The Wild Initiative

Sports & Recreation Podcasts

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 the most informative and inspiring men and women in the outdoors such as Jim Shockey, Remi Warren, Randy Newberg, Laura Zerra, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Jana Waller, Fred Eichler, Brian Call, Kristy Titus, Ted Nugent, Hannah Barron and Donnie Vincent. The Wild Initiative is a member of the Waypoint Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor podcast network, bringing together the best hunting, fishing and outdoor podcasts. Learn more at waypointtv.com/podcast.

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United States

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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 the most informative and inspiring men and women in the outdoors such as Jim Shockey, Remi Warren, Randy Newberg, Laura Zerra, Corey Jacobsen, Paul “ElkNut” Medel, Jana Waller, Fred Eichler, Brian Call, Kristy Titus, Ted Nugent, Hannah Barron and Donnie Vincent. The Wild Initiative is a member of the Waypoint Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor podcast network, bringing together the best hunting, fishing and outdoor podcasts. Learn more at waypointtv.com/podcast.

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English

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Episodes

Ep 247 - Charles Spiegel: A Target Rich Environment

8/24/2022
Charles Spiegel, co-owner and co-host of Target Rich Environment TV, Helihunter, and 3 Curl, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to share his knowledge on feral hogs, where they came from, and why it's essential to keep the population down. Charles gives some back story on how these 3-4 million non-native hogs came to be in Texas, from domestication to feral. He explains that the constant increase in population and the damage done to farms and ranches is how they became the world's largest hog...

Duration:00:38:18

Ep 246 - Lilian Mremi: Misconceptions of Hunting in Africa

8/17/2022
Lilian Mremi, a native and game scout of The Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania, Africa, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about her perspective as a professional African game scout. Lilian shares how her journey as a professional game scout began with inspiration from her uncle's occupation as a wildlife commander. She and Sam chat about the misconception outsiders have on hunting in Africa by telling how these hunts are conducted and are actually very closely watched and regulated by...

Duration:00:43:00

Ep 245 - Capt. Zachariah Rollins: Outdoors, Fishing, and “The Captain Life”

8/10/2022
Captain Zachariah Rollins, host of Along the Keel, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to bring us into his world of offshore fishing and the captain’s life. Like the movie "The Perfect Storm," Zach shares that his family comes from a history of sou’wester-wearing longliners off the coast of Rhode Island and so began his involvement and passion for fishing at the young age of 10. He chats with Sam about different saltwater fishing styles, how he came to be captain of his own fishing boat, and...

Duration:01:16:04

Ep 244 - Sue Tidwell: Cries of the Savanna

8/3/2022
Sue Tidwell, author of Cries of the Savanna, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to share her love affair with hunting and conservation in Africa. Sue discusses growing up in a hunting family, but never hunting herself until she met her husband after moving to Alaska. A trip to Tanzania, in Africa, was her husband's dream, but Sue explains how, initially, she was strongly against pursuing several specific African species. However, her real-life experience in Africa gave her an outsider's...

Duration:01:01:14

Ep 243 - Dan Cabela: The Impacts of Hunting & Conservation

7/28/2022
Dan Cabela, executive director of the Cabela Family Foundation, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss the importance of conservation as well as his broad hunting background. Dan reminisces about his first exposure as a youth to hunting waterfowl and upland birds with family and just a BB gun. He talks about how he went from hunting small game and waterfowl to his love of Africa and the quality family time that goes on during those hunting trips. He shares a few of his scary situations...

Duration:00:47:04

Ep 243 - Dan Cabela: The Impacts of Hunting & Conservation

7/27/2022
Dan Cabela, executive director of the Cabela Family Foundation, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss the importance of conservation as well as his broad hunting background. Dan reminisces about his first exposure as a youth to hunting waterfowl and upland birds with family and just a BB gun. He talks about how he went from hunting small game and waterfowl to his love of Africa and the quality family time that goes on during those hunting trips. He shares a few of his scary situations...

Duration:00:48:05

Ep 242 - Britné Prosser: Spring Bear Successes

7/20/2022
Britné Prosser, long-time friend, and supporter of the podcast joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to chat about her experiences hunting as a woman, newbie, and mom. They reminisce about what got her started with hunting and her first real experience hunting with her family. How she researched and connected with other hunters. Britné tells Sam about her failed elk hunt and they talk about how, regardless of how much you prepare, you’re never as ready as you’d like to be in the field. She also...

Duration:00:46:28

Ep 241 - Paul “ElkNut” Medel: Sounds and Strategies for Calling in Every Elk

7/14/2022
Paul “the ElkNut” Medel joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to lay out the complete playbook for calling elk. Calling on his years of experience interacting with elk, Paul goes over the importance of research and practice before going into the field, as well as some situational examples of his favorite calling routines. He talks about how understanding the tones and emotions of “the language” and knowing how, when and where you call is essential. It's not just about the cow calls or challenge...

Duration:01:16:23

Ep 240 - Travis McClendon: Maximizing Your Hunt

7/13/2022
Travis McClendon of The Guide Life, Zero Guide Fees, Arizona Strip guides and Arizona Elk Outfitters joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss hunting the West. Travis reminisces a bit about filming hunts back in the day compared to the available technology now. He and Sam then discuss their mutual desires to be hunting the mountains until they’re old and gray. They cover a wide range of topics including the wide variety of hunting opportunities available in Arizona, the performance of the...

