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The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast (formerly the Double Barrel Podcast) with Brett Ference and Pete Kutzer brings you hunting and shooting tips for more success and fun in the field.

The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast (formerly the Double Barrel Podcast) with Brett Ference and Pete Kutzer brings you hunting and shooting tips for more success and fun in the field.
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Sunderland, VT


The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast (formerly the Double Barrel Podcast) with Brett Ference and Pete Kutzer brings you hunting and shooting tips for more success and fun in the field.




The Orvis Company, Inc. 178 Conservation Way Sunderland, VT 05250 888-235-9763


The Role Sage Grouse Play in Conservation Efforts

Reid spends some time with Ed Arnett, Senior Scientist for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Ed and Reid discuss the role sage grouse play in the current discussion of conservation in the west. Ed reflects upon the history and natural history of the sage grouse, and the place they have occupied as a figurehead for the conservation of the sagebrush ecosystem.

Duration: 01:16:51

Getting Started in Upland Bird Hunting

In response to several listener emails, Reid spends an hour discussing how to get started in bird hunting. Using his own experience as a point of reference, he offers several tips on how one can enter into what can seem a challenging sport with significant barriers to entry.

Duration: 00:52:34

Techniques for Hunting Duck, Doves, and Perdiz with Agustin Bustos

Reid spends some time with Agustin Bustos, guide and dog handler at both Los Ombues Lodge in Argentina, and Patagonia River Guides in Patagonia. Agustin is somethign of a legend among international wingshooters, and he describes the ins and outs of dove, duck, and perdiz hunting for the traveling sportsman.

Duration: 00:43:58

Reid's Top-Ten Hunting Books

In light of the publication of his new book 'The Orvis Guide to Upland Hunting', Reid discusses ten must-read books for upland hunters. Among them are a few lesser-known pieces that might be of interest. Have a question or suggestion for the show? Email Reid at bryantre@orvis.com.

Duration: 00:36:04

Charley Perkins on Waterfowling and Lessons from a Life in the Outdoor Industry

Reid spends some time with Orvis Hunting Product Developer Charley Perkins. Charley discusses his passion for waterfowl hunting, his innovations in hunt product, and the unique sporting culture in which he was raised. He references the new 2018 hunting assortment which can be viewed at www.orvis.com/huntinglookbook

Duration: 00:43:53

Buying that Dream Shotgun, with Greg Carpiniello

Reid chats with Greg Carpiniello, Orvis Gun Room Manager based in Manchester Vermont. Reid and Greg discuss guns, Greg's role at Orvis, and what it might be like to have the chance to buy that dream shotgun.

Duration: 00:45:59

Reid Bryant's Top Ten Tips for the Off Season

A number of things done well in the off-season can provide for more success in the field. Reid gives his top ten suggestions from proper gun storage to working with your dog to make sure you're ready to go when opening day comes around.

Duration: 00:37:59

The History and Debate over Public and Private Land in the USA with Sam Lungren

Reid speaks with Sam Lungren of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, a conservation group working on land-use policy and access to public lands. Sam describes a bit of the history of public land in the US and the intentions behind its designation. He further goes into the threats being posed to our public use of land, and the work BHA is doing to maintain access for all people.

Duration: 00:54:46

Moms who Hunt, with Els and Pippa Perkins

in honor of Mother's Day last week, Reid caught up with Els and Piippa Perkins for a quick podcast on the joys and challenges of hunting with small children.

Duration: 00:10:32

All About Driven Shoots with Lars Magnussen

Reid spends a wonderful podcast with Lars Magnussen, owner of Idaho's Blixt&Co and international expert on Driven Shooting. Lars illuminates the nuances of driven shoots, from orchestration to dress to shooting technique, and all matters in between. If you have ever wanted to learn more about this time-honored sport, here is the ultimate resource.

Duration: 01:15:29

Puppy Training for Sporting Dogs with Jerry Ray Cacchio

Reid and his friend ‘Jerry’ Ray Cacchio discuss puppies, highlighting tips on socialization, foundation training, establishing boundaries, and the introduction of birds and gun.

Duration: 00:30:50

Double Feature- An Alaskan Guide's Story and an Interview with Tom Rosenbauer

In this special double feature, Reid talks to an old friend about the guiding life in Alaska. He also talks to Orvis' own Tom Rosenbauer about a life lived in the outdoor industry and where the cultures of wingshooting and fly-fishing converge.

Duration: 01:15:30

An Interview with Ron Boehme of the Hunting Dog Podcast

Reid speaks with fellow bird hunter, dog lover, and podcast host Ron Boehme. From his home in Michigan, Ron describes his entree into the world of hunting and his affinity for the versatile pointing breeds. The two further discuss the unique opportunity of using digital media to share their sport, in Ron's case via the Hunting Dog Podcast.

Duration: 00:54:42

The Unique and Fascinating West Texas Scaled Quail with Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Reid talks desert quail with researcher and hunting guide Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Ph.D. Ryan's research on West Texas scaled quail allow him insights into the habitat, population cycles, and most effective hunting tactics for these unique birds.

Duration: 00:43:14

Reid talks Guns, Dogs, and Quail with Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours

In this episode Reid talks bird hunting with one of his musical heroes, namely Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours. Evan discusses his Oklahoma roots and a culture steeped in quail hunting, dogs, and workhorse shotguns. He also describes the references he makes to hunting in his lyrics and songwriting. Note that Evan refers to a few destinations, specifically G. Lake Guide Service in Arkansas, Jenkins Farms, and east bay rod and gun in tx. See more about Evan at...

Duration: 00:35:41

The Grouse Commander, An Interview with Fritz Heller

Reid talks to Fritz Heller, AKA The Grouse Commander, about the nuances of hunting ruffed grouse with flushing dogs. Fritz offers a unique perspective, resulting from a half lifetime in the grouse woods of upper Michigan.

Duration: 00:49:13

Hail Caesar! An Interview with Wes Lang, President of Caesar Guerini Shotgun

Reid speaks with Wes Lang, President of Caesar Guerini shotguns. Over the course of a fascinating conversation, Wes describes his ascendancy through the firearms industry, and the bold decision in the late 90’s to launch a new shotgun brand. Reid and Wes touch on the products and strategies that have enabled Guerini to become one of the most appreciated and recognized makers in contemporary sporting arms.

Duration: 00:25:37

Beepers vs Bells with Rick Watson

In the heart of Grouse and Woodcock season, Reid takes time out to speak with Rick Watson of Catskill Casts and Coverts, discussing the relative merits of beepers vs. bells. A time-honored source of debate among hunters and dog handlers, Reid and Rick explore personal and practical choices, and pose the question of how to locate your gun dog in thick cover.

Duration: 00:24:13

Vic Venters on Fine Shotguns

Reid Bryant talks guns with acclaimed shotgun writer Vic Venters. The two discuss Vic's entree into the world of fine doubles, his take on contemporary double guns, and where the great bargains lie in the fine gun market.

Duration: 00:49:02

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