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District of Conservation

113 EpisodesProduced by Gabriella HoffmanWebsite

District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to… read more

113 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

EP 113: Jana Waller, Conservationist and Skull Bound Chronicles Host

October 19th, 2020

1:04:24

In Episode 113 of District of Conservation, Gabriella talks to Jana Waller—Skull Bound Chronicles host and outdoor communicator. 

Jana joined the …

EP 112: Colorado Proposition 114 (ft. Mia Anstine)

October 13th, 2020

55:45

In Episode 112 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke with Mia Anstine—a jill of all trades based in Colorado. Her titles include: hunting …

EP 111: Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

October 12th, 2020

34:27

In Episode 111 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) of Arkansas' 4th Congressional District. They chatted about the history of forest management in the US, how to manage …

EP 110: ACE Act & ACB Gun + Environment Rulings Spell Good News for SCOTUS

October 7th, 2020

15:24

In Episode 110 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discussed two trending subjects: the American Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act) and how a …

EP 109: America's Most Anti-Hunting Governor Strikes Again (ft. NJOA's Cody McLaughlin)

October 6th, 2020

30:43

In Episode 109, Gabriella welcomed back Cody McLaughlin of New Jersey Outdoor Alliance onto the podcast and asked him to brief listeners on what's happening with the New Jersey black bear hunt—back in the news. And Cody …

EP 108: Samantha Pedder, Director of Operations at Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports

September 29th, 2020

27:23

In Episode 108 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Samantha Pedder—Director of Operations at the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports. 

She previously served as the Manager of Outreach and …

EP 107: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

September 28th, 2020

12:36

In Episode 107 of District of Conservation, Gabriella traveled to the Black Hills of South Dakota to exclusively chat with Governor Kristi Noem about the annual Buffalo Roundup, her love of hunting, why conservatives …

EP 106: Bill Cooksey, Sportsmen Outreach Director at Vanishing Paradise

September 22nd, 2020

47:21

In Episode 106 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Bill Cooksey. Bill is a Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator at Vanishing Paradise, a project of National Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited started in 2009 …

EP 105: Michael Shellenberger, Founder & President of Environmental Progress

September 21st, 2020

48:21

In Episode 105 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Michael Shellenberger—bestselling author and founder & president of Environmental Progress.   Shellenberger came on to discuss his book, Apocalypse …

EP 104: Four Federal Environmental & Conservation Updates to Be Aware Of

September 15th, 2020

15:20

In Episode 104 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discussed four key policy updates across the environmental and conservation space.

ENVIRONMENT:

EP 103: Biden vs. Trump: Who's Better for True Conservationists?

September 14th, 2020

32:44

In Episode 103 of District of Conservation, Gabriella compares the 2020 candidates on the issues of Second Amendment rights, hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, land management, public lands access, and more.

She …

EP 102: Red Drum Fishing with Captain Josh Saunders of Peake Tide Fishing & Your Reviews

September 7th, 2020

21:10

In Episode 102 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recounts her recent red drum fishing trip with Captain Joshua Saunders of Peake Tide Fishing. Josh launched his fishing charter in 2014. During season, he splits his …

EP 101: Jenny Anderson from 'Girl of 10,000 Lakes'

August 26th, 2020

36:57

In Episode 101 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with former journalist and outdoor content creator Jenny Anderson, who runs the Girl from 10,000 Lakes blog. Jenny was born in Korea and immigrated to the USA …

EP 100: We've Hit 100 Episodes! Plus: a Preview of Season 3

August 25th, 2020

7:20

In Episode 100 of District of Conservation, Gabriella expressed her gratitude to listeners, clarified the mission of the podcast, and previewed what people can expect in Season 3, which will debut on September 8th. 

EP 99: Jeff Angers of Center for Sportfishing Policy

August 24th, 2020

42:05

In Episode 99 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Center for Sportfishing Policy president Jeff Angers. Here's more about the …

EP 98: Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA)

August 17th, 2020

33:28

In Episode 98 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) of Virginia's 1st Congressional District. 

