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Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let your present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild.

Podcasts and stories to inform and inspire your passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Don’t let your present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild.

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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 your present circumstance limit your initiative for the wild.

Language:

English

Contact:

5626684180


Episodes

CCB - QDMA Intro

2/15/2020
Lindsay Thomas, Director of Communications for the Quality Deer Management Association, joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to QDMA and discuss the issues that the organization is currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation.

Duration:00:11:43

BONUS - Mike Hale: A Reintroduction to Hunting

2/13/2020
Mike Hale, winner of the January Run, Ride or Ruck Challenge and one of the earliest subscribers of the podcast, joins Sam on the Wild Initiative for this bonus release. In this episode they discuss some of Mike’s favorite episodes since he started listening around Episode 4, why we love returning to the consistent misery of elk hunting, carrying giant family-sized chili cans on hikes, gutting roadkill deer in his driveway and how getting fit for hunting saved his life. Learn more on the...

Duration:00:45:41

CCB - Running Rivers Intro

2/12/2020
Andrew Todd, President of Running Rivers joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to Running Rivers and the Flyathalon and discuss the issues that the organization is currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation.

Duration:00:13:07

Ep 135 - Robbie Kroger: It's in Your Blood

2/10/2020
Robbie Kroger, founder of the Blood Origins Project, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative. In this episode, they discuss exploring what hunting means to each individual, fighting against the lack of authenticity in hunting media, trying to target the “why” in his stories and not just the kill, adding to the Blood Origins family tree and how hearing these stories has expanded his view of hunting. Learn more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/135.

Duration:00:41:35

CCB - Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (CAHSS)

2/8/2020
Kristen Black, Manager of Communications for the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports, joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to CAHSS and discuss the issues that the organization is currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation

Duration:00:09:02

Fish Untamed: Ep 16 - Wild and Scenic Rivers, with Scott Bosse

2/6/2020
Scott Bosse is the Northern Rockies Director of American Rivers, an organization that protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. In this episode, Scott and I talk about Wild and Scenic Rivers, which are rivers that have been designated for protection due to their unique and outstanding qualities. We talk about what it takes for a river to make the cut, the benefits of a proactive approach to conservation, and a few examples of Wild and...

Duration:00:54:39

CCB - Dallas Safari Club (DSC) Intro

2/5/2020
Corey Mason, Executive Director and CEO of Dallas Safari Club joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to DSC and discuss the issues that the organization is currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation.

Duration:00:12:59

Ep 134 - Nick Hoffman: Wired for the Wild

2/3/2020
Nick Hoffman, of Nick’s Wild Ride on The Outdoor Channel, joins Sam on The Wild Initiative at the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas. In this episode, they discuss being wired as a hunter versus being wired as a gatherer, feeling a longing for the wild without knowing what’s missing, wanting to start an Anthony Bourdain-style hunting show, running away at the age of 17 to play fiddle in Branson, Missouri, his experiences from hunting cape buffalo in Africa to Dall sheep in Alaska, putting in work...

Duration:00:45:42

CCB - National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Intro

1/29/2020
Justin Morrisey of The National Shooting Sports Foundation joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to NSSF and discuss the issues that the organization is currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation.

Duration:00:11:51

Ep 133 - Casey & Regina Stafford: Waterfowl, Hogs and California, the Land of Hunting Opportunity

1/28/2020
Casey & Regina Stafford of CICC Outdoor Adventures join Sam on The Wild Initiative. In this episode, they discuss the abundant hunting opportunities offered by the State of California, waterfowl as an easy introduction into hunting and an in-depth discussion of locating and hunting hogs on public land. Learn more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/133.

Duration:00:51:32

Fish Untamed: Ep 15 - Project Healing Waters, with Eddy Wittry

1/22/2020
Eddy Wittry was, until recently, the Program Lead for the Denver chapter of Project Healing Waters, a non-profit dedicated to helping disabled veterans through fly fishing, fly tying, and rod building. This program benefits vets suffering from both physical and mental disabilities by transitioning them back into civilian life at their own pace, using the therapeutic qualities of time on the water casting a fly. Eddy has grown the Denver program dramatically in just a few short years and...

