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Round Canada Podcast
HC Media, Inc
The Round Canada Podcast is a short format show that brings you updates on the latest in wildlife science, conservation and responsible hunting in Canada.
Apr 6, 2021
Episode 20 - Announcement
The Round Canada Podcast is moving over to The Hunter Conservationist Podcast. Subscribe to the HC Podcast and continue to get all the Round Canada episodes.
Mar 8, 2021
Episode 19 - Why You Should Become a Hunter
In this episode Mark updates you on the David vs Goliath case of public access to lakes on the Douglas Lake Ranch in BC, killing Canada geese in Stanley Park, a new decision on the Indigenous-led moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Nova Scotia, restoring habitat in caribou recovery areas, hunting endangered caribou in the Quebec-Labrador region, the wolf-eat-cougar world on Vancouver Island, Inuit polar bear hunters get their hides back, banning household rodenticides, banning paintball guns so no one loses and eye, saving the invasive wild pig, banning wild meat consumption, why you should become a hunter and ironic conservation that makes you say, wtf.
1 hr 4 min
Feb 22, 2021
Episode 18 - Wolves, Wolves and Wolves
In this episode Mark covers the big trending news story about the potential restriction of wolf trapping in BC, a lawsuit over aerial wolf control in BC’s caribou recovery zones, a review of the use of strychnine for wolf poison in Alberta, predator killing contests in Ontario, whether hunters must stand together on every issue, what’s killing BC’s grizzly bears, the cost of failing to cancel a moose tag, the federal firearms Bill C-21 buyback program and the controversy around the Bill allowing municipalities to ban handgun ownership, a failed deer rescue plan in Quebec, the tail of two hunting ban stories, a nature conservation land trust organization standing up for hunting and cloning endangered species.
Feb 9, 2021
Episode 17 - Black Bears, Trolls and Trophy Hunting
In this episode Mark provides an update on the recent announcement to Alberta’s coal mining policy and whether it really means the end to coal mining in the Rockies and he talks about a city that is protecting elk calving habitat, how old is an old grizzly bear, a cougar attack on a BC man, Canada goose-hating Canadians, a big fishing fine in Ontario, the orphaned bear cub versus hunting narrative, restricting off road vehicle damage in the Yukon, exempting fish farms from the Fisheries Act, crab poaching, the trophy hunting debate, why society condemns unacceptable behaviour in most public discourses but tolerates the same behavior in the pubic discourse on hunting and what causes non-hunters to troll hunters an hunters to troll non-hunters.
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 16 - Coal Mining vs Conservation - Tell the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
In this episode Mark talks about the new moose permit lottery system in Ontario, whether Ontario hunters that did not file their hunt reports will get a hunting license in 2021 or not, using a firearm at night in Ontario, land farmers upset about ocean fish farming decision, new endangered caribou research, Quebec Innu caribou hunters, cougar hunting in Banff National Park, a Yukon elk rancher suing the government over wild elk, grizzly bears that are not denning in the Yukon, invasive wild pigs update and a call for action to scientists providing information to the public about the risks of coal mining in Alberta. Show Notes Caribou Ecology & Recovery Webinar Series https://cmu.abmi.ca/about/caribou-ecology-and-webinar-series/
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 15 - Keep Fighting the Good Fights
In this episode Mark dives into 2021 with updates on new chronic wasting disease laws in Ontario, high fence hunting in Alberta, Alberta CWD stats, tiger trout okayed for release, fences that kill deer, international pronghorn research update, resurgence of the endangered Bocaccio rockfish not welcomed by commercial fisherman, a Northern Cod stock recovery plan which not everyone likes, huge snowmobile fines for messing around in endangered caribou closure areas, the cost of the federal gun buy back program, Indigenous People being excluded from wildlife counts due to COVID, conflict between constitutional hunters and law enforcement in BC, another run at getting endangered Fraser River Steelhead listed as endangered species and making informed decisions about coal mining in Alberta.
