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The Flush Podcast hunts down the greatest upland bird hunting stories ever told. Award-winning television host & producer, Travis Frank, goes behind the camera lens of the bird hunting TV show, The Flush, to share stories from inspiring characters, incredible hunting adventures, and lovable bird dogs. This is an open mic experience to talk about life through the eyes of a bird hunter. We’ll discuss wild birds, guns, hunting gear, dogs, conservation, hunting secrets, and the ones that got away.

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The Flush Podcast hunts down the greatest upland bird hunting stories ever told. Award-winning television host & producer, Travis Frank, goes behind the camera lens of the bird hunting TV show, The Flush, to share stories from inspiring characters, incredible hunting adventures, and lovable bird dogs. This is an open mic experience to talk about life through the eyes of a bird hunter. We’ll discuss wild birds, guns, hunting gear, dogs, conservation, hunting secrets, and the ones that got away.

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English


Episodes
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Train the Dog in Front of You

7/11/2024
Hannah Hayes is the owner and head dog trainer at Prairie Fauna Kennels. We discuss a variety of dog training topics that revolve around her philosophy to “Train the dog in front of you.” Topics include obedience, training in and out of the house, training flushers vs retrievers, cocker spaniels vs springer spaniels, developing good habits, giving yourself & your dog grace, when to correct dogs, advanced obedience, field trailing, puppy development, North Dakota bird hatch update, taking a chance on yourself, winning dog training trophies, having fun with your dog, and so much more. @prairiefaunakennels Presented by: Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Chief Upland (https://chiefupland.com/) Lucky Duck Premium Decoys (https://www.luckyduck.com/) Federal Premium Ammunition (https://www.federalpremium.com/) Sage and Braker (https://sageandbraker.com/) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.helloND.com) Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/)

Duration:01:20:36

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Hank Hunt #4

6/27/2024
Scott Fransen joins the show to announce this year’s annual Hank Hunt – AND YOU’RE INVITED! We discuss the Hank Hunt details of returning for another hunt at Brown’s Lodge & Hunting Ranch in South Dakota **605-765-9150** We also share behind-the-scenes information about our new season of Flush television episodes ready to hit the air and answer listener questions. Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:30:57

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Train How You Hunt

6/20/2024
John Zeman has a lifetime of experience training bird dogs and handlers. We discuss his calm approach to training, having the right mindset to work as a team, slowing down the training process, setting expectations, training how you hunt & hunting how you train, introducing puppies to birds and gun shot, steady to flush vs shot, and so much more. We also learn about John’s work with the state of Minnesota to access new dog training grounds. @jdzeman Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:33:00

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Gone Fishin’

6/13/2024
Tyler Webster & Ben Brettingen jump in Travis Frank’s boat to catch a muskie while discussing gear and gift ideas for bird hunters, talking about this year’s anticipated bird hatch, making plans for a new hunting season, another season of The Flush tv hits the air, Hank Hunt announcement looms, heckling buddies, and did the big one get away? @benbrettingen @birds.booze.buds.podcast Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:21:46

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Breeding Millie

6/6/2024
Jim Wood has been a DVM for nearly 38 years! Jim has a wealth of bird dog knowledge to share as an avid bird hunter. Jim has been helping Scott through the steps of breeding Millie, the first dog he has ever bred. Jim offers sage advice on breeding a dog and a hot tip on an over-the-counter de-skunking option for your dog! Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:06:46

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One with the Birds

5/30/2024
Seth Owens is a wildlife photographer and PF employee who has become “One with the Birds.” Seth shares stories from his 3,000-mile journey into America’s wildest places to come face-to-face with our favorite upland birds. Seth describes spending time with grouse, touching grouse, talking to grouse, observing their behaviors in the wild, why he’s on a journey to see all upland bird species in person, what he’s learned about the birds, why he cares more about them today, his campaign to “save our sagebrush,” and why he wants everyone to “Go Get Lost.” Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:36:47

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Thanks to a Bird Dog

5/23/2024
Avery Aalfs is an outdoor-loving man on a mission. One year ago he changed his life, taking full control of it, proving to himself that he can be the man he wants to be. Avery shares his inspirational and emotional story that he credits to his bird dog. Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:00:59:04

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Gun Dog Doc

5/16/2024
Dr. Joe Spoo (aka: Gun Dog Doc) joins the show to discuss his new Gun Dog Field Emergency & First Aid online course. Joe explains why he developed the course, what dog owners will learn, how and when to treat dogs in the field, tools to keep at the truck and tools to bring in the field, how to read your dog for signs of stresses, when to act and when to call for help, and why it’s important to be prepared in the field. We also discuss common injuries, diseases, genetics and changes that Joe has witnessed in the past 20-plus years of caring for sporting dog breeds. Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:18:05

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The Hunt for North America’s Upland Slam

