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As Chad Belding chases the waterfowl migration, each new episode, brings you a behind-the-scenes experience at different Duck Hunting Camps across the U.S. Here you’ll get to hear from industry leaders, expert waterfowl hunters, professional athletes and folks that are just as obsessed as you are about waterfowl hunting. You’ll find advice on choosing the right gear, learn new hunting strategies, duck calling techniques, how to prepare wild game and so much more.
Chad is joined by Benelli’s own George Thompson from the duck camp lodge at Prairie Wings, Arkansas. George invited outdoor writers, Colton and David to camp to experience mallards in the flooded Timber! The mission was to collect data and content on the brand new SBE 3 28 gauge. The discussion revolves around the culture of duck camp and leads into stories and memories that were just created in the woods. The guns did their job without a hitch and the group experienced mallard ducks in their majesty! We loved having all of the guys at camp in Arkansas and can’t wait to share everything we were able to accomplish! This episode is brought to you by Benelli USA, National Rifle Association, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, and Corning Ford!
Chad is joined by three leads of Gator-Tail Surface Drive Motors and Boats. Kyle Broussard, Bubba Watkins, and Hoyt Louviere join Chad to discuss the history, the story, the culture, the dedication to quality and service, and the future of Gator-Tail! What started as a college project had turned into the industry leader in boats and motors! We are honored to be partnered with Gator-Tail and this conversation comes full circle to shed light on how powerful the American Dream can be! This episode is brought to you by Gator-Tail Nation, Sig Sauer, The Provider, Traeger Grills, Bodyguard Bumpers, Bad Boy Mowers, Corning Ford, and FlasKap!
Chad is down in the Cajun Country of Louisiana and there are zero complaints! Kyle is the founder and owner of Gator-Tail Surface Drive Motors and Boats and Charlie is his lifelong friend who has been there since day one! The conversation goes in and out of Cajun culture, food and drink, hunting, fishing, and crabbing, business, friendship, and more! There isn’t more culture in the world then there is in Southern Louisiana and this podcast touches on a bunch of it! This episode is brought to you by Gator-Tail Nation, Benelli USA, Federal Premium, Sig Sauer, Hi Viz Sights, The Provider Dry Rubs, Tony Chachere’s, Banded Brands, and DEMERBOX!
Chad is joined by friends Anna and Greg to recap their awesome time in California and to discuss how precious duck camp is! The conversation weaves in and out of speck hunting, duck hunting, and pheasant hunting and bringing kids up in the outdoors. Anna is a leader in the outdoor industry who works hard to introduce the power of hunting and the outdoors to younger people and new hunters alike! Her accomplishments are too long to list here but she can be found on IG @annavoutdoors. Greg is a baseball coach who loves to chase ducks and geese! He is as passionate about life as any guest we have ever had! Duck camp is all about meeting new friends and getting to know old ones even better! This is an awesome episode and it is brought to you by Bad Boy Mowers, Benelli USA, FlasKap, Safari Club International, Federal Premium, Hi Viz Sights, California Waterfowl Association, Merlo Waterfowl, and CamoSpace!
Chad is joined by SCI President and CEO Laird Hamberlin as well as SCI Life Members Larry Shores and Will Parks. All of the guys gathered in California to hunt ducks and geese with Merlo Waterfowl so they sat down and chatted about everything California, everything Merlo, and everything effecting the current climate of hunting and hunter’s rights. It’s a strong conversation that proves once again that there are so many different walks of life that make up our great hunting community and that SCI is working continuously behind the scenes to put hunters first! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, Sig Sauer, LEER Toppers, CamoSpace, Eukanuba Dog Food, Merlo Waterfowl, and Corning Ford!
Tom is the Founder and CEO of SecureIt Gun Rooms and Safes. This brand has been as innovative as any forearms company in the last decade and they have no plans of stopping. Tom is a wizard of gun safety, security, and storage! He joins Chad to discuss his roots and the beginning origins of the Secure It brand. This episode was filmed and recorded in the Secure It Studio in upstate New York! We are excited to announce the Secure It is the Official Gun Storage and Safe of The Fowl Life RV and Podcast! You will be hearing a lot more in regards to the partnership in the weeks to come! This episode is brought to you by Secure It, Sig Sauer, Benelli USA, Federal Premium, Hi Viz Sights, and Rob Roberts Custom Gun Works.
Banded has been innovating hunting gear for the past decade and it seems that the ideas and designs continue to be endless! Christian and Eric get into more product talk as well as discussing the ongoing Banded culture with Chad. The brand has evolved into a true lifestyle brand as well as the leader in waterfowl apparel and accessories! These conversations get deep so strap into the blind and let’s hunt! This episode is brought to you by Banded, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Benelli Shotguns, Hi Viz Sights, Oakley Eyewear, Badge Caps, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Realtree Brand Camo!
Chad and Hal are back to discuss everything going on in the world of work, NASCAR, outdoors and an update on Hal’s new renovations that are going on at hunting camps across the country! We are proud to be part of the Crescent Tools Family and there is so much more to come. This episode is brought to you by Crescent Tools, Bodyguard Bumpers, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, DECKED, and KERSHAW Knives!
Chad is once again joined by Andrew to discuss everything duck dogs! Training, hydration, discipline, nutrition, puppies and so much more is on the table for the guys to touch on! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Sig Sauer, Bodyguard Bumper, Benelli USA, DOGTRA Training Systems, Banded Brands, and Corning Ford!
E282 Sig Sauer Presents Army Special Forces Jason St. John by Chad Belding
The guys are back with another strong conversation touching on everything from hunting dry fields versus water, when did Americans begin traveling to Canada for duck and goose hunting, when did the craze really begin to grow, buying habits with the waterfowl consumer, and what exactly is a wader jacket! We hope you enjoy the talk! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Sig Sauer, GATR Coolers, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, Oakley Eyewear, Realtree Camo, and Dickie’s Work Where!
Chad is joined by Joel Kleefisch again as they talk with Nick McNamara who owns and operates Basswood Lodge in New York. Nick specializes in moly migrator Canada a goose hunts as well as regular season diver and puddle ducks and Canada Geese! His success has been determined by his work ethic and ability to build a strong team of guides and lodge personnel! The conversation covers everything from hunting tactics to Nick’s business approach! We absolutely love Basswood Lodge. This episode is brought to you by Hi Viz Sights, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Rob Roberts Custom Gun Works, Lethal Products, CamoSpace, and FlasKap!
Chad is once again joined by Chef Mark Lindsey to discuss more wild game recipes, new forms of cheese sauces, prime beef up against waygu, and so much more! The culinary arts are growing nonstop all over the world and it is a pleasure to have such a trained and highly skilled chef as Mark on the show. This episode is brought to you by The Provider, Reed’s Sporting Goods Minnesota, Napa Valley Olive Oil, KERSHAW Knives, Traeger Grills, Jack Daniel’s, MEATER MADE Thermometers, and Scoreboard Nashville!
Chad and Joel break down the wild game meals they have experienced in camo so far including Canada Goose Lover Pate, Canada Goose Layered Nachos, and Florida Alligator Greek Gyros. The meals have been made all from scratch and by thinking outside of the box which is important when it comes to preparing wild game cuisine! The guys also discuss the crew they are hunting with and how truly special this part of New York is. This episode is brought to you by The Provider, Napa Valley Olive Oil, KERSHAW Knives, CamoSpace, Vortex Optics, Traeger Grills, and LEER Toppers!
Chad and Joel engage in a heartfelt discussion regarding their New York goose hunts with FDNY Firefighters Jim and Beau Hodges and how it opened their eyes even more to devastating travesty that occurred that day and how it continues to effect firefighters and other first responders. The therapy provided by this NY goose camp has been a miracle for everyone involved . This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer, Basswood Lodge, FDNY, NYPD, Benelli Shotguns, HiViz Sights, Federal Premium Ammunition and CamoSpace
E266 DECKED Presents a conversation about when there are to many guns in the blind by Chad Belding
Chad is again joined by guest Joel Kleefisch on the show. They get into a conversation about things that can happen to disrupt the flow of the hunt! Preparation is the key to success and the guys dive into stories and memories of things that haven’t gone their way! This episode is brought to you by Realtree Brand Camo, Sig Sauer, Benelli Shotguns, Badge Caps, Mickey Thompson Tires, Pro Comp Suspensions, Jargon Game Calls, KERSHAW Knives, and DECKED Systems!
Chad and Joel recap an amazing recipe that Joel demonstrated in goose camp! These salmon burgers were absolutely amazing as was the homemade tartar sauce! Eating wild after a day in the blind is a good as life gets! This episode is brought to you by The Provider, Sig Sauer, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Traeger Grills, Jack Daniel’s, LEER Toppers, and KERSHAW Knives!
Chad and Joel continue their conversation about the rigors of the road. What does it take to live on the road and live out of a truck and a bag? When we chase the migration, it seems that nothing will stop us from being there when the ducks decide to read the script. This is a conversation of emotions and thoughts of whether or not we are living right when a duck has so much control over us. This episode is brought to you by Federal Premium Black Cloud, HI VIz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gun Works, Avery Outdoors, Corning Ford, Mickey Thompson Racing, and RackTek!
Chad and Joel go down a rabbit hole of life on the road and what comes with it. From the loneliness, the darkness, the good times, the miles, the sore backs, and to the undeniable sacrifices, they try and give us a glimpse of This Life! This is part 1 of 2 and this episode is brought to you by MTN OPS, SIG SAUER, Badge Caps, 4 WD Parts, Racktek, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Mickey Thompson Tires!
Chad is joined again by Joel Kleefisch to discuss the rigors of the road when it comes to keeping a fitness and nutritional routine. We all want to try and get in and stay in the best shape of our lives and we all want to be healthy. The road makes this difficult as it tests our decisions everyday. The two disc workouts and why people just settle for being out of shape and overweight and how it effects our overall lives. Staying healthy is so important to ensure one many more years of being in the woods and chasing ducks and geese and the guys try and see it from all sides. This episode is brought to you by MTN OPS, Traeger Grills, Banded Brands, Napa Valley Olive Oil, RackTek, Pro Comp, and Sierra Strength and Speed!
Chad is joined by Mario who is a man who truly has been there, done that! When it comes to knowing where your food comes from, nobody is more direct then Mario. He is all about culture and ethical hiring practices and for sure he is all about putting his best effort into every wild game meal he puts on the table! The conversation is strong and this won’t be the last time we have our friend Mario on the show! This episode is brought to you by The Provider, Sig Sauer, Traeger Grills, Napa Valley Olive Oil, MEAT Processing Products, Corning Ford, and Racktek!
Chad is joined by Josh and Whitney Miller who own and operate Riverstone Kennels. The discussion is multi level with discussions revolving around duck dogs and upland dogs, their dispositions, their drive, their diet, and their ability to turn it on and turn it off! Josh and Whitney provide insight that will have you wanting to be a better dog trainer or handler! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food, Sig Sauer, DOGTRA Training Systems, Bodyguard Bumpers, MOJO Outdoors, and KERSHAW Knives!
