August 10, 2020
In this Episode (141) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Tyr Symank, a Green Beret who specialized in triage field medicine for special forces. Topics covered include amputation in a mud hut, chronic dehydration, blood carries oxygen, stop the bleeding, med kits, basics life saving tips, airways, allergic reactions, bone breaks, internal injury, disease, puncture wounds, tourniquets, one is none and two is one, and other tangents from a medic charged with keeping people alive.
August 3, 2020
In this episode (140) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with long-time friend and Canadian trapper, Richard Mellon. In addition to be a world-class trapper, Rich has an amazing sense of humor. Rich and his wife, Sandi, produce trapping content on Canadian TV.  Topics covered include trapping history, differences in Canada, owning a trap line, fur markets, some marital advice, and a host of other fun topics that allow two trappers to talk about their passion for all outdoor pursuits.
July 27, 2020
In Episode 139 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy talks with Karrson Koivisto of Gerber about the three years they spent building a set of elk hunting knives, specifically designed for elk hunters. Topics covered include elk hunters need elk hunting tools, steps from concept to completion, starts with solving problems, building with intention, nothing by accident, prototype craziness, Randy is particular, will it be accepted, and a host of other topics encountered in three years working with an elk hunter
July 20, 2020
In this Episode (138) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is coerced by his crew to tell the New Mexico elk hunting story where a big bowl of 5-Alarm Chili almost ends his hunting career. A classic hunting story; camera man quits, two flat tires, good food, gastro-itis, run out of toilet paper, unable to walk, dream hunt down the crapper, and a lot of other highlights that caused this episode to never make TV, thanks to Randy's Scandinavian stomach not able to handle authentic New Mexican cuisine.
June 29, 2020
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 big game bullets with the 1948 Nosler Partition.  Topics covered include how the business started, trial & error, hunters at heart, sweeping the shop floor, employees as family, family as employees, adding ammo and rifles, hunting as a passion & business, conservation, and other stories of a family & business that has lived hunting for over seventy years.
June 24, 2020
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.
June 15, 2020
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 wild seafood industry experience formed a business to connect small fisherman and select processors directly to consumers while sustaining wild fish stocks.  Topics include wild populations, fish species, connecting fisherman to customers, commercial fishing, economics of small fishing businesses, and many other topics that impact wild fish harvest.
June 3, 2020
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, Alaska caribou, lessons learned, conservation mentors, and other topics found in Mark's new book.
May 29, 2020
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick summary of applying for elk, deer, and antelope controlled hunts in Idaho.  The deadline is June 5th, 2020, so don't delay. Topics covered include deadlines, fees, how the draw works, youth opportunities, non-resident allocations, how to get the most value from your investment, picking units to improve your draw odds, and other points that will get you started hunting in Idaho for 2020.
May 25, 2020
In this Episode (134) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy invites Damon Bungard to talk more about blood tracking dogs.  Topics covered include an overview of blood trailing laws, learning from each trail, autopsies, notes on lost animals, bubbles in blood, bleeding uphill or downhill, study the shot, don't bump the deer, exit wounds, entrance wounds shot angles, a non-lethal hit, first shot, let the dog lead, assess the shot scene, improved game recovery, and where a trainer learns from the dog.
May 18, 2020
In this Episode (133) Randy shares the mic with Gray Thornton Keith Balfourd of the Wild Sheep Foundation to talk about how our conservation models will be impacted by the recent Corona Virus pandemic.  Topics covered include impacts on agencies, businesses, and organizations that are core elements of conservation, what we learn going forward, unforeseen risks, new funding models, helping where we can, and other topics that expand the discussion of how hunting and conservation will be different.
May 11, 2020
In this episode (132) of Leupold Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Thor Tingey of Alpacka Raft.  Topics covered include the history of packrafts, adventure travel, solving problems with invention, seeking wild landscapes, ptarmigan passion, Dall sheep stories, floating and hunting, lands that shape us, owning a small business in COVID, local manufacturing, business support of conservation, R&D in the wild, Alaska the formative place, and a lot of stories about floating America's most wild places.
May 2, 2020
In this Episode (131) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy invites John Barlow of Sitka Gear to do a remote podcast about new Sitka Gear, the technology and science behind their innovations, testing new products, balancing costs, weight v. performance, proprietary fabrics and insulation, systems versus stand alone items, designs with purpose, new lightweight down products, Sitka's new optics harness, with a huge apology for a slow internet connection that compromised the sound quality of this podcast.
April 24, 2020
In this episode (130) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with two statewide primary election candidates.  We all have voted for the lesser of two bad choices.  How to engage in the Primary Election to improve the candidates.  Tim Fox and Jon Knokey are running on a strong public land and conservation platform.  Yet, if they lose the primary, their outdoor policies will not move forward.  If you vote for hunting, fishing, and public access issues, get those candidates through the primaries
April 22, 2020
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick non-resident overview of Nevada.  Topics covered include deadlines, draw dates, point system, costs, how the draw works for non-residents, strategies to increase your odds, species available, rules unique to Nevada, and other tidbits that will help you before the May 4, 2020 deadline.
