Phil Francone from Meindl USA set me up with a pair of boots last summer. They were everything I could hope for. If "miles equals birds" then "Meindl's equals miles"
Jeff Funke joins me to talk about the VHDF. Building a better mouse trap can be difficult, but a few dedicated people found that it was possible. The Versatile Hunting Dog Federation wanted to bring better clarity to the judgement of the versatile hunting dog. For breeders and buyers, the more details in test scores will be invaluable when making decisions. The better the test. The better the dog!!
Andrew Wayment likes to write about his beloved dogs and his beloved family. So when I scheduled this interview, I also invited his brother Shawn,"The Bird Dog Doc" to join in the conversation. These two brothers share their Upland hunting and Fly fishing passion, to a point that few ever do.
I will be attending the Canadian Valley ( in Oklahoma) Quail Forever chapter banquet at the end of this month. This is a little primer to the event. If you are anywhere near and want to see why we get together, why we have banquets and why we love quail, then put March 31st on your schedule!
This episode is a to-fer We visit with Mark from Norse Retrievers and Blue Picardy's. Say that again?? In the first half we talk Labs and training, trialing and breeding. Then we switch up to learn about a very rare breed in North America. The Blue Picardy Spaniel (it's a pointing breed) and quite versatile too.
Mike Amman joins us from Pheasant Fest to talk about an exciting habitat project that is helping one of our favorite game birds. Sharptails have been in the Dairy state forever, but they needed some help. The Wisconsin Sharptail Grouse Society is working to ensure they will be on the landscape forever. Ryan Callahan joins us in the conversation, to help spread the word.
Listen and play with a few of my Patrons form our last Zoom room. No fact checking or cheating! See if you know anything about dogs, guns, alcohol or just general hunting knowledge. if you come to Pheasant Fest and show me at least 5 of your correct answers, I will give you an assortment of bling for the show.
Ed Arnett has been on this show a few times. This one will will cover everything from Habitat to Hunting and why Ed is NOT renewing his NAVHDA membership! And I am not going to try and change his mind!!!
Travis Frank joins me to talk all about his journey with his own dog. Filming hunts for a decade without the pressure of bring your own dog, gave Travis a new perspective on what we all go through. His first hunting dog proved to be a challenge that he took on, and succeeded! We also touch on a lot of training tips, as well as a deep dive into what we'll both be doing at Pheasant Fest and next season. Your gunna love this one!!!!
Glen Goldthorpe is introducing a website that will assist the gun dog community. After a very successful launch in the UK. Glenn brings his passion to hunting dogs, to help hunters connect with breeders and visa versa. We talk about everything dog, dog training and hunting. comparing notes and finding the common ground between two continents.
Jared Wicklund joins me to talk P Fest, his season, my season and your season and whats in store for habitat across the country.
From Mountian grouse to Minnesota woodcock, we get a season recap from two fellas that hit it hard all year. And they just happen to work for the company that helps us all find places to hunt. Andrew and Ben are the traveling wingshooters from OnX hunt.
Heather and Trent Hardy have become close friends of mine in a few short years. They tag team the fields, water and birds, as much as any young couple does. traveling wingshooting is probably their favorite adventure. Making friends and memories all along the way!
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!