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July 24, 2020
Episode 70: John Lyman Chukar hunting and Yoga?? Who would have thought that those two worlds would bridge..well that is where John Lyman comes in. Having over 25 years of Chukar hunting experience, he has uncovered the gem that is Southern California Chukar hunting. After suffering a serve injury (badly breaking his ankle) while out training his bird dog, John found Yoga. At first a reluctant skeptic, he slowly discovered how Yoga not only improved his physical health, but also improved his Upland hunting. Join me this week as I uncover another great and wonderful character of the chukar hills The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite
July 10, 2020
Episode 69: Talmage Smedley Talmage Smedly is the owner of T's Dog House which emphasizes teaching dog owners to lead kindly through communication, leadership and relationship. Talmage is a veritable dog-whisperer and, likely a person-whisperer as well! His method and approach to dog training transforms dogs and our relationships with them. Talmage has also published many Chukar hunting videos demonstrating the abilities of chukar dogs in his program. Join us as we dive into his world of dogs, people, horses and, of course Chukar hunting. To learn more about Talmage and T's Dog House visit: tsdoghouse.com or on YouTube: T's Dog House  The Upchukar Podcast Proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Mtn Ops and First Lite  
June 19, 2020
Episode 68: Derek Allen -A "Must Listen" Episode- Hailing from Alabama, hence the nickname "Bama", Derek Allen embodies the true essence of a Chukar Hunter- being an Adventure-Seeker. As I have said before, "The more time you spend in Chukar Country, the higher likelihood something will happen". That being said, I wrote a story called "6 Ways to Die in Chukar Country", never expecting anyone to completely connect with all the topics discussed. Well, the most astonishing of all: The Mountain Lion encounter.  Follow along as Derek shares the story of  his close encounter with a couple Mountain Lions and his paralyzing fear of snakes. Also, and the most interesting, is his fly-in Chukar Hunt into Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness. While covering all these great stories, we also discuss gear, dogs and lots of other great "nuggets of knowledge" The Upchukar Podcast Proudly Partners with: Project Upland, Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite  
June 5, 2020
Episode 67: Kim Sampson; Owner/Operator of West Mountain Kennels, Utah Most of us remember our first dog, but its that once-in-a-lifetime dog that morphs Chukar hunts from an "outing" to an "experience. If you are lucky to have had that kind of dog already, then Kim's story of her dog Daisy, will seem very close to home. Deeply ingrained into the Horseback Field Trial circuit, Kim focuses her energy and passion into creating real "wild bird" dogs. In this episode she explains her passion for developing these athletes to both perform in competition and excel in the hunt. Follow along as we discuss her beginnings, which highlight both the struggles and success that are all too relatable. To where she now: highly regarded among her peers both as a trainer and as a mentor. Kim also takes the time to answer some listener questions which range from retrieving tips to off season conditioning. If you are curious about training opportunities for you dog: contact Kim through her website Westmountainkennels.com To learn more about American Field Trial Clubs in your area visit: aftca.org Finally, to read an excellent chukar story by Kim visit: https://strideaway.com/dancing-with-the-devil/ The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop & Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite
May 15, 2020
Episode 66: Phil Spencer. This week we travel to Washington and visit with avid Chukar hunter and all-around great guy, Phil Spencer. Phil is no stranger to challenging himself, or endurance sports, so it was only fitting that Chukar hunting sucked him in and took hold. In this episode we discuss many topics surrounding Washington Chukar hunting, tactics, tips and of course the dogs and gear that make it all fun. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel,  Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite
May 1, 2020
Episode 65: Frank Puccio - Hun Hill Kennel Ever wondered what its like to hunt Chukar with a WPG- Griffon, for short?  Frank Puccio is about as chukar obsessed as they come. Exclusively breeding Griffons for Chukar hunting, he has a unique and experienced perspective on what it takes to be successful. In this episode we take a deep-dive into the breed, what makes them unique, how they are suited to Chukar hunting and much, much more. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite
April 17, 2020
Episode 64: Eric Forrester If the idea of setting out on a Chukar hunt to one of our most iconic Western States is high on your "Upland" priority list, take a tip from guest Eric Forrester, and just go. Residing in Indiana, Eric decided there was no better time to turn a bucket-list hunt into a reality. Eric traveled from Indiana to Hells Canyon, Idaho and hunted solo, with his faithful German Wirehaired Pointers creating memories to last a lifetime. To learn more about his amazing adventure visit Eric's YouTube channel to see this hunt, and many others Also visit Ghost Point Wirehairs to learn more    The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite
April 3, 2020
Episode 63: Final Rise - bulletproof Upland vests **GEAR GEEK ALERT**  Exclusive discount code for listeners: UPCHUKAR30- $30 off + free shipping If you love the process of discovering, learning and researching new gear- this episode is for you! Matt Davis has exploded onto the scene with his new Upland pack company- Final Rise. Birthed in the formidable country that many of the Great Basin birds we love to hunt, live- Matt has poured his vast amount of knowledge into this single quintessential piece of upland gear. Made by an Upland hunter, for Upland hunters. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop & Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite.
