Howdy Roamers! Thanks for checking out this episode of the Right To Roam Podcast. We have a great episode teaming with information, exploration and collaboration. Chris is joined by guest host Samantha Dwinell to speak with 3rd generation sheep rancher, John Helle, and Wild Sheep Foundation Conservation Director and retired Montana Fish and Wildlife biologist […]Read more "EP 079: Wild Sheep and Wool Growers"
Happy September Roamers! We hope you are out and about enjoying our wild places and resources and in doing so we thank you for taking the time to check out this quick episode of the Right To Roam Podcast. Adam takes a moment to pull the curtain back so you can see and anticipate what […]Read more "R2R LD EP 031: Coming At ‘Cha!"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for checking out this episode of the Right To Roam Podcast! Lee and Sam, while in Boise for the BHA Rendezvous 2019, were able to track down accomplished and renowned wolf biologist, Carter Niemeyer. Historical findings, past and present assumptions and what the future may hold for these controversial predators were […]Read more "EP 069: Wolf Management with Carter Niemeyer"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for dropping by for another great episode of the Right To Roam Podcast. Chris and Adam are joined by Danielle Oyler of the Montana Bear Education Working Group to discuss all things grizzly bear safety. Personal protection choices, camp site etiquette and bear body language are just a few of the […]Read more "EP 068: Danielle Oyler – Montana Bear Education"
Thanks for stopping by for another episode of the Right To Roam Podcast! Roamers, today, we have the first in a series of episodes dedicated to the moose. Lee is joined by moose expert Brendan Oates of the Idaho Fish and Game to discuss the finer points of the Shiras moose from history in the […]Read more "EP 064: Brendan Oates, The Shiras Moose"
Howdy Roamers and Happy Spring! Thanks for dropping by for another episode of the Right To Roam Podcast. This week’s episode finds Lee, Chris and Adam being joined by Chris’s little brother, Casey Sheets. Casey is an EMT/Paramedic and fills a unique roll on the northwestern Wyoming backcountry trauma team. This informative and fun episode […]Read more "EP 062: Backcountry 911 with Casey Sheets"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for checking in on part two of the 2019 Sportsmen’s Legislative Reception! Lee and Sam are joined by one first time guest in Aaron Kindle of the National Wildlife Federation and second time guests of the podcast Kim Floyd of the Wyoming Federation of Union Sportsmen and Joel Webster of the […]Read more "R2R LD EP 026: Sportsmen’s Legislative Reception Vol 2. Pt. 2"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for checking out this 2-for-1 episode of the Right To Roam podcast! The Wyoming legislature is in session and that can only mean it’s time for another set of conversations to take place at the Sportsmens’ Legislative Reception. If you missed the conversations from 2018, check out episodes 26, 27 and […]Read more "R2R LD EP 025: Sportsmens’ Legislative Reception Vol. 2 Pt.1"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for dropping in for another episode of the Right To Roam podcast. Adam is joined by Sam Stein to discuss all things volunteerism and ducks. Sam is a social media chair for a regional chapter of Ducks Unlimited in western Wyoming. This conversation has roots in one of the most successful […]Read more "EP 059: Sam Stein, Ducks Unlimited"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for stopping in for this science heavy episode! Chris is joined by Dr. Hayes Goosey of Montana State University to discuss the range land crawlers that have a more significant impact than we think. Dung beetles, sage grouse and responsible grazing practices are all on the docket for this biologists’ biology […]Read more "EP 058: Hayes Goosey, Entomology"
Thanks for dropping in Roamers, to another episode of the Right To Roam podcast! The whole crew is present for this conversation with first time R2R guest, Joshua Morse. Joshua’s research, and this conversation, centers around the ins, outs, ups and downs of migration corridors and the ungulates that rely on them. Reluctantly, we are […]Read more "EP 057: Joshua Morse"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for venturing to desert of Arizona with us for this episode! Chris is joined by a crew of backcountry badasses and conservation kingpins. Jess Johnson of Artemis and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Mahting Putelis of Hunt To Eat, Jared Frasier of 2% For Conservation, Craig Okraska of Maven Optics and Chris […]Read more "EP 056: Cactus Conservation"
Thanks for dropping in Roamers! We know we’ve been shy on releasing Lowdown episodes but we haven’t totally abandoned them. This week’s lowdown brings us back to our roots of bringing timely information to the podcast listeners. Wyomingites, open your ears as this applies to you! Jess Johnson of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation joins Chris […]Read more "R2R LD EP 024: Special Report, Wyoming Legislature"
