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The Fowl Life

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.

Episodes

E412 - On Point Flavor! Introducing Covey - The Provider Series

It’s back to the kitchen we go! Or maybe to the backyard! We love to cook in both! Whether we are home, at a hunting camp, or at a summer event at the lake, we are always living The Provider Life! Clay Belding and Jennifer Swenson take to the microphones to discuss their favorite Provider Dry Rubs and the recipes that they have cooked with the rubs! Our Provider team is dedicated to bringing insight into what it means to know where our food comes from, and how to hone our skill sets to get to the next level in wild game and domestic meat preparation, cooking, and serving! Clay and Jen will have your taste buds going crazy and we won’t apologize for that! This episode is brought to you by The Provider Culinary, Bad Boy Mowers, American Almond Beef, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Traeger Grills, Jack Daniels Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey, The Scoreboard Nashville, KERSHAW Knives, Mickey Thompson Tires, Corning Ford, Travel Wisconsin, and LEER Toppers.

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E411 - Getting on The X! The Importance of Glass - with Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics

We are all about working hard for the hunt! We love each and every part of the hunt, from the scout to the cook! Today we went scouting for the perfect guest to discuss optics, scouting techniques, and getting on the X, and we found Mark Boardman, from VORTEX Optics! Mark is back on the show to discuss everything optics and waterfowl scouting with Chad. When most think about duck and goose hunting, we usually don’t think about binoculars, spotting scopes, and range finders but trust us when we say, that every waterfowl hunter should have these tools! Scouting is what creates consistent success for all hunters including duck and goose getters! We are so honored to be partnered with VORTEX Optics and we absolutely love having Mark on the show! Let’s get behind the steering wheel and windshield, cover a couple hundred miles, and find our next hunt! This episode is brought to you by VORTEX Optics, Bad Boy Mowers, Benelli Shotguns, Travel Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Jerky, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Jargon Duck and Goose Calls, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, The Provider Culinary, and Realtree Brand Camo!

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E410 - State of The Nation - With The One and Only, "Uncle Ted" Nugent

The Motor City Madman is back, and Uncle Ted might be a little upset with how things are currently going in our greatcountry we call America! Ted rants about it all with Chad and we all know one thing for sure, there is no stopping him! Especially when he is on a roll! We are honored to call Ted Nugent a friend and love that he is back on the show! We even get to meet Jaxon, Ted and Shemane’s new golden retriever, who was delivered to Michigan from Georgia by our friends at Mossy Pond Retrievers! Ted loves hunting, fishing, dogs, eating wild, our military, our first responders, and America! This episode is brought to you by Hunter Nation, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Mossy Pond Lodge, It’s Pretty Good Casual Wear, The Provider Culinary, American Almond Beef, Merlo Waterfowl, California Waterfowl Association, Traeger Grills, Jargon Game Calls, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Corning Ford!

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E409 - Pack Your Bags, Let's Go To Wisconsin! with Special Guests, Joel Kleefisch and Craig Trost

Back to Wisconsin, we go! This time Chad and Joel are joined by Wisconsin royalty and Head of Travel Wisconsin, Craig Trost! Craig knows Wisconsin inside and out and it shows in his passion for everything Wisconsin! From Milwaukee to Madison to Osh Kosh to Green Bay to cheese curds to fish fries to beer to old fashions to Harley Davidson….and then obviously to the outdoors! The hunting and fishing in Wisconsin is second to none! Whether it’s giant whitetail or gobbling Eastern turkeys to mallard ducks to Canada Geese to walleye to perch and beyond! We absolutely love Wisconsin! This won’t be the last time Craig is on the show! Now let’s get to Wisco! This episode is brought to you by Travel Wisconsin, Bad Boy Mowers, The Provider Culinary, Wando’s Bar Madison, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Cusfom Gunworks, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Jack Link’s Jerky, and VORTEX Optics!

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E408 - Excellence in E-Collars, with Pete Fischer of Dogtra Training Collars

It’s time to talk dogs again! Training dogs and the benefits of training with an E-Collar. Pete Fischer of DOGTRA joins Chad to talk everything sporting dog! Pete has been training dogs of all breeds all his life and his knowledge is next level! Pete believes in training collars and his methods are proven in the field. Everybody should tune in and learn how to successfully train with an E-collar. DOGTRA has mastered their line of collars and they continue to be the industry leader. We are honored to have Pete back on the show! This episode is brought to you by DOGTRA Training Collars, Banded Hunt Gear, Avery Sporting Dog, GHG Decoys, Oakley Sunglasses, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, Corning Ford, Realtree Brand Camo, The Provider Culinary, Cowboy Choice Feeds, and Jargon Duck Calls.

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E407 - Nobody Does It Like CWA! Featuring Special Guest Biologists from California Waterfowl

When it comes to conservation! When it comes to fighting for hunters' rights. When it comes to introducing new folks to waterfowling, when it comes to giving back to the ducks! - Nobody does it like California Waterfowl Association! Chad is joined by Brian Huber and Jason Coslovich, both waterfowl biologists for CWA, to discuss everything ducks and geese! The guys touch on the wood duck project and get into a huge accomplishment with the one millionth wood duck being hatched through the CWA Wood Duck Project. That’s not all though, from banquet topics to pintail limits to speckle belly geese to shotguns and more! This is a great duck talk! Let’s get it! This episode is brought to you by California Waterfowl Association, Safari Club International, Corning Ford, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Oakley Sunglasses, DOGTRA Training Collars, Merlo Waterfowl, Mickey Thompson Tires, Benelli Shotguns, KERSHAW Knives, Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition, Hi Viz, Realtree Brand Camo, and Banded Hunt Gear!

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E406 - Super Retrievers with Shannon Nardi Part 2 - Eukanuba Duck Dogs Series

The dogs are out of their kennels and ready to work! Shannon is back for part two to keep the discussion going on the history and culture of the Super Retriever Series! All dogs are created equal, they say, well we think the best-become duck dogs!! Eukanuba is the force behind the SRS and there has never been a more popular time in America for sporting dogs! Let’s get it going! Thank you to Shannon for being on the show! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Avery Sporting Dog, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Banded Hunt Gear, Jargon Duck and Goose Calls, Realtree Brand Camo, Mossy Pond Lodge, Oakley Sunglasses, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, RIGID Industries, Liberty Heritage Apparel, and MyOutdoor TV.

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E405 - Super Retrievers with Shannon Nardi Part 1 - Eukanuba Duck Dogs Series

It’s a dog’s world and we are simply trying to play a role in it! And when we say dog, we are talking duck dogs! The Eukanuba Duck Dogs Series is back with the founder and owner of Super Retriever Series, Miss Shannon Nardi! Shannon has been a trailblazer in her pursuit to bring the sporting dog world to mainstream and she has done just that! With SRS events being held all over the country, professional and amateur trainers are chasing the Crown Championship; a pursuit that does not come easy! Shannon sits down with Chad to discuss everything sporting dogs in this two-part episode! Part one is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food, Avery Sporting Dog, Banded Brands, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, Liberty Heritage Apparel, Napa Valley Olive Oil, American Almond Beef, Jargon Duck Calls, and Realtree Brand Camo.

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E404 - Cheeseheads and Chasing Fowl - Hunt Camp Conversations in Wisconsin with Chad and Joel

Back atcha from Wisconsin. Chad and Joel are together in hunt camp to break down everything Wisconsin-style! From the hunts to the memories to the recipes to the theories to the good times and the bad times and everything in between. We travel to Wisconsin because it is a state full of recreational activities, outdoor lifestyle, great hunting and fishing, amazing food, and some of the best Americans on earth! Join us as we fry up some walleye and cheese curds and pour ourselves a Jack Daniel’s Old Fashioned! This episode is brought to you by Travel Wisconsin, Bad Boy Mowers, Vortex Optics, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, The Provider, Banded Hunt Gear, Jargon Game Calls, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Safari Club International.

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E403 - Let's Talk Wild Game! Introducing The Provider Series!

Do you eat wild game? Do you hunt or fish for your food? Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know how to use dry rubs? Do you know the difference between dry rubs and seasoning salts? Do you use marinades? Do you know the rhetorical best way to tell the internal temperatures of meat? Do you know what temperature medium rare is supposed to be? Wow! We can keep going with how many questions come up when it comes to wild game and domestic meat butchering and processing and prep and grilling and BBQ and so much more! Bring us the questions and we will try to answer them all on the brand new PROVIDER PODCAST SERIES right here at The Fowl Life! You can count on your favorite hosts on the mic for each episode to discuss recipes and ideas when it comes to thinking outside of the box in your culinary journey! We are fired up for this new series. Now let’s get the microphones and the grill fired up! The Provider Series is brought to you by American Almond Beef, Bad Boy Mowers, Jack Daniels Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Traeger Grills, KERSHAW Knives, The Provider Culinary, The Scoreboard Nashville, The Right Wing Sauce by Provider, and GATR Cookers and Drinkware.

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E402 - Born out of Necessity - An Entrepreneurial Journey with Rick Scheen of PECOS Outdoor

Have you ever heard the term “Born out of necessity?" We love stories that start here and end in the American Dream! Rick Scheen, the Founder and CEO of PECOS Outdoor, joins Chad for part one of a multi-episode series that will take us from the early stages of Rick’s life to the now-a-days of Rick’s entrepreneurial journey to build strong brands and companies. From his landscaping juggernaut in Texas to his ranches to his horses to his attitude in life to just how awesome the PECOS brand is! We hope you love Rick’s story and if we can advise you of anything, get your hands on one of these PECOS tables! They are so legit and so is Rick’s story! This episode is brought to you by PECOS Outdoor, Bad Boy Mowers, KERSHAW Knives, Traeger Grills, The Provider Culinary, American Almond Beef, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Liberty Heritage Apparel, and Oakley Sunglasses!

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E401 - Powering The Hunt, and The Journey - Truck Talk with Francis Hopping of Corning Ford

There ain’t nothing finer than a new Ford truck sitting in your driveway waiting to be driven on the highway, dirt roads, in the mountains, cross country, and everywhere you can imagine. We love trucks. Let us rephrase that, we love Ford Trucks and we love Corning Ford! Francis Hopping of Corning Ford is back on the show to talk everything Ford Trucks including the Tremor Package, the 2024 selection, the towing capacity, the overall power of these Super Duty Diesel Motors, and much more! Now let’s get in and ride! This episode is brought to you by Corning Ford, Bad Boy Mowers, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, 4WD Parts, BedSlide, PECOS Outdoors, KERSHAW Knives, GATR Coolers, Oakley Sunglasses, Traeger Grills, and Gator-Tail Boats and Motors.

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E400 - Heros Among Us - The Man Who Stopped an Active Shooter in Church, Mr. Jack Wilson

Do you remember the Texas church shooting? The one when the guy tricked everybody into thinking he was a nice person and a God Fearing Human Being, and then pulled out a sawed-off shotgun and shot two men to their death? That happened right before our guest today took his Sig out and ended the assailant’s life before he could hurt any more innocent folks including children!! Mr. Jack Wilson is on the show today and he is bringing us some Peace of Mind on this episode of "Sig Sauer’s Piece of Mind." Jack Wilson does not consider himself a hero, but we sure do and we are honored to talk to him! This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer, Bad Boy Mowers, Federal Premium Ammunition, American Almond Beef, Cowboy Choice Feeds, Corning Ford, Safari Club International, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, KERSHAW Knives, The Provider Culinary, and Freedom Hunters.

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E399 - Get Your MOJO Going! with Terry Denmon of MOJO Outdoors

There ain’t nothing better than when a duck hunter has his or her MOJO going! Those days when we can’t do anything wrong! The mallards fall in our laps like they read a script for a duck-hunting movie we wrote and produced! Let’s talk MOJO! The Founder and Owner, Mr. Terry Denmon, is on the show today and as usual, he lays down the college we all need to become the best version of a waterfowl chaser and hunter we can possibly become! Terry is one of Chad’s best friends in the industry, not to mention his mentor! Let’s get this hunt going! Hit the remote and get their wings a spinnin’ and we will have the green within range in a matter of seconds! Enjoy this MOJO! This episode is brought to you by MOJO Outdoors, Bad Boy Mowers, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Banded Hunting, Avery Outdoors, Realtree Brand Camo, The Provider Culinary, and JARGON Duck and Goose Calls.

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E398 - One of The Greatest Hunters of All Time - Conversations with Jim Shockey part 2

Chad is about to get another dose of Shock Therapy! Jim Shockey, who hosted many outdoor television shows, including his new show Shock Therapy on the Outdoor Channel, is back for part two of this awesome conversation! From his personal life and struggles to his world travels to his family and so much more, it’s a tell-all with the man himself! Jim is a fellow hunter who has traveled the world as the face of Safari Club International seeking conservation efforts from country to country! We are honored to have Jim back on the show and to call him a friend! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, RESISTOL Cowboy Hats, Bad Boy Mowers, DemerBox, Napa Valley Olive Oil, The Provider, Traeger grills, Benelli Shotguns, LEER Toppers, BedSlide, Mickey Thompson Tires, RIGID Lights, KERSHAW Knives, Freedom Hunters, and Banded Brands.

