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Ducks Unlimited Podcast is a constant discussion of all things waterfowl. From in-depth hunting tips and tactics, to waterfowl biology, research, science, and habitat updates. The DU Podcast is the go-to resource for waterfowlers and conservationists. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetland…

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    Ep. 62 – RE-AIR - Author of “Hidden War” Joins the DU Podcast (1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 39:05

    Lt. John Nores, Jr. (Retired) from California Department of Fish and Wildlife discusses his most recent book, Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens are reclaiming America's wildlands from drug cartels. Nores talks about issues with water, wildlife, and how California game wardens dealt with an attack on public and private lands, and how the issue continues across the U.S.

    Ep. 61 – Father-Son Dynamic Discussion with Eddie and Jack Nickens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 30:05

    Eddie Nickens, contributing editor of Ducks Unlimited magazine, and his son Jack, join host Chris Jennings in studio to discuss their travels over the years. The two were visiting National Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee on their way to an Arkansas duck hunt. Eddie and Jack explained how they built bonds through the outdoors and how things have changed since Jack was young, hunting at his father's side. This interesting conversation details the dynamics of a father and a son growing up in the outdoors, both learning about life along the way.

    Ep. 60 – Waterfowl Harvest Management Series, Part 18: Atlantic Flyway Multi-stock Harvest Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 49:35

    As eastern mallards declined in the early 2000s, waterfowl managers developed a new approach for setting duck harvest frameworks in the Atlantic Flyway. Termed “multi-stock management,” this approach steps away from mallards and relies on 4 species that better capture harvest opportunities for eastern hunters. Dr. Min Huang and Dr. Pat Devers rejoin the podcast to provide details behind this approach and discuss other issues on the horizon for waterfowl management in the U.S.

    Ep. 59 – Waterfowl Harvest Management Series, Part 17: Eastern Mallard AHM, the Beginnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 36:20

    In the late 1990s, waterfowl harvest managers in the Atlantic Flyway began exploring new approaches to tie harvest regulations for their states to eastern mallards and other duck populations that were the primary source of Atlantic Flyway harvest. Dr. Min Huang, Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Dr. Pat Devers, USFWS, join the podcast to lead a discussion on these early days and eventual implementation of Eastern Mallard AHM.

    Ep. 58 – Fact or Fiction: Private land conservation, HIP registration, and corn for impoundments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 50:13

    In this inaugural episode of our Fact or Fiction series, hosts Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher give the straight talk on three questions brought to us by our listeners. How much of DU's work occurs on public vs. private land, do you have to register for HIP separately in each state in which you hunt, and does DU provide corn for managed impoundments? The waters can get a little muddy out there, so we're jumping in to provide some clarity. 

    Ep. 58 – Transmitters, Neck Collars, Web Tags, Geolocators, etc. with Dr. Chris Nicolai, Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 47:33

    In this concluding episode, Dr. Chris Nicolai, waterfowl scientist for Delta Waterfowl, explains neck collars, web tags, nasal saddles, geolocators, transmitters, GPS units, and more. How are they used, how have they evolved, and how are scientists using them to learn more than ever about movements, migrations, and behaviors of waterfowl across North America? Listen and learn from our friend and colleague, Dr. Chris Nicolai.

    Ep. 56 – Artist's Series: Adam Grimm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 44:18

    Host Katie Burke is joined by wildlife artist, Adam Grimm. Adam is a two-time Federal Duck Stamp winner and two-time DU Artist-of-the-Year. In this conversation, Adam goes into detail discussing his journey to become a professional wildlife artist, particularly, how his love of art and the outdoors came together to in his professional career. The two also discuss the significance of the Federal Duck Stamp program to wildlife artists, and the significance winning has had on Adam's career. You can view Adam's artwork by visiting,

    Ep. 55 – Leg Bands – More than a Shiny Ring, with Dr. Chris Nicolai, Part 2.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 43:02

    Dr. Chris Nicolai, waterfowl scientist for Delta Waterfowl, rejoins Dr. Mike Brasher for a “bird nerd” discussion about waterfowl banding. This episode covers everything from the basics of what it is and when it happens to more detailed coverage of reward bands, survival estimation, calculating population size using the “Lincoln-Petersen” method, and what banding data can reveal about individual decisions. Thank you for reporting your bands!

