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Triumphs of Muley Fanatic's 10 Country Chapter in Fremont County, Wyoming, and the Art of Running a Successful Wildlife Conservation Movement

Wild Things & Wild Places

Release Date: 08/01/2023

Angi Bruce Takes the Helm: Future of Wyoming Game and Fish Explored show art Angi Bruce Takes the Helm: Future of Wyoming Game and Fish Explored

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In this latest episode of Wild Things & Wild Places, host Joshua Coursey welcomes a very special guest, Angi Bruce, the newly appointed Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Set to take over the role from Director Brian Nesvik in September, Angi Bruce shares her vision and the challenges she anticipates facing as she steps into this pivotal position. Governor Mark Gordon's recent appointment of Angi Bruce marks a significant milestone for Wyoming's wildlife conservation efforts. She also addresses the "elephant in the room"—the contentious topics that have sparked debate...

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In this latest episode of the Wild Things & Wild Places podcast, host Joshua Coursey brings together an esteemed panel for an insightful round table discussion about Wyoming's upcoming world-class shooting complex. This episode features Aaron Davidson, owner of Gunwerks, Cade Maestas from Maven Optics, and Senator Larry Hicks, chair of the Wyoming State Shooting Task Force. Joshua himself is also a member of the task force, adding another layer of expertise to the conversation. The discussion delves into the history and process behind the creation of this shooting complex, a significant...

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In the latest episode of "Wild Things & Wild Places," we commemorate two significant milestones: our podcast's one-year anniversary and the upcoming celebration of America's Independence Day. This special episode is a tribute to the freedom of speech that allows us to share our stories, connect with our audience, and honor the values that define our great nation. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees our right to free speech, a cornerstone of American democracy. This freedom empowers individuals to express their thoughts, ideas, and beliefs without fear of...

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Welcome back to the second part of our coverage of the inaugural Wyoming Sportsperson Conservation Forum! In this episode, we continue our deep dive into the topic of Celebrating Our Hunting Heritage with Joshua Coursey as the moderator. If you missed the first part, we previously featured insightful discussions with Christine Peterson and Alex Livingston, who shared their unique perspectives on wildlife and hunting traditions. In this second part, we are excited to highlight Charlie Booher. Charlie is a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club and a consultant at Watershed Results....

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If you couldn't make it to the inaugural Wyoming Sportsperson Conservation Forum, don't worry! You can catch some of the insightful discussions and panels at your convenience with our podcast. Governor Gordon recently hosted the inaugural Wyoming Sportsperson Conservation Forum in Dubois, an event dedicated to celebrating and preserving the rich hunting heritage of Wyoming. This forum brought together key figures in the wildlife and conservation community, marking a significant milestone for Wyoming's outdoor enthusiasts. The forum kicked off with introductory remarks by Brian Nesvik and...

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Honoring a Hero: Sheridan Police Chief Travis Koltiska Remembers Sgt. Nevada Krinkee with Exclusive Raffle show art Honoring a Hero: Sheridan Police Chief Travis Koltiska Remembers Sgt. Nevada Krinkee with Exclusive Raffle

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In a deeply moving episode of "Wild Things and Wild Places," Sheridan Chief of Police, Chief Travis Koltiska, joins us to honor and remember Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, a fallen hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This episode is not only a tribute to Sgt. Krinkee’s dedication and bravery but also highlights the efforts being made to honor his memory and support the community he loved. On February 13, 2024, the Sheridan, Wyoming Police Department faced an unimaginable tragedy when Sgt. Nevada Krinkee was shot and killed while serving his community. Sgt. Krinkee was known for...

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Wyoming's Wildlife Conservation License Plate: A New Era of Conservation show art Wyoming's Wildlife Conservation License Plate: A New Era of Conservation

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is undergoing a transformation, and the latest episode of Wild Things & Wild Places dives deep into this exciting change. Hosted by Joshua Coursey and includes guest Joey Faigle from the Muley Fanatic Foundation (MFF), this episode is all about the evolution of the license plate design, replacing the beloved mule deer with a fresh symbol of Wyoming's wild beauty.  Listeners tuning in to the podcast will discover the reasoning behind the shift from the mule deer to the new design featuring the majestic pronghorn. While some may wonder if they can keep their mule deer plates, Coursey...

