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Join David Willms, Mike McGrady, Nephi Cole, and entertaining guests each week as they use humor, storytelling, and more than 40 years of collective experience in law, science, and policy to explain important decisions affecting your outdoor experience. As the guys frequently say, "There are millions of acres of opportunity out there. They belong to you. Every day, decisions are being made that affect your land, your water, and your wildlife. You should know about them. This is Your Mountain ...
 
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is about so much more than fish + game, with leaders on every level changing the face of conservation and blazing new trails for a better Maine outdoors. This podcast takes you behind the scenes with MDIFW public outreach specialist Katie Yates, exploring the unique and diverse work done by department staff across the state. Listen in to learn why these game changers love what they do, and what drives them to apply their time and ...
 
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Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Karen Palus is Bob's guest on this week's podcast. A semi-annual guest, she talks with Bob about the opening of the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex and the Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial. They also discuss a study that evaluated the needs of the parks department in terms of infrastr…
 
Dave and Nephi break down the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to serve at the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, and David Chipman to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. They also discuss a controversial ballot initiative in Oregon, a shooting sports competition in Colorado, and Dave’s displea…
 
On this week's podcast, co-host Kevin joins Bob for a lively show. They discuss Kevin's recent trip to Capitol Reef National Park, and a caving misadventure. Also in this podcast: parking reservations for Quandary Peak, and the need to plan ahead in general for outdoor recreation; Colorado Springs 150th Anniversary Celebration; free Colorado State …
 
On this 5th Anniversary episode, Bob's guest is Colorado Springs TOPS Park Ranger Supervisor Gillian Rossi. They talk about Leave No Trace principles and why they are important for the health of our parks and open spaces, and the wildlife in them. They also discuss the role of park users in influencing other park users to follow LNT principles. Lea…
 
Dr. Fritz Reid, DU’s director of Boreal and Arctic conservation, provides the DU Podcast with an unplanned and optimistic update on habitat conditions and population reports from the boreal forest and Alaska. In welcome contrast to the prairies, anecdotal reports suggest large number of ducks and excellent wetland conditions across these massive la…
 
Winding down the summer season, the DU Podcast reconnects with Dr. Scott Stephens, DU Canada director of regional operations for the prairies and boreal, for a late summer update on habitat conditions and expectations for fall hunting. Dr. Stephens also responds to a listener’s question about why breeding wetlands aren’t intensively managed similar…
 
On this week's podcast, Mandy Horvath returns to tell the story of her history-making ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She talks about the physical and emotional affects of her visit to Tanzania and of her climb to the summit of the mountain. You'll be in awe of her most recent accomplishment. Mandy Horvath on Instagram: @lifeproofbionicwoman Mandy's web…
 
This week the guys talk about Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) and Prairie Chickens. Other topics discussed; Mike's big moves, How to become a primary or secondary source for Meateater, Endangered Species Act (again), The difference between Big Chickens and Little Chickens, Wildlife Funding and Grants, and a whole lot more.…
 
For Landowner Relations Corporal Rick LaFlamme, supporting Maine's landowners is a privilege. In this Season 6 finale, Rick describes Maine's unique Landowner Relations Program, picking up millions of pounds of litter, and why he's passionate about this work.By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
 
On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Kate Miyamoto from the Colorado state office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. They discuss the role of BLM, it's land holdings in Colorado, to include recreational lands and more. After the podcast, Ms. Miyamoto provided more information, that can be found here: https://bit.ly/3qNm6bd This week's podcast…
 
Kayle Browning, first-time Olympic trap shooter, joins the Ducks Unlimited Podcast to talk about her path to earning her spot on Team USA, as well as her excitement for the upcoming Olympic Games. Browning, a well-accomplished shooter on the world stages, is also an avid duck hunter who grew up hunting Arkansas’ storied, flooded timber habitats wit…
 
Dr. Jennell Appel, DVM, CCRT with SPORTVET Canine Rehab & Sports Medicine, joins the DU Podcast to talk with host Chris Jennings about ways to avoid commons injuries in sporting dogs. Dr. Appel explains how to avoid these injuries, but also goes into detail about how to properly rehabilitate your retriever. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU…
 
On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's recent hikes in the Roosevelt National Forest, and wonder why trails that were destroyed by fire at the same time as the Waldo Canyon Fire have been rebuilt, while Waldo Canyon is still unrestored. Also, Bob reviews some products he's been sent, and a product Kevin will be testing. Also, l…
 
Curious about field trials and hunt tests? Karl Gunzer, director of the Sporting Dog Group for Purina Pro Plan, joins the show discuss his decades of experience with field trial training and competing. Gunzer shares his personal experiences and advice for those interested in getting started. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and con…
 
2021 marked the first year in which Manitoba offered a spring conservation season for overabundant resident Canada geese. Join us in the episode as we speak with Frank Baldwin, waterfowl biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, to learn about the season, why it was deemed necessary, what science was used to inform it, how it avoids harvest of …
 
On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Avery, the host of the "Crispy Soul Podcast". Avery explains what a "crispy soul" is, and then she and Bob discuss their adventures in outdoor recreation, how she got started hiking and camping, including mistakes made along the way. Avery also talks about how outdoor recreation helps her mental state, and gen…
 
