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Deer Hunting With The AirBow Air Rifle / Day 18 Of 30 Day Survival Challenge Texas


(heartbeat) (bang) – I’m Zachary Fowler,
and that’s Chris Thorn. And this is the 30 Day
Survival Challenge, Texas. There’s only one rule. If you want to eat, you
got to catch and cook it. (rock music) – I think I hear turkeys
just outside our camp. All that traipsing around. I hear turkeys. I’m going to get up, go after them in my long johns. (zips) (turkey calls) (coughs) (laughs) (turkey calls) (coughs) (turkey calls) (coughs) – Oh well. (upbeat music) – Ah, fresh underwear. I switched knives again this morning. Fiddleback Forge, one of our sponsors sent me this one. I’ve been liking it, using it a lot. Beautiful, beautiful knife. Got a little chip here
because I was banging on it badly, poor handling. That’s my knife, but I’m
going to switch back to what I was using at the beginning, this knife here from KC Knives, put that back on my belt. No particular reason, I thought I’d just switch back and see now what the difference is
between the two knives and how I feel about them. Both seem to be really excellent knives. And this one’s in valor orange. I think I might just
burn these old underwear. There’s been a deer
that’s come through camp. And since I’m not
running off to go and see if I can’t find those
turkeys, I’m a little dejected after so many days
of looking for turkeys. So I’m going to stick
here at camp, have some breakfast, and rig this
thing up with an arrow. That buck comes through here
again like it did, he’s mine. All good and sharp,
actually I don’t even know the name of it but Chris
gave it to me to use and he said that it matches the weight of the practice head most accurately. So it doesn’t throw off the aim and stuff since you can’t be shooting this at targets for practice. Pop this on one of the
air bolts for the bazooka. (laughs) This is a giant slug behind it, just so it fits in the 50 caliber. And then you got the arrow. As I reach up and poke it through my tarp. Get somewhere close to 15 shots, 10 shots, 12 shots on high power
or something like that. But the beauty is, is I
could have this out here, I don’t need air tanks from a scuba store. Put it in and give all
the fleshings a twist in the same direction. There we go. They’re all twisted and folded. And down she goes. Then I just need to
seat it with something. I’ll just use the butt of my knife. Boom, she’s in. There we go, she’s locked and loaded. Set to low power. I tried to use it on
high power but practicing with it on the, practicing with it on the crossbow target it
punched right through on high power so I tuned it up. It’s a digital scope so I just have to go in and change the settings from being zeroed for shooting lead shot to being the way I
zeroed them for shooting the arrows on low power. Profile 2.0, load. The scope is good to go, we are ready to shoot the air bolt if
that deer comes through. I’m going to make myself
some coffee and wait. (upbeat music) The old fat rope stick this morning. Doesn’t take much so I’m just going to take a little bit. (crackling) It’s amazing how lazy you can be with fire lighting here, get a
little bit of flame on anything, a little teeny
stick, and you just pile a bunch of stuff on it and (air rushes) within seconds. I just heard like a pig’s grunt just outside of camp. Probably because he came this way and smelled the fire and
was like ugh and turned the other way but I’m
going to take a peek. (screech) And there is animals here everywhere. And so many times, just out of range. Just when you think
you got it figured out, something like a storm comes the other day and changes the dynamics
completely and we lose our ability to catch
catfish for days and days. And then we catch a big one
after it goes back down. And then the other day
felt like rain a bunch and the turkeys were just
not out in the evening. Who knows, but it’s
consistent, persistent effort. If you don’t put your hooks in the water, you don’t catch a fish. Keep on keepin on and all that. (upbeat music) Oh yeah, coffee’s done. Phew, this day changed drastically. It almost starting to
be like sun peeking out and things, all of a sudden it’s rainy. Chris is up. And, wow. All right, warm up the rabbit stew. Rabbit actually it’s
rabbit, raccoon, crawdad, catfish stew by this point. The ever stew. Coffee, yeehaw. I’m going to go hide
back under my shelter. There we go. Dear diary, I would give anything for a salad right now. I hope Chris doesn’t bring
back another raccoon. If I could go back in time
and tell 6 year old me how awesome vegetables are, and how you’re totally missing out, and you have no idea what it’s like to eat
raccoon for two weeks straight, I wonder if I’d believe myself. It’s Sunday, that means it’s livestream while we’re out here we’re heading up to the front of the property. Chris is already up
there, I’m meeting him. We’ll be doing a weigh in and a Q&A. So let’s see what I weigh. (crash) – So once again the livestream
went extremely poorly. We did the weigh in on
Chris’ channel, but he’s deleted that since then
so I can’t show you our actual weigh in, just
my emptying my pockets, and we had the Butcher Box
as one of our sponsors. They are a healthy choice
for awesome subscription meat that comes to you
monthly in the mail. I love them, but we got only
one rule for this survival challenge, if you want
to eat, you got to catch it and cook it yourself. And that doesn’t include
coming in the mail. So we did something special
