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Coastal Freeze: CCA Changes S.T.A.R. Format

Coastal Freeze: CCA Changes S.T.A.R. Format

March 1, 2021

In response to the massive freeze-related fish kill on the Gulf Coast, officials with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) have made sweeping changes to its annual summer-long S.T.A.R. tournament. Host Chester Moore interviews Shane Bonnot, Coastal Advocacy Director of CCA about the changes, where this format is headed and also tackles the importance of trout stocking in response to the freeze and damage to habitat.

The Cloning Of The Black-Footed Ferret

The Cloning Of The Black-Footed Ferret

February 25, 2021

Join host Chester Moore as he discusses the groundbreaking cloning of "Elizabeth Ann", a black-footed ferret with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Coordinator Pete Grober. Learn how she was cloned from a ferret that died in 1988 and what this could mean for ferret recovery moving forward.

Coastal Freeze Kill: The X-Factor (Tarpon, Snook & Coastal Fish Habitat)

Coastal Freeze Kill: The X-Factor (Tarpon, Snook & Coastal Fish Habitat)

February 22, 2021

Join host Chester Moore as he engages in a revealing conversation with Aaron Adams, Director of Science & Conservation with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Learn how this freeze could impact tarpon and snook in Texas and how freezes like this one can damage habitat that benefits everything from tarpon to speckled trout.

TX Coastal Freeze Kill-Revealing Interview With Dr. David McKee, Comparison To Past Kills

TX Coastal Freeze Kill-Revealing Interview With Dr. David McKee, Comparison To Past Kills

February 17, 2021

Join Chester Moore as he discusses the current freeze-related kill of speckled trout and other fish along the Texas Gulf Coast with Dr. David McKee, professor of biology and mariculture and author of Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre. Learn about the similarities between this freeze event and other major freezes, a story of three 15-pound trout caught in a past survey and why we should not assume the worst of this freeze has shown up in the bays just yet.

Jaguar Revival Episode 2: Jaguars In Mexico With Dr. Rodrigo Medellin

Jaguar Revival Episode 2: Jaguars In Mexico With Dr. Rodrigo Medellin

February 16, 2021

In part two of our Jaguar Revival series, Chester Moore talks with Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín, Instituto de Ecologia, UNAM about the latest in jaguar research. Learn about the incredible range of the species, how poaching is having an impact and a new project that could allow for "Jaguar Safe" beef. And you thought "Dolphin Safe" tuna was cool!

Texas Coastal Trout Kill: Impacts Of The Big Freeze Pt. 1

Texas Coastal Trout Kill: Impacts Of The Big Freeze Pt. 1

February 15, 2021

Chester Moore talks about early reports of trout, snook and tarpon kills along the Gulf Coast as well as fishing closures related to the historic freeze event. Will there be a massive kill? We don't know yet but things are starting to look that way. Thanks to Capt. Dean Thomas for the accompanying photo and reports from the Port Aransas area.

Jaguar Revival Pt.1: Jaguars & Genetics

Jaguar Revival Pt.1: Jaguars & Genetics

February 12, 2021

In part 1 of our Jaguar Revival series, Chester interviews his friend Dr. Natalie Schmitt, a genetic conservationist who has helped created a technology that can be crucial for saving jaguars and aiding researchers in pursuit of the most elusive and mysterious cat of the Americas.

Bass, Kayaks and Stream Fishing (With Joseph Sanderson)

Bass, Kayaks and Stream Fishing (With Joseph Sanderson)

February 7, 2021

Join host Chester Moore as he interviews kayak tournament angler Joseph Sanderson about kayak bass fishing, new rods from St. Croix and the love of angling from rivers and streams to reservoirs.

A Virtual Showcase For Wild Turkey Conservation

A Virtual Showcase For Wild Turkey Conservation

February 1, 2021

Pete Muller of the National Wild Turkey Federation joins the program and discusses the group's forthcoming virtual convention and how NWTF is making a huge difference in wildlife conservation throughout America by restoring turkeys into areas like East Texas and conserving hundreds of thousands of acres of habitat.

Wild Sheep In Oregon (Conserving California & Rocky Mt. Bighorns in the Pacific Northwest)

Wild Sheep In Oregon (Conserving California & Rocky Mt. Bighorns in the Pacific Northwest)

January 30, 2021

Join host Chester Moore as he talks conservation of California and Rocky Mountain bighorns in Oregon with Oregon Foundation for North American Wild Sheep President Kevin Martin.

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