April 20, 2020
In this Episode (129) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Dean Krebs.  Dean and his fellow volunteers have started a one-day program in his town that has grown to be a huge event exposing 2,000 kids to the outdoors. Dean explains how it started, how it can be replicated, and offers his insight and perspective to how similar events can be pulled off, resulting in great opportunities to get kids interested in the outdoors.  Find Dean's even at
April 6, 2020
In Episode (128) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy shares the Pre-COVID mic with Tyler Sharp of Modern Huntsman. Topics include media platforms, new path for hunting print media, women leading hunting, being uncomfortable, worldwide perspectives, pushing boundaries, explaining to non-hunters, learning by listening, common values make allies, food is the entry point, explaining why we hunt, avoiding hypocrisy, leading is risky, valuing the experience, and many other topics related to hunting and media.
April 3, 2020
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy does a brief overview of applying for elk and deer tags in Colorado, the state with the largest elk population and the best mule deer hunting in the west.  Topics covered included deadlines, how the system works, preference points, strategy of how to use your points, season dates, planning for next year, over the counter options, youth opportunities, and other highlights that should get you started with your Colorado elk and deer applications.
March 25, 2020
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy spends a half hour to cover the basics of applying for elk and deer in Montana, one of the most complicated application processes of all western state.  Topics covered include deadlines, point systems, license types, season dates, non-resident limits, idea of how to find your general hunting areas, and other information that will get you started in applying in Montana.
March 19, 2020
In this episode (127) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus share the mic with James Cruickshank.  James was their guide on the British Columbia Mountain Caribou and Moose adventure last year.  Topics covered include hunting year round, hunting as your livelihood, unique clients, when hunting gets to be a drag, no complaining, you better love your job, challenges, making the best of bad situations, finding joy in success of others and topics about the life of a backcountry mountain hunting guide.
March 8, 2020
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a very brief (20 minutes) overview of applying for big game tags in New Mexico.  With no point system, New Mexico is less complicated than other western states.  Topics covered include deadlines, using all three hunt code choices, season breakdowns, options for youth and mobility impaired, and a few other tidbits that apply to New Mexico.
February 28, 2020
In this Episode (126) returning guest, Jim Heffelfinger talks about the many deer species/subspecies in America.  Topics include evolution of deer, mule deer, whitetails, blacktails, Coues, isolation changes, true subspecies, adaptability, cross-breeding, competition among species, likelihood of expansion and contraction of native ranges, and many other topics that touch on the natural history of our most beloved ungulates.
February 20, 2020
In this Episode (125) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy confesses his ineptitude and failures as a wild game cook while sharing the mic with past guests Hank Shaw and Johnathan O'Dell.  Topics covered include cooking insecurities, simplify game cooking, closing the wild harvest loop, kitchen confidence, good hunters can be terrible cooks, methods and techniques more important than recipes, and a lot of other topics to help hunters get over the intimidation of experimenting with their wild game dishes.
February 17, 2020
In this Bonus Episode, we cover all things related to applying for tags in Utah, mostly focused on non-resident applicants.  Topics covered include upfront costs, point systems, how the Utah system works, deadlines, bonus versus preference points, species available, general buck deer compared to limited entry deer, order of the draw and how that affects your tag strategy, allocating your application budget, returning tags, and other highlights to the drawing system.
February 10, 2020
In Episode 124 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Sam and Josh Soholt talk about how conservation is one of their business cornerstones at Public Land Tees.  Topics covered include conservation as a business principle, Duck Stamps for all, creativity is a necessity, work as a passion, waterfowling, Public Land Van, being all in, why "it" matters, hunting for the future, donating to access, conservation business partners, advocacy is your business, and a host of other topics about business and conservation.
January 28, 2020
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy gives a quick summary of Arizona draw systems, some strategy ideas, and the details of costs and deadlines.  Topics covered will include the two parts of the Arizona draw system, how it works best for low point holders and higher point holders.  Also the best strategy to get the most from your hunt code choices and leverage the investment you make in your non-resident hunting license.
January 25, 2020
In this Episode (123) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with recurring guest, Shane Mahoney.  Shane brings his role as a policy maker in global conservation.  Topics covered include studies on acceptance of hunting, species thinking and feelings, along with topics on genetics research, reconcile taking for food, evolving ideas on hunting, how wildlife is viewed worldwide, learning from animals, dangers of ignoring reality, and many more topics if huge importance to hunting and conservation.
December 30, 2019
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy give a short summary of the Wyoming elk application process and the big changes in store for 2020.  This is the first of many bonus episodes that will be posted to help listeners be reminded of deadlines and give quick strategies and idea for each state.  Thanks to onX and goHUNT INSIDER for making these possible.  Use Promo Code RANDY to save money with both of those valuable tools and maybe win a Wyoming Commissioners Tag.
