100 episodes

Interesting, informative guests on all things upland bird dogs and bird hunting, hosted by the creator of TV series Wingshooting USA. Hunting stories and glorious dog work, the most knowledgeable and entertaining pro guides, hardcore hunters and consummate trainers in the sport.

Upland Nation Scott Linden

    • Sports
    • 4.4 • 158 Ratings

Interesting, informative guests on all things upland bird dogs and bird hunting, hosted by the creator of TV series Wingshooting USA. Hunting stories and glorious dog work, the most knowledgeable and entertaining pro guides, hardcore hunters and consummate trainers in the sport.

    Bird hunting podcast with pro photog Lee Kjos on picture tips, puppies, and why non-toxic ammo makes sense to uplanders

    Bird hunting podcast with pro photog Lee Kjos on picture tips, puppies, and why non-toxic ammo makes sense to uplanders

    Intense, exuberant, committed to a cause and pretty damn talented: photographer Lee Kjos joins me to talk all things outdoor photography from his grueling travel schedule to where you've seen his work (everywhere). We'll get tips on how to make even your ugliest hunting buddy better looking and getting your dog camera-ready.

    We'll talk about Lee's new cocker pup, dogs in general, take a deep dive into his ruffed grouse passion, delve into some outdoors history and even a little philosophy. Where the heck do Greg Allman and Harley Davidson motorcycles fit into this? Listen to find out.

    Lee's making waves in the ammo business, too. Founder of Boss Shotshells, he'll make a case for using non-toxic ammo in the uplands before the feds force it down our throats. His conservation - and practical - arguments ring true to me. Listen for yourself and decide.

    You share your thoughts on where your dog rides ... and we look at Texas public-access (yes, there is some).

    Please visit our sponsors:

    Sage & Braker Mercantile, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, KAMO's Burt County Bird Bounty, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    30-year chukar hunter: what’s in my vest? Preview HUNTREDI vest, what I carry and why

    30-year chukar hunter: what’s in my vest? Preview HUNTREDI vest, what I carry and why

    30 years of wild bird hunting, hundreds of bird dogs, and 20 pounds of stuff, all critical to bird hunting success and safety. And, how to carry it all comfortably and conveniently. We start with an insider's look at the new HUNTREDI Deviate strap vest ... my new best friend.

    I'll share the lessons I've learned consulting on vest design and functionality, then open every pocket and go through the gear I take chukar hunting.

    From ergonomics to a dog emergency bag, to what's in my "survival kit," I'll offer suggestions on the things you might add, especially for a high-mileage western wild bird hunt.

    Then, listeners share their dogs' favorite part of a hunting day, and I've got suggestions for public-access grouse ground in seven states.

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    Sage & Braker Mercantile, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, KAMO's Burt County Bird Bounty, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

    • 43 min
    Wild bird hunting pro shares spots, strategies, advice

    Wild bird hunting pro shares spots, strategies, advice

    Wild birds, in the wilds of Southern California. That's where we start this long-overdue discussion with the publisher of the Western Birds, a detailed, informative newsletter on all things bird hunting in the Golden State. From the "miracle of snow" to how chukars behave in winter, where quail hang to hunting strategies and tactics, Jim has advice no matter what species you chase. Jim also has tips on where to go, the critical environmental factors birds need, using a call to locate birds, other useful gear, and what happens when you bust a covey.

    Listeners share their priorities for this season, and our Road Trip explores not a place, but a mindset for wild birds on public lands.

    Please visit our sponsors:

    Sage & Braker Mercantile, Dr. Tim's performance dog food, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, KAMO's Burt County Bird Bounty, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bird hunter, scholar, quail expert delves deep: strategy, tactics, gear, habitat

    Bird hunter, scholar, quail expert delves deep: strategy, tactics, gear, habitat

    Rocky Gutierrez is probably the most learned scholar in the world of upland game birds and he's here to take us to school. From hunting birds around the world, to the behavior of valley quail, this guy knows his stuff. We'll talk habitat, strategy, tactics, gear, and why you can never find those buggers where they lit when you flushed the covey. We'll cover birds from Gambel's quail to capercaillie, mountain quail to rock ptarmigan.

    Rocky's academic background is rich and varied, he is a professor emeritus at the Univ. of Minnesota, and his doctoral dissertation work started with a quail hunt!

    We talk about what snacks you offer your dog during a hunt, and the Road Trip goes to Sin City for wild Gambel's quail on public land.

    Please visit our sponsors:

    Sage & Braker Mercantile, Dr. Tim's performance dog food, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, KAMO's Burt County Bird Bounty, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Versatile hunting dog judge, champion trainer, wild bird hunter has dozens of tips

    Versatile hunting dog judge, champion trainer, wild bird hunter has dozens of tips

    You've seen his dog excel in the NAVHDA Invitational test on Wingshooting USA TV. In one of the most memorable and jam-packed conversations I've had, Curtis Fry walks his talk, and boy, can he talk! Versatile dog judge, champion trainer, avid upland hunter, Curtis will share his wisdom on everything from gunshyness to bird introduction, hunting strategy and dog psychology, to strategic feeding. I guarantee you will take away a heaping, steaming pile of knowledge that will make you a better dog trainer and bird hunter ... or your money back.

    I asked on social media what conservation groups are doing a good job, and boy did I get an ear, er, eyefull. I'll share your opinions, without judgement, knowing your um, criticism was meant to be constructive. On our Road Trip public access segment, I share one of my favorite towns, the jumping-off point to less-well-known wild pheasant hunting spots.

    Please visit our sponsors:

    Sage & Braker Mercantile, Dr. Tim's performance dog food, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, KAMO's Burt County Bird Bounty, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Bird hunting podcast: Pheasants/Quail Forever CEO retiring, shares his legacy and the glory

    Bird hunting podcast: Pheasants/Quail Forever CEO retiring, shares his legacy and the glory

    Howard Vincent retires after 35 years serving the conservation groups, starting as a volunteer before his rise to the top position in 2000. The two groups have become major conservation players, the dominant upland/bird hunting group, and conserving thousands of acres per year for habitat and wildlife.

    Vincent recounts his rise and the group's accomplishments, how a savvy "big tent" philosophy has brought disparate groups to the negotiating table in the interest of wildlife and habitat. He'll outline how everything from honeybees to sorghum are relevant to hunters. He'll look back on some milestones, and ahead to what's in store for him after retiring at the close of Pheasant Fest 2023.

    We go to New Mexico for wild bird public access, and hit on some of the 390 dog names you haven't used yet, but hope to.

    Please visit our sponsors:

    Sage & Braker Mercantile, Dr. Tim's performance dog food, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, KAMO's Burt County Bird Bounty, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

popkoop ,

Sharon Potter

Scott, WOW. I don’t save many podcasts but this is a keeper! Outstanding as usual.

Chukar John ,

Podcast and television show

This guy leads a rich fantasy life concerning dog training and hunting wild birds. He has never owned a well trained dog. He has never had a dog that placed in an AKC, American Field or NASTRA event. Nor have any of his dogs earned a title from an AKC hunt test. Yet he has the gall to answer questions on dog hunting and training. He has some excellent guests on his podcast but he won’t shut up and let them complete their answers or explanations. His overuse of "I" is disgusting.

hallbergp ,

Episode 169

Scott...another great podcast! This one caught my attention because our hunt became more productive, finding more pheasants in Huron, SD, when we turned off the beeper collars, removed the bells and kept our moth shut!

Paul

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