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A Bird Hunter’s Thoughts- Turn ‘Em Loose

A Bird Hunter’s Thoughts- Turn ‘Em Loose

By Randy Schultz
We discuss bird dogs, bird hunting, field trials, great products, and interview people from around the country concerning those topics. Contact me at with comments/suggestions. Please subscribe, share, and support. A special thank you to those who are supporting this podcast with a monthly donation through the Anchor app( Your generosity is huge in the success of each episode! You can message me through the app (, if you have any suggestions or ideas for upcoming podcasts! #turnemloose #abirdhuntersthoughts
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Arizona Mearns Quail! Dec. 2019

A Bird Hunter’s Thoughts- Turn ‘Em Loose

Arizona Mearns Quail! Dec. 2019

A Bird Hunter’s Thoughts- Turn ‘Em Loose

Arizona and New Mexico- Mearns Quail, Gambel’s Quail, and Blue Quail.
Heading West Arizona and New Mexico in search of Mearns Quail Gambel’s Quail, and Blue Quail. #abirdhuntersthoughts #endlessoctoberbook
December 15, 2020
Cleaning, Transporting, Cooking Gamebirds
After the harvest, when your dog puts the bird in your hand, what's the plan to take care of it until you eat it?  How should you cook it? Get some suggestions for cleaning, care, storing, and cooking various game birds- from Chukar, Pheasant, all the way to Bobwhite Quail. #turnemloose, #abirdhuntersthoughts, #endlessoctoberbook 
November 28, 2020
South Dakota and Wyoming!
I give a day-by-day account of my trip to South Dakota for Sharptail Grouse and Prairie Chickens followed by a hunt in Wyoming for Hungarian Partridge and Chukar. Nov 2020 #abirdhuntersthoughts #endlessoctoberbook
November 11, 2020
Dr. Tim Hunt and Dr. Tim’s Dog Food.
We discuss Dr.Tim’s background with sled dogs and their nutrition. Finally, his interest in maximizing his dogs’ potential via nutrition led to his developing his own formula and dry kibble. Dr. Tim’s feed is ranked #1 by Dog Food Advisor, but, more important, by nearly all the winners of the Iditarod race in Alaska.
March 10, 2020
Jan 2020 Mearns, Blues, and Gambels Quail Hunting. New Ideas, Pitfalls, Problems
As I traveled back to NM and AZ, I encountered a mechanical malfunction as well as a dog injury. We talk about what happened, and some ideas to be prepared for the inevitable.
January 25, 2020
Arizona Mearns Quail! Dec. 2019
We hunt the rarest quail in the country, Mearns Quail. Traveling to the desert Southwest, we venture into the mountains near Patagonia, AZ to hunt a bucket list bird with unique characteristics.
December 10, 2019
Where to hunt? Go somewhere you’ve never been!
We explore different ways to find the best hunting spots around the country. Randy used several different methods over the years to hunt areas he’s never been in before. From contacting the Chamber of Commerce, to calling the sheriff, to using the Internet, to using apps on his iPhone, Randy explores at all.
November 29, 2019
Welcome to Turn Em Loose!
Let’s talk bird dogs, bird hunting, owning, training, caring for, and traveling with bird dogs! Also, let’s talk about destinations, hunting tips, shotguns. We’ll interview legends in the sport, field trialers, trainers, and men and women in the field. #turnemloose
November 26, 2019
South Dakota November Hunting for Sharptails, Prairie Chickens, and Pheasant! Nov 2019
Randy hunts South Dakota for the second time this season. He meets friends up there, and they hunt public land all around South Dakota. Randy interviews hunters from Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. He also watches as a young man bags his first wild bird!
November 10, 2019
South Dakota Prairie Chicken and Sharptail Grouse! Oct 2019
Hunting the week before the pheasant opener in South Dakota. We hunt walk-in land. BLM land, and the National Grasslands. Bird dogs with young and old hunters spend all day in the field. Lunch on the tailgate, naps in the truck, and long walks through the prairie are interspersed with exciting flushes, shooting, and dog work!
October 19, 2019
Montana 2019 Season Opener Sept 2019
Snippets and information from my recent Montana opener Hunting trip. Information about birds habitat heat cold Sharptailed grouse and Hungarian partridge.
