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Upchukar Podcast

Jul 10, 2020

Episode 69: Talmage Smedley

Talmage Smedly is the owner of T's Dog House which emphasizes teaching dog owners to lead kindly through communication, leadership and relationship.

Talmage is a veritable dog-whisperer and, likely a person-whisperer as well! His method and approach to dog training transforms dogs and our...


Jun 19, 2020

Episode 68: Derek Allen

-A "Must Listen" Episode-

Hailing from Alabama, hence the nickname "Bama", Derek Allen embodies the true essence of a Chukar Hunter- being an Adventure-Seeker.

As I have said before, "The more time you spend in Chukar Country, the higher likelihood something will happen". That being said, I wrote...


Jun 5, 2020

Episode 67: Kim Sampson; Owner/Operator of West Mountain Kennels, Utah

Most of us remember our first dog, but its that once-in-a-lifetime dog that morphs Chukar hunts from an "outing" to an "experience. If you are lucky to have had that kind of dog already, then Kim's story of her dog Daisy, will seem very close...


May 15, 2020

Episode 66: Phil Spencer.

This week we travel to Washington and visit with avid Chukar hunter and all-around great guy, Phil Spencer. Phil is no stranger to challenging himself, or endurance sports, so it was only fitting that Chukar hunting sucked him in and took hold.

In this episode we discuss many topics surrounding...


May 1, 2020

Episode 65: Frank Puccio - Hun Hill Kennel

Ever wondered what its like to hunt Chukar with a WPG- Griffon, for short? 

Frank Puccio is about as chukar obsessed as they come. Exclusively breeding Griffons for Chukar hunting, he has a unique and experienced perspective on what it takes to be successful. In this episode we...