In this episode (137) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with John Nosler, CEO of the famed Nosler family business that revolutionized high performance big game bullets with the 1948 version of the Nosler Partition. Topics covered include how the business got started, trial & error, hunters at heart, sweeping the shop floor, employees as family and family as employees, expansion to ammo and rifles, hunting as a passion and profession, conservation, and a lot of other great hunting stories from a family that has lived hunting and shooting for over seventy years.
In the Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy gives suggestions of over-the-counter (OTC) elk hunting options that are available after the drawings are done. Colorado, Oregon, and Utah are explained in detail. Point creep, preference point systems, and the complications that come with these systems is explained in great depth, as Randy hopes to give further understanding of what to expect when applying in states that allocate some of their tags on a preference-based system.
In this episode (136) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy discusses sustainable wild seafood harvest with Jon Wanderaas of the Wild Alaska Seafood Box. Jon's life experience is the wild seafood industry from his hometown of Petersburg Alaska. Jon has started a business to connect small fisherman and select processors directly to consumers while working to sustain wild fish stocks. Topics covered included wild populations, fish species susceptible to overharvest, connecting fisherman to customers, industry regulation, adaptive harvest management, commercial fishing, economics of small fishing businesses, and many other topics that impact wild fish harvest.
In this Episode (135) Randy shares the mic with Mark Kenyon, author of "That Wild Country" and host of the Wired to Hunt Podcast. Mark is a previous guest, known for his writing and advocacy of public lands. Topics include telling stories in writing, public advocacy, making public land issues tangible and relatable, generational interest in conservation, being a father, black water camping disaster, midwestern view of western public land issues, Alaska caribou, lessons learned, conservation mentors, and a host of other topics that touch on the stories found in Mark's new book.