Howdy Roamers and welcome back to the Right To Roam podcast! We’re excited to bring a pretty diverse episode to you this week as Chris, Sam and Lee are joined by a non-game project biologist up to her eyes in bats! Laura Beard works for the Wyoming Game and Fish and has some great insight […]
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Welcome to another Right To Roam Lowdown! Lee and Chris touch on the recent discovery of white-nose syndrome affecting bats in Wyoming. Not sure what white-nose is? The guys have you covered with a “back to science” synopsis meant to satisfy. These non-game critters are not only fascinating but pivotal within the Cowboy State ecosystem […]
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Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode Lee is joined by Joey Faigl, Josh Coursey and Chris Steffan of the Muley Fanatic Foundation. The guys dive into some of the issues facing mule deer conservation and mule deer habitat conservation. The Muley Fanatic Foundation is a great NGO that has really been gaining steam […]
Read more "Episode 038: Mule Deer, Music and Manly Men"
Thanks for dropping into another episode of the Right To Roam Lowdown! Adam is piloting the ship on his own this week to take a specific look at the public land policy stances of the prospective gubernatorial candidates for the state of Wyoming in 2018. There are some expected positions founded on strong evidence and […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 011: Wyoming’s 2018 Gubernatorial Race, Regarding Public Lands"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam podcast! Chris, Adam and Lee are joined by Chase Gunnell from Conservation Northwest. Chase serves as the communications director for CN as well as serving as the Conservation Chair for the Washington chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest with familial […]
Read more "Episode 037: The Pacific Northwest, From Grizzlies to Sasquatch"
Hey Roamers, welcome back to another episode of the Right To Roam Lowdown! Chris and Adam are in the giving spirit as we find out which one of our Go Fund Me donors is the newest Life member of the Western Bear Foundation. There are a few more shout-outs and there is still an opportunity […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 010: Pack Impressions"
Welcome back Roamers to the Right To Roam podcast! We’ve got a great episode for you this week in that we are giving away our first Grand Prize (Thanks First Lite) associated with the Go Fund Me and we have a special guest in Walt Gasson. Lee and Sam sit down with Walt, a pioneering […]
Read more "Episode 036: Reminiscing and Story Telling with Walt Gasson"
Welcome back to this high country episode of the Right To Roam Lowdown! Sam and Chris take a moment to touch on some lesser known bighorn sheep facts. From the finer points of reintroduction obstacles to historical ranges, this lowdown provides you with the kind of Jeopardy style trivia sure to make your campfire companions […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 009: What You May Not Know About Bighorn Sheep"
Welcome back to the podcast Roamers! Thanks for joining us on this very unique episode. Chris and Adam are joined by retired, legendary non-game biologist Bob Oakleaf. Bob, as the state of Wyoming’s first non-game biologist, played an invaluable role in the recovery efforts of the Peregrine Falcon and Black-footed Ferret. With the aid of […]
Read more "Episode 035: From Falcons to Ferrets with Bob Oakleaf"
Hey Roamers, after a brief hiatus the Lowdown is back! For those of you interested in when and how we are handing out the Grand Prizes associated with our Go Fund Me, Sam and Adam have you covered. Then Chris and Adam present what we hope is the most common sense PSA in the outdoor […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 008: Spring has Sprung"
Hey Roamers, thanks for taking the opportunity to tune in to this week’s episode of the Right To Roam Podcast! The R2R crew are joined by Lee Harrison of Seek Outside. For those of you not familiar with SO or if you are just wondering more about the back story and approach to business, this […]
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Thanks for dropping by the Right To Roam Podcast! In this episode Chris and Adam have the pleasure of visiting with Dan Heilig of the Wyoming Outdoor Council in Lander, Wyoming. The WOC is a non-profit conservation group that focuses on science based management to ensure our wild spaces remain wild and available for our […]
Read more "Episode 033: The Wyoming Outdoor Council with Dan Heilig"
Welcome back to the podcast Roamers! Thanks for joining us for the second installment of Wyoming grizzly bear management. The guys from Right To Roam sit down with Joe Kondelis of the Western Bear Foundation to dive full force into their role in bear education, population management, public service, bear advocacy, hunting as a tool […]
Read more "Episode 032: Wyoming Bear Advocacy with the Western Bear Foundation"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam podcast! What a great conversation we have in store for you this week. The R2R crew sit down with Dr. Dan Thompson (aka The Smartest Redneck (we know)) who is the current head of the large carnivore division of the Wyoming Game and Fish. Dan holds a PhD […]
