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Texas Parks and Wildlife Podcast: Bringing you the latest about efforts to conserve the wild things and wild places of Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife Podcast: Bringing you the latest about efforts to conserve the wild things and wild places of Texas
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Podcast: Bringing you the latest about efforts to conserve the wild things and wild places of Texas






Episode 27: Leon, Leticia and Lee Charles McNeill

The family that plays together, stays together. Leon McNeill and his family exemplify that saying, and they are sharing their love of the outdoors with hundreds of urban children through a program called City Kids Adventures. We caught up with the McNeills after a recent Saturday morning kayak trip on the Guadalupe River. Listen in on a conversation with a remarkable Texas outdoor family: Leon, Leticia and their son, Lee Charles.


Episode 26: Chuck Naiser & David Sikes

Chuck Naiser has been called the godfather of fly fishing guides on the Texas coast. His friend, David Sikes, has been the outdoor writer for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times for more than 20 years and has been chronicling Chuck’s efforts. Listen in on a conversation with these two experts on the Texas coast in our latest podcast.


Episode 25: Adrian Sabom & Xochitl Rodriguez

Growing up immersed in outdoor experiences can have a profound experience on how you choose to parent your children. For two women of diverse backgrounds from opposite ends of Texas, their love of nature and the outdoors permeates every aspect of how they are raising their children. Listen in on a conversation with Adrian Sabom and Xochitl Rodriquez in our latest podcast.


Episode 24: Rocket Buster Boots

Rocket Buster Handmade Boots has garnered an international following for their intricately designed and made boots. Rocket Buster’s creation story is as interesting as the Texas couple who are behind the quirky brand. In our latest podcast, meet Nevena Christi and Marty Snortum, and find out why this El Paso brand is such a sensation.


Episode 23: Megan & Thomas Flemons

Diablo Paddlesports is a Texas born and bred company that operates out of a warehouse in Maxwell, Texas, near San Marcos. Their signature product was the brainchild of Thomas Flemons. Now he and his wife Megan run the small but thriving company. Find out what it’s like behind the scenes at Diablo Paddlesports in our latest podcast.


Episode 22: James Moody & Dave Mead

James Moody and Dave Mead have collaborated on creative projects for years. This year, they are working together on “We Will Not Be Tamed,” a campaign that calls us to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why we should be inspired to conserve it. They’re also working together to launch Rambler, a new sparkling water that will benefit the wild things and wild places of Texas. Find out more in our latest podcast.


Episode 19: J.T. Van Zandt & Alvin Dedeaux

Fly-fishing guides and friends, J.T. Van Zandt and Alvin Dedeaux, sit down with TPWF in our latest podcast to share how fly fishing on the Texas coast and in the waters of central Texas inspires their love of and commitment to nature.


Episode 17: State of Conservation Dinner

Zoos play a critical role in species conservation. So do conservation foundations and private citizens. Listen in on this month’s podcast as TPWF Executive Director, Anne Brown, Dallas Zoo’s Harrison Edell and Joe Crafton with Park Cities Quail discuss State of Conservation in Texas today.


Episode 16: Rockport

Cities around Texas still have plenty of work to be done in the aftermath of Harvey. This month we sit down with three game wardens and a local boat guide to hear what it was like to be on the front lines of hurricane Harvey rescues. Want to help? Donate to TPWD employees affected by Hurricane Harvey.


Episode 15: Ben Masters

Head out to the mountains of West Texas as wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters talks about the struggles of filming bighorn sheep, along with the history of this amazing animal with expert Mark Garret. The desert bighorn was completely extirpated from Texas by the early 1960’s, learn all about the species and what conservationist have done to restore them back to the Trans-Pecos in this month’s podcast.


Episode 13: Hiking across Texas

A few years back, Dave Roberts decided to retire and enjoy more of the natural world around him. So he took a hike. And then another. And, then, in his early 70s, he decided to literally hike across Texas. Listen to the Texas Parks and Wildlife podcast and enjoy the journey.


Episode 10: Roy Seiders

This month, we’re catching up with Roy Seiders, the co-founder and chair of YETI. Roy and his family are passionate about hunting, fishing and the outdoors, and it has inspired their business success and their family life. Listen in to this month’s podcast and conversation with Roy Seiders.


Episode 9: Earl Nottingham

The Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, making it the oldest continuously published magazine in Texas. Each month subscribers look forward to the spectacular photography that brings its pages to life. This month we interviewed Earl Nottingham to find out what it takes to be the chief photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife.


Episode 4: Jon Hayes

Listen in on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Podcast for the latest on efforts to conserve the wild things and wild places in Texas. More than 95% of the grasslands in the United States are gone and conservation efforts across the country are helping to restore pieces of this vital wildlife habitat. Listen in on a conversation with biologist Jon Hayes, who will explain how conservation efforts including prescribed burns and re-seeding native prairies are benefiting species from quail to...