Talking Mule Deer is the official podcast of the Mule Deer Foundation and covers mule deer and black-tailed deer biology, hunting, and conservation issues. Hosted by Steve Belinda and Jodi Stemler, both passionate conservationist who bring a wealth of knowledge, humor and intrigue to mule deer conservation and help listeners understand what MDF does and what you can do to help mule deer.
S5 E1 - Western Hunting & Conservation Expo with Ray Crow and MDF CEO Joel Pedersen
Into 2022 we are racing, headed full steam ahead into the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo! We get WHCE Director Ray Crow and MDF President/CEO Joel Pedersen on the record, talking all things Hunt Expo! WHCE is a huge fundraiser for wildlife conservation across the West, and we’ve got some new events, changes, and a breakdown of how MDF utilizes funds raised towards work on the ground that directly affect mule deer habitat. As he approaches his first anniversary as the head of the organization, Joel briefs us on how the organization is doing, and some changes being implemented under his watch. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about how MDF is changing the landscape of West.
S4 E14 - Wyoming Habitat Partnership Coordinator Nicole Reed, and Wyoming Updates
Just in time for your holiday travels, for our final episode for 2021 we are spending time checking our lists, and reviewing the work being accomplished in Wyoming. We chat with one of the newest MDF Biologists, Habitat Partnership Coordinator Nicole Reed on her work in WY and CO, and WY Regional Director Shawn Blajszczak gives an update on how to get your hands on some special edition Wyoming Whiskey, and other initiatives in the state.
S4 E13 – Mapping the Herd with AZ Biologists Lucas Olson and Jackson Miller
As the year draws to a close we are headed to Arizona, to get updates on how GPS collar data is being utilized to determine how the Mule Deer Foundation accomplishes its project work. Lucas Olson, MDF/Arizona Cooperative Wildlife Biologist is a GIS and mapping specialist, giving us a rundown on how GPS collars are driving the next level of research on mule deer migration and habitat use, while Jackson Miller MDF/Arizona Cooperative Mule Deer Biologist shares how the data being collected, turns into projects on the ground.
S4 E12 – Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley and Game Division Chief Mike Scott
Today we are headed to Nevada to check in on the status of the mule deer herd with Nevada Department of Wildlife Director and President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Tony Wasley and Game Division Chief Mike Scott. Tony and Mike spend time discussing project work occurring in Nevada, how these projects are financed through auction tags, MDF Chapter Rewards, and grant funds provided by partner agencies. Any conversation about habitat health in Nevada also has to include the status of feral horse populations in the state.
S4 E11 - Montana Mule Deer with MT Game Division Chief Brian Wakeling, and MDF Regional Director Chris Fortune
With Montana archery seasons already in process, and the rifle season racing up, we are going in-depth with MT Game Management Bureau Chief Brian Wakeling, and MDF’s MT Regional Director Chris Fortune. Brian details how weather conditions across the state will affect hunting opportunities, particularly the drought conditions and wildfires this summer, and Chris gets granular about how MDF is working to ensure a healthy herd in MT.
S4 E10 - 2021 Range-wide Status of Black-Tailed and Mule Deer with Jim Heffelfinger and Joel Pedersen
MDF President/CEO Joel Pedersen, and Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Science Coordinator Jim Heffelfinger to talk about the 2021 Range-wide Status of Black-Tailed and Mule Deer produced by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mule Deer Working Group.
Fundraising and suits most of the time.
Cons: Still waiting for them to get to the “hunting tips and tactics” 3 seasons of that In the teaser but no episodes.
Pros: Jack Rabbit Jim.
Great informative pod about the conservation for Mule Deer.
Audio quality is poor
They talk the same stuff no real changes between episodes
And they are all massively delayed
They release episodes that then recorded months and months before