Welcome to The Rich Outdoors Hunting Podcast, where it’s my job to chat with top hunters and industry professionals to figure out how to be more successful and to weed out the tips and tricks that they have learned over the years. They say a wise man learns from other’s mistakes, while a fool only learns from his own. While I am no wise man by any stretch of the imagination, hopefully we can take what others have learned before us and grow from that and maybe even have fun along the way as well. Today’s interview is no exception to the rule, for she is the walking example of chasing your dreams and fully engulfing yourself in the experience. Rachel Ahtila’s journey to becoming a sheep guide in the north country is both impressive and inspiring, and we had a blast chatting about all of the lessons learned along the way–or at least I did. Hope you guys enjoy the show. As always, be sure to leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to say hello to Rachel Ahtila on Facebook or Twitter (@RachelAhtila).
- Chasing your dreams
- A career of passion
- Advice to clients
- Advice to women hunters
- Women of Weatherby
- What is success in hunting
- What was Rachel Ahtila’s biggest lesson learned this season
Rachel Ahtila’s Gear List:
Boots: Schnee’s Granite
Camo system: UA Hunt Ridge Reaper Forest/ Barren, Solids
Pack: Mystery Ranch 6500
Bow: Bowtech Carbon Rose
Arrows: Easton Bloodline Carbon with Blazer Veins
Broadheads: G5 Montec
Guns/Caliber: Weatherby Vanguard Back Country .300 WBY MAG, Vanguard Camilla .243, SA08, and you can never go wrong with a 7mm
Optics:Swarovski EL Range 10x 42
Tent: Kelty 3M
Sleeping Bag: MEC Asgaard Down -20*C
Camera make/model: Ancient. Canon Rebel T3i.
Favorite Mountain House: I will break fingers for the Beef Stroganoff. Or the Breakfast Skillet.
Favourite Quote: Work Hard. Stay Humble. Live with Passion.
Dream Hunt: It’s a toss up between a Bezoars’ Ibex, and making time to hunt a Stone’s Sheep.
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