43 episodes

A deep dive into a mindful perspective on the discipline of hunting.

The Mindful Hunter Podcast Jay Nichol

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    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

A deep dive into a mindful perspective on the discipline of hunting.

    EP 44 – Solocast: Late Season Alpine Mule Deer Gear List Deep-Dive

    EP 44 – Solocast: Late Season Alpine Mule Deer Gear List Deep-Dive

    I’m heading out on Sunday morning with Spencer to chase Mule Deer for a week in the alpine.  It’s a new area for both of us and the weather is looking terrible.  The perfect recipe for a great hunt.  In this episode, I go through my entire gear list and get into the rationale for most of my decisions.  I’m going to be trying out the new Aerolite sleep system from Sitka on this hunt along with some other new gear so it should make for some good reviews when I get back.


     


     


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    • 52 min
    EP 43 – Preparedness And A Warrior Mindset For Hunters With Mike Glover @mike.a.glover

    EP 43 – Preparedness And A Warrior Mindset For Hunters With Mike Glover @mike.a.glover

    Mike Glover is the founder and CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. He spent 18 years in the military and served as a SGM in the special forces and worked for an OGA. I have wanted to get Mike on since I started this podcast as I believe his philosophies on mindset and preparedness can be extremely useful for hunters. It was a pleasure and an honour to have this conversation.


     


    Mike Glover


    https://www.instagram.com/mike.a.glover/


    https://www.instagram.com/fieldcraftsurvival/


    https://fieldcraftsurvival.com/


     


    Timestamps:


    0:00 - Intros


    1:15 – Mike’s recent mule deer hunt


    7:49 – The journey of creating Fieldcraft Survival


    18:12 – Acclimating to the real world after combat


    20:14 – Learning resources and mentors


    23:25 – The business of building community


    34:45 – Maintaining commitment in the face of adversity


    42:10 – Lessons in discipline from the tomb of the unknowns


    47:07 – Self-awareness during fight, flight or freeze


    1:02:00 – Where to start with preparedness


    1:07:08 – How to bring the family into preparedness


    1:11:36 – Mike’s reading list


    1:14:46 – Bare essential med kit for hunting


    1:16:55 – Strategic planning for hunters


     


     


    Jay Nichol


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP 42 – Solocast: WTF Does Crypto Have to Do with Hunting?

    EP 42 – Solocast: WTF Does Crypto Have to Do with Hunting?

    Well, I decided to take a hard left turn this week and discuss crypto currencies.  If you’re curious how I tie this back into hunting then have a listen.


     


     


    Jay Nichol


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    • 45 min
    EP 41 – Guiding, Ego Awareness and How to Kill the Right Sheep with Nathan French @nathanfrench7

    EP 41 – Guiding, Ego Awareness and How to Kill the Right Sheep with Nathan French @nathanfrench7

    I had the pleasure to sit down with Nathan and really dig into his background, how his outlook on hunting has changed over the years, his deep technical knowledge of aging sheep and a variety of other topics.  Nathan has a great ability to be objective about his own development over the years and I learned a lot from this conversation.


     


    Nathan French


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    Jay Nichol


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    EP 40 – Everything You Need to Know about Steroids, TRT and Human Growth Hormone

    EP 40 – Everything You Need to Know about Steroids, TRT and Human Growth Hormone

    This has been one of the most widely requested topics to date. I get into a deep dive focused primarily on TRT but also giving some context by discussing other compounds in the steroid family tree and the role HGH plays in longevity and physical performance. I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. I am not giving recommendations of any kind and I am only sharing my own experience and research. Always consult a medical doctor before considering any of the therapies discussed on this podcast.


     


    Timestamps:


    0:00 – Intro


    2:10 – Training and diet update


    5:45 – weBoost Drive Reach signal booster review


    7:32 – Disclaimer


    9:11 – Ancillary supplementation


    11:25 – TRT Overview


    26:45 – Aromatase Inhibitors


    32:00 – UGL vs. Pharma


    36:32 – The Steroid Family Tree


    47:32 – Growth Hormone


    57:20 – Recap


     


     


     


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    • 1 hr
    EP 39 - How to Consistently Kill Elk in BC with Jordan and Ryan from @bcbackcountry

    EP 39 - How to Consistently Kill Elk in BC with Jordan and Ryan from @bcbackcountry

    This was one of my favourite podcasts to date. I’ve been wanting to chat with these guys ever since I started following them on IG over 5 years ago. To me, Jordan and Ryan epitomize what it means to be a true BC hunter. They go into some of the toughest spots in BC and regularly come out with respectable elk. That is one of my own goals that I have yet to achieve so I was personally very interested in this conversation. If you ever have plans of elk hunting in BC then this podcast is a must listen.


     


    Timestamps:


    0:00 – Intro


    2:08 – Jordan and Ryan’s background


    12:28 – Applying traditional strategies to BC terrain and dense undergrowth


    19:06 – Challenges with the 6-point limit


    25:25 – Ideal scope magnification


    27:38 – Underage sheep and how to approach killing the right animals


    35:56 – Camping and hiking strategies


    50:30 – Calling strategies


    1:04:40 – The strategy for the @bcbackcountry IG page


    1:11:11 – Jordon’s opinion on trophy hunting


    1:13:00 – Who’s the better hunter? 😊


    1:14:40 – Identifying new hunt areas


    1:16:51 – Bino recommendations


     


     


     


    Jordan and Ryan on IG


    @bcbackcountry


     


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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

birdgrabber ,

All in with heart and head

Well rounded honest talk on all aspects of hunting. From packs to protein.

Quentin Hick ,

Appreciative

I grew up wanting to get into hunting but didn’t have a mentor to provide guidance through the process. So, I did what proactive people do and researched my curiosity. YouTube channel searching led me to Jay’s work. I appreciate his effort to providing gear details regarding his hunt(s). His pursuit to having the viewer/listener connect to his play by play of a kill. And how his podcasts reflect the same quality. Thank you Jay. I appreciate your work as it has guided a novice hunter to the discipline of hunting as I hunt for my first kill. Can’t wait to share it with you.

- Quentin Hick
@qhick10 @talkswithq

bowhunting1 ,

Trending down

Enjoyed the personal updates, but it’s now turning into every other hunting podcast with repetitive interviews, people.

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