Topic covered include wolves, social media's impact on hunting, everyone has a platform, what is "trophy hunting," why we hunt, motives versus message, the new MeatEater Blog (Hunting Matters), views of a new hunter compared to old "gray hairs," Jack O'Connor, hunting has always been story telling, and lastly, who is "Randy Newbird?"
Topics covered include Conservation versus Environmentalism, history of conservation in America, Boone & Crockett Club history, record keeping, definition of "trophy hunting," hunting as a right or privilege, Conservation as "wise use," hunting motives that have public approval. the 77% in the middle, social media and the hunting message, do we have some bad actors, Cecil the Lion, fair chase, and the message hunting media should be providing.
Topics covered in this episode are onXmaps' mad scientist employees a/k/a Team Hunt, how Randy uses onXmaps in the field, "the new era GPS," Hunt 3.0, how this hunting technology company was founded, how map services help you draw more tags and find better animals, onXmaps' commitment to conservation, "desk scouting," new onXmap hunting technology coming to a cell phone near you, and whether or not Randy should do a charity auction of his GPS with all waypoints since starting the TV show.
"Bag Dump" topics covered in this episode are equipment, mostly that gear needed for backcounty elk hunting. Equipment types covered are packs, boots, knives, game bags, GPS and map chips, tents, coolers, hydration systems, optics, and Randy's "system" for consistently finding bull elk on public land. Randy gives his opinions on elk calibers and bullets.
Topics covered in this episode are stories from Bruce and Tim when each hunted with Randy, mysterious devil plants in New Mexico, why companies support conservation, the history of Leupold & Stevens, what light is good light in optics manufacturing, trick knees, filming in -20F temps, how Randy can get you lost in the dark, Leupold4Life guarantee, why support Randy when he goes "unfiltered."
Subjects discussed include how the Endangered Species Act process works, abuse via the Equal Access to Justice Act, process for listing/delisting of species, stupidity of hunters saying "SSS", Gray Wolves, Grizzly Bears, wildlife as a cash cow, need for a new advocacy model in hunting, and how Arnie suckered Randy into three years of ESA indentured servancy.
From Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's 2015 Elk Camp in Las Vegas, Randy and Lorenzo cover topics of; how goHUNT was founded, importance of correct information in research, drawing a tag is the key to a western hunt, regional preferences in species to hunt, how hunters from urban centers are a minority, the role technology plays in hunt planning and research, quirks of Nevada tag drawings, hunting Montana ducks before your football game, New Mexico desert bighorn sheep hunt, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, hunters are intrigued by numbers, special Gerber knife offer from INSIDER, your choice if limited to one species and one weapon, Randy is a product/service snob, drawing odds,
Topics covered are; why we missed a scheduled episode; preference point versus bonus point systems; how the elk tag drawings work in Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho; ELK TALK, the YouTube video series; quirks of each state, land ownership colors on your map; goHunt INSIDER research service, how you can hunt elk every year, and why Randy often talks in the third person style.