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BNBO Ep 37 The Lobster Episode

Guests: Dr. Richard Wahle, Director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine Darling Research Center. Dave Rudie Owner and Founder of Catalina Offshore Products in San Diego. Topics Discussed: What else Lobster and more. Mike recounts his latest Lobster trip to Catalina. Dr. Wahle talks Lobster 101 and the American or Maine Lobster and issues affecting them. Dave Rudie gives equal time to the California Spiny Lobster. Both discuss issues with each species as well as the tariff...


BNBO Ep 36 The Horses of Devil's Garden

Mike McKnight talks with Suzanne Roy of the American Wild Horse Campaign. Subjects Discussed: Mike talks about Northern California Fall River Salmon. Ocean vs. River caught. Mike also talks about his history with horses as a kid and teenager and does a summary of wild horses in North America. Then Mike and Suzanne talk about the Devil's Garden Plateau in North Eastern CA and the Federal roundup to reduce the population. Why the population isn't managed better to avoid horses being sold for...


BNBO Ep 35 Dead Deer Walking

Guest: Dr. Tracy Nichols is a molecular biologist in the Management of Ungulate Disease and Damage project formerly at the NWRC. Her research interests include transmission of chronic wasting disease (CWD), prion biology, role of the environment and environmental constituents in CWD spread, and evaluation of ante-mortem testing for CWD. Subjects Discussed; Chronic Wasting Disease in a variety of Deer, Elk and Moose. What the current state of research is telling us regarding the development...


BNBO Ep 34 Yellowstone Cutthroats Return

Guests: Dr. Bob Gresswell emeritus research biologist and affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University. Also a research biologist for the USGS at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center Topics Discussed: The near extinction of the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. The suppression and removal of invasive Lake Trout. The rebound and future of Cutthroats in Yellowstone and the ecosystem.


BNBO Ep 33 Birds & Diving for Bugs

Guests: Jeremiah Pierce, Jolene Begley, Kevin Vella from NWTF/ Carter Crary from Malibu Divers Topics Discussed: Jeremiah started a new local NWTF chapter right here in Northern CA Central Valley. NWTF Regional Director Jolene Begley talks recruiting and programs. NWTF District Biologist Kevin Vella talks habitat restoration. Carter Crary of Malibu Divers talks about hunting Spiny Lobster on Calatina Island, Channel Islands, San Diego and Malibu.


BNBO Ep 32 Drinking Pee

Guests; Thomas Coyne of Coyne Survival Schools. Mark Wiza former Tahoe fishing guide and high country adventurer Topics Discussed: Basic Survival skills you need to master before a hike or a hunt. Debunking Survival TV Shows. High country packing and fishing.


BNBO Ep 31 The WIIN Act - Poison

Guests: John Masden USDA Weed Research & Information UC Davis, Michael Birch FLW Tournament Angler/Delta Advocate NCGASA Delta Anglers Coalition. Subjects discussed: Herbicides like Glyphosate being used in the CA Delta as well as Sonar. It it killing fish and causing Algal Blooms. Florida Algal Blooms and Red Tides. The WIIN Act is behind it all killing the Delta.


BNBO Ep 30 Let It Burn

Guests: Dr. Alan Taylor, professor of Geography and Associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. Rich Gordon CA Forestry Association. Peter Tira PIO From CA Dept, of Fish & Wildlife, Assemblyman Jim Wood D-Santa Rosa. Subjects Discussed: Mike talks about changes to the podcast coming now that he is out of terrestrial radio. CA Salmon Season. CA and the West are burning to the ground. Suppression of wildfires has us in the position we are in of big intense fires....


BNBO Ep 29 Kissing Banana Slugs

Allison Collins, Principal of Outdoor Education for San Joaquin Office of Education. She talks about Science Camp and other programs for the county and how California is really a leader in Science Camp Programs. Plus Mike gives you a primer for those that have kids getting ready to go to camp as a camper and a counselor. Jim Horton of Four Js Guide Service covering a number of subjects from his camp experiences to the Alaska trip recap and being the Co Angler in an FLW tournament.


