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.
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!
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!!
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!!