was one of those life podcasts with very good friends…...  

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Big Hunt Guys Podcast  Episode 78

The Greatest E-Scouting Podcast Ever!

For this podcast, I went to Vegas to hang out with the GOHUNT gang! We recorded a “Big Hunt Guys” podcast episode. Like always when Brady and I get together we go off the rails and geek out on E-Scouting and Hunt Planning. This podcast was no exception. This really is a must-listen, we laid out several tactics that will move the needle.  

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Working Class Bowhunter Podcast  Episode

E-Scouting School with Mark Livesay

I really enjoyed setting down to explore more e-scouting topics on this podcast. We got into some great stuff and I think you will enjoy this one.  

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On Your Mark - The Weatherby Podcast  - Episode 53

How to E-Scout with Mark Livesay

I got the chance to set down with the  Weatherby Team and talk about E-scouting strategies for elk hunting. We covered some great content in this podcast. We got into using multipliers, burns, slopes, benches, and edge habitats. Hope you enjoy this one.

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RedBeard Outdoors - Episode 208

E-Scouting, Backcountry Adventure, and the Dad Life

On this podcast episode with Johnathon, we got a chance to talk about e-scouting, even some old-school stuff. We also dove into bringing your kids up in the outdoors doing hard things. Our world has gone totally soft and it's time to be intentional as a dad.

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Barely Backcountry Podcast - With Caleb Dillashaw

E-Scouting Tips & Tactics

The Barely Backcountry is a relatively new podcast. This was a really good episode, we did a pretty good deep dive into some E-Scouting concepts that might change the way you approach hunt planning. 

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Altitude Podcast - With Dave Brinker

A Strategic Mindset in the Mountains and in Life

This was a really fun podcast with my friend Dave Brinker. Dave and I first met when he was playing music at the Western Hunting Summit. At the Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City, we set down and recorded a podcast. Not my normal podcast for sure, we got into triathlons, entrepreneurship, my past life in the organ transplant industry, and a little western hunting sprinkled in.  We're off the rails a little on this one!

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Pull'N Feathers Podcast

Spring Bear Tactics With Mark Livesay

This was a live Instagram podcast with Levi Kari! This was the first one I've done with this format. This was a fun event and we got into several aspects of chasing spring bears. 

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 759

So You Want To Rent Llamas with Beau Baty & Mark Livesay

Brad and I sit down with Mark Livesay and Beau Baty of Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas. If you are in need of some llamas for an upcoming hunt or a fun trip with your family, be sure to check out https://wildernessridgetrailllamas.com

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The Hunting Stories Podcast

Mark is a lifelong hunter and to be frank the best in the world when it comes to E-scouting for western hunting. That being said this may be the only podcast you ever hear Mark on that he doesn’t go over his programs. Today we get to hear some of his favorite hunting stories and he has some great ones to share. From meeting new hunters and helping them get their first elk to some crazy bear and wolf encounters, Mark has some amazing experiences to share.

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The Harvest Holiday Podcast

The new Treeline Google Earth Pro Toolkits  with  Mark Livesay

Jason and I got a chance to review the engine behind the new Treeline Academy Map Toolkits. We got into the specifics, data layers, and what you can expect from the Toolkits. If you’re still not using Google Earth Pro for your hunt planning, you should be!⁠

These toolkits transform Google Earth into the ultimate hunt-planning tool. Hope you enjoy the podcast!⁠

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The Big Hunt Guys - Episode 23

The Best E-Scouting Podcast Ever...

I was recently down at the GOHUNT headquarters in Las Vegas. While I was there, I got the opportunity to record a podcast with Chris Neville and Brady Miller. I personally think this was a GREAT episode. I learned several new things myself. We got into some pretty serious elk finding and hunt planning topics. I think you will enjoy this one!

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 708

High Level Athletes | What Does It Take | Mark & Amy Livesay

This is certainly not an E-Scouting or Llama podcast. My wife (Amy) and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary. In our past life, we trained together and raced in a ton of triathlon events. Over the years, we raced in 15 Ironman triathlons.

On our honeymoon, we went to Ironman Brazil. In Brazil, we both qualified for the 2002 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Later that year we raced together on the Big Island. This was my wife’s first podcast and we really had fun reliving some of those life moments with Brian on this podcast. 