    Ep. 54 – Acadian Duck Pie to Warm the Soul

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 24:53

    An alternative recipe for your harvested ‘fowl, the DU Podcast and Dr. J.-M. DeVink bring you a French-inspired dish that pairs well with red wine and a blustery winter day – Acadian duck pie. Perfect for any species of waterfowl or wild game, including those considered less than stellar table fare, J.-M. steps through the recipe and provides educational insights on its origin and preparation. Find the complete recipe here:

    Bonus: Incoming Cold Front Spurs Optimism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 16:33

    Jay Anglin, Great Lakes Migration Editor, joins host Chris Jennings to discuss the incoming cold front happening New Year's Day. This influx of cold weather throughout much of the Central and Mississippi Flyway could have major impacts on waterfowl wintering in mid-latitude states. Anglin shares local and regional updates across Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan as many of these states are holding strong numbers of ducks and geese. Waterfowl hunters throughout the lower portions of the Central and Mississippi Flyways may have the opportunity to begin 2022 with a bang.

    Ep. 53 – Bands, Transmitters, and Other Markers with Dr. Chris Nicolai, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 36:20

    Dr. Chris Nicolai, waterfowl scientist for Delta Waterfowl, joins Dr. Mike Brasher for an extended, in-depth discussion about the science and application of marking individual birds. In the first of 3 episodes, we discuss the early days of marking, the type of data and information gathered from it, its advantages over other methods of study, and how the technologies and techniques continue to evolve, providing increasingly detailed data on the waterfowl life cycle.

    Ep. 52 – Ducks Unlimited Christmas Extravaganza 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 48:01

    Join Chris, Mike, & Katie as they take a walk down memory lane discussing Christmas presents from their youth, reflecting on Christmas traditions, and considering why Dec 25th might be the safest day for the ducks. You'll also hear songs recorded by local Ducks Unlimited staff and a Christmas letter reading from all of us to all of you! We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday. Merry Christmas!  

    Ep. 51 – Collector's Series: Stan Van Etten

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 40:15

    Past Editor-in-Chief of Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Magazine, Stan Van Etten, joins host, Katie Burke, to chat about the magazine's 20-year run. The duo reminisces about some of the magazine's great articles over years of its publication. Stan discusses what led him to start the publication of the magazine, as well as his reason for retiring it. To purchase back issues of H&FC Magazine, visit

    Ep. 50 – Grassroots Journey to Becoming a Better Cook of Wild Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 36:57

    Dr. Jean Michel DeVink, DU Canada's National Manager of Conservation Planning, joins the DU Podcast to share bits of scientific expertise and culinary insights from his journey to becoming a better cook of wild game. We discuss an introductory fajita recipe, slow cooking goose legs, wild game during the holiday season, and other elements that even the most seasoned chefs will appreciate.

    Ep. 49 – 2021 Arctic Goose Update with Dr. Ray Alisauskas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 39:23

    Fresh off a November elk harvest, Dr. Ray Alisauskas of Environment and Climate Change Canada joins the podcast to discuss early data on productivity of Mid-continent light geese in 2021. Evidence continues to indicate a “nose-diving” population trajectory for snow and Ross's geese in the mid-continent. Earlier spring thaw and phenological mismatch are primary culprits, but what about the Conservation Order?

    Ep. 48 – Introduction to Wetland Plants and Their Value to Waterfowl, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 52:07

    Dr. Heath Hagy rejoins the podcast to continue a discussion about how plants differ in their value to waterfowl. From smartweed and millet to oaks and corn, this episode covers a plethora of plants commonly mentioned in waterfowl management and discusses the good, bad, and ugly. Are all exotic plants bad for waterfowl, are all grasses and sedges of similar value, and what's the story with cultivated crops? All these questions and more are answered on this episode.

