EP. 350: Curiosity Kills Bucks | Mario Trafficante | The Hunting Beast

Today I’m joined by my buddy Mario Trafficante. Mario and I met and realized we had way more in common than our passion for bowhunting. We both recognize the larger patterns in our lives that complement each other, drives our passion, our curiosity, and at times creativity. If you allow it, hunting can enrich your life beyond the tree stand. And the same can be said that anything you’re passionate about can positively influence your hunting. Like most things in life, mindset and how you process the world around you is everything. Mario is not just a great hunter, but he gets it…the pursuit of experiences, the quest for knowledge, to make him a better hunter…but ultimately a better human. One of my favorite conversations in recent memory…hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. 

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  1. The beginning
  2. Curiosity and passion
  3. Mindset and resilience
  4. New hunters using disappointments as opportunities
  5. Recognizing patterns
  6. Adapting to behavior of mature bucks
  7. And much more


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