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Rookie Hunter

An entertaining and educational view into the complex world of hunting and conservation from the perspective of two honest BC hunters. Hear their stories, learn from special guests, and get inspired to experience the outdoors.
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Nov 7, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss a successful hunt that took place on October 25th. They reflect on the mental struggles of a challenging season, using past mistakes to your advantage, the importance of patience, and how a bit of luck can turn your hunting season around in a matter of seconds. 

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This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Nov 2, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Reg Wales from Vortex Canada. Reg is a retired soldier and currently a certified firearms instructor as well as Vortex Optics (Canada) Technical Field Advisor. As a former soldier who has operated in theater, a hunter and competition shooter, he passes on his in depth knowledge of rifle scope field use in this easy to learn format that will change the way shooters perform on the range, in the field and on combat operations.

For more on Vortex head over to: vortexcanada.net

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

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Oct 12, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly head to northern BC with Garrett Marcon to hunt the Rockies. You'll hear updates from the trail as well as some reflective discussion from the studio. Equipment, preparation, and lessons learned are all key topics on this episode. 

If you'd like to see our packing lists, head over to our website and click on the gear tab for all the details. www.therookiehunter.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

 

Sep 15, 2017

This is a bonus "SWAPCAST" episode with Beyond the Kill's, Adam Janke and Chris Barker from the Wild Sheep Society of BC. In this episode the guys discuss the controversial grizzly bear trophy hunt ban in British Columbia, and also define what hunting means to them. 

If you'd like to add your thoughts to the conversation, please send an email to therookiehunterpodcast@gmail.com

You can now support the show and wildlife conservation groups by purchasing a Rookie Hunter t-shirt. Head over to our online store and pre-order yours today. therookiehunter.com/store

For more on Beyond the Kill and the Journal of Mountain Hunting go to: journalofmountainhunting.com

To support the Wild Sheep Society of BC go to: wildsheepsociety.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com 

Sep 7, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Land Tawney. Land is the President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, a national conservation group based in Missoula, Montana. The BHA looks to preserve North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing through public education and advocacy.

For more information and to become a member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, visit: www.backcountryhunters.org

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

Aug 30, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly go over their packing list as they prepare to head north for their September sheep hunt. Kelly also shares all the details from his Vancouver Island fishing trip as well as a few audio clips he captured with the crew. 

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

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Aug 11, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back Ryan Callaghan. Ryan is the Director of Conservation and Public Relations with First Lite and also a frequent guest on MeatEater. 

Check out firstlite.com for more information on First Lite clothing. 

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

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Aug 3, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly answer your hunting questions while enjoying a few cold beers in the middle of an apple orchard. They also explain their reasons for changing the logo and catch up after a long hiatus. 

Original outro music by Tiger Moon. Check them out at tigermoonmusic.com 

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

Jun 22, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Chris Barker. Chris is a Director with the Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia and has been with the organization for over 18 years. He has been involved in numerous successful programs throughout province and has some great stories about his experiences in the backcountry. 

For more information on The Wild Sheep Society of BC and to get involved, go to: wildsheepsociety.com. Please consider becoming a member. 

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

May 31, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Adam Janke. Adam is the host of the Beyond the Kill podcast and also the editor-in-chief with The Journal of Mountain Hunting; an innovative free monthly e-magazine dedicated exclusively to mountain and wilderness hunting.

For more information on Adam, Beyond the Kill, and The Journal of Mountain Hunting go to: journalofmountainhunting.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

May 17, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Danny Coyne. Danny is a member of the BC Fishin’ team which is a group of experienced anglers that are devoted to promoting the sport of fishing with conservation efforts first in mind. He is a Pro Staff Angler for premium fishing brands such as Mack’s Lure and King Fisher Boats. He is also a freelance outdoor writer and has written many articles for publications such as Western Woods & Water Magazine. You can find Danny traveling throughout the province of BC conducting angling seminars on a variety of different fishing methods.

For more information on Danny and BC Fishin’ go to: bcfishn.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

May 16, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly reflect on a day of bear hunting while sitting next to a campfire in the North Okanagan. 

