209 episodes

The Hunter Conservationist Podcast brings you nuanced content about conservation, science and responsible hunting in Canada, so you can stay topped up on issues concerning your outdoor, hunting and fishing lifestyle, stay current on the latest in wildlife conservation, science and responsible hunting and be entertained by conversations with intellectual thinkers.

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

The Hunter Conservationist Podcast brings you nuanced content about conservation, science and responsible hunting in Canada, so you can stay topped up on issues concerning your outdoor, hunting and fishing lifestyle, stay current on the latest in wildlife conservation, science and responsible hunting and be entertained by conversations with intellectual thinkers.

    Ep. 17 - Our Stories Connect Us All - Show the Kinds the Small Things with Taylor Nairn

    Ep. 17 - Our Stories Connect Us All - Show the Kinds the Small Things with Taylor Nairn

    Taylor Nairn is a father and a hunter from British Columbia. He joins Mark in this episode to talk about his experience with hunting, conservation, and outdoor activities. Taylor delves into his motivation for hunting, family involvement, conservation efforts, and the challenges of wildlife management. Taylor shares his passion for hunting and the importance of conservation work, highlighting the need for mentorship and the impact of environmental changes on hunting experiences. The conversation covers various topics related to hunting, conservation, and the involvement of children in outdoor activities. It also delves into the challenges and rewards of hunting with kids and the importance of fostering a love for the outdoors. The discussion highlights the balance between hunting for oneself and involving children in the hunting experience.
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    • 48 min
    Short Truths Canada Ep. 11 - Is Hunting Conservation?

    Short Truths Canada Ep. 11 - Is Hunting Conservation?

    Is hunting conservation? At times, this is controversial statement. So we explore what conservation is and whether hunting is part of it or not.
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    • 6 min
    Episode 123 - A Buck Unlike Anything The World Had Seen with Darrell Crabbe

    Episode 123 - A Buck Unlike Anything The World Had Seen with Darrell Crabbe

    In this episode, Darrell Crabbe, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation discusses the impact of the Hansen Buck on Saskatchewan and the province’s hunting community. Darrell discusses various topics related to hunting and conservation in Saskatchewan. He talks about the challenges posed by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and the importance of testing animals for the disease. He also discusses the impact of CWD on hunting traditions and the need for hunters to adapt to changing circumstances. Darrell also touches on the issue of hunter access and conflicts with agriculture, as well as the management of wild pig populations in Saskatchewan. Finally, he highlights the Women in Conservation Summit and the importance of women taking on leadership roles in the hunting and conservation community.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    I Think A Backbone Needs To Be Grown with Jen Shears

    I Think A Backbone Needs To Be Grown with Jen Shears

    Jen Shears joins the show to talk about Canada's management of seals and seal hunting, with a focus on the inspiration and motivation behind it. The conversation highlights the impacts of import bans on seal products and the challenges faced by hunters in Canada. It also discusses the population dynamics of seals, their changing diet, and the consequences of not managing their population. The conversation delves into the hunting process, including the three-step process for dispatching seals and the regulations and training required for seal harvesters. In this conversation, Jen discusses the challenges and misconceptions surrounding the seal hunt in Newfoundland and Labrador. She emphasizes the importance of sustainable resource management and the need for public engagement and advocacy. Jen also highlights the economic and ecological opportunities that the seal hunt provides for coastal communities. She encourages listeners to take action by contacting their elected officials and participating in public consultations. The conversation concludes with a call to support and protect traditional ways of life.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Truth About Fur Ep. 2 - Snare Ban, Wolverines and Mink Farming

    Truth About Fur Ep. 2 - Snare Ban, Wolverines and Mink Farming

    This episode covers various topics including the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus outdoor symposium, National Seal Products Day, the ban on snaring for licensed trappers in PEI, the ban on mink farming in BC, and the presence of chronic wasting disease in British Columbia. The conversation also touches on the importance of the fur industry in agriculture, the role of trappers in wildlife disease management, and a study on wolverine density. This part of the conversation discusses the conservation concerns surrounding wolverines and the need for reducing incidental trapping deaths to maintain stable populations. It also highlights the importance of trappers in wildlife management and the potential risks they face from anti-fur protesters. The conversation concludes with a reminder to support the fur industry and upcoming events like the BC Trappers Association rendezvous and the June fur sale.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Around Canada - Ep. 75 - Bury The Polar Bear?

    Around Canada - Ep. 75 - Bury The Polar Bear?

    This episode covers various stories related to bears, deer, moose, and gun ranges in Canada. The first story discusses the impact of tourism on grizzly bears in British Columbia, highlighting how tourists can disrupt their feeding patterns. The second story focuses on the tragic death of a famous white grizzly bear in Yoho National Park due to a collision with a vehicle. The episode also touches on the controversy surrounding the display of a mounted polar bear in Yellowknife and the decline of moose populations in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Additionally, it mentions the decrease in the number of shooting ranges in Canada since the gun confiscation program was announced.
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    • 50 min

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