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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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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 

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

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

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 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

Jun 5, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly return with part two of their first spring bear hunt of the season. If you haven't listened to part one, make sure to jump back and listen to that one first. 

You'll hear the results of the hunt, and some concluding thoughts on what the guys learned from this experience.

Connect with the Rookie Hunter and share your thoughts on this episode by going to www.therookiehunter.com

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

May 29, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly head out for their first bear hunt of the season and record from the field. You'll hear their thoughts on what some would consider a controversial hunt, and how their idea of bear hunting has evolved over recent years. 

Connect with the Rookie Hunter and share your thoughts by going to www.therookiehunter.com

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

 

May 25, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly team up with Adam Janke from Beyond the Kill to chat with Land Tawney, Bill Hanlon, Ty Stubblefield and Alan Duffy from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Currently, the guys are touring BC and holding pint nights throughout the province. 

If you're not a member of Backcountry Hunters & Hunters, please consider becoming one by heading over to their website. backcountryhunters.org Membership is just $25.

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

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

May 18, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly set up shop on a mountain side with a few cold ones to discuss the decline of southern BC's caribou, the upcoming fall season, limited entry hunting draws, spring black bear and BHA Pint Nights.  

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

Apr 7, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Aron Snyder and Jeff Lander. Aron is the CEO at Kifaru, host of Kifarucast and Gritty Bowman. Jeff Lander own and operates Primitive Outfitting in British Columbia and Alberta.

For more information on Primitive Outfitting go to primitive-outfitting.com

Make sure to subscrive to Kifarucast or listen from the website kifaru.net

You can find both of them on Instagram

@aron_snyder & @primitve

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

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

Mar 29, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly chat with Ben O'Brien. Ben is the host and brains behind the Hunting Collective podcast, is the hunting marketing manager with YETI, and was also the executive editor for Petersen's Hunting among many other hunting related things.

For more information on Ben and The Hunting Collective, head over to thehuntingcollective.com

And follow his journey on Instagram @bennyob301

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

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

 

Mar 21, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly travel up to Kamloops BC to chat with Gray Thornton and returning guest, Chris Barker.

 Gray Thornton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wild Sheep Foundation. He's an avid hunter as well as salt and freshwater fly fisherman. Gray has hunted and fly fished throughout North America and internationally, including nearly 20 African safaris. He has hunted in New Zealand, Germany, Mexico and Canada and completed his FNAWS with a desert bighorn sheep in February of 2017.

Chris Barker 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.

For more information and to become a member of the Wild Sheep Foundation, head over to www.wildsheepfoundation.org

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

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

Feb 6, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back Jesse Zeman from the BC Wildlife Federation. Jesse gives an update on the state of fish and wildlife in BC, shares his thoughts on how we can make an impact in the community and also touches on the recent ban on Grizzly Bear hunting in the province.

For more on the BCWF, head over to bcwf.net

Follow Jesse on Instagram: @jz.thinair

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

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

Jan 15, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Mike Hawkridge. Mike is a guide, outfitter and rancher from British Columbia. In this episode he shares his advice for a successful moose hunt during the rut, gives his thoughts on the controversial ban of grizzly bear hunting, tells us about his experience guiding Joe Rogan on his first moose hunt and also shares an intense story about a close call with a wolf.

For more on Mike, head over to bigcountryoutfitters.ca

And follow him on Instagram: @bcoutfitter

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

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Jan 10, 2018

On this episode, Mike and Kelly discuss the ban on grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia, the Beer Run and they also share a compilation of some of their favourite hunting stories from past guests. 

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

Nov 29, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly are joined by Nathan French. Nathan is originally from England and moved to Canada in his early teen years. An outstanding and accomplished athlete, he quickly caught on to the Canadian way of living. Loving the outdoor lifestyle Canada offers, he fell in love with the hunting way of life. Now a seasoned hunting guide, you will find Nathan all over the world guiding hunters to their next dream trophy. His love and passion for hunting is contagious. You could say he is living the dream.

For more on Nathan and to view his photography, head over to nathan-french.com

You can also follow his adventures on Instagram by following @nathanfrench7

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

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Don't forget to use promo code "Rookie17" in our online store to save $5 on your next order. 

Nov 23, 2017

On this episode, Dylan Eyers joins Mike and Kelly in the studio to discuss his educational programs and workshops that are designed to inspire individuals from larger cities to get out into the backcountry and experience hunting for the very first time. He is also the host of the Eat Wild Podcast and has just released an app under the same name.

For more on Eat Wild, please head over to their website: www.eatwild.ca

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

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Nov 20, 2017

On this episode, Mike and Kelly reflect on the past 50 episodes, chat about the differences between hunting mule deer vs. whitetail, set some goals for the rest of the season and also compete against each other in a 30 day running challenge. If you'd like to join in on the 30 day challenge, download the Nike Run Club app and add Mike & Kelly to your friends list. Just search for  Rookie Hunter Mike and Rookie Hunter Kelly or use the hashtag #BeerRun and #RookieRunningClub on instagram to share your results.

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

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

Our online store is back online, so order your Rookie Hunter t-shirts today. Shipping is now available throughout North America. 

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. 

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

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

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

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