March 28, 2020
Episode 62: Q &A w/ Ryan Mulcahy of Born to Run Kennels You asked, and he is answering all your wild bird dog training questions. If you know Ryan, you know he is one of the best dog-men out there. Listen in to maximize your skills and your dog's potential. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops performance nutrition and First Lite
March 20, 2020
Episode 61: Jon Dadon, owner of Gaiter King- custom neck gaiters co. and newly indoctrinated Chukar hunter. Topics discussed:  Covid-19 and changes to daily routines, how Gaiter King is supporting healthcare workers, Baptism by Fire in the Chukar game- First time Chukar hunting was Hells Canyon!, Learning from the Pros, being a hunter in Los Angeles and much, much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops performance nutrition and First Lite
March 6, 2020
Episode 60: w/ Matt Hardinge Here is a recap of our 2019 Chukar/Upland season with a whole lot of gear talk sprinkled in. The Upchukar Podcast Proudly Partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Mtn Ops and First Lite
February 13, 2020
Episode 59: Matty Rawlinson- Owens Valley Wingshooting / Pro Outfitters  From the prairies of Montana chasing Huns and Sharptails, to the Owens Valley chasing Quail and Chukar then ending up in the hill country of New Mexico pursuing Scaled Quail and Mearns. Matty Rawlinson is a professional upland bird guide living a nomadic life chasing some of the most exciting upland birds the West has to offer. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products, Mtn Ops and First Lite.
February 7, 2020
Episode 58: A Cautionary Chukar Tale. Follow along on the closing weekend of Nevada Chukar season and the highs and lows that accompanied it. From exciting dog work and cooperative late season birds, to the ultimate breakdown of my truck out in the middle of the desert, without cell reception to call for assistance resulting in cold night and a hard lesson learned. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products, Mtn Ops and First Lite
January 31, 2020
Episode 57: Jason Pierson - Uplnd Outfitters No, I didn't spell that wrong:) Uplnd Outfitters is a new upland technical clothing brand that its creator, Jason Pierson, has drawn on his military and wildland firefighting background to create a line of clothes suited for the rigors of western upland hunting, with a style that blends in with a trip to the mall, or dinner with the family. Uplnd Outfitters is based in Northern, California. So, it was only fitting that Jason visited me in Nevada to conduct some torture testing in the Chukar hills prior to its release. Listen in to this episode to learn more about the gear and our adventure chasing Chukar in the wilds of Nevada. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products, Mtn Ops and First Lite
January 16, 2020
Episode 56: Stephen and James Lathrop - Lathrop and Sons boots. This is a deep dive into the boot manufacturer Lathrop and Sons. In this episode we discuss what sets them apart from the competition, common foot issues, components of a mountain boot, High Synergy foot beds, evaluating the human stride, 2020 Reno Sheep Show and much much more. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products, Mtn Ops and First Lite hunting apparel.
