Episode 28 The Hunting Film Tour - A chat with Naoto Aoki


Fly fishing guide, professional photographer, bear guide, and bowhunter.... Naoto Aoki wears many hats, and adding to his list of titles - he's handling all the Canadian dates for the Hunting Film Tour for 2018.

Our idea was to have him come on and talk about the film tour, but Naoto has had so many great adventures, that we covered so much more.  

From his trips fishing in exotic locations like the South Pacific and the Amazon, to guiding bear hunts in Northern Manitoba, Naoto has done it.

He also has a film in the 2018 Hunting Film Tour that he made with his brother.

Other topics covered include the health of the Bow River trout fishery, what it takes to be a hunting photographer, and the remarkable recovery of the wild turkey in North America.

Check out: huntingfilmtour.com  wekuskofallslodge.com  naotoaoki.com

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Thanks for listening, hope to see you at the Hunting Film Tour!

Mike and John


Episode 27 Jay Scott - Arizona Coues Deer Hunting


Our most recent conversation is with Jay Scott, talking about DIY Coues Deer hunting in Arizona, Jay explains how to make it happen.

A few of us are planning a public land Arizona Coues Deer hunt next January, so we asked the advice of an expert.

Jay Scott, Arizona outfitter and host of the most popular outdoor podcast in the world, talks us through what it takes to be successful when going after this curious little subspecies of the whitetail deer.

We cover scouting, safety in the desert, how to plan, and where to access valuable info that will increase your chances of success.

Jay is a humble guy who knows his stuff, and we greatly appreciate his insight. We hope you enjoy this episode!


Feedback is appreciated, feel free to contact us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com with stories, questions, comments and suggestions. Check out our new website at www.highlanderhunting.com 

Mike and John



Episode 26 Kijiji for Guns


A transplant to Southern Alberta, Andre Perrault was dissatisfied with online options for buying and selling firearms.  Most social media sites don't Allow it, so he made his own site, GunPost. 

Andre is an avid shooter, hunter, as well as a traditional bowhunter.  Our conversation ran the gamut from hand loading, to hunting with a recurve bow, and various different traditional archery techniques, back to the ever popular topic of the 6.5 Creedmore.

Andre's a real interesting guy who has created a free service that will benefit anyone looking to buy or sell hunting gear, archery tackle, and of course firearms.

We hope you enjoy this episode and go check out www.Gunpost.ca


A big Thank You to those who have rated and left reviews on iTunes.  We love to hear from our listeners so feel free to email us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com 


John and Mike


Episode 25 A chat with Randy Newberg, Honorary Canadian


As if humming the original Hockey Night In Canada Theme song isn't enough to qualify this US based leader of the DIY, public land western hunting scene as a honorary Canadian, he hits us with a Beachcombers reference!

Mike and John had the good fortune to have a conversation with the host of one of tv's most watched hunting shows.

Besides his tv show, Randy has a popular podcast:  Randy Newberg Unfiltered, and also runs a hunting forum called Hunt Talk.

If you've never heard of Randy Newberg, set aside a couple of weeks to catch up on his instructional media.  Topics such as the gutless method of field dressing, his "pack dumps" and the seasons of the elk year.

He has produced some of the best info for newer westen hunters, hunting public lands, and he shares his insights with us on topics such as gear, rifle calibres and marksmanship, packs, clothing, optics, and so much more.

Find Randy at www.randynewberg.com


Check out our show notes at:  https://highlanderhunting.wordpress.com 

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Thanks for listening.


Episode 24 The Deer Authority - A Chat with Idaho’s Robby Denning Part 2


Mike and John sit down with Robby Denning for part 2 on high country mule deer hunting.  They talk mountain fitness, gear, rifle and caliber choices, tactics, and much more to make you successful in the West.  

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did.


Check out our new webpage https://highlanderhunting.wordpress.com/, Thank you for all the support as always feel free to email us with questions, comments or stories at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com 


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John and Mike



Episode 23 The Deer Authority - A Chat with Idaho’s Robby Denning


Mike and John have a conversation with a guy who literally wrote the book on hunting mule deer.  As well as being an author, Robby is the editor for Rokslide.com a popular gear review/hunting forum.  He is also a professional guide for elk and deer.  He is eager to share his wealth of knowledge and has some great stories of success and failure along the way.  We cover scouting, tactics, firearms, marksmanship, gear, bows, clothing, to name a few. 


Additional show notes, photos, and useful links are now being posted at https://highlanderhunting.wordpress.com

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Episode 22 Don’t Stress it, we thought of everything (Gift Ideas for the Hunters in your Life)


Jump into the festive season with this podcast all about Christmas Presents for your significant other who hunts.  John and Mike breakdown their backpacks, and give gift ideas for those starting out in backcountry hunting, and even ideas for the hunter who has backcountry experience. Gift ideas are further broken down into presents for the naughty, no so naughty and the nice pricing categories.  The Havalon Knife winner is revealed at the end of this episode!


Merry Christmas from the Highlander Hunting crew, now stop reading this and go buy him/her something nice!! 

(Notice we didn't say "Happy Holidays"...)


Episode 21 High Country Mule Deer-A-Palooza - HAVALON KNIFE GIVEAWAY! Listen for details.


Mike and John talk all things Mule Deer, scouting, things to consider when looking for Mule Deer habitat, and necessary gear.  John tells the story of his highs and lows on this years Mule Deer hunt which ended very successfully in the Alberta Rockies.


Thanks for listening! As always feel free to email us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments, suggestions or stories! We would love to hear from you. Find us on Instagram and Facebook under highlanderhuntingpodcast.





John and Mike


Episode 20 Giving the Gift of Adversity - Reflections on Taking Kids Hunting


This episode Mike and John talk about their own experiences as parents who are passing on their values and ethics to the next generation.  Tips on how to equip your kids when they discuss hunting with non hunters.  Other topics discussed include Mike's successful elk hunt, John's mule deer hunt, and Mike's youngest daughter's recent deer hunt.


Please stop by iTunes and give us a rating!  Stay tuned for up coming episodes and an awesome giveaway!  As always should you wish to contact John and Mike you can email at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com 


Wishing you all a successful 2017 hunting season, post some pictures of your hunt on our facebook page!


Episode 19 E-Bikes into Sheep Country (A Tale of the Tumbling Backpack)


This episode is a recap of our recent week long sheep hunt.  Fat tire pedal assist bikes got us the three hour ride deep into Alberta Bighorn Sheep country.  Into a place we named the fertile valley.  We got 10" of snow, we were soaked at times, our water tasted of campfire, we climbed big slopes, and we saw Rams almost daily.  Join us while we recount what worked, what didn't, and what we will do next time. 

Thanks for listening, any questions, comments, stories or suggestions feel free to email us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com



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