In this Episode (EP 111) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and his crew debate where you find elk and why you find them. Marcus believes elk "Are where your find them." Randy insists you find elk "Where they are." That debate is not solved, but discussed in great depth, along with elk patterns, why elk are where they are, five calendar periods of an elk's year, E-scouting, fishing skills for elk hunting, elk needs, hunting scapegoats, moon phases, locked down whitetails, internet research, all forage is not the same, elk hunter botanists, and host of other topics designed to inform and inflame the listener.
In this Episode (110) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with former guest and Leupold's VP Product Development, Tim Lesser. Topics covered include where new ideas come from, dreams and realities, manufacturable, value proposition, relentless pursuit of improvement, gateways to end product development, field testing, honest feedback, migration of military technology, producing with customers in mind, test for weakest links, pulling the plug, USA manufacturing benefits and challenges, foreign competitors, real world results, over-engineer, weight and resulting forces, lighter can be more durable, surfaces aplenty, lens coatings matter, and many other topics that explain how high quality rifle scopes are made.
In this episode (EP109) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Ryan Lampers of the Sthealthy Hunter. Topics covered include spring black bears, boars' nests, green pockets, backpacking for bears, evening or morning, bear meat, velvet mule deer, archery stalks, controlling your nerves, young buck sentinels, Western Hunting Summit, high country bucks, Washington muleys, blown stalks, sloth-like, ten-day hunts, patience, and many other topics related to archery mule deer and spring black bears.
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick overview of the Idaho system for non-resident elk tags. Topics covered include deadlines (6/5/19), no point system, upfront costs, getting the most for your money, strategy to hunt Idaho every year, wolf opportunity, combining with a deer hunt, where populations are over objective, season dates, and the other basics you need to apply for and hunt elk in Idaho this year.
In this episode (108) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Tony Peterson, outdoor writer and host of the Hunt For Real Podcast. Topics covered include hunting public land whitetails, kids teaching parents, late season pheasants, hunting dogs, print media, changes to digital media, how hunting has changed, insights to the archery industry, commercialization, Congress is pro wrasslin, portraying real hunting experiences, how Randy got into media, how hunting messages are formed by outside influences, and many other topics from two experienced media producers.
In this Episode (107) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Damon Bungard of Orion Coolers to discuss his use of blood tracking dogs to recover hit animals. Topics covered include the history of blood tracking dogs, breeding lines, growth of blood tracking in the US, what states are legal, leashed or unleashed, United Blood Trackers Organization, ethics of using dogs for recovery, volunteering for tracking other's animals, and a host of other topics to open the minds of people not familiar with using blood tracking dogs to recover hit animals.
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives the overview of applying for elk tags in Nevada. Nevada has amazing hunting, with Nevada elk being highly coveted. Topics covered include application deadlines, application strategies, maximizing your license investment, season dates, how the system works, using all your choices, bonus points systems, quality elk and quality experience, and all other issues you need to know to apply for, and hopefully draw, Nevada elk tags.
In this Episode (106) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by prior guest, Johnathan O'Dell, small game biologist, chef, and historian of conservation, specifically in the southwestern states. Topics covered include small game cooking, crane bacon, javelina hams, history of ornithology in Arizona, conservation as an American identity, jackrabbits as big game, panfish for the pan, and a host of other interesting points by the world's most interesting small game hunter.
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy goes over the manner to get an elk tag for Colorado. Colorado is a state you can hunt every year for elk, even as a non-resident. The deadline is April 2, 2019. Topics covered includes how the draw system works, deadlines, left-over options, over-the-counter elk hunting, public access, preference point systems, and other important issues when applying for elk hunts in Colorado.
In Episode 105 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, we have a follow up to the recent "hunting & marriage" episode. This is marital advice from married women; Hillary, Morgan, and Jen laying down the facts to Randy. Topics covered include men being clueless, hunting is a mistress, the thought does count, expectations, financial fairness, time budgets, I need a break from the kids, what women mean versus what they say, and many valuable "decodings" for the hunter who wants marital harmony.
In the episode (104) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy sits down with US Senator Steve Daines to discuss the recent public land, S. 47, bill that became law. Topics covered include an overview of S. 47, how complex bills become legislation, unifying message of public lands and conservation, Land & Water Conservation Fund, importance of public access, LWCF funding mechanism, hunters in Congress, Senator Daines' hunting and fishing background, how Senate rules work, killing bad amendments, what is next on the public land front, and many stories of hunting and fishing public lands.
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick overview of the Montana drawing process and how non-residents can use Montana as a predictable state for their plan to hunt elk every year. Topics covered include the Montana tag draw system, general tag, limited entry tags, long seasons, public land archery benefits, returned tags, deadlines, and enough other tips to get you well on your way to hunting elk in Montana.
In this episode (103) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy has return guest Jim Heffelfinger, Science Coordinator for Arizona Game & Fish who also leads their Department involvement recovery of the Mexican Wolf. Topics covered include Mexican wolves, Endangered Species Act, Congressional delisting, genetic purge, Colorado gray wolf proposal, litigation, can the ESA work in a litigation environment, and a lot of other difficult topics related to reintroduction and recovery of endangered species.
