94 episodes

Welcome to the On the Wing Podcast with Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever.

On the Wing is your destination for conversations about upland bird hunting, wildlife habitat, public lands, bird dogs, wild game cooking and epic adventures in search of pheasants, quail and grouse. These are the stories of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 145,000 members, volunteers, team of professional wildlife biologists and experts in the field. Our shows are recorded in person and often on the road from the end of tailgates, backs of horse trailers and after a day in the field chasing birds.

On The Wing Podcast Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

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    • 4.8 • 219 Ratings

Welcome to the On the Wing Podcast with Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever.

On the Wing is your destination for conversations about upland bird hunting, wildlife habitat, public lands, bird dogs, wild game cooking and epic adventures in search of pheasants, quail and grouse. These are the stories of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 145,000 members, volunteers, team of professional wildlife biologists and experts in the field. Our shows are recorded in person and often on the road from the end of tailgates, backs of horse trailers and after a day in the field chasing birds.

    PODCAST EP. 94: 11 Mistakes Pheasant Hunters Make

    PODCAST EP. 94: 11 Mistakes Pheasant Hunters Make

    Host Bob St. Pierre and Pheasants Forever Journal Editor Tom (Carp) Carpenter explore common mistakes pheasant hunters make and the remedies that will put more “roostery sags in your gamebag with long tailfeathers streaming out the side” this season.

    Episode Highlights:
    • Drawing on Carp’s feature in the Fall Issue, Bob St. Pierre and the author explore 11 mistakes, missteps, and misconceptions that can leave a pheasant hunter’s gamebag empty.

    • The duo breaks down early season, mid-season, and late season tactics.

    • The author brings the host around to some of the advantages of midday hunting.

    • Did you know that “toodling” and “scouring” are good pheasant hunting strategies?

    • Why pheasant hunting should be more like big game hunting than a casual hike.

    • Sometimes no plan (other than trust your dog) can be the best plan of all.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    PODCAST EP. 93: Rooster Road Trip Day 5 Recap with the Traveling Crew

    PODCAST EP. 93: Rooster Road Trip Day 5 Recap with the Traveling Crew

    Host Bob St. Pierre and Rooster Road Trip co-host Andrew Vavra are joined by Pheasants Forever Graphic Design Manager Logan Hinners and Video Production Specialist Aaron Black-Schmidt to break down the final day of the 2020 event. The crew also deliver their own highlights and lowlights of the adventure while providing a behind-the-scenes view of the process leading to the creation of the daily written, video, photo, and audio content.

    Episode Highlights:
    • Black-Schmidt talks about how his filming and editing process evolved through the course of the trip to deliver compelling videos recapping each day’s events.

    • Vavra and Hinners discuss how much they learned about habitat in the last week during hunts with Pheasants Forever biologists Megan Howell, Matt Christensen, Tanner Bruse, Becca Kludt, and Sabin Adams.

    • And Bob finds his shooting eye on the final walk.

    Follow along all this week at www.RoosterRoadTrip.org

    • 1 hr 5 min
    PODCAST EP. 92: Rooster Road Trip Day 4 Recap with a Biologist and a Musician

    PODCAST EP. 92: Rooster Road Trip Day 4 Recap with a Biologist and a Musician

    Host Bob St. Pierre and Rooster Road Trip co-host Andrew Vavra are joined by Pheasants Forever Habitat Restoration Specialist Becca Kludt and lead singer of Trampled by Turtles, Dave Simonett, to recap a beautiful day in west central Minnesota. The wide-ranging conversation covers everything from the impact of changing climate on upland birds to exploring birdy cover before a concert.

    Episode Highlights:
    • In addition to bagging the day’s first rooster, Kludt is a wealth of knowledge on public lands habitat restoration for pheasants, prairie chickens, and sharp-tailed grouse.

    • Simonett explains how bird hunting has deepened his connection with nature. He also shared an inspiringly fun story of transforming his rescued mixed breed pup, “Hrbek,” into a bird dog.

