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Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by Nathan Hawkins from Big Country Snake Removal. Nathan and his team extract rattlesnakes from homes and properties all over the state of Texas. The discuss Nathan's fascination with snakes, his experience being bitten by a poisonous snake and what happens to the body after a snake bite, the most amount of…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by 2 time World Series Champion, Aubrey Huff. Aubrey was with the San Francisco Giants for their championship runs in 2010 and 2012. Cancel culture set its sights on Aubrey during the 2020 Presidential election and since then Aubrey has launched his own patriotic, anti-woke, Alpha American clothing line. Th…
 
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by the owner of Dive Bomb Industries, Cody Stokes. The guys discuss all the new products coming from Dive Bomb Industries for the 2021 waterfowl season, the success of SquadFest, hunting trips Cody has planned for this coming waterfowl season, and the difficulty of properly expanding the Dive Bomb Industries …
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year, Seth Feider. The guys look back on Seth's extraordinary season on the Bassmaster circuit and when he knew he was Angler of the Year, Seth tells of his superstitions when he's in tournament mode, and he talks of his passion for waterfowl hunting.…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by Haley Fochs from Lucky Duck Premiem Decoys. Haley runs Lucky Duck's social media and marketing. They discuss the impact Covid has made on hunting and outdoor shows, her travels from the prior waterfowl season, and Haley tells of all the new products from Lucky Duck that will be hitting the outdoors marke…
 
Dr. Fritz Reid, DU’s director of Boreal and Arctic conservation, provides the DU Podcast with an unplanned and optimistic update on habitat conditions and population reports from the boreal forest and Alaska. In welcome contrast to the prairies, anecdotal reports suggest large number of ducks and excellent wetland conditions across these massive la…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by 6 time Motocross champion, Jeff Stanton. Jeff won the AMA 250 cc Motocross and Supercross Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1992 and he was inducted into the motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000. The guys discuss his prestigious career in motocross and his new venture of breeding trophy whitetail.…
 
Winding down the summer season, the DU Podcast reconnects with Dr. Scott Stephens, DU Canada director of regional operations for the prairies and boreal, for a late summer update on habitat conditions and expectations for fall hunting. Dr. Stephens also responds to a listener’s question about why breeding wetlands aren’t intensively managed similar…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by one of the owners of Split Reed, Duncan MacLeod. The guys discuss Duncan's role within Split Reed, the steps they've taken to grow Split Reed into a much bigger online platform, striking a balance between edgy and controversial, rap music, and where he sees Split Reed heading the future.…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by the owner of Gun Dog Outdoors, Alex Langbell. Alex is now retired from the fire department and living in Montana and he's focusing on creating his own little waterfowl haven and expanding the Gun Dog product line. The guys discuss Alex's career as a firefighter, the importance of first responders talking…
 
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Adam Overvold & Trevor Hoggatt from ISight Drone Services. The guys talk about the growing demand and applications for drone technology in today's world, they look back at the history of drones, and they also discuss the many services offered by the folks at ISight Drones.…
 
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by Jeff Jones, owner of Chêne Gear. Jeff has set out to revolutionize the wader world by making a tough and durable wader backed by a promise to stand behind their product as long as you stand in them. The guys go over the features wades and discuss what makes them different from the competition, how they t…
 
Kayle Browning, first-time Olympic trap shooter, joins the Ducks Unlimited Podcast to talk about her path to earning her spot on Team USA, as well as her excitement for the upcoming Olympic Games. Browning, a well-accomplished shooter on the world stages, is also an avid duck hunter who grew up hunting Arkansas’ storied, flooded timber habitats wit…
 
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Brad Bortner who is retired Chief for the Division of Migratory Bird Management with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The guys cover many topics, including, the importance of waterfowl hunters participating in the HIP survey, how the information obtained through HIP is used to set hunting season regulatio…
 
Jeff and Andy are joined by New Mexico waterfowl and big game hunter, Collin Mikulencak. The guys discuss what makes New Mexico an underrated and unique state for waterfowl hunting, field hunting widgeon, the differences between big game hunters and waterfowl hunters, and what the upcoming season looks like for Collin out in New Mexico.…
 
Dr. Jennell Appel, DVM, CCRT with SPORTVET Canine Rehab & Sports Medicine, joins the DU Podcast to talk with host Chris Jennings about ways to avoid commons injuries in sporting dogs. Dr. Appel explains how to avoid these injuries, but also goes into detail about how to properly rehabilitate your retriever. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU…
 
Curious about field trials and hunt tests? Karl Gunzer, director of the Sporting Dog Group for Purina Pro Plan, joins the show discuss his decades of experience with field trial training and competing. Gunzer shares his personal experiences and advice for those interested in getting started. Please subscribe, rate, and review the DU Podcast and con…
 
2021 marked the first year in which Manitoba offered a spring conservation season for overabundant resident Canada geese. Join us in the episode as we speak with Frank Baldwin, waterfowl biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, to learn about the season, why it was deemed necessary, what science was used to inform it, how it avoids harvest of …
 
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…
 
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