This week on the podcast we're joined by Josh Miller of River Stone Kennels. Josh has been training dogs in Wisconsin for well over a decade and spends as much time hunting with his dogs in the fall and winter as he can. We discuss how Josh got started in retriever training and some of the biggest mistakes he sees waterfowlers make with their dogs. We take a deep dive into Josh’s why behind choosing British labs and we end with some great tips that every dog owner needs to hear. Thanks for listening to the Endless Migration podcast presented by OnX Hunt.
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EM #14: We're Back
18:06We're back! On this episode we give a quick rundown of our past season and what we will be diving into over the next couple of months. #EndlessMigration EndlessMigrationHunt.com
EM #13: Timber Dogs with Chris Akin
53:21On this episode we sit down with Chris Akin of Webb Footed Kennel is Jonesboro, AR. Chris has been a dog trainer and waterfowl hunter for over 30 years. I followed Chris and his dog Boomer in the early 2000’s when they won the very first ESPN Great Outdoor games. Like so many others, Chris and Boomer were the reason I wanted to get my first retriever and waterfowl hunt. Chris has hunted waterfowl all over North America but explains to us why there’s nothing better than leaning up against a tree in Arkansas flooded timber. In this episode we dive into why Chris thinks timber hunting is great for a young dog and also some of his why’s behind good nutrition for his dogs.
EM #12: Josh Miller of River Stone Kennels
1:18:14This week on the podcast we're joined by Josh Miller of River Stone Kennels. Josh has been training dogs in Wisconsin for well over a decade and spends as much time hunting with his dogs in the fall and winter as he can. We discuss how Josh got started in retriever training and some of the biggest mistakes he sees waterfowlers make with their dogs. We take a deep dive into Josh’s why behind choosing British labs and we end with some great tips that every dog owner needs to hear. Thanks for listening to the Endless Migration podcast presented by OnX Hunt.
EM #11 - World Goose Calling Champion Kile Jones
1:10:15This week on the podcast I’m joined by 2x World Champion goose caller, Kile Jones. Kile works full-time in the outdoor industry for Power calls, MOmarsh, and Higdon Outdoors. He drops some serious goose calling knowledge on this episode and also gives a lot of great advice for anyone thinking about getting into goose calling competitions. I enjoyed our conversation and was impressed on Kile’s overall waterfowl and hunting IQ. Enjoy the episode.
EM #10 - Motion Decoys and Dog Kennels with Bret Ayers
1:21:37Today on the podcast I’m joined by my friend, Bret Ayers. Bret is a fellow photographer and works as a product manager for Lucky Duck. On this episode we talk about how Bret got into the industry and the mentors he’s had along the way. I’m like an excited kid on Christmas morning as Bret describes his first hunts with a spinning wing decoy and gives some great insight on current-day motion decoy strategy. We also talk about the Lucky Kennel and their recent 5-star crash test rating from the Center for Pet safety. We had a great chat and I hope you enjoy the episode.
EM#9 - LoneDuck
1:24:42On this episode I sit down with Bob Owens, owner and operator of Lone Duck Outfitters and Kennels. Bob is a professional retriever trainer that lives in New York and spends his winters in South Carolina. He also owns the lifestyle brand “LoneDuck”. We chat about retriever training, our bucket list hunts, and some of our dog's most memorable retrieves. This is a great episode to get caught back up on and we appreciate you tuning in.
EM#8 Cason Short - State Of Waterfowl
49:38This week on the podcast I’m joined by Cason Short from Bill Byers Hunter club in eastern Arkansas. We have a great conversation and Cason has some really cool projects going on that every serious waterfowler needs to hear about. We discuss the GPS banding project for White-fronted geese that took place recently on his farm, as well as the State Of Waterfowl project he’s involved in with Xpress boats and a panel of biologists and waterfowl experts. We also talk about the current waterfowl report for opening weekend in Arkansas. Give this one a listen and let us know what you think.
EM #7: Beyond the Blind with Duck Camp Co
47:53This week on the podcast i'm joined by Sim Whatley, Sim is the founder of Duck Camp Company. Sim grew up hunting and fishing in Southern Louisiana and those early passions became the foundation for Duck Camp Co which is a new hunting and lifestyle apparel company based out of Austin, Texas. Being from the south, Sim knows the struggles of hunting in heat and humidity and has designed his apparel for not only that, but also to get you through the other elements that waterfowl season can throw at you in the south. Listen as Sim describes the companies deep roots in hunting and fishing, and how the camaraderie around the duck camp led to a brand lifestyle.
EM #6: Geoff Irvine - New Zealand
1:11:10This week on the podcast I talk to Geoff Irvine. Geoff is a very accomplished waterfowl hunter from New Zealand, who comes to the states every year to chase birds. We talk about some of the main differences between the styles of waterfowl hunting and also about what’s the same. Geoff has a very cool perspective on hunting in the states, as we talk about the hospitality he’s received while being here. There’s some good stories in this episode and Geoff is just flat out fun to listen to. Enjoy the episode and let us know what you think.
EM #5: World Champion Taxidermist - Shane Smith
1:21:36This week I’m joined on the podcast by Shane Smith. Shane is a world champion waterfowl taxidermist and has traveled to many different countries collecting birds. He's a very talented artist who’s deep appreciation for each and every bird is refreshing. We get into some of Shane’s early hunting trips and how he got started in waterfowl taxidermy. Then, Shane drops some major knowledge on us about all things waterfowl taxidermy, as we go over the do’s and don’ts of having a bird mounted. I hope you learn as much from this episode as I did. Follow along with Shane on his facebook page at Shane Smith's Waterfowl Taxidermy and Wingshooting or checkout his website at waterfowltaxidermy.com