    Ep. 47 – Introduction to Wetland Plants and Their Value to Waterfowl, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 35:37

    Dr. Heath Hagy, waterfowl ecologist for the USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System, joins host Dr. Mike Brasher to discuss the diversity of wetland plants and how they differ in their value to waterfowl. Beginning with a reflection on the history of waterfowl food habits and its importance to effective management, this episode launches our exploration of the food, cover, and secondary benefits of various plant communities commonly found in wetlands.

    Ep. 46 – Behind the Scenes of DU's Event Fundraising

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 41:04

    Most get their first introduction to the world's leader in wetlands conservation by attending a local banquet or other style of event. David Schuessler, DU national director of event fundraising and R3 programs, joins Chris Jennings to talk about DU's successful event system. Schuessler shares some of the history and the current successes of today. The two talk about must-attend unique events throughout the country along with the volunteers and staff who make it all happen.

    Bonus: Arkansas Habitat Update with AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 16:22

    Luke Naylor, AGFC waterfowl program coordinator, joins the DU Podcast to talk about hunting and habitat in Arkansas as the state prepares reopen the season after the first split. Naylor explains that water is a major problem throughout the Natural State and landscape-level water is what attracts and holds ducks. Some success was reported during the first portion of the season, but it was short-lived. Naylor did mention that the white-fronted goose hunting has been a highlight so far. He remains optimistic that if precipitation improves, so will the remainder of the season.

    Ep. 45 – History Series: Thomas C. Main, DU's Early Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 28:13

    For the fourth installment of the History series, Dan Thiel returns to discuss with host, Katie Burke, the impact of Thomas C. Main on the newly founded Ducks Unlimited. Main was DU's first General Manager in Canada and had a significant impact on the early conservation work done in the organization. Dan and Katie walk through those early years of Main's career telling the story that informed much of the work DU does today.

    Ep. 44 – Running Traffic: The Basics for Duck and Goose Hunters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 31:28

    John Pollmann, freelance contributor for DU Magazine and, joins host Chris Jennings to discuss running traffic for ducks and geese. This common reference is used by hunters who can't quite be on the ‘X', but can get in the flight line to try and divert birds into their decoys. The two share some personal experiences, along with tactics from a recent DU Magazine article. To read Pollmann's full article, visit

    EP. 43 – Collector's Series: Kory Rogers, Shelburne Museum

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 30:03

    Chief Curator of the Shelburne Museum in Burlington, Vermont, Kory Rogers, joins Katie Burke to discuss the Joel Barber decoy collection. The two chat about Barber's unique influence on the collecting community as the father of decoy collecting. They also briefly discuss the Shelburne's new online exhibit, In Plain Sight: Rediscovering Charles Sumner Bunn's Shorebird Decoys, as well as the important role of the museum which is separate from that of the private collector.

    Ep. 42 – DU Receives $3.2M Grant for Wetland and Climate Mitigation Science

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 37:51

    As DU seeks broader partnerships and support for wetlands conservation, so grows the need for new science to quantify the diverse benefits it provides. Dr. Steve Adair, DU chief scientist, and Dr. Ellen Herbert, DU ecosystem service scientist, join the podcast to share exciting news about a recently awarded $3.2M grant from the USDA to investigate the potential for wetlands restored through the Conservation Reserve Program to mitigate climate change.

    Ep. 41 – History Series: Joseph P. Knapp and DU's Formation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 27:54

    Katie Burke welcomes returning guest, Dan Thiel, to discuss the founder of Ducks Unlimited, Joseph P. Knapp. In telling the history of Knapp, the two discuss the creation of More Game Birds for America and the evolution that inspired the same group to create Ducks Unlimited. The pair layout out the timeline of events plus Knapp's role that ultimately lead to our organizations' creation.

