Fresh Tracks Weekly

Fresh Tracks Weekly

The "Morning Show" is a new series where we give a weekly update and share any news that we find intriguing as hunters. This week we are releasing some exciting content and talking about where'd the science go within the world of wildlife management.

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  • Reduction in Wild Horses | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 75)

    This week, we are talking about Wild Horses in the West. They’ve been overpopulated on public lands for years… but have finally seen the biggest single-year population reduction since 1985.

    Randy failed to mention last week that he received the Wallace Pate award at the RMEF celebration. This is...

  • BLM Policy Punted like a Political Football | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 74)

    Randy Newberg TAKEOVER!

    Marcus and Michael are busy catching Walleye and Smallmouth so Randy stepped in to deliver this week’s news.

    On this week’s episode, we are celebrating Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 40th Anniversary. In the last 40 years, RMEF has amassed 12,000 members, conserved 8....

  • Becoming a Better Shot | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 72)

    This week we’re discussing a news series we're creating to become a better shot with a rifle but also how recreational shooters might contribute more money to conservation than hunters.

    A few news stories from this week include the following.

    In Alaska the Bureau of Land management has released...

  • What Creates Hunting Culture? | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 71)

    This week, we’re discussing what creates hunting culture and how it changes over time and by region.

    This week, we have just a few headlines, including a bill that, if voters approve it, could impose an additional tax on firearms and ammunition in Colorado.

    Boulder County implemented a hunting ...

  • Taking Away Public Ownership of Fish And Wildlife? |Fresh Tracks Weekly Ep. (70)

    This week, we’re talking about how there’s a potential threat to the public’s ownership of fish and wildlife as the Georgia Legislature passed a bill that stripped language from a law that had to do with the public trust doctrine.

    A few news stories that we also cover include;

    The Alaska Govern...

  • Suing the Feds for Profit | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 69)

    This week, we are discussing how non-profits will sue federal agencies to stop them from managing land and how they use the Equal Access to Justice Act to profit from the lawsuits.

    Also, a few headlines we found interesting include;

    In Washington, the push to restore grizzly bears in the North...

  • Arizona Cancels Auction Tags | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 68)

    This week, we discuss how the Arizona Game and Fish Commission just voted to cancel its auction permits, which had previously raised millions of dollars for conservation.

    In addition to that, we touch on a few headlines and legislative updates.

    In Montana, a bill from the last legislative sessi...

  • Putting More Sheep on the Mountain | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 67)

    This week, we are discussing putting more animals on the mountain, with bighorn sheep in Montana as the main example. We will also briefly cover the following headlines.

    In Kentucky, a bill has passed out of Committee and to the Senate that could have significant consequences for the Kentucky De...

  • Screwing Over the Non-Resident Hunter | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 66)

    This week we are talking about screwing over the Non-resident hunter, how multiple states are adopting regulations that restrict numbers, restrict access, or raise prices for non-residents… along with a few news stories which include;

    In Montana, Fish Wildlife and Parks plans to give out a free ...

  • 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:


  • 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.

    Backcountry BC and Ceasar Lake Outfitters

    Randy's British Columbia Caribou & Moose


  • Funding for Hunter Ed, Winchester Dam and Moose! | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 54)

    On this week's episode of Fresh Tracks Weekly, Michael subs in for Marcus and Randy. Randy shares an update from the field, Michael reports on Hunter Ed. funds and the Winchester Dam. For our Deeper Dive, Marcus and friends share their experiences as non-residents hunting in Alaska.

  • Staying Safe while Hunting in Grizzly Country | Fresh Tracks Weekly (Ep. 53)

    Hunting Season is upon us! On this week's episode, we cover on Oregon's IP3, the re-opening of Swan Lake National Wildlife Refugee, and House Bill 1300 in Pennsylvania. Also, Randy and Michael give us an update on their Idaho Elk hunt and we jump into our deeper dive topic of hunting in grizzly...

  • 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:

    Handmade Leather Goods

    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 ...