1 hr 23 min
Dec 20, 2020
Episode 14 - 2020 Public Land and Water Naughty n Nice List
In this episode Mark covers a story of the behind the scene interference over Mali the grizzly bear’s death, funding for the big bar landslide, land donations in Saskatchewan, industrial-scale fish farms hurting chinook, story behind the story of BC’s old growth protection plan, how much money Manitoba hunters and anglers spent, new protected areas in Quebec, the continued gutting of environmental laws in Ontario, the passing of Doc Moose, wolf poisoning in Alberta, caribou breeding in Jasper National Park, forestry in central BC gets failing grade and Canada’s 2020 public land and water conservation naughty and nice list.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 7, 2020
Episode 13 - Hammering Poachers
In this episode Mark updates you on a several poaching cases from across the country, as well as an unsolved case of a poached white moose in Ontario. Other stories covered include: a billionaire who is trying to keep BC fisherman off a public lake, scaring urban coyotes by playing fetch, saving urban deer in Quebec, refusing to give up CWD positive meat, fisherman in BC headed to court over the Fraser River demonstration fishery, Newfoundland cod stock déjà vu, opposing oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the cost of the wolf cull in the NWT, predator cleansing, advocacy over BC salmon farms gains traction, grizzly bear facial recognition and what goes around comes around in love, war and lobster fishing.
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 12 - Don't Put Your Junk In The Woods
In this episode Mark provides a recap of BC’s recent election as it relates to wildlife management, as well as an update on the AHD adenovirus in coastal deer populations and other stories from around Canada including: Nunavut seafood food donations during COVID, a moose meat food bank pilot project in Newfoundland, no more fish and wildlife enforcement in Alberta?, caribou ranching in Jasper National Park, what’s killing elk in the Elk Valley, the great Eastern mackerel fishing ruse, glyphosate spraying in the Robinson-Huron Treaty area, logging mainland moose habitat in Nova Scotia, new chronic wasting disease science, finding the DNA of wild salmon parasites near fish farms, logging old growth for pellets, Roosevelt elk poaching and buying up guide territories in order to stop hunting.
1 hr 4 min
Nov 11, 2020
Episode 11 - Lobster Dispute, Hunter Blockades and Night Hunting
In this episode Mark brings you up to date on the Indigenous moderate livelihood dispute over the lobster fishery in Nova Scotia, resident hunter blockades in Northern BC, moose hunter blockades in Quebec and Manitoba’s new night thing laws.
Oct 8, 2020
Episode 10 - How Should You Vote?
In this episode Mark updates you on a new disease discovered in black-tailed deer on coastal BC, the reactions to DFO’s decision about ocean-based fish farms, caribou hunting in Nunavut, hunting moose with drones in New Brunswick, a controversy developing around a Metis-sanctioned moose hunt in Manitoba, developments in the Nova Scotia First Nations lobster fishery, how to vote as a hunter conservationist, trying to understand divisive rights issues in Canada and some words of wisdom from the Pope that we can apply to conservation in Canada.
Sep 29, 2020
Episode 9 - Hunting Is About Food Security Too
In this episode Mark updates you on which duck species is the most abundant in North America, fishing as a dating strategy in Canada, spraying public forests, poaching fines, protesting the Ontario cormorant hunt, BC’s old growth protection strategy and lack thereof, protecting caribou calving grounds in the NWT, who has more lobster pots in Nova Scotia’s lobster fishery, sharks in the Fraser River salmon cannon tube, Fraser River protest fishery, the morality of sterilizing urban deer, BC’s pandemic economic recovery plan and food security, a hunter’s experience travelling to northern BC, BC’s election and the future of wildlife and making hunting about food culture.
1 hr 8 min
Aug 27, 2020
Episode 8 - Conservationists Are Their Own Worst Enemy
In this episode Mark discusses an international lawsuit over the Porcupine caribou herd, bison hunting in the NWT, bear attacks, whether bear hunting reduces human conflict, First Nation’s harvest of endangered Fraser River sockeye, the Fraser River Big Bar landslide, a pandemic in wild sheep, mule deer saved from vehicle collisions, lead in your game meat, a call for a funding increase for BC Parks and why conservationists are their own worst enemy.
