Ep 76 - Size Matters with Keith Balfourd and Justin Spring of The Boone and Crockett Club
The Wild Initiative
Keith Balfourd, Director of Marketing and Justin Spring, Director of Big Game Records for The Boone and Crockett Club join Sam on Living Country in the City to talk about the founding of B&C. On this episode, they discuss The Era of Extinction, establishment of the term conservation, the stigma of the trophies and the conservation roots of trophy scoring, creation of decades worth of data sets to use in the management of game and the concept of fair chase hunting.See the show notes page at livingcountryinthecity.com/76. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
EP 031 - Randy shares the mic with Shane Mahoney and Keith Balfourd
Hunt Talk Radio
Randy discusses big topics with Shane Mahoney and Keith Balfourd (Boone & Crockett Club). Recorded from the Professional Outdoor Media Assoc annual conference in Kalispell, Montana. Topics covered include "petri dish bacon," hunting image in the post-Cecil era, what really is trophy hunting, the "Total Hunter," is grizzly hunting the next "Cecil the Lion," is reality for hunters "reality" for the rest of the world, do hunting motives match the expressed behavior and images, wrapped up with a bit of election year advice.
EP 021: Randy visits with Boone & Crockett Club Tony Schoonen and Keith Balfourd
Hunt Talk Radio
Topics covered include Conservation versus Environmentalism, history of conservation in America, Boone & Crockett Club history, record keeping, definition of "trophy hunting," hunting as a right or privilege, Conservation as "wise use," hunting motives that have public approval. the 77% in the middle, social media and the hunting message, do we have some bad actors, Cecil the Lion, fair chase, and the message hunting media should be providing.