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Your Mountain with David Willms, Mike McGrady and Nephi Cole

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Your Mountain

Your Mountain

Your Mountain with David Willms, Mike McGrady and Nephi Cole

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Join David Willms, Mike McGrady, Nephi Cole, and entertaining guests each week as they use humor, storytelling, and more than 40 years of collective experience in law, science, and policy to explain important decisions affecting your outdoor experience. As the guys frequently say, "There are millions of acres of opportunity out there. They belong to you. Every day, decisions are being made that affect your land, your water, and your wildlife. You should know about them. This is Your Mountain." http://www.itsyourmountain.com/

Latest Episodes

103 - Baiting and Culling Mountain Goats

After a two week hiatus, Dave and Nephi are back for the GOAT episode--mountain goats that is. They discuss the proposed mountain goat cull in Grand Teton National Park; the change at the top of the National Park Service; a new definition of "habitat" from the US Fish and Wildlife Service; National Shooting Sports month; Dave's close encounter with mountain goats; Nephi's participation in a 3-gun tournament; and more.

57 MIN2 d ago
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103 - Baiting and Culling Mountain Goats

Waterfowl Hunting with Ben Paige

Ben Paige of Sovereign Sportsmen Solutions and the Fowl Front Waterfowl Podcast join the guys to talk all things waterfowl hunting. They discuss: barriers to entry; Dave's paper mached decoys; getting involved in season setting; splash limits; finding public water/land opportunities; noncontributory users; hunting during COVID; worst thing Ben's done to other hunters on public land; hot tips; Ben's Mountain, and more.

106 MIN3 w ago
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Waterfowl Hunting with Ben Paige

A Primer on Migratory Birds

The guys give an update on the case involving delisting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. They also break down the major federal laws governing waterfowl management in the United States. Learn about Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Duck Stamp Act, how season setting works, and more!

53 MINJUL 14
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A Primer on Migratory Birds

Wyoming's 32nd Governor - Matthew H. Mead

For episode 100, the guys are joined by their former boss, the 32nd Governor of Wyoming, Governor Matthew H. Mead. They cover his many natural resource accomplishments--topics like wolves, sage grouse, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, outdoor recreation, and the Endangered Species Act. They also discuss how politics should work, the importance of collaboration, the Bull Moose party, the Governor's mountain, and more. This is a special episode--check it out!

92 MINJUL 7
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Wyoming's 32nd Governor - Matthew H. Mead

Recent Federal, Tribal, and State Wildlife Management Conflicts

They guys provide updates on William Perry Pendley's tenure overseeing the Bureau of Land Management; the status of the Herrera case that is defining the extent of Tribal hunting rights under an 1868 Treaty; and the recent decision by the Trump administration to defer to the Alaska Department of Game and Fish for managing wildlife on National Preserves. Mix in a natural disaster damaging Dave and Mike's homes mid recording, and you have the makings of a wonky and entertaining episode.

99 MINJUL 1
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Recent Federal, Tribal, and State Wildlife Management Conflicts

When Lawsuits About Grizzly Bears Aren't Really About Grizzly Bears

Dave and Nephi highlight several lawsuits that are using grizzly bears to end other practices on public lands, and explain how groups can use the Endangered Species Act to advance other objectives like ending hunting and grazing. Other topics include: auditions to replace Mike; the Great American Outdoors Act; how to best talk to our elected officials; how the hunting license draw is like the NFL draft; real time licence draw results in Wyoming; and more. Tune in!

72 MINJUN 23
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When Lawsuits About Grizzly Bears Aren't Really About Grizzly Bears

Great American Outdoors Act

You've probably seen reference to the Great American Outdoors Act on the news and Social Media and how it's likely becoming law, but may be fuzzy on the details. Dave and Nephi discuss the bill and what it would do for National Parks and other federal public lands. They also work through many of the criticisms and accolades of the bill so that you can make an informed decision. Check out this episode, and share it with all of your outdoor loving friends.

63 MINJUN 17
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Great American Outdoors Act

Hunting Policy and Artifact Hunting with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV

Jana Waller joins the guys to discuss what she's been up to since the last time she was on the podcast. She describes the transition from her show Skull Bound to her new show Skull Bound Chronicles. Other topics include: the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, hunting fossils and cultural resources in Utah (and the importance of leaving what you find), old school hunting gear, hunters as ambassadors to non-hunters, and so much more! You don't want to miss this one!

77 MINJUN 2
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Hunting Policy and Artifact Hunting with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV

Pack Animals v Wild Sheep

This episode has a bit of everything. The guys provide an update on grizzly bear delisting, pontificate on the Endangered Species Act, outline a new lawsuit challenging temporary agency appointments, and highlight the National Environmental Policy Act process. Then, they provide a 30,000 ft. break down a pack llama controversy in Alaska's Chugach National Forest, and briefly discuss wild sheep/domestic animal conflict. There's a lot to unpack in this meandering conversation.

99 MINMAY 19
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Pack Animals v Wild Sheep

AdVANture Hunter with Jim Kinsey and Brandon Nelson

Jim Kinsey and Brandon Nelson are Co-hosts of the upcoming show "AdVANture Hunter", airing on the Sportsman Channel in Jan. 2021. They joined the guys to talk about criss-crossing the country in search of adventure while living in a kitted out Mercedes Sprinter Van. From spearfishing and elk hunting to dinosaur digs and sustainable living, Jim and Brandon give listeners a sneak peak at what is sure to be a the AdVANture of a lifetime! Check it out!

