transforming lives through primal adventure
Whether you are brand new to hunting or a seasoned veteran, The Soulful Hunter Podcast is for anyone thirsting for adventure and a fresh perspective. With a focus on mentorship, community, self-discovery, natural connections, conservation & primal adventure, the Soulful Hunter is reinventing and reimagining hunting as you know it.
the journey of an elk hunter with Jeff winslow
This episode was a long time in the making and one that that shines a lot of light onto what it is like to hunt elk. As in all things, there are highs and lows in the journey, but it is how we rebound from the lows and continue to give good to others that lead to the ultimate reward.
from bucks to bears with Shane Vander Giessen
On this episode we dive into strategies and tips for hunting the alpine with Shane Vander Giessen. Shane is a proven and seasoned hunter when it comes to alpine hunting and has been blessed with some amazing animals. His YouTube channel was a huge inspiration for Johnny on his journey towards becoming a hunter. This episode has some great insight towards planning and implementing your own backcountry adventure as well as a lot more.
Becoming a Hunter with Ian Padron
This episode is focused on the growth and mindset of moving out west and pursuing western big game hunting as a passion. Our guest Ian Padron, shares his journey of moving from Wisconsin to Washington and how it has impacted his life. We also dive into some great tips for beginning hunters along with how to hunt the backcountry. This is a fantastic episode and there are a lot of gems to be had.
Hunting while spiritually intoxicated with Anna lisa brashear
On this episode Johnny chats with Anna Lisa Brashear, a spiritual medium from New Orleans Louisiana, about the spiritual side of hunting. This is a thought provoking episode that dives deep into a side of hunting that is rarely acknowledged in the mainstream and will shine a light on a different perspective for you the next time you step foot afield.
THE WHY SERIES | CHAPTER 4
The Why Series with Jana Waller is a deeper look into the future of hunting. It will inspire you and challenge ideas while building a foundation of clarity as to why people hunt. Legacy is a term that is associated with something that is left to the next generation. So why is legacy so important? Tune in to find out.
from rookie to mentor with jason grove
On this episode Johnny chats with Jason Grove about the growth a new hunter experiences along with being courageous enough to try new things without having much experience. Jason’s story is an amazing example of diligence and hard work being rewarded.
the better half of hunting with Megan Mack
On this episode Johnny is joined by his wife Megan to talk about what life is like being married to a hunter, her view of it, and a lot more.
THE HEALING POWER OF HUNTING WITH CHAD RYKER OF BACKCOUNTRY ROOKIES
On this episode Johnny chats with Chad Ryker about the healing power of hunting and what it led him to create. Chad is veteran of the armed forces and the host of the Backcountry Rookies Podcast. This is a super cool episode where Chad gets vulnerable and shares what hunting has done for him in his life. When you are done with this episode make sure to go check out the Backcountry Rookies Podcast as well as give them a follow on Instagram.
THE WHY SERIES | CHAPTER 3
The Why Series with Jana Waller is a deeper look into the future of hunting. It will inspire you and challenge ideas while building a foundation of clarity as to why people hunt. Mentorship is a brand pillar of the podcast and a big aspect of hunting and yet it is often misunderstood. In this episode, Johnny and Jana dive into what mentorship is, how it looks and why we need it. Knowledge is power and through this thought provoking series you too can be your own #soulfulhunter.
FACING FEARS & GETTING DIALED IN WITH JOSH KIRCHNER
Josh Kirchner aka the “Dialed In Hunter” joins Johnny to talk about facing fears in hunting and getting dialed in for the backcountry. It is a great episode that covers an array of topics and dives deep into the emotions that are not often shared within the hunting community.
What is primal adventure?
The Soulful Hunter Podcast is founded upon the belief that hunting has the ability to transform your life through primal adventure. So what is primal adventure? Join Johnny as he dives into what it is and what it can do for you. As always, stay soulful!
The Hunting Narrative with Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins
Hunting can be a volatile topic amongst many circles of people. It is up to hunters to change that and set the narrative of how we want hunting to be remembered. This is where Robbie is setting the bar with his creation of Blood Origins. His story and perspective brings much needed wisdom to a past-time that is traditionally looked upon as uneducated and ignorant.
The Why Series | Chapter 2
What Is Conservation and Why Do We Need It?
The Why Series with Jana Waller is a deeper look into the future of hunting. It will inspire you and challenge ideas while building a foundation of clarity as to why people hunt. Conservation is a big aspect of hunting and is often misunderstood. In this episode, Johnny and Jana dive into what conservation is and why we need it. Knowledge is power and through this thought provoking series you too can be your own #soulfulhunter.
Balancing Purpose with Passion
Ever had a difficult time balancing your passions with your responsibilities? Yeah, you’re not alone. On this episode, Johnny gets vulnerable when talking about the struggles he has faced this season and how to overcome them.
Recruiting a Non-Hunter with Tucker Stine
On this episode, Johnny talks with Tucker Stine about the transforming power of hunting and what it can do for your life. Tucker grew up loving the outdoors but never knowing what it was like to hunt. It wasn’t until he met Johnny, that the idea of hunting became so inspiring that he has chosen to give it a go. This conversation is a look into life without hunting and how important it is to recruit and mentor others.
The Wild’s Call with Jess Patrick
On this episode, Jess Patrick sits down to talk about the wild’s call upon who we are as humans. Jess is an awesome guy with a lot of wisdom and insight when it comes to reflection about why we hunt. For more information on Jess check out https://wildscall.weebly.com/blog or look for @wildscall on Instagram.
The Why Series | Chapter 1
What it means to be an ambassador for hunting
The Why Series with Jana Waller is a deeper look into the future of hunting. It will inspire you and challenge ideas, all while building a foundation of clarity as to why people hunt. The hunting community needs advocates now more than ever that are going to stand up for what they love and recruit the next generation of hunters. Knowledge is power and through this thought provoking series you too can be your own #soulfulhunter.
Mentoring and Changing Lives with Jeff Barlow of Nimrod Outdoors
On this episode, Johnny sits down with Jeff Barlow of Nimrod Outdoors to talk about mentoring and how hunting has the power to change lives. He also shares about his Hunt Mentor program that he has underway in the state of Utah.
Elk Hunting with Sitka Ambassador Dan Ness
Episode 7 is all about elk as Johnny talks with Sitka Ambassador, Dan Ness. They cover a variety of topics from Sitka layering systems, guided hunts and all things elk.
Waterfowl Hunting 101 with Tommy Sandoz
The Soulful Hunter’s purpose is to invoke passion and inspiration when it comes to hunting. Waterfowl hunting is something that I have never done but always wanted to. So when it came time to breach the subject and talk all things waterfowl hunting 101, Tommy Sandoz is the man.
The Power of Purpose with Tim Corcoran
On this episode, Tim and Johnny dive into the power of purpose and how hunting can be the precipice of purpose and fulfillment in life. They cover such topics as the root of humanity along with courage, vulnerability and feeding people.
The Why with Jana Waller
Jana Waller of SkullBoundTV joins us to talk about the “Why” in hunting. She shares her journey of being a hunter as well as some hot topics within the hunting community
POWDERHOOK & THE POWER OF HUNTING WITH ERIC DINGER
Johnny sits down to talk with Eric Dinger about the power of hunting as well as how to get more people involved. Eric is the founder of the website and app Powderhook that can be found for ios and android users.
Lessons learned with tony Ellersick
Johnny sits down with his first hunting partner and Washington Backcountry team member Tony Ellersick to talk about their journey and the lessons learned.
The beginning of primal adventure
An introduction into The Soulful Hunter Podcast episode #1 with host Johnny Mack.