Hunting. Angling. Public Lands. That's the meat of what BHA's Podcast & Blast with Hal Herring is about, and we cover the gamut. With guests that range from outdoor writers to backcountry hunters to legendary anglers, we seek to uncover the stories, the truths, the controversies, and the epic conversations that our public land heritage provides.
Recovering America's Wildlife Act With Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), a hunter, angler, longtime conservation champion and BHA member, has introduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 2372). This bipartisan bill would dedicate nearly $1.4 billion annually to fund projects by state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies that benefit both game and non-game species. In this special episode, Hal talks with Sen. Heinrich about why hunters and anglers have a major stake in the legislation.
Ed Arnett, chief scientist, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Ed Arnett is the hunting-est, bird-doggingest biologist in America, chief scientist for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership as well as host of the national conservation TV series This American Land. BHA and TRCP, along with a coalition of other hunting and fishing groups, are working together to advance a legislative approach to conservation of grasslands habitats, including the sagebrush shrub steppe. Learn more about the coalition’s work in this episode.
Wyoming wilderness guides and outfitters Meredith and Tory Taylor
Meredith and Tory Taylor have been outfitters, guides and conservation leaders in the wild heart of Wyoming’s Greater Yellowstone for almost 50 years. Over those decades, they have explored places few others have ever seen, shown generations of Americans the wonders of hunting and fishing and wilderness, horses, wolves, storms and stars, wildflower meadows and summer snowbanks, tumbling whitewater creeks and towering black-rock peaks.
Jonathan Wilkins, founder, Black Duck Revival
Jonathan Wilkins is the founder of Black Duck Revival, a hunting and fishing guide service and simple lodge – built by his own two hands from an old church building in Brinkley, Arkansas. Jonathan is also a father and husband, a next-level forager and cook, a writer and working man. Black Duck Revival, is an American journey, a reclaiming of heritage, a celebration of family, hunting and fishing in the beautiful and haunted lands of the mighty Arkansas Delta.
Migration corridors, desert elk, mule deer and Wyoming’s Red Desert
The remote Red Desert is a place of dreams, albeit dreams sometimes replete with choking alkali dust, freezing winds, gumbo mud, and the scattered, bleached bones of the unlucky or unfit of all species. Join us with Josh Coursey of the Muley Fanatic Foundation and Joy Bannon of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation to learn about the work being done to identify and conserve the most critical migration paths, habitat and heritage of this last, great empty place.
Nephi Cole of the National Shooting Sports Foundation
Nephi Cole is director of government relations-state affairs of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry’s primary trade association. Nephi has a serious conservation, shooting and outdoors pedigree. Anyone interested or engaged in America’s long debate over firearms and the Second Amendment can tune in here to understand the position of the largest firearms industry advocacy group in the United States.
Don’t be fooled
Hal Herring is Redneck Genius. His depth of research and knowledge of the subjects covered by his perfectly chosen guests make him an excellent interviewer. I am grateful to be so well informed while being entertained. Definitely worth one’s time.
This is my favorite podcast. Conservation with hunting and fishing as the main focus. Hal Herring is a true master interviewer. Don’t let his Alabama accent throw you. His knowledge of most topics is very deep and he is always very prepared for the show.
Great podcast from a great organization, being a Tennessean I love the focus on southern outdoors