On Location at ICAST - The Vanishing Everglades with Geoff Mullins and Captain Chris Wittman
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
Continuing with our newfound love of "from the field" podcasts, we take this one to Florida. Podcast co-host Bill Cooksey attended ICAST (a big fishing industry tradeshow) in July and had the opportunity to sit down with Geoff Mullins from the Everglades Foundation and Captain Chris Wittman from Captains for Clean water to talk about the myriad habitat problems in the Everglades and South Florida and what hunters and anglers can do to help. The region is full of iconic hunting and fishing locations such as Lake Okeechobee and Florida Bay, and waterfowl hunters come from around the country to h ..read more
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”Arctic Dreams” with Thor Tingey co-founder and owner of Alpacka Rafts.
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
Aaron sits down with Thor Tingey co-founder and owner of Alpacka Rafts. Thor has traveled extensively in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in Alaska using his company’s specialized rafts that he developed to do traverses across Alaska. We cover the uniqueness of the refuge and why it should be protected, how he got into these big traverses, his experiences in Alaska including his recent trip through the refuge, and how he and his mother developed Alpacka Rafts. We also talk about camping and outdoor travel with children, a caribou hunt, and fishing for Arctic char.   Learn more abou ..read more
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Bill and Aaron BS’n, where is Ronquest?
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
Bill and Aaron wax poetic on a few subjects after a few failures to get the famous Jim Ronquest connected (we’ll get him back soon). We talk end of duck season, getting outside, preview the Ronquest episode, and point to some current events in conservation.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Problematic Paylakes with Aaron Wheatley and Greg Schwipps
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
In our latest episode, we sit down with two Midwestern fisherman and catfish advocates. They have grown increasingly concerned with "paylakes" in their region. We discuss what paylakes are, how they operate, and how they are decimating the public resource of catfish by largely unregulated and unethical means. We detail the situation, what it's meant for average anglers, fishing tournaments, invasive species spread, management, and for the rivers of the Midwest that grow very large catfish. Last we touch on how you can learn more, and get involved in helping to better manage the resource and ge ..read more
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What the bipartisan infrastructure package and the reconciliation process means for conservation and hunters and anglers with Abby Tinsley of the National Wildlife Federation.
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
Aaron sits down with Abby Tinsley, the Associate Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs for the National Wildlife Federation. They discuss the process of “reconciliation” how it works, what it will do, and what it means for hunting, angling, and conservation. They cover the bipartisan infrastructure package, why we need it, how it will help hunters and anglers, and how the infrastructure package relates to the reconciliation process. These are tough processes to digest but have huge implications for the lands and waters that support hunting and angling. The idea behind this podcast i ..read more
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Living for Ducks and Turkeys with Dr. Bradley Cohen
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
New York isn’t exactly the place the average American thinks of when the topic of raising a sportsman is discussed, but hunting and fishing in northern New York inspired a lifelong love of hunting and angling in Brad Cohen so strong he has made studying several species his life’s work…with a little hunting thrown in. In this episode, we discuss the Tennessee Mallard Project he oversees for Tennessee Tech. The team has been trapping wintering mallards in Tennessee for three years, and some of the early findings are shaking up our understanding of how waterfowl move during the hunting season! Su ..read more
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Dust Off Your Dreams with Mandela Van Eeden
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
This week we are excited to feature a podcast from our partner, Artemis, and will head afield this week to talk with NWF Outdoor's newest member, storyteller and adventurer Mandela van Eeden. This episode was recorded on the edge of the forest near a meadow in Montana. Mandela's upbringing was split between South Africa, where her family harvested from the sea, and Montana - where they gratefully accepted the river's bounty. Mandela talks to us about connecting to place, pursuing your dreams, and how we can care for what sustains us. Plus, a black bear walks in on Marcia and Mandela mid-way th ..read more
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AFIELD: Archery Lessons with Moving Targets
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
In a world where everyone has a podcast, we are excited to offer you something different. Join NWF Outdoors & Artemis Sportswomen for our short form story telling series called “Afield”. These episodes are recorded on the river, in the forest, on the mountain and everywhere in between! Some of the best stories are shared while hunting and fishing. We hope these ~10 minute episodes will transport you to the great outdoors, inspire and inform you.  For this episode of “Afield” we invite you to join Jodee Dixon in Hawaii for an archery hunt. Jodee is an ambassador for our partn ..read more
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2022 is a Wrap! What we learned and where we’re going.
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
Bill and Aaron take some time to ponder the year, look back on interesting guests and topics, and look to 2023 changes for the podcast, exciting new products, and how listeners can help. Aaron also chats quickly with Ashley Chance about CWD and what progress has been made since the release of the CWD Chronicles.    Show notes (and links): 0:52 – “We’ve learned so much! It’s been a journey!” 1:52 – Stories from recent outdoor pursuits. 4:33 – Gratitude for hosts, cohosts, and great guests in 2023. 6:00 – We tried a lot of new concepts including the CWD Chronicles and podcast recording ..read more
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The Evolution Away from Lead While Hunting and Fishing with Bryan Bedrosian, Chris Parish, Leland Brown
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by National Wildlife Federation Outdoors
5M ago
Aaron Kindle sits down with the founders of Sporting Lead Free and the North American Non-Lead Partnership while they were together for a meeting of the key players working to reduce lead on the landscape from hunting and fishing activities. We discuss why we decided to convene at this time with the greatest minds on non-lead hunting and fishing, what the goals of the summit were, and where we hope the movement to reduce lead on the landscape goes from here. Aaron asks about other critters beyond the most well-known stories of poisoning in raptors, about human health impacts, and about ammunit ..read more
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