September 15, 2019
Emergency FIRST AID. Dr. Shawn Wayment, DVM talks bird dog emergencies. August 22, 2019
Shawn is a bird hunter, fly fisherman and veterinarian. He’s written numerous articles about the emergency care of bird dogs, as well as a list of emergency supplies. We discuss eyes, feet, gashes, snakebite, porcupines, etc.
August 22, 2019
PET INSURANCE! My views and experience.
PET INSURANCE! Need it or not? Let me tell you what I found out. 19 June 2019
June 19, 2019
Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever, Pheasant Fest, Bird Dogs.
I talk with Bob St. Pierre of pheasants forever. We talk about hunting,conservation, bird dogs, pheasant fest, and other things
June 7, 2019
2019 Prairie Chicken Early forecast.
Nebraska Game and Parks Comm. Wildlife biologist Bill Vodehnal talks with us about Prairie Chickens and Sharps in the Sandhills and Grasslands. What’s the forecast fo 2019?
May 22, 2019
Quail Forever- Kenny Barker
Quail Forever’s Kenny Barker tells us about QF’s history, vision, programs, NSTRA sponsorship, and more!
May 6, 2019
Episode 11: Endless October Short Story
A Short Story from my new book “Endless October”. Available now on Amazon  16 April 2019.   Go to my FB Page "Endless October" to SHOP NOW, or order an autographed copy. #endlessoctober
April 16, 2019
Kansas Walk In Hunting (WIHA) Program
Talking with the Kansas’  Walk-in Hunting Area expert. Everything you need to know about how to hunt the walk-in land in Kansas.  #kansas #kansaswalkinhunting
April 8, 2019
Episode 10; Hunting Block Management Areas (BMA) Montana
We talk with Jason Poole, the Hunter's Access Bureau Chief for the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, about the Block Management program! If you've hunted Montana, or want to hunt Montana, this is a great program to allow you to hunt private land! #montana, #blockmanagement
April 4, 2019
Episode 9: Traveling with Bird dogs
I talk about traveling with my bird dogs. How to transport them, feed them, and take care of them on long trips.
March 29, 2019
Episode 8: Jim McCann, Alaska Bird HUnter, Part 2
Jim McCann is an Alaskan bird hunter, author, photographer, and fly fisherman.  Bird hunting in Alaska for Sharptail Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, and Ptarmigan can be very rewarding.  The season is long,  but, so is the winter! Jim gives us an Alaskan's outlook about hunting Alaska! 
March 26, 2019
Episode 7: I talk with Jim McCann, author, bird hunter, fly fisherman from Alaska!
This is Part 1 of 2 of an interview with author, (Upland Hunting in Alaska), photographer, fly fisherman and bird hunter Jim McCann. He lives and hunts in Alaska. He retired as a State Trooper and found his niche as a photographer. Jim is well known on social media and through his many books.
March 22, 2019
Episode 6: Greg Wood, NSTRA competitor from Kentucky
I talk to Greg about his experience in National Shoot To Retrieve. And he gives me some insight as to how he trains his dogs to win as consistently as they do.
March 16, 2019
Episode 5- Scott Linden. Wingshooting USA
Scott and I talk about many subjects, including the Kroncks Pemmican Bar, Pheasant Fest, his dog, Flicker, his book, and TV Show.  He's done a lot of research into feeding your dog during the hunt, as well.  We discuss getting young people, and old people, into the sport, and the future of bird hunting.  This is a long one, but Scott will entertain as well as inform.  Like and subscribe!
March 12, 2019
Episode 4: Field Trial Thinking 3/3/19
Things to consider when competing in NSTRA Field Trials. One competitor’s opinion.
March 8, 2019
Episode 3: GA Region NSTRA Championships 5/3/19
The GEORGIA Region NSTRA Championships In Ball Ground, GA. A surprise ending!
March 4, 2019
Let’s talk NSTRA! The National Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Association.
I talk to three competitors in NSTRA about how they got started, important commands for their dogs to know, etc.
February 20, 2019
Turn ‘Em Loose!
Introductory episode for this podcast explaining what we intend to do and where we intend to go with all this.
February 10, 2019