May 7, 2019
In this podcast, we are talking about how hunters can help work towards reconciliation with Indigenous communities. This is a very difficult conversation, but it one that we need to have as Canadians, British Colombians and Hunters.
Here in British Columbia, Indigenous communities have lived, hunted, and manage resources on these lands for time immemorial (a really long time!). For many of us whose families have settled on these lands, we are now unravelling an uncomfortable history of colonization. We are just starting to understand the implications of this history and the responsibility that we share to work towards reconciliation with the peoples who lived here before settlers showed up a couple of hundred years ago (not very long ago). In BC, 95% of lands are described as crown lands. The courts in Canada have acknowledged that these lands were managed by indigenous communities for thousands of years before settlers showed up, and the courts have ruled that the Indigenous communities have never legally given those land rights away to the crown. As a hunting community, we need to start a respectful conversation with Indigenous communities about how this will impact our ability to hunt and gather food on unceded First Nations traditional territories.
February 27, 2019
Rob and I are waiting out a storm and hoping for the skies to clear so we get out on our sheep hunt. Rob Wilson is a Park Ranger and a 20-year veteran with Seach and Rescue teams and has spent many days and nights looking for lost hikers and skiers in the mountains. In this podcast, we are talking about planning for safety on an adventure trip. We review the essential gear you need to pack with you and tips for staying safe on adventures in the mountains.
December 13, 2018
Hunting partner Will Varda won the draw for a Roosevelt Elk hunt on the west coast of BC. In this episode, we talk about the planning, challenges and unexpected success on this once in a lifetime hunt. Check it out!
December 7, 2018
In this episode, I am hanging out my good pals Tome and Will. They have just returned from their first successful elk hunt. They both started hunting about five years ago. In this episode, we chat about the journey to becoming successful hunters. We also cover some lessons learned and strategies for hunting elk in Britsh Columbia. I hope you enjoy!
June 18, 2018
This podcast I’m joined by my friend Jody Peck for a chat about the hunting guide outfitting industry. Jody grew up in commercial hunting camps cooking, guiding and hanging out in the wilderness. She still cooks for the industry during the hunting season, but spends her offseason as a successful artist working on cool projects. Jody brings a unique perspective on the guide outfitting industry, new hunters, and life as an artist in the city of Vancouver.
To find out more about Jody Peck and what she’s up to, check out her out here: www.wildnorthernway.com
March 29, 2018
First moose, deer and bear hunting stories. Join us at the dinner table for the annual EatWild First Buck Banquet. New hunters are invited to join the EatWild team for dinner and then everyone takes a turn telling their first successful hunt story. So stick around and share in the hard work, success, trials and tribulations of these new hunters. Hope you enjoy the episode!
February 19, 2018
Conservationist Jesse Zeman of the BC Wildlife Federation joins me for dinner and we are talking about sheep hunting and what you can do to advocate for wild animals and the places they live.
January 6, 2018
In this episode were hanging out with Pete, Larri and Geoff in the wall tent. These guys have seen it all with over 150 years of collective hunting experience in British Columbia. So stick around and get perspective on the changes in habitat, wildlife populations and hunter success over the past 60 years. If this podcast moves you, please join us onJanuary 31st for our “Beers for Wild Things” event to discuss how we can advocate for improving wildlife management and habitat protection. See you there!
December 11, 2017
Join us in the wall tent for at whitetail camp. I am sitting around the wood stove with my hunting mentors Geoff, Pete, and Larri, and joined by Brother Ben and Shelley and we are talking about how to hunt whitetails, navigating in the woods and our first buck stories. I really want to thank the old boys for putting up with me putting a mic in the tent, but I think they have so much good stuff to share. Enjoy!
September 11, 2017
On this episode I am driving back from a river drift elk hunting adventure with hunting partners Geoff Horsfield, Dave Bornhold, and Matt Fuller. This is the first time that our crew has done a drift hunt. A lot of planning went into this trip. We reflect on the highlights, planning, and the pros and cons of hunting from a raft. Check it out, and let us know what you think!