January 3, 2020
Episode 55: Nate Freshour and Rob Jones Nate Freshour traveled to Nevada from Minnesota to experience Chukar hunting in its true form- Wild. Meanwhile, the man, the myth-Rob Jones also joined us for the weekend, making it a fun all-around time with really good people.  Topics Discussed: Minnesota crutch-words, the pains of Chukar hunting, hunting with a "gang" of people, Chukar are tough, Pro-Tips on learning new spots, Roy the Setter becoming a bird dog and much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel , Lathrop & Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
December 24, 2019
Episode 54: Jay Beyer Jay spends most of his time in far-off places photographing some of big game's most recognizable names. But, when he is back in his home state of Utah, he doesn't miss an opportunity to chase Chukar.  Jay joined me in Nevada where we set off on our own journey to bag the NV gold- Mountain Quail and chase some Chukar up in the hills. Join us on this episode as we dive into Jay's world of photography, chukar hunting, bird dogs and a recap of his trip to Nevada. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
December 17, 2019
Episode 53: W/ Uplanders.Official- Mitch Woods and Joe Condon Topics Discussed: What makes a good hunting partner, rookie success hunting Himalayan Snowcock, gear lessons, growing up hunting, GSP's and Setters, early vs. late season Chukar strategies, Chukar gear and much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
November 28, 2019
Episode 52: New Experiences, with Jeff Lusk and Tyler Warren. During a visit to Washington, I met up with WA local Jeff Lusk and my little brother, Tyler Warren to chase Pheasant.  Topics Discussed: Rattlesnake avoidance training, learning new bird behavior and habitat, dealing with Porcupine quills, tough-ass Cocker Spaniels, wiley roosters, building relationships with your dog, bismuth shotshells, patterning shotguns AND MUCH MORE. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Lathrop and Sons boots, Chukar Chasers apparel, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
November 4, 2019
Episode 51- Upchukar: ORIGINS Danny Lawrence and Logan Lawrence Do you ever wonder if you are too old to hunt Chukar? Need a dose of inspiration? Look no further than the bundle of inspiration wrapped up into this 71 year old grandfather- Danny Lawrence. With 60 years of Chukar Hunting experience to his credit, this Nevadan is the epitome of a true Chukar hunter. He still drives hours to hunt, solo, and his face lights up with excitement just talking about the subject. Topics Discussed: The early days of Chukar in Nevada, time tested truths, hunting with labs and GWP, raising a family of Chukar hunters, go-to gear, and much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop & Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products, Mtn Ops
October 18, 2019
Episode 50 Upchukar:ORIGINS Leo Roysdon, Rebel Kennels In this series of the Upchukar Podcast, we focus on the origins of each guests journey into the world of Chukar Hunting. Each of us has a moment where it all began and this series will highlight the emotions, influences and first triumphs that left indelible marks that spurred a passion for the red-legged devils and all that accompanies the chase.  In this first episode I sit down with Leo Roysdon, owner of Rebel Kennels. Leo lives in Reno, Nv and is a breeder of the Perdiguero de Burgos- Spanish Pointer. Throughout our conversation, Leo take us along on his journey as a Chukar hunter, Father, Friend and Breeder of a unique breed of Chukar dog.  I hope you enjoy these interviews as much as I do. If you feel so inclined, leave a review on iTunes or whichever podcast platform you prefer. All the feedback helps shape the future of the podcast and content.    
September 13, 2019
Episode 49: 2019/20 Nevada Chukar Forecast w/ NDOW's Chief Game Bird Specialist Shawn Espinosa. The forecast is finally out and is cause for many a discussion amongst the Nevada Chukar hunting scene. To breakdown the numbers and what is all means for the upcoming season, I sat down with the man who knows to explain it all in detail. Topics covered: How the survey was conducted and how it differed from previous years, why the survey exists, what the numbers mean, reasons for low bird counts in certain areas and some unpublished information you will definitely want to hear. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Lathrop and Sons boots, Chukar Chasers apparel, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and MtnOPs.