Serving the First Congressional District of Virginia since 2007, Rob has been …

EP 97: Henry & Lakeisha Woodard of H.A.L.O. Chronicles

August 12th, 2020

29:24

In Episode 97 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke to Henry and Lakeisha Woodard of HALO Chronicles. The Woodards reside in NW Mississippi with their four children and love to fish and hunt.  

"H.A.L.O." is an …

EP 96: Nick Hoffman, Country Music Artist & Outdoor Channel TV Host

August 10th, 2020

39:44

In Episode 96 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke with a fellow but unrelated Hoffman—"Nick's Wild Ride" star and country music artist, Nick Hoffman! 

Nick Hoffman is an award-winning country music artist whose …

EP 95: Make Seafood Sexy Again with Chef Andrew Gruel

August 5th, 2020

40:24

In Episode 95 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Chef Andrew Gruel. 

Chef Andrew Gruel is currently the Founder and Executive Chef of Slapfish Restaurant, the award-winning food truck turned international …

EP 94: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

August 3rd, 2020

20:11

In Episode 94 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). 

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the junior …

EP 93: Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

July 27th, 2020

37:49

In Episode 93 of District of Conservation, Gabriella spoke with Aoibheann Cline and Ellary Tucker Williams of Congressional Sportsmen Foundation. You don't want to miss this girl-power episode. The ladies spoke about …

EP 92: Mountain Dew 'Outdoor Stimulus' Program, New Salmon Farm Coming to Maryland's Eastern Shore

July 21st, 2020

8:31

In Episode 92 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses two interesting updates on the conservation front. First, the fanfare associated with Mountain Dew's new "Out Here It's DEW" campaign, which has closed on …

EP 91: Environmental Law with Pacific Legal Foundation's Jonathan Wood

July 20th, 2020

40:16

In Episode 91 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Jonathan Wood of Pacific Legal Foundation. Jonathan spoke about his work, recent PLF legal victories, the need to modernize the Endangered Species Act, how …

EP 90: State Dept. Legalizes Suppressor Exports, 9th Circuit GYE Grizzly Ruling, ICAST 2020 Online

July 13th, 2020

18:33

In Episode 90 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three topics: the State Department allowing exports of suppressors abroad, the 9th …

EP 89: VDGIF's New Name, VA Elk Tag, Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled, and Soaring Gun Sales

July 7th, 2020

15:14

In Episode 89 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses what's happening in Virginia on the conservation front. 


EP 88: Rachelle Hedrick of Smoke Hole Outfitters

June 29th, 2020

30:05

In Episode 88 of District of Conservation, Gabriella ventured next door to West Virginia to the town of Cabins to experience Smoke Hole Outfitters …

EP 87: Is Teddy Roosevelt Being #Canceled? Plus: Watch Yellowstone S3 on Paramount Network

June 22nd, 2020

11:04

In Episode 87 of District of Conservation, Gabriella Hoffman discusses two newsworthy items: the #canceling of President Theodore Roosevelt (?!) and …

EP 86: Atlantic Coast Pipeline SCOTUS Ruling, Forest Service Modernization, 'Get on Board' Campaign

June 16th, 2020

13:45

In Episode 86 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three important updates. First, being the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Atlantic Cost …

EP 85: Jennie Gordon, First Lady of Wyoming, Talks New Hunger Initiative and How Hunters Can Play a Role

June 8th, 2020

26:00

In Episode 85 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviewed Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon about her newly-launched Wyoming Hunter Initiative—a program geared towards ending childhood hunger. A component of her …

EP 84: June is Great Outdoors Month, A Bill That Can Unify Us, and Your Reviews

June 2nd, 2020

11:47

In Episode 84 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the history behind Great Outdoors Month and how nature can heal a hurting nation. Plus, a breakdown of the Great American Outdoors Act and some reading of …

