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Featured Guests: Ivan Carter, Bill Webster, Terry Schappert

(Photo courtesy of "The Revolution with Jim & Trav") (Photo courtesy of "The Revolution with Jim & Trav")

By: The Revolution with Jim & Trav

Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold were the brilliant masterminds behind, and the architects of, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. As conscientious hunters, they quickly learned that being good stewards of our natural resources ultimately coincided with healthier, more abundant, wildlife populations and, thus, would ensure hunting for future generations. So, today on The Revolution with Jim and Trav presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and MyOutdoorTV, we'll closely examine conservation efforts in the U.S., as well as abroad, and if it's time to rethink our current practices. Weighing in on today's discussion in a special two-part interview will be Ivan Carter of Carter’s W.A.R., Officer Bill Webster from Wardens Presented by Streamlight and Hollywood Weapons very own Terry Schappert.

As a professional hunting guide, Ivan Carter used to spend more than 200 days a year in the field leading safaris. While his passion for wildlife remains, he has refocused his efforts and spends an equal amount working on and hosting Carter’s W.A.R. on Outdoor Channel. Through Carter’s W.A.R., Ivan shines a light on conservation and anti-poaching efforts in Africa. While he may concentrate his efforts in Africa, Ivan has a deep understanding of conservation on a global scale and what it takes to make wildlife thrive in any geographical location. He’ll join Jim and Trav this week to discuss the growing need for meaningful and effective conservation policies. “True conservation needs to happen with your brain, not with your heart,” says Ivan. He’ll explain why an understanding of the management principles behind wildlife is crucial and why the opinion of an expert needs to be heard more than the opinions of wildlife lovers. He’ll also analyze the roll a growing human population has on wildlife, different conservation models, the importance of policy making and much more. Tune in for a very insightful look at the future of wildlife.

Officer Bill Webster is a Conservation Resources Officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. This week viewers will see Bill in a new episode of Wardens Presented by Streamlight on Outdoor Channel as they investigate illegal deer baiting. As a highly controversial issue, many people don’t understand why baiting is allowed in some parts of the state, but not in others. Bill explains why a no baiting policy is necessary with the existence of tuberculosis found in cattle herds and some deer in that area. Bait piles and feeders can be a source for spreading the infectious disease. Bill also notes that people need to understand that supplemental feeding is not a viable way to sustain a herd, they need to feed off the land. Wildlife management practices are put into place to ensure the future of game for generations to come. Officers like Bill Webster are there not to discourage hunters, but rather enforce the laws and make sure that there will always be game for hunters to pursue.

The Revolution with Jim & Trav - 4/6/2017

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