Chad, Christian, and Eric dive deeper in to the design and construction of the popular Banded wader line! It is amazing to hear and discuss everything it has taken to get to this point! The brand is thriving and it is because corners were never cut! Christian and Eric explain their process in design, build, and then the ever so important taking the product to market! It’s The Banded Hour but it flies by so fast that it seems like the Banded Ten Minutes. We hope you enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Sig Sauer, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear, and Realtree Brand Camo!
Chad and Joel are back to break down another wild game recipe! This time it is Plucked Specklebelly Goose Full Bird Stuffed with Outlaw Snax Chip Stuffing and this one blew the mind of everyone at New York Goose Camp! We touch on each step of this recipe and the overall process in getting it ready for the table! Speck is one of the finest meats on earth let alone in the waterfowl world! We hope you enjoy the conversation and we will be back with more from goose camp soon! This episode is brought to you by The Provider, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Traeger Grills, Basswood Lodge New York, Thorogood Boots, Avery Outdoors, Corning Ford, and Wolfgang Safe Hitches!
It’s that time of the year where we get to see our duck dogs perform on a daily basis! We get to witness them doing what they were born to do! But what did it take to get to this point? Off season training and maintenance is everything and that is exactly why we are proud to have Pete Fischer with DOGTRA back on the show! Pete joins Chad to discuss current topics relating to the sporting dog world and events and gives a little insight on some advocacy that is coming up that we all need to be aware of us as dog owners and trainers! The episode is brought to you by DOGTRA, Eukanuba Premium Performance, Sig Sauer Freedom, and Avery Sporting Dog.
Joel Kleefisch is back on the show to talk with Chad about how much work truly goes into the Waterfowl game during the season, before the season, after the season, each minute of the season and so on! To garner consistent success, the guys have come to the conclusion that you truly don’t have any time to take off haha! This is a full time game, it’s a thinking man’s and woman’s game, and it’s the most difficult game on the hunting spectrum! This episode is Brought to you by Dickie’s Work Where, Sig Sauer Arms, Bodyguard Bumpers, CAMOSPACE, Traeger Grills, DECKED, and Jack Link’s Protein Snacks!
Welcome to the Banded Hour where each episode we will do a deep dive into the history of the origins of the Banded family of brands as well as the products, design, innovation, and commitment to excellence that has vaulted Banded as the modern day leader in waterfowl apparel and accessories. There will also be discussions centered around the Avery and Greenhead Gear product lines. In this premier episode, Chad gets Christian and Eric to get the listeners up to speed on how the fall migration looks, some new products they can expect to see on the shelves, some history of the industry changing Banded waders, and some insight on what it takes to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to product development! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, GHG, SIG SAUER, Benelli Shotguns, and Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition!
Joel is back in the hot seat to tell us all about the 2022 Wisconsin Waterfowl Expo where The Fowl Life, Jargon Game Calls, and The Provider were the title sponsor! Joel and his Wisconsin crew ran the heck out of our booth where we sold dry rubs, cookbooks, The Fowl Life merch, duck calls, goose calls, and even got to perform cooking demonstrations. Some of the guys competed in the duck and goose calling contests as well! It was a strong showing and we can’t wait to hear all about it! This episode is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls, Sig Sauer, CAMOSPACE Social Media, Vortex Optics, DECKED, and LEER Toppers!
Chad is joined again by Joel Kleefisch in Upstate New York at the Basswoods Lodge where they are hunting molt migrating Canada Geese! Joel brings his wild game culinary wisdom to another episode with his awesome Canada Pulled Goose and Provider Mexican dish the Wisconsin Cheese Curd Chimichangas! The two discuss how specifically this part of New York is and how eating wild and living off the land is the only way to live. This episode is brought to you by The Provider, Sig Sauer, Bodyguard Bumpers, MEAT Products, Napa Valley Olive Oil, KERSHAW Knives, and Jack Daniel’s!
Chad and Joel come at you from New York Goose Camp where they are having a blast with Basswood Lodge chasing Molt Migrators! The guys discuss how special the area is and then get into Joel’s famed Canada Goose Liver Pate! The reviews are mixed but the passion is obvious! This episode is brought to you by The Provider, SIG SAUER, HI VIZ Sights, Jargon Game Calls, Realtree Camo, and CamoSpace Social Media!
Chad and Jeremy discuss the operation at Whistling Wings in Alabama which includes sporting dogs, blood trailing, shed hunting, and the new Adventure Dog Program! Jeremy is a very qualified and experienced dog trainer and his insight on training protocol and advanced techniques is awesome! They also get into the Eukanuba diet and nutritional program including the new Puppy Pro! Jeremy is excited about his partnership with Eukanuba and he can’t wait to see what is next in their offerings! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food, Sig Sauer, MEAT Processing Products, KERSHAW Knives, and LEER Toppers!
Terry, Steve, and Chad let the conversation take them where it needs to go! They dive into conservation, the history of MOJO and how RCR Team Waterfowl has become a Phenomenon in Texas! The RCR Duck Camp Experience is one of a kind as all three of the guys get into the food, music, culture and everything that has made this a week to remember! This episode of The Fowl Life Podcast is brought to you by MOJO Outdoors, Rocky Creek Retrievers, Sig Sauer Freedom Arms, Safari Club International, LEER Toppers, and Bodyguard Bumpers!
Wisconsin DNR member Taylor Finger sits down with Joel to discuss all things DNR in Wisconsin. Taylor is very involved in waterfowl, turkey, and pheasant hunting. He shares his passion for the conservation and protecting our laws to hunt!
Chad is joined by Founder of MOJO Outdoors Terry Denmon and owner of Rocky Creek Retrievers Steve Biggers. The three of them discuss early season teal and what comes with running one of the top destinations in the country as well as touching on everything Duck hunting. We also get deep into the history of MOJO and the spinning wing decoy and how it changed the game in duck hunting! This is an awesome episode and we hope you enjoy listening! This episode is brought to you by MOJO Outdoors, Rocky Creek Retrievers, CAMOSPACE, LETHAL Gear, and Bodyguard Bumpers!
Uncle Ted is back and better than ever. Ted and Shemane open the doors to their house for our crew to feel at home! We sit down with Ted in his man cave to talk, yes just talk, and boy do we talk! The conversation jumps from politics, to hunter’s rights, to the Freedom Of Speech, to youth hunts, to recipes, to where we are headed as a people and a nation! We are honored to call Uncle Ted a friend and are excited to have him back on the show! We know you'll enjoy the one and only Ted Nugent! This episode is brought to you by MOJO Outdoors, RIGID Industries, Corning Ford, Hunter Nation, Mickey Thompson Tires, CamoSpace, and Vortex Optics!
This episode is brought to you by The Provider Rub company. Mark Lindsey the Executive Chef at Trapper's Landing Lodge on Leech Lake Minnesota. Mark trained at The Culinary Institute of America. Our goals is to have Mark on consistently throughout the season to discuss unorthodox methods to cooking wild game, domestic meats and vegetables.
Number 22 of the San Francisco Giants was retired and has his jersey hung up on the outfield wall next to Mays, McCovey, Ott, Bonds and others because Will Clark is one of the best baseball players of all time. Let alone one of the best Giants! His humility shines through in this in depth conversation that takes the listeners through his career, accolades, thoughts, hunting stories, his wild game recipes and much much more! He is a family man first, a baseball legend second, and a Hunter and Provider to round it all out! It was truly a thrill to have Will Clark on our show! This episode of The Fowl Life Podcast is brought to you by GATR Coolers, KERSHAW Knives. black Goose Outfitters, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Traeger Grills!
On this episode of The Fowl Life MidWest Series, Joel brings on State Champion Goose Caller Dave Nelson to give us some tips and tricks on how to use a goose call. They explain why they Jargon between you and the Canada Goose is so important to finishing birds in the spread!
Tony is back on the show to throw down on the status of everything duck hunting going into this coming season. Chad and Tony have a duck blind style conversation about the passion we all share for this incredible lifestyle. Habitat Flats has become one of the top destinations for duck and goose hunters alike and Tony and his partners are ready for their best season yet. The water levels are strong, the food sources are legit, the duck hatch is stellar, and that tells these guys one thing, it’s time to hunt! This episode of the podcast this brought to you by Benelli U.S.A., Rigid Industries, Bodyguard Bumpers, Avery Outdoors, and Busch Light Beer.
Chad is joined by Chris Cifreo of Jargon Game Calls. The guys break down the newest duck call to the Jargon family, The MEGAPHOR. Chris goes into detail of the design, the performance, the volume, the versatility and so much more. This is part one of a short series on this awesome true to sound single reed mallard duck call. It’s almost duck season and we are excited to have you as a listener of the podcast! This episode is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls, Banded Brands, MOJO Outdoors, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Thorogood Boots.
Russell is back to discuss more important topics when it comes to ensuring your duck dog is having a great summer while getting ready to go to work this fall and winter. Russell spends his days researching and studying everything dogs when it comes to nutrition, hydration, and temperature control. These are just some of the topics Chad and Russ touch on this episode. This episode of Eukanuba's Duck Dog Series is brought to you by Eukanuba Dog Food, Bodyguard Bumpers, DOGTRA E-Collars, and Mickey Thompson Racing.
Chad breaks down this weeks episode of Benelli's The Fowl Life where we are still hanging with Flatline Outfitters in Oklahoma. Chad and his brother Clay are joined by GATR Coolers, Cajun Boy Catering, Whiskey Myers, Les Naisbitt, Rob Roberts, Russ Higbie, and Chase Rice. They are witnesses to thousands of mallard ducks and the occasional pintail bombing into the MOJOs and GHG Decoys! The hunts are only part of it as the music and the recipes are just as memorable! This episode of the podcast is brought to you by MOJO Outdoors and MEAT!
Chad and Mark get in the weeds in regards to his stellar career and what it takes not only to get to the top level of fishing, but what it takes to stay there! Chad is a big fan of Mark and loves his on camera presence so he was honored to have Mark as a guest of the show! Check out Mark on all social media platforms and watch this truly awesome fisherman thrive!
Trent Cole was a savage on the football field both in college and for 12 seasons in the NFL! His 91 sacks for the Eagles is second only to Reggie White but his story doesn't stop there. After his gridiron playing days ended, Trent was deep into farming, hunting, and fishing! His BLITZ TV is a showcase of his awesome lifestyle and ethics! This man is a worker and it was an honor to have him on the show! We are glad we are hiring with him and not getting tackled by him haha! Thank you CAMOSPACE for giving hunters, fishers, and providers a platform to showcase and celebrate our cultures and lifestyles!
Sometimes less is more and that's exactly what's happening on another new episode if Benelli's The Fowl Life this week on The Outdoor Channel! Chad discusses the few who joined him in Oklahoma at Flatline Outfitters including his brother Clay, Rob Roberts, Russ Higbie, Trey Miller, Chase Rice, Les Naisbitt, and many more! The Lesser Canadas read the script and become movie stars flock after flock! Then we turn to the MEAT Grinder to turn the geese into some of the best tacos the crew has ever seen! This episode of the podcast is brought to you by MEAT, RIGID Industries, Bodyguard Bumpers, 4 Wheel Parts, and Pro Comp USA!
