In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk radio, Randy is joined by Jim Heffelfinger, wildlife science coordinator for Arizona Game & Fish. Topics covered include migration corridors, science for wildlife management, mule deer issues, habitat versus predation, Mexican wolves, ESA, restoring threatened and endangered species, coues deer, deer and more deer, Arizona opportunity hunts, and many topics related to science of game management.
In this episode (93) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by two renowned hunter-scientists who have made their careers studying Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Dr. Kelly Straka and Dr. Krysten Schuler talk about what is known and what is not yet known about CWD. With washed up rock 'n rollers and a few TV personalities impersonating as disease experts, now seems like a great time to let true scientists have a platform to dispel the misinformation being spread about CWD. This podcast is all CWD, what we do know, what we don't know. And the best advice given from these hunter-scientists; keep hunting, even if CWD is in your hunting area.
In this Episode (92) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is in Alaska with cameraman, Marcus Hockett, hunting Dall Sheep. Also there was Tim Burnett of the SoloHunter who joined them for the last three days. Topics covered include details of three intense Dall Sheep stalks, dreams fulfilled, mental versus physical stamina, satisfaction as a function of difficulty, outdoor media platforms, and a host of other topics relevant to a once-in-a-lifetime Alaska sheep hunt.
In this Episode (091) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by his camera crew Marcus Hockett and Tyler Johnerson, and two leading experts on Sitka Blacktails, Jim Baichtal and Dr. Sophie Gilbert. Topics discussed include hunting southeast Alaska, Sitka Blacktail biology, lack of blacktail research, raising awareness, how good can habitat get, man and deer coexisting, management by science, science funded by hunters' excise taxes, appeal of hunting extreme locations, effort provides rewards, how you can help with Sitka Blacktail conservation.
In Episode 90 of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Jim talk about how Kenetrek Boots started, the importance and use of proper socks, and Jim's passion for sheep hunting.
In this Episode (089) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy is joined by Brian Cal of the Gritty Bowmen. This is a very unfiltered discussion about the current affairs of public land advocacy, worthlessness of the two-party system, Randy as a party-agnostic, Brian's feedback from of speaking out, inflicting political pain, going on the offense, the Utah doctrine, when silence becomes support, spineless politicians, you can't buy a politician who isn't for sale, drop your party allegiances, and many perspectives on public land politics.
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio (EP: 088), Randy Newberg and Remi Warren finally connect for a long-planned chat, albeit a shorter thannormal episode. Topics covered include public lands in other countries, self-guided experiences in Australia and New Zealand, buying one-way tickets, figure it out, being a lucky fool, is hunting really a job, cancellation lists, solo hunting/filming, digital media, and making success your only option.
In this Episode (087) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by his production leader, Marcus Hockett, and two fanatic hunters who happen to be experts on raptors and hawking, Chris Parish and Leland Brown. Topics discussed include Randy's excitement to hunt small game and birds with raptors, history of hawking, non-lead ammo, superior bullet performance, how to get lead out of the field, voluntary compliance is better than legal mandate, hawks, falcons, raptors, scavengers, hunting birds with birds of prey, small game hunting, bullet fragmentation, terminal performance of non-lead bullets, value of condor studies to hunting conservation, and lots of other cool ideas you want to hear.
In this Episode (086) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by field producer, Marcus Hockett, and frequent guest hunter, Mike Spitzer, recorded at black bear camp on a remote island in southeast Alaska. Topics covered include a lot of bear hunting stories, rain, details and logistic of self-guide Alaska black bear hunts, using a 7mm-.08 for bears, if Remi Warren was right about when bears come out, and many topics that will make you want to go to Alaska on your own black bear hunt.
In this episode (EP:085) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg hosts a panel of wild sheep experts at the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society annual convention in Denver. On the panel are Kevin Hurley, Dr. Peregrine Wolff, and Clay Brewer, all professional experts who study wild sheep, disease, and conservation opportunities. Topics covered include disease risks, impacts on herd expansion and translocation, transmission from domestic animals, habitat impacts on disease prevalence, and questions from the audience. To learn more about wild sheep conservation, go to www.WildSheep.org
In this Episode (084) Randy fights off a cold to talk elk and new media with Kody and Trent of Born and Raised Outdoors. Topics discussed include Land of The Free project, archery elk hunting, all things Roosevelt elk, why film your hunts, hunting with llamas, hunting new places, collaboration media, YouTube video distribution, calling elk, aggressive elk hunting, public land hunting challenges, getting away from crowds, hiding your favorite spots, decoy rigs, hunting multiple states, over-the-counter tags, hunting 50 days straight, the bull who wants to fight, and many other elk hunting topics.
In this Episode (EP083) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gets into a deep discussion about conservation commitment and advocacy with goHUNT.com folks Lorenzo Sartini and Chris Porter. Topic discussed include commitment to conservation, regional names for species, fat ducks, winter kill affecting where you applied, human impacts requiring human intervention, volunteering as a lifestyle, doing more is doing more, institutional inertia, mandatory harvest reporting, is hunting conservation, Arizona youth opportunity, habitat without water, babies and hunting passes, point portfolios, safety net hunts, California a hunting state, strategy pays off, elk-goat combo hunt, will Randy ever draw a sheep tag, 2% For Conservation, Nevada Dream Tags, quality versus opportunity, and many more.
In this Episode (082) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is at Mystery Ranch HQ, joined by Luke Boswell and Tim Hoffer. Topics covered include new packs, how packs are designed/tested/tweaked, Mountain Goat hunting, packing out other hunter's bull, field testing, hunter education, commitment to conservation, public land advocacy, good isn't good enough, and many other tangents.
