Steve Rinella and his film crew came to the Shenandoah Valley to film the Virginia dove opener. We had a blast, it was probably the easiest and most comfortable episode they ever filmed. We talk about guns, gun fit, bird hunters that love their dogs more than hunting, preserve hunting vs. wild, and topics all over the board. and finally I turn the tables on Steve and ask him a question that he has neve been asked before. You will be surprised by his answer. Along with us is Janis Putelis, and my friend Bill McPhail to chime in on several subjects.
I hope many of you respond to this request. I have a friend who recorded a song that I will use for the Podcast intro and exit. Then I thought I should get pictures of the listeners dogs to accompany this song on a YouTube video!! it should be a hoot to see as many of your dogs as possible on this video. So send me photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with some verbiage that tells when and where this picture was taken and a note to say you give me permisson to use the image. Will have a regular episode out this week.
Today I talk with Marty Monger and Steve Johnson. They chase bears with their Walker Dogs all over the UP and lower Michigan. Marty is also a K-9 officer in Marquette Mi. We talk about bear hunting, Wolves, Police Dogs. and a few chase stories with their pack of Walker hounds.
On this episode I have two of my oldest training partners, Dave Dean and Craig Jones.
Dave has had German Wirehairs for almost 40 years, and never formally trained a single one of them!! ( and they all hunted great) and Craig is a fan of the German Shorthairs who started with an American Water Spaniel (not his best dog)
Learn how Dave spoils his favorite breed. and how Craig almost got run over by a freighter in Lake Michigan while he was in his homemade layout boat,shooting diver ducks!! And the downside of importing a birddog from Europe.
Walters reminisces about the many hunting dogs he's owned that he rarely spent any money on. We also touch on our love of old English double barrels.