December 20, 2019
In this Episode (122) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus are on their way home from a tough late season Wyoming Elk hunt.  Topics covered include hunts that don't go well, weather challenges, closed public roads, risk of short hunts, difficult access, checkerboard areas, hunting small sections, know where you are, etiquette of shared hunting spots, "my spot," sharing public land, hunters helping others, and other issues that have been on our discussion list for a while.
November 18, 2019
In this episode (121) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is summarizing a recent Montana elk hunt with Marcus Hockett and Adam Foss.  Topics covered include late season elk patterns, hunting pressure on public land, sanctuaries, going a bit further, weather influences, glassing, using pack animals, hunting mid-week, tools for locating elk, bugling in November, how far is too far, new areas and same habits, and a host of other topics that explain a late-season elk hunt on highly pressured public land.
November 11, 2019
In this Episode (120) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is on a long awaited Wyoming mule deer hunt and shares a mic with Chris Steffen and Jared Oakleaf, of the mule deer conservation group, Muley Fanatic Foundation.  Topics covered included mule deer, migration routes, does lead the herd, winter kill, quality habitat, risk-reward of migration, corridors, Wyoming Migration Initiative, and other topics related to the amazing conservation story that is the migratory mule deer of western Wyoming.
November 4, 2019
In this Episode (119) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with Theodore Roosevelt IV.  Topics covered include changing climate and impacts to wildlife and hunting, change is constant, science or bias, shrinking wildness, value of wild places, conservation, Roosevelt Legacy, Vietnam service, operating a science-dependent investment business, favorite hunting and fishing adventures, and a host of other topics through the eyes of an investment banker who loves wild places and wild things.
October 28, 2019
In this episode (118) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and the crew are wrapping up a trip to New Mexico to help Uncle Mike fill his elk tag.  Topics covered include "sensitive" social media images, before/after food images, aging as a hunter, hunting with family, paying back the favors, a lengthy day-by-day analysis of Mike's elk hunt, misses are part of hunting, post-rut elk, bulls and burns, wind sucks, and always, some marital advice.
October 21, 2019
Randy, Marcus, and Michael get together and talk about their successes in the 2019 hunting season. The team discusses the previous two months of hunting trips, including Michael's first bull elk.
October 12, 2019
In this episode (116) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus are on their way home from Randy's lifelong dream hunt; Mountain Caribou in the Cassiar Mountains of British Columbia.  This podcast focuses on the importance of having dreams, and even more important to work at making those dreams come true. Randy was 14 when this dream started and 40 years to make it a reality.  If you get only one thing from this episode, I hope it is the inspiration to make your lifelong dreams the reality of today.
September 9, 2019
In this Episode (115) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy opens the mic to a trio of hunters who just happen to be women, asking how women hunters see hunting.  Joining are Nicole Qualtieri, Sarah Keller, and Lindsey Mulcare.  Topics covered include young women socialized away from hunting, coming back to hunting, born into hunting or learn it, shrink it and pink it, huntress or hunter, OK to exclude, and many other topics these hunters find discussion-worthy for a male-dominated activity as is hunting.
August 26, 2019
In this episode (114) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy is joined by Keith Balfourd, Marketing and Communications Director at Boone & Crockett Club.  Topics covered include the history and origin of Fair Chase, self-restraint as the foundation of species recovery, conservation founded on the Fair Chase principles, why it matters, wise use of resources requires restraint, hunting in a diverse society, harvesting older males is conservation, and other sticky topics on which B&C is leading the discussion.
August 12, 2019
In this episode (113) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with two fellow public land hunters, Aaron Warbritton of The Hunting Public and Sam Soholt of the Public Land School Bus.  Topics covered include the challenges of filming public land hunts, finding public hunting spots, information and inspiration, how we all got into this gig, some behind the scenes stories, public land whitetails, midwest public land hunting, western spoils, and lots of ideas on finding public hunting ground.
July 29, 2019
In episode (112) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with frequent guest, Shane Mahoney of Conservation Visions.  From the RMEF Elk Camp in Park City, topics covered include sharing the harvest, wild harvest stats, data gives value to wildlife, North American Model update, opponents as allies, opportunities, sustainable resource use includes wildlife, food security favors hunting, hunting as a sustainable system, food as the hunting message, and other ideas crammed into an hour-long discussion
June 30, 2019
In this Episode (EP 111) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and his crew debate where you find elk and why you find them.  Marcus believes elk "Are where your find them."  Randy insists you find elk "Where they are."   That debate is not solved, but discussed in great depth, along with elk patterns, why elk are where they are, E-scouting, fishing skills for elk hunting, elk needs, hunting scapegoats, moon phases, locked down whitetails, and host of other topics designed to inform and inflame the listen
June 16, 2019
In this Episode (110) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with Leupold's VP Product Development, Tim Lesser.  Topics covered include where new ideas come from, dreams, realities, value proposition, relentless improvement, field testing, honest feedback, migration of military technology, customers in mind, weakest links, pulling the plug, USA manufacturing benefits, foreign competitors, weight and forces, lighter is more durable, surfaces, lens coatings, and many other topics on rifle scopes.
