Not sure if hunting is for you?
New and experienced hunters alike will enjoy getting together to discuss, prepare and dine on ethically harvested game meat. If you don’t know if you are ready to take the next step, why not join us for an enjoyable evening and see what EatWild is all about.
Hide Tanning Workshop
EatWild is excited to offer a new workshop on hide tanning, an essential complement to the hunting skillset.
Join us for three days of guided facilitation on the classical method of smoke-tanning (brain-tanning), the world’s oldest and most prolific hide tanning technique. Every participant works with their own deer skin provided by the course, and takes home a self-made smoked buckskin at the end.
Hunter Field Skills Workshop
EatWild invites you to participate in a three-day field skills development workshop at the Singing Lands Ranch in the heart of BC’s grassland country. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice the field skills needed to become confident and successful hunters. The Singing Lands Ranch offers an amazing place to learn about wildlife and the habitat that they live in. Participants will build a hunting camp, learn to get around in wilderness, and sneak up on wildlife. Meals will feature wild meat cooked by our instructor, Dylan Eyers.
“The Eatwild Hunter Training Skills workshop with Dylan was an invaluable learning experience which has given me the practical skills and confidence to begin hunting for my own food. I would recommend it to everyone who is interested in taking their food into their own hands.”
“EatWild provided me with increased confidence and skills in both being an outdoorswoman and potentially hunting my own food. The facilitation, setting, food and company was amazing, the weekend couldn’t have gone better.”
Backpack Hunter Field Skills Workshop
Eatwild is excited to offer the Backpack Hunter Field Skills Workshop for those hunters who are ready to take on an alpine hunting adventure.
One of the most rewarding and successful ways to hunt is to get up into the alpine and stay there until you spot game. It’s an amazing adventure to climb a mountain and set up camp in the alpine where you can see for miles. Nothing is quite as relaxing as laying around in alpine meadows with your binoculars and spotting scope; watching the hills around for some critters to show up. When you spot an animal the excitement begins, and the stalk is on.
EatWild Cooks Workshop
EatWild is celebrating wild food in 2020 by kicking off a series of wild game cooking classes. Our inaugural “EatWild Cooks” workshop will be hosted by Chef Mark Perrier of Savio Volpe. Jody Peck of Wild Northern Way and EatWild founder Dylan Eyers will be leading EatWild Cooks workshops in the coming months. They will share some of their favourite recipes with you and help you develop and perfect your techniques for cooking wild foods.
Join us for an evening of learning about wild food and experience a truly unique dining experience.
Learn how to butcher with EatWild and Harkness Butcher! We’re joining forces to offer a comprehensive butchering workshop so you can build the confidence and skills needed to properly butcher an animal.
Sausage Making Workshop
Learn how to make wild sausages, and take some home to share with your friends and family. You will learn everything you need to know to make delicious sausages for your freezer. We will enjoy some music, laughs, and dinner together too.
Shooting Skills Workshop
The Shooting Skills Workshop is designed for new hunters with limited experience with shooting. Our goal is for the participants to develop the basic skills to be able to ethically harvest game. Our program is designed to help develop the fundamental principles and steps to become confident, ethical and safe shooters. Professional Firearms Instructor, Marshall Lowen, will be leading the workshop. Marshall been providing firearms training to new hunters , RCMP, Canadian Military, and Canada Border Services for over 40 years.
One of the most exciting ways to hunt game is to talk to them. Learn calls and techniques you can get animals to respond to you so can locate them and with practice you can encourage and them to approach you. EatWild is now offering a selection of Calling Clinics to help you understand the fundamental techniques.
Orienteering is an essential skill to competently find your way around when foraging, hunting, hiking and exploring in the woods of British Columbia. The EatWild orienteering workshop will help you build the confidence and skills you need to wander around in wilderness, navigate terrain, explore habitat, and confidently make it back to camp safely.
Mushroom Hunting Adventure
Join the Eat Wild team for a morel mushroom foraging adventure during the height of morel season. This is a two day / one night workshop. We’ll take you to productive mushroom grounds where you can fill your buckets, baskets and rucksacks full of morels. We’ll teach morel identification and basic orienteering techniques to navigate your foraging terrain and get your mushrooms back to the truck safely!
Stay tuned for new workshops, and drop us a line if there’s something you’d like to learn about. We will be updating these workshops as “events” on this page, so please “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so that you don’t miss out.