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E397 - One of The Greatest Hunters of All Time - Conversations with Jim Shockey part 1

The one and only, Jim Shockey is back and he and Chad are in it to win it! Coming at you from the Freedom Hunter’s Jim Shockey Classic in Georgia, Chad sits down with Jim to talk about everything he has going on. Jim isn’t afraid to be transparent when it comes to his professional life and his personal life! Jim has built an amazing career in the outdoor industry and he has showcased his family to the public for almost two decades! Nothing is off the table and we are honored to have Jim back on the show! This is part one of a two-part episode with our good friend Jim Shockey! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Freedom Hunters, Outdoor Channel, My Outdoor TV, Bad Boy Mowers & Tractors, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Banded Brands, Realtree Brand Camo, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, and KERSHAW Knives.

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E396 - All About The Dogs - Eukanuba Duck Dogs Series with Special Guests At Mossy Pond Retrievers

Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend! We couldn’t agree more, but they are also a woman’s best friend through and through! On this new episode of the Eukanuba Duck Dogs Podcast, Chad is coming to you live from the Mossy Pond Lodge in South Georgia! The conversation is ever-moving as we have several guests joining us, including the owner of Mossy Pond, Brad Arington, lead trainer Lee Howard, Eukanuba Marketing Director, Jake Terry, Mossy Pond Marketing Director, Miss Hannah, and Miss Anna V, who needs no introduction. The topic is an easy one to figure out haha, it’s all about the duck dogs! From breeding to puppies to training to costs to health and to the best dog nutrition in the world, Eukanuba Premium Performance! Sit back, tell your duck dog to place next to you, and enjoy this brand-new episode of Eukanuba Duck Dogs Podcast! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Mossy Pond Lodge, Avery Sporting Dog, LEER Toppers, Banded Brands, Jack Daniel’s, The Provider, The Fowl Life Merch, American Almond Beef, Gator-Tail Boats and Motors, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Ammunition, and BedSlide.

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E395 - Putting the "Safe" in Firearms Safety - with Tom Kubiniec from Secureit

E395 - Putting the "Safe" in Firearms Safety - with Tom Kubiniec from Secureit by Chad Belding

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E394 - The Wizard of Oz Turkey Experience - Solo Session with Chad Belding

Chad is solo on the mic to talk turkeys. He has been chasing gobblers in Kansas with his good buddy Randy Young. Randy owns and operates Premier Prairie Adventures, which specializes in outfitting for ducks, geese, and turkeys! It was one heck of a season as Chad and Randy were joined by their childhood sports hero, Bo Jackson to kick off the archery turkey season! Bo was a blast to have in camp and his arrow hit the mark! We now know for sure that Bo knows hunting! Then it was time to welcome in the Jack Daniel’s crew, as Casey Nelson and Josh Phillips came to the Premier Prairie Lodge. They were in hopes of connecting with a long beard during the Kansas shotgun season and they did just that in the first two days! Then it was Chad and Randy’s turn on the very last day of Chad’s extended stay in Kansas, and we will let Chad tell you the story of their Wizard of Oz turkey experience! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud TSS Turkey Loads, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, KERSHAW Knives, Banded Brands Turkey Gear, Realtree Brand Camo, Oakley Sunglasses, Jargon Turkey Calls, The Provider Dry Rubs and Cookbook, Jack Daniel’s, and Bo 3.0

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E393 - Dog Training Triumphs, with Tyler Webster on DOGTRA Collars

We love our duck dogs! Heck, we love all hunting dogs. Well, maybe we love all dogs. Haha probably not all of them. But one thing is for sure, when it comes to sporting dogs, we have a lot in common with our guest today! Tyler Webster is the host of his own podcast called Birds, Booze, and Buds and they specialize in upland hunting and stories of their dogs being on point and flushing pheasants, quail, and grouse! We are excited to have Tyler on the show because we share a common partner in DOGTRA Training Collars and we have a lot of the same beliefs. DOGTRA is the best training collar system on earth and we are honored to be part of their family! Enjoy the episode! It’s brought to you by DOGTRA Training Collars, Bad Boy Mowers, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, LEER Toppers, KERSHAW Knives, The Provider Dry Rubs and Cookbook, Corning Ford, Realtree Brand Camo, and Banded Specialized Hunt Gear!

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E392 - The Legendary, Mr. Bo Jackson

There was a time when I thought I knew everything! My Mom and Dad even told me so. Then I grew up…somewhat…and realized I didn’t know anything! I can’t say the same for our guest today! We are honored and proud to have the one, the only, the great Bo Jackson on the show! And trust us, Bo Knows Hunting! Bo has been an outdoorsman all of his life, learning from his uncle at an early age to chase rabbits and coons around their home in Alabama! Then he took it one step further by becoming an accomplished archery hunter, all at the same time as being the best athlete on earth….and did we say…..best of all time!? Bo knows podcasts and this won’t be the last time he is on ours! We are privileged to bring you, Bo! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Bad Boy Mowers, Realtree Brand Camo, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, The Provider, Jargon Game Calls, Premiere Prairie Adventures, Oakley Sunglasses, Banded Brands, and My Outdoor TV.

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E391 - Habitat, Hunter Numbers, and Hunger! The Midwest Series with Joel Kleefisch

On this Fowl Life Podcast, Travel Wisconsin Edition host, Joel Kleefisch, and Pheasants Forever’s hunting Recruitment Guru, John Motoviloff, solve the hunting world’s problems. The guys smash through the obstacles facing those getting into the outdoors with groundbreaking new ways to get people off the couch.Cookbook and outdoor author, John Motoviloff, hammers home the point that putting organic wild game on the table is a huge motivator for the hunting public of today and tomorrow! If you love to hunt, and love to eat, you’re gonna want a second helping of this must listen edition of the Fowl Life Podcast Midwest Series!

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E390 - The Future is Bright! with Damon Flippo of RIGID INDUSTRIES

Turn on the lights, flip on the microphone, and let’s rap with the man we call Flippo! Damon runs marketing for RIGID INDUSTRIES and the future is looking bright! Rigid Lights has been the official light of The Fowl Life TV and The Fowl Life Podcast for going on five years and the experience has been awesome! We have RIGID Lights on all of our trucks, bumpers, UTV, trailers, boats, and anywhere else we can put them! We are honored to call Damon a friend and are fired up to have him on the show! This episode is brought to you by RIGID Industries, Bad Boy Mowers, Corning Ford, Featherlite Trailers of Reno, Napa Valley Olive Oil, The Provider, American Almond Beef, Mickey Thompson Tires, LEER Toppers, BedSlide, and Oakley Sunglasses!

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E389 - Feathers, Paws, and Flooded Timber, with Chris Akin - The Eukanuba Duck Dog Series

Arkansas is the state where if you’re a duck hunter, you want to get to! The flooded timber is the Mecca where most serious duck hunters want to be before they hang their lanyard up. Arkansas is also the home of one of the top dog trainers and kennels in the country. Chris Akin is the founder and owner of Webb Footed Kennel in Arkansas and he is a serious mallard duck hunter! Chris Akin is back on another episode of Eukanuba Duck Dogs right here at The Fowl Life Podcast! From nutrition to puppies to breeding to transporting our duck dogs to what it takes to make it to the major leagues of the sporting dog world, Chris and Chad dive into all of it. We are honored to have Chris back on the show and we truly appreciate all of the support from Eukanuba! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food, Bad Boy Mowers, Corning Ford, Super Retriever Series, Banded Brands, Avery Sporting Dog, Realtree Brand Camo, Oakley Sunglasses, and LEER Truck Toppers.

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E388 - Sights Matter! Introducting The Fast Dot, with Special Guests - The Piece of Mind Series

Let’s talk about the new Fast Dot Sight from Hi Viz! Mr. Phil Howe is responsible for the absolute best shotgun sights developed over the past 25 years in America and now he has brought the handgun sight market to the next level! Hi Viz has been a partner of The Fowl Life for over 15 years and there is no stopping us now! Jared Woodward is back for another episode of the Sig Sauer Piece Of Mind Podcast and we surprise Mr. Phil with a phone call to discuss his brand-new Fast Dot Sight, which was introduced to the market at SHOT SHOW 2024 this past January! We are so excited about the Fast Dot and the more we shoot with it, the more we love it! This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer, Hi Viz Sights, Bad Boy Mowers, LEER Toppers, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Mickey Thompson Tires, KERSHAW Knives, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Banded Brands, Oakley Eyewear, The Provider, and Travel Wisconsin.

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E387 - Waterfowl Rewind: The story of Avery and Banded - The Banded Hour

From snow goose hunting history to the huge spreads that started the spring revolution and how Avery Outdoors and Greenhead Gear were at the forefront of it all! How Banded mixed with Avery to become the powerhouse of the waterfowling industry, and how you shouldn’t believe everything you see or hear when it comes to pop-up boutique companies who claim they are the leaders or think they are the originals when really, they are just following in the footsteps of the true leaders, Banded and Avery! All of this and more is discussed and broken down by Chad, Christian, and Eric on this brand new episode of The Banded Hour, right here at The Fowl Life Podcast! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Bad Boy Mowers, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Avery Sporting Dog, Realtree Brand Camo, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, and LEER Toppers!

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E386 - The Man Behind One of The Most Iconic Brands in The World - Bill Jordan, of Realtree Camo

When it comes to the hunting industry, there are trailblazers, there are legends, and there are icons. Today’s guest is exactly all three of those! From his humble beginnings to starting and developing one of the most influential hunting brands in history, Bill Jordan of Realtree Brand Camo is a prime example of the American Dream! Bill hooks Chad on The Fowl Life Podcast to discuss the history and story of Realtree, his vision, his strategy, and how this brand has created so many hunting memories for hunters around the world! From the deer stand to the turkey woods to the duck blind to the elk mountain, Realtree stands alone as the leader in hiding hunters in any terrain! The slogan is Family, Friends, and the Outdoors and that’s exactly the image that Rraltree was built. Bill is a mentor to Chad and a friend and we are honored to have him on the show. This episode is brought to you by Realtree Brand Camo, Benelli Shotguns, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Federal Premium Black Cloud, SecureIt Gun Storage Systems, Bad Boy Mowers, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Jargon Game Calls!

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E385 - Locked and Loaded with Firearms Knowledge - with Jared Woodward - The Piece of Mind Series

Officer Woodward is back in the studio for another episode of the Sig Sauer Piece Of Mind Series, right here at The Fowl Life Podcast. Jared and Chad break down their thoughts on the buffet model of P365 and P320 offered by SIG as well as discussing the keys in choosing the right firearm for your needs. Also up for discussion are different methods and instances of drawing your firearm, what exactly does California Compliant mean, and what products has SIG committed to releasing in California Compliant formats? It’s all about preparation and being focused if the situation ever does arise and the guys are committed to bringing you the info needed to start your preparation journey! This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer, Bad Boy Mowers, Nutrien Ag Solutions, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, Corning Ford, Oakley Sunglasses, Napa Valley Olive Oil, American Almond Beef, The Provider, BedSlide, and KERSHAW Knives.

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E384 - A Pioneer in The Modern Waterfowl Industry - Fred Zink

When it comes to everything ducks and geese, and being successful in the pursuit of them, few hunters understand every detail of the hunt like Fred Zink does. Fred has elevated his waterfowl hunt game by dissecting each and every scenario from biology to science to the scout to the hide to the calling to the overall spectacle of ducks and geese in your face! Chad has looked up to Freddie for over 15 years and now the two once again collide on the microphones to talk ducks and geese and everything that is wrapped up in this awesome chase! There is nobody better than Fred to explain what we all want to know, how to achieve consistent success in the duck blind and goose pit! Let’s roll! This episode is brought to you by Bad Boy Mowers, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom GunWorks, Realtree Brand Camo, KERSHAW Knives, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, GatorTail Boats and Motors, Traeger Grills, American Almond Beef, and The Provider!

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E383 - The Legendary Shotgun Master, Rob Roberts

Back at it talking guns and we are with the gun master! The shotgun wizard! The ying to every shotgun shooter’s yang. We have the one and only, Rob Roberts, back on the show to talk chokes and patterns and forcing cones and triggers and cerakote and sights and turkeys and ducks and so much more! We love having Rob in the duck blind! We love sharing a cold beer with Rob! And we absolutely love having Rob on the show! Enjoy the gun talk! This episode is brought to you by Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Bad Boy Mowers, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Banded Brands, Merlo Waterfowl, California Watwrfowl Association, Safari Club International, Jargon Game Calls, Realtree Brand Camo, and KERSHAW Knives!

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E382 - Simply Perfect, with Benelli's Bret Maffett

Talking shotguns is our kinda lingo! Or shall we say, our type of Jargon! We all know that Benelli truly is the best waterfowl shotgun ever designed and built! Just when we think they have done it all, they introduce more new guns to the market and wow us again! Director of Product Development for Benelli, Bret Maffett, joins Chad to discuss everything Benelli including culture, engineering, design, build, fit, technology, and all of the new concepts being introduced to the market in 2024! It’s Benelli! It’s duck hunting! It's Simply Perfect! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Bad Boy Mowers, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, LEER Toppers, Corning Ford, California Waterfowl Association, Safari Club International, Jargon Game Calls, and My Outdoor TV.