KERSHAW Product Specialist and Senior Designer Jim MacNair joins the show to discuss the world of knives! From vision to drawings to software to machining to sharpening to the final product! KERSHAW has set themselves apart from the competition by staying on the cutting edge and always keeping America and the World Sharp!
It all comes together on another new episode of Benelli's The Fowl Life this week with our episode 'Man of Steal.' President and CEO of SCI Laird Hamberlin and MLB Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson jump in the blind with Chad, Clay, Roc, Ryley, Rico and the entire Merlo Waterfowl Crew! From Provider recipes to unbelivebale snow goose and specklebelly goose action, this episode steals the show!
Jason returns for part three of our ongoing discussion of his military career, life after his Army Sniper experiences, his family life, and how he approaches life on a daily basis. This man is a different kind of human being and we are honored to have Jason back on the show. Be on the look for part four coming soon!
Team Realtree travels to California to join The Fowl Life crew and members of Merlo Waterfowl to go to work on the brand new Realtree Max-7 waterfowl pattern. When the weather does not cooperate, the crew is forced to adapt to put some birds on the ground. Ducks to specks to snows to recipes to awesome dogs to Benelli's to Black Cloud to Corning Ford, we are Taking It To The Max!
Russ Kelley, M.S. is the Service and Working Dog Research Manger for Royal Canon and Eukanuba. Russell discusses duck dog nutrition in the summer months when not in duck season. Russ also discusses the benefits of why Eukanuba dog food is beneficial to all types of dogs from a puppy to a nursing female to a working dog.
Chris Cifreo is a master duck call maker out of Arkansas who started Jargon Game Calls along with Chad Belding. The Jargon team has developed some of the best sounding duck calls on the market including the new Live Duck Call. Recently Jargon has crafted a Live Duck in a Realtree Max-7 camp pattern made to help raise money at the Little Rock Arkansas Delta Waterfowl National Convention. Listen to learn more about what goes into making a quality duck call and building a duck call brand.
Bobby Heim is one of the top competition duck callers in the country having won several competitions. Bobby is also an accomplished dog trainer for Country Retrievers in Maryland. Chad and bobby discuss techniques, like using your diaphragm to improve your duck calling.
4 Wheel Parts is an Offroad parts and accessories company that we've come to rely on for our hunting rigs. We're excited for our partnership and to show our audience just how key they can be for a hunter. Chad also covers his experiences in the field using Ridged Lights and Bodyguard bumpers on his duck hunting rigs. Chad also announces his partnership with MF Waterfowl in North Texas and the hard work Mallicote family puts into their waterfowl outfitting operation.
Joel gives his take on the Duck Vortex Season 14 episode 3 that is airing on the Outdoor Channel. The guys get a tour of the Vortex Optics facility in Wisconsin and they also manage to get in a strong duck hunt.
Chad recaps the Season 14 episode 3 Duck Vortex episode where the team gets a tour of the Vortex Facility in Wisconsin and how they manage to get in a good duck hunt with Mark Boardman and Joel Kleefisch.
Joel Kleefisch recaps the great Wisconsin goose hunting in Eagle Eye - Season 14 episode 2 of The Fowl Life. Watch on The Outdoor Channel
Mitch Petrie is The VP of Programming for Outdoor Sportsman Group. Mitch shares stories of his 1 year old black lab, Luna and the bond they formed which you see with many outdoorsman or outdoorswoman.
Andrew Skluzacek owner of Wild Acre Kennels is one of the top dog trainer and handlers out of Minnesota. Chad and Andrew discuss working dogs and where Chad’s lab Slash is at in his training. Andrew talks about drills and techniques he uses to train dogs especially during the hot summer days.
Before we head out to Wisconsin for giant geese, see why vision is so important in our lives as Dr. Matt Mills performs cataract surgery on Chad. Then we join Jack Daniels for the World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
Chad introduces Season 14 of Benelli’s The Fowl Life airing on The Outdoor Channel. Episode 1 takes place at Close Zone Farm with the CWA in California.
Wisconsin Duck Calling Champion Mark Kakatsch joins the Joel Kleefisch our Midwest host of The Fowl Life to discuss all things waterfowl. The guys cover everything from living the Provider lifestyle to dog training, the best duck boats and decoy spreads techniques. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned hunter this episode is full of valuable information.
Joel Kleefisch is joined by good hunting buddy Eric Jensen, who also happens to be the on-counter announcer for the 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. The guys discuss how Wisconsin has a wide variety of game that you can hunt as well as how to get new people into the outdoors and hunting. Topics also include how to take your hunting harvest and make a wide variety of fantastic meals. The host Joel Kleefisch heads up the Wisconsin / Midwest Fowl Life team and brings a bit of a different perspective than Chad Belding.
Continuing the Sig Series, Chad brings back Jason St John, a retired Military Veteran. Jason and Chad discuss some of the personalities and characteristics of a US Sniper and how that correlates with how a soldier responds in action. Jason gives us some insight on how post military career plays a role in his life now.
Bone Collector host Michael Waddell joins the podcast to discuss turkey hunting and offseason farming and planting prepping for next season's deer and turkey hunting. Waddell and Belding also share their experiences working in the hunting industry and hunting tv.
Michael Lee is co-host of Backwood Life, a big game hunting tv show airing on The Sportsman Channel. Michael and Kevin Knight have built a loyal following as a trusted source of big game hunting info and awesome footage of charging bucks and hunting lifestyle. Chad and Michael share their experiences making hunting TV and the challenges in today's social media environment. This episode is brought to you by Lethal Products. Check them out at www.lethalproducts.com
Dominic Aiello, Marketing Manager at Kershaw Knives joins the podcast to discuss hunting knives and how Kershaw arguably makes some of the best hunting knives one can buy. From their high-end steel blades for constant use, and guaranteed quality, Kershaw Knives are made for the outdoorsman.
Chad gets into the meaning of Jargon and how different wild animals all have their jargon to communicate with each other. Learning this jargon and speaking it through different calling techniques can greatly benefit your duck, geese, turkey or even big game hunting.
Chad Belding demonstrates some duck calling tips and tricks.
Alex Crosby joins Chad to talk about their recent turkey hunts with Merlo Waterfowl Guides in Northern California and Chad's hunts in the southeast. The also go over how to prepare wild turkey for a delicious meal.
Travis T-bone Turner is co-host of Michael Waddell's Bone Collector TV show on the Outdoor Channel, he is a certified professional archer on the pro-staff of Realtree and is one heck of a human being! Travis has been battling cancer and he shares with us how much love the outdoor community has shown him and how he’s coping and looking forward to getting back in the outdoors as well as developing a new outlook on life.
We are recording at the Nashville Palace in Tennessee with Bubba Henderson and Bobby Johnson to recap their recent turkey hunt and how well the new Jargon Turkey Calls worked in the woods.
We're at snow goose camp in Nebraska with hunting industry professionals George Thompson, Brian Kelvington and Rob Roberts We get an inside perspective from this crew on how the pandemic has impacted the gun and ammo companies like Benelli, Federal Premium and Rob Roberts Custom Gun Works.
Chad is on the road in turkey camp and discusses why hunt camps are so vital to the outdoors.
Chad is chasing turkeys in the South and gives us his insights on why Benelli shotguns are sought after by most all wing shooters.
Dave Nelson is the 2019 Wisconsin Goose Calling Champion. Dave talks about how to blow a goose call and the notes you need to practice to sound as "goose" as possible. The guys also discuss how well the Jargon Goose Call works in most situations. The host Joel Kleefisch heads up the Wisconsin / Midwest Fowl Life team and brings a bit of a different perspective than Chad Belding.
Remi Warren is a bit of a do it all type of guy. He's a hunting guide, outfitter, outdoor writer, photographer, videographer, and TV personality. We get to talking about his most recent hunt on a big mature 7x7 elk and the MEAT Your Maker equipment we use to process wild game meat while on the road at hunt camps or at home. Remi also shares some of his favorite wild game recipes.
Mark Boardman, the director of marketing for Vortex joins the podcast to recap a hunt Chad and Mark had in November up in Wisconsin, Mark and Chad also share some scouting tactics they use on duck hunts with their Vortex Optics.
Clay Belding hosts today's podcast with good buddy Jared. Jared is a police officer and knowledgeable about the good features of hand guns including what Sig Sauer offers in their firearms.
Kyle Clouse is Digital Marketing Director at Liberty Safe. Liberty Safes are heavy duty gun safes made in America. Kyle talks about keeping up with the demand being the #1 made safe in the United States. The guys also go over the durable features of the safe.
Jason St. John is a 22 year veteran for the US Army who served as a Ranger and Sniper. Jason is a humble individual and shares his stories of his time in the army, the amazing people he got to serve in the military with and how it has affected his life to this day.
We have Tony Vandemore, the owner of Habitat Flats and his right-hand man Mark Blosser to talk about starting up Habitat Flats and what goes into running one of the most sought out waterfowl hunting lodges in the country.
After hunting with Wyobraska Waterfowl we meet up with Natalie Fox of Fowl Habits who runs a professional shop that helps hunters clean and pluck birds after successful hunts. Natalie talks to us about her process of cleaning birds and her education background.
We explore Ted Nugent's passion and obsession for the the outdoors. Ted Nugent carved out a permanent place in the rock & roll history but more recently Ted has become an influential advocate for our 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights. He's united hunters to work together and stand up for their rights to preserve the hunting heritage for future generations.
While on the road hunting in Nebraska, we found a break to gather around to discuss Axl, our favorite hunting duck dog and team member of The Fowl Life. Chad is joined by Anna V and her daughter Tater. Anna is a prominent dog trainer, competitive shooter and hunter. We are also joined by our camera guys Jack Orlandi and Eli Neeley who are avid hunters and talents keeping the camera on the birds and hunting dogs charging out on retrieves. This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium dog food that help keeps our hunting dog in top performance.
Todd Schaller was the Wisconsin's DNR Warden for nearly 30 years and serval of those years he served as the Chief Game Warden. Joel Kleefisch host the discussion as part of our new podcast series that focuses on Midwest waterfowl hunting topics. Todd and Joel talk about some of the rules and regulations of waterfowl hunting in Wisconsin.
Hagerman Idaho is a Mecca for duck hunters and we're hunting with John Shaw who's operates his hunting outfit, Hagerman Wings Farm, in the heart of it. In between hunts Chad sat down with his brother Clay Belding, Alex Crosby, Les Naisbitt and John Shaw to talk about their hunts and equipment used.
Jason 'JJ' Randolph grew up hunting geese and ducks on the beautiful Platte River in Nebraska and the Missouri River on the Nebraska and South Dakota border. This area has some of the best spots for mallard and Canada goose hunting in the country. Condition are perfect as Chad and The Fowl Life crew seem to be hunting at the right time and comment how they've seen more waterfowl in the area than any other hunts, which is saying a lot.
Buck Gardner, a legend in the duck call maker world joins us to dicuss the process of making duck calls, duck calling contests and how duck hunting is used as therapy for many.