Howdy Roamers! Thanks for stopping by to check out another episode of the Right To Roam Podcast! This week’s conversation takes a turn to the product realm of the great outdoors, a topic we rarely visit with regularity. Chris, Lee and Adam are joined by Tom Cohen former owner of Ursacks. For nearly 20 years […]Read more "EP 055: Ursacks"
Howdy Roamers! Thanks for dropping into another episode of the Right To Roam Podcast. In this week’s episode, Adam is joined by freshman legislator to the Wyoming House of Representatives, Cyrus Western. Cyrus was elected to the District 51 seat of the House during the 2018 election. Being a freshman legislator is a tall enough […]Read more "EP 054: Cyrus Western"
Happy New Year Roamers! Thanks for starting off the year with the latest R2R podcast. You’ve definitely chosen a great episode to get you informed and pumped up for the conservation conversation in the new year. Adam is joined by the Editor-in-Chief of the Modern Huntsman, Tyler Sharp. Tyler brings a well traveled and experienced […]Read more "EP 053: Tyler Sharp"
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Howdy Roamers! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to drop in for another episode of the Right To Roam Podcast. Lee and Adam are joined by Kyla West for a great conversation including parachuting beavers, red wolf status and canine carnivore research. Kyla draws on her graduate […]Read more "EP 052: BDAs, Mesocarnivores and Field Tales"
Welcome back to the podcast and thanks for hitching your time to us for the next hour and change. Lee runs the show in this season highlight recap accompanied by hunting partners Jeff Smith, Nick Norris and Rusty Reynolds. The guys set off to pursue mule deer and elk in the mountains of western Wyoming […]Read more "R2R LD EP 023: Bipeds, Backcountry and Bicycles"
Welcome back to the podcast and thanks for listening! Adam takes the reins for this lowdown to share an excerpt from Vol. 1 of the Modern Huntsman. For those that don’t know about Modern Huntsman, we hope this introduces you to a great collection of writers and photographers that have a bead drawn on what […]Read more "R2R LD EP 022: Modern Huntsman, an Excerpt"
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for taking the time to listen to another Right To Roam Lowdown! Lee and Adam take a moment to look into the research around human disturbance and the impact it has on ungulate behaviors in proximity roads and trails. The research comes out of eastern Oregon and lends itself to some interesting […]Read more "R2R LD EP 021: Traffic and its Impact"
Howdy Roamers and thanks for taking the time to enjoy another episode of the Right To Roam podcast! Lee, Sam and Chris are joined by Episode 013 guest, Kristen Gunther. The crew touch on a wide array of topics regarding conservation issues in Wyoming and across the western United States and how some recent election […]Read more "EP 049: Policy, Advocacy and Post Election Updates"
Thanks for hopping on the trail with us this week Roamers! We’ve got a great conversation with Lee, Sam and Adam being joined by co-founder and current owner/operator/spokesman of Hunt To Eat and all around conservation go-getter, Mahting Putelis. Some tough questions are asked and hopefully answered as the guys dive into some of the […]Read more "EP 048: Pt. 3 Hunt To Eat, Media and Conservation"
Merry November Roamers! Thanks for taking the time to settle in for another lowdown. We hope you enjoy the conversation as Sam and Adam reminisce, recall, laugh and re-ignite their joy of chasing cottontails. With many big game seasons drawing to a close and the weather beginning to turn towards winter, the guys have a […]Read more "R2R LD EP 020: Sassy Bunnies and Curing the Winter Lull"
Thanks for tuning into the podcast Roamers! This week on the Right To Roam Podcast, we continue our multi-episode series that focuses on media’s role in conservation. Chris and Adam are joined by digital asset manager for Seacat Creative, Paul Kemper. Paul and the guys sprint right down the trail of the importance of conservation […]Read more "EP 047: Pt. 2 Seacat Creative, Media and Conservation"
Howdy Roamers, and welcome to another R2R lowdown! Chris takes some time to sit down with previous guest, friend of the podcast and public land advocate extraordinaire, Jess Johnson. The subject matter for this lowdown revolves around the updates regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Since its expiration at the end of September, there […]Read more "R2R LD Ep 019: The LWCF Update"
Howdy Roamers and welcome back to another Right To Roam Lowdown!…well…kinda!? For our 66th published episode we invite you to check out four of our favorites from the past year and a half. Chris had the audio honors for this one and he provides some great teasers for each of the “Qualilty Four.” This is […]Read more "R2R LD EP 017: The Quality Four"
Howdy Roamers! Thanks for catching another episode of the Right To Roam podcast. Sam and Adam had the pleasure of sitting down with Chester Floyd and Seth Morris of RER Bows/Stonepoint Trading Co. The conversation wades through the waters of successful tag draws, custom traditional bows, and hard core pronghorn hunting tactics. Conservation and its […]Read more "EP 044: Trad Bows and Long Runs with Stone Point Trading Co."
