#247 | Grouse and Grouse Dog Q & A with Fritz Heller Part 2

Episode 242

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Nick Larson

Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Birdshot Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Minnesota where he grew up and fell in love with the outdoors. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting dating back 25+ years from his humble beginnings as a “partridge” hunter. Today, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he connects with inspire him to go.

Fritz Heller returns to the show for a grouse season update and a listener Q & A session on all things grouse hunting and grouse dogs.

Show Highlights:

  • Size and confirmation preference in Frtiz’s labs
  • “You’ve got to park the truck in the right spot!”
  • First scent to flush, reading the dog
  • Hunting more than one dog at a time
  • Patterning ruffed grouse
  • Time of the day and ruffed grouse
  • Dude Wipes now get top recommendations – The Essentials
  • Upland hunting pants


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