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

May 10, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Shane Mahoney. Shane is the President and CEO of Conservation Visions Inc.. A Newfoundland native, he holds both an Honors and a Masters of Science degree in Zoology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Mahoney has over 30 years experience working primarily as a scientist, wildlife manager, policy innovator and strategic advisor; but also as a filmmaker, writer, narrator, tv and radio personality, and lecturer – all within the scope of the greater conservation world, encompassing both the scientific and professional wildlife communities, as well as NGOs and the hunting and non-hunting public.

For more information on Shane Mahoney and Conservation Visions go to: conservationvisions.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

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Apr 19, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Jesse Zeman from the BC Wildlife Federation. Jesse is the Resident Priority Program Manager for the BCWF and an avid outdoor enthusiast from the Okanagan. 

For more information on the BC Wildlife Federation go to: www.bcwf.net

Follow Jesse on Twitter @JZThinAir

This is Episode 4 in our four-part series highlighting the BC Interior Sportsman Show. http://www.bcinteriorsportsmanshow.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Apr 12, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Rachel Ahtila. Rachel is a big game hunting guide from British Columbia and her career has taken her around the globe. She's also the soon-to-be host of her own show, The Full-Curl Podcast which will be available soon.  

For more information on Rachel follow her on Instagram or go to: facebook.com/RachelMaeAhtila

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Apr 11, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Hank Shaw. Hank is best know for his award winning blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook which features over 1000 recipes. He's also an author with three books available including one of our favourites, Buck, Buck, Moose. 

For more information on Hank go to: honest-food.net

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Mar 24, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Brian Chan. Brian is a well known stillwater fly fisherman from British Columbia. He is also a Provincial Fisheries Biologist, author, a frequent guest on shows such as Sport Fishing on the Fly and the co-host of The New Fly Fisher.  

For more information on Brian go to: www.riseformflyfishing.com

This is Episode 3 in our four-part series highlighting the BC Interior Sportsman Show. http://www.bcinteriorsportsmanshow.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Mar 22, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Megan Hanacek. Megan is a biologist and forester from British Columbia. In 2016 she was a contestant on History Channel's "Alone" and spent 78 days in the Patagonia wilderness. 

For more information on Megan go to: www.instagram.com/meganhanacek

This is Episode 2 in our four-part series highlighting the BC Interior Sportsman Show. http://www.bcinteriorsportsmanshow.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Mar 16, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Aron Snyder. Aron is the co-host of the Grittybowmen podcast, the chief designer at Kifaru International, co-founder of Rokslide.com, a professional photographer, and all-round expert in backpack hunting, gear and survival.

For more information on Aron go to: www.grittybowmen.com/aronsnyderphotography

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Mar 10, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Tammy Wood and celebrate 1 year of podcasting! Tammy Wood was a Top 8 Finalist for Master Chef Canada, an author, food columnist and host of Saucy’s Got Game Cooking Show airing on Wild TV this year. 

This is Episode 1 in our four-part series highlighting the BC Interior Sportsman Show. http://www.bcinteriorsportsmanshow.com

For more information on Tammy and Saucy's Got Game, go to  http://www.saucysgotgame.com/

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Feb 24, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Jeff Lander from Primitive Outfitting. Originally from Washington State, Jeff moved to British Columbia in 1988. Jeff has been a bowhunter most of his life, and in 1994 he decided to pursue his passion and started Primitive Outfitting. He now guides hunts in both Alberta and British Columbia for some of North America’s top hunters.

For more information on Jeff and Primitive, go to www.primitive-outfitting.com

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Feb 16, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss their hunting plans for the 2017 season.

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Feb 9, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Cody Rich. Cody is lifelong hunter and the host of the Rich Outdoors Podcast. His podcast features some of the biggest names in hunting and is an absolutely amazing resource for experienced and inexperienced hunters alike. Make sure to subscribe! 

For more information on The Rich Outdoors, go to www.therichoutdoors.net

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Jan 11, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly sit down with Dr. Adam Ford. Adam is an assistant professor of restoration ecology and nominee for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. Dr. Ford has published over 20 peer‐reviewed papers on ungulate‐predator ecology in East Africa, trophic cascades, and the effects of disturbance on carnivores, deer, and elk in the Rocky Mountains. He is now leading new research on human‐wildlife conflict and predator‐prey ecology across British Columbia.

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

Dec 22, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly reflect on an amazing year and look towards the future. Happy holidays from the Rookie Hunter crew! 

This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

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