Aug 14, 2020
Episode 7 - What Happened to the Grizzly Bear Keyboard Warriors
In this episode Mark covers a ton of stuff that’s going on ‘Round Canada including an update on the Port Edward wolf attack, the crab eat crab world on coastal BC, conflict between fishing lodges and First Nations, North Atlantic Right Whales in Eastern Canada, return of the white moose in Ontario, whether predators hammer prey at highway underpasses, invasive mussels busted in Saskatchewan, killing endangered species in Banff National Park, spraying moose habitat with chemical herbicides, whether we should eat road kill, stupid people keeping wildlife as pets, defunding Fisheries and Ocean’s Canada, new fishing bait rules in Ontario, how many firearms hunters and sport shooters used that are now prohibited, whether cormorant hunting is hunting or culling, garbage from campers in the backcountry, the demise of conservation enforcement in Alberta, hunter blockades in British Columbia, cyber cows and what’s up with keyboard warriors and the return of grizzly bear hunting in BC.
1 hr 27 min
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 6 - Wolf culls, lies, damned lies and statistics
In this episode Mark updates you on the Northern Atlantic cod fishery, the return of the grizzly hunt in BC, sexy and non-sexy species at risk, crossbow hunting in Newfoundland and Labrador, moose culls at night, wolf culls in the National Parks, putting chinook salmon fishing on the west coast on your bucket list, huckleberry picking restrictions in BC, a wolf culling and caribou recovery controversy, throwing scientists under the bus and media that jump on the bus. Note: The journal mentioned is the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science not Pacific National Academy of Science.
Jul 10, 2020
Episode 5 - It's More Like A Grizzly Bear Meat Grinder
Hang on because this is an action-packed episode. In this episode Mark brings you up to speed on COVID in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories, sea lice on juvenile salmon, killing nuisance seals, whether sea lion skulls are Canada’s illegal ivory trade, invasive white-tailed deer in the boreal forest, how Canada’s polar bears are doing, long distance wolverines, wolverine trapping in British Columbia, Alberta’s new sandhill crane hunt, bird populations in Alberta, missing killer whale pods, whether wildlife photographers need hunting licenses, calls for a Yukon grizzly bear hunting moratorium, the tale of two bear research projects, BC’s new Fair Chase hunting regulations, motorized access for disabled hunters in Saskatchewan and a call to action for Canadian wildlife scientists.
1 hr 9 min
Jun 21, 2020
Episode 4 - We're Not Going To Take It
In this episode Mark talks about the latest in what is happening with wild salmon and steelhead on coastal British Columbia, Atlantic salmon in Nova Scotia, how global regulators are selling out the world’s largest tuna, the beginning of the end for the white grizzly, the plight of the spotted owl, owls and rat poison, hunter numbers in western Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada’s 2021 habitat report, the public trust doctrine for salmon in Canada and how Heavy Metal music can help conservation.
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 3 - Failure in Canada Means Global Extinction
In this episode Mark updates you on a new bighorn sheep study just published as well as providing you with a status update on invasive wild pigs in Canada, self-cloning goldfish, bear audits, the looming ocean-based fish farm deadline, wolf necropsy, wolf culls, environmental roll backs during COVID, selling public land in Nova Scotia, sterilizing deer, the consequence of the BC grizzly hunt ban in protecting old growth, mandatory recreation licenses in Canada, a prestigious conservation award in the NWT and Canada’s unique species.
Jun 5, 2020
Episode 2 Wolf Attack - What Coexisting With Carnivores Means
In this episode Mark covers a wolf attack in BC, the effort to blast the Fraser River Big Bar landslide, new salmon fishing closures, chronic wasting disease trends in Alberta, new CWD research, selling of public lands in Alberta, logging endangered caribou habitat, a Nova Scotia court ruling on endangered species, fair chase, selling game locations and updates on the federal firearms ban.
May 21, 2020
Episode 1 Firearm Ban - There's Something Missing Here
In this episode Mark brings you up to speed on the new federal firearms ban, Ontario's spring black bear hunt, Newfoundland's new wild turkey season, a white grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, culling wildlife for tourism in Banff National Park, celebrity wildlife on Vancouver Island, funding for conservation in BC, new Canadian podcasts and a call to action for hunters and anglers.