Episode 71 – What is Happening with Waterfowl Hunters with Dr. Howie Harshaw, Dr. Lee Foote and Matt Besko
Episode 71 – What is Happening to Waterfowl Hunters
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In this episode Mark and Curtis are joined by Dr. Howie Harshaw from the University of Alberta, Dr. Lee Foote, and Matt Besko to discuss the decline in waterfowl hunter numbers in Canada. The group discuss waterfowl population trends, social science as a tool for wildlife management, hunter recruitment, retention, and reengagement strategies, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, access to private land, barriers to waterfowl hunting, inclusivity, cultural and ethnic differences among new hunters, complicated hunting regulations, duck stamps, paying for conservation bird watchers interested in waterfowl hunting, hunter surveys, trusting scientists, truck noises and practicing being on podcasts.