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Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild. Listen now for tips, tactics and wisdom from guests such as Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Kristy Titus, Guy Eastman, Jay Scott and Mark Kenyon.

Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild. Listen now for tips, tactics and wisdom from guests such as Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Kristy Titus, Guy Eastman, Jay Scott and Mark Kenyon.

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Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild. Listen now for tips, tactics and wisdom from guests such as Jim Shockey, Aron Snyder, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Kristy Titus, Guy Eastman, Jay Scott and Mark Kenyon.

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English

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Episodes

Ep 185 - Huntin' Fool: Elk Draw Strategies

1/22/2021
Jerrod Lile and Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool join Sam on The Wild Initiative to break down how to build your plan for drawing elk tags and how to integrate these species into your overall big game hunting plan and strategy. Promo code functionality is currently not working on the website. Please call Huntin’ Fool at (435) 865-1020 and mention code TWI60 to get 60 days of the Huntin’ Fool digital membership for FREE! See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/185 Learn more...

Duration:00:42:01

Ep 184 - Huntin' Fool: Mule Deer Draw Strategies

1/20/2021
Jerrod Lile and Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool join Sam on The Wild Initiative to break down how to build your plan for drawing mule deer tags and how to integrate this species into your overall big game hunting plan and strategy. Promo code functionality is currently not working on the website. Please call Huntin’ Fool at (435) 865-1020 and mention code TWI60 to get 60 days of the Huntin’ Fool digital membership for FREE! See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/184. Learn...

Duration:00:41:38

Ep 183 - Huntin' Fool: Pronghorn Antelope Draw Strategies

1/18/2021
Jerrod Lile and Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool join Sam on The Wild Initiative to break down how to build your plan for drawing pronghorn tags and how to integrate this species into your overall big game hunting plan and strategy. Promo code functionality is currently not working on the website. Please call Huntin’ Fool at (435) 865-1020 and mention code TWI60 to get 60 days of the Huntin’ Fool digital membership for FREE! See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/183. Learn...

Duration:00:42:57

Ep 182 - Huntin' Fool: Moose Draw Strategies

1/15/2021
Jerrod Lile and Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool join Sam on The Wild Initiative to break down how to build your plan for drawing moose tags and how to integrate this species into your overall big game hunting plan and strategy. Promo code functionality is currently not working on the website. Please call Huntin’ Fool at (435) 865-1020 and mention code TWI60 to get 60 days of the Huntin’ Fool digital membership for FREE! See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/182. Learn more...

Duration:00:40:54

Ep 181 - Huntin' Fool: Sheep & Goat Draw Strategies

1/13/2021
Jerrod Lile and Robert Hanneman of Huntin’ Fool join Sam on The Wild Initiative to break down how to build your plan for drawing sheep and goat tags and how to integrate these species into your overall big game hunting plan and strategy. Promo code functionality is currently not working on the website. Please call Huntin’ Fool at (435) 865-1020 and mention code TWI60 to get 60 days of the Huntin’ Fool digital membership for FREE! See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/181....

Duration:01:13:00

Ep 180 - Huntin’ Fool: The Ultimate Big Game Draw Breakdown

1/6/2021
Jerrod Lile, CEO of Huntin’ Fool, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to give the ultimate breakdown of the North American big game hunting draw. This episode talks about different types, point creep, bonus points, application costs, and resident versus nonresident tags. They also discuss how to build an application plan and why the phrase “I’m going to draw too many tags” is a myth. Keep an eye out for species-specific draw episodes coming soon. Promo code functionality is currently not...

Duration:01:16:07

Ep 179 - Macy Watkins: Fishin’, Huntin’ and TikTok

12/30/2020
Macy Watkins joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to chat about her experience in the hunting industry. In this episode, they discuss the difference between wanting to hunt versus working in the industry, how she has become viral on multiple platforms, especially in Wisconsin. Macy and Sam also talk about some of their favorite fishing memories and braving the cold while duck hunting with Mr. Heater and many layers. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/179. Learn more about...

Duration:00:38:34

Ep 178 - Rachel Ahtila: Pandemics and Predation

12/23/2020
Rachel Ahtila joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about their observations of the pandemic within the hunting world. In this episode, they discuss the resurgence of interest in hunting this year, if this ‘fad’ will have staying power, Randy Newberg, Jason Matzinger and Remi Warren’s dance moves and the management of predators and unregulated wildlife populations. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/178. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:20

Ep 177 - Chris Dorsey: The Ultimate Campaign for Hunting

12/16/2020
The world's most-traveled hunter and godfather of hunting television, Chris Dorsey, joins Sam to talk about the critical need for us to communicate the importance of hunter and angler-based conservation to the non-hunting public. In this episode, they discuss the changes in hunting media from its inception to our current time, how the hunting of African elephants clearly demonstrates the efficacy of hunting as a method of conservation and how we, as a hunting community, have failed to tell...

