In this episode (186) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Shane Mahoney wrap up their five-part series on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. This episode does a quick summary of where wildlife conservation is today, the challenges we face, and explores what adaptations will be necessary to meet the needs of a growing world population, shrinking habitat base, changing climate, and pressure to expand funding and representation beyond hunters and anglers. Are the values expressed in the Model able to accommodate the changes ahead? Who and to what expectations will wildlife be managed and allocated? The path ahead has more questions than answers.
In this episode (185) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy and Shane Mahoney continue with Part 4 of 5 in their discussion of the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, detailing the next three tenets 1) Public Trust Doctrine, 2) Democratic Allocation of Opportunity, and 3) Allocation by Law. Issues explored start with the Public Trust Doctrine as applied to wildlife policy and allocation. From there we examine how law is the basis for all wildlife allocation and applied in a democratic manner, discussing ideas of commerce around wildlife, responsibility of Public Trustees, respect for Property Rights, legislation and policy to provide the "greatest good," along with many other interesting tangents.
In this episode (183) of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Shane Mahoney continue their discussion on the concept known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. In Part 2, they start an in depth discussion on the seven tenets that support this Model. This episode focuses on 1) science as the foundation for wildlife management and 2) wildlife considered an international resource. Shane explains that the Model is a set of principles that express the values we have in how we want wildlife to be held, managed, and allocated. To support management we must use the best information, mostly scientific information, a long history of which got us to where we are today. Many species span multiple countries, requiring an international perspective in management and allocation.