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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 26, 2018

On this final episode of the year, Mike and Kelly curate their favourite hunting stories from 2018 guests, including a special story saved for last. See you in 2019!

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For everything related to the show, head over to our website and send your questions, comments or show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Dec 21, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly get together for their final recording session of the year to discuss winter weather, grip & grins, ultramarathons, plus some recent news in the hunting and conservation world. Happy holidays! 

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For everything related to the show, head over to our website and send your questions, comments or show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Dec 14, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly continue their discussion regarding the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, public land, coyotes and leg blasters.

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For everything related to the show, head over to our website and send your questions, comments or show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Dec 9, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly enjoy a few cold ones in the studio, answer some questions and chat about conservation and land access in British Columbia. 

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For everything related to the show, head over to our website and send your questions, comments or show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Dec 4, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly finish up the pig, reflect on the 2018 season, discuss plans for sheep hunting, and answer some Instagram questions.

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If you're interested in butchering a pig, here is the video Mike used to guide him through the process:youtube

Nov 23, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Wayne Molnar to discuss the pig harvest. 

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Nov 16, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio to answer a few listener questions, talk about Kelly's LEH doe tag and Mike's trip to the west coast over the weekend to film and hunt black-tailed deer. 

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Nov 6, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio to do a recap on their 2018 moose hunt in central British Columbia. They'll go over some of their thoughts on what they could have done differently, what elements might have changed the outcome of the hunt, and how they'll approach the 2019 season after this experience. 

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Oct 29, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Kevin Snider and Kyle Scott for their 2018 moose hunt in central British Columbia . Throughout this episode, you'll hear field updates, sounds from the area, and each hunters thoughts on the trip, the area and all the challenges they encountered during the hunt. 

Music on this episode came from Tiger Moon. To hear the full album "Cariboo & Whiskey" click HERE.

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Oct 25, 2018

Fresh from their central B.C. moose hunt, Mike and Kelly meet up in the studio to cover a few topics that won't make next week's moose hunt episode and also cover some of their hunting plans for November. 

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Oct 16, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with SITKA Gear's Corey Piersol. Corey has been processing wild game for a number of years, and takes us through his process of making sausages and snack sticks from home. He also touches on some basic clothing care that'll extend the life and performance of your outdoor gear. 

If you're interested in picking up some SITKA clothing for your next big hunt, head over to sitkagear.com

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Oct 12, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly get together in the studio to discuss last minute packing, meal prep and final plans before hitting the road and hading north for their British Columbia moose hunt. 

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Oct 5, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly tackle Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) after hearing that the disease recently showed up in the province of Quebec. CWD is something that we as hunters need to keep a close eye on, especially today as it continues to pop in new locations throughout North America and even Europe. 

They also jump into lighter topics including bone broth, a recent hunt and somehow moose testicles manage to make their way into another episode. 

For more information on CWD please check out the links below that were used as references while researching this topic. 

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CWD Map March 2017

Chronic Wasting Disease - Information For Hunters - Alberta
Chronic Wasting Disease - BC
Wildlife Health Matters - BC
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance Website
 
Moose Testicle Recipe - Travel Food Atlas
Sep 27, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are back in the studio to discuss the results of last week's hunt which involved black bears, rattlesnakes, a good downpour and an injury. They also discuss the joys of cooking wild game for family and friends.

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Sep 22, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly load up their packs and head for the backcountry in search of mule deer and elk. You'll hear some thoughts from the trail and a discussion while glassing open terrain. 

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Send your questions, comments and show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Sep 13, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss opening day, a proposed ban on moose hunting that could impact their October hunt, sighting in their rifles, next weeks' hunt and Kelly's spring bear is finally off to be processed. 

For more reading on the proposed moose hunting bans, please head over to our website's blog where we've posted related articles. 

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Sep 7, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly dive into Sober September and discuss a wide range of topics including pigs, moose testicles, and final preparations for hunting season. 

This episode was brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

 Send your questions, comments and show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Sep 1, 2018

On this special episode, Mike and Kelly packed up the truck with cold beer and recording equipment and headed west to Chilliwack, BC where they attended the Jurassic Classic.

The Jurassic Classic is an annual fishing experience on the majestic Fraser River. Various teams from across North American Wild Sheep Foundation Chapters and Affiliate clubs as well as several Safari Club International and other wildlife conservation groups attend each year with the goal of friendly competition and collaboration on conservation issues.

You’ll hear from guests such as the Wild Sheep Society of BC’s Chris Barker and Kyle Stelter, Wild Sheep Foundation President and CEO, Gray Thornton and Sitka Gear’s very own Corey Piersol.

To learn more about the Jurassic Classic, please head over to their website: jurassicclassic.ca

The music featured in this episode is from My Kind of Karma and their album "Beautiful Little Fools" 

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This episode was brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

 Send your questions, comments and show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Aug 24, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly share a few clips from their weekend at the Jurassic Classic. President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation, Gray Thornton talks about why you should become a member, and Chris Barker from the Wild Sheep Society of BC clears up some information on M.Ovi. The guys will also cover some thoughts on their October moose hunt as plans start coming together and the hunt draws near.  

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This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

 Send your questions, comments and show ideas to info@therookiehunter.com 

Aug 14, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly sit down in the studio with Adam Foss. Adam is a well-known and accomplished bowhunter, co-founder of Foss Media, filmmaker and photographer. The main topic of discussion is sheep hunting as Mike and Kelly start to consider their plans and options for 2019.

For more on Adam and to check out some of his work, head over to www.foss.media

And follow him on Instagram @fossman8 

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This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

Send your questions, comments and feedback to info@therookiehunter.com

Aug 7, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are in the studio once again to discuss a wide range of topics including injured dogs, M. ovi, forest fires and moose hunting. 

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This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

Send your questions, comments, show ideas and feedback to info@therookiehunter.com

Jul 31, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly sit down in the studio with Mark Hall. Simply put, Mark is passionate about conservation, wildlife and hunting…in that order. He also holds a master’s degree in environmental science, is a Professional Agrologist and a retired Professional Forester. The guys cover a wide range of topics, but focus on what it means to be a modern conservationist in North America. 

For more on Mark Hall and some great reads, head over to his website hunterconservationist.ca

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This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

Send your questions, comments and feedback to info@therookiehunter.com

Jul 27, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly cover the pros and cons of pre-packaged dehydrated meals and dive deep into preparing your own meals and snacks for multi-day trips in the backcountry. 

The granola bar recipe we mentioned can be found HERE

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This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

Send your questions, comments and feedback to info@therookiehunter.com

Jul 18, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are back in the studio to cover a wide range of topics including e-bikes, and some new cooking techniques. They also discuss some ideas for new fitness challenges as they prepare for an October moose hunt and try a new beer with a mixed message...

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

This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

Send your questions, comments and feedback to info@therookiehunter.com

 

Jul 12, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly return to mountain side with the dogs and a few cold ones to discuss their new plans for 2018.

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This episode is brought to you by The Wild Sheep Foundation. Become a member at wildsheepfoundation.org

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

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