We're discussing the current state of society, policing and our safety here in the United States. Jared Woodword, a police officer joins the conservations to talk about ideas about defunding the police and how it affects the safety of our communities. Plus, the politics surrounding the 2nd Amendment.
Tyler is the Brand manager for MEAT!, a food processing equipment company that make some of the best graders, dehydrators and sealers for the hunting community.
We're hunting in Nebraska with Larry Frimann of Black Goose Outfitters and his guide Ryan Zegers. Based out of the eastern and central part of Nebraska, Larry and his team get us on some unreal Canada goose hunts. Larry explains why they choose to build his waterfowl outfitting business in Nebraska and some of the hunting tactics used on our successful hunts.
We are hunting waterfowl up in Oklahoma / Kansas with Cody Cannon, lead singer and guitarist of Whiskey Myers, Rob Roberts who makes some of the best extended choke tubes for waterfowl shotguns and Bryan McGeHee of Gatr Coolers, definitely our favorite hunting cooler that keeps ice for days! We hunting ducks with Flatline Outfitters.
We have Tate Fogleman, winner of the 2021 NASCAR Truck race at Talladega and former NFL player Justin Smiley in duck camp talking about the hunting conditions in Nebraska.
We are in Wyoming/Nebraska waterfowl hunting with two life members of Safari Club International, John Lomonaco and Les Naisbitt. We discuss what it means to be a SCI member and all the good work they do for hunters and maintaining wildlife conservation and the hunting heritage.
We are excited to hear the stories from 3 individuals with nearly 200 years of combined hunting experience. They have traveled all over the world to hunt and all share the same passion in waterfowl hunting and preserving the hunting heritage. Les Naisbitt is a lifetime member of Safari Club International and has completed the North American Super Slam harvesting 29 Boone and Crockett Big Game Animals. John Lomonaco also has an impressive resume in hunting and you can learn more in his book biography "A Hunting Lifetime & Passions" Boon and crocket.
Part 2 discussion of Oklahoma hunting. We are hunting in the heart of Oklahoma's prime waterfowl hunting ground at Law Dawg Hunting Lodge. We are talking with the Lodge owner Russ Higbie, a core waterfowl hunter and ex-law officer with a ton of great stories to tell.
We are hunting in the heart of Oklahoma's prime waterfowl hunting ground at Law Dawg Hunting Lodge. We are talking with the Lodge owner Russ Higbie, a core waterfowl hunter and ex-law officer with a ton of great stories to tell.
The waterfowl hunting was good in Wisconsin but the camaraderie with the good people of Wisconsin was even better. Chad is joined by Walker Buehler, Anna V and Joel Kleefisch to discuss the day's hunts and other things duck hunters talk about.
Jared, a police officer and expert on firearms and the accessories to them is here to talk with Chad about choosing the right sight for a handgun or other firearms. We learn the differences in red dots vs straight sights and more.
What are your thoughts on open carry and concealed carry? Do you have your CCW? Alex and Chad discuss reasons why they carry you may want to own a gun and the hot issues around the second amendment.
Most people know Chase Rice as the country music singer/songwriter but in this episode we get to know Chase as the waterfowl hunter. We are joined by Joel Kleefisch in Wisconsin to talk about waterfowl hunting, farming, music and more.
Luke Steidl is a dedicated Wisconsin waterfowl hunter and has hunting tactics that you might find useful.
Joel served fourteen years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He's an avid hunter, a cool dude to hang out with. We're excited to learn more about Joel's lifestyle and his experiences hunting up in Wisconsin for both waterfowl and deer.
The guys are at hunt camp and discussing the innovations made on the Traeger Grills, the best wood-pellet grills on the marketing. Tyler and Chad talk barbecue and the Traeger Nation. Plus, Tyler breaks the news of launching the new Traeger Provisions, a part of the company focused on giving their customers high quality sources meats.
Dr. Matt Mills is one of the leading ophthalmologist in the country. Matt owns Eye Care Professionals in Reno, Nevada. Chad and Matt talk about eye care in hunting and the recent work done on Chad to help improve his hunting.
Chad and Alex Crosby discuss the new Provider Cookbook and some of the great recipes used to prepare wild game. There are recipes for wild duck, goose, axis deer, mule deer, elk, fish and more. There are also some great hunting stores from past duck hunts and deer hunts.
Anytime you have Ted Nugent on the mic you know its gonna be entertaining and informative! Ted doesn't hold back on his thoughts on hunting, conservation, politics and more. Ted is a rock icon who's rock career spans seven decades! His hits include Cat Scratch Fever, Free For All, Gonzo and more. Although Ted can still rock on the guitar, he has also devoted his life to the preservation on the hunting heritage and makes no apologies about it! Listen in on this great conversation.
Clay and Jared Woodward, a police officer discuss some of the basics of learning how to use a firearm properly.
Following in his father's footsteps, John David Stanley has made a name for himself as a fishing guide in the summer months in Alaska along the Kenai River and then migrating down to Texas to guide waterfowl in the winter.
Alex Crosby joins Chad to talk about the tools they use to help process the wild game after the hunt. A vital tool they use are the grinders, stuffers, slicers, and sealers made by the company MEAT! Check them out at meatyourmaker.com
Mossy Pond Retrievers is a world renowned dog training facility known for producing excellent competition sporting dogs and in the field hunting dogs. Brad Arington is the owner and dog trainer of MPR. He and his dog handlers have a crazy ability to work with gun dogs and develop the best hunting companions. Chad and Brad talk about all aspects of what goes into training duck dogs. This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba.
We have Jared Woodward, a police officer, Alex Crosby and Clay Belding discussing the key benefits of openly carrying your firearms vs opting to conceal their firearms. The guys also talk to the laws that involve both options and the current political climate around this topic and the 2nd Amendment.
Chad talks hunting conservation and hunting rights with Ben Cassidy is Director of Government Affairs for Safari Club International. Safari Club International is a US organization composed of hunters dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt all across the globe.
Anna Van Nostrand is from Georgia and is as crazy about bird dogs, dog training and shotguns. Anna is a certified pistol instructor with the NRA and sporting clay instructor with NSCA. She claimed a Georgia State Title in Super Sporting during the 2017 season. For more on Anna visit www.annavoutdoors.com
A great resource for instruction on gun dog training. We have two leaders in the sporting dog world; Brad Arington of Mossy Pond Retrievers, a top dog training program out Georgia and Pete Fischer who works with Dogtra, a leader in sporting dog training collars.
Guest host, Clay Belding steps in for Chad today. We welcome back Jared Woodward, a Police Officer & Self-Defense Instructor, to talk about what gives them "peace" of mind knowing they can have the right tool to protect themselves and their family. They get into gun laws, second amendment granted by the United States Constitution and techniques for shooting accurately. This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer.
Chad and Skip recap the previous 10 episodes of the 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Podcast Series. We cover decoys, blinds, goose calls, duck calls, boats and motors, retriever gear, shotguns, chokes and loads, waders and clothing and waterfowl hunting accessories.
Although the gear we are about to talk about is not necessities but they certainly make waterfowl hunting more pleasurable and often more productive. We are talk about the Waterfowl Hunting Accessories section of the Wildfowl magazine Annual Giant Gear Issue. We have Josh Tichenor of Mallard View Outdoors to talk about all the fun duck hunting gear items including his Ice Eater device used to keep hunts going into the colder temperatures. This is 10 podcast in this series of 11 with your hosts Chad Belding and Skip Knowles.
Few pieces of gear are more critical for a waterfowl hunter than waders and the warm clothes need to pull of a successful hunt. We have Drew Keith, the CEO of Honey Brake Lodge, master duck caller and someone you'd want to share the duck blind with on the podcast. We also have Josh Beckham, a Banded Prostaff Member, skilled waterfowl hunter and another great person to share the duck bind with to share their thoughts on waterfowl hunting clothing, waders and the different camouflage used to conceal the hunter. This #9 of the Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Podcast Series.
An investment in a custom choke and quality of loads can help fill your tote on a more regular basis. We have Dan Compton, Product Line Manager for Federal Premium and Rob Roberts, maker of custom chokes for waterfowl shotguns. This is #8 in the podcast series that covers the Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Review.
All shotguns are not created equal. They are engineered for different purposes and in this podcast we discuss what goes into the making of a great waterfowl hunting shotgun. These shotguns need to withstand the harshest environments and they need to operate smooth and be accurate. Our guests include George Thompson, Director of Product Management for Benelli and Chad Mendes, owner of a Finz and Featherz Hunting Guide Service and retired MMA fighter. This is part 6 of an 11 podcast series coving the 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Review Issue.
There are a lots of things that make waterfowl hunting so special, but none rank quite as high as the dogs. They deserve good gear. From crates to vests to training bumpers and you name-it, not only do quality retriever accessories help our hunts run more smoothly, they help our dogs become better hunters. We have pro duck dog trainer Pete Fischer to discuss the accessories for your hunting partner.
A solid boat fitted with a good motor instantly makes any waterfowl endeavor cooler. We have Kyle Broussard co-founder and mechanical engineer of Gator Tail Motors to discuss duck boats and motors. This is part 5 of the 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Podcast series hosted by Chad Belding and Skip Knowles.
The sole purpose of a waterfowl call is to act as an instant translator that turns a hunter's breath into the language of their feathered prey. This podcast covers Duck Calls in part of the Wildfowl Magazine Giant Gear Issue. Our special guest, Chris Cifreo of Jargon Game Calls discusses what goes into making a good duck call and some of the techniques to produce realistic duck sounds.
With his companies Zink Calls, Avian X decoys and his hunting television show, Avian-X TV, Fred Zink has been a leader and pioneer in the waterfowl hunting industry. After Zink won the 1990 Ohio State Goose Calling Championship, Zink went on to develop a line of goose calls that performed very well. We're excited to listen to Fred talk about goose hunting and the goose call technology advancements. This is part 3 of the 11 episode WILDfowl Giant Gear Issue Podcast Series.
Tony Vandemore is a hunter, conservationist and owner of Habitat Flats, North America's #1 Waterfowl Lodge Network. Tony has a lot of experience with setting up concealment for waterfowl hunters. Tony shares his thoughts on today's selection of hunting blinds and the role they play in a successful duck or goose hunt. This is part 2 of 11 in the WILDFowl Magazine Giant Gear Issue Podcast series.
We kick off the highly anticipated 2021 Wildfowl Gear Podcast Series on the topic of Decoys with decoy pioneer and professional hunter Terry Denmon. Terry has been involved in Outdoor Television for over 10 years having hosted or co-hosted and produced a number of shows included Hunting Across America and the various MOJO Outdoors TV Series. Terry is President & CEO of the cutting edge outdoor products company, MOJO Outdoors. This 10 podcast series compliments the printed version of the WILDFOWL 2021 Giant Gear Issue that reviews decoys, blinds, goose calls, duck calls, boats and motors, shotguns, chokes and loads, accessories and waders and clothing.
