The Pinch Point

15 Episodes


Welcome to "The Pinch Point", the podcast that brings you all the latest and greatest from the exciting world of bowhunting and archery. Join your host, Justin Zarr, as we explore the fascinating stories, techniques, and people that make this sport so unique and exhilarating. Whether you're an avid bowhunter, a competitive archer, or simply someone who's fascinated by this incredible sport, join us each week on "The Pinch Point" for an unforgettable journey through the world of bowhunting and archery.

Ep. 14 - Don't Do Dumb $#@%!
Last Friday at 8:00 PM

$10,000 Shed Antler, Man Tries to Kill Officer with Bow, Massive Poaching Ring in PA, and Watching Archery is Boring?!?!

Ep. 14 - Bowhunting Ban in Australia, Biggest "9-Point" EVER, Night Hunting Update

In this episode, Justin discusses the recent bowhunting ban in Australia, the new hunting-related legislature in a few different states, tabloids showcasing female bowhunters, and whether or not this giant buck should be considered the biggest 9-point of all time!

Ep. 13 - Bowmar's Turkey Head Shot, Waddell Turns 50, MeatEater Buys Dave Smith Decoys

Bowmar Bowhunting's crazy slow-motion turkey kill footage, Michael Waddell turns 50, MeatEater purchases Dave Smith Decoys, Justin's Staph Infection & more!

Ep. 12 - Biden Hates Hunters! Hunting At Night? And Screw Mountain Dew.

Biden's secret "war" on hunters, a crooked outfitter in Alaska, hunting at night, wild game vending machines, and Mountain Dew pandering to hunters.  We cover some fun topics on this week's episode of The Pinch Point.

Ep. 11 - Killer Meth Deer, Shed Poaching, Attempted Murder at ALDI?!

We unpack curious reports of a woman fueling killer deer fawns with meth, a serial shed poacher in Wyoming and attempted murder by way of bow and arrow at an ALDI of all places. 

Ep 10 - Man Sentenced For Killing Bowhunter, DOG Drama and Foot Archery?

We cover a PA man sentenced to jail time for killing a bowhunter in Colorado, all sorts of drama surrounding dogs and hunting, the interesting life of a professional "foot archer" and controversy surrounding killing thousands of feral cats in New Zealand.

Ep. 9 - Big Buck Drama, Your Favorite Bows & Butt Hurt Hunters

Big buck drama in PA, crossbow arrow flies into a woman's kitchen, ND hunters love baiting deer, WY animals are dying by the thousands, and hunters are butt hurt about their favorite bows and checking people's trail cameras on public land.  We've got a doozy on this week's episode of The Pinch Point!

Ep 8. YouTube Poacher, GIANT Dead Head, Convicted Murder Exonerated!

The curious case of a poacher who posted a video of his indiscretion on YouTube, an Ohio 3-year-old finds a GIANT dead head, a convicted murderer is exonerated thanks to a true crime podcast, and should Iowa increase non-resident tag allocation?

Ep. 7: Antlers on Mice, Shed Hunter Finds Dead Body & Antler Obsession!

This week we cover scientists who are growing antlers on mice, a shed hunter in Kansas that happened upon a dead body, the number of bowhunters in the US, our obsession with deer antlers, and a 96-year-old deer hunter who is still getting after the big bucks down in Georgia.

Ep 6: Trail Cameras BANNED, Muley Freak Speaks, Airbows in Archery Season

It's been a busy week in the hunting world! Get an update from Erik at Muley Freak about his trespassing charges, Kansas bans trail cameras on public land, airbow legislation is moving forward in Oklahoma and Iowa, and a man had his arm bitten off by a Zebra! There's never a dull moment here at the Pinch Point.

Ep.5: The BEST New Bow of 2023 with PJ Reilly

Archery expert PJ Reilly discusses the Outdoor Life 2023 Bow Review, which he recently participated in.  We find out how they conduct their testing, which bow was voted the BEST new bow of 2023, and get his thoughts on the rest of the bows in the test.  

We also discuss hard-hitting topics like the cost of carbon bows, Miracle Whip versus mayonnaise, and whether or not you should apply deodorant before or after putting on your shirt.

Ep.4: Todd Graf 2023 Deer Report Breakdown

In a special "extended" edition of The Pinch Point, Todd Graf joins us in the studio to review the 2023 NDA Deer Report.  We take a look at some surprising numbers and talk about what they mean, what they don't mean, and what our feelings are on the future of deer and deer hunting in North America.

Ep.3: Muley Freak Poaching, Red Meat Allergy & MONSTER Mountain Lion!

This week we cover recent poaching charges brought against one of the Muley Freak team, a red meat allergy called Alpha-Gal Syndrome, a crossbow hunter who "accidentally" shot two German Shepherds, Derek Wolfe's interview on the Joe Rogan Experience, the potential battle between the ATA Show and SHOT Show, and a humorous tweet from the National Park Service.

Ep.2: Bear Attack, Stolen Buck, Attempted Murder With a Bow!

This week we cover the viral photo of a deer being buried by a badger, the crazy story of a stolen deer mount, Levi Morgan winning the first ASA shoot of the year, and an Iowa man charged with attempted murder for shooting a woman with an arrow.  

As always, all the latest news, information, and happenings in the bowhunting and archery community can be found here on The Pinch Point.

Ep.1: Hunter Mauled By Dogs, PSE SOLD, Addicted to Venison?

In the first episode of The Pinch Point Podcast, we cover the recent sale of PSE to Heritage Outdoor Group, a hunter who was mauled by dogs while working on his treestand, Joel Turner's appearance on the JRE podcast, a poacher who claims to be addicted to venison, and a hunter who is suing two DNR officers for wrongful confiscation of his antlers and destruction of his mounts.