In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy spends a half hour to cover the basics of applying for elk and deer in Montana, one of the most complicated application processes of all western state. Topics covered include deadlines, point systems, license types, season dates, non-resident limits, idea of how to find your general hunting areas, and other information that will get you started in applying in Montana.
In this episode (127) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus share the mic with James Cruickshank. James was their guide on the British Columbia Mountain Caribou and Moose adventure last year. While at the Wild Sheep Show, the topic covered include hunting year round, hunting as your livelihood, unique clients, when hunting gets to be a drag, no complaining, you better love your job, challenges, making the best of bad situations, finding joy in success of others and many more topics about the life of a backcountry mountain hunting guide.
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a very brief (20 minutes) overview of applying for big game tags in New Mexico. With no point system, New Mexico is less complicated than other western states. Topics covered include deadlines, using all three hunt code choices, season breakdowns, options for youth and mobility impaired, and a few other tidbits that apply to New Mexico.
In this Episode (126) returning guest, Jim Heffelfinger talks about the many deer species/subspecies in America. Topics include evolution of deer, mule deer, whitetails, blacktails, Coues, isolation changes, true subspecies, adaptability, cross-breeding, competition among species, likelihood of expansion and contraction of native ranges, and many other topics that touch on the natural history of our most beloved ungulates.
In this Episode (125) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy confesses his ineptitude and failures as a wild game cook while sharing the mic with past guests Hank Shaw and Johnathan O'Dell. Topics covered include cooking insecurities, simplify game cooking, closing the wild harvest loop, kitchen confidence, good hunters can be terrible cooks, methods and techniques more important than recipes, can I trust that recipe, and a lot of other topics intended to help hunters get over the intimidation of experimenting with their wild game dishes.
In this Bonus Episode, we cover all things related to applying for tags in Utah, mostly focused on non-resident applicants. Topics covered include upfront costs, point systems, how the Utah system works, deadlines, bonus versus preference points, species available, order of the draw and how that affects your tag strategy, general buck deer compared to limited entry deer, allocating your application budget, returning tags, and other highlights to the drawing system.
In Episode 124 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Sam and Josh Soholt talk about how conservation is one of their business cornerstones at Public Land Tees. Topics covered include conservation as a business principle, Duck Stamps for all, creativity is a necessity, work as a passion, waterfowling, Public Land Van, being all in, why "it" matters, hunting for the future, donating to access, conservation business partners, advocacy is your business, and a host of other topics about business and conservation.
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy gives a quick summary of Arizona draw systems, some strategy ideas, and the details of costs and deadlines. Topics covered will include the two parts of the Arizona draw system, how it works best for low point holders and higher point holders. Also the best strategy to get the most from your hunt code choices and leverage the investment you make in your non-resident hunting license.
In this Episode (123) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with recurring guest, Shane Mahoney. Shane brings a wide perspective in his role as scientist and policy maker in global conservation. Topics covered include recent studies on acceptance of hunting, species thinking and feelings, along with topics on genetics research, DNA sharing with animals, reconcile taking for food, evolving ideas on hunting, how wildlife is viewed worldwide, learning from animals, dangers of ignoring reality, why hunting will lead the future of wildlife conservation, and many more topics if huge importance to hunting and conservation.