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103 minutes | 9 days ago
EP 158: Andrew McKean on Access, Politics, and R3
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.
139 minutes | 19 days ago
EP 157: 2021 Hunting Policy/Politics with Experts
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.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Bonus - Colorado Elk & Deer 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.
96 minutes | 2 months ago
EP156: Hunters As Political Advocates
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.
110 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 155: Steven Drake, Adventure Hunter & Photographer
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.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus - 2021 Utah Application Primeer
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives the 2021 highlights of the Utah application process prior to the March 4th deadline. Topics covered include deadlines, how the system works, fees, upfront costs, and what species are available to non-residents. Utah draw odds are really tough, but if you are lucky enough to draw, it is worth the price and worth the effort. For more details, check out the INSIDER at goHUNT.com and use promo code RANDY to get a $50 gift card.
124 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 154: Hunting Politics Primer - Montana SB 143
In this episode (154) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy shares the mic with Mac Minard, Executive Director of the Montana Outfitter and Guides Association. The discussion revolves around MT Senate Bill 143 that would take 60% now 39% of the non-resident deer/elk tags and give preference to those non-residents using the services of an outfitter. This is a contentious issue being debated in the Montana Legislature in 2021. Topics covered will hopefully give the listener perspectives of how our wildlife resources are being readjusted by state legislatures rather than our historic manners of state fish & game commissions and show the importance of being involved and informed of how your hunting opportunities can be impacted by the political process.
112 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 153: Inglorious Glory Tags (elk)
In this episode (153) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy, Marcus, and Michael talk about Michael's Idaho elk hunt in a hard-to-draw unit. In addition to that hunt, a season recap is provided, explaining how to make a story from the most difficult of hunts, working your plan, glory tags that aren't very glorious, when things don't go well, what a season looks like behind the scenes, things we do wrong more than once, taking good luck when it comes your way, planning for success and preparing for struggle, film permit intricacies, and a host of other highlights to our most challenging season 13 years of production.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus - Hunt Arizona This Year
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Brandon Evans, Head of Research at goHUNT.com. Though this episode focuses on Arizona, with Brandon the topics diverts to explanation of how draw odds are calculated in complicated states like Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Brandon explains the Arizona system, how to use your choices, strategies to improve your odds, and how goHUNT simulates draws over hundreds of thousands of replications. Also discussed are deadlines, how the AZ draw works, maximizing your investment, short/mid/long-term elk options in AZ, and a host of other timely topics to consideration with the approaching Arizona deadline.
97 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 152: Migrations - Path To Conservation Success
In this Episode (152) of Leupold's Hunt Talk radio, Randy hosts Dr. Matt Kauffman and Greg Nickerson of the Wyoming Migration Initiative. Topics covered include migrations, emerging science, landscape challenges, new technology for wildlife tracking, prioritizing wildlife corridors, making science consumable, why migrate, risks or rewards in migration, how much we don't know, and a lot of cool topics about the emerging understanding of wildlife migrations and the importance to wildlife populations.
128 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 151: Point Creeps Talk About Point Creep
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy share the mic with Brady and Trail from goHUNT.com. The topic starts with "point creep," where point creep comes from, and what to expect in the coming years. Other topics include overview of each state, where value exists, how to hunt every year, short/mid/long-term plans, what information to consider, point buyers, systems of each state, and a host of other tidbits that will improve your odds of drawing a good tag each year.
126 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 150 - Mother Nature the Wildlife Manager
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with seasonal guests Jim Heffelfinger and Johnathan O'Dell. As scientists and biologists, they manage wildlife at the mercy of Mother Nature. Topics covered include drought impacts, disease impacts on big and small game, hunting the Pleistocene, nutrition cycles, waterfowl diseases, too many quail, season setting, man made water sources, predation in drought years, desert adaptations, rabbit and hares, and many more topics about hunting and wildlife in the desert.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Bonus: Draw A Wyoming Elk Tag in 2021
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy covers all the details needed to understand the Wyoming elk tag application system for non-residents in 2021. Topics covered include deadlines, how the system works, Special versus Regular draw, how the preference point system works, random tag opportunities, Type 9 tags, getting the most for your investment, short and long-term strategies, and some other tidbits that hopefully help you draw your Wyoming elk tag this year.
167 minutes | 5 months ago
EP 149: Politics of Guns & Public Lands with Hal Herring
In this episode (149) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy goes a bit unfiltered as he shares a COVID recovery day talking to Hal Herring about many issues of politics, conservation, easements, guns, nationalized elections, loss of local media outlets, competition for ideas, voting monopolies, crowded woods during COVID, the good 2A-conservation politician connecting single-issue 2A voting and anti-public landers, and a lot of other issues that try to explain how we end up with the policy positions we do.
109 minutes | 5 months ago
EP 148: Coues, Quail & Question
In this episode (148) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus give a recap of their week in Arizona chasing Coues deer and Gamble's quail. Topics covered include warm climate hunting, opportunity hunts, being too selective, trusting your gut, mountain lions, full chokes for quail, hunting with family & friends, water and drought cycles, dime store hunts, filling freezers of filling memory bank, and many other topics that wrap up a weird season that was 2020.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
Bonus: Hunt Alaska in 2021; Here's How
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a brief overview of how to hunt Alaska in 2021. Topics covered include the draw system, species available, costs, deadlines, quirks and rules to use for your advantage. Alaska is a hunter's dreamland, more possible than most think. If Alaska is one of your hunting goals, now is the time to do it.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
EP 147: Your 2021 Hunts - Tags & Applications
In this Episode (147) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives his overview of the 2021 tag application season that starts with Alaska. Every year some dreams of special places or species becomes reality when a prepared and informed hunter draws a dream tag. To be one of those hunters, you first need a tag, which requires a plan and a budget. This is a discussion of how to do that; getting value for your investment, prioritizes your hunting goals, making a short-term/mid-term/long-term plan, and knowing how the systems work to accomplish your hunting dreams. Good luck in 2021.
98 minutes | 7 months ago
EP 146: Mid-season Updates, Mistakes, and Oversights
In this Episode (146) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy and Marcus give a mid-season update. Topics covered include updates on Alaska moose and caribou, Wyoming deer, Colorado elk, Idaho elk, New Mexico elk, mistakes we've made, oversights, how to handle a mistake, transparency, read the regulations, complications of hunting multiple states, planning for 2021, southeast Alaska deer hunting, tents are overrated, Randy self-filming his elk hunt, and other ramblings half way through a long season.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
Bonus EP: Stamp It Forward for Conservation - Duck Stamps
In this short Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy returns to discuss "Stamp It Forward," a creative conservation idea put together by Sam and Josh Soholt. Topics covered include what Duck Stamps pay for, the history of the duck stamp, National Wildlife Refuge system, waterfowl hunting, how you can help, and other side notes that hopefully make you aware of how important the Duck Stamp program is for conservation of many species, not just waterfowl.
147 minutes | 8 months ago
EP 145: Wildlife, Property Rights, and Conservation
In this Episode (145) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Brian Yablonski, CEO of Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), the founders and leading voices in Free Market Environmentalism. Topics covered include wildlife migrations and conserving those corridors, public wildlife needing private land, conservation incentives on private land, Yellowstone elk, disease costs and liabilities, better public land management needed for wildlife, North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, conserving wild fish stocks, and many other topics where public and wildlife benefit from working with conservation-minded private land stewards.
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