Duration:00:53:25

Ep 132 - Andrew Scott: Solo Hunting Elk in the PNW

1/20/2020
Andrew Scott joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss his successful 2019 elk season in Oregon. In this episode, they discuss how to recover after misses, hunting big bulls on his 10th anniversary, difficulties and differences when solo hunting, hunting as a big red runaway sign and why we love taking on something that is, at times, so miserable. Learn more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/132

Duration:01:02:13

CCB - Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever Intro

1/15/2020
Jared Wiklund of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever and discuss the issues that the organizations are currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation.

Duration:00:08:59

Ep 131 - Joel Turner: Controlled Process Shooting

1/13/2020
Joel Turner of Shot IQ joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to take your bow and rifle shooting up a notch. In this episode, they discuss the importance of shot control and Joel's development of his Controlled Process Shot System, learning to override your nervous system and consciously defy human nature, the four fundamentals of shooting, finding your determination, how to blueprint your successful shots and learning to decide, not shoot. Learn more on the show notes page at...

Duration:00:55:30

Fish Untamed: Ep 14 - Trout Headwaters, Inc. and Ecological Restoration, with Mike Sprague

1/9/2020
Mike Sprague is the founder and CEO of Trout Headwaters, Inc., an ecological restoration design and build firm. Mike and his team focus on repairing damaged streams, wetlands, and riparian areas to bring them back to their former glory, and he believes that ecology and economy can and should coexist in order to derive the best benefit for all. In this episode, we get into some of the common threats facing headwater ecosystems and how companies like Trout Headwaters are addressing...

Duration:00:49:19

CCB - Sportsmen's Alliance Intro

1/8/2020
Brian Lynn of Sportsmen's Alliance joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break to introduce you to Sportsmen's Alliance and discuss the issues that the organization is currently tackling here in North America. Learn more at thewildinitiative.com/conservation.

Duration:00:13:31

Ep 130 - Collin Cottrell: Sowing the Seeds of Hunting

1/7/2020
Collin Cottrell joins Sam on the Wild Initiative for the first episode of 2020. In this episode, they discuss the difference between working in the hunting industry and being a professional hunter, finding old MySpace photos, giving others power over you by putting so much effort into hating on them, his perspective of Ryan Michler's first hunt, the exponential value of introducing others to hunting, Al Gore's invention of the Internet and the value of making yourself available. Learn more...

Duration:00:52:33

Fish Untamed: Ep 13 - Fly Fishing New Zealand, with Mel Moss (Part 2)

1/2/2020
Mel and I have been friends for years, and she’s one of my favorite people to fish with. So naturally, when she decided to spend a month fishing in New Zealand, I wanted to pick her brain about her trip and the logistics behind planning a destination fly fishing trip. Mel did her trip totally DIY, and she shares plenty of tips for anyone looking to do a trip over there. Of course, we also got into her stories of success and heartbreak. This is part 2 of a two-part...

Duration:00:59:38

Ep 129 - Brenna McCoubrey: She Does What?!

12/31/2019
Brenna McCoubrey of the She Does What?! Podcast joins Sam on The Wild Initiative. Brenna and Sam have recently worked to launch a brand new design and website for her podcast, which focuses on providing a resource to women who are new to the outdoors. In this episode, they discuss hunting ducks and fishing for striped bass out in New England, things she’s learned from running the podcast, addressing fears as you go along through your hunting journey and what she’s doing to grow as a...

Duration:00:50:19

Fish Untamed: Ep 12 - Fly Fishing New Zealand, with Mel Moss (Part 1)

12/26/2019
Mel and I have been friends for years, and she’s one of my favorite people to fish with. So naturally, when she decided to spend a month fishing in New Zealand, I wanted to pick her brain about her trip and the logistics behind planning a destination fly fishing trip. Mel did her trip totally DIY, and she shares plenty of tips for anyone looking to do a trip over there. Of course, we also got into her stories of success and heartbreak. This is part 1 of a two-part...

Duration:00:53:55