Sig Sauer makes a quality firearms. The reliability, functioning and accuracy gives you the peace-of-mind knowing your gun will do what its meant to do. Jared is an experience police officer and self-defense instructor who's used many different firearms but explains why he uses Sig Sauer as his firearm.
Keith Mark is a family man that has a deep passion for the outdoors and the Founder of Hunter Nation. An attorney by trade, he hosted MacMillan River Adventures on Outdoor Channel for a decade. Keith owns MRA Outfitters in the Yukon, and recently received an appointment in the US Department of the Interior. He is now the host of "Great American Tales", a television show that promotes Traditional American Values to air on Outdoor Channel this fall.
Ted Nugent is a Hunter Nation national spokesman, an organization who's aim is to unite American Hunters to protect the sport, lifestyle and heritage of hunting. Ted shares his thoughts on conservation, politics and his love and spirituality for hunting.
Chad goes solo to share his thoughts on what it means to be a hunter, our responsibilities and the fight to have the privilege of hunting. This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, an organization composed of hunters dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt.
Anna is a mother, competition dog trainer and sporting clay tournament shooter. She grew in an outdoor/hunting family in Georgia. Anna has a strong and growing social media influence where we promotes a positive image of women in hunting and conservation. Follow her on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/annavoutdoors/. Anna also works with conservation organizations like SCI and more. This episode is brought to you by Dogtra E-collars.
We have Adam Hood playing live for us in this podcast. Adam is a talented singer-songwriter and the other guest is Josh Dokken from Banded Gear, who also has a talent and passion for waterfowl and the two of them collaborate on a cool song about duck hunting and more.
Dave Stanley is a great friend and mentor to all things hunting and fishing. He's the type of person you want to share the duck blind with. Dave's 40+ years of fly fishing, hunting western big game and calling in waterfowl has earned him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dave opened the Reno Fly Shop, which prospered many years under his ownership and continues to do well after he passed the business on. Dave is a leader in the hunting community and is involved in waterfowl hunting youth programs.
Jordan Mallicote is owner of Mallicote Farms Waterfowl and they offer some of the best waterfowl hunting in Northern Texas, consisting of flooded corn and green timber.
We're hunting waterfowl down in the Butte Sink of Northern California with Olympic Freestyle Skier Medalist David Wise, SoloHunter Remi Warren and Scott Mueller with California Waterfowl.
Great How-To podcast to help you learn and master duck calling with Chris Cifreo of Jargon Game Calls.
A good waterfowl hunting shotgun should be durable, water-resistant, accurate and cycles fast. Benelli shotguns is a favorite of serious duck hunters everywhere and for good reason. We have the Director of Product Management of Benelli USA, George Thompson to share details about the workings of the Super Black Eagle 3 Shotgun.
Francis is the Fleet Manager for Corning Ford in California. Chad and Francis compare the different brands of trucks but come back to why they like the durability of Ford Trucks and why they make the best work trucks and best trucks to get you to and from the duck blind. They guys also talk about the new Ford Super Duty and a beginner lesson on how diesel trucks work.
Tony Vandemore is owner of Habitat Flats, which some consider North America's #1 waterfowl hunting lodge. Tony has built a strong reputation and brand around his ability to hunt and has become a bit of a leader in the waterfowl hunting industry and community.
Jim Shockey joins the podcast to talk hunting about reopening the borders for travel and excursions, especially to Canada. Jim is a professional big game outfitter, outdoor writer and television producer for many hunting shows. Jim is host of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures and Jim Shockey's Uncharted on Outdoor Channel and the Professionals on Sportsman Channel.
Jim has been a leader in the duck calling and waterfowl hunting industry. Jim is co-host and producer of RNT TV. Jim is also the 2006 World Champion Duck Caller and it a wealth of knowledge of how to hunt ducks right.
Ben Cassidy is the Director of Government Affairs at Safari Club International. Ben talk about what SCI is all about and how the help in hunting rights.
This episode is all about duck calling. Chris Cifreo, Jargon Duck Call Maker demonstrates a number of different style of duck calls like Hunting Hail Call, Greeters, Feed Chatter, Quacks and more. Chris and Chad gives detail tips on how to produce those ducky sounds. This episode is brought to you by Jargon Duck Calls and Leer Toppers
Chad Mendes is a retired professional MMA Fighter but continues to maintain his fitness for his hunting lifestyle. Chad and Chad discuss taking MTN OPS supplements to help with their workouts.
Chad and Chris talk about the mechanics of duck calling and also developing good habits can help lead to producing better duck sounds.
This episode has great information on what to expect when taking your duck dog to professional dog trainer like Wild Acre Kennels. Andrew Skucazek, owner and professional dog trainer, out of Minnesota has a proven track record of producing highly tuned gun dogs. Andrew shares his experiences using high quality dog food like Eukanuba and dog hunting training tips.
George Lynch is the owner of Legendary Gear, who makes some of the best waterfowl calls, predator calls and turkey calls on the market. These hand tuned calls have been used in numerous world calling championships and are trusted by guides to produce results. Check them out at www.legendarygearusa.com
We recorded in Georgia at one of the top sporting dog training and hunting outfits in the country called Mossy Pond Retrievers. Brad Arington, owner and dog trainer, and good friend Bobby Johnson join the podcast.
Phillip Culpepper is Realtree's video producer. Often he's behind the scenes, shooting and producing filmed hunts. Sometimes too, he's in front of the camera, especially in spring. The man's a turkey hunting machine. As humble as he is talented, he's put a lot of people into birds over the years and killed plenty himself. The guys talk about turkey hunting down south and their mutual friend Michael Waddell and his new podcast.
Laird Hamberlin has an impressive resume of building and leading companies to profitability and success. Currently he is the CEO of Safari Club International, an organization who's mission is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote the wildlife conservation worldwide. Through advocacy SCI works with federal and state legislators and policy makers to communicate the hunters perspective on issues, laws and regulation.
We have Chris Cifreo, duck call maker and a great friend is on the podcast to discuss duck calls and what is new with Jargon Duck Calls company. Chris talks about the guts of the call and how Jargon strives to make the best sounding duck call ever and the best customer service.
Chad talks about the training of his duck dog Axl. From patiences, steadiness and focus Axl is sure to be a champion duck dog. Axl comes from a proven pedigree and has become a highly tuned gun dog trained by the one and only Brad at Mossy Pond Retrievers.
As we move into the off season for Chad he’s already thinking about next waterfowl hunting season. It’s never too early getting your gear in order. This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, a great organization that are looking out after our hunting rights.
E125 - What's Your Favorite Type Of Hunting - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI by Chad Belding
Final Flight Outfitters is based out of Tennessee and offers hunters everything for big game hunting, waterfowl hunters, turkey hunters and more. Final Flight is a family owned business and Kelley Powers is apart of that family. Kelley talks about his hunting experience this past season in Tennessee and other areas in the South and why the area is experiencing low numbers of waterfowl. This podcast was recorded over zoom and the connect cuts off a few times.
John Cary is owner of JSC Construction and they are one of the top custom home builders out of Reno, Nevada. John founded his company based on traditional values and a strong work ethic and shares some of experiences building up a successful company. John is also a bit of a fitness and weightlifting guru and the guys discuss paths to fitness success there as well. This episode is brought to you by Dickies Clothing.
In part 2 Chad continues his thoughts on Goose calling and utilizing different techniques to communicate with the Canada Goose. This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International. Check out what they do for hunter rights and more at https://safariclub.org/
Chad covers a wide range of waterfowl hunting topics but focuses on the diverse vocabulary of Canada Geese. This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, a great organization helping to protect hunting rights here in the United States and overseas.
Chad recaps the 2020 waterfowl hunting season and closing out the season on great goose hunts with Remi Warren and David Wise. Remi is an obsessive hunter like Chad who hosts SOLOTV, co-hosted on Meat Eater Tv and more. David Wise is a two-time Olympic go medalist and 4-x X Game Gold Medalist. David has a passion for the outdoors and This episode is Brought to you by Safari Club International, an organizing that is battling for hunting rights!
Bobby is back on the podcast to talk about his experiences competing in various Waterfowl Calling Championships and life as a waterfowl hunter. Bobby has had great success placing 3rd in the World Goose Calling Championship two years in a row and also placing 3rd in the World Live Goose and also placing 3rd in the World Team Goose.
Thorogood Boots has been a trusted name in providing quality, crafted boots and footwear for hard working people all over the world since 1892! We utilize their boots while on duck hunts. We find them to be durable and rugged but comfortable to have on all day. We're excited to talk about the history of Thorogood Boots with Andy Place, Sales Director, who also has a passion for the outdoors and hunting.
We are joined by Remi Warren, an outdoor writer, outfitter, television host and obsessive hunter. Remi co-hosts the popular hunting show Solo Hunter on Outdoor Channel and has been a guest hunter on Steve Rinella's Meat Eater. Remi also has his own podcast called Cutting the Distance where he goes into hunting tips and tactics. Remi has joined us on a few waterfowl hunts this year which should air on the Fowl Life Season 13. This podcast episode is brought to you by Dickies Work Wear, Gerber Gear and Leer Toppers.
These two legends of the MMA, Dan Henderson and Chad Mendes talk talk about their recent waterfowl hunts had in Northern California.
We have 2 prominent members of the California Waterfowl Association, a leading organization that educates, innovate and advocates to support waterfowl abundance and support hunting in California. Yancey Forest-Knowles is the former chairman of the CWA and Rocque Merlo is the current chairman, both have a passion for the outdoors and a drive to preserve the hunting heritage.
Mallard View Ice Eaters put more ducks in the bag, yes. Movement and commotion in the decoys always increases your odds. But, that’s not why I love them so much. We love them ’cause they salvage days in the season that Mother Nature would otherwise steal from us. Check them out at mallardviewoutdoors.com
As a full-time waterfowl hunting guide, Ryley shares his experiences and hunting tips working for Merlo Waterfowl. As hard as it is working when it's hunting time he finds satifcation delivering exceptional hunts for his clients. He's a hard worker and is skilled at hunting where the birds want to be. This episode is brought to you by Dickies. Dickies.com
Duck call maker Chris Cifreo joins the podcast to talk about what goes into making the best duck call. Chris is co-owner of Jargon Game Calls, an Arkansas based waterfowl call company.Check out all duck calls here: www.jargongamecalls.com
Shawn is co-owner of Western Concrete Cutting with good friend Chris Ravencroft. With 58 combined years of experience they provide an important service to the Northern Nevada local construction industry. They take pride in the work they do and have earned the respect of their partners knowing they will get the job done professionally.
Tyler Jordan with Realtree joins Chad to discuss hunting topics, his relationship with his father Bill Jordan and the state of the hunting industry.
John is the Supervisory Biologist for the Klamath Basin Complex for the US Fish and Wildlife. His team is responsible for the biological monitor and management of the wildlife habitat for 6 National Wildlife Refuge in the Klamath Basin in Oregon and California, which is about 250,000 acres. John talks about the struggle for water rights and drought that has led to the terrible avian botulism outbreak killing an estimated 40,000 plus waterfowl. This area is a key place for waterfowl to nest and raise their young, so California Waterfowl Association and other organizations are working hard to fix this issue that could effect the whole pacific flyway.