May 30, 2019
In this episode (EP109) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Ryan Lampers of the Sthealthy Hunter.  Topics covered include spring black bears, boars' nests, green pockets, backpacking for bears, evening or morning, bear meat, velvet mule deer, archery stalks, controlling your nerves, Western Hunting Summit, high country bucks, young buck sentinels, Washington muleys, blown stalks, ten-day hunts, sloth-like, patience, and many other topics related to archery mule deer and spring black bears.
May 22, 2019
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick overview of the Idaho system for non-resident elk tags.  Topics covered include deadlines (6/5/19), no point system, upfront costs, getting the most for your money, strategy to hunt Idaho every year, wolf opportunity, combining with a deer hunt, where populations are over objective, season dates, and the other basics you need to apply for and hunt elk in Idaho this year.
May 6, 2019
In this episode (108) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Tony Peterson, outdoor writer and host of the Hunt For Real Podcast.  Topics covered include hunting public land whitetails, kids teaching parents, late season pheasants, hunting dogs, print to digital media, how hunting has changed, faking or making, Congress is pro wrasslin, portraying real hunting experiences, how Randy got into media, outside influence on message, and many other topics from two experienced media producers.
April 22, 2019
In this Episode (107) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares the mic with Damon Bungard of Orion Coolers to discuss his use of blood tracking dogs to recover hit animals.  Topics covered include the history of blood trackers, breeding lines, growth in the US, where it's legal, leashed or unleashed, United Blood Trackers Organization, ethics of recovery, tracking other's animals, and a host of other topics to open the minds of people not familiar with using blood tracking dogs to recover hit animals.
April 19, 2019
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives the overview of applying for elk tags in Nevada.  Nevada has amazing hunting, with Nevada elk being highly coveted.  Topics covered include application deadlines, application strategies, maximizing your license investment, season dates, how the system works, using all your choices, bonus points systems, quality elk and quality experience, and all other issues you need to know to apply for, and hopefully draw, Nevada elk tags.
April 8, 2019
In this Episode (106) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by prior guest, Johnathan O'Dell, small game biologist, chef, and historian of conservation, specifically in the southwestern states.  Topics covered include small game cooking, crane bacon, javelina hams, history of ornithology in Arizona, conservation as an American identity, jackrabbits as big game, panfish for the pan, and a host of other interesting points by the world's most interesting small game hunter.
March 27, 2019
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy goes over the manner to get an elk tag for Colorado.  Colorado is a state you can hunt every year for elk, even as a non-resident.  The deadline is April 2, 2019.  Topics covered includes how the draw system works, deadlines, left-over options, over-the-counter elk hunting, public access, preference point systems, and other important issues when applying for elk hunts in Colorado.
March 25, 2019
In Episode 105 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, we have a follow up to the recent "hunting & marriage" episode.  This is marital advice from married women; Hillary, Morgan, and Jen laying down the facts to Randy.  Topics covered include men being clueless, hunting is a mistress, the thought does count, expectations, financial fairness, time budgets, I need a break from the kids, what women mean versus what they say, and many valuable "decodings" for the hunter who wants marital harmony.
March 18, 2019
In the episode (104) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy sits down with US Senator Steve Daines to discuss the recent public land bill that became law.  Topics covered include an overview of S. 47, how bills become law, public lands and conservation, Land & Water Conservation Fund, importance of public access, LWCF funding, hunters in Congress, Senator Daines' outdoor background, Senate rules, killing bad amendments, what's next on public lands, and many stories of hunting and fishing public lands.
March 5, 2019
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick overview of the Montana drawing process and how non-residents can use Montana as a predictable state for their plan to hunt elk every year.  Topics covered include the Montana tag draw system, general tag, limited entry tags, long seasons, public land archery benefits, returned tags, deadlines, and enough other tips to get you well on your way to hunting elk in Montana.
February 27, 2019
In this episode (103) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy has return guest Jim Heffelfinger, Science Coordinator for Arizona Game & Fish who also leads their Department involvement recovery of the Mexican Wolf.  Topics covered include Mexican wolves, Endangered Species Act, Congressional delisting, genetic purge, Colorado gray wolf proposal, litigation, can the ESA work in a litigation environment, and a lot of other difficult topics related to reintroduction and recovery of endangered species.
February 26, 2019
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives a quick overview of the Utah elk tag drawing system as it applies to non-residents.  Topics include how the system works, why UT is a long-term plan, allocating time and money budgets, realistic expectations, bonus points, limited non-resident opportunity, great season dates, big bulls, lots of public land, and other high-level topics to get you started thinking about elk hunting in Utah.
February 11, 2019
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary and has invited fellow hunters, Bart May, Michael Parente, and Dan Wilde to discuss marriage advice for men.  Version 2 will be marriage advice from women.  Topics covered include "peace, not justice," women are smarter, know what you bring to the table, don't care too much, don't be handy, setting & exceeding expectations, eloping, measuring the future costs, taxidermy, and topics men usually mess up.
