In this episode (182) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Shane Mahoney discuss the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Shane is an expert on the Model, having shared many works with Dr. Valerius Geist, the person most credited with this Model's current description. In this first episode topics covered include what this Model represents, the history of wildlife in North America, the seven tents that comprise the foundation of this Model, why Dr. Geist defined how our Model works, what the Model is/isn't, disruptive events that helped form our conservation ethic, and a host of other relevant history to explain the context of how the tenets of this Model were developed and the relevance of the Model today.
In this episode (181) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with three members (Justin Schaaf, Nuridia Nulliner, and John Sullivan) of the Montana Citizens Elk Coalition, a grassroots group focused on elk management in Montana. Topics covered include how to be effective at the local level, understanding process, showing up matters, learning by listening, finding values to support, changing landscape of wildlife politics, when policy becomes politics, be at the table or be on the menu, and a lot of other ideas for effective advocacy. Go to https://www.montanaelk.org/ for more information.
In this Episode (179) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, two attorneys bring their legal expertise to the discussion of private and public property rights where properties adjoin or intersect. Tom Stonecipher and Nick Vandenbos have been researching this topic and share their findings, along with an explanation of how law is not static and application of law is dependent upon facts and circumstance, responding to the practicality of the situation. A Wyoming court case is ongoing that addresses this topic in both a criminal and civil context. Lots to think about here. Enjoy!
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with renowned ecologist, Arthur Middleton, PhD. Topics covered include the complexity of large systems, the danger of over simplifying science, urgency of habitat conservation, migration corridors at risk, elk are tough critters, the dangers of being a predator, observing wolves, there are no simple answers, communicating science to advocate for conservation, new ideas for private land conservation, deeper discussions on rapid changes to critical landscapes, Yellowstone as a petri dish, and some sidebar discussion about Dr. Middleton's time as a falconer.