The MeatEater Podcast

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.


Ep. 490: Duck DNA: Are “Wild” Ducks Really Wild?


Steven Rinella talks with Phil Lavretsky, Janis Putelis, Matt McCormick, Brady Davis, Max Barta, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The open-faced sandwich; a red stag hunt in Scotland and skull plates; when you have a genetics lab named after you; “field to gene’; Flying V like the Army Corps of Engineers; get tickets for the MeatEater Live Tour; how the New Jersey black bear hunt is back on; the Cal Pouch and the waterfowl system from FHF, DSD’s waterfowl decoys like fine art, and Phelps duck and geese calls; Montana artist Chuck Black wins the Federal Duck Stamp competition for 2024; when all of the extinct species are in the same drawer; be as good or better than everyone else; how genetic analysis plays into management; releasing pen-raised mallards is a thing; so much hybridization; the Ming Dynasty as the first to domesticate ducks; when you send your wife out to track known game farm mallards; game farm duck DNA mixing with wild duck DNA; Oh, Jersey!; back-crossing; physiological and morphological shifts; volunteers are needed for the new waterfowl research project; calling all duck hunters to apply today to be a citizen scientist!; and more.

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 October 30, 2023  2h43m