EatWild Podcast
EatWild 66 - First Buck Stories with Miki and Ashley

EatWild 66 - First Buck Stories with Miki and Ashley

June 10, 2022

Some fun storytelling in this episode.  Both Miki and Ashley have set out to become hunters over the past few years. They share their respective journey's to their first buck harvest. I hope you enjoy it!

 

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EatWild 65 - The Ethics of Killing Your Food - With Jeff Senger of From the Wild

EatWild 65 - The Ethics of Killing Your Food - With Jeff Senger of From the Wild

April 25, 2022

In this episode, I’m hanging out with Jeff Senger, co-host of the web series From The Wild. He’s a lifelong hunter, and self-proclaimed "slaughterer" - he owns and operates an abattoir in Alberta. This guy knows a lot about harvesting and processing animals!

We talk about perspectives on taking the life of an animal and focusing on doing it humanely and ethically. Our thoughts meander to the topic of wild cocktails and our passion for all things wild. 

This is a great chat with a really engaging conversationalist. Hope you enjoy it! 

Be sure to catch Jeff and his partner-in-wilderness Kevin Kossovan in Season 8 of From the Wild here.

EatWild 64 - Treaty Rights, Reconciliation, and Wildlife Allocation - Implications of the Yahey vs. BC ruling

EatWild 64 - Treaty Rights, Reconciliation, and Wildlife Allocation - Implications of the Yahey vs. BC ruling

March 14, 2022

Today I am sitting with Spencer Greening La’goot, Indigenous scholar and Jesse Zeman, executive director of the BCWF to discuss a tough topic.

The news of restrictions for resident hunters as a result of the BC Government losing the Yahey vs. British Columbia court case has the potential to cause polarizing views. Pitting resident hunters against Indigenous Nations in a perceived competition for “the right to hunt and conducting one’s way of life” is not only dangerous in its potential for hindering reconciliation efforts, but it effectively takes the focus off the main issue: habitat loss.

My guests provide the context of this court decision, share important insight into how it was interpreted by the BC Government when implementing the measures that were just announced, and together we explore alternative strategies to support reconciliation.

The proposal from the BC Government is open for feedback until March 23 at midnight.

Find out more:

BC Government’s plan to address the Yahey vs. British Columbia court ruling

BC Government proposal

The Inconvenient Indian – if you needed ONE book to help you understand the context and the need for reconciliation

For more context on Indigenous wildlife stewardship with La'goot, check out Episodes 27 and 28 of the EatWild Podcast.

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EatWild 63 - Adam Foss - Adventure Hunt Planning

EatWild 63 - Adam Foss - Adventure Hunt Planning

February 19, 2022
In this episode, I am joined by Adam Foss. Adam is a filmmaker, photographer, conservationist and adventure hunter. Adam has dedicated time in the mountains filming wildlife and mountain adventures in addition to his remarkable personal hunting adventures. His passion is sheep hunting and he has a ton of knowledge and experience to share with us. 
 
We talk about how to plan for big adventures, critical gear that he relies on, where we can save weight and where we can add a few ounces to build a bigger safety net. Adam tells us who he likes to hunt with and the importance of supporting new hunters on their journey to success. 
 
As I listened to the podcast I really enjoyed hearing Adam's philosophy of hunting, about really seeing the stars and calming the mind.  This is one of the best conversations I’ve had since doing this podcast. I hope you enjoy it!
 
Adam's recent project, Community for the Wild, is available for Telus subscribers on Optik TV and will be available more broadly as it makes the rounds on the film festival circuit over the next year. 
 
Be sure to follow Adam @fossman8 and check out the Foss Media teamwork at foss.media
 
Find Adam's article on tents here!
 
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Poster photo by Francesca Pirolo 
 
EatWild 62 - Joe Eppele - Big Bulls, Bows and Fire Cooking

EatWild 62 - Joe Eppele - Big Bulls, Bows and Fire Cooking

January 12, 2022

In this episode, I’m chatting with Joe Eppele. Joe is a passionate hunter, star of The EDGE hunting show, and Grey Cup champion.

This is the perfect episode if you're starting to think about brighter days ahead and what your hunting season is going to look like. Joe recaps his past year of hunting adventures - and what a year he had! As he tells stories about his last hunting season, Joe reveals what were his most challenging, and memorable hunts.

In this conversation, I learned that Joe is an excellent hunter, and got to find out about his techniques and decision-making processes that have to lead to success.

