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The Silvercore Podcast discusses matters related to hunting, firearms, hiking, outdoor adventure and the people and businesses that comprise the community all from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

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The Silvercore Podcast discusses matters related to hunting, firearms, hiking, outdoor adventure and the people and businesses that comprise the community all from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

    Ep. 30: Silvercore Behind the Scenes

    Ep. 30: Silvercore Behind the Scenes

    This episode is a little different from every other Silvercore Podcast to date as Travis Bader is interviewed by Agron Bajraktari on what it takes to succeed in operating a successful business in todays market.  Travis talks about starting Silvercore, overcoming adversity, knowing your worth and seeing the big picture. If you are interested in learning more about how Silvercore got started and what it's like to operate a business in the firearms and outdoor training world, this podcast is a must listen.  If you have a story that would be of value to the Silvercore audience, or know someone who does, email us at podcast@silvercore.ca.  We would love to hear from you! Topics discussed in this episode: Intro [00:00:00 - 00:00:56] Building a business [00:00:56 - 00:02:20]Juggling different interests, focusing efforts & seeing the big picture [00:00:56 - 00:06:49]Working for someone vs. self-employed [00:06:49 - 00:09:22]First job as a magician to working as a gunsmith [00:09:22 - 00:13:52]Army cadet program & government agencies [00:13:52 - 00:16:19]Entrepreneurship & having a roadmap [00:16:19 - 00:21:35]Valuing your self worth in business & focusing on building rather than money [00:21:35 - 00:27:58]Specialized knowledge & quality products  [00:27:58 - 00:34:03]Training your clients & negotiating agreement [00:34:03 - 00:38:08]Putting out fires & dealing with stress [00:38:08 - 00:44:23]Perspective, success & happiness [00:44:23 - 00:47:32]Everyday progression & swindled ideas [00:47:32 - 00:51:57]Lost interest, laziness & helping other people [00:51:57 - 00:55:33]Outro [00:55:33 - 00:56:12]  Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you: Silvercore Training [00:01:05] [00:01:11]Smith and Wesson Training School [00:13:32]Army Cadet Program [00:13:54]Ray Dalio [00:26:49] [00:27:21] [00:28:02]Earl Nightingale [00:46:19]Rockefeller [00:46:33]Gary Vaynerchuk [00:50:48] [00:52:12] Follow us:PodcastYouTubeNewsletterInstagramFacebookFollow our HostInstagram: @ Bader.Trav Learn More about SilvercoreSilvercore ClubOnline Training Other Training & Services MerchandiseCORE Training Management Resources (TMR) Blog Page

