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.
Mike Neiduski, the regional director of the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society
On this second podcast focusing on the Eastern forests and upland game birds, Hal catches up to Mike “the Polish Hammer” Neiduski, the regional director of the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, to talk habitat, public and private lands restoration, small scale timber harvest, and the heart-stopping explosion of wild birds flushing from dense cover, in front of the world’s best bird dogs- our own.
Hunter, forager, and wild food educator Jenna Rozelle
Jenna Rozelle lives in southern Maine, where she teaches classes on wild foods, forages, hunts, fishes and chronicles an existence spent close to the land. For her, hunting and fishing go hand in hand with foraging and land stewardship. A board member of the New England chapter of BHA and self described late-onset hunter, Rozelle tells Hal the story of her long and winding road to a gratifying relationship with harvesting wild creatures.
Todd Waldron, Northeast region forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society
Join Hal and Todd Waldron, Northeast region forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, for a discussion of the rich history of Todd’s home territory, a life of hunting and fishing public lands – from upland birds to whitetails, smelt netting to flyfishing for native brook trout – and what the future brings as we confront and overcome the obstacles to re-establishing the biodiversity and health (not to mention upland birds) of this last great wilderness.
Grahame Jones, Former Director of Law Enforcement for Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife
Grahame Jones, recently retired as the director of law enforcement with Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, as well as chairman of BHA’s Texas chapter, knows this landscape intimately. Jones, a fifth-generation Texan, is a veteran of over 27 years in the field, starting as a game warden in the wild piney woods of east Texas and working his way up to chief of special operations, targeting big game poaching rings and illegal commercial fishing operations along the coast.
Dog Trainer, Artist, Writer and Minority Outdoor Alliance Founder Durrell Smith
Durrell Smith is a bird dog trainer, artist, podcaster and writer from Georgia. He founded the Minority Outdoor Alliance, a pioneering voice in connecting Blacks and others in the hunting community.Through his work and pursuits, he is carrying on an incredible lineage of Southern quail hunting and dog training, giving voice to the deeply enmeshed and influential role of Blacks in Southern outdoor traditions.
Curt Meine, conservation biologist and Aldo Leopold scholar
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist and one of America’s foremost conservation and environmental historians. He is the author of the definitive biography Aldo Leopold, His Life and Work and the voice of the outstanding Leopold documentary,Green Fire. Curt is also the co-editor of The Driftless Reader, a collection of writings exploring the cultural and natural histories of the Upper Midwest. He is currently a senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and with the Center for Humans and Nature.
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I absolutely love this podcast. Hal speaks about nature, hunting, and conservation in a way that nobody else can
I absolutely love this podcast. Hal has on fantastic guests. I find myself fascinated by topics I had never entertained a thought on. Hal’s genuine demeanor and knowledge make for an entertaining and informative show. Keep up the stellar work!
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The best podcast out there for all things conservation and wild places. My only complaint is I spend a bunch of money on the many books Hal discusses with his guests. I appreciate the book discussion and references as much as anything.