17 episodes

In each episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast our host Mark Norquist is joined by guests covering a wide swath of topics, but always connected to healthy eating and lifestyle. This includes interviews with hunters, chefs, anglers, foragers, biologists, historians and others who prefer to have no official title. If you're interested in learning more about hunting, fishing and foraging for quality food ingredients, then this podcast is for you. No experience required. You can also check out the companion podcast - Outdoor Feast - hosted by Todd Waldron.

Modern Carnivore Podcast Mark Norquist

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    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

In each episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast our host Mark Norquist is joined by guests covering a wide swath of topics, but always connected to healthy eating and lifestyle. This includes interviews with hunters, chefs, anglers, foragers, biologists, historians and others who prefer to have no official title. If you're interested in learning more about hunting, fishing and foraging for quality food ingredients, then this podcast is for you. No experience required. You can also check out the companion podcast - Outdoor Feast - hosted by Todd Waldron.

    New Hunter Stories at Grouse Camp 2020 – Pt. 2 – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:017)

    New Hunter Stories at Grouse Camp 2020 – Pt. 2 – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:017)

    New Hunters at Grouse Camp 2020 - Part 2









    I recently attended Grouse Camp 2020 in Eagle River, Wisconsin and got to talk with several new hunters. This is the second year that the Ruffed Grouse Society has held this event, and even though the heavens opened with a deluge of rain on Saturday evening a wonderful time was had by all. In this second set of conversations I talked with Alex and Delos Kohnhorst who went out hunting with Luke who was their mentor for the day. I also caught up with Mike and Dave Schwabe who are brothers that have hunted together for 30 years and are passionate about mentoring new hunters. And finally I talked with Jake Lindemann who is a new grouse hunter, and the founder of Chief Upland. I think you'll really enjoy these conversations!



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    Alex Kohnhorst with his first American Woodcock



    Hunting mentors and brothers, Mike and Dave Schwabe



    Jake Lindemann, founder of Chief Upland



    Make sure you check out the Outdoor Feast Podcast by Modern Carnivore, and hosted by Todd Waldron. Todd had a recent conversation with Ashley Peters who is the new communications director for the Ruffed Grouse Society and Katie Burns who is an outdoors educator.



    You'll also want to check out HuntingCamp.LIVE (by Modern Carnivore). Our newly re-launched learning portal and active community of experienced and new hunters is where you'll find all the things you need to get started on your hunting journey.



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    New Hunter Stories at Grouse Camp 2020 – Pt. 1 – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:016)

    New Hunter Stories at Grouse Camp 2020 – Pt. 1 – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:016)

    New Hunters at Grouse Camp 2020 - Part 1









    I recently attended Grouse Camp 2020 in Eagle River, Wisconsin and got to talk with several new hunters. This is the second year that the Ruffed Grouse Society has held this event, and even though the heavens opened with a deluge of rain on Saturday evening a wonderful time was had by all. In this first set of interviews I talk with Simon Tiedge who is originally from Germany, and started hunting two years ago after moving to Minnesota. I also talked with Gino and Sarah Venditti who met in Pittsburgh and then got married after Gino served Sarah wild elk for the first time. They now live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and live an active outdoor lifestyle. The last interview is with Britton Seivert and John Wiesinger. John is Britton's father-in-law and he didn't start hunting until the age of 50, and Britton is the one who spurred him on to becoming a hunter. John is now an avid hunter, shooter, and soon-to-be owner of a hunting dog. I think you'll really enjoy these conversations!



    Subscribe to this podcast on the right side of the page to stay up-to-date and listen to Part 2 of this episode when it comes out.



     



    Simon Tiedge and Shooter with Mark after the podcast at Grouse Camp 2020



    Gino and Sarah Venditti live and active outdoor lifestyle in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It includes hunting, skiing, climbing and so much more.



    Britton Seivert and his father-in-law John Wiesinger on their first grouse hunt at Grouse Camp 2020.



     



    Make sure you check out the Outdoor Feast Podcast by Modern Carnivore, and hosted by Todd Waldron. Todd had a recent conversation with Ashley Peters who is the new communications director for the Ruffed Grouse Society and Katie Burns who is an outdoors educator.



    You'll also want to check out HuntingCamp.LIVE (by Modern Carnivore). Our newly re-launched learning portal and active community of experienced and new hunters is where you'll find all the things you need to get started on your hunting journey.



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ben Jones – CEO of Ruffed Grouse Society – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:015)

    Ben Jones – CEO of Ruffed Grouse Society – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:015)

    Ben Jones - President / CEO of the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society









    Just days before the pandemic required our country to close down I was able to sit down with Ben Jones who is the President and CEO of two hunting conservation organizations: The Ruffed Grouse Society and the American Woodcock Society. We were at Pheasant Fest which is the annual meeting of the organization Pheasants Forever, and great conservation partner of both Ben's organizations and Modern Carnivore.



    We talk about forest health and how proper management can help replicate natural disturbances that have been eliminated as the human population continues to expand across our continent.



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    Make sure you check out the Outdoor Feast Podcast by Modern Carnivore, and hosted by Todd Waldron. Todd had a recent conversation with Justin Bubenik who talks about the challenges of being a gay man in the hunting world, and conversely also being a hunter in the LGBTQ community.



    You'll also want to check out HuntingCamp.LIVE (by Modern Carnivore). Our newly re-launched learning portal and active community of experienced and new hunters is where you'll find all the things you need to get started on your hunting journey.



