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Best Ducks Unlimited podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Ducks Unlimited podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Listen as we explore issues, ideas and research about wetlands in Canada. Wetlands are some of the most bio-diverse habitats in the country. Wetlands are vital to the health of a wide variety of mammals, birds, amphibians reptiles plants - and, of course human beings. We'll be interviewing research experts and frontline workers from Ducks Unlimited Canada in lively, engaging exchanges. They'll keep you up-to-date and up-to-speed on the best information and stories about these vital Canadian ...
 
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Recruitment, Retainment, and Reaction of archers and bowhunters...That's what the R3 movement is all about! This episode includes a recording from an R3 Coffee Talk held at the 2020 ATA Trade Show where panelists Dan Forster (ATA), Kristen Black (CAHSS), and Josh Gold (ATA) discuss how R3 programs are essential for the future of our industry and an…
 
Technology moves forward as human nature continues to see us push the boundaries of innovation. ICARUS is perhaps the most cutting edge wildlife research system in existence as it has the ability to accurately track specific tagged animals from the the International Space Station. Yale Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Walter Jetz joins…
 
Phil Bourjaily, Ducks Unlimited magazine shotgunning columnist, joins Chris Jennings for a in-depth conversation about safety in the duck blind. Bourjaily stresses the importance of communicating safety rules and clearly defining what should and should not be done while hunting ducks and geese. www.ducks.org/dupodcast…
 
The DU Podcast is joined by Mike Szymanski, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, to discuss the results of their 2020 Breeding Duck Survey. By all accounts the numbers are encouraging. The North Dakota wetland index was the 6th highest on record and the duck numbers were the 13th highest on record signaling a likely good year for duck production …
 
Partnerships among public and private entities are the lifeblood for successful waterfowl conservation programs across North America. A long-time participant in one such partnership, Dean Harrigal, formerly of South Carolina DNR, joins the podcast to discuss a particularly noteworthy example and the landscape-scale wetland conservation that has res…
 
There have been three sightings of the Asian giant hornet in the Pacific Northwest - a place they should not be. Lab findings determined that two of the hornets were from different colonies. This means there were at least two simultaneous arrivals of the Asian giant hornet. Yikes. They are an invasive species that bully the native species to the po…
 
What actually happens in the world of conservation and what the media reports are wildly different things. Last month, the Trump Administration reversed an Obama era over reach that took away Alaska Fish and Game's ability to manage their own wildlife and gave that authority to the feds. This was a win for conservation as [...]…
 
Dr. Mark Petrie, Director of Conservation Planning for DU’s Western Region, joins co-hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher to discuss the double-edged sword of abundant populations of Arctic geese. On one hand, they provide expanded hunting opportunities, but on the other they also compete for the same food resources as ducks, presenting new ch…
 
Jay Anglin joins host Chris Jennings to discuss a few calling tips for the summer, including tuning and cleaning your calls. Summer is the ideal time to get your calls into working order and Anglin even discusses shipping calls back to call makers for tuning and replacement parts. You want to address any calling issue now, rather than wait until op…
 
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease isn't native to North America. However, in 2017 it was detected in British Columbia and has since made it's way down throughout the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and even California) where in some cases tens of thousands of wild rabbits have been discovered dead. Texas Parks and Wildlife Chief Veterinari…
 
Dr. Mike Brasher is joined by colleague and native Texan, Dr. Todd Merendino to learn about the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project, one of the longest running and most successful private land wetland conservation programs in North America. Recognized in 2019 with a Texas by Nature award, since 1991, the TPWP has allowed DU and partners to restore or en…
 
Mike Stewart, owner and operator of Wildrose Kennels joins the show to talk with host Chris Jennings about his operation and his training methods. Stewart has branched out from his original facility and build regional Wildrose training facilities throughout the country. Learn more about Wildrose Kennels and the various methods Stewart uses for each…
 
Continuing our virtual tour of wetland conditions in the Canadian prairie provinces, the DU Podcast visits with Ron Maher, DU Canada’s Manager of Provincial Operations in Alberta, to receive an update on habitat conditions in that province. Reports of a delayed spring, decent runoff, and recent rains has produced generally average wetland condition…
 
