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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June 12, 2021 40 min
Carly Brasseux, CEO & Founder of Miss Pursuit
misspursuit.com

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate business owner and social media/marketing consultant, published author, digital sales director, and freelance outdoor writer based in Dallas, Texas.

In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women who want to learn more about the outdoors and hunting....
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Host of This Is Africa television series airing on Pursuit Channel

Andrew was born and raised in the African Country of Zimbabwe, to a mother and father who encouraged him to explore the wild and stay with the local village people from a very young age. These experiences of hunting, trapping and fishing with village people instilled in him the awe and wonder of local traditions and wildlife that have led him into his chosen career p...
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May 22, 2021 40 min
Bruno Rosich, a professional hunter and outfitter since 1995, is passionate about delivering the ultimate big game hunting experience for those seeking an elusive, European trophy.
Bruno is not just the owner and CEO of Trophy Hunting Spain; he is an avid hunter too. Since 1995, Bruno has served the hunting industry with excellence and integrity, proving to be one of Europe’s elite hunting professionals, racking up numerous awards a...
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May 15, 2021 40 min
Yes, THAT Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent, The Nuge, The Motor City Madman, Uncle Ted
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May 8, 2021 40 min
John D. Shepperd is a sixth generation Texan, born in Austin and raised in San Antonio. After high school in San Antonio, he graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a degree in American Studies. Although Shepperd learned to hunt and fish at an early age, it was during college when the writings of Edward Abbey, Thoreau, John McPhee, and Aldo Leopold really shaped his appreciation for the natural world.

After college, Shep...
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May 1, 2021 40 min
Mike Ambrose grew up hunting rabbits and pheasants on his uncle’s farm in central Illinois. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and graduated from Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) training and was assigned to SEAL Team 1. After three tours of duty in Vietnam, Mike headed to Louisiana and entered the offshore industry as a tender and was diving commercially within a year. Mike worked all over the world in the commercial diving industry,...
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April 24, 2021 40 min
Walter M. (Chip) Wittrock, Jr. is the founder of Sportsmen’s Business Alliance, LLC. He is a board member of the Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation and serves as their current Vice President. He acts in an advisory capacity for the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation and is a Director for Conserve and Protect Arizona where he serves as the Committee Chair for Education and Outreach Funding.

Chip founded the Valley of the Sun ...
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April 17, 2021 40 min
Nelli Williams is the Alaska Director for Trout Unlimited and has worked for the past 12 years on stopping the proposed Pebble Mine and securing long-term protections for Bristol Bay. She lives in Anchorage where she spends most of her non-working time exploring Alaska's abundant rivers and public lands with her husband and two young children.


Tia Shoemaker grew up in a remote hunting camp in bush Alaska. She is a Registered Al...
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April 10, 2021 40 min
Andy Techmanski is the Founder and CEO of FORLOH, a new premium, technical hunting, fishing and outdoor apparel brand with apparel that is 100% Made in the U.S.A. Before switching paths to pursue his passions for hunting and American-made manufacturing through FORLOH.
Andy worked in the energy sector as CEO of Whitefish Energy Holdings, an energy construction company. On his new career path, Andy is excited to combine his passion f...
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April 3, 2021 38 min
Chief Executive Officer, Boone And Crockett Club
www.boone-crockett.org

Tony was born and raised in Butte, Montana. After graduating high school, he attended two years of college at the Montana School of Mines and then in 1982 moved to the University of Montana. In his senior year he started a film production company, Stoney-Wolf Productions. Stoney-Wolf rapidly expanded and became known for outdoor productions for home entertainmen...
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March 27, 2021 38 min
Dustin Knutson, Co-Owner of Boyds Gunstocks
boydsgunstocks.com

Boyds Gunstocks was started in 1981 by Randy Boyd and is located in Mitchell, South Dakota. Boyds Gunstocks has grown in size and scope each year, now employing over 100 people to manufacture the strong line of Boyds Gunstocks that are shipped all over the world.

Dustin Knutson is a long-time employee of Boyds Gunstocks and as of January 2020 became the new co-owner. Dus...
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March 20, 2021 38 min
Trey has been an active member of HSC for eight years.  He has been a convention volunteer on the silent auction committee and move in/move out for the last few years.  Trey has been married to his best friend Laurie-Leigh for ten years.  Trey and Laurie-Leigh have been volunteers and sponsors of the Gazelles luncheon for the past few years.  Trey has purchased a Clay Shoot team every year since becoming a member. Trey is entering ...
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March 13, 2021 38 min
Aaron Davidson, President/CEO, GUNWERKS

Aaron Davidson has been involved in long range shooting since he traded in his high school
Camaro for his first precision rifle. As a mechanical engineer, his training and experience has
given him a unique insight into solving the problems presented with long range shooting. He
started Gunwerks in 2006. His inventions range from rifle stocks and actions to ballistic turrets,
software, reticles, an...
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March 6, 2021 39 min
Hon. Bill Brewster, Chairman & Founder, Capitol Hill Consulting Group
United States Head of Delegation, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

Former Congressman Bill Brewster serves as Chairman of Capitol Hill Consulting Group and is the United States Head of Delegation for the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation.

Congressman Brewster represented the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma...
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February 27, 2021 39 min
Mike Boone, TPWF Game Warden and cast member with the popular TV show Lone Star Law

Austin Taylor Program Manager, Gear Up For Game Wardens, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Gearupforgamewardens.org

Animalplanet.com/tv-shows/lone-star-law/

Mike Boone has served with the Texas Game Wardens for 28 years. Originally from Magnolia, Texas, Boone earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University in 1991 a...
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February 13, 2021 38 min
David Yeates is the Chief Executive Officer of Texas Wildlife Association, a 35-year-old organization with approximately 10,000 members. TWA focuses on natural resource education, hunter recruitment and retention, while maintaining a robust advocacy presence at the Texas Capitol.

Yeates graduated with an Agricultural Economics degree from Texas A&M University and completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southe...
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February 6, 2021 38 min
Dr. Matthew Hughes is the Engagement Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and oversees the Stewards of the Wild program. Matt received his Doctorate degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Clemson University in 2015. Since then, Matt has dedicated his life to helping people get outside and enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer, from camping and hiking, to fishing and hunting.
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January 30, 2021 39 min
Brad Luttrell is the Cofounder, CEO of GoWild, a free social media community that helps outdoor enthusiasts learn new skills, find better gear and share their story. He is an award-winning writer, marketing strategist and Creative Director, although his friends mostly just know him for his smoked venison chili. Download the GoWild App at downloadgowild.com.
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January 23, 2021 39 min
Past Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In April 2017, Ms. Skipwith was appointed by President Trump to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior. Ms. Skipwith was responsible and had oversight for policy, planning, and regulatory actions for the National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).


On January 6, 2020, Ms. Aurelia Skipwith was swo...
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January 16, 2021 39 min
Pat Murray is a national advocate and leader on marine conservation issues and an active sportsman.
Currently, he serves as the National President of the Coastal Conservation Association, one of the nation’s largest marine resource conservation organizations.

Founded in 1977, CCA has more than 125,000 members and 224 local chapters throughout the US. Murray has served in a variety of positions within the organization in his 24-year t...
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