History of the Hunt

History of the Hunt

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A podcast about the history of the hunting culture in America and beyond. Outdoor writer and historian Keith Crowley interviews experts and discusses prominent hunters, great outdoor writers, and the important conservationists of the past.Think Teddy R…


10 - Old-timers in Alaska with Randy Zarnke
Jun 11 • 52 min
Host Keith Crowley talks with Randy Zarnke, President of the Alaska Trappers Association, about his project to record oral histories of the old-timers in the Alaska backwoods. Zarnke has spent the last 23 years tracking down these old hunters and trappers…
9 - Gordon MacQuarrie, New Books, Richard’s Lakes and the ODHA with Dave Evenson
Jun 3 • 59 min
Host and MacQuarrie biographer Keith Crowley talks with Editor Dave Evenson about two new Gordon MacQuarrie compilations taken from his newspaper columns in the Milwaukee Journal between 1936 and MacQuarrie’s premature death in 1956. In these new books,…
8 - Letters from Art Hawkins with Ken Blomberg
May 27 • 46 min
Host Keith Crowley talks with writer Ken Blomberg about the impact Art Hawkins had on wildlife science in the mid-20th Century. Hawkins was one of Aldo Leopold’s students at the University of Wisconsin, and he went on to establish many modern methods of…
7 - Lewis and Clark: The Greatest Hunting Trip Ever
May 18 • 35 min
Host Keith Crowley talks with author Roger Pinckney about “The Greatest Hunting Trip Ever”…The Lewis and Clark overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1804-06. Roger explains why grizzlies were the Corps of Discoveries least favorite animal, and why…
6 - Ding Darling, Duck Stamps and U.S. Presidents with Mark Madison
May 7 • 50 min
Host Keith Crowley talks with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Historian Mark Madison about J.M. “Ding” Darling, the creator of the Duck Stamp and the Director of the Fish & WIldlife Service’s predecessor - the Bureau of Biological Survey. Darling was a…
5 - Robert Ruark and Social Media with Mike Walker
Apr 30 • 31 min
Host Keith Crowley interviews Mike Walker, the creator of Robert C. Ruark on Facebook.Walker explains where he gets his content and why Ruark is one of the best Golden Age writers. He also explains why he believes Peter Hathaway Capstick is not one of the…
4 - Buffalo Bill, Ashley Hlebinsky and the Cody Firearms Museum
Apr 23 • 50 min
Host Keith Crowley talks with Ashley Hlebinsky, Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Subjects include: Is it Buffalo or Bison? Which guns really “won the west.” The history of big-bore buffalo…
3 - The Genius of Gene Hill with Steve Smith
Apr 9 • 55 min
Legendary outdoor writer Gene Hill captivated readers with his wit and humor for decades. Host Keith Crowley interviews publisher, editor, and writer, Steve Smith, about his close friend Gene Hill and their adventures hunting - and writing - together.…
2 - Aldo Leopold and Beyond with Curt Meine
Mar 28 • 50 min
Host Keith Crowley interviews Aldo Leopold scholar and biographer, Dr. Curt Meine from the Aldo Leopold Foundation. We talk about the legendary conservationist’s roots in hunting, Leopold’s historic book, A Sand County Almanac, and how he changed the…
1 - Why We’re Here.
Mar 27 • 12 min
Outdoor writer and historian Keith Crowley introduces you to this new type of hunting podcast. He explains the purpose behind History of the Hunt, who and what we will talk about, and what we definitely WON’T talk about. Music by Steve Blexrud and…