    • 57 min
    Ep. 29: Tales of borrowed guns and pirate ships

    Ep. 29: Tales of borrowed guns and pirate ships

    Brief Summary of Show:In Episode 29 of the Silvercore Podcast, Travis speaks Ryan Steacy, a six time National Service Rifle champion and technical director for International Barrels and they talk about the current state of service rifle, how to get into precision rifle series shooting, pro tips to help you with your marksmanship. As well as stories and adventures from working on farms, working anti-piracy security off the coast of Somalia. If you have a story that would be of value to the Silvercore audience, or know someone who does, email us at podcast@silvercore.ca.  We would love to hear from you! Topics discussed in this episode:Intro [00:00:00 - 00:01:08] Recap of last podcast with Ryan & Mental Management [00:01:08 - 00:07:53]How COVID-19 has affected IBI [00:07:53 - 00:11:08]Can I borrow a gun? My brother is coming to town [00:11:08 - 00:16:14]Can you help us kill a cow? [00:16:14 - 00:17:45]Anti-piracy, fur & animal spine [00:17:45 - 00:24:06]Gun ban & effects on Service Rifle [00:24:06 - 00:25:51]CCFR court case & political points [00:25:51 - 00:29:06]Precision Rifle Series (PRS) shooting & baking [00:29:06 - 00:35:12]How other PRS matches have gone [00:35:12 - 00:36:40]Warhorse shooting bag [00:36:40 - 00:38:14]Kestrel with Applied Ballistics & Rangefinders [00:38:14 - 00:44:02]What do you need to get into PRS style shooting? [00:44:02 - 00:53:54]Squads in PRS helping each other out [00:53:54 - 00:59:13]Outro [00:59:13 - 00:59:31] Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you: Silvercore [00:00:10] [00:00:21] [00:00:24] [00:00:31]Service Rifle [00:00:45] [00:00:53] [00:01:24] [00:24:23] [00:25:15] [00:29:12] [00:29:15] [00:30:12] [00:32:52] [00:34:51] [00:51:30] [00:56:07]International Barrels (IBI) [00:00:48] [00:08:00] [00:09:00] [00:58:10] [00:58:16]Mental management [00:01:27] [00:02:22] [00:02:33] [00:02:43] [00:02:45] [00:03:56] [00:04:35] [00:05:04] [00:30:36] [00:58:24] [00:58:43]The Secret by Oprah Winfrey [00:02:10]Manifest destiny [00:02:25] [00:02:27].22 [00:15:17] [00:16:02] [00:16:03] [00:16:09] [00:16:34]Hereford Bull [00:16:41] [00:17:37]Special Air Service (SAS) [00:18:49] [00:18:50] [00:19:56]CCFR [00:25:55] [00:26:08]Precision Rifle Series (PRS) [00:29:10] [00:33:01] [00:33:04] [00:34:16] [00:34:41] [00:34:43] [00:34:57] [00:44:03] [00:44:47] [00:49:14] [00:51:00] [00:53:55]MilCun Training Centre [00:29:31] [00:30:20] [00:30:21]BC Rifle Association (BCRA) [00:29:59]Kestrel [00:35:13] [00:35:30] [00:38:15] [00:38:18] [00:39:00] [00:39:26] [00:39:37] [00:39:44] [00:39:59] [00:40:09] [00:40:13] [00:40:26] [00:40:32] [00:41:17] [00:41:33] [00:41:58] [00:42:02] [00:43:39] Horus Ballistics Version [00:38:20] [00:43:07]5700 Elite [00:43:11] [00:43:26]Data On Previous Engagement (D.O.P.E.) [00:35:20] [00:39:45] [00:39:53][00:41:39] [00:56:23]Warhorse Developments [00:36:43] [00:36:44] [00:36:45] [00:36:55] [00:37:18]Applied Ballistics [00:38:22] [00:38:25] [00:43:03]SIG Kilo Rangefinders [00:38:33] [00:39:13]2200 [00:39:19]2400 [00:39:20]SHOT Show [00:38:41]Leica [00:38:43] [00:38:57]Reticle [00:39:46] [00:49:35] [00:50:01][00:53:42]G7 [00:42:21] [00:42:24] [00:42:37] [00:42:56] [00:43:35]G1[00:42:36] [00:42:55] [00:43:34]Custom Curve [00:42:27] [00:42:38] [00:42:49] [00:43:58]Bryan Litz [00:43:17].223 [00:44:39].308 [00:44:41] [00:44:44] [00:45:09]Muzzle break [00:45:15] [00:45:53] [00:49:01] MDT [00:41:08] [00:46:01]MDT Chassis [00:46:00]MDT ACC [00:46:03]MDT Ckye-Pod [00:48:13]Harris Bipod [00:48:23] [00:48:31]H32 [00:49:44]H59 [00:49:45]Minutes of Angle (MOA) [00:49:07] [00:52:05] [00:56:51]Mil dot [00:50:08]Milrads (Millradians) [00:52:06] Follow us:PodcastYouTubeNewsletterInstagramFacebookFollow our HostInstagram: @ Bader.Trav Learn More about SilvercoreSilvercore ClubOnline Training Other Training & Services MerchandiseCORE

    • 59 min
    Ep.28: Pro Hunter vs Pro Guide, Hunting African and North American Game

