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".


June 3, 2023 40 mins
Nick Skally- Vice President of Marketing and E-Commerce

FORLOH, a new premium, technical hunting, fishing, and outdoor apparel brand with apparel that is 100% made in the U.S.A. FORLOH, in its 3rd year of business, has two flagship stores in Whitefish, Montana, and Austin, Texas.
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Edward J. Hudson has traveled the world since childhood and recently decided to combine his love of nature, hunting, and international travel. During his childhood, Ed remembers stories of how there used to be more deer, more sheep, and more game. He grew tired of these stories and became an avid wildlife conservationist because of stories from the past like these. Since 2017, Ed has hunted the rainforest and savanna of Cameroon, t...
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May 20, 2023 41 mins
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 fifteen years, working for several well-known manufacture...
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May 13, 2023 41 mins
Curt Melcher is the Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Curt is a native Oregonian, who graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. degree in Biology. He began his career with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a temporary employee in 1985. During his time at the Department, he has represented the State of Oregon in numerous regional management forums, including the Pacific Fishery Management ...
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May 6, 2023 42 mins
Chase Glenn is the Director of Business Development for SilencerCo and has been with the company for two years. He oversees all of SilencerCo’s strategic relationships, brand representation, and development of new Licensing and OEM opportunities.

Prior to SilencerCo, Chase spent 15 years in the healthcare industry overseeing program expansion, strategic planning, referral relations, and executive-level mergers and acquisitions. He a...
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April 29, 2023 40 mins
Eydin Hansen is an outdoor enthusiast from Texas. He's been shooting air guns since he was five years old and is currently on the pro staff with Umarex Airguns.

Eydin has also been cast as a member of American Airgunner TV. He competed in the Pyramyd Air Cup in 2019 and made the finals in the benchrest competition with a Umarex Gauntlet. His greatest achievement as an air gunner is “introducing people to air gunning and using them t...
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April 22, 2023 39 mins
Wesley Newman is the Coastal Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Director. He is responsible for management and operations of protected lands including overseeing wildlife management and agricultural activities on Coastal Prairie Conservancy holdings, coordinating wetlands mitigation projects, and preparing biological assessments on prospective properties.

Mr. Newman received a Master of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management (1...
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April 15, 2023 40 mins
Mike Swartzentruber is the co-founder of Hunter’s Blend Coffee.

Mike grew up on a small farm in Iowa and has always loved the outdoors. When Mike was thirteen years old, his brother-in-law Ken came into their family. Ken was an avid outdoorsman and introduced Mike to trapping. Mike never hunted much until about ten years ago when his son took up archery as a middle school student. He took his son for lessons and instantly became en...
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April 8, 2023 40 mins
Brian Murphy is the V.P. of Strategic Partnerships at HuntStand, the largest and most widely used hunting and land management app in North America. Brian has earned several honors including the National Conservation Award from the Australian Deer Association, the E.L. Cheatum Wildlife Excellence Award from The University of Georgia and being named one of Outdoor Life’s Top 25 Conservationists in the United States in 2011.

Brian also...
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April 1, 2023 40 mins
Christian Hogg is the Director of Marketing for Fiocchi of America and Baschieri & Pellagri. Christian has been involved with the outdoor industry since 2008, having previously served as the Director of Marketing at Remington Arms Company. Christina will discuss what is new with Fiocchi Ammunition and Baschieri & Pellagri shotshell ammunition.

Fiocchi was founded in 1876 in Lecco, Italy, and has been producing high-quality a...
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March 25, 2023 41 mins
Mike Slinkard is the President of HECS, LLC. He is also a lifelong bowhunter, former professional archery shooter, and full-time entrepreneur who has started several successful businesses in the hunting and outdoor industry. Born in 1965, Mike grew up shooting and hunting. His father had Mike shooting both bows and firearms at a very early age in fact Mike can’t even remember being taught how to shoot as he was too young. Mikes Gra...
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March 11, 2023 40 mins
Peter Churchbourne is an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, and steadfast advocate for all hunters. His passion is anything to do with the outdoors, but most important to him is hunting waterfowl with his labs, chasing turkeys, bow hunting, and introducing new people to the life outside. Peter is a certified NRA shotgun, pistol, and rifle instructor who enjoys competition shooting in USPSA, 3-Gun, and 2-Gun tournaments. Peter is cu...
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March 4, 2023 40 mins
Mark Huelsing is the Brand Manager of backcountry hunting pack manufacturer, Exo Mtn Gear and also the host of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast. Mark met Exo Mtn Gear co-founder Steve Speck through the hunting industry over 10 years ago. In the early days of Exo, Steve reached out to Mark for help with the technical aspects of getting the online portion of the business up and running. Over the years, Mark became involved with more area...
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February 25, 2023 40 mins
Larry McCoy is the Marketing & Media Director, for The Outdoor Group. Larry had a passion for the outdoors at an early age and cut his teeth in the industry behind the lens of a camera. His passion drove him to want to work even deeper within the outdoor space. He is currently the host of Respect The Game TV on Sportsman Channel. The Outdoor Group specializes in the development and manufacturing of premium quality archery and h...
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February 18, 2023 41 mins
Tim Richardson is a Washington, DC-based public affairs, media, and fundraising consultant. Tim has been Government Affairs Director for Wildlife Forever since 1995. Prior to that, he worked for Texas’ U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen in Washington and was a political journalist in Austin during the 1980s.

Tim is rural Michigan native who moved to Texas in 1979. After a decade in Texas journalism and two years on Capitol Hill, Richardson ...
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February 11, 2023 38 mins
Jason Wilson has been in the optics game for nearly 25 years. As a fifth generation Wyoming kid, a competitive shooter, Professional Ballistician, with a head full of ideas, an engineering mind, made dangerous with a graphic design/marketing degree. Jason opened the doors on Lucid Optics in 2009 with a single item and focus.

Jason wanted to offer the absolute best quality in product at a price point everyone could afford. Lucid opti...
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February 4, 2023 40 mins
QuietKat was founded in 2012 by twin brothers Jake & Justin Roach in Eagle, Colorado with a mission to design a better way to access the backcountry for hunters and anglers while replacing traditional ATVs and combustion-powered vehicles that were prohibited, too noisy, or simply didn't fit on narrow trails. Ten years later and QuietKat is proud to have joined the Vista Outdoor family of powerhouse brands including CampChef, Ca...
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January 28, 2023 39 mins
A lifelong hunter and shooter, Joel Hodgdon serves as Remington Ammunition’s Marketing Director. With previous experience at Federal Ammunition as well as the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Joel started work in the hunting and shooting world with his family at Hodgdon Powder Company.

Helping lead the charge to revitalize Big Green’s Ammunition factory in Lonoke, Arkansas, Joel, his wife Kelsey, and faithful bird dog Leo live ...
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January 14, 2023 40 mins
Hunting Matters Co-Hosts Joe and Ramon discuss the upcoming 2023 Houston Safari Club Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention. Ramon gets a crash course in what it takes to put on the annual HSCF convention and what to expect this year. The 2023 Houston Safari Club Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention runs January 20-22 and is open to the public. Expo tickets available at the door.

Banquet tickets may be purchased in advance at h...
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January 7, 2023 39 mins
Will Coggin is managing director of the Center for Consumer Freedom, which fights radical animal rights, environmental, and other activists who lobby to take choices away from Americans. The Center operates HumaneWatch, a campaign to expose animal rights activists and educate the public about their agenda.
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