Beyond The Kill



Beyond the Kill.FM is the podcast brought to you by the creators of The Journal of Mountain Hunting, the world's only monthly, digital magazine dedicated exclusively to mountain and wilderness hunting. The act of hunting involves so much more than the taking of an animal's life. On this show we'll take you "beyond the kill" and into the people, politics, lifestyle, gear and fitness aspects of being a modern hunter.


  • 028: Hunting for the Trophy Experience

    02/12/2016 Duración: 01h39min

    ***WARNING - THERE IS SOME VERY SPARSE BUT STRONG LANGUAGE IN THIS PODCAST*** On this episode Adam is joined by JOMH subscriber and chef Connor Gabbott, co-founder of Cedar & Sagebrush Productions. Connor came on the show to recount his incredible solo goat bowhunting story and talk about hunting for, as he coined it, the Trophy Experience. Connor’s story is chalk full of lessons, elation and heartbreak…the kind of stuff mountain hunting is all about. Over a few glasses of scotch, Connor and Adam dive into the preparation, commitment and excitement of Connor’s coastal mountain goat hunt in some of the most challenging terrain on the South Coast of BC. As a full-time professional chef, Connor brings an interesting background to the podcast and his thoughts on why he hunts and the “trophies” we all chase in one form another are not to be missed. If you like a good mountain hunting story that will have you smiling, shaking your head and cringing from one moment to the next, sit back and enjoy! Instagram:

  • 027: Finding Common Ground with Gray Thornton, President & CEO The Wild Sheep Foundation

    18/11/2016 Duración: 01h49min

    On Episode 27 Adam is joined by Gray Thornton, President & CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation. Gray is without question one of the true leaders in the hunter-conservation movement and through his leadership WSF shows just how effective and powerful a modern conservation organization can be when it leads from the front. In this podcast Adam and Gray dive into both the historical and modern successes of the WSF and some of the most important current issues mountain hunters need to be up to speed on when it comes to conservation in general and of course wild sheep conservation specifically. They tackle some controversial issues like allocation, non-resident funding and the bridge between hunters and non-hunters. Gray is one of those guys that speaks from the heart on all matters and this episode is one of our more thought provoking shows to date! Web: Instagram: @wildsheepfoundation

  • 026: What's YOUR Why?

    04/11/2016 Duración: 01h24min

    On Episode 26 Adam is joined by Kenton and Ryan Clairmont, the brothers behind Train to Hunt and the Train to Hunt Challenge. This is the motivation episode! The best gear and preparation in the world won’t mean squat if you’re not motivated to get out the door and practice with your equipment and physically and mentally train like your hunt depends on it. Kenton, Ryan and Adam dive into this incredibly important but somewhat mysterious element of physical and mental preparation. The key? Determining what uniquely motivates YOU. Kenton and Ryan also walk us through the Train to Hunt Challenge, an event that should be on every serious mountain hunter’s radar. These two guys know what it takes to succeed physically and mentally in the mountains and backcountry and have designed a training system and event series that is without a doubt one of the best in the business. It’s a great conversation with two guys who really know what it means to put in the HARD YARDS! Web: Instagram: @traintoh

  • 025: How To Exercise Your Apparel System with John Barklow of SITKA GEAR

    21/10/2016 Duración: 01h12min

    This is the show the gear heads have been waiting for! On this episode Adam welcomes John Barklow, Category Manager of the Big Game line at SITKA, on to the show. Adam and John dive into the intricacies of selecting the best apparel system for YOUR hunting environment and the concept of “exercising your system”. They also tackle the benefits and limitations of merino and synthetic base layers and try to clarify exactly how membranes factor into your apparel decisions and frankly survival when the mountains throw their worst at you. John brings a truly unique background to his role at Sitka and his stories of putting Navy SEALs through the “rewarming drill” are not to be missed. He also gives us a teaser on what’s in store for the 2017 SITKA Big Game line-up. HINT, it’s their biggest launch yet! Enjoy! Instagram: @sitkagear Web:

