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Outdoorsman and theologian Tony Jones sits down with fascinating people who find transcendence in their outdoors experiences. Hunters and anglers, hikers and kayakers, talk about how they connect to the divine, and to themselves, as they pursue their passions. The conversations are at turns poignant and humorous, illuminating and inspiring. If your spirituality is connected to the outdoors, this is the podcast for you.
 
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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Laura Schara talks with Luke Skinner from Three Rivers Parks about all the winter outdoor activities and events ( including a free Ice fishing event!) available to you this winter. Supported by: Hewitt Docks, Lifts & Pontoon Legs (https://www.hewittrad.com/,) Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) Kinetico (htt…
 
Tyler Webster from the Birds, Booze & Buds Podcast joins the show to help Travis break down a week in Arizona’s quail country. Travis and Tyler chat from the tailgate in the mountains after a hunt for Mearns, Gambel’s & Scaled quail. They discuss their hunt for Arizona’s Upland Slam, the appeal of Mearns quail, outsmarting running quail, big explos…
 
Ron Schara talks outdoor politics and issues with Garry Leaf, Sportsmen for Change. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Minnesota Propane Association “Clean American Energy” (https://propane.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/) & Star …
 
Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein are evolutionary biologists and co-authors of the provocative new book, "A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century." They talk with Tony about adaptation, getting ourselves into the future, what we've lost, seeing meat as something than more than a substance, how all microscopic things are not out to get us, cr…
 
Editorial outdoor photographer, Layne Kennedy shares his MN and global outdoor photography stories. Laura Schara chats with Layne about his outdoor adventures with a camera. His work can be seen in the Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, LIFE magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and many more. He also gives tips on how you can improve your outdoor …
 
We take bird hunting stories from the field to a whole new level on this special episode of The Flush podcast. Our podcast listeners from around the country join us to relive their greatest and worst hunting moments from this season. Stories include saving a bird dog that got hit by a car, nearly drowning in a swamp trying to retrieve a pheasant, h…
 
Photojournalist Troy Knechtel shares his impressions from documenting Minnesota's newest frozen treat; Warroad's Ice Trail, a sudden winter destination. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Minnesota Propane Association “Clean American Energy” (https://propa…
 
Scott Fransen just returned from hosting a special “Hank Hunt” at Brown’s Hunting Lodge in central South Dakota. Scott explains why he chose to host this hunt and the idea to invite Flush followers. John Peasley was a guest on this hunt, and helps us relive the best moments from a world-class hunt chasing wild and wily late-season roosters in South…
 
Hunter Schwind joins the show along with Renee Tomala & Emily Spolyar from Pheasants Forever during a 3-day upland bird hunting road trip in western North Dakota. We explain how and why Hunter bid on PF’s dream hunt two years in a row, hunting wild birds from South Dakota to North Dakota, meeting generous landowners with a passion for conservation,…
 
Tony Brough reveals to Bill Sherck a new idea to "reinvent" Minnesota's public water accesses. Boat ramps built for the next 50 years! Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Minnesota Propane Association “Clean American Energy” (https://propane.com/,) North Da…
 
Tony sits down with two novice hunters whom he's mentoring, Brandon Morton and Chris Knutson, and they discuss loading chapstick into a shotgun, getting asked to hunt by a 7-year-old, coming back to shore with an empty boat, the responsibilities of a carnivore, enjoying the slow progression of hunting, challenging hunting stereotypes, becoming a be…
 
Tony Jones “The Reverend Hunter” and Brandon Morton join the show to talk about bird hunts gone right & wrong. We break down a failed pheasant hunt, hunting in water, running roosters on public lands, making adjustments in the field, helping others learn to hunt, accepting defeat, first-timers experience the rush of the flush, hunting behind flushe…
 
Ron Schara and Matt Johnson, Ice Team Manager, ClamCorp., talk about the explosive growth of ice fishing and techniques and new gear. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Minnesota Propane Association (https://propane.com/) - “Clean American Energy” & Star B…
 
Three friends look back on a most-unique grouse hunt. Did you know hunters can along the Superior Hiking Trail? Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Minnesota Propane Association (https://propane.com/) - “…
 
Bob St. Pierre from Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever joins the show to discuss his mid-season review and look ahead to late-season hunting. Bob & Travis talk about lessons learned in the field, hunting public lands, finding new properties, hunting on weekends, how to outsmart wily roosters, where do ruffed grouse go when it snows, running roosters…
 
Laura Schara catches up with Chef Jim Kyndberg on how to cook the perfect juicy bird this Thanksgiving. Also, listen for tips on how to up your gravy game as well as how to cook Wild Turkey breast this Thanksgiving. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendary…
 
Tim Brown “The Bearded Uplander” lives in western Iowa. Tim joins Travis on the first two legs of a 3-state pheasant hunting road trip. Tim and Travis talk about Iowa’s rooster rebound, hunting public lands, missing roosters, late hatches, South Dakota pheasants vs Iowa pheasants, predator bounties, asking for permission, making the most of a seaso…
 
Tony chats with his dear friend, Seth O'Donovan, about the goats she loves, her favorite herbs, having a contract with the animals she butchers, knowing your place in the process, finding brains in the freezer, loving queerness, being a housewife, submitting to the cycles, and the freedom that comes with submission.…
 
Bill Sherck and Laura Schara celebrate hitting the 1,000 show milestone! Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Minnesota Propane Association (https://propane.com/) - “Clean American Energy” & Star Bank (htt…
 
Scott Fransen joins the show to discuss back to back successful upland bird hunts in North Dakota. Scott and Travis also talk about hunting with young bird dogs, watching the light switch turn on, celebrating special moments in the field, and making the most of seasons that never last long enough. Presented by North Dakota Tourism (https://www.lege…
 
