44 episodes

Hunting stories, conversations, and ideas. Join us as we talk to a wide range of New Zealand and international guests who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Hunting, gathering, conservation, firearms, archery, pest control, and politics. Expand your knowledge about hunting, why we hunt, and what we can do to enhance the environment as a community.

The Educated Hunter theeducatedhunter

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Hunting stories, conversations, and ideas. Join us as we talk to a wide range of New Zealand and international guests who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Hunting, gathering, conservation, firearms, archery, pest control, and politics. Expand your knowledge about hunting, why we hunt, and what we can do to enhance the environment as a community.

    Peter Langlands - Professional Forager & Wild Capture Enthusiast

    Peter Langlands - Professional Forager & Wild Capture Enthusiast

    Peter Langlands is 100% a man of the land, in fact, he could live happily solely on what nature provided. Peter is a forager, and a busy one at that, Pete travels the length of New Zealand, in particular, the South Island in search of seasonal goods for both himself and some of New Zealand's most prestigious chefs/restaurants.
    To follow Peter and learn more about foraging you can check out his Facebook page @forageNZ or his Instagram @Peter Langlands.
    Or if you are after a more direct route to Peter and his knowledge you can get his cell no. and email in the last 30sec of the podcast.
    Follow @theeducatedhunter on Instagram for photos the promote our values as hunters. We post images the show “why we hunt” and images that celebrate what it really means to be a hunter. Tag us in your own photos that show why you hunt and use the hashtags #whywehunt and #theeducatedhunter to get out attention – we would love to share your hunting moments with the whole community.
    Join the conversation on The Educated Hunter FaceBook group, here is a place where our audience can bring their knowledge, passion and practical skills to discuss real-world issues that hunters and hunting are facing today. It provides a platform where like-minded individuals can come together and solve real issues in a constructive manner, working together and focusing their collective passion for fixing something rather than just talking about it.
    If you’re interested in Ultimate OE - flick us an email ultimateoemail@gmail.com
    Catch you on the clearing,
    The Educated Hunter

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Don Hammond - Chairman of the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC)

    Don Hammond - Chairman of the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC)

    Don Hammond has been the chairman of the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC) for nearly six years. Matt Gibson sat down with Don to learn about what the GAC is, how it works, the challenges it faces, and most importantly why hunters from New Zealand should care deeply about the Game animal council. Past challenges, recent wins, and future plans. If you’re a hunter and you care about NZ hunting, the game animals we have, the public land we hunt on, and the natural environment we hunt in you need to listen to this podcast and share it far and wide.
    Game animal council website - https://nzgameanimalcouncil.org.nz/
    Game animal council 5-year plan - HERE
    FaceBook Page - @nzgameanimal
    Tahr Returns App - download instructions HERE
    The future of New Zealand Tahr depends on the actions we take now.
    There is an urgent need for hunters to use the Tahr Returns App. The Game Animal Council needs to quantify the Tahr recreational hunters kill as part of their contribution to managing the herd.
    The issue is simple. Recreational hunters must demonstrate that they take a large number of Tahr and are a critical part of population management or the justification will be to have less Tahr and therefore more culling.
    We all need to work together and use our collective influence within the hunting sector to get hunters to use the Tahr Returns App to prove the value of recreational hunting.
    Without the evidence collected via the Tahr Returns App, we will end up with more and more Tahr being culled. Here’s the link to instructions on using the App - https://nzgameanimalcouncil.org.nz/tahr-returns-app/ 
    Follow @theeducatedhunter on Instagram for photos the promote our values as hunters. We post images the show “why we hunt” and images that celebrate what it really means to be a hunter. Tag us in your own photos that show why you hunt and use the hashtags #whywehunt and #theeducatedhunter to get out attention – we would love to share your hunting moments with the whole community.
    Join the conversation on The Educated Hunter FaceBook group, here is a place where our audience can bring their knowledge, passion and practical skills to discuss real-world issues that hunters and hunting are facing today. It provides a platform where like-minded individuals can come together and solve real issues in a constructive manner, working together and focusing their collective passion for fixing something rather than just talking about it.
    If you’re interested in Ultimate OE - flick us an email ultimateoemail@gmail.com
    Catch you on the clearing,
    The Educated Hunter

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cam Stobie - Wrangler, assistant guide, and black bear charmer

    Cam Stobie - Wrangler, assistant guide, and black bear charmer

    Cameron Stobie is a 2018/19 UOE graduate who has spent a calendar year in Canada and the USA working in the hunting industry, learning horses, and traveling all over North America. Matt managed to catch him at the airport as he was leaving and he was brimming full of yarns from the past year, its an entertaining podcast from a young kiwi bloke who has seen some country of late!
    Cam mentions points south and his first lite gear during the podcast - you can find that gear here:
    https://www.pointssouth.co.nz/
    You can follow Cam on Instagram:
    @cameron_nz
    Follow @theeducatedhunter on Instagram for photos the promote our values as hunters. We post images the show “why we hunt” and images that celebrate what it really means to be a hunter. Tag us in your own photos that show why you hunt and use the hashtags #whywehunt and #theeducatedhunter to get out attention – we would love to share your hunting moments with the whole community.
    Join the conversation on The Educated Hunter FaceBook group, here is a place where our audience can bring their knowledge, passion and practical skills to discuss real-world issues that hunters and hunting are facing today. It provides a platform where like-minded individuals can come together and solve real issues in a constructive manner, working together and focusing their collective passion for fixing something rather than just talking about it.
    If you’re interested in Ultimate OE - flick us an email ultimateoemail@gmail.com
    Catch you on the clearing,
    The Educated Hunter

