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Your weekly appointment with the muse. Listen to interviews and readings with Canada's top spoken word, slam, and literary poets. Canadian poetry, at its best.
 
Hunting, Fishing and Conservation
 
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It’s not always as clean and quick as you see on outdoor television these days. Sometimes hunting is messy and it can be something we’re not proud of. While those times are few and far between, it does happen. And one of those rodeos unfolded a couple weeks ago when I had all three kids and my better half in the deer stand. While there was a ha ...…
 
2016 was a banner year for quail numbers and quail hunters alike. But since then the bobwhite has again fallen on hard times. Is it due to weather or other factors like predation or even the increasing number of feral hogs on the landscape, what about parasites? Our old friend Dr. Dale Rollins of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch makes hi ...…
 
We kick things off with an outside of the box culinary treat. I know, many of you will be skeptical, but weren’t we all the first time we tried Rocky Mountain Oysters? On this week’s show we take it a step further when Greg Pavur of Pavur Outdoors jumps on to talk wild boar testicles and how they became a hunter favorite around the Pavur lodge. ...…
 
Texas Parks and Wildlife Whitetail Deer Program Leader Alan Cain makes his return to the show. After a personal experience with a mature (but illegal to harvest) buck on my deer lease outside of Wichita Falls, TX I figured it was time to discuss these “Loophole Bucks” that will never be harvested due to Antler Restrictions. Why can’t a hunter s ...…
 
Perhaps the greatest conservation success story of our time is that of the wild turkey. Market hunting, timber cutting and a general disregard for the resource resulted in less than 30,000 birds left in North America by the early 1930s. Our TPWD Turkey Program Leader Jason Hardin makes his return to the broadcast. We take a look back at the his ...…
 
Our good friend and firearms writer Kevin Reese of Pulsar Night Vision and Thermal Imaging dropped by the studio to discuss some outside of the box applications for thermal optics. I have long been a fan of scouting with my Pulsar thermal monocular (Helion XP 50 pictured here) but over the past year or so I have started using it more and more d ...…
 
My better half and I recently celebrated 10 years of marital bliss by taking a trip to the Dominican Republic. Being the saint that she is, Erin agreed to go offshore fishing with me while we were in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, I fear her first blue water outing might be her last. Erin jumps on to discuss how she feels the trip went. Between ...…
 
The always affable Captain Len Girard gets things going with a saltwater fishing report. We find out what the redfish and trout are hitting and where Captain Len is finding them. Also, sight casting for black drum and what to expect with high water and the pending fall flounder run. Then our longtime friend Steven Rinella makes his return to th ...…
 
As a father, you experience things that leave a lasting impression when it comes to your offspring. The first time they score a goal in a soccer game, the first fish they catch and damn sure the first time they go deer hunting with you. But I’m not going to get all sappy on you guys. Rather, I figured we should experience through a young boy’s ...…
 
If you aren’t aware of Florida’s Amendment 13, then you will want to listen to my visit with Jack Cory of the Florida Greyhound Association. Amendment 13 is up for vote in the midterms and if passed it would end Florida’s rich tradition of Greyhound racing (they currently have 11 of the nations 19 remaining dog tracks). You might be asking your ...…
 
Recently there has been quite a bit of concern over Bovine Tuberculosis being transmitted to whitetailed deer. While it’s not rare in Northern states such as Michigan, I haven’t heard of it in Texas yet. Many of you emailed or messaged me on social media asking if you needed to be wary of this disease … The post Bovine Tuberculosis in Whitetail ...…
 
On this week’s show we hit the Alaskan tundra with Derrick Ratliff of Horizon Firearms. Derrick along with 3 of his buddies, recently completed a do it yourself Barren Ground Caribou hunt. Derrick gives us the low down on what gear he took, caliber rifle, the style of hunting caribou on open ground, cost associated … The post Alaskan Do It Your ...…
 
If you haven’t heard, professional bass fishing is going in a new direction. 80 of the sport’s top pros recently announced they were leaving their respective Elite Series/FLW Tours to fish in Major League Fishing’s new Bass Pro Tour. This is a monumental movement for many reasons. Major League Fishing’s format of Catch, Weigh, Release … The pos ...…
 