Brian Kelvington works for Federal Ammunition. Brian and Travis take a break from pheasant hunting to talk about America’s current ammunition supply, millions of new gun owners, Federal’s acquisition of Remington & Hevi-Shot, trying to keep up with ammunition demands, new upland bird hunting loads, Prairie Storm, Bismuth & TSS loads, plus Federal A…
 
Laura Schara talks with Belinda Jensen, KARE-11, on her "early days" of reporting for MNBound in the 1990s; and talking about the 1,000th primetime episode coming up! Supported by: Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net/,) Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) …
 
Victoria Loorz is the author of "Church of the Wild." After leaving the traditional (aka, "indoor") church, she started a church of the wild and went on to co-found Seminary of the Wild and the Wild Church Network. Victoria and Tony talk about being classmates at seminary, how to be a Christian and love the planet, re-wilding our spirituality, just…
 
Avid hunter and angler Eric Moen shares another fall passion. Paranormal Investigation. He joins Bill Sherck and shares scary stories from his adventures! Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Voyageur Saun…
 
Bill Sherck joins the show to recap his recent ruffed grouse hunt on Minnesota’s North Shore. Plus, Bill and Travis talk about life in outdoor television, wild adventures behind the camera lens, leaving news to produce outdoor television, missing birds on camera, favorite hunts, and least favorite hunts. Bill shares about his personal hunting journ…
 
Ron Schara talks with IA DNR’s upland game biologist Todd Bogenchutz about Iowa’s pheasant hunting and pheasant numbers, past and present. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Voyageur Saunas (https://www.…
 
Matt Fruge & Aaron Martin join the show to help us break down our prairie chicken and sharptailed grouse hunt in the Sandhills of Nebraska. We discuss the ups and downs of hunting on horseback, getting bucked from a horse, hunting rugged terrain, prairie chicken history & habits, gaining access to private ranch lands, an upland bird hunting outlook…
 
Sanjay Rawal is the filmmaker behind "Gather," a new documentary about a growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems. Tony and Sanjay discuss how Christopher Columbus was like Mark Zuckerberg, how killing one buffalo killed two Lakot…
 
Ron Schara has a chat with Minnesota Department of Resources’ Forest Habitat Supervisor Ted Dick about everything Ruffed Grouse. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Voyageur Saunas (https://www.voyageursa…
 
Tim Caughran & Andy Edwards from Quail Forever join the show to help us break down the 2021 quail hunting forecast across America. Drought, fires, & arctic winter blasts had an impact on bird numbers, but prospects for this season are still good across much of the country. We break down each state and highlight hot spots to help you plan for your h…
 
Photojournalist Ben Elling talks about his impressions documenting a long-format story for Minnesota Bound the proposed copper-nickel mine on the edge of the BWCA. Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,) Voya…
 
Dylan Waller joins Travis Frank to break down their ptarmigan and dusky grouse hunt in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Blizzard conditions in the high mountain terrain had a major impact on this hunt. Dylan and Travis explain their journey, the hunt through brutal conditions, disappearing birds, alpine tundra habitat, a bird most hunters avoid, pr…
 
Scott Fransen is the co-host of the television show, The Flush, and the owner of Ron Schara Productions and Talk North. Scott and Tony discuss turning a three-day hunt into a 22-minute TV show, their shared passion for dogs, learning on the fly, the difference between male and female dogs, the risks of acquiring a business, researching hunting land…
 
Laura Schara speaks with DNR Trails and State Park Specialist, Rachel Hopper, on where are some of the best locations to view fall foliage in our state via foot or car. The color disappears quickly so tune in for great tips on planning a leaf-peeping trip! Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) No…
 
Tom Carpenter from Pheasants Forever joins the show to help us break down a state-by-state outlook for the 2021 pheasant hunting season. How bad did the drought hurt pheasant numbers? Which areas saw an increase in bird numbers? Are there locations to avoid this year? We’ll answer those questions, and share a few sleeper pheasant hunting spots. htt…
 
Tony talks with long-time wildfire fighter and smokejumper, Timo Rova, about Finns and Swedes, the mystical Lutherans called Laestadians, the difference between smoke chasing and smoke jumping, parachuting into a wildfire, grizzly bears in camp, why it's a mistake to see fire as the enemy, how North America is a fire-dependent ecosystem, and Timo's…
 
Mike Jensen works for the state of North Dakota. Mike joins the show to break down North Dakota’s updated 2021 bird counts and their upland bird hunting outlook for this season. We dig into the roadside counts for pheasants, as well as sharptailed grouse, and Hungarian partridge. We also talk about the waterfowl numbers across the state and the eff…
 
We're back with Tom Dokken of Dokken's Oakridge kennels this week as the dog training advice is endless! Laura Schara chats with Tom on basic obedience for all dogs and what you can do at home to improve it. More info at: https://dokkensoakridgekennels.com/ Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) N…
 
Minnesota Bound photojournalists Kyle Heidenreich and Eric Anderson join Bill Sherck to look back on a couple of their craziest shoots. Watch out or the camera is gone! Supported by: Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed – (https://thousandhillslifetimegrazed.com/,) North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Kinetico (https://www.kinetico.com/,)…
 
Scott Fransen joins this week’s show to invite listeners on a wild bird pheasant hunt this fall at Browns Hunting Ranch in South Dakota. Scott will host a group of hunters at camp while filming the hunt for a future episode of The Flush television show. Scott explains why losing his dog to cancer inspired him to host this hunt, plus we talk about t…
 
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