"Son of a Blitch podcast, Ep. 11 - w/ Doug Duren (Sharing The Land, Duren Family Farm, MeatEater)
Doug Duren is a passionate hunter, farmer, land manager and conservationist. He is the owner of Lone Oak Interests, LLC, specializing in site and land management consulting and contracting services throughout Wisconsin and the Driftless Area.
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.
Sharing The Land is one of Doug's largest passion projects, and a remarkable legacy that he continues to build. Haring the Land is a Conservation Cooperators Network connecting landowners with hunters and private land access seekers.
"60 percent of land in the United States is privately owned. Nearly a quarter of that private land is owned primarily or leased for hunting. As access seeker numbers increase, so does the need to increase private land access. At the same time, the need for game and land management by communities is apparent. Land ownership requires a portfolio of labor, skills and knowledge. It's with this spirit that we invite landowners and access seekers to connect for the purpose of stewarding and enjoying healthier lands together." ~Doug Duren
In this episode, George Blitch and Matthew Mitchell sit down with Doug Duren to discuss a variety of topics, including Doug's "Sharing The Land" initiative, the Duren Family Farm, his contributions with MeatEater, and much more.
Sharing the Land is a Conservation Cooperators Network connecting landowners with hunters and private land access seekers. To learn more about the program, or to sign up as a Land Owner or Land Access Seeker, please visit:
George Blitch and Colin Williams co-own the company, Map My Ranch, which produces custom printed maps, using the highest quality aerial imagery available. They are also a sponsor for the Sharing The Land initiative, creating maps for the Land Owners. To learn more, visit:
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