January 12, 2020
Have you ever missed a shot at an animal? Nerves, distance, brush or just plain poor judgement can lead to a miss on an animal. In this episode, we are talking about the factors that lead up to a missed shot and reflect on how we can improve our decision making and skill set to minimize the potential of this happening. I am joined by hunting partner Chef Mark Perrier and hunting guide and friend Nolan Osborne of the Journal of Mountain Hunting. This is swapcast with the Journal Of Mountain Hunting "Beyond the Kill Podcast" so you can find our conversation there too.
Nolan Osborne is hunting guide, outdoor writer, and the editor of the Journal of Mountian Hunting - @nmo
Mark Perrier is a Chef and restauranteur based in Vancouver - @thechefwhohunts
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December 5, 2019
In this episode, I am hanging out with Chef Mark Perrier of Savio Volpe and Jody Peck of Wild Northern way. We are having an in-depth discussion on cooking wild game meat. We cover off fundamentals of how to get the most out of your harvest. Don't miss this episode if you like to eat wild, or just like talking about food!
Jody, Mark, and Dylan are launching EatWild Cooks in January 2020. We will be hosting a series of wild game cooking classes over the next few months. Join us to learn the fundamental of cooking wild game and a truly unique dining experience. www.eatwild.ca.
Mark Perrier is one of Vancouver’s best chefs, and he is the proprietor and chef of the acclaimed Osteria Savio Volpe. A passionate hunter, he has been perfecting his hunting skills over the past three years while developing and adapting his favourite recipes to be used with game meat. @thechefwhohunts
Jody Peck grew up in the Peace River Valley in Northeastern BC and, from a young age, learned how to butcher and cook game meat as a bush cook (camp cook at hunting outfits). Jody has serious wild chef cred, as she has only ever cooked wild meat for her community, family, and clients. Her passion lies in ethically harvesting, butchering, imagining and creating delicious meals that nourish anyone lucky enough to be at her dinner table. Jody creates wild food experiences for crews, workshops and backcountry events @wildnorthernway. http://www.wildnorthernway.com/
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November 28, 2019
In this episode, I am joined by Jesse Zeman of the British Columbia Wildlife Federation. This past whitetail hunting season was the most challenging year on record for our hunting camp. Simply put we saw very few deer over our 10-day hunt. This led me to want to know what was going with the deer population. Too much logging? Too many hunters? Too many predators? What gives?
Jesse and I sat down to chat about deer population dynamics to better understand how that impacts hunting success and opportunities in BC. Jesse is the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program with BCWF and provides an excellent overview of deer population dynamics, and management efforts in BC. We touch on the importance of citizen science wildlife monitoring and get into a few tips on deer hunting. I hope you enjoy it, and please share and review this episode!
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July 24, 2019
In this episode, I am hanging out with Travis Bader of Silvercore Inc. Silvercore is a leader in firearms training in Canada. We are chatting about firearms care, maintenance, and storage while on the hunt and in the field. We also get into some fundamentals of firearms safety when hunting, around camp, and in the vehicle. You can find out more about Silvercore @ www.silvercore.ca
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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!