This is a recording of a power point demo that Dr Sarah gave our training group. Its a little hard to hear at times.( there were hands on portions that took her away from the recorder) Dr. Sarah does cover alot of everyday stuff that we can encounter with our Dogs in the field and home. I'm sure you'll find a piece or two of good info to take with you in the field this year.
Eric Ellis is the regional biologist for the Ruff Grouse Society. We talk habitat, policy, dogs, guns, and the movement to sell off public lands, right here in my backyard of Michigan!! I thought that was a Western State issue until now!! We better be watching our elected officials, or things that are currently working in our benefit, may vanish.
Dog hunters need to unite, and thru RGS and other hunter/dog friendly organizations, we can help to ensure future generations the enjoyment of hunting with dogs. We can get all the new young folks and older first time hunters to join our ranks, but without a place to do it? what will we have??
Aaron jumps in to everything with both feet. From Ironman competitions to training his first GSP. A first year hunter,who already has a Dakota trip under his belt. He and "Spokes " have earned a prize 1 NA score, and a few legs towards AKC Master hunter. This guy will carry the torch for the next generation of upland/waterfowl dog loving hunters.
Bob Plott carries on the family traditions from his great-great-great grandfather who sailed to the Americas in 1750 with 5 dogs from Germany. To settle in the Carolinas and establish the most well known breed of big game dogs,that helped to settle the frontier. Hunting with a Plott Hound is like shaking hands with history
Justin Daily and his best friend/Lab named Loney, hits the the waterfowl,dove, quail and pigeons of sunny southern California. He's the next generation of young, dog loving hunters, who put there time in the fields and marshes. His Grandparents family traditions, more so than parental guidance, lead him into this great life that we all share.
Mike and I talk about his hunting opportunities in California, his Dad and Grandpa helping to shape his passion, and his obsessive hunting addiction. he pushes the limit when it comes to marital bliss vs. hunting season. and we talk about a covey of quail that his family has been chasing for over 20 years!!
Robin Watson gives us the low down on English Labs and his life long passion of working,breeding,testing and hunting with Labs,Cockers and Spainels. From 5 years old he has been involved with the hunting lifestyle. Now here in the USA Robin is the managing director of canine operations for British Gundogs on a 7000 acre training and hunting facility. Listen and learn
Very interesting way to hunt turkeys. Tracey is a well rounded hunter. So well rounded he uses his dogs to pursue his favorite upland bird. I will be trying this in the fall!!! might get my first Michigan turkey. We also talk about a couple of dogs that Tracey bought from me when I was a very novice breeder. He may join in the class action law suit with many others who got some of my first pups.
A short thank you from me, and a short talk on how lucky we all are to see our dogs thru their entire life cycle. So many times I read a note about how people's dogs have passed. I reflect on how, if were lucky,we get to experience this many times. and a new promo to get stories from YOU and have them read on a future podcast. I will be back in full podcast mode soon. Just had a little thing call work that screwed of my recording schedule. Thanks for listening
Floyd Green brings 30 plus years of mountain lion hunting experience to the table. This is not a sport for the weak of body, mind, or soul, in fact one might think of lion hunting as going back in time to when man first bonded with the dog and they hunted game capable of killing man or dog. But together, man and hound can best em, (almost all the time) Floyd will go as far as to jam a large branch in the lions face to get it to bite down on that, instead of one of his dogs heads. Now that a dog loving man, in my opinion.
I talked with Paul Mcgagh. and learned so much about English Cockers and Spainels that I can hardly wait to get one. Paul has a deep background in both Cockers and Spainels, so much that I'm ready to put a deposit on one. We learn about the history, and ability of this very old breed. You might think I'm kidding, but this is one of my favorite interviews ever. its a little long, but I couldn't bear the thought of ending this conversation. Paul lives a life that revolves around trialing,hunting, training, and mostly loving hunting dogs. We talk about picking puppies and picking a dog for breeding. and what we look for most in a hunting dog.
Konrad Schmit former pro baseball player turned chuckar hunting addict. Konrad spends the bulk of his fall hiking throughout Nevada. After hunting behind his friends two GWPs, Konrad started to search for his own dog. These days Konrad and Earl his German Wirehair, put the smack down on chuckar. All over the abundant public lands of Nevada.
Marty jumped in to bird dogs in spite of living in an apartment and getting a dog from a Craigs List add. The odd were against him, but Marty did everything needed to enjoy his Brittany that turn out to be a Springer!! He hunts Illinois public land for pheasants and dove. Proof that a good dog is a good dog. My hats off to Marty and all is efforts to do what we all love. Just proves what desire and a good dog can do for anyone.
Hank Shaw spends some time with us, to teach us a few things about what to do, and what not to due, when we cook are upland birds, rabbits, and waterfowl. This podcast could be called to pluck,or not to pluck. Apparently I have been wasted alot of tasty skin over the years. I admit, I hate plucking birds, but that's gonna change starting now!!!