February 8, 2019
In this bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Brady Miller of to give a brief overview of how the Arizona elk non-resident tag system works.  Topics covered include point system, draw process, youth licenses, how to avoid the 10% non-resident cap, increase your odds, use both your choices, and many other points to get you started on the path to someday hunting elk in Arizona.
February 4, 2019
In this Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio (EP102) Randy is joined in southern Arizona by friends wildlife biologists Wade Zarlingo, Al Eiden, and Kyle Dutro.  Topics covered are quail management, quail hunting, landowner access programs, Farm Bill for hunters, watering deserts for wildlife, hunting impacts on populations, large landscape management, public land access, conservation volunteers, and other topics pertinent to hunting Arizona.
January 27, 2019
In this Bonus Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Brady Miller of  You should hunt elk every year and this a half-hour dissertation touches on many points you need to know about drawing elk tags in Wyoming.  Topics covered include point system, regular versus special draw, random draw, draw odds, strategy by point level, general tags, archery options and enough Wyoming draw information to give you a good start in your research.  Don't miss the deadline of January 31.
January 21, 2019
In this episode (101) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by crew members, Marcus and Michael, along with frequent TV guest, Jerry Pritchard.  Listeners have asked for the full story of why Randy won't hunt Mexico.  He and Jerry explain their night in a Mexican jail, making it clear why they will never hunt Mexico.  Other topics include Coues deer hunting, dove, quail, javelina, Arizona style chili, drawing tags in Arizona, and other random thoughts from a Coues deer camp in the Sonoran desert.
January 7, 2019
In this short bonus episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy gives an overview of what can be expected in application season of 2019.  The focus will be "hunt elk every year," with Wyoming and Arizona as the first states to be considered in this short-term, mid-term, and long-term plan.  Joining Randy is Trail Kreitzer of, explaining the updates found in the new goHUNT INSIDER.  Topics covered are details of Wyoming and Arizona non-resident elk drawings.
December 30, 2018
In this Episode (100) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Matthew have sorted the piles of emails that have come in over the last year, choosing a handful of discussion topics to include corner crossing, civil trespass, gun control folly, 2nd Amendment clarity, grizzly bear delisting, point creep(s), Wyoming elk drawing, how much is too much information, what is "my spot," new hunter conundrum, GPS or Smart phone app, and a lot of tangents that originate from listener questions.
December 19, 2018
In this Episode (99) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy, Marcus, and Dan discuss listener topics like wildlife not connected to the land ownership, states as wildlife trustees, price gouging non-residents (NR), how much to allocate NRs, what are conservation easements (CE), why CEs are under attack, property rights hypocrites, resignation of Ryan Zinke as Sec of DOI, Utah selling 28K of open hunting ground, the anti-public land movement, and many other topics related to public land and conservation.
November 30, 2018
In this Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio (EP 098) Randy is joined by Marcus Hockett and Matthew Newberg to discuss Matthew's recent Wyoming elk hunt, recorded via a YouTube Livestream.  Topics include late season elk, hunt another's tree stand, public land etiquette, ethics v. preferences, wound one and you're done, distance and technology, wounding losses, hunt opener or end of season, elk are where you find them, non-lead ammo performance, burning points, and other topics from YouTube viewers.
November 16, 2018
In this Episode (97) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, we are talking about mule deer hunting.  Randy, Marcus, and Micheal all took Montana mule deer recently, giving cause to discuss mule deer management.  Topics include, hunting opportunity v. trophy desires, can you have both, mandatory harvest reporting, limited entry v. general tags, genetics, v. age, crowding, limited cost us hunter numbers, mule deer experts, report from our elk hunts, bad hunting luck, and many other mule deer topics.
October 29, 2018
In this Episode (096) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and his crew discuss how to engage in elections as informed voters.  Including a half hour interview with US Senator Jon Tester.  Topics covered include mid-term elections, chameleon candidates, competing priorities when voting, party relevance, contacting elected leaders, voting matters, being informed, accountability from those you voted for, politicization, LWCF and other pertinent issues swirling around in this election season.
October 19, 2018
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and friends are at their Henry Mountains bison camp.  Joining Randy are his crew members, Marcus and Dan, previous guest JR Young, and friend Ray White.  Randy drew an archery bison tags and the day prior filled his tag with a big bull bison.  Topics covered include bison hunting, processing a bison, bison sacrifice for conservation, bison history, genesis of US conservation, strange bison parts, chefs in camp, and more food and conservation.
October 5, 2018
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk radio, Randy is joined by Jim Heffelfinger, wildlife science coordinator for Arizona Game & Fish.  Topics covered include migration corridors, science for wildlife management, mule deer issues, habitat versus predation,  Mexican wolves, ESA, restoring threatened and endangered species, coues deer, deer and more deer, Arizona opportunity hunts, and many topics related to science of game management.