Lifelong hunter Brittany Longoria joins the show this week. She recently made international headlines when this photo of her and a giant leopard surfaced after a recent trip to Namibia. The anti hunting community pounced and it wasn’t pretty. For some reason they can’t seem to grasp the fact that attractive young females also enjoy … The post F ...…
 
Kopfjager Industries continues to push the envelope in precision shooting advancements. I’ve been a huge fan of their Reaper Grip for some time now and have had success hunting with it in a variety of applications. When I heard they were coming out with a new mount, specific for box blind hunters I knew we … The post The New Kopfjager Industrie ...…
 
My longtime friend and elk hunting partner in crime Chisum Cooke makes his return to the show on the Elk Edition. We train 51 weeks of the year for one glorious week chasing bugling bulls together each fall. This is ultimately a recap of this year’s New Mexico public land archery elk hunt, but as … The post The Archery Elk Edition: Blisters, Bu ...…
 
One of our terrific co-hosts, Kevin Spenst is also our guest today as Kevin reads from their new book Upend.
 
Early teal and resident Canada goose seasons are open throughout much of the country. With that in mind, I shed some light on how I like to hunt those little blue winged feathered rockets during September. I walk through an article I wrote for Cabela’s Outfitter Magazine a few years ago. 15 years worth of … The post So You Want to Be in the Hun ...…
 
Performance Poet, Rob Gee, was in town performing at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and joined us to talk about his show, Forget Me Not.
 
Charlie Petch was in town to promote their Vancouver Fringe Festival Show, Mel Malarkey Gets the Bums Rush.
 
Any waterfowler can tell you that Pintails have struggled in recent memory. But nobody seems to have a firm understanding as to why. Other puddle duck species are thriving, well above their long term averages yet the Pintail’s population trend seems to dip year after year. Ducks Unlimited Chief Biologist Tom Moorman makes his return … The post ...…
 
Acclaimed writer, Michael Turner joins us to talk about his new book 9x11 and his book launch on September 11th.
 
It’s almost here! September 1st will find 300,000 Texas hunters in the field with shotguns in hand. Texas Parks and Wildlife Dove Program Leader Owen Fitzsimmons jumps on the show to discuss the imminent season. We talk 2018 production, re-nesting habits, shells fired per bird harvested (Texas hunters harvest 10 million dove annually), adjusted ...…
 
Isabella Wang joins us to share some poems and talks about life.
 
Over the years, we’ve had some great discussions with Michael Waddell. This was unscripted visit was no exception. I really had no idea where I wanted the conversation to go, so we just winged. I think you might even hear a cold beer crack open in the background. Are Rio Grand Turkey’s really less intelligent … The post Campfire Conversation Wi ...…
 
Vancouver based poet, Cynthia Sharp joins us to read from her new book Rainforest in Russet ahead of her book launch.
 
Our old friend Land Tawney – CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers makes his return. We discuss a variety of topics including the #greendecoy hashtag that can be found all over social media in recent months. Land explains what the GreenDecoy claim is and where it stems from. Somehow, Land along with BHA became the … The post The Green Decoy, Sho ...…
 
You can catch them off the jetties, you can catch them in surf and you can head for open water in search of monster redfish. On this week’s show we discuss chasing open water bull redfish with my longtime friend Captain Josh Guenther. I recently had the pleasure of joining Josh on a trip out … The post Renown Nature Photographer on Why He Plans ...…
 
Chelene Knight joins co-hosts Kevin Spenst and Pamela Bentley to read poems from her books Dear Current Occupant and Braided Skin, as well as discussing memoir in poetry and prose. Originally recorded June 4, 2018. Aired August 1, 2018.
 
Ray “Poco” Cedillo has been targeting big sharks for the better part of 2 decades. His recent hookup with this 14 foot greater hammerhead made national headlines when the fish died. Poco jumps on to set the record straight regarding land based shark fishing and it’s role in conservation and research. These guys are as … The post 14 Foot Hammerh ...…
 
Ian Ferrier, in town from Montreal, takes listeners and host Pamela Bentley away from the summer heat wave with some passionate winter poems from his book, Bear Dreams, as well as reading his new children's book, A Child Sees Winter Coming and a Bear Dreams, illustrated by Cameron Murray.
 
