Meet Doug Duren...
In addition to his consulting and contracting work, Doug manages the Duren Family Farm near Cazenovia, Wisconsin where he has been working and hunting for over 45 years. The farm has been in the Duren family for 115 years. Current management includes acres enrolled in CRP and other conservation programs, raising grass fed beef, timber management for forest health, wildlife habitat and financial goals, as well as a variety of hunting, aesthetic and recreation objectives.
In addition to his individual clients, Doug has worked on a variety of projects with several public and private conservation organizations including American Forest Foundation, Aldo Leopold Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin DNR Forestry, My Wisconsin Woods/Driftless Forestry Network, NRCS and FSA.
Duren is a frequent contributor to the Meateater television show, the Meateater podcast and The Meateater Guide to Big Game Hunting. Duren has also been a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience discussing hunting, land ownership issues and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). He has been featured in various regional and national publications for his work in conservation.
Most recently, Doug has launched the "Sharing The Land" initiative.....
"Sharing The Land"
A continual reader of Aldo Leopold, Doug was familiar with the Riley Game Cooperative, and its proximity to the farm along with its understudied historical nature, meant it was a quick leap to begin implementing similar processes for the benefit of the property.
By inviting hunters who had contributed to conservation practices, he not only improved the property, but engaged people about carrying that work forward elsewhere, while reaching harvest goals and sharing the value of that hunting experience. Watch this video below to learn more about Sharing the Land and the origin of the idea...
To learn more about Doug and listen to his incredible contributions, please visit the links below.
Doug Duren MeatEater Contributor
Doug Duren on MeatEater Available on Netflix
Back 40 Episode 5: Doug Duren Shows Up for Pre-Rut
Ep. 175: If Cabbages Had Legs, I’d Hunt Them Too
Ep. 070: Chronic Wasting Disease
Episode 068: Steven Rinella talks with “Buckman” Doug Duren.
Ep. 340: Mark Kenyon talks, Land Management ,Wisdom and the Coronavirus with Doug Duren
Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen and Doug Duren Shoot the Sh*t on MeatEater with Steven Rinella