September 22, 2018
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by two renowned hunter-scientists specializing in Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  Dr. Kelly Straka and Dr. Krysten Schuler talk about what is/isn't known about CWD.  With washed up rock 'n rollers impersonating as disease experts, it's time to let true scientists have a platform to dispel the misinformation about CWD.  And the best advice given from these hunter-scientists; keep hunting, even if CWD is in your hunting area.
September 7, 2018
In this Episode (92) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is in Alaska with cameraman, Marcus Hockett, hunting Dall Sheep.  Also there was Tim Burnett of the SoloHunter who joined them for the last three days.  Topics covered include details of three intense Dall Sheep stalks, dreams fulfilled, mental versus physical stamina, satisfaction as a function of difficulty, outdoor media platforms, and a host of other topics relevant to a once-in-a-lifetime Alaska sheep hunt.
August 24, 2018
In Episode 91 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by his, crew Marcus Hockett and Tyler Johnerson, and two leading experts on Sitka Blacktails, Jim Baichtal and Dr. Sophie Gilbert. Topics discussed include Sitka Blacktail biology, lack of blacktail research, raising awareness, how good can habitat get, coexisting with deer, management by science, science funded by hunters, appeal of hunting extreme locations, effort provides rewards, how you can help with Sitka Blacktail conservation.
August 10, 2018
In Episode 90 of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Jim talk about how Kenetrek Boots started, the importance and use of proper socks, and Jim's passion for sheep hunting.
July 27, 2018
In Episode 89 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio Randy is joined by Brian Cal of the Gritty Bowmen.  This is a very unfiltered discussion about public land advocacy, worthlessness of the two-party system, be a party-agnostic, Brian's feedback from of speaking out, inflicting political pain, going on offense, the Utah doctrine, when silence becomes support, spineless politicians, you can't buy a politician who isn't for sale, drop your party allegiances, and many perspectives on public land politics.
July 13, 2018
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio (EP: 088), Randy Newberg and Remi Warren finally connect for a long-planned chat, albeit for a shorter than normal episode.  Topics covered include public lands in other countries, self-guided experiences in Australia and New Zealand,  buying one-way tickets, figure it out, being a lucky fool, is hunting really a job, cancellation lists, solo hunting/filming, digital media, and making success your only option.
June 29, 2018
In this Episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and Marcus Hockett, are joined by hunters who are raptor experts, Chris Parish & Leland Brown.  Topics nclude Randy's excitement about hunting with raptors, history of hawking, non-lead ammo, superior bullet performance, how to get lead out of the field, voluntary compliance v. legal mandate, hawks, falcons, raptors, scavengers, bullet fragmentation, terminal performance of non-lead bullets, value of condor studies to hunting conservation.
June 15, 2018
In this Episode (086) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by field producer, Marcus Hockett, and frequent guest hunter, Mike Spitzer, recorded at black bear camp on a remote island in southeast Alaska.  Topics covered include a lot of bear hunting stories, rain, details and logistic of self-guide Alaska black bear hunts, using a 7mm-.08 for bears, if Remi Warren was right about when bears come out, and many topics that will make you want to go to Alaska on your own black bear hunt.
June 1, 2018
In this episode (EP:085) Randy Newberg hosts a panel of wild sheep experts at the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society annual convention in Denver.  Kevin Hurley, Dr. Peregrine Wolff, and Clay Brewer, are professional experts who study wild sheep, disease, and conservation opportunities.  Topics include disease risks, herd expansion and translocation, domestic animals, habitat impacts on disease prevalence, and audience questions.  To learn more about wild sheep conservation, go to
May 21, 2018
In this Episode (084) Randy fights off a cold to talk with Kody and Trent of Born and Raised Outdoors.  Topics discussed include Land of The Free project, archery elk hunting, Roosevelt elk, hunting with llamas, collaboration media, YouTube video distribution, calling elk, aggressive elk hunting, public land hunting challenges, getting away from crowds, hiding your favorite spots, hunting multiple states, hunting 50 days straight, the bull who wants to fight, and many other elk hunting topics.
May 7, 2018
In this Episode (EP083) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy discusses conservation commitment with folks Lorenzo Sartini and Chris Porter.  Topic discussed include conservation commitment, winter kill, human impacts, human intervention, institutional inertia, mandatory reporting, is hunting conservation, Arizona youth opportunity, habitat without water, point portfolios, California a hunting state, 2% For Conservation, Nevada Dream Tags, quality versus opportunity, and many more.
April 23, 2018
In this Episode (082) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is at Mystery Ranch HQ, joined by Luke Boswell and Tim Hoffer.  Topics covered include new packs, how packs are designed/tested/tweaked, Mountain Goat hunting, packing out other hunter's bull, field testing, hunter education, commitment to conservation, public land advocacy, good isn't good enough, and many other tangents.
April 9, 2018
In this episode (081) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Todd Orr, back country veteran, custom knife maker, experienced handgun elk hunter, and most famously, survivor of a grizzly bear attack.  Topics covered are grizzly bears, knife making, grizzly bears, hunting public land elk, grizzly bears, how Todd has tagged 28 bull elk, grizzly bears, details of an attack, bad luck is just bad luck, and many other points to be learned from an experienced back country expert like Todd Orr.
