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.
Play along and try to get yourself on a future episode. If you get 5 or more correct. write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Play along with the whole gang, and see if you know more about the five pillars of Upland hunters. Which are Dogs, Birds, Guns, Tobacco and Alcohol......
After four days of sub zero wind chill weather. The Gang from White Lake Lodge warm up with some drinks and stories from and epic trip in South Dakota.
John Wade is a professional dog trainer, sometimes dog fixer. The one thing that does'nt vary, is how dogs learn. Listen up and apply some of John's tip and tricks.
Ruf and I get to take a trip together. We're took off from Wisconsin early Wednesday morning this week and well, laughs, hunts and a few beers in between ensue. Enjoy!
I invited Boss Ammo, Gunner Kennels and Garmin to test their Dog related knowledge. Turns out I needed to make them all multiple choice!!! Play along and let me know if you got more than 5 correct. You may be on the next one!!
I stopped by Pyke Gear to pick up a few new items, and brought the microphone and beer to catch up with Brent. A few updates on gear followed by a run down of our season so-far with our young pups. never enough time, never enough birds, should be the title of this episode.
I hit a milestone Bday today. So while I was feeling nostalgic, I found an old photo album and it had my first hunting license in it. That brought back a flood of memories, and I wanted to share one with you!
Terry Wilson is running for VP of The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. It doesn't happen very often, but occasionally one of the rank and file members steps up to throw their name in the hat. Terry lays out his platform and vision for the future of NAVHDA. Listen up and be able to say "I VOTED"
Two first time bird hunter, drove from Florida to Michigan's UP. why would some try the impossible? Well there is an old saying about something being wasted on the young.... Evan and Amanda had alot of firsts on this trip. Listen up and count the first for yourself!
Trevor Hubbs joins me to talk recruitment. No not,"you" joining the Military, the Military joining you in the fields, woods and lakes of this country that they protect, even after they fight a war!!
Rachel Willard decided to jump into the dog world with both feet! her husband Andrew became her cheering section. It all paid off for the opening season in Montana. So much so, that they just got another pup to add to the family.
Last trip to ND, I kept the recorder on the picnic table. That way those short stories that never make an episode can be saved. This is what we all do and wish we could do again, or forget....
We did this around the kitchen table, while we were on the great plains in search of Sharptails.
Congrats to you if your score is higher than Trents???
Greg Blair from Purina joins me in Wisconsin to talk about all the different venues there are for bird dog lovers like us! This was the day that I ran Tagus in his NA test. Greg got to watch us in the field and water portions then we took a break and chatted about how all the styles of testing and trialing come together.
Our second episode of HDP Trivia. Play along and see if you beat the pros. Chances are you can!!
I invited Justin McGrail back to the microphone to help with some of your training questions and issues. You will want to listen though this one a couple of times!!
Justin, is without question, one of only a small handfull of trainer that focuses on training dogs to handle wild birds in wild places. His methods are proven and backed up with 30 plus years of helping you get the most out of your dog.
Nick Green from MUCC (Michigan United Conservation Club) joins me to talk policy, advocacy, the possible expansion of Fort Grayling and what we can and should be doing. And of course updates on our dogs!!!
It's been a few years since Todd was on the show. I always learn a few new tricks when I talk with him. We talk about everything from when to start training, to when to stop, (the answer is never!) Molding a pup early is a key factor. The proof comes in the hunting season.
Land Tawney joins me to catch up on the latest news.
From losing conservation dollars to losing 50 million acres of grass. But, its not all doom and gloom. We can do something about,and as hunters we do have a VOICE so use yours!!!!
This is the first installment of HDP Trivia. Once a month (maybe more down the road) I will replay these trivia nights for all you to test your knowledge. And who knows, maybe one day you will be on the show!!
James and Luke Jubran started Smile Outdoors. it is a series of books aimed towards kids reading about the wild world we love. Lets be honest ( I helped raise three kidos) getting kids into the outdoors can be at a minimum, complicated. So how about reading to to them, and teaching them the alphabet, using books written and designed by hunters. It's like imprinting a love of the natural world to them without a backpack or car seat!
Paul and Chad from Brays Island Plantation, joined me last winter to describe what it takes to build a paradise for upland hunters. A little history, a little tour and a lot of desire on my part to return.