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!

Fresh Tracks Weekly
  • How Winter Kills Wildlife | Fresh Tracks Weekly Ep. 36

    Two new national monuments have been designated. What does that mean for public access and management?
    A grizzly bear reintroduction is back on the table for the Northern Cascades mountains in Washington.
    Three different bills have been introduced before congress to delist wolves nationwide and t...

  • Private Land - Public Hunting | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 35)

    This week Marcus discusses wildlife news, Michael gives us his fishing corner, and the deeper dive is on private land public hunting opportunities in the west!

  • How Many Elk do Hunters Kill? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 34)

    This week we're starting out with a quick recipe for slow cooked pronghorn shoulder made from a Nevada antelope and chukar stock.

    Michael recaps his recent steelhead fishing trip to Idaho which ended up being substantially more successful than last year.

    We revisit the discussion of renewable e...

  • Shed Antler Hunting Kills Wildlife | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 33)

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    Multiple bills are attempting to redistribute funds that are supposed to go to Habitat Montana. Significant tax revenue from the legalization of marijuana was supposed to be directed to a fund in that is used to purchase high quality wildlife habitat and conservati...

  • The Almost Death of Randy Newberg - Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 32)

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    Due to a lack of stories and lack of time, we are skipping the news segment and doing a quick office kitchen tour instead.

    We hear Michael's fishing update and get a sneak peek and future video of some packraft floating and fishing.

    For the deeper dive, we hear ...

  • Can We Hunt Grizzly Bears Next Year? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 31)

    A little fishing update to start off the episode as Michael is still out there swinging bugs.

    For news we start off with talking about environmental groups suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trying to get them to place Arctic Grayling on the endangered species list. It's a never ending sag...

  • $725,000 Mule Deer Tag | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 30)

    We have a new in the field Fishing Corner from Michael where he runs through his process of winter nymphing for trout.

    A few news articles this week include the announcement of the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service to launch a 12-month status review on whether or not they should delist grizzly bears fr...

  • "Clean" Public Land Energy | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 29)

    This week we catch up with Michael on some sub-zero temp fishing reports.

    Oregon is trying to amend its constitution to include the right to hunt and fish, which would make them the 24th state to do so if successful.

    The boundary waters recently received protections from hard rock mine leasing ...

  • Cows with Collars, Wild Pigs in MT? & Talking Elk | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 28)

    Short episode this week with Michael and Randy out of the office. Just a few news segments to recap.

    Legislation in Kansas to provide free deer tags and defund the game and fish.

    The roadless rule has been restored on the Tongass National forest in Alaska, what does this mean for wildlife and ...

  • Legalize Corner Crossing? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 27)

    We start with a recap from the weekend's chukar hunt where some tasty, cheat grass-filled, non-native upland birds were chased down by a bird dog in the cliffs.

    We hear from Michael's fishing corner where we hear about the new rod he just broke.

    News segments include three grizzly bears that c...

  • Media Has Ruined Hunting | Fresh Traks Weekly (Ep. 26)

    This week we talk about a recently published study looking at the Greater Yellowstone Elk Herd and how much they rely on private land in the winter. Much of the land they utilize in the winter is still unprotected.

    Conservation easements have recently seen pushback over concerns of land being f...

  • We're Back! | Fresh Tracks Weekly Ep. 25

    A Legislative storm of fish and wildlife-related bills are being drafted in Montana and likely in your state as well. Randy gives us a preview of what's to come in Montana in one of the segments of Fresh Tracks Weekly. Hopefully we can get a weekly update as both good and bad bills are brought fo...

  • Last Episode... It's Hunting Season | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 24)

    This is the last episode for the foreseeable future. Hunting season is starting for us and we won't have time for the weekly show. We catch up with Michael in the Ohio edition of the fishing corner and jump into a few news items. The Center for Biological Diversity along with some other animal we...

  • Bison Ruining a Way of Life? American Prairie vs UPOM | FT Weekly (Ep. 23)

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    Another busy week for the Fresh Tracks crew as we gear up for the upcoming season.

    Michael has been getting some incredible dry fly action fishing the last couple weeks and fills us in over at the fishing corn...

  • Wolves are Wolves | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 22)

    It's a busy week for the crew, finishing up edits from last season while prepping for the next hunting season.

    Wolves being the charismatic megafauna that they are often pop up in national news feeds along with many hunting related news feeds. The reason they gain so much attention is often for ...

  • Opportunity or Trophy Elk? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 21)

    This week we have a crew update, saying farewell and good luck to several employees. We have a sneak peak in to the recent AnyFin Goes episodes currently in production. We touch on the draft wold management plan that Minnesota has put out for public comment, talking about the thin line Departmen...

  • Canceling Conservation? | Fresh Tracks Weekly Ep 20

    This week we get the crew fishing update from the 4th of July weekend.
    We learn about the funding of the Northern Plains Grassland Project and talk about where the money comes from. We look into the current status of wildfires throughout the United States this summer and ponder the potential cons...

  • Losing 75,000 acres of Public Land? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 19)

    In this episode we catch up with the crew that has been out fishing quite a bit in the last couple weeks.

    News items this week include North Carolina elk and wildlife crossings. Turns out people really like elk back east too and are trying to help with connectivity across busy roadways.

    A new s...

  • Drawing WY Elk Tag a Thing of the Past? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 18)

    We discuss the proposed regulation changes that would open up 54,000 acres to additional hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuge lands and waters, but also along with these changes comes reduced use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle.

  • Hunt For a Purpose | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 17)

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    This week we recap a recent paddlefish trip, catch up on Michael's fishing corner, talk about Dale filming the Warriors and Quiet Wa...

  • 1200 Free Elk Tags?! | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 16)

    Recent news includes discussion of a new pilot project in Wyoming for conserving private lands along migration corridors. Talking about about another error made by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks where 1200 tags were accidentally sent out to non-residents. A new update on the United Property Owne...

  • MT Elk Mangement is Broken... How do we Fix It? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 15)

    This week we eat mountain goat tamales that were delicious. We talk about winter ticks and moose and how 90% of calves in a recent study were killed by ticks. We also look into some recent changes with Mexican wolf recovery and recap a presentation that tells the full story of how we got to the c...

  • More Bulls For Billionaires! | Fresh Tracks Weekly

    We missed last week as we were out bear hunting, but we catch up on some of the crew's stories and catch Michael Parente's fishing report.

    News on Wyoming Migration Initiative telling the story of a mule deer's migration and encountering barriers. Bird flu sweeping across the country and now inf...

  • Corner Crossing Legal?! | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 13)

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    The Fresh Tracks crew was spread out all over last week. We get Randy Newberg's beaver trapping report, Dale Evan's turkey hunting report, and Michael Parente's fishing report.

    We touch on a few headlines including the passage of the MAPLand Act, the Forest Ser...