Finally did the episode that folks have been asking me for three years.. Dale Merritt has been hunting and breeding pointing labs for 25 years. We talk about the history, and the future of the pointing Lab in America. It was a real eye opener for me. Let me know if this was something you have wondered about as long as I have.....
Criags latest book is a good read,makes me feel like an underachiever when it come to adventures with my dogs. Along with his quirky habit of never going on a hunting trip without a package of Oreo cookies for him and his dogs, he also has an obsession with a 1960 Land Rover. Also know for wearing breeks and a tie on the season opener. And to top it off, Craig shoots most of his birds with a .410 shotgun.
I have been waiting to get Tom Keller to join me to talk about wild pheasant restocking in Pennsylvania. He is a busy man back in the Keystone state. Starting off studying American Woodcock, then jumping into the pheasant relocation program. In 1971 PA residents harvested 1.2 million ringnecks. Those days are long gone, but there maybe to hope on the horizon. This year PA held the first wild ringneck hunt in almost a couple decades. And to top things off the state is working on habitat to try bringing the Bobwhite quail back in a few years down the road. he is also a dogless hunter of grouse and woodcock. Talk about a guy that likes a challenge. We even talk a little about black bears
Justin takes lion hunting to a level that I was not aware of. Besides the snow, the mountains, and always on the watch for a pack of timber wolves. Justin treats his pack much like us bird hunters treat our babies. But lion dogs are gritty, gutsy, and at times fearless. We upland hunters can call it quits when the limit is reached or the sun gets low in the sky,but Justin has to stay with his pack no matter what. That could mean all night. In fact he mybe as gritty as his hounds.