EP 83: Sign the #ResponsibleRecreation Pledge

May 27th, 2020

7:45

In Episode 83 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses why she's taking the #ResponsibleRecreation pledge. It's a challenge started by Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership with backing from National Wild …

EP 82: Boris Returns to the Podcast to Update Listeners on His Hunting Journey

May 18th, 2020

35:59

In Episode 82 of District of Conservation, Gabriella's dad Boris returns to the podcast to share where he is on his hunting journey. He updates listeners, talks about the importance of spending time outdoors, why he's …

EP 81: DC Project's Dianna Muller Discusses Why Women Are Empowering Themselves with Guns and More

May 4th, 2020

39:21

In Episode 81 of District of Conservation, host Gabriella Hoffman chats with Dianna Muller, competitive shooter and founder of The DC Project. The …

EP 80: Fly Fishing the District with Art Noglak of Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders

April 27th, 2020

43:38

In Episode 80 of District of Conservation, Gabriella caught up with Orvis Arlington store manager and Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders president Art Noglak to get the latest on fly fishing in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area. 

EP 79: Katie Pavlich Explains Why Conservatives Are True Conservationists and More

April 20th, 2020

45:52

In Episode 79 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Katie Pavlich.
Katie is an award-winning and New York Times bestseller author, Fox News Contributor, and Townhall.com Editor. She's also an avid outdoors …

EP 78: WSI Sports is Equipping First Responders, Medical Personnel Battling #Coronavirus

April 13th, 2020

31:57

In Episode 78 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews WSI Sports co-owner and operations manager Priscilla Magana-Wiens. Priscilla talks about the company, how they converted their business operations in two …

EP 77: Abby Casey of AC Outdoors

April 6th, 2020

40:27

In Episode 77 of District of Conservation, host Gabriella Hoffman interviews Abby Casey of AC Outdoors. Abby isn't your typical outdoor influencer. She began her career in the outdoor industry at Realtree Outdoors, went …

EP 76: 'Tiger King' Spurs Wildlife Conservation Debate & Firearms Industry Businesses Essential for COVID-19 Response

March 30th, 2020

18:12

In Episode 76 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses her thoughts on the 'Tiger King' documentary from a wildlife conservationist standpoint and why it's good news the Department of Homeland Security listed …

EP 75: Coronavirus Can't Keep Us Down: Peak Bloom, Virginia Gets an Elk Tag , GoWild Pledges $250K to Wildlife Agencies & More

March 23rd, 2020

13:03

In Episode 75 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses some good conservation news—meant to combat coronavirus news. The five items were: 

1) Department of Interior announced sportsmen and women pumped back …

EP 74: Practice Social Distancing in The Great Outdoors, LWCF Update & MAPLand Act

March 16th, 2020

11:01

In Episode 74 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses ways to practice social distancing in The Great Outdoors and how to heed caution from state wildlife agencies and be aware of any closures in your state(s). …

EP 73: PERC's Hannah Downey Talks Market Solutions to Environmental Problems and More

March 9th, 2020

21:03

In Episode 73 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Hannah Downey from the Bozeman, MT-based  Property and Environment Research Center. …

EP 72: Travis Thompson of Cast & Blast Florida Podcast

March 4th, 2020

46:02

In Episode 72 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Travis Thompson of Cast & Blast Florida podcast. Travis is also a waterfowl & fishing guide. They touched upon Florida wildlife, an update on the …

EP 71: Kate MacGregor Confirmed, Wolf Delisting Update, VA School District Offering Hunting Courses

March 2nd, 2020

13:19

In Episode 71, Gabriella begins with a call-to-action to encourage listeners to get more women fishing, hunting, and partaking in shooting sports this International Women's Day on March 8th. She also discusses the …

EP 70: My Georgia Hog Has Been Recovered and Let's Talk Conservation at CPAC This Week

February 24th, 2020

6:23

In Episode 70 of District of Conservation, Gabriella gives an update on her wild hog harvest from October and encourages listeners attending CPAC this week to come talk about conservation at the CFACT booth. She also …