  • 024: The Subscriber Show: Sheep Hunting, Training and Media Debacles

    07/10/2016 Duración: 01h30min

    On Episode 24 Adam is joined by one of the JOMH’s earliest subscribers, Matt Comment. Matt is the perfect example of the kind of ambassador the modern hunting movement needs. A committed family man, a true hunter-conservationist and a guy that lives and breathes mountain hunting. It was an honour to have him on as a guest. Matt and Adam dig into a host of topics: physical and mental training, preparing for mountain hunts when you DON’T live in a mountainous area, anti-hunters and the recent media debacle in the wake of the Bowmar spear hunt. It’s an in-depth and engaging conversation filled with tips, insights and real world experience from Matt’s bucket list worthy adventures over the past 10 years. Enjoy! Instagram: @mattcomment  

  • 023: The TRCP and the Future of Conservation with Whit Fosburgh, President & CEO TRCP

    23/09/2016 Duración: 01h03min

    On Episode 23 of Beyond the Kill.FM Adam is joined by Whit Fosburgh, President and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP). On this episode Whit and Adam cover the history and the incredible breadth of topics and issues the TRCP is focused on. This organization is INTEGRAL to the future of hunting and fishing for generations to come. From conservation funding to land access and freshwater and saltwater issues, and the protection of public lands from industrial misuse the TRCP is the tip of the spear in the halls of power for sportsmen and women. Whether you love or hate government, the TRCP is neck deep in the politics and policies that allow our conservation dollars to be put to work. Without the TRCP many of the organizations we jump to support like the WSF, RMEF, MDF, and many others wouldn’t have the ability to turn their “on the ground” conservation plans into action. If you consider yourself a “hunter-conservationist” this is a podcast you MUST listen to. Whit’s vast experience

  • 022: Rise Of The Hunter Athlete

    09/09/2016 Duración: 28min

    On this "in-betweenisode" Adam switches it up and goes solo on a topic he is deeply passionate about: the concept of the HUNTER-ATHLETE. If you're wondering what it means to be "born to hunt" THIS is an episode you'll want to listen to.

  • 021: Unlocking the Mysteries at “The Ranch” with Ryan Holm of MYSTERY RANCH Backpacks

    26/08/2016 Duración: 01h11min

    On Episode 21 of Beyond the Kill.FM Adam is joined by Ryan Holm, Marketing Manager at MYSTERY RANCH for a behind the scenes look into “THE RANCH” and how a longstanding commitment to building packs that last and solving real problems for their customers allowed MR to build one of the strongest brands in the outdoor gear industry. From the deep and rich history behind MR to the sectors, people, and frankly, heroes the company and its employees make it their mission to serve this is an incredibly interesting and eye-opening discussion about what goes into pack design and more importantly, leading an industry. The recent influx of “ultralight” solutions for the backcountry hunter has created a philosophical divide amongst industry, professionals, and consumers as to where the line exists between ultralight and actually functional. Adam and Ryan dig in on this topic in-depth, specifically as it relates to pack design and more importantly pack performance where it matters most, in the field, not the showroom. Ry

  • 020: Trad Bows and Big Bears with James Dorrett

    12/08/2016 Duración: 52min

    **SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IS USED IN THIS PODCAST** On this episode Adam is joined by James Dorrett, full-time hunting guide for Bolen-Lewis Outfitters and one of the Field Editors for the JOMH. Although, James didn’t grow up hunting, his passion for the mountains and his commitment to bowhunting is hard to match. After hunting, quite successfully, with compound equipment for years James made the switch to stick and string and hasn’t looked back. This past spring, James took his newfound love for the simpler side of bowhunting to a whole other level when he drew a Northern BC grizzly tag and made a concerted effort to take his first grizzly…with a longbow. The heartbreak, intensity and sheer wildness of the stories James shares in this episode are edge of your seat material so sit back, crack a beer or pour a scotch, and enjoy the kind of stories usually reserved for the campfire. Instagram: @jdorrett  

