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 0041 – The incomparable navy seal commander rorke denver

He starred in “Act of Valor.” He authored the best selling books “Worth Dying For” and “Damn Few.” He started his own brand, Ever Onward. Now, combat veteran and former Navy Seal Rorke Denver joins us for an educational, inspiring, and funny listening experience. Topics include: playing lacrosse, the inspiration of Winston Churchill, how to write a book, dying honorably, finding hunting as an adult, being a Navy Seal, goose hunting, Rorke’s mountain, and so much more. Listen. You’ll be inspired. Available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-mountain/id1395671263. Subscribe, rate, comment, and share. It helps a ton!  Also available on Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, Spotify, You Tube, i Heart Radio, Podbean, 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. 
Rorke Denver

Your mountain EPISODE 0040 – like freedom? hug a hunter: constitutional right to hunt and fish

Is hunting a right or a privilege? It depends on where you live. The guys are joined by new Your Mountain team member Shawn Blajszczak to discuss state efforts to adopt constitutional amendments to hunt and fish. Topics include: how hunting helped win the Revolutionary War; the Constitutional Convention; the 2nd Amendment; states that recognize hunting and fishing through their constitution; how state amendments differ; how courts have interpreted the amendments; and more. It’s a little wonky, but a lot interesting. Enjoy!

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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 0039 – Powderhook, Hunter Recruitment, Mentoring, and More About the “Timber” App

Eric Dinger, CEO of Powderhook, and co-host of the On Gravel Podcast joins Dave and Nephi to talk all things hunting, including: R3; mentoring new hunters; things that keep people from hunting; why Lincoln, NE is the biggest little town in America; that time fantasy football cost Dave an elk; Nephi’s propensity to interrupt Dave and tell stories with no ending; honoring our kill; and how the Powerhook app aims to increase hunting numbers to save our heritage. Take a listen and share with a friend!

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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 0038 – I’ve got the blues (Laws) / Sunday HUnting

Blue laws were enacted hundreds of years ago to restrict or ban certain activities on Sundays for religious purposes, but are mostly a thing of the past. Yet, some states still restrict hunting on Sundays – for reasons that have nothing to do with religion. Which states restrict Sunday hunting, and why? Which states are considering changing their laws? How have the courts weighed in? The guys dive into the past, present and future of Sunday hunting laws in a way that may leave you with more questions than answers. Take a listen.   

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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 0037 – Western landowners alliance, women hunters, and why hunting is like dating

Jessica Crowder, Policy Director for the Western Landowners Alliance (WLA), joins the guys to discuss both educational and entertaining topics like: who WLA is and what they do; landowners as conservationists; using livestock for invasive species control; participating in a women’s antelope hunt; why hunting is a lot like dating; the need for a new “timber” app; getting kids hunting; a hilarious elk story involving Dave and Mike; and more. This one has it all, so listen then share with a friend. 

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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. 
Jessica Crowder - Policy Director, Western Landowners Alliance

Your mountain EPISODE 0036 – hunting issues in state legislatures around the country

State legislatures are in session across the country, which means you need to be on the lookout for bills that may impact hunters and anglers. Fortunately, the guys have you covered. Topics discussed: Sunday hunting bills in PA and MD; anti-trapping in NM; changing hunter trespass in ND; wildlife damage bills in ID; prohibiting hunting contests in OR and WI; baiting deer in ME, lowering the hunting age in NW and WY, and more. Do you know of other important bills? Let us know!

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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 0035 – Wildlife attorneys of the department of justice: grizzly bears, wolves, and range trash

Former Department of Justice attorney, Erik Petersen, joins Dave and Mike to talk about being a wildlife attorney for largest law firm in the country (DOJ). Learn more about how DOJ operates, and also some war stories. They talk litigation involving grizzly bears, wolves, wild horses (aka “range trash”), wildlife impacting Naval operations, driving a trolley in Boston, litigation as a fundraising mechanism, political bias among DOJ attorneys, Erik’s mountain, and lots of other great discussion. Take a listen!

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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 0034 – Dissecting the sportsman’s package

The federal shut down ended, and now it’s time to talk about what to expect for sportsmen from the 116th Congress. Dave, Mike, and Nephi discuss the recently introduced Natural Resources Management Act, which is poised to move in this Congress.  Topics include: LWCF, transporting bows in National Parks, shooting ranges, public land access, Partners in Conservation program, hunting on public lands, and so much more. This bill has something for everyone, and you should know about it. Take a listen. 

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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 0033 – Hyphenated-hunters, long-range shooting, and everything in between  

Special Forces veterans, Kyle Lamb, Ryan Cleckner, and Scott Steiert join Nephi for an elk hunt, and then get into a frank discussion about all things hunting. Topics covered include: killing v harvesting game, long-range shooting, veteran’s as part of the hunting community, thanking service members, training for combat, hyphenated-hunters, defending the Constitution, respecting everyone’s hunting preferences, a new partnership with Viking Tactics, and each guest’s mountain. Leave your political correctness at the door and enjoy.

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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. 
Kyle Lamb
Scott Steiert
Ryan Cleckner

Your mountain EPISODE 0032 – the big announcement episode!

