Impact Outdoors Podcast

Impact Outdoors Podcast

With each episode, your host Derek York will bring you some great conversations with some of the biggest names in the Hunting, Fishing and Outdoors industry along with some people you may not have heard about YET. But the one thing they all have in common is their drive and dedication to making an IMPACT on the industry and in their communities across the U.S. and beyond!

Episodes

January 31, 2023 58 min

Jack Brackin, director and editor of The Captain's Log tv show on Waypoint is doing some incredible things right now. This past summer I got to witness firsthand the vision Jack has when filming on location and seeing how he puts a story together for the show. It was a pretty cool thing to see and a lot of it comes from his passion for fishing his whole life. Listen in as we discuss how he got started in the outdoor industry ...

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With deer seasons winding down across the country, the majority of hunters can't help but think about the fast-approaching turkey season. By far my favorite time of the year to be in the woods, the wild turkey provides a great way to get outdoors and actually interact with the animal you are chasing. Aaron Warbritton of The Hunting Public is one of the best in the sport at being able to coax these birds into his spread and wh...

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January 5, 2023 68 min

Ben Masters grew up in Texas loving the outdoors creating a passion for telling stories through his filmmaking and conservation work. His latest film, "Deep in the Heart" is one of the most exciting wildlife documentaries to come out recently and has really shined a light on the wide variety of species that call Texas home. The success of the film has blown away all expectations and having the likes of Matthew McConaughey...

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Edwin Evers is best known for being one of the best bass fishermen in the world and rightly so after winning two world championships in the sport along with countless tournament wins in both the BASS and MLF tournament series. He is also a very successful pecan farmer in Oklahoma and is now diving in headfirst into the high school bass fishing scene. With all of this going on Edwin still finds time to continue helping others lear...

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Texan to the core, Grahame Jones grew up loving the outdoors and figured out how to turn his passion into his profession. Grahame recently retired as director of the Texas Game Wardens and now serves as the Texas state chair for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. He is also a fulltime guide in and around the Austin area fishing the numerous lakes and rivers in the Texas Hill Country. This was a great episode with plenty of stories...

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September 22, 2022 35 min

This week's show features David Moss, Fisheries Project Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Florida. Listen in as we discuss some of the issues facing snapper and grouper species when fishing offshore and ways that you can help ensure a successful release of the fish that you return to the water. The Nature Conservancy's "Deck to Depth" Program is leading the way in educating anglers about the beneficial use of ...

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Join us on this week's episode as I sit down with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation's Chris Geib, Chief Development Officer, over at ICAST and we catch up on all the great things going on over at NPCF with their Fishing Funds the Cure fundraisers along with all the other ways you can get involved to help fund the research that will end childhood cancer. To find out more about NPCF and their mission, you can go to:

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I recently sat down with Krissy Wejebe, daughter of the Spanish Fly tv host Jose Wejebe, at ICAST. And on this episode, we talked about what it was like growing up in Florida with a dad that was a fishing guide/tv host and a mother who was a dolphin trainer. Jose meant a lot to so many people and when he passed away, it left a lot of people asking what they could do to help. Soon after, Krissy started up the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly...

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Excited to have Jonathan Newar and Attison Barnes from Captain Experiences back on the show for a little update of what they have been doing the past year and talk about how fast they are growing as a business and how they are being so successful in pairing up anglers with great fishing guides across the world! Plus, a little insight into their destination trip over to Africa in Tanzania fishing with one of their guides overseas. ...

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Turner Rowland joins us on this episode as we discuss the Waypoint platform and all of the great things that they are doing on the outdoors streaming platform. We also get an update on life in Bozeman and Turner's hunting season this past year and a goal that he accomplished while elk hunting with his dad. It's always great to have Turner around and a huge thanks to him and the rest of the team over at Waypoint for sponso...

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July 11, 2022 46 min

Falconry was something I had only heard of but never really looked into as far as a way of hunting game. Until meeting Britt Perry, I really didn't know it was a legit and very proficient way of hunting game. Britt's introduction into the sport is probably not what one would expect, but through seeing a post from a friend of a friend of a friend on social one day, she got interested in it and started looking into what it ...

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June 29, 2022 38 min

The outdoors is a place of healing to so many and Heroes on the Water was founded to help bring the outdoors to our military veterans, first responders and more. For those dealing with PTSD and other traumatic events they have dealt with in the line of duty, a day on the water in a kayak with a fishing pole and some new friends has proven to be a success for Heroes on the Water. This non-profit group has chapters all across the cou...

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Gray Thornton is a man dedicated to conserving wildlife and the sport of hunting. Through his amazing work over his career in the outdoor conservation world with SCI, Dallas Safari Club and now as the President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation, Gray is helping to put wild sheep back on the mountain. The wild sheep across North America, once in large numbers, were decimated by domestic sheep introduction through the spread of ...

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At this year's podcast summit, we had some great podcasters join us including today's guest, Johnathan McCormick from out in Utah. Johnathan "Redbeard" has an incredible passion for his family, his faith, his fitness and the sport of bow hunting. Join us on this episode as we hear what his hunting journey has been like and how his strong work ethic has made him so successful and given him the ability to help so ma...

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Episode 50 had to be someone truly special and really represent the reason behind doing this podcast. Riverhorse Nakadate is just that. Writer, poet, filmmaker, fly fisherman, musician, conservationist and all-around protector of Mother Earth. Riverhorse spends most of his time on the road, fishing the back lakes and rivers across North America chasing that elusive big bass. He also is always working on a project aimed at makin...

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Capt. Eric Trout is shaking things up down in Galveston, Texas by opening up the island's first fly fishing shop, Galveston Fishing Company, and poling clients around the flats and marsh of Galveston Bay chasing everything from reds and trout to sheepshead. With a background in all types of charter fishing and having lived and worked all over the place, Eric has a huge passion for fishing and teaching others about the sport. ...

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Anyone who has paid any attention to the fishing world on social media the past several years, has seen an explosion of content being put out by numerous content creators. Most of this is just content to catch your attention with a fun video or something to laugh at, but Emily and Amanda Gale seen the need for something more. And thanks to COVID and the ability to reach so many more people than just a few on a charter trip, their...

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Growing up as a kid in Oklahoma, I never really thought about going overseas to a foreign country or really even traveling out of Oklahoma for that matter. Not until having Julian Hibbard as my Geography teacher in 7th grade, where she asked me to come and take her German class the following year. Frau, as we called her, is recently retired from a 30 plus year career in teaching and I recently got back in touch with her after alm...

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Growing up in Hollis, Oklahoma, Dale Rollins was just a normal kid living in small town Oklahoma who loved spending time outdoors with his bb gun. Little did he know that the quail he heard growing up would be the gateway to a storied career in outdoor conservation and education of both youth and adults. As the founder of the Texas Brigades program, which is currently celebrating 30 years of success, Dr. Rollins has made a huge i...

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April 22, 2022 63 min

Renee Thornton is leading the charge with the Women Hunt program, part of the Wild Sheep Foundation. With women being the fastest growing part of the hunting industry, the need for something to help open the doorway for women across North America and provide opportunities to involve new hunters to learn from experts and give them the knowledge and tools to go back into their communities and share with others was a huge reason for t...

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