Episode 41 Big Game Harvest Objectives and the Science Behind Wildlife Management

October 5, 2018 @ 7:58 pm

Ever wonder why a tag's on a draw?  Or who makes the call for a general season or special license?  Grant Chapman, wildlife biologist - Bow district, with Alberta Wildlife  and Parks is the person responsible for this task.  

Stewarding wildlife populations for a swath of land that stretches from the Eastern slopes to the Badlands, and South from the Panther River to the Montana border.

Grant took time out of his busy schedule to visit with Mike and John and shed some light on the processes involved in setting the harvest objectives for all the big game species within his territory.

We walk through most of the species and discuss where they're doing well, what the management challenges are, and what the threats to different big game animals are.

We touch on how the government views resident hunters, hunter opportunity, and the economic impact resident hunters have on our economy.

Grant is from a ranching background and is an avid big game hunter and outdoorsman.

Due to the length of the recording, we decided to break it into two parts.

We hope you enjoy this episode.

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