The Novice Hunter Podcast

Episode 024 Reggie Gillins, Inventor and Founder of The Rangeviewer

An episode of The Novice Hunter Podcast

By Geoff Belnap
I’m a Novice Hunter and I look for experienced hunters who are willing to offer tips and advice to beginner hunters. We cover all things hunting including gear, scouting, training, hunting techniques and hunting stories to encourage novice hunters to get after it.

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Episode 024 Reggie Gillins, Inventor and Founder of The Rangeviewer
GEAR EPISODE! Reggie Gillins of Southern Utah explains why using a rangefinder can hinder or delay a bowhunter when taking a shot. If you’re at full draw and you can’t remember the range, you have to pull out the rangefinder again to get the right distance. To avoid a re-range and re-draw, Reggie invented the Rangeviewer. He goes into detail about how the human eye gauges distance naturally and how the Rangeviewer helps harness that ability into ranging an animal. Check out for more information.
February 28, 2019
Episode 023 Fisher Neal - Hunter, New York City Actor, and Hunting Teacher
In this episode, Fisher Neal joins Aaron and I to discuss his outfitting business that specializes in teaching new hunters. We discuss why he started this business, the hunts he provides and the lessons he offers. We also talk about the available areas to hunt in New Jersey. Check out for more information.
February 14, 2019
Episode 022 Jacob Coons, Flatlander Chasing Rocky Mountain Bull Elk
In the Episode, Jacob Coons offers advice for all beginner hunters, but especially those brave enough to come from the Mid-West or East Coast and hike the Rocky Mountains for Bull Elk. He offers 3 online courses on and I’ve had the chance to review his course titled 12 Months to Elk. It’s a fantastic learning tool and we talk in depth about its value to beginner hunters. Jacob and I have teamed up with @built4thehunt to offer a giveaway valued at $170, so you got to listen to hear the details. Below is the link to his online elk hunting course.
January 24, 2019
Episode 021 Powerlifting and Hunting with Sammi Johnson and Shyanne Franklin
In this episode, I talk with Sammi Johnson and Shyanne Franklin who are from the fitness industry and we talk about their cow elk hunt in western Idaho. Sammi is a new hunter and Shyanne is her friend and mentor for the hunt. This hunt has been in the works for a long time and it could not have come together any better. We discuss their struggles during the hunt, the importance of fitness, and how values mentors are for first time hunters. The Built2Hunt team set it all up and filmed the hunt. The film will release soon so go follow Built2Hunt on Instagram and Facebook for more information.
December 31, 2018
Episode 020 Share What You Love
This episode is different. This episode explains why I started this podcast. I want to motivate you to share what you love. If you share what you love, great things will come.
December 19, 2018
Episode 019 Phil Belnap, Life and Hunting in Northern Mexico
In this episode, Phil Belnap joins me for an interesting conversation about hunting and growing up in northern Mexico. We discuss his hunting background and how he got started. His perspective about hunting has developed into an opportunity to strengthen ties and make memories. He has a fun YouTube channel called Fun with Phil and His Friends.
November 30, 2018
Episode 018 Sean and Evan from the Sportsmen’s Alliance
Truth be told, the number of hunters in the United States are declining. Despite all of the social media growth, fewer and fewer people are purchasing hunting licenses and tags each year. The Sportsmen’s Alliance is trying very hard to flip that trend. In this episode, I chat with Sean Curran and Evan Heusinkveld of the Sportsmen’s Alliance about its history and mission to recruit new hunters and reactive people into hunting. We discuss some of the challenges that arise for new hunters, mentoring, and supporting new hunters. As a new hunter myself, I have experienced the benefits of learning from a mentor and I hope to reach other hunters who are willing to offer time to mentor a novice hunter. We also talk about the partnership with Built2hunt and how you can help the Sportsmen’s Alliance. If you would like to become a member of the Sportsmen’s Alliance, go to Please help spread the mission and participate. We need to flip the trend for the future of hunting. It’s up to us.
November 6, 2018
Episode 017 First Archery Elk Hunt
In this episode Aaron and I recap our archery Elk hunt. This was my first archery hunt and I share the mistakes and successes I experienced. We learned a lot, made new friendships and enjoyed Idaho’s wildness.
October 26, 2018
Episode 016 Sereena Thompson of Nature's Paint
In this episode, Sereena Thompson joins Aaron and I to talk about her business, Natures's Paint, the next generation of hunters, women in the hunting industry and how important they are to the growth of future hunters. Sereena offers valuable tips to novice hunters that come from many years of hunting. Follow Sereena on instagram @sereenarthompson Check out her company
