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Hunt Talk Radio

Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
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Jan 30, 2022

In this episode (175) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with Montana FWP Director, Hank Worsech, to discuss dramatic changes to proposed elk seasons. From a list of talking points, the discussion gives the Director the opportunity to explain the rationale for these proposals and the vision he has for elk management in Montana. Topics covered include; science or social, elk plans, managing inaccessible elk, whose problem is it, too many elk or too little access, problem contributors or problem solvers, who are the Trustees, incentives, bull elk permits as currency for incentives, killing the wrong elk, trust between agencies and hunters, does public comment get considered, and lots of other topics in the complicated issue of managing elk on diverse landscapes. P.S. - Sorry for the audio issues caused by Randy's broken mic (didn't realize it until we started editing).

Jan 28, 2022

In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy goes over the details of the Arizona 2022 application process for elk and pronghorn.  Topics covered include deadlines, fees, upfront costs and sunk costs, bonus points, how the draw works, non-resident quotas and limits, how to gain extra points, youth opportunities, tag refunds, and all other details as you make your applications to Arizona.

Jan 22, 2022

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives an overview of the Wyoming draw system and how it works for non-resident elk applicants in 2022.  The deadline is January 31, 2022.  Wyoming is a great state. If it works for your time and budget, apply.  For more details, go to goHUNT.com and sign up for their INISDER. Use promo code Randy and get $50 credit in their gear shop.

Jan 20, 2022

In this episode (174) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Carolyn and AJ from Matson's Lab, the leader in wildlife aging.  Topic covered include the process of tooth aging, aging in other manners, cementum, annuli, the importance of aging, surprises, how teeth tell a life story, age versus size, using aging for management and season structures, how to get your animal aged, and other topics that connect the equation of hunting+science=conservation.

Jan 8, 2022

In this episode (173) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy talks with Tim Hepworth, an EMT, fishing guide, and operator of the most family friendly Instagram channel in hunting, @TimandWren.  Topics covered include commitment to an outdoor family lifestyle, making it fun for them, using social media positively and carefully, being a bright light on a dark day, letting kids fail, the value of mistakes, learning while doing, teaching food responsibility, using the outdoors to teach life lessons, and a lot of other good topics for family fun in the outdoors.

Dec 24, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy's guest is Jess Johnson, Government Affairs Director for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation.  Jess brings her extensive policy experience to explain how to make a difference with people of all political stripes, staying in your lane, focusing on what you can improve, playing the long game, co-founding the Artemis Sportswomen, how to use communications for the good of hunting, explaining the privilege we have and the obligations that come with those blessings, and a lot of other random topics related to policy, hunting, and conservation.

Dec 6, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus give a season wrap.  It has been the most disrupted of all seasons, requiring the Fresh Tracks crew to fill in a lot of the content Randy normally films.  Such is life.  And such is the story of 2021.  Stories of elk hunts, deer hunts, a mountain goat named "Grubby" and stories from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Montana.  We are now back on track and hoping to keep rolling without disruption.

Oct 21, 2021

In this episode of Leupold’s Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Marcus and Dale as they give a mid-season update.  Topics covered include a scheduling mayhem, leftover and returned tags, great friends like Scott Jones, camera guys as scapegoats, passing when you should shoot, Kara the elk slayer, Randy’s shortened season, hopes for a billy goat, banner grouse year, a special moose story, and highlights of the first two months of hunts for this season.

Sep 23, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy has guest Charlie and Corey from Steelhead Outdoors.  Topics covered include starting a hunting business as a dream, more work and less hunting, solving problems, building a better gun safe, what is a modular safe, custom services and products, whitetails of Minnesota, deer camps, hunting traditions, grouse or partridge, small town cultures, deciding to manufacture in the USA, and other perspectives of young business owners making their way in the hunting space.

Sep 9, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Matthew, Marcus, and RJ as they talk about the new distribution platform they are launching in response to request from followers. Topics include paying for content with time (ads), privacy ( your personal information), or money.  Randy explains his belief that viewers should know they can watch content without concern of their personal privacy and information. Fresh Tracks+ is a new membership model that provides the privacy and ad-free experience many are seeking.

Sep 2, 2021

In this episode (167) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Lorenzo and Chris, co-founders of goHUNT. Topics include the goHUNT story, how it started and where they are going, focus on hunter needs, creating more value at the same price, always getting better, solving hunter's problems, using business technology for hunting, mapping as an essential tool, building a bigger pie; providing what a hunter needs, when they need it, at all times, in one location, and what might be next for goHUNT.

Aug 28, 2021

In this episode (166) Randy talks with Lee McDonald of the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance.  Topics covered include all things mountain goats, how citizens can contribute to science and conservation, the value of volunteers, funding constraints for agencies, advocating for mountain goats, hunting as a management tool, how RMGA made Randy's 2021 goat tag possible, native species in non-native habitats, and the future of Rocky Mountain Goats.