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 706

Live Q & A - Western Hunting Summit | Mule Deer

This podcast is a Live Q&A from the 2022 Western Hunting Summit. The second of the 3 summits is the Mule Deer Summit. On this podcast, we have Joel Turner, Mark Livesay, Brady Miller, Brian Barney, Ryan Lampers, Dave Beronio, Myself, and Tony Trietch all answering questions that attendees had throughout the Live Q&A. 

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 699

Hunt Planning - Brian Call & Mark Livesay

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has contributed more to the hunting space. His films, podcasts, and Locals channel are incredible resources for the hunting community. This time Brian and I got to sit down at the Western Hunting Summit to talk hunting planning and we recapped some of the bear hunts this past spring.

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 698 - At The Western Hunting Summit

All Things Elk With Jason Phelps & Mark Livesay

It was big fun this weekend at the Western Hunting Summit. I had the best time setting down with these two elk machines to record this podcast. This was a good one!

"We are at the Western Hunting Summit put on by Ryan and Hillary Lampers. I am joined by the founder of Phelps Game Calls Jason Phelps and Mark Livesay from Treeline Academy. This is a great podcast talking all things elk. These guys have some great stories, knowledge, and experience."

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 609

The Art Of Finding Elk Segment 1

This is the first episode of the new “The Art Of Finding Elk Series”. In this podcast series, Brian and I work through The Treeline Academy E-Scouting Elk MasterClass Course module-by-module. I’m looking forward to sharing more information about the course and revealing a few of the techniques and tactics covered in the course.

This will be a powerful elk-hunting series with many more episodes to come. This one generated a ton of feedback!

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 611

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 2 – Realities & Expectations

This is the second episode of the new “The Art Of Finding Elk Series”. In this installment, Brian and talk about grasping and understanding the realities and expectations that come with elk hunting.

This is an important, but often overlooked part of E-Scouting and Hunt Planning. The more you understand these concepts, the better hunt you will have. More to come!

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 613

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 3 – Evaluating The Zones Of Pressure

This is the third installment of “The Art Of Finding Elk Series”. In this segment, Brian and I talk about the important task of Evaluating Zones Of Pressure. This is a big focus in my personal elk hunt planning and I spend a lot of time in the course going through exactly how I do it.

I think you will enjoy this one. The more you understand where pressure is likely to come from, the better your odds of finding more elk!

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 614

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 4 – Tools Of The Trade

In this installment of “The Art Of Finding Elk Series”, Brian and I talk about “The Tools Of The Trade”. I see many elk hunters make three common mistakes when it comes to The Tools Of The Trade. 

Expanding your capabilities with the available tools and platforms WILL increase your odds of finding more elk. It is that simple! 

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 615

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 5 – Meadows & Feeding Zones

The fifth segment in “The Art Of Finding Elk Series” is now live. Meadows Feeding Zones Module is one of the first Elk Finding Modules in the course. It’s important to understand that all meadows are not created equal when it comes to elk hunting. Brian and I spend some time breaking this down. 

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 653

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 6 – Canyons, Creeks & Drainages

The sixth segment in “The Art Of Finding Elk Series” is now live. The Canyons, Creeks, and Drainages module is another one of those key chapters in the E-Scouting Elk MasterClass. In this podcast, we dive into some of the aspects related to finding the perfect canyons and drainages.

When it comes to finding elk all drainages are not created equal and there are several key aspects to consider when selecting the best elk-holding drainages.

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 656

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 7 – Fire Zones & Logging Areas

The seventh podcast in “The Art Of Finding Elk Series” is out! Brian and I spend some time talking about fire zones and how to analyze them when it comes to finding elk. Fires are another one of my personal favorite elk finding features. I spend a lot of time breaking this down in the E-Scouting Elk Course.

Across the western landscape, fires have created a strange dichotomy. Fires are incredibly disastrous, and yet they provide an unmatched level of habitat renewal and regrowth.

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 657

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 8 – Beetle Kills & Sparse Timber Zones

The eighth podcast in “The Art Of Finding Elk Series”! Brian and I dive into E-Scouting beetle kills and sparse timber. One of my absolute best elk hunting spots is in an early-stage beetle kill area. There is a ton of information in this module in the course.

Beetle-kill areas are now a big reality when it comes to western elk hunting in many states and regions. Like burns and logging operations, beetle kills and sparse timber stands also create forest canopy disturbances. These areas can become elk magnets and definitely deserve their fair share of attention.

