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For the second consecutive year, the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey has been cancelled. Dr. Ken Richkus, chief of the USFWS Division of Migratory Bird Management, describes how the situation and decisions unfolded in 2021, including initial optimism and advanced planning that ultimately had to be shelved. How will this affect harv…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver talk to Arizona waterfowl hunter, Britt Morris. The guys discuss a typical goose season for Britt, the big temperature changes during the Arizona desert winter, how waterfowl hunting has changed since Britt started hunting, the potential of the U.S. Canadian border opening for waterfowl season 2021, and their amazing …
 
Dr. Steve Adair, DU chief scientist, joins the DU Podcast to talk about how DU uses science to make conservation decisions and to share some updates on some research. Adair and host Chris Jennings talk about DU’s Ecosystem Services programs and how wetlands benefit more than just waterfowl. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and cont…
 
Although severe drought has gripped the U.S. and Canadian prairies over the past year, recent rains are providing welcome relief. How much rain, how widespread, and was it too late to benefit duck production in 2021 are relevant questions of the day. On this episode, Pat Kehoe, DU Canada’s director of international partnerships, shares his observat…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by Douglas Spale. Douglas is an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an avid waterfowl and upland bird hunter. The guys discuss different problems facing not just waterfowl hunters but outdoorsmen as a whole, Douglas tells of the different places he hunts each year and his upcoming grouse hunt with Pheasants Fo…
 
Founder of Gunner Kennels, Addison Edmonds, joins host Chris Jennings to talk about Gunner Kennels. Edmonds shares the emotional story of how Gunner Kennels got its name and the loss of hunting partner. All dog owners can relate to the passion that drives Edmonds to create the safest kennels on the market. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU …
 
Jeff and Andy travel to the very first Dive Bomb SquadFest and talk to some of the biggest names in the waterfowl industry and in the Dive Bomb organization. They start out talking to Cade Trickey and Josh Stoner as the doors open, then they are joined by Stefan Schiefelbein of Pacific Calls, then Trevor Shannahan drops in, next the boys from Cadil…
 
Mike Szymanski, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, joins the DU Podcast to discuss the results of his agency’s 2021 Breeding Duck Survey. Highlights include a record 80% year-over-year decline in pond counts and a nearly 50% decline in the number of mallards settling in North Dakota. How widespread is the drought, what are its implications for …
 
Frank Baldwin, waterfowl biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, shares insights regarding challenges and complications in Canada that contributed to the cancellation of the 2021 BPOP and Habitat Survey, along with other waterfowl field work. Host Dr. Mike Brasher and Baldwin discuss implications for harvest regulations and population managem…
 
John Pollmann, Ducks Unlimited magazine freelance contributor, joins the show to talk about some off-season projects for waterfowl hunters. Summer can seem like it lasts forever, but there’s plenty to do. Pollmann discusses several things he does during the off season, but also provides an update on South Dakota habitat conditions. Please subscribe…
 
Dr. Mike Anderson, aka Dr. Canvasback, joins the DU Podcast to provide field-based insights on wetland conditions in the heart of the canvasback breeding region – Minnedosa, Manitoba. Poor wetland conditions are the rule this year, with ample evidence of delayed or forgone breeding by numerous species. We also sidetrack for a brief discussion of gr…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by Split Reed journalist and content creator, Ryan Barnes. Ryan has been with Split Reed since 2018 and he's been an avid waterfowl hunter his whole life. The guys discuss how Ryan got started with Split Reed, how his writing style has evolved over the past few years, the expansion of Split Reed, the College Softball World …
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by the owner of Boss Shot Shells, Brandon Cerecke, as well as several others from the Boss family. This episode is unique because aside from talking to Brandon about Boss they get to talk to people from all the different positions within the Boss warehouse and have some fun.By Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver
 
Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels hops on the DU Podcast to discuss common corrections for your retriever with hose Chris Jennings. Stewart explains that there are several very common mistakes retrievers begin to make after a long duck season and the spring and summer is the best time to correct these mistakes. Please subscribe, rate, and rev…
 
Bill Buckley, professional freelance photographer and Ducks Unlimited magazine columnist joins the DU Podcast to talk about ways people can improve their photography. Pretty much everyone with a camera is now a content creator, but professionals like Buckley still manage to rise to the top when it comes to hunting images. He offers some examples of…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by professional bullfighter Weston Rutkowski. Weston is three time BFO World Champion. The guys discuss how Weston's dream shifted from the football field to the rodeo arena; they look at some of his nastier injuries during his time in the bullfighting sport, and how he prepares for a match against a 1200 pound horned oppon…
 
Field Hudnall, co-owner of Field Proven Calls and World Goose Calling Champion joins the show to talk with Chris Jennings about all-thing calling, hunting, kids in the field, and YETI Products. The pair discuss competition goose calling and how he got his start in the industry. Hudnall also serves as a YETI Ambassador in the Hunting category and sh…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by Utah public land hunter Brock Tanner. The guys look at the recent bill from Utah that eliminated commercial hunting on Utah's public ground, as well as outlaw baiting and game cameras on public land in Utah. The guys also talk about the wide variety of waterfowl that folks in Utah are able to chase each hunting season.…
 
Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels, joins host Chris Jennings to share some of his best tips for traveling with your retriever. The two discuss safety concerns, health tips, and some of the most important things to avoid when taking your retriever on the road. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and contact the DU Podcast via ema…
 
Jeff and Andy run through several different topics including; the election audit in Arizona, universal basic income, Jeffery Epstein's guard falsifying documents, the increase in UFO footage released by the government, and how a bad duck hatch this year could lead to bigger problems in the future.By Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver
 
DU CEO Adam Putnam joins the DU Podcast to talk with host Chris Jennings about DU’s transition to in-person events in many areas and the excitement that provides within the organization. Putnam also shares insights to how DU exceeded the conservation mission in the past year, along with upcoming events everyone needs to add to their calendar. Pleas…
 
T. Edward Nickens, Ducks Unlimited magazine contributing editor, joins Chris Jennings to discuss Nickens’ new book, “The Last Wild Road: Adventures and Essays from a Sporting Life” among many other topics. Nickens brings a lifetime of outdoor writing experience to the show and shares some of his adventures with the DU Podcast. Please subscribe, rat…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by waterfowl guide Logan Moore. Logan guides duck and goose hunts in Arkansas but he grew up duck hunting in southern Lousiana. The guys talk specklebelly goose hunting in Arkansas, the decline in duck hunting around southern Louisiana, and Logan's off-season job; training dogs at Sporting Life Kennels in Oxford, Mississipp…
 
Phil Bourjaily, Ducks Unlimited magazine shotgunning columnist, joins Chris Jennings to talk about ways to improve your wingshooting during the off season. Bourjaily explains that repetition is the key, but there are several ways to focus your training on shots typically seen in the duck blind. Pick up a few helpful off-season shooting tips as the …
 
It’s turning out to be a dry year on the prairies, but exactly how dry and widespread is it? Dr. Scott Stephens, DU Canada, joins us to share early observations, data insights, and thoughts on how waterfowl are likely to respond and what it may mean for duck production and hunter experiences later this year. Please subscribe, rate, and review the D…
 
Phil Bourjaily, Ducks Unlimited magazine shotgunning columnist joins host Chris Jennings to talk about buying used waterfowl guns. Bourjaily offers some tips for finding quality used guns, modifying an old gun, and even what to avoid when searching for a used shotgun. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and contact the DU Podcast via …
 
Scott Leysath, Ducks Unlimited magazine cooking columnist, joins Chris Jennings on the DU podcast to talk about several must-have items for every wild game chef. Leysath explains that some of these items are specific to recipes, but most of these are handy in every style kitchen. The pair talk about how Leysath uses several of the key items in his …
 
This episode, Jeff and Andy are joined by Jordan Davenport of Duxmen Outfitters. Jordan guides duck and goose hunts in the state of New York and migrates down to Arkansas mid-November to finish the waterfowl season. The guys discuss New York reducing their duck and goose bag limits, waterfowl hunting outside of New York City, and Jordan tells of th…
 
It’s the off season and you’re thinking about a new retriever. Mike Stewart, owner and operator of Wildrose Kennels, joins Chris Jennings to discuss the Wildrose process. There’s a lot more to picking out a new hunting partner than showing up and picking a dog from a litter, and Stewart decades of experience to the show to discuss the best ways to …
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by Dustin Johnson and Garrett Durrett of Cedar Ridge Aviation. Cedar Ridge started in 2011, focusing solely on helicopter hog hunting but has since grown into executing search and rescue for their area of Texas. They discuss some of their more memorable rescues, being one of the early adopters of helicopter hog hunting, and…
 
Scott Leysath, Ducks Unlimited magazine cooking columnist, joins Chris Jennings to talk about his favorite summer waterfowl recipes. Leysath also shares some insight into how he prepares these dishes, the sauces, sides and some tricks to help even a novice wild-game chef bring these recipes to the table. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Po…
 
Jeff and Andy look at the first round of the NFL draft and discuss the big winners and losers, they focus on Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay, then they discuss whether kids are overprotected in today's America, and finally they talk about Caitlin Jenner speaking out against transgender athletes competing in girls sports.…
 
Host Dr. Mike Brasher is joined by co-host Chris Jennings to discuss a feature article from the March/April DU Magazine, Duck Camp on Wheels. Jennings explains how he became an RV owner and how his decisions to turn it into a mobile duck camp led to the feature article. The pair talk everything from choosing an RV to where to take it on your next w…
 
Host Chris Jennings is joined by Karl Gunzer, director of the Sporting Dog Group for Nestle Purina PetCare, to talk about Purina’s scientific approach to creating quality pet foods. Gunzer, an experience trainer also gets into the details about his experiences as a field trial trainer and much more. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by the owner of Honkstomper Guide Service out of Washington state, Austin Sandmann. The guys discuss the wide variety of waterfowl that migrates through the state of Washington, Austin tells of what ultimately made him decide to open his own waterfowl guide service, and they look at how the state of Washington is growing in…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by the founder of The Silencer Shop, Dave Matheny. The Silencer Shop is one of the nations largest silencer retail distributor that helps its customers with the hassle of filling out the proper paperwork that go to the FBI and ATF. Dave started The Silencer Shop after two poor experiences in purchasing silencers through oth…
 
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