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The Hunting Dog Podcast

The Hunting Dog Podcast features interviews with friends, family and industry professionals all related to the world of hunting with dogs. Depending upon the time of day, background noises of beers opening and ice clinking may be evident. please grab a drink and join us!!!
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Mar 23, 2017

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!!!!

Mar 15, 2017

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.

Mar 9, 2017

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.

Mar 1, 2017

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.

Feb 23, 2017

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.

Feb 21, 2017

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.

Feb 10, 2017

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..

Jan 21, 2017

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.

Jan 14, 2017

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.

Jan 7, 2017

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.

Dec 26, 2016

On our first Xmas away from the north, We enjoyed the holiday, "Southern Style" We turned on the recorder, at my Daughters house in Pensacola. Or as the locals call it Southern Alabama. Enjoy and have a great new year!!!

Dec 17, 2016

Reid Bryant joins the podcast to talk about his position at Orvis. yes, he gets to travel and hunt for free. Besides that he is an avid wingshooter even without his day job. We talk a bit about travel, learning to shoot, collecting old double guns. and why I may not get the job of Reid's boss. 

Dec 12, 2016

George Hickox is a nationally known dog trainer. Not only in the world of sporting dogs,but just as well know for his work with police and military canines.getting his first bird dog before he was big enough to carry a shotgun, George brings decades of experience to the training world. From field trial champions to special forces combat ready dogs. We learn alot about what to do, but even more important, what not to do. If you dont take something away from this episode?? sell your guns and find a new home for your dog.

Dec 10, 2016

Tom Dokken has a lifetime of dog training behind him, but it wasnt until the 90s that he developed the Dead Fowl Trainer. It changed the game for many,when it came to the market. Today, its still the one piece of training equipment that just about everybody uses when they are serious about getting their dog to do a better job retrieving. We learn a few of Tom's training tips, and get a teaser about something he has been working on that will change the game again!!!! coming this spring.  Sorry I was sworn to secrecy, but I will have Tom on again when it's ready to unveil.

Dec 10, 2016

Tom Dokken has a lifetime of dog training behind him, but it wasnt until the 90s that he developed the Dead Fowl Trainer. It changed the game for many,when it came to the market. Today, its still the one piece of training equipment that just about everybody uses when they are serious about getting their dog to do a better job retrieving. We learn a few of Tom's training tips, and get a teaser about something he has been working on that will change the game again!!!! coming this spring.  Sorry I was sworn to secrecy, but I will have Tom on again when it's ready to unveil.

Dec 3, 2016

 Johnathan O'Dell, small game biologist from Arizona game and fish, comes on the show to talk about the opportunities that wait for wingshooters in the Grand Canyon state. You wont believe some of the stats we get from him. 3 species of dove and more quail species than I knew existed. In a state that is 60% PUBLIC LAND!!!!

Nov 21, 2016

Dan Priest owner of Q5 vests, spends some time talking about his passion for perfection in producing the best hunting vest you have ever imagined. And some great info on quail hunting in Arizona. Along with his involvement with introducing youngsters to the outdoors thru  Arizona Outdoor Adventures.

Nov 18, 2016

Paul Wilson is a real honest to goodness dogman.He learned his trade from cleaning kennels, all the way to a Huntsman for many clubs. From the UK to Rome and on to North America. Paul shares many stories from his life with hounds and terriers. When you hear about the French hunting traditions... you will be shocked!!  we even cover a bit about my wife's Corgis.

Oct 30, 2016

Robert Hillard talks with me about his book "A Season on the Allegheny."  Rob, his dog Hunter, and some human friends make for an interesting, historical and sometimes comical story of one full hunting year in the Allegheny forest. From geese to grouse and ducks to deer... if you like a hunting story laced with history, this one is a must read.

Oct 22, 2016

Had a great talk with Jim Wood, executive chef at Antlers bar and grill. He owns a Vizsla and a Braque Francais. He can help us get the most out of our wild game. He also is featured on Michigan Out of Doors television. Raised by a Father that is a custom rifle builder, he had two choices, so, he lets his dad make fine guns and he makes fine cuisine.

Oct 7, 2016

Rick Noble is the Pro Staff Manager for Ruff Tough Kennels. He brings years of experience to the table from his background in saftey with NASCAR and years as police K-9 handler. Now with his first fully trained Lab(Nitschke) We cover alot of subjects, from family heirloom guns, duck and goose hunting, and why NASCAR drivers all have hot wives!!!   And let me know,if you old enough to figure out where Rick came up with his dogs name??

Oct 2, 2016

This was recorded in Wyoming after we wrapped up an episode of Meateater, with my friend Steve Rinella. Not a lot of dog info but more of a wrap up of the hunt. 3 nights in a tent was plenty for this old fart. On day four, Bravo and Artie were finished. Oscar the young dog had to pick up the slack.

Sep 5, 2016

Matt Delorenzo spends some time with me talking French Britts, mountain hunting, guiding, and how not to leave your Dad watch your dogs while your away from home. Great episode with a New York state hunter.

Aug 24, 2016

Wade Kisner and his three boys make some great content on You Tube with Wades "Free" dog. Sweet Lou was delivered by the stork with no warning. And turned into a great Setter by anyone's standard. Adding a second Setter to the family and making upland hunting shows that tell a story, are some of the subject that we talk about.  Enjoy this episode, but dont run out and hire a camera crew.. just yet.

Aug 19, 2016

Jim Ciardelli, gives us the inside scoop on what may be the best of the west. Idaho has many species of upland birds as well as a great flyway for waterfowlers. Jim and his Griffons hike the high and low countryside of of Idaho, from private ranches to public lands. He never runs out of places to chase birds. Some are right in his backyard, where he has self imposed limits on daily take, to ensure the birds will always be there for his dogs.

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