The Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division

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James S.
 Sep 5, 2018
Well done podcast for those in Michigan or visiting covering everything outdoors: hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, wildlife, and more!

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The Wildtalk Podcast is a production of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. On the Wildtalk Podcast, representatives of the Wildlife Division chew the fat and shoot the scat about all things habitat, feathers, and fur. With insights, interviews, and listener questions answered on the air, you'll come away with a better picture of what's happening in the world of Michigan's wildlife. Thank you for listening. Email questions to: dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov or call 517-284-9453

Episode Date
Michigan Wildlife Council
00:38:51
In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, listen to an interview with the Michigan Wildlife Council's chairman, Nick Buggia, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about squirrels and what you can do if they become a nuisance. Show notes and transcripts are available at Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jan 01, 2021
2020 In Review
00:38:41
In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, look at the year in review with Hannah and Rachel, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about woodpeckers and what you can do if they become a nuisance. Show notes and transcripts are available at Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Dec 01, 2020
This Podcast is for the Birds
00:44:25
In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, talk birds with Erin Rowan, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about black bears in Michigan. Show notes and transcripts are available at Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Nov 01, 2020
Hello Deer
00:57:58
In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state segment, talk deer and deer regulations with Chad and Ashley, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about bats in Michigan. Show notes and transcripts are available at Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Oct 01, 2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Outdoors
01:04:48
In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening in our around the state segment, talk about diversity, equity and inclusion with Alexis, Clay and Ashley, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about urban wildlife and wildlife conflicts. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Sep 01, 2020
Recovering America's Wildlife
00:40:20
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening with deer regulations, talk about the Recovering America's Wildlife Act with Dan Kennedy, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about muskrats. Show notes and transcripts are available at Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Aug 01, 2020
Accessible Recreation for All
00:40:04
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state in our Working for Wildlife segment, talk accessible recreation with Kristin Wildman and Ryan Soulard, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about Canada Geese. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jul 01, 2020
Mr. Kalejs' Home for Peculiar Peregrines
00:39:28
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state in our Working for Wildlife segment, talk about peregrine falcons with Nik Kalejs, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about deer fawns in Michigan, and why they should be left in the wild. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jun 01, 2020
Enjoying the Outdoors Safely
00:32:02
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state in our Working for Wildlife segment, talk to DNR Public Information Officer, Ed Golder, about the DNR's response to Covid-19, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about black bears in Michigan during the spring months. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
May 01, 2020
Restoring the Arctic
00:46:27
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk to Todd Grischke of the Fisheries Division about arctic grayling restoration, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about the upcoming spring birding tours in Michigan. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Mar 01, 2020
Pictures Worth a Thousand Words
00:40:09
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk to Kerry Fitzpatrick about the Camera Point Project, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about Michigan wildlife currently in the "season of love" around Valentine's day. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Feb 01, 2020
She's Got Game
00:34:47
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk wildlife-themed tabletop games with Karen Cleveland, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about winter wildlife watching opportunities and animal track identification. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jan 01, 2020
Regulators, mount up!
00:43:17
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk about the regulations process with Sarah Cummins and Krista Hubbard, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about fur harvesting opportunities and the last month to get in on the Pure Michigan Hunt. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Dec 01, 2019
Deer, Deer, Deer
00:43:20
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk deer and deer season with Chad Stewart, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about Michigan's deer hunting heritage. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Nov 01, 2019
Michigan: An Upland Game Bird Destination
00:47:03
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk upland game birds with Al Stewart, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about Michigan bats. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Oct 01, 2019
Direct Me To The Closest Pigeon
00:40:11
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk about the Pigeon River Country with the Director of the DNR, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about small game hunting opportunities. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Sep 02, 2019
Ticked Off
00:53:05
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk ticks and tick-borne illnesses with experts in the field, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about gearing up for the coming hunting seasons. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Aug 01, 2019
Invasive Conversations
00:52:12
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk invasive species with Greg Norwood and Ryan Wheeler, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about wildlife habitat grants. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jul 01, 2019
The Fire Starter
00:50:34
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk prescribed fire with Glenn Palmgren, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about being SMART when it comes to Michigan black bears. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jun 01, 2019
Bird Is The Word
00:28:52
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk birds with Erin Rowan, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about spring outdoor activities on public land, and the Explore MI Wetland Wonders contest. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
May 01, 2019
Bats, Rabies and Cats - Oh My!
00:44:49
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk bats and rabies with Dr. Kim Signs, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with an on the spot interview with our most recent Pure Michigan Hunt winners. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Apr 01, 2019
Wildlife Research Behind the Scenes
00:31:06
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk wildlife research with Stephen Beyer, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about the "What in the Wild" card game. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Mar 01, 2019
A Forester and a Biologist Walk Into a Juice Bar
00:25:31
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk forest management with a forester and wildlife biologist, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about winter activities available at state parks. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Feb 01, 2019
Lights, Camera, Wildlife Action Plan!
00:46:02
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) with Amy Derosier, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about winter wildlife viewing opportunities. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jan 01, 2019
Michigan Bat Status
00:39:27
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk bats with John DePue, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about the Pure Michigan Hunt. Show notes and transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Dec 01, 2018
Conservation Officer Safety Tips and More
00:46:39
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, talk safety and more with a Michigan Conservation Officer, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion deer season here in Michigan. Transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Nov 01, 2018
Wetland Wonderlands
00:46:29
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, learn about Michigan's Wetland Wonders with Waterfowl and Wetlands Specialist, Barbara Avers, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on Michigan bats, perfect for the month of October. Transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Oct 01, 2018
Wildlife Diseases
00:50:16
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, learn about a variety of wildlife diseases from DNR State Wildlife Veterinarian, Dr. Kelly Straka, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on elk viewing in the months of September and October. Transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Sep 01, 2018
What is HAPpening?
00:43:04
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, learn about the Hunting Access Program (HAP) from Monique Ferris, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion of resources available as you get ready for the fall hunting seasons. Transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Aug 01, 2018
Discussions of Deer for Your Ear
00:44:40
In this episode, you'll find out what's happening around the state, get a status update on Michigan deer from Chad Stewart, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on the hows and whys of bird banding. Transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
Jul 01, 2018
A Talk with Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason
00:42:37
In this episode, you'll find out a little more about how the different divisions in the DNR interact, hear from Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason, find out what's happening around the state, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. Transcripts are available at http://Michigan.gov/DNRWildtalk.
May 25, 2018