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Episode 11 - Science Doesn’t Care What You Think - Steve Williams

Episode 11 - Science Doesn’t Care What You Think - Steve Williams

One of the seven principles of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is; wildlife is to be managed by the best science available, not opinion, conjecture, or how some would like it to be.

Keith sits down with Steve Williams, past Chief of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and current president of the Wildlife Management Institute to discuss how this cornerstone of wildlife management came about, its contributions over the past century, and what challenges we face in keeping science at the forefront of wildlife policy and management.
EP 10 - Test & Remove

EP 10 - Test & Remove

One bright spot in keeping wild sheep on the Mountain is a new program called, Test & Remove. In this episode, Gray sits down with the leading experts in the field, Helen Schwantje, DVM formerly (retired) the Wildlife Veterinarian for the Province of British Columbia, and Peregrine Wolff, DVM immediate past WSF Chair, Executive Manager of the Wildlife Disease Association and member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Caprinae Specialist Group.

The loss of any wild sheep to predation or disease is heartfelt. It's even harder when an animal tests positive for the pathogen M.ovi and has to be euthanized. But the results of more lambs surviving to adulthood and progressively fewer sheep testing positive has proven its worth. Today, it is our best tool in the toolbox.
EP9 - Trophies & Trophy Hunting Part 2

EP9 - Trophies & Trophy Hunting Part 2

Like a tough piece of meat that gets bigger the more you chew it, there’s more to this discussion on trophies and trophy hunting. Gray, Keith and Shane pick up where they left off and frame a path forward that just might make the most sense for steering this issue in a more positive direction.
EP8 - Trophies & Trophy Hunting Part 1

EP8 - Trophies & Trophy Hunting Part 1

If there's a hot topic aimed at the future of hunting today, it's trophy hunting. Something we doubt Jack O’Conner could have foreseen.

In this episode we visit with our community's sage advisor, Shane Mahoney, CEO of Conservation Visions. Like the word conservation, trophy hunting has been highjacked by those trying to advance an anti-hunting agenda. This time as a bumper sticker campaign to launch into a more personal effort, the anti-hunter.

Is the negative stereotype surrounding the notion of trophy hunting something we should be concerned about? Should we have adjectives that describe different types of hunting, or is hunting just hunting? Better yet, is trophy hunting conservation?
EP7 - Asian Sheep Hunting - Robert Logan

EP7 - Asian Sheep Hunting - Robert Logan

When it comes to Asian sheep hunting and especially hunting wild sheep in China, few have “been there – done that” than Albertan Robert Logan. Gray got with Bob in his stunning trophy room in Calgary to visit about his hunts, his trophies, his hunting friends, impromptu horse races, civil wars and strife including a few close calls Bob would rather not repeat!
EP 6 - A New Look at an Old Problem

EP 6 - A New Look at an Old Problem

For this episode of Sheep Fever, WSF President and CEO Gray Thornton and Vice President of Conservation Kevin Hurley visit with Kate Huyvaert DVM, the new Rocky Crate chair at Washington State University's School of Veterinary Medicine.
We've learned most of what we know about diseases and die-offs in wild sheep and what can be done from this think tank and research facility, which WSF and others have been supporting for years.
While we've gotten pretty good at putting wild sheep on the Mountain, keeping them there has been a struggle in some areas. Dr. Huyvaert gives us insights on new research and emerging technologies she and her team are working on, including a more reliable animal-side test for diseases.
EP 5 - The Original Hunt Adviser - Jack Atcheson, Jr.

EP 5 - The Original Hunt Adviser - Jack Atcheson, Jr.

So, you want to go sheep hunting? If there is one man who has seen it all in North America and internationally, its Jack Atcheson, Jr. Gray and Jack have a candid conversation about wild sheep hunting through the ages and where we are headed today.

Jack Jr. has followed in his father's footsteps as a booking agent out of Butte, Montana. Between them, they have put more people on their first and last sheep hunts than anyone. This is insider information we're all lucky to have.
EP 4 - Wild Sheep Conservation Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

EP 4 - Wild Sheep Conservation Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

If you want to know where you're going, check where you've been. In this episode of Sheep Fever, you'll hear from the past two Chairs of the Wild Sheep Foundation, Brett Jefferson and Dr. Peregrine Wolff. They both share a look behind the scenes of WSF over the past four years.
In their tenure at the helm, both have seen tremendous growth in the organization but more importantly significant progress in Putting and Keeping Wild Sheep on the Mountain. Still, challenges and threats remain to be overcome, reminding us that wild sheep conservation is a continuum.

EP 3 - Wild Harvest Initiative - Shane Mahoney

EP 3 - Wild Harvest Initiative - Shane Mahoney

How much wild game meat is humanely and ethically harvested by sportsmen and women in the US and Canada each year? How many meals does this represent, and how many people does this wild protein feed? The answer to these questions is in the millions of pounds and millions of meals. In this episode, you’ll learn the far-reaching effects of this research initiative that drives to the heart of why conservation matters; to everyone.
EP 2 - Great Rams - Bob Anderson - Part 2

EP 2 - Great Rams - Bob Anderson - Part 2

Bob and Gray got on a roll and there was just too much good dialog to decide what to edit, so we split their conversation into two episodes.
EP 1 - Great Rams - Bob Anderson - Part 1

EP 1 - Great Rams - Bob Anderson - Part 1

Like a living encyclopedia on big rams, sheep hunts, and sheep hunters, author of the Great Rams books I, II, III & IV, Bob Andersen forgets more in a night’s sleep than we’ll ever know. Gray sits down with this legendary wild sheep scribe to extract a fraction of what he knows.
WELCOME TO SHEEP FEVER - Podcast Series Trailer

WELCOME TO SHEEP FEVER - Podcast Series Trailer

“All it takes is all you’ve got”  is a term of endearment, respect, hardship, and reward that rings true within the wild sheep hunting community. Our promise is to give it our “all” to bring you an enlightening and entertaining podcast series covering every aspect of sheep hunting and conservation.

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SHEEP FEVER is the official podcast of the Wild Sheep Foundation, delivering a diversity of topics, talent, and insights from within the wild sheep hunting and conservation community, as well as broader issues of importance to the outdoor lifestyles and hunting heritage cherished by millions of sportsmen and women around the globe. New episodes will be available every two weeks or twice per month. If using a mobile device, you can download SHEEP FEVER directly from these popular podcast apps:

    
     
 

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