I stop by Krystal Creek Kennels for a visit/ free night of lodging, and the next thing ya know, I dig out the recorder after dinner and drinks. Al &Tracey Harmeyer are always fun to visit with. I only wish I lived closer to them. When you join their, Wisconsin NAVHDA chapter, you get real help, even during a pandemic!!
Dr. Seth Bynum goes over some of the most common questions in K9 health and goes down a few rabbit holes with me. be ready for the season, arm yourself with knowledge. You don't have to be a Rocket Scientist to own a dog, but some tip from Seth and some common sense will go a long way!!
Mark Cushing's book Pet Nation hits the store this week. It is a book that will open your eyes to the impact dogs have had on our lives, health, and society! From the backyard to the bedroom and ever the boardroom in some cases. Full of great info for the new or lifelong dog owner.
Brent Pike joins me to talk about Pyke Gear's addition to their website. PGs website has added a PDF file for the traveling wingshooter. Unless you only hunt in your backyard? this will give you some tips and tricks to find more places and birds. then we talk about some of our worst trips and companions that make or break a hunting trip. Finally we hear whats new and next in the Pyke Gear line up!
This is the first time that I have ever interviewed two fellow judges and two apprentice judges after a very long day of following dogs. You will get a feel for how and why we spend our free time evaluating dogs.
Whatever you think you know about bird dogs. May have a bit of truth but listen to the common sense of Justin, to round out your knowledge.
Sean Curran of RGS/AWS helps kick off the largest membership drive of the year. You cant put it off any longer. If you shoot a wild bird in this country, you owe it to the habitat organization that supports that bird. if it's your bird, then it's your duty.
Ever think I could shorten up my intros? This one turned into the entire recording. Actually a listener sent me a list of training myths. So I dove into them with my usual finesse!! enjoy August is almost here...
CZ-USA invited me to attend the SCTP Championship. What an eye-opening experience. 1800 kids competing from around the country. This is the other side of the shotgunning world!!
Austin Choate joins me to introduce the newest product for waterfowlers, from Redneck. Me being a comfort-based hunter in my golden years, I see way more possibilities. Dove, Turkey, and Pigeons. This blind is so well constructed and roomy that I am adding a satellite dish, stove, and frig.
I get asked almost weekly if this breed is all they are cracked up to be. So I called George Decosta, to find out the why. And while we're at it we dig deep into the pro's and the con's Yes popularity can be a con. listen and learn.
The levy is breeching and we need your help with the sandbags. This is a really important episode that requires your thoughts, your input, and your support.
Diver ducks are in a league all their own. Water nesting birds can have all the same struggles that ground-nesting birds face, and a few more. Mike (almost a doctor) Johnson, shares his research with us. Mike has spent more hours in chest waders than most people do in a lifetime. I learned a lot and so will you!!!
What was going to be an update on Taffy's training, turned into one of the best episodes in the last year. Jordan's methods and explanations of training bird dogs hit a home run with me. and it will with you.
Re-release of episode #6 John (Jack) Mercer Patton. Being raised by one of the Greatest Generation, I can't pass on an opportunity to become all ears when they speak.
Morgan Mason just hired into BHA. His passion for veterans combined with his passion for all things hunting made him the best choice to head up the new wing of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers The Armed Forces Initiative. Listen and learn
Jess Johnson is one of the founding members of Artemis. And like the Goddess of the hunt, she slings arrows with the best of them. In mythology, Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and was said to have perfect aim with the bow and arrow. I'm not saying Jess is the daughter of a Greek God... but her parents might have miss named her....
A listener asked if I have ever had an episode on the subject of, what is a Versatile Dog??? So I had my friend and fellow NAVHDA judge (Jeff Jalbert) join me for a long chat on the subject. We start out with a trip down memory lane and bring it around to what we feel about the word versatile. Sit back this is a long one.
Another oldie from the archives. My interview with Rick Smith from his home in Crozier VA. circa 2015 !!
Anna Artz joins me today to share her experience with the Cesky Fousek. Anna is a veterinarian and a wingshooter as well as a senior judge for what may be the smallest breed club in the country. If what I learned from this interview is true, I might own a dog with facial hair again!!
Well even on TV we get more reruns during the COVID 19 era. One of my listeners asked if I could re-release this classic interview. So I thought, what the heck, yes!! If you have any other old favorites, write me a note and we'll see if they can be dug out of the archives.
Kirby and I catch up on all things double barrel. There is just something special about a good gun that has passed through a few hands over a hundred years. It's like shaking hands with the last owner, even if you never met him.
Steve Rinella jumps on the phone to catch up with me and his home town memories. I shoot a couple of listener's questions at him and a canine quiz at the end. The rest is just two friends rambling on about "life"
Mike Hook from the SC Dept. of Natural Resources joins me to update hunters on the latest news and progress of the Bobwhite Quail Initiative. South Carolina might not be a destination for traveling wingshooters yet... The plan is in place and working. Quail are responding to the habitat improvements. I might just sneak down there next year to chase northern woodcock and southern quail.
Joe is a listener that took me to task. After asking folks to write to me about their story/ journey into the uplands, He was one of the first to share his path and passion, and how the dog got him into on the ground habitat work for Pheasants Forever. Enjoy, we'll all be at it again soon.