August 9, 2019
Episode 48: 2019 Himalayan Snowcock Scouting recap w/ Garhart Stephenson.  After spending a couple days exploring the rugged landscape that Himalayan Snowcock call home, writer Garhart Stephenson and I sat down at camp to give a recap of our experience and provide some information on conditions, gear, ammo selection and much more.   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
July 19, 2019
Episode 47: Dr. Mark Ditsworth, DVM.  Dr. Mark is a Veterinarian and the Chukar gem I have referred to in previous episodes. With over 35 years of Chukar hunting experience: You wont find him on social media, you have to go out and find him, or he finds you. Topics Discussed: Chukar hunting at 61 years old, What makes you a Chukar hunter, access to public lands, dealing with dogs issues; Fox tails, do stomachs twist?, administering your own puppy vaccines and the myths of the Rattlesnake vaccine, owning two pairs of boots over 20 years, his gear of choice and much, much more. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
July 12, 2019
Episode 46: Join me on this episode as I breakdown the gear I use Chukar hunting. Regardless of whether your are a seasoned chukar chasers, or new to the chase, you will gain insight into the gear I use and why. I also cover hunting with, or without and a dog and how I approach puppy training with our new family arrival, Harper, the German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP).   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
June 28, 2019
Episode 45: Garhart Gerald Stephenson, Writer, joins the show to di=scuss his 2018 solo Himalayan Snowcock hunt in Nevada's  Ruby Mountains. Topics Discussed: First experiences into Upland Hunting, getting Chukar fever, my bird dog is a Border Collie, so you want to be a writer?, the Upland diversity in Wyoming, No smartphone = More hunting, simplifying life, the finer details of Snowcock hunting; gear breakdown, the perfect 16ga load, dangerous weather, hunting solo, bringing your dog and much, much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
June 21, 2019
Episode 44: Dr. Carolyn Dolan, DPT joins the show to discuss the ever present issue of managing pain and inflammation- which is all too familiar for us Chukar hunters! Topics Discussed: What do we really know about how the body deals with inflammation, how do NSAIDS impact the healing process, Injury recovery stages, Nutritional considerations to healing, 5 principles of healing, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Supplements to assist in reducing inflammation, Vitakinetics, assessing Hurt vs. Harm, how to increase your time in the chukar hills and much, much more
June 7, 2019
Episode 43: Fred Bohm, adventurer, hunter, writer, photographer and owner of Sage & Braker joins the podcast this week. Topics Discussed: Early-late season Dusky Grouse hunting strategies, behaviors of Dusky Grouse, Hunting year-round, Chukar hunting in Colorado, backpacking for Chukar, the value of checking your maps, shotgun selection, choosing the right shot size for both Chukar and Grouse, advice from the anorexic Santa Clause, Sage & Braker and much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops
May 28, 2019
Episode 42: I visited the First Lite HQ in Ketchum, Idaho for a wild game dinner and to record this episode with First Lite's Ross Copperman, Chase Millemann and Idaho hunting/fishing guide Zac Mayhew. Topics Discussed: the life of a hunting guide, lessons learned, expectations vs. realities, why did you choose your dog breed, shotgun selection, favorite bird to hunt, new First Lite products, the realities of turning a passion into a profession, Road House is the movie equivalent to Chukar Hunting, do guides play a role in hunter recruitment, hunting dogs are like expensive cars and much more   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products and Mtn Ops    
May 17, 2019
Episode 41: Coach Mark Paulsen joins the podcast to discuss his company, Wilderness Athlete. In a world containing so much information regarding health and fitness, Coach P discusses how Wilderness Athlete can fit into the equation of your life both on and off the mountain. Topics Discussed: Coaching D1 athletes, Hydration and the role it plays in performance, What is a Superman, Nutritional considerations as you age, the 28 Day challenge, NSF safe facilities, K9 Athlete supplements, protein intake and much much more. The Upchukar Podcast proudly partner with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots and Sage & Braker gun cleaning products 
April 26, 2019
Episode 40: Chris King is back! And bringing with him his knowledge of health and fitness and its application into Chukar hunting. He and I discuss ideas on how to maximize the off season to be #chukarstrong when the season arrives. Whether you are the type that hikes themselves into shape, or takes a concerted approach to being prepared we can all agree that we want to maximize our experience and enjoyment while climbing the hills!  The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots and Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
April 12, 2019
Episode 39: One Year Anniversary Episode!! I figured it was only fitting to take it back to where it all started- bringing back the Chukar Chasers!! And a HUGE thank you to all of YOU that have stuck around and continued to support the podcast.  Topics Discussed: The Chukar Chasers Foundation, 2019 Youth Hunt and 2019 Banquet, Making short films, Wild Horses, Chukar hunting makes you feel young again, tailgate tales, What is your definition of a "limit", first chukar ever, gettin' Kevin Costnered and much more   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
April 1, 2019
Episode 38: Hunter Burkett, Biologist with the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI). Subjects discussed: What is a lek, path to becoming a biologist, What SGI does, markin' fences, how many species of sage brush?, cross-breeding sage brush, Ichthyosaurs in Nevada, teaching his English Setter to retrieve, Chukar hunting, reading bird country, accepting hand-me-downs; and more The Upchukar Podcast is partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage and Braker gun cleaning products  
March 22, 2019