    Ep.28: Pro Hunter vs Pro Guide, Hunting African and North American Game

    Travis speaks with longtime friend and Silvercore instructor Darren Maughan. They discuss Darren’s experiences as a professional hunter, preparing for an African hunt, firearm and calibre selection, the differences between North American and African guided hunts, what can go wrong and how to ensure it doesn't.  If you have a story that would be of value to the Silvercore audience, or know someone who does, email us at podcast@silvercore.ca.  We would love to hear from you! Topics discussed in this episode: Intro [00:00:00 - 00:01:50] Growing up in Africa  [00:01:50 - 00:05:01] Hunting Plains Game & Dangerous Game [00:05:01 - 00:07:37]Professional Hunter vs. Professional Guide [00:07:37 - 00:9:00]Differences in hunts in Africa and North America [00:9:00 - 00:12:59]Differences in Calibre’s used [00:12:59 - 00:15:41]Training required for Professional Hunters [00:15:41 - 00:21:54]Safari Operator [00:21:54 - 00:23:06]Advice for people going to Africa for a Hunt [00:23:06 - 00:27:46]Missed shot,  a camel pack & training with your equipment [00:27:46 - 00:29:51]Immerse yourself in the culture [00:29:51 - 00:31:39]Outro [00:31:39 - 00:32:01] Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you: Silvercore [00:00:10] [00:00:21] [00:00:24] [00:00:31] [00:00:45] [00:01:46]Australian National Cricket Team  [00:01:37]Northern Rhodesia (Now Zambia) [00:02:25]Zimbabwe [00:02:31] [00:03:59] [00:12:06] [00:12:23] [00:17:26] [00:24:35]Impala [00:06:50]Kudu [00:06:51]Eland [00:06:52]Waterbuck [00:06:54]Bushbuck [00:06:55]375 H&H [00:13:16] [00:13:27] [00:13:40] [00:14:52] [00:26:00]458 Lott [00:13:38]416 Rigby [00:13:48]500 Nitro Express [00:14:06]30-06 [00:14:40] [00:14:46] [00:14:58]300 Win Mag [00:15:11]Zimbabwe Hunting Association [00:18:38]308 [00:29:09] Follow us:PodcastYouTubeNewsletterInstagramFacebookFollow our HostInstagram: @ Bader.Trav Learn More about SilvercoreSilvercore ClubOnline Training Other Training & Services MerchandiseCORE Training Management Resources (TMR) Blog Page

