64 episodes

Harvest Your Own’s Podcast is about to become your go-to resource for all things related to your field-to-fork experience, by helping you with the harvesting, processing and cooking of your own ethically-sourced, wild Alberta protein. Join host Brad Fenson as he talks to a wide variety of people about their experiences and expertise. Take on new challenges and deepen your connection to the outdoors—learn to harvest your own!

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Harvest Your Own’s Podcast is about to become your go-to resource for all things related to your field-to-fork experience, by helping you with the harvesting, processing and cooking of your own ethically-sourced, wild Alberta protein. Join host Brad Fenson as he talks to a wide variety of people about their experiences and expertise. Take on new challenges and deepen your connection to the outdoors—learn to harvest your own!

    Episode 64: Turkey Talk - Doug Manzer

    Episode 64: Turkey Talk - Doug Manzer

    Exciting News! Join host Brad Fenson and ACA senior biologist Doug Manzer on the latest Harvest Your Own Podcast as they delve into the fascinating Turkey Translocation Project, a game-changer for Alberta's wildlife enthusiasts! 🎧 Since their arrival in 1962, Merriam's wild turkeys have captured many hearts in Southern Alberta. Concerns over declining numbers have spurred ACA and partners into action to increase populations in Alberta. Listen in to learn more and be part of this incredible conservation effort! 

    Learn more about ACA's Turkey Translocation: https://www.ab-conservation.com/programs/wildlife/projects/turkey-distribution-and-trends/
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    Website: https://www.harvestyourown.ca/

    • 34 min
    Episode 63: Access Tips & Tricks - Linda Zimmerling

    Episode 63: Access Tips & Tricks - Linda Zimmerling

    Welcome back, Linda Zimmerling! In this week's podcast episode, host Brad Fenson chats with Linda about gaining access for hunting and she’s got some real gems to share! She emphasizes building rapport with landowners by being social and respectful, acknowledging their concerns, and demonstrating understanding. Also discussed are tips that can contribute to positive relations with landowners. 
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    • 33 min
    Episode 62: Hare Today - Josh Glover

    Episode 62: Hare Today - Josh Glover

    Get ready for a wild new episode on the Harvest Your Own podcast! We've got Josh Glover back on the mic, the Newfoundland transplant who's an avid hunter, Conservation Magazine contributor, and gourmet chef without formal training. He's joining host Brad Fenson to give us the lowdown on hunting and cooking rabbits and hares. Trust us, it's not as daunting as it sounds! You may even discover a new passion Tune in now and let us know what you think!

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theglover_fam_hunts/ 
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    Website: https://www.harvestyourown.ca/

    • 37 min
    Episode 61: Start Your SIREN, It’s Never Too Late to Become a Hunter - Linda Powel

    Episode 61: Start Your SIREN, It’s Never Too Late to Become a Hunter - Linda Powel

    Meet Linda Powell: a powerhouse in the firearms industry with nearly three decades of experience! Despite diving into hunting later in life, Linda's passion knows no bounds, having hunted across the globe. She's not just a seasoned pro; she's a mentor and leader, introducing new enthusiasts to the world of firearms and hunting. Join host Brad Fenson as they discuss her experience as a new hunter and female in the hunting and firearms industry, initiatives and groups dedicated to women and the importance of a proper fitting firearm.

    Linda's advice: Choose your firearm wisely for comfort, safety, and success. Whether a perfect fit or adjustable, embrace the outdoors, bring a friend, and take up hunting.

    Check out the Mossberg website for information on fitting a firearm or exploring models that are adjustable. https://www.mossberg.com/
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    Website: https://www.harvestyourown.ca/

    • 39 min
    Episode 60: Tag Soup - Linda Zimmerling, Dan Sturgess & Cassandra Hewitt

    Episode 60: Tag Soup - Linda Zimmerling, Dan Sturgess & Cassandra Hewitt

    Calling all hunters out there! Have you been struggling with this big game season? Don't worry, you're not alone. In this special episode, we have some awesome guests who will help you make sense of it all. Brad is joined by Dan Sturgess, an ACA biologist, Linda Zimmerling, a seasoned hunter and mentor, and Cassandra Hewitt, a new hunter, to discuss the season and all the factors that can affect it. From weather patterns to moon phases, they've got you covered.
    The group delves into the impact of the spring and summer weather patterns and the unusually warm fall on how deer moved, fed, and acted. Dan and Linda share their insights on how agriculture, native land, and the lack of snow played a part in how deer behaved this season. They also discuss how warm weather affected hunter participation and predator factors.
    Cassandra offers a fresh perspective on this season as a new hunter. She shares some of her lessons and how they will impact her future hunting experiences. One of the most important things she learned was the value of patience and perseverance. Cassandra also talks about the conversations and comments on social media from hunters across the province, showing that this season's struggles were felt across the hunting community.
    So, if you've been feeling frustrated this season, remember that it's not you; it's the deer. Hunting is never easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding. Keep at it, and happy hunting!

    Find Cassandra at:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cahewitt_/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cahewitt_?lang=en
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    Website: https://www.harvestyourown.ca/

    • 35 min
    Episode 59: Wildlife Analytics Lab

    Episode 59: Wildlife Analytics Lab

    Hey there, wildlife enthusiasts! We have some incredible news to share with you today—the Wildlife Analytics Lab at Lethbridge College has officially opened its doors!
    What makes this lab extra special is that it's the first cementum analysis lab in all of Canada. It's a huge milestone for the team, and they're over the moon about it. Their main mission is to lend a helping hand to Canadian wildlife conservation by offering cementum analysis services to hunters, naturalists, agencies, and researchers alike.
    But that's not all —the lab is also creating job opportunities for student lab technicians and paving the way for collaborative research opportunities. By training the next generation of professional biologists, they're making a significant contribution to wildlife conservation and research.

    Are you as excited as we are? Join host Brad Fenson as he sits down with the team to learn more about their groundbreaking work. Get ready to be blown away!

    Find the Wildlife Analytics Lab at:
    Website: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/academic-centres/technology-environment-and-design/wildlife-analytics-lab#:~:text=As%20the%20first%20Canadian%20laboratory,harvest%2Dallocations%20for%20game%20species.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lc_wildlifeanalyticslab/
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    Website: https://www.harvestyourown.ca/

    • 38 min

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