    Ep. 40 – Introducing a New DU Scientist and Talking Duckling Research

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 37:34

    On this episode, we introduce one of DU's newest waterfowl scientists, Catrina Terry, and learn of the adventurous and exciting path she took to become a duck expert! Catrina also share insights from her graduate research on duckling survival in the prairies, which revealed than even wetlands in intensively cultivated landscapes provide habitat for ducklings and provides justification for diversified strategies for wetland conservation.

    Ep. 39 – Thanksgiving Special: Best Thing I Ever Ate at Duck Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 77:48

    This unique episode is all about food. Guest Jennifer Chandler, chef and author, joins Chris Jennings and Dr. Mike Brasher for a Thanksgiving discussion that is centered around the theme of “Best Thing I Ever Ate at Duck Camp.” The trio talk about their personal Thanksgiving plans, the waterfowling aspect of the holiday season, and also break down multiple clips from past guests talking about their favorite duck camp meals. This engaging conversation will leave you thinking about your favorite things to eat at duck camp, and hungry for a Thanksgiving feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Bonus: Into the Vault 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 19:13

    David Schuessler, National Director of Event Fundraisng and R3, joins the DU Podcast to talk about Into the Vault 2, an online auction launched by DU on Nov. 22.  Into the Vault 2 features unique items from across the country including rare guns, prints, original paintings, trips, decoys, and so much more. Schuessler and Chris Jennings discuss the auction, several items, and even discuss how this money conserves habitat in North America. To bid on one of these fantastic items, visit 

    Ep. 38 – Storytelling, Gear, and Adventures with a Filson Content Producer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 37:32

    Will Kutscher, Filson content producer, joins host Chris Jennings for an exciting talk about producing the high-quality content at Kutscher has traveled the globe creating in-depth stories of the men and women who rely on Filson gear to live their lives or make a living. Kutscher shares his favorite adventure to date and his best advice for amateur content creators out there to take their content to the next level.

    EP. 37 – Species Profile: Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 51:22

    Hosts Dr. Mike Brasher and Chris Jennings dive into another one of the more popular waterfowl species in North America. Brasher explains some of the unique characteristics of this species in regards to feeding habitat, breeding habitats, and life cycle needs. The two discuss the habitat preferences as well as preferred food sources of the gadwall. It's everything you've wanted to know about the gadwall.  

    Bonus: Pacific Storms Change the Landscape for Washington Waterfowl and Hunters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 16:11

    Matt Wilson, statewide waterfowl specialist for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, joins the show to provide a quick update on habitat conditions and hunter reports across the state of Washington. Pacific storms have improved habitats in eastern parts of the state, but have produced damaging floods west of the Cascades and have changed the landscape for waterfowl and hunters. On balance, its been a mixed bag and generally an average season thus far.

    Ep. 36 – Chris Akin Joins the Show to Talk Retrievers, E-Collars

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 36:34

    Chris Akin, owner and operator of Webb Footed Kennels, hops on the Podcast with Chris Jennings to chat about SportDog BRAND E-Collar introductions, mid-season training sessions, and even the best way to prepare a retriever for a light goose hunt. Akin, with more than 30 years of experience training retrievers, brings  a wealth of e-collar advice to trainers of all experience levels.  

    Ep. 35 – Arkansas's Greentree Reservoirs, Pt 3: A Conservation Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 58:50

    Austin Booth, director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, joins the DU Podcast to conclude our discussion about the difficult yet necessary changes to water management in Arkansas's famed greentree reservoirs. From his perspective as a father, hunter, and agency director, Austin shares insights on leadership, outreach efforts, hunter concerns, and why AGFC is so committed to seeking long-term solutions to preserve the legacy of Arkansas's flooded timber.

    Ep. 34 – Arkansas's Greentree Reservoirs, Pt 2: A New Era of Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 51:40

    Luke Naylor (Arkansas Game and Fish) and Jake Spears (Ducks Unlimited) are back for part 2 of our in-depth discussion about changes in water level management for Arkansas's GTRs. With the problem diagnosed, AGFC and partners are beginning to implement solutions, none of which will be easy, quick, or inexpensive. Change is coming and it will require increased adaptability of Arkansas's hunters, but embracing a longer-term view of GTR management is vital for preserving its legacy.

