On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast we are joined by Jerry Kolter of Northwoods Bird Dogs.
Jerry has been hunting with, training and breeding English setters and pointers for decades. Jerry, along with his wife, Betsy, owns and operates Northwoods Bird Dogs in Sandstone, Minn.
On today’s show Jerry and I discuss his upland hunting history as well as how he got into field trials, training and breeding English setters and pointers. We talk about hunting methods and techniques as well as some of Jerry’s training processes. Tune in to this episode to learn all about grouse dogs!
For more about Northwoods Bird Dogs, check out their website — and excellent blog at: northwoodsbirddogs.com
From the website:
Northwoods Bird Dogs was founded in 2002 by husband-and-wife team Jerry Kolter and Betsy Danielson. They are adjacent to 2,000 acres of private land and are surrounded by thousands of acres of public land. A healthy mix of habitat holds populations of ruffed grouse and migrating woodcock in the woods while the fields are home to coveys of sharp-tailed grouse. The kennel itself has only 20 runs and Jerry and Betsy like it that way. They purposely limit both the litters they breed and the number of dogs they train. Individual care and attention are primary concerns for them. Together Jerry and Betsy move south for several weeks during the winter. They bring their own dogs and a select group of client dogs for specific training on quail.
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 29
Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.