Beside being a long time NAVHDA judge, Bob started NAPPA The North American Pudelpointer Alliance. Along with a handful of concerned owners and breeders of one of the truly versatile breeds, they formed a group of like minded breeders that set their own goals and standards.
The alliance has turned out amazing hunting companions to hunters all across America. The philosopy of NAPPA is one to aspire to. Over the years these dedicated breeders continue to raise the bar on themselves, and the test results speak loud and clear. We also go through many of our favorite times in the NAVHDA organization. and we review his new book " Breeding&Training Versatile Hunting Dogs-For Hunting and Hunt Tests"
I am a total fan of combat sports, I talked with a legend of the UFC. Chad is a world class wrestler, and UFC competitor. but more importantly he is a hunter at heart. His upbringing in the outdoors may be why he has what it take to step into the Octagon. From an early age, he was either competing or following his Dad in the mountains of California chasing deer.
Great talk with Courtney about the breed she hunts, trains, and tests. The German Longhaired pointer is a sleeper in this country, but in Europe it has proven itself to be a true versatile hunting companion. Along with being the breed warden for Deutsch Langharr North America, Courtneyis also the Hunting Heritage Program manager for Pheasants Forever. We get into the nuts and bolts of the breed and her mission with Pheasants Forever.
I still need to pinch myself, that I was able to spend time with a legend of the dog training world. Delmar was born into a world that most,or all of us can't wrap our minds around. A life of working with animals and the natural world. His simple approach to training has brought him fame, but his approach to life is what made him who he his. A true dogman and a true people person. If i never do another interview, I will have zero regrets. Enjoy
This interview was inspiring, in fact, it helped me rethink my own passions for dogs and birds. Randy lost most of his right leg to cancer about 9 years ago, but he never lost his drive or his passion for bird hunting. he is NOT a handicapped hunter!!!! He is a true sportsman with a will to continue, his motto is "get busy living" It might be karma, but he finally has a Setter that retrieves to hand!!!!
I hit the record button during our (almost monthly) card game. A bunch of my NAVDA training/hunting buddies, tell a few stories about first dogs, best dogs, and who's the worst wingshot. might be some PG13 language. and not politically correct dog stories.
Matt Davis is a hardcore chuckar and upland hunter. He is also the sales and marketing VP. of MTN OPS. We talk about the company he works for and the company he keeps in the field. His dogs Reload and Avery make the dynamic dual of hunting the high west.
I have been waiting a long time to get Kirby on the podcast. My passion for old double guns has been growing.Kirby Hoyt is my go-to guy for stepping into the next level of shooting heritage firearms. When you hold a scattergun that has history,lore, and a feel of art, it makes the upland experiance even better.
One of my favorite conversations ever. Randy Newberg is known for his elk hunting in the Rocky Mountains, but what what most people dont know is he has a grouse obsession that overwhelms him. He is known for stopping a elk stalk to arrow his favorite table fare. growing up in northern Minnesota, he gathered more grouse for the cook pot than most of us will ever harvest. When it comes to tactics he might say." If they act like rabbits, treat em like rabbits"
Seth drives over to the kennel with one of his dogs, and we dig deep into his favorite breed. The Braque Francais not a French Shorthair!! We dig into the Clubs of rare breeds, and talk about the reasons we choose a breed that is not well known in the uplands of the USA