Lessons Learned with Joe Eppele
Hunting Media, Argentina, and Hunting Lessons Learned with Joe Eppele
Former pro athlete Joe Eppele joins me here to share some epic hunting stories. He grew up in a logging town up in British Columbia and got into fishing at an early age. As Joe got older, his love of the outdoors took a bit of a backseat when he decided to pursue a football career. He started out at Washington State, then got drafted in the CFL. Once he retired, he became the Director of Business Development and a co-host for Wild TV, which is Canada’s largest hunting and outdoor TV network. Joe and I get into the evolution of the hunting media industry and where it is today.
Joe and I talk about our favorite gear, and we even wear the same boots and pants! We also both got stuck in Argentina right when COVID hit, and we talk about that whole ordeal. Joe also shares a couple of hunting stories, starting with his most memorable. Sheep season’s right around the corner, and last year he had a pretty wild trip in northern BC. One morning, he saw a bunch of young rams, with a couple of legal ones in the mix. It was a day and a half's hike to get in, and he was only with a cameraman. Since it was only the two of them, hauling the ram he got on the way out was a whole process.
Then, Joe shares a story of a hunt that taught him a lot about preparedness in the backcountry. He and his crew went in hard during an elk hunt and had some close calls with some bulls. One day, they woke up early to hike up a faraway mountain. They had planned on it only being a day, but they wound up in a nasty spot. They ate all of their food and drank all of their water to plan for the hike back out, but a bull chirped up, so they decided to wait. Just before last light, Joe gets a perfect shot on him at last light. They contacted their camp, and they showed up with a bottle of whisky. The story gets better from there.
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Former pro athlete Joe Eppele joins me here to share some hunting stories. When he retired from his football career, he became the Director of Business Development and a co-host for Wild TV, which is Canada’s largest hunting and outdoor TV network. Joe also shares a couple of hunting stories, starting with one from sheep season. Then, Joe shares a story of a hunt that taught him a lot about preparedness in the backcountry.
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