Pay attention and take notes on this very informative episode. Hanks books, Duck Duck Goose, and Buck Buck Moose, are the only books you need to enjoy your wild game to Haute Cuisine... Trust me
A great chat with David Schmidt. Dave and some friends decided to make there own TV show, featuring hounds!!! never before done,and may never be again. Dave Shares some of the adventures and rabbit holes that they encountered. Now he helps run the National Hound and Tree Dog Association. Dog hunters everywhere need to support each other. Sometimes because we join DU or RGS we think we are protecting our hunting right along with protecting habitat. Wrong!!!!! There are folks sneaking around our flanks that would stop us from using our dogs for every interest. Lets pay attention and lock arms.
Fritz Heller approaches grouse hunting with an eye for detail. Along with his brother they have over 200 spots to hunt the king of the woods. And he does it with Labs!!! yeah a dog most known for ducks and pheasants. Listen as Fritz shares a few secrets about how he has averaged almost 5 flushes an hour over a several year span. We also talk about his non typical choice of shotguns, and how his dad passed up on the occasional grouse while pheasant hunting. in his words.."son we are pheasant hunters" Fritz has strayed away from those days. And if you like Utube videos? check out the Grouse Commander series. Fritz and friends have that down as good as there bird hunting.
Perry and Blaine head south to visit Frank Verret, in the deep south. To chase the wintering Woodcock. 80% of central flyway woodcock head to Louisiana. The boys found out that 80% of the usual hunting ground is under water. But good rubber boots,good food, and good friends can win the days. Poor phone lines made for poor audio. I suggest listening with headphones on if you want to understand Frank's Cajun speak and Blaine's Yankee accent.
John Rex Gates, is one of the most accomplished Trainer/Handlers of Field Trial dogs in North America."Born into it",as John says. At an age where most of us might have been experiencing our first summer of school vacation. John Rex was traveling with his Dad from Georgia to the Canadian prairies, with dozens and dozens of dogs getting their feet wet on wild birds. He is a true legend among dog people, his love of dogs comes through loud and clear.
Justin and I recap some of his month of guiding in Montana. Then answer some listener questions about training that did not showing up when we hunt wild birds. We also cover snake avoidance and applying that to porcupines,deer and how to do that in the field. Boots for dogs with pad problems, and one of the biggest problems we as bird hunters can face...GUNSHY issues. and a comparison to great dogs and Holly Holm, the new women's bantam weight UFC champion. enjoy and please rate and comment on itunes
We almost lost Sage grouse hunting!!! I talk with Ed Arnett from TRCP. He is a Western bird hunter, and Senior Scientist for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Ed gives us the low down on what it means to all of us, when a animal is listed on the endangered species list. We cover lots of other topics including habitat, DU, PH,QU, and how we hunters all need to get more involved,even if its with a few more dollars. Also about flushing dogs range control,and Ed training his labs to search for wind turbine killed bats!! Audio has more than a few problems, but hell its free!!! Though you could help us out with a rating and comment on Itunes..
Quickie Podcast... I talk about some of the points that Steve Rinella brought up in my last podcast. Truth be told, anything done with your dog is a plus!!! If you listened last night and didnt hear the song??? Well thats my poor editing and production skills. I reloaded the correct file and the song will be at the end, around 14 minutes. If you would, give the podcast a rating and review on Itunes...please and thank you.
This is a short follow up to the last podcast I did with Steve Rinella. and a sneak peak/listen to the song I wrote (sort of) about hunting with our dogs
And to be clear. I would rather have a bad day with my dogs than a good day doing anything else. I have in my will, that I want to be buried with whatever dog is is oldest in my kennel at the time of my demise. I know that sounds weird,but lets just say, there is a rainbow bridge for people and dogs??? I'm not showing up without one!!!!
A great conversation with Mat Cervantes. He owns a Small Munsterlaner that he got while stationed in Germany. We talk about the differences in how we hunt here, and how it is done in Europe. We cover testing, training, breeding. and how serious hunting is taken by our counterparts across the pond. You will come away with a different perspective. What I took away from this episode was, we might need to pay more attention to what we take for granted,and what we should strive for. And not to be a broken record, please go to Itunes subscribe, rate the show,and leave a review. the fluffy dogs are gaining on us!!! Thanks so much Ron
I have a great conversation with Steve Snell from Gun Dog Supply, We cover tons of equipment and great hunting stories. From boots to vest, GPS, training collars, first aid, a little how to.. and a great story on saving one dog and almost losing another in the Texas brush country. You will learn something for sure on this one. Steve and family operate GDS as their parents have since 1972. They test everything they sell. and by that I mean Steve hunts over 100 day a year with wide ranges of dogs. According to Steve.. "these are considered work days" I call bull on that... enjoy. And please if you listen on I tunes, leave us a rating and review. I hate it when the fluffy dog podcasts, get higher ratings than HUNTING dogs.
I chat with Camille Rice. She was born into a Weimaraner family back in the day, when she,her brother and Dad drove a few minutes outside the city limits of Detroit to drop ringneck pheasants over the family's Weims. We discuss that, and many other details of a dog breed that had a good start in this country, followed by a bad reputation in the sporting dog world. With her and some other great breeders and the"Hunting Weimaraner Alliance" They are going to put the Weim back in its rightful place. We also date ourselves by the phrase "older than color film" and touch on Cam's battle not only to be accepted as an early women State Trooper, but an even bigger challenge to find a dog trainer that would even talk to a lady, let alone a Women and her Weim.