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EatWild Podcast 25 - Rookie hunter success! EatWild First Buck Banquet stories from the dinner table

EatWild Podcast 25 - Rookie hunter success! EatWild First Buck Banquet stories from the dinner table

March 14, 2020

Join us at the dinner table to hear first harvest success stories from the EatWild hunter community.  The First Buck Banquet is an annual event where new hunters are invited to come for dinner and share their first harvest stories. All of the hunters bring something special for the dinner table from the harvest.  This is a fun event and I hope you enjoy the stories.  

EatWild Podcast 24 - Why is hunting so hard?

EatWild Podcast 24 - Why is hunting so hard?

February 13, 2020

Why is hunting so hard? In this episode, I am joining Mike and Kelly of the Rookie Hunter Podcast, Mark and Curtis of the Hunter Conservationist Podcast, and Jenny Ly of the Chasing Food Club blog for a live recording of a podcast/swapcast. We talk about the barriers and challenges for hunting success. We get into the different measures of what success means on a hunt. Is it just about filling the freezer or getting eyes on a mature animal?  A big thanks to the crew at Filson Vancouver for hosting us at there shop.  This event was hosted by @backcountryhuntersbc 

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Thanks for making this happen @rookie_hunter_podcast@chasingfoodclub, and @the_hunter_conservationist

Thanks for listening! 

Dylan www.eatwild.ca

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https://www.chasingfood.club/

EatWild Podcast 23 - Bison adventures finale (Part 3)

EatWild Podcast 23 - Bison adventures finale (Part 3)

February 11, 2020

The Bison has tipped! Join us for the conclusion of our Bison hunting adventure.  All of the mistakes, hard work, and lessons learned result in some exciting hunts for our rookie bison hunting crew.  Catch the end of the story here and a bit of the celebration. 

Thanks to the crew for putting up with the podcast machine! The crew: @seanbadart @devontaylorstewart @taylor.j.e.woodcock @jennyp403

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Background: 

Follow along with our rookie Bison hunting crew as we figure out how to hunt this majestic animal. Our hunting group drew a "once-in-a-lifetime" tag to hunt Bison in Northern B.C.

At one time there were over 60 million Bison roaming the plains of North America. Market hunting and habitat destruction reduced the herd to less than a thousand animals by 1900. Since then, numerous conservation efforts have helped Bison recover to over 500,000 animals. It's estimated that there is a population of over 2000 Bison living in B.C. The Bison herd is expanding and they are competing with threatened wild sheep for limited winter range habitat. Wildlife managers have encouraged a limited hunt to manage the Bison population growth and herd expansion.

Our group was lucky enough to get drawn for two tags for Bison on this hunt. The tags allow us to shoot a bull, cow, or calf bison. This hunt took place in late January in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was - 38 degrees Celcius when we arrived at our cabin and all of our beer was frozen. We had a lot to learn about this animal, its habitat, and how to hunt them. Come join us on the hunt! --

EatWild Podcast 22 - Bison adventures (Part 2)

EatWild Podcast 22 - Bison adventures (Part 2)

February 9, 2020

Part 2 of the 3 part Bison adventures podcast series. Our rookie Bison hunting crew are carrying on with our adventure and taking steps towards success.  This episode recounts days 3 and 4 of the hunt.  Some near misses, lessons learned and some foreshadowing of events to come.  Enjoy! 

EatWild Podcast 21 - Bison adventures (Part 1)

EatWild Podcast 21 - Bison adventures (Part 1)

February 4, 2020

We are hunting Bison! Follow along with our rookie Bison hunting crew as we figure out how to hunt this majestic animal.  Our hunting group drew a "once-in-a-lifetime" tag to hunt Bison in Northern B.C. 

At one time there were over 60 million Bison roaming the plains of North America.  Market hunting and habitat destruction reduced the herd to less than a thousand animals by 1900.  Since then, numerous conservation efforts have helped Bison recover to over 500,000 animals.  It's estimated that there is a population of over 2000 Bison living in B.C.  The Bison herd is expanding and they are competing with threatened wild sheep for limited winter range habitat. Wildlife managers have encouraged a limited hunt to manage the Bison population growth and herd expansion. 

Our group was lucky enough to get drawn for two tags for Bison on this hunt.  The tags allow us to shoot a bull, cow, or calf bison. This hunt took place in late January in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was - 38 degrees Celcius when we arrived at our cabin and all of our beer was frozen.  We had a lot to learn about this animal, its habitat, and how to hunt them.  Come join us on the hunt!  

EatWild Podcast 20 - A guide to missing deer

EatWild Podcast 20 - A guide to missing deer

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

Join us for one of our workshops www.eatwild.ca 

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EatWild Podcast 19 - How to cook wild game

EatWild Podcast 19 - How to cook wild game

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/

 

Hope to see you at EatWild Cooks! 

Enjoy the podcast. 

Dylan 

EatWild Podcast 18 - Where did all the deer go?  Deer population dynamics with Jesse Zeman

EatWild Podcast 18 - Where did all the deer go? Deer population dynamics with Jesse Zeman

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! 

Follow Jesse Zeman @JZ.thinair 

Find me in Instagram @Eatwild 

Thanks for listening, 

Dylan 

EatWild Podcast 17 - Firearms care in the field with Travis Bader

EatWild Podcast 17 - Firearms care in the field with Travis Bader

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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EatWild Podcast 16 - Hunting on Unceded First Nations Traditional Territories

EatWild Podcast 16 - Hunting on Unceded First Nations Traditional Territories

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.    

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