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 658

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 9 – Slope and Bench Analysis

I key in on specific bench locations, as they relate to their position on the slope. The slope percent/degree is another odds multiplying variable for me! These two aspects relate to and work together. I think it is important to understand those relationships when you are breaking down hunt areas.

Slope analysis and quality bench identification is a significant part of my overall E-Scouting elk strategy. I spend a good deal of time working through this specific module in the course. 

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The Gritty Podcast - Special Elk Finding Edition - Episode 661

The Art Of Finding Series Segment 10 – Saddle, Funnels & Travel Corridors

Elk can and do inhabit some of the most extreme, rugged, and steep terrains, but when presented with the opportunity, elk will often choose the path of least resistance.

Saddles, funnels, and travel corridors are definitely odds multipliers when it comes to concentrating the movements and travel patterns of elk. 

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The Hunters Quest Podcast 

Spring Bear Recap | Pt. 2 Meatball Gives Us The Slip w/ Mark Livesay

This is part two of the podcast I did with Hunter on his “Hunter Quest” podcast. In this episode, we recap our encounter with a bear we nicknamed “Meatball”. This was a pretty special bear, arguably one of the largest bears we laid eyes on this season.

Hunter is still recovering from the painful tale of how this huge chocolate bear gave us the slip after waiting for a shot for over 5 hours!

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The Hunters Quest Podcast 

Part One – The Hunt For Butterball

On this bear hunt, I was teamed up with Hunter McWaters. We had only met once briefly at the Utah Hunt Expo. You never know what to expect when you venture into the backcountry for a 10-day adventure with a new hunting/film producer. Hunter came ready and was more than willing to go anywhere, cross any river, or climb any cliff necessary to get to bears.

Part one is our pursuit of my bear we affectionately named “Butterball”.

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Harvest Holiday Podcast

Western Bear Hunting

I really enjoy my conversations with Jason, from the Holiday Harvest Podcast.

In this podcast episode, we dive into all things bear hunting. I sure love elk hunting, but spring bear hunting is a CLOSE second.

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The Wild Initiative Podcast – Episode 228

Mark Livesay: Elk Scouting Strategies

Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss elk scouting strategies and his Treeline Academy course. They discuss how not being prepared with a fully fleshed-out hunt can handicap you on your hunts and how you can stack the factors to increase your odds of success.

Mark tells us how, despite the rapid increase of technology, elk hunting success rates have not increased in recent history. 

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E-Scouting, Bugling, Arrow Science – Episode 226

Live Elk Shape Camp

Today we are recording from our 2022 ElkShape Camp in Wisconsin. We have most of our presenters on this podcast discussing everything from e-scouting, arrow & broadhead selection, backcountry medicine, nutrition and performance.

We also breakdown what has and has not changed when it comes to elk hunting.

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Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast – Episode 153

Western Bear Hunting

It was big fun being a guest on the Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast! I’ve never been on a podcast with so many elk crazies at the same time. This podcast has a vibe like no other!

“E-Scouting is an invaluable tool if you want to be an efficient and effective elk hunter. But what good is a tool if you don’t know how to use it or know what in the heck you’re looking for? Where do you even begin? Well, y’all, today’s show is SO FULL of elk e-scouting information, expert nuggets, techniques, tools, and How-To’s, that you absolutely need to listen!” 

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Eastman’s Elevated Podcast - Episode 288

Live Q & A Session At The Western Hunting Summit

This is not your normal podcast! This year I spent nearly three weeks in the Crazy Mountains of Montana, at the Western Hunting Summit(s). Ryan and Hillary Lampers put on these events, and they are nothing short of phenomenal. Brian Barney is always an integral part of the event. Brian is also the host of the popular “Eastman’s Elevated Podcast”.

During the Summit, Ryan and Hillary Lampers, Brian, and myself all set down for a “LIVE” question-and-answer Eastman’s Elevated Podcast. What a fun and unique format! 

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Bowhunter Chronicles Podcast

Avoiding Pressure & Finding More Elk

It was a real pleasure to talk elk hunting with John and Adam on the Bowhuntrt Chronicles Podcast. In this episode, we talked a lot about planning your first elk hunt and specific tactics to avoid pressure. As elk hunting becomes more popular, next-level E-Scouting, strategy, hunt planning and avoiding pressure is paramount.

