There are millions of acres of opportunity out there. They belong to you. Every day, decision are made affecting your land, your water, and your wildlife. You should know about them. This is the YOUR MOUNTAIN Podcast.

YOUR MOUNTAIN PODCAST

Your mountain EPISODE 0020: Politics, Conservation, and Business with Ryan bronson of vista outdoor 

What is Vista Outdoor? You probably use many of their products and don’t even know it. David and Nephi sit down with their Director of Conservation & Public Policy, Ryan Bronson, to talk about the company and so much more. Topics include: Vista’s contributions to conservation; responding to gun boycotts; the backpack tax; why relationships matter; the politics of hunting; lead v copper ammunition; long-range shooting ethics; David’s preferred use for garbage bags; and Ryan gets emotional sharing his Mountain. 

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0019:DIssecting the history of forest (mis) management

Since 2015, forest fires have burned more than 33 million acres in the US – an area larger than Louisiana. So why are we seeing so many fires? And why are there billions of dead trees across the western United States and Canada? The guys tackle those questions and more in this episode. Topics include the Forest Reserve Act, Forest Service Organic Act, Gifford Pinchot’s vision, clear-cutting, pine beetles, drought, NEPA, Multiple Use-Sustained Yield Act, National Forest Management Act, the future of forest management- and so much more. 

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0018: Four Wildlife lawyers and nephi walk into a bar

 

What do you get when you put four wildlife attorneys and Nephi in a room? Great conversation and a lot of useful information. Learn from Dave, Chris Tymeson, Kelley Myers and Tamara McIntosh about wildlife laws in Wyoming, Kansas, and Iowa. Topics include: Wildlife Violator Compact, landowner damage claims, valuing wildlife, road kill salvage, using disease to build fear to end hunting, captive breeding challenges, Dave’s cheapness, Chris’s WY elk hunt, sharing honey holes, and a great grizzly bear case.  

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0017: dissecting the alphabet soup of public lands: WHere can you hunt?

 

Not all public land is treated the same, especially when it comes to access for hunting. Myriad acronyms and a multitude of oversight agencies can make knowing your rights hard to understand. David and Mike break down the different state and federal agencies that manage our public lands, the purpose of their management, and whether the public can hunt them. Think you cannot hunt on National Parks or Monuments, or even Military installations? You may be surprised. Any restrictions on state managed lands? We have you covered there too. Take a listen before you head into the field this fall.

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0016: Shooting Sports and Conservation with Dianna Muller, Ryan Muller and John Burns 

 

You’ve heard about three gun matches. Or maybe you haven’t. We discuss how taking part in shooting sports can improve your hunting skills, and specifically how three gun shooters impact conservation funding. Maybe you’re a three gun shooter thinking about taking your skills to the field. We’ve got you covered. Dive into the conversation with some of the sport’s leading shooters, Dianna and Ryan Muller as well as long-range shooting expert John Burns. We promise you’ll walk away with a different perspective. 

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0015: Dissecting the Land and water conservation fund 

 

Maybe you’ve read about it or seen references to it on social media. Maybe you know that it’s set to expire on Sept. 30, 2018. But how much do you really know about the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)? You’ll learn plenty as David, Mike, and Nephi take you through its history, how it’s funded, how money is spent, and what Congress is considering today. Do you like baseball fields, swimming pools, parks, trails, river access, land access, hunting or fishing? Then don’t miss this episode!

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0014: a conversation with game wardens from across north america 

 

Ever wonder what it takes to be a game warden? The guys crash the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association annual convention to find out. Join them as they talk to Liza-J Bobseine of New York, Kerry Wrishko of Saskatchewan, and Shawn Blajszczak of Wyoming about their experiences in wildlife law enforcement. Learn about fighting illegal trade of animal parts like shark fins, ivory, and live tigers. Other topics discussed include: the process of becoming a game warden, using DNA to solve wildlife crimes, soil nutrients impacting antler growth, the importance of educating people about the value of hunting and fishing, their most memorable experience in law enforcement, and so much more. Tune in–this episode has it all, including an unusual surprise in New York City’s Chinatown!

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 
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Your mountain EPISODE 0013: Dissecting the endangered species act, part 3: proposed changes to the act

 

It’s all been building to this. In Part 1, we talked history of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Part 2 focused on how it works. Now, in Part 3, the guys discuss the future of the ESA. They touch on a series of bills introduced by the Western Caucus in the US House. What is the Western Caucus? The guys explain. They dissect a US Senate draft bill, and detail regulatory proposals introduced by the Secretary of Interior. Can they succeed? How can you make your voice heard? You’ll have to listen to find out. 

Available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-mountain/id/1395671263. Subscribe, rate, comment, and share. It helps a ton! 

Also available on Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, Spotify, You Tube, or www.itsyourmountain.com/podcast/

 

 

 

 

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

President Nixon Signing the ESA

your mountain EPISODE 0012: Hunter Advocacy with Land Tawney, President and CEO of Backcountry hunters and anglers

Land Tawney, President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers joins Dave, Mike, and Nephi for an educational, thought-provoking, and frequently hilarious conversation. Learn about BHA’s “Hike to Hunt” program; training for hunting season; hunter/outdoor rec partnerships; Dave’s terrible kayaking skills; history, mission, and structure of BHA; Land and Water Conservation Fund; River Access; backcountry law enforcement; importance of landowner relationships; Dave’s deer honey hole; and Land’s favorite place.