For the second consecutive year, the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey has been cancelled. Dr. Ken Richkus, chief of the USFWS Division of Migratory Bird Management, describes how the situation and decisions unfolded in 2021, including initial optimism and advanced planning that ultimately had to be shelved. How will this affect harv…
 
Dr. Steve Adair, DU chief scientist, joins the DU Podcast to talk about how DU uses science to make conservation decisions and to share some updates on some research. Adair and host Chris Jennings talk about DU’s Ecosystem Services programs and how wetlands benefit more than just waterfowl. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and cont…
 
Although severe drought has gripped the U.S. and Canadian prairies over the past year, recent rains are providing welcome relief. How much rain, how widespread, and was it too late to benefit duck production in 2021 are relevant questions of the day. On this episode, Pat Kehoe, DU Canada’s director of international partnerships, shares his observat…
 
On this week's podcast, co-host Kevin finishes reviewing the hiking he did in National Parks in New Mexico. Bob talks about visiting the soon-to-be completed Pikes Peak Summit House; they also discuss pre-planning hiking trips and being prepared; is Pikes Peak the right hike for your first 14'er; and more. Ten Essentials: https://bit.ly/2TxGWid Roc…
 
Founder of Gunner Kennels, Addison Edmonds, joins host Chris Jennings to talk about Gunner Kennels. Edmonds shares the emotional story of how Gunner Kennels got its name and the loss of hunting partner. All dog owners can relate to the passion that drives Edmonds to create the safest kennels on the market. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU …
 
Mike Szymanski, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, joins the DU Podcast to discuss the results of his agency’s 2021 Breeding Duck Survey. Highlights include a record 80% year-over-year decline in pond counts and a nearly 50% decline in the number of mallards settling in North Dakota. How widespread is the drought, what are its implications for …
 
Frank Baldwin, waterfowl biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, shares insights regarding challenges and complications in Canada that contributed to the cancellation of the 2021 BPOP and Habitat Survey, along with other waterfowl field work. Host Dr. Mike Brasher and Baldwin discuss implications for harvest regulations and population managem…
 
John Pollmann, Ducks Unlimited magazine freelance contributor, joins the show to talk about some off-season projects for waterfowl hunters. Summer can seem like it lasts forever, but there’s plenty to do. Pollmann discusses several things he does during the off season, but also provides an update on South Dakota habitat conditions. Please subscribe…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Kevin's recent trip to a few National Parks in New Mexico; the "Recreate Responsibly" campaign, and what you should do if your favorite trail is busy; answering a listener question; and more. Recreate Responsibly: https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/ Pocket Pals Trail Maps: https://www.pptrailma…
 
This week Dave and Nephi sit down to talk about mule deer migration with Patrick Rodgers, a University of Wyoming grad research associate at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. They discuss the science of migration; riding the green wave; impacts of development; and whether hunting triggers migration. They also discuss Pat's re…
 
Dr. Mike Anderson, aka Dr. Canvasback, joins the DU Podcast to provide field-based insights on wetland conditions in the heart of the canvasback breeding region – Minnedosa, Manitoba. Poor wetland conditions are the rule this year, with ample evidence of delayed or forgone breeding by numerous species. We also sidetrack for a brief discussion of gr…
 
Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels hops on the DU Podcast to discuss common corrections for your retriever with hose Chris Jennings. Stewart explains that there are several very common mistakes retrievers begin to make after a long duck season and the spring and summer is the best time to correct these mistakes. Please subscribe, rate, and rev…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Wesley Trimble, the Communications and Creative Director for the American Hiking Society. He and Bob discuss the origins of AHS, it's mission, membership and National Trails Day. It's an interesting discussion about an influential group. This week's podcast sponsored by Springs Homes (www.springshomes.com) Ame…
 
Bill Buckley, professional freelance photographer and Ducks Unlimited magazine columnist joins the DU Podcast to talk about ways people can improve their photography. Pretty much everyone with a camera is now a content creator, but professionals like Buckley still manage to rise to the top when it comes to hunting images. He offers some examples of…
 
Field Hudnall, co-owner of Field Proven Calls and World Goose Calling Champion joins the show to talk with Chris Jennings about all-thing calling, hunting, kids in the field, and YETI Products. The pair discuss competition goose calling and how he got his start in the industry. Hudnall also serves as a YETI Ambassador in the Hunting category and sh…
 
On this week's podcast, the guest is physical therapist and "The Healthy Hiker", Alicia Filley. A frequent guest on the podcast, and Bob's resident expert on fitness, she talks about how to get rid of the extra "COVID weight" many people seemed to gain, and how to exercise at home to get in shape for the summer hiking season. The Healthy Hiker webs…
 
Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels, joins host Chris Jennings to share some of his best tips for traveling with your retriever. The two discuss safety concerns, health tips, and some of the most important things to avoid when taking your retriever on the road. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and contact the DU Podcast via ema…
 
Bianca “Mo” McGrath-Martinez This week Dave and Nephi sit down to talk with Bianca "Mo" McGrath-Martinez of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) to address the importance of diversity in the R3 discussion. Topics include barriers to becoming a hunter, how Bianca got into hunting, buying her first firearm, mentors, her mount…
 
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