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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.