    • 31 min
    Ep. 27: The Cure for Canada's Gun Ban

    Ep. 27: The Cure for Canada's Gun Ban

    Brief Summary of Show: In Episode 27 of the Silvercore Podcast, Travis speaks with Tony Bernardo of CSSA about what the Canadian Shooting Sports Association does for Canadian firearms owners. They speak on how the OIC has been used before and what the cure for the prohibition is, as well as raising awareness about the other parts to the OIC and what you can do to fight it.  The winner of the Bradley P10 Professional Smoker to one lucky Silvercore Club Member is also announced, but you’ll have to listen in to the podcast to hear it as we’re not including the announcement in the show notes!  If you have a story that would be of value to the Silvercore audience, or know someone who does, email us at podcast@silvercore.ca.  We would love to hear from you! Topics discussed in this episode: Intro [00:00:00 - 00:01:21] Background of the CSSA & some of their successes [00:01:21 - 00:03:46]Getting rid of lead for sporting uses [00:03:46 - 00:08:41]Mitigating in the shadows & doing whats best for firearms owners [00:08:41 - 00:11:23]Order in Council used before, categories of OIC [00:11:23 - 00:15:37]Variants of prohibited firearms & evolution of firearms & banning them all [00:15:37 - 00:21:50]The cure for the prohibition & simplified classifications of firearms [00:21:50 - 00:27:27]Plain english rewrite & common sense licensing [00:27:27 - 00:29:23]OIC grace period & transportation for purposes of moving [00:29:23 - 00:34:59]What people can do about the OIC & what the CSSA is doing [00:34:59 - 00:41:44]CSSA Contact for questions, Membership & legal advise [00:41:44 - 00:49:08]Raising awareness to other parts of the OIC & a ‘normative process’ [00:49:08 - 00:57:18]Joules of Energy & the Hasselwander decision [00:57:18 - 01:04:08]The growing list of prohibited firearms & a police state [01:04:08 - 01:07:40]Advocating for creation of an evaluation committee & getting rid of the OIC [01:07:40 - 01:07:40]Outro [00:27:27 - 00:57:31] Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you: Silvercore [00:00:10] [00:00:21] [00:00:24] [00:00:46] [00:01:00] [00:01:30]The Silvercore Club [00:00:31]Bradley Smoker [00:00:46] [00:43:17]RCMP [00:14:38] [00:14:58] [00:16:00] [00:17:20] [00:18:56] [00:50:11] ≈ [01:01:04] [01:01:21] [01:01:27] [01:04:50] [01:04:55] [01:05:10] [01:05:22] [01:06:30] [01:06:36] [01:06:50] [01:07:15] [01:08:16] [01:08:49] [01:19:49]Bill C-68 [00:02:27] [00:11:39] [00:12:14] [00:13:12] [00:13:31] [00:17:18] [00:31:09] [00:40:05]Steven Blaney [00:13:50] [00:14:00] [00:15:54] [00:54:05] [00:54:06] [00:54:35] [00:55:16]CZ 858 [00:14:34] [00:15:43]Swiss Arms Rifles [00:14:53]FRT (Firearms Reference Table) [00:15:40] [00:56:33] [00:56:36] [00:56:38] [00:56:41] [01:06:42] [01:06:46] [01:07:27]12(3) Non-Restricted [00:15:46] [00:15:57] [00:16:04]Mossberg Blaze [00:17:44] [00:17:45] [00:17:51] [00:18:23] [00:18:35]Blaze 47 [00:17:49] [00:18:14] [00:18:28] [00:18:36] [00:18:38] [00:20:25]AK-47 [00:18:08] [00:18:19]CFO (Chief Firearms Officer)AR-15 [00:19:38] [00:19:54] [00:20:00] [00:38:47] [00:39:07]Adler [00:19:42] [00:19:57]Common Sense Licensing [00:28:08]ATT (Authorization To Transport) [00:28:15] [00:31:15] [00:32:20] [00:33:04] [00:33:39] [00:33:44] [00:33:47] [00:34:00] [00:34:47] [00:44:50]Firearms Safety Course Training [00:28:19]Civil litigants judicial review with Arkadi Bouchelev [00:35:24]KKS Tactical Court Case with Solomon Friedman [00:36:00]117.15 (Criminal Code) [00:39:36] [00:39:41] [01:09:59] [01:10:28]12(6) Firearms [00:39:43]Hasselwander Decision [00:57:34] [00:57:42] [00:57:50] [00:58:06] [01:00:51]Ontario Forensic Centre [01:08:19]United Nations [01:14:55]Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus Association [01:17:41] Follow us:PodcastYouTubeNewsletterInstagramFacebookFollow our HostInstagram: @ Bader.Trav Learn More about SilvercoreSilvercore C

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 26: How To Tips from New Hunters and Finding a Dead Body

    Ep. 26: How To Tips from New Hunters and Finding a Dead Body

    In Episode 26 of the Silvercore Podcast, Travis speaks with 3 new hunters about thier incredible stories as they learn the ropes in adverse conditions. What these hunter discovered will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 25: Where to Hunt and Shoot with the iHunter App

