The Rich Outdoors
The Rich Outdoors
Nov 26, 2020
EP 481: Laura Zerra, Survivalist, Hunter, and Badass
Play • 1 hr 12 min

This week I am joined by Laura Zerra who atop being a complete badass, is more at home lost in the mountains than most any of the guest that have been on my show. Since childhood Laura has longed to be in the woods exploring the mountains and far before it was cool or popular, living off the land.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Laura and find anyone who can travel to the beat of their own drum fascinating and inspiring. Laura shares some stories of her wilderness adventures and insights into living your best life.

Laura is also obsessed with shed hunting and we talk about her upcoming plans to go off the grid for the entire month of April in search antlers and how antlers have almost become just an excuse to be in the wilderness. Enjoy!

Show Notes: 
Intro – About Laura Zerra – 3m 49s
Career Advice Looking Back – 13m 11s
Learning to Handle Survival Situations – 18m 45s
Perspective on Careers & Income – 30m 52s
Becoming Self Reliant – 35m 33s
Laura’s Podcast & Effects of Isolation – 44m 45s
Laura Talks Shed Hunting – 57m 28s
Laura’s Content & Social Media – 1h 3m 20s
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Chris Roe: Roe Hunting Resources
Perpetually passionate and informative, Wildlife biologist Chris Roe rejoins the podcast and proceeds to put our soundboard to the test. Social media, politics, predators, and game cameras...nothing controversial in this episode. Enjoy! Hunt Smarter! RHR is the most comprehensive online resource for learning about elk, turkey & deer behavior vocalizations, calling, hunting strategies, etc About Chris RoeI have a degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and—in addition to running Roe Hunting Resources—am also a managing partner of a separate wildlife management and consulting company. In this capacity, I am fortunate to be able to work on a variety of wildlife conservation and management issues ranging from routine wildlife surveys for capital development projects, to designing comprehensive wildlife and habitat management plans for large property owners. My specialty is the understanding, and utilization, of wildlife behavior to maximize the success of my wildlife and habitat management plans and projects. In addition to my wildlife expertise, I bring to the table a background in range and forest management. As a hunter, my credentials run even deeper. Starting out as a wide-eyed kid tagging along with my uncles hunting across the farm country of Upstate New York, I have continued to hunt across the country, and credit my passion for wildlife behavior and communication as the basis of most of my success. The only hunting seasons that I missed since those early childhood days were during my assignment in Germany with the U.S. Army. This didn't stop me from taking after-hour jaunts into the German countryside to observe and discover new aspects regarding the behavior of some of that country's most notable big game species: the roebuck, red stag, and wild boar. KifaruBecome a Patron!
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Beau Martonik
Ep. 164: Creating a Plan and Crushing Your Goals with Ryan Michler // Order of Man
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