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Days In The Wild Podcast – With John Stallone

E-Scouting Elk With Mark Livesay (Part 3)

In this third podcast with e-scouting expert Mark Livesay, Mark shares strategies for when and where you should plan a hunt. For ten years, Mark gave little to no thought about pre-planning his hunts. Then he realized that there are simply too many details to just remember and that he was wasting valuable time out in the wild.

Some hunters get overly ambitious about a hunt and forget about their physical and mental capabilities. Tying everything together to plan a hunt that’s prepared for any eventuality is Mark’s specialty, so pull up a chair and listen close.

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Days In The Wild Podcast – With John Stallone

E-Scouting Elk With Mark Livesay (Part 2)

The ultimate goal of e-scouting is creating a master plan with multiple hunt areas. Mark Livesay from Treeline Pursuits returns for an incredibly in-depth look at how to plan a hunt using all of the modern tools available.

He outlines different parts of his course, including what tools to use, how to understand the data you see, and why you should stack different features to guarantee that you’ll find the elk you’re looking for.

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Days In The Wild Podcast – With John Stallone

E-Scouting Elk With Mark Livesay (Part 1)

When Mark Livesay started hunting elk, Google Earth wasn’t even a thing. But when it showed up on the scene,Google Earth totally changed the game for him. If you’re going to spend all kinds of money on a tag, your gear, and your hunting trip, you’d better include some preseason e-scouting as a further investment in your hunting strategy.

More and more people are applying for tags, and the competition is fierce. People want to try new areas and new states, and e-scouting or cyber-scouting has gotten really intense.

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The Harvest Holliday Podcast

Elk Hunting Strategies With Mark Livesay

It was great to set down with one of my Midwest connections. Jason is always a pleasure to speak with. In this podcast, we dig into a lot of “new elk hunter” aspects. This is a good one if you are relatively new to chasing elk!

“Mark Livesay is back, to go deeper into his Treeline Academy E-scouting course. Topics discussed: defining “odds multipliers”, common misconceptions for new elk hunters, reading Topo and why elk are where they are, and more!”

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast - Episode 500

E-Scouting Bears With Mark Livesay

It’s an honor to call Cody a good friend. Over the years, we have spent many hours talking E-Scouting. I’m extremely proud to be back on the podcast for his 500th EPISODE. That is such an epic landmark! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a 2-hour podcast about E-Scouting spring bears. 

“Episode 500! How Crazy. Fitting that my good buddy Mark Livesay the e-scouting wizard be on for the big celebration.

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The East Meets West Hunt Podcast -  Episode 170

E-Scouting Elk – Linking Together Elk Finding Concepts

Next Level elk hunters don’t always love the pre-hunt planning work, but they are addicted to the results! Beau Martonik is one of those guys that puts in serious planning work!

“On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits and owner of the Treeline Academy E-Scouting. In this episode, we discuss the top 10 elk finding concepts and how to link them together to apply them to your own strategy.”

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Publicly Challenged Podcast - Episode 68

E-Scouting Tactics For Bears

I first met Lucas, the host of the Publicly Challenged Podcast, at the Western Hunting Summit. Since then, we have become good friends and I look forward to the times when I’m invited to be a guest on his podcast.

In this episode, Mark Livesay is back again, and this time to talk about E-Scouting for bear. Mark is always a treasure trove of knowledge and this time is no exception.”

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The East Meets West Hunt Podcast -  Episode 168

Episode 168: Creating A Strategic Hunt Plan

Knowledge is power when it comes to finding and actually killing elk! The very best elk hunters I know are never satisfied. They are on a continual mission to expand their knowledge base. Here is another great E-Scouting podcast that you can use to expand yours. Beau Martonik, from The East Meets West Hunt Podcast, is another one of those guys that is crazy about E-Scouting and using technology to its full advantage.

This one is especially “gold” for those eastern guys that are currently, or thinking about making the western elk journey!

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Missouri Woods & Water Podcast

Episode: So You Want To Hunt Out West?

I always enjoy those times when I get to set down and talk elk hunting with my midwest brothers. This was no exception, we really got into some serious content during this podcast. I think you will really enjoy this one!

“Are you thinking about or have already made the decision to hunt out west? If so, now is the time to start preparing for your trip. Mark Livesay comes on to talk about just that, providing tips about preparing for your first trip out west. 

