Luke Caudillo and Santino Castellanos join the podcast to discuss the importance of fieldcraft with Aron and Frank. The new Garmin sight is the point of contention, technology can augment shooting skills, but should never replace tried and true fieldcraft.
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He was born and raised in the railroad town of North Platte, NE. Like a lot of rural Americans, Caudillo began hunting and fishing with his brothers, cousins, and friends at the age of ten. After high school, Caudillo got involved in mix martial arts (MMA). “I was a wrestler my whole life, I missed the competition, and fighting looked fun to me,” says Caudillo.
Next thing you know fighting became his career. MMA was good to Caudillo, as he made it to the top level of the sport (UFC) and currently has made coaching a big part of his life. Caudillo states, “It keeps me around the game…I want to give the younger athletes a chance to experience everything that I experienced. It was just plain good for me, kept me out trouble, and gave me drive on a daily basis.”
He has enjoyed seeing his two joys come together, fighting and hunting. Hunting has always been about family and friends to Caudillo, and now it’s about his teammates too. Not to mention, Luke is excited to take his daughter Eva out into the outdoors!
Santino Castellanos is a native to Colorado who grew up with a passion for the outdoors, and for capturing his outdoor experiences through the lens of a camera. He went on his first big game hunt at the age of six and has been hooked on hunting ever since. Santino caught the entrepreneurial spirit early in life as well, running multiple businesses at a young age and quickly learning the art of making deals and designing partnerships that are greater than the sum of their parts.
His business acumen and love of the outdoors eventually led Santino to found OuttaBounds LLC, an online community and media hub for people with a passion for the outdoor lifestyle. This enabled Santino to focus his attention exclusively on the Outdoor industry, honing his production, cinematography, interactive design and social media skills while learning to navigate the brand landscape of the Outdoor business environment.
Santino has quickly become recognized as a thought leader in the industry, and in 2012 he brought his unique combination of skills and experiences to TrueSight Media as its Director of Business Development. Working in the outdoor industry has only increased Santino’s love of the outdoor lifestyle. His passion for the great outdoors also extends to his wife and two sons, who accompany him on his adventures whenever and wherever they can.