STEVE RINELLA’S MEATEATER PODCAST EPISODE 123
Steven Rinella talks with Evan Heusinkveld, Brian Lynn, and Sean Curran of the Sportsmen’s Alliance; along with Ryan Callaghan, Kevin Murphy, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects Discussed: core mission; moving the needle forward; the lynx of Arizona; backdoor attempts at banning methods and means of the hunt; taking care of the long-term problem; #metoo hits the animal-rights world; the Great Lakes wolf situation as a case study in madness; are you for wildlife or not?; some good Kentucky elbow grease; and more.
TOP 10 PRO-HUNTING ORGANIZATIONS
All sportsmen should pony up and support organizations that fight for our hunting, fishing, trapping and gun ownership rights…
#2: Sportsmen’s Alliance
SA boldly challenges the anti-hunters and anti-trappers, and never shies away from getting right in their faces. The group is perhaps the most pro-active and vocal group supporting the use of dogs for hunting with their Dog Wars campaign as well as fighting the anti-hunters nationwide. Read More
#FAKE NEWS: ANTIS’ PSEUDO-SCIENCE STRIVES TO UNDERMINE HUNTING
In their never-ending quest to end hunting, animal rights extremists use many tactics. One such tactic on the rise is the issuing of pseudo-scientific reports and “studies” that put hunting in a negative light. As with so much of the anti-hunting movement in this country, the animal rightists are greatly aided by a mainstream media that takes these “studies” at face value. Sportsmen’s Alliance Vice President of Marketing and Communications weighs in.
Straight out of Texas! Catfish Radio features the Sportsmen’s Alliance Vice President of Marketing, Brian Lynn, who speaks on the big-picture of the animal-rights movement, emotional vs factual messaging, the threat of social media to hunting today and how hunters need to protect each other.
NRA HUNTERS’ LEADERSHIP: HSUS PUSHES ARIZONA COUGAR HUNTING BAN VIA BALLOT BOX
The Humane Society of the United States — the top financial backer of anti-hunting extremists’ initiatives around the country—is using what amounts to a front group in Arizona to try and ban mountain lion, bobcat and other big-cat hunting. The Sportsmen’s Alliance has followed it from the beginning and warned the public more than a year prior.
FIELD & STREAM: WHY THE GRIZZLY BEARS’ FUTURE DEPENDS ON PUBLIC LAND
The Sportsmen’s Alliance commenting on the facts of the removal of a population of recovered grizzly bears from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.
NPR: WILDLIFE ACTIVISTS PLAN LAWSUITS TO PROTECT YELLOWSTONE GRIZZLIES
Evan Heusinkveld, president and CEO of Sportsmen’s Alliance, on the conservation, science and sportsman’s view behind the delisting of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears on National Public Radio’s website.
PETERSEN’S HUNTING: YELLOWSTONE GRIZZLY BEAR TO BE DELISTED FROM ESA
As the delisting of the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear turns from possibility to reality, court battles loom and the outdoors world looks to the Alliance to act.
REPORT: WHAT’S NEXT FOR AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS?
Sportsmen’s Alliance Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Brian Lynn, weighs in on the “Keep it public” debate raging across the country in a special in-depth report from Outdoor Life magazine.
LICENSE FEE INCREASE REQUESTED BY OHIO SPORTSMEN
According to the Columbus-based Sportsmen’s Alliance, Ohio’s hunters, fishermen and trappers are doing something most citizens never do: asking Ohio’s governor, state representatives and state senators to raise the license fees for these activities in Ohio. More coverage, and still more.
GRAND VIEW OUTDOORS: WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE
Bob Robb, editorial director at Grand View Outdoors, publishers of such media as Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme and Whitetail Journal, on the importance of joining the Sportsmen’s Alliance to protect the heritage of hunting, fishing and trapping.
goHUNT:SPORTSMEN GROUPS SUE GOVERNMENT OVER GAME MANAGEMENT IN ALASKA
the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (SAF), the Alaska Professional Hunters Association and two rural Alaskans filed a lawsuit against the federal government over game management restrictions on public land.
CBS THIS MORNING: SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE TALKS HUNTING IN WAKE OF ‘CECIL’ THE LION
The Sportsmen’s Alliance joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how his group lobbies to defend hunter’s rights and to bring levity to the emotional outrage and media frenzy.
CBS THIS MORNING: ZIMBABWE SEEKS EXTRADITION OF U.S. DENTIST WHO KILLED BELOVED LION
Backlash from the Walter Palmer’s hunting trip has shut down his dental practice, and law enforcement is trying to reach him. But has the outrage toward him gone too far? The Sportsmen’s Alliance weighs in on the situation.
OUTDOOR LIFE: THE ANTI-HUNTING MACHINE – EXPOSING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
Can hunters really turn the tide against the Humane Society of the United States? Here’s how we can help take them down:
1. Donate to the Sportsmen’s Alliance
2. Join local sportsmen’s groups
3. Contact legislators
4. Educate others about HSUS
5. Take a kid hunting
NORTH AMERICAN HUNTER: CLEANING UP DOG SH*T
North American Hunter minces no words when it comes to Sportsmen’s Alliance: “I think of the Sportsmen’s Alliance as superheroes, kicking ass in the shadows to make sure the streets stay clean and safe. And when they roll up their sleeves, I’m very thankful they’re on my team …” and “there is no other organization that works as hard for sportsmen, legally and politically, as the Sportsmen’s Alliance.”
