Fresh Tracks Weekly

Fresh Tracks Weekly

Fresh Tracks Weekly is a weekly show that dives into sportsman's issues, conservation topics, and a general update about what's going on here at Fresh Tracks!

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  • Don't Watch This Video! | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 65)

    This week, we are discussing YouTube and social media, why certain hunting content rises to the top, and why certain things come across your individual feed.

    We also have a few news stories to cover, including:

    In Wyoming, a bill is currently making its way through the state House of Representa...

  • Wild Game Flavors | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 64)

    This week, we have a special guest, Kara Landolfi, and we will discuss some misconceptions about wild game meat.

    In addition to that, we have a few news stories we found interesting.

    In Idaho, a bill was recently introduced that would allow outfitters to purchase an additional bighorn sheep, m...

  • Managing Wildlife Into the Ground? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 63)

    This week, we talk about how hunting regulations impact wildlife populations and how people often overemphasize the impact hunters have on wildlife.

    In Nebraska, a bill was introduced to transfer money from the state game fund into the general fund and from the Habitat and State parks funds into...

  • Increased Hunting Demand in the West | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 62)

    This week, we are talking about the increase of hunters in the West, the increase in population in the Western states, and what it means for the future of wildlife and their habitats. Also, we talk about some of the friction between non-resident and resident hunters.

    In Washington, the bill to m...

  • Displacing Iowa Deer Hunters | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 60)

    This week, we are going to talk about a bill in Iowa that could have a rippling effect of displacing hunters and the dangers of going down the road of privatizing hunting.

    The Bureau of Land Management recently released its roadmap for solar energy development on public lands in the West.

    In Mo...

  • End of Non-Resident Caribou Hunting | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 59)

    This week, our deeper dive is about recent proposals in Alaska that could shut down a ton of Caribou hunting for non-residents.

    Read Alaska Board of Game Proposals for upcoming meeting here: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=01-26-2024&meeting=kotzebue

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  • Wolves in Colorado, Randy Working Out, And a Recap of 2023! | FTW (EP.58)

    This week, Michael discusses what everyone has been doing in the office. A few news pieces and ends with a deeper dive with the Fresh Tracks Crew.

  • DON'T SIGN THIS PETITION! | Fresh Tracks Weekly Ep. 57

    Ballot Initiative 193 is a terrible idea! Find out why and much more this week on Fresh Tracks Weekly with Randy Newberg!

  • Conservation Easements Explained | Fresh Tracks Weekly (EP.56)

    Randy explains how conservation easements work in the West, gives us an update on what has been going on around the office, and shares an exclusive promo code with Sitka Gear!

  • MORE Predators on the Landscape in Colorado? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 55)

    On this week's episode, we recap our crew's hunting season and jump into some news surrounding Colorado predators.

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  • Billionaires Taking Our Public Lands? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 52)

    This week we are talking about a potential land swap in Nevada that could potentially cause the public to lose 150,000 acres of public land along with decreased access.

    We have a pretty sweet Fishing Corner with Michael Parente.

    The U.S. Fish Wildlife Service just announced that the Alexander A...

  • Hunter Ed Funding Cut | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 51)

    This week Randy and Marcus are going to talk about the recent interpretation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that has potentially led to funding being cut for hunter education and archery programs in schools.

  • Grizzlies in Montana | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 50)

    This week we’re going to do a deeper dive on Grizzly Bears. Talk about recent attacks and the increasing frequency we’ve been running into them.

    In Nevada, feral horses are in the headlines again after animal advocacy groups are mad about the conditions in which horses are gathered on public lan...

  • Elk Management in MT | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 49)

    Comment on the Draft MT Elk Management Plan: https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/public-comment-opportunities/draft-elk-plan

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    This week we’ve got a little news, but then we’re diving into Montana’s Elk Management plan and Randy tells us how to get inv...

  • How to Save Pronghorn | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 48)

    This week we’re diving deep into migration barriers, some new science is coming out showing how to identify migration barriers and how removing old fences can make a big difference.

    But before we get into that we get a little update on some Montana fishing, everything from cutthroat to largemout...

  • Hunters Not Needed? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 46)

    We have a quick recap of some weekend bighorn sheep scouting which is proving to be a fun but tough experience.

    A few news headlines including the Nevada's latest reports on the decline of mule deer and bighorn sheep.

    Chronic wasting disease has now been confirmed in a road killed deer in Flor...

  • Sheep Scouting, Bear Hunting and Dog Training | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 45)

    This week for the deeper dive we talk a little bighorn sheep scouting, hear about Michael and Jace's recent bear hunt and Blake's progress on bird dog training.

    Michael also gives us the lowdown in the fishing corner recapping a little walleye outing along with improving trout conditions.

    For ...

  • Randy Leasing an Oil Well? | Fresh Tracks Weekly EP.44

    This week we’re talking about a few recent headlines concerning public land and public access.

    We give a quick update from a weekend of paddlefish fishing along with picking up a few catfish.

    For news we have updates on the Wyoming corner crossing case and how Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks ...

  • HUGE Ruling in The Wyoming Corner Crossing Case | Fresh Tracks Weekly EP.43

    Randy Gives an update on what the crew has been up to. Michael has a fishing report from Fort Peck. Marcus is back from his bear hunt and Randy gives some news updates. This week for the deeper dive, the crew discusses the recent ruling in the Wyoming corner crossing case.

  • Odds of Drawing a Sheep Tag | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 41)

    Big news. Marcus drew a bighorn sheep tag in Montana. A lot of excitement and plans going into the upcoming season but also reeling back and talking about the status of bighorn sheep in Montana along with Shiras moose and mountain goat. Many people wait a lifetime to draw one of these tags and un...

  • Open Season on Wild Horses? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 40)

    This week we get an update on all the turkey hunting Marcus and the crew has been doing, a fishing corner from Michael, and a deeper dive into invasive species as a whole and what impact they have on native species.

  • Hunting Myths | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 39)

    Montana turkey season started out great, filling a couple tags on opening day! We cooked one of the birds in a couple of different ways to make some office lunches this week.

    Michael finally got his boat out so gives us the fishing update in which he landed a few nice walleye, bass, trout and pi...

  • What is Killing all The Mule Deer? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 38)

    It's spring in Montana! By spring I mean it's turkey and bear season!

    Michael fills us in with all things fishing as he's been getting more excited about gear for walleye and bass than he is fly fishing for trout.

    For news, we have an update on the two Montana bills that are competing over the ...

  • Antelope or Pronghorn | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 37)

    This week Randy is taking over Fresh Tracks Weekly to give his thoughts on a few things going on in the legislative world.

    There has been a movement to add the right to hunt, fish and trap to state's constitutions to try and ensure these activities can continue into the future. Randy gives an up...