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!
Rick and I are well into our sheep hunt now and we've covered over 50 km of wilderness terrain. We have traveled through some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen and watched a broad range of wild animals in pristine habitat. In this episode, we talk about how to orienteer and navigate through the mountains, staying dry in the wilderness and a few other fun things. So stick around and check it out.
There are no sheep here! After three days of hunting, we are coming to the realization that we are not in sheep habitat. All hunters will experience this at some point where they are hunting an area that is devoid of the target species. In this episode, we reflect on why there may not be sheep in the area, what are the contributing factors to the lack of sheep in the area, and why there is an abundance of other fritters around. We also talk about hunting pressure and the effect on wildlife populations and the hunting experience.
Rick and I have flown into to the Norther Rockies and made our way from the remote airstrip and climbed up the mountain. We chat about the experience of landing on a gravel bar with steep mountains all around. We were up against some wet weather so we talk about strategies and tips on staying dry in the mountains.
Rick and I are driving up the Alaska Highway. Join us for hour eight of our drive while we kill some time and make a podcast. In this episode we chat about the logistics of trip planning, picking your hunting partners, and the technical information that is available these days for hunt planning.
Learning to hunt it's a long process and it's hard! Greg and Mike Taylor, the EatWild technical team, share a few stories about their first three years learning to hunt. Both Greg and Mike come from an urban background and want to reconnect with where their food comes from. They have started the journey to harvest wild food and share a few stories from along the way.
It took me over 20 years of hunting moose until I learned how to a hunt them effectively. I met Lance Grubisich and he changed how I hunt moose with a five-minute moose calling lesson. After that moose calling lesson, our family moose hunting success rate improved dramatically. Lance and his family have been targeting moose in Northern British Columbia for almost 40 years and he shares a few of his tips and techniques for how to talk to Moose and convince him to come to your call. I feel very fortunate to have Lance participate on my inaugural Eatwild podcast. Thanks Lance!