In this episode (081) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Todd Orr, backcountry veteran, custom knife maker, experienced handgun elk hunter, and most famously, survivor of a grizzly bear attack. Topics covered are grizzly bears, knife making, grizzly bears, hunting public land elk, grizzly bears, how Todd has tagged 28 bull elk, grizzly bears, details of a grizzly attack, bad luck is just bad luck, and many other points to be learned from an experienced backcountry expert like Todd Orr.
In this episode (EP:080) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg is joined by his crew, Marcus Hockett and Michael Parente to discuss many issues affecting hunters. Topics include YouTube prohibiting firearm content, Bill of Rights, Example of Advocacy, Alphabet Soup of Public Land Acronyms, Civics overview for hunters, Who is the Fed, get mad at the proper person, Facebook stupidity, western states discriminate against non-residents, and many other topics sure to make you mad.
In this episode (079) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined with Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen and the "Deer Master," Jim Heffelfinger, Wildlife Science Coordinator of Arizona Game and Fish and also the coordinator of the multi-state western Mule Deer Initiative. Recorded on a Coues Deer hunt in Southern Arizona, the topics covered are deer-centric, adding in lots of discussion of other food we are chasing; javelina, Mearn's quail, jackrabbits, coatimundi, with Jim adding a lot of science to each topic. Jim is also a youth hunting mentor leader, prolific writer, and known for his cooking talents.
In this Episode (078) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is in Arizona and joined by past guests Hank Shaw and Johnathan O'Dell to discuss food and cooking of the things we hunt. Hank is a renowned wild game cooking author. Johnathan a biologist, historian, and standout cook. Topics discussed are small game hunting, Coues deer, foraging, fore borne illnesses, mistakes when cooking wild game, over complicating cooking, fat mallards, crane hunting, waterfowl delicacies, and more items to make your mouth water.
In this episode (077) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by a frequent guest, Shane Mahoney of Conservation Visions. Shane gives us an update on his Wild Harvest Initiative, transitioning the discussion to food as the fundamental underpinning to explaining hunting to those no longer connected to wild things and wild places, as a better way to explain why food connects us to conservation and the importance the land holds for all we find important. To summarize, "It's the food, stupid!" Follow Shane at http://conservationvisions.com/
In this episode (EP:076)of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by guest Lorenzo Sartini and Brady Miller of goHUNT.com where they go into great detail about strategies for drawing western hunting tags. All western states are covered, with deadlines, result dates, point systems, quirks and intricacies, tips for each states and each species, along with strategy ideas for your hunting plans in general and by strategies for short and long-term approach to drawing more tags.
In Episode 75 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Jared Frasier of 2% for Conservation and two leading brands in the hunting world; Sitka Gear and First Lite. Taking the mic are Jonathan Hart (co-founder) and Garrett Long (conservation coordinator) of Sitka Gear, and Kenton Carruth (founder) and Ryan Callaghan (marketing director) of First Lite Gear. Topics covered include the common cause of conservation for all companies in the hunting world, managing risk while staying relevant, the value of supporting conservation efforts, dealing with critics, being bold with your brand, making a difference, new age companies leading the hunting industry, working with non-hunting advocates, and many more topics shared by two leaders in the performance clothing world.
EP:074 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radion with Randy Newberg has Damon Bungard, a specialist in Eastern Backcounty Adventures and product manager for Orion Coolers. Damon has been on prior podcasts, explaining his adventures of backpacking in the Eastern and Southeastern states. Topics covered include subjectiveness of what is "backcountry," kayak deer hunting, finding public lands in crowded areas, abundance of opportunity in the southeast, challenge of saving accessible public and private lands, tracking dogs, equipment lists, logistics and hurdles for traveling hunters, and a host of other topics relevant to the public land hunter.
In this episode (EP073) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by his Field Producer, Marcus Hockett. Apologies for missing a week due to holidays and obligations. This podcast starts pretty calm and explains what we are up to, then transitions to some heated topics that are heavy on politics and public land policy. Topics covered include digital video, the death of TV, moving to Amazon and YouTube, National Monuments, advocacy is uncomfortable, am I an apologist, anti-public land Utah delegation, Trumps' deal with Utah, subsidizing resource extraction, paying the true costs, pending sage grouse wreck, speaking up, conservation advocacy is difficult, inconvenient, and uncomfortable.
In this episode (072) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy catches up with Beau Baty, owner of Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas. Earlier this season, Randy and his crew rented llamas from Beau. Being the hunter he is, Beau demanded he join the crew on the hunt, which turned out to be a great thing. Topics covered include, llamas, hunting with llamas, low maintenance backcountry pack animals, mule deer hunting in Idaho and Wyoming, 2016-17 mule deer winter kill, plans for next season, being a hunting ambassador while guiding tourists, and lots of other backcountry fun.
Our production schedule is so tight this time of year, the only time it seems we have time to record episodes of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio is when we are driving down the road between hunts. Following our road trip to our Montana deer hunt, on this episode (071), we give an update on how that Montana hunt turned out. Once that report is given, we give a recount of the Nevada Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt we just wrapped up. Subjects covered are the amazing conservation story that is wild sheep conservation, feral horses, invasive plant species, road hunting for sheep, 101 days on the road, how cold does it get in Nevada, Montana deer hunting traditions and the impact on herd health, and poachers posing as hunting TV hosts.
In this episode (070) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and his camera guy, Michael Parente, are driving to eastern Montana for the annual deer hunt. As part of the trip, the guys decide to do a Road Trip Podcast while driving down the road. Topics covered are cold weather elk hunting, deer population cycles, what do we do with all the meat, rifle mule deer hunting during the rut, CWD, mule deer v. whitetails, glory tags, long-form hunting content, and lots more.