Read more "Episode 031: Wyoming Grizzly Management"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast! Settle in for a long drive, hike, or sit as this episode with the guys of Signs West nears the two hour mark. Seth and Rick talk the R2R crew through their instilled and growing desire for all things public land and public land adventuring. From the […]
Read more "Episode 030: Go West Young Man with the guys of Signs West"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Lowdown! In this episode Lee and Sam hopscotch their way around a whole slew of topics. We introduce our GoFundMe campaign, recap some of the Wyoming legislation that was in consideration, address some fall tag application options and season setting meetings and comment options. This episode is like […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 007: The Smorgasbord"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast! In this episode, Chris and Adam speak with Katie DeLorenzo. Katie is the newly hired Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Southwest Chapter Coordinator. She is a champion for our public lands as well as being a committed hunter with some great hunts under her belt. Katie also dives […]
Read more "Episode 029: Southwest Adventuring with Katie DeLorenzo"
Thanks for dropping in to the Right To Roam podcast, here’s this week’s Lowdown! In this episode the guys of R2R touch on some semi-current events in the world of hunting, conservation and politics. The influence of celebrity in policy is at the root of this episode. Using Secretary Zinke’s recent appointment of hunting celebrity […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 006: Celebrity Policy"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast! This episode is the third and final part of the Sportsmen’s Legislative Reception the guys from R2R had the pleasure of attending. In this episode, Chris, Adam, and Sam are joined by three heavy hitters in the Wyoming political and public resource management arena. Current State Treasurer, […]
Read more "Episode 028: Wyoming Leadership with Mark Gordon, Bob Budd, and Scott Talbott"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast! Onto to part two of the legislative recap. In this episode the R2R crew is joined by Kim Floyd of the Wyoming Federation of Union Sportsmen and by Josh Coursey of the Muley Fanatic Foundation. This is a great conversation with representatives of two of the most […]
Read more "Episode 027: Muley Fanatic Foundation and the Wyoming Federation of Union Sportsmen"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast! Consider this part one of a three part package that found the guys from R2R at the Wyoming Sportsmen’s Legislative Reception in Cheyenne, WY. Jessi Johnson of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation joins the crew to recap the day’s events and who, what, why and how Wyoming’s legislature […]
Read more "Episode 026: Legislative Wrap with WWF"
Welcome back to the podcast and here’s the Lowdown. In this episode the guys touch on what is becoming a lost art though once the foundation of backcountry hunting and exploration, packing with livestock. Calling upon their own experiences, the R2R crew discusses the barriers to entry, hardships, and benefits of horses in the backcountry. […]
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Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast! Be sure you have your studious mindset ready as the guys of R2R sit down with pronghorn aficionados Adele Reinking and Melanie LaCava. Both Adele and Melanie have worked their post graduate degrees around the fastest land mammal this side of the Atlantic Ocean. These ladies help […]
Read more "Episode 025: The Fastest Fetal Free For All with Adele Reinking and Melanie LaCava"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast and thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Lowdown! In this episode the guys cover, very briefly, the list of potential legislation that will be considered in this year’s Wyoming legislative session. Thanks to the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, your hosts provide brief synopsis of each […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 004: Schoolhouse Rock Wyoming Style"
Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode Chris and Adam are joined by Episode 012 guest, Jessi Johnson of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation and their new hire, communications guru, and Wyoming native, Landon Blanchard. The conversation includes getting to know Landon and his role with WWF as well as how we can all truly […]
Read more "Episode 024: Active Advocacy and New Hires"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast and welcome to the Lowdown! This “brief” episode has Sam and Lee diving into some of the federal legislation that requires all of our attention as what is at risk are the wild places, spaces, and species within. Though we advertised 20 minute quick hitters, the gents […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 003 Wilderness Matters"
Welcome back to the podcast! On this installment of the Right To Roam Podcast the whole crew is joined by Josh Metten. Josh holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and works out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming for Jackson Hole Eco-Tours. This episode delves into the introduction of our public lands to an observational consumer […]
Read more "Episode 023: Eco-Tourism and our National Parks with Josh Metten"