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E381 - Exploring Wisconsin's Outdoor Heritage: Bridging Divides with Color in the Outdoors

This episode of the Midwest series with Joel Kleefisch, featuring Christopher Kilgour, Founder of Color in the Outdoors, is brought to you by Travel Wisconsin!Christopher founded Color in the Outdoors to bridge the gap for Wisconsinites who haven’t had the opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s Outdoor Heritage. From cooking wild game to foraging to folk's first hunts, Color In The Outdoors crosses all philosophical boundaries to expose everyone to what they are missing if they don’t get out into the state’s waters and woods!Joel and Christopher breech the tough topics about why people who may fundamentally disagree with hunting and avid outdoors users need to get on the same page! Enjoy the conversation!

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E380 - The CEO Mentality with Jason Vanderbrink

Chad is always in search of what it means to have a CEO Mentality, or should we say, The CEO Mentality! He thinks he found it! Jason Vanderbrink, CEO of The Kinetic Group, joins Chad to discuss the business of hunting and ammunition! The Kinetic Group consists of Federal Premium, Hevi-Shot, Remington Ammo, CCI, and more brands that round out this amazing portfolio. Jason has taken these brands to the next level with his team which is dedicated to proven product and customer service that exceeds the norm! From leadership to micromanaging, to product development, to challenging his employees, Chad tries to weave in and out of what makes Jason’s brain tick! The hunting business is so special and we are honored to have Jason as our guest! This episode is brought to you by Bad Boy Mowers, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Benelli Shotguns, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, KERSHAW Knives, MOJO Outdoors, LEER Toppers, and Safari Club International!

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E379 - Living Your Most Authentic Life - with The One and Only, Micheal Waddell

When asked "Who is the best to ever do it? To ever do outdoor TV? To ever engage an audience better than anyone in the outdoor industry? To ever bring pure authenticity to the screen and into hundreds of thousands of homes across the country? Who might this be?" Well, according to Chad, it’s the one and only: Michael Waddell! "Waddy," The Bone Collector, joins Chad once again to talk about the culture of hunting, chasing trophies, social media, politics in a way, city folks and country folks, and everything in between! When Waddy speaks, Chad listens, and we hope you all do too! It’s time to become part of the brotherhood! Here’s Waddy! This episode is brought to you by Realtree Brand Camo, The Outdoor Channel, MyOutdoor TV, Benelli Shotguns, Jargon Game Calls, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, and Napa Valley Olive Oil!

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E378 - All Things Ammo - with Dan Compton from Federal Premium Ammunition

We have always said that our shooting systems are what give us the needed confidence in the field day in and day out! Ammo is one of the most important components of this system and today we are talking about just that! It’s time for the Black Cloud to cover your target and make it rain! Dan Compton of Federal Premium joins Chad to discuss everything ammunition. From technology to raw materials to patterns to the sub-gauge revolution to ethically harvesting ducks and geese, nothing goes unspoken. This episode is on target and it’s brought to you by Federal Premium Black Cloud, Benelli Shotguns, Hi Viz Sights. Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, The Provider, and Jargon Game Calls.

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E377 - The Midwest Series With Joel Kleefish & Buddy Huffaker

The latest episode of the Midwest Series with Joel Kleefisch is in the house! In this episode, Joel is joined by Buddy Huffaker, President of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. His name adorns landmarks and parks across the Midwest, but you may not know, that the Godfather of modern wildlife conservation, Aldo Leopold was an avid hunter! Joel and Buddy Huffaker break down the disconnect between conservation, environmentalism, and Hunting’s role in keeping the balance.Don’t miss this prime time to capture new hunters, dispel myths, and learn why hunting is the key to thriving wildlife populations!

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E376 - Achieving Excellence in All Aspects - The Banded Hour

Banded has been built on the ideology of making hunting a better overall experience for duck hunters around the world, and the brand has done just that! Christian and Eric are back to talk about everything from their feelings on the 2023-24 season, product designs, keeping brands relevant, and everything in between. 2024 is going to be a huge year for Banded and their new big game product line, Thacha! Hunters can be rest assured that Banded Brands has their back! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Avery Sporting Dog, Corning Ford, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Realtree Brand Camo, and Bad Boy Mowers.

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E375 - A Million Reasons to Travel Wisconsin - With Special Guest, Joel Kleefisch

Back to Wisconsin, we go! One of the coolest states in the country hands down! It’s time to recap some of our last adventures in Wisconsin and preview some of the trips coming up for fishing and turkey hunting! Joel Kleefisch is back on The Fowl Life to talk everything Wisconsin with Chad! Joel, host of the popular Fowl Life Midwest Podcast is fired up for turkey season. But we can’t forget about our recent trip in 2023 where we experienced everything from cheese curds to fish fries to the Wisconsin Badger Football game to Wando’s Bar in Madison and who could forget meeting Bill Davidson at the Harley Davidson Museum! It’s a high-energy discussion that will tie everything together! Travel Wisconsin proudly presents The Fowl Life Podcast! This episode is also brought to you by Banded Brands, Jargon Game Calls, The Provider, MOJO Outdoors, Oakley Sunglasses, DOGTRA Training Collars, Eukanuba Dog Food, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Wando’s Bar and Grill.

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E374 - Introducing The First Jargon Call Drop of 2024 - The Purple Haze!

When u see this call, then operate this call, you might as well consider it a Mic Drop! Our first JARGON Call drop of 2024 is here and we are so pumped to release the PURPLE HAZE. In the body and sound of the Megaphor, this beautiful call is as legit as a call can be! Remember that we will add some of our drops this year to our standard call line-up and that’s why you will not see an increase in price at all. There are 20 of these Purple Haze Mallard hen calls available beginning today, Wednesday, March 6th! Good luck and thank you for your continuous support! This episode is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, CamoSpace, PECOS Outdoors, Realtree Brand Camo, Avery Outdoors, and Banded Brands!

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E373 - Life's Ruff, Get a Duck Dog - With Andrew Skluzacek From Wild Acre Kennels

It’s a Dog’s world! Well, at least it is if you’re a duck hunter and have the privilege of owning a duck dog! We are hooked again by Andrew from Wild Acre Kennels. Chad and Andrew get into rest, sleep, obedience, commands, feeding schedule, and so much more. We love our duck dogs and we absolutely love Eukanuba Dog Food! Do yourself a favor and feed Eukanuba! If you want to see and experience the happiest dogs on earth, feed Euk! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Banded Brands, Corning Ford, Oakley Sunglasses, PECOS Outdoors, KERSHAW Knives, Mickey Thompson Tires, LEER Toppers, RIGID Lights, The Provider, American Almond Beef., and Traeger Grills.

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E372 - Hunters Stand United As An Unstoppable Force - SCI Fowl Thoughts with Ben Cassidy

Nashville was a wild time for the 52nd Annual Safari Club International Convention! From the vendors to the seminars to the banquets to the auction to the concerts to the nightlife, this was one for the ages. With all records broken, and all attendees happy, Ben Cassidy joins Chad to talk about the momentum we have coming out of the convention. It’s not all wine and roses though, we still need to stay sharp and remain diligent in our approach to fighting for hunter’s rights around the world and Ben is just the man to lead the charge! We are honored to be part of the SCI family and proud to be life members! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, Nashville Palace, Banded Brands, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, THACHA Gear, Marlo Waterfowl, and The Provider!

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E371 - Migration Mysteries and New Norms - Midwest Series With Joel Kleefisch and Special Guests

In this episode of The Fowl Life Midwest series, our host, Joel Kleefisch, wrangles National Communication Director for Delta Waterfowl, Brad Heidel, and Fowl Life Midwest Pro-Staffer, Jack Klobucar. They break down the future of the Midwest flyway, new trends in weather patterns, new hunters, and changing political winds will affect your time afield! Don't miss another knowledge-packed episode from the Midwest!

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E370 - The Importance of Voting as a Hunter - with Chris LaCavita and The Trump Campaign Trail

It’s 2024, and we have a big election on the horizon! Politics are important and when most people shy away from a respectful conversation, we find it refreshing to be able to talk politics and not start any sort of argument or altercation! We have a force on the show today as we welcome President Trump’s Co Campaign Manager, Chris LaCivita to the show! Chris is a former marine, wounded in battle, Purple Heart Recipient, and political master strategist! We are honored to have Mr. Chris on the show, and we hope you enjoy the conversation! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, California Waterfowl Association, Nashville Palace, Jargon Game Calls, The Provider, American Almond Beef, Cowboy Choice Horse Feeds, Merlo Waterfowl, and Corning Ford!

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E369 - Interview with Safari Club International CEO and President Hamberlin & Minx

The SCI Convention broke every record once again as it held its 52nd annual gathering in Nashville, Tennessee, in early February! Chad is back with the President and CEO of SCI, Mr. Laird Hamberlin, and he is joined by the President of the SCI Foundation, Mr. Brook Minx. The three of them reminisce on the strongest week in SCI Convention history as well as thinking back on a December 2023 California waterfowl hunt they all got to experience together! There is some smack-talking and a lot of laughs as these guys enjoy the heck out of each other. Whether it’s duck camp or Music City, U.S.A., Safari Club International has all hunters covered. Become a member today at www.safariclub.org ! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, SCI Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Banded Brands, Merlo Waterfowl, Jack Link’s Jerky Snacks, The Nashville Palace, DemerBox, and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey!

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E368 - Creating a Masterpiece Of Waterfowl History with Yancey Knowles

Waterfowling history is so important to the future of this awesome culture! When it comes to the Pacific Flyway, it is hard to imagine anyone with more in-depth knowledge of waterfowling history than Yancey Knowles. Yancey joins Chad to discuss his new book, “Pacific Flyway: Historic Waterfowling Images" and to give some insight on the duck clubs he visited to make the book happen. 55 years and thousands of miles were needed to put these images and stories together and we must say, it is so worth it. “Pacific Flyway: Historic Waterfowling Images" is a treasure chest of images of hunts, clubs, personalities, celebrities, and more that will leave you demanding more! Yancey is a life member of California Waterfowl Association and we are honored to have him back on the show! Pick up a copy of "Pacific Flyway: Historic Waterfowling Images" and add it to your collection! It’s one of a kind! This episode is brought to you by California Waterfowl Association, Merlo Waterfowl, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Realtree Brand Camo, Safari Club International, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Corning Ford, Oakley Sunglasses, and American Almond Beef.

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E367 - A Life of Freedom and Protection with Defense Leader for Sig Sauer, Jason St. John

When it comes to keeping our families safe and protecting our dwellings, peace of mind means everything! Being prepared is what brings us this peace of mind in our opinion. We believe in our Second Amendment Rights to bear arms and to have what we call "Piece Of Mind!" It’s the Sig Sauer Piece Of Mind Podcast Series and Chad is once again joined by Jason St. John. Jason is a defense leader for the Sig Sauer Brand and his intelligence on guns and defense is second to none! Listening to this man talk about his military experience, and his training and shooting history, is next level! We are fired up to have Jason back on the show and for sure it won’t be the last time! From his missions overseas as a military sniper to his master-class shooting in all disciplines, Jason has lived a life protecting America and protecting his family! This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer Handguns, Federal Premium Ammunition, LEER Toppers, BedSlide, Oakley Sunglasses, Banded Casual Wear, PECOS Outdoors, Corning Ford, Safari Club International, and Mickey Thompson Tires!

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E366 - First For Hunters, First To Defend Our Rights - SCI Fowl Thoughts with Ben Cassidy

It’s tiiiiiiiiime—-haha this ain’t the UFC but we wish we had Bruce Buffer to announce our guest today because he and the entire team at SCI are fighting relentlessly behind the scenes for Hunter’s rights daily! Chad is once again joined by the VP of Government Affairs at Safari Club International, Ben Cassidy! The discussion weaves in and out from the 52nd International Convention (which takes place January 31 - February 4 in Nashville Tennessee) to issues affecting our rights and bills that are trying to be passed and drawn into the law! We have to pay attention and we have to stand up for what we believe in and SCI is our voice! Become a member today and let’s fight the good fight together! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Banded Brands, The Nashville Palace, Oakley Sunglasses, Merlo Waterfowl, California Waterfowl Association, LEER Toppers, and Corning Ford!

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E365 - From The Octagon to Hunt Camp with Dan Henderson, Cody Stamann, & Federal Ammo Team part 2

There is no question that Black Cloud ammunition delivers a knockout every single time it is sent down range at a duck or goose! The results speak for themselves as hunters all over the country are seeing consistent success with these loads! Black Cloud has by far set itself apart from any competition when it comes to Waterfowl harvest! This is why we were so excited to have Team Federal members Jason Nash and Brian Kelvington in camp to chase California waterfowl with Chad! And on top of this, MMA legend Dan Henderson and UFC star Cody Stamann were there as backup! We are all on microphones during this episode of The Fowl Life Podcast to discuss Merlo Waterfowl and how they have mastered the speckle belly hunt in California. And of course, we brag on the fighting careers of Dan and Cody and also brag on just how awesome Black Cloud is! We hope you enjoy part two of our California Conversation! This episode is brought to you by Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition, Benelli Shotguns, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, California Waterfowl Association, Mickey Thompson Tires, Oakley Sunglasses, Corning Ford, Banded Brands, Merlo Waterfowl, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Avery Outdoors!

