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The world is so much more than what we know, and only through understanding it better can we make informed decisions. This podcast aims to bring impactful, entertaining and insightful conversations from a global array of guests. From explorers to renowned scientists and just good people, they all have a story we can learn from. Topics are wide-ranging, with a backbone centred on conservation, including hunting, fishing, expeditions, environmental and wildlife management. This is a podcast for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors in any form. It’s for those who care about safeguarding the planet and wildlife we share this land with.

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In the fifth of six conservation roundtable episodes, Byron is joined by Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and Ford Van Fossen, conservation and content manager at First Lite to tackle stories from around the world. Stories this week:

 

The cost of invasive species:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03405-6

 

Sage grouse hunting limits:

https://www.wyofile.com/after-hunters-kill-874-sage-grouse-hens-wyos-hunt-questioned/

 

Wildlife rebounds in the face of disaster zones:

https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/05/07/chernobyl-why-the-nuclear-disaster-was-an-environmental-success

 

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In the fourth of six conservation roundtable episodes, Byron is joined by Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and Ford Van Fossen, conservation and content manager at First Lite to tackle stories from around the world. Stories this week:

Wildlife trade bans. The USA look to ban kangaroo leather imports:

https://theconversation.com/a-us-ban-on-kangaroo-leather-would-be-an-animal-welfare-disaster-and-a-missed-farming-opportunity-155904

How human-altered landscapes impact wildlife:

https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1365-2435.13827?campaign=wolacceptedarticle

 

Legalising wild venison markets:

https://americanfarmpublications.com/anne-arundel-co-asks-to-legalize-venison-programs/

 

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In the third of six conservation roundtable episodes, Byron is joined by Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and Ford Van Fossen, conservation and content manager at First Lite to tackle stories from around the world. Stories this week:

 

Do fish feel pain:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/12/there-is-ample-evidence-that-fish-feel-pain 

Climbing conflicts:

 

https://www.wyofile.com/climbing-conflicts-forest-service-intervenes-in-tensleep-canyon/

 

Wild horses as ecosystem engineers:

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6541/491

 

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Dr Mark Elbroch is the lead scientists for Panthera's Puma Program. If you want to understand mountain lions this is the show to listen to and he the person to guide you through it. From the evolution to human conflict, this is an important discussion on predator conservation.

Mark: https://www.panthera.org/people/mark-elbroch-phd

The Cougar Conundrum: https://www.amazon.com/Cougar-Conundrum-Sharing-Successful-Predator/dp/161091998X

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In the second of six conservation roundtable episodes, Byron is joined by Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and Ford Van Fossen, conservation and content manager at First Lite to tackle stories from around the world. Stories this week:

Wolf management: 

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/idaho-lawmakers-pass-bill-kill-most-states-wolf-population-2021-04-28/

 

Dam removal:

https://lmtribune.com/northwest/simpson-calls-on-his-challengers-to-provide-alternatives/article_8b12612b-96fd-5660-b79e-0440871bb7fd.html

 

Salmon genetic degradation:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/21/genetic-diversity-in-salmon-has-declined-since-fish-farming-introduced-study

 

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In the first of six conservation roundtable episodes, Byron is joined by Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and Ford Van Fossen, conservation and content manager at First Lite to tackle stories from around the world. Stories this week:

Bison culling in Gran Canyon National Park:https://www.newsweek.com/thousands-sign-petition-stop-grand-canyon-bison-hunt-lottery-after-45000-volunteer-1590024

Lay down your fences: https://oilcity.news/community/2020/08/06/photos-wildlife-friendly-fencing-project-underway-in-the-bighorns/

Bison recovery in Europe and wildfires: https://blog.nature.org/science/2017/08/22/remarkable-story-how-bison-returned-europe/

 

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Dr Cathy Mayne is an ecologist based in Scotland. We tackle the prickly topic of rewilding, the implications for how we manage deer and our landscape, and what does sustainable living really mean in a world driven by 'progress' and economic growth.

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Jake Willers is a wildlife documentary filmmaker and National Geographic presenter. He transformed his career from working at the family wildlife park in England to presenting wildlife documentaries around the world. From insects to mountain lions and bears, he has an incredible wealth of knowledge.

 

More info: jakewillers.com

Win Tecovas boots: www.tecovas.com

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Simon Parker is a journalist, radio and TV presenter, and travel writer, who has lived a restless life forever in search of adventure.  Having travelled half the world's countries, he has reported for numerous major news networks, covering everything from the migrant crisis in Greece to the impacts of climate change in Svalbard. We discuss his latest project to tell stories of sustainability and conservation from people who live and embrace that life, in his new series on Amazon, Earth Cycles. 

 

More in Simon: https://www.simonwparker.co.uk/

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Laura Zerra is most well known from the TV show Naked and Afraid, but there is so much more to who she is. From that the art of letter writing, to hand forging knives and leaving her own bloody footprints in the snow, I was enthused and captivated by Laura's stories and life. Dive in with me as we hear about her move from vegetarian to hunter, living with the seasons and grappling with the morality of nature.

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What is regenerative agriculture and why is it important? We speak to the senior soil scientist at General Mills, Dr Steven Rosenzweig, about the science, the importance of indigenous knowledge, and how this is being applied in modern farming practices.

