Okay, for all of you who can’t catch the show on cable, satellite or over the air, I’ll put ‘em here. [Note that there are "black holes" between segments of the show where the commercials went, generally about 15 seconds long. ]
One of my favorite places, Ravenwood Lodge, stars in this beautiful setting, in the Corbet family since the civil war. Buddy is not on his “A” game, but two pointers save his bacon!
Episode 36: This is the wildest hunting I’ve ever done, at one of my favorite places, Double Flying F Ranch near Vale, Ore. “Run and gun” is the understatement of the week as we are taken for the ride of his life as he chases wild ringnecks, valley quail and chukars. Every bird is well-earned in rough country that tests dogs and shooters.
Episode 27: Appropriate to the rough-and-tumble approach of German Wirehairs and shorthairs featured on the show, Scott and his guest Terry Wilson of catalog firm Ugly Dog Hunting Co. walk up native bobwhite quail rather than approach via the more genteel mule-drawn wagon. Three different generations of dogs, a touching story of physical and emotional redemption, and beautiful southern habitat highlight the program.
Scott’s own wirehair Buddy teaches him the value of “weekends,” even for dogs, in the Buddy & Me segment, and the TruckVault Cares (you can enter to win) public service segment features the International Hunter Education Association. The “Take your kid hunting” feature (another chance to win) offers a chance to win an Eastern Oregon horseback chukar hunt.
Episode 28: Running ringneck pheasants and rough-country chukars test the skills – and patience – of hunters on this week’s episode. A sporting clays expert makes his bird hunting debut and shines on several long shots in the program, from Western Wings near Roberts, Idaho.
Pointing Labrador retrievers bump the ditch parrots from cut milo and CRP ground, then Scott’s own seasoned German Wirehair Buddy locates chukar partridge in the sage and scrubland at the foot of the Grand Teton Mountains. Buddy shows Scott the value of a face – even if it’s made for radio – in the “Buddy & Me” segment, and the Scholastic Clay Target Program is highlighted in the TruckVault Cares public service segment.
Episode 29: Big Sky, Prairie Birds: Skittish early-season Montana sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge test the mettle of seasoned dogs and pups, as well as the feet of hunters in this week’s episode of Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA. The Yoda-like guidance of 6X Outfitters’ Al Gadoury both enlightens Scott’s hunt, and opens his eyes to the more subtle aspects of a “big sky” hunt at the foot of the Crazy Woman mountains.
An experienced English Setter first courses the CRP and alfalfa, coulees and sagebrush, then the day ends with her daughter accompanying Scott’s wirehair pup Manny for a rollicking good time (at least for the pup!). The “Buddy & Me” segment is about an alternative to the e-collar and checkcord, and this week’s TruckVault Cares feature highlights the AKC Canine Health Foundation. The “Take your kid hunting” feature offers a chance to win an Eastern Oregon horseback chukar hunt.
Episode 31: A southern gentleman is introduced to North Dakota sharptail grouse … a far cry from the genteel bobwhites he’s used to, in this week’s episode of Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA. The badlands and crops outside Mott, North Dakota are the setting for long walks, rugged climbs, and a mob of hardworking dogs. Another “freelance hunt” with Tailfeather Inn owner Mark Wiegand puts the crew in new territory, unexplored before by Wiegand and friends. And the discoveries made along the back roads of rural North Dakota range from wild birds to stunning scenery, friendly people and a few “adventures” for Scott’s dogs. This week’s Buddy & Me segment is all about keep dogs cool.
Episode 32: Horses and prairie grouse … hunting the way pioneers did on their way West. That’s the story on this week’s episode of Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA. Scott is guided by Horse Feathers Lodge owner Bob Tinker, and they roam the South Dakota plains for sharptailed grouse and prairie chickens, astride Tennessee Walkers.
Big running English Setters quarter the rolling hills and canyons near Pierre, South Dakota, finding birds among the wild grasses that are virtually unchanged since covered wagons traversed the same land more than a century ago. Think you’re a good shooter? Try dismounting, loading, then getting in position before these wild birds make their escape! Linden calls this a “bucket list” adventure for several reasons, as you’ll see.
This week’s Buddy & Me segment is about keeping dogs calm and ready to learn, and the TruckVault Cares feature highlights the Ruffed Grouse Society. The “Take your kid hunting” feature offers a chance to win an Eastern Oregon horseback chukar hunt.
Episode 33: Northern California is pheasant country, and Corning’s Clear Creek Sports Club can prove it in this week’s episode of Scott Linden’s Wingshooting USA. The golden, rolling hills are an idyllic setting, punctuated by ditches, desert and enough trees to humble the shooters. Scott’s five-month-old pup Manny scents his first ringneck and discovers the joy of hunting in one long, deep breath and quivering point. If you’ve ever wanted a puppy, this is the episode for you. Just keep your checkbook in the drawer or you’ll be calling for pick of the litter!
This week’s Buddy & Me segment reminds Scott that having the tools and workplace ready are the keys to successful training. The TruckVault Cares public service segment features the International Hunter Education Association, and the “Take your kid hunting” feature offers a chance to win an Eastern Oregon horseback chukar hunt.
Episode 34: One of our most popular episodes, two “finished” dogs of the ugly persuasion (their owners’ descriptions) scour a Georgia quail plantation, demonstrating textbook points, steadiness and retrieving skills. A German Wirehaired Pointer and German Shorthair hunt alone and together at Quail Country Plantation, putting on a demonstration worthy of any field trial.
“Ugly dogs” are so-named by their aficionados, comprising most of the versatile breeds, and formed the philosophical basis for Terry Wilson’s Ugly Dog Hunting Co. Wilson invited Scott (also an ugly dog owner) and his crew to help tune up his dog for an upcoming championship hunting test. He brought along a fellow ugly dog owner and hunt test judge, Tim Clarke, and a few friends too. If you’ve wondered how good a good hunting dog can be, watch this show.
This week’s Buddy & Me segment stresses the importance of letting a dog “hold” his feathered reward after a good retrieve. The TruckVault Cares public service segment features the Scholastic Clay Target Program, and the “Take your kid hunting” feature offers a chance to win an Eastern Oregon horseback chukar hunt.