EPISODE 29: Duck Carver Pat Godin



Liberty, MO – Chandler Smith sits down with World Champion carver Pat Godin and Mario Friendy from Final Approach. Topics covered: the passion for ducks, the story of Pat and how he got started in carving, the different carving competition categories, decoy detail, how to get started in decoy carving, getting a degree in mallards (literally), how the decoy market has changed over the years, the different types of wood for carving, types of paint, the tools of carving, and the difference in the NEW Live Series Mallards from FA. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 28: Duck Hunting Q&A



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith sit down with Travis Mueller of GHG/Banded/Avery. Topics covered: live podcast on Facebook where we answer viewer’s questions: early freeze-up, how many decoys bro, favorite ducks, bacon grease cooks everything, Banded Redzone 2.0 waders, what species are in your spread, finding new birds, the GHG XD Series decoys, hunting weather fronts, filling your waders, what duck would you swim for, and favorite conditions. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 27: In-Field Duck Calling



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith sit down with Bobby Hayes of Duck Lander Calls. Topics covered: getting humbled by ducks, lose the hail call, duck calling is a conversation, what is a greeting call, use the type of calling related to the environment your hunting, how to read a duck,   hunting traffic, screaming vs talking, what amount of calling is needed, the proper sound vs the timing of the sound, hunting a loaf, the caterpillar, having a great hide, make it sound like duck hunters aren’t there, running goose decoys in your duck spread, quit day ducks, first day vs last day calling, layout blinds vs a-frame style, when to use the whistle, and goose calls to finish ducks. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 26: Outdoor Limits



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith talk with Josh Peck from Outdoor Limits. Topics covered: teal season, YouTube and waterfowl hunting, flip phones and T9 texting, growing up in a non-hunting family, hunting that’s relatable, hidden pockets of water, deciphering public ground hunting, hunter education programs, stretching a waterfowl season, 15 minute hunts – rewarding or not, kayak vs canoe vs sneak boat, thoughts on spinning wing decoys, scheduling classes around duck hunting, prairie chickens in a goose spread, and honkers and lessers. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 25: Final Approach



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith talk with Mario Friendy from Final Approach. Topics covered: the creation and evolution of the layout blind, field hunting before layout blinds, “sliders”, battle with a skunk, the history of FA, the grass seed capital, small geese, 7 sub-species of geese, what’s new with the FA goose decoys, taking the goose test, “Money” – the star of FA, new stakes and bases, getting your goose card, dogs and hunting, goose check stations, what’s new with the FA mallards, the FA layout blind line-up for 2019, extra FA gear for the hunt, and our final thoughts. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 24: GunDog Outdoors



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones talks with Alex Langbell of GunDog Outdoors and Mario Friendy from Final Approach. Topics covered: the dynamics of the Pacific Flyway, the GunDog quick release system, not letting social media influence how you hunt, dogs that break early, duck diversity, the smells of duck season, hunting your dog around new people and other dogs, dog safety, shooting over dogs, species limits and boundary lines, alternatives to e-collars and positive training, 20 pintail limit, blind bungie straps, the tradition of waterfowl hunting, and hunters sticking together and not creating a divide. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 23: Higdon Outdoors / Power Calls



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones talks with Brook Richard and Beau Brooks from Higdon Outdoors. Topics covered: Max the water dog in his 1st podcast, farmer’s tan, how many different animals can you call in, cutdown calls, playing the migration blame game, how to annoy your friends with calls, west coast waterfowling, creating a speck hunter, we’re all on the same team, dogs make life better, becoming a better caller, the NEW Apex line of geese, filling 51 turkey tags, “did we just become best friends” when you find a fellow hunting junkie, moving to a different state just for the hunting, the new Ignition cutdown from Power calls, don’t be angry bro, sometimes the ducks win, & off season dog work. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 22: GHG XD Series Geese



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith talk with Avery’s Travis Mueller. Topics covered: does your shotgun work, sushi, pre-season “to do” list, flipping the get ready switch, losing that fire-then finding it, getting the boat stuck between trees, hanging onto older gear, Major League Fishing for duck hunters, introducing someone new to hunting, watching a new hunter shoot their 1st bird, the lack of planting in the midwest this year, breakfast in the duckblind, sucker for ammo deals, what’s next in the XD Series line, organizing decoys, boat maintenance, ducks landing with their own species of decoy (no free decoys left to giveaway on this, sorry), XD Series Geese, the new motion cone system, the new square bases, XD Series Black Ducks, and GHG foam-filled divers. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 21: Dr. Duck & The Fowl Hunter: II



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith sit down in the calling contest tent during Waterfowl Week with the bearded pair of Dr. Duck (Dennis Loosier) and The Fowl Hunter (Billy Campbell). Topics covered: bucket list hunting locations, how big is Waterfowl Week, mallards in the snow, recap of last year’s waterfowl seasons, hunters sticking together for the greater cause, Realtree 365, must have new gear for 2019, distracting deer trailcam pics, paint the face or don’t paint the face, baseball, the versatility and effectiveness of Realtree Timber, keyboard warriors, the importance of concealment, 2019 traveling waterfowl hunting schedule, public land hunting, current water levels, the good-the-bad-the-ugly, who’s the hardest sleeper, don’t be scared to make changes, ivy league ducks, flooding in the midwest, and cutting the cable cord. Rogers Sporting Goods

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EPISODE 20: Kent Cartridge



Liberty, MO – AAron Jones and Chandler Smith sit down with Jeff Barry from Kent Cartridge. Topics covered: remembering the first ammo you ever shot, the NEW Kent TK7 tungsten turkey loads, duck season withdrawals, breaking down a shotshell from bottom to top, primers, nickel heads, powders, wads, plated steel, what is the NEW Fast Steel 2.0, ammo loaded in the USA, corrosion resistant shells, smaller vs larger shot size, Kent Bismuth, what is Kent Diamond-Shot, steel vs lead vs bismuth vs tungsten, ammo densities, the advantages of bismuth, Kent Tungsten Matrix, what is Kent Teal Steel, and Kent dove loads. Rogers Sporting Goods