with this Butcher Box and we gifted it to Bob and Shawna to say thank you for having
us out to the property and allowing us to do this 30 day survival challenge out there on their property. You got any questions, leave them in the comments below, and also all of our other sponsors that made this whole adventure possible are linked down there if you want to know what gear we’re
using, those are the gears, and the sponsor’s gears that we are using out here. Gears, I don’t know if
that’s right but whatever. That is all over the
livestreams on the weigh in. I got to get out there
hunting but I’m surprised I’ve only lost like two or three pounds in the last week, I think
the scale was a teeny bit off but even so it was off by two pounds when I saw I stepped off of it. So it’s still like if it
was, it would be five. Which that would make more sense. I think as you reach your fighting weight, and me being already heavier but not overweight as I was before alone, that you drop less
drastically as your body is in tune with doing your outdoor thing. And I’ve already been in a ketogenic diet before this, so coming into this, it means I didn’t have to transition
and my body didn’t dump all this unwanted things
and have to transition. I’m looking around as I’m
talking cause I’m like squirrel. I got to get out there
and get the air rifle out there and get something bigger. Chris brought in a raccoon today but we really want a turkey for Thanksgiving. Oh, that comes out pretty easily. I was wondering how it would go. I don’t want to use that, I want to use a slug for the turkey. But I can bring it with me. Should I get a chance
at a deer I did want to get a deer with the air bolt. I think that would work a lot better. Make things go quicker. So what have I got here? I’m down a little bit. I should probably throw 100 pumps on her. It wouldn’t hurt. I shot that rabbit last
night and the rabbit the day before, and some practice shots and shoot some stumps. (clangs) Phew, 50. A little snack before I head out hunting. Oh yeah, some rabbit stew. Shh. Don’t anybody tell Chris I’m
eating right out of the pot. Actually, whoa, just falling apart. Beautiful rabbit from yesterday’s. A little more adobo
will get it just right. Woohoo. Mm. Everything a growing boy needs. The ever stew has now got a little bit of everything in it. We got some crawdad bodies, we got some rabbit, we got some raccoon. Oops, maybe I should put it into my pan. Nice rich brother. Not as big of a fat
layer as there used to be on top because we’ve
eaten most of the raccoon. Catfish in here, a
little bit of everything. There we go, snag some of that rabbit. Blops of fat from the raccoon. Wow it’s hard to tell what the rabbit is and everything now. It just all so melted apart in here. Oh, that’s the air bladder from the (gibberish) fatty air bladder from the catfish. There we go, I got some raccoon. You never know what you’re going to find in the ever stew. It’s just a little of ever-thing. Get it? Ever stew, ever-thing. Some fat, dress it all up with some adobo. The rabbit is very lean so this fat from the raccoon with the rabbit, mm. It’s like having a little
blop of butter with it. Very good, definitely highly recommended. This will be interesting. I’ve had these on the coals
before, the air bladder (gibberish) from the catfish so it’s very fatty. No, it’s good. Very fishy. Very, very fishy. Actually, that’s almost
the most gamey thing I’ve had the entire
time I’ve been out here. How fishy that flavor
was of the air bladder. I don’t even know what people think, like deer, that has a gamey flavor. Time to go hunting. (air rushes) All right, she’s full,
safety’s on, let’s go. Oh, there goes another deer. Walking down to do some hunting. Feels like it’s a lot later than it is. I mean it is pretty late but it’s so dark out all day and it was just starting to have glimmers of sun this morning. So, whatever, that’s weather for you. Around the corner see if
there’s something there. Spike horn, couple of
them having a tussle. They’re a ways over there. I can hear one over here blowing because the wind is coming right at me. So if they’re coming
down this way I’m okay but whatever one is over here is pretty startled so he’s going sh, sh. I was going to use the
slug but since I don’t see any turkeys and the deer
are all over the place maybe I’ll take a deer with the air bolt. All right, this just blows. I’m sitting here getting mildly wetter and wetter as this light
misty rain stuff comes in. I don’t know if it’s
going to keep going or, either way if it keeps
up like this I’ll be soaked in an hour. I think I’m going to
trudge my way back slowly. See if I can’t surprise
something and get a shot. All right, that’s what I’m going to do. At least that way it gets
me headed towards back. Too small, too small. They got to have a 12 inch spread. Too small. If they got antlers, got
to have a 12 inch spread or 13 inch spread, yeah 13 I think. That was not there. Quick check on the river. See if we’ve caught anything. This is when it gets to
be survival miserable. Got to keep on going on. But there’s rain coming down, and I just want to be back under
my canopy nice and dry. Got to keep trying though. Re-bait the hooks and get back. People are like oh you got all this stuff you’re just camping. This is where it becomes the difference between camping and trying to survive off what we’re catching and cooking. Because if I was just camping, I’d say eh, I’ll go back and eat those steaks and hot dogs I brought with me. But right now if I don’t do this, this might be my only