What to do with all that pork? That is the question that many hunters face a night of thermal or aerial hog control. This week we discuss the limitations the USDA has placed on the donation of feral hog meat to organizations like Hunters for the Hungry, local food banks and shelters etc. Outfitters Charles [...]…
 
The DU podcast is again joined by Dr. Susan Felege to discuss additional ways in which she and her students are applying new technologies to study waterfowl ecology. In this episode we learn how drones, video cameras, and thermal cameras are being used to collect massive amounts of data more efficiently, at larger scales, and with less disturbance …
 
Another week, another bonus episode on breeding habitat conditions in the Duck Factory. This update, provided by Dr. Mike Anderson, Emeritus Scientist with DU Canada’s Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research, shares on-the-ground insights from a location considered a historical hotbed of waterfowl research – Minnedosa, Manitoba. Based on more …
 
Many small businesses in the archery industry took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program to keep employees on payroll as they were forced to close or modify business operations. We are now nearing the end of the 8 week covered period, and the application for loan forgiveness has been released by the Small Business Administration. Nathan Fitz…
 
Sustainability is a buzz word in our society today. Everyone hears the word, but do we really understand the idea? Sustainability encompasses all aspects of human life, it helps us to define our success on this planet from economic prosperity, social justice, healthcare, happiness, and of course environmental integrity. Sustainability is the way fo…
 
Dr. Susan Felege from the University of North Dakota is conducting pioneering research using video cameras to study nesting ducks in the U.S. prairies. Dr. Felege joins Dr. Mike Brasher to discuss some of this work and shares some of the interesting observations that she and her students have collected, including at least one example of white-taile…
 
Our longtime friend, author and wild game chef extraordinaire Hank Shaw makes his return to the show this week. We discuss regional pastimes such as mushroom hunting and bleeding venison in ice water. Also on the table is what to do with silver skin (are there situations you should leave it on?), low and slow [...]…
 
Mike Carter of the Playa Lakes Joint Venture and Matt Hough of DU rejoin the show to describe a terrific example of how DU’s conservation footprint can grow through approaches that deliver diverse benefits for birds and people. As a principle source of groundwater recharge for the Ogallala Aquifer, playa wetland conservation is being valued by a gr…
 
For the first time in its 65-year history, the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey is not being conducted. With questions swirling about what this means for population management and harvest regulations, we reached out to Dr. Ken Richkus, Chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Migratory Bird Management, for first-hand …
 
Dr. Mike Brasher is joined by Mike Carter, Coordinator of the Playa Lakes Joint Venture, and Matt Hough, DU’s Director of Conservation Programs for Kansas, to discuss playa wetland conservation in the Western Great Plains. Our guests describe the importance of playa wetlands for wetland birds and groundwater recharge and provide an overview of hist…
 
The DU Podcast is joined by our colleague from DU Canada, Kelly Rempel, Head of Habitat Asset Management Saskatchewan Provincial Operations, to discuss early observations of wetland conditions in the prairies and parklands of Saskatchewan, The Land of the Living Skies. It’s generally dry in the prairies with favorable conditions farther north in th…
 
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cancelled the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey for the first time in 55 years. Ducks Unlimited Scientist Dr. Mike Brasher gives is his take on what the lost year of date means for waterfowl hunters. Also we take a look at two of [...]…
 
Waterfowl, for the most part, have returned to the breeding grounds. Join co-hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher as they discuss the processes involved with their return to nesting areas. The two discuss the preferred habitats of breeding ducks, the risks involved in nesting, the perils of being a duckling, and how science helps us better con…
 
In the absence of typical habitat and duck reports from the May survey, we are turning to our folks in the field for first-hand updates and insights. On this episode, host Dr. Mike Brasher visits with Dr. Scott Stephens, DU Canada, for an early spring update on habitat conditions across the Canadian Prairies. www.ducks.org/dupodcast…
 
Phil Bourjaily, DU Magazine shotgunning columnist joins host Chris Jennings for another in-depth conversation on what waterfowlers should be doing in the off-season to prepare for the coming season. Bourjaily provides great detail on 10 additional tactics hunters can use to improve their shotgunning. www.ducks.org/dupodcast…
 
You've likely been told that eating raw freshwater fish is extremely dangerous. But is that really accurate information? MeatEater Fishing Editor Sam Lungren has done much research on the topic. He joins me this week to discuss this topic in depth. We look at some of the common parasites and bacteria found in raw fish [...]…
 
