The Standard Sportsman

The Standard Sportsman

Join lifelong Arkansas waterfowlers Brent Birch and Cason Short as they discuss duck hunting's past, present and future with various thought-provoking leaders in the duck-hunting community. The guys will discuss hunting, waterfowl conservation and stewardship with a goal of leaving the sport of duck and goose hunting better than they found it. Presented by Yeti, Tom Beckbe, Lile Real Estate, Sitka Gear, Lite Boots, and Ducks Unlimited.

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April 18, 2024 79 mins

Ardent conservationist, former Delta Waterfowl and The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas Board Member, and current steward of the family’s duck club, Kingdom Come, just outside of Stuttgart, Arkansas. 

David strongly believes the mallard hen limit in Arkansas needs to be reduced and elaborates on why this is important for the future of mallard duck populations. He makes a great case from several different angles as to why thi...

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Dr. Doug Osborne is at the forefront of cutting-edge waterfowl research through the Osborne Lab at Univ. of Arkansas-Monticello and the Five Oaks Ag Research & Education Center. Osborne joins the show again to provide late and post-season movements of mallards and observations made afield during the spring banding season. We get into out-of-whack sex ratios observed amongst the mid-continent mallards, age ratios, banding histor...

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Champion of Champions & 3x World Duck Calling Champ, call collector, call maker, and the driving force behind the current iteration of RNT Calls. Stephens joins the show to talk about how he got into the sport, the history of RNT and how the company has grown into one of waterfowling’s iconic brands.

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March 28, 2024 77 mins

Strait Lake founder Max Sharp shares how the Woodruff County, Arkansas waterfowl destination came to be, how the club functions to hold massive amounts of ducks during the season and their banding efforts. Another ardent duck hunter talking ducks! 

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March 21, 2024 67 mins

The guys tackle recent hot topics that have emerged since duck season ended in January.  They sift through updated data on mallard hen and specklebelly goose populations with a cause for concern, the end of the AGFC Rules & Regs Survey and what's next, head-scratching numbers produced by the USFWS, and much more. No guest this week, but this episode should satisfy any duck season hangover you may still be suffering.

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March 14, 2024 57 mins

Eric Rinehart picks up where he left off, covering more hot topics in duck hunting. If you like listening to a passionate waterfowler get fired up about spinning wing decoys, harvest numbers, and how the northern states and Canada need to tighten up, this is the episode for you.  

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Known across social media channels for his presence on Daybreak Outdoors YouTube Channel and his role as the head honcho at North Delta Outfitters, Eric Rinehart is a straight shooter when it comes to protecting the resource and perpetuating the sport for future generations. The guys cover a wide range of topics, so if you like duck hunters having a raw conversation about duck hunting, you will love this episode. 

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February 29, 2024 69 mins

Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Dr. Robert "Robbie" Kröger, is the Executive Director of Blood Origins a 501c3 non-profit he started in 2020. Blood Origins is simple in its execution - create content that conveys the truth around hunting and hunters around the world to the non-hunting majority. 

Kröger and the guys get into harvest vs. kill semantics, social media and pile pics, hunting narratives, a...

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February 22, 2024 83 mins

On February 16th,  the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission released their survey for the next two-year cycle of rules and regulations across all fishing and hunting.  Public land hunter Chris Harrell and non-resident public land hunter Alex Johns (Brown Water Lanyards) join Cason and Brent to walk through the waterfowl-related portion of the survey, sharing insights that every waterfowler should listen to before completing the survey...

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February 15, 2024 87 mins

Wildlife photographer. Conservationist. Waterfowler. South Dakota’s Phil Kahnke of Banded delivers an excellent take on duck hunter values and purpose while pulling no punches regarding the influencer era. 

The guys also compare South Dakota to Arkansas, what he saw this past season in terms of ducks and pressure in his part of the world, and much more. 

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February 8, 2024 77 mins

The driving force behind Southern Oak Kennels joins the show to talk through various topics, including duck hunting culture, his travels chasing ducks, relationships formed through waterfowling, and, of course, retrievers. 

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February 1, 2024 65 mins

Creating a great first impression is paramount when trying to get kids interested in the sport of duck hunting. The guys share some stories from their younger days, hunts with their kids, and tips and tricks to get them outfitted, from apparel to shotguns.

They also visit with Taylor Garcia, author of the popular children’s book, Oh My How Ducks Fly

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January 25, 2024 78 mins

Biologist and Land Manager Perrin Partee oversees a 1,200-acre waterfowl mecca tucked inside the Ouachita River Bottoms in Southwest Arkansas. The property is a testament to his dedication to habitat and the resource. We also get into mentorship in the duck hunting world, philopatry/site fidelity, breeding pairs, and more.

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January 18, 2024 66 mins

Dr. Doug Osborne is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Arkansas-Monticello, focusing on waterfowl. He also plays a vital role in Humphrey, Arkansas's Five Oaks Ag Research and Education Center

In this episode, Osborne provides up-to-the-minute locations of GPS-marked mallards after and during this harsh cold front. He compares current behavior to the February 2021 lock-up in the Mississippi Flyway....

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January 11, 2024 63 mins

Everyone has been waiting for the cold front barrelling towards the southern United States. But will the ducks come with it? And what will they do once they arrive with single-digit lows and everything frozen? Brent and Cason discuss duck reactions to past cold fronts and more on this week’s episode.

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January 4, 2024 84 mins

Higdon Outdoors Director of Marketing Brook Richard joins the show to talk specklebelly goose hunting strategies, silhouette usage, their partnership with Ducks Unlimited, and what he's seen around North America on his travels this season. 

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December 28, 2023 77 mins

Kjos joins the show again to talk about what he’s been seeing this season during his travels and the sustainability of modern-day waterfowling. He's been all over Prairie Canada, the Upper Midwest, the Dakotas, and down to Missouri this season looking for the same answer as everyone else...where are the ducks? 

Kjos also provides some food for thought on the sustainability of modern day waterfowling.

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December 21, 2023 62 mins

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Executive Director Austin Booth provides insight into the controversy at Dave Donaldson Black River WMA, AGFC financials, logging income, closing the gap between public and private land duck hunters, and backing down the war on ducks culture.

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December 14, 2023 73 mins

With each passing season, hunters wonder “Where are the ducks?” while liberal seasons continue to roll on. Retired Louisiana and Minnesota waterfowl biologist Dave Rave tackles the topic and pulls no punches on the current methods and data used to set modern-day duck seasons.

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December 7, 2023 84 mins

Arkansas waterfowling personality, world champion duck caller and all around good guy Jim Ronquest with Drake Waterfowl joins the show. Ronquest shares stories from his favorite places outside of Arkansas to chase ducks, the calling contest industry, cutdown duck calls and his days as a duck hunting guide on the public ground of Arkansas.  

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