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S2 E27 – Outdoor Writer – Jim Zumbo

S2 E27 – Outdoor Writer – Jim Zumbo

MDF Podcast – Talking Mule Deer with Steve Belinda and Jodi Stemler

S2 E27 – Outdoor Writer -Jim Zumbo

On this episode of Talking Mule Deer we are honored to talk to renowned outdoor writer, Jim Zumbo. Jim tells us about how he began his career working on forestry in Utah and as a forester/game warden at West Point, NY, before heading back to Utah as a wildlife biologist for the Bureau of Land Management. Jim wrote his first article for Outdoor Life in 1966 and he received an offer from the magazine to go full time as an editor in 1978. He reminisces about the banner days of mule deer hunting in the Book Cliffs and tells us a classic Zumbo story about his most memorable hunt with his daughters out there. We talk a little bit about his favorite places to hunt and also about wildlife behavior and mule deer migrations. Jim gives us a few tips on how he’s found big bucks and how you can too. You can always keep up with Jim on his blog at as well as the back column in Petersen’s Hunting magazine as well as several other publications.

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