    • As is the Rooster Road Trip tradition, Andrew delivers today’s Instagram questions for an entertaining lighting round.

    Follow along all this week at www.RoosterRoadTrip.org

    • 1 hr 19 min
    PODCAST EP. 91: Rooster Road Trip Day 3 Recap with PF Volunteer Jeff Davis

    PODCAST EP. 91: Rooster Road Trip Day 3 Recap with PF Volunteer Jeff Davis

    Host Bob St. Pierre and Rooster Road Trip co-host Andrew Vavra are joined by Pheasants Forever biologist Tanner Bruse and PF chapter volunteer Jeff Davis to recap a very windy day afield. The crew spent the day primarily on federal Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in southwest Minnesota’s “Buffalo Ridge” region where the wind on an average day is 17mph. Today’s sustained winds easily doubled that speed making for fast-flying and hard-to-hit roosters.

    Episode Highlights:
    • Davis, who works in the agriculture industry and volunteers as the chapter president in Lincoln County, estimates that more than 90% of the soybean crop has been harvested and likely 80% of the corn will be out by this Saturday for the second weekend of Minnesota’s pheasant hunting season.

    • Bruse and Davis talk about the connection between the farming and hunting cultures that exists across rural southwest Minnesota.

    • The crew also talks about the etiquette of going back to a public hunting spot that a friend has shared during a previous day’s hunt.

    • As is the Rooster Road Trip tradition, Andrew delivers today’s Instagram questions for a lighting round.

    Follow along all this week at www.RoosterRoadTrip.org

    • 1 hr 3 min
    PODCAST EP. 90: Rooster Road Trip Day 2 Recap with PF Biologist Megan Howell

    PODCAST EP. 90: Rooster Road Trip Day 2 Recap with PF Biologist Megan Howell

    Host Bob St. Pierre is joined by Pheasants Forever’s Director of Marketing Andrew Vavra and Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Megan Howell to recap Day 2 of the Rooster Road Trip featuring a golden hour filled with hits, misses, and . . . Bob’s water retrieve. Throughout the episode, Howell explains how her love of bird hunting lead her to become a biologist.

    Episode Highlights:
    • Howell talks about her bird dog, “Biscuit,” who is a Braque du Bourbonnais, and Andrew chimes in with his previously unspoken affection for rare the breed.

    • The lively and fun conversation covers a lot of ground from morel mushrooms and Bloody Mary asparagus to identifying birdy habitat from the road and strategies for pheasant hunting on very windy days.

    • As is the Rooster Road Trip tradition, Andrew delivers today’s Instagram questions for a lighting round.

    Follow along all this week at www.RoosterRoadTrip.org

    • 1 hr 11 min
    PODCAST EP. 89: Rooster Road Trip Day 1 Recap with PF Legend Joe Duggan

    PODCAST EP. 89: Rooster Road Trip Day 1 Recap with PF Legend Joe Duggan

    Host Bob St. Pierre is joined by Pheasants Forever’s Director of Marketing Andrew Vavra and conservation legend Joe Duggan to recap the first day of this year’s Rooster Road Trip spent hunting the Minnesota public wildlife area named in honor of Duggan.

    Episode Highlights:
    • A Sunday night thunderstorm added much-needed moisture to Monday morning’s landscape, which helped the team’s dogs get this year’s Rooster Road Trip off to a birdy start.

    • Duggan reminisces about his career in conservation and explains how someone garners the recognition of having both a state Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and a federal Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) named in his honor.

    • In what has become a Rooster Road Trip tradition, the crew answers questions from Pheasants Forever’s Instagram audience to round out the episode.

    Follow along all this week at www.RoosterRoadTrip.org

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

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Pheasants, Quail and Baseball with Howard Vincent

Really, really enjoyed this podcast. I have become a big fan of Mr. Vincent. He is the epitome of what this organization (and Quail Forever) should be about and stand for. What an outstanding man. Bob St. Pierre is perfect for this organizations message deliverance as well. Thank you for the podcasts, knowledge, information etc.

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