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E364 - From The Octagon to Hunt Camp with Dan Henderson, Cody Stamann, & Federal Ammo Team part 1

We have always talked about how hunting is the common denominator that brings so many different walks of life together. It’s amazing how many great people meet in hunt camp. You name it, we have met them there! This week is no different as we experience California hunt camp with MMA fighters, Dan "Hendo" Henderson and Cody Stamann and hunting industry leaders Jason Nash and Brian Kelvington of Federal Premium Black Cloud! This is part one of a two-part episode where we touch on everything from knockouts to tap outs to dropping ducks and geese like rain to how big and powerful these flocks of California geese are to much more! Hunting brings us all to our knees and lets us all get on the same level to explore each other stories and memories! We love hunt camp so let’s get in the octagon and load up! This episode is brought to you by Federal Premium Black Cloud, Benelli Shotguns, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, California Waterfowl Association, Merlo Waterfowl, Oakley Sunglasses, Corning Ford, Mickey Thompson Tires, Red Bluff Motorsports, Realtree, Banded Brands and Nappa Valley Olive Oil!

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E363 - Welcome To Cajun Country, Aka Paradise - With Kyle Broussard, Owner and Founder of Gator-Tail

You get down the fiddle and you get down the bow, you slide on your waders and get in the boat, you hunt in the swamp til evening light, Louisiana Saturday night! Haha ol’ Mel McDaniel knew what he was talking about when he sang about this awesome state. Louisiana has it all, from hunting to fishing to unbelievable food to sports to culture to history to music and on and on and on! Cajun Country is a school. We get to set up duck camp and enjoy everything from teal to wigeon to specks to gators to crabs to gumbo to ducks and rice! Chad sits down with the Founder and Owner of Gator-Tail Boats and Motors, Kyle Broussard, to talk everything Louisiana. Lyle’s business is flourishing because of his attention to detail and tenacity to be the best and to take care of each and every one of his customers! We are honored and proud to be part of the Gator-Tail Nation and Family! This episode is brought to you by Gator-Tail, Banded Brands, The Provider, American Almond Beef, GATR Coolers, Realtree Brand Camo, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, and Oakley Sunglasses.

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E362 - Traditions Over Conditions with FowlCo Outfitters

I like Oklahoma. I love the sunrises and the sunsets. I love the OKC Stockyards and going to the Cattleman’s Cafe for a nice ribeye. I like the rodeo stories and listening to Chris LeDoux sing about winning the World Championship Bareback Title in OKC. I like the college wrestling history and how John Smith is one of the most dominating wrestlers ever. And what about Barry Sanders and The Heisman out of Oklahoma State University? Coach Switzer and the NCAA Title at the University of Oklahoma? The oil! The farming! Oklahoma has it all and Chase Rice even wrote a song off his last album called Oklahoma! I love this state and most of all I love the ducks and geese! They are everywhere! I have hunted them on water and beans and peanuts and wheat and you name it, I’ve done it! Oklahoma is special to me and this episode was awesome to do. I’m joined by JD, Josh, and Aaron, the founders and owners of FowlCo! Their story, their passion, their vision, their approach, and their results! We talk about all and even get down to some pretty personal topics! FowlCo is quickly becoming a waterfowl hunting destination and we are honored to be part of it! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Hi-Viz Sights, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Realtree Brand Camo, Oakley Sunglasses, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, and Bad Boy Mowers!

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E361 - Fast Ducks n' Fastballs with Will "The Thrill" Clark

Is there anything better than mallard ducks and Canada Geese and Baseball, well wiggle ball? Haha, heck no there isn’t! Chad and the crew are back in Kansas with Premier Prairie Adventures and this time they brought a heavy hitter with them. One of the best all-around baseball players ever, Will “The Thrill” Clark is in camp to shed light on his career and his passion for chasing ducks and geese! Number 22 is on today’s show to help keep Chad humbled and to let him know that his swing really wasn’t all that good. Also on the show is Hunter McLemore from Banded Brands, Hunter our guide who works PPA, and the founder of PPA, Randy Young! It’s a great cast and a strong conversation! Now let’s……Play Ball! Or let’s…..Take ‘Em! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Jack Link’s Jerky, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, and Greenhead Gear Decoys!

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E360 - Where Duck Dreams are Born - The Praire Wings of Arkansas

Once you’re in the flooded Timber of Arkansas, it’s tough to find reasons to leave. One massive reason to stay is the anticipation of a big flock of mallard ducks descending through the tree-top canopy into your set of decoys... Well, maybe this is the only reason we need! Chad and crew are back in Arkansas at the Prairie Wings lodge to reminisce on their days spent up against the massive oaks of the Bayou Bottoms! Chad is joined by Chris from Benelli, Jason from Sig Sauer, Anna V., Nick the cook, and the one and only, Tater! Prairie Wings has helped us create so many magical moments and this year was no exception! It’s a conversation that bounces from the trees to the dogs to the calling to the cooking to the town of Stuttgart to the Wings Over The Prairie Festival to the World Championship Duck Calling Contest to Duck Gumbo and everything in between! Welcome to Arkansas! Welcome to Prairie Wings! Now kick some water, hit ‘em with a high ball greeter, watch ‘em break from the heavens, and grab your Benelli, because it’s about to go down! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Sig Sauer Handguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud Ammunition, Hi-Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Anna V. Outdoors, Mack’s Prairie Wings, Corning Ford, Vortex Optics, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, The Provider, and Realtree Brand Camo.

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E359 - Cheesehead Geese

Do you absolutely love cheese curds? What about a traditional Wisconsin walleye Friday Night fish fry? Or even a visit to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee? Well if you haven’t experienced any of these, it’s time to head straight to Wisconsin. And this is without even mentioning all of the unbelievable outdoor opportunities that this state offers such as waterfowl hunting, deer hunting, turkey hunting, insane walleye fishing, hiking, mountain biking and more! Chad and the crew have teamed up with Travel Wisconsin to showcase just how special The Badger State is. We are coming to you live from The Fowl Life Midwest Studio as Chad dives into Wisconsin with Joel Kleefisch, Anna V, and others! From the Canada geese to the mallard ducks to the recipes to the memories made, it’s a strong talk! We hope you enjoy. This episode is brought to you by Travel Wisconsin, Wando’s Bar and Grill Madison, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Vortex Optics, Mickey Thompson Tires, The Provider, and Realtree Brand Camo!

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E358 - Behind The Scenes of Scouting with Chad Belding and Quickload Waterfowl

Something unorthodox. Something outside of the box. Just like having to adapt in the blind, we had to adapt for this episode. We had to get it recorded but we also had to scout. So the best scenario would be to jump in the Ford truck and record the podcast while we scout, and that’s what we did! So jump in the rig and ride with us as Chad and Barcley Fisher of QuickLoad Waterfowl Saskatchewan discuss the scout, the tenacity, what it takes to be a consistently successful outfitter, how everybody on Barcley’s team plays an important role, to the lodging to the meals and so much more! Oh, and by the way, we find the birds, we strategize the hunt for the next morning, and boy did it pay off big! This hunt will be seen on Season 16 of Benelli’s The Fowl Life next year on The Outdoor Channel! We hope you enjoy and thank you for listening! Please leave us a review when you can! This episode is brought to you by Tourism Saskatchewan, Corning Ford, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Vortex Optics, Mickey Thompson Tires, and LEER Toppers!

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E357 - The Renaissance Man of The Outdoors

Chad is back with who he considers the Renaissance Man of the Outdoors, Dave Stanley! Chad and his crew are in Alberta hunting ducks and geese with Dave so the two of them sit down with Tommy Miller, of Jack Daniel’s, to discuss why Canada is so special in the minds of waterfowl hunters. Dave is infatuated with the migration and Canada is the best place on earth to witness the duck and goose migration! From bird counts to witnessing tons of young speckle bellies, snow geese, and tons of ducks, Dave’s crystal ball is showing him a strong season in the States that could or could not be true! The guys talk all things waterfowl, like when is the best time to hunt Canada for ducks and geese? Is it early September, early October, or mid-October? Dave informs us of what his timetable is! Dave is the man, Tommy supplies the spirits, and we are on a roll! Let’s hunt! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Jargon Duck and Goose Calls, Realtree Brand Camo, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, and Vortex Optics.

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E356 - The Magic of Waterfowl Season in Canada

Oh, Canada we are back…..again! Chad has Blake and Tommy on the microphones again coming at you from the Motel Canada! From pre-season jitters to excitement and anticipation to dogs and duck calls to the travel and the people of Canada, rhetoric boys talk about it all. It’s Tommy’s first time hunting in Canada and he is more stoked than a 7-year-old on Christmas Eve! The Vacancy sign is on and that means there’s plenty of room for you! Welcome to the Motel Canada! This episode is brought to you by Tourism Saskatchewan, Benelli Shotguns, Martinez Gun Club, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, KERSHAW Knives, and Banded Brands!

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E355 - The Inside Scoop on One of The Most Influential Hunting Brands Worldwide - The Banded Hour

Chad, Christian, and Eric are back to talk Banded! It’s another episode of The Banded Hour and we are happy to bring it to you right here at The Fowl Life! The guys get into more product design and development, competition in the space, manufacturing, and just where does the culture of duck hunting stand today? These discussions are meant to shed light and tell the story of one of the most influential hunting brands in recent history. Banded has brought innovation to the space and has made hunting better for men, women, and kids! And we aren’t stopping! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Avery Sporting Dog, Jargon Game Calls, The Provider, American Almond Beef, Corning Ford, and LEER Toppers.

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E354 - Sandhill Crane Savvy On The Midwest Series with Joel Kleefisch

On this Fowl Life Podcast, Midwest Series with Joel Kleefisch, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Executive Director, Bruce Ross, and Champion Duck caller, Mark Kakatsch, with the Wildlife Foundation go in-depth on hunting Sandhill Cranes. Should there be a season and will there be? D.N.R. Game Bird Ecologist, Taylor Finger, weighs in on the booming population of Sandhills in Wisconsin and how it’s affecting agriculture. This must-listen episode talks about the future of waterfowl in the Midwest.

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E353 - Chasing The Migration in Saskatchewan - Quickload Waterfowl Outfitters

It’s back to Canada, and we are prepped for success. Barcley Fisher and his team have rolled out the red carpet for Chad and crew to chase mallards and Canada geese in the heart of Saskatchewan! The microphones stay hot with input from Blake Fahmie and Tommy Miller as they lay out their feelings about how Canada has treated them so far. QuickLoad Outfitters has a recipe for success and some of the ingredients are scouting, concealment, calling, and not to mention, the access that allows them to keep their clients in the X! We love Canada and Canada loves us! Let’s roll. This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Corning Ford, Bad Boy Mowers, LEER Toppers, Eukanuba Dog Food, Banded Brands, Realtree Camo, and KERSHAW Knives!

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E352 - The Intersection of Conservation and Waterfowl Hunting - Discovery Park Of America

When it comes to the history and education of our Flyways and the culture of waterfowling, we have found the perfect place for us to be! Chad is joined by Scott Williams, President and CEO of Discovery Park in Tennessee! Scott and Chad discuss the new waterfowling display that showcases the Mississippi Flyway in regard to duck and goose species, waterways, agriculture, and more! It is important to understand what makes up the basis of everything American Waterfowl hunters and conservationists live by and Discovery Park has knocked it out of the Park! We hope you enjoy the conversation as well as get the chance to visit this exhibit! This episode is brought to you by Final Flight Outfitters, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Jargon Game Calls, The Provider, American Almond Beef, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Cowboy Choice Feeds, The Nashville Palace, and Corning Ford!

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E351 - Innovation, Drive, and Perfecting Gear Performance - The Banded Hour

Stay Banded my friends! Chad is joined in the blind by Banded family members, Christian Curtis and Josh Dokken, and they have the talk workin’! Innovation and product design are key elements to the success of Banded Brands and there is no quit in sight! The Banded Hour is filled with insight into not only the hunting industry and business but also the actual hunt! Banded is a hunter’s company and we will never apologize for being the innovators of what the waterfowl world has become! Often imitated but never duplicated! Thank you for Staying Banded! The episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Realtree Brand Camo, and Jargon Game Calls.

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E350 - SCI Fowl Thoughts - Your Burning Questions Answered!!

Brought to you by SCI, Chad's Fowl thoughts are back! So many questions come into our different platforms and it feels so good to be able to answer some of them! With the hustle happening for the season, Chad takes on questions from taxidermy preferences to decoy spreads to calling and more! It’s quick-fire and filled with insight that might get you thinking! It’s ok to have Fowl Thoughts, it’s ok to admit you do, don’t hide it, and you can feel safe here in The Fowl Life trust tree. Talk to us and you won’t be judged. We all have Fowl Thoughts and these are brought to you by Safari Club International, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Corning Ford, Mickey Thompson Tires, Oakley Sunglasses, and The Provider!

