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The Voice of Sportsmen 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/

The Voice of Sportsmen 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/
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The Voice of Sportsmen 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/

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307-421-8086


Episodes

0030 Your Mountain - Everything You Should Know About the Outdoor Recreation Economy

12/18/2018
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Dave and Nephi are joined by the leaders of State Outdoor Recreations Offices; Tom Adams (UT), Rachel VandeVoort (MT), and Domenic Bravo (WY) prior to their presentation at the Western Governor's Association Winter Meeting. Topics include: what state outdoor recreation offices do; how we expand and enhance the outdoor recreation economy; building coalitions; using an area to death, funding resource management; growing the outdoor recreation economy too fast; keeping Coloradans out of...

Duration:01:31:49

0029 Your Mountain - How an 1868 Treaty Could Turn the North American Model on its Head

12/11/2018
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Wildlife conservation requires a regulated system for managing the game and the hunter. That has been the model for a hundred years. Known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, it has successfully staved off extinction of most game species in the US. Everyone must follow state game laws now, right? Not so fast. The guys discuss a pending US Supreme Court case interpreting an 1868 Tribal Treaty that could exempt some citizens from state game regulations on many federal lands...

Duration:00:49:52

0028 Your Mountain -The Farm Bill Expired on September 30, and Sportsmen Should Care

12/4/2018
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The guys sit down with TRCP's Alex Maggos and Zane Zaubi of Horizons Land and Farm Development to dive into the conservation title of the Farm Bill. From the Voluntary Public Access Program, to youth hunting opportunities, Alex and Zane make the case for continued conservation funding. Other topics include: importance of private land in conservation, sportsmen and landowners as partners, recruiting first time hunters, voluntary conservation, CRP, creating duck habitat, whether Congress can...

Duration:01:22:31

0027 Your Mountain - Dissecting the Farm Bill

11/27/2018
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You've probably heard about the Farm Bill, but do you understand it? After this episode, you will. Dave, Mike and Nephi take you through the history of the Farm Bill. Learn about it roots during the Great Depression, and attempts to reauthorize it in Congress today. We discuss the various conservation programs funded through the Farm Bill, and the value of voluntary, incentive based conservation. If you care about clean water, good habitat, and abundant wildlife as well as an affordable,...

Duration:00:43:46

0026 Your Mountain - Agriculture and Public Lands with Ethan Lane of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association

11/20/2018
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Ranchers are a big, but often misunderstood part of public land management in the western United States. Join David and Mike as they visit with Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association - Public Lands. They dive into myriad topics surrounding public land management. Topics include: Access to "landlocked" public lands, respecting private property rights, history of checkerboard and state lands, supporting the Land and Water...

Duration:01:27:05

0025 Your Mountain - Dissecting the Election: 2nd Amendment, Public Lands, and Other Impacts on Sportsmen

11/13/2018
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The guys cut through all the fear-mongering and hyper-partisanship to explain what the election results mean for the hunting and angling community. Is the 2nd Amendment at risk? What about access to public land? Conservation funding? Listen to find out. Other topics include, North Carolina and Georgia's outdoor related constitutional amendments, some non-profits using fear to raise money, the increasing polarization of the United States, and why local elections matter more than national...

Duration:00:40:16

0024 Your Mountain - Dave's Mountain is Burning

11/6/2018
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We ask every guest the same question - what's your mountain? Now it's Dave's turn to answer. Listen as Dave describes his mountain, and the events that led to it burning this fall. Topics include: Dave's orange vest, 19th century mining and tie-hacking, pine beetles, fire suppression, dangers of hunting in beetle killed forests, litigation as a tool to prevent forest management, stories from Dave's mountain, fire as a reset button, and lots more.

Duration:01:19:41

0023 Your Mountain - Dissecting the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Part 2)

10/30/2018
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The guys are back to talking about wild horses again. Would Dave hunt a wild horse? Take a listen to find out. Other topics include: using the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation to manage horses, horses out-competing other wildlife, lack of predators, the reduction in public-land grazing since 1971, comparing management of wild pigs to wild horses, writing laws with the heart vs the mind, how the Act should be applied, chances of amending the act in today's political climate, and...

Duration:00:49:48

0022 Your Mountain - Four Lawyers and Nephi Walk into a Bar - Again

10/23/2018
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Continuing a conversation from episode 18, David and Nephi visit with wildlife attorneys Kelley Myers, Chris Tymeson, and Tamara McIntosh. Topics covered include: A day in the life of a wildlife attorney, collaborative conservation, Tamara's Yellowstone back country tips, waterfalls of Yellowstone, David's bass fishing first, tracking doves, revisiting the Utah Cutt-slam, searching trail cameras, the dedication of wildlife professionals, arm-chair biologists, and more.

Duration:01:21:15

0021 Your Mountain: Dissecting the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Part 1)

10/16/2018
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CORRAL your friends, and SADDLE up your listening device. This episode is UNBRIDLED and WILD. The guys dive into the history of horses in the United States, and what lead to the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Topics include: Horse populations in the wild and captivity, cost of raising captive horses, Nephi’s proclivity for horse meat, changes to the Act, mgn’t challenges and a cliff-hanger to bring you back for part II.