After this uplifting conversation, I am now super pumped about bow hunting and planning to practice this skill in 2022. 

You find Joe here @joe_eppele  or on the EDGE TV show @theedgetvshow

Hope you enjoy this one! 

 

Find our EatWild webinars and classes here www.eatwild.ca

 

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EatWild 61 - Jay‘s Bull Elk Story - An Elk Hunt and Packraft Adventure

EatWild 61 - Jay‘s Bull Elk Story - An Elk Hunt and Packraft Adventure

December 19, 2021

Join us on our annual elk hunting adventure! Tom, Tome and I have invited young Jay to join us for his first Northern BC elk hunting expedition.  We are packing rafts into a remote wilderness area with a plan to find a few unhunted bull elk. We have packed our Seek Outside camp and two Alpacka Forager rafts a day's walk up the valley. If all goes well we will get into some elk and use the rafts to float back to the trucks. 

This was an extra special hunt and fun adventure. I hope you enjoy the episode. Be sure to share this podcast and leave a review. 

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EatWild 60 - Coastal Blacktail Hunting with Chris Pryn

EatWild 60 - Coastal Blacktail Hunting with Chris Pryn

November 27, 2021
In this episode, I’m joined by my friend Chris Pryn and we are talking about Blacktail hunting. Chris is part of the Fargone Media production team, telling hunting adventure stories in BC. He is also the host of the Behind the Glass Hunting Podcast. Chris has been instrumental in driving membership and engagement with our local chapter of the BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. And occasionally I can talk him into helping me out as an EatWild mentor to share his knowledge and passion with new hunters.
 
Chris is a relatively new hunter but has dedicated more time and effort than most to figure out how to hunt here in BC. He has lots of hard-learned lessons and great hunting stories to share. Chris is a dedicated Blacktail hunter so I am working him for a few secrets to add to my newfound passion for chasing these coastal ghosts. 
 
I hope you enjoy! 
 
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EatWild 59 - The Ramtastic Adventure Part 3 - Getting the meat home

EatWild 59 - The Ramtastic Adventure Part 3 - Getting the meat home

November 10, 2021

This is the third and final episode of the​ Ramtastic adventure​ Sheep Hunting podcast series. In this podcast, I’m catching up with our crew after having re-entered our post-adventure lives​ and we debrief about the challenges that we​ faced as the trip progressed

 
After a hugely successful opening day, we had two rams on top of the mountain and we faced the perils of getting ourselves,​ and the meat off the mountain ​and down the river ​safely. We were confronted with lots of barriers in getting the meat to butcher without spoiling in the hot temperatures. ​​The hot weather persisted, the bugs were brutal, the river was scary, and our resiliency was waning.​ We break down our systems for what worked well and what we would do differently next time.

We also share our experience with getting both rams through the compulsory inspection process. This turned out to be such an awesome opportunity to learn from sheep experts about ageing wild sheep.

And lastly, we get to start planning the next adventure.

I hope you enjoyed this episode. ​Please leave a review and share this podcast.  

 
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EatWild 58 - The Ramtastic Adventure Part 2 - Stalking sheep

EatWild 58 - The Ramtastic Adventure Part 2 - Stalking sheep

October 7, 2021

Joined by great friends Jenny P, La'goot, and Scott, we set out on a fly-in, hike-up, paddle-out sheep hunt. In part 2 of the Ramtastic Adventure, we share our opening day sheep hunting adventures. We split up into two hunting parties for opening day with a plan to take a closer look at what we hoped were legal rams.  Join us as we recap our respective hunts and what will no doubt be the hunt of a lifetime for all of us. 

This adventure was fuelled by West Coast Kitchen gourmet freeze-dried meals, and heavy loads were supported by the Seek Outside ultralight rugged packs. 

EatWild 57 - The Ramtastic Adventure Part 1 - A sheep hunting story

EatWild 57 - The Ramtastic Adventure Part 1 - A sheep hunting story

September 24, 2021

This adventure was, without a doubt, the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done. 

 

Joined by great friends Jenny P, La'goot, and Scott, we set out on a fly-in, hike-up, paddle-out sheep hunt. In part 1 of the Ramtastic Adventure you get to meet the team, hear about our hunt plan, and then join us on the hunt as we navigate our way into sheep country, try to survive the elements, and experience the hunt of a lifetime. 

 

This adventure was fuelled by West Coast Kitchen gourmet freeze-dried meals, and heavy loads were supported by the Seek Outside ultralight rugged packs. 

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