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E349 - The Art of The Perfect Call - Keep Talkin'!

Keep Talkin’ is exactly what we are gonna do! Calling ducks and geese is at the top of our list of what draws us to waterfowl hunting so much! In this episode, Chad breaks down The Wreckin’ Ball Short Reed Canada Goose Call! From the design to the mechanics to the sounds to the performance to the results, this little call is above all the rest! Learn how to call Lesser Canadas and don’t forget to Keep Talkin’! This episode is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Realtree Brand Camo, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Eukanuba Dog Food, and Greenhead Gear Decoys!

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E348 - Let There Be Decoys!

Let’s talk decoys! Decoy spreads by design. Let’s talk decoy strategy for hunting Lesser Canada Geese and getting them right and tight! Chad is on his own and bringing his thoughts on spreads to entice these awesome little geese! From distance to your hide to shapes, to kill holes, to adding in snows, to everything else it takes to consistently get Lessers to commit and do the dance! This is a decoy strategy laid out for you to think about your next hunt! This episode is brought to you by Greenhead Gear Decoys, Avery Outdoors, Benelli Shotguns, Bad Boy Mowers, LEER Toppers, Realtree Brand Camo, Mickey Thompson Tires, Oakley Sunglasses, and Eukanuba Dog Food.

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E347 - Oh, Canada and The Dream Waterfowl Team - Part 2

Oh Canada, oops you did it again! The boys are back for another discussion of their current trip north of the border to chase the migration. Chad is again joined by Tommy and Blake to get into calling, decoys, the size of these Canadian fields, the duck dog we call Duff, and so much more! Go get you a glass and put a couple of cubes in it followed by two fingers of Jack Daniel’s Bonded and get cozy for this conversation! This episode is brought to you by Corning Ford, Bad Boy Mowers, LEER Toppers, Realtree Brand Camo, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, Vortex Optics, and SecureIt Firearm Storage.

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E346 - Oh, Canada where have you been!?

Oh, Canada where have you been!? After a three-year layoff of burning Canada due to you know what, the boys are back in The Mecca chasing the migration. Chad is joined by Tommy Miller of Jack Daniel’s and Blake Fahmie of Martinez Club to break down the first couple of days of their northern exposure! The burning has been strong, to say the least and the laughs just keep on coming. From the poutine to the farming to the weather to the dogs to the meals and the hours of scouting, it’s all discussed right here! Now Go North young man, haven’t you been told! This episode is brought to you by Jack Daniel’s, Benelli Shotguns, Tourism Saskatchewan, Hi-Viz Sights, LEER Toppers, Bad Boy Mowers, Banded Brands, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Mickey a Thompson Tires, and Martinez Gun Club!

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E345 - Who Let The Dogs Out!? - Dog Training Legend Brad Arington

It’s time to let the dogs out again and we are doing just that. Brad Arington of Mossy Pond Lodge and Retrievers is back on the show and ready to talk Dawg! Chad and Brad get into the current status of Axl and his training regimen, nutrition, consistency with the handler, and so much more! There is a ton of knowledge laid down in this episode from Brad and you don’t wanna miss it. It’s another episode of The Eukanuba Duck Dogs Podcast Series right here at The Fowl Life! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Avery Sporting Dog, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Realtree Brand Camo, LEER Toppers, RIGID Lights, Jargon Game Calls, and Banded Brands

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E344 - The Molt Migration, I Love New York!

I love New York and here’s why! The outdoor lifestyle is insane in upstate NY and the molt migration for Canada Geese is off the hook! On this episode of The Fowl Life Podcast, Chad is joined by the owner of Basswood Lodge, Nick McNamara, and The Midwest host of the Fowl Life podcast, Joel Kleefisch. Everything molt migration is up for discussion and the guys don’t miss a beat! From what UP the geese are to the scouting to the crops to the moon phase to the limits to the chicken wings to the celebration of each hunt, it’s all here! Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by The Provider Right Wing Sauce, Corning Ford, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Biz Sights, Mickey Thompson Tires, Cabela’s, KERSHAW Knives, and Banded Brands!

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E343 - Just What The Doctor Ordered - Ted Nugent

Uncle Ted is back and he is on fire!! Conversations with the Motor City Madman can go in so many different directions because this man is so well-read and well-spoken on so many different topics. From rock ‘n roll to guitars to drugs to politics to hunting to voting to you name it, we get into it! We are blessed to call Ted a friend and we as Americans are blessed to have him as a national voice! This guy is on another level. We hope you enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Hunter Nation, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Nashville Palace, Oakley Sunglasses, Corning Ford, Rigid Industries, and LEER Toppers!

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E342 - SCI Fowl Thoughts with Chad Belding

Chad is back with more of his Fowl Thoughts and it’s pretty evident that he’s excited for the season to finally he here! From advocacy to politics to his recent trip back to upstate New York with Basswood Lodge to just having pure passion for the hunt, this rant is one not to miss! We need to support Safari Club International and all of us need to be members. They are working relentlessly behind the scenes on a daily basis to ensure our rights as hunters for today and for the future! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Merlo Waterfowl, Travel Wisconsin, American Almond Beef, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Napa Valley Olive Oil.

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E341 - The Boys Are Back - Chad Belding on The Midwest Series With Joel Kleefisch

Joel is back to talk about everything Midwest Waterfowl and his guest is... yep, you guessed it, Chad! The boys get into upcoming events in Wisconsin, a trip to upstate New York, calling ducks and geese, some awesome recipes, and how therapeutic hunting truly is! The Midwest Series continues to grow and we can’t thank all of you enough for the support! It’s the best time of the year so grab some cheese curds and a cold beer and enjoy the show! This episode is brought to you by Travel Wisconsin, Vortex Optics, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, KERSHAW Knives, Corning Ford, Realtree Brand Camo, Oakley Sunglasses, and Banded Waders and Knee Boots!

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E340 - Behind The Glass - Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics - The Midwest Series with Joel Kleefisch

Joel is back with another awesome episode straight out of Wisconsin and he has a familiar guest back on the Midwest Series. Mark Boardman from Vortex Optics is in the hot seat as the guys cover everything from travel Wisconsin to wild game recipes to Canada Goose and Mallard Duck hunting to everything Wisconsin is all about! We are proud to have Mark back on and can’t wait to be back on the field with him. Our partnership and relationship with Vortex Optics is key to our success and we have a lot more to come with this awesome brand! This episode is brought to you by Vortex Optics, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Mickey Thompson Tires, LEER Toppers, BedSlide, KERSHAW Knives, Oakley Sunglasses, The Provider, American Almond Beef, and Banded!

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E339 - The Motions of Hunting - Terry Denmom of Mojo

Mojo himself is back and Terry says it all. He and Chad break down Terry’s approach to his hunts, his favorite hunting scenarios, and his experiences all over the world! For sure there isn’t a more experienced hunter on earth than Terry Denmon! Since 1999 when Terry started MOJO, he has changed the way people hunt and decoy animals. His sense of patience has led to more amazing encounters than we can count! Hide, be quiet, don’t move, sound like the animals, and let them hunt you up! It’s the MOJO Magic way! We are honored to have Terry back on the show! This episode is brought to you by MOJO Outdoors, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, LEER Toppers, and KERSHAW Knives!

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E338 - Early Season Teal Hunting With Tony Vandemore of Habitat Flats

Tony Vandemore is back and he is even more excited for this coming season than he has ever been. Habitat Flats continues to be one of the top waterfowl hunting destinations in the country as hundreds of Duck and goose enthusiasts make the trek to the Sumner, Missouri lodge each season. Tony and Chad break down early teal season, Canada and the border being open for hunters to chase the migration, to mallards at Love Lake, and even touch on why snow goose hunting still lights Tony’s fire! We are honored to have Tony back on the show and we hope you enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, KERSHAW Knives, Hi-Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Realtree Brand Camo, Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, LEER Toppers, BedSlide, and The Provider!

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E337 - A Deep Dive Into Waterfowl Passion On The Midwest Series with Joel Kleefisch and Bruce Ross

Learn the secrets of conquering sea ducks to Canada geese and everything in between. In this episode of the Fowl Life Midwest series, podcast host, Joel Kleefisch, picks the brain of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Executive Director Bruce Ross. Why he made Wisconsin home and hunting waterfowl his life.

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E336 - The Perfect Shot: Mastering Handgun Skills On Sig Sauer's "Piece Of Mind Series"

Officer Woodward is back in the studio to unleash serious knowledge when it comes to handguns and mechanics do shooting. His dedication to becoming a handgun expert is evident as he leads us through many different situations and he sheds light on items that could be roadblocks for many! The conversation starts with grip and leads to breathing and steadiness, practice techniques, and more! It’s always best to have peace of mind in life and the Piece Of Mind Podcast Series is here to help! This episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer, Leer Toppers, Corning Ford, Mickey Thompson Tires, Rigid Industries, Oakley Sunglasses, Banded Casual, and KERSHAW Knives!

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E335 Anticipation Rises, Another Season Is On The Horizon

SecureIt brings you another solo waterfowl rant from Chad as he throws down on how exciting this time of the year is getting ready for early goose, early teal, Canada, and everything else coming our way as Duck and goose hunters! It’s by far the beginning of the best time of the year! From prep work to dogs to call practice to travel plans, it all takes us on a journey that is ever-changing! Chad also throws in some updates and current event types of situations! Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by SecureIt Firearm Storage, CamoSpace, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Bad Boy Mowers, Oakley Sunglasses, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, KERSHAW Knives, Napa Valley Olive Oil, and Traeger Grills.

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E334 In The Woods In Writing - behind the scenes preview Episode 191

Team Benelli joins Chad and the crew in Arkansas duck camp to chase mallards in the flooded timber! Chad and Alex preview episode 6 of Season 15 of Benelli’s The Fowl Life TV, The Woods, In Writing! It was a fun camp with many folks joining us including a couple of outdoor writers, country music star Drake White, Benelli team members, and more. Atlas is easily the coolest place on earth to hunt ducks and that’s why you will see more and more from the state. This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Biz Sights, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, CamoSpace, Leer Toppers, Kershaw Knives, Realtree Brand Camo, and SecureIt Forearm Storage!

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E333 Black Goose On The Rocks: Behind-The-Scene Preview Episode 190

A behind-the-scene recap of Season 15 Episode 190. We are back in Nebraska hunting Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks with Black Goose Outfitters and Chad is here to preview what's to come in the episode. Our good friends Tommy and Glenn from Jack Daniel’s Brand join us for a truly memorable camp. It’s scouting, recipes, insane hunts, laughs, world-class duck dog work, and stories that will stick with us forever! Larry, Ryan, and the entire Black Goose crew bring their A Game with flock after flock finishing in the decoys! It’s episode 6 of Benelli’s The Fowl Life TV Season 15! This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Jack Daniel’s, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi-Viz Sights, Corning Ford, Oakley Sunglasses, Traeger Grills, CamoSpace, SecureIt Firearm Storage Systems, Vortex Optics, and Napa Valley Olive Oil.

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E332 - The Senior Project: Hunting, Gumbo, and Gator-Tails – Behind the Scenes Preview Episode 189

Hi-Viz Sights Presents: A preview of The Fowl Life TV's Season 15, Episode 5, The Senior Project. Chad previews this week's episode of Benelli’s The Fowl Life, where the crew visits Southern Louisiana to hunt and cook with the Gator-Tail team! Pecan Island is a cherished area of Cajun Country Louisiana. From the gulf to the marsh to the brackish waters, it is full of ducks, gators and seafood, and the guys got to experience it all! Kyle, Bubba, Hoyt, and Charlie welcome Chad into their world of building the best duck-hunting boats and motors on earth, as well as cooking up gumbo and jambalaya that would make you slap yo mama! It’s an episode full of culture and passion and we are so thankful to be part of Gator-Tail Nation! This episode is brought to you by Hi-Viz Sights, Gator-Tail Boats and Motors, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, KERSHAW Knives, Jack Link’s Jerky, CamoSpace, SecureIt Firearm Storage, and Bad Boy Mowers.

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E331 Preseason For Duck & Goose Hunters - SCI Fowl Thoughts

Safari Club International’s Fowl Thoughts is back! Chad goes solo on the mic, touching everything from pre-season thoughts to the duck-hunting mentality. Chad freestyles some bullet points giving the duck and goose hunter something to think about as we get closer to another waterfowl hunting season! SCI is working relentlessly behind the scenes and on Capitol Hill to ensure our rights as hunters all over the world. Get involved today by becoming a member and let’s all do our part! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, Avery Outdoors, RESISTOL Cowboy Hats, American Almond Beef, RIGID Industries, Traeger Grills, The Scoreboard Nashville, Banded Footwear, Jack Daniel’s, and The Provider!