Welcome back to the Lowdown! In this episode co-host Chris Sheets sits down with President-elect of the Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society to recap their annual meeting that took place in Jackson Hole, WY in December. This is a brief introduction into the purpose and intent of the Wildlife Society and the folks involved […]
Read more "The R2R Lowdown Episode 002: Ben Wise"
Welcome back to the podcast! On this episode of the Right To Roam Podcast Chris and Adam sit down with Maven Optics co-owner and designer, Brendon Weaver. The guys discuss the ins and outs of running an international business from a small town in Brendon’s home state of Wyoming. They dive into the benefits of […]
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Happy New Year and welcome back to the podcast! In this, the maiden voyage of the Lowdown episode of the Right To Roam Podcast Chris and Adam take a moment to thank you, the listeners, for an overwhelmingly supportive 2017. The guys also give out the skinny on some programming changes with publication jumping to […]
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Welcome back to the podcast! As the title clearly states, in this episode of the Right To Roam Podcast we continue our discussion on Hunter Ethics. Chris and Adam dive into the finer points of ethical practices in the field and on social media. Using the Boone and Crockett Club’s tenets as a framework this […]
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Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode Lee and Sam speak with newbie hunters, Emily and Jess, and dive into the whats, whys, and hows of getting into hunting as adults. There are some great stories as Jess is Sam’s fiance and Emily has been friends with the R2R guys for years, therefore, familiarity […]
Read more "Episode 20: Getting into Hunting as an Adult with Emily and Jess"
Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode Lee and Adam dive into the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and they work they do in the political realm on behalf of all public land owners and especially hunters and anglers. The guys speak with Joel Webster, the TRCP Director of Western Lands, on the specifics of […]
Read more "Episode 019: The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the Sportsmen’s Country Campaign"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam podcast! This episode the the continuation of Lee and Adam’s discussion from Episode 016 on hunter ethics. In this episode the soapboxes can get a little taller and the issues a bit more in depth as field craft and weapon proficiency are both discussed. We appreciate you taking […]
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Welcome back to the Right To Roam podcast. In this episode the guys sit down and recap and relive their 2017 hunting season as it nears completion. From pronghorn in August to late season elk and white tail deer, they cover it all. There are some feel good stories, lessons learned, memories recounted and unforgettable […]
Read more "Episode 017: The Right To Roam Season Recap"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast and thanks for tuning into the show! This episode of the podcast marks the first of an indeterminable number of discussions that will focus on the listeners’ suggestions that we cover the grey area of “Hunter Ethics.” Lee and Adam do their best to get deep into […]
Read more "Episode 016: Hunter Ethics…Part 1"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam Podcast. On this episode, Lee and Adam get into the reeds and stubble fields with Joshua Stafford and discuss waterfowl management on both public and private lands. Josh is a Research Ecologist with the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as well as an avid bird […]
Read more "Episode 015: Waterfowl and Wetlands"
In this episode Chris and Adam are joined by Wyoming Game and Fish Large Carnivore Biologist, Luke Ellsbury, to discuss Luke’s 20+ years of experience as a houndsman and what hunting large predators with dogs entails as well as some of the finer points of managing large carnivores like the mountain lion in the American […]
Read more "Episode 014: Hounds, Hot Tracks, and Lion Tales!"
On this episode of the Right To Roam podcast, 3/4 of the hosting contingent are joined by co-coordinator of the March for Science, Kristen Gunther, to discuss the importance of science in education and our management practices, where and how the scientific process can be effective, and some of the roadblocks and hurdles that can […]
Read more "Episode 013: The March for Science"
Episode 012 is just what the title suggests. The guys from Right To Roam are joined by Public Lands Coordinator for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation and National Wildlife Federation Sportswomen’s Coalition Leader, Jessi Johnson, to discuss all things conservation and public lands. Jessi is a great resource for public lands issues that are prevalent in […]
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This week’s episode has the guys from Right To Roam picking the brain of Andrew Jakes, a wildlife biologist for the National Wildlife Federatoin (http://www.nwf.org/.) Andrew completed his doctoral program emphasizing the impact that fences have on migratory patterns and general movements of pronghorn. This is not your run of the mill pronghorn informative. Andrew […]
Read more "Episode 011: Pronghorn, Speed Goats, Antelope… Oh my!"
