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Changing outdoor TV shows and the importance of public land access

In a wide-ranging fun discussion, Northland Outdoors host Koel and hunting personality Randy Newberg touch on memorable hunts, proving the worth of public land access and why llamas, not horses, are a preferred way to help get into backcountry terrain.

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In this episode of the Northland Outdoors podcast, host Chad Koel is excited to chat with hunter Randy Newberg, one of the country’s leading advocates for public land access. Newberg is the host of the series “ Fresh Tracks ” and “ On Your Own Adventures .”

Newberg grew up in northern Minnesota and currently resides in Montana.

“This guy hunts everything and anything wherever he can find it. And he shares all of that with all of us. And that's the neat part, teaching so many other people about hunting,” Koel says.

Newberg says the success of his shows might have to do with he’s not afraid to show the failures as well as the successes during a hunt.

“We shot our fears and our struggles and I think that is why the audience was instantly attached to our content,” Newberg says “ Because at the time when we first started in 2008, let's face it, outdoor TV was all about bigger, bigger, bigger 100% success. Nobody ever misses. Nobody ever makes a bad shot. … we’d show us getting stuck in the mud or the truck break down or you saw all the calamity of errors and we were probably one of the first platforms to put that stuff out there.”

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In a wide-ranging fun discussion, Koel and Newberg touch on memorable hunts, proving the worth of public land access and why llamas, not horses, are a preferred way to help get into backcountry terrain.

Time stamps

  • 00:00 / Intro: About Randy Newberg
  • 4:30: How he ended up in Montana
  • 11:45: How he started hunting and outdoor TV beginnings
  • 16:45: Discussing his health issues and how it spurred ideas for video production
  • 23:30: On jumping to online video platforms
  • 27:45: Why public land hunting is so important
  • 36:55: Introducing adults and children to the outdoors and how you can become passionate about getting involved in policies
  • 39:33: How you can hunt on your own without a guide
  • 43:19: How technology has changed hunting
  • 48:33: Making use of what you have during a hunt in central Montana
  • 53:38 Backcountry hunting with llamas

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