chance of eating something bigger or better tomorrow, by keeping these hooks baited. (splash) Darn, I was playing hide and go seek with one for like 10 minutes now. Trying to get the camera into position realizing the flap was closed and not getting it and he went over there and I went over there, brush between us. He couldn’t smell me because
I was downwind from him. But after 10 minutes hide and go seek, it is now lights out
and so it is, he’s safe. I’m not allowed to shoot him
after this time of night. Our victorious blowgun/trapper Chris, he has managed to get us another raccoon, we’re back in raccoon fat. – [Chris] What’s up man? – Hey. – [Chris] How was the hunt? – Unsuccessful, very close. Very close, like I
stocked, I had my sights on one deer but they
were just weren’t quite 13 inches and the next one was big. We played hide and seek for a little bit. I got it on film I think most of it. – [Chris] Nice, man. So what are we thinking for dinner? – I’m hungry and, – [Chris] I’m very hungry. – I’m feeling like
something fresh since we got the new raccoon, maybe some cracklins and some fried crawdads. – [Chris] Yes, let’s do it. I’m on board. – All right. I’m going to eat some raccoon, raccoon. I’m going to eat some raccoon, raccoon. Basically just shaving off chunks of fat which will be turned into chips and there’ll be a lot of
rendered fat in the pan and we’ll have the
crawdads in there with it and we have a feast. (crackling) – Phew, that is done. There we go. All right, look at this. What a feast. – This looks epic. – Yeah. – Because the flavor of this meat is what’s going to be the star. – Only a little, yeah
the, what was that crunchy bit that you just ate? – Raccoon. – That was a piece of the
raccoon meat fried up? – Mm-hm. – I’m going for a cracklin. I fried mine up with the
tail and I’m going to, the smaller ones I like. I pick those and give him the bigger ones so I can eat them with the whole shell. Oh wait, forgot to say Grace. Lord, thank you for this delicious smorgasbord of fried up
food and raccoon fat. Thank you for crawdads
in Jesus’ name amen. – Amen. – Not a bad day. Fresh raccoon, fresh
fat, and fresh crawdad due to this primitive trap I made, check out the video
linked in the description, primitive catch & cook crawfish
in a cactus hot pocket. – I wonder if it’s the
fried food that’s making us actually not lose weight as fast. – Well, I think the denser calories, all the fat calories,
so all this last week as we’ve started to get
used to our diet out here and then we’re eating
these denser calories. And even though we’re eating once a day, because we’re having fat for energy it means we’re not hungry
except for once a day. And then we eat like a
day’s worth of calories which is fine, because
we’re still losing weight. Some people are going to be like, you’re going to have a
heart attack after all that fat and stuff, but
that’s not how it works. Your body gets fat and
you get clotted arteries from sugars and carbs that turn into fat. The bad sugars. This is a treat because for the most part, everything we’ve been eating – Is boiled. – Yeah is boiled. Stewed, soft, tender. The kind of thing you feed the old people in a nursing home so they can get it down. To be able to fry this up and have some crispy things, which
we don’t have out here, – Not naturally. – Well not normally,
but we’ve done something here that I don’t think
a lot of people do. See that is one thing
I could really go for is a really nice salad. – Yeah. – All right, time for bed. It wasn’t your fault. That first deer was too
small, it wasn’t legal, and so I’m going to tuck you in. Don’t you worry about it, tomorrow we’ll get another chance, all right? You’ll get another
chance, I’ll take you out, and we’ll get one. All right, put the ever stew on. Now I can go to bed. (zips) And I’m in. Oh, it’s good to be in bed. It’s good to be in bed. I have been out here for 18 days and not once did that Outdoor Vitals sleeping bag, when I try to zip it up, did the zipper ever get
snagged on the sleeping bag. It always zips all the way up. They did a cool thing,
I’ll show you right here. This cool thing, and it’s
like a shell over the zipper. So it zips up without zipping the edges of the sleeping bag and getting all stuck. I don’t know why everybody
doesn’t just do that. It’s like the most innovative
thing I’ve ever seen. Got a little bit wet on my walk back, but fortunately I was able to change into my second fleece. I brought two of everything
out here basically. So I have two pairs of
pants, two pairs of socks, two pairs of underwear, two wife blessers, a long sleeve shirt, and
a short sleeve shirt, and a jacket, a quilted jacket, this one, my LL Bean, and my quilted Outdoor Vitals. I like my Outdoor Vitals
one almost better. It’s a little tighter and this one’s more like a poncho and like a thing. But I hate rain gear. I hate getting all sweaty inside of a wet, wet on the outside and sweaty and stuffy in a plastic suit inside. But then again, I’ve never really owned a nice, beautiful set of ultra-light breathable rain gear
or anything like that. On alone, I ended up using my rain gear that entire time. Even though it rained a lot, I only used my rain gear for a doorway in my shelter for 87 days. And the hood was a water catch. So I had like a sink inside
to use out of the hood and I just wore my jacket that got wet and I’d bring it in, dry it out every day. But that’s enough for now. Thanks for watching guys. I’ll see you tomorrow, Fowler out.