Bobby Heim is now one of the top competition duck callers in the country having won several competitions and placing in the top 3 at the World Duck multiple times.
Chad updates us on his hunts and topics important to duck hunters. This episodes is brought to you by Safari Cub International. An organization that help fight to protect Hunter rights here in the United States and internationally.
Trevor is product designer and gun sight guru for HIVIZ Shooting Systems. HIVIZ manufactures high quality firearm fiber optic and tritium sights. We use their sights on all our duck hunts and they help us shoot more accurate especially in those low light situations.
Ed is the Menlo PD Sergeant and works with the police K-9 unit. Ed shares stories of the speciality training and the nutrition the K-9 dogs receive. The guys also get into the current politics surrounding the police in the United States.
Jeff Tarsi is SVP North American Operations for Nutrien Ag Solutions. Nutrien AG Solutions offers a wide range of products and services for farmers and ranchers all across the globe. Jeff talk about the agricultural industry and his passion for the outdoors and hunting.
Phil Howe is founder of HIVIZ Shooting Systems. HIVIZ sights are bright and will enhance your confidence and shooting experience in any lighting conditions. We've used HIVIZ for many years and attribute our shooting success on waterfowl hunts using HIVIZ in combination with our Benelli's.
Dogtra Senior Consultant, Pete Fischer, shares dog training tips to keep your duck dog in top shape for the hunting season.
Alex Crosby can certainly grow a beard and is a dead-eye on the rifle. He's an avid outdoorsman / hunter and you've seen him on the Dead Dog Walking' TV show, The Fowl Life TV show and the new Where The Pavement Ends podcast. Alex is also owner in Tahoe Creamery and a sous-chef at Pinocchio's in Reno, Nevada.
Brad along with his brother and father have owned and operated Sun Leisure Pools & Spas in Sparks, Nevada for over 30 years. They
Pat is part owner in the family run business called Sun Leisure Pools in Reno, Nevada. Chad and Pat talk about the pool industry and the entrepreneur spirit to build a business from the ground up.
Chad talks about how Safari Club International not only protects hunter rights internationally but also locally including waterfowl hunters all across the United States. Chad also gets into his experiences for his early season Canada goose hunts and getting to hunt with Mike who is a veteran fireman and was diagnosed with cancer with doctors telling him he has a limited time left on this earth.
Carson Wentz is the NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Carson is an avid outdoorsmen and when he's not training for football you can find him out in a duck blind. Carson along with his brother Zach have a hunting tv show on the Outdoor Channel called Wentz Brothers Outdoors. This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Sporting Dog, food that helps our duck dogs perform at the highest level.
The VP of Marketing for Decked joins the podcast to talk about truck organization. Decked makes heavy-duty slide out storage drawers ideal for the waterfowl hunter, outdoorsman or the guy who needs to organize all his work tools.
A new podcast series we are calling Work Where presented by Dickies. Opening up the series we have Brannon Byrne who’s a man of many talents but one thing is for sure his dedication, hard work and entrepreneurship has lead him to create many successful companies including his most recent venture American Almond Beef.
After ski racing at the national level, Bergen Palmer moved into the Marketing Manager position at Decked USA. Decked makes the coolest truck bed storage organizer systems. Chad and Bergen get into the story of the company and their plans for the future.
Kelley Powers was the 1999 World Goose Calling Champion and 2020 Champion of Champion Goose Caller. Chad and Kelley talk about the state of the waterfowl hunting world and how hunters are dealing with he Covid issues traveling to hunt.
Pete studied under Lawrence Martens, a retriever trainers Hall of Famer. Eventually Pete started his own training and breeding service under the name Fischer Kennels. Pete honed his skills as a professional sporting dog trainer and has transitioned full time with Dogtra, a quality e-collar used by sporting dog training professionals.Brad Arington is no stranger to the Fowl Life. He and his sporting dogs have been featured on many past episodes of The Fowl Life. Brad is a leader in the duck dog industry with his famous Mossy Pond Retrievers training facility and trainers.
Brad Arington is the owner and head trainer at Mossy Pond Retrievers (MPR) out of Georgia and New York. MPR is one of the leading dog training facilities in the country producing many field trial champions. If you're looking to improve your hunting dog or get new hunting dog, Brad and MPR is the place. In this podcast Brad and Chad talk about all things sporting dogs but they also focus on how to use training collars like Dogtra for safety and to get the best results.
Tony Vandemore is a hunter, conservationist and owner of Habitat Flats, North America's #1 Waterfowl Hunting Lodge. Tony is a fellow Benelli ambassador and is a great figure representing the duck hunting community.
Chad talks about all the new things going on at Jargon Duck Calls including the 3 new calls that have been release. Chit Chad, Live Duck, ParaDox.
Chad discusses his insight of duck hunting and how it pertains to Safari Club International (SCI) and what will differentiate our freedoms and rights in the future. This is part 1 of the Fowl Thoughts Series where we cover topics around the waterfowl hunting culture. Big thank you to SCI for their support for this podcast and for the work they do for hunters all across the world.
So you're ready for waterfowl season, but are you ready to hunt like a PRO? Don't load up before hearing Chad's pro tips!
Opening Day 2020/21 is upon us! Are you ready? Listen in as Chad gives you his top thoughts and pro tips for the BEST season yet!
Chad shares his experiences with the transition of his champion duck dog Axl returning home from the professional dog trainers at Mossy Pond Retrievers in Georgia. It's all about consistency and up keep to be sure Axl is ready for duck season. From running drills to keeping his health and nutrition up with Eukanuba Sporting Dog food we know Axl will be ready for the big show!
Joseph is responsible for heading up Benelli USA's strategic marketing, advertising and communications initiatives within the U.S. for the family of brands-Benelli, Franchi, Stoeger, Uberti and Stoeger Airguns-to maintain their position as brand leaders in existing and emerging markets. With more than 25 years of experience, Joseph has had much success in multi-channel marketing with notable companies such as Cabela's, Woolrich and Orvis. Always an avid outdoorsman, Tim has hunted across much of North America. His experiences have fueled his passion for the outdoors while giving him a deep understanding of the industry and the key players within.
Duck and goose calling is just plain fun. Nothing is more satisfying to a duck hunter than fooling hard-hunted wary birds with effective calling. And the tools used to lure those birds, the calls, have only gotten better and cooler over the years. Special guest Chris Cifreo duck call maker with Jargon Game Calls joins hosts Chad Belding and Skip Knowles of Wildfowl Magazine to talk about all the duck and goose calls on the market.
The original GunDogDoc, Dr. Joe Spoo is a veterinarian of small animal medicine with a special passion for sporting dogs and, more specifically, the gundog breeds. This passion led him to pursue specialization in sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Brad Arington with Mossy Pond Retrievers and Josh Dokken of Banded join hosts Chad and Skip to talk Waterfowl Dog Accessories from the 2020 Giant Gear Issue. Taking care of a duck dog properly is a lot of work and there is a ton of canine gear available to get your dog at the top of his game.
E80 - Les Naisbitt - Duck Dogs Fueled by Eukanuba by Chad Belding
This episode covers the Boats and Motors section of the 2020 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue. Our guests include Marty Hesch, an Arkansas duck hunter that uses his boat and motor through out the duck hunting season. Our other guest is Kyle Broussard, owner of Gator Tail Outboard Motors, maker of one of the best surface-drive boats a motors for waterfowl hunters.
Tony Vandemore, co-owner and operator of Habitat Flats and George Thompson with Benelli join Chad and Skip to talk about Shotguns from the 2020 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue. Tony Vandemore has spent most his life outdoors hunting waterfowl, turkey and deer, as well as fishing. Tony has a wealth of knowledge and experience in waterfowling and he shares what he looks for in a waterfowl shotgun. George talks about the inner workings of Benelli's Super Black Eagle 3 B.E.S.T system.
A lifelong outdoorsman, McCauley has always had a close connection and special place in his heart for the outdoors and retrievers. Ira is a veterinarian by vocation and an entrepreneur in spirit. Ira is a partner in Missouri's Habitat Flats hunting lodges, founder of Momarsh waterfowl products, and co-owner of two veterinary offices, he's a die-hard retriever man.
Drew Keith and Jared Mophett, head guides at Honey Brake Experience out of Louisiana, join Chad and Skip to help lead us through the Hunting Accessories section of the 2020 WILDFOWL Gear issue.
Laden is a young careerman of the outdoor industry, now working as the publisher of North American Whitetail, Gun Dog and Wildfowl Magazine, as well as the Producer/Co-host of North American Whitetail TV. Raised on his family farm in northern Missouri, he cut his teeth on hunting white-tailed deer, eastern turkeys, waterfowl and quail. Laden is an avid outdoorsman that thrives on pursuing game with a bow and sharing his passion with his three sons.
In this episode we talk about concealment and the usecover all sorts of blinds used in waterfowl hunting. From field blinds, dog blinds, layout blinds, waterfowl pit blinds, A-Frame
Shannon Nardi has a rich history in the Outdoor TV production world. Her farther, Jerry McKinnis created and hosted The Fishin' Hole on ESPN for many years. Shannon naturally got pulled into the filming and production world and was chosen to produce the sporting dog segments of an ESPN Olympic-style competition series. From there her fascination in the sporting dog world grew and she eventually created Dancin Dog Productions and the popular event called the Super Retriever Series (SRS).
E72 - Loads & Chokes - WILDFOWL 2020 Giant Gear Issue Series by Chad Belding
Fred Zink joins Chad and Skip to discuss duck and goose decoys and which ones work best for pulling a visual ruse on sharp-eyed fowl.
Andrew Skluzacek is owner/trainer of Wild Acre Kennels located just south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Andrew talks to us about his duck dog training program and shares some of his advance techniques he uses for steadiness, taking hand signals, and more. Andrew also shares why he using Eukanuba Sporting Dog food for optimal performance.
The guys cover top notch clothing, waders and camouflage meant to work in your chosen hunting environments. Special guests include Josh Dokken, Director of Marketing at Banded and Kelley Powers of Final Flight. Co-host Skip Knowles, Editor and Chief of WILDFOWL magazine
WILDFOWL and The Fowl Life are teaming up for an exciting podcast celebration and exploration of WILDFOWL'S GIANT GEAR ISSUE. Topics include: Calls, Ammo & Chokes, Decoys, Apparel, Boats and Motors, Retrievers Accessories, Hunting Accessories, Blinds and Shotguns. Chad is joined by co-host Skip Knowles, Editor and Chief and Brand Manager of WILDFOWL Magazine. Plus, Laden Force publisher of WILDFOWL, GUN DOG, and more joins the conversation to discuss all the topics important to all waterfowl hunters
We kick off our Duck Dogs Podcast Series with one of the most accomplished dog trainers in the country, Chris Akin. Chris and his Web Footed Kennels has produced more than 350 Hunting Retriever Champions, 175 Master Hunters and 35 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions! Akin's personal titles include two Super Retriever Series Championships and an ESPN Great Outdoor Games Gold Medal. The Fowl Life Duck Dog Podcast Series is brought to you by Eukanuba, a leader is sporting dog nutrition.