EP 69: Good News—HB 961 is Dead (For Now) in Virginia. Now the Battle for 2A Begins

February 17th, 2020

10:17

In Episode 69 of District of Conservation, host Gabriella Hoffman discusses the latest update to HB 961 in Virginia: This morning, four Democrats joined Republicans in the Judiciary Committee to pass on this extreme gun …

EP 68: Finally Some Good News Out of Virginia: Elk Tag Closer to Reality & Trout Slam Challenge Announced

February 3rd, 2020

9:59

In Episode 68 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses several positive things happening in Virginia on the conservation front. First, both chambers of the General Assembly passed their respective versions of …

EP 67: Virginia Democrats Don't Understand Gun Safety, One Trillion Trees Initiative, New WOTUS Rules Finalized

January 28th, 2020

14:14

In Episode 67 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a viral video of a Virginia Delegate, Mark Levine, gunsplaining about what gun owners …

EP 66: Here's What Actually Happened at Lobby Day This Week

January 22nd, 2020

14:37

In Episode 66 of District of Conservation, Gabriella briefed listeners on her observations from the annual Lobby Day held in Richmond, VA - Virginia's state capital - this past Monday. She debunked misinformation, …

EP 65: Brad Luttrell of GoWild App Joins District of Conservation

January 14th, 2020

58:02

In Episode 65 of District of Conservation, GoWild App co-founder and Gabby's friend Brad Luttrell joins the podcast to dish the latest on the company, the intersection of tech and the outdoors, their new—and …

EP 64: Beau Beasley Previews The 20th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival and More

January 6th, 2020

57:02

Our first episode of 2020 is LIVE. 

In Episode 64 of District of Conservation, host Gabriella Hoffman sits down with outdoor writer and Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival director, Beau Beasley, to preview this …

EP 63: Check Out GoWild App's 2019 Hunting Survey

December 18th, 2019

8:33

On Episode 63 of District of Conservation, Gabriella talks about GoWild's new 2019 hunting survey and some of its initial findings. 

More on GoWild: https://timetogowild.com/

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EP 62: Aurelia Skipwith Confirmed, BLM Relocation Brouhaha, LA Sues CA Over Gator Meat & Skins Ban

December 16th, 2019

18:45

In Episode 62 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses some breaking news from in and around the nation's capital. Here's what she discussed: 

Aurelia Skipwith's Confirmation to USFWS

She was confirmed last …

EP 61: Innovative Ways to Overcome Access Challenges with Buck Robinson of Outdoor Access, Inc.

December 9th, 2019

38:26

In Episode 61 of District of Conservation, Gabriella talks with Outdoor Access' Buck Robinson, the company's CMO and co-founder. 

Outdoor Access is taking the outdoor industry by storm and has been called  the "Airbnb …

EP 60: Brad Smith of Walton Rods

December 4th, 2019

53:05

In Episode 60 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Brad Smith of Walton Rods. Brad discusses his journey from outdoor communicator to small business owner/rod maker, shares some perspectives about …

EP 59: Logan Metesh of High Caliber History

December 2nd, 2019

30:29

In Episode 59 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews High Caliber History's Logan Metesh. Logan is a noted freelance firearms historian. Before branching out on his own, he worked for the Smithsonian …

EP 58: Ladies Fish Tales from Headwaters on the Soque

November 27th, 2019

37:52

On October 26, 2019, five female outdoor communicators became Soque Slayers at Headwaters on the Soque (HOTS). It was the lodge's inaugural Ladies Cast and Blast event. Five women from different states, backgrounds, …

EP 57: Gun Control is Coming to Virginia—Here's How to Fight Back & Win

November 25th, 2019

29:02

In Episode 57 of District of Conservation, Gabriella dissects the gun control bills that will be heard in Virginia's General Assembly come January …

EP 56: We're Moving to Mondays!

