Gary Lester grew up swinging a shotgun on Kentucky quail. In the 60s and 70s when Mr. Bobwhite ruled the south. He was just a teenager when he was given his first Pointer. And that love of dog work has carried him all the way to the Superbowl of Field Trials. The National Championship Only the best of the best are invited to run in this 3 hour brace. Its a test of a dogs training, but more importantly his gene pool. Gary and his dogs have won it 3 times in 8 years!!!!
Chase McCaskill is on the show this week to talk about his passion for competing with his hounds all over the country. And at the ripe old age of 22 he is getting it done.
Brenn Hill is one heck of a singer/songwriter that happens to be addicted to Lion hunting with his dogs. We talk about his start at 12 years old in the mountains, to where he is today. A family man who preforms his music, which is inspired from his life in the mountains. Check out his album "How you Heal" and all of his music. Sit back and enjoy a real Houndsman.
This was a episode that I have been waiting to record for months. Problem was, John and his pack spend the entire deer season, camped out in the Midwest. Helping find those deer that get wounded and can only be recovered with his dogs. When the trail disappears, John's phone rings. And it rings for months on end. pass this episode on to all your deer hunting friends.
Karl Gunzer and I chat during Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic from Minneapolis. Karl started the old fashion way with his dogs and learning the trade from other trainers. He has trained and competed many years with his and dogs and many clients dogs. Now he is the Senior Manager of Purina's Professional Engagement Team.
Interview with the director of Pheasants Forever, one of my favorite conservation groups. Which by the way is kicking butt in Washington on our behalf. listen, learn and for pete sakes join Pheasants Forever.
Great talk with Dave Beebe, His dogs get to run year round in Oklahoma. Chasing Coons is a lifestyle that requires tons of work and a love of dogs, over a nights sleep. He also competes around the country with his pack of hounds. We talk breeding, puppy training, Wirehairs vs Walkers and much more..
The names Lee and Tiffany are probably the best known in the deer woods, from their popular TV series to speaking engagements, They are like the first family in outdoor television. But... when they need a brake from whispering in a deer stand, they load up their Labradors and hunt pheasants, ducks and do a whole bunch of shed hunting with some well trained Labs.
Jeff Fuller kind of crashed into the dog world.. retiring from law enforcement after a bad squad car accident, Jeff and his first Labrador started on the path of recovering and rebuilding a new career. Starting with Soggy Acres Retrievers,and then gave it his all to start his successful show, Sporting Dog Adventures. It wasn't a smooth road at first, but hard work and time was his key to where he is. Blending his family and business into a TV show that reflects his passion.
Nick Moe is seriously one of the best grouse hunters in the state of Michigan. He visits with me at my kennel/recording studio,to share some secrets on how to improve your success on grouse hunting. His tips will apply for anyone who wants a better dog for hunting, or testing. His success running dogs in the NAVHDA system carries over to his training and testing retrievers in AKC and HRC testing venues. And when he has some spare time, he heads south and does some guiding for duck hunters. Check out Wingman Kennels on facebook.
I feel like Pete is the guy I would have been in a another life. He started training dogs on a shoestring and eventually built one of the biggest training and hunt clubs in Minnesota. his retirement job with Dogtra keeps him neck deep in the dog world.
Dave is a guy that decided early, what path he was taking. His writing and background with pointing dogs won out for those of us who read Gun Dog magazine. We talk about his dogs, hunting Montana, shotguns and growing up with dogs.
I have a great conversation with Steve Smith. he is the editor of Pointing Dog Journal and The Retriever Journal. he is a life long dog man/ foot hunter, a former school teacher, and the guy who has brought us almost all of our favorite magazines for the last 3 decades. We talk alot about raising kids in the hunting lifestyle, and Steve's secret to getting those kids hooked!!. And we touch on our non hunting spouses and how that works. Listen to this one and you might learn a little something.