DEER & DEER HUNTING: MONTANA TRAPPERS UNDER ATTACK; VOTERS EYE PROPOSED BAN
The Sportsmen’s Alliance flew in from Columbus, Ohio, and presented to our group during the first meeting about all the things we would need to do in order to win against I-177. We learned about messaging based on polling data, television air time, radio ads and billboards. We learned about print media, websites and money.
NORTHWEST WILD COUNTRY: POLITICS AND THE OUTDOORS
Live from Seattle, America’s No. 1 fishing and hunting simulcast radio show talks with Brian Lynn, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Sportsmen’s Alliance about a Trump Presidency, federal vs. state lands ownership, the threat of federal overreach in the National Wildlife Refuge system and the Sportsmen’s Alliance-championed “Open Until Closed” provision for all federal lands.
NORTH AMERICAN WHITETAIL: HOW TO GIVE HUNTING A BRIGHTER FUTURE
One program that’s made a real difference for many children is the Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Trailblazer Adventure Program. This is reportedly the largest program of its kind. Brian Lynn, vice president of marketing and communications for the Sportsmen’s Alliance, explains the program, its goals and future impacts as it relates to hunter recruitment and countering the anti-hunting movement.
FIELD & STREAM: MAINE VOTERS REJECT BAN ON BEAR HUNTING WITH HOUNDS AND BAIT
Maine will keep its traditions of trapping bears, hunting bears over bait, and hunting bears with hounds, after voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have banned these practices.
ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS DEMAND TOUGHER PROTECTIONS FOR CANADIAN LYNX (MAINE)
In August 2015, animal welfare groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Wildlife Alliance of Maine and the Animal Welfare Institute, sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for allegedly failing to enforce rules protecting Canada lynx from being killed or injured. In response, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, the National Trappers Association and the Maine Trappers Association were granted intervener status on the side of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
TRUTH ABOUT FUR: SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE ON TODAY’S TRAPPING CHALLENGES
The Sportsmen’s Alliance is a US organisation that protects the outdoor heritage of hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting in all 50 states. Between fighting in the courts, political lobbying, and countering campaigns by animal activists, they are kept busy. We talked to Vice President Marketing and Communications Brian Lynn about trappers, hipsters and sound bytes.
CNN: SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE DISCUSSES ‘CECIL’ THE LION
The Sportsmen’s Alliance appeared on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin.
10 ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT TO STOP YOU FROM HUNTING
The Sportsmen’s Alliance provides direct lobbying and grassroots coalition support for the purposes of protecting and advancing the rights of hunters, trappers, anglers and scientific wildlife management professionals … and is the “only organization exclusively devoted to combating the attacks made on America’s sportsman traditions by anti-hunting and animal rights extremists.” Knowledge is key to combating attacks on hunting heritage. Here are a few ways you can keep yourself informed and also, help join the battle to save hunting: Join Sportsmen’s Alliance
OUTDOOR LIFE: THE OLD DOGS – BEAR HUNTING IN MAINE WITH HOUNDS
Outdoor Life covers the heritage and politics of protecting bear hunting in Maine: “With the help of the Sportsman’s Alliance … the coalition of outdoorsmen and -women was backed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as well as the state’s game wardens.”
PROTECT THE HARVEST: (PART I) INTERVIEW WITH SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE VP OF COMMUNICATIONS
Our friends at Sportsmen’s Alliance are leading the charge in the protection of hunting, fishing, and trapping rights throughout the country. Vice President of Communications and Marketing Brian Lynn has an incredible passion for hunting, fishing, and conservation, and you can definitely tell that when you hear him discuss these issues. We recently talked to him about Sportsmen’s Alliance’s background, the work they are doing for sportsmen, and some of the greatest challenges they face.
PROTECT THE HARVEST: (PART II) INTERVIEW WITH SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE VP OF COMMUNICATIONS
Part II of an interview on protecting hunting, fishing, trapping and furthering conservation in the face of today’s emotional rhetoric.
OUTDOOR LIFE: HOW TO FIX THE SPORTSMEN’S HERITAGE ACT
Bill Horn of the Sportsmen’s Alliance was clear that intent is to protect hunting and fishing on public lands. I think that’s something that we all stand firmly behind.
FIELD & STREAM: IS FOX TELEVISION ALIGNED WITH THE ANTIS?
News Corporation, the parent company of Fox Sports Net and other Fox Cable Networks, approved a 15-second anti-trapping commercial, produced by the Humane Society of the United States, as a public service announcement. Fox Sports rejected a request by the Sportsmen’s Alliance, the nation’s leading sportsmen’s advocacy organization, to immediately pull the spot. The company will run the ad through the end of December at no cost to the anti’s.