30 episodes

Ramsey Russell chats with waterfowl hunters and conservationists around the globe.  Informal yet highly informative, these insightful episodes take place on-location at hunting camps and other events from around the world. Original Soundtrack by Cody Huggins.

Duck Season Somewhere Ramsey Russell

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    • 4.8, 36 Ratings

Ramsey Russell chats with waterfowl hunters and conservationists around the globe.  Informal yet highly informative, these insightful episodes take place on-location at hunting camps and other events from around the world. Original Soundtrack by Cody Huggins.

    Benny Marascalco, Mississippi Gumbo

    Benny Marascalco, Mississippi Gumbo

    In its present incarnation, gumbo is a combination of past and present, a delicious mixture of foolproof goodness in a pot. What constitutes "real gumbo" varies widely among regions, zipcodes, camps - even family members. But it's all good. Benny Marascalco was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, a region that's as unique unto itself as roux. In today's episode of Duck Season Somewhere, he and Ramsey catch up in a conversation that winds like Old Man River through a host of regional topics including duck hunting, habitat, beaver trapping, finding ancient arrowheads, and finally, Benny's long-time passion for making really great gumbo. Whether you've made gumbo for generations or just getting started, you're sure to enjoy today's conversation. 
     
     
    Related Links:
    Benny's Gumbo Fanatic Facebook Page
    Benny's Gumbo Pages (20-plus years ago)
     
     

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Trent Dirks & Scott Dewey, Retrieving Freedom

    Trent Dirks & Scott Dewey, Retrieving Freedom

    At age 30, Trent Dirks is a relative newcomer to duck hunting. Trent describes coping with PTSD after returning from active duty in Afghanistan.  How did service dog, Tracer, help him find life purpose and then lead him to waterfowl hunting 4 years ago? Scott Dewey professionally trained competitive retrievers for over a decade before co-founding Retrieving Freedom. What are these service dogs trained to do, and how are they trained?  Ramsey, Trent and Scott share a great conversation at SCI convention, it's an interesting episode you'll not want to miss.
     
    Related Links:

    RetrievingFreedom.org
    Safari Club International Convention


     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lee Kjos, STOKED!

    Lee Kjos, STOKED!

    Lee Kjos is STOKED about the new website launch and this season's extensive, new BOSS Shotshells product line! Everyone is - and it's downright contagious! Like a red, white and blue cyclone sweeping through a deserted mining town, he and Ramsey plow full-steam-ahead through a range of duck hunting topics. Wondering whether the Canadian border will be open to hunters, the two plan a specklebelly hunt together just in case.
     
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    The Boys of Rio Salado: The Good Old Days of Waterfowling Still Exist




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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Phil Lavretsky, Just a Mallard? Think Again.

    Phil Lavretsky, Just a Mallard? Think Again.

    A mallard? There are about 13 mallard-like subspecies worldwide to include mallards, mottled ducks, black ducks and Mexican ducks right here in the good ol' USA. How similar are North American mallard-like species and what are their common origins? Is the American Black Duck really becoming extinct due to hybridization with mallards, and are hybrids easily distinguished? What's the difference between "New World" and "Old World" mallards and, importantly, how might this distinction impact duck hunting as we know it? Phil Lavretsky is a wildlife geneticist from the University  of Texas at El Paso. A seasoned duck hunter, he answers these questions and more. Whether you're a die-hard mallard purist or next-duck-over-the decoys hunter, an ardent species collector or duck nerd, this is likely one of the most thought provoking duck topics you've heard in a long while. It absolutely blew my mind. See related links for more info.
     
    Related Links:

    The Surprising Genetics of American Black Ducks and Mallards
    UTEP Professor, Smithsonian Researchers Make Genetic Discoveries Related to North American Ducks
    Domestic Mallards Gone Wild
    Safari Club International Convention



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Steve Comus, Our Truest Selves

    Steve Comus, Our Truest Selves

    Stalking small game while barefooted, the young boy supplemented his family's mealtime protein intake, but remembers dreaming way back then of one day hunting leopards. Mentored, in part, by the most iconic archer in history, that boy has since hunted far and wide, and loves duck hunting. Steve Comus has been Editor-in-Chief for Safari Club International's Safari Magazine for over 2 decades. "We are our truest selves while hunting," he explains. With experience - and humility - that can only be gleaned from 70-plus years hunting, Steve shares some surprisingly interesting perspectives in this episode of Duck Season Somewhere.
     
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    Safari Club International
     
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    • 48 min
    Garrett Walker, American Made Quack Rack

    Garrett Walker, American Made Quack Rack

    Quack Rack's Garrett Walker and Ramsey catch up before the world starts spinning full-swing again. Recalling a couple fun past hunts together in Idaho and Oklahoma, they remember the great folks and other things that made those hunts memorable. Garrett tells about his becoming a duck hunter and how a simple work-smarter-not-harder idea quickly became one of the most recognizable name-brands in waterfowl hunting. He describes how it feels to be American Made, especially during the recent China Flu pandemic - and why this has always been personally important.  They wonder what the future holds, how the pandemic might effect outdoor product supply and marketing, and then begin planning future hunts together.
     
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    Quack Rack
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

dynogob ,

True conservationists!

Lots of waterfowl podcasts coming online recently but you aren’t going to hear a more genuine diverse take on waterfowl hunting and conservation then this! The diversity of people and places is like no other a podcast I’ve found.

bmistic ,

Thanks

Done with politics in duck hunting deleting you podcast

1$JKeethum ,

Duck season Somewhere-boss

Excellent well rounded podcast. Variety of subject matter that all listeners will find extremely interesting. Keep up the good work.

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