Episode 37: Hunting for Adventure w/ Hannah Martini & Steve Elicegui. A hunting couple who share a passion for chasing Chukar with their German Wirehair Pointer, Willow. Topics Covered: Falling in love after getting hit by a car, being a first time bird dog owner, learning from your uncle, What is a Whoa board, adventuring together, chasing Chukar, What the hell is a Chachalaca and much more   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop & Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products  
March 15, 2019
Episode 36: Coty Munson joins the podcast to share his experiences Chukar hunting and growing up as a 3rd generation Nevadan.  Some of the topics discussed: Packrats infiltrating your trailer, what is Chukar camp, barbed wire ruins your day, Who named your dog, Griffons & DDs, shooting his grandpa, importance of gun safety, how to keep your wife Chukar hunting, the importance of keeping your dog in shape and yourself! and much more The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
March 1, 2019
Episode 35: Bret Wonnacott. Bret is the owner/handler of NSTRA (National Shoot To Retrieve Assoc) champion English Setters and an Upland hunting enthusiast. Listening back on the conversation, this was more akin to chatting with a buddy, than an interview. Success!!! Some of the topics covered: working with hunting dogs from a young age, turning down a pair of cowboy boots for his dog, GSPs and Setters,NSTRA, Whoa to food, the value of only shooting pointed birds, using food to create a bond, exposing a new dog to gunfire and much more!   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
February 20, 2019
Episode 34: Nevada Dept. of Wildlife Upland Game Bird Staff Specialist Shawn Espinosa. If you love upland hunting in Nevada, or have an interest in trying it in the future, this episode is for you. A comprehensive dive into the many diverse upland birds Nevada contains and a historical overview of their populations over the years.  Some of the topics covered: Life cycle of upland birds, brood sizes, native and introduced species and their management practices, the effects of Ravens and Crows on Sage Grouse, finding Gambel's Quail in southern Nevada, a re-introduction program of a previous native species (this one is cool) and much, much more. A big Thank You to the Nevada Department of Wildlife.   The Upchukar Podcast proudly partners with: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Son boots, Sage and Braker gun cleaning products
February 15, 2019
Episode 33: Jeff Lusk. As a well known figure in the big game back country hunting world, Jeff and I discuss his new passion for Chukar hunting. Now equipped with a Setter and a Cocker, he is ready to endure the sweet and miserable world of chasing red legs. Jeff, in an effort to assist his friend Curt's efforts to raise money for St. Jude's Childhood Cancer fund, has offered the highest donor in the month of February an opportunity to join him on an upland hunt next season. A great opportunity supporting a very great cause. To donate visit the link below: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=4389681&fr_id=99621&pg=personal      
January 25, 2019
Episode 32: Tyler Sladen @sladen_scyther embarked on a North American Quail Slam which required him to travel to different states, eventually ending up in Nevada. Tyler shares his experiences and the stories and friends that really shaped this accomplishment. And, if completing the slam in three months didn't come with its own set of challenges, he decided to up the ante and use only a break-gun .410. If that isn't interesting enough, Tyler is also a Falconer, or "Hawker", and uses his two Goshawks to both hunt and as a nuisance control measure for his business.  Plus, I was able to help him get his first wild Chukar! The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots and Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
January 19, 2019
Episode 31: Jay Kincaid @kincaidoutdoors is a former World Champion freestyle Kayaker, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Ultra Marathoner and one of the best Chukar hunters I have met. Jay introduced me to the magic of owning and hunting with great German Shorthaired Pointers and is still someone I seek advice from to this day.  Topics Covered: The hunt we were driving back from, hard work is a bigger factor that natural talent, being attacked by a Moose in B.C., hunting with your kids, living in Reno and hunter etiquette. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Lathrop and Sons Boots, Chukar Chasers apparel and Sage and Braker gun cleaning products
December 20, 2018
Episode 30: Andy Wayment, Author, "The Heartbeat of the Woods". Andy is another great example of an upland hunter who has taken his experiences and compiled them into a book that both inspires and teaches. His varied experiences in the grouse woods have provided him with a humble perspective both on the seriousness of mother nature and Ol' Ruff himself. In this episode we dive into the book and its many interesting topics. If you love a good story and have a passion for upland hunting, take the time and read this book. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons Boots and Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
December 14, 2018
Episode 29: Vern Gruwell. A passionate soul that shines through in his career as a Hotshot Wildland Firefighter and through his rich family history of chasing Chukar. Growing up, Vern was exposed to every aspect of what it means to be a Chukar hunter and the skills you need to craft in order to be successful. He has mastered the use of the Chukar call, which he demonstrate purely through the use of his mouth. Vern's story telling will keep you entertained throughout and I appreciate listening to someone who at times doesn't hold back and speaks with passion. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by Lathrop and Sons boots, Chukar Chasers and Sage & Braker
November 30, 2018
Episode 28: Pat Wray, Author; A Chukar Hunter's Companion. Pat has constructed a complete how-to book on Chukar Hunting. From the history of the bird in the U.S. to various considerations of physical preparedness, successfully hunting without a dog and the many excuses we tell after a miss shot! Both Pat and the book are a wealth of knowledge and I highly recommend any tenure of Chukar hunter to read it. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop & Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products.