November 22nd, 2019

3:29

District of Conservation will now drop episodes every Monday. And for the holiday season, we'll double up on episodes on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

On …

EP 55: Hooking More People on Fishing with Stephanie Vatalaro of Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

November 19th, 2019

19:50

Stephanie Vatalaro of Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is our guest for Episode 55 of District of Conservation. 

She serves as the Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the organization, …

EP 54: Checking In With Safari Club International at Their New DC HQ

October 29th, 2019

48:59

Gabriella visited with Ben Cassidy, Chip Honeycutt, and Cyrus Baird at SCI's new DC headquarters on October 21st to see what they're up to, what's going on federally and across the states (in terms of legislation), …

EP 53: Vote 2A in Virginia, Dierks Bentley Fined for Fishing Sans License, Airbnb Caves to PETA, SCOTUS To Heart First Gun Case in a Decade

October 22nd, 2019

14:41

In Episode 53 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the latest outdoor and conservation news AND previews some upcoming interviews on the …

EP 52: An Update on Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzlies with Joe Kondelis of Western Bear Foundation

October 8th, 2019

33:54

Joe Kondelis of Western Bear Foundation is BACK on the podcast to talk about what's happening with the grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE)—which comprises portions of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. 

EP 51: Mark Oliva of National Shooting Sports Foundation

October 1st, 2019

51:46

In Episode 51 of District of Conservation, Gabriella ventured to the Washington, D.C., office of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to sit down with Mark Oliva, the trade association's Director of Public Affairs. …

EP 50: Navigating Today's Outdoor Media Landscape with Ken Perrotte

September 24th, 2019

50:39

In Episode 50 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Ken Perrotte. Ken is an Air Force veteran with decades' long experience in the communications field. He has …

EP 49: What to Expect on Season 2, Adult Onset Hunters, Aurelia Skipwith’s Nomination Hearing

September 17th, 2019

14:14

In Episode 49 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the following: 

  • What to expect on Season Two of the podcast
  • Whether or not adult …

EP 48: Gun Confiscation, Read #WhyMeadowDied, Cannibalism Won't Save the Planet, $170.6M in LWCF Grants Added

September 10th, 2019

12:10

In Episode 48 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the following: 

  • Congressional Democrats pushing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 …

EP 47: 'Tis Hunting Season, On William Perry Pendley, 1.4 M More Acres for Fishing & Hunting Opportunities Open on USFWS Lands

September 3rd, 2019

23:06

In Episode 47 of District of Conservation, we've got much to celebrate! First, it's our one year anniversary of launching, so this show will be a special one to mark the start of Season II of the podcast. 

Gabriella …

EP 46: The Future of Trapping with Jeff Traynor of Furbearer Conservation

August 20th, 2019

58:03

In Episode 46 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Jeff Traynor of Furbearer Conservation.

Nothing provokes immense reaction from Americans today than any mention of fur or fur-trapping. Celebrities, …

EP 45: Endangered Species Act Reforms Will Help More Species Recover, Feral Hogs Are a Real Problem, Congressional Republicans Going Soft on 2A Should Worry You

August 13th, 2019

18:24

In Episode 45 of District of Conservation, Gabriella breaks down three important news items. They include: 

  • Newly-unveiled rules changes—or …

EP 44: Let's Go Shooting

August 1st, 2019

7:30

In Episode 44 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the start of National Shooting Sports Month, the critical role firearms play in this …

EP 43: Cody McLaughlin of New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Joins the Podcast

July 30th, 2019

42:46

In Episode 43 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Cody McLaughlin—a Republican political operative by day, outdoorsman and …

EP 42: My Interview with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is Up at Sporting Classics Daily

July 23rd, 2019

6:46

In Episode 42 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses her just released interview with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt up at Sporting Classics Daily.  Prior to becoming the 53rd Interior Secretary, …

EP 41: Can Conservatives Be Conservationists? Plus The DC Project and BLM Moving Out West

