The sub-title of my favorite magazine says it all. We get the background story on what it takes to keep wingshooters occupied all year long. The stories that hunters have been telling for hundreds of years, and some damn nice pictures as well.
Dave Miller from CZUSA joins me from the road to talk missing and hitting. What we can to do to improve our percentage on the range and in the field. And a little info on Garmin's newest piece of magic. Garmin can always tell you where your dog is, now they can tell you why we miss targets made of clay or feathers.!!
The North American model of conservation is a bragging point of hunters here in the States. Although, we could learn a little from our fellow hunters in Germany. When hunters step into the woods over there, the one rule that cant be overlooked is, you must have a trained dog to help recover a wounded animal. It doesnt matter if its a rabbit or a roe deer, woodcock or wild boar. You have to make every effort to recover that resource!! Thats conservation!
Ben Jones returns to the show, giving us a look in the rear view mirror along with a brighter look out the windshield. 2020 was tough on conservation, but lessons learned and forward thinking help RGS to keep their eye on the prize. As we know HABITAT in the prize. With that as the focus, the iconic king of the woods will be eluding us for future generations.
All kids want a dog, and just like that, Janis Putelis became a houndsmen. Well there's a bit more to the story. Janis and Mingus are in the process of becoming a team. Let's just say that the Meateater crew is going to the dogs!!
Shannon Smith started her life with dogs many years ago. She's a women who found nothing could stop her. She also likes a challenge. Taking her hunting/trial champion Labrador into the Michigan woods, and learning what it would take to turn a great duck dog into a solid blood tracker, helping hundreds of deer hunters
Jay Crafter started with the British Army, his service didn't end in the Middle East. He took his trade and his love of dogs and turned the tide of poaching in Africa. His company is Invictus K9 helps the conservation efforts all across the continent of Africa.
Justin McGrail stops by the kennel to do another Q&A episode. Then we let all the cats out of the bag with the announcement of our 15-month filming project. The Upland Institute is an online dog training school specializing in pointing dogs. The landing page is up for all interested folks to sign-up. Check out Upland Institute.com
John Johnston from Kinross Kennels join me to talk English Labs and Irish Setters. And a lot about training all dogs. This one is a keeper!
Chad Waligura didn't let a terrible accident stop him from doing what he loves. After becoming a quadriplegic 34 years ago, Chad never considered letting that stop his passion for the outdoors and his dogs. He runs Able Outdoors, helping others see that they can continue their passions!
When you have spent your entire life with dogs, eventually something gives. Jim Lawless wanted to find out what his best dogs could do. He put his best dogs together and... well listen up and find out what he has come up with!!!
Phil Swain is one of the most knowledgeable judges and most dedicated members of the NAVHDA. We break down the Utility Test with an emphasis on our years of judging and hunting experiences. We also throw in a bunch of stories of our worst test days. As NAVHDA judges we have to run our dogs too!! and it doesn't always go as we planned!
Ed Arnett from TRCP checks in to talk about 2020/2021 and the subjects we need to pay attention to. We get a little political, but fall back on the subject of his next dog. Life long Labrador guy gets Pudlepointer curious!
Dan Holder joins me to talk about his path in the outdoors. We cover a lot of ground including his love of guns, dogs, and food. His career at CZ-USA and his pointing poodle! Not a Pudel Pointer, a Pointing Poodle. Really I am not making this up!!
Great episode with three of the best grouse hunters that I know. And their dogs aren't bad either. We wrap up the 2020 season with some good intel and some great stories!