The Flush Podcast - Stories from the field

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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Episodes

Gone Fishin’

5 days ago

5 days ago

Tyler Webster & Ben Brettingen jump in Travis Frank’s boat to catch a muskie while discussing gear and gift ideas for bird hunters, talking about this year’s anticipated bird hatch, making plans for a new hunting season, another season of The Flush tv hits the air, Hank Hunt announcement looms, heckling buddies, and did the big one get away? @benbrettingen @birds.booze.buds.podcast
 
Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Breeding Millie

Thursday Jun 06, 2024

Thursday Jun 06, 2024

Jim Wood has been a DVM for nearly 38 years! Jim has a wealth of bird dog knowledge to share as an avid bird hunter. Jim has been helping Scott through the steps of breeding Millie, the first dog he has ever bred. Jim offers sage advice on breeding a dog and a hot tip on an over-the-counter de-skunking option for your dog!
Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Aluma Trailers (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

One with the Birds

Thursday May 30, 2024

Thursday May 30, 2024

Seth Owens is a wildlife photographer and PF employee who has become “One with the Birds.”  Seth shares stories from his 3,000-mile journey into America’s wildest places to come face-to-face with our favorite upland birds.  Seth describes spending time with grouse, touching grouse, talking to grouse, observing their behaviors in the wild, why he’s on a journey to see all upland bird species in person, what he’s learned about the birds, why he cares more about them today, his campaign to “save our sagebrush,” and why he wants everyone to “Go Get Lost.” Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Thanks to a Bird Dog

Thursday May 23, 2024

Thursday May 23, 2024

Avery Aalfs is an outdoor-loving man on a mission. One year ago he changed his life, taking full control of it, proving to himself that he can be the man he wants to be.  Avery shares his inspirational and emotional story that he credits to his bird dog.Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Gun Dog Doc

Thursday May 16, 2024

Thursday May 16, 2024

Dr. Joe Spoo (aka: Gun Dog Doc) joins the show to discuss his new Gun Dog Field Emergency & First Aid online course. Joe explains why he developed the course, what dog owners will learn, how and when to treat dogs in the field, tools to keep at the truck and tools to bring in the field, how to read your dog for signs of stresses, when to act and when to call for help, and why it’s important to be prepared in the field.  We also discuss common injuries, diseases, genetics and changes that Joe has witnessed in the past 20-plus years of caring for sporting dog breeds.Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Thursday May 02, 2024

Jacob & Ethan Schurter are DIY upland bird hunters on a mission to bag North America’s Upland Slam.  We dig into their DIY trip planning and execution, scouting before and during a hunt, hunting strategies, the challenges each bird presents, worst experiences, favorite memories, finding the right hunting partners, thanking farmers, laughing at each other, and reason to hunt in new places.Presented by Aberdeen, SD (https://huntfishsd.com/) HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Hunters For Access

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Adam Nelson & Evan Curtin join the show to discuss the mission at Hunters For Access, a non-profit organization working with private landowners on their private lands to foster positive hunter relationships to create more publicly accessible hunting opportunities.Presented by HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Grouse & Meadow (Part 2)

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Meadow Kouffeld joins the show for another deep discussion into the life of Ruffed Grouse. Meadow explains ruffed grouse mating, nesting, raising chicks, daily patterns, habitat choices, predators, diseases, turkey vs grouse debate, West Nile disease, and hunting techniques. Plus, Meadow answers listener questions about our favorite upland birds, research projects, and life in the outdoor field.Presented by HI VIZ Shooting Systems (https://www.hivizsights.com/) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Harsh Realities

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Tyler Webster, Ben Brettingen, & Scott Fransen join Travis Frank to share brutally honest stories from life outdoors.  Awful, embarrassing, and heartbreaking moments come with life lessons and reminders to be grateful.Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

Spring Training

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Ben Fretz from North Country Sporting Dogs joins the show to talk about “spring training” for bird dogs.  Ben & Travis discuss methods to build a strong working relationship to help the dog handler and our dogs work with confidence, enjoy the process, clean up mistakes, retrieve to hand, and remove pressure from performance.Presented by Mr. Heater (https://www.mrheater.com) Huron, South Dakota (https://www.hunthuronsd.com) Hoksey Native Seeds (https://hokseynativeseeds.com/) Ready Rest (https://readyrest.com/) Aluma (https://www.alumaklm.com) Walton’s (https://www.waltonsinc.com/) & OnX Maps (https://www.onxmaps.com/)

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The Flush Podcast

We go behind the camera lens to share stories from inspiring characters, incredible hunting adventures, and lovable bird dogs. This is an open mic experience to discuss life through the eyes of a bird hunter. We’ll talk wild birds, guns, hunting gear, dogs, conservation, hunting secrets, and the ones that got away.

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