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.govor call 517-284-9453

Episode Date
This Land Is Your Land
2573

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what fall work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Southeast Lower Peninsula, talk about public lands with Kristin Wildman, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about fall elk viewing and bird watching.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Around the State Guest: Nate Levitt
Main Interview Guest(s): Kristin Wildman




Sep 01, 2021
Moose Extravaganza
2900

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what fall work is happening for wildlife in Michigan’s Southeast Lower Peninsula, talk about public lands with Kristin Wildman, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about fall elk viewing and bird watching.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Around the State Guest: Rex Ainsle
Main Interview Guest(s): Chad Stewart, Bill Scullon

Aug 01, 2021
Bug Man
3477

In this episode of the Michigan DNR's Wildtalk Podcast, you’ll find out what summer work is happening for Wildlife in Michigan’s Southwest, talk bugs with entomologist Howard Russell (Michigan State University’s bug man) and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on how to handle foxes in the hen house!

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Around the State Guest: Mark Mills
Main Interview Guest(s): Howard Russell

Jul 01, 2021
Plan A: Leave Wildlife B
4304

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening with wildlife habitat in the Upper Peninsula, learn about why natural resource agencies remove wildlife from people keeping them as pets or rehabilitating them without a license, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion on how to handle Canada Geese if they become a nuisance on your property.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Around the State Guest: Bill Scullon
Main Interview Guest(s): Dr. Dan O'Brien, Dr. Kimberly Signs and Dr. Jim Sikarskie

Jun 01, 2021
Wildtalk Bonus: Showcasing the DNR - Between the pages, a history lies
526

This narrated Showcasing the DNR story, originally written by Katie Urban, can be found online here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2c3da64

May 11, 2021
Ticks, Ticks, Ticks
3852

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, learn everything you probably ever wanted to know about ticks, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion what to do if you’re having problems with deer eating your gardens and flowers.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Holly Vaughn, Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Around the State Guest: Terry McFadden
Main Interview Guest(s): Dr. Jean Tsao, Dr. Megan Porter and Dr. Dan O'Brien

May 01, 2021
Well Grounded
2210

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, talk about on-the-ground projects with the Michigan United Conservation Club’s Makhayla LaButte, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion what to do if you’re dealing with feisty, nuisance turkeys this spring.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Main Interview Guest(s): Makhayla LaButte

Apr 01, 2021
Let's Make History
2469

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, talk about Michigan History and the DNR Centennial with the Michigan History Center’s Tobi Voight, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about baby wild animals that will soon be everywhere as spring approaches and the dos and don’ts if you happen to run across them.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Main Interview Guest(s): Tobi Voigt

Mar 01, 2021
Hail to the Chief
2674

In this episode of the Wildtalk Podcast, find out what’s happening around the state, listen to an interview with the Wildlife Division’s new Chief, Jared Duquette, and hear listener questions answered in the mailbag segment. The episode wraps up with a discussion about coyotes, and how you can think like one to help prevent them from becoming a nuisance.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Main Interview Guest(s): Jared Duquette

Feb 01, 2021
Michigan Wildlife Council
2331

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.

Questions or comments about the show? Contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 (WILD). You can also email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov, and even send your question as a sound file that you record on your phone to be played on the air!

Episode Hosts: Hannah Schauer and Rachel Leightner
Producer: Eric Hilliard
Main Interview Guest(s): Nick Buggia

Jan 01, 2021
2020 In Review
2321

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
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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
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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
3888

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
2420

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
2404

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
2368

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
1922

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
2788

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
2409

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
2087

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!
2597

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
2600

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
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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
2410

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
3184

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
3132

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
3034

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
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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!
2689

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
1866

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
1531

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!
2761

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
2366

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
2799

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
2788

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
3015

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?
2584

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
2679

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
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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