March 26, 2018
In this episode (EP:080) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg is joined by his crew, Marcus Hockett and Michael Parente to discuss many issues affecting hunters.  Topics include YouTube prohibiting firearm content, Bill of Rights, Example of Advocacy, Alphabet Soup of Public Land Acronyms, Civics overview for hunters, Who is the Fed, get mad at the proper person, Facebook stupidity, western states discriminate against non-residents, and many other topics sure to make you mad.
March 11, 2018
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined with Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen and Jim Heffelfinger, Wildlife Science Coordinator of Arizona Game and Fish and also the coordinator of the multi-state western Mule Deer Initiative.  Recorded in Southern Arizona, topics are deer-centric, adding discussion of other food; javelina, quail, jackrabbits, coatimundi, with Jim adding science to each topic.  Jim is a youth hunting mentor, prolific writer, and known for his cooking talents.
February 24, 2018
In this Episode (078) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by past guests Hank Shaw and Johnathan O'Dell to discuss food and cooking of the things we hunt.  Hank is a renowned wild game cooking author.  Johnathan a biologist, historian, and standout cook.  Topics discussed are small game hunting, Coues deer, foraging, fore borne illnesses, mistakes when cooking wild game, over complicating cooking, fat mallards, waterfowl delicacies, and more items to make your mouth water.
February 11, 2018
In this episode (077) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by Shane Mahoney of Conservation Visions.  Shane gives us an update on his Wild Harvest Initiative, transitioning the discussion to food as the fundamental underpinning to explaining hunting to those no longer connected to wild things and wild places, as a better way to explain why food connects us to conservation and the importance the land holds for all we find important.  Follow Shane at
January 31, 2018
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by guest Lorenzo Sartini and Brady Miller of where they go into great detail about strategies for drawing western hunting tags.  All western states are covered, with deadlines, result dates, point systems, quirks and intricacies, tips for each states and each species, along with strategy ideas for your hunting plans in general and by strategies for short and long-term approach to drawing more tags.
January 25, 2018
In Episode, Randy is joined by Jared Frasier of 2% for Conservation and two leading brands in the hunting world; Sitka Gear and First Lite.  Taking the mic are Jonathan Hart (co-founder) and Garrett Long of Sitka Gear, and Kenton Carruth (founder) and Ryan Callaghan of First Lite Gear.  Topics covered include the common cause of conservation for all companies in the hunting world and many more topics shared by these two leaders in the performance clothing world.
January 15, 2018
EP:074 of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radion with Randy Newberg has Damon Bungard, a specialist in Eastern Backcounty Adventures and product manager for Orion Coolers.  Topics covered include subjectiveness of what is "backcountry," kayak deer hunting, finding public lands in crowded areas, opportunity in the southeast, saving accessible public and private lands, tracking dogs, equipment lists, logistics and hurdles for traveling hunters, and a host of other topics relevant to the public land hunter.
January 5, 2018
In this episode (EP073) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy is joined by his Field Producer, Marcus Hockett. Topics covered include digital video, the death of TV, moving to Amazon and YouTube, National Monuments, advocacy is uncomfortable, am I an apologist, anti-public land Utah delegation, Trumps' deal with Utah, subsidizing resource extraction, paying the true costs, pending sage grouse wreck, speaking up, conservation advocacy is difficult, inconvenient, and uncomfortable.
December 11, 2017
In this episode (072) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy catches up with Beau Baty, owner of Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas.  Earlier this season, Randy and his crew rented llamas from Beau.  Topics covered include, llamas, hunting with llamas, low maintenance backcountry pack animals, mule deer hunting in Idaho and Wyoming, 2016-17 mule deer winter kill, plans for next season, being a hunting ambassador while guiding tourists, and lots of other backcountry fun.
November 26, 2017
Following our road trip to our Montana deer hunt, on this episode (071), we give an update on how that Montana hunt turned out.  Once that report is given, we give a recount of the Nevada Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt we just wrapped up.  Subjects covered are the amazing conservation story that is wild sheep conservation, feral horses, invasive plant species, road hunting for sheep, 101 days on the road, Montana deer hunting traditions, and poachers posing as hunting TV hosts.
November 13, 2017
In this episode (070) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and his camera guy, Michael Parente, are driving to eastern Montana for the annual deer hunt.  As part of the trip, the guys decide to do a Road Trip Podcast while driving down the road.  Topics covered are cold weather elk hunting, deer population cycles, what do we do with all the meat, rifle mule deer hunting during the rut, CWD, mule deer v. whitetails, glory tags, long-form hunting content, and lots more.
