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Airport Wild!

By Loomacres Wildlife Management
Welcome to Airport Wild! Join us as we dive into the wild world of wildlife mitigation and aviation. We bring together wildlife damage experts to discuss tips, tactics and do a few gear reviews to help you bring your Airport Wildlife Management Program to a Higher Level.
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Business Growth for Wildlife Companies S2 Ep7
Cody Barbour from Baton Leads joins the show to talk about the quick success of his Referral Based company providing leads for Pest Control and Wildlife Removal Companies all over the United States. He walks us through the B2C experience and how to market your company for success. This is a great show for anyone starting a small business in the outdoor industry.  Topics Covered  - Pest Control  - Wildlife Removal  - Marketing  - Business Growth  - Networking  Cody Barbour - COO Baton Leads  (801) 228-0197
December 10, 2021
Pest Control & Self Branding with Jasmine "Pest Pro" : S2 Episode 6
Pest Control Technician and Social Media Queen Jasmine Almeter AKA Jasmine Pest Pro joins the show and discusses how she and company Optimum Pest Pro of Rochester NY have carved out quite the niche in the community of pest control both with their social media presence and top notch service.  Topics Covered:  - Pest Control  - Falconry  - Exclusion Work  - Rodent Control  - Social Media Marketing  - Branding  
December 02, 2021
Q&A with Airport Wildlife Biologist Jacob Hoffee and Eric Mathieson: S2 Ep 5
Certified Airport Wildlife Biologist Jacob Hoffee from Lincoln, Nebraska and Eric Methieson from Rhode Island tackle questions submitted by our audience regarding best practices, dealing with the public eye, and first hand experience.  Topics Covered:  Bird strikes  Depredation  Wildlife Control  Data Management  Goose Hazing
September 28, 2021
Bird Strike Committee USA - Chair Nick Atwell S2 EP 4
Newly elected Chair of The Bird Strike Committee USA, Nick Atwell who is also the Natural Resources and Wildlife Manager of the Port of Portland joins our show to discuss the mission and goal of the organization as well as some of the changes that have taken place over the years in the world of Airport Wildlife Control. Nick spotlights their upcoming virtual conference being held on August 16th, 17th and 19th. For registration information visit their website Topics Covered - Wildlife Management techniques - Bird Strike Database  - Aviation changes - History of Bird Strike Committee USA  - New Technology and Techniques for Wildlife Hazard Management 
August 06, 2021
Wildlife Hazard Management Training with Julia Priolo and Darby Albrecht S2 Ep 3
Airport Wildlife Trainers Julia Priolo and Darby Albrect join the show and talk about some of their role as Trainers for Loomacres Wildlife Management. We touch on some of the FAA requirements that airports and airport staff have to comply with as well as how Covid 19 changed the landscape and paved the way for Virtual Training.  Topics Covered:  - WHMP  - WHA  - Virtual Training  - P139 Airport Certification 
June 03, 2021
The Highs and Lows of an Airport Wildlife Biologist! S2 Ep 2
Brooke Morgan and Cata Wingfield sit down with us and share some of their best and worst experiences being an Airport Wildlife Biologist with Loomacres Wildlife Management. Both have entered a career in wildlife management after breezing through school and doing field work in Fish Hatcheries, Squib Boats, and Idaho back country. Learn what it takes to be successful in the industry and enjoy the free tips from these two. 
May 17, 2021
World Birdstrike Association President Gary Cooke S2 EP 1
Gary Cooke is a B787 pilot for American Airlines and a retired USAF C-5 pilot and safety officer.  Gary has over 40 years’ aviation experience flying military, corporate, general, and commercial flying and has focused his safety efforts in reducing bird/wildlife strike risk within aviation.  Most recently Gary started the Bird Strike Working Group for the National Business Aviation Association, and as such has represented NBAA as a steering committee member for the BSC-USA. He also represents NBAA on the WBA where he has been a board member and has had a key role in developing the Global Action Plan for reducing B/W strike risks in Aviation.  Gary has written and presented numerous papers on identifying bird/wildlife hazards and reducing the risk in aviation specific to pilots. Gary and his wife Margaret Golden have four grown children and reside in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Topics Covered:  - World Birdstrike Association  - Upcoming Seminars  - Training Courses 
April 27, 2021
Nuisance Trapping with Comstock Custom Cages
Innovator, visionary, entrepreneur and expert trapper Jim Comstock was tired of using junk equipment that hadn't been redesigned in 20 plus years so he went into his workshop and Comstock Custom Cages was formed. Hear Jim's story of taking his passion and love for trapping and turned it into a business.  Topics Covered  - Trapping  - Cage Trapping  - Nuisance Trapping  - Wildlife Damage Control
April 12, 2021
A Safer Way to Fly? Detect-Inc has it covered
Mike Bierman from Detect - Inc joins the show this week and discusses some of the technology trends with Avian Radar systems as well as a rising popularity with Drone Detection. 
