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Subjects discussed: Dishwashers today; peelin’ fricken trees, man; dippin’ smelt; remembrances of a former violator; The Wilderness Society; electroshocking fish; Steve as radical conservationist; mountain bikes; The Death Hike; the federal land-transfer threat; politicians against public lands and whether or not their motivations matter; Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop; The Midnight Forests; the Yellowstone Park Super Tag; high-grade Missouri turkey hunters; low-elevation Wilderness with a capital W; discourse and the other kinda ‘course; Argali Outdoors, and more.

-Related Links and Notes-

An interactive map of designated Wilderness areas across the United States.

MeatEater: A Lesson in Conservation History: Hot on a 100-year-old tip from famed conservationist and author of A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold, Steven and wildlife ecologist Karl Malcolm hunt the Cibola National Forest in search of Merriams wild turkeys.

Midnight Forests: The Story of Gifford Pinchot, Teddy Roosevelt, and Our National Forests

Jason Chaffetz, the author of the now-deceased H.R. 621, who undoubtedly loves his country and his family, is leaving congress; here’s him explaining his decision to not seek reelection during an appearance on Fox News.


Brad Brooks of Argali Outdoors

Ryan Callaghan of First Lite

Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew