165 episodes

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. Some famous, some you won’t have heard of. From famous explorers, to renowned scientists and just good people, all have a story to tell which we can take something 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.

Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace The Pace Brothers

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    • 4.9, 215 Ratings

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. Some famous, some you won’t have heard of. From famous explorers, to renowned scientists and just good people, all have a story to tell which we can take something 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.

    Science Shorts: Dr Fabian Leendertz

    Science Shorts: Dr Fabian Leendertz

    In today’s episode, we discuss how to protect the great apes from succumbing to the current Sars Cov2 pandemic and what that means for how we support the local, often very poor communities in and around these populations of primates. To help me understand this I spoke with Dr Fabian Leendertz, head of the Leendertz Lab.

    To support the show visit: www.patreon.com/pacebrothers

    Show partner: www.modernhuntsman.com

    Leendertz Lab: https://www.leendertz-lab.org/

    • 29 min
    Peter Christie: Our pets, from cats to fish and how they impact the world.

    Peter Christie: Our pets, from cats to fish and how they impact the world.

    I interview Peter Christie, author of Unnatural Companions: Rethinking our love of pets in an age of extinction. We get deep into the impact of our cats and dogs on the natural environment, the food they eat, what they kill and the spread of disease. The big, hanging question, which we do provide some potential solutions for, is how do we harness the love and care of pet owners to help conserve wildlife and mitigate the negative ecological impact of pet ownership.

    For notes: www.thepacebrothers.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Behind The Lens: Elias Carlson & Tito West

    Behind The Lens: Elias Carlson & Tito West

    In this episode, I am joined by Tito West, Art Director of Modern Huntsman, and Ellias Carlson the driving force behind the design of the publication. We get into their minds by looking at two stories published in volume 5. If you want to get a sneak peek at the articles we are talking about, head over to the Modern Huntsman Instagram, or mine @byronjpace where you can get an insight into the spread and imagery.
    Visit: www.thepacebrothers.com for links.

    • 26 min
    Catherine Semcer: Wildlife trade, incentives for conservation & free market environmentalism

    Catherine Semcer: Wildlife trade, incentives for conservation & free market environmentalism

    My interview today is with Catherine E. Semcer, a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Centre. We look at the interplay between private and public land ownership and how these models work. We go on to discuss incentivizing conservation in the public good, and towards the middle of the show we dig into the global wildlife trade, and how harnessing regulated trade can address social inequality and help prevent viral spillovers into humans.

    Fro links: www.thepacebrothers.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Science Shorts: Alaska opens hunting for bear cubs and wolf pups, Jess Johnston reports

    Science Shorts: Alaska opens hunting for bear cubs and wolf pups, Jess Johnston reports

    In this episode, I talk with Jess Johnston about recent headlines seen around the world highlighting a legislative change in Alaska which would allow for the hunting of bear cubs and wolf pups in dens. This was obviously met by a widespread outcry against the move. However, as we always try to do on the podcast, I was keen to take a step back and really understand what had happened.

    For links head to www.thepacebrothers.com
    Show partner: www.modernhuntsman.com
    Artwork credit Sergei Ivanov

    • 35 min
    Dr Amy Dickman: Humanity and sustainability in conservation, lions, National Geographic, trophy hunting & women in conservation

    Dr Amy Dickman: Humanity and sustainability in conservation, lions, National Geographic, trophy hunting & women in conservation

    Dr Amy Dickman is a Caplan Senior Research Fellow at Felid Conservation in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, as well as sitting on the IUCN Cat Specialist Group. We dig deep into how conservation can be made sustainable in the long term, as well as the complexities of human-wildlife conflict, and the common insensitivity of conservation interactions with local communities.
    Amy on Twitter: @amydickman4
    Modern Huntsman: www.modernhuntsman.com

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

Mozz_uk ,

Not just for hunters

Fantastic podcast, and not just for hunters. This should be mandatory listening for anyone who eats meat or is a vegitarian / vegan; hunts or fishes or is anti-hunting / fishing; has an opinion (either way) on trophy hunting or doesn't have any opinion on trophy hunting; is interested in conservation; anyone who wants to get into hunting or fishing but doesn't know where to start; anyone who needs inspiration to travel; and anyone who cares, or has never thought about, where their food comes from and how it is produced. If you don't fit in to any of those categories, you may as well gove it a listen anyway because it is also very entertaining!

The thing that sets this podcast appart from other hunting media is that they are willing to listen to and debate other points of view in an approachable and constructive way. They acknowledge that the hunting and conservation world is not perfect, and are constantly using this platform to find ways to improve that. Darryl and Byron (and the majority of their guests) are just as likely to challenge hypocracy, poor ethics and bad practice within the hunting community as they are to challenge those with aposing views to their own. This is not just a podcast for hunters.

A few of my favourate episodes:

If you're interested in where your food comes from try episodes: 43 (Scott Rea) 52 (Louise Gray) 50 (Donald Barry on farming) 96 (Corin Smith on salmon farms)

If you're interested in conservation try episodes: 30 (Ivan Carter) 46 (Ivan Carter again) 62 (RSPB & GWCT on Grouse Moors) 112 & 122 (Pangolin) 115 (trophy hunting) 140 (lead shot) 142 (trophy hunting)

If you want to get into hunting or fishing and don't know where to start try episodes: 41 (Rodger Lait) 96 (Corin Smith)

If you want to be inspired to travel and find adventure try episodes: 82 (Kim Hughs GC) 86(Kuran Ireland) 87 (Jenna Gearing) 95 (Ed Stafford) 137 (Levison Wood)

Duncsmay ,

Pace Brothers Into the Wilderness

By far the best hunting, adventure and outdoor podcast out there. Informative very well researched and concise podcast. Keep up the fantastic work

Rob3104 ,

My go-to hunting and conservation podcast

This is my go-to podcast. I’ve listened to this podcast for a number of years now (sorry for not reviewing sooner) and I always look forward to the next edition. The podcast attracts excellent guests from hunting, fieldsports and conservation from across the globe.

The conversations are conservation and science driven and offer a deep dive in to the topics. I have learnt so much over the years and has reshaped my views on the UK shooting and hunting landscape. It’s also opened to eyes to what opportunities there are across the world and what we (in the UK) have to learn about science driven conservation.

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