In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick summary of applying for elk, deer, and antelope controlled hunts in Idaho. The deadline is June 5th, 2020, so don't delay. Topics covered include deadlines, fees, how the draw works, youth opportunities, non-resident allocations, how to get the most value from your investment, picking units to improve your draw odds, and other points that will get you started hunting in Idaho for 2020.
In this Episode (134) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy invites Damon Bungard to talk more about blood tracking dogs. Topics covered include an overview of blood trailing laws, what he learns from each trail, autopsies, notes on lost animals, bubbles in blood, hair color tells hit location, bleeding uphill or downhill, important information from the shot, don't bump the deer, exit wounds, entrance wounds shot angles, when to realize a non-lethal hit, importance of the first shot, let the dog lead, assess the details from the shot scene, improved game recovery, better hunting outcomes and a list of examples where a trainer learns from the dog.
In this Episode (133) Randy shares the mic with Gray Thornton & Keith Balfourd of the Wild Sheep Foundation to talk about how our conservation models will be impacted by the recent Corona Virus pandemic. Topics covered include impacts on agencies, businesses, and organizations that are core elements of conservation, what we learn going forward, unforeseen risks, new funding models, baking a bigger pie, helping where we can, and other topics that expand the discussion of how hunting and conservation will be different.
In this episode (132) of Leupold Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Thor Tingey of Alpacka Raft. Topics covered include the history of packrafts, adventure travel, ptarmigan passion, Dall sheep stories, solving problems with invention, seeking wild landscapes, floating and hunting, lands that shape us, owning a small business in COVID, local manufacturing, business support of conservation, R&D in the wild, Alaska the formative place, and a lot of stories about floating America's most wild places.
In this Episode (131) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy invites John Barlow of Sitka Gear to do a remote podcast about new Sitka Gear, the technology and science behind their innovations, testing of new products, balancing costs, weight and performance, failure is not an option, proprietary fabrics and insulation, systems versus stand alone items, designs with purpose, nothing by accident, new lightweight down products, Sitka's new optics harness, modularity of accessories, attention to what people use, with a huge apology for a slow internet connection that compromised the sound quality of this podcast.