99 episodes

Discover how a visionary young man

decided from an early age

that his career would not be restricted

by the established expectations of a society.



Know how this decision

led to the creation of The Sporting Life Notebook;

the Georgia-based organization continuously engaging in

a rich collection of sporting initiatives;

all with the hopes of creating curiosity

amongst unexplored, nontraditional markets

and welcoming them to the outdoors.

Understand how today,

these newly arrived enthusiasts

believe had it not been for The Sporting Life Notebooks’ commitment

to expose them to the invaluable experiences

found in a sporting life,

they may have never lived the outdoor activities

they are devotedly engaging in today.



By doing so, The Sporting Life Notebook

is bringing new generations & participants to the industry.

In turn, this new blood is enjoying activities

they never knew possible,

while bringing in fresh perspectives;

perspectives ensuring our sporting traditions,

wildlife, & habitat will be here tomorrow.

And in the end,

The Sporting Life Notebook’s belief

of never allowing deeply rooted stereotypes

to dictate what one will become or enjoy,

is inspiring thousands to learn more about & be part of,

our outdoor community;

a community whose richness will always be directly linked

to the diversity found in its members,

ideas, & opinions.

The Sporting Life Notebook Podcast Durrell Smith

    • Sports
    • 4.0 • 178 Ratings

Discover how a visionary young man

decided from an early age

that his career would not be restricted

by the established expectations of a society.



Know how this decision

led to the creation of The Sporting Life Notebook;

the Georgia-based organization continuously engaging in

a rich collection of sporting initiatives;

all with the hopes of creating curiosity

amongst unexplored, nontraditional markets

and welcoming them to the outdoors.

Understand how today,

these newly arrived enthusiasts

believe had it not been for The Sporting Life Notebooks’ commitment

to expose them to the invaluable experiences

found in a sporting life,

they may have never lived the outdoor activities

they are devotedly engaging in today.



By doing so, The Sporting Life Notebook

is bringing new generations & participants to the industry.

In turn, this new blood is enjoying activities

they never knew possible,

while bringing in fresh perspectives;

perspectives ensuring our sporting traditions,

wildlife, & habitat will be here tomorrow.

And in the end,

The Sporting Life Notebook’s belief

of never allowing deeply rooted stereotypes

to dictate what one will become or enjoy,

is inspiring thousands to learn more about & be part of,

our outdoor community;

a community whose richness will always be directly linked

to the diversity found in its members,

ideas, & opinions.

    TSLN EP. 144: "Experiencia Inolvidable" with Diego Libardi and Charlie Jordan

    TSLN EP. 144: "Experiencia Inolvidable" with Diego Libardi and Charlie Jordan

    (show notes coming soon)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    TSLN EP. 143: LAKESIDE IN TN with Jan Shaw and Mike Hester

    TSLN EP. 143: LAKESIDE IN TN with Jan Shaw and Mike Hester

    THE SPORTING LIFE NOTEBOOK PODCAST SHOW NOTES Revisiting my 2021 TRIP TO TN- JAN SHAW/ MIKE HESTER PT. 1
    THE CHARLES JORDAN GROUP- need to edit new CJG intro for this specific episode
    MINORITY OUTDOOR ALLIANCE
    EADY SMITH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
    EUKANUBA SPORTING DOG
    New Puppy PRO formula BENCHMADE KNIFE COMPANY
    Mention the new Anonimus Knife/ check out the Durrell’s Picks segment on youtube as well. GEORGIA POWER
    We would love if yall took our survey!  I’m giving away project upland magazines to 3 survey submissions if you aren’t a subscriber.   ONX HUNT
    https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt/dogmen



