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Hunting. Angling. Public Lands. That's the meat of what BHA's Podcast & Blast with Hal Herring is about, and we cover the gamut. With guests that range from outdoor writers to backcountry hunters to legendary anglers, we seek to uncover the stories, the truths, the controversies, and the epic conversations that our public land heritage provides.

Hunting. Angling. Public Lands. That's the meat of what BHA's Podcast & Blast with Hal Herring is about, and we cover the gamut. With guests that range from outdoor writers to backcountry hunters to legendary anglers, we seek to uncover the stories, the truths, the controversies, and the epic conversations that our public land heritage provides.
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Hunting. Angling. Public Lands. That's the meat of what BHA's Podcast & Blast with Hal Herring is about, and we cover the gamut. With guests that range from outdoor writers to backcountry hunters to legendary anglers, we seek to uncover the stories, the truths, the controversies, and the epic conversations that our public land heritage provides.

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Episodes

Adam Gall, visionary fishing and big game guide

8/14/2018
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After almost two years of trying, Hal catches up with Adam Gall, visionary fishing and big game guide who, with his wife Ana, started Timber to Table Guide Service based in Paonia, Colorado. Adam's dream: to create a guide service for people who may never have hunted before but who want to learn the entire process – from the rifle to the hunt to field dressing, butchering and cooking the very best wild game recipes. Adam’s business is about experience, the heritage of ethical hunting and...

Duration:01:15:55

The Tawneys in Washington D.C.

7/31/2018
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Hal goes to Washington, D.C., with Land Tawney to hunt up Land’s sister Whitney, who has worked for Ducks Unlimited for seven years. More importantly, Whitney has just added a wild-eyed new conservation and hunting legend to the family line: a baby named Henry Philip who joins the group briefly in this ferociously wide ranging conversation about roots, family, waterfowl and elk – and making sure that what we love the most is around for the next generation.

Duration:01:13:22

T. Edward Nickens: Editor-at-Large for Field & Stream and Author of Total Outdoorsman Series

7/17/2018
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In this episode Hal catches up with T. Edward Nickens, editor at large at Field & Stream magazine and author of the Total Outdoorsman Series of books. Eddie is an old-school Southern gentleman and a consummate outdoorsman and conservation leader, and he writes about it all with the depth and passion of the greatest of the Romantic poets. Eddie and Hal had a huge amount of pure fun doing this podcast. “I’ve read his work with respect and admiration for 15 years,” says Hal, “but we’d never...

Duration:01:37:38

Bill Hanlon and the Tatshenshini Remains

7/3/2018
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Hal Herring and longtime BHA member and British Columbian Bill Hanlon swap stories in Whitefish, Montana. Hanlon tells the tale of his incredible 1999 adventure that begins with a Dall sheep hunt in northern British Columbia and ends with a wild discovery of the remains of an ancient hunter. It's a story of one hunting culture connecting with another over the centuries and into modern times. This is a hunting journey like no other, and it's not to be missed.

Duration:01:59:33

BHA Goes to Washington D.C.

6/19/2018
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Hal Herring goes to Washington, D.C., to talk with members of Congress about hunting, fishing and public lands and waters. Sen. Michael Bennet (D) of Colorado, Dr. Roger Marshall of Kansas (R), Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico (D) and Sen. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina meet one-on-one with Hal, zeroing in on the Land and Water Conservation Fund and its importance to public access. BHA Conservation Director John Gale offers additional insights on the LWCF and why it matters to...

Duration:01:47:08

David Ledford, CEO and President of the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation

6/7/2018
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Hal Herring talks with David Ledford, president and CEO of the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation. They discuss Ledford's history as a biologist, the accidental wildlife boom on reclaimed mines, how the private sector works with conservation, tracking birds with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Kentucky's wildlife success story, the differences between mountain lions and bobcats, diversifying the future of coal country, fundraising for the Appalachian Wildlife Center and more.

Duration:01:26:35

Outfitters and BHA Life Members Barry Whitehill and Kai Whitehill

5/22/2018
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Hal Herring talks with father and son team Barry Whitehill of Alaska and Kai Whitehill of Montana at the 7th Annual BHA North American Rendezvous in Boise, Idaho. The outfitters and BHA life members talk with Hal about growing into an appreciation of wild places, snaring a rabbit, barbecuing iguanas, occupying ancient campsites, the unpredictability of The Grizz and an adventure worthy of a Stephen King novel.

Duration:01:05:03

Writer and Native Arkansan Johnny Carrol Sain

5/8/2018
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Hal Herring sits down with Johnny Carrol Sain, a writer and native Arkansan who lives in Newton County, Arkansas. They discuss the legend of the Dover Lights, learning to fly fish, Ned Christie's troubles, 30 years of bowhunting, the author David Petersen, the spiritual nature of hunting, squirrel dogs, water quality in the South, the meaning of purple paint, Robert Redford's The Unforeseen, incentivizing conservation, crappie fishing and the wild breadth of the Arkansas River.

