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!!
I really liked getting into the Paleo side of hunting with dogs. Brett is about as hardcore about trailing lions and bears, as the country that he hunts. New Mexico can be a rough, drying and unforgiving a place. Brett has lived and hunted off the grid more than most folks. Great stories about dogs, mules and rattlesnakes, oh, and the occasional lion.
This was probably the best Q&A we have done so far. Listen,learn and apply this to your dog training.
Another epic Q&A with the best dog trainer I have ever met. We dive into listeners questions. Justin is that trainer who walks the walk. No shortcuts, no miracles, no bullshit. Simply the guy who trains for the love of dogs, and helps you get to the field with your dog for a day's hunting.
This time I visit Bob in person. We go a little deeper into the breed, breeding, breed clubs and all things rare breed. He even let me borrow a young dog for a seminar!! Some people won't lend you their truck. Bob Farris's picture should be in the dictionary under "Dogman"
This episode gave me the green light to try chukar hunting. At 74 years young, he hunts all season in Oregon. he uses shorthairs, carries his shotgun on a sling and a camera in his hand. if Chuckar hunting was a martial art, John would be a 5th-degree black belt.
When Anna dipped her toe into the upland world, she had no idea what it would bring. She is a now the mom to four bird dogs, competitive sport clays shooter. CZ USA Ambassador and NSCA & NRA shooting instructor. See what happens when you love dogs!!
Lost episode and two important announcements. I talked with the CEO of AyA shotguns last fall,
Anthony Hauck, Director of public relations for Pheasant & Quail forever, joins me for a great conversation about all things habitat and all things English Cocker. I will be hunting Minnesota this year!!!
The Michigan NAVHDA guys got together for a card game. As usual, no cards were dealt, but a lot of stories were dealt throughout the evening. Just what a group of dog loving friends do in the offseason.
MUCC has been fighting for sportsmen since the 1930s. if only all states had such a group in their state capitol, hunters across the country would be more informed, more united, and we would have a voice that supports our passions nationally. Pay attention and get involved.
After walking my backwoods with Ben Schram and Rod Denning, we sat down in the kennel to talk about timber practice and conservation. Ben's Wirehairs and the saying here in grouse country. "Habitat starts at the edge of a chainsaw"
So glad I was able to get Bill on the microphone. At NAVHDAs 50th annual meeting, Bill gives us a snapshot of his 40 years as member and judge. growing up just miles from where we recorded this, it made me long to get in a time machine to see Bill shoot at his first duck from right outside the hotel window. Enjoy
I had Robin on the show a few years ago. He is now in North Carolina and bringing his methods to the eyes of many. This one was done at his new facility, I had a look-see around his place and then sat down for a Q&A about training dogs with an Old World style. I will be having Robin on again in the future.
Lots of driving,lots of laughs and how to pass a NAVHDA test with only a few hours to practice. I traveled to the Tarheels Chapter to run Bravo in a UPT test. afterwards, we cleaned out the bird pens with a fun hunt. Taffy and Rodney got to find some birds, flushing style. The we used some proper dogs to fill the cooler with birds. With a few beers down,we hit the record button.
I squeaked out a little time to talk with my old friend and employee. We also had Bob St. Pierre from Pheasants Forever join us. Steve came to Pheasant Fest to deliver a fantastic keynote speach about what we all care deeply about.
Morgan was hired as a new creative editor for Meateater Inc. At long last, dogs and birds will be one of the many new facets we will be seeing featured, within the nations best hunting network!! We chat about his beginnings and current love of the uplands.
Todd returns to the show, and we talk Spaniels. Springers, Cockers and more.A bit about field trialing, hunting, training and why these little powerhouses can make you smile. and why some make you cry. Just like all things in the dog world. Todd brings real common sense to training dogs.
I invited a few folks up to my room after the NAVHDA judges workshop. We swap stories from our collective memories. Worst dogs, worst days, and the reason why we do what we do. Its all about having fun and making friendships for life.
This was a quick picnic table interview from last year. I was judging in Minnesota and got to sit down for a few minutes with Kirk Sunquist and Frank Spaeth. They are two of NAVHDAs earliest members and judges. Wish we could have spent more time recording, old stories about old friendships are the foundation of the hunting dog community.
This age group of hunters may just pick up the slack in hunter numbers. A.J.DeRosa started with a simple idea, and its making a difference in the R3 movement. Starting with one short film, Project Upland has grown to be a force in the world of young hunters. The message is beautifully captured in the dozens of films that capture the essence of upland hunting.
We sat down with Pheasant Forever CEO Howard Vincent, Ruffed Grouse Society CEO Ben Jones and Wisconsin's R3 coordinator Emily Lehl. We cover the efforts needed for hunters recruitment (which means the future of wildlife conservation in North America) Hunter dollars make-up 80% of the funding for conservation. When the Boomers age out of hunting, we will need the next wave of hunters to follow in our steps. R-3 can help that become a reality.