A podcast about the history of the hunting culture in America and beyond. Outdoor writer and historian Keith Crowley interviews experts and discusses prominent hunters, great outdoor writers, and the important conservationists of the past.Think Teddy Roosevelt, think Ernest Hemingway, think Aldo Leopold. Or maybe George Bird Grinnell, Robert Ruark, and Sig Olson. Let's not forget about Phillip Percival, Gordon MacQuarrie, and Ding Darling. Modern hunters owe those people, and a long list of their contemporaries, a debt of gratitude for the many opportunities we have today... and that's our focus. Produced by /Lodge Trail Ent., LLC. Theme music "Grip of the Black Gold" by Steve Blexrud and Thunderheads. Used by permission: https://www.thunderheadsmusic.com/store.html
Host Keith Crowley talks with Randy Zarnke, President of the Alaska Trappers Association, about his project to record oral histories of the old-timers in the Alaska backwoods. Zarnke has spent the last 23 years tracking down these old hunters and trappers to preserve their stories. As you might imagine, there are some real characters out there in the Alskan bush. For example, one of Randy's interviewees began his career by live...
Host and MacQuarrie biographer Keith Crowley talks with Editor Dave Evenson about two new Gordon MacQuarrie compilations taken from his newspaper columns in the Milwaukee Journal between 1936 and MacQuarrie's premature death in 1956. In these new books, titled "Right off the Reel" and "Dogs, Drink & Other Drivel", both published by the Barnes Area Historical Association, we learn more about MacQuarrie the pe...
Host Keith Crowley talks with writer Ken Blomberg about the impact Art Hawkins had on wildlife science in the mid-20th Century. Hawkins was one of Aldo Leopold's students at the University of Wisconsin, and he went on to establish many modern methods of surveying wildlife populations including the invention of transects. Hawkins, along with Frank Bellrose saved the American Wood Duck and Hawkins was a founding member of the Wo...
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Host Keith Crowley talks with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Historian Mark Madison about J.M. "Ding" Darling, the creator of the Duck Stamp and the Director of the Bureau of Biological Survey (predecessor to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.) Darling was a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist who had a knack for getting the most out of people when it came to conservation. Because of his leadership, his forethoug...
Host Keith Crowley talks with Ashley Hlebinsky, Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Subjects include:
Outdoor writer and historian Keith Crowley introduces you to this new type of hunting podcast. He explains the purpose behind History of the Hunt, who and what we will talk about, and what we definitely WON'T talk about.
Theme Music: Grip of the Black Gold
Songwriter: Steve Blexrud
Performed by Steve Blexrud and Thunderheads
Books by Keith Crowley
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