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Stories of hunting, fishing, hiking and backpacking in British Columbia from the perspective of new hunters. Follow Mike and Kelly's adventures in the backcountry and hear stories from special guests that include other rookie hunters, experienced outdoorsmen and experts in the field

Stories of hunting, fishing, hiking and backpacking in British Columbia from the perspective of new hunters. Follow Mike and Kelly's adventures in the backcountry and hear stories from special guests that include other rookie hunters, experienced outdoorsmen and experts in the field

Location:

Canada

Description:

Stories of hunting, fishing, hiking and backpacking in British Columbia from the perspective of new hunters. Follow Mike and Kelly's adventures in the backcountry and hear stories from special guests that include other rookie hunters, experienced outdoorsmen and experts in the field

Language:

English

Contact:

2508018445


Episodes

135: Spring Has Arrived

4/4/2021
On this episode, Kelly and Garrett discuss the opening of spring bear and turkey, rifles in general, calibers and gear. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:00:45:16

134: Catching up with Mike

3/18/2021
On this episode, Kelly and Garrett touch base with Mike. They discuss spring plans, dogs, conservation and hunting in BC, and some ideas for the future. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:01:17:14

133: Jesse Zeman

2/22/2021
On this episode, Kelly and Garrett are joined by Jesse Zeman, Director Fish and Wildlife Restoration at BC Wildlife Federation, to discuss anti-hunting pressure in relation to black bear and large carnivores. The crew also catch up on the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project, and Jesse and Garrett talk horse programs. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:01:04:44

132: Horse Tales & Sheep Projects with Chris Barker

2/10/2021
On this episode Kelly and Garrett are joined by Chris Barker, Project Chair at the Wild Sheep Society of BC. Chris has served on the board of the Wild Sheep Foundation and has been involved the WSSBC for over 20 years in various roles including President, Treasurer, and Director. Given his dedication to conservation, Chris talks about finally having some time in 2020 to hunt, Garrett seizes the opportunity to chat about horses and gear, and Chris provides an update regarding WSSBC projects...

Duration:01:41:33

131: "The Dog Is A Gentleman..."

1/26/2021
On this episode Kelly and Garrett discuss Oscar, dogs, motion sickness, Garrett's quest for wild cats, horses and horse care, iPhone apps for hunting, and a recap of WSF Sheep Week 2020. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:00:46:44

130: Best Foot Forward

1/12/2021
On this episode Kelly and Garrett touchbase for the first time in 2021: Garrett and the dogs continue their winter pursuit of cats, cat hunting and social media, shed antlers vs heads, and a thorough discussion about hunting boots and boot selection. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:00:59:00

129: Season's Greetings

12/24/2020
On this episode Garrett provides an update on the horses, Kelly and Garrett answer listener questions, talk wall tents and end the year with a Rookie Hunter tradition: a story from our friend in conservation Mr. Shane Mahoney. Happy Holidays and wishing you the best in 2021! For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:01:03:28

128: Mountain Whitetail and Cat Tracks

12/20/2020
On this episode Kelly and Garrett wrap up whitetail season with a couple hunts in different locations, each calling for a different approach. Garrett recaps two hunts with dogs Waylon and Willy, the first hunts of their career. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:00:37:38

127: A New Era

12/3/2020
On this episode Kelly welcomes Garrett as the incoming Rookie Hunter co-host. Garrett describes his background, hunting experience, and passion for all things outdoors. They catch up on their 2020 to date, and discuss what the future may hold including hounds, horses, cougar, elk and plenty of other ideas for 2021. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:00:45:36

126: A Change in the Wind

11/26/2020
On this episode, Mike and Kelly finally catch up over Zoom to chat about what they've been up to, the challenges and unexpected positive outcomes of a strange year, and most importantly, they discuss the future of Rookie Hunter. For more on the show head over to therookiehunter.com

Duration:00:43:43

Faces of Wildlife - Funding Fish, Wildlife and Habitat

11/22/2020
On this special release of Rookie Hunter, Mike shares an episode of Faces of Wildlife which was created for 1Campfire. Find the entire mini series wherever you get your podcasts, or go to 1Campfire.com On this episode, Mike travels to Victoria, British Columbia to speak with Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation CEO, Brain Springinotic. HCTF came into existence because its major contributors (hunters, anglers, trappers, and guide-outfitters) were willing to pay for conservation work above...

Duration:00:29:28

125: Swapcast - EatWild

11/20/2020
On this episode Kelly joins Dylan Eyers on the EatWild Podcast to discuss the origins of the Rookie Hunter Podcast, and what it takes to build a successful podcast. They chat about the challenges and opportunities of building community around hunting and we dig into the importance of mentorship.

Duration:01:05:40

124: Spring Hunting Plans

3/30/2020
On this episode Mike and Kelly are finally back together (sort of) to discuss their hunting plans for 2020. 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.

Duration:00:50:36

123: Live From the Filson Store in Vancouver

2/13/2020
On this episode, Mike and Kelly travel to Vancouver for a live show at the Gastown Filson store with Chasing Food Club, Eat Wild and The Hunter Conservationist to explore the topic of "Why is Hunting So Hard". 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.

Duration:01:30:25

LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT - Get Your Tickets!

1/15/2020
We're partnering with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to bring you a live show at the Vancouver Filson Store on January 30th 2020. We'll be sharing the stage with our friends from The Hunter Conservationist, Eat Wild and Chasing Food Club. Tickets are limited and going fast, so click HERE to get yours before they're gone. See you in Vancouver!

Duration:00:01:54

122: Wild Sheep with Chris Barker

12/2/2019
On this episode Chris Barker, Committee Member of the Wild Sheep Society of BC, and Secretary on the Wild Sheep Foundation Board of Directors, joins Kelly in the studio to discuss 2019 and an in-depth review of Wild Sheep projects across BC.

Duration:01:18:24

121: Kyle's Buck Down

11/30/2019
On this episode Mike and Kelly are joined by good friend Kyle to discuss a successful deer 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.

Duration:00:56:19

120: Wild Meals and South America

11/23/2019
On this episode Mike and Kelly discuss cooking harvested game and the tabletop discussions that result. Mike travels to Eastern Canada and Chile. 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.

Duration:00:38:53

119: Dad Life

11/2/2019
On this episode Mike returns from travels in South America to discuss dad life with Kelly, 2019 hunting season, moose, mountain goat vindaloo, mule deer, and turkey fans. 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.

Duration:00:40:31

118: Hook In The Water

10/26/2019
On this episode Kelly joins Adam Janke from Beyond the Kill to discuss kids, priorities, mountain hunting, whitetails and an overall recap of our 2019 hunting seasons thus far. 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.

Duration:01:14:25