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick overview of the Utah elk tag drawing system as it applies to non-residents. Topics include how the system works, why UT is a long-term plan, allocating time and money budgets, realistic expectations, bonus points, limited non-resident opportunity, great season dates, big bulls, lots of public land, and other high-level topics to get you started thinking about elk hunting in Utah.
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary today. As part of that big event, Randy has invited some fellow hunters, Bart May, Michael Parente, and Dan Wilde to discuss marriage advice for men. Version 2 will have marriage advice from women guests. Topics covered include "peace, not justice," men are bad negotiators, women are smarter, know what you bring to the table, don't care too much, don't be handy, setting & exceeding expectation, when to get married, elope if you can, measuring the future costs, taxidermy, and a host of other topics men usually mess up on when trying to accommodate their hunting passion with their marriage. Stay tuned for the women's perspective.
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Brady Miller of goHUNT.com to give a brief overview of how the Arizona elk non-resident tag system works. Topics covered include point system, draw process, youth licenses, how to avoid the 10% non-resident cap, increase your odds, use both your choices, and many other points to get you started on the path to someday hunting elk in Arizona.
In this Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio (EP102) Randy is joined in southern Arizona by friends wildlife biologists Wade Zarlingo (Mearns Quail Expert), Al Eiden (Quail Forever Regional Director), and Kyle Dutro (Arizona Game & Fish Landowner Relations Director). Topics covered are quail management, quail hunting, landowner access programs, Farm Bill for hunters, watering deserts for wildlife, hunting impacts on populations, large landscape management, public land access, conservation volunteers, and other topics pertinent to hunting Arizona.
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Brady Miller of goHUNT.com. Continuing with the mantra that you should hunt elk every year, the guys give a half hour dissertation of the points you need to know about drawing elk tags in Wyoming. Topics covered include point system, regular versus special draw, random draw, draw odds, strategy by point level, general tags, archery options and enough Wyoming draw information to give you a good start in your research. Don't miss the deadline of January 31.
In this episode (101) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by crew members, Marcus and Michael, along with frequent TV guest, Jerry Pritchard. Listeners have asked for the full story of why Randy won't hunt Mexico. He and Jerry explain their night in a Mexican jail, making it clear why they will never hunt Mexico. After that story, other topics include Coues deer hunting, antelope jackrabbits, dove, quail, javelina, Arizona style chili, drawing tags in Arizona, and other random thoughts from a Coues deer camp in the Sonoran desert.
In this short bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives an overview of what can be expected in application season of 2019. The focus will be "hunt elk every year," with Wyoming and Arizona as the first states to be considered in this short-term, mid-term, and long-term plan. Joining Randy is Trail Kreitzer of goHUNT.com, explaining the updates found in the new version of the goHUNT INSIDER service. Topics covered are details of Wyoming and Arizona non-resident elk drawings.
In this Episode (100) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Matthew have sorted the piles of emails that have come in over the last year, choosing a handful of discussion topics to include corner crossing, civil trespass, gun control folly, 2nd Amendment clarity, grizzly bear delisting, point creep(s), Wyoming elk drawing, how much is too much information, what is "my spot," new hunter conundrum, GPS or Smart phone app, and a lot of tangents that originate from listener questions.
In this Episode (99) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy, Marcus, and Dan discuss listener topics like wildlife not connected to the land ownership, states as wildlife trustees, price gouging non-residents (NR), how much to allocate NRs, what are conservation easements (CE), why CEs are under attack, property rights hypocrites, resignation of Ryan Zinke as Sec of DOI, Utah selling 28K of open hunting ground, the anti-public land movement, and many other topics related to public land and conservation.
In this Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio (EP 098) Randy is joined by Marcus Hockett and Matthew Newberg to discuss Matthew's recent Wyoming elk hunt, recorded via a YouTube Livestream. Topics discussed include late season elk, winter ranges, reserve WY tags for following year, hunt another's tree stand, public land etiquette, importance of mentors, ethics v. preferences, wound one and you're done, distance and technology, wounding losses, what you want from a hunt, hunt opener or end of season, elk are where you find them, non-lead ammo performance, burning points, and other topics from YouTube viewers.
In this Episode (97) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, we are talking about mule deer hunting. Randy, Marcus, and Micheal all took Montana mule deer two days apart, in different hunts, in different habitats, giving cause to discuss what is happening with mule deer management. Topics include, hunting opportunity v. trophy desires, can you have both, mandatory harvest reporting, limited entry v. general tags, genetics, v. age, crowding, limited cost us hunter numbers, mule deer experts, report from early season elk hunts, bad hunting luck, and many other mule deer topics.
In this Episode (096) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and his crew discuss how hunters can engage in elections and politics as informed voters. Included is a half hour interview with US Senator Jon Tester. Topics covered include mid-term elections, chameleon candidates, competing priorities when voting, party relevance, trustworthy sources, contacting elected leaders, voting matters, being informed, accountability from those you voted for, trends in politicization, what they say v. what they've done, LWCF, public land funding, and a host of other hunting and access issues swirling around in this election season.