November 20, 2018
Episode 27: Rob Jones, Matt Rawlinson and Tenleigh Warren. We embarked on a pheasant hunt in Northern California, but after arriving, realized we had a permitting issue . Never a group to be discouraged, we headed out to two different spots and had a great time chasing Chukar, Valley Quail and even a Snipe.  Topics discussed: CA hunt permits and units, locating good chukar country, taking your kids hunting, hunting slowly may increase your success, locating what elevations birds may be, kids with eagle eyes, strange happenings in rural gas stations, and the sleeping habits of Matt Hardinge (M1) The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots, Sage & Braker gun cleaning products.   
November 1, 2018
Episode 26: JC Bosch, No Limits Kennels. JC is the owner of No Limits Kennels  based out of Heizer, Kansas. Topics discussed: Chasing Chukar, How to teach a dog to retrieve, taking a chance on the dream, psychology of dogs and more.. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you in part by: Chasers Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots , Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
October 26, 2018
Episode 25: Matt Davis, VP of Sales & Marketing for MTN OPS.  Subjects Discussed: The excitement of seeing your dog on point, being a role model, Chukar hunting, escaping the embarrassing social media handle "M-Dizzle", underground hip hop, what MTN OPS is doing in the Upland Community, how to get noticed in the industry, social media is weird and what MTN OPS supplements are best for Chukar Hunting and more.    The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by these industry leading companies: Chukar Chasers apparel, Lathrop and Sons boots and Sage & Braker gun cleaning products
October 19, 2018
Episode 24: Harrison Bryk is a chef from Vancouver, Canada and a fanatical Chukar hunter, yes, there are Chukar in Canada! Topics covered; What its like Chukar Hunting in Canada, hunting without a dog, how aging Chukar in your fridge is not a good idea, steps to getting your hunting license in Canada, whats a PAL and how to use hawks to help you hunt.    The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by Chukar Chasers,  Lathrop and Sons boots; Professional Boots, Professional Fit. Sage and Braker; The finest gun cleaning products on the market today. 
