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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/

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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United States

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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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English

Contact:

307-421-8086


Episodes

Groundhog Day - Relisting Wolves and Delisting Grizzly Bears

9/21/2021
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.

Duration:01:07:54

ATF and BLM Nominees Plus a Ballot Box Attack on Hunters

8/3/2021
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.

Duration:01:08:23

Oil & Ice- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

7/20/2021
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.

Duration:01:28:20

Playing Prairie Chicken with RAWA

7/9/2021
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, Endangered Species Act (again), The difference between Big Chickens and Little Chickens, Wildlife Funding and Grants, and a whole lot more.

Duration:01:16:41

92 Miles: A Migration Story

6/8/2021
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...

Duration:01:16:30

The Importance of Diversity in R3: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and More

5/20/2021
Bianca “Mo” McGrath-Martinez 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. Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) was created to help fulfill our duty to conserve and...

Duration:01:39:39

Becoming a Better Hunter

5/18/2021
This week join Nephi, Landon Michaels of Gunwerx and the Long Range Pursuit Podcast along with Garrett Long, Director of Marketing at Meateater in the truck at a National Rifle League Hunter Event. The question at hand- How do you become a better hunter in the off-season? This podcast produced by Ben Paige

Duration:00:50:03

The Importance of Diversity in R3: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and More

5/11/2021
Bianca “Mo” McGrath-Martinez 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. Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) was created to help fulfill our duty to conserve and...

Duration:01:39:46

Randy Newberg- Hunting Policy & Politics

5/4/2021
Dave and Nephi join Randy Newberg’s Hunt Talk Radio- They discuss how the policy game works, an insider's perspective, what not to do, what to do, Dave’s top 10 rules for effective advocacy, R3, lost access, conservation matters, managing hunters and hunting, elk hunting stories, and other great tangents from three passionate hunters who are concerned about wild places and wild things.

Duration:02:11:21

Subsistence Hunting in Alaska (Moose and Caribou) Issues

4/20/2021
This week the Dave, Mike and Nephi tackle the Alaskan Subsistence Hunting and Temporary Wildlife Special Action Request 21-01. A request to the interior department request being considered to close all federal lands within select game units in Alaska in regards to non-subsistence hunting of Moose and Caribou during the non-resident season.

Duration:01:20:41

5 Things- Sage Grouse, Sage Brush & Rogue Wolves

4/16/2021
Get your conservation updates and stay informed on a weekly basis by subscribing to the Your Mountain Podcast. This week, we have Sage Grouse populations and Habitat, The State of Sage Brush, A wolf found in an unlikely place, Habitat Stamps and Elk!

Duration:00:13:26

How To Become a Natural Resource Professional

4/13/2021
By Popular Demand- Today, the hosts talk about their respective paths into and through the outdoors industry with some career advice and wisdom peppered throughout. Whether you're looking at college course options, a mid-life career transition, or just want to know more about Dave, Nephi, and Mike's career path this episode is for you.

Duration:02:03:23

R3- A Real Argument

3/30/2021
This week Mike and Dave sit down and talk with producer Ben about his day job helping state agencies sell hunting licenses. Then they weigh in on the timely topic and arguments FOR and AGAINST R3 while disucssing the merits of the most recent arguments published.

Duration:01:28:13

5 Things you Oughta Know Today #3

3/25/2021
Important things you Oughta Know! 1) Sunday hunting bill in Maine and push for a new Bill in PA 2) NM Public Lands Trapping ban update 3) SCOTUS Cert Denial and Opinion on Monument Designations 4) State initiated litigation in WY and LA - Oil & Gas 5) Public Service Announcement—Don’t Feed Wildlife This episode produced by Ben Paige

Duration:00:19:05

Don't Move A Mussel...or Cry Wolf

3/17/2021
Mike & Dave are joined by Jessi Johnson from the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. Topics Discussed: Join in on the Conservation Conversation The false need for a Recording Studio, 5 Things Episodes and their Shelf Life, How Pastries make the Legislative World Go Around, Smuggling Zebra Mussels in Pet Store Moss Balls, One Careless Flush Away, Wolves and the Endangered Species Act, Blowing past your Wolf Conservation Goals on both ends, What Talking smack about your Podcast Producer will Get...

Duration:01:12:36

5 Things you Oughta Know Today #2

3/11/2021
This week Mike gives you an update on - 1)Senator Haaland's road to the Interior 2)5 Bills that are sitting before the House Committee on Natural Resources 3)March Hunting/Draw Application Deadlines 4)A Take on How the Pandemic created More Hunters 5)Wisconsin Wolves - A breakdown Don't miss out and head on over to our facebook listener group! This Podcast is Produced by Ben Paige

Duration:00:11:54

Ammo Shortages, Non-Resident Hunters & Public Trust Doctrine

3/9/2021
This week your host Mike McGrady, David Willms, and Nephi Cole break down the current Ammo Shortages, the Value of Non-Resident Hunters and discuss the history of the Public Trust Doctrine. Want to join in on the conversation? Head on over to our Podcast Listener Group. Other Topics Discussed: Long Beards, Short Beards, Patchy Beards, the ammo supply chain, various influences on the ammo supply chain, nonresident hunting, foodies and hipnecks, a million new hunters, Reversion and...

Duration:01:12:44

Those Dammed Salmon with Brian Brooks from the Idaho Wildlife Federation

3/2/2021
Brian Brooks, Executive Director of the Idaho Wildlife Federation, joins the guys to discuss Rep. Mike Simpson's plan to save salmon in the Pacific Northwest from extinction. They discuss: the history of salmon; the causes of salmon decline; the importance of the rivers for power and commerce; details of Rep. Simpson's plan to breach four dams along the lower Snake river; next steps; Brian's mountain; and more.

Duration:01:27:39

The Future of Outfitting with Ike Eastman

2/23/2021
This week Dave and Nephi sit down with Ike Eastman of Eastmans' Publishing along with special guest co-host and American Hero, Kyle Lamb. In this episode, they discuss Hunting Outfitters as they hang in the balance and what the future may hold based on current events and policy. Join in on the Discussion Guest Bios: Ike Eastman - President of Eastmans’ Publishing and oversees the daily operations of Eastmans’ Hunting TV, Eastmans’ Hunting and Bowhunting Journals, and Eastmans’ Live...

Duration:01:19:36

5 Things You Oughta Know Today

2/19/2021
Teasing Next Weeks Episode and discussing the 5 things you ought to know! CONTEST: New Episode Series. New Name. Join the Podcast Listener Group to weigh in on the decision. Representative Cyrus Western’s Baby got a name… Wyoming House Bill 122-Hunting and Fishing Access- reliable funding Montana SB 143- Updates Significant Bill Change when it comes to big game tag allocation and draws. Kansas Open Fields Doctrine- Wardens being able to go onto private land to check you. May want...

Duration:00:14:26