Randy discusses big topics with Shane Mahoney and Keith Balfourd (Boone & Crockett Club). Recorded from the Professional Outdoor Media Assoc annual conference in Kalispell, Montana. Topics covered include "petri dish bacon," hunting image in the post-Cecil era, what really is trophy hunting, the "Total Hunter," is grizzly hunting the next "Cecil the Lion," is reality for hunters "reality" for the rest of the world, do hunting motives match the expressed behavior and images, wrapped up with a bit of election year advice.
While battling a serious sinus infection, Randy explains to the audience his method of "desk scouting" for an elk hunt, from home, even for a hunting area he has never seen. Detailed discussion of day-by-day strategy for executing the plan on public land bulls, reasons he selects areas he does, the value of a scouting day, how the map gets "whittled down" by desk scouting, how seasonal period influences your map spots, morning versus evening spots, using your time wisely, and when to be aggressive and when to be passive. Additional discussion about YouTube segments with more depth on elk hunting topics, public land issues, and why some hunts/locations are filmed for TV and some are not. And, the new YouTube-only elk episode coming in late June.
In this episode, Randy invites two long-time grassroots hunting on the podcast to start giving ideas of where listeners can start with their own advocacy. They helped form and lead a very effective local rod and gun club, Headwaters Sportsmen's Association, which is probably similar to organizations in your state. Past podcasts tell of issues and problems facing hunters. Listeners have made it clear they want some sound starting points to become hunting leaders. Shannon and Vito have been doing this for two decades. They have been involved in politics, policy formation, and building grassroots interest. Not all solutions are the same, but their story and their commitment will give listeners some starting points. Lesson of the day- Policy will be formed by those who show up and those who engage in the debate. Let that be you.
Randy talks performance apparel design, testing, and manufacturing with Sitka Gear's John Barklow and Eric Gilmore. Topics include; good isn't good enough, from idea to end product, planning products three years in advance, the Sitka Dungeon, apparel engineers, challenge to get Gore-tex certified, new products, Timberline Pants, Windstopper, to build it you have to live it, bean counters versus product designers, product-focused mindset, failure is not an option, warranties are worthless in the Brooks Range, Fat-tire bikes, drawing tags in Nevada, signing a non-disclosure agreements, Dairy Queen and Starbuck sponsorship.
Randy and Matthew talk about many topics related to changing demographics in society and in hunting. Topic covered include, tamed wilderness, urbanites in Yellowstone, millennial hunters, point schemes reducing hunting participation, grizzly bears and delisting, Randy's new digital media platforms, media consumption habits of younger hunters, cord cutters, weekly podcasts, who runs this operation, and how to learn more from our YouTube channel.
Part 2 of 2 in this two-episode podcast series to engaged hunters and media platforms in the process of politics and policy making. You have to be involved, and not just during an election year, for your voice to be heard. Topics covered include stream access laws, collaborative efforts on landscapes, active forest management, economic value of public access, transfer of Federal lands to States, elk management, how getting elected to office gives you a wildlife management degree (not), importance of advocacy, vigilance in protecting your access and wildlife, the future generations and why we are engaged on behalf of the next generation.
Randy visits with Damon Bungard; hunter, traveling angler, writer, and product/brand manager for Orion Coolers. Topics covered include; field testing for a "no failure" policy, the best job in the outdoors, Alaska DIY caribou with full instructions, hunting in US compared to Europe, backpack hunting in the Eastern US, Alaska as the hunters' jewel, hunting with your parents, importance of large landscape conservation, tolerant spouses, and Damon's love of snakes.
Randy, Hank Shaw, and JR Young are at the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rendezvous talking about hunting, food gather by all means, adult onset hunters, foragers as conservationists, total animal utilization, food as the universal unifier, fungus fever, "cute-etarians," tribes and traditions, lines we draw, fish hate, cheekers, morel madness, and many other topics relevant to gathering your own food from the wilds.
In the first of two political candidate podcasts, Randy follows his own advice by using his platforms to influence public land policy. In this episode, Randy talks hunting and public lands with Montana Gubernatorial candidate, Greg Gianforte. Topics covered include elk management plans, sell of Federal lands, transfer of lands to states, guns, structure of state wildlife agencies, Public Trust doctrine, "principle over party," and a few good hunting stories.
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.
Subjects discussed include what it's like to speak at RMEF's Elk Camp, Corey's history as an elk calling champion, the differing approaches of Randy and Corey, whether or not you can over-bugle, how aggression & confidence play into elk-calling, the full
Subjects discussed include Montana's public access stance on navigable waters, why stream access matters to local economies, the necessity of private property rights, Montana's public access stance on navigable waters, Don's Outside Bozeman article addressing the issue of threatened stream access, the politically-motivated termination of his Ducks Unlimited column and the national firestorm that followed, why free press is crucial to the future of hunting and angling & what is at stake when we censor ourselves, the incredible story of George Bird Grinnell, the most common reason that people don't hunt, what it means to buy influence, the political relationship between the gun issue and the public land issue, how social media is helping sportsman, why the grassroots movement matters, and Randy's latest installment of marital advice.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg answers your questions. Subjects discussed include the blind squirrel theory, suggested books for the public land hunter, why you should subscribe to Randy's YouTube channel, drawing tags & hunting opportunity in Western states, the NRA's position on public lands, corner crossing and its relationship to trespassing, answering the societal question "Why Do We Hunt", the new wave of food-centric hunters, Randy's hunting bucket list, who answer's Randy's emails, how to draw a bighorn sheep tag, why locations are on lockdown, and the sometimes brutal honesty of filming Fresh Tracks.
Subjects discussed include the definition of state trust lands and how they differ from federal public lands, the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1980s, what it means to be "held in the public trust", possible transfer scenarios in Colorado and Wyoming, statehood enabling acts & the history of how lands came to be public, the liquidation of Nevada's state lands, Randy's crystal ball, Oregon's litigation problem, the American Land Council's plan for the Western states, what's happening on the Congressional level, and why the protection of our public lands is the most important issue of the time.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with conservationist Jim Pozewitz and podcast producers Dan Doty & Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed include the dirty thirties of hunting conservation, the birth of the Pittman-Robertson act, Teddy Roosevelt's 1883 bison hunt, how Concord Transcendentalists connect to Poz's own conservation epiphany, Roosevelt's "Road to Nowhere" that wasn't, Jay Norward "Ding" Darling and the flower in the desert, the king's deer becoming the peoples' game, how whiskey played a part in preserving the Yellowstone River, the Midnight Forests of 1907, shooting penned animals and the implications of "intensively managed game", addressing the premise of dividing the hunting community, the need to talk about the things that didn't happen, the missing wildlife of Kyrgyzstan, Cecil Garland and the heroes of conservation walking among us, and much more.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with Charlie Decker & Bob Munson, the founders of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Subjects discussed include the beginning of the RMEF & how family played into that, how Randy came to be a member of the board, the reintroduction of elk to the eastern landscape, economic bumps in the road, what it means to lay a foundation for a new generation of elk hunters, debunking the myths surrounding the RMEF, how an endowment works, the general ethos of the foundation, the importance of story, Teddy Roosevelt & American idealism, the longevity of the RMEF and its future, and much, much more.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with Ed Arnett, Senior Biologist at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. They discuss topics including why you should care about sage grouse and the sagebrush ecosystem, what a lek is, wildfires and the invasion of cheatgrass, the relationship between the USFWS and the court systems, how grasslands affect the ecosystem, the "carnies of crisis", debunking the myth of limited hunting access due to sage grouse populations, political vs. biological science, the transition of paper habitat becoming real habitat, and what it means to be an advocate of the landscape.