BNBO Ep 28 Blame the Stripers

Peter Moyle is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. He talks about the Striper being and indicator species not a villain. The rest of the CA coast opens for Salmon this weekend. John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association with an outlook on the season and their efforts for the future.


BNBO Ep 27 Furbags

Are California Sea Lions at a stage of critical mass population wise? I think they are at capacity or even beyond. Justin Viezbicke NOAA Fisheries CA Stranding Coordinator, Shawn Clements Senior Policy Advisor for Oregon Fish & Wildlife and US Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, R-WA all on this episode to talk about Sea Lion issues. Rep. Herrera has introduced HR2038 as an ammendment to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to aid...


BNBO Ep 26 Facebook Sucks

It appears Facebook is helping to traffic in threatened and endangered species. Stephen Kohn of Kohn, Kohn & Colopinto LLC in Washington, D.C. and the Executive Director of The National Whistleblower Center As well as Gretchen Peters of CINTOC, the Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime talk about Facebook and it's hand in and profiting from the ad sales on wildlife trafficking pages and groups.


BNBO Ep 25 Girl Power

Aimee Russell Female Angler and Prostaffer for Phenix Rods, Big Red Worm and Blade Runner Tackle. She talks about her journey into fishing and how it has changed her life. Jenn Nolan from Team Reel Girlz on promoting women in angling and the outdoors. Renza Badilla, female angler and promoter of C.A.S.T. for Kids events on upcoming events.


BNBO Ep 24 Bass N Browns

Mark Lassagne Professional Bass Angler, Editor In Chief and Publisher of Bass Angler Magazine talking about the "Dirty D", foothill lakes and the WWBT. Joe Opager from FLW talking about the Costa/FLW Fass Fishing Summer Camp. Brian and Brennon Sharp of Vista Del Lago Fishing Club on High School Bass Fishing Clubs. Jeff Simpson from Mono County Tourism on opening weekend for trout or "Fishmas" in Mono County in the Eastern Sierras


BNBO Ep 23 Big Butts and Banned Salmon

We spend a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest. Terry Rudnick former WDFW and freelance writer and outdoorsman. Author of Washington Fishing and How to Catch Trophy Halibut. Kurt Beardslee of Wild Fish Conservancy on WA Governor signing legislation to ban Atlantic Salmon farming in Puget Sound. Then We come back to CA to talk to Jim Hendricks, West Coast Editor for Saltwater Sportsman and Sport Fishing Magazine on big CA Butts and Sea Bass.


BNBO Ep 22 Up In Smoke

Jake Brenner, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College in NY on his study of Marijuana Grows in CA. Dr. Mourad Gabriel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Integral Ecology Research Center in Blue Lake, CA and the effect of trespass grows and the killing of game and other wildlife.


BNBO Ep 21 Shootin', Stickin' & Cookin'

Scott Leysath The Sporting Chef and Dead Meat on Sportsman Channel. Talking cooking wild game and some of the weirdest things he's ever eaten. DJ Peck of DJ'S Guide Service in Central California on Central Coast Hog Hunting and Rifle vs Archery Shoots and more


BNBO Ep 20 Gobble Gobble BOOM

Pete Muller from the National Wild Turkey Federation on what the NWTF does for turkeys and for you. Joe Slaton from Mother Lode Turkey Calls talking calls and turkey hunting in CA and 22 Other states. Jeremiah Doughty from Some of the most awesome wile game recipies you can imagine.


BNBO Ep 19 Packing Heat

Retired Police Officer and CCW Instructor Duncan Ramirez on CCW Training between your Permit and Renewal. Eric Mayer from and Varminter Magazine on AR15s for Hunting and Variety of Calibers


Bent N Ballistic Outdoors Episode 018

Shawn Reese & Tom Dixon from the Wyoming Business Council talking about Wyoming being the new home of Weatherby Rifles leaving California. John Nelson of the USA High School Clay Target League on High School Clay Target Teams. Marko Mlikotin of the CA Sportfishing League on the proposed ban of lead weights and fishing tackle. Gary Coe, President of Kokanee Power California on CA Kokanee Programs and upcoming events.