  • 019: Putting In the Hard Yards In New Zealand with Joseph Peter

    29/07/2016 Duración: 01h07min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes Joseph Peter on to the show. Joseph is a New Zealand based Guide-Outfitter and the owner of Hard Yards Hunting, one of New Zealand’s only free-range and wilderness hunting dedicated outfits. Joseph and Adam dig in on all things NZ. From the history of hunting and guide-outfitting, to the intricacies of hunting in NZ and what to expect from a real mountain hunt they cover a ton of valuable material. It’s a great interview with a highly knowledgeable, experienced and truly professional hunting guide. If you’re thinking about a trip to NZ to chase some of the amazing species available on “Middle Earth” then this is an episode not to miss. Web:

  • 018: Scotch Tasting & Deer Stalking with Byron and Darryl Pace of Pace Productions UK

    15/07/2016 Duración: 01h18min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes Byron and Darryl Pace on to the show. The Pace Bros. are the co-founders of Pace Productions UK and the hosts of Into the Wilderness, a phenomenal show they produce that chronicles hunting the rugged mountains and highlands of Scotland. Byron, Darryl and Adam discuss the brothers’ unique backgrounds and how they made the jump into the hunting media and film business and then dig in on the UK perspective on hunting, conservation and the future of hunting media. From growing up in Africa to Scottish deer stalking, scotch tasting and the unique aspects to hunting in the UK these guys bring a truly fresh perspective to the show and were a distinct pleasure to interview. Enjoy! Web: Instagram: @pace_brothers  

  • 017: Setting the Camo World on Fire with Kendall Card

    01/07/2016 Duración: 01h24min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes Kendall Card on to the show. Kendall is most notably the co-founder of and, two of the most popular online retailers in the hunting business today. Kendall shares his background and the founding story behind Camofire and Black Ovis giving us an incredible look at the grit, perseverance and sheer boldness that it takes to be successful in business, life and hunting. It’s an amazing interview about mindset as much as it is about hunting or the hunting business. Adam and Kendall discuss the life lessons earned and learned in the mountains and how dealing with those trials and hardships often apply to business and our daily lives. Kendall is without question one of the more interesting guests on the show to date and his perspective on life, hunting and business is not to be missed! Web: Web: Instagram: @camofire Instagram: @blackovis

  • 016: Lessons From the Alaskan Frontier with Cole Kramer

    17/06/2016 Duración: 01h34min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes renowned Alaskan Guide Cole Kramer on to the show. Cole is one of the most sought after Alaskan Brown Bear, Mountain Goat and Sheep guides in the business today. In this episode Adam and Cole dig into a whole host of topics but spend a good portion of the show talking about hunting big Alaskan bears. From incredible guiding stories to tips on field judging mature boars and hunt preparation, Cole does his best to distill well over a decade of experience into 90 minutes. If you have even a passing interest in what it takes to successfully hunt one of North America’s true apex predators this is a must listen episode. But even if you never intend to hunt big bears, this episode is chock-full of tips and insights about what it takes to succeed in some of the harshest environments on the planet. Instagram: @nomadic49ak Facebook:  

  • 015: Priceless Peace of Mind with Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue

    03/06/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes Dan Richards on to the show. Dan is the founder and CEO of Global Rescue a company every adventurous mountain and wilderness hunter needs to know about. For over a decade, Global Rescue has provided unparalleled crisis response and evacuation services to its members worldwide. From minor medical issues to life threatening situations caused by natural disasters Global Rescue has deployed its critical services in over 7,000 missions worldwide since being founded in 2004. In this episode Adam and Dan dig into the history of the company, Global Rescue’s unparalleled staff and resources and most importantly a few real world case studies that highlight just how valuable the company’s services are in our era of globalization. You’ll quickly see why the US Ski Team, NASA, National Geographic and those who know trust their lives to Global Rescue. Website:

  • 014: Leaning Forward with Tim Pask

    20/05/2016 Duración: 01h44min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes Tim Pask on to the show. Tim has lived one hell of a life outdoors and he brings an incredible attitude and perspective on fishing, hunting and life in general to the table. A mindset built on decades of experience fishing and hunting from North to South and East to West. We truly cover it all. From fly-fishing around the world to the divide between bowhunters and long-range hunters, we dig into the attitudes, ethics and biases that make this industry so damned interesting. We do go especially long but it’s for good reason as we cover some very interesting topics. Settle in and enjoy Tim’s stories, thoughts and an attitude that we should all hope to emulate over the course of our lives. Instagram: @timpask

