Convention Keynote Speaker, Hal Herring, on Latest Podcast

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Hal Herring marvels at the beauty of Alley Spring.

Hal Herring marvels at the beauty of Alley Spring.

Attendees of the Conservation Federation of Missouri’s 82nd Annual Convention are in for a treat. Nationally respected conservation writer, Hal Herring, is making the trip all the way from northwest Montana to share some of his hard-earned insights on conservation.

Hal grew up in rural north Alabama in a family of voracious readers. As a youngster, fishing, hunting, digging ginseng, and running trotlines filled his days. It was a life mostly spent outside, but his heroes were always writers, from Guy De Maupassant to Peter Matthiessen, Dostoyevsky to Jim Harrison. These greats inspired Herring to write.

Today, Herring’s a contributing editor at Field and Stream magazine, where he has covered everything from bear poaching gangs to caviar crime rings, wetlands destruction to energy politics. Hal also writes the Field and Stream Conservationist blog found on their website. His byline has appeared in such prestigious publications as Atlantic Monthly, the Economist, Bugle, Nature, High Country News and more.

“I’ve been able to explore the issues and the ideas and conflicts that fascinate me, from hundreds of articles on conservation and the environment, to writing about guns, shooting, hunting, martial arts, and crime,” Herring said.

This past January, Herring swung through Missouri on his way back to Montana from Alabama. He spent two days with CFM Executive Director, Brandon Butler. Herring had never been exposed to the Ozarks before, and was absolutely blown away.

In Episode 13 of Conservation Federation Podcast, listen to Herring and Butler talk about conservation issues in Missouri and beyond.

Be sure to register for Convention today, so you don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and listen to one of the foremost conservation writers in the United States.

Conservation Federation is available on iTunes at and the CFM website at You can subscribe to the podcast to ensure you won’t miss a single episode.


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