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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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Sep 28, 2019

On this episode Mike and Kelly discuss additional lessons learned on the 2019 Sheep Hunt, listener questions, and upcoming hunting plans.

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Sep 14, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly meet in the studio to cover the second half of the 2019 Sheep Hunt.

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Sep 5, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly meet in the studio to cover some pre-hunt details, unexpected changes in their plans, play some audio from the trip, and do a recap on the first half of the adventure. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Sep 4, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly cover some last minute preparations and thoughts before they head north for their 2019 sheep hunt. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Aug 3, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio to discuss snowshoe hare, final gear prep for sheep country, smoking hams and the ongoing threat of CWD in British Columbia. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Jul 18, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Heather Kelly from Heather's Choice and discuss how starting a dehydrated food company lead her to becoming a hunter. 

If you haven't check out Heather's Choice, they make some of the best dehydrated backpacking meals available, including their now famous Packaroons plus a range of delicious breakfast and dinner options for your next adventure.

We'd love it if you supported Heather's Choice and you can save 20% OFF your next order by using the promo code ROOKIEHUNTER at checkout from heatherschoice.com

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Jul 15, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio to discuss running, maps, Alaska, an update on chronic wasting disease, hunting in Africa and also answer a few listener questions. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Jul 9, 2019

On this episode, Kelly talks to Danny Coyne (BCFishn) and Jason Webster (Fish Biologist) about Kokanee in BC's Okanagan region and the importance of anglers and hunters when it comes to conservation. Warning: this episode may be interrupted by a bent rod!

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Jul 6, 2019

Over the past few months, Mike has been traveling throughout British Columbia to produce a new podcast series for 1Campfire called "Faces of Wildlife" 

If you're interested in learning more about wildlife conservation, please subscribe to the series on iTunes and head over to 1Campfire.com to receive updates each time a new episode is released. 

The first official episode goes live on July 16th. 

Jul 1, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly finally escape the studio and head for the backcountry for an overnight bear hunt. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Jun 13, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are back in the studio to catch up on a few things including CWD, Limited Entry Hunting, and the final push for sheep country. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

 

Jun 3, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly meet up after missing a week in the studio. You'll hear the four-legged reason for the delay, some more input on packing for sheep country, a limited entry hunting concept that has been implemented in one region, and even a bit of sports talk....

We'd love to hear your feedback! Send an email to info@therookiehunter.com  

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

May 26, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are back in the studio with a recap on packing, to chat more about the Kaitum 3 GT, weekend fishing trips, and an imbalance in the outdoor space. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

May 15, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio to chat about beer, tents and their goals for a lighter backpack. What stays, what goes, and what gets split between the group.  

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

May 8, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back Jesse Zeman from the BC Wildlife Federation for his fourth appearance on the show to talk about caribou, wolves, mule deer and anti-huntng groups in British Columbia. 

The Adaptive Management paper Jesse mentions can be found HERE

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

May 1, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio to chat about turkey hunting, bear season, spring training and gear purchases that will get you out on your first hunt. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Apr 26, 2019

On this episode, Kelly packed up the recorder and headed east to hunt turkeys near his hometown with his father-in-law Randy, and his dad Wayne. You'll hear some pre-trip conversations, some sounds from the field, and some post-hunt discussions. 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

Apr 19, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back listeners as their guests to celebrate 100 episodes with Part II. Listeners had the opportunity to submit questions, comments and hunting stories to the show, so the guys sit down in the studio to share some more of their favourites.

We're also very pleased to announce SITKA Gear as a new sponsor and also want to thank The Wild Sheep Foundation and North Arm Knives for their continued support. 

Thanks again for your continued support and for getting us to 100 episodes! 

Apr 12, 2019

On this bonus episode, Nolan Osborne from the Journal of Mountain Hunting invited Mike, Kelly and Jesse Bone from Filter Studios to chat  while attending The Wild Sheep Society of B.C.'s  Spence's Bridge Sheep Count. 

 

Please consider becoming a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation by clicking HERE. To see our complete lineup of SITKA clothing head over to our website and click on the GEAR TAB. And don't forget to check out North Arm Knives.

We'll be back next week with a regular schedule and Part II of Episode 100. 

Apr 12, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome listeners as their guests to celebrate 100 episodes. Listeners had the opportunity to submit questions, comments and hunting stories to the show, so the guys sit down in the studio to share some of their favourites.

We're also very pleased to announce SITKA Gear as a new sponsor and also want to thank The Wild Sheep Foundation and North Arm Knives for their continued support. 

Most of all, we want to thank you, the listeners, for supporting us and for getting involved in this very special 100th episode. 

Mar 26, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Nolan Osborne while at the Sheep Show earlier this year. Nolan talks about how he got into guiding, his time outdoors and also shares some good sheep hunting tips for their August hunt. 

Follow Nolan on Instagram - @nmo 

 

 

Mar 19, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back Jeff Lander for his third appearance on the show. Jeff is the man behind Primitive Outfitting which operates out of British Columbia and Alberta. 

Jeff is also preparing for a mid-August sheep hunt in B.C. so the guys get deep into their plans and preparations for their hunts. 

Mar 15, 2019

We want you to be our guest for Episode 100 and we're going to be giving away a bunch of awesome gear including a Mountain Hauler 6200 from SITKA Gear for your contribution to the show. 

Listen to all the details and send an email to info@therookiehunter.com if you'd like to be a part of this special episode. 

Thank you for all your support and for making 100 episodes possible. We couldn't do it without you guys. 

Cheers! 

Mike & Kelly 

Mar 12, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly sit down with Connor Gabbott from Talus Creative to discuss photography and filmmaking in the field.

Capturing a hunt can be a difficult task, but the photos we bring back are often the real trophies of our time spent outdoors and always worth the extra effort. Connor breaks down equipment, techniques and even shares some simple tricks for your iPhone that will help you bring home better images. He also leaves the guys with some excellent advice for their August sheep hunt. 

If you have more questions about capturing your hunt, get in touch with Connor on Instagram @taluscreative

Mar 5, 2019

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back Corey Piersol from Sitka Gear to discuss clothing systems. There's a lot of science that goes into each piece of clothing you wear, and Corey breaks down what you might want to consider when investing in clothing for your next big hunt. 

The guys use their August sheep hunt as an example and find out what they need for a hunt where weather conditions are extremely unpredictable. They also get into backpacks and finish things off with a good ole hunting story. 

If you'd like to see what Mike and Kelly are currently using for their clothing systems, go to our website and click on the gear tab

If you’re ready to get yourself into some new gear for 2019, head over to sitkagear.com

Support our sponsors The Wild Sheep Foundation and North Arm Knives

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