Our old friend Land Tawney – CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers makes his return. We discuss a variety of topics including the #greendecoy hashtag that can be found all over social media in recent months. Land explains what the GreenDecoy claim is and where it stems from. Somehow, Land along with BHA became the poster child for this smear campaign on various conservation organizations such as BHA, Trout Unlimited, The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and others.
We also discuss Utah Senator Mike Lee’s plan to turn over all federal land to state control. What would that mean for the future of hunting and conservation in our country? Why would a U.S. make this notion in the first place? We dive into that and also cover getting our own kids into the outdoors with us.
(Photo Randy Newberg)
Kent Cartridge is a known for making great shotgun loads. I’ve always found that their waterfowl loads (Kent Fast Steel) give you the best bang for your buck on any duck or goose loads. Andrew Howard jumps on to discuss some new stuff that Kent has coming out this fall. I am certainly looking forward to shooting the Diamond Dove 12 gauge dove loads this fall as well as the Teal Steel early teal waterfowl loads. Andrew also talks about their bismuth non toxic loads (now available in a 25 round box) and Kent’s other innovations in shotgun loads.
Dylan Dowson- Community Manager of OnXMaps rounds out the broadcast. He gives us the history of OnXMaps from the beginning to where the company is today with over 100 employees. I talk about how I have used OnXMaps in the past and Dylan discusses how he thinks I should use them going forward. Sorry Garmin, those GPS units might be a thing of the past…
Renown Nature Photographer on Why He Plans to Thwart Grizzly Bear Hunt & Going Deep For Big Bull Reds
You can catch them off the jetties, you can catch them in surf and you can head for open water in search of monster redfish. On this week’s show we discuss chasing open water bull redfish with my longtime friend Captain Josh Guenther. I recently had the pleasure of joining Josh on a trip out of Port O Connor, Texas where we got into some 40 plus inch bulls. First we had to hit the back of the bays to catch bait, then we headed out to 40-50 feet of water and started hammering them. Josh tells us where to find these over sized redfish and at a pound an inch, it’s easy to see why this 43 incher wore my arms out!
Then we’re joined by world famous wild photographer Tom Mangelsen. Tom recently drew a Wyoming grizzly bear tag for the fall 2018 hunt- the first grizzly hunt the lower 48 will have seen in forty four years. Like so many opponents of the Wyoming Grizzly Hunt, Tom entered the draw to try and thwart the sustainable use hunting of a recovered grizzy population. How does he plan on saving the life of a grizzly bear and why is that important? The USFWS delisted the bears and has decided the population had reached carrying capacity in the Greater Yellowstone area, why does he feel he knows better than trained wildlife biologists?
We step inside his mind on this week’s show. After Tom says his piece, I will go back through our discussion and point out all the erroneous information that he spits out. By the way, this man has made millions of dollars photographing grizzly bears. But what has he actually done to help conserve them?
(Photo Tom Mangelsen)
14 Foot Hammerhead Causes Public Outcry, The Lone Star Tick Responsible For Red Meat Allergies in Human Victims & Namibian Prime Minister Attempts To Ban Trophy Photos
Ray “Poco” Cedillo has been targeting big sharks for the better part of 2 decades. His recent hookup with this 14 foot greater hammerhead made national headlines when the fish died. Poco jumps on to set the record straight regarding land based shark fishing and it’s role in conservation and research. These guys are as passionate a group as you’ll find and often get an unfair bad rap. You won’t want to miss out on hearing the tale of this catch of a lifetime!
Then, if you haven’t heard of the Lone Star Tick and the potential health risks it poses, well you need to know. Texas A&M Professor Dr. Maria Esteve-Gasent has made it her life’s work to study ticks and the diseases they can carry. We discuss the red meat allergy that the Lone Star Tick can cause in human beings. Dr. Maria Esteve-Gasent also sheds some light on other parasites and diseases caused by the bites of certain insects.
Next, Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Corey Mason discusses the recent mandate from Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism. A mandate that hunters and safari companies refrain from posting any trophy photos of animals they harvested (while hunting in Namibia) on their social media accounts. Corey gives his take on whether this type of ban is a good or bad thing for the hunting community in general. Also, what recourse does the Namibian Professional Hunters Association have moving forward?