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62: Spring Bear Hunt Part II

6/5/2018
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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

Duration:00:48:42

61: Spring Bear Hunt

5/29/2018
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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

Duration:00:22:53

60: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

5/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:21:37

59: Bear Season Has Arrived

5/18/2018
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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. Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Duration:00:48:05

58: Aron Snyder & Jeff Lander

4/6/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:03

57: Ben O'Brien - The Hunting Collective

3/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:41

56: Gray Thornton & Chris Barker

3/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:23

55: Jesse Zeman - Making an Impact in the Hunting Community

2/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:11:35

54: Mike Hawkridge - Moose Hunting in BC

1/15/2018
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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...

Duration:01:35:45

53: Grizzly Bears, The Beer Run & Hunting Stories

1/9/2018
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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. Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com This episode is sponsored by North Arm Knives. Go to northarmknives.com

Duration:01:54:55

52: Nathan French

11/29/2017
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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...

Duration:01:17:13

51: Eat Wild with Dylan Eyers

11/22/2017
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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...

Duration:01:00:04

50: Setting Sights on the Future

11/20/2017
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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...

Duration:00:59:06

49: A Tough Season Leads To Success

11/7/2017
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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

Duration:00:58:18

48: Vortex Optics with Reg Wales

11/1/2017
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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...

Duration:01:04:54

47: Hunting in Northern BC

10/12/2017
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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

Duration:02:15:02

46: Grizzly Bears & How We Define Hunting

9/15/2017
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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...

Duration:02:11:27

45: Land Tawney

9/7/2017
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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...

Duration:01:15:09

44: Getting Ready to Head North

8/30/2017
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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

Duration:01:57:11

43: Ryan Callaghan

8/11/2017
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On this episode, Mike and Kelly welcome back 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 Connect with the Rookie Hunter by going to www.therookiehunter.com

Duration:01:41:38