The Big Honker Podcast is your ultimate authority on all things waterfowl hunting!! The show's hosts are Jeff Stanfield, owner of Stanfield Hunting Outfitters and Andy Shaver, head guide at Stanfield Hunting Outfitters. You will not find a duo more knowledgeable about the hunting industry than these two! Join them as they give you an all access pass into what most hunters dream about, which is to hunt for a living! Not only will they be giving you a peek behind the curtain on what its like to run one of North America's largest outfitters but each episode will be filled with discussions on topics such as scouting, decoy spreads, migration and hatch reports, product reviews, retriever training, calling tips and techniques, as well as tactics they use everyday to make each hunt a success... Couple that with the occasional tall tale from past hunts and special guests interviews from waterfowl industry leaders this show will be a fun ride and a must listen for everyone from the most hardcore hunter to the hunter that only hits the field twice a year.
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Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Tiger King tattoo artist and Boss Shot Shells best employee, Dirk Sorrells. Dirk has recently hired on at Boss Shot Shells full time and he has found an intense passion for waterfowl hunting. They discuss Dirk getting back into the tattoo artist game, and he describes the truly unique and odd placement of the next tattoo he would give; Dirk explains what made him fall in love with waterfowl hunting, ice surfing, and he tells more stories from his time as a tattoo artist.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by the owner of Pacific Calls, Trevor Austin. Over the past few weeks Trevor has chased waterfowl into Canada and Idaho. The guys talk about Trevor's experience going into Canada post-pandemic, the growth of Pacific Calls and what's next for them, they talk Washington state waterfowl hunting, and what all states the Pacific crew is planning to waterfowl hunt in this winter.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by the greatest waterfowl hunter to ever guide for Stanfield Hunting Outfitters, Dave Reese. Dave and his brother Steve have taken over the iconic Randy Bartz Flagman product line and have begun making improvements to the revolutionary concept that Randy came up with years ago. The guys join Dave in the duck blind so we get real time commentary from one of the best to ever do it, they discuss Dave's vision for the future of Flagman Legacy Products, how the migration has been for Dave in Minnesota so far, they look back on Dave's time in Texas and at some of the better pranks that were pulled during that time.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Congressman Ronny Jackson. Ronny represents the 13th Congressional District for the state of Texas, he is a retired Navy Admiral and former White House Physician. The guys discuss the disastrous policies that have been put into place under the Biden administration, the Department of Justice targeting school board meetings, the United States exit from Afghanistan, and his plans to take back America once Republicans have regained the House of Representatives in 2022.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Tony Stanfield to give their predictions for Thursday Night Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. Plus, Jeff reads an email from a North Dakota farmer with some tips on how to get permission to waterfowl hunt.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by the "Python Cowboy" Trapper Mike. Mike hunts in the Florida Everglades for the invasive Burmese Python and Iguana. The guys discuss Mike's fight with a 17' 7" python, his Iguana hunting dog Otto, and the wildest thing he's stumbled upon in the Everglades.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by the owners of Split Reed, a website devoted to delivering premium waterfowl content, Nick Costas and Duncan MacLeod. Nick and Duncan are in Canada waterfowl hunting so the guys discuss how the hunting as been for duo thus far, and how they are managing Split Reed from a different country.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by one of Zach Shaver's lifelong friends, Riley Rodriquez. Riley is a personal trainer in Abilene, Texas, and owns his own clothing line, "Heathen Training". He is one of the funniest individuals to ever hang around The Big Honker Lodge. They discuss all the hell Zach and Riley raised from high school to their adult lives, and what drove Riley to healthier lifestyle.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by University of Oklahoma meteorology student and avid waterfowl hunter, Daniel Carter. The guys look at the models for this coming winter and speculate on the weather pattern we will see in the United States, and Daniel tells of his passion for chasing ducks, geese, and tornadoes.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Colter Barnes who was a contestant last season on the hit survivalist tv show, 'Alone'. Colter lasted 67 days in the wilderness of British Columbia before the production team pulled him for medical concerns. The guys discuss Colter's time on the show, what he would do differently to extend his stay, and what he learned about himself while out in the wild.