Josh Tichenor the owner and operator of Mallard View Outdoors which makes the Power House Ice Eater, a vital tool for waterfowl hunters to manage icy conditions to keep the hunting zone open. Check them out at mallardviewoutdors.com
Brian Keller is an unlikely waterfowl hunter that lives in Long Beach California but has a big passion for waterfowl hunting. Brian travels to all the hot spots around California to chase the migration. Brian talks about the challenges he faces to get to the waterfowl and also how he got into Snow Goose hunting and eventually creating the Ya Ya Snow Goose Call Company. This episode is brought to you by Gerber Gear.
John Paul Fischer is the Director of Sales and Channel Management at Benelli USA. JP plays a big role in keeping the Benelli brand at the top. JP talks to us about the culture at Benelli and the drive to innovate and with the new Super Black Eagle 3 BE.S.T system that coats and protects the best waterfowl shotgun ever made got even better!
Kile Jones is the 2018 and 2019 World Goose Calling Champion. Kile is a humble competitor but don't be fooled as he is a hard worker and driven to be the best. Kile shares his experiences getting into goose calling competitions and meeting his predecessors and learning from them. Episode is brought to you by Gerber Knives and Jargon Game Calls.
Kile Jones is the 2018 and 2019 World Goose Calling Champion. Kile is a humble competitor but don't be fooled as he is a hard worker and driven to be the best. Kile shares his experiences getting into goose calling competitions and meeting his predecessors and learning from them. Episode is brought to you by Gerber Knives and Jargon Game Calls.
Kelley Powers has little left to prove in the waterfowling world. Using Tim Grounds calls, he has already won the World Goose Calling Championship and the World Goose Champion of Champions forcing him to retire from this pinnacle-calling event. In Jan. of 2003 he won the International followed by the Masters, World Open and later the Worldwide which collectively of all major contests, is a feat that has never been achieved by any other individual.Also, Kelley is part owner of Final Flight Outfitters, a mail order catalog company and waterfowl retail store located in Union City, TN.
Kelley Powers has little left to prove in the waterfowling world. Using Tim Grounds calls, he has already won the World Goose Calling Championship and the World Goose Champion of Champions forcing him to retire from this pinnacle-calling event. In Jan. of 2003 he won the International followed by the Masters, World Open and later the Worldwide which collectively of all major contests, is a feat that has never been achieved by any other individual. Also, Kelley is part owner of Final Flight Outfitters, a mail order catalog company and waterfowl retail store located in Union City, TN.
Justin Martin, also known as “Martin” or “Friar Tuck”, is the General Manager at Duck Commander. He is best known for his appearances on the hit A&E reality series Duck Dynasty. When he’s not keeping Duck Commander employees in check, you’ll find him fishing for crappie or in the duck blind with his wife, Brittany Martin. Follow Justin online at @jmartinduckman
Scott Mueller is the VP Fund & Membership Development for California Waterfowl Association. Scott talks about how CWA is working hard to protect hunter rights and wildlife conservation through advocacy, education and innovation programs. It's more important than ever for hunters to get involved. This episode is brought to you by Gerber Gear
Remi Warren is an outdoor writer, outfitter, television host on Solo Hunter and guest host on MeatEater. Remi is probably better know for his amazing big game solo hunts but he says his roots come from waterfowl hunting. Remi joins the podcast to talk about field care of wild game and cooking wild game. Remi shares some delicious recipes he uses on wild game cooking ducks. This episode is brought to you by Traeger Grills and Gerber Knives.
Gerber Gear creates great gear for the hunter, fishermen and The Provider. Karrson is the product designer for Gerber and talks with us about the idea of being a Provider. In this Essentials of Duck Hunting we tackle the strategies and gear used to help duck hunters find success and Gerber certainly plays a vital role in why we duck hunt with the processing the harvest part of the hunt.
Russ Kelley is the Service and Working Dog Research Manager for Royal Canin and Eukanuba. Russ shares some of his knowledge of sporting dog nutrition and keeping our hunting partners operating at maximum potential.
Brad Arington is owner of Mossy Pond Retrievers out of Georgia. Brad has built a reputation in the industry for developing champion field trial dogs and master hunter dogs. Brad is on Team Eukanuba and talks about dog nutrition and some techniques that he uses to training his duck dogs.
Andrew Skluzacek is the head dog trainer at Wild Acre Kennels located just out side of the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He is a respected dog trainer for waterfowl hunting and is on the Eukanuba Dog Trainers Team. Andrew shares some important techniques on training gun dogs and insight on how to feed them right so they're strong and ready to make retrieves when duck hunting season is upon us.
Chris Cifreo is a duck call maker for Jargon Game Calls and brings his knowledge of making duck calls and blowing duck calls to sound like realistic ducks. The guys argue that duck calling is the most important tool to use during a duck hunt. This Essentials of Duck Hunting Series podcast episode is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls and Gerber Knives.
Adam Pyles is Territory Sales Manager with Banded, a company known for making some of the best waterfowl hunting waders, jackets, pants etc. Adam is knowledgeable in the technology that goes into making these superior hunting layers to protect waterfowl hunters from the extreme conditions they hunt in.
When ducks are circling over the blind, concealment like camouflage becomes vital to having a successful duck hunt. In 1986 camouflage was revolutionized when Bill Jordan came on the scene with Realtree camo. Fast forward to today and Realtree has grown into one of the most iconic hunting brand companies ever. Tyler Jordan, son of Bill Jordan, has stepped to be apart of the Realtree team to keep innovating. We're excited to have Tyler on to talk about how to work to keep duck hunter concealed in different environments.
Lanny Barnes is a Three-time Olympian in the sport of Biathlon and a Professional 3-Gun competitor. Lanny is also an avid hunter which plays well for her fitness and ability to shoot accurately with a high heart rate. Lanny is on team HIVIZ and in this podcast talks about the importance of using HIVIZ sights to improve accuracy which will lead to more successful hunts which is why this episode is part of The Essentials of Duck Hunting Series. Lanny also teaches courses to military, law enforcement and competitive shooters on how to shoot with elevated heart rate and under stress.
There are several parts of the duck hunt that we deem Essential. They all play a vital role in consistent success. There is one though that might be of the most importance. It is the one that actually makes contact with the duck when the duck is alive. It is your ammunition. For us, it is Federal Premium Black Cloud! We have never seen or experienced results like we get with Black Cloud. It is the responsibility of the hunter and shooter to dispatch the birds quickly and ethically and that is exactly what Black Cloud allows us to do. Daily! On this episode of The Fowl Life Podcast, Chad is joined by Jason Nash, Brian Kelvington, and Dan Compton of Federal Premium to discuss the upmost importance of ammunition! We are humbled and proud to be part of the Federal Premium Family and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Enjoy and get ready for the Black Cloud to Roll In! This episode is brought to you by Gerber Gear and Federal Premium Black Cloud!
Terry Denmon is an Engineer, Businessman, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and more importantly a diehard hunter. Terry grew up in Louisiana, a sportsman's paradise, so hunting was just part of everyday life. In 1999 Terry along with a good friend designed a spinning wing duck decoy which was the start of the now successful MOJO Brand.
We are on the topic of Decoys, a favorite among waterfowl hunters. Travis has been with Avery Outdoors since 2001. Travis started as a pro-staffer and his role at Avery evolved from territory manager to national sales staff manager but also helps with product design and photography. Travis has played an important role in the success of the Avery and GHG Decoys. Travis and Chad talk about the progression of decoy manufacturing and to the realistic quality of the new GHG Pro Grade FFD Full Body Mallard Duck Decoys and FFD Elite Honker Decoys. The guys also talk about decoy strategies and how ducks and geese react to certain decoy setups.
George Thompson is Director of Product Management at Benelli USA. He has a wealth of knowledge about shotguns and their use in waterfowl hunting. George talks about the evolution of the Super Black Eagle III and now with the new BE.S.T surface treatment, the best waterfowl hunting shotgun just got even better! George shares maintance tips on keeping your shotgun working in top shape. This is the Shotgun episode for the Essential of Duck Hunting Series.
Mark Boardman from Vortex Optics is on with us to talk about scouting ducks as part of our Essentials of Duck Hunting Series. The backstory to a successful waterfowl hunt is all the hard work scouting and understanding how the birds work the geography.
Part 2 of our Essentials of Duck Hunting we continue on the theme of Waterfowl Outfitters with guest John David Stanley. JD is a waterfowl guide at Ranger Creek Goose in Texas and travels up north to Alaska to guide fishing on the Kenai. JD has made a living being an outdoorsmen and has found success with his talents as a guide but also with his personality he is someone you'd want to share the duck blind with.
We kick off this series of "Essentials of Duck Hunting" with Waterfowl Outfitters. Rocque Merlo operates a successful Waterfowl Guide business in the Butte Sink area of Northern California. Rocque shares insights on how he operates his successful guide business and also his involvement in the California Waterfowl nonprofit organization whose principles are to conserve California's waterfowl and keep the hunting heritage alive for generations to come.
Quarantine remote podcasting with good friend Brad Forsythe. Brad shares what he is experiencing during this pandemic in his small town in Northern California. The guys also get into what it's like waterfowl hunting in Northern California and Brad experience using Eukanuba Dog Food and how its improved the health of his hunting Labrador.
Chad and Sam are quarantined but talking duck hunting seems bring peace of mind back. Topics include everything from duck calling, waterfowl hunting industry, knives and wild-game cooking. This episode is brought to you by Gerber Knives.
Dave Stanley is the type of guy you want on your hunt. Not only does he have a ton of experience hunting and can put you on the X, but he also has a great attitude. Chad and Dave talk about all things duck hunting. They talk about how the Fish & Wildlife Department manage waterfowl in the Flyways. This episode is brought to you by Benelli and Liberty Safes.
Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies is brand new to the world of duck hunting but one thing is for sure, he freakin’ loves it! Charlie joins Chad in his Arizona studio again and reverses the roles. Charlie wants to interrogate Chad on his approach to duck hunting and duck calling and duck camp and duck migration and duck recipes and everything else duck!! Chad obliges and tries to fill Charlie in the best he can. It is awesome to see Charlie get obsessed with ducks and this blessed lifestyle! This episode is brought to you by Gerber Knives and Traeger Grills!
We are with Sam Sabini, a waterfowl and fishing guide. The guys start on the importance of scouting to achieve a success. Equally as important is the cooking aspect of being a provider. The guys share their thoughts on cooking wild game on a Traeger Grill. This episode is brought to you Vortex Optics and Gerber Knives.
This Father and son tandem spend countess hours in the duck blind together. The guys talk about what goes on at the Canvasback Duck Club located in the historic Stillwater Wildlife Management Area in Nevada. They talk about the family atmosphere, the morning draw, the different duck blinds, the boat rides, the different duck species, the dinners, the magnum size wine bottles, the smiles and all the great memories! It’s awesome to see how duck hunting has strengthen the bond between father and son. This episode is brought to you by Federal Premium Blackcloud and Oakley Eyewear.
