Episode 63 Backcountry Mentorship with Johnny Mack
Johnny Mack is the creator of https://wabackcountry.com/ where his mission is to mentor those looking to learn the art of hunting. After going through the struggles of learning to hunt as an adult, Johnny realized his experiences could help others and thus the website was born.
Johnny is no doubt passionate about helping people hunt and because he comes from the coaching and teaching world, he’s naturally created a platform to reach others who need a hand. On this episode, we discuss Johnny’s background, his personal transition into hunting, and why he built WA Backcountry.
Emory R. Wanger
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Johnny’s backpacking background
Why get into hunting
Choosing between hobbies.
Making the transition to hunting
Putting everything together
What it feels like to enter a predatory mindset in the wilderness
How hunting reduces food waste
Adapting backpacking skills to hunting
Early experiences in backpacking
How Johnny helps people transition to hunting
The reason Johnny started “Washington Backcountry”
Taking new hunters hunting and establishing mentorship
Advice to new hunters
How to find Johnny Mack