The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast (formerly the Double Barrel Podcast) with host, Reid Bryant brings you hunting and shooting tips for more success and fun in the field.
The Shotgun Cleaning Process, with Del Whitman
, Reid and gunsmith Del Whitman lean into the finer points of shotgun cleaning and care. Del describes a comprehensive process by which shooters can care for their fine guns. He describes specific tips and techniques, products to use, and how to mitigate common problems by addressing your gun cleaning needs appropriately.
The Lulu Chronicles Part 2 - Steadying, with Jim and Deanna Keller
In the second installment of the Lulu Chronicles, Reid explores the progress of his English Springer, Lulu, reflecting on her summer's work with Deanna and Jim Keller of Wildwind Kennels. The group discusses Lulu's progress, troubleshoots some issues, and explores the finer points of bringing a flushing spaniel to the point of steadiness to wing, shoot, and fall.
Mouthful of Feathers, with Greg McReynolds and Tom Reed
Reid joins friends and collaborators Greg McReynolds and Tom Reed in a conversation about compiling the recent book Mouthful of Feathers - Upland in America, the genesis of the Mouthful of Feathers Blog, and the pursuit of unapologetic, sometimes offbeat, outdoor writing. Greg and Tom have long been sharing their perspectives on guns, dogs, and the upland life freshly and honestly, and this new print project is a vehicle to get more fresh voices out there in the space. The group explores the challenges and opportunities presented by such an endeavor.
Discovering the Spirit
Reid takes a moment to pull back the curtain and describe his work: his job at Orvis and what it entails, how it came to be, and what a fall looks like from his vantage point. This explanation hopefully provides context for the subject matter of the podcast and the resource he hopes it to be. In anticipation of a coming trip to Idaho's Flying B Ranch, he also shares a writing, "Discovering the Spirit", first published in Covey Rise Magazine.
South Texas Quail, with Will Vogt and Tony Cadwalader
Reid speaks with Will Vogt and Tony Cadwalader, who work together to provide hunts for wild Bobwhites on Will's family ranch near Hebronville. The conversation explores the differences between quail hunting in South TX vs. South Georgia, the history of quail hunting in South Texas, and the unique qualities of hunting scrub desert bobs.
Shotgun Terminology, with Del Whitman
In this episode, Reid and gunsmith Del Whitman explore the language of shotguns. Focusing on a few commonly used but often misunderstood terms, Del provides both some definitions and some explanation of how the defined mechanisms function within the gun.
Nice 12, 2023 South TX Quail episode
Regarding the downward trend of shooting skills among the apparently all male south TX quail hunting set over the years: “I blame the wives.” Super hilarious joke. Give me a break. Nothing like being totally excluded and even chastised from our hunting community that gives constant lip service to diversity and bringing in new demographics. Giant eye roll.
Excellent Outdoor Podcast
Reid’s blend of stories, guests, and good old fashioned gun and gun dog talk is such a pleasure for anyone involved in the uplands in America. The occasional focus on outdoor literature has also turned me on to a whole new way of enjoying this space.
side note: I’m pretty surprised at some of the sporadic negative reviews on here. I’ll just say that if you cosplay G.I. Joe on the weekends this podcast probably isn’t for you. This is more of a blued steel and walnut kind of scene.
Good content, great show
Along with a cup of coffee this show is a part of my morning drive to work. I appreciate most of the content as it is very applicable as a bird hunter and gun dog owner. One thing that I would like is if Reid would, either read more of his hunting stories or send us a link so that we can read them ourselves. He is an excellent writer and he has a very simplistic yet descriptive style that keeps my mind involved in his stories. Remember!... most of us are working stiffs that love the outdoors. Those stories and these podcasts deaden the pain of our 9-5’s and help us make it through until our next outing in the field.