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E330 Unveiling the Mallard Oasis at Habitat Flats: Behind-the-Scenes Preview Episode 188

This episode was titled “Sweat Equity” because that is exactly what it took to get Habitat Flats to where it is today. In less than 20 years, Tony Vandemore and his partners have built this mallard oasis into the number one waterfowl hunting destination in the world! We had a blast in Missouri chasing mallards and chasing dreams. From the crew to the recipes to the scouting to the lodge to the camaraderie to the mallard magic to the dog work, we got to experience and document what makes Habitat Flats so special. It’s episode four of Benelli’s The Fowl Life airing this week on The Outdoor Channel. This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, HI VIZ SIGHTS, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, LEER Toppers, CamoSpace, SecureIt, Corning Ford, Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food, Realtree Brand Camo, and Banded Brands!

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E329 Wings over Wisconsin - Expert advice for a memorable waterfowl season

Waterfowl worlds collide when The Fowl Life’s Chad Belding travels to Wisconsin and meets up with TFL Midwest series host Joel Kleefisch to plan future hunting adventures. The guys enlist State goose calling champion Dave Nelson for a prep course on the upcoming waterfowl season. Calling, cooking, and camaraderie rule this must-listen episode!

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E328 Jargon Presents: The Call For Independence

The response to Jargon releasing this Special Edition Call was so strong, we have decided to release ten more for sale on our website!!! On Friday, July 14, the last ten calls will be released! From the look to the feel to the incredible sound, this call Rings True Freedom! Thank you all so much for the support! This episode is brought to you by Jargon Game Calls, Oakley Sunglasses, Realtree Brand Camo, Banded Brands, RIGID Industries, LEER Toppers, Corning Ford, DemerBox, Traeger Grills, and Napa Valley Olive Oil!

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E327 Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Presents: The Fowl Life TV, episode 3

Joel Kleefisch joins Chad and crew back in New York as they chase moult migrating Canada Geese. Chad breaks down the episode and how Basswood Lodge owner Nick McNamara knows his stuff when it comes to pursuing these wild Canada geese. This episode is full of nonstop Canada Goose action coming to the call, finishing in the decoys, awesome shooting, superb dog work, and world-class Canada Goose Nachos by Joel Kleefisch himself. You don’t wanna miss this one. Episode 3, of Season 15 Benelli’s The Fowl Life is airing this week exclusively on The Outdoor Channel! This podcast episode is presented by Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Banded Brands, LEER Toppers, SecureIt Safes, CamoSpace, and Eukanuba Premium Dog Food!

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E326 Federal Premium Black Cloud Presents Benelli’s The Fowl Life TV episode 2

Chad breaks down episode two of Benelli’s The Fowl Life airing right now exclusively on The Outdoor Channel. The title is "I Love New York" and this is not a lie! We hunt in upstate New York with Nick McNamara who owns Basswood Lodge. The molt migration for Canada Geese is on and it is a pure blast. Calling at them at a mile high and never stop calling until they are in the hole! Along with the hunting we visit with some FDNY Firefighters, master the Buffalo Wing with the brand new Provider Right Wing Sauce, get some awesome scouting missions in, visit some cool farms and dairies, and so much more. This episode is brought to you by Federal Premium Black Cloud, Benelli Shotguns, Banded Brands, LEER Toppers, RIGID Industries, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Basswood Lodge, Corning Ford, CamoSpace, and SecureIt Firearm Storage!

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E325 Benelli Presents: Season 15 Of The Fowl Life Episode 1

Chad lays out episode one of Benelli’s The Fowl Life TV airing on The Outdoor Channel. The guys visited Uncle Ted Nugent to record a podcast before heading to Rocky Creek Retrievers to hunt the September Teal Season with Steve Biggers and Terry Denmon of MOJO. The trip was full of me memories of judging the hunts, the dogs, the food, the music, the kinship, and so much more! Check your cable company or TV outlet and purchase the Outdoor Channel today to support a format that truly is the home of hunting and fishing television content. The Outdoor Channel believes in our culture and they are working with us to be their flagship waterfowl hunting show! This episode of The Fowl Life Podcast is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, MOJO Outdoors, Banded Brands, Realtree Brand Camo, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Hi Viz Sights, Corning Ford, and Rocky Creek Retrievers.

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E324 Merlo Waterfowl Presents CWA Reps Scott Mueller And Mark Hennelly

California Waterfowl Association is doing so much work behind the scenes for duck hunters on a daily basis and we wanted to get caught up on the current events. Scott and Mark made the trek to The Fowl Life Studio to hang out, eat wild game, and have a strong conversation with Chad. From the Klamath Basin to water rights to anti-hunting bills being introduced at the capital to just how strong California Waterfowl hunting and heritage truly is. Everybody in this country who enjoys hunting and the outdoors should be a member of CWA! This episode is brought to you by Merlo Waterfowl, California Waterfowl Association, Corning Ford, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Martinez Gun Club, Benelli Shotguns, Banded Brands, Federal Premium Black Cloud, and Safari Club International.

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E323 Midwest Series With Joel Kleefisch - Fan Favorite Calls With Dave Nelson

When turkeys get tough tactics must change! That’s when it’s time to pull out the “Fan Favorites Calls” Fowl Life Midwest Host Joel Kleefisch and expert caller Dave Nelson break down stale birds and henned up, hung up toms in this edition of the Fowl Life Midwest series.

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E322 Vortex Optic Presents: Remi Warren

Remi is back! One of the leading authorities in big game hunting and a successful podcaster himself, Remi has seen it all and done it all when it comes to the outdoors! From Nevada to California to Montana to Asia to New Zealand to you name it, Remi has trekked across the world ins earth of hunting adventures. Now he has added two new kids to the mix with him and his wife; it is a true family affair! We love having Remi on to discuss tactics, instruction, and recipes and to just hear some good ole' stories! This episode is brought to you by Vortex Optics, Oakley Eyewear, Avery Outdoors, Traeger Grills, Corning Ford, Merlo Waterfowl, KERSHAW Knives, Mickey Thompson Tires, Bodyguard Bumpers, Benelli LUPO Rifles, and Federal Premium Ammunition.

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E321 Eukanuba Premium Performance Presents Mossy Pond Retrievers Part 3

Brad Arington is back in the studio to join Chad for another duck dog discussion. This time they are joined by Ryan Newmarker and his son Jace! The Newmarkers are avid outdoorsmen and sporting dog owners and lovers! The discussion centers around Jace’s upbringing with homeschooling and hunting as much as a nine-year-old possibly can. Brad worked with Jace in the field on some training techniques and Jace is ready to apply everything he's learned! It’s another great conversation that showcases just how special the duck dog life truly is! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Dog Food, Mossy Pond Retrievers, Avery Sporting Dog, Banded Brands, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, and Mickey Thompson Tires!

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E320 Eukanuba Premium Performance Presents: Brad Arington and Les Naisbitt

Brad Arington of Mossy Pond Retrievers is back in the studio for part two of our conversation in regard to training and consistency, and training methods! This time Mr. Les joins us to discuss his new dog, Bounce, and his thoughts on the day spent in the field going over training methods and drills with Brad! It was a fun-filled day, to say the least, and it is awesome to be able to get into the studio and lay it all out on the microphones! We hope you enjoy the conversation! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food, Avery Sporting Dog, Banded Brands, Mossy Pond Retrievers, Nashville Palace, Mickey Thompson Tires, Corning Ford, Rigid Industries, and CamoSpace!

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E319 Secureit Presents SECUREIT Founder And CEO Tom Kubiniec Part 3

The conversation continues with Tom as we break down more of the brand story and history along with its incredible product line! Tom has a lot of life lived already in a short time and his stories are awesome! This brand is all about our lifestyle and supporting our military and first responders! Look for the Answer Gun safes, fast boxes, and lockers in upcoming episodes of Benelli’s The Fowl Life Season 15 on The Outdoor Channel! This episode is brought to you by SecureIt Firearm Storage Systems, Benelli Shotguns, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Oakley Eyewear, Featherlite of Reno, Corning Ford, and LEER Toppers.

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E318 Eukanuba Dog Food Presents: Brad Arington Of Mossy Pond Retrievers

Brad is back! Axl is back! Brad and his lovely wife Ellen made the trek to Nevada from South Georgia and they brought Axl with them to get work done for Eukanuba including training tips and instructional videos! This discussion centers around Axl and his breeding and training and nutrition and accolades and what has made him one of the premier hunting dogs in the country! Brad is an elite trainer and also has a team of dedicated trainers who have elevated the Mossy Pond brand in ways they never imagined! We are proud to have Brad back on the show and be looking for big things to come from Team Mossy Pond and The Fowl Life! This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Avery Sporting Dog, Banded Brands, Hi-Viz Sights, MOJO Outdoors, Corning Ford, and LEER Toppers!

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E317 Realtree Brand Camo Presents: Tyler Jordan

Tyler is back on the show to talk everything Realtree in regards to turkey hunting, duck hunting, and eating wild, to Austin Riley getting away from the baseball field to chase turkeys with Tyler and how it turned out! The guys get into a lot more and it’s a blast having Tyler on the show! Big things happening with Realtree and we can’t wait for the future! This episode is brought to you by Realtree Brand Camo, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Black Cloud, Banded Brands, Corning Ford, SecureIt, and CamoSpace.

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E316 Safari Club International Presents: SCI Fowl Thoughts With Ben Cassidy

Ben is back on the show to update us on current events and precautions SCI is taking to fight for our hunting rights! Ben heads up Government Affairs for SCI, and he is active in our nation’s capital on a daily basis. We have to be informed, and we have to stay active. We can’t just talk the talk, we obviously have to walk the walk! Ben is a hunter, a father, a husband, and a fighter for our hunting rights and privileges! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium, HI VIZ Sights, Corning Ford, SecureIt Forearm Storage, American Almond Beef, Banded Brands, and MOJO Outdoors!

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E315 SecureIt Presents: The Founder and President of SecureIt - Tom Kubiniec Part 2

Tom is back and the conversation goes more in the direction of specific products designed by SecureIt for military and private consumer needs. Tom is on top of his game with all of the new offerings in the SecureIt lineup. From the Answer 12 and 8 to all of the Fastbox designs to the locker systems, this is top-of-the-line firearm storage and security! We love having Tom on the show! This episode is brought to you by: SecureIt, Sig Sauer, Corning Ford, Mickey Thompson Tires, Oakley Eyewear, LEER Toppers, and Napa Valley Olive Oil.

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E 314 Banded Presents: Banded Hour with Christian Curtis and Eric Larsgaard

Fresh off a long trip to Asia for design and manufacturing business, Christian and Eric share their overall experience with it being their first time back in China since the pandemic. Not much has changed and they were both right back on track. It’s exciting to hear what the future holds for Banded and Avery and Greenhead Gear and the products that are slated to be released in 2023 and 2024! It’s almost summer and that just means we are getting closer and closer to opening day! Enjoy the conversation! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, FlasKap, and Eukanuba Dog Food!

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E313 Secureit Gun Storage Presents: Secureit Founder and president: Tom Kubiniec

Tom is back on the show to discuss more of the cutouts and story of SecureIt Gun Storage. Tom took a big chance and now his effort has paid off as the company is flourishing and reinventing the way gun enthusiasts and shooters think about gun storage and security. From the beginnings with military contracts and arsenal design, to going to market for the everyday consumer to have peace of mind in storing their guns, SecureIt now has something for everyone! Tom’s energy and passion are contagious and this is part one of a three-part series with Tom that was recorded live in the TFL Studios! Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by SecureIt, Corning Ford, KERSHAW Knives, Banded Brands, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Napa Valley Olive Oil!

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E312 Sig Sauer presents: Piece Of Mind Series With Police Officer Jared Woodward

Chad is once again joined by officer Woodward to get down in the weeds of being on patrol, nerves, training, preparation, traffic stops, stolen vehicles, driving under the influence, guns drawn, heart rate, breathing, and so much more of being an on-duty officer! Jared has been committed to protecting his community for almost two decades, and his knowledge incendiaries. This episode is brought to you by: Sig Sauer, Federal Premium, Nashville Palace, Secureit Gun Storage, Mickey Thompson Tires, Corning Ford, Rigid Industries, and Oakley eyewear.

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E311 The Nashville Palace Presents: Tennessee Bass Nation, highschool fishing

Chad is joined by members who participate in the Tennessee Bass Nation High School Fishing League including their leader Captain Jake, Barrett Hobbs, Harrison Hobbs, and Carson Winn! Carson has already received a college scholarship for bass fishing, Harrison is a couple of years younger but well in his way as a champion and college fisherman, Barrett is a dad who cheers the teams on and wants to elevate the sport, and Captain Jake is dedicated to mentoring strong men and women who want to excel not just in fishing but in life. This is so awesome to see and the conversation is strong! The episode is brought to you by The Nashville Palace, Scoreboard Nashville, Banded Brands, Vortex Optics, The Provider, American Almond Beef, and Toad Thumper Baits!

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E310 Sig Sauer presents: Jared Woodward and Clay Belding

Different circumstances call for different applications when it comes to what firearm you will carry on any given day. From going to dinner, to going to the beach, you might not want to carry the same gun. Learn about mission specific weapons with Jared and Clay on this episode of The Fowl Life podcast, brought to you by Sig Sauer. This episode is also brought to you by: Eukanuba Premium Performance, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Avery Sporting Dog, LEER Toppers, Banded Brands, FlasKap, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Oakley Eyewear!

