North Country Mallards

>>THIS WEEK ON THE GRIND THE GUYS FINISH UP THEIR FANTASTIC SASKATCHEWAN TRIP WITH DUCK CREEK OUTFITTERS AND THEN HEAD TO LEEDS, NORTH DAKOTA FOR A FAST ACTION, LOAFING POND HUNT FOR MALLARDS (THEME MUSIC) >>THE GRIND WATERFOWL TV IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY >>DAKOTA DECOY PREMIUM GUNNING DECOYS FOR DEMANDING HUNTERS >>LUCKY DUCK MASTERS OF DECEPTION >>CORNERSTONE GUNDOG ACADEMY FROM A SEVEN WEEK OLD PUPPY TO A FINISHED GUNDOG ALL IN ONE PLACE >>DELTA WATERFOWL GEAR BY ALPS OUTDOORS WHERE INNOVATION, AFFORDABILITY AND CONSERVATION UNITE >>HI MOUNTAIN SEASONINGS QUALITY SEASONINGS AND MEAT PROCESSING PRODUCTS >>LIFETIME DECOYS PREMIUM DECOY RIGGING EQUIPMENT >>PRO-DRIVE SHALLOW WATER OUTBOARDS >>RIO OFFICIAL AMMUNITION OF THE GRIND WATERFOWL TV SHARE THE EXPERIENCE >>SITKA GEAR TURNING CLOTHING INTO GEAR AND THESE FINE SPONSORS ♪♪ >>WE’RE IN PRETTY MUCH A QUARTER AND THIS THING WAS WHITE LAST NIGHT WITH GEESE SO WE ARE CHASING SNOWS AND BLUES THIS MORNING NOT MUCH WIND WE BROUGHT SOCKS SO JUST GOING TO DO A SOCK SPREAD THIS MORNING RATHER THAN A FULL BODY SPREAD RIGHT NOW WE ARE BUILDING UP AROUND THE BLINDS JUST TRYING TO HIDE THE BLINDS GETTING BLINDS COVERED AND THEN WE WILL JUST RUN A BIG MASS OF SOCKS DOWNWIND OF US HOPEFULLY WE GET A LITTLE BIT OF WIND GET A LITTLE BIT OF MOVEMENT IN THESE THINGS BUT WE’LL SEE CHASING SNOWS IN SASKATCHEWAN ♪♪ (GOOSE CALLS) (GUN SHOT) (GOOSE CALLS) (GUN SHOT) (GOOSE CALLS) (GUN SHOT) (GUN SHOT) (GOOSE CALLS) >>GOT TWO COMING RIGHT HERE ONE’S IN >>BURN ‘EM, BURN ‘EM, BURN ‘EM (GUN SHOTS) >>TODAY WAS A LOT OF FUN WE DIDN’T HAVE BIG FLOCKS COMING DOWN ON US WE SAW A LOT OF BIG FLOCKS IN THE SKY WE HAD THE SINGLES AND PAIRS AND A COUPLE FOURS COMING IN >>SO THIS PORTION OF SASKATCHEWAN WE’RE IN IS REALLY THE FIRST FIELDS THESE GEESE SEE AS THEY COME OVER THE BOREAL FOREST SO IT’S VERY EFFECTIVE THEY STATE HERE, THE FEED HEAVY AND THEY NIGHT STAY TILL END OF OCTOBER MAYBE INTO THE FIRST PART OF NOVEMBER, JUST DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER BUT IT’S THE FIRST FIELDS THESE GEESE FEED ON ONCE THEY COME OVER THE TOP OF THE BOREAL FOREST SO THEY ARE HUNGY WHEN THEY GET HERE AND THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD (GOOSE CALLS) (GUN SHOTS)