    GUNFIGHT by Author and Hunter Ryan Busse https://ryanbusseauthor.com/
    Robert Franks- Across the Prairies 
    https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/robert-franks/across-the-prairies/hardcover/product-g562zr.html?fbclid=IwAR2XqoDorNI0r6oigj2s-apWO_tKORVCJKs2ncDcEIaFIYK-bBTXBmtHXpQ&page=1&pageSize=4
    TSLN BACK AT IT NEWSLETTER- GO SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR ISSUE 0.0
    NEW TSLN WEBSITE IS DOPE!!! CHECK FOR THAT SOON
    PROJECT UPLAND MAGAZINES TO GIVEAWAY- When you subscribe to the TSLN Newsletter
    ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT
    Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: GO BID on the BHA Rendezvous for a Hunt out west with me and Ed Arnett!  https://go.bhafundraising.org/rendezvous2022auction/Campaign/Details
    OWAA DIVERSITY COMMITTEE- As a member of the OWAA Diversity Committee, I’m encouraging yall to join OWAA if you are an aspiring or practicing writer or creative.  
    OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Our members include the nation’s best:
     
    writers, authors, publishers and editors broadcasters film and video producers photographers fine artists lecturers/speakers bloggers and new media communicators communications and PR professionals Join at owaa.org 
    Georgia Wildlife Federation- I am taking a new position on May 16, 2022 as the Academics Afield Facilitator- (details on the position)
    The Sporting Life Notebook website will be back up soon with a totally new look and surprising updates.
    CURRENT CONSERVATION NEWS
    FROM NWTF:https://your.nwtf.org/turkeytrek/
    Turkey Trek details: Each new member who joins NWTF through the Trek for Turkeys membership drive will be entered to win an ultimate turkey hunting prize package, including: Phelps Game Calls Turkey Call Pack OnX Elite Lifetime Membership Weatherby Element Tungsten Shotgun Camouflage Hunting Package styled over zoom by Steven Rinella. Talk about the hunt with Fred Bird You can get a video recap of the hunt as well on the upcoming TSLN Youtube Channel FROM TRCP: 
    Capital Awards Dinner this week
    https://www.trcp.org/2022/04/11/connecting-black-farmers-opportunities-benefit-farm-bill-conservation/
    To be addressed on a future episode with friend and colleague, AJ DeRosa: https://projectupland.com/hunting-policy/recovering-americas-wildlife-breaking-down-rawa-its-benefits-for-upland-birds/
    FROM BHA:
    Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 2022 North American Rendezvous Auction
    Join BHA for the 2022 North American Rendezvous Online Auction! This year we have amazing trips and items from around North America. Browse the listings to find the perfect item for you!
    https://go.bhafundraising.org/rendezvous2022auction/Campaign/Details
     
     ABOUT THE EPISODE
    OPEN: Conversation about Writer/ Field Trial Reporter/ and Field Trialer John Crisswell.  I was reading the book he wrote on Leon Convington entitled, “COV” at the time with great interest in learning about the Rebel strain of Pointers and Leon Covington’s impact on the American Field and bird dog development. In this episode we discuss: getting a random call from John Crisswell; the origins of the Rebel line of Pointer; traits of Rebel dogs;  The conversation ENDS with the introduction of Mike Hester I see these episodes as an evolving series detailing the origins of my learning from Mike Heste

    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP. 142 | “Finding the End Result” with Chris Christodolou of Ourano Pointers and Charlie Jordan of The Charles Jordan Group

    EP. 142 | “Finding the End Result” with Chris Christodolou of Ourano Pointers and Charlie Jordan of The Charles Jordan Group

    THE CHARLES JORDAN GROUP MINORITY OUTDOOR ALLIANCE
    EADY SMITH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
    EUKANUBA SPORTING DOG
    BENCHMADE KNIFE COMPANY
    GEORGIA POWER
    ONX HUNT - DOGMEN
    GUNFIGHT by Author and Hunter Ryan Busse 
    Robert Franks- Across the Prairies 
    Current Conservation News
    To be addressed on a future episode with friend and colleague, AJ DeRosa: https://projectupland.com/hunting-policy/recovering-americas-wildlife-breaking-down-rawa-its-benefits-for-upland-birds/
     
    Archived Conservation News References
    https://www.cjonline.com/story/news/2021/08/12/lesser-prairie-chicken-caught-between-commerce-conservation-kansas/5508372001/ https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/cop26-climate-summit-intl-11-01-21/index.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/31/climate/climate-change-biden-cop26.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap https://coloradosun.com/2021/10/29/federal-oil-and-gas-leases-climate-change/?mc_cid=b86c7173b0&mc_eid=4c0527c473 https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/02/world/cop26-glasgow-climate-summit Sportsmen & Sportswomen Climate Statement February 2021  Take the Climate Pledge and Join Conservationists for Climate Change at https://ourlandwaterwildlife.org/ Resiliency Through Connectivity Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined by IUCN as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits”. Other Interest Notes:
     