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by former Stanfield Hunting Outfitters waterfowl guide, Mikey Soberano. Mikey shares how he got a lifetime ban from Tinder, his experience guiding spring snow goose hunts, and they discuss his time at Stanfield Hunting Outfitters and what lessons he will take to his next guiding job.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Oklahoma waterfowl hunter, Chris Kaiser. Chris works for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he ducks around the same area. With the heavy influx of new hunters in Oklahoma, Chris has had to think outside the box and try new tactics to stay one step ahead wary birds and eager duck hunters.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by retired American professional race car driver, Rick Carelli. He is now the spotter for Erik Jones in the NASCAR Cup Series. The guys talk about Rick's mentality when racing, his near fatal crash in 1999, what it takes to become a professional race car driver, and how the sport has evolved since his racing days.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by California waterfowl hunter, Dominic DeLucchi. Dominic's family own prime duck property in California that leads to extraordinary waterfowl hunting. The guys discuss the difficulty that comes with hunting in a liberal state, the lack of water in Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, and what they do on their property to ensure they have the best waterfowl season possible.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by outdoor legend, Lee Kjos. Lee is one of the most well respected outdoor and waterfowl photographers in the nation. The guys discuss Lee's upcoming trips to chase ducks and geese in Canada this fall, Lee shares his thoughts on the drought in the Prairie Pothole Region and the impact that could have on this fall's waterfowl migration, and they look at the massive growth from Boss Shot Shells over the past three years and their new "Know Your Shot" initiative that challenges waterfowl hunters to take more ethical shots to cut down on the 3.5 million birds that go unrecovered each waterfowl season.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by professional golfer and avid duck hunter, William Holcomb V. Will recently made headlines after he told a reporter his "three favorite things are Jesus, duck hunting, and golf - in that order." The guys discuss Will's journey to professional golf, his love for duck hunting, and what makes him special on the golf course.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by New Jersey waterfowl hunter, John Oh. John chases sea ducks just outside of New York City. The guys discuss hunting outside of NYC and the challenges with anti-hunters, the art of brant hunting, and the guys trade stories about their visits to New York City.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by waterfowl guide, Brian Richter. Brian is a goose and Sandhill crane guide for Ranger Creek Goose, from the same area as Jeff and Andy. RCG has also made a name for itself by offering some of the best dove hunting in the state of Texas. The guys discuss the outlook for opening weekend of dove season in their area, they trade stories from their time chasing ducks and geese in the famous peanut country, and Brian explains how he stumbled into guiding waterfowl hunts.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Ryan Baudhuin. Ryan is a Marine Combat Veteran who, after his own battle with PTSD, has made it his mission to share his passion for hunting with more Veterans. Ryan shares his thoughts on what we are witnessing in Afghanistan, the guys discuss Ryan's recent hunts with Veterans, they look ahead at his biggest event of the year, The Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt, and Ryan tells how that event has grown through the years.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by Senior VP of Delta Waterfowl, John Devney. The guys discuss the impact the drought in the Dakota's and the Prairie Pothole region of Canada will have on this falls duck migration, what waterfowl birds to do adapt when drought hits their nesting grounds, why the specklebelly population seems to increase every year, and how waterfowl hunters can make the most of their time in the decoy spreads this hunting season.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by New Hampshire waterfowl hunter, Steven Beck. The guys discuss sea duck hunting and Steven shares some of his closer calls on the water, they talk about early season Canada goose hunting that's set to open soon in New Hampshire, and how waterfowl hunting has changed since Steven started 15 years ago.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by California Waterfowl Biologist, Brian Huber. The guys discuss the current duck banding project Brian is working on, the extreme drought in the Prairie Pothole region and the impact that could have on the fall migration, and Brian tells of some of the odd ball ducks and geese that he has encountered during his time in the waterfowl biology field.