Duration:01:23:07

Patagonia's Yvon Chouinard

4/24/2018
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Hal Herring talks with Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and legendary outdoorsman, at the 2018 BHA North American Rendezvous in Boise, Idaho. They discuss Chouinard's roots, hunting jackrabbits with goshawks, replacing stuff with knowledge, a business borne of necessity, Chouinard's climbing crew, rugby shirts and corduroy pants, the Patagonia method of management, the cure for depression, national monuments, an agricultural revolution and the joys of simplicity.

Duration:01:08:41

Lamar Marshall, Historian and Conservationist

4/3/2018
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Hal Herring talks with historian and conservationist Lamar Marshall in Calloway, North Carolina. They discuss Lamar's work with members of the Cherokee nation to conserve the Bankhead National Forest, the Forest Service policing their own, good stewardship of the Earth, converting hardwood to loblolly pine, preserving cultural heritage on public lands, mapping historic trails in North Carolina, the importance of chestnuts, hunting and fishing in the South, homesteading, Lamar's favorite...

Duration:01:25:47

Brandon Butler of the Conservation Federation of Missouri

3/20/2018
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Hal Herring talks with Brandon Butler, Executive Director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. They discuss Missouri's historic conservation ethic, Indiana's Kankakee swamp, bowhunting and Fred Bear, Brandon's place in eastern conservation and his first trip west, bringing back whitetails and turkeys, the special culture of the Ozarks, staying active in democracy and much more.

Duration:01:19:05

Tony Bynum, Professional Photographer and Conservationist

3/6/2018
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Hal Herring talks with Tony Bynum, prolific professional photographer and conservationist. They discuss life in East Glacier, the fundamentals of photography, traveling in Africa, documenting prairie landscapes, the tenets of wilderness, going where no one goes, completing long-term projects, Tony's favorite shots, the combination of background and light, joining BHA, and much more.

Duration:01:28:35

Shootrite Academy's Tiger McKee

2/20/2018
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Hal Herring talks with firearms instructor Tiger McKee in Langston, Alabama. They discuss their longtime friendship, why training matters, bench rest accuracy, the field as the final exam, confidence as a barometer, the four fundamentals of marksmanship, natural point of aim, the importance of dry-firing, Tiger's Shootrite Firearms Academy and much more.

Duration:01:17:13

John Snow, Shooting Editor at Outdoor Life

2/6/2018
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Hal Herring sits down with John Snow, Shooting Editor at Outdoor Life. They chat about the longevity of Outdoor Life, fishing as a first love, tricking people into eating squirrel, the importance of day four in the backcountry, leaving New York City, the story behind the 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, monolithic bullets and choosing calibers, and much more.

Duration:01:16:34

Ryan Busse: BHA National Board Chair

1/23/2018
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Hal Herring sits down with Ryan Busse, BHA National Board Chair. Busse lives in Kalispell, Montana and he's an avid fisherman, bird dog lover, and elk chaser. They discuss BHA’s contagious energy, raising conservation-minded kids, wandering the country alone, gerrymandering, natural resource issues in modern politics, the economic value of public lands, voting against our own self-interests, dreams of a new political life, Hal's suspicions of the liberal left, and much more.

Duration:01:11:57

Hunting for Sustainability: Jim Giese, Sawyer Connelly, and Trey Curtiss

1/9/2018
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Hal Herring sits down with BHA's Sawyer Connelly and Trey Curtiss and with BHA member Jim Giese to talk about BHA’s Hunting for Sustainability program. They discuss Hunting for Sustainability and the program’s origin, Jim's evolution as a hunter, BHA's rapidly growing Collegiate Club program, learning to hunt on your own, Trey's 2017 bull elk, Sawyer's first deer, teaching others how to hunt, and much more.

Duration:01:21:27

Roy Jacobs of the Montana BHA Board

12/26/2017
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Hal Herring sits down with Roy Jacobs, a hunter and longtime BHA member and Montana chapter board member in Pendroy, Montana. Hal and Roy talk about the history of Pendroy and northern Montana, relics of war on the Rocky Mountain Front, living and hunting in Africa, mosquitoes in Alaska, how gear has changed hunting, the evolution of bowhunting, traditional vs. compound archery, Montana's hunting seasons, how private landowners benefit wildlife, the necessity of protecting wilderness,...

Duration:01:52:01

Hunters Hannah Jean Nikonow and Liza Sautter

12/12/2017
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Hal talks with hunters Hannah Jean Nikonow and Liza Sautter. They discuss growing up as hunters, being Millennials, the political nature of hunting, hunting with your parents, hunters education, squirrel hunting, the Bitterroot Mountains, knowing your limits, flock shooting, the positive side of social media, and much more.

Duration:01:32:04

Kevin Timm of Seek Outside

11/29/2017
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Outdoor writer Hal Herring catches up with his good friend Kevin Timm of Seek Outside. They discuss getting into fishing as kids, knowing the country, mountains vs. water, elk acting like bighorns, mountaineering in Colorado, peakbagging, being a mentor, giving up on elk, hunting with kids, building better tents and what it means to be “pure granola.” And so much more.

Duration:01:44:11

Ron Mills of Mills Wilderness Adventures

11/14/2017
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Hal Herring talks with Ron Mills of Mills Wilderness Adventures. They discuss Ron's guiding business, stories from the Bob Marshall Wilderness, what makes a good horse, how mules and horses differ, and much more.

Duration:01:13:51