October 12, 2018
Episode 23: Tyler Smith, Vom Hochland Kennel. Tyler is a breeder of Deutsch Kurzhaar. We cover many topics related to the breed to include: how to choose a puppy, what sets is apart from the German Shorthaired Pointer, tail docking, the testing process, breeding and the history of the versatile gundog.   The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots; Professional Boots, Professional Fit and Sage & Braker gun cleaning products, crafted at the highest caliber
October 5, 2018
Episode 22: Jorge Ramirez, Upland Jitsu. Jorge is a writer, blogger and avid Upland bird hunter from Southern California. Through his writing he provides a different perspective  on how to pursue Upland birds. Jorge also explains how he became enamoured with the Ithaca 37 pump shotgun, which all started with a hippy and a VW repair shop.   The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots; Professional Boots, Professional Fit and Sage & Braker; Finest gun cleaning products on the market today
September 28, 2018
Episode 21: Josh Cypers, Vom Roter Bartschlucht Kennel. This week I get an education on the Deutsch Drahthaar and what sets it apart from other hunting dogs. Josh explains the testing criteria for the breed. If you are curious about the Draht or just love bird dogs this episode will hopefully answer some questions.   This podcast is brought to you by Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots ; Professional boots, Professional Fit and Sage & Braker  the finest gun cleaning products on the market
September 14, 2018
This is a recap of our 2018 Himalayan Snowcock hunt in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada with Matt Hardinge and Alaskan Terry. We spent four days in the mountains with Project Upland film maker and photographer Wil Sensing. Collectively we were all able to harvest birds, which is very rare.    The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots; Professional Boots, Professional Fit and Sage & Braker; The finest gun cleaning products on the market today.   Chukar Chasers Foundation Youth Hunt Sign Up  
September 7, 2018
Episode 20: Jeremy Froland, A Native Nevadan and Chukar hunter joins the podcast to discuss a variety of topics to include; Himalayan Snowcock shotgun/ ammo selection, patterning your shotgun, the need to hone you shotgun skills, how tough Chukar really are, keeping water and a shovel in your truck, bladders vs. bottles, water filtration and Ptarmigan hunting. Im sure I missed a few topics.  Alaskan Terry also joins us to provide comic relief and his technical expertise. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots; Professional Boots, Professional Fit & Sage and Braker; The finest gun cleaning products on the market today
August 24, 2018
Episode 19: Terry Owens and Matt Hardinge join the show to discuss our recent trip into the Ruby Mountains of eastern Nevada to scout for Himalayan Snowcock. This is a bird that is native to the Himalayan region of southern Asia and was introduced into the Ruby Mountains in the 1960s. Since then the mountains have sustained a healthy population giving hunters an opportunity to hunt arguably the holy grail of upland birds.  This hunt would better be described as a poor mans goat hunt. As you are likely to encounter both animals inhabiting the same area.  In this episode we recap our scouting trip and try and provide some helpful tips and advice to others that may want to give it a go. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers, Lathrop and Sons boots: Professional Boots, Professional Fit & Sage and Braker: The finest gun cleaning products on the market today
August 17, 2018
Episode 18: McKinnon Chappell joins the podcast to share his experiences as a relatively new Chukar hunter. Like me, he discovered the crazy pursuit of chasing red-legged devils at an age when he might have had more sense to think twice! But, he was taken over by the pursuit and trains his own unique breed of hunting dog- The Pointing Spaniel- I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to The Upchukar Podcast and I would love to hear from you. Send me an email at Travedup@hotmail.com and let me know what you think of the podcast.  The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers , Lathrop and Sons boots: Professional Boots, Professional Fit & Sage and Braker: The finest gun cleaning products on the market today- 
August 10, 2018
Episode 17: Chris "Quail Man" Johnson joins the podcast to share his experiences as a quail hunter in Southern California and his side gig making quail calls specifically designed for Valley and Gambel's Quail.  We also delve into some gear priorities for hunting in Southern California and also talk conservation. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in quail calls to contact Chris through his Instagram account @cjquailcalls I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to The Upchukar Podcast and I would love to hear from you. Send me an email at Travedup@hotmail.com and share some ideas on topics you would like to see covered. The Upchukar Podcast is brought to you by: Chukar Chasers & Lathrop and Sons Boots- Professional Boots, Professional Fit
August 3, 2018
Episode 16: Eli Cairo, Owner, Olympia Provisions. What an exciting opportunity it was to chat with a person with such a well-rounded view of hunting and the use of harvested meat. Owning the only USDA certified charcuterie, Olympia Provisions, in Oregon, some might consider him the meat "DON" of the Oregon food scene. From learning his trade in the mountains of Switzerland to hunting Chukar and grouse in Oregon, he takes us on a journey through his upbringing and what drives him to worker harder. He also provides a recipe for Chukar Confit, which you will want to takes notes on.  Visit olympiaprovisions.com
July 27, 2018
Episode 15: Matt Rawlinson, Owner/Guide- Owens Valley Wing Shooting. Matt was born and raised in England, now living in Bishop, CA where he owns and operates the only Upland/Wing Shooting guide service in the Owens Valley. Growing up in England, Matt was exposed to the time honored tradition of Pheasant hunting and Pigeon hunting on the classical English estates. He now offers a variety of pursuits to his clients and any given day could produce a varied bag of birds. Matt also shares his unique perspective on hunting in both countries and why were are so very fortunate to have all the public land that we do. Follow Matt on Instgram @ovwingshooting and check out his guide service at: owensvalleywingshooting.com
July 20, 2018
Episode 14: This week I am joined by Dr. Seth Bynum, a veterinarian and avid Chukar hunter from Washington State. He provides some excellent advice on emergency field treatment of your dog, gives his opinion on the long standing debate : "Which dog food is better" and whether or not snake bite anti venom is worth it.
