The Hunter Apprentice

The Hunter Apprentice

The Hunter Apprentice brings its listeners real hunting content through interviews with special guests, experiences from past adventures, and shooting the breeze with like minded hunters within our community. We cover hunting strategies for different species, opinions on gear, preferred terrain, seasonal timing, and even some stuff that has nothing to do with hunting, but just who we are! Please subscribe and follow our channel for great, easy listening hunting content!

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June 6, 2022 58 min

Mike is joined by LeeAnne and Mike from the Acumen Clinic in Edmonton Alberta to chat about Mike's recent knee injury, surgery through the Acumen Clinic, and his recovery process.  With a short turn around window over the winter,  Mike needed to be back on his feet and in hunting shape for the spring season.  And the Acumen Clinic had all the answers.  Don't let injuries stop you from doing what you love, but seek out the r...

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Mike is joined my Mark Huelsing from Exo Mountain Gear, a premier hunting pack company based in Idaho.  Exo Mountain Gear has been in the game of building some of the best hunting packs since 2014.  Mike and Mark talk about their pack systems and what their design means for the hunter.  Whether it be a day hunt or 14 day sheep hunt, Exo has you covered.  More importantly we discuss practical gear packing application, use-ability, h...

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Mike, Jeremy and Travis talk about their trip down to southern BC for spring Turkey, things they learned and saw.  Mike talks about his first hunting experience after his knee surgery back in January 2022 and how his knee handled the terrain and mileage they experienced.  Finally, the group chats about their upcoming hunt schedule and production plan for Pursue the Hunt on Sportsman Channel Canada. This chill episodes is a great re...

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Mike, along with Guests Muc Simons and April Willis, talk hunting gobblers and baiting bruins on this classic "spring hunting season" topic.  Muc has been hunting bears most of his life with a deep understanding of effective ways to bait bears in his home province of Saskatchewan.  April, hailing from Manitoba, is a passionate bow hunter, with an even higher passion for chasing turkeys.  Her knowledge and experience shines ...

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Mike joins with guest Dawson Atamanchuk for a unorthodox spring topic; mule deer and bow hunting.  The snow is melting and it's time to get outside!  Getting that bow tuned up for longer distances, re-tuning that bow hunter's mentality and this season's expectations are a few things we discuss in this episode on The Hunter Apprentice.  Too often we put a ton of pressure on ourselves to succeed with the bow.  We pay too ...

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Mike and Jeremy sit down with a panel, Travis, Dawson and Muc, to talk about their experiences in hunting and filming.  Their experience with TV shows, Streaming services, and home content gives great insight into what it takes to film your hunts or start a show.  We talk raw experiences, do's and don'ts, camera tech tips, and being shy in front of the camera and getting more comfortable!  This a great chill episode focused...

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Mike and Jeremy along with special guests, Travis and Muc, dive into what to do or not to do when mountain hunting in some of the world's most dangerous and unforgiving terrain.  Mike has amde numerous trips into the Northern British Columbia backcountry in search of Mountain Goat and Stone Sheep. While Muc had guided 20 years in the Northen BC backcountry for mostly elk, but moose, stone sheep and mountain goat as well.  Jerem...

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February 11, 2022 75 min

Mike sits down with his buddy Brian to talk about his move from Vegan to Hunter and his justification behind it. It a great honest chat about how Brian's perception of hunting changed and also the importance of self sustainability while staying connected with the wild!. 

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Mike, Jeremy and Muc talk about their recovery on some off season injuries and how many hunters “operate injured” much of the season and how that can be avoided. The discussion carries into some hot topics around high fence hunting, banning trail cameras, and even the new trespassing law passed in Saskatchewan this year.

The post S2E6 – Off Season Injuries, High Fence Hunting, and Banning Trail Cameras appeared first on Pursue T...

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December 4, 2021 55 min

Join Mike and Special Guests Tim. Katherine, and Zane from Ducks Unlimited Canada in BC as they chat local and national projects, ways to get involved, waterfowl conservation, habitat conservation and more! Check out www.ducks.ca for more information and ways to get involved with DUC in your area. Also, don’t forget their work is not cost free! Look up opportunities to get involved financially as well, donate and do your part!

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June 16, 2021 73 min

Catch up with Mike, Jeremy and Robin about how Pursue the Hunt is full throttle ahead. Mike, Jeremy and Robin have been working hard to continue to deliver for the show and give a bit more insight to their goings on behind the scenes. Mike and Jeremy also recap their spring Saskatchewan trip as well as what’s ahead for summer training and fall schedule!

Big thanks to our sponsor Hell’s Half Acre Coffee Co. www.hellshalfacre.c...

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March 22, 2021 75 min

Mike, Robin and Federal MP Bob Zimmer talk hunting, guns, and politics as it relates to the current attack on BC hunting in regards to black bear, cougar, elk and wild sheep. Also the up to date on what’s happening with Canada pressing more firearm bans. This is a great chat that you need to listen to if you’re an avid outdoors person or hunter. The social license to hunt in pressing more hunting bans based on emotion and not scien...

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March 2, 2021 77 min

Mike Friesen, Robin Routledge, and Jeremy Braun are on this episode to talk new content streams launching on their YouTube Channel, their Bison hunt airing on Sportsman Channel Canada, and also a big topic on the attempted huntings bans in BC that are currently on going. Head over to the Wild Sheep Society of BC and click on the “actnow” page to do your part in helping preserve our hunting heritage in BC!

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Join Mike, and special guest Robin Routledge, as they chat important updates on the regulations for BC hunting, conservation issues around the province and updates on the Wild Sheep Society of BC. This episode is chalk full of great information on the research and reasoning behind some of the regulation changes as well as how you can get involved with different conservations organizations around the province of BC! See below for ...

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Mike dives straight into a point by point method of how he strategizes his mule deer hunts. Mike has taken a number of mule deer his bow, with his most notable accomplishment coming 3 seasons ago when we connected with his Pope & Young Mule buck. Listen in on how Mike scouts his locations and how important crop type and landscape is! Also on the docket is how to play the wind, clothing suggestions, and weapon choice. Playing...

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Mike and Jimmy dive into they reasons they’ve upgraded their gear instead of trying to save a buck. “Spend twice as much, buy half as much”. Quality gear is worth it’s weight, literally. Hear about some bad experiences that led to upgrade purchases, and why being in shape for hunting season is less stressful on your body. With Mike’s Human Kinetics degree in Kinesiology, we offers some great tips in helping you focus on the righ...

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Pursue the Hunt in launching a series focused on women and hunting. This has been a growing topic in the hunting industry. Mike interviews Lana Hamilton and Caitlyn Bellamy, both local to the Peace River Region. Lana, while experienced in hunting now, wasn’t the case early on prior to meeting her husband and Caitlyn only recently passed her hunters course (CORE) and just harvested her first big game animal last season in 2019! ...

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