July 16th, 2019

21:45

In Episode 41 of District of Conservation, Gabriella deconstructs the misconceptions about political conservatives and conservation by arguing the …

EP 40: Lexi Quinn Discusses the Transition from Firefighter to Business Owner, Her Love of Hunting, and The #ValueOfPOMA

July 9th, 2019

1:26:08

In District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Lexi Quinn, a newly-retired firefighter and immediate past U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter. She discusses how she got her start in the Great Outdoors through …

EP 39: Op-Ed Calls for Cutting Hunting Access on Public Lands, Previewing My Interview With Secretary Bernhardt, Buy Yo 2019-2020 Duck Stamps

July 2nd, 2019

18:43

In Episode 39 of District of Conservation, Gabriella previews her interview with Interior Secretary Bernhardt and what they discussed; the problem with this anti-hunting op-ed in the Hartford Courier that calls for …

EP 38: Value of POMA and On Winning a Pinnacle Award, NEPA and Forestry Reforms, A DC Fourth of July on Expanded National Park Service Monuments

June 25th, 2019

20:10

In Episode 38 of District of Conservation, Gabriella returns from a two-week hiatus and updates listeners on the latest happenings and what she's been up to. 

During Professional Outdoor Media Association's (POMA) …

EP 37: Great Outdoors Month, President Trump Really Doesn't Like Suppressors, War Brewing on 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Theme

June 4th, 2019

17:34

In Episode 37 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses how listeners can participating in National Fishing and Boating Weeks festivities through Free Fishing Days again via wwww.takemefishing.org but largely …

EP 36: Introduce Someone New to Fishing This Year & Gearing Up for National Fishing and Boating Week 2019

May 28th, 2019

12:27

In Episode 36 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses fishing in western Maryland for the first time and why the area is a hidden gem. She also discusses taking her friend, Matthew Redmond, on his second …

EP 35: On Being a Finalist for POMA's 2019 Pinnacle Awards, Herrera vs. Wyoming, DOI Memo on Frivolous Attorney's Fees and Costs Paid By Taxpayers

May 21st, 2019

12:35

In Episode 35 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses being selected as a finalist for Professional Outdoor Media Association's 2019 Pinnacle Awards. She'll find out June 19th if she's a Category Winner or …

EP 34: Being on Tarpon Time, More Public Target Ranges Coming, Wild Game Donation Bill Being Mulled, and Moratorium on Virginia's Trophy Striped Bass Season

May 7th, 2019

15:24

In Episode 34 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recounts her recent tarpon fishing trip and how she lost a battle with one. However, she didn't come up empty-handed: she caught some bluefish and her first speckled …

EP 33: Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins Talks The Power of Video Storytelling and Why It's Needed in Hunting

April 30th, 2019

43:32

In Episode 33 of District of Conservation, Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins joins the podcast to discuss Season 3 of his project and the power of video …

EP 32: Earth Day Special- Introducing Conservation Nation, Another Virginia Deer Found With CWD, DOI Sport Fishing and Boating Council

April 23rd, 2019

15:41

In Episode 32 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the bleak origin of Earth Day and how sportsmen and women can reclaim the holiday from …

EP 31: Brian Lynn and Bruce Tague from Sportsmen's Alliance Join the Podcast

April 16th, 2019

56:43

On Episode 31 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Brian Lynn and Bruce Tague from Sportsmen's Alliance. Brian serves as the Vice President of Communications and Marketing, while Bruce serves as Vice …

EP 30: Yes, Elk Are Thriving in Virginia and Come To Ohio State University Tomorrow for a "Hunting is Conservation" Panel

April 2nd, 2019

13:57

In Episode 30 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recounts her experience in Virginia's Elk Country and why this is a conservation success. She also  talked about her upcoming talk at Ohio State University tomorrow …

EP 29: Stephen Gutowski of Washington Free Beacon Joins the Podcast to Talk What the Media Gets Wrong About Guns and More

March 26th, 2019

1:08:33

In Episode 29 of District of Conservation, Gabriella invites listeners to hear from Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon. He is an NRA-certified firearms instructor and a recipient of a 2018 Defender of …

EP 28: Nathan Edmondson of Eco Defense Group (EDGE) Joins the Podcast

March 19th, 2019

40:25

In Episode 28 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Nathan Edmondson of Eco Defense Group to the podcast. 