This episode is a great look into a common conversation with a twist on the perspective. The guys from Right To Roam talk with Lee MacDonald, one of the founding chapter members of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Southeast chapter. Drone fishing, 1 million plus whitetail, and the best Christmas dessert are just a few […]
Read more "Episode 010: Bayou BHA, Drones, Deer, and Christmas Dinner"
One of the many follow ups to Episode 5 wherein we discussed the different entities involved in the management of our public lands and resources, the guys at Right To Roam welcome Bowhunters of Wyoming Legislative Officer, Randy Burtis, to the podcast. Randy is active duty military, a die hard stick bow enthusiast, and a […]
Read more "Episode 009: Grass Roots Advocacy, Archery Geeks, and Blitzkrieg"
For you DIY movie folks this is definitely Christmas in July! Cole and John Bielak of Whale Tail Outdoors sit down with Right To Roam co-host Chris Sheets prior to the Alpha Bow Hunting Challenge to discuss hunting, film making, and a shared appreciation of our public lands. You can learn more about the WTO […]
Read more "Episode 008: Public Land Hunting and Film Making with Whale Tail Outdoors"
It’s here! Thanks for tuning in to Right To Roam and this week’s episode featuring Paul Gerrity. Paul started life in the Great Lakes region but the draw of the Rockies brought him west to utilize his degree in Biology from John Carroll University. As a biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish, Paul has […]
Read more "Episode 007: Paul Gerrity and Above Timberline Trout"
Listen in as Right To Roam co-host Chris Sheets and special guest Ben Wise cover the history of the American bison, management issues associated with this iconic species, and touch on a political hot button issue in brucellosis. Ben is a biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish and holds a Master’s degree in veterinary […]
Read more "Episode 006: Bison Bison and Ben Wise"
Buckle up for a 30,000 foot overview of what it takes to financially manage our nation’s wildlife within our public lands. The guys from Right To Roam touch on the Pittman-Robertson Act, NGO (non-government organizations) influence, and some western state fiscal issues. This topic is deeper than the Grand Canyon and arguably just as important. […]
Read more "Episode 005: Wildlife Management Economics 101…Kinda"
Listen in as the guys from Right To Roam share their summer plans on a personal and podcast level as well as delving into their preparations and expectations for the upcoming fall hunting season. As always, thank you for listening and please feel free to leave a comment or review on the website or on […]
Read more "Episode 004: Summer Livin’ and Fall Preparations"
What? Really? Episode number three! This edition of the Right To Roam podcast focuses on a great spring time activity, finding shed antlers. The guys cover different western states’ regulations and some of the issues surrounding this gangbusters reason to roam our public spaces. Thanks for listening and please feel free to leave a review […]
Read more "Episode 003: Shed hunting, the Quagmire"
Four guys in a wall tent hunting turkeys with long bows… there’s some good info about turkey history in the state of Wyoming, some honest self reflective tidbits regarding turkey hunting, and some extras in this episode. As always, we appreciate the listen and please leave a review and rating on Stitcher. Oh, and don’t […]
Read more "Episode 002: Turkey Hunting and the Meat Slicer"
The maiden voyage is short and sweet and the title says it all. Enjoy this introduction to the Right To Roam podcast and don’t fret because episode number two is available too! Thanks for the listen, leave us a review and please subscribe!
Read more "Episode 001: Who the? What the? Why the?"
Thanks for keeping your ears perked for our upcoming Episode 001. We hope this little tidbit will have you as excited for the release as we are. The full episode will be coming May 4th!
Read more "Episode 001 Is On The Way"
You’ll get to know Lee, Sam, Chris, and Adam as they spin yarn around a campfire during a spring turkey hunt in Wyoming.
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