100 episodes

Join David Willms, Mike McGrady, Nephi Cole, and entertaining guests each week as they use humor, storytelling, and more than 40 years of collective experience in law, science, and policy to explain important decisions affecting your outdoor experience. As the guys frequently say, "There are millions of acres of opportunity out there. They belong to you. Every day, decisions are being made that affect your land, your water, and your wildlife. You should know about them. This is Your Mountain." http://www.itsyourmountain.com/

Your Mountain Your Mountain with David Willms, Mike McGrady and Nephi Cole

    • Wilderness
    • 4.9, 148 Ratings

Join David Willms, Mike McGrady, Nephi Cole, and entertaining guests each week as they use humor, storytelling, and more than 40 years of collective experience in law, science, and policy to explain important decisions affecting your outdoor experience. As the guys frequently say, "There are millions of acres of opportunity out there. They belong to you. Every day, decisions are being made that affect your land, your water, and your wildlife. You should know about them. This is Your Mountain." http://www.itsyourmountain.com/

    103 - Baiting and Culling Mountain Goats

    103 - Baiting and Culling Mountain Goats

    After a two week hiatus, Dave and Nephi are back for the GOAT episode--mountain goats that is. They discuss the proposed mountain goat cull in Grand Teton National Park; the change at the top of the National Park Service; a new definition of "habitat" from the US Fish and Wildlife Service; National Shooting Sports month; Dave's close encounter with mountain goats; Nephi's participation in a 3-gun tournament; and more.

    • 57 min
    Waterfowl Hunting with Ben Paige

    Waterfowl Hunting with Ben Paige

    Ben Paige of Sovereign Sportsmen Solutions and the Fowl Front Waterfowl Podcast join the guys to talk all things waterfowl hunting. They discuss: barriers to entry; Dave's paper mached decoys; getting involved in season setting; splash limits; finding public water/land opportunities; noncontributory users; hunting during COVID; worst thing Ben's done to other hunters on public land; hot tips; Ben's Mountain, and more.   

    • 1 hr 46 min
    A Primer on Migratory Birds

    A Primer on Migratory Birds

    The guys give an update on the case involving delisting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. They also break down the major federal laws governing waterfowl management in the United States. Learn about Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Duck Stamp Act, how season setting works, and more!

    • 53 min
    Wyoming's 32nd Governor - Matthew H. Mead

    Wyoming's 32nd Governor - Matthew H. Mead

    For episode 100, the guys are joined by their former boss, the 32nd Governor of Wyoming, Governor Matthew H. Mead. They cover his many natural resource accomplishments--topics like wolves, sage grouse, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, outdoor recreation, and the Endangered Species Act. They also discuss how politics should work, the importance of collaboration, the Bull Moose party, the Governor's mountain, and more. This is a special episode--check it out!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Recent Federal, Tribal, and State Wildlife Management Conflicts

    Recent Federal, Tribal, and State Wildlife Management Conflicts

    They guys provide updates on William Perry Pendley's tenure overseeing the Bureau of Land Management; the status of the Herrera case that is defining the extent of Tribal hunting rights under an 1868 Treaty; and the recent decision by the Trump administration to defer to the Alaska Department of Game and Fish for managing wildlife on National Preserves. Mix in a natural disaster damaging Dave and Mike's homes mid recording, and you have the makings of a wonky and entertaining episode.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    When Lawsuits About Grizzly Bears Aren't Really About Grizzly Bears

    When Lawsuits About Grizzly Bears Aren't Really About Grizzly Bears

    Dave and Nephi highlight several lawsuits that are using grizzly bears to end other practices on public lands, and explain how groups can use the Endangered Species Act to advance other objectives like ending hunting and grazing. Other topics include: auditions to replace Mike; the Great American Outdoors Act; how to best talk to our elected officials; how the hunting license draw is like the NFL draft; real time licence draw results in Wyoming; and more. Tune in!

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

nevada ag ,

Great show

Great show and discussion of wildlife issues!

wyode ,

Diversity!!

I live in Wyoming and am part of a hunting family. I applaud your efforts to address outdoor, conservation and public lands issues. I have enjoyed listening to your podcasts. Excellent discussion and analysis.
I have a couple of suggestions. You advocate people with divergent viewpoints should have civil fact based discussions. I completely agree. To that end, I would suggest you have representatives from groups like the greater Yellowstone coalition, defenders of wildlife and Wyoming outdoor council. Secondly, I hope you include women, urban dwellers and people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds ( eg native Americans) as guests on your podcast. In a pluralist society I think it’s always good to broaden the viewpoints.
Thanks so much and I will keep on listening!!

nwisco ,

Good information

Great information and podcast, but Nephi Cole is unbearable. Guy just lets his bias show way too much, constantly interrupts, and wants to start nitty little arguements. Plus the guy wrote for The Federalist which has a major anti-public lands agenda

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