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.
Archeologist Dr. Larry Todd
Archeologist Dr. Larry Todd came home to Meeteetse, Wyoming, after a long career studying ancient hunting peoples all over the planet. Asked to do a quick archeological survey of some high-elevation public lands in Northwest Wyoming, he took a crew of students and headed out, convinced of lean pickings and a fast return to the comforts of home. A week into the expedition, Dr. Todd and his crew found themselves in an unprecedented high-altitude treasure hall of artifacts.
Legendary Outdoor Writer and BHA Board Member Eddie Nickens
For more than 20 years, Eddie Nickens, a member of BHA’s North American board of directors, has been the premier storyteller and scribe of American hunting, fishing and conservation, writing for Field & Stream, Garden and Gun, Audubon and dozens of other publications.He is the man who has published the best-selling behemoth of outdoor skills, Field & Stream’s Total Outdoorsman. In our conversation today, Hal and Eddie celebrate the publication of Eddie’s new book, The Last Wild Road.
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.
Great podcast from a great organization, being a Tennessean I love the focus on southern outdoors
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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!