    Ep. 25: Where to Hunt and Shoot with the iHunter App

    In this episode of The Silvercore Podcast, Travis sits down with Mark Stenroos who is the creator of the iHunter mobile app which allows hunters to see where crown land is in their area. Based out of Calgary, AB iHunter has made its was through all the provinces in Canada and into many of the US States.  If you are planning a hunt, want to find the best sites to forage for morels, or are looking for legal land where you can shoot a firearm, the iHunter app covers all of these bases and more.  If you have ever wanted to start your own business, Mark Stenroos talks about what it takes to be an entrepreneur in todays environment.  If you have a story that would be of value to the Silvercore audience, or know someone who does, email us at podcast@silvercore.ca.  We would love to hear from you! Topics discussed in this episode: Intro [00:00:00 - 00:02:42] How iHunter was created [00:02:42 - 00:05:30]Working full-time at iHunter, getting out for hunting & support on the app for hunters [00:05:30 - 00:10:00]Using the synopsis and ease of the iHunter app [00:10:00 - 00:10:56]Fine tuning features in iHunter, filters, WMU’s, crown land & hunting regulations [00:10:56 - 00:14:36]Benefits of iHunter & access in Canada & the US [00:14:36 - 00:20:06]Bringing value to the customer & social media login [00:20:06 - 00:22:08]Chat feature on iHunter & waypoint sharing [00:22:08 - 00:24:11]Using iHunter via your web browser & using different overlays [00:24:11 - 00:27:21] Backroad Mapbooks integration with iHunter & WMS map layers [00:27:21 - 00:30:33]Burns map, mushroom hunters & online training [00:30:33 - 00:32:19]The tech world & the work put in to create iHunter [00:32:19 - 00:36:39]Using iHunter to its full potential & private vs public land [00:36:39 - 00:40:21]E-scouting, satellite imager & waypoints [00:40:21 - 00:41:52]ProTools & minimizing battery usage [00:41:52 - 00:44:11]iHunter across Canada & gathering of data [00:44:11 - 00:46:43]Reliance of government data & regulations & iHunter as a quick reference [00:46:43 - 00:50:06]Jenny Li from Chasing Food Club & helping people vs monetization [00:50:06 - 00:51:44]Making a positive impact & negative aspects [00:51:44 - 00:54:56]Hunting on the decline [00:54:56 - 00:57:00]Monetization, providing a quality product & value to the customer   [00:57:00 - 01:00:59]Outro [01:00:59 - 01:03:14]  Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you: Silvercore [00:00:10] [00:00:21] [00:00:24] [00:00:31] [00:00:52] [00:01:18]Bradley Smoker [00:00:48] [00:00:59] [00:01:08] [00:01:20]iHunter [00:01:36] [00:06:41] [00:10:10] [00:10:38] [00:11:14] [00:12:41] [00:14:40] [00:20:59] [00:25:23] [00:28:53] [00:30:13] [00:32:58] [00:33:59] [00:36:40] [00:37:56] [00:38:48] [00:47:41] [00:47:55] [00:49:45] [00:49:57][00:51:18] [00:57:58] [01:02:39]Guerrilla marketing [00:04:44]Bass Pro [00:04:46]BC Hunting Synopsis [00:12:51]Crown land [00:12:37] [00:12:39] [00:12:42] [00:14:02] [00:15:22] [00:15:34] OnX [00:19:20] [00:19:21] [00:20:27]Firebase [00:22:27] [00:22:29]Waypoint [00:24:04]Papagraphic [00:25:27]Backroads Mapbooks [00:27:44] [00:28:19]WMS Map [00:25:07] [00:28:50] [00:30:11] [00:30:31] [00:31:24] [00:44:23] [01:01:22]TMS Web Map [00:25:08]GPX [00:40:55] [01:02:32] [01:02:37]Garmin [00:40:59]Magellan [00:40:59]ProTools [00:42:19]GoPro [00:43:49]LEH [00:46:57]Chasing Food Club [00:50:21] BHA [00:50:22] [00:51:06]AFTA [00:51:06]BCWF [00:51:07]MWF [00:51:08]Follow us:PodcastYouTubeNewsletterInstagramFacebookFollow our HostInstagram: @ Bader.Trav Learn More about SilvercoreSilvercore ClubOnline Training Other Training & Services MerchandiseCORE Training Management Resources (TMR) Blog PageJoin the ConversationWe love and encourage audience participation and feedback.   Be sure to join in the conversation by commenting, liking an

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