Nathan has worked in the …

EP 27: Boris is Back! My Dad Returns to the Podcast to Talk Mountain Lions, Green New Deal, Conservation, and Our Upcoming Fishing Trips

March 12th, 2019

40:34

In Episode 27 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes her dad, Boris Hoffman, back to the podcast. 


They discuss mountain lions, the Green …

EP 26: Make Hunting Ecumenical Again and Outdoor Women Making Waves During March

March 5th, 2019

16:58

In Episode 26 of District of Conservation, Gabriella deviates from the usual discussion of public policy affecting anglers and hunters to instead …

EP 25: House Democrats Are Keen on Confiscating Guns From Law-Abiding Americans, Maryland Sunday Hunting Bills, and LWCF Could Be Killed By the Green New Deal

February 26th, 2019

18:20

In Episode 25 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a wide swath of trending and breaking topics. 

First, she discusses how keen House Democrats are with gun confiscation, rather than working to actually …

EP 24: Boris Hoffman Fled Socialism to Pursue His American Dream and Fish Without Fear

February 19th, 2019

54:00

In Episode 24 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Boris Hoffman— a general contractor and avid angler. Boris also happens to be …

EP 23: The "Green New Deal" Is Awful for True Conservation, PA Sunday Hunting Making Waves, Animal Rights Groups Thwarting Maryland Ray Fishing Management

February 12th, 2019

14:11

In Episode 23 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discuss how the "Green New Deal" is not only awful for the environment, it'll kill conservation …

EP 22: David Bernhardt Nominated to Run Interior Department

February 5th, 2019

14:34

In Episode 22 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a lot of news—starting with how pro-gun interests in Virginia will benefit from the …

EP 21: Post SHOT Show Recap & Interior/USFWS Social Media Accounts Are Running Again!

January 29th, 2019

8:53

In Episode 21 of District of Conservation, Gabriella reviews her recent trip to SHOT Show and previews her upcoming articles reviewing the show for a big outdoor publication and ReelCamo Girl. 


She also discusses why …

EP 20: Bad Gun Bills Mostly Defeated in Virginia. Plus Some Good Hunting Bills.

January 22nd, 2019

10:23

In Episode 20 of District of Conservation, Gabriella updates listeners on the status of Governor Northam's (D-VA) anti-gun package—most of which were defeated—and three surprisingly good hunting bills before the General …

EP 19: 2019 Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Recap and Interviews

January 15th, 2019

28:23

In Episode 19 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recaps the 19th annual Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival. She also conducts four mini interviews with four outdoor communicators at the show: 


—Emily George, …

EP 18: There's Nothing "Reasonable" About Gov. Northam's Gun Control Package

January 8th, 2019

23:55

In Episode 18 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the signing of the Modern Fish Act into law, the upcoming gun legislation in Virginia's General Assembly, and her fishing/hunting goals for 2019. 

SHOW …

EP 17: Free Market Environmentalism with CFACT's Adam Houser and Graham Beduze

January 1st, 2019

36:29

In Episode 17 of District of Conservation, Gabriella sits down with Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)'s campus division, which is run by Adam Houser and Graham Beduze. It was recorded in SW Florida over the …

EP 16: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is Out—Who Will Replace Him? Plus Two Fish-Minded Bills

December 18th, 2018

19:59

In Episode 16 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the news of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tenure at DOI, his accomplishments, what …

EP 15: The Greater Sage Grouse, Sportsmen's Package Must Pass, WOTUS Rule Reform is Conservation Win

December 11th, 2018

20:51

In Episode 15 of District of Conservation, Gabriella explains the situation with the greater sage grouse and reforms to the 2015 plan; conservation groups backing a "Sportsmen's Package" during the Lame Duck Session, …

EP 14: President H.W. Bush Should Be Honored For His Contributions to Fishing and Conservation

December 4th, 2018

13:43

In Episode 14 of District of Conservation, Gabriella touches on Bush 41's legacy with respect to conservation, environmental issues, and fishing.

