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Russ and Shane are biologists, bowhunters, and arborists. If you ask them, ecology and hunting are entwined so tightly that they are inseparable. Join them as they discuss all aspects of bowhunting, biology, conservation and other outdoor pursuits. Get closer to nature with an Ecological Approach.

Russ and Shane are biologists, bowhunters, and arborists. If you ask them, ecology and hunting are entwined so tightly that they are inseparable. Join them as they discuss all aspects of bowhunting, biology, conservation and other outdoor pursuits. Get closer to nature with an Ecological Approach.

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Canada

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Russ and Shane are biologists, bowhunters, and arborists. If you ask them, ecology and hunting are entwined so tightly that they are inseparable. Join them as they discuss all aspects of bowhunting, biology, conservation and other outdoor pursuits. Get closer to nature with an Ecological Approach.

Language:

English


Episodes

12. Cormorants and Fisheries in Ontario with Dr. Steven Cooke

2/16/2022
Dr. Cooke is a professor at Carlton University in Ottawa, Ontario and a fisheries biologist specializing in conservation and ecology. He’s also an angler, a hunter and he’s published hundreds of peer reviewed papers on a wide range of fisheries related subjects. In this episode he talks with me about Ontario’s double-crested cormorant hunt, the importance of using data when making management policies and he shares his thoughts and opinions on the cormorant hunt/cull in Ontario.

Duration:01:00:07

11. The Blue Racer on Pelee Island with Ryan Wolfe

1/30/2022
Learn all about one of the countries most endangered species, the blue racer, from one of the biologists working hard to learn as much as possible in order to better protect it. In Canada, this snake has disappeared from most of its range and today is only found on Pelee Island in western Lake Erie.

Duration:02:45:39

10. Catching up with Shane, listener deer hunting questions, recent nature sightings/news, and more!

8/16/2021
After a busy season of breeding bird and amphibian surveys, Russ and Shane finally get a chance to catch up. Listen in as Shane describes his field season so far, his first lake trout, and an encounter with big old buck. Also learn about a crazy parasitic moth caterpillar, and get warmed up for the upcoming whitetail deer season with some great listener questions! Don't forget to share and rate this podcast!

Duration:01:53:31

9. The Eastern Foxsnake and Butler's Gartersnake in Southwestern Ontario with Steve Marks

7/12/2021
Listen in as Russ and his former colleague and fellow field biologist guest Steve Marks discuss their past work together, largely involving eastern foxsnakes and butler's gartersnakes. They also cover turtles, plants, insects. bowfin (fish) and a range of other outdoor interests.

Duration:02:24:23

8. The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake in Southwestern Ontario with Jonathan Choquette

6/16/2021
Russ and guest Jonathan Choquette, Lead Biologist on the Ojibway Prairie Reptile Recovery Team discuss the plight of the eastern massasauga in extreme southwestern Ontario and Jonathans efforts to recover them. There's also something in there for anyone who likes moths, woodpeckers, snapping turtles, mink, red-tailed hawks and butler's gartersnakes!

Duration:02:24:26

7. Prescribed burns, the need for native plant gardening, naturalizing your backyard

5/17/2021
It's been a while since we've had a chance to sit and talk, but in late march we managed to get together and talk about something we're both passionate about, native plant gardening. We also talk a bit about prescribed burning and general outdoors goodness.

Duration:00:50:33

6. The bowhunting season so far, shrews, coyotes, ticks, and other encounters outdoors

11/25/2020
Its been a while, but we managed to get together to record our 2020 bowhunting experiences so far. We discuss successes, close calls, shrews, ticks, coyotes, woodpeckers and more.

Duration:01:41:12

5. Late summer nostalgia, Osage Orange, bow building

9/23/2020
Summer is coming to end, hear some nostalgic reflections on the changing seasons, an osage orange tree salvage and listen to Shane talk about how he turns osage orange logs into a effective hunting weapon and gorgeous piece of functional art.

Duration:01:40:07

4. Fossils, wasp attack, merlins and general bowhunting chat

9/16/2020
Discussion about a recent visit to a fossil hunting hotspot, a serious wasp nest attack, some of the difficulties and the etiquette of public land hunting, tree stand safety and more!

Duration:01:05:32

3. A giant urban buck, velvet ants, mapping/satellite imagery and more.

9/8/2020
Hear about a giant urban buck, velvet ants and listen to some mapping and satellite imagery thoughts and discussion.

Duration:01:04:51

2. Prepare your body and mind for the upcoming deer season.

9/1/2020
A 4 week pre-season fitness episode to help you prep both physically and mentally for the upcoming deer season. Also hear about a hawk grabbing a muskrat, a snapping turtle encounter, fall bird migration, the acorn crop and more.

Duration:01:39:12

A Preamble. Who, what, where, when, how and why?

8/26/2020
Meet the guys and hear about their vision and purpose for the podcast.

Duration:00:58:12

1. Encounter with a Cooper’s Hawk, baby snakes, bowhunting gear for this upcoming season and more.

8/26/2020
Hear about an encounter with a Cooper’s hawk, baby snakes, what bowhunting gear they’re using this season, and more.

Duration:01:14:04