Podcast Ep. 158: MeatEater’s Doug Duren on Habitat, Hunting, Music, and Baseball

11bae022-b776-45d1-9f7d-6592b74c5844 Host Bob St.Pierre is joined by MeatEater’s Doug Duren and PF biologist Matt Morlock for a conversation recorded at Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Omaha.  Duren talks about his personal conservation ethic, “It’s not ours, it’s just our turn,” as well as his new endeavor linking private landowners with people willing to work on habitat improvements to gain public access known as “Sharing the Land.”    

Episode Highlights:
  • Known for hosting whitetail, turkey, and rabbit hunts on Meateater episodes, Duren explains his passion for “The Habitat Organization” and why he’s been a speaker on the Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic’s Habitat Stage the last five consecutive events.  
  • Having appeared on plenty of podcasts with Steven Rinella and Joe Rogan, St.Pierre asks Duren what question those famous interviewers should have ask but didn’t.  That leads to a conversation ranging from the Grateful Dead to Duren’s family connection to the character Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn from the famous baseball movie, Major League.  
  • Morlock, PF’s state coordinator for both North Dakota and South Dakota, provides a late winter review of how each state’s pheasant populations are surviving dramatically different winter weather conditions.  
This is the first installment of three episodes recorded live from the show floor at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Omaha.  Look for episodes with public lands advocate and journalist Christine Peterson and Meateater’s Ryan “Cal” Callaghan in the coming weeks.