    Ep. 33 – Arkansas's Greentree Reservoirs, Pt 1: Rise to Prominence and Modern Troubles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 46:25

    Few scenes evoke more wonder than flocks of mallards descending into flooded timber of Arkansas's GTRs. While consistent management of water levels for more than half a century has produced predictable habitat for waterfowl and hunters, it has come with a price. In the first of this 3-part series, Luke Naylor, waterfowl program coordinator for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Jake Spears, DU biologist, join the podcast to discuss the history and declining health of Arkansas's GTRs.

    Bonus: Winter Finally Arrives on the Canadian Prairies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 23:17

    Following an abnormally mild fall, winter temps and regional snowfall are triggering an abrupt change on the Canadian prairies. Dr. Scott Stephens shares insights on recent weather systems that dropped up to 20” of snow in parts of Manitoba and are certain to usher south any waterfowl that remain in Canada. Does this change the outlook for the prairie drought and what should U.S. hunters expect as they head afield? Join us for perhaps our last discussion with Scott for this season.

    Ep. 32 – How the Texas Brigades is Training and Inspiring Young Conservationists

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 47:06

    Motivated by a phone call from 17-year old Brynna Malley from San Antonio, Texas, this episode introduces us to the Texas Brigades youth education program and how it is making a difference in training our next generation of conservationists. Michael Petters, a volunteer with the Brigades, shares details about the program, while Brynna inspires us with her story and how she plans to spread the conservation message.

    Ep. 31 – History Series: Jay “Ding” Darling and Waterfowl Conservation in the US

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 29:11

    We welcome Dan Thiel back to the podcast for the second part of the series discussing the history and formation of Ducks Unlimited. In this episode, Dan and host, Katie Burke, take a side bar and chat about the influence of Jay “Ding” Darling on waterfowl and wetland conservation in the United States. The pair discuss Darling's pivotal role in creating the Federal Duck Stamp program and other works ultimately influencing the direction of DU.

    EP. 30 – Mossy Oak: The Past, Present, and the Partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 42:43

    Host Chris Jennings is joined by Daniel and Neill Haas from Mossy Oak. The two share the story of Mossy Oak, from the early days when their grandmother was sewing garments in the attic, to today's global distribution. The conversation turns to duck hunting and conservation, and both share the reason behind the company's passion for waterfowl and habitat conservation.  

    Ep. 29 – Protecting the Prairies with Ducks Stamps and Partnerships

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 38:52

    Dr. Johann Walker, director of operations for DU's Great Plains region, provides an update on prairie habitat conditions and introduces us to the vital role that Duck Stamps and the USFWS Small Wetland Acquisition Program play in protecting prairie wetlands and grasslands. With roots to 1934 and nearly 4 million acres of breeding duck habitat protected, this program remains one of DU's highest priorities. Johann also shares Christmas shopping advice to help protect wetlands.

    Ep. 28 – Foraging Games that Ducks Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 51:23

    In this science-heavy episode, Dr. Heath Hagy and Mike Brasher take a deep dive into duck foraging ecology, how we study it, and why it's important for effective habitat management and conservation planning. Using entertaining analogies of crowded buffet tables and Thanksgiving feasts, we learn about complexities of foraging decisions and why feeding behavior doesn't always indicate food in the water.

    Ep. 27 – Collectors Series: Historian C. John Sullivan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 33:44

    C. John Sullivan, historian and collector joins host, Katie Burke, to talk about the history of waterfowling on the Chesapeake Bay. The pair discuss topics ranging from historic guns clubs to market hunters to the rise of conservation on this infamous waterfowling landscape.

    Bonus: Great Lakes Region Hunting and Habitat Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 18:16

    Jay Anglin, Great Lakes Migration Editor, joins host Chris Jennings to talk about the hunting and habitat around the Great Lakes. Anglin breaks down Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio in this discussion and provides reports from waterfowl managers and hunters he has spoken to. With more typical fall weather in the forecast, Anglin is optimistic about the coming weeks.