Available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-mountain/id/1395671263. Subscribe, rate, comment, and share. It helps a ton!

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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

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Your Mountain EPISODE 0011: Dissecting the Endangered SPecies Act, Part 2: Nuts and bolts of listings

 

In Part 2 of a 3 Part series, Dave, Mike, and Nephi get a little wonky talking about how the Endangered Species Act operates, or is supposed to work. The guys discuss the process of listing and delisting species, candidate species, public participation in the process, as well as some of the other things the Fish and Wildlife Service must do under the Act. This episode draws upon the Part 1 discussion about why the Act was passed, and sets up Part 3 that will cover proposed statutory and regulatory changes to the law. Join the guys from Studio 1A and get a crash course in the ESA. 

 

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

President Nixon Signing the ESA

Your Mountain EPISODE 0009: Dissecting the Endangered SPecies Act, Part 1: History of the ESA

 

Mike and Dave tackle the first episode of a three part series on one of this country’s most impactful conservation laws – the Endangered Species Act (ESA). They share their personal experiences working with the ESA in science, law, and policy, and then dive into its storied history. Did you know that the ESA was Congress’s 3rd attempt at a species preservation law? You will after this episode. The guys also discuss how a small fish shut down a $100 million water infrastructure project, the first US Supreme Court case interpreting the ESA, the amendments resulting from that case, and how that case changed the political dynamic surrounding the ESA. Parts 2 & 3 will discuss the mechanics of ESA, and the various efforts to amend the law. Settle in, this should be interesting.

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 
President Nixon Signing the ESA

Your mountain EPISODE 0008: Kryptek’s Kelli Thornton discusses women hunting, hunting in Africa and getting veterans into the fielD

 

Kryptec’s slogan, from battlefield to back country, only tells part of the company’s story. They also have notable employees and the guys sit down with one of them–international hunter and hunting emissary Kelli Thornton. The guys learn about how she got into hunting and the fast growing segment of women hunters, blaze pink, commissioner tags, getting veterans into hunting, and the North American versus African conservation models. 

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

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your mountain EPISODE 0007: Dissecting Senator Mike Lee’s Public land proposals

You’ve read the headlines and seen the tweets about U.S. Senator Mike Lee’s ideas for limiting national monument designations, and transferring public lands to private hands. Some groups are even using it to fundraise. But what did the Senator actually say, and what does it really mean? The guys discuss what is motivating the public lands transfer crowd, Senator Lee’s ideas for transferring public lands, the likelihood of the legislation going anywhere this Congress, and how you can make your voice heard. Check it out.

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 
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your mountain EPISODE 0006: Conservation and camo with first lite’s ryan callahan and western hunter’s zach bowhay

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more.

The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite’s Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter’s Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much more. 

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your mountain EPISODE 0005: Dissecting the pittman-robertson act

You hear it all the time – hunters pay for wildlife conservation. But, what does that really mean? In this short but educational episode, the guys breakdown the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act – better known as the Pittman-Robertson Act. They cover: (1) The events that led to Congress adopting the Act, (2) How the Act works, (3) Why hunters and non-hunters should care, and (4) current legislation that would amend the Act, including each one’s likelihood of passing this Congress.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

your mountain EPISODE 0004: Black Bear Hunting and Hunters as Conservationists with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV 

The guys sit down with Jana Waller, wildlife artist, and host of Skull Bound TV on the Sportsman’s Channel only hours after her epic Montana black bear hunt and get all the details. They also discuss the importance of educating non-hunters about hunters as wildlife conservationists, the value of hunting in Africa, the changing demographics of the American hunter, and the need to recruit women and veterans to hunting. Jana also shares what we can expect on the upcoming season of Skull Bound. Find us on iTunes. Subscribe, rate, comment, and share!

your mountain EPISODE 0003: Public Lands with braden sheppard of the utah governor’s office

The guys visit with Braden Sheppard from Utah Governor Herbert’s Office. They visit about Braden’s work with big horn sheep, shrinking Bear’s Ears National Monument, loving our public lands to death, hunting in Utah, Revised Statute 2477 road claims, and Dave questions whether Utah actually has a cut slam. 

your mountain EPISODE 0002: The Outdoor economy with Amy Roberts of the outdoor industry association

The Your Mountain crew chat with the Executive Director of the Outdoor Industry Association, Amy Roberts, from her office in Boulder, Colorado. The episode dives into the reasons behind the more than $800 billon outdoor recreation economy, Bear’s Ears, Utah’s public land bills, public land transfers, supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund, tariffs on outdoor recreation gear, the backpack tax, the Outdoor Industry Association’s efforts to get inner city children in the great outdoors, and Amy’s most memorable outdoor experience.

your mountain Episode 0001: A Conversation With Steven Rinella

David Willms, Mike McGrady, and Nephi Cole visit with author and TV personality Steven Rinella, host of the MeatEater TV show and podcast, from his home in Seattle. In this episode, the guys tackle who knows the most about dinosaurs, the best parts of a sage-grouse, history of the Wilderness Act, permitting for filming in Wilderness areas, Dave’s propensity for short-range shooting, the future of MeatEater, whether hunting is a fundamental right or a privilege, and Steve’s podcast tour.

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