Duration:00:45:22

0020 Your Mountain - Politics, Conservation, and Business with Ryan Bronson of Vista Outdoor

10/9/2018
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What is Vista Outdoor? You probably use many of their products and don't even know it. David and Nephi sit down with their Director of Conservation & Public Policy, Ryan Bronson, to talk about the company and so much more. Topics include: Vista's contributions to conservation; responding to gun boycotts; the backpack tax; why relationships matter; the politics of hunting; lead v copper ammunition; long-range shooting ethics; David's preferred use for garbage bags; and Ryan gets emotional...

Duration:01:11:22

0019 Your Mountain: Dissecting the History of Forest (Mis) Management

10/2/2018
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Since 2015, forest fires have burned more than 33 million acres in the US - an area larger than Louisiana. So why are we seeing so many fires? And why are there billions of dead trees across the western United States and Canada? The guys tackle those questions and more in this episode. Topics include the Forest Reserve Act, Forest Service Organic Act, Gifford Pinchot's vision, clear-cutting, pine beetles, drought, NEPA, Multiple Use-Sustained Yield Act, National Forest Management Act, the...

Duration:00:45:50

0018 Your Mountain - Four Wildlife Lawyers and Nephi Walk into a Bar

9/25/2018
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What do you get when you put four wildlife attorneys and Nephi in a room? Great conversation and a lot of useful information. Learn from Dave, Chris Tymeson, Kelley Myers and Tamara McIntosh about wildlife laws in Wyoming, Kansas, and Iowa. Topics include: Wildlife Violator Compact, landowner damage claims, valuing wildlife, road kill salvage, using disease to build fear to end hunting, captive breeding challenges, Dave's cheapness, Chris's WY elk hunt, sharing honey holes, and a great...

Duration:01:22:38

0017 Your Mountain - Dissecting the Alphabet Soup of Public Lands: Where can you hunt?

9/18/2018
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Not all public land is treated the same, especially when it comes to access for hunting. Myriad acronyms and a multitude of oversight agencies can make knowing your rights hard to understand. David and Mike break down the different state and federal agencies that manage our public lands, the purpose of their management, and whether the public can hunt them. Think you cannot hunt on National Parks or Monuments, or even Military installations? You may be surprised. Any restrictions on state...

Duration:00:39:05

0016 Your Mountain - Shooting Sports and Conservation with Dianna Muller, Ryan Muller and John Burns

9/11/2018
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You've heard about three gun matches. Or maybe you haven't. We discuss how taking part in shooting sports can improve your hunting skills, and specifically how three gun shooters impact conservation funding. Maybe you're a three gun shooter thinking about taking your skills to the field. We've got you covered. Dive into the conversation with some of the sport's leading shooters, Dianna and Ryan Muller as well as long-range shooting expert John Burns. We promise you'll walk away with a...

Duration:01:09:30

0015 Your Mountain - Dissecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund

9/4/2018
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Maybe you've read about it or seen references to it on social media. Maybe you know that it's set to expire on Sept. 30, 2018. But how much to you really know about the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)? You'll learn plenty as David, Mike, and Nephi take you through its history, how it's funded, how money is spent, and what Congress is considering today. Do you like baseball fields, swimming pools, parks, trails, river access, land access, hunting, or fishing? Then don't miss this...

Duration:00:40:48

0014 Your Mountain - A Conversation with Game Wardens from Across North America

8/28/2018
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Ever wonder what it takes to be a game warden? The guys crash the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association annual convention to find out. Join them as they talk to Liza-J Bobseine of New York, Kerry Wrishko of Saskatchewan, and Shawn Blajszczak of Wyoming about their experiences in wildlife law enforcement. Learn about fighting illegal trade of animal parts like shark fins, ivory, and live tigers. Other topics discussed include: the process of becoming a game warden, using...

Duration:01:04:43

0013 Your Mountain - Dissecting the Endangered Species Act, Part 3: Proposed Changes to the Act

8/21/2018
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It's all been building to this. In Part 1, we talked history of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Part 2 focused on how it works. Now, in Part 3, the guys discuss the future of the ESA. They touch on a series of bills introduced by the Western Caucus in the US House. What is the Western Caucus? The guys explain. They dissect a US Senate draft bill, and detail regulatory proposals introduced by the Secretary of Interior. Can they succeed? How can you make your voice heard? You'll have to...

Duration:00:44:25

0012 Your Mountain - Hunter Advocacy with Land Tawney, President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

8/14/2018
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Land Tawney, President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers joins Dave, Mike, and Nephi for an educational, thought-provoking, and frequently hilarious conversation. Learn about BHA's "Hike to Hunt" program; training for hunting season; hunter/outdoor rec partnerships; Dave's terrible kayaking skills; history, mission, and structure of BHA; Land and Water Conservation Fund; River Access; backcountry law enforcement; importance of landowner relationships; Dave's deer honey hole; and...

Duration:00:54:47

0011 Your Mountain: Dissecting the Endangered Species Act, Part 2: Nuts and Bolts of Listings

8/7/2018
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In Part 2 of a 3 Part series, Dave, Mike, and Nephi get a little wonky talking about how the Endangered Species Act operates, or is supposed to work. The guys discuss the process of listing and delisting species, candidate species, public participation in the process, as well as some of the other things the Fish and Wildlife Service must do under the Act. This episode draws upon the Part 1 discussion about why the Act was passed, and sets up Part 3 that will cover proposed statutory and...

Duration:00:40:43