April 06, 2021
Talking Turkey with The National Wild Turkey Federation
Project Biologist and Habitat Expert Kaylee Resha and NY-Regional Director Sean Langevin from the National Wild Turkey Federation join our show to talk about the impact the NWTF is having on habitat as well as their 10 year campaign of Save the Habitat Save the Hunt initiative that has already surpassed expectations!
April 01, 2021
Episode 24: Airport Wildlife Biologist and Wildlife Hazard Management Trainer Darby Albrecht
Darby Albrecht; Loomacres Airport Wildlife Biologist and Wildlife Hazard Management Trainer from Tulsa, Ok is our guest on episode 24. She discusses tips and tricks for beaver trapping, harassing eagles the correct and legal way, and even shares some stories from the field. We go over her duties as a trainer for FAA Certified Airport Wildlife Hazard Management. 
March 26, 2021
Ep: 23 - Airport Wildlife Biologist Crystal Alexander
Crystal Alexander who has been an airport wildlife biologist in Kansas and Alaska joins on todays show. She shares with us her college days at Stephen F. Austin in Texas and The University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as her time as an ammo specialist in the U.S. Army.  
March 18, 2021
Episode 22 - Professional trapper and outdoor innovator Mike Matney
Mike Matney has been trapping since he was 11 and was even able to buy a brand new truck as a 16 year old child, all paid for by trapping. He joins our show today with some great stories, and great insight on the industry and where the future of trapping might be headed.
March 16, 2021
Episode 21 Goose Hazing with Kathy Benedict from Goose Rangers & Goose Dogs For Sale
On this episode we sit down with Kathy Benedict from Goose Rangers and Goose Dogs For Sale to discuss non lethal techniques for hazing geese as well as tips and tricks for training your Goose Dog. 
February 11, 2021
Episode - 20: Paul Curtis- Professor from Cornell University and Head of the Damage Management Program
We sit down with Paul Curtis from Cornell University to talk about the rising population of certain species in Urban Areas and the effect it has on human wildlife interactions. 
February 08, 2021
Episode 019 - Gary Searing with The Bird Strike Association of Canada & Virtual Conferences
On Episode 19 our guest is Gary Searing the Executive Director of The Bird Strike Association of Canada.
February 02, 2021
Episode 018: Falconry for Abatement and Education in Florida with Kitty Carroll
We sit down with Kitty Carroll of the International Falconry Academy and Bird Strike Force to talk about the use of Falconry in the Abatement of Wildlife and Education of the public
December 29, 2020
Episode 017 - Talking Ducks & Geese Management with 3 Biologist from Loomacres
We sit down with 3 Biologists from Loomacres Wildlife Management to discuss waterfowl management techniques used around the country. Both Active and Passive techniques are discussed and lots of laughs are shared in this fun episode
November 19, 2020
Episode 016: Canada Geese and their Management with Dr. Nicolai of Delta Waterfowl
Hey All! Join us as we sit down with Dr. Chris Nicolai of Delta Waterfowl and discuss Canada Geese, their migration and some management practices that may just help you and your airport!