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The Holiday Hunting Podcast

E-Scouting MasterClass Reviewed

I always enjoy those times when I get to set down and talk elk hunting with my midwest brothers. This was no exception, we really got into some serious content during this podcast. I think you will really enjoy this one!

“Are you thinking about or have already made the decision to hunt out west? If so, now is the time to start preparing for your trip. Mark Livesay comes on to talk about just that, providing tips about preparing for your first trip out west. 

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast - Episode 448

More E-Scouting With Mark Livesay

I have never met anyone that loves E-Scouting more than me until I met Cody!

“Lady and gents, the master is back. Mark Livesay is the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to planning and mapping out a hunt from a computer. Mark has years and years of experience and has a system that is dialed. Our first two podcasts are some of the most downloaded episodes we have done and now Mark comes on to answer many of the questions you guys had after those podcasts."

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast - Episode 370

 Part 2 - Mastering E-Scouting with Mark Livesay (Finding Elk)

This is my second podcast with Cody at The Rich Outdoors and it was another two-hour E-Scouting mega session. Cody and I only scratched the surface in Part I. There was still so much to cover. 

“Get your notepad out because Mark Livesay is about to drop some knowledge on you guys. Last year Mark and I recorded a two-hour podcast about e-scouting and using all of the tools available today."

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast - Episode 563

How To Take September Off

Mark has been on the show multiple times and him and I love to talk e-scouting. this time I thought we would do something a little different. A lot of people don’t know that Mark is a solid entrepreneur that built his life around being able to go elk hunting more. 

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast - Episode 240

Part 1 - How to E-Scout Like a Pro with Mark Livesay

Cody hosts one of the most popular and informative hunting podcasts. The two early e-scouting podcasts I did with Cody still rank as some of the most popular episodes I have ever done.  

“Today we have podcast gold for you. People message me from time to time to tell me, “this is the stuff you’re not supposed to talk about”. This episode today is specifically about e-scouting and we drop some serious secrets that have not been talked about on the podcast. Mark Livesay has E-Scouting down to a science with some truly great secrets up his sleeve. 

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 570

The E-Scouting Elk MasterClass With Mark Livesay

I always love when I get to set down with Brian Call. He has certainly made an impact in the hunting industry and I’m always honored to be on his podcast. Brian and Ryan Lampers have put together some of the most outstanding hunt films available, if you have not seen these you should definitely check them out.

In this episode, Brian and I dive into more E-Scouting specific topics while we were at Ryan Lamper’s Western Hunting Summit. 

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Eastman’s Elevated Podcast - Episode 175

E-Scouting Like A Pro with Mark Livesay

In this podcast, I got to spend time with the legend himself, Brian Barney. This guy is the real deal and knows more about finding big critters than just about anyone I’ve ever met. We had a great conversation about using the various digital scouting techniques and tools.

There is a lot of good elk-scouting information in this podcast. Brian throws in some good muley information as well. This is a solid podcast and a must-listen before the season!

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The Elk Shape Podcast - Episode 163

Avoiding High Pressure Elk

Dan Staton is another one of those guys that geek out on E-Scouting new hunting spots as much as I do. He is a fanatical elk hunter and one of the most driven dudes I know. I love when I get the chance to set down with Dan and talk elk hunting. We got into some rarely talked-about stuff in this podcast. This one is gold!

“Today my guest Mark Livesay and I sit down and discuss E-Scouting best practices and go over every state out West and where to invest in points and over-the-counter tags, this is a MUST LISTEN!”

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The Elk Shape Podcast - Episode 127

Going To E-Scouting School

“E Scouting is basically a relatively new approach to understanding your potential elk areas via a desktop computer. Rather than waiting for the snow to melt in your elk areas so you can get boots on the ground, why not utilize a computer and explore new elk areas. 

Mark Livesay of Treeline Academy breaks down some of the best practices when it comes to creating a digital strategic hunt plan for the fall.”

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The Elk Shape Podcast - Episode 84

E-Scouting, Google Earth Pro, & KLM Files

The was another really informative podcast that I did with Dan Staton on his Elk Shape Podcast. Dan and I also met at the Western Hunting Summit. This guy is legit, incredibly intense, highly motivated, and absolutely contagious. In this podcast, we focus on advanced Google Earth Pro techniques and tools.