Duration:01:19:36

Ep 240 - Travis McClendon: Maximizing Your Hunt

6/29/2022
Travis McClendon of The Guide Life, Zero Guide Fees, Arizona Strip guides and Arizona Elk Outfitters joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss hunting the West. Travis reminisces a bit about filming hunts back in the day compared to the available technology now. He and Sam then discuss their mutual desires to be hunting the mountains until they’re old and gray. They cover a wide range of topics including the wide variety of hunting opportunities available in Arizona, the performance of the...

Duration:01:20:00

Ep 239 - Robby Denning: Hunting Big Mule Deer

6/15/2022
Robby Denning co-founder of Rokslide and author of Hunting Big Mule Deer joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about taking big muleys. Robby kicks off the episode with an extensive list of his favorite books and resources when it comes to mule deer hunting. Sam and Robby then discuss some of the differences between muley and whitetail populations and behavior, the differences between older age-class muleys and younger along with how their behavior changes during the rut. Robby then digs...

Duration:01:20:21

Ep 238 - Corey Child: The Best Hunter on TikTok

6/1/2022
Corey Child, aka The Best Hunter on TikTok, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about authenticity in media and the truth of hunting. Sam and Corey catch up a bit, talking about how they met via TikTok and some of the weird videos they’ve made. They discuss the differences between pen-raised and high-fence animals and private versus public land hunting along with the biases against each. Corey and Sam then discuss authenticity and owning the truth of what your hunt is as well as the...

Duration:00:36:42

Ep 237 - Ryan Carter: This is Murder and I’m Part of It

4/27/2022
Ryan Carter of DC Outfitters joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk trophy hunting giant elk. After a recording button malfunction, Sam and Ryan get back to their discussion about how elk behave differently during different seasons and why, contrary to popular thinking, he hates to trophy-hunt elk during the rut. They then discuss why it’s critical to be an educated advocate for the defense of hunting. Ryan reminisces about one of his most memorable guide trips in the past few years and he...

Duration:00:47:36

Ep 236 - Brandon Bair: Keep the Joy in the Journey

4/20/2022
Brandon Bair, former NFL player and co-founder of Rokman joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about family and the joy of the outdoors. Brandon tells us about his time off from hunting as he worked his way up through the NFL, only to then return and inspire his family to join in on the hunting tradition. They then discuss ways to get your loved ones invested and inspired to get into hunting as well as doing into so many of the life lessons that can be learned through hunting. Brandon...

Duration:00:34:21

Ep 235 - Fred Eichler: Down the Hunting “Rabbit Hole”

4/6/2022
Fred Eichler, the most interesting bowhunter in the world and owner of Full Draw Outfitters, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss how deep hunting can take you. Sam and Fred discuss how a simple interest in hunting can often unexpectedly take you into a whole new world, one step after another. They discuss the pride in cultivating and harvesting an entire meal from start to finish and touch on the splintering of outdoorsmen and how we need to come together. As Fred says, “If we don’t...

Duration:00:45:08

Ep 234 - Abby Casey: Airguns, Not Your Kid’s Airsoft Rifle

3/30/2022
Abby Casey, airgunner and hunter, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss her passion for airguns. Abby tells us a bit about her introduction to the airgun world and what airgunning really is. She lets us know that airguns aren’t toy airsoft rifles or the bb-guns of our youth, but, in fact, can offer significant projectile size and power, with some replicating traditional firearms, including the recoil. Because of this, Abby says airguns can be a fantastic way to introduce youth to...

Duration:00:33:13

Ep 233 - Brian “Gritty” Call: Success Begets Success

3/23/2022
Brian Call, host of the Gritty podcast, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss finding success and inspiring others. Sam and Brian catch up on some of their shared histories and discuss how it always seems to follow that finding success in hunting always seems to beget more success. They discuss their respective reasons for starting their podcasts and how they both share a passion for learning from and inspiring others. Brian then talks a bit about the ups and downs of bear hunting and...

Duration:00:50:10

Ep 232 - “Just” Samson: Hunting Stories and Lessons Learned

3/16/2022
“Just” Samson, one of the very first guests on the podcast returns to join Sam on The Wild Initiative to catch up on the last five years of hunting. Samson and Sam reminisce about some of the lessons they’ve learned from hunts, failures and successes over the past several years and tell some of their favorite hunting stories. They also discuss the importance of introducing youth to the workings of life and death through hunting along with why wild game tongues and hearts are the best. They...

Duration:01:36:31

Ep 231 - “Big” Al Morris: Everything You Need to Know About Coyote Hunting

3/9/2022
“Big” Al Morris of FoxPro returns to join Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss one of the things he does best, callin’ and killing coyotes. Al and Sam discuss how predator hunting is a low-impact, low-cost introduction into the hunting world and cover the base-level gear you’ll need to get started calling and killing coyotes. They cover tips and tactics for coyote hunting including the best times and setups for your stands, how long to stay, calling strategies, decoys and moving to new...

Duration:01:00:46

Ep 230 - Johnny Mack: Spring Bear Tips & Tactics

3/2/2022
Johnny Mack of The Soulful Hunter Podcast and Washington Backcountry joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk through his best tips and tactics for Spring Bear Season. Johnny and Sam discuss the sacrifice it can be to give up your personal hunting time to mentor someone and why you should focus your time on others who will pass it on. Johnny then goes on to tell the story of killing his first animal, a black bear, while in Birkenstocks. They then go on to discuss Johnny’s best tips and...

Duration:01:04:37