Getting outdoors during this pandemic has been stressful. Which it is not supposed to be. Where are the lines we don’t want to cross? The lines between keeping yourself and the public safe and enjoying your outdoor activities. Should you see friends outside? What about traveling to your favorite lake or hiking trail? The Alberta Conservation Associ…
 
We conclude our 3-part series with Jerry Holden by discussing our organizational mission, the legacy of conservation support from waterfowl hunters, pursuit of expanded partnerships, and the broad-based benefits of DU’s wetlands conservation in the Southern Region. Lastly, Jerry and host Dr. Mike Brasher share personal experiences and the inspirati…
 
Republicans occupying the Oval Office generally means a downturn in gun sales and that trend continued with the Trump Administration. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gun sales have sky rocketed to unprecedented levels, so much so that firearm manufacturers can't keep up with the current demand. Mossberg Firearm's Linda Powell makes her retur…
 
We continue with part 2 of a 3-part conversation with Jerry Holden, Director of Operations for DU’s Southern Region. In this episode, Jerry introduces the people, places, habitats, and conservation efforts within the Southern Region, and what makes it both incredibly special and immensely challenging. www.ducks.org/dupodcast…
 
In early February, we sat down for a wide-ranging discussion with Jerry Holden, Director of Operations for DU’s Southern Region. In the first of a 3-part series, Jerry shares his path to DU, his passion for conservation, and trades stories with podcast host Dr. Mike Brasher about the challenges and rewards of waterfowl hunting, including personal e…
 
Owning and operating an archery business during the COVID-19 pandemic is not easy. In this episode, TJ Hofhines, owner of Dead-On Archery is Boise, Idaho talks about how he has been proactive in understanding restrictions in his area and how he has found a way to keep pressing forward and serving customers.…
 
So a global pandemic has ruined your hiking plans. Clearly, there are more important things to worry about right now, but getting out in nature is how many of us relax and reset. How can we enjoy the outdoors and help ourselves manage the stress of our situation without putting public health at risk? How can we connect to nature when we are stuck i…
 
Today, we go off the beaten path to discuss an entertaining adventure and important lesson on predatory journals. Dr. Dan Baldassarre, Assistant Professor of Zoology at SUNY Oswego, recently made headlines for the successful publication of a satirical article designed to expose the existence and dangers of unscrupulous actors among scientific journ…
 
Our good friend and First Lite Community Manager Kevin Harlander makes his return to the show. We discuss how the Covid 19 Pandemic is affecting the hunting retail industry. We also hit on cancelled hunting trips due to the pandemic. Plus, spring turkey and black bear, the 2020 First Lite line up and the worst [...]…
 
So, you found yourself with a mallard or Canada goose nesting in your flowerpot. Why is this happening, what should you know, and what are your options? Join the DU Podcast as hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher share their answers to these questions and more, when discussing urban nesting waterfowl. www.ducks.org/dupodcast…
 
DU Podcast is back for Season 2: The Off Season! Hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher return to bring the DU audience discussions on conservation, science and research, off-season shotgunning, retriever training, and much more. The DU Podcast will continue to be a source of information on all-things waterfowl conservation. www.ducks.org/dupodc…
 
How will the efforts to address climate change look in a post-coronavirus world? Will it bring out the best in us? Or will our exhaustion and economic fears set the conservation movement back? Jennifer makes the case that important things can come from difficult events—including the existence of Ducks Unlimited. Seasoned crisis management expert Be…
 
Lifelong outdoorsman Jarrod Ballard was enjoying a casual walk through the turkey woods during Virginia's opening morning when his life was nearly taken due to another hunter's negligence. Jarrod joins me to discuss the events of April 11th. He lost so much blood that he actually bottomed out while being care flighted to a Charleston [...]…
 
Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Corey Mason makes his return to the show this week. We discuss the state of the global hunting community due to the current pandemic. What advice does Corey have for those of us with hunts already booked that require travel, even international travel? Also, we dive into the anti hunting [...]…
 
Justin Rokohl's life forever changed on June 20th, 2008 when his Humvee was hit by an IED while fighting in Afghanistan. The explosion cost him both of his legs, but the south Texas native never let that slow him down. It was an honor to have Corporal Rokohl join me this week to talk about [...]By Lone Star Outdoor Show
 
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