In the fourth installment of Pepper's Podcast, Pepper is joined by JD Strong, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, for a great discussion on the area's conservation efforts.
Listen as JD shares valuable information regarding wildlife population numbers, addressing the feral hogs across the state, hunting on public versus private land, and so much more!
If you're a hunting/fishing enthusiast, this is the episode for you! So sit back, relax, and enjoy another enlightening conversation from one of Oklahoma's brightest minds.
00:45 - Introducing JD Strong and what led JD towards wildlife conservation efforts
03:16 - What JD is tasked with as Director of the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
05:33 - How hunting and fishing can benefit the game and fish populations
08:45 - Logic behind wildlife population numbers and regulations put in place
12:30 - What is going on with the feral hogs and efforts to suppress their population
16:40 - 95% of Oklahoma's landscape is private land
20:50 - The number of hunters is increasing in Oklahoma each year
22:00 - The terrain of Oklahoma makes them the most eco-diverse state
25:30 - Advice for private land owners to help increase wildlife and their resources
29:00 - What private land owners should NOT be doing
33:53 - HAs there been a change in the water quality throughout the state?
43:00 - JD's phone call with Blake Shelton
45:30 - Closing remarks
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