    Ep. 26 – How to Improve Your Retriever Photos

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 33:22

    Bill Buckley, professional photographer and freelance contributor for Ducks Unlimited magazine, joins host Chris Jennings to discuss photographing dogs in the field. Buckley gets into the basics of shooting good photography and dealing with common retriever-related problems when trying to capture the perfect images of your four-legged hunting companion.

    Ep. 25 – Are Arkansas Mallards Fatter Today Than 40 Years Ago?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 37:40

    John Veon, Masters student from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, joins Dr. Mike Brasher to answer the question of whether body mass of harvested mallards in Arkansas has changed since the late 1970s. What role have weather patterns, habitat management, or other landscape changes played in the observed trends, and what can hunters and managers take from these findings. Special thanks to all the hunters that provided these data and made the project possible!

    Ep. 24 – Introducing one of the First “Gunner's Dogs” with Addison Edmonds.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 39:07

    Addison Edmonds, found of Gunner, along with Cory Loeffler, owner of DRC Calls, join host Chris Jennings to talk about a recent hunt they had in Northern Minnesota and discuss Loeffler's Labrador retriever, Rue. Edmonds explains how Gunner is looking to highlight the story of other dogs he meets on hunts and other adventures and how Rue had an impact on him during their hunt. Loeffler also goes into detail about Rue's unique training and early accomplishments.

    Ep. 23 – History Series: Nash Buckingham and Waterfowlers for America

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:52

    Dan Thiel, Executive Secretary of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Wetlands America Trust, joins podcast host, Katie Burke, in this part of a multiple part series discussing the history and formation of Ducks Unlimited. In this episode the pair talk about Nash Buckingham, the famous sportsman and writer, and the important role he played in the founding of our organization.

    Ep. 22 – Introduction to Waterfowl and Habitats of Eastern Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 32:44

    Dr. Mark Gloutney, DU Canada's director of regional operations for eastern Canada and British Columbia, joins Dr. Mike Brasher for an introduction to the diverse wetland systems and waterfowl populations of eastern Canada. Mark also provides an update on 2021 breeding habitat conditions and early observations from the hunting season.

    BONUS – New York Update and a Polar Vortex Disruption Possibly on the Horizon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:03

    Dr. Mike Schummer from SUNY ESF joins the DU Podcast to provide an update on early season hunting and habitat conditions from New York. Mike also shares insights on how climate systems and weather patterns are unfolding this fall. Signs are pointing to a cold outbreak in early November, likely triggering additional migration, but the outlook beyond that may be less encouraging. Listen in for all the details and possibilities.

    Ep. 21 – DU's Leaders of Tomorrow – Interview with National Scholarship Winners

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 41:46

    McNeill Dinkins (Jackson, MS) and Max Shackelford (Memphis, TN), winners of the 2021 DU National Scholarships, join Mark Horobetz, manager of DU's Youth and Education Programs and host Dr. Mike Brasher to discuss their stories, future plans, and what it means to be a leader among DU's volunteers. Mature beyond their age, McNeill and Max are perfect examples of why DU invests in our youth.

    Ep. 20 – Step-by-Step E-Collar Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:30

    Tom Dokken, veteran trainer, joins the DU Podcast on behalf of SportDOG Brand to talk about the processes he uses when training with e-collar. Dokken shares insights into the step-by-step process of introducing the e-collar into your training sessions, and how he approaches the timing of those introductions. He also discusses common errors made by amateur trainers that you should avoid at all cost.

    Ep. 19 – Collector's Series: Robbie Smith, North Carolina Decoys

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 26:32

    Robbie Smith, Sporting Arts Director at Leland Little Auctions and North Carolina decoy collector, joins the podcast with host, Katie Burke, to discuss his journey into waterfowling and collecting North Carolina decoys. The two discuss the importance of mentorship and friendships when beginning your collecting career. Robbie talks about his interest in carvers like James Best and Malachi Waterfield and why their work speaks to him. He also speaks on the insurgence of North Carolina decoys on the market in the last 10 years.

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