Posts Tagged ‘Scott Linden’
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Earlier this week, I was chatting with television host and wingshooting legend Scott Linden. As tends to happen when two dyed-in-the-wool bird hunters gather, we traded stories about our early season upland observations, used hyperbole to extoll the virtues of our bird dogs and shared a few laughs.
While I can’t remember Scott’s exact phraseology or the topic’s genesis, I do recall the main point of his observation: hunters would shoot a lot more birds if they learned how to be quiet in the field.
We’ve all read the tips and tricks about not slamming truck doors at the parking area of a WMA, but do you actually practice the habit of being quiet when leaving your vehicle for a hunt? From my observations, most folks don’t.
In the same vein, do you figure out your hunting game plan when you’re still in the truck or do you chat about the directions everyone is going to walk after uncasing the shotguns, collaring up the dogs and joking around at the tailgate?
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the camaraderie of a tailgate. But, I’ve also had my ear chewed off as a Pheasants Forever representative at sport shows with the same refrain . . . “there are no birds on public land.” Well, you may not believe me, but I can promise you there are roosters out there. They’ve just been running for their lives since opening morning and have wised up to how the game works. They hear you slam the truck door. They hear the laughter about last night’s hijinks at the tavern and they know you’re going to walk the path through the grass beaten down by the previous morning’s group.
For a change of pace, give quiet a try this pheasant season. You may find more birds and you may also find a little peace in a world of noise. Give it a shot . . . shut up and hunt.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
“Do you celebrate your dog’s birthday?”
Although I’ve openly described spoiling my German shorthaired pointer in past blog posts, I have to admit I’m not certain of my pup’s actual day of birth. I think it is April 17, 2007, but I could be off by a day or three. Needless to say, Tram’s four birthdays have gone by without fanfare.
What about you? Do you bust out the special doggy treats and party hats for your pup’s birthday celebration?
The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
It ain’t over ’till it’s over, and pheasant hunting in Nebraska definitely is not over. For those of you thinking about mixing in some pheasant hunting during your trip to “The Good Life” in Nebraska for National Pheasant Fest 2011, or mixing in some Pheasant Fest with your late season Nebraska pheasant hunting trip, here are a few good-to-knows.
- Nebraska’s 2011 licenses are now available. Nebraska’s annual hunt permit is valid for the entire calendar year, which means once purchased, it’s good this January, and then next pheasant hunting season for October, November and December.
- Nebraska’s pheasant hunting season runs through Monday, January 31st, 2011, meaning you could extend your Pheasant Fest weekend (Jan. 28-30) to wrap up with a day of hunting.
- At Pheasant Fest, youth age 15 and under can enter in a drawing for Nebraska Game and Parks half price lifetime permits. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will draw for 20 half price youth lifetime permits at National Pheasant Fest. If drawn, youth can get a lifetime permit at half the cost, with the other half courtesy of the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation. Drawing options include lifetime hunting, fishing and combination hunt/fish permits, as well as lifetime habitat and Nebraska migratory waterfowl stamps. Each winner may choose one permit or stamp. Drawing forms can only be filled out in person at the event. Anyone may enter a youth in the drawing.
- Scott Linden from Wingshooting USA will bring back his popular “Bird Hunting Boot Camp” seminar to the Cabela’s Hunter Help stage for all three days of National Pheasant Fest.
- And of course, from A (Ammunition) to Z (well, at least “Y” for Yellow Lab), if it relates to pheasant hunting, it’ll be at Pheasant Fest.
The Pheasant Fest Blog is written by Brad Heidel, Pheasants Forever’s Director of Special Event Sales