  • 013: Preparation, Precision and Navigation with Caylen Wojcik of Magpul Core

    06/05/2016 Duración: 01h09min

    On this episode, Adam welcomes Caylen Wojcik on to the show. Caylen is the Director of Operations for Magpul Core and a USMC (Ret) Scout Sniper. Over the past few years, Magpul Industries’ training division, Magpul Core has begun offering a number of courses catered to the backcountry hunter: precision long range shooting, backcountry preparation and wilderness navigation. In short, integral skills for the serious or aspiring mountain hunter, taught by an exceptional team of instructors. Caylen and Adam cover all this course material in depth and then dig in on Caylen’s approach to training and preparation for the backcountry. From the keys to shooting any rifle accurately to terrain association and training programs this is another can’t miss episode. Magpul Core Website: Magpul Website: Instagram: @magpulcore

  • 012: Hunting World Class Goats and Grizzlies with Spike Lewis

    22/04/2016 Duración: 01h47min

    On this episode of the podcast, Adam sits down for a wide-ranging conversation with Spike Lewis of Bolen Lewis Guide Outfitters. Spike and his partners, the Bolen brothers, have grown Bolen Lewis into one of the top mountain hunting outfits in the world.It's an incredible discussion about goat hunting, bear hunting, family life, our responsibilities in the age of social media and the future of the grizzly bear hunt here in BC.Spike is one of the most experienced and thoughtful mountain hunting guide-outfitters in the industry today. If you care even a lick about bear hunting you HAVE to set aside the time for this episode!Website: www.bolenlewis.comInstagram: @bolenlewis

  • 011: Why Hunting Matters in the 21st Century with Kareem Shaya

    08/04/2016 Duración: 01h36min

    On this episode of the podcast, Adam sits down for engaging conversation with Kareem Shaya, the founder of a new online venture called Outpost. Outpost is a platform truly built for the 21st century hunter and represents the cross-section of tech, design, conservation and the hunting business. Kareem’s exposure to hunting and his evolution into someone that bet it all and left their job to start an online business catered to the hunting world is absolutely intriguing. With a commitment to conservation, and a true passion for introducing more people to why we hunt, Kareem is the perfect example of the “new age” hunter.We have an in-depth discussion about his plans for Outpost and the future of hunting in a world increasingly confined to the concrete jungles of our cities.Website:

  • 010: Why The Message Matters with Adam Foss

    25/03/2016 Duración: 01h15min

    This episode brings Adam Foss on to the show. From his early days hunting bighorns in Alberta, to his many trips to the High North and his career at Seacat Creative, Adam has charted a path less traveled for the bulk of his young life. As the youngest hunter to achieve his archery FNAWS, Adam's sheep and mountain hunting resume is hard to argue with. But this episode isn't about killing sheep. The two Adams spend the bulk of the podcast digging in on the priceless nature of time spent in the backcountry with family and friends and the future of hunting media. From films to photography and podcasting there;s a message behind everything we put out there as an industry. Adam's insights from behind the lens and from within the media business are not to be missed.

  • 009: Training to Hunt like a Navy SEAL

    11/03/2016 Duración: 01h31min

    In episode 9 Adam welcomes retired Navy SEAL Eric Frohardt on to the show. Eric is now the CEO of StrongFirst, a company widely regarded as the worldwide leader in kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight strength training techniques. In this episode we dive into the concept of “strength serving a greater purpose”.Eric and I get into his time in the SEALs, in particular his experience with a variety of training approaches in preparation for deployments and how he came to be exposed to Strong First’s founder Pavel Tsatsouline.We dig in on why training for long duration endeavors “under load” requires a different training approach than many think and the principles and methods that have made StrongFirst instructors some of the most sought after consultants to the world’s elite military and law enforcement units. Eric also explains how his experience in the SEALs now applies to his training approach for his favourite “civvie” hobby: mountain hunting.This is a no BS discussion about truly field applicable training tech

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