We specifically dive into how to incorporate KLM files and Google Earth Pro. There is a lot of Google Earth Pro information in this podcast. We also get into Hunt Plans and defining Hunt Areas.

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The Backcountry Rookies Podcast - Episode 126

E Scouting with Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits

This Week Chad has Mark Livesay from Treeline Pursuits and creator of the Treeline Academy E Scouting Masterclass to talk about e-scouting. There is a twist in this show, Chad invited Alex Boike to interview Mark and walk through the course. Alex won the first giveaway and was one of the first people to use the Academy so it only seemed right to let Alex and Mark discuss how the course works and how it can help you discover the best hunting areas on the map.

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The Backcountry Rookies Podcast - Episode 251

Developing A Master Hunt Plan

The was another really informative podcast that I did with Dan Staton on his Elk Shape Podcast. Dan and I also met at the Western Hunting Summit. This guy is legit, incredibly intense, highly motivated, and absolutely contagious. In this podcast, we focus on advanced Google Earth Pro techniques and tools.

We specifically dive into how to incorporate KLM files and Google Earth Pro. There is a lot of Google Earth Pro information in this podcast. We also get into Hunt Plans and defining Hunt Areas.

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The Backcountry Rookies Podcast

All About Bear Hunting with Brian Call, Ryan Lampers and Mark Livesay

This week we talk ALL ABOUT BEAR HUNTING!!! I have Brian Call, Mark Livesay, and Ryan Lampers on the show, and we cover a lot of topics in the 2-hour special show. We talk about E-Scouting for bears, boots on the ground scouting, gear and equipment for a hunt, and lots of glassing.

We also cover what to do when you find bears, where you find bears, and some lessons learned over the years from these guys.

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 704

Can't Find Elk | Here Is How with Mark Livesay

If you can't find elk, you won't find success! In this podcast we talk about the key ingredients when you are scouting for elk. Increase your success by multiplying your odds.

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The Harvest Holiday Podcast

Bear Season Recap

If you can't find elk, you won't find success! In this podcast we talk about the key ingredients when you are scouting for elk. Increase your success by multiplying your odds.

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Cutting The Distance - Episode 10

Finding Elk Through E-Scouting With Mark Livesay

It seems easy enough, but in order to kill an elk you must first find elk. With today’s technology, it is easier to find elk than ever before. Jason sits down with Mark Livesay to discuss the current technology available and locating elk through features that elk tend to prefer.

They discuss how we can identify combinations of these features to exponentially increase our chances of elk being there when we show up to hunt.

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Backcountry Rookies Podcast - Episode 506

Stories From The Season with Mark Livesay of Treeline Academy

This week on the Stories From The Season Series Chad talks with Mark Livesay from Treeline Pursuits about the great year he had in the elk woods. Mark spent over 60 nights under the stars chasing elk this year and he tells the stories.

Mark also runs through some of the user feedback he has received from the subscribers to his Treeline Academy.

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Focus Hunting Podcast

E-scouting 101 Treeline Pursuits with Mark Livesay

This week on the Stories From The Season Series Chad talks with Mark Livesay from Treeline Pursuits about the great year he had in the elk woods. Mark spent over 60 nights under the stars chasing elk this year and he tells the stories.

Mark also runs through some of the user feedback he has received from the subscribers to his Treeline Academy.

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The Wild Initiative Podcast - Episode 154

Building a Hunt Plan and Locating Elk

Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to give the ultimate rundown on how to build your hunt plan and locate elk.

In this episode, he breaks down his best tips from decades of backcountry hunting. Mark details the features of various mapping applications as well as the pros and cons of each platform for the various parts of developing your hunt plan.

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Shoot N The Bull Podcast - Episode 76

E Scouting with Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits

Ty and Josh have become two of my very best Montana friends and adventure partners.

“We sit down with our good friend Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits to talk about our 2019 Idaho elk hunt and how Mark finds all the good elk hunting spots. Over the past 30 years, Mark has developed a super-efficient method of E-Scouting for elk and has dialed in a system that he’s sharing with anyone who wants to invest in their elk hunting knowledge.”

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The Hunt Harvest Health Podcast - Episode 117

Don’t Miss Your Chance with Elk E-Scouting Expert Mark Livesay

Ryan and Hillary Lampers have become very good friends. I have been invited to talk E-Scouting at all of the Western Hunt Summits.  

