In this show Kyle explains how to handle a pigeon while giving it a physical exam from beak to tail and what findings you may have, what to do about it, and how to prevent anything bad. Kyle throws in a few other pigeons tips in this episode of Setter Talk as wel.
Kyle has been racing birds his entire life as a fourth generation pigeon racer. He uses his pigeons extensively in his first year setter development and pre season training for his Llewellins in general. Kyle gives a detailed outline of the set up for a larger scale pigeon operation. He outlines coop set up, a twelve month pigeon calendar for planning and caring.
Nick sits down with Kyle to discuss his journey of being a lifetime grouse hunter and in recent years a bird dog handler/owner of his first bird dog, a setter named Hartley. Nick offers great perspective on being a first time setter owner now five years into setter ownership and knee deep in the bird dog world. Given his desire for knowledge and his extensive experience with fantastic guests in 90 Project Upland podcast episodes along with countless other podcast show knowledge. Hartley’s upbringing and Nick’s experiences along the way are discussed. Nick also gives listeners a little more info on #PublicGrouse that just featured in several cities around the US this week.
Stephen Faust of Stoney Brook Gordon Setters has had foot hunting Gordons for 25 years. He guides from Minnesota to North Carolina for woodcock and grouse with his team of Gordons. Stephen and Kyle discuss his Gordons, program, pup development and breeding for the right reasons to preserve and enhance your breed for what it needs for the future.
Hunter Payne is a nationally respected veteran bird dog trainer in Tennessee. He trains all bird dogs and personally breeds and trains Field Bred English Setters. Hunter & Kyle discuss some puppy development topics: getting pups started, too much pressure, gun fire and more. Great conversation and we look forward to many more sit downs with Hunter.
Ryan Schmidt is a passionate upland bird hunter that has lived in Alaska for 20 years. He’s owned and hunted with setters for the last 10 years. Kyle chats with Ryan about his dogs and the amazing life they have in America’s true wild animal kingdom, Alaska.
In this episode I describe in some detail the key differences between the two types of styles that setters innately are and how to effectively hunt with both. Focused on from a forest hunting perspective but the same can mostly be adopted in open country.