On this episode, we chat with Jessie Grossman, the U.S. Program Manager with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). Jessie tells us about Y2Y’s focus on connectivity and working to protect habitat that supports a range of wildlife and human activities. Y2Y takes a unique and refreshing approach to facilitating collaboration between multiple groups of stakeholders and rights holders in the Yellowstone to Yukon region. During the conservation segment, Hunt To Eat’s CEO, Mahting Putelis, joins us to chat about the concept of “corner crossing”, the history of land management in the West, and what it means for accessing public land; recent changes to the Washington black bear hunt; and a new bill that could advance our understanding and management of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the U.S. During the food segment, Judy Russ (of Episode 3 of the show) joins us once again to give a primer on spices that every wild game cook should have in their cupboard to impress guests without breaking the bank. Other news includes inside scoops on discount codes for the Hunt To Eat store and a limited time offer on Hunt To Eat Magazine subscriptions. As always, let us know what you think on social media or reach out to Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jessie’s article, titled “A Wild Experience: Hunting in the Yellowstone-to-Yukon Region”: https://y2y.net/blog/a-wild-experience-hunting-in-the-yellowstone-to-yukon-region/ Corner crossing in Wyoming: https://www.backcountryhunters.org/corner_crossing_in_wyoming The 2004 court decision on corner crossing in Wyoming: https://www.wyoleg.gov/InterimCommittee/2019/01-2019060313-04Trespass-CornerCrossing.pdf The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission’s bear hunting vote: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/nov/19/in-tied-vote-washington-commissioners-suspend-cont/ A petition to bring back spring bear hunting in Washington: https://www.change.org/p/jay-inslee-bring-back-spring-bear-hunting-for-washington-state-2022-season?signed=true The bipartisan “Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act”: https://www.nwf.org/Outdoors/Blog/12-08-2021-CWD-Bill-Passes-The-House Author Mark Kurlansky’s fascinating book, “Salt: A World History”: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2715.Salt