Archive for September 2017

Episode 18 Addicted to Altitude (In search of high country rams) Part 2

September 27, 2017 @ 11:07 pm

It's all in the timing... Join John and Mike with Chris Maxwell as they continue their talk of all things Sheep and Sheep hunting just prior to their 7 night sheep hunt!  They talk tricks on how to judge size in the field, and what to do when the Brown is on the ground.  Things a hunting partner/group should know before going on a hunt, and preferences on certain gear.  Chris also tells some great stories on previous guided hunts, and other trips hunters should look into experiencing for themselves.

Thanks for joining us for this episode, as always if you wish to contact us with questions, stories, comments or suggestions feel free to email us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com. 

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Episode 17 Animal Down, Now What? Be Good To Your Meat

September 17, 2017 @ 8:28 pm

It's that time of year when our listeners will start harvesting their wild meat.

Whether you'll be processing your own, or hiring a butcher, you need to know what to do in the field and at home.

With this in mind, we sought out the counsel of a local pro, Chris Rivest.  Chris is a professional butcher, a hunter, a YouTube Chef, a foodie, podcaster and broadcaster, and an all around renaissance man.

Chris, Mike, and John talk about field care, your options on how to process wild game, and the process of getting your kill from field to table.  Chris tells some great stories and sheds some light on the finer ways to consume wild game.

For all you listeners who want to share your stories of a successful harvest, send them to us.  We'd love to hear them.  As always email us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Episode 16 Addicted to Altitude (In search of high country rams) Part 1

September 11, 2017 @ 10:38 pm

Mental toughness, accepting discomfort, patience, restraint....When faced with the challenge, will you falter or will you endure?  

Mike and John had the pleasure of being joined by Wild Sheep Foundation board member Chris Maxwell.  Chris has a passion for wild sheep hunting and conservation that's truly inspiring.  His wealth of knowledge and expertise in mountain hunting really comes through as they talk about Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep biology, habitat, behavior and population.

This isn't Chris' first time on a podcast.  He's been a guest on two popular US podcasts, Jay Scott Outdoors and Hunt Backcountry.

The conversation takes many turns, and soon moves toward scouting and hunting Alberta rams.  Mike is an experienced and successful Alberta ram and ewe hunter himself, while John is new to the challenge.  They talk about their upcoming sheep hunt and Chris provides many useful tips on gear, tactics and what a hunter needs to be successful hunting our provincial mammal.  A freelance writer for Big Game Illustrated, as well as a person who has travelled to hunt and had some awesome adventures, make Chris a fascinating interview and gives him a keen insight into how hunting as conservation fits into the modern context.

We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did making it.

Please feel free to email us with questions, comments, suggestions or stories at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Episode 15 The Original Mantracker Terry Grant - Every Track Tells a Story

September 1, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

Hunting season is here!  Mike and John sit down with Terry Grant the Original Mantracker to talk all things tracks.  Have you ever looked at a track and wondered... What species? When the animal left the track? What direction did it go?  Is it male or female?

With a lifetime of hunting, ranching, guiding and tracking experience behind him, Terry shares his tips and tricks for the new or seasoned hunter on tracking both man and beast in the backcountry.

Terry also talks about essentials every new and seasoned hunter should have including gear and knowledge.  During his 15 years involved in Foothills Search and Rescue, Terry has seen first hand what can happen when people venture into the woods without these essentials.

It was a real pleasure sitting down with this true Alberta Outdoorsman.

For any questions, comments, suggestions or stories feel free to contact us at highlanderhuntingpodcast@gmail.com.

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