Happy September Roamers! Welcome to another episode of the Right To Roam Lowdown! Chris and Adam draw on their 40+ years of combined elk hunting experience and success to bring forth some misnomers or absolutes that other hunting media sources prognosticate as the “How To’s of Elk Hunting.” In this quick hitter the guys leave […]Read more "R2R LD EP 016: Demystifying Elk Hunting"
Hey Roamers, thanks for checking out this episode of the Right To Roam Podcast! Sam and Adam were honored to sit down at Fresh Tracks headquarters to speak with the man himself, Randy Newberg! The guys waste little time before diving into the importance of conservation and the need for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts […]Read more "EP 043: Own the History and Culture with Randy Newberg"
Welcome back to another episode of the Right To Roam podcast! Chris, Sam and Lee are joined by the one-man wrecking crew that is responsible for Bone Broadheads, Jarrett Babinsak. The guys get a little geeked out on broadhead design and function in this one, diving into the whats and whys of single bevel broadheads […]Read more "EP 042: Bone Broadheads, Backcountry Advocacy and Solid Parenting"
Hey Roamers, thanks for checking out this special episode of the Right To Roam podcast. We at R2R want to extend a special thanks to the Wyoming Wildlife Federation for hosting this Q&A session with the 2018 Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidates. There were a series of six questions that each candidate had the opportunity to answer. […]Read more "Special EP 001: Wyoming Gubernatorial Forum on Public Lands 8/09/2018"
Welcome back to the Right To Roam podcast and thank you for taking the time to listen! The guys are joined by rockstar conservationist Jared Oakleaf to discuss Odocoileus Hemionus, the grey ghost, or more commonly, the mule deer. From habitat issues to the pros and cons of general seasons vs. limited quota hunting restrictions […]Read more "EP 041: Managing Odocoileus Hemionus with Jared Oakleaf"
Thanks for checking out this episode of the Right To Roam Lowdown! Sam and Adam are on the road and dive into the notion of what and who Green Decoys are. They do their best, sometimes tongue in cheek, to dissect the mentality behind why some conservation groups garner the label of “green decoy.” This […]Read more "The R2R LD EP 014: Will The Real Green Decoys Please Stand Up"
Roamers, Roamers, Roamers, thanks for checking out another episode of the Right To Roam Podcast! You’re gonna want to set the cruise control a few mph slower, extend the time on the treadmill, or hang the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the office door for this one! The full hosting contingent find themselves along the […]Read more "EP 040: Campfire Conservation with Ryan Busse and Jared Oakleaf"
Hey Roamers! Welcome back to another episode of the Right To Roam Lowdown. Adam steers the ship into the waters regarding a “call to action” on The Land and Water Conservation Fund and its impending sunset. This episode touches on a brief history, current status and overall impact of the 52 year old program. The […]Read more "The R2R LD EP 013: The Land and Water Conservation Fund"
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 […]Read more "EP 039: Bats, Public Land Squatting, and Wedding Planning?"
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 "EP 038: Mule Deer, Music and Manly Men"
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 "EP 037: The Pacific Northwest, From Grizzlies to Sasquatch"
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 "EP 035: From Falcons to Ferrets with Bob Oakleaf"
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 […]Read more "EP 034: Seek Outside"
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 "EP 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 "EP 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 "EP 030: Go West Young Man with the guys of Signs West"
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 "EP 029: Southwest Adventuring with Katie DeLorenzo"
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 "EP 024: Active Advocacy and New Hires"
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 "EP 023: Eco-Tourism and our National Parks with Josh Metten"
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 "EP 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 […]Read more "EP 018: Hunter Ethics Pt. 2"
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 "EP 015: Waterfowl and Wetlands"
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, Jess Johnson, to discuss all things conservation and public lands. Jess is a great resource for public lands issues that are prevalent in […]Read more "EP 012: A Conservation Cornucopia"
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 "EP 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 "EP 010: Bayou BHA, Drones, Deer, and Christmas Dinner"