Welcome to the Save it for the Blind Podcast. Dive into the world of duck hunting, conservation, and legislation. Join us for insightful discussions on preserving both tradition and nature. Our podcast isn't complete without tackling the legislative side of things. Discover how local and national policies impact hunting seasons, bag limits, and wetland preservation. Interviews with experts and policymakers will shed light on the intricate balance between hunting traditions and the need for sustainable practices.
Ep. 8 : The Veteran Hunt Program
In this episode of Save it For the Blind, your host Jeff Smith delves into the impactful world of the Veteran Hunt Program alongside two esteemed guests, Mike Kellogg and Mike Peters. As seasoned hunt coordinators and veterans, Kellogg and Peters share their wealth of experience in organizing unforgettable outdoor adventures for both active duty and non-active veterans.
Tune in as Jeff, Mike Kellogg, and Mike Peters shed light on the profound significance of the Veteran Hunt Program, exploring its origins, mission, and the incredible impact it has on the lives of our nation's heroes. From fostering camaraderie among veterans to providing therapeutic and empowering experiences through the great outdoors, the program serves as a beacon of support for those who have served our country.
Discover the stories of resilience, courage, and camaraderie that emerge from these hunts, as the trio discusses the unique challenges faced by veterans and the healing power of nature. Gain insights into how the program goes beyond the traditional understanding of hunting, becoming a source of community, connection, and empowerment for those who have sacrificed so much.
Join Jeff, Mike Kellogg, and Mike Peters in this special episode as they highlight the transformative journey of veterans through the Veteran Hunt Program and celebrate the bonds forged in the great outdoors. It's an episode filled with gratitude, inspiration, and a deep appreciation for those who have served.
Save it For the Blind - where stories come to life, and heroes are celebrated.
Ep. 7 : Stories from the Duck Blind
Join Jeff Smith on the latest episode of "Save it for the Blind" as he ventures into the serene marshlands of California to sit down with two seasoned duck hunting guides. In this riveting episode, our host delves deep into the world of waterfowl hunting, uncovering the secrets, challenges, and unforgettable moments that come with the territory.
Whether you're an avid outdoors enthusiast or simply curious about the world of duck hunting, this episode promises to be a wild ride filled with laughter, lessons, and a few unexpected surprises. Tune in and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of California's marshlands as Jeff Smith and his guests bring you closer to the heart of the hunt. Get ready for an adventure that goes beyond the blind, exploring the stories that make duck hunting a truly unforgettable experience.
Ep. 6 : The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge & What CWA's doing
In this compelling episode of Save It for the Blind, host Carson Odegard engages in a thought-provoking discussion with esteemed guests Jon Carlson, President of the California Waterfowl Association (CWA), Lobbyist, Mark Hennelly, and Phil Brown, a seasoned Klamath duck hunting guide. Together, they dive deep into the heart of the matter—the Klamath Wildlife Refuge—and explore the critical role it plays in preserving biodiversity and sustaining the delicate balance of the ecosystem.
Tune in to Save It for the Blind for an enlightening episode that explores the Klamath Wildlife Refuge, delves into the remarkable work of the California Waterfowl Association, and highlights the collective responsibility we all share in preserving our natural wonders!
Ep. 5 : Advocacy and how CWA is fighting back
In this gripping episode of Save it for the Blind, join us as we sit down with two remarkable guests, Mark Smith and Mark Hennelly, who are at the forefront of advocacy in the world of conservation and hunting. We discuss AB 28 and much more.
In this thought-provoking episode, you'll learn how California Waterfowl is leading the charge in advocating for hunters' rights, and how their initiatives are shaping the future of hunting and wildlife conservation in the Golden State. Don't miss this enlightening discussion on the power of advocacy, the challenges hunters face, and the vital work being done to ensure that our hunting heritage is preserved for generations to come. Tune in and get inspired to join the fight for responsible hunting and conservation.
Ep. 4 : Rocket netting & banding totals
Prepare for a captivating journey into the heart of waterfowl hunting and the fascinating world of waterfowl biology on this episode of Save it for the Blind. Hosts Dylan, Jeff, and Carson have a thrilling conversation with two extraordinary guests, Brian Huber and Jason Coslovich, who bring a deep well of knowledge and experience to the table. Tune in as Brian and Jason recount their personal odysseys into the realm of hunting, from their earliest days as outdoors enthusiasts to becoming seasoned hunters. Discover the stories, challenges, and triumphs that have fueled their passion for this timeless pursuit .But that's just the beginning. Our episode takes a riveting turn as we delve into the mesmerizing world of waterfowl biology. You'll gain an understanding of waterfowl behavior, migration patterns, and the intricate relationships that make these birds so captivating. Hold on tight as we explore rocket netting, an innovative technique that allows biologists to safely capture and study ducks and geese in their natural habitat. It's a method that unveils secrets of waterfowl biology and contributes to our understanding of these incredible creatures. Join us as we highlight the importance of conservation efforts in preserving the habitats that sustain waterfowl populations, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the beauty and challenge of waterfowl hunting. This episode is packed with insights, stories, and knowledge that will leave you inspired and eager to explore the boundless world of waterfowl hunting and biology. Don't miss Save it for the Blind as we uncover the mysteries of this cherished tradition and the scientific marvels that define it.
Ep. 3 : Intro Hunt program & Who knows random hunting facts best
In this special episode of Save it for the Blind your hosts Dylan, Carson, and Jeff are taking a moment to share their own hunting journeys and backgrounds. Tune in to discover what ignited their passion for the great outdoors and hunting. They reveal the stories that led them to become avid hunters, giving you a glimpse into the experiences that shaped them into the outdoorsmen they are today.But the fun doesn't stop there! The hosts are ready to challenge you with some hunting trivia that will put your knowledge to the test. Get your thinking caps on and your game faces ready, as they ask questions ranging from wildlife facts to hunting techniques. Whether you're a seasoned hunter or new to the sport, you're sure to learn something new in this engaging and informative episode.Join us for an exciting, personal, and educational journey into the lives of your favorite hunting enthusiasts. You won't want to miss this episode of Save it for the Blind as we dive into the hosts' backgrounds and test your hunting knowledge.