5/2/2024
Jacob & Ethan Schurter are DIY upland bird hunters on a mission to bag North America’s Upland Slam. We dig into their DIY trip planning and execution, scouting before and during a hunt, hunting strategies, the challenges each bird presents, worst experiences, favorite memories, finding the right hunting partners, thanking farmers, laughing at each other, and reason to hunt in new places. Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:40:39

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Hunters For Access

4/25/2024
Adam Nelson & Evan Curtin join the show to discuss the mission at Hunters For Access, a non-profit organization working with private landowners on their private lands to foster positive hunter relationships to create more publicly accessible hunting opportunities. Presented by HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:04:34

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Grouse & Meadow (Part 2)

4/18/2024
Meadow Kouffeld joins the show for another deep discussion into the life of Ruffed Grouse. Meadow explains ruffed grouse mating, nesting, raising chicks, daily patterns, habitat choices, predators, diseases, turkey vs grouse debate, West Nile disease, and hunting techniques. Plus, Meadow answers listener questions about our favorite upland birds, research projects, and life in the outdoor field. Presented by HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:02:00:11

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Harsh Realities

4/11/2024
Tyler Webster, Ben Brettingen, & Scott Fransen join Travis Frank to share brutally honest stories from life outdoors. Awful, embarrassing, and heartbreaking moments come with life lessons and reminders to be grateful. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:35:45

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Spring Training

4/4/2024
Ben Fretz from North Country Sporting Dogs joins the show to talk about “spring training” for bird dogs. Ben & Travis discuss methods to build a strong working relationship to help the dog handler and our dogs work with confidence, enjoy the process, clean up mistakes, retrieve to hand, and remove pressure from performance. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:28:47

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The Prairie Farm

3/28/2024
Nicolas Lirio & Kent Boucher, hosts of The Prairie Farm Podcast join us for a deep, thought-provoking conversation about our comfortable way of life, working the landscape, making healthy choices, farming practices, and taking our turn on the land. They also share the inspiring, hard-earned story behind their 5-generation family farm that gave up row crops to grow native seeds. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:38:12

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Woods and Meadow

3/21/2024
Meadow Kouffeld joins the show for an honest and in-depth discussion about ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, woodcock, wildlife biology, conservation, and her career path through the outdoor world. Meadow has devoted much of her life to the birds and understanding them, earning her Master’s degree studying ruffed grouse in northern Minnesota, working for conservation organizations, and teaching college students about our natural resources. She’s also a dog trainer, upland bird hunter, taxidermist, and stands by the motto “live small, do big things.” Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:35:02

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Volunteer of the Year

3/14/2024
Scott Rall shares powerful words of wisdom from his 40-year career as a volunteer in the outdoor world. Scott explains why he pours his heart into the land for others to enjoy, plus his fiancé said yes at Pheasant Fest, tailgating at the PF’s national banquet, winning volunteer of the year, creating a “Dinner in the Wild” experience, keeping his father’s words alive, a Lorax tattoo, and so much more. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:10:25

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Upland Trivia LIVE @ Pheasant Fest 2024

3/5/2024
We’re LIVE at Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, SD at Remedy Brewing for our 2nd annual game of Upland Trivia with guests Tyler Webster, George Lyall, Scott Fransen & a room full of listeners. Play along & enjoy the camaraderie, competitiveness, trash-talking, laughter & fun as our guests and the audience compete for more than $1K in upland gear. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:30:46

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Let’s Party

2/27/2024
We start the party early by previewing Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Scott Fransen & Tony Jones play a short version of our upland trivia game to get ready for our Friday night live show at Remedy Brewing 611, Travis gets rear-ended, and we share listener stories that will make your day. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com,) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/) More on Tony Jone's book at: http://GodOfWildPlaces.com

Duration:01:11:49

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A Quail Hunting Legend

2/22/2024
Mr. Jimmy Bryan, owner of Prairie Wildlife in Mississippi, 2023 Quail Forever farmer of the year and avid quail hunter, shares his legendary story of bringing wild bobwhite quail back to Mississippi. Mr. Jimmy explains why quail populations plummeted, why he took a stand to bring them back on his land, how he balances habitat with agriculture on the landscape, working with the state of Mississippi and university biologists, what he’s learned about wild quail, and leaving a legacy. Todd Robinson, operations manager at Prairie Wildlife shares what it’s like working alongside a living legend, and how the quail research on their property will benefit future generations of quail hunters. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com,) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:05:37

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Hank Hunt #3

2/15/2024
Guests from our third annual “Hank Hunt” join Travis Frank & Scott Fransen at Prairie Wildlife in Mississippi to share laughs & stories from their bobwhite quail hunt. They also share touching stories about their bird dogs and each hunter explains why they traveled to Mississippi to be a part of this special bird hunting experience and how their dogs have forever impacted their lives. Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com,) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Duration:01:32:53