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Rules For The Hunting Story Giveaway

What is the Hunting Story Giveaway

I want to hear your western big game hunting stories and I want the rest of the Backcountry Rookies to hear your story too.  This is a way for me to try and get regular hunters, Rookies or not, to come on the Rookies In The Backcountry Podcast and share their hunting adventure.  We are going to choose our favorite archery and rifle hunt story to be guests on the Podcast to share their story.

How to enter

Submit your hunting story through:

Email or the contact box at the bottom of the page 

Instagram DM @backcountryrookies

Facebook you can send an email from my Facebook page Backcountry Rookies   

Email me an audio or video file from your phone 

Follow my Instagram (@backcountryrookies) 

Like my Facebook (Backcountry Rookies)

Ensure you include your email and a phone number with your entry.

How are the stories selected

The stories will be sorted through by myself and a trusted member of the Backcountry Rookies team.  We will narrow the field to 3 per season and then call the finalist to discuss the story prior to making the final selection.

Submit before 24 December 2018 and the winners will be announced on 10 January 2019 and Podcast dates will be determined after the winners have been notified and contact has been made.  

What do you win

1 Archery and 1 Rifle season winner will recieve:

1 Set of Vortex Viper 10x42 binoculars

1 month box from Mountain Hunter Box   

1 year premium membership to OnX Hunt  

$250 gift card from GoHunt to their Gear Store  

Public Land Owner hat, Public Land Owner Water Bottle, and Keep Public Lands In Public Hands Sticker from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and 

Each winner will be a guest on the Rookies In The Backcountry Podcast to share your story

* I only have two winning packages so hunting partners will have to split the winnings between themselves.  Hunting partners can appear on the Podcast together.


If you have any questions regarding the giveaway please address them through the same contacts list above in the how to enter area.

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About Us


We are newcomers, or as some would say "Rookies" to the backcountry hunting community.  Our goal is to educate ourselves as well as other Rookies and gain the valued experience we need to be successful backcountry hunters.  As we begin our incredible and exciting adventure we want to invite Rookies, like us, and experienced hunters to learn and help all skill levels be prepared for their backcountry hunting adventure.


The Rookies In The Backcountry Podcast was developed to help new hunters learn the ideas and hunting tactics of the best hunters in the West.  I totally understand that I am not an expert in any way, I am a Rookies too.  I want to bring on the best hunters to provide the best information to help new hunters understand the difficulties of getting out west to hunt.  Hopefully the information helps, and I am always looking for ideas for the next show.  Please feel free to contact me and let me know if you have an idea for a show.


Part of the experience is being comfortable and feeling confident. We believe comfort and confidence as a Rookie is trusting your knowledge and gear. Please enjoy our gear reviews in the blog below to help inform you about some of the gear we are planning to use. Also, check out our podcast to help you build the knowledge needed to be a better backcountry hunter.

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