Hunting Matters

Hunting Matters

Tradition. Conservation. Family. The Outdoors. It matters to you. It matters to us. This is “Hunting Matters”, presented by the Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF). With HSCF Executive Director Joe Betar. Join Joe as he engages in conversations with guests, from various backgrounds, that have a passion for hunting and conservation. Great discussions, news, hunting legislation and more! Listen and discover. "Hunting Matters".

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July 2, 2022 38 min
PJ Carleton joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in early 2008, and now serves as the Senior Director, Events and Donor Relations. PJ brings nearly 20 years of fundraising and event planning experience; in this role she manages CSF events in the Nation’s Capital and around the country. PJ also works with CSF’s donors and sponsors for their continued support, including making sure they get their benefits that come with th...
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Will believes wildlife conservation is massively impacted by hunters with the money they spend and the legal harvest of big and small game animals to maintain stable populations. Although there are many other groups that contribute, wildlife conservation in North America would not be possible without hunters. Bear Beans Coffee, founded in 2021, gives back to help bear conservation in North America by providing ten percent of its pr...
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June 18, 2022 39 min
Kevin Dougherty is the Chief Operating Officer of Greater Houston Sports Club (GHSC).
Established in 1959 and situated on 290 immaculately maintained acres less than 20 minutes south of downtown, Greater Houston Sports Club is Houston’s premier shotgun sports complex.

Kevin was born and raised in Michigan and worked at Detroit Gun Club for 9 years. In 2002, he moved to Houston to take a job at Greater Houston Sports Club, as the Ge...
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June 11, 2022 39 min
Ben Masters is a filmmaker and writer specializing in wildlife and adventure stories. He is most known for directing the feature-length documentary The River and The Wall, a SXSW 2019 award winner, and for producing Unbranded, a Mountainfilm 2015 Audience Award winner.

Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and founded Fin and Fur Films, a production company specializing in short films featuring wildlife resea...
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June 4, 2022 40 min
Chris Horton joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in 2010 as the Midwestern States Director. In this role he oversaw and interacted with the state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus throughout the region. As the Senior Director, Fisheries Policy, he serves as CSF’s primary point of contact on federal recreational fishing issues, as well as assists the States Program Tea...
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May 28, 2022 39 min
Heather Kelly is the founder and CEO of Heather's Choice®. They produce healthy, lightweight, packable meals and snacks for adventurers worldwide. All of their products are made in their dedicated gluten-free kitchen in Anchorage, Alaska. Their mission is to put good food in everyone's pack, no matter where their adventures may take them.

Heather was a two-time NCAA National Champion in women's rowing and was voted CRCA/...
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May 21, 2022 40 min
Ross Melinchuk has been a member of Houston Safari Club since 2015. He is the Executive Director of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). He is also the President and CEO of Melinchuk and Associates, LLC, an environmental and natural resource policy consulting firm based in Aiken, SC.

Ross previously served as Chief Conservation Officer for NWTF. Prior to that, he was the Director of Conservation Progr...
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May 13, 2022 40 min
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May 7, 2022 40 min
Professional wildlife biologist, outdoor writer, book author, speaker, television show host, radio host, podcaster and always hunter/conservationist, Larry Weishuhn is one of our country’s most recognized and respected outdoor personalities. Even though known internationally as “Mr. Whitetail” because of his many years of researching, managing, hunting and promoting whitetail deer and their habitat, Larry has hunted and worked with...
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April 30, 2022 40 min
If you ask anyone who meets Heidi, to describe her without fail they would say that she is the busiest person they know. Heidi started her career 24 years ago with Texas Parks and Wildlife as the Training Specialist who is responsible for the state’s Hunter Education Program across Southeast Texas. She was soon given the additional honor of statewide coordinator of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program.

When she is not working for...
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April 23, 2022 40 min
Chester Moore is an award-winning wildlife journalist and conservationist. He is Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game magazine and contributes to Sports Afield, Hunter’s Horn, Deer & Deer Hunting, Tide, The Lakecaster and many others. He is host of “Moore Outdoors” on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI and of The Higher Calling podcast.

He is author of fifteen books including Hog Wild: Hog Hunting Facts, Tips & Strategies, Texas Water...
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April 16, 2022 40 min
Jens Krogh is the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Walther Arms Inc. in the US. He has been an avid hunter and shooter since his early childhood. Growing up in Georgia he mostly bird hunted and shot sporting clays, he did not start hunting white-tailed deer and other larger game until he went to college.

Jens has now worked in the firearms industry for nearly 15 years working for several well know manufact...
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April 9, 2022 40 min
While flying over the Atlantic Ocean watching Iceland go by, David J. Sams came up with the idea for Lone Star Outdoor News. It took two years of research before launching the Premier Outdoor Newspaper in Texas.

Lone Star Outdoor News, now in its eighteenth year, has grown to become the largest outdoor newspaper in the state. Published two times per month, the publication covers hunting and fishing news in a readable, fresh format....
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April 2, 2022 40 min
Jeff Birmingham is the President of the Houston Safari Club Foundation and Houston Safari Club.

He has been a member of Houston Safari Club Foundation since 2008 and is a Life Member. Jeff has served as a past Vice President. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the annual HSCF Sporting Clays Tournament for two years and as the HSCF Convention Chairman. Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors for Operation Game Thief, Trinity...
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March 26, 2022 40 min
David and Susan Kalich are the Houston Safari Club Foundation’s youth hunting education and field activities chairpersons.

David grew up spending his summers hunting and fishing on the Kalich family homestead in Schulenberg. Although Susan spent summers on her uncle's ranch working cattle, her experience with hunting and fishing was killing rats in the barn and catching "piggy perch" in the tanks. David introduced Susan...
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March 19, 2022 40 min
Kyle was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Starting at an early age, Kyle grew to love the outdoors, both hunting and fishing. He attended the University of Florida and earned his degree in Civil Engineering. While earning his degree, he competitively fished for the University of Florida in their collegiate fishing program. After graduation, Kyle went to work for a major oil and gas producer where he learned a great deal about p...
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March 12, 2022 39 min
Seth Lawrence is a Nationally Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Public Speaker, and Life Optimization Coach. Seth specializes in the comprehensive rehabilitation and collaborative training of not only the everyday individual but also the elite athlete.

Seth has an extensive career in health and fitness starting in 1999 as a personal trainer. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Hou...
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March 5, 2022 39 min
David Wirth is an inventor and entrepreneur who holds two degrees in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA and is currently pursuing his PhD in nanoengineering of materials. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force and co-founded a metal 3D printing company, Fabric8Labs, which was recently funded by Intel ventures. In 2016 he was personally invited to the White House to discuss topi...
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February 26, 2022 40 min
Harding Bush is the Operations Manager at Global Rescue. Previously, he spent more than 20 years as a US Navy SEAL during which he held responsibilities including Platoon Leading Senior Chief for SEAL Team Eight and Command Senior Chief of the Navy’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course. After leaving the armed forces, Harding held international security leadership positions for the Jannah Hunt Oil Company working...
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February 19, 2022 39 min
An avid sportsman since his youth, Adam Whitehead grew up chasing bucks and pretty much anything that moved on his family's farm in Eastern North Carolina. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Adam saw first-hand the challenges folks faced to get hunting and fishing gear. After attending East Carolina University, Adam founded Sportsman's Box (2015) with the intention of providing everyone access to the essential tools to e...
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