The guys sit down with Ryan Bronson of Federal Premium Ammunition, Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, and Landon Michaels of Gunwerks to discuss: conservation, the biggest challenge facing the hunting/fishing community today, ways to address that challenge, and their favorite hunting/fishing memory. Oh yeah, and to announce a series of partnerships that will help deliver important, relevant content on issues facing your land, water, and wildlife to the broadest audience possible.

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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 0031 – Furloughed: Impacts of the partial government shutdown

Dave, Mike, and Nephi are back after a brief holiday hiatus to tackle the partial federal government shutdown that’s on the verge of becoming the longest in US history. They identify the agencies impacted, how different employees are impacted, how federal appropriations work, and what the shutdown could mean to the outdoor recreation community. Spoiler alert: not a lot of good news to report, but plenty of good information. Take a listen.

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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 0030 – Everything You Should Know About the Outdoor Recreation Economy

Dave and Nephi are joined by the leaders of State Outdoor Recreation Offices; Tom Adams (UT), Rachel VandeVoort (MT), and Domenic Bravo (WY) prior to their presentation at the Western Governor’s Association Winter Meeting. Topics include: what state outdoor recreation offices do; how we expand and enhance the outdoor recreation economy; building coalitions; using an area to death, funding resource management; growing the outdoor recreation economy too fast; keeping Coloradans out of Wyoming, and a host of other interesting tidbits. 

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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 0029 – how an 1868 treaty could turn the north american model on its head: Herrera v. wyoming

Wildlife conservation requires a regulated system for managing the game and the hunter. That has been the model for a hundred years. Known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, it has successfully staved off extinction of most game species in the US. Everyone must follow state game laws now, right? Not so fast. The guys discuss a pending US Supreme Court case interpreting an 1868 Tribal Treaty that could exempt some citizens from state game regulations on many federal lands across the West – including several National Parks. Listen to learn about the background of the case, and how it could impact you and wildlife populations in the West. 

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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 0027 – dissecting the farm bill

You’ve probably heard about the Farm Bill, but do you understand it? After this episode, you will.  Dave, Mike and Nephi take you through the history of the Farm Bill.  Learn about it roots during the Great Depression, and attempts to reauthorize it in Congress today. We discuss the various conservation programs funded through the Farm Bill, and the value of voluntary, incentive based conservation. If you care about clean water, good habitat, and abundant wildlife as well as an affordable, stable food supply then you should care about the Farm Bill. Take a listen.  

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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 0026 – agriculture and public lands with ethan lane of the public lands council and national cattlemen’s beef association

Ranchers are a big, but often misunderstood part of public land management in the western United States. Join David and Mike as they visit with Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Public Lands. They dive into myriad topics surrounding public land management. Topics include: Access to “landlocked” public lands, respecting private property rights, history of checkerboard and state lands, supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund, how to ask a landowner for access, corner crossing, ranchers as conservationists, protecting the working landscape to protect open spaces, and 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 0025 – Dissecting the election: 2nd Amendment, public lands, and other impacts on sportsmen

The guys cut through all the fear-mongering and hyper-partisanship to explain what the election results mean for the hunting and angling community. Is the 2nd Amendment at risk? What about access to public land? Conservation funding? Listen to find out. Other topics include, North Carolina and Georgia’s outdoor related constitutional amendments, some non-profits using fear to raise money, the increasing polarization of the United States, and why local elections matter more than national races this year.

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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 0024: Dave’s mountain is burning

We ask every guest the same question – what’s your mountain? Now it’s Dave’s turn to answer. Listen as Dave describes his mountain, and the events that led to it burning this fall. Topics include: Dave’s orange vest, 19th century mining and tie-hacking, pine beetles, fire suppression, dangers of hunting in beetle killed forests, litigation as a tool to prevent forest management, stories from Dave’s mountain, fire as a reset button, and lots 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 0023: Dissecting the wild and free-roaming horses and burros act (part 2)

The guys are back to talking about wild horses again. Would Dave hunt a wild horse? Take a listen to find out. Other topics include: using the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation to manage horses, horses out-competing other wildlife, lack of predators, the reduction in public-land grazing since 1971, comparing management of wild pigs to wild horses, writing laws with the heart vs the mind, how the Act should be applied, chances of amending the act in today’s political climate, and more.  Come along for the ride. 

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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 0022: Four Lawyers and Nephi walk into a bar – again

Continuing a conversation from episode 18, David and Nephi visit with wildlife attorneys Kelley Myers, Chris Tymeson, and Tamara McIntosh. Topics covered include: A day in the life of a wildlife attorney, collaborative conservation, Tamara’s Yellowstone back country tips, waterfalls of Yellowstone, David’s bass fishing first, tracking doves, revisiting the Utah Cutt-slam, searching trail cameras, the dedication of wildlife professionals, arm-chair biologists, and more. 

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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. 

Your mountain EPISODE 0021: Dissecting the wild and free-roaming horses and burros act (part 1)

CORRAL your friends, and SADDLE up your listening device. This episode is UNBRIDLED and WILD. The guys dive into the history of horses in the United States, and what lead to the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Topics include: Horse populations in the wild and captivity, cost of raising captive horses, Nephi’s proclivity for horse meat, changes to the Act, mgn’t challenges and a cliff-hanger to bring you back for part II. 

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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. 

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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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. 

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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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. 

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.  

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. 

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! 

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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. 

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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