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/
Groundhog Day - Relisting Wolves and Delisting Grizzly Bears
After a long hiatus consumed with work and the backcountry, Dave and Nephi are back! In this episode they discuss a recent action taken by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in response to a petition to relist gray wolves in the West. They also discuss Wyoming's announcement to petition the FWS to delist grizzly bears. Sound familiar? It should. The tug-a-war over wolves and grizzly bears is decades old. Spoiler: there's no end in sight. Take a listen.
ATF and BLM Nominees Plus a Ballot Box Attack on Hunters
Dave and Nephi break down the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to serve at the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, and David Chipman to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. They also discuss a controversial ballot initiative in Oregon, a shooting sports competition in Colorado, and Dave’s displeasure over not getting to cull mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park.
Oil & Ice- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
This week your hosts break down ANWR, the Transfer of Federal Public Lands, Climate Change, Santa Clause, McKenzie River Delta Gas Pipeline, Public Lands in Public Hands, and the Trans Alaska Pipeline.
Playing Prairie Chicken with RAWA
This week the guys talk about Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) and Prairie Chickens. Other topics discussed; Mike's big moves, How to become a primary or secondary source for Meateater, ESA use, The difference between Big Chickens and Little Chickens, and a whole lot more.
92 Miles: A Migration Story
This week Dave and Nephi sit down to talk about mule deer migration with Patrick Rodgers, a University of Wyoming grad research associate at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. They discuss the science of migration; riding the green wave; impacts of development; and whether hunting triggers migration. They also discuss Pat's recent film, "92 Miles: A Migration Story" where he chronicles his experience running a mule deer migration route from the peaks of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness in CO to the sage hills of Southern WY.
Wyoming Migration Initiative
This Podcast Produced by Ben Paige
The Importance of Diversity in R3: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and More
This week Dave and Nephi sit down to talk with Bianca "Mo" McGrath-Martinez of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) to address the importance of diversity in the R3 discussion. Topics include barriers to becoming a hunter, how Bianca got into hunting, buying her first firearm, mentors, her mountain, and so much more.
Very informative, funny and engaging!
Thanks for bringing these important conversations forward. Very much appreciated!
A fellow western big game hunter.
Re Subsistence Hunting
Maddening to listen to this.
I always dreamed of going on a western hunt for elk.
The amount of public land( National Forest , BLM, etc) is owned as much by me as a Montana resident. However, I know I wouldn’t be welcome there by anyone I met on the trail or trailhead.
I have fed my family on the deer I harvested year I year out. I could be considered a subsistence hunter/ fisherman . I would never begrudge another hunter I came across in the woods.
I am a forester and basically live in the woods. I’m a member of BHA and now I wonder why, because I’m never going to get the chance to hunt out there.
Your conversation made me want to forget any notion of going out there
Mike Walsh. Conesus, NY
The guts really dial into the issues with excellent points. They also offer balance.