In this episode (194) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy invites John Barklow, lead designer for Sitka Gear, and Tyler Johnerson, Randy's former camera guy and amazing hunter, for a discussion about how product testing works for high performance products. We all benefit from these intensive testing processes, yet we seldom get to hear how it works, when it succeeds, and when it is time to go back to the drawing board. John and Tyler talk about the many products John has designed for Tyler to test and the process used to improve the Sitka Jetstream Jacket that launched this summer. Many hunting stories get told along the way, explaining the tough conditions that brought about a new idea.
In this episode (193) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy is joined by Todd Wilkinson of the Mountain Journal. Topics covered include the consequences of human development on western landscapes, loving it to death, lack of care about wild things, running out of habitable land, destruction of the things we love, no restraint to say NO, critical need for private land conservation, loss of migration corridors, and a host of other topics focused around destruction of wild places by the sheer volume of human activity, and other topics related to the rapid destruction of America's wild places.
In this Episode (192) of Hunt Talk Radio Randy shares a mic with Jim Heffelfinger, a member of the Mexican Recovery Team and Wildlife & Science Coordinator for Arizona Game & Fish. Topics covered include the history of Mexican wolves in the southwest, history of the recovery efforts, and status of recovery. Any Endangered Species issue requires discussion of the Endangered Species Act, the struggle between politics and science. We explore the likelihood of recovery, the impacts Colorado gray wolves could have on Mexican wolves. and a wrap up of the status of mule deer and blacktail deer based on Jim's projects with the Association of Western Fish & Wildlife Agencies.