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The Kansas BHA Podcast
22 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Episode 75 - The BHA Mission
Kurt Ratzlaff reminds us of the mission of BHA, an organization that cares about a lot of stuff, but primarly public lands and access.
60 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Episode 74 - 2022/2023 Upland Forecast
Kurt and I sit down with Jeff Prendergast, Small Game Specialist with the KDWP, to discuss the outlook on upland birds. The bottom line...it's dry!
72 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
Episode 73 - The State Wildlife Action Plan and the Recovering America's Wildlife Act
This episode is with special guest Daren Riedle of the KDWP. This is a great rundown of the State Wildlife Action Plan and how it may be impacted by the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. Plus we talk about a lot of other stuff.
8 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Episode 72 - The Worst BHA Podcast Ever
Yeah. I screwed up. Listen in to see how.
83 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Episode 71 - The Kansas Wildlife Society
In this episode we talk with J.R. Glenn of The Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society.
30 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Episode 70 - Introducing The North American Grassland Conservation Act
We talk with Bethany Erb of Pheasants Forever about the North American Grassland Conservation Act, recently introduced by Senator Wyden of Oregon.
25 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Episode 69 - Michelle Ratzlaff
Michelle Ratzlaff leads this podcast and tells listeners why she enjoys the outdoors and the passion the outdoors brings to her.
116 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Episode 68 - Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
We sit down and talk with Barth Crouch who is the State Coordinator of the Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition. Barth brings us up to speed with what the KGLC is doing to help ranchers better manage their lands for cattle, wildlife, and the future of grasslands in Kansas.
17 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Episode 67 - The North American Model
Get smarter! In this episode Kurt provides an overview of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation. This is a great episode to listen to if you like to know a lot. If you don't like to know a lot, well I don't know what's wrong with you!
68 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Episode 66 - A Reason to Stay Fit
In this episode we visit with Board member Jed Reece about what he does to stay fit for packing. Jed is chiseled, in shape, and the most successful novice elk hunter I know. He's a living example of how fitness can help you be a better hunter.
65 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Episode 65 - Blue Ribbon Blue Cats
In this episode we visit with KDWP Fisheries Biologist Jeff Koch about monster Blue Catfish in Kansas waters. If you're not fishing for these, you're missing out on not only one of the biggest fish in Kansas waters, but also, one of the tastiest fish in Kansas. Have a listen and learn all about Blue Cats and their increased popularity in Kansas as a sportfish.
89 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Episode 64 - From the Top
We sit down with KDWP Secretary Brad Loveless and Assistant Secretary Mike Miller to recap the legislative session, talk about the future, and more important take in what the retiring Mike Miller has to say about his 39 years with the Department. It's always fun to sit down with these two. Enjoy the episode.
106 minutes | May 18, 2022
Episode 63 - WIHA Refresher
Kurt and I sit down with Wes Sowards of the KDWP and talk about the Kansas WIHA program. More specifically, an update on the program's future as well as many other related matters. This is a tack and nails episode full of details you don't want to miss.
67 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 62 - Primer for Rendezvous in the Tallgrass
In this episode we get a sneak peak into the Kansas Chapter Rendezvous in the Tallgrass happening at Flint Oak in June. We get a little history on Flint Oak, some of the events planned at the Rendezvous and I get to remind them they need more Llewellins running around that place.
69 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Episode 61 - The Kansas Nature Conservancy
Great partnerships start with great podcasts. In this episode we visit with Rob Manes the Kansas Director of the Nature Conservancy. They've got a ton of good things going on that align very well with BHA and plans are in the works to capitalize on that alignment. Listen to Rob describe their mission, their efforts and all things good for our environment...and hunting and fishing. Hopefully this is the first discussion of many in the future on a bond between KS BHA and the KS Nature Conservancy. Enjoy!
87 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Episode 60 - Turkey Talk
Putt, putt, putt....GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE! No, it's not Thanksgiving. It's that second greatest time of year that we all think about turkeys...Spring Turkey Season in Kansas. What better way to kick things off than a little turkey talk with the KDWP Small Game Coordinator, Kent Fricke? Kent covers a lot of stuff from egg laying to very short shotguns.
49 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Episode 59 - Man of Much
Ready for your listening pleasure. We visit with Steve Capizzi, man of good ideas. Steve talks to us about his custom made turkey call business, his creation of Hunt Swap on Facebook, the dozens of mentored hunts he does each year, and a number of other things that listeners will find interesting. Enjoy.
92 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Episode 58 - Walton's
Episode 58 is up and real. It's real good too. In this episode we sit down with the boys at Walton's, our podcast title sponsor, and talk about all sorts of good stuff. This is a fun episode with lots of laughs and lots of information. Make sure you have a listen...and for the love of BHA and conservation go to the Walton's website and buy some of their stuff. It's good stuff and you need it. It's not as simple as just you want it.
83 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Episode 57 - Fishing, Fishing, & More Fishing
This episode gets us deep into the fishing world. We visit with Doug Nygren who is the Fisheries Division Director for KDWP. Doug is passionate about ensuring Kansas anglers have quality experiences in fishing. He has the 42 years of service to the Department to prove it. Listen in as Doug shares historically accomplishments, challenges moving forward, and most importantly a little insight into fishing season this year. Sorry about the hiccups in audio quality. Our equipment is cheap and the editor cheaper.
84 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
The Kansas Water Authority Update
Episode 56. Join us as we visit with Dawn Buehler, who I am going to affectionately start calling the water lady. Dawn wears many hats, but in this episode she's talking statewide water wearing her Chair of the Kansas Water Authority (KWA) hat. Dawn talks about the KWA's recent update to the Governor and the need for funding to address Kansas's water challenges from water quality and quantity to invasive species.
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