Hunting and Shooting Podcast
February 2, 2017
In this episode Reid talks bird hunting with one of his musical heroes, namely Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours. Evan discusses his Oklahoma roots and a culture steeped in quail hunting, dogs, and workhorse shotguns. He also describes the references he makes to hunting in his lyrics and songwriting. Note that Evan refers to a few destinations, specifically G. Lake Guide Service in Arkansas, Jenkins Farms, and east bay rod and gun in TX.
August 2, 2016
Reid speaks with Tripp Way, Northeast Regional Director for the Ruffed Grouse Society. In this podcast Reid and Tripp speak about the work that RGS does around habitat improvement, education, and getting new hunters into the sport. Tripp also spends some time considering the future of ruffed grouse hunting, and what inspires his passion for the sport.
February 22, 2016
Reid speaks with noted photographer, upland hunter, and pointing dog trailer Chris Mathan about the state of women in bird hunting culture. Chris weighs in on her thoughts and opinions, garnered from many years in the uplands of North America.
October 19, 2015
Whit Fosburgh of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is working hard in DC to guarantee Americans quality places to hunt and fish. Reid sat down with him in the podcast studio for a great interview about their work and how you can help.
Tips on Assessing Likely Cover and Gaining Access
April 24, 2015
In this episode guest Pat Berry joins Reid in discussing top tips for assessing likely cover and gaining access. Pat, the former Vermont Commissioner of Fish and Game, has spent a career studying those places where grouse and woodcock collect, and he shares his thoughts on how best to find those spots, and how to successfully ensure that your presence in those spots is both legal respectful.
Reids Top-Five List of Essential Gear
April 9, 2015
In this episode Reid reviews his top-five list of essential upland wing-shooting gear.
Over-Unders vs Side-by-Sides
March 27, 2015
I interview John Skinner, former Orvis Head Gunsmith and Shooting instructor. He relays the nuances of one format versus another, and goes into their histories as well.
January 13, 2015
Waterfowl junkie T.L. Lauerman of Wapsi Fly Co. chats with Reid about decoy spreads and strategies for different waterfowl scenarios. T.L., who hunts a variety of terrain in the Arkansas wetlands, covers details from decoy selection, spread size and orientation, and the value of adding motion. T.L. and Reid barely scratch the surface of all there is to say about waterfowling, but T.L. vows to return for more!
December 23, 2014
Reid talks to James Beard Award-Winning Chef and avid Outdoorsman Gordon Hamersley about the beauty of Game Cooking. Gordon goes into detail, not only about his own experiences in the Uplands, but also about the common mistakes about game care and preparation. He further gives some simple tips and suggestions on how to make your next game dinner a success.
November 6, 2014
Todays Podcast “Get To The Point” is an interview with Endorsed Guide Steve Grossman of Double Gun Bird Hunts in Staples, MN. Steve and I discuss how to move around pointing dogs, particularly in tight cover, and we focus on the challenges of approaching wild birds. We hit on some safety elements, and Steve expounds on his feelings re Orvis. We answer one question, namely from Raymond Straiton of S. Paris, ME, about how to practice woodcock shooting.
October 10, 2013
This is part II in “I want to hunt for…….” which covers various topics for hunting in the Northeast, Great Lakes, Southeast, Prairie birds, Central US and Southwest. I interview Mark Coleman, editor of the Wingshot blog (wingshot.blogspot.com). He's been hunting birds behind pointing dogs in the southeast for the last 22 years.
August 9, 2013
Part 1 starts off in the Northeast and Great lakes region, Brett interviews author and award winning free-lance writer Tom Keer to discuss NE hunting, game bird habitat and feeding, shotguns and shells, shooting techniques, and tips for a successful hunt in NE.
Tom Keer is an award-winning writer, columnist and blogger who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines some of them being Covey Rise, the Upland Almanac, Sporting Classics, Gray’s Sporting Journal, the Bird Hunting Report, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and Fly Fishing in Saltwaters. When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters. His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011. Visit him at www.tomkeer.com or at www.thekeergroup.com.
Beating the Post Hunting Season Blues
March 27, 2013
Brett Ference and Pete Kutzer discuss what to do to kick the post hunting season blues. Tips on what you can do now that the season is over to make sure next year is as good as it can be.
An Interview with Shooting Expert and Author Tom Deck
March 19, 2013
In this show Brett interviews Orvis Shooting Instructor and author of an upcoming book titled 101 Tips for the Winghsooter, Tom Deck. A great interview!
Choosing and Training your Ultimate Hunting Dog
January 28, 2013
Brett is joined by Orvis sporting author Paul Fersen to answer a listener question on how to choose and train a hunting dog.
Getting Started - Upland Birds and Waterfowl
December 26, 2012
Brett is joined by Orvis Shooting Instructor and former co-host Pete Kutzer to answer a question from a listener on how to get started hunting for both upland birds and waterfowl. Lots of details here. Grab a pencil as Brett and Pete cover everything from dog safety to preparing your boots.
Tips for the Traveling Sportsman
December 9, 2012
Brett Ference is joined by Orvis Sporting Travel Planner Jeremy Kehrein and discuss tips for airline travel for hunters, such as checking a firearm, what to bring and how to bring it to ensure the best hunting trip possible.
The State of the Union - Waterfowl Edition with Ducks Unlimited
November 19, 2012
Brett Ference interviews Ducks Unlimited's Senior Communications Specialist and Producer of DU TV Mike Checkett about the status of the northern prairie region, breeding and population for 2012, effects of the drought and super storms on waterfowl habitat, predictions for the 2012 and 2013 waterfowl season and how you can get involved helping waterfowl and why it is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors.
How to Plan your Hunting Trip Like a Pro
November 8, 2012
Brett is joined by Orvis Vice-President of Rod & Tackle, Jim Lepage and learns how to plan like a pro for his next hunting trip. They discuss everything from knowing local regulations to meal planning and how to plan for your dogs' needs, too.
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January 19, 2012
Every now and then we find ourselves in a bit of a rut when we shoot. We cant seem to hit any thing. when this happens. Here are a few tips on getting yourself back on track and hitting more targets.
The Games We Play
January 13, 2012
In shot gunning there are many different ways we can improve our hit percentage. Skeet, Trap, Sporting clay, or just going to the local sand pit with a hand thrower are all ways to have fun and perfect your shot gunning skills. In this podcast Brett and I attempt to explain the different shooting game’s we enjoy and think you will too.
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