Ep 117 - Tom Opre: Don't be the Antichrist of Wildlife Conservation

Tom Opre, of the Shepherds of Wildlife Society, sits down with Sam at the 2019 POMA Conference in Wichita, KS. In this episode, they discuss historical market-hunting and the destruction of wildlife habitat, the superiority of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, restoration of African wildlife, how to be the “antichrist” of wildlife conservation, Cecil and the reality of what happens to old lions, his founding of the Shepherds of Wildlife Society and why there’s nothing happy about a Happy Meal.

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Ep 116 - Finding Your Way into the Backcountry with Dustin Wittwer and Corey Beckendorf of Team Backcountry

Dustin Wittwer and Corey Beckendorf of Team Backcountry sit down with Living Country in the City at Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City to catch up after almost 100 episodes. In this podcast, which includes some surprise guest appearances, they discuss big life changes over the past few years, building careers with companies in the hunting industry, uprooting your family to find better hunting opportunities, the benefits of hunting the same areas year after year, the exact GPS coordinates to the Team Backcountry honey holes and tips for planning your tag application strategy.

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Ep 115 - Solving the World’s Problems, One Hunt at a Time with Kristy Titus

Kristy Titus returns to Living Country in the City to catch up after two years. In this podcast they discuss living for those ultimate adventure backpack hunts, the Pursue the Wild elk call line, learning skills to build confidence in the backcountry, training how you hunt, people's disconnect on how meat gets to our table, tactics for dealing with anti-hunters, being a mentor, and focusing on our narrative as hunters.

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Ep 114 - Pushing the Envelope on Every Hunt with James Hardesty and Dana Davison

James Hardesty and Dana Davison sit down with Living Country in the City at Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City. We discuss the difference between preservation and conservation, key lessons learned from their time hunting, the excitement of being part of someone else’s success. We also discuss tips for a first-time elk hunter to prepare both mentally and physically for their first hunt, pack animal comparisons and pushing your limits with every trip to develop mental toughness.

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Ep 113 - Engaging Youth in the Outdoors with Jackson Hartley and Hunter Dahl of YoungHuntr

Jackson Hartley and Hunter Dahl of YoungHuntr sit down with Living Country in the City at Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City to talk about helping other youth hunters document their experiences, the grind of promotion on social media, the opportunities and challenges youth face when getting into the outdoors, the pain of switching from youth tags to adult tags and creating a supportive community for youth to share their hunting photos.

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EP 112 - Hunting the Hell Out of California with Spencer Kirksey

The Legend, Spencer Kirksey sits down with Living Country in the City at Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City to talk about starting to really hunt as an adult, connecting with others through social media to improve your hunting experience, the positives and negatives of hunting in California, lessons he wish he’d learned when he first started hunting and his experiences hunting and harvesting his first deer on public land just outside of Los Angeles.

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