Episode 16, Addicted to Altitude – In search of high country rams. Chris Maxwell- Wild Sheep Foundation

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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.

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.

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.

Originally posted September 11, 2017

Notes:

  1. Chris Interviewed Mike and I for an article he wrote called “Campfire Chronicles”, all about the emergence of podcasts in the hunting world. It’s published in the Canadian magazine- Big Game Illustrated. We were happy to share the pages with Jay Scott from his podcast and Mark Huesling of The Hunt Backcountry podcast. You can read the article here in digital format: https://issuu.com/biggameillustrated/docs/issue_18digital
  2. The Wild Sheep Foundation of Alberta is a registered charity that does great work for indigenous wild sheep in Alberta.      http://www.wsfab.org/
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