Randy Newberg

Randy Newberg has spent the last decade hosting his popular hunting TV shows, On Your Own Adventures and his current show, Leupold’s Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg airing nationally on Sportsman Channel. Randy focuses on self-guided public land hunting in the Western United States. 

Randy spends most of his spare time advocating for public lands and conservation, often traveling to Washington, DC. where he has provided witness testimony to the US House of Representatives, Natural Resource Committee, on the topic of public lands.

His platforms are designed to show average hunters the remarkable experiences available for the price of a tag, the gas to get there, and the exercise invested.

Randy lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Kim, where he volunteers for many national and regional hunting-conservation groups, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.   When not hunting, Randy and Kim spend the summer traveling the high plains in search of western walleyes.



onX: What was one defining moment for you, when onXmaps helped your hunt?

RN: Too many to mention.  Most vivid is when I shot my largest archery bull in Montana.  We flew into a large landlocked parcel.  Knowing the boundaries with precision gave me the confidence to hunt very close to the public-private intersection.  Result was my bull expired about 150 yards away from that boundary.  Without onX there is no way I would have dared hunt that close to this boundary.

What is your favorite species to hunt? Why?

Depends on the weapon.  With a bow, it is elk.  With a rifle, antelope.

Why? 

Nothing compares to the exhilaration of a bugling bull elk when you are carrying only a sharp stick launched by a taut string.  No animal is more uniquely American than pronghorn.  Their striking beauty, their wonderful taste, and the vast desolate landscapes they call home are like no other species.

Who were your biggest inspirations in hunting (personal and industry)?

Personal would be too many to mention.  My father, my uncles, and some really gracious members of our community who made it their responsibility to see that I got to chase my hunting passion, a passion very evident at a young age.

My greatest conservation mentor is Jim Posewitz.  A man who never backed down from a conservation challenge, accepting that important landscape and species advocacy is never easy, usually uncomfortable, and seldom convenient.

Which conservation groups do you belong to/support?

Board of Directors – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Life Member – Wild Sheep Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

What is one of your most memorable hunting trips?

My son’s first bull elk in the Missouri River Breaks of central Montana.  My brother was along to help, allowing us to enjoy a classic elk camp that I had always dreamed of.

In your opinion, which species is the most challenging to hunt?

Hmmm.  All of them, if you try to match wits with the oldest of that species.  I would say that hunting bull elk with a bow is only rivaled by hunting mature high country mule deer without any benefit of the rut.

What is the scariest situation you’ve ever had in the woods?

Caught in a lightning storm in Arizona.  Lighting hitting all around us, with no safe sanctuary.  We were caught on a high flat mesa filled with juniper trees.  We were in a place that violated all rules of backcountry lightning safety and for that half hour there was not a single thing we could do about it.

In your own words, what does hunting mean to you?

Food, connection to the natural world, my way to participate in the oldest endeavor of mankind – hunting.  It is part of my culture, forms my identity, and fuels my passion to make the world a better place for the wild creatures of this planet and the humans who pursue them.