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A podcast based out of British Columbia dedicated to hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and the great outdoors.

Episodes 46-60

episode 58 - Aron Snyder & Jeff Lander

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


episode 57 - ben o'brien

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


Episode 56: wild sheep with Gray thornton and chris barker

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


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

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


Episode 54: Moose Hunting with Mike Hawkridge

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

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


Episode 53 - Grizzly Bears, The Beer Run & Hunting Stories

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. 

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


Episode 52 - Nathan French

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


Episode 51 - Eat Wild with Dylan Eyers

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


Episode 50 - Setting Sights on the Future

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.

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


Episode 49 - A Tough Season Leads To Success

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. 

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

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Episode 48 - Vortex Optics with Reg Wales

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


Episode 47 - Hunting in Northern BC

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. 

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


Episode 46 - Grizzly Bears & How We Define Hunting

his 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 us an email.

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