October 29, 2017
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, we return from a Montana moose hunt.  Joining Randy are camera guys, Marcus Hockett and Michael Parente, and moose tag holder, Matthew Newberg.  Topics discussed are Shiras moose hunting, waders that don't fit, what a boned moose weighs, packing meat through a swamp, if a grizzly claims your carcass, is there a second cycle to the moose rut, Shiras moose as a once in a lifetime tag, analysis of Randy's recent reading material for hunters.
October 16, 2017
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randh is fresh out of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness of northern Arizona, having filled his bull tag with the aid of two camera guys who share the mic with him, Marcus Hockett and Ty Stubblefield.  Marcus and Ty filmed the event while joined by Randy's college buddy, Wade Zarlingo . Topics covered in this episode include hunting elk in the transition from peak rut to post rut and every detail of how this amazing elk hunt unfolded.
October 3, 2017
Randy discusses the new Boone & Crockett "Hunt Fair Chase" initiative with Keith Balfourd. Marketing Director at B&C. Randy and Keith discuss how the Fair Chase ethic started, how it has evolved, and how it needs to be revitalized in a fast-changing world. We are all hunting ambassadors and our message is being received by many without a lifetime of hunting experiences as context to our actions. motives, and images. The Fair Chase ethos is more important now, than ever.
September 18, 2017
This episode (066) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio is recorded with a live audience at the Headquarters of Kenetrek Boots in Bozeman, Montana.  Joining Randy are Jim Winjum, Founder and President of Kenetrek Boots, and John Barklow, Big Game Product Manager at Sitka Gear.  Audience questions are heavy with equipment and tactic suggestionfor public land elk.  Each question is answered by Randy, Jim, and John, all with a different twist and each having a different perspective.
September 3, 2017
In this Episode of Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg shares the mic with Kit Fischer and Ryan Callaghan.  Both these guys are neck-deep in the advocacy of public lands and conservation of native of wildlife species. and know their "stuff."
August 21, 2017
Sam Soholt has taken an old Bluebird school bus and transformed it into the dream hunting camper and public lands advocacy vehicle. Randy, Sam, and the Hunt Talk camera crew (Marcus and Michael) sit down to discuss a variety of topics.
August 7, 2017
Randy is at the Total Archery Challenge sharing a mic with Eric (founder) and Matt (HUNT APP manager) from onXmaps and Jason Matzinger from Into High Country. Topics include how onX got started, new APP lauch by onX, hunting boundaries, low-tech hunter, Jason's #Project Elk, new layers from onX, how Randy did the roadless layers, water drinkers supporting wildlife, hunters telling their own story, feral horses, invasive weed species, hunters as conservationists, companies that support conservation.
July 26, 2017
Recorded live at the Total Archery Challenge in Big Sky, MT, Randy sets up shop in the Sitka Gear tent joined by Corey Jacobsen, David Brinker, and Ben Potter to talk about elk hunting, elk talking, and the new film from Sitka; The Linguist, starring Corey and Issac Jacobsen, Will Primos, Wayne Carlton, Larry D. Jones, and Rocky Jacobsen, produced by Ben Potter of Cana Outdoors.
July 9, 2017
In one of the most fun podcasts we've ever done, Randy sets up his podcast kit at the Sitka Gear Inaugural Converge Event in Bozeman, Montana, welcoming anyone who wants to put on a headset and talk hunting.  Taking the invitation are Mark Kenyon from Wired to Hunt podcast and David Brinker from Sitka Gear.  Part way through we are joined by Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen, then added to the conversation are Dustin Roe, a serious sheep outfitter from Cranbrook BC, and Cole Kramer, a Brown Bear outfitter from Kodiak, Alaska.  Topics covered are endless, ranging from sentimental hunts, untold conservation stories, hunting the Great Basin states, unexpected encounters, misses, worst shot you ever made, pressure or just unprepared, hunting with pack dogs, clients not listening to guides, the normal small dose of marital advice, videoing your own hunt, breaking body parts while hiking, language edits on camera, hunters seeing the world through a different lens, and more.
June 26, 2017
In this Episode (EP 60) of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy travels to scorching hot Las Vegas to discuss the many options you have to hunt the west every year, regardless of your luck.  Randy is sharing the mic with Lorenzo Sartini and Brady Miller of to explain how many hunts are available to the person who wants to go hunting every season.  Topics covered start with Nevada as the most overlooked western state, deer hunting Arizona every year, impartial gear testing, gear that works not what your paid, application strategies, swinging for the fences, lifetime licenses, what state to live for a hunter, Wyoming is the west's great hunting, foolish TV rule that you can't shoot animals in their bed, elk hunting Idaho and Colorado every year, sharing too much information, save a few secrets, figuring it out by yourself, burn your Arizona elk points, leftover tags in Nevada and Wyoming, sharing your harvest, thermals and unpredictability, retirement v. quiting, closet pronghorn hunters, buy two buck tags in Idaho, and then the conversation gets into some serious gear discussions about trekking poles or not, high altitude cooking stoves, lightweight sleeping pads, weight versus comfort, backpacks, water filtration systems, how much food, favorite Mountain House Meals, and lots of other gear issues that can be solved at the new Gear Shop created by
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