Conservation, CWD, and Hunter Recruitment on the Family Farm With Doug Duren

May 18, 2022 By: NDA Staff

Doug Duren is one of the most dedicated conservationists of our time. He’s an Aldo Leopold fan, and his passion for conservation led him to coining the catchy phrase, “It’s not ours, it’s just our turn.” He is a contributor to MeatEater and is a regular guest on the MeatEater podcast.

Doug joins Nick and the Doctor to discuss a range of hunting and conservation topics and he shares why he is particularly dedicated to getting the word out about chronic wasting disease when so many others shy away from it. He talks about managing his family farm that has been in the family for 120 years, and how his management of the property differs from that of his father. Part of that management involves sharing it with his friends and also as a tool to recruit new hunters. He believes private landowners can do more for conservation and he is leading by example.

Also in this episode we answer three Ask NDA Anything questions ranging from food plots to fawns to saddle hunting. Nick shares the story of his not so incredible journey home from a recent trip to Austin, TX and the guys rehash their turkey hunting adventures, which are always more entertaining than productive.

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