Josh Miller from Riverstone Kennels, joins us this week to talk all things Labrador! As a professional trainer, and breeder, Josh has to make tough descions when it comes to what dogs make the team. Listen and learn. This information can apply to any breeding program.
I was with the Colonel dove hunting when he was 94. I could only hope to have a life as full as this American hero. Jack passed recently and it brought a flood of memories, one of them was that I interviewed him eight years ago. Enjoy and remember!
This picks up where we left off. Alberto is bringing two dogs to the big dance this year!
I just had the pleasure of meeting Alberto and Adrian while I was in Pennsylvania. Not only are these two the next generation of upland hunters, they are taking it to the next level. Emigrating to the United States was the start of their journey. From learning the language to learning how to train dogs. Everything was new to them. This year Alberto will be taking two dogs to the Invitational test. And if I was a betting man........
OnX hunt invited me to be on a panel of folks that have vast years of experiance with many breeds. We go round robin, answering some tough questions on what we think is, and has been or favorite breeds. What they excell and what they dont...
Mark Peterson grew up in Michigan, working the orchards and chasing birds when he finished his chores. That work ethic formed both of his career paths. Mark and his Dad took their upland hunting to a level most will only dream about. Together in one season the traversed North America with their dogs and hunted every species of upland game. The people, places, dogs and birds made this the trip of a lifetime.
I was invited to attend the Canadian Valley QF banquet. True to form, I made some new friends, found some new places to hunt and learned a lot about the oldest game bird in the United States!
Mike Mapes started helping a few friends with re-homing their dogs. it turns out, there are lots of good dogs that need a second chance. When people found out what Mike could do for them, the word spread. There are alot of dogs that are more, or sometimes less than their owners bargained for. Mike takes those dogs and turns the corner for them. It just shows that there is always a path for potential!!
This episode is a plea, to get more advocacy from hunters to think about what the birds need, not what we need.
If you shoot a wild bird in this country, you need to support the habitat organization that support those birds. Period!!!
Phil Francone from Meindl USA set me up with a pair of boots last summer. They were everything I could hope for. If "miles equals birds" then "Meindl's equals miles"
Jeff Funke joins me to talk about the VHDF. Building a better mouse trap can be difficult, but a few dedicated people found that it was possible. The Versatile Hunting Dog Federation wanted to bring better clarity to the judgement of the versatile hunting dog. For breeders and buyers, the more details in test scores will be invaluable when making decisions. The better the test. The better the dog!!
Andrew Wayment likes to write about his beloved dogs and his beloved family. So when I scheduled this interview, I also invited his brother Shawn,"The Bird Dog Doc" to join in the conversation. These two brothers share their Upland hunting and Fly fishing passion, to a point that few ever do.
I will be attending the Canadian Valley ( in Oklahoma) Quail Forever chapter banquet at the end of this month. This is a little primer to the event. If you are anywhere near and want to see why we get together, why we have banquets and why we love quail, then put March 31st on your schedule!
This episode is a to-fer We visit with Mark from Norse Retrievers and Blue Picardy's. Say that again?? In the first half we talk Labs and training, trialing and breeding. Then we switch up to learn about a very rare breed in North America. The Blue Picardy Spaniel (it's a pointing breed) and quite versatile too.
Mike Amman joins us from Pheasant Fest to talk about an exciting habitat project that is helping one of our favorite game birds. Sharptails have been in the Dairy state forever, but they needed some help. The Wisconsin Sharptail Grouse Society is working to ensure they will be on the landscape forever. Ryan Callahan joins us in the conversation, to help spread the word.
Listen and play with a few of my Patrons form our last Zoom room. No fact checking or cheating! See if you know anything about dogs, guns, alcohol or just general hunting knowledge. if you come to Pheasant Fest and show me at least 5 of your correct answers, I will give you an assortment of bling for the show.
Ed Arnett has been on this show a few times. This one will will cover everything from Habitat to Hunting and why Ed is NOT renewing his NAVHDA membership! And I am not going to try and change his mind!!!
Travis Frank joins me to talk all about his journey with his own dog. Filming hunts for a decade without the pressure of bring your own dog, gave Travis a new perspective on what we all go through. His first hunting dog proved to be a challenge that he took on, and succeeded! We also touch on a lot of training tips, as well as a deep dive into what we'll both be doing at Pheasant Fest and next season. Your gunna love this one!!!!
Glen Goldthorpe is introducing a website that will assist the gun dog community. After a very successful launch in the UK. Glenn brings his passion to hunting dogs, to help hunters connect with breeders and visa versa. We talk about everything dog, dog training and hunting. comparing notes and finding the common ground between two continents.
Jared Wicklund joins me to talk P Fest, his season, my season and your season and whats in store for habitat across the country.
From Mountian grouse to Minnesota woodcock, we get a season recap from two fellas that hit it hard all year. And they just happen to work for the company that helps us all find places to hunt. Andrew and Ben are the traveling wingshooters from OnX hunt.
Heather and Trent Hardy have become close friends of mine in a few short years. They tag team the fields, water and birds, as much as any young couple does. traveling wingshooting is probably their favorite adventure. Making friends and memories all along the way!
Thomas Appel joins us to talk versatility and performance of his favorite breed. The German Wachtelhund has been around a long time, but I'll bet most of you have never seen one, let alone hunted over one. This will give you an insight to a medium size dog with a large dog heart! Thomas is also the first person in North America to go through the process of becoming the first DWNA certified judge for the club.
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Have a great Holiday! Thanks for all your support Jan will start the ninth year of this podcast!!
Glenn Blackwood stopped in the kennel to share some news, some stories and share a holiday drink. We answer all the questions that a bird hunter thinks about. Should I get another dog? Should I travel more to wing shoot or stay home? and what is the perfect way to enjoy rye whiskey and still support conservation?