September 12, 2018
Episode 015 Jeff Moran of
In this episode, Jeff Moran joins the podcast to discuss his new online hunting community, We talk about how the fitness and hunting industries are impacting each other in positive ways. We also talk about backcountry elk hunting and how September evolves during elk season. Follow Jeff on Instagram @relentlesshntr_208 and check out
September 6, 2018
Episode 014 Michael Currall of Mtn Ops
In this episode, Michael Currall joins us and shares his passion for hunting. We talk about gear, fishing and our plans for the upcoming season. Michael's enthusiasm is infectious and it's stories like this that make me excited to get out there and experience a new hunting adventure. Enjoy! Find Michael Currall on Instagram at @hunt_tough_
August 28, 2018
Episode 013 Paul Cook and Ryan Stewart of Big Game Utah
In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I invite Big Game Utah to the show. Paul and Ryan are friends, business partners and, of course, hunting buddies. They share their desire to provide quality gear for hunters of all ages and experience levels. They each provide advice to novice hunters in regards to gear, mental preparedness and attitude. Tune in for a special discount offer at their online store. Online Store: Ryan: @biggameutah Paul: @biggameutah_paul
August 23, 2018
Episode 012 Samuel Ayres from Living Country in the City
In this episode, Samuel Ayres joins The Novice Hunter Podcast to share his hunting journey. Sam is a novice hunter and is soaking up all of the information he can and is sharing his experience with everyone he comes in contact with. We also discuss his upcoming hunting plans and share quite a few laughs along the way. Instagram: @livingcountryinthecity Facebook: Living Country in the City Twitter: @livingcountryinthecity
August 14, 2018
Episode 011 Grizzly Talk
In this episode, Aaron and I talk about Grizzlies. We discuss a little bit about their conservation history and their population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We also talk about the new grizzly bear hunt in Idaho and Wyoming. Remember to downlod the Anchor App and call into our station. We want to hear your opinions, questions and comments.
August 8, 2018
Episode 010 Hunting Season Opens August 1st
In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I talk about the legal requirements for hunting in Idaho. We also talk about how we are preparing for the upcoming season, regulation updates, and the need to stay informed.
August 1, 2018
Episode 009 Steven Brown, Design Engineer at PSE Archery
In this episode, we welcome Steven Brown to the Novice Hunter Podcast. We talk about his backgorund in hunting, his connection to the hunting industry, and his upcoming hunting plans for this season. Steven is a down to earth guy who is willing to help any novice hunter.
July 13, 2018
Episode 008 Cameron Munger, PhD student in New Mexico
In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I talk with Cameron Munger. Cameron is a PhD student in New Mexico and we discuss his research studies, his unique hunting background, how we can share the benefits of hunting through conservation efforts.
June 28, 2018
Episode 007 Michael T Merrill
In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I interview Michael Merrill of Utah. Michael is stand up guy. He has been hunting his whole life and he has taken physical training to the next level. He shares his fitness journey and how why he trains so hard for hunting season.
June 20, 2018
Episode 006 Jeff Barlow of Nimrod Outdoors
In this episode, Aaron Dixon and I talk with Jeff Barlow of Price, Utah. Jeff is a life long hunter and is passing his love of hunting and the outdoors to his children. We discuss his hunting company, Nimrod Outdoors, and how he is sharing his passion through social media. We also discuss scouting basics and tips.
June 11, 2018
Episode 005 Dave Garber of 717 Armory
In this episode, Dave Garber of Harrisburg, PA offers some expert advice on archery. He is part of the Pro Staff at 717 Armory. We discuss different hunting options in PA and mechanical broadheads vs fixed blades.
May 30, 2018
Episode 004 Scotty Lago of Lago Snowboards
In this episode, I talk with professional snowboarder Scotty Lago. Scotty is an Olympic bronze medalist, 4-time X-Games medalist and avid hunter. We talk about wolves, turkey hunting, elk hunting, Lago Snowboards and archery.
May 15, 2018
Episode 003 Braxen Glines of Haxen Hunt
In this episode, Aaron and I talk with Braxton, an experienced hunter from southern Utah. We talk about drawing tags, turkeys, and archery.
May 4, 2018
Episode 002 Aaron Dixon
In this episode, I talk with one of my coworkers Aaron Dixon. We discuss bowhunting and how to train for the upcoming season. We also talk about conservation efforts.
April 13, 2018
Episode 001 Bowhunting with Brady Ritchie
In the first episode, I talk with Brady Ritchie about Bowhunting. He provides useful tips to help you get ready for elk season.
March 28, 2018
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