100 thoughts on “Deer Hunting With The AirBow Air Rifle / Day 18 Of 30 Day Survival Challenge Texas

  1. Why didn't you use that plastic tip that came with the gun to put in the arrow you can't mention it last couple videos

  2. Is that rifled? I noticed you twisting it in clockwise from the end and it ahould be twisted in the same direction it will spin coming out.

  3. I don't agree with the "FAT" theory? Too much especially domestic animal fat will give you a heart attack once it gets the chance to clog your arteries. Doesn't matter if your body weight is skinny or fat..

  4. After unboxing the gun "I should remember where I put this wrench to put the broadheads in"

    Going to load broadhead "I'll just use the bottom of my knife"

  5. Gawd I hate these wimpy sissy puss YouTube idiots that just sell shit and have no idea what they are doing…. Just creating content and don't know what they are doing…. Yeah your just camping…. What an idiot…. You go in the woods there is plenty to eat every where why are you losing weight…. Your bs explanation is just bs

  6. Bele iki lucu rombongan lek di rasakno , wayah mangan berdoa , sembayang gak tahu , mek puji puji an ae dasar bule .

  7. The "Ever Stew" lol so funny. I was wondering some of the contents of the pot have been in there for some time. How long does it keep as you're eating on it for several days? What are ways to prolong how long you can eat on it? Thanks for the great videos!

  8. You drink so much coffee each day… I'd be shivering and twitching around like some kind of crackhead for the rest of the day.

  9. I remember once When I was in Africa – I shot an elephant in my pajamas – how he got there I will never know.

  10. so if you find a spot where animals run through, get up early and sit in the brush and wait. you do way too much moving around and making noise. dude have you really ever hunted before?

  11. If you ever come back to Texas A Buck has to be 13 in from ear tip to ear tip or a spike which is a antler that has not been branched off with over in long

  12. Only 2 pair of underwear? And u burnt the 1 pair 1/2 way though. I know ur not washing it in that nasty pond so 2 weeks per pair WOW!!! That's all I can say!

  13. Use a poncho when it rains. Its lite, small, but not easy to put back. Takes up little space. Just saying. It all good though. You got great videos. I enjoy them. An DC I learn quite a bit to. Thanks 😁😁😁😀

  14. I gave up with facebook because too many, rather boring, acquaintances kept posting up pictures of what they were lunching on, and at which restaurant.    This video takes that snoredom to a whole new level…………………… cheese n rice

  15. I envy your freedom over there ,if we did that in uk we would have police on our case by land owner.
    Though I do have afew permissions to hunt on ,I hunt mostly rabbit ,,with lurchers ,catapult ,airrifle and ferrets ,also pigeon and pheasant,,the occasional roe deer but nothing like you have it over there ,,,watching you eat the stews made me hungry so I'm of to de breast a pigeon and have it with parasol mushroom, both harvested from one of my permissions.

  16. At what point do hunting laws go out the window , I know this is self induced but in a survival situation is the game warden gonna slap you with some tickets if you took a deer out of season

  17. I lost an LL Bean fly rod when I was fighting a forest fire. In the process of grabbing gear to fight the fire, I lost the last two feet of the fly rod.
    Amazingly, since the forest is where most LL Bean equipment is used, the wealthy corporate bastard refused to stand behind their product… I will not use L.L.Bean anything again.
    I like Maine, I like the mainers, but L.L.Bean acted like the Chinese on that one.

  18. It amazes me how humans used to survive.

    Ive seen plenty of "survival experiments" and regardless of modern equip. they always seem to slowly "die" (lose weight)

  19. If you were really out trying to survive it wouldnt matter to follow the rules of shooting after dark because you wouldnt care because you need food, just a little food for thought

  20. I hang all deer then let soak for awhile..I have not had wild deer taste in over 15 yrs or so ..and head shots cause less adrenaline in the deer and the meat is better also..

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