The Sportsmen’s Voice Podcast

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Join your host, Fred Bird, as he takes you on a journey to the great outdoors. Whether it's public land access, fish and wildlife management, second amendment rights, and other conservation topics, Fred brings the stories that fuel our passion for the great outdoors to life.

From the Beltway to issues happening your way, this is the Sportsmen’s Voice podcast.

Apr 12 2024 The Battle to Protect Cat Hunting in Colorado

TSV host Fred Bird is joined by Dan Gates of Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management to talk about the ongoing ballot initiative fight in Colorado that aims to ban trophy hunting of mountain lions and bobcats. He emphasizes the importance of educating the general...

Mar 28 2024 Kicking Off Turkey Season With National Wild Turkey Federation And 50 Years Of Conservation Success

TSV host Fred Bird is joined during the kickoff of the turkey hunting season by Doug Little and Jerry McCutchen of the National Wild Turkey Federation, along with NWTF CEO Jason Burckhalter. After winding down their 50th anniversary year, the boys talk through 50...

Mar 14 2024 Talking Trapping with the National Trappers Association AND Fur Takers of America!

TSV host Fred Bird is joined by John Daniel, President of the National Trappers Association, and Jason Wisniewski, President of Fur Takers of America, to talk about the history and necessity of fur trapping as a predator and furbearer control mechanism. From pheasants, turkeys...

Feb 29 2024 Do Anti-Hunters Belong On Fish And Game Boards?

TSV host Fred Bird is joined again by CSF’s Northwestern States Senior Coordinator Marie Neumiller to discuss the issue of non-hunters, and even anti-hunters seeking seats on Fish and Game Boards and Commissions. Together, they highlight the impact of these appointments on wildlife management,...

Feb 15 2024 Championing Conservation: How Students are Building a Legacy in Wildlife Conservation

TSV host Fred Bird is joined by Isabella Mucci of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s Collegiate Sportsmen & Women’s Coalition, along with students Jake Tipton of Ole Miss and Helen Bailey of Clemson University. The conversation discusses the process of starting a student organization focused...

Feb 01 2024 Right Whales, Rigs To Reefs, Vessel Speed Restrictions and More!

TSV host Fred Bird is joined live from the recent National Assembly of Sportsmens Caucuses summit by Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s Senior Director of Fishery Policy Chris Horton and Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Leonard of the American Sportfishing Association. The group dives into...

Jan 18 2024 Merchant Code Tracking of Gun Owners And A Preview Of Other Firearm Policy Fights

TSV host Fred Bird is joined live from the recent National Assembly of Sportsmens Caucuses summit by Keely Hopkins, Bill Gaines, and (new to the show!) National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Government Affairs Director Jake McGuigan to dive into a preview of the firearm...

Jan 04 2024 An Executive Council Presidents’ Roundtable Recorded LIVE From The NASC Summit!

TSV host Fred Bird is joined live from the recent National Assembly of Sportsmens Caucuses summit by current NASC Executive Council President (and New Hampshire House of Representatives member) Jeff Goley and former Executive Council Presidents Brian White of South Carolina and Senator Robin...

Dec 21 2023 Chef Josh + Gabby Hoffman Join TSV From The NASC Summit!

Chef Josh Schwencke - the famed Texas-based wild game chef, culinary writer for Wild Sheep Foundation’s Magazine, and owner of the Gastronomy Company - joins his friend and TSV host Fred Bird from the recent NASC summit to catch up about honoring our harvest...

Dec 18 2023 Cuz Strickland + Tom Opre Join TSV From The NASC Summit!

Ronni ‘Cuz’ Strickland - EVP and Brand Ambassador of Mossy Oak and host of the Fist Full of Dirt podcast for Mossy Oak Properties - joins his friend and TSV host Fred Bird to from the floor of the recent NASC summit to catch...

Dec 04 2023 We’re All The Same Out Here! With Special Guest Durrell Smith of the Minority Outdoor Alliance

Durrell Smith, the President of the Minority Outdoor Alliance, joins his friend (and TSV host!) Fred Bird to talk about not our many differences, but how those differences are set aside when afield with friends. The two dive deep into their own differences -...

Nov 20 2023 Diving Into The ‘Animal Personhood’ Fight With Bob Matthews and Marie Neumiller

CSF Great Lakes States senior coordinator Bob Matthews and Northwestern states senior coordinator Marie Neumiller join Fred to talk about an emerging threat to state- and science-based wildlife management in the ‘personhood’ proposals that were defeated in Ohio and are currently being debated in...

Nov 06 2023 Archery And Shooting Programs In Schools, A New Speaker For The People’s House, And More With Director of Federal Relations Taylor Schmitz

CSF Director of Federal Relations Taylor Schmitz joins Fred to talk about his role as the ‘federal affairs guru’, his role as liaison to the Congressional caucus and how CSF impacts policy at the Federal level as one of the largest bipartisan, bicameral caucuses...

Oct 19 2023 A Conservation Conversation With NASCAR Legend Richard Childress

NASCAR legend, owner of Richard Childress racing - and Chairman of the Board here at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation - Richard Childress sits down with TSV host Fred Bird to talk about his lifelong mission of leaving the Great Outdoors better than he found...

Oct 05 2023 How Are States Like California HARMING The Pittman-Robertson Act?

TSV Host Fred Bird is joined by Keely Hopkins, CSF Manager of the Northwestern states, and Bill Gaines. The crew dive into California’s AB 28 Firearms and Ammunition: Excise Tax, and AB 2571 Firearms: advertising to minors. Discussed in this episode: how laws like...

Sep 21 2023 Recorded LIVE From The CSF Banquet

TSV Host Fred Bird comes to you from the floor of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation banquet and talks with guests ranging from Fox News’ Katie Pavlich to famed rabbit hunter Charles Rodney, Co-CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation Kurt Dyroff, Nathan Robinson of...

Sep 14 2023 Who we are, where we started, and where we’re going with CSF President Jeff Crane!

TSV Host Fred Bird is joined by Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President and CEO Jeff Crane, and the two dive deep into the history of the CSF, the journey of the organization from simple caucus to your inside connection to outdoor legislation, the importance of...

Sep 06 2023 Introducing the Sportsmen’s Voice Podcast!

Thanks for tuning into the ‘Sportsmen’s Voice’ podcast, your inside connection to outdoor legislation brought to you by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation! Hosted by Fred Bird, this show will take you through all the important stories and legislation that shape the state of our...

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