In this episode (175) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with Montana FWP Director, Hank Worsech, to discuss dramatic changes to proposed elk seasons. From a list of talking points, the discussion gives the Director the opportunity to explain the rationale for these proposals and the vision he has for elk management in Montana. Topics covered include; science or social, elk plans, managing inaccessible elk, whose problem is it, too many elk or too little access, problem contributors or problem solvers, who are the Trustees, incentives, bull elk permits as currency for incentives, killing the wrong elk, trust between agencies and hunters, does public comment get considered, and lots of other topics in the complicated issue of managing elk on diverse landscapes. P.S. - Sorry for the audio issues caused by Randy's broken mic (didn't realize it until we started editing).
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy goes over the details of the Arizona 2022 application process for elk and pronghorn. Topics covered include deadlines, fees, upfront costs and sunk costs, bonus points, how the draw works, non-resident quotas and limits, how to gain extra points, youth opportunities, tag refunds, and all other details as you make your applications to Arizona.
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives an overview of the Wyoming draw system and how it works for non-resident elk applicants in 2022. The deadline is January 31, 2022. Wyoming is a great state. If it works for your time and budget, apply. For more details, go to goHUNT.com and sign up for their INISDER. Use promo code Randy and get $50 credit in their gear shop.
In this episode (174) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Carolyn and AJ from Matson's Lab, the leader in wildlife aging. Topic covered include the process of tooth aging, aging in other manners, cementum, annuli, the importance of aging, surprises, how teeth tell a life story, age versus size, using aging for management and season structures, how to get your animal aged, and other topics that connect the equation of hunting+science=conservation.
In this episode (173) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy talks with Tim Hepworth, an EMT, fishing guide, and operator of the most family friendly Instagram channel in hunting, @TimandWren. Topics covered include commitment to an outdoor family lifestyle, making it fun for them, using social media positively and carefully, being a bright light on a dark day, letting kids fail, the value of mistakes, learning while doing, teaching food responsibility, using the outdoors to teach life lessons, and a lot of other good topics for family fun in the outdoors.