Aug 5, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy talks about long-term drought impacts and Arizona's wild sheep with Brad Remfrey of the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society.  Topics covered include drought, hauling water, volunteerism is key, loss of surface water, collective human impacts, changing landscapes, how to help wildlife in drought, how to win a Dall Sheep hunt in the McKenzie Mountains, what is done with you money, advocacy, and a host of other issues impacting Arizona's Desert Bighorn Sheep.

Jul 30, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, our guest is Dr. Weston Adkins, doctor of audiology at the Mayo Clinic, who also is a hunter and shooter.  Topics covered include all items related to hearing loss, prevention, exposure to damage, decibel levels of firearms, frequencies lost, loss of volume versus loss of clarity, protecting what you have, prevention methods, treatment options, health consequences of lost hearing, and idea that motivate you to NOT be like Randy; protect what you have! 

Jul 16, 2021

In this episode (163) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Dr. Tim Deboodt and Dylan Kruse, experts in juniper management and emerging markets for juniper as a commercial wood product.  Juniper is a native tree that dominates many arid environments, benefiting from fire suppression. Junipers consumes a lot of water, reducing surface water and forage base necessary for wildlife.  Tim and Dylan explain the programs in Oregon used to improve wildlife conservation by management of junipers.

Jul 8, 2021

In this episode (162) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with longtime friends Lanny and Tracy Barnes, US Olympians in the biathlon and competitive shooters.  Topics covered include hunting as a life skill for elite competition sports, failure as our teacher, attitude matters, optimists are seldom disappointed, shooting sports and competition, hunting as a lifetime activity, sacrifice is often necessary, mental focus when shooting, and a lot of other topics from two of our greatest ambassadors. 

Jun 25, 2021

In this Episode (161) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Hank Shaw returns to share his ideas on cooking, fish, and fishing.  He talks about his new book, his fishing childhood, regional biases against great tasting fish, how all fish are edible, bad fish come from poor prep, pressure bleeding you catch, fish cooking simplicity, beer batter, traditional fish recipes, and a net full of great ideas that will change your thoughts about Hookin' and Cookin'.

Jun 20, 2021

In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy talks remaining tag options with Brady Miller of goHUNT.com.  Topics covered include over-the-counter options for all species, returned tag options, left-over options, and an explanation of how these options work for each of the western states.  A few of these returned tags are premium hunts.  Summary being, if you are without a tag, you still have options to go hunting this season.

Jun 11, 2021

In this Episode (160) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy catches up with past guest, Clay Hayes.  Topics covered include Clay's appearance on Season 8 of the reality TV show ALONE. Also covered are building your own bow, getting as close as possible, defining your own mountain to climb, skills needed for intimate-distance hunting, mental conditioning, teaching your skills, survival when needed, grouse priorities, and a host of other topics that will entertain you.

Jun 2, 2021

In this shortened episode (159) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy goes solo and gives some updates on podcast delays, makes a call for topics and guests to augment his own topic ideas, explains why policy and politics is a hunting topic, outlines content distribution plans being considered, updates on the 2021 hunt schedule, a quick overview of Arizona deer and sheep draw, and gives a Memorial Day tribute to a friend lost too soon.

May 7, 2021

In this Episode (158) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Andrew McKean.  Andrew's background as with Outdoor Life and his many years as a volunteer give a unique perspective to discuss the issues of our time.  Those topics include, politics hurting hunting, optimism in darkness, being uncomfortable, too much R3, it is all access, conservation matters, management of mismanagement, how much ground we have lost, crowding, the benefits of diversity, and tangents to put a smile on your face.

Apr 28, 2021

In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Dave Willms and Nephi Cole, both avid elk hunters and former policy advisors for Wyoming Governor Matt Meade.  Topics covered include how the game works, an insider's perspective, what not to do, what to do, too much R3, lost access, conservation matters, managing hunters and hunting, elk hunting stories, and other great tangents from three passionate hunters who are concerned about wild places and wild things.

Mar 31, 2021

In this Bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives the 2021 update on applying for deer and elk in Colorado.  Topics covered include deadlines, preference point system, over-the-counter tags, excellent dates for 2021 deer hunting, likely point creep, tag-teaming deer and elk hunts together, and all other things you need to know about Colorado applications.

Mar 17, 2021

In this episode (156) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus are ice fishing, mostly fishing for answers to how hunters can better understand the political process and increase their advocacy.  Topics covered include trends in hunting topics becoming political, how the game works, why we might need new organizations to be effective, hunters must jump in the game, using your own network, solo or group, citizen legislators, paying dues is not advocacy, the detriments of being partisan, don't burn bridges, passion v. emotion, and other topics that give some insight to what likely is ahead for hunting and politics.

Mar 2, 2021

In this episode (155) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Steven Drake, passionate hunter and adventure photographer.  Topics covered include making your passion your business, hunting for adventure, avalanche mountain goats, photography through a different lens, avoiding the dead horse roll, ski racer goes hunting, learning on the job, forcing yourself to be uncomfortable, mountain discomforts, and many other topics from a guy who has traveled the world capturing hunting images.

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