We’re podcasting at the NWTF convention in Nashville, Tennessee - Music City! We are joined by Tyler Jordan of Realtree and Drew Keeth, host of The Honey Brake Experience. The guys talk about the draw that the 20000 acres of old Louisiana Delta Plantation that surround the Honey Brake Lodge has on hunters. Whether you’re looking for giant white tail bucks or skies fill with waterfowl of all types, The Honey Brake Lodge has it all. The guys also talk about their shared fondness for Nashville and country music. The Honey Brake Experience is available on demand on the Realtree 365 platform.
Kelley Powers has little left to prove in the waterfowling world. Using Tim Grounds calls, he has already won the World Goose Calling Championship and the World Goose Champion of Champions forcing him to retire from this pinnacle-calling event. We are at the NWTF convention in Nashville, TN.
We met up with Dan Compton, Product Line Manager with Federal Premium at the NWTF convention in Nashville, TN. The guys discuss the evolution of Black Cloud Ammunition and the newly released TSS ammunition.
We're hunting ducks down here at the amazing Honey Brake Hunting lodge in Louisiana. We're talking about the day's waterfowl hunt with Drew Keeth, CEO and waterfowl guide and Jared Mophett, Head Guide/Habitat Manager. Drew and Jared share how things work at one of the top hunting lodges in the country. This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands and Honey Brake Lodge.
Fred Zink is a lot to a lot of people. To Chad, he is a mentor and most of all, a friend. Freddie sits down with Chad during the NWTF Convention in Nashville, Tennessee and they reminisce about how they met and where the road took them together and when they split to do their own things. Freddie is a duck and goose calling champion, a duck and goose call designing guru, and he is responsible for helping create the ground blind craze! His finest creation to date though has to be his line of Avian-X Decoys that helped reinvent the way decoys looked on the shelf and in the field! Fred has done it all and it was humbling to have him on our podcast! This Life Ain’t For Everybody and Fred has proven that day in and day out! This episode is brought to you by Vortex Optics and Jack Link’s Protein Snacks. Enjoy!
Jared Mophett is the head waterfowl guide and habitat manager at Honey Brake Experience out of Louisiana. Jared is a talent dog trainer and has taken first place with Storm in the SRS Amateur division. This Episode is brought to you by Honey Brake Experience and Federal Premium.
The Small Talk Duck Call has quickly become the favorite call for many duck hunters. Chris explains the versatility and range of the Small Talk and how the call allows you to easily produce fine, coarse, rasphy and boss hen noises. However universal the Small Talk is, the guys talk about adding the Loud Mouth, which has a larger exhaust and helps add to the tools you have to create different duck sounds. Chris also talks about how to read the duck and your hunting partner calling and adjust your calling as a team.
Chad discusses the 2020 SHOT SHOW in Las Vegas. We were able to meet with all of our partners and discuss upcoming initiatives including product launches and hunt plans! We were stoked to see our friends and family at Benelli, Federal, Realtree, Eukanuba, MOJO, Rob Roberts, CWA, Merlo, Vortex, Gerber, On X Hunt, Hi-VIZ, OAKLEY, Outdoor Channel, Liberty Safes and many more! Chad relives the week including the gala we put on with Eukanuba and California Watwrfowl that was a huge success and even had Leith Loftin throwing down the tunes for it! This episode of The Fowl Life Podcast is brought to you by Vortex Optics!
Today we hunted with Chase Outlaw, a top PBR Bull Rider and Chris Cifreo, of Jargon Duck Calls. We discuss the public hunting rules in the Bayou Meto in Arkansas. They get into what types of motors on boats you can use, ammunition shell size, etc. They also share how they broke down the ducks with their calling and utilizing other duck hunting techniques to finish the hunt with a nice limit of mallard ducks.
Rob Roberts is a sportsman who started a company that customizes shotguns and rifles. He has also created effective choke tubes technology. Rob talks about how he got his start in the firearm industry working with professional shooters and bringing it into the hunting world. Rob also shares his knowledge of firearms, ammo patterns and shooting techniques.
We are waterfowl hunting in the world famous Butte Sink of Northern California with the Federal Premium Team Brian Kelvington and Alex Schmeig. Brian is a talented marketing director at Federal and Alex is on of the engineers behind the making of Black Cloud Ammunition. We get into the making of Black Cloud and how the FliteControl Flex™ wad has improved pattern density and consistency.
Chad, Les and the Mallicote Guide Team break down their hunt for day 2 in in the flooded timber and flooded corn near Paris, Texas. They get into their challenges in calling the Sprigs, their decoy setups and the conditions they faced. Mallicote Farms Waterfowl is a family run guide service near Paris, Texas. Thanks to their hard work and access to key hunting grounds, they put us on some amazing hunts the last couple of days.
We are down in Arkansas at Mack's Prairie Wings to learn more about The World Championship Snow Goose Conservation Hunt with Lauren and Adam. Mack's will host the event and is open to the entire state of Arkansas February 1-2, 2020. Team Grand Prize Package estimated total value at $50,400!Check out the details at https://www.mackspw.com/snow-goose-conservation-hunt
Mallicote Farms Waterfowl is a family run guide service near Paris, Texas. Thanks to their hard work and access to key hunting grounds, they put us on some amazing hunts the last couple of days. We took the opportunity to record a podcast in-between hunts to learn more about their waterfowl hunting guide operation, what makes Texas waterfowl hunts special and the Mallicote family background. This episode is brought to you by Bodyguard Bumpers.
Roc Merlo and Mandi Agosta joins Chad to discuss the California Waterfowl Association’s New Hunter Program! Mandi breaks it down what it has meant to learn first hand the elements of what it takes to become a successful Waterfowl Hunter and Wild Game Provider. Mandi has been shown the waterfowling experience that is rooted by Merlo Waterfowl and she is not looking back. This episode is brought to you by Badge Cap, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Dick Cepek Tires. Thank you for listening.
Duck Season is upon us hunters and we are reminded what it means to be a hunter / provider. In this episode we fire up that Traeger and get into cook wild-game with the new ducks and geese we harvested. It's time to get inspired and learn some recipes to create dishes everyone will love.
Chad begins by talking about what is new with The Fowl Life and it's partners and then continues to talk about his experience being the master of ceremonies for the 2019 World Goose Calling Championship. Today episode is brought to you Mojo Outdoors and Liberty Safe
The best callers from around the globe gather on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to compete for the World Title in both Goose Calling and Duck Calling. Chad talks about what he experienced as the emcee, getting to meet the talented callers and vibe of the event.
Chad talks about his experience emceeing the World Goose and Duck Calling Championship at the East Maryland Chesapeake Waterfowl Festival.
Chad gives us an update on what he is hearing and seeing of the waterfowl migration in the different flyways. He also gives an update on what his team is filming in for The Fowl Life Season 12. This podcast is brought to you by LEER Truck Caps and Oakley and Oakley SI
Chris and Chad share their thoughts in regards to the hunt. How JARGON plays a role now in each of their hunts. What duck hunting and duck camp mean to each of them. There are no words that can actually describe what Mallard ducks mean to these guys but they do their best to try and explain their stance. Today’s episode is brought to you by the JARGON Game Calls, and BENELLI Shotguns.
Chris Cifreo is back in studio to discuss his thoughts on choosing your call, and what goes through the Duck Hunter’s mind when it comes to taking the next step in his or her calling career. Chad leads Chris through a maze of questions that might be asked by a potential duck call consumer. This podcast is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls and Benelli.
Chris Cifreo, Co-Founder of JARGON Game Calls sits down with Chad to discuss the duck call models offered at jargongamecalls.com. They break down the calls and the call parts that Chris himself has masterminded and designed. The excitement for the new calls is evident as the guys share their theories on calling the wild mallard duck. This episode is brought to you by the Jargon Game Calls, and Elk Ridge Knives.
Chad and Chris get into the designing of a duck call and analyze how to make different duck sounds to be an effective waterfowl hunter. Chris Cifreo is an Arkansas duck hunter and partner in Jargon Game Calls.
Chad and Chris Cifreo talk about their new duck call company called Jargon Game Calls. They get into the history, designs and inspirations in making these new duck calls. Why the name "Jargon" and how communication and knowing the duck language is important to making realistic duck sounds.
Chad gives us some duck calling tips to practice during this off season. He goes into detail explaining the science and the inner workings of creating realistic duck sounds. Definitely a good podcast if you're wanting to improve your duck calling skills!
Chad gives us a great duck calling instructional podcast. From choosing a call to learning the vocabulary of the mallard hen to reading the duck’s body language plus more will be on todays menu. Chad also answers questions from fans and listeners. WARNING: Chad does operate his duck call during this Podcast so there is a chance that it will become annoying.
Chad recaps the beginning of the 2019/20 Waterfowl season. From the team’s hunt in Alberta and Saskatchewan to their return the Flyways Of America, Chad discusses the ups and downs and answers some duck hunting questions from fans. This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns and Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition.
Brandon Screiber is a professional outfitter who has tons of experience in guiding for Waterfowl hunts all over Saskatchewan, Canada. He sits down with Chad to discuss theories and tell stories of memories and wisdom! These two have been friends for a long time and it was good to get Brandon on the podcast. Today’s episode is brought to you by Buck Paradise Outfitters and Benelli Shotguns.
Chad is joined by Brad Arington, owner of Mossy Pond Retrievers and Clay Charlton, owner of Take -em Outfitters in Alberta Canada. The guys discuss the day's duck hunt, conditions affecting the waterfowl migration, the waterfowl double hatch up in Canada, and the performance from their hunting dog Axl. This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba.
The team returns to Take-em Outfitters duck camp to talk about their first day hunting in Alberta, Canada. Chad is joined by Clay Belding, Joe McMullen and Clay Charlton.
Chad sits down and answers more questions from the fans of Instagram. His goal is to stay engaged and interactive with everyone who wants to be a part of the new podcast series! Questions range from gear to theories but the main focus is what it takes to become a part of the outdoor industry and if one should try and make a living in it! Please subscribe to the podcast and leave us a Rating and Review! Today’s episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns and MOJO Outdoors!
Chad sits down to answer questions received through the podcasts and social media. Again, this podcast is for the duck and goose hunter and the conservationist! We want to hear from you so lay it out there and tell us what you want to hear about, learn, or reminisce on! Tell us your story and let’s discuss our awesome lifestyle! Send your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or hit us up on Instagram and Facebook @thefowllifetv. This episode is brought to you by Hi VIZ Sights and Realtree Brand Camo!
It’s finally hear. It’s all Duck Hunting, all Goose Hunting, all the time! Welcome to The Fowl Life Podcast. We want to be your weekly destination for all things ducks and geese. Join Chad Belding as he brings you instruction on the entire hunt from scouting to grilling, special guests, and industry insight to get you through those times you’re not in the blind! Please subscribe to The Fowl Life Podcast and leave us a Review and a Rating! We can’t wait to get after ‘em with you! This episode is brought to you by Benelli and MOJO Outdoors.