Old timers talk about their first dogs

This was a quick picnic table interview from last year. I was judging in Minnesota and got to sit down for a few minutes with Kirk Sunquist and Frank Spaeth. They are two of NAVHDAs earliest members and judges. Wish we could have spent more time recording, old stories about old friendships are the foundation of the hunting dog community.

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Project Upland’s A. J. DeRosa and the millennials

This age group of hunters may just pick up the slack in hunter numbers. A.J.DeRosa started with a simple idea, and its making a difference in the R3 movement. Starting with one short film, Project Upland has grown to be a force in the world of young hunters. The message is beautifully captured in the dozens of films that capture the essence of upland hunting.

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The future of hunting

We sat down with Pheasant Forever CEO Howard Vincent, Ruffed Grouse Society CEO Ben Jones and Wisconsin’s R3 coordinator Emily Lehl. We cover the efforts needed for hunters recruitment (which means the future of wildlife conservation in North America) Hunter dollars make-up 80% of the funding for conservation. When the Boomers age out of hunting, we will need the next wave of hunters to follow in our steps. R-3 can help that become a reality.

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Pipes & Beers

A different sort of episode. I sit in on a group of hunters, who take their season to another level. Their season lasts twelve months a year. True friendships are made with dogs, guns, and a love of the wild things we chase. The Pipes & Beers gang gets it! What kept us alive since the beginning of hunting and gathering, still lives on with this group of dog loving, foraging fly fishermen. Sit back, pour a glass,light a smoke and join us.

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Training Q&A with Justin McGrail

Justin trains bird dogs, no testing,no trialing, no ribbons. His approach to getting your dog ready to hunt, comes from a deep hunting background and even a deeper trianing background. He started cleaning kennels before he was old enough to drive a car. Learning from his mentors and applying that to wild bird hunting, gave him a no-nonsense approach to what it takes to have a dog that truly ready to go afield. I learn more every time I visit him, and you will too!!! 

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