“For the average non-hunter, it can be a murky world often clouded by the loud and ubiquitous misinformation of anti-hunters. Those against hunting so often want the world to be vegan, hurling epithets like “murderer” at hunters all designed to sidestep hunting’s big picture and scare the average citizen into seeing us as bloodthirsty killers. Meanwhile, despite that sportsmen remain a key tool in the toolbox of wildlife conservation, many of us stay out of the fray rather than actively engage in these debates, missing out on countless opportunities to communicate the truth about hunting and share the role hunters and hunting play in maintaining healthy wildlife populations.” — Cody McLaughlin

In Episode 161 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is re-joined by newly-minted Alaskan and sportsman Cody McLaughlin. They chat him adjusting to the Last Frontier, living down the road from a great Arctic char fishery, MeatEater piece vs hunter recruitment, exploring the problems with solar and offshore wind, and he gives listeners an update about his adventure into dog fostering a cute but wily pup named Stormy.

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Photo Credit: Cody McLaughlin


  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com