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E309 Eukanuba Premium Performance Presents: Duck Dog Series with Andrew and Raelynn Skluzacek part 2

Andrew and Raelynn of Wild Acre Kennels, are back in the studio during their visit to Fowl Life HQ. They get into a strong conversation with Chad about well mannered dogs, ethics in dog training, training with a collar, raising puppies, puppies going to other families and how to qualify those families, and so much more! These two love what they do and it is evident in every word. This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Avery Sporting Dog, LEER Toppers, Banded Brands, FlasKap, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Oakley Eyewear!

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E308 Turkey calling with Captain Nellie - MidWest Series with Joel Kleefisch

State Goose calling Champion, Dave Nelson turns his expertise to turkeys, and we’ll show you the subtle nuances of talking turkey in the Jargon they use with each other. You can control responses when that Tom is on a mission! Don’t miss this segment so you can strut out of the field with a Thunder Chicken on your back! This Episode is brought to you by: Banded, Oakley eyewear, LEER Toppers, Jargon Game Calls, The Provider, and Napa Valley Olive Oil.

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E307 Eukanuba Duck Dog Series with Andrew and Raelynn Skluzacek

Andrew is back on the show but this time he brought his awesome wife Raelynn to the studio with him. While in town filming dog tips for The Fowl Life Television Show, a couple podcasts were for sure gonna happen. This is part one of two where everything duck dogs is discussed. This power couple has built an awesome brand and their knowledge is so key to their success. Passion is evident at Wild Acre and we hope you enjoy the episode. It’s brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Avery Sporting Dog, LEER Toppers, Corning Ford, Red Bluff MotorSports, and Napa Valley Olive Oil.

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E306 CamoSpace Presents: The Fowl Life Podcast with Guest Phillip Culpepper.

Phillip Culpepper, also known as "The Turkey Wizard," is back on the show with Chad to provide us with valuable insights on turkey hunting this spring. Fresh from his Spring 2023 start in Florida, Phillip shares his knowledge to help us have a successful spring. He covers everything from decoys, calling, scouting, and roosts to running and gunning and even some recipe tips. With his expertise, Phillip is undoubtedly the go-to person when it comes to hunting wild turkeys. Enjoy the knowledge he shares! This episode is brought to you by CamoSpace, Realtree Brand Camo, Kershaw Knives, Banded Brands, Greenhead Gear turkey Decoys, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, Mickey Thompson Tires, and The Provider!

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E305 Terminal commitment; hunting with a terminal diagnosis - MidWest Series with Joel Kleefisch

Dr. Rodney VanBeek, diagnosed with a terminal illness, refuses to allow his condition to stop him from his lifelong passion; waterfowl hunting. His inspirational journey alongside his daughter will make you a more determined hunter. Hear how they cope, overcome and persevere to live The Fowl Life!

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E304 Eukanuba Premium Performance Presents: The Duck Dog Series with Chris Akin

Chris from Webb Footed Kennels is back on the show to discuss off season maintenance including: rest, diet, training, weight gain and loss, recognizing signs of heat exhaustion, and an overall scope of keeping our duck dogs prepared for the next season! Chris is one of the highest qualified trainers in America and always has great insight. We are proud to call Chris a friend and excited to have him back on the podcast.This episode is brought to you by Eukanuba Premium Performance, Avery Sporting Dog, Banded Brands, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Vortex Optics, LEER Toppers, Corning Ford, and CamoSpace!

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E303 Sig Sauer Presents: Jared Woodward

Jared is back on the show to discuss many topics with Chad including choosing a gun according to caliber, fit, comfort level, and other important considerations when choosing a firearm. The guys talk about training to shoot, techniques and practices, breathing control in high stress situations, and being in command of your firearm. Another strong conversation you don’t want to miss! The episode is brought to you by Sig Sauer, Federal Premium Ammunition, Hi Viz Sights, LEER Toppers, Bodyguard Bumpers, Corning Ford, Oakley Eyewear, Nashville Palace, and CamoSpace!

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E302 Hunter Nation Presents: The Fowl Life Podcast with Ted Nugent

Uncle Ted is back and that says everything you need to know! He is the strongest voice for our lifestyle and culture in the world and he is not afraid to tell it how to is! This conversation hits on a ton of topics from politics, to hunt camp, to leadership, to being a real man! We love Uncle Ted and it is an honor to have him back on the show. This episode is brought to you by Hunter Nation, Safari Club International, Nashville Palace, Scoreboard Nashville, The Provider, American Almond Beef, Mickey Thompson Tires, LEER Toppers, and Corning Ford.

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E301 Women of Waterfowl - MidWest Series with Joel Kleefisch

This must listen podcast features the good, the bad, and the unbelievable from three of the top women waterfowlers in Wisconsin. From the fastest growing group of new hunters hear the tribulations and trials of getting their feet wet to dominating field to table ducks and geese. You’ll laugh, you may cry, but one things for certain. You’ll be glad you came along for the ride!

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E300 Benelli Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guest Country Music Star Chase Rice

Chase Rice returns to the show to just talk, that’s it just talk about life, duck dogs, singing, lessons learned, the ups and downs of living, and so much more! Chase is such a real dude and we are proud to call him a friend. Chase’s new album is out and it’s going to win Album of the Year! Get it downloaded today! This episode is is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud. Hi Viz Sights, CamoSpace, Banded Brands, Jargon Duck Calls. Mossy Pond Retrievers, and Eukanuba Dog Food!

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E299 Banded Brands Presents The Banded Hour with Christian Curtis and Eric Larsgaard

The guys get into decoys. When they should be repainted or replaced. Updating your spread. Size of your spread. Species within your spread. Are decoys needed in the flooded timber? Is Arkansas more of an audio Duck calling state then it is visual with decoys? Maintenance and how important it is for your decoys and overall gear arsenal. It’s The Banded Hour and it’s all waterfowl hunting! More new episodes of The Banded Hour to be released soon! This episode is brought to you by Banded Brands, Avery Outdoors, Greenhead Gear Decoys, Eukanuba Dog Food, Mack’s Prairie Wings, Kershaw Knives, The Provider, American Almond Beef, Jargon Duck Calls, and Realtree Brand Camo!

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E298 Safari Club International Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guest Rocque Merlo

Roc returns to the show to discuss the 2022-23 California season as well as our days in the field with SCI President and CEO Laird Hamberlin and SCI members who participated in an auction hunt program. Rock’s well versed in everything from farming to water to orchards to ducks to specks to snows to habitat to conservation to you make it! He is a major reason why California Waterfowling has become the talk of the industry! Book a hunt with Merlo Waterfowl and see for yourself! This episode is brought to you by Safari Club International, California Waterfowl Association, Benelli shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Napa Valley Olive Oil, Lago Di Merlo Vineyards, and Corning Ford!

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E297 Jack Link’s Jerky Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with Randy Young and Scott Cormier

Chad is joined by Randy who owns and operates Premier Prairie Adventures in Kansas and Scott who manages the Quail Creek Hunting Operation in Florida. The guys are hunting ducks and geese at PPA and the discussion revolves around Watwrfowl hunting and culture, the business of the hunt, how special Kansas truly is, and everything else’s that they are experiencing in Kansas. If you’re looking for duck and goose hunting done right, contract Randy Young and book with PPA Kansas! This episode is brought to you by Jack Link’s Jerky, Corning Ford, Bodyguard Bumpers, Jack Daniel’s, SecureIt Gun Storage, Banded Brands, Realtree Camo, Kershaw Knives, and Eukanuba Dog Food.

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E296 GATR Coolers Presents with guests Randy Couture Gary LeVox & Dan Hendo Henderson

Coming at you from Flatline Outfitters Oklahoma Duck and Goose Camp, the guys sit down and go down every rabbit hole they possible could on this fine evening! From MMA fights to training to music to cocktails to life to music to friendships and everything in between, this episode is one for the record books! Randy, Gary, and Hendo joined Chad and the crew to chase ducks and geese in Oklahoma and from the scouting to the hunts to the dogs to the meals, it was a trip that will never be forgotten! We hope you enjoy the conversation! This episode is brought to you by GATR Coolers, Cajun Boy Catering, The Provider, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Banded Hunt Gear, Greenhead Gear Decoys, MOJO Outdoors, and Corning FORD!

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E295 Hi Viz Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guest JJ Randolph

JJ is back on the show to talk all things ducks and Geese with Chad! After another successful stint with WyoBraska Outfitters, Chad discuss his time with the crew, the roosts, the absolute shocking number of ducks and geese in the area, the weather, the migration, and the overall culture of WyoBraska! Jj has outfitting and customer service down to a science! Book your hunt with WyoBraska today! This episode is brought to you by WyoBraska Waterfowl, Hi Viz Sights, Benelli Shotguns. federal Premium Black Cloud, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Banded Brands, Greenhead Gear Decoys. Traeger Grills, Kershaw Knives, and Vortex Optics!

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E294 Hi Viz Sights Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guests Jason Webb & Nick Baker

Chad is joined by Hi Viz engineers and product development specialists Jason and Nick. The guys got together to chase ducks and geese with WyoBraska Outfitters in Torrington, Wyoming. The guys have a strong discussion covering the history and culture of Hi Viz, the product performance and attention to detail, the dedication to quality, and how Hi Viz makes you a better shotgunner, period! Chad has personally shot Ho Viz for 15 seasons now and he will attest that these sights truly help him get on target, keep him on target, and make it an easy transition to the second and third targets! This episode is brought to you by Hi Viz Sights, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Black Cloud, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Corning Ford, LEER Toppers, KERSHAW Knives, and MEAT Processing Supplies!

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E293 Presented by Benelli Shotguns with guests Tony Vandemore and Mark Bloss of Habitat Flats

Chad is once again joined by Tony and Mark from the lodge at Habitat Flats! Everything duck hunting is on the table from scouting, Love Lake, the migration, flooded corn, ice and thaw, and decoys, you name it! HF has become the top destination for duck hunters across the country and it is due to the knowledge and work ethic of Tony, Mark, and the entire crew! We hope you enjoy the discussion. This episode is brought to you by Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium Ammunition, Hi Viz Sights, MOJO, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Bodyguard Bumpers, DemerBox, Kershaw Knives, and Greenhead Gear Decoys!

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E292 Corning Ford Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with Donald Trump Jr. and Ches McDowell

Chad is joined by Don Jr. and Ches at the Honey Brake Lodge in Louisiana. This is a strong conversation that pretty much speaks for itself. It is all about hard work, discipline, logic, ethics and The Truth! This episode is brought to you by Corning Ford, Honey Brake, Benelli Shotguns, Federal Premium, Hi Viz Sights, Rob Roberts Custom Gunworks, Jargon Game Calls, and CamoSpace!

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E291 Benelli Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with George Thompson, Colton Heward, & David Herman

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!

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E290 Gator-Tail Presents The Fowl Life Podcast Live from the Headquarters of Gator-Tail Louisiana

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!

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E289 Gator-Tail Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guests Kyle Broussard and Charlie Judice

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!

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E288 Bad Boy Mowers Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guests Anna V. and Greg Blades

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!

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E287 Safari Club International Presents The Fowl Life Podcast

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!

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E286 SecureIt Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guest Tom Kubiniec

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.

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E285 Banded Brands Presents the Banded Hour with Chad, Christian, and Eric

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!

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E284 Crescent Tools Presents Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey with Chad and Hal

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!

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E283 Eukanuba Premium Performance Presents Andrew & Wild Acre Kennel

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!

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E282 Sig Sauer Presents Army Special Forces Jason St. John

E282 Sig Sauer Presents Army Special Forces Jason St. John by Chad Belding

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E281 Banded Brands Presents The Banded Hour Podcast with Christian Curtis and Eric Larsgaard

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!

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E280 HiViz Sights Presents A Conversation on the history and success of Basswood Lodge

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!

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E279 The Provider Presents Finish What You Started with guest Chef Mark Lindsey

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!

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E278 The Provider Presents Finish What You Started with guest Joel Kleefisch

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!

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E277 Sig Sauer Presents A discussion on Sept 11, 2001 with guest Joel Kleefisch

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

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E266 DECKED Presents a conversation about when there are to many guns in the blind

E266 DECKED Presents a conversation about when there are to many guns in the blind by Chad Belding

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E265 Realtree Camo Presents things that can go wrong with a hunt-

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!

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E264 The Provider Presents Salmon Cake Burgers with guest Joel Kleefisch-

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!

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E263 Federal Premium Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guest Joel Kleefisch

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!

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E262 - Federal Premium Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with guest Joel Kleefisch

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!

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E261 - MTN OPS Presents The Fowl Life Podcast with Joel Kleefisch

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!

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E260 - The Provider Presents Mario Kalpou from - Man Eats Wild

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!

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E259 - Eukanuba Duck Dogs Podcast Series with Josh and Whitney Miller of Riverstone Kennels

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!

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E258 - Banded Brands Presents - The Banded Hour with Christian Curtis and Eric Larsgaard

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!

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E257 - The Provider Presents - Straight Outta New York with Joel Kleefisch

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!

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E256 - DOGTRA Presents - Pete Fischer

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.

