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

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/)

The Prairie Farm

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

Nicolas Lirio & Kent Boucher, hosts of The Prairie Farm Podcast join us for a deep, thought-provoking conversation about our comfortable way of life, working the landscape, making healthy choices, farming practices, and taking our turn on the land.  They also share the inspiring, hard-earned story behind their 5-generation family farm that gave up row crops to grow native seeds.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/)

Woods and Meadow

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Meadow Kouffeld joins the show for an honest and in-depth discussion about ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, woodcock, wildlife biology, conservation, and her career path through the outdoor world. Meadow has devoted much of her life to the birds and understanding them, earning her Master’s degree studying ruffed grouse in northern Minnesota, working for conservation organizations, and teaching college students about our natural resources. She’s also a dog trainer, upland bird hunter, taxidermist, and stands by the motto “live small, do big things.”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/)

Volunteer of the Year

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Scott Rall shares powerful words of wisdom from his 40-year career as a volunteer in the outdoor world.  Scott explains why he pours his heart into the land for others to enjoy, plus his fiancé said yes at Pheasant Fest, tailgating at the PF’s national banquet, winning volunteer of the year, creating a “Dinner in the Wild” experience, keeping his father’s words alive, a Lorax tattoo, and so much more.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/)

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

We’re LIVE at Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, SD at Remedy Brewing for our 2nd annual game of Upland Trivia with guests Tyler Webster, George Lyall, Scott Fransen & a room full of listeners. Play along & enjoy the camaraderie, competitiveness, trash-talking, laughter & fun as our guests and the audience compete for more than $1K in upland gear.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/)

Let’s Party

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

We start the party early by previewing Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Scott Fransen & Tony Jones play a short version of our upland trivia game to get ready for our Friday night live show at Remedy Brewing 611, Travis gets rear-ended, and we share listener stories that will make your day.
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/)
 
More on Tony Jone's book at: http://GodOfWildPlaces.com

A Quail Hunting Legend

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Mr. Jimmy Bryan, owner of Prairie Wildlife in Mississippi, 2023 Quail Forever farmer of the year and avid quail hunter, shares his legendary story of bringing wild bobwhite quail back to Mississippi. Mr. Jimmy explains why quail populations plummeted, why he took a stand to bring them back on his land, how he balances habitat with agriculture on the landscape, working with the state of Mississippi and university biologists, what he’s learned about wild quail, and leaving a legacy. Todd Robinson, operations manager at Prairie Wildlife shares what it’s like working alongside a living legend, and how the quail research on their property will benefit future generations of quail hunters.
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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