    • 49 min
    Rachel Stewart - Guide, Outfitter, and Hunter

    Rachel Stewart - Guide, Outfitter, and Hunter

    Rachel Stewart is a super busy woman. Rachel owns Leithen Valley Hunts, a Professional Hunting Outfit in the Lower South Island of New Zealand, juggles two young boys and still finds time to hunt internationally. We have a good chat about being a woman in the hunting industry, and how that looks and feels from her side.
    To follow Rachel and the Hunts at Leithen Valley, check out the Leithen Valley instagram page @LeithenValleyHunts and the Leithen Valley Hunts FaceBook Page
    Follow @theeducatedhunter on Instagram for photos the promote our values as hunters. We post images the show “why we hunt” and images that celebrate what it really means to be a hunter. Tag us in your own photos that show why you hunt and use the hashtags #whywehunt and #theeducatedhunter to get out attention – we would love to share your hunting moments with the whole community.
    Join the conversation on The Educated Hunter FaceBook group, here is a place where our audience can bring their knowledge, passion and practical skills to discuss real-world issues that hunters and hunting are facing today. It provides a platform where like-minded individuals can come together and solve real issues in a constructive manner, working together and focusing their collective passion for fixing something rather than just talking about it.
    If you’re interested in Ultimate OE - flick us an email ultimateoemail@gmail.com
    Catch you on the clearing,
    The Educated Hunter

    • 53 min
    Sam Manson - Professional Hunting Guide In New Zealand and Internationally

    Sam Manson - Professional Hunting Guide In New Zealand and Internationally

    Sam Manson is a Central Otago lad who followed his passion for hunting through to a career. Sam has found himself a well-respected hunting guide with a huge following. Sam has guided many species in multiple countries, the result of this is he has seen hunters and anti-hunters doing things well, and not so well.
    To follow Sam and his adventures, check out his Instagram page @nzhuntguide
    Follow @theeducatedhunter on Instagram for photos the promote our values as hunters. We post images the show “why we hunt” and images that celebrate what it really means to be a hunter. Tag us in your own photos that show why you hunt and use the hashtags #whywehunt and #theeducatedhunter to get out attention – we would love to share your hunting moments with the whole community.
    Join the conversation on The Educated Hunter FaceBook group, here is a place where our audience can bring their knowledge, passion and practical skills to discuss real-world issues that hunters and hunting are facing today. It provides a platform where like-minded individuals can come together and solve real issues in a constructive manner, working together and focusing their collective passion for fixing something rather than just talking about it.
    If you’re interested in Ultimate OE - flick us an email ultimateoemail@gmail.com
    Catch you on the clearing,
    The Educated Hunter

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dave Shaw - The Hunters Club: Producer, Cameraman, Editor, and Chief Bottle Washer

    Dave Shaw - The Hunters Club: Producer, Cameraman, Editor, and Chief Bottle Washer

    This week Matt managed to catch up with Dave Shaw, the backbone of the Red Stag Hunters Club before he and the crew start the busy/crazy season in New Zealand. Get on board with a great origin chat, some insight into coming episodes and directions, as well as some sage advice on getting into the hunting TV/media industry!
    You can follow Dave and the Red Stag timber hunters club via their:
    Website - https://www.thehuntersclub.co.nz/
    Instagram - @thehuntersclubnz
    FaceBook Page - @thehuntersclubnz
    Or tune into Sky sport and Prime TV to catch the latest season.
    Follow @theeducatedhunter on Instagram for photos the promote our values as hunters. We post images the show “why we hunt” and images that celebrate what it really means to be a hunter. Tag us in your own photos that show why you hunt and use the hashtags #whywehunt and #theeducatedhunter to get out attention – we would love to share your hunting moments with the whole community.
    Join the conversation on The Educated Hunter FaceBook group, here is a place where our audience can bring their knowledge, passion and practical skills to discuss real-world issues that hunters and hunting are facing today. It provides a platform where like-minded individuals can come together and solve real issues in a constructive manner, working together and focusing their collective passion for fixing something rather than just talking about it.
    If you’re interested in Ultimate OE - flick us an email ultimateoemail@gmail.com
    Catch you on the clearing,
    The Educated Hunter

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

ethical hunter ,

Good listen

This is a great podcast for looking at different perspectives on hunting and defining for ourselves why we hunt. Really enjoy these. Thanks guys!!

Sam1NZ ,

Highly Recommend

Passionate guys with fun, informative and articulate conversations about hunting and conservation. Really pushing to have a sustainable and positive future for hunting in NZ.

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Cracka

Awesome podcast, real good mix between kiwi and international hunting with top quality production. Keep em coming!

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