Modern Huntsman article

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Adeline Fox is the president of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance. Originally established to fight against a proposed gas pipeline cutting across Texas, today they work to protect land, water, dark skies and cultural heritage through grass routes projects. 

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Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, joins me to discuss the recent controversy surrounding mountain goat management in Grand Teton National Park. We hear the nuances of the problem, and get a blow for blow account of her near-death experience. We even find time to talk about wolf reintroductions and the importance of wildlife passes.

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Jake Muise is the co-founder of Maui Nui Venison based in Hawaii. He has turned the problem of an invasive species, the axis deer, into a business which not only helps to manage the ecological impact but puts food on the table. From the economics of conservation to the benefits of venison as a protein source, Jake offers an intriguing insight.

Show notes: www.mauinuivenison.com

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James Glancy is a former British Royal Marine turned documentary film-maker. He has a passion for conservation and storytelling, and currently working on film projects for National Geographic and Discovery Channel. From rewilding lynx in Scotland to filming bull sharks and his time being deployed in Afghanistan, it's a packed show.

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Editor in Chief of Modern Huntsman, Tyler Sharp, joins me around the table in Montana to talk about the contents of volume 6: the resilience issue. After recounting our experience of watching wolves in Yellowstone, we deep-dive into selected stories and give an insight into the creative process of producing a new volume.

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Bill Roden is the Chief Marketing Officer for Modern Huntsman. We discuss the outdoors industry, how it interacts with the community and take a view on how this may evolve. We consider the difficulties of integrating people with nature and moments we have achieved pure contentment. To wrap up, Bill discusses great writers, and what we can learn from their processes in storytelling.

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For the first show of 2021 we are joined by herpetologist and evolutionary biologist, Dr Mark Scherz. We dive into the reasons why naming species is important for conservation, the idea of taxonomic inflation, the problem with habitat fragmentation, the concept of ecosystem functionality and what the hell we mean by DNA barcoding. That's just for the warm-up.

 

 

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For the final episode of the year, I am joined by a team of three women about to embark on an amazing adventure across the wilderness of North America. Creating a feature documentary along the way, Katherine, Caroline and Louisa will explore the controversies around managing wild horses.

 

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Editor-in-Chief of Sporting Rifle, Peter Carr, comes back on the show to talk about his life, transitioning from skipper to gamekeeper to journalist, and now international conservationist. From the British countryside to the illegal wildlife trade, it's a ranging, intriguing conservation.

 

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Rob Nelson from www.stoneageman.com joins us for an epic show. From 'radioactive' wolves to fire ecology, dead chickens in your pillow, species conservation, mountain lion attacks, and his new book: Mother Nature Is Not Trying to Kill You. 

 

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Rob Nelson: @untamedscience

 

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This show is all about fire in the landscape. From wildfire to a managed fire, from indigenous burning to decades of inappropriate forest management policy, we dive into the role of fire in natural cycles and the part humans have to play. To guide us through, former Hotshot firefighter, journalist and podcaster, Amanda Monthei.

 

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Amanda on Instagram: @A_monthei or @living_with_fire.

Twitter: @A_monthei and @lwf_pod.

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We kick off with an update on the Modern Huntsman Field Outrider photography competition, before diving into a deep conversation with writer, citizen scientist and board member of the Outdoor Alliance, Lindsey B. Davis. From ecology and permaculture to embracing indigenous knowledge in land management, we talk about her road-kill to hunter journey and the time she testified in front of Congress. What a show. What a guest.

 

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Lindsey Davis Instagram: @lindsey.browne.davis

www.outdooralliance.org 

 

Joined by naturalist and TV presenter Nick Baker, we weave our way through his journey to becoming a wildlife presenter, un-pack our dissociation with nature, discuss the wonder of observing animals, and hear about his love for the Isle of Wight.

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www.wightlink.co.uk

 

www.nickbaker.tv

 

Twitter: @bugboybaker

 

Instagram: nick_bug_baker

One wouldn't associate a high-end fashion photographer in New York with the world of hunting, fishing and wild food sourcing, but that is Danny Christensen, aka, The Urban Huntsman. This is such an insightful conversation chronicling an amazing life story. Why is a connection with nature the foundation of being human? We have that covered. Why should men cry more? We got that too. Dive in and lose yourself.

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Danny: www.dannychristensen.com

www.theurbanhuntsman.com

Instagram: @theurbanhuntsman

Singer-songwriter Teddy Rob joins us on Behind The Lens, to tell us how the great outdoors, hunting and fishing, has helped to shape his music and career. We hear his latest single, Heaven on Dirt, and find out a little more about the heart and soul of the man behind the music.

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Teddy Robb: www.teddyrobb.com

Single: https://smarturl.it/HeavenOnDirt

Probably the most spiritually charged podcast we have put together, I speak with Mansal Denton: author, podcaster, hunter, entrepreneur, and a man who found himself locked up in prison. We dig deep into the mindset which pulled his life back on track, how he found hunting, and the world of psychedelics. Buckle up, let's dive in.

 

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Mansel Denton: https://www.sacredhunting.com/

Professional Hunter, Lorne Ramoni, gives us a deep dive into running a safari hunting outfit in Africa, and how conservation and community engagement go hand in hand with the controversial topic of trophy hunting.

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https://www.instagram.com/tanzania_big_game_safaris/?hl=en
https://twcfund.org/journal-/open-letter