Duration:01:05:46

Ep 176 - Ben Sittig: How to Be a HUGE Fly Fisherman

12/9/2020
Ben Sittig, the Huge Fly Fisherman, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about getting into fly fishing. In this episode, Ben talks about the essentials needed to start rippin’ lips with a fly, how he started out with the sport and the expectation versus reality. Later in the episode, they reconvene to discuss the difficulties of casting into the wind and why some people just hate fun and lightheartedness in the boat. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/176. Learn...

Duration:00:52:38

Ep 175 - Jim Zumbo: Knowledge is Key

12/2/2020
Jim Zumbo, editor for Outdoor Life Magazine and host of Jim Zumbo Outdoors, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about becoming a more knowledgeable hunter. In this episode, they talk about the behind-the-scenes complexities of hunting television, obsession with elk and why it’s critical for hunters to know and thoroughly understand the regs. Jim goes on to talk about his passion for backcountry hunting and his advice for aspiring outdoor writers. See more on the show notes page at...

Duration:00:54:00

Ep 174 - Greg Simons: Find Your Mentor

11/25/2020
Greg Simons, founder of Wildlife Systems, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about the importance of wildlife conservation. In this episode, they discuss how to choose and reach out to mentors, the origination and definition of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and our biophilic nature as humans. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/174. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:34

Ep 173 - Tim Fallon: Becoming an Effective, Ethical Hunter

11/18/2020
Tim Fallon of FTW Ranch and SAAM Hunter Training joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss investing in yourself to become an effective and ethical hunter. In this episode, Tim goes in-depth on deciding your maximum effective range while hunting, the pressure you get from having “hair in the scope” and why investing in yourself is crucial for hunts. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/173. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:42

Ep 172 - Samuel Ayres: Road-Trip Recaps and News

11/4/2020
On his drive back “home” from Montana after an eventful road trip, Sam recaps the past two months hunting and fishing through Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Montana. In this episode, he reminisces about the many firsts he’s achieved this year… from his first elk, to his first fish on the fly as well as waterfowling, upland game and much more. He also shares a life-changing announcement in this quick episode. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/172. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:16:56

Ep 171 - Dark Waters: Dark Stories of Creatures that Go Bump in the Night

10/28/2020
Paranormal investigator and King of YouTube Horror, Dark Waters joins Sam on The Wild Initiative for this special Halloween episode to share stories and the information he’s gathered about the creatures creeping through the woods and outside your windows at night. In this episode, Dark Waters goes into his investigating style to wean out false stories, Bigfoots’ diet and how he deals with nay-sayers. His hair-raising, arm tingling encounter stories with creatures such as Dogman, fire demons,...

Duration:01:30:05

Ep 170 - Larry Weishuhn: Campfire Talk

10/21/2020
Larry Weishuhn, wildlife biologist, hunter and conservationist, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to have a good ol’ fashioned campfire-style chat about hunting, conservation and storytelling. Take a seat and enjoy as Larry and Sam discuss the whitetail hunting revolution, why you should never carry a long blade, hunting storytelling, enjoying the journey and releasing grizzlies in Los Angeles. Larry also reflects on some of his favorite stories from the field. See more on the show notes page...

Duration:01:05:41

Ep 169 - Erik Myhre: Shared Bounty from Basin and Bend

10/14/2020
Erik Myhre, founder of Basin+Bend, joins Sam on the Wild Initiative to talk about the wonderful outdoor opportunities afforded to us. Erik and Sam go on to talk about their “three-day weekend Colorado trout slam”, how refreshing it is to hunt pronghorn and how “extinct” trout have made a comeback. They later discuss why sharing food from your harvest is such an integral part of the hunting experience. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/169. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:53:12

Ep 168 - Amberley Snyder: Still Here to Win

10/7/2020
Amberley Snyder, paraplegic champion barrel racer, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about overcoming life-changing situations. In this episode, they discuss Amberley’s youth as a barrel racer, cameos in Yellowstone and the incident that changed her life forever. They also go into the trial and error process of getting back to barrel racing, her hunting experiences and how you should make the memories rather than waiting for them to happen. See more on the show notes page at...

Duration:00:47:03

Ep 167 - John Stallone: Pure Gratitude

9/30/2020
John Stallone of Days in The Wild joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to Sam’s 2020 season and his very first elk harvest. In this episode, they start with a seemingly impossible draw for Arizona and then go on to discuss the successful stalk in potentially one of the worst ruts in recent history. They also talk about the events that led up to fulfilling that defining first tag. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/167. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:24:01

Ep 166 - Drew Kress: Big Boy Huntin’ in Alaska

9/23/2020
Drew Kress, veteran and avid Alaskan hunter joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about The Last Frontier. In this episode, they discuss their archery shot routine, Drew’s close call with a Kodiak bear, and how hunting in Alaska separates the men from the boys. Drew also talks about utilizing a U-Haul hack for your Kodiak Island hunt, how to get started hunting in the great wilderness of Alaska, and why taking opportunities when you get the chance is so important. See more on the show...

Duration:00:49:35