Wed, 27 March 2019
Reid speaks with his friend Bob St. Pierre, VP of Marketing and Communications for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. Bob articulates the work and goals of these two impactful groups while also recounting his pathway into a career in conservation. The two discuss land and dogs and the recent Pheasant Fest; a great chat with a great guest. Enjoy!
Direct download: Discussing_Pheasants_and_Quail_Forever_with_Bob_St._Pierre.mp3
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Thu, 21 March 2019
On a March afternoon, Reid shares an hour with writer, hunter, upland historian, and Ruffed Grouse devotee Andy Wayment. Andy and Reid discuss Andy's recent book, Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting, which chronicles Andy's love affair with grouse, dogs, and days afield. The two discuss the book as well as Andy's work with brother Shawn Wayment on the Uplandways blog, but conversation wanders deep into the world of outdoor literature. Andy and Reid go deep into their shared passion for the great and timeless stories penned by such authors as Gorham Cross, Corey Ford, Bill and Tap Tapply, and Burton Spiller. A great listen!
Direct download: Hunting_Ruffed_Grouse_in_Idaho_with_Andy_Wayment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT
Thu, 14 March 2019
On this podcast Reid visits with Ryan O’Shaughnessy of West Texas Quail Outfitters. Building on an earlier podcast, the two discuss Ryan’s unique story, which began with a childhood in rural Botswana and grew into a career as a wildlife biology professor in west Texas. The two discuss how Ryan’s upbringing informed his love of land and species, and similarly how a love of wildlife can exist in concert with an identity as a hunter and guide.
Direct download: Love_of_Land_and_Species_with_Ryan_OShaughnessy_of_West_Texas_Quail_Outfitters.mp3
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Wed, 6 March 2019
Pheasant Fest is the annual consumer show and fundraiser/banquet that benefits Pheasants Forever, a leader in conservation of Upland habitat and species. While there I was able to sit down with the mother/daughter duo of Liz and Hayden Lewis of Bozeman, MT. Hayden at 13 is hoping to join The National Youth Leadership Council with PF, and she is an avid young female hunter and shooter. Liz is formerly a competition shooter, fishing guide, lifelong hunter, and in recent years has become recognized as one of the country’s best wildlife sculptors. Her bronze’s are prized and displayed in homes and galleries around the world. Liz, Hayden and I discuss being a youth hunter, Hayden’s involvement in conservation, and Liz’s ascent in her field.
Direct download: Being_a_Young_Hunter_and_Conservationist_with_Liz_and_Hayden_Lewis.mp3
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