The Novice Hunter Podcast

24 EpisodesProduced by Geoff BelnapWebsite

I’m a Novice Hunter and I look for experienced hunters who are willing to offer tips and advice to beginner hunters. We cover all things hunting including gear, scouting, training, hunting techniques and hunting stories to encourage novice hunters to get after it.Follow my hunting adventures @the_no… read more

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Episode 024 Reggie Gillins, Inventor and Founder of The Rangeviewer

February 28th, 2019


GEAR EPISODE! Reggie Gillins of Southern Utah explains why using a rangefinder can hinder or delay a bowhunter when taking a shot. If you’re at full …

Episode 023 Fisher Neal - Hunter, New York City Actor, and Hunting Teacher

February 14th, 2019


In this episode, Fisher Neal joins Aaron and I to discuss his outfitting business that specializes in teaching new hunters. We discuss why he started this business, the hunts he provides and the lessons he offers. We …

Episode 022 Jacob Coons, Flatlander Chasing Rocky Mountain Bull Elk

January 24th, 2019


In the Episode, Jacob Coons offers advice for all beginner hunters, but especially those brave enough to come from the Mid-West or East Coast and …

Episode 021 Powerlifting and Hunting with Sammi Johnson and Shyanne Franklin

December 31st, 2018


In this episode, I talk with Sammi Johnson and Shyanne Franklin who are from the fitness industry and we talk about their cow elk hunt in western Idaho. Sammi is a new hunter and Shyanne is her friend and mentor for the …

Episode 020 Share What You Love

December 19th, 2018


This episode is different. This episode explains why I started this podcast. I want to motivate you to share what you love. If you share what you love, great things will come.


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Episode 019 Phil Belnap, Life and Hunting in Northern Mexico

November 30th, 2018


In this episode, Phil Belnap joins me for an interesting conversation about hunting and growing up in northern Mexico. We discuss his hunting background and how he got started. His perspective about hunting has …

Episode 018 Sean and Evan from the Sportsmen’s Alliance

November 6th, 2018


Truth be told, the number of hunters in the United States are declining. Despite all of the social media growth, fewer and fewer people are …

Episode 017 First Archery Elk Hunt

October 26th, 2018


In this episode Aaron and I recap our archery Elk hunt. This was my first archery hunt and I share the mistakes and successes I experienced. We learned a lot, made new friendships and enjoyed Idaho’s wildness.


Episode 016 Sereena Thompson of Nature's Paint

September 12th, 2018


In this episode, Sereena Thompson joins Aaron and I to talk about her business, Natures's Paint, the next generation of hunters, women in the hunting industry and how important they are to the growth of future hunters. …

Episode 015 Jeff Moran of

September 6th, 2018


In this episode, Jeff Moran joins the podcast to discuss his new online hunting community, We talk about how the fitness and hunting industries are impacting each other in positive ways. We also talk …

Episode 014 Michael Currall of Mtn Ops

August 28th, 2018


In this episode, Michael Currall joins us and shares his passion for hunting. We talk about gear, fishing and our plans for the upcoming season. Michael's enthusiasm is infectious and it's stories like this that make me …

Episode 013 Paul Cook and Ryan Stewart of Big Game Utah

August 23rd, 2018


In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I invite Big Game Utah to the show. Paul and Ryan are friends, business partners and, of course, hunting buddies. …

Episode 012 Samuel Ayres from Living Country in the City

August 14th, 2018


In this episode, Samuel Ayres joins The Novice Hunter Podcast to share his hunting journey. Sam is a novice hunter and is soaking up all of the information he can and is sharing his experience with everyone he comes in …

Episode 011 Grizzly Talk

August 8th, 2018


In this episode, Aaron and I talk about Grizzlies. We discuss a little bit about their conservation history and their population in the Greater …

Episode 010 Hunting Season Opens August 1st

August 1st, 2018


In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I talk about the legal requirements for hunting in Idaho. We also talk about how we are preparing for the upcoming …

Episode 009 Steven Brown, Design Engineer at PSE Archery

July 13th, 2018


In this episode, we welcome Steven Brown to the Novice Hunter Podcast. We talk about his backgorund in hunting, his connection to the hunting industry, and his upcoming hunting plans for this season. Steven is a down to …

Episode 008 Cameron Munger, PhD student in New Mexico

June 28th, 2018


In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I talk with Cameron Munger. Cameron is a PhD student in New Mexico and we discuss his research studies, his unique hunting background, how we can share the benefits of hunting through …

Episode 007 Michael T Merrill

June 20th, 2018


In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I interview Michael Merrill of Utah. Michael is stand up guy. He has been hunting his whole life and he has taken …

Episode 006 Jeff Barlow of Nimrod Outdoors

June 11th, 2018


In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I talk with Jeff Barlow of Price, Utah. Jeff is a life long hunter and is passing his love of hunting and the outdoors to his children. We discuss his hunting company, Nimrod Outdoors, …

Episode 005 Dave Garber of 717 Armory

May 30th, 2018


In this episode, Dave Garber of Harrisburg, PA offers some expert advice on archery. He is part of the Pro Staff at 717 Armory. We discuss different hunting options in PA and mechanical broadheads vs fixed blades.


Episode 004 Scotty Lago of Lago Snowboards

May 15th, 2018


In this episode, I talk with professional snowboarder Scotty Lago. Scotty is an Olympic bronze medalist, 4-time X-Games medalist and avid hunter. We …

Episode 003 Braxen Glines of Haxen Hunt

May 4th, 2018


In this episode, Aaron and I talk with Braxton, an experienced hunter from southern Utah. We talk about drawing tags, turkeys, and archery.


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Episode 002 Aaron Dixon

April 13th, 2018


In this episode, I talk with one of my coworkers Aaron Dixon. We discuss bowhunting and how to train for the upcoming season. We also talk about conservation efforts.


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Episode 001 Bowhunting with Brady Ritchie

March 28th, 2018


In the first episode, I talk with Brady Ritchie about Bowhunting. He provides useful tips to help you get ready for elk season.


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