In this episode, I catch up with Mark Nichols who has turned into a bit of a mentor all through the podcast. I love these conversations as I could sit and listen to stories and life advice from guys like Mark all night. Mark, who might be the best storyteller I have ever had on the podcast, was on this past summer to talk about old school guns and the history from some of his collection. This time we catch up on his crazy year. To be exact the last time we chatted Mark had ten fingers, this time not so many. Mark also drew a very coveted sheep tag that turned into quite the adventure as most of Marks trips do.
Once we got Mark on a roll we got some great stories about crazy mountain goat hunts to French-Canadian guides chasing caribou. After the stories, Mark shares some sound wisdom as we talk about advice, direction, regrets, and opportunities. I hope you all enjoy this conversation with Mark Nichols and Ty Leary.
Intro – 0:04:11
Mark’s Sheep Hunt & Fishing Stories – 0:11:03
It’s the Challenge Not Just the Trophy – 0:37:42
Screaming Bulls & Ram Down – 0:42:46
The Pack Out Story – 0:57:22
The French Men’s Caribou Hunt – 1:11:25
The One Hunt to Do Again – 1:24:48
Mark’s Story – Here There Be Dragons – 1:34:41
Life Talk – 1:45:29
Planning for the Future – 2:07:43