“Our podcast guest Mark Livesay drops some knowledge bombs and shares his new program series on E-scouting for elk (and other western animals). He was the #1 rated speaker for content at the Western Hunting Summit! 

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Backcountry Barbells Podcast - Episode 86

Mark Livesay Of Treeline Pursuits

This podcast has a little different take on backcountry Hunting. It was a pleasure to meet Joe and we had a great E-Scouting conversation in this episode.

Joe is a CSCS, holds an MA in Education, and is a full-time teachers and coach. When he isn’t training or hunting he is spending time with his wife Eliza and their three children.

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The Fish Untamed Podcast

E-scouting for Top-Notch Fishing Spots, with Mark Livesay

This is another fun podcast. I loved talking with Katie about E-Scouting prime trout water. When I’m not chasing elk, I’m out chasing trout on the rivers of Montana. I use some of the same E-Scouting techniques, tools, and platforms to help me uncover prime locations. 

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The Publically Challenged Podcast - Episode 34

Part 2 - DIY Backcountry Meals

In this episode, Mark and I dive into what we make and how we make it. We talk about all things we have learned along the way and what we want to make in the future. Snacks and entrées are covered on this show. The carrot cake macaroon recipe is on the publicly challenged website as well.


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The Publically Challenged Podcast - Episode 33

Part 1 - DIY Backcountry Meals

Mark and Luke sit down and totally nerd out about doing your own dehydrated meals for the backcountry. This is episode 1 of 2. In this episode, we talk about all of the gear needed to do the job right. There are definitely some other fun tidbits in there too!

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The Hunt Harvest Health Podcast - Episode 63

Llamas, Bears, Elk, and The Dream of Living Out West with Mark Livesay

Mark and Luke sit down and totally nerd out about doing your own dehydrated meals for the backcountry. This is episode 1 of 2. In this episode, we talk about all of the gear needed to do the job right. There are definitely some other fun tidbits in there too!

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Llama Life - Episode 54

How To Get Into Pack Llamas And Why Use Them

Llama life continues with another video cast episode! Special guest Mark Livesay from Treeline Pursuits joins Beau Baty as they talk about how to get into pack llamas and why.

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The Gritty Podcast - Episode 268

Why Llamas Are The New Mule with Mark Livesay

This is an Audio Only podcast. We decided to go ahead and publish it for our YouTube listeners as a courtesy. We hope you like it. In this episode we talk with my friend Mark Livesay of Treeline Pursuits. I first met Mark at the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. On this podcast we talk about hunting with Llamas; Mark's new obsession.

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Llama Life - Episode 59

Llamas, Bears, Elk, and The Dream of Living Out West with Mark Livesay

Dehydrating your own backcountry meals is much easier than you might think. The initial investment is not steep and in our opinion, the rewards are worth it. 

Mark and Amy Livesay with Treeline Pursuits made the trip down to visit the Wilderness Ridge Trail Llama Ranch and made a guest appearance on our channel. In this video segment, they discuss all aspects of dehydrating your own backcountry meals and Mark and Amy share their absolute favorite recipe with all our followers.

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Cody Rich

The Rich Outdoors Podcast | Backcountry Fuel Box

"I have interviewed hundreds of hunters and most of the best big game hunters in the world. The one thing they all have in common is their ability to plan a hunt and their efficiency in the hills. Mark Livesay is hands down the best E-scouting guru I have ever met, and this course will help you layout a game plan that will absolutely take your hunting to the next level.  His course is underpriced and quite possibly the best information ever put together on the topic."

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Ryan Lampers

Western Hunting Summit | Sthealthy Products

"Time is of utmost importance when taking on big hunts each and every season. A detailed Hunt Plan combined with a E-Scouting system is a game changer. Consistent success just doesn’t happen, which is why the Treeline Academy E-Scouting MasterClass is so incredibly helpful when planning an elk hunt. September is short. Prepare, know before you go and eliminate wasting that precious mountain time."

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Brian Barney

Eastmans Elevated Podcast

"Mark Livesay has developed the best comprehensive resource to build a successful hunt plan. He has broken down how to dissect a unit and find productive elk habitat. E-scouting is one of the most crucial skills to learning new spots and this program will take it to a higher level."

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