Memphis Meats is one of a handful of companies whose scientists are growing meat in petri dishes. They are backed by Bill Gates and Tyson Foods to name a few investors. Why should you and I be afraid as hunters, anglers and ranchers for that matter? For me it’s easy to see the writing on … The post Jim Shockey on Cougar Attack and the Hand of M ...…
 
Mohammad Kebbewar joins Pamela Bentley and RC Weslowski to read from his new chapbook, The Soap of Aleppo on Jackpine Press and to talk about life in Aleppo, Syria.
 
Spoken Word Poet, Bassam joins RC to read from Bassam's 2 chapbooks and to talk about eating disorders, mental health and why they moved to Vancouver.
 
If it’s not one thing it’s another for outfitter/fishing gudie and my longtime friend Greg Pavur. You might recall our interview last summer after Greg was tagged by a 10 inch rattlesnake. Fast forward to this summer and he was back in the hospital for multiple surgeries after getting a crappie fin (spine) stuck in … The post Veganism/Vegetaria ...…
 
This is the South Africa Episode! We tackle the culture, hunting, food, and spirit of this beautiful country with our friends from John X Safaris: I just returned from spending a week hunting with my good friend and Professional Hunter Carl Van Zyl of John X Safaris. We start off by discussing a very unique … The post Wildlife and Witch Doctors ...…
 
Tanya Evanson joins RC Weslowski to talk about the Zenship, Bothism and being a mentor and featured artist at the WORD CAMP Program.
 
Kimberly joins RC in studio to talk about and read from her new book called Love and Errors.
 
If I am going on an early seasons archery elk hunt, chasing spring turkey or black bear or sitting in a treestand first week of October, these are the items that will be on my back or in my pack. Obviously I am loyal to First Lite, but if you prefer another brand, then find … The post 5 Pieces You Need in Your Early Season Arsenal, Hardcore Car ...…
 
Jami Macarty joins Kevin and Pam for a chat about...POETRY
 
Last week I had the pleasure of chasing trophy alligator gar with Extreme Bowfishing and our February 2017 Photo of the Month Winner Zach Welch who won the trip as the grand prize for that month. Zach and his buddy Kale flew down from Nebraska and we met up with Captain Cody Sole for a … The post Bowfishing For Trophy Alligator Gar, David Blant ...…
 
Kevin Spenst and Pamela Bentley host Jacqueline Turner as she prepares for a reading in Vancouver.
 
Asian grass carp first started showing up in North America around the mid 1960’s. By 1975, they could be found in 40 states and currently call 45 states home. This was no accident initially, as state wildlife agencies explored the idea of using grass carp to help manage or control aquatic vegetation. Today, state wildlife … The post Public Land ...…
 
Vancouver Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion, Lindi Nolte is our guest today and she sits down and chats with Kevin and RC about all sorts of things..
 
We kick this week’s show off by visiting with YETI Cooler’s Ben O’Brien. Having worked for the NRA prior to YETI, Ben offers a different take than most on the YETI/NRA public dust up that occurred recently. It was a bad look for the hunting/2nd Amendment community and we discuss why. Then, we hit on … The post Grip and Grins, The NRA and Nepal ...…
 
Vancouver/Port Moody, Poet, Rob Taylor joins us to talk about some of his current poetry activities. The discussion includes clinical depression, fatherhood, hair cuts and staying at the Al Purdy A Frame.
 
Since I was in Montana bear hunting last week, I went through and found some audio from over the years that I figured you might enjoy. Many of you have probably heard some of this before, but for those who haven’t, enjoy! Gary P Nunn, Nolan Ryan, Dr. Deer and Takahiro Omori make up this … The post Texas Legends Episode 432- Featuring Gary P Nun ...…
 
Legendary poet, songwriter, busker and Outsider Artist, Al Mader aka The Minimalist Jug Band, joins Pam and RC in studio.
 
If you’re like me, you purchase a rifle, add optics, take it to the range to zero and then go hunting. But there is alot that goes into the barrel of that rifle. Alot of which I had questions about but never had the answers until our bud Derrick Ratliff of Horizon Firearms jumped on … The post What’s in A Barrel? Instagram Targeting Pro Hunting ...…
 
Andrew Warner is one wheel of the Tiny Tricycle Poets and he joins us to talk about his growth as a poet and about writing high as Vanilla Thunder.
 
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