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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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Dec 15, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with 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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Dec 11, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly sit down with Randy Workman, a man with a lifetime of experience and advice for new hunters.

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

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Nov 24, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly get caught up after a busy month, talk about cooking, meat processing and answer a few listener submitted questions. 

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And follow us on Instagram @rookie_hunter_podcast

 

Oct 27, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly talk about meat processing and sausage making. Kelly also shares the story behind his first muley buck. 

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Oct 20, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly do a recap of their successful trip to the Kootenay region of British Columbia, discuss plans for next year, and get ready for another mule deer in the Okanagan.  

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Recommended beer pairing: Steamworks Breweing Co. - Pumpkin Ale

Oct 14, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Garrett Marcon and Kevin Snider in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. This episode was recorded in camp, just hours after packing out a 7x7 bull elk. You'll hear some stories from the trip, details on Kelly's first white-tail and all the details on how they managed to bring home a monster BC elk. 

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Oct 6, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly share the story behind their first muley buck and discuss plans for their week long hunting adventure in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. 

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Sep 23, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly provide more updates from out in the field and Mike shares his mental battles while chasing mule deer. 

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Sep 12, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly provide some updates from out in the field on the first day of rifle season in British Columbia. You'll also hear the very first listener submitted hunting story at the end of the episode. This story was submitted by Curtis Auger and you can follow his hunting adventures on Instagram @bornhunting

This episode is powered by Dark Energy. Use the promo code "rookie10" at checkout to save yourself 10% on all Dark Energy products. www.darkenergy.com

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Aug 26, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly get geared up for bow season, chat about the Josh Bowmar spear hunting video, the recent Aryanna Gourdin giraffe kill photos and how these affect hunter reputations. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Persephone - Hop Yard Red Ale

Aug 6, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss ammunition, calibers, rifles and field dressing. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Postmark -Saison Francaise 

Jul 20, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss conservation and fish and wildlife management  with Jesse Zeman from the BC Wildlife Federation. Follow jesse on Twitter @JZThinAir

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Postmark Brewing - Spruce Tip

Jul 19, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss the Juan De Fuca Trail, backpacks, and what goes into planning a multi-day backpacking trip.

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Four Winds Brewing Co - Juxtapose

Jul 3, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Kareem Shaya from Outpost Hunting. They'll also be summarizing this year's spring bear hunting and chatting about a few more gear recommendations. 

Find more information on Outpost by going to OutpostHunting.com 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Four Winds Brewing Co  - La Maison

Jun 3, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Kevin Snider and revisit the wolf cull debate, discuss whether or not camo is necessary, more on the bear hunt and Kevin's background as a fellow rookie hunter. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Whistler Brewing Co.  - Whiskey Jack Ale

May 13, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss the introduction of BC's new online LEH system, scouting for fall hunts, turkey hunting and the first official black bear hunt.

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Four Winds  - Nectarous

Apr 22, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly continue and conclude their discussion on essential gear. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Four Winds Brewing Co. 

Apr 19, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are discussing gear! This is part one of a two-part series and they'll be sharing recommendations from the Hunting BC forum as well as The Alberta Outdoorsman Forum. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Cannery Brewing - Stumbling Goat

Apr 12, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss their weekend cooking live crab, taking in the BC Interior Sportsman Show, their first attempt at making venison sausage, and the future of fish farming

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Driftwood Brewery's Entangled Hefeweizen

Apr 4, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly share advice from the Alberta Outdoorsman Forum and make a pledge to clean up the mess left behind by a few bad apples. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Tree Brewing - Hop Head IPA

Mar 26, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly introduce their first guest Cory Davy, and discuss his first 2 years as a rookie hunter. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Tofino Brewing Company - Blonde Ale 

Mar 15, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss hunting and it's presence on social media, the impact of spreading misinformation, vegans and Mike pays tribute to the man that inspired him to start hunting. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Wolf Brewing Co. Scotch Ale from Vancouver Island

 

Mar 8, 2016

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss hunter reputations, the controversial BC wolf cull, bear hunting and a brief overview of their top 3 equipment recommendations. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Phillips Blue Buck from Victoria BC 

 

Mar 1, 2016

On this episode, show hosts Mike Pedersen and Kelly Molnar introduce themselves and share stories from their first season of hunting. 

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Suggested Beer Pairing: Red Truck Ale from Vancouver BC 

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