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.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with his production team: Troy Batzler, Loren Moulton, and Matthew Newberg. They discuss topics such as how Randy got into filming hunts for television; behind the scenes stories that never made it to tv; Randy's short lived stint as a cameraman; why Fruit of the Loom ought to sponsor the show; how the shoots and hunts for tv work logistically; non-verbal production communication; the camp food diet; how someone might get into the outdoor market; the finances that go into filming and why Randy's shows just may be the most expensive hunting tv to film; unsuccessful episodes; and receiving shooting instructions from your cameramen just as you've got an animal lined up in your crosshairs.
Subjects discussed: whether the Pittman-Robertson Act would pass in congress today; the top reason why people quit hunting; the political party Randy ascribes to; public land management critics; the cultural value of private lands; the challenge in getting non-hunters to look through the world with a lens of the participant; the collective voice of hunters in magazines and how that translates to non-hunters; conquering nature vs participating in it; and Randy's findings on which episodes of his tv shows have the highest ratings.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with Shane Mahoney, internationally renowned scientist, wildlife expert and conservationist, along with Hunt Talk podcast coordinator Janis Putelis. They discuss topics such as why we hunt and what it is neurologically, physically, and emotionally that brings us there; Randy’s first kill; what Shane calls the last act of American genius; what a meal on the plate represents; the difference in experiences while being in nature on a hunt vs. just being in nature; biophilia; and why hunting can be more important and intense now than ever before.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with David Brinker and Jeff Sposito of Sitka Gear, along with podcast producers Dan Doty and Janis Putelis. They discuss topics such as the correlation between mechanical aptitude and hunting/fishing time, youth hunting and whose job it is to get kids into hunting, the phases of a hunter, wild sheep legislation and whether bighorn sheep hunts will be a thing of the past, what the #1 thing listeners can start doing today to ensure hunting for future generations, and more.
In this episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg talks with Bernie Kuntz, a longtime friend and one of the best hunters nobody knows about, along with podcast producer Dan Doty. They discuss topics such as the generational differences in hunting, the long range shooting craze, the role technology has played in hunting, wood stocks vs synthetic stocks, whether the good old days of hunting are gone or yet to come, and more.
In this first episode, Randy Newberg talks with his podcast producers Dan Doty and Janis Putelis. They discuss the vision for the podcast and give a sample of the topics listeners can expect to hear from one of America’s well known hunter.