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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 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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5626684180


Episodes

Ep 143 - Anna Van Nostrand: Life Will Take You Where You Need to Go

4/8/2020
Anna Van Nostrand of Anna V Outdoors joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk all about wing-shooting, bird dogs and the hunting life. In this episode, they discuss her history as a firearms instructor, developing her passion for wing-shooting and bird-doggin', getting her daughters into hunting, how to get your start in the sport and the essential gear you'll need.

Duration:00:52:20

Fish Untamed: Ep 20 - Renting Gear for the Outdoors, with Jay Benjamin

4/7/2020
Jay Benjamin is the co-founder of Big Sky Rentals, a company focused on renting out fishing, hunting, and camping gear. The cost of technical outdoor equipment can be limiting, especially for those new to a sport. Additionally, traveling with gear is often a hassle. Rental gear addresses both of these problems, and Jay’s goal is to provide high-quality, low-cost, low-stress rental options. We get into what he offers, where he wants to take the business, when to rent vs. buy, and how to...

Duration:01:01:13

Ep 142 - Fisher Neal: Learn to Hunt NYC

4/1/2020
Fisher Neal of Learn to Hunt NYC and Yale Drama School joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to talk about his passion for teaching others to hunt. In this episode, they discuss wanting to pursue a career in acting without sacrificing hunting and fishing, the opportunities available to hunters in New York and New Jersey, the logistics of managing whitetails on Staten Island, city-dwellers' fascination with the ethical harvest of organic meat, starting Learn to Hunt NYC and the importance of...

Duration:00:44:02

Ep 141 - Mark Kenyon: That Wild Country, a Public Land Journey

3/23/2020
Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt and MeatEater joins Sam on The Wild Initiative to discuss his new book, That Wild Country. In this episode, they discuss advice for someone building a career in the outdoor industry, the romantic mythology of “heading west” and his personal journey, advice for first-time mountain hunters, physical fitness, setting expectations, how public lands became foundational to his life and his ideal public lands tour for the newbie.

Duration:00:42:45

Fish Untamed: Ep 19 - DUN Magazine, with Jen Ripple

3/19/2020
Jen Ripple is the Editor-in-Chief of DUN Magazine, a fly fishing magazine written by women and for women.

Duration:00:55:38

Ep 140 - Isaac Aleman: It's All About the FOC... or Not

3/16/2020
Isaac Aleman, formerly of Easton, joins Sam on the Wild Initiative at Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City to discuss, among other things, why FOC stands for "f**king overcomplicated." In this episode, they cover Easton's history and roots in California, Rambo First Blood Pt 2, the value of hunting the same area year after year, introducing your kids to hunting, getting into the hunting industry, the "Goose, Maverick and Iceman" levels of pro-staff, discovering your bad habits and starting simply as...

Duration:00:42:27

Ep 139 - Marc “Muley Slayer” Smith & Jeremy Dugger: Finding and Shooting Big Muleys

3/9/2020
Marc Smith and Jeremy Dugger sit down with Sam on The Wild Initiative at Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City to talk hunting big muleys. In this episode they cover, locating big mule deer and learning to kill them where they are, important terrain features to look for, tracking deer, road hunting, laying down in deer beds pushing deer and pretty much everything you need to know to hunt big muleys. Learn more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/139,

Duration:00:55:23

Fish Untamed: Ep 18 - Alaska as a DIY Fishing Destination, with Jake Roy

3/5/2020
Jake Roy is a fly fishing guide with Wilderness Place Lodge in Alaska.

Duration:01:11:44

CCB - Boone & Crockett Club

3/4/2020
Justin Spring, Director of Records for Boone & Crockett Club joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break

Duration:00:08:26

Ep 138 - Jordan Romney: Stepping Up Your Fly Casting

3/2/2020
Jordan Romney of Drift on the Fly joins Sam on The Wild Initiative at the Sacramento International Sportsman's Expo. In this episode, they discuss guiding fly fishing in California, how Steelhead runs can interfere with college courses, starter gear and how fly fishing is becoming more affordable for beginners, power versus style, the physics behind casting a fly, the step-by-step process of casting, "last cast syndrome" and simple tips and tricks you can practice to improve your fly...

Duration:00:41:52

CCB - Fly Fishers International (FFI) Intro

2/26/2020
President and CEO, Patrick Berry and Conservation Chair, Dave Peterson of Fly Fishers International, join Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break.

Duration:00:14:46

Ep 137 - Kaitlyn Lowes: Texas Hogs on Horseback

2/24/2020
Kaitlyn Lowes joins Sam on the Wild Initiative in the NSSF Lounge at SHOT Show in Las Vegas. In this episode, they discuss hunting her family’s property in Texas and taking her first deer, the beauty of processing your own wild game meat, shooting and hog hunting from horseback, the ethics of high-fence hunting and hunting overseas. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/137.

Duration:00:40:59

CCB - Shepherds of Wildlife Society Intro

2/22/2020
Tom Opre, Founder and CEO of the Shepherds of Wildlife Society, joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break.

Duration:00:16:11

Fish Untamed: Ep 17 - Fishing and Protecting the Boundary Waters, with Lukas Leaf

2/20/2020
Lukas Leaf is the Executive Director of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters and is on the board of the MN chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

Duration:00:57:52

CCB - Migratory Bird Joint Ventures (MBJV) Intro

2/19/2020
Mitch Hartley, Assistant Coordinator of the Atlantic Coast Migratory Bird Joint Ventures, joins Sam on today's Conservation Coffee Break.

Duration:00:10:46

Ep 136 - Nick Smith: The Informative Fisherman; or Hot Beer and Carp Fishing

2/17/2020
Nick Smith, the Informative Fisherman, joins Sam in a boat at the Sacramento International Sportsmen’s Expo for this episode of The Wild Initiative. In this episode, they discuss his becoming the first full-time fishing YouTube’er and earning the name “Informative Fisherman”, the science of mother nature and how it affects bass fishing, calling fishing “audibles”, the easiest way to get started bass fishing, eating Double Whoppers on the treadmill, building a multipurpose fishing kit,...

Duration:00:40:49

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.

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.

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.

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. See more on the show notes page at thewildinitiative.com/135.

Duration:00:41:35