The Bird Dog Babe

The Bird Dog Babe

This podcast highlights women who hunt, train and compete with their bird dogs. We also discuss tips and advice on canine health, breeding, training and nutrition. As well as conservation efforts for public land hunting and gear for women and dogs. New episode posted weekly, so be sure to subscribe to get notification when they're released!... Show More

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February 23, 2021 60 min

Barbara Baird is the publisher of the Women’s Outdoor News, also known as The WON. The WON is a one stop shop for resources, news, stories and reviews for everything regarding women outdoors. From shooting tips to guns and gear, hunting, fishing, archery, birding, survival and even how to pee in the woods. If you want to know about it, Barbara and her team at The WON have it covered!

 

4:00 Meet Barbara from The Won

9:10 About The ...

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My 6 yr old son Burke joins me for an impromptu and unedited recording that may provide be some of the best bird dog training and hunting advice you’ll ever hear.

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This episode is a complement to last weeks, so if you haven’t listened to Episode 45 with the girls, be sure to listen to that next! Today my husband, William Bastian, has taken over the mic for Guy’s Night. He is joined with Jason Marzolf of Marzolf X Kennel, Tate Martinsen or Martinsen’s Red Point Kennel, and Ethan Pippitt of Standing Stones Kennels. This is a great episode about their perspective as Dads, husbands, business owne...

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I’m joined with Megan Marzolf of Marzolf X Kennel, Jenny Martinsen of Martinsen’s Red Point Kennel and Kat Pippitt of Standing Stone Kennel. Hear how these young, driven couples with some of the best bird dogs and top training businesses in the country have evolved in life and business since starting a family.

5:50 Meet Megan Marzolf

6:20 Meet Jenny Martinsen

6:50 Meet Kat Pippitt

8:15 How in the world do you do it all?!

10:25 Orga...

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Dr. Marty Greer joins us to discuss spay and neuter considerations. It’s all too common when you go into the vet clinic for your new puppy’s first appointment, that your vet is anxious to set up your puppy’s spay or neuter. Or for some, it’s us, the owner, that’s anxious to have it done because we either don’t want to deal with a female coming into season, or have been told a male will pee on everything.  Dr Greer takes the time to...

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Carla Gibson is a badass chukar hunting extraordinaire and addict. She grew up hunting and navigating the hills of chukar country. It takes an elite athlete to have the strength, endurance, grit, and a bit of crazy to chase after those red-legged devils every weekend of the season, like Carla does. Not to mention a partner and dogs that are just as on par. This is one of the most difficult sports to be successful at, listen how Car...

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James and his brother Luke created Smile Outside Children’s books. As avid outdoorsman, hunters and conservationists themselves, they started a business to Educate, Engage and teach children about the importance of Conservation. Their books provide a link to introduce kids to wildlife, in a realistic approach, different from animated characters in most other children’s books.

Even If you don’t have kids, you no doubt know a friend’...

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Susan Jasmann is 70 years old and started hunting upland and waterfowl birds a year ago after she bought a Pudelpointer. She recognized her dog needed a job, it needed to do what it was bred to do. Susan had some challenges.. she had to learn how to hunt birds, learn how to shoot a shotgun, and how to train and hunt with a dog that had natural ability to make any hunter proud.

4:50 Susan’s start

11:25 Why a Pudelpointer

15:50 Learn...

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Jennifer Dums has dedicated many years to help inspire and encourage women to get involved in the outdoors. She hunts upland and big game to provide healthy meal options for herself and her husband. Jennifer doesn’t own a bird dog and still has great success, and she shares some of her strategies with us in this episode.

5:40 What inspires Jennifer to get women motivated

8:40 Making connections with other women

11:00 Jennifer’s inv...

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December 29, 2020 68 min

Dr Meg of On Point Veterinary Services joins me to discuss Bird Dog Paw Care, because if you’ve hunted your dog more than a few days in a row this year, you know the importance of this topic. We talk about how to condition paws for hunting season, treating sore paws, inflamed nail beds, dog boots, embedded objects and anti-inflammatories for pre and post hunt.

