#267 | Spaniels, Pointers, and South Texas Adventures with Matty Rawlinson

Episode 260

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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.

An in-depth discussion with Matty Rawlinson of Heritage Gundogs and Outfitters, a dog trainer, hunting guide, and upland hunter from California, covering his extensive experience in bird hunting and dog training across challenging environments, notably South Texas.

The conversation spans the importance of field trials, adaptation strategies for dogs in tough terrains, and intricacies of working with pointing dogs and flushers. Rawlinson also shares compelling stories from his adventures, underscoring the critical role of understanding dog behavior in various hunting scenarios.

Show Highlights:

  • Birdshot Podcast Inbox: A boot recommendation
  • Catching Up with Matty Rawlinson: Dog Trainer and Upland Hunter
  • Matty’s Adventures and Insights on Upland Bird Hunting
  • The Intricacies of Training Spaniels for Field Trials
  • The Constant Training Journey with Spaniels
  • The Art of Hunting with Pointing and Flushing Dogs
  • The Dynamics of Dog Hunting Styles
  • Learning from the Pros: Insights on Pointing Dogs
  • Challenges and Strategies in South Texas Hunting
  • The Importance of Letting Dogs ‘Get Loose
  • Navigating the Unexpected: Stories from the Field


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