CZ USA hosted the best Scholastic shooters from around the country, to break and set a new Guinness World Record of ( the most clay targets broke in a twelve hour period.) Dave Miller and four teenagers stood strong for 12 hours and now they are in the record books.
Al Harmeyer, along with Chris, Tracey, and Steve have 100 years of combined service to NAVHDA. From Training to testing, to Judging and raising litters of great dogs at Krystal Creek Kennels. This family bleeds NAVHDA. Al and I went hunting grouse for a few hours and then sat down to chat about the day, along with some of KCK's training tips for Utility gun dogs.
A special episode about my week chasing grouse and woodcock. Starting from the RGS camp tour and on to Minnesota and back to the UP of Michigan
This week Steve Kline from TRCP joins me to talk policy, ducks, Pudelpointers, and what's happening for sportsmen in this great nation. Washington DC may be a swamp, but TRCP can get through it like a Johnboat with a Go-Devil motor.
I stoped at Juggernaut Spainiels to visit Jordan Horak. His new twist on an old training tool will be standard equipment in my kennel from here on out. He didn't just reinvent the wheel, he showed me some proven techniques to yard training that I had not thought possible. Especially for those with limited space. Jordan's success in the Spaniel trial world was built off this idea.
The second part of Johns journey into all things duck!! and I read a few bad reviews from iTunes!
Had a great front porch chat with John. His farm in Northern Michigan sure doesn't look ducky... bet when he floods it, they will come. This guy has figured out how to build his own personal duck factory, yet he has also traveled the globe, chasing waterfowl on three continents. But when it comes down to it, there's no place like home.
Dr. Rollins isn't your average Doctor. But his life's work to keep the Bobwhite quail forever on the landscape could be more important work than most medical doctors in practice today. The Rolling Plains Quail research facility is doing state of the art research into the life and times of the iconic quail of Texas. listen and learn...
I invited RGS's Ben Jones and NBCI's Tom Franklin to hunt doves and talk about conservation, poor shooting, poor habit, and poor membership numbers. Game bird populations are in decline. Hunter numbers are in decline. We need to pick up our game NOW!
Brent and I sit down to talk brass tacks about the journey to develop the upland hunters technical gear, that Brent invisioned for years. It's ready for ordering! We also give a sneak peek into what's next in the Pyke Gear line up.
NAVHDA's president Dave Trahan jump on the phone to swap a few stories and update listeners on what's next with NAVHDA. The membership is soaring,and strategic planning is the way we stay ahead of the curve.
I get two of the best dog trainers that I know, to talk and compare E Collar training for dogs Justin Mcgrail from Black Creek Training Center, and Pete Fisher from Dogtra Collars. Pay attention and try to train your next dog correctly. Because I know you just screwed up the last one!!!
Zsofia Miczek is a dog woman like no other! Starting with a breed that was all but forgotten, she is showing the world, yes the world, how good these dogs can be. Her methods are old school and effective. Zsofia recently flew to the USA and ran 2 dogs in The Utility Test, and knocked it out of the park!! listen and learn. You might need to listen twice to this one.
Del Whitman is one of the rare breeds of true Gunsmiths. everytime I visit his shop, I feel like I am stepping back into time. When Craftsmen were true artists. We take some listener questions and shoot the bull about gun repair and dive into some deep water facts about scatterguns.
Larry has a long background, with a breed that has alot of myths and mystery. We talk about how this dog has developed, improved and still keeps its reputation as a well-balanced hunting, and family dog.
After 3 days of watching the end of our rod tips, we get the recorder out to catch the grove of the cove. Actually, Matt hooked an 80 pounder, and I stuck the harpoon in it. other than that, we just struggled.
Finally got to sit down and swap a few stories with a colorful, funny and serious dogman. Kevin and I met in Nashville for the BHA pint night. We shared a few stories with the crowd, then met at Adam's Ammunition plant to talk a bit more about our life with hunting dogs. Found out that he even has two English Setters! I forgot to ask him if they retrieved???
I squeezed in a trip while visiting the family in Pensacola. The Hardscrabble Plantation is in the part of Florida known as Lower Alabama. Old school pine plantations make for challenging wingshooting. and when in season, migrating Woodcock (probably the ones I missed) from the great white north, make their winter home in some of the nastiest swamp cover I have ever seen.
Got to spend time with a family of falconers, who also rehab injured birds of prey. Nathan Barnes is one of a select few falconers, who is licensed to handle, hunt and rehabilitate Eagles!! They even have a 23-year-old falcon that lives in their family room! and Tyler Webster of B3 joins me to co-host.
This was after the moonshine kicked in, we did a live Instagram. I have know idea what is on this recording. Good thing there are no guidelines for doing a podcast. Cause if there was, we crossed the centerline.
Great conversation with RGS friends after the Pint Night. Why we do what we do. Why we need to do more. Why not join now!!
Audio difficulties forced me to postpone this weeks episode. Just some rambling and a trip down memory lane to the first episode I ever recorded
My buddy Dave Utzinger popped over to visit and help answer a few questions from listeners. We had more fun than a fat man at an all you can eat buffet. Dave brought some moonshine to sample, and the rest is history.
Great info on two organizations that not only support hunters, habitat and wild places. RGS and BHA are fighting our fight. If you sit on the sidelines and wonder what you can do for hunting, conservation and future generations, look no further. We need YOU!!!
Paul and I go deep into all kinds of dogs. From bite dogs to bomb dogs to bird dogs. Paul's background is rare in today's world. Retired from hunting down criminals, and always training bird dogs, Paul shares some stories and knowledge about dog training. We even learn about rat hunting!!