America Outdoors Radio Podcast

Northwestern Outdoors Radio - December 18, 2021

December 22, 2021

This weekend on Northwestern Outdoors Radio we focus on elk in the greater northwest.  In Montana they've got more elk than they know what to do with and the state is weighing whether to change how elk hunting tags are allocated, a proposal that could actually make it tougher to tag out on a quality bull as a DIY public land hunter.  John Sullivan with the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers will tell you more about that.  Meanwhile, in the Blue Mountains bordering Washington and Oregon elk numbers are at a 30 year low and one of the main reasons is calf predation by cougars and bears.  Beau Olson, a hunting guide who owns Wilderness Expeditions LLC, blasts the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission for mismanaging this situation.  On a brighter note, Ryan Sparks joins us to talk about his recent successful fishing and hunting trips in Oregon and Montana along with his upcoming plans to compete at as a tournament bass angler in the year ahead and Eric Magnuson shares some places you may want to drop a line through the ice in this winter in both Idaho and Montana.