She …

EP 13: It's #GivingTuesday: Which Groups Should Hunters, Anglers, and Gun Owners Support?

November 27th, 2018

15:23

In Episode 13 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a helpful article on which conservation groups hunters and anglers should support on …

EP 12: Allen Luck of American Sportfishing Association Talks Modern Fish Act Status and More

November 20th, 2018

30:56

In Episode 12 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is joined by Allen Luck of American Sportfishing Association live in Old Town Alexandria. Allen serves as Digital Director at the trade organization and runs their …

EP 11: New House Leadership Will Work Against Sportsmen's Interests

November 13th, 2018

12:45

In Episode 11 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the effects of the 2018 midterm elections.

She notes that Democrats who have reclaimed the House of Representatives want to pursue anti-gun legislation, but …

EP 10: Election Day Special on What Hunters, Anglers, and Gun Owners Will Likely Vote For

November 6th, 2018

21:06

In Episode 10 of District of Conservation, Gabriella details whether or not hunters and anglers will be driven to vote by single issues like public …

EP 9: I Was One of 245 Americans Who Participated in TIME's "Guns in America" Cover

October 30th, 2018

16:34

In Episode 9 of District of Conservation, Gabriella gives a brief overview of her experience participating in TIME Magazine's "Guns in America" cover: http://time.com/guns-in-america/

She also discusses the appointment …

EP 8: Erin Crooks of Raise 'Em Outdoors

October 24th, 2018

58:46

In Episode 8 of District of Conservation, Erin Crooks of Raise 'Em Outdoors joins the podcast.

Erin discussed being a Virginia transplant, a recap of her 2018 kids' camps, why she wants more kids fishing/hunting, her …

EP 7: National Hunting & Fishing Month, Billfish Conservation, EAA Reservoir Approved, Gun Bank Bill

October 16th, 2018

11:41

In Episode 7 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recounts her recent trip to Florida, discusses National Hunting and Fishing Month proclamation, the implementation of the improved Billfish Conservation Act of 2012, …

EP 6: Joe Kondelis of Western Bear Foundation

October 9th, 2018

30:50

In Episode 6 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Joe Kondelis of Western Bear Foundation. Joe serves as president and CEO of the organization, which is dedicated to the conservation of western bears like …

EP 5: It's Time to Modernize the Endangered Species Act

October 2nd, 2018

20:29

In Episode 5 of District of Conservation, Gabriella breaks down the need to reform the ESA, discussed the Supreme Court case Weyerhaeuser v. USFWS, …

EP 4: NRA TV Host Cam Edwards Joins the Podcast

September 25th, 2018

45:03

In Episode 4 of District of Conservation, NRATV host Cam Edwards joins Gabriella on the show to discuss how he got his start in media, the firearms …

EP 3: 3 Conservation Bills Passed in the House Last Week

September 18th, 2018

18:28

In Episode 3, Gabriella discusses the problem with the continued halt of the managed grizzly bear hunt in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; a DOI memo which gives more power to state wildlife agencies for managing …

EP 2: Here's How My TIME Magazine Interview Went

September 11th, 2018

15:49

In Episode 2, Gabriella recounts her experience interviewing with Time Magazine for their upcoming gun issue due out in late October. She also discussed the ramifications of halting of the upcoming managed grizzly hunt …

EP 1: Introduction to District of Conservation Podcast

September 4th, 2018

15:14

In the first episode of District of Conservation, Gabriella outlines her hopes for the podcast and three goals she hopes to achieve with it. The first goal is to inspire other urban residents to get more people …

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