>>I GOT HER DO YOU WANT ME TO GET HER? (GUN SHOTS) (GUN SHOT) >>GOOD SHOT OUT OF NOWHERE >>GET HIM TIM (GUN SHOT) >>GOOD SHOT TIM (GUN SHOT) (LAUGHTER) >>GOT ANOTHER ONE, GOT ANOTHER ONE >>GOT HIM WELL WE FINALLY GOT OUR REVOLUTION E-CALLER OUT HERE SNOW GOOSE HUNTING BEEN WANTING TO DO THAT FOR A WHILE WE’VE BEEN TESTING THE SOUNDS ON SNOW GEESE AND THEY HAE BEEN WORKING WELL BUT WE FINALLY GOT OUR CALLER WITH OUR SPEAKER AND BASE SYSTEM OUT HERE ON THIS HUNT THE BASE SYSTEM IS REALLY NEAT FOR GOOSE HUNTING BECAUSE IT HAS A MOTORIZED BASE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BROADCAST THAT SOUND GOING BACK AND FORTH PUT A LITTLE ACTION IN THE SOUND, WHICH IS KIND OF COOL HAVING THE MOTORIZED BASE IS REALLY UNIQUE BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT OF MOTION IN THAT SOUND OR MOVEMENT IN THAT SOUND INSTEAD OF A DIRECTIONAL SPEAKER THAT JUST GOES IN ONE SPECIFIC AREA WHEN YOU LISTEN TO A FEED OF SNOW GEESE YOU’VE GOT NOISE OBVIOUSLY COMING FROM THAT WHOLE FEED BEING ABLE TO MOVE THAT SOUND AROUND ADDS A LOT OF REALISM TO THE SPREAD (GOOSE CALLS) (GUN SHOT) >>NICE SHOT BUD OUR REVOLUTION COMES WITH FIVE SNOW GOOSE SOUNDS ON IT BUT THE NICE THING ABOUT THE REVOLUTION TOO IS YOU CAN ALSO ADD YOUR OWN MP3 FILE SOUNDS TO IT EASILY DOWNLOAD THE SOUNDS RIGHT ONTO THE CALLER PUT WHATEVER SOUNDS YOU WANT, IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN SPECIAL SOUNDS OR YOUR OWN SOUNDS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING FOR A WHILE THAT YOU REALLY LIKE YOU CAN ADD THOSE TO THE REVOLUTION, TAKES 30 SECONDS TO GET IT DONE (GOOSE CALLS) (GUN SHOT) >>BILL, BILL (GUN SHOT) >>NICE (GOOSE CALLS) >>GET ‘EM RICKY, GET ‘EM (GUN SHOTS) >>GET ‘EM BOYS (GUN SHOTS) (GUN SHOTS) >>THIS 2016 HATCH LOOKED TO BE A REALLY GOOD ONE WE’RE PRETTY EXCITED TO CHASE THESE THINGS IN THE STATES WE SAW MORE JUVENILE GEESE IN THE LASY FEW DAYS IT THINK THAN WE HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT A GOOD CONCENTRATION UP HERE RIGHT NOW THERE’S A LOT OF ADULTS MIXED IN BUT YOU GO SCOUT THE FIELDS AND THERE IS A LOT OF GREY OUT THERE >>IT’S BEEN EXCELLENT, IF YOU WANT TO COME UP HERE AND SEE ALL FACETS OF WATERFOWL, THIS IS THE PLACE YOU WILL SEE LITERALLY JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING UP HERE IN SASKATCHEWAN (THEME MUSIC) >>HEY GUYS, I’M BARTON RAMSEY WITH CORNERSTONE GUNDOG ACADEMY AND THIS IS YOUR RETRIEVER TRAINING TIP OF THE EPISODE LAST WEEK WE WORKED ON WHISTLE STOPS WITH A RECALL WE’RE GOING TO BUILD ON THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OUR DOG SIT JUST LIKE WE DID SIT KEEP AN EYE ON HIM WE’RE GOING TO WALK BACK, AND WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS TIME IS ADD A DUMMY IN TO THE STOP SO WHEN HE STOPS ON THE WHISTLE AS SOON AS HIS REAR END TOUCHES THE GROUND WE’RE GOING TO TOSS THE DUMMY OT THIS WAY AND WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS HAVE YOUR RIGHT HAND UP AND THROW WITH YOUR LEFT HAND SOON AS HE STOPS AND LOOKS AT YOU, CAST HIM OVER WE’RE JUST ENCOURAGING HIM AND TEACHING HIM IT PAYS TO STOP (WHSITLE) GOOD BOY, HERE (WHISTLE) SIT (WHISTLE) OVER GOOD, NOTICE HOW HE LOOKED AT ME IT’S OK THAT HE FACED IT, THAT’S NO PROBLEM RIGHT NOW GOOD BOY HEEL AND WHAT WE’LL DO IS TURN AROUND DEAD. GOOD BOY AND WE’LL DO IT THE OPPOSITE WAY SIT THAT WAY WE CAN CAST HIM WITH OUR LEFT HAND SIT SO AGAIN THE IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THIS IS THAT THE DOG LEARNS, WHEN I STOP AND GIVE THIS GUY MY ATTENTION IT PAYS OFF BECAUSE HE GIVES ME SOME KIND OF COOL REWARD SO WE AREN’T DOING A LOT OF DISTANCE, THESE ARE EASY RETRIEVES WE’RE JUST TEACHING HIM THIS WHOLE IDEA LOOK, STOP, YOU GET A REWARD THIS TIME WE ARE GOING TO STOP HIM WITH OUR LEFT HAND, THROW WITH OUR RIGHT (WHSITLE) GOOD BOY, HERE (WHISTLE) (WHISTLE) (WHISTLE) LOOK (WHISTLE) OVER, GOOD WE WANT HIS ATTENTION ON US, WE DON’T WANT HIM TO ACTUALLY GET THE RETRIEVE UNTIL HE LOOKS AT US GOOD BOY. GOOD BOY YOU DON’T WANT TO DO TOO MUCH OF THIS, AGAIN DO A COUPLE RECALLS WHERE HE COMES ALL THE WAY TO YOU SO HE ISN’T ANTICIPATING THE STOP EVERY TIME SIT IT’S A FUN DRILL TO DO ONCE YOU GET A DOG THAT IS PROFICIENT AT DOING THIS SORT OF EXERCISE THEN YOU CAN START TO MOVE OUT TO ACTUALLY SENDING HIM OUT INTO THE FIELDSE THEN YOU CAN START TO MOVE OUT TO ACTUALLY SENDING HIM OUT INTO THE FIELDS STOPPING HIM AND THROWING HIM RETRIEVES THAT WAY AS WELL

WE’LL SHOW YOU THAT ON THE NEXT