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by the owner of Dry Creek Outfitters, Rustin Morgan. Dry Creek runs a massive amount of dove hunters so the guys discuss the outlook for the Texas dove season, Rustin tells of what inspired him to start his own hunting outfit, and they discuss the heavy influx of new hunting outfitters popping up everywhere and Jeff gives his take on where these outfits are going wrong.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver rank steakhouse, they discuss the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, high school football players opting out of their senior year, President Biden getting lost, and they outline their massive end of summer giveaway.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by American patriot, retired US Army, and Texas gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Col. Allen West. They discuss the different issues the state of Texas faces, including; the crisis on the southern border, and Lt. Col. West shares his plans to address the various problems growing within Texas.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by the only Official State Photographer of Texas, Wyman Meinzer. Wyman is a legend in the outdoor and photography worlds. This episode has plenty of Texas history as the guys discuss various historic Texas ranches like the 6666 ranch, life of early settlers and Native Americans on the plains, and the lawless nature of West Texas in the 1800's.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois from the hit YouTube series Duck Camp Dinners. MeatEater has recently added Duck Camp Dinners to their lineup. Chef Jean-Paul has masterfully woven the waterfowl and culinary worlds together with this series. They discuss his early duck hunting days in Louisiana, the unique quality of cooking that comes from Louisiana, his inspiration for Duck Camp Dinners, the intensity of a professional kitchen, and what's to come for Duck Camp Dinners.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by Nathan Hawkins from Big Country Snake Removal. Nathan and his team extract rattlesnakes from homes and properties all over the state of Texas. The discuss Nathan's fascination with snakes, his experience being bitten by a poisonous snake and what happens to the body after a snake bite, the most amount of rattlesnakes he's removed from a underneath a house, and his plans on opening a "Serpentarium".
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by the owner of Cadillac Creek Outfitters, Toby Brohlin. The guys discuss how Toby started Cadillac Creek, his time chasing a music career, the power of social media, and the expansions he and Cadillac Creek are making in the future.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by 2 time World Series Champion, Aubrey Huff. Aubrey was with the San Francisco Giants for their championship runs in 2010 and 2012. Cancel culture set its sights on Aubrey during the 2020 Presidential election and since then Aubrey has launched his own patriotic, anti-woke, Alpha American clothing line. The guys discuss Aubrey's time in the majors, his battle with Adderall and alcoholism, his divorce and the high divorce rate amongst professional athletes, and how he has comeback to battle the woke movement.
Jeff Stanfield & Andy Shaver are joined by the owner of Dive Bomb Industries, Cody Stokes. The guys discuss all the new products coming from Dive Bomb Industries for the 2021 waterfowl season, the success of SquadFest, hunting trips Cody has planned for this coming waterfowl season, and the difficulty of properly expanding the Dive Bomb Industries brand.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year, Seth Feider. The guys look back on Seth's extraordinary season on the Bassmaster circuit and when he knew he was Angler of the Year, Seth tells of his superstitions when he's in tournament mode, and he talks of his passion for waterfowl hunting.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by Haley Fochs from Lucky Duck Premiem Decoys. Haley runs Lucky Duck's social media and marketing. They discuss the impact Covid has made on hunting and outdoor shows, her travels from the prior waterfowl season, and Haley tells of all the new products from Lucky Duck that will be hitting the outdoors market just in time for the 2021 waterfowl season.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by 6 time Motocross champion, Jeff Stanton. Jeff won the AMA 250 cc Motocross and Supercross Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1992 and he was inducted into the motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000. The guys discuss his prestigious career in motocross and his new venture of breeding trophy whitetail.
Jeff Stanfield and Andy Shaver are joined by one of the owners of Split Reed, Duncan MacLeod. The guys discuss Duncan's role within Split Reed, the steps they've taken to grow Split Reed into a much bigger online platform, striking a balance between edgy and controversial, rap music, and where he sees Split Reed heading the future.