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E255 - Dickie’s Work Where Podcast Series Presented by Dickie’s Work Wear and Sig Sauer!

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!

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E254 - Banded Brands Presents - The Banded Hour with Christian Curtis and Eric Larsgaard

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!

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E253 - Wisconsin Waterfowl Expo Recap with Joel Kleefisch - Presented by Sig Sauer

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!

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E252 - The Provider Presents - Finish What You Started with Joel Kleefisch Part 2

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!

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E251 - The Provider Presents - Finish What You Started With Guest Joel Kleefisch

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!

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E250 - Eukanuba Duck Dogs Series with Jeremy Criscoe of Whistling Wings Kennels

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!

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E249 - MOJO Presents Terry Denmon and Steve Biggers Live from Rocky Creek Retrievers — Part 2

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!

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E248 - Taylor Finger - MidWest Series with Joel

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!

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E247 - Rocky Creek Retrievers and RCR Team Waterfowl in El Campo, Texas - Presented by MOJO

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!

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E246 - Ted Nugent - Presented by MOJO

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!

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E245 - Mark Lindsey - Executive Chef at Trapper's Landing Lodge on Leech Lake

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.

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E244 - GATR Coolers Presents - Will Clark - Will The Thrill

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!

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E243 - Goose Call Tips with Dave Nelson - MidWest Series with Joel

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!

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E242 - Benelli Presents Tony Vandemore

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.

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E241 - Chris Cifreo explains the MEGAPHOR Duck Call - Part 1 — Presented by JARGON Game Calls

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.

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E240 - Russell Kelley - Making Sure Your Duck Dog Is Healthy - Eukanuba Duck Dog Series

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.

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E239 - Whiskey and Rice - S14 E7 Preview

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!

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E238 - Mark Daniels Jr. - Pro Angler --DICKIE'S WORK WHERE SERIES-- Presented by Dickie's Work Wear

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!

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E237 - Trent Cole - From NFL to Farming and Hunting Presented by CAMOSPACE

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!

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E236 - Oklahoma Grind - S14 E6 Preview

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!

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E235 - Staying Sharp with KERSHAW

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!

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E234 - Man of Steal - S14 E5 Preview

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!

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E233 - Jason St. John Military Veteran Part 3 - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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!

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E232 - Taking It To The Max - S14 E4 Preview

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!

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E231 - Russell Kelley - Sporting Dog Nutrition - Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E230 - Introducing the New Realtree Max-7 Edition Live Duck Call with Chris Cifreo

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.

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E229 - Bobby Heim - Gun Dog Trainer of Bay Country Retrievers & Champion Duck Caller

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.

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E228 - We Welcome 4 Wheel Parts To The Team

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.

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E227 - Duck Vortex - MidWest Series with Joel

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.

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E226 - Duck Vortex - TV episode recap

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.

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E225 - Wisconsin Goose Hunting in Eagle Eye - MidWest Series with Joel

Joel Kleefisch recaps the great Wisconsin goose hunting in Eagle Eye - Season 14 episode 2 of The Fowl Life. Watch on The Outdoor Channel

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E224 - Mitch Petrie - Bond With Your Duck Dog - Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E223 - Duck Dog Training with Andrew Skluzacek - Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E222 - Eagle Eye - Giant Geese Hunt in Wisconsin - New Episode of The Fowl Life

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.

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E221 - New Season 14 of Benelli’s The Fowl Life

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.

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E220 - Mark Kakatsch Duck Calling Champion - MidWest Series with Joel

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.

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E219 - Eric Jensen - MidWest Series with Joel

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.

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E218 - Jason St. John Military Veteran Part 2 - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E217 - Michael Waddell

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.

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E216 - Michael Lee - Backwoods Life 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

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E215 - What Makes A Great Hunting Knife?

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.

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E214 - The Jargon Of A Duck

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.

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E213 - Duck Calling Tips and Tricks

Chad Belding demonstrates some duck calling tips and tricks.

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E212 - California Turkey Hunting & How to Prepare Them

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.

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E211 - Travis T-Bone Turner

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.

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E210 - Tennessee Turkey Hunting with Bubba & Bobby Johnson

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.

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E209 - How The Pandemic has Impacted Gun and Ammo Companies

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.

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E208 - Thinking About Ducks at Turkey Camp Part 2

Chad is on the road in turkey camp and discusses why hunt camps are so vital to the outdoors.

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E207 - Thinking About Ducks at Turkey Camp Part 1

Chad is chasing turkeys in the South and gives us his insights on why Benelli shotguns are sought after by most all wing shooters.

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E206 - Dave Nelson - Wisconsin State Goose Calling Champion - MidWest Series with Joel

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.

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E205 - Remi Warren - MEAT Your Maker Discussion

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.

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E204 - Mark Boardman with Vortex Optics

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.

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E203 - Features of a Good Hand Gun - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E202 - Kyle Clouse - Liberty Safe

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.

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E201 - Jason St. John Military Veteran - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E200 - Tony Vandemore & Mark Blosser - Behind The Scenes at Habitat Flats

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.

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E199 - Natalie Fox - Cleaning Birds with Fowl Habits Wyoming

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.

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E198 - Ted Nugent

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.

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E197 - On the Road Hunting with Axl the Duck Dog - Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E196 - Todd Schaller Wisconsin Chief Game Warden - MidWest Series with Joel

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.

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E195 - Mallard Hunting In Hagerman Idaho

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.

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E194 - JJ Randolph WyoBraska Waterfowl Hunting

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.

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E193 - A Duck Hunter’s Life with Buck Gardner

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.

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E192 - Defunding The Police is a Bad Idea - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E191 - Tyler Grethen with MEAT!

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.

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E190 - Unreal Waterfowl Hunting in Nebraska

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.

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E189 - Cody Cannon, Rob Roberts & Bryan McGeHee in Oklahoma

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.

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E188 - Tate Fogleman & Justin Smiley Hunting with Black Goose Outfitter Nebraska

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.

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E187 - Safari Club International Life Members - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E186 - A Hunting Lifetime with John & Robin Lomonaco and Les Naisbitt

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.

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E185 - Russ Higbie with Law Dawg Hunting Lodge Oklahoma Part 2

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.

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E184 - Russ Higbie with Law Dawg Hunting Lodge Oklahoma Part 1

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.

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E183 - Good Waterfowl Hunting in Wisconsin

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.

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E182 - Choosing a Gun Sight - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E181 - Open Carry & Concealed Carry - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E180 - Chase Rice & Joel Kleefisch - Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunting

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.

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E179 - Luke Steidl - Wisconsin Outdoorsman & Blogger

Luke Steidl is a dedicated Wisconsin waterfowl hunter and has hunting tactics that you might find useful.

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E178 - Joel Kleefisch - Superdad, State Legislator, Hunter

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.

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E177 - Tyler Stark - Marketing Director for Traeger Grills

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.

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E176 - Improving your hunting vision with Dr Matt Mills - Ophthalmologist

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.

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E175 - Wild Game Cooking - The Provider Cookbook

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.

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E174 - Ted Nugent - Hunter Conservation, Politics & Still Rock'n

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.

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E173 - Learning the Basics of Firearm Safety - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

Clay and Jared Woodward, a police officer discuss some of the basics of learning how to use a firearm properly.

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E172 - John David Stanley - Alaska Hunting & Fishing Guide Part2 - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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E171 - Equipment Used To Process Your Wild Game - MEAT! Your Maker Grinders

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

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E170 - John David Stanley - Alaska Hunting & Fishing Guide Part1 - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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E169 - Training Duck Dogs with Mossy Pond Retrievers - Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E168 - Open Carry vs Concealed Carry Laws - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E167 - Ben Cassidy - Hunting Conservation - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E166 - Anna Van Nostran - Gun Dog Trainer & Outdoorswoman Presented by Dogtra

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

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E165 - Duck Dog Training with Brad Arington and Pete Fischer

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.

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E164 - Stop the Threat - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E163 - Recap 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E162 - Waterfowl Hunting Accessories - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E161 - Waterfowl Clothing, Waders & Camo - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E160 - Chokes And Loads - Dan Compton & Rob Roberts - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue 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.

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E159 - Waterfowl Shotguns - George Thompson & Chad Mendes - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E158 - Retriever Accessories - Pete Fischer - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E157 - Duck Boats & Motors - Kyle Broussard - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E156 - Duck Calls - Chris Cifreo - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E155 - Goose Calls - Fred Zink - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue Series

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.

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E154 - Blinds - Tony Vandemore - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue 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.

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E153 - Decoys - Terry Denmon - 2021 Wildfowl Giant Gear Issue 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.

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E152 - Jared Woodward - Police Officer & Self-Defense Instructor - Piece of Mind Series by Sig Sauer

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.

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E151 - Keith Mark - Founder of Hunter Nation

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.

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E150 - Ted Nugent - HunterNation.org Spokesman

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.

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E149 - Fighting For Hunting Privileges - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E148 - Anna Van Nostrand - Bird Dog Trainer & Outdoors-woman Presented by Dogtra

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.

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E147 - Writing a Duck Hunting Song with Adam Hood & Josh Dokken

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.

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E146 - Dave Stanley - Scouting Public Areas For Duck Hunting

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.

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E145 - Jordan Mallicote - Texas Waterfowl Outfitter

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.

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E144 - David Wise, Remi Warren, Scott Mueller - California Waterfowl

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.

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E143 - Chris Cifreo - Duck Calling Technique

Great How-To podcast to help you learn and master duck calling with Chris Cifreo of Jargon Game Calls.

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E142 - Best Waterfowl Shotguns - George Thompson

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.

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E141 - Get Your Duck Hunting Rig - Francis Hopping with Corning Ford

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.

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E140 - Tony Vandemore - Owner of Habitat Flats

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.

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E139 - Jim Shockey & Reopening Borders - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E138 - Jim Ronquest - Co-Host and Producer of RNT-V

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.

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E137 - Ben Cassidy at Safari Club International

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.

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E136 - Detailed Duck Calling Tutorial with Jargon Game Calls Maker

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

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E135 - Chad Mendes - MMA Legend, Hunter & Fitness Guru

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.

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E134 - Becoming A Better Duck Caller with Chris Cifreo

Chad and Chris talk about the mechanics of duck calling and also developing good habits can help lead to producing better duck sounds.

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E133 - Hunting Dog Training Tips with Wild Acre Kennels - Duck Dogs Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E132 - George Lynch - Turkey Hunting Legendary Gear

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

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E131 - Mossy Pond Retrievers Experience in Georgia

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.

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E130 - Phillip Culpepper - Realtree Video Producer & Turkey Hunter

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.

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E129 - Laird Hamberlin - CEO Safari Club International

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.

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E128 - Best Sounding Duck Calls - Chris Cifreo Jargon Game Calls

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.

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E127 - Training A Champion Duck Dog - Duck Dogs Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E126 - When To Start Preparing - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E125 - What's Your Favorite Type Of Hunting - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

E125 - What's Your Favorite Type Of Hunting - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI by Chad Belding

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E124 - The state of waterfowl hunting in Tennessee with Kelley Powers - Final Flight Outfitters

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.

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E123 - John Cary Construction Part 1 - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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E122 - Short Reed Goose Calling - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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/

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E121 - Diverse Vocabulary Of Canada Geese - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E120 - Ending The Waterfowl Hunting Season - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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!

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E119 - Bobby Heim Competition Duck Caller - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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E118 - Andy Place - Sales Director for Thorogood Boots

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.

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E117 - Remi Warren Solo Hunter - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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E116 - Hunting with UFC Champions Dan Henderson and Chad Mendes

These two legends of the MMA, Dan Henderson and Chad Mendes talk talk about their recent waterfowl hunts had in Northern California.

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E115 - Waterfowl Conservation with Rocque Merlo And Yancey Forest-Knowles

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.

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E114 - Josh Tichenor - Mallard View Ice Eaters Put More Ducks In The Bag

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

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E113 - Ryley Haugh - Life of a Waterfowl Hunting Guide - Work Where Series by Dickies

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

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E112 - Chris Cifreo - Making the Best Duck Call

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

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E111 - Shawn Bloomquist - Western Concrete Cutting - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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E110 - Tyler Jordan Realtree Outdoors - Work Where Series by Dickies

Tyler Jordan with Realtree joins Chad to discuss hunting topics, his relationship with his father Bill Jordan and the state of the hunting industry.

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E109 - John Vradenburg - Biologist at US Fish and Wildlife Service

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.

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E108 - Bobby Heim - Competition Duck Callers

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.

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E107 - Fowl Thoughts Presented by SCI

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.

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E106 - Trevor Young - HIVIZ Product Manager

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.

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E105 - Ed Soares with K-9 Unit - Duck Dogs Fueled by Eukanuba

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.

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E104 - Jeff Tarsi - Nutrien AG Solutions

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.

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E103 - Phil Howe - Founder of HIVIZ Shooting Systems

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.

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E102 - Pete Fischer - Duck Dogs Fueled by Eukanuba

Dogtra Senior Consultant, Pete Fischer, shares dog training tips to keep your duck dog in top shape for the hunting season.

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E101 - Alex Crosby - Work Where Series by Dickies

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.

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