November 13, 2020
Episode 015 - The Tech and Technique behind Binoculars with Vortex Optics
We sit down with Jimmy Hamilton of Vortex Optics. A 12 year veteran of the company and optics, Jimmy is a wealth of knowledge on the subject of Binoculars. Jimmy and I discuss what makes a binocular tic, and what you should be thinking about the next time you check out some Binos online or at your local optics counter
September 11, 2020
Episode 014: Talking Grace and Working Dogs with Wildlife Biologist Brooke Morgan and Brett Jacobson
We were able to sit and talk dog work on an airfield with Loomacres employees Brooke Morgan and Brett Jacobson. We talk Idaho fisheries, Golden Retrievers for airport work and just have a great conversation overall
August 26, 2020
Episode 013: Trail Cameras with Janet Pesaturo
Today, Cody and I are able to sit down with Janet Pesaturo as she shares her knowledge of trail cameras and their usage. We swap tips, tricks and insights to help you gain more knowledge and more usage out of your trail cameras at your home or airport.   For a copy of Janet's book, check out the link below:
August 12, 2020
Episode 012 - Margo Supplies with Jared Marley
Today we were able to catch up with Jared Marley at Margo Supplies. Vendors of pyrotechnics and other wildlife management supplies. You can find them at
July 29, 2020
Episode 011 - Coyote Control with Josh Hite, Clint Johnson and Cody Basiuska
Josh, Clint and Cody join us in a round table discussion about coyote control on an airfield environment. Between lethal immediate removal trapping and habitat management, we skim the surface of coyote behavior and control while sharing insights and more than a few laughs
June 30, 2020
Episode 010 - Wildlife Hazard Management Risk Assessment Tool aka WHaMRAT with Russ DeFusco
In this episode, we discuss WHaMRAT with one of its contributors, Mr. Russ DeFusco. Russ sits with us and goes over the program in detail and we discuss it's merits in helping the aviation community to better their understanding of the wildlife hazards and risks surrounding their airfields.   A link to the ACRP 145 PDF file:
June 10, 2020
Episode 009 - Pyrotechnics with Barthell Joseph of Reed Joseph International
Today we sit down with Barthell Joseph of the Reed-Joseph International company, importers and distributors of Pyrotechnics in the United States and discuss pyrotechnics in an aviation setting. We also are giving away our first piece of Review Swag! Make sure and give us a review and you can get a chance for your own!
May 27, 2020
Episode 008: Advisory Circular 150/5200-33C with Amy Anderson
Sit down with us as we finish our discussion about Advisory Circular 150/5200-33C with FAA Wildlife Biologist Amy Anderson
April 02, 2020
Episode 007: Advisory Circular 150/5200-38 with Amy Anderson, FAA Airport Biologist
Listen in as we sit down with Amy Anderson, a Wildlife Biologist with the FAA as we go over Advisory Circular 150/5200-38. This is a two-parter as we also discussed AC-33C, but that episode will come out in a couple days. 
March 31, 2020
Episode 006: PCP Air Rifles with Jim Walton
Join us as we discuss PCP Air Rifles with Jim Walton, an expert in the field who gets more trigger time in a days work than most of use get in a year
March 17, 2020
Episode 005: Drones and Airport Wildlife with Brandon Guillot
In this episode, we go over drones with Brandon Guillot in Little Rock Arkansas. Laughs are had as we discuss drones and how to fly them, and dive into some of the legal hoops we have to fly through and other punny jargon associated with these plastic psuedo-fowl
March 03, 2020
Episode 004: Habitat Management with Bill Antonides
 Hello Everyone And welcome to today’s episode of the Airport Wild! Podcast As always, I’m your host Jesse Warner In Today’s episode, we recently got the chance  to sit down and talk with Bill Antonides of Gander Island Consulting Services, And discuss  habitat management in an Airport Setting We cover topics such as: Why Habitat Management is Important on an Airport as well as cover Some of the Nuances of Habitat Management, such as Edge and Synergistic Effects, and why you should be mindful of them in your management This info and More on Today’s Airport Wild!  
July 31, 2019
Episode 003: Snarge and Snarge Collection
In Episode 3, we go over what Snarge is, what it means and what to do with it! Watch the video here: Follow us on facebook;
July 03, 2019
Episode 002: Resources for Bird ID'ing
An Introductory episode into some of the resources available to help Identify bird species around you! We touch on using Old School guide books, and like everything, we show that there's an app for that!
July 03, 2019
Episode 001: Binoculars and Bird Guides
In this, the inaugural episode of the Airport Wild! Podcast, we will be discussing and breaking down binoculars so that you, the listener can make an informed choice about what binoculars can best suit your needs. We will also be discussing Bird Identification tools in brief, and a couple others things that everyone should have in their bare bones bird bag to start bringing Wildlife Management to a Higher Level.
December 27, 2018