71 MINMAY 5
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AdVANture Hunter with Jim Kinsey and Brandon Nelson

Latest Episodes

103 - Baiting and Culling Mountain Goats

After a two week hiatus, Dave and Nephi are back for the GOAT episode--mountain goats that is. They discuss the proposed mountain goat cull in Grand Teton National Park; the change at the top of the National Park Service; a new definition of "habitat" from the US Fish and Wildlife Service; National Shooting Sports month; Dave's close encounter with mountain goats; Nephi's participation in a 3-gun tournament; and more.

57 MIN2 d ago
Comments
103 - Baiting and Culling Mountain Goats

Waterfowl Hunting with Ben Paige

Ben Paige of Sovereign Sportsmen Solutions and the Fowl Front Waterfowl Podcast join the guys to talk all things waterfowl hunting. They discuss: barriers to entry; Dave's paper mached decoys; getting involved in season setting; splash limits; finding public water/land opportunities; noncontributory users; hunting during COVID; worst thing Ben's done to other hunters on public land; hot tips; Ben's Mountain, and more.

106 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Waterfowl Hunting with Ben Paige

A Primer on Migratory Birds

The guys give an update on the case involving delisting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. They also break down the major federal laws governing waterfowl management in the United States. Learn about Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Duck Stamp Act, how season setting works, and more!

53 MINJUL 14
Comments
A Primer on Migratory Birds

Wyoming's 32nd Governor - Matthew H. Mead

For episode 100, the guys are joined by their former boss, the 32nd Governor of Wyoming, Governor Matthew H. Mead. They cover his many natural resource accomplishments--topics like wolves, sage grouse, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, outdoor recreation, and the Endangered Species Act. They also discuss how politics should work, the importance of collaboration, the Bull Moose party, the Governor's mountain, and more. This is a special episode--check it out!

92 MINJUL 7
Comments
Wyoming's 32nd Governor - Matthew H. Mead

Recent Federal, Tribal, and State Wildlife Management Conflicts

They guys provide updates on William Perry Pendley's tenure overseeing the Bureau of Land Management; the status of the Herrera case that is defining the extent of Tribal hunting rights under an 1868 Treaty; and the recent decision by the Trump administration to defer to the Alaska Department of Game and Fish for managing wildlife on National Preserves. Mix in a natural disaster damaging Dave and Mike's homes mid recording, and you have the makings of a wonky and entertaining episode.

99 MINJUL 1
Comments
Recent Federal, Tribal, and State Wildlife Management Conflicts

When Lawsuits About Grizzly Bears Aren't Really About Grizzly Bears

Dave and Nephi highlight several lawsuits that are using grizzly bears to end other practices on public lands, and explain how groups can use the Endangered Species Act to advance other objectives like ending hunting and grazing. Other topics include: auditions to replace Mike; the Great American Outdoors Act; how to best talk to our elected officials; how the hunting license draw is like the NFL draft; real time licence draw results in Wyoming; and more. Tune in!

72 MINJUN 23
Comments
When Lawsuits About Grizzly Bears Aren't Really About Grizzly Bears

Great American Outdoors Act

You've probably seen reference to the Great American Outdoors Act on the news and Social Media and how it's likely becoming law, but may be fuzzy on the details. Dave and Nephi discuss the bill and what it would do for National Parks and other federal public lands. They also work through many of the criticisms and accolades of the bill so that you can make an informed decision. Check out this episode, and share it with all of your outdoor loving friends.

63 MINJUN 17
Comments
Great American Outdoors Act

Hunting Policy and Artifact Hunting with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV

Jana Waller joins the guys to discuss what she's been up to since the last time she was on the podcast. She describes the transition from her show Skull Bound to her new show Skull Bound Chronicles. Other topics include: the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, hunting fossils and cultural resources in Utah (and the importance of leaving what you find), old school hunting gear, hunters as ambassadors to non-hunters, and so much more! You don't want to miss this one!

77 MINJUN 2
Comments
Hunting Policy and Artifact Hunting with Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV

Pack Animals v Wild Sheep

This episode has a bit of everything. The guys provide an update on grizzly bear delisting, pontificate on the Endangered Species Act, outline a new lawsuit challenging temporary agency appointments, and highlight the National Environmental Policy Act process. Then, they provide a 30,000 ft. break down a pack llama controversy in Alaska's Chugach National Forest, and briefly discuss wild sheep/domestic animal conflict. There's a lot to unpack in this meandering conversation.

99 MINMAY 19
Comments
Pack Animals v Wild Sheep

AdVANture Hunter with Jim Kinsey and Brandon Nelson

Jim Kinsey and Brandon Nelson are Co-hosts of the upcoming show "AdVANture Hunter", airing on the Sportsman Channel in Jan. 2021. They joined the guys to talk about criss-crossing the country in search of adventure while living in a kitted out Mercedes Sprinter Van. From spearfishing and elk hunting to dinosaur digs and sustainable living, Jim and Brandon give listeners a sneak peak at what is sure to be a the AdVANture of a lifetime! Check it out!

71 MINMAY 5
Comments
AdVANture Hunter with Jim Kinsey and Brandon Nelson
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