EatWild Webinar Series
Dylan will be hosting a series of webinar sessions sharing knowledge and theory on essential outdoor adventure skills. Join Dylan for the 2-hour Zoom cast session interactive lecture with video, slides, and storytelling to provide an engaging and fun remote learning experience. These webinars will be interactive, so come prepared to ask questions and participate throughout the session.
May 12th – 19:00 – 21:00
One of the most exciting ways to hunt game is to talk to them. In this webinar, we will share techniques you can get animals to respond so you can locate them, and with practice, you can encourage and them to approach you. Effective calling starts with the right set up. Dylan will review how to set up, how to call, and what to do when it’s time to put the stalk on the critter.
This webinar will cover:
- Elk behaviour during the calling season
- Rut timing
- Pre-rut, rut, and post-rut calling strategies
- Spot and stalk elk hunting scenarios
- Cow calling technics
- Bull calling technics
- Location techniques
- How to set up for calling
- Why do bulls get hung up?
- Closing the distance
- Strategies for hunting with a partner
- When to take the shot
- When to pull back and try again another time
- And a handful of elk hunting success stories and epic failures too
May 26th – 19:00 – 21:00
Research, mining knowledge, and E-scouting are what makes me a successful hunter. I spend countless hours looking at google earth and various mapping programs to help plan a successful hunt. The apps and web-based information have transformed how we plan out hunts. There was a time that I had to climb over the hill to see what’s on the other side. Now I can tell you from the comfort of my home office that it looks like it might be deer heaven….. or a jungle logging slash!
Join me for an interactive webinar where I will share with you my go-to E-scouting strategies. I will review the apps and web-based tools I rely on to plan my hunts. I will also share with you some timeless remote scouting tools that will make you more prepared and successful on your next hunt.
The webinar will cover:
- Review the benefits of the web-based scouting tools – Google earth, Imaps BC, Fatmaps, Bing Maps
- Discuss the essential apps and how they can help you hunt better – I-Hunter, GSP Kit Gaia Maps, Topo Maps, Google Earth, PDF Maps, Backroad maps, and FatMaps.
- Strategies for doing research – how to reach out to knowledge holders
- Access research
- Remote terrain assessment
- Testing your plan
Still Hunting Techniques – How to Hunt in the Timber
June 9th – 19:00 – 21:00
I love to hunt in the open county, but I have most of my success hunting in the timber. My hunting mentors taught me how to sill hunt whitetail deer in the timber when I was a kid. Still-hunting is the act of slowly, carefully, and quietly sneaking through the timber and seeing game before it reacts to you. I got really good at it as a kid and I have been able to get up whitetail deer and other critters for success ever since. Mastering the art of still-hunting will make you a better hunter. In this webinar, I will share my philosophy, technique, and stories of success and failures in still hunting
This webinar will cover:
- Picking the right terrain and timber for still hunting
- Learning how to sneak up an animal in the timber
- When to still hunt and when to cover ground
- Camouflage and cover techniques
- Animal response to seeing or hearing you
- Making the shot in timber
- Responding to weather – Still hunting in snow, rain, wind and drought
- Discussion on spot-and-stock vs. still hunting – What’s more productive?
Bear Safety for Hunters – Avoiding Conflict on the Hunt
June 23rd – 19:00 – 21:00
If you are hunting in BC, then you are in bear country. While out on the hunt you are probably sneaking around to find a game animal, and this puts you at risk of accidentally startling a scared bear. This is not a good scenario. You might also find yourself miles from the road or camp, gutting an elk, with hours of packing meat ahead of you through an old burn with limited visibility. This is not a good scenario.
This bear safety webinar is designed specifically for hunters who are at a higher risk for potential conflicts with bears. Every year a few hunters have encounters with bears that result in an unfortunate outcome for the hunter and the bear. In this webinar, we will offer practical measures, recommendations, and techniques that you can incorporate into your hunt to reduce the risk of bear encounters.
This webinar will cover:
- What does bear habitat look like?
- What’s the difference between Grizzly and Black Bears and their behaviour? Why does it matter?
- What’s bear sign looks like and how fresh is it?
- Wild bear behaviour vs. habituated bear behaviour?
- Safe practices for hunting in bear country
- Safe practices at the kill site
- Meatpacking recommendations
- Meat care recommendations back at camp
- What to do if you startle a bear
- Effective bear spray use
- Bear spray vs firearms in a bear conflict
- When is it OK to shoot a bear?
- And a few bear stories…
For Dylan Eyers, hunting has always been about two things: creating a community around food and connecting with nature. It’s a philosophy he picked up from a long line of hunters, and it’s one that he’s proud to pass on to new generations.
His maternal grandfather, Wally, was a Métis fur trapper… Read More »
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