Episode 10: Adam and Brenda Weatherby
Steve and Jodi visit with Adam and Brenda Weatherby of of Weatherby, Inc – the American firearms company. Adam is the third generation Weatherby to run his family’s company, which was started by his grandfather, Roy, in the 1940’s. Adam talks a little bit about how Roy, a farmer from Kansas, started tinkering in his basement after he moved to California and founded the company that has thrived on innovations in fast shooting rifle cartridges and high-quality firearms. We also talk with Brenda about how she got her start hunting – even though she’s been part of the Weatherby family for more than two decades, she took her hunter safety course with her daughter and started hunting just three years ago. Brenda talks about the women’s rifle, the Camilla (named after Adam’s grandmother and Roy’s wife), and we also talk about their new Carbon Mark rifle. Then Adam and Brenda give us an overview of the company’s big move to Sheridan, Wyoming. Adam talks about joining the Mule Deer Foundation as a board member and his enthusiasm with the growth of MDF chapters and the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo.
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved in your state or become a member at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.