July 13, 2018
Episode 13:  Mike Sperry, Q5 Pro Staff. This week Mike traveled in from Winnemucca, Nv to chat all about Chukar. He is a Nevada  Native and current Treasurer for the Nevada Chukar Foundation (NCF). I learn about the NCF's role in the development of the yearly Chukar Forecast put out by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. He is such a knowledgeable person on the topic of Chukar hunting. He also explains how he plans his approach to each bird season based on weather patterns and fires. And, he also brings along his Q5 vest for me to check out. 
July 6, 2018
Episode 12:  Ryan Mulcahy- Born to Run Kennels. In this episode Ryan sits down to talk to me about training bird dogs and gives me some tips on how to improve my dogs ability to hunt. Ryan was also quite a runner back in the day putting in some insane miles and training routines. I learn about his bird dog summer camp that he was talking to me from in Montana and his love for Bruce Springsteen. 
June 29, 2018
Episode 11: Ross Copperman- VP of Sales and Marketing  for First Lite. This week I wrap up my interview with Ross. We start with our creation of "Chukarman" the evil villain and then progress into what Ross carries in his WingWorks upland pack. We cover clothing layering systems and why they are valuable and finish up our conversation talking about his Griffons. 
June 22, 2018
Episode 10: Ross Copperman- VP of Sales and Marketing for First Lite. This week I get the chance to chat with Ross about his evolution as a hunter, First Lite as a company, how they develop products, the use of social media and how to pass down our passion for Public Land conservation to our kids. Ross also gives some reccomendations on First Lite products best suited for the Chukar hills. 
June 15, 2018
Episode 9: Carla Gibson, @OregonOutdoorGirl. Carla and I talk about Bird Hunting in Oregon, "What is a Cast and Blast"?, owning a pig-dog, Chukar Pants for Women and feeding your dog McDonald's....yes I said McDonald's! 
June 8, 2018
Episode 8: Jordan Dick. Jordan and I chat about his background growing up in Wyoming hunting Upland Birds, Hunting in Argentina, the Wyoming Upland Slam and....how to cook Sage Grouse so they are edible!! Get out your pen and paper because I think his recipe is a winner!
June 1, 2018
Episode 7: Edgar Castillo, hunt_birdz. I sit down for a chat with my buddy and learn how he started his Upland writing career and his advice for new writers. We also discuss public land issues and how to improve your outdoor photography. Oh, of course we talk about bird hunting....
May 27, 2018
Episode 6: Anthony Ferro- Fetching Feathers. I have the chance to speak with Anthony about his first Chukar hunt..ever, that is going to be featured in the upcoming film: "Revel in the First", by Project Upland. He is candid about his experience hunting Chukar in one of the hardest places around- Hells Canyon, Idaho.
May 23, 2018
Episode 5: Chris King, the Crossfit Chukar Hunter. We discuss his conversion from Shorthairs to Cocker Spaniels, his love of Crossfit and advice on how to choose a puppy.
May 18, 2018
This week: The Chukar hunting dentists; Dr. Tony Guillen and Dr. Kris Sievert, from Reno, NV. These guys are college buddies and epitomize what it means to hunt without a dog! I discuss their gear options, hunting Chukar in Las Vegas and Dr. Sievert's unhealthy addiction to gummy bears.
May 12, 2018
My co-hosts are the guys from the Chukar Chasers. We sit down and talk about building guzzlers, the value of OnX maps for chukar hunting and what its like owning a big boned dog!
April 30, 2018
This week I sit down with my dad, Tom Luis, and talk about his experience Chukar Hunting, raising Chukar and having a mooch as a son-in-law
April 26, 2018
I talk with the guys from Nevada Chukar Chaser about their company, the idea behind it and the Chukar Chasers Code. Its a good one so listen in
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