My daughter Jessi joins me to talk about our family, our dogs and her career path. As a Registered Dietitian, wife and mother. Jessi is taking those skills to the world of teaching and podcasting. Her show is called Kitchen Invitation. We talk about everything from Archery to Avocados and why she still loved some of my dogs that didn't love her cats.
More of my conversation with Max about the DD and why I may need one someday. But dont worry I have a new Cocker to get trained first!
I finally sit down with a DD owner, breeder and club member.
And I did not have to brush up on my German. Max and his wife live and love the breed and the club that comes with it! VDD-GNA is a group that sticks to the traditions that gave us many of the breeds that we hunt with and brag about today.
Gunner Kennels engineer, Colton, found a job that justifies having a kennel full of bird dogs. One of the many ( dog crazy) employees that makeup the staff of the worlds safest dog crate.
I stopped in Nashville to talk with Addison Edmonds. We talk about his new pup and his first pup. "Gunner" was Addisons college project. He was also why Gunner Kennels was created. We talk about dogs, children, and how that all keeps us grounded in the lifestyle that we love!
What happens when you meet a retired Marine Corp General? You talk bird dogs, and hunting of course. I had the pleasure of spending a morning in the quail fields with Walt Boomer. Along with meeting his beloved GSPs later in the evening. A day I will remember for a long time.
Scott Miller is the resident trainer at Brays Island. Before that his dogs earned more than 700 placements in field trials. he was the NBHA Open Handler of the year for 15 consecutive years. Starting out with training and competing and wining in the Coon Dog World Championships. He then took the NBHA trial world to a new level.
Jess Johnson from Wyoming Wildlife jumps on the podcast to ask listeners to help. Help can come from in many forms. We need you to act, not just listen, ACT. Go to wyomingwildlife.org and stand up for our most iconic species of upland bird. The Sage grouse stands for wild places and only you can help preserve this bird.
Domenico is a resident of Brays Island SC. but his history covers a life in Italy, Africa, and finding heaven in the good old USA. He brought his Pointer from South Africa to the states and never looked back!
This one is just a short rant about how people who live in glass houses throw stones.
Oliver Burgess is a sportsman in the United Kingdom. He is not a member of the royal family, but he is (like us) a member of the fraternity of upland hunters that do everything they can to keep the passion and lifestyle intact for the next generation.
It's been a few years since Seth paid us a visit. Updates on a well traveled season, some old dogs, some new dogs and a grocery bag full of Michigan craft beers, makes for a great episode on a cold Michigan afternoon.
Jill Koran spends her summers traveling the country. With a truck full of dogs, a fifth wheel camper and buddy to share the road with, They meet trainers, hunters, breeders and work their dogs along the way. She is on a grail quest to explore the world of bird dogs.
Bob St.Pierre joins me to talk about his last season and the upcoming event in Omaha. After a year of closures for public gatherings, Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic is returning. This event is like no other in the bird dog world. Hell, it's like nothing else in the universe!! I hope to see you all out there this March 11-13.
Way before the pointing dogs emerged, the dogs that could track, made the pack. To this day there is a primal connection to our past as hunter-gatherers. The Houndsmen of today are keeping the traditions alive. Might be lions, bears, fox or raccoons, no dogman works harder at their passion. Jason and Brett are two genuine sportsmen,and good story tellers!
Sean Rogers from Patriot Retrievers joins me to talk about his favorite dogs and his favorite pastime. Hunting has always been his passion, but competing in tests and trials has its own addiction! Why do we do this?? because hunting seasons just aren't long enough.
A little closet cleaning getting everyone up to speed and prepared for the New Year and all that it will bring to the show. Topics include getting fired, examining social media and the loss of yet another one of my Horcruxes.
Nashville's Nick Hoffman and Brent Pike took a little trip recently.
Getting the dogs used to helicopter rides was the easy part! The language gets a little salty on this one. PG 16 rating
I was a guest recently on the Silvercore Podcast. Travis Bader is the host. Travis reached out to me about breed choices of dogs, and the next thing we know, the tables were turned and I was his guest. Funny how that works sometimes.
Dan Abdelnoor aka Doggy Dan joins me to talk all things behavior and training. or is it training and behavior?? Dan works with pet owners all over the globe with his on-line training. We compare notes of how this relates to our bird dogs and our training. Remember in the end they are all K9s and they all learn like K9s. It is usually us that thinks they speak and listen in english.
Listen up and take action. Ben Jones, CEO of RGS, AWS jumps on to give us the State of the Union report of my favorite conservation organization! and a few stories about the new dogs in our kennels.
Tom Davis has being writing about wing shooting for over three decades. But his history of hunting started out long before. Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1960's the need for Plot books or permission, was rarely needed. Pheasants and Quail were literally at the bird feeder of his boyhood home. It was only natural that they became is first quarry. Along with his Irish Setter, Tom lived a life in the uplands, like Huck Finn lived on the Mississippi.
Join me as I travel through the second part of all the dogs I've owned and what I learned along the way. I hope all the dogs you have or will own, can give you what mine have to me. A life filled with laughs, friends, trips, and a few birds in your vest.
From a recent gift that a listener sent me, I needed to compile a list of all the dogs that have been a part of my life. So here is a not so brief history of yours truly and the the dogs that shape my life, and the lives of others.
Hands down, my trip to North Dakota goes into my top 5 all time hunting trips. What was different about this trip was, I came home with 2 birds and one of them was given to me! The real limits are the memories that I brought home. Taking an old dog out for what may be his last season. A young dog that showed me her stuff. And a inexperienced dog that showed me she is ready to step up to the plate and hit some home runs in the future. And new friends that will become old friends.