This week I have Weston McArthur from Rise and Shed on. You may know him from his sweet hunting videos on YouTube, social media or his kickass apparel line. This dude can find sheds! Honestly, as you will hear in this episode I continue to be blown away at what good people Wes is. We discuss how he was introduced to the outdoors, finding his first shed and how he started his YouTube channel that led into an apparel line. His story is so damn relatable and he is share’s so many good juicy tips whether you’re an entrepreneur, shed hunter or want to be shed hunter (me) OR even just curious about getting started in the online space this episode is for you.
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We discuss how he was introduced to the outdoors, his first memories of hunting as a kid, finding his first antler and how he started shed hunting. Weston shares how he then turned his hobby, turned passion into his career of filming hunting videos on YouTube, and how his apparel line started. Tips on starting your YouTube channel. Basic shed hunting tips for getting started. Things to elevate your shed hunting game and reminders. We get real and discuss what getting outdoors in the hills does for us.
On this episode we discuss:
( 1:53 ): Episode starts around the campfire and Brittney asks, “I always love seeing when you are sitting around the campfire what everyone has for a drink or a snack. You can’t just sit there empty handed. What are you sippin’ on or snackin’ on? Do you have a go-to?”
( 4:00 ): Britt asks, “I’m interested to hear how you got introduced to the outdoors?”
( 5:15 ): Britt and Weston discuss taking babies, toddlers and kids hunting or hiking.
( 6:16 ): Weston shares his first memories outdoors.
( 9:32 ): Britt asks, “So, did you grow up filming your hunts?”
( 10:14 ): Britt asks, “Do you remember your first shed?”
( 12:38 ): Britt, “Now that we have heard how you were introduced to the outdoors and shed hunting, tell us the nitty-gritty on how you got started into the career you have now.”
Weston McArthur shares how he took his passion of hunting and filming into a career with Rise and Shed. Learn how he was able to leave the construction industry to now run Rise and Shed filming hunts and an apparel line full time.
( 16:40 ): Weston reflects on the day and the moment he called his wife when he decided it was time to go full time with Rise and Shed.
( 19:00 ): Weston gives advice to all entrepreneurs out there about surrounding themselves with an army of good, supportive people.
( 20:00 ): This leads Britt and Weston to talk about abundance mindset, good energy and still struggling with imposter syndrome as the business continues to grow.
( 23:49 ): Britt, ask Weston McArthur “For those who are watching you and thinking: I want to do what Weston is doing on YouTube! Do you have any pointers for people who are wanting to start? Maybe things you would suggest, equipment, or things you would do differently for starting a channel?”
( 26:31 ): Britt, “Do you think that the (YouTube) space is saturated? When people say: It’s too saturated, I can’t get in. What are your thoughts on that?”
( 27:30 ): Britt shares how they have not had much luck finding sheds and shares how she got introduced to shed hunting.
( 28:54 ): She asks Weston “If someone is listening to this and wanting to get started with the basics of shed hunting where do they start?”
Scouting is the number one thing that you could do to find sheds. You find the animals and you keep tabs on them, you are going to find sheds without a doubt! . . .Weston McArthur
( 33:41 ): Britt, “Is there something that elevated your shed hunting? Let’s say there is someone who already shed hunts, is seeing sign, seeing animals, poop, tracks. They know there is water. Is there anything that really helped you?. . . Is it going longer and farther?”
Weston from Rise and Shed shares some tips for taking your shed hunting to the next level whether you are a beginner or a seasoned shed hunter.
( 39:00 ): Britt and Weston both chat about what getting outdoors does for them, what energy they feel, and peace while being out in the hills.
( 43:26 ): Britt asks Weston, “Do you think over the last couple years with social media that there has been a spike in shed hunting?”
( 45:00 ): Britt follows-up with “Wes, how do you feel like you continue to stay successful finding sheds when there is more people out there?”
( 46:47 ): Britt and Weston discuss being entrepreneurs in the online space of creators and small business owners.
( 49:00 ): Britt asks Weston, “Do you know if it’s an old-wives tale if when the animals drop their antlers if they move out of their area they have been hanging in?”
( 50:00 ): They discuss how shed hunting has led to being a better hunter all around and why. Britt share’s why she loves bow hunting and how she grew up shooting her bow from a young age. Including one of her first hunting memories.
( 51:23 ): Britt asks a question for her son Kooper, “How many sheds do you think you pick-up a year?”
( 52:16 ): Britt and Wes discuss the western states that Wes hunts. He share’s the best day he has ever had and in what surprising state.
( 54:27 ): Britt, “Tell us about your apparel line and the shed hunting giveaway you have going on.” Wes shares how to enter and why he decided to start doing them!
( 57:38 ): Britt asks Wes, “Do you have anything else exciting coming up or any adventures?. . .”
( 1:00:58 ): Britt thanks Wes for coming on! You can find him at all the links below!
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