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Charlie Potter discusses hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation issues in the Great Outdoors Podcast from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago

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Chicago, IL

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Charlie Potter discusses hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation issues in the Great Outdoors Podcast from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago

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English


Episodes
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Why it is difficult to take the politics out of wildlife management in Illinois and progress on the farm bill

5/19/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter discusses the difficulty Illinois is having with it’s wildlife management due to politics. And, he talks with Kerry Luft, Executive Vice President of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, about the progress of the farm bill.

Duration:00:18:43

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Illinois weakens oversight of Department of Natural Resources plus sage grouse being used to undermine traditional land uses

5/12/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter discusses his concerns on the new oversight of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the untraditional usages of sage grouse.

Duration:00:18:00

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America’s foremost conservationist – Johnny Morris built a business out of his passion and we all benefit from his generosity

5/5/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares Bass Pro Shop founder and Lead Outfitter Johnny Morris and his passion for American conservation. He also brings to the light, the concerns of plastic in the Great Lakes.

Duration:00:17:24

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Bureau of Land Management is under increased pressure on policies plus feral cats in Australia wreaking havoc

4/28/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter discusses the increased pressure the Bureau of Land Management is under on policies in the western United States, plus the concerns over feral cats and what they are doing to the ecosystem in Australia.

Duration:00:12:46

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Solar power and weather plus amazing bird migrations

4/21/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares the effects solar power farms will have on the environment and the remarkable information being learned about bird migrations.

Duration:00:17:18

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Bureau of Land Management faces huge opposition to its public lands solar farm plans, plus Arkansas takes the lead in waterfowl conservation

4/14/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares his concerns about the Bureau of Land Management’s plans to add solar farms to public lands, as well as the strides the state of Arkansas is taking in waterfowl conservation.

Duration:00:18:23

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Seeing the eclipse is a truly spiritual time with nature and Vermont considers abandoning long-held wildlife management principles

4/7/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares why seeing the eclipse is a truly spiritual time with nature and how the state of Vermont is considering abandoning long-held wildlife management principles.

Duration:00:18:46

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An April Fools story about Chicago’s massive wind farm project, one that is not a joke across America, and bird flu is back

3/31/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter tells a tall tale about Chicago’s massive wind farm on Lake Michigan, and some revealing information on the return of bird flu.

Duration:00:18:24

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Sea levels are rising, so why are millions moving to our coasts and wind farms raising alarms across America’s landscape

3/24/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter questions the rising sea levels and why so many people are moving to U.S. coastlines, as well as wind farms raising alarms across America’s landscape.

Duration:00:17:11

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An epic adventure to Greenland and a peek at its future

3/17/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares his epic adventure to Greenland, a peek into its future, and an amazing tale of hunting king eider.

Duration:00:18:52

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Illinois needs visionary conservation boards and commissions – and using plastic bags in California

3/10/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares his concerns for Illinois conservation with the need for stronger visionaries on conservation boards and commissions, as well as the change in plastic bag usage in California.

Duration:00:18:27

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Sports shows sadly becoming part of a bygone era, plus how did the ‘Old Farmers Almanac’ forecast this winter?

3/3/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter discusses the once-great outdoor shows fading into a bygone era as well as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” no longer giving an accurate seasonal forecast.

Duration:00:18:45

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Charlie talks about the newly released book ‘Coyotes Among Us’ with its author Dr. Stan Gert

2/25/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter talks about the newly released book “Coyotes Among Us,” with its author Dr. Stan Gert. This spellbinding book will thrill you with its stories and photographs!

Duration:00:18:51

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Manitoba letter to American hunters causes uproar and the HEN Act is before Congress

2/18/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter breaks down the recent uproar that Manitoba, Canada has created for hunters as well as the recent HEN Act currently up for legislation in Congress.

Duration:00:18:28

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Recognizing two achievements of Brent Manning that went nationwide and the magic of chukars – there is no bird like them

2/11/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter continues to honor conservation leader and longtime Illinois DNR director Brent Manning by sharing his contributions that went nationwide. Later, Charlie shares an incredible story while hunting chukars.

Duration:00:20:11

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Honoring Brent Manning, a conservation leader and Illinois longtime DNR director

2/4/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter is joined by Kerry Luft, Executive Vice President of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, to honor conservation leader and longtime Illinois DNR director Brent Manning and the great deeds he’s done for conservation in the state of Illinois.

Duration:00:18:47

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The scarring of America’s landscape with modern technology and the removal of dams – a new era begins

1/28/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter shares his concerns on how ATV’s and other off-road vehicles are affecting the country’s landscapes, as well as the start of a new era for conservation with the removal of dams.

Duration:00:17:25

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A strange migration year for birds and how predators are adapting to humans and hunting

1/21/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter discusses the strange change in migration this year for birds and how predators are adapting to humans and hunting.

Duration:00:18:06

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The future of the NRA and where do conservation interests turn for political support in a vacuum

1/14/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter is joined by Forbes writer Chris Dorsey to talk about the future of the National Rifle Association as well as the changes in political support when it comes to conservation interests. You can read Chris’s article on the fate of the NRA here.

Duration:00:17:23

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A generational change is occurring in conservation leadership. Who are the next conservation giants?

1/7/2024
On this airing of The Great Outdoors, Charlie Potter talks with Kerry Luft, Executive Vice President of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, about the new era of leaders in conservation as the current generation phases out.

Duration:00:14:23