Spring is the time of the year that gets us pumped for the upcoming fall. if the Timberdoodles do their thing, then all the other birds will follow suit. Greg Hoch is a passionate hunter with a soft spot for the woodcock. I really enjoyed his book and look forward to watching the dance this year.
Ben Jones and I talk about the sustainability of habitat organizations, their future, and their goals. In these changing times, we all make adjustments. RGS/AWS is no different. As hunter conservationists, we all need to double down on our efforts. The big picture is not what we have done, but what we can do!!!
Last piece of the episode with Jeff and Randy. Two upland hunters that faced impossible odds, and returned to the fields with the help of ?????
I'm joined by Randy Herlin and Jeff Jalbert to talk about their journey through cancer and the uplands. We poke a bit of fun about their obstacles compared to what we are currently going through in the country today. What you will learn from these two hunters, is a lesson about friends, family, and faith. and of course how our dogs play a part in our mental and physical health.
Art Wheaton is a life long wingshooter. He wrote the book "Grouse Country" it is one of my favorite books. Not because of the subject, but because of the content. The secret of bird hunting is not about the dogs or the birds, it's about the friendships we build!!
This episode is about getting more out of our hunting partners, both human and K9. Most of us add something to our daily intake. Why don't we think our dogs wouldn't appreciate the same thing. I remember when a friend told me to start yoga, to improve my flexibility. Hunting, for us and our dogs, is a physical endeavor. let's give them every advantage!!
Vince and I continue our conversation about why we love this long-eared, dopey looking hound dog. And a few other dogs slide under the bus!!
Vince Falasca joins me to talk Bracco's, but we really go down a few rabbit holes. growing up in Italy, Vince fell in love with the German Shorthair. After emigrating to the US he was on a search for a bird dog that reminded him of his youth. We have some similar feelings about hunting, training and what we have done here in the USA with our dogs. This is a conversation, not the gospel! We talk testing, judging, and a few other subjects that we might be biased on. enjoy and listen close....
I spent a great deal of time with Kelly at Pheasant Fest. So after the event, we turned on the microphone for a history lesson of one of the best names in the game-call industry. Kelly grew up in the family business. One of the top competitors in the county, he now runs the family duck camp. kelly brought the calls with, and we woke up a few neighbors.
This will be great information to not only NAVHDA members. It will give any dog owner some insights on reading your dog. Great explanations on everything from search, pointing, nose and all the mysteries of what judges see and what handlers think!! Enjoy and take notes. Blaine has been hunting, testing, breeding and judging dogs longer than most of my listeners have been on this planet!
Long overdue conversation with Damon. he is the reason that Orion coolers are the hands down the best on the market. He is also the new owner and trainer of a Tekel Hound. helping folks near him track wounded game. Listen and learn!!
Bridget and I judged for a NAVHDA test this spring in Utah. Within a few minutes I had the feeling that she was the real deal when it comes to hunting, conservation, dogs, specifically Vizsla's. We have a great talk about her start into the hunting world, then dogs and training, and her work with Ducks Unlimited and habitat work. You will love this episode!!!
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.
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.
Great talk with Josh Robinson. From Alberta Canada. Josh does a TV show that brings new hunters to the table. He has some interesting training methods, and some interesting stories. On Point Adventures is what we are looking for to bring our dogs and our friends into the light. Enjoy!!
Shane Mahoney is life long conservationist and hunter who sheds some light on our ancestral hunting roots with dog and man. Why we hunt may be as simple as why we still huddle around a fire, or why we watch our favorite quarterback pick his target on a field. This was an eye opening conversation for me and should be for you as well.
Christine is a hardcore bird hunter in a hardcore land. She packs snowshoe with her when she chases birds, and reads the tide charts before she heads out for ducks. She has more guns and dogs than most of us and in her spare time writes articles on the outdoors and even has a book published!! Women Hunting Alaska. its on my summer reading list.
Steffan has owned more dogs than me!!! Always a hound dog lover, but dabbles in Versatiles and Earthdogs as well. Very interesting dog man, with a very understanding wife!! Runs dogs as much as a person can,and still work and raise a family.
Alaskan upland hunting. Don and Scott tells us what it takes hunt birds in the great state of Alaska. Think its easy? Think again. With only 4900 miles of paved roads in a state that's 1/5th the size of the lower 48. Not to mention keeping bear spray handy as well as a sidearm. But there are a few diehard,dog loving,bird hunters. One of the first things they need to do with their young dogs, is train them to sit still on a snowmobile!!!
Justin Mcgrail always make for a great episode. We focus on some listener questions, and cover some basic spring puppy training. We cover deer and porcupine avoidance training. early gun fire, flusher/pointer training together and anything else we can kick around. Justin shares a little of his hunting/guiding season. and we even make a few comparisons of wives and dogs..... enjoy
Ryan Eder is the co-founder of the Upland Gundog Assoc. Its a new venue out there for those folks that are new to sporting dogs,and for those with experience. The best thing about UGA is its for both Pointers and Flushers!!! talk about filling the gap in the dog testing world. Ryan and his friend Mike Moncada decided to throw everything they had at starting the UGA. We also talk a little Illinios, duck duck goose. A little about shotguns, wives that tolerate our habits. Having 5 labs in the house, and we go down a few other rabbit holes. Enjoy and please dont forget to subscribe and comment on Itunes.
Today I talk to you about the first year of doing this podcast. From all the listener support, and the amount of free cigars I keep getting in the mail. That alone is payment enough for spending time with you and the many guests that I have learned from.
My thoughts on preparing for a hunt, and what I need to adjust for this upcoming year. My unruly pack of Braccos,and their total lack of training, to a few highlights from 2015. if you have any complaints from last year?? audio? timely release's?, lack of your favorite breed?? Just listen and enjoy. I hope everyone had a good season, and your dogs made you proud. Thanks Ron
Open your ears and your minds. The standard Poodles is a true hunting dog. yes I said it. Rich Louter from Louter Creek Kennels, spends some time talking about his breed of choice for the water and the field. The Standard Poodle was originally breed in Germany and eventually made it to the shores of America. Not many folks are old enough to remember seeing one in the field. (including me!!) but Rich makes the run to South Dakota annually to shoot Ditch Chickens and quail. and does it with his AKC Master Hunter Poodles!! Sit back, grab a beer, light a smoke and enjoy
Addison Edmonds believed in the old saying "necessity is the mother of invention" Gunner Kennels are the dream and product of this man. He set out to create a portable kennel that he felt was worthy of his beloved chocolate Lab. He also picked his college based on great hunting opportunities. We talk about his dog, my dogs, dove and duck hunting. and he even admits that his wife own a killer Goldendoddle.... FYI if your looking for the absolute best made and safest kennel on the market, write to gunnerkennels.com tell them you heard about them on the podcast and receive a 10 to 15% discount based on which kennel you order. If you use "Ron's math" that could save you enough for 3-6 cases of beer( depending on what brand you like)