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#38 | GSP’s, Ruffed Grouse Doubles and Horseback Hunts with John Zeman – Project Upland Podcast

On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast, I am joined by John Zeman, a Minnesota-based upland hunter and self-described amateur dog trainer. John joins the podcast to talk about his passion for upland hunting as well as training and handling his string of five German shorthaired pointers.

During our conversation we talk about how John got started in upland bird hunting as well as his early trials and tribulations as a dog trainer. John currently trains and handles his string of five German shorthaired pointers during his numerous hunting trips, especially in his home state of Minnesota. He also makes an annual trip to Montana where he hunts the prairie via horseback for sharptail grouse.

John also captures many of his adventures using a GoPro camera before publishing many of the edited clips on his YouTube channel – which is where I first discovered John and his bird dogs. To view some of John’s epic adventures and polished bird dogs, be sure to check out his YouTube channel here: John’s YouTube Channel

Don’t miss this video, in which we talk about John’s capture of a true, or nearly true (close enough for me) double on Ruffed grouse, followed by a superb multi-dog retrieve: Ruffed Grouse Double

Recently, John was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune via a piece by Twin Cities-based freelance writer, Tori McCormick.

“For John Zeman, a self-described amateur dog trainer who co-owns his family’s construction business, dog training isn’t merely a hobby. It’s his lifestyle.” – Tori McCormick

To learn even more about John, check out the article here: “Passion for dog training elevates hunt”

As always, I hope you enjoy this episode of the Project Upland podcast and thank you for listening! Let us know what you think about the show as well as what you’d like to hear about on future episodes by commenting below or sending me an email directly: nick.larson@northwoodscollective.com

Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 38

The Project Upland Podcast is brought to you in part by: Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits & OnX Hunt

Last modified: December 2, 2018

2 Responses to :
#38 | GSP’s, Ruffed Grouse Doubles and Horseback Hunts with John Zeman – Project Upland Podcast

  1. Kyle says:

    Great episode Nick! I had never heard of anyone upland hunting via horseback and it was really neat to hear about John’s experience. These podcasts are great and I really enjoy listening to them on my commute. Your intro has the coolest riff, especially when compared to any of the other podcasts I listen to. Keep doing what you are doing man.

    I am really enjoying the style and content of Project Upland. I bought the Bird Dog Hunting Anthology Book and it is extremely well done. I bet I have read it cover to cover three times, all the while dreaming of October!

    1. Nick Larson says:

      Glad to hear it Kyle, thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it! A horseback hunt has now been firmly planted on my growing list of bucket-list hunts!

      We’ll keep the podcast episodes coming for you. I wish you the absolute best in your hunting season this fall!

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