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Welcome back to another exciting episode of Wild Things & Wild Places! With your host, Joshua Coursey, and as the summer sun starts to warm up our days, it's the perfect time to delve into the world of native plantings. In today's episode, we're focusing on the importance of planting native trees and shrubs, and we have a special guest joining us to shed some light on this crucial topic. Joining the show is Katelynn Martinez from OneCanopy, a pioneering organization dedicated to conservation and reforestation efforts. With a mission to be a premier partner across the entire conservation...

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Black Ovis at Mule Deer Days 2024 with Bryce Underwood and Adam Hall show art Black Ovis at Mule Deer Days 2024 with Bryce Underwood and Adam Hall

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Join us for another riveting episode of Wild Things & Wild Places, recorded at Mule Deer Days 2024! This time, we're thrilled to welcome Bryce Underwood, Merch Manager, and Adam Hall, Inventory Specialist, from Black Ovis, a company out of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the conversation. At Black Ovis, they're not just about gear; they're about supporting the things you love, just like Mule Deer Days. Check out their incredible selection at . They're not just another brand; they're a community. Discover a wide range of brands you're already familiar with, all conveniently located on their...

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In the heart of outdoor enthusiasts' haven, Mule Deer Days 2024, Wild Things & Wild Places captured yet another captivating episode, this time delving into the world of custom kydex holsters with Chance Skelton from RUT Holsters. RUT Holsters, a company dedicated to crafting bespoke kydex holsters took center stage in this engaging discussion. From sturdy designs to a plethora of vibrant colors, RUT Holsters offers a diverse range of options to suit every hunter's taste and preference. One of the standout features highlighted by Chance Skelton was the company's relentless pursuit of...

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Wild Things & Wild Places is back with a chapter episode! The Muley Fanatic Foundation is a chapter based organization with chapters all over the country. Chapter highlights will continue throughout this podcast history. Chapters are the lifeblood of the Muley Fanatic Foundation, fueling the passion and commitment to wildlife conservation, creating a collective force dedicated to the protection and preservation of mule deer and their habitat.

In Fremont County, Wyoming, the Muley Fanatic Foundation 10 Country Chapter stands as a beacon of passion and dedication for mule deer conservation. In their annual banquet held in 2023, they hosted none other than the legendary Jim Shockey, whose presence added a thrill to the already exciting event. The banquet proved to be a grand success, with attendees treated to a memorable evening of camaraderie and shared love for wildlife preservation. From a powerful video for the “Putting the 'U' in Hunt” program, to interactive auctions featuring exclusive hunting gear, one-of-a-kind experiences,and one of a kind items the chapter left no stone unturned in making the event a resounding triumph. Attendees were inspired by the heartfelt stories and educational insights, reinforcing their commitment to protecting mule deer and their natural habitat. The Muley Fanatic Chapter proved that dedication, teamwork, and genuine passion were the keys to creating a successful banquet that not only strengthened their community but also contributed significantly to the preservation of these majestic creatures for generations to come.

At the end of every episode there is a Campfire Chat that will take you to sitting around the campfire with heartfelt stories. Rebekah Rafferty who was just a guest on the podcast shares her story of being a new hunter. Embark on the journey of a novice hunter with her, learning about rifles becomes a transformative experience and Rebekah takes us through her journey of not growing up hunting to a hunting opportunity she has coming up. 

Don't miss out on furthering the journey with Wild Things & Wild Places. Become a member of the Muley Fanatic Foundation and help make a difference. Join an organization that gets things done. Find out more here.

The quick growth of MFF is a direct tribute to the value folks place on ensuring our wild things and wild places continue to exist for generations to come