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December 26, 2020 59 min

I’m extremely grateful for the Patreon Patrons that support this podcast and help me keep the mp3’s rolling. So I sent out an invite to get a few to join me for a bonus episode to share a bit about them, their bird dogs, their favorite hunting experience this year favorite piece of gear this season, favorite bird recipe and something they’d like to improve on before next season.

See recipes here

Join the Bird Dog Babe Patreon Commu...

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Laura was was determined, persistent and passionate to learn and navigate the ancient art of falconry in Qatar where it was known as a man’s sport. Years later, she now shares her passion of hunting, dogs and falconry with her husband and their 11 month old son.

5:50 What is falconry

6:35 Laura’s start in falconry

8:20 The art of falconry

9:20 Dogs in Qatar

13:25 Relationship between dog and falcon

16:05 Laura’s falcons

16:45 Chuka...

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Lee Kjos... some of you may know him as a professional photographer of Kjos Outdoors,  as a legendary duck hunter, or one of the owners of Boss Shotshells. I know him as a man who is truly authentic, genuine, speaks truth and is one of the most passionate sportsman I have ever had the chance to talk with. He is dedicated to education and conservation and if ever you’ve had a chance to turn off everything else and tune in to somethi...

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Greg Cronkhite, the owner and founder of Dakota283 kennels and products is an avid upland hunter, bird dog enthusiast and entrepreneur. The perfect combination to create products that keep our dogs safe, secure, and ready to hunt from home to the field.

4:40 Western South Dakota Hunting

8:20 Cronkhite Farm

10:10 Bird Dogs

15:40 Move to South Dakota

20:15 Sharp-tailed Grouse

24:30 Dove

25:40 The start of Dakota283

29:00 Vaults

31:1...

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Aberdeen, SD is the mecca of pheasant hunting in North America and the community goes above and beyond to help make non-resident hunters feel welcomed. Between their hospitality, the number of local land open to public hunting and the abundant pheasant numbers, you will find a trip to Aberdeen for your next hunt a very enjoyable experience!

5:30 Aberdeen, SD Welcome

7:12 Pheasant hotspot of North America

8:30 Weather conditions aff...

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November 24, 2020 92 min

Amy Hall is primarily a big game hunter who is also a podcaster, wife and mom. She is passionate about ethical hunting and mentoring new hunters. We get into several topics in this episode about being a hunter, mentor, authentic, transparent, and ethical. 

4:30 Talking to women passionate about hunting

9:30 Amy’s story

15:30 Hunting with kids

22:40 Personal growth through hunting

25:00 Hunting with kids

38:00 Hunting with partner

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Cortney Schaefer is the breed warden and director of testing for Deutsch Langhaar GNA and a JGHV Performance Judge. Cortney discusses how the standardized testing allows only those dogs that prove natural ability and trainability are allowed to contribute to the future of the breed. Through examination and performance evaluation, breeders are able to consistently produce dogs suitable for versatile hunt ability. 

 

5:00 Cortney’s s...

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Dr Sharon Albright is the Manager of Communications and Veterinary Outreach for The AKC/Canine Health Foundation. Sharon joins me on this episode to discuss what the AKC Canine Health Foundation is all about, and some of the amazing advancements and breakthroughs from the research they’ve been able to help organize and fund to help improve the lives of our dogs. We focus on three of the main issues in our bird dog breeds, which are...

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Jane Ardern is the founder, owner and head trainer at WaggaWuffins Canine College in the UK. She uses positive reinforcement for all obedience and gun dog training. Her methods mean more than just clickers and treats and she gets into that in this episode.  Jane discusses how she makes gun dog training feasible while living within city limits. She also discusses breeding, owning, and training field bred Cocker Spaniels!

5:50 Jane’s...

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Reid is the Host of The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast, and is the Orvis Endorsed Operations Manager. We dig into the history of  Orvis, and how women have played a strong hunting role throughout generations of the family owned company. We discuss Orvis dogs, what it takes to become an Orvis Endorsed Loge, and of course some of the favorite women’s upland hunting gear!

6:12 Reid’s position and involvement at Orvis

12:12 New Pup...

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