Category: Sports:Wilderness

The National Wildlife Federation has been working with hunters and anglers since 1936 to tackle the biggest natural resource challenges. The NWF Outdoors Podcast explores the most important conservation issues and the people who do the hard work to safeguard our fish, wildlife, lands, and waters. Hosted by Aaron Kindle and Drew YoungeDyke.

October 9, 2020

The North American Non-Lead Partnership with Leland Brown and Chris Parish

Leland Brown and Chris Parish of the North American Non-Lead Partnership join us to discuss benefits of using non-lead ammunition for hunting, the science behind the impacts of lead ammunition on non-target species, the effectiveness of non-lead ammunition, tips and considerations for making the switch, dispelling common misconceptions about non-lead ammunition, why encouraging voluntary adoptions of non-lead ammunition by hunters can be more effective than mandating it, and what their organization does to educate hunters about the benefits of using non-lead ammunition. 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Hunt To Eat. 

Music provided by National Park Radio. 

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October 2, 2020

Jeff Crane, Collin O’Mara, and Recovering America’s Wildlife

SPECIAL EPISODE: This week we're dropping this special episode of the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast featuring Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation President Jeff Crane and National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'Mara. Jeff and Collin were recently honored with an award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for the collaborative work of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation on the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. We talk with them about the history of our organizations, how, why, and when we work together, the successes resulting from that like the Great American Outdoors Act and the recently-passed America's Conservation Enhancement Act, and the genesis of the idea for the Recovering America's Wildlife Act through the Blue Ribbon Panel, why it's so important for wildlife, and where it stands now. 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Hunt To Eat

Music provided by National Park Radio

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September 25, 2020

Kevin Montieth and the Science of Mule Deer

Kevin Monteith, assistant professor at the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming joins the podcast to talk about the Monteith Shop for large ungulate research, his team's research on mule deer, including causes of their decline, habitat needs, migration patterns, summer and winter range, competition with elk, the Deer Elk Ecology Research project, the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project, the Ungulate Compendium, the Rose Petal Hypothesis, why science is more that the one piece of observational data you witnessed that one time while hunting, and more. 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Hunt To Eat

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September 11, 2020

Christine Peterson and Conservation in Outdoor Media

Award-winning outdoor journalist Christine Peterson joins the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast to discuss the role of conservation in outdoor media, her career as an award-winning outdoor writer, the Outdoor Writers Association of America, adventures with her family and the epic treks of her four-year-old daughter, becoming an adult-onset hunter, diversity in the outdoors, and some of the biggest conservation issues she's covered like predator management, invasive species, and climate change. 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is sponsored by Hunt To Eat

Music provided by National Park Radio

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Christine-Peterson.com: http://www.christine-peterson.com/

Outdoor Writers Association of America: https://www.owaa.org/ 

National Wildlife Federation Outdoors: www.nwf.org/outdoors 

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August 28, 2020

Travis Macy and the Ultra Mindset

Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, professional endurance athlete and an elk hunter. He joins the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast to discuss his experience as an endurance athlete and on The World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji in which he competed with his dad, who has Alzheimer's Disease, getting outside during the pandemic, becoming an elk hunter as an adult, the similarities and contrasts between endurance events and elk hunting, the beginner mindset, why failing is OK, how international travel and hunting have influenced his views on conservation, and how to get more involved in conservation. 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Hunt To Eat

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August 14, 2020

Hunt To Eat with Mahting Putelis

Mahting Putelis of Hunt To Eat joins the podcast to talk about Hunt To Eat's brand new rebranding and focus, its origin story, sponsoring and partnering with the National Wildlife Federation, approachable wild game recipes, our admiration for the culinary greatness of Michael Cravens, how Hunt To Eat t-shirts feel and why "friends don't let friends wear plastisol," drawing inspiration from Patagonia, why there's more to hunting than just "big bucks," Mahting's Latvian roots, fighting oppression, making the outdoors welcoming for all, how Mahting started hunting, fishing to eat vs. catch and release, outdoor recreation activities not named hunting or fishing, the hunting culture and community, fall plans, running 100 miles, and how not to get trichinosis from undercooked bear meat. 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is proudly sponsored by Hunt To Eat
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July 31, 2020

Wild Sheep Conservation with Gray Thornton and Kit Fischer

Gray Thornton, President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation, and Kit Fischer of the National Wildlife Federation join the podcast to talk about all facets of wild sheep conservation, the work of the Wild Sheep Foundation to put and keep wild sheep on the mountain, conservation issues facing wild sheep like disease spread from domestic sheep, the work WSF's work with the National Wildlife Federation to work keep wild and domestic sheep separate, how habitat and disease impact where wild sheep restoration can occur, working together with domestic sheep producers, the < 1 Club, and the WSF film "Wild and Wool."

 

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by Hunt To Eat.

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July 17, 2020

Why Hunters Should Care About Getting a Fair Shake for Oil and Gas Leases on Public Land

David Willms of the National Wildlife Federation (and host of the Your Mountain Podcast) joins host Aaron Kindle on this episode to discuss the effect of non-competitive energy leasing on federal public lands and its impact on wildlife habitat, why hunters should care, and proposed legislation to end it. 

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July 3, 2020

Buffalo Restoration on the Wind River Reservation with Jason Baldes

Jason Baldes, an Eastern Shoshone tribal member and the National Wildlife Federation's tribal buffalo coordinator, joins the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast to discuss buffalo restoration (or bison, if you prefer) on the Wind River Reservation, the historical and cultural importance of buffalo to the Eastern Shoshone, how his dad led efforts to restore pronghorn to the reservation, how the Eastern Shoshone set game regulations, pack horses for hunting, and much more. This is an episode you won't want to miss!

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June 19, 2020

Shane Mahoney on Climate Change

Renowned conservationist Shane Mahoney, founder of Conservation Visions and the Wild Harvest Initiative, joins the National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast and co-hosts Drew YoungeDyke and Aaron Kindle to discuss the impact of climate change on hunting, fishing, and the wild harvest of game, fish, and forage, as well as the critical role that hunters and anglers can play in addressing it. 

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