    Watch Flush In The Wild

    Erik Packard is a US Army veteran who found solace in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota as he worked through his PTSD after his deployment in Iraq. We follow him on his first hunt in this place that is so special to him. This journey into the Wilderness with friends Mark and Dave to chase Ruffed Grouse is one of his highlights in this wild place.







     



     

    • 39 min
    Diversity In Hunting – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:014)

    Diversity In Hunting – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:014)

    Diversity In Hunting









    Diversity in hunting and the inclusion of all people is a serious issue that hasn't often received enough serious attention. We in the outdoor world who hunt and fish are not immune to this. For too long the community and the industries that feed off it have been too insulated, playing only to those who were traditionally active participants. It's now time to reach out to the broader world and welcome people into the water and woods to take part in hunting, fishing and foraging.



    It's unfortunate that there are still hurdles to this and that it takes situations like the killing of George Floyd for people to wake up to the challenges that exist for people of color, or any other identifying characteristic that attracts judgement by others. Modern Carnivore has made a commitment to highlight these issues, to talk about them, and to continue to look for ways to eliminate barriers to entry in the outdoors.



    In this episode Mark's guests are Jenny Ly who is the founder of Chasing Food Club and Alex Kim who is the former diversity coordinator for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. They're both new hunters and share their thoughts and perspectives on starting to hunt not only as an adult, but as a Vietnamese Canadian and a Korean American.



    At Modern Carnivore our mission has been, and always will be:

    ...To awaken the hunter within. We introduce people to hunting, fishing and foraging through conversations about real food. We respect each person's background and welcome them into a community that values conservation, access to public lands, fair chase of fish and game and the enjoyment of real wild food.





    Jenny, Alex and Mark recording the podcast at the 2019 BHA Rendezvous



    I hope you find this podcast helpful as we look to have more conversations on the issue of inclusion in the outdoors. Make sure you also check out Episode 9 of the Outdoor Feast Podcast by Modern Carnivore. Todd Waldron talks with David Change from the organization Brown Folks Fishing on the issue of diversity in the outdoors. In addition, you should check out the quick story of The Elba Gas Station by Hansi Johnson.



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    Watch Jenny Ly tell her story of learning to hunt at the 2019 Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rendezvous in Boise Idaho.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Davin Brandt of Minnesota Steelheader – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:013)

    Davin Brandt of Minnesota Steelheader – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:013)

    Davin Brandt - Founder/Director of Minnesota Steelheader









    In today’s podcast I sit down with Davin Brandt who is the founder and director of Minnesota Steelheader. This non-profit organization’s mission is to “engage volunteers who share a common interest of conserving the Lake Superior steelhead, trout, and salmon fisheries on Minnesota’s North Shore tributaries while informing, inspiring, and educating on the water, on-line, and in our communities.”



    I met Davin while serving on the MN DNR R3 Council over the past year and I can’t say enough positive things about this guy. He truly cares for the resources on the North Shore of Minnesota and is passionate about introducing people to steelhead fishing. I hope you enjoy the conversation! You can also watch this podcast on Youtube and see Davin’s and my shining faces, if you’d like. Scroll below, or just click here to go to the Modern Carnivore Youtube Channel.



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    Davin shares



    Background of MN Steelheader (https://www.minnesotasteelheader.com/)

    Origins of Great Lakes Steelhead, and current issues

    How to get started fishing for steelhead yourself







    Make sure you check out the Outdoor Feast Podcast by Modern Carnivore, and hosted by Todd Waldron. Todd had a recent conversation with Nicole Qualtieri who is the hunting and fishing editor for GearJunkie.com.



    You'll also want to check out Learn To Hunt Turkeys on HuntingCamp.LIVE (by Modern Carnivore). During the spring turkey hunting season of 2020 we're giving everyone FREE access to all the turkey hunting content.



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    • 59 min
    Mark Strand Talks Turkeys – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:012)

    Mark Strand Talks Turkeys – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:012)

    Turkey Hunting with Mark Strand









    In today's podcast I sit down with Mark Strand. Mark has been an outdoor writer, photographer, and filmmaker since 1977. He has hunted wild turkeys for 41 years, traveling to hunt 17 states including Hawaii and several regions of Mexico. He has shot all 6 species and subspecies of wild turkeys. He often starts in late March in the South and works his way north, hunting turkeys through the end of May. A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism with a minor in Fisheries & Wildlife Science, he has written extensively for the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Turkey Call, Turkey & Turkey Hunting, Realtree’s Turkey Special, and many other publications. At one time or another, Strand has written for nearly every outdoor magazine, and authored or co-authored 14 books, including Paint the Next Sunrise: A Future for Hunting and Fishing, and the e-book Turkey Camp and other turkey hunting stories. Mark belongs to the “Ray Eye coaching tree,” giving much credit to the Ozark's legend for influencing his hunting style. I hope you enjoy the conversation!



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    Mark shares insights on hunting turkeys that he has learned over decades of hunting the bird.



    What's more important in turkey hunting...woodsmanship or calling?

    What tactics should be considered when going to and from the blind and placing decoys?

    How can a new hunter learn to call in turkeys?



    If you're interested in learning more about turkey hunting make sure you check out Learn To Hunt Turkeys on HuntingCamp.LIVE (by Modern Carnivore). During the spring turkey hunting season of 2020 we're giving everyone FREE access to all the turkey hunting content.



    Mark Strand (L) and Mark Norquist (R)



    Editor's Note: If you're curious about starting your own hunting journey shoot an email to info@modcarn.com.



    This content is funded in part through a grant provided by the Minnesota DNR. Learn more about DNR efforts to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters on their website. 



     

    • 1 hr 16 min

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33 Ratings

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