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In this third episode of the Modern Carnivore podcast I sit down with Land Tawny who is the President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) and Ashley Peters who is a new hunter and member of BHA. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is leading the fight to protect the public lands critical to the future of our democracy of hunting and the outdoor experience in the U.S. As an experienced conservationist, and new hunter, Ashley provides insights on what it means to be a hunter in today's culture, and the challenges and opportunities that go with it. Check out the links below for more details. The Value Of Public Lands Reference Links from Today's Podcast Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Website What is the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation? (Wikipedia) Theodore Roosevelt Association - Teddy Roosevelt, The Conservationist History of the Federal Duck Stamp (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) America's Public Lands: Origin, History, Future (Public Lands Foundation)  What Is The Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid In Wildlife Restoration Act? (Wikipedia) Cellular Agriculture: Growing Meat In A Lab Setting Why Listen to The Modern Carnivore Podcast? With all the podcasts out there why would you want to listen to this one? Well, if you're looking for a new adventure in the outdoors we've got some very interesting guests talking about topics related to honest food and wild adventures. Get ready to be entertained and enlightened on topics related to hunting, fishing, foraging...and more. Here are a couple other podcasts you may be interested in: Episode 2: Robyn Migliorini from shares her story of going from vegan to thoughtful hunter Episode 4: Cooking wild game well can be a daunting task for some, but not for Jamie Carlson and Jack Hennessy. These two experienced wild game cooks talk about everything from braising goose to grilling moose. Do you have a question that you'd like answered on the podcast, or an idea for an episode? Shoot us a note at Subscribe to the Modern Carnivore Podast on iTunes and/or Stitcher. Please support the podcast by giving us honest feedback on iTunes or wherever you listen to the podcast. And if you do like it, don't forget to tell your friends about it! If you enjoyed this podcast you may also like this video of why Modern Carnivore was created. Here's a transcript of today's Episode - Public Lands Intro: 00:11 Welcome to the Modern Carnivore Podcast, a guide for those interested in hearing more about hunting, fishing, and other paths to eating more responsibility. Now, here's your host, Mark Norquist. Mark: 00:21 Hello and welcome to this third episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast.  I recently caught up with Land Tawny and Ashley Peters when I was down in Bentonville, Arkansas. Land is the President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, a conservation organization focused on public land issues. And Ashley is both a member out of the Minnesota chapter of that organization. Uh, but most importantly she is a new hunter. Just started hunting a couple of years ago. So today's podcast, we talk about public lands and threats to them. And this is important because I think a lot of people don't realize that public lands in the US are truly the backbone of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. And without getting into too much detail here, this model was formally articulated, to be honest just in the last couple of decades, but it's built off the attitudes in work of many people in the hunting and fishing community, going way back to the nineteenth century, there are seven tenants to it and the seventh one is about the democracy of hunting, which is really based on inspiration from the work that Teddy Roosevelt did and when he talked about open access to hunting, that it would result in many benefits to society. And that open access, as I view it, is really derived from your ability and my ability to go out on public lands and wat...

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