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.