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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

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

0010 Your Mountain -- Interview with Zach Bowhay of Hunt DIY

7/31/2018
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Zach Bowhay is back to talk with the guys about how to game western preference point systems and why it's creating a problem for the future of hunting. Zach reveals the trials of being an outdoor writer, and the guys talk about the evolution of state wildlife management. The guys also debate whether too much hunting success early on is good for a new hunter. Join the guys at First Lite headquarters. www.itsyourmountain.com Hunting, Fishing, Public Lands Law and Policy, Preference Points,...

Duration:01:14:12

0009 Your Mountain--Dissecting the Endangered Species Act, Part 1: History of the ESA

7/24/2018
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Mike and Dave tackle the first episode of a three part series on one of this country's most impactful conservation laws - the Endangered Species Act (ESA). They share their personal experiences working with the ESA in science, law, and policy, and then dive into its storied history. Did you know that the ESA was Congress's 3rd attempt at a species preservation law? You will after this episode. The guys also discuss how a small fish shut down a $100 million water infrastructure project, the...

Duration:00:37:15

0008 Your Mountain -- Kryptek's Kelli Thornton discusses women hunting, hunting in Africa and getting veterans into the field

7/17/2018
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Kryptec's slogan, from battlefield to back country, only tells part of the company's story. They also have notable employees and the guys sit down with one of them--international hunter and hunting emissary Kelli Thornton. The guys learn about how she got into hunting and the fast growing segment of women hunters, blaze pink, commissioner tags, getting veterans into hunting, and the North American versus African conservation models. http://www.itsyourmountain.com/podcast/ Hunting,...

Duration:01:10:03

Your Mountain 0007 - Dissecting Senator Mike Lee's Public Land Proposals

7/10/2018
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You've read the headlines and seen the tweets about U.S. Senator Mike Lee's ideas for limiting national monument designations, and transferring public lands to private hands. Some groups are even using it to fundraise. But what did the Senator actually say, and what does it really mean? The guys discuss what is motivating the public lands transfer crowd, Senator Lee's ideas for transferring public lands, the likelihood of the legislation going anywhere this Congress, and how you can make...

Duration:00:35:32

0006 Your Mountain - Conservation and Camo with First Lite's Ryan Callahan and Western Hunter's Zach Bowhay

7/3/2018
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The guys cover lots of ground in this educational and funny episode with First Lite's Ryan Callahan, and Western Hunter's Zach Bowhay. Topics covered include: why everyone loves Idaho, what got Ryan started in the outdoor industry, advocating for front country vs. backcountry access, does camo work, the Pittman-Robertson Act, finding more money for wildlife conservation, the 2% for Conservation program, do non-hunters pay their fair share for conservation, Butch Cassidy in Idaho, and much...

Duration:01:20:47

0005 Your Mountain - Dissecting The Pittman-Robertson Act

6/26/2018
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You hear it all the time - hunters pay for wildlife conservation. But, what does that really mean? In this short but educational episode, the guys breakdown the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act - better known as the Pittman-Robertson Act. They cover: (1) The events that led to Congress adopting the Act, (2) How the Act works, (3) Why hunters and non-hunters should care, and (4) current legislation that would amend the Act, including each one's likelihood of passing this Congress. You...

Duration:00:30:17

0004 Your Mountain - Black Bear Hunting, and Hunters as Conservationists with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV

6/19/2018
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David Willms, Mike McGrady, and Nephi Cole visit with Jana Waller, wildlife artist, and host of Skull Bound TV on The Sportsman Channel. The guys sit down with Jana only hours after her epic Montana black bear hunt and get all the details. They also discuss the importance of educating non-hunters about hunters as wildlife conservationists, the value of hunting in Africa, the changing demographics of the American hunter, and the need to recruit women and veterans to hunting. Jana also shares...

Duration:01:11:01

0003 Your Mountain - Public Lands with Braden Sheppard, Utah Governor's Office

6/11/2018
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Dave Willms, Mike McGrady and Nephi Cole visit with Braden Sheppard from Utah Governor Herbert's Office. The guys visit about Braden's work with big horn sheep, shrinking Bears Ears National Monument, loving our public lands to death, hunting in Utah, Revised Statute 2477 road claims, and Dave questions whether Utah actually has a cutt slam. Hunting, Fishing, Recreation, Outdoors, and Public Land Law and Policy Show Notes:coming soon http://www.itsyourmountain.com/podcast/

Duration:01:11:43

0002 Your Mountain - The Outdoor Economy with Amy Roberts, Outdoor Industry Association

6/11/2018
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Dave Willms, Mike McGrady and Nephi Cole chat with the Executive Director of the Outdoor Industry Association, Amy Roberts, from her office in Boulder, Colorado. This episode dives into the reasons behind the >$800 billion outdoor recreation economy, Bear's Ears, Utah's public land bills, public land transfers, supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund, tariffs on outdoor recreation gear, the backpack tax, the Outdoor Industry Association's efforts to get inner city children in the...

Duration:01:11:42