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/world/australopithecus-sediba-intl-scli-scn/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=igbioCNN&utm_content=2021-11-23T20:32:46

    • 1 hr 26 min
    TSLN EP.141: "Finding Real Stories" with Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins

    TSLN EP.141: "Finding Real Stories" with Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins

    DOGMEN: Presented by OnX-  Download the OnX hunt app today, and use my promo code GDN20 for 20% off at checkout. Eukanuba Sporting Dog Benchmade Knife Company Georgia Power On this episode we discuss: what it means to talk about the TRUTH in hunting, Is this a universal truth in hunting?, the importance of conservation around the world and some of the variances, What about representation on our end/ the responsibility that we as hunters have to NOT misrepresent this lifestyle,Has the goal and objective of hunting changed over the years?
     
    POST-SHOW NOTES
    MIKE HESTER - JAN SHAW  Special Episode Coming soon, but I’m still in the throws of editing down a 6 hour episode - Until then reach out to Jan Shaw about his Pointing Dog Data System. Let me know if you guys are interested in a pedigree segment for the podcast that features bird dog pedigrees using his system.  That's actually where I get my pedigrees from now.  I love and trust Jan’s knowledge and his system he started …..
    Conservation News References
    https://www.cjonline.com/story/news/2021/08/12/lesser-prairie-chicken-caught-between-commerce-conservation-kansas/5508372001/ https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/cop26-climate-summit-intl-11-01-21/index.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/31/climate/climate-change-biden-cop26.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap https://coloradosun.com/2021/10/29/federal-oil-and-gas-leases-climate-change/?mc_cid=b86c7173b0&mc_eid=4c0527c473 https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/02/world/cop26-glasgow-climate-summit Blood Origins: “Dreamtime” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alGGBOgUnVw&t=684s
    GUNFIGHT by Author and Hunter Ryan Busse https://ryanbusseauthor.com/ Preorder your copy today at https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/ryan-busse/gunfight/9781541768734/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    TSLN EP. 140: DOGMEN: Live on Stage

    TSLN EP. 140: DOGMEN: Live on Stage

    The Post-screening Q&A Panel with Thomasville's Ga-Fla Shooting Dog Handler's Club | Presented by OnX Hunt and the Thomasville Center for the Arts

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP. 139 | “Peter Spencer had Public Trust” with Chris Powell of Houndman XP

    EP. 139 | “Peter Spencer had Public Trust” with Chris Powell of Houndman XP

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/4365808/peter-spencer-how-did-he-die/
     
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/houndsman-xp-sportsmens-nation/id1462431615
    OnX- The Sporting Life Notebook (formerly The Gun Dog Notebook) Podcast is presented to you by OnX hunt, crafted to be the #1 digital mapping resource for hunters, anglers, and landowners. Download the OnX hunt app today, and use my promo code GDN20 for 20% off at checkout. Eukanuba Sporting Dog  Benchmade Knife Company Georgia Power Sportsmen & Sportswomen Climate Statement February 2021  Orvis Currents Dog Training Panel with Orvis-Endorsed Operations Manager Reid Bryant and Orvis Ambassador Melinda Benbow
    Check out the FULL FILM at https://www.onxmaps.com/hunt/dogmen Just ran the Black Handlers Trial and oh do I have a story to tell yall.  It was a great experience.  That will likely be included on the DOGMEN screening/ live on stage podcast. PH/Learn to Hunt Program- details coming at Pheasant Fest.  And come by and visit us at Pheasant Fest at the Minority Outdoor Alliance table and at the stages throughout the weekend.  

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

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178 Ratings

178 Ratings

RiskMgr141 ,

Great podcast

Durrell is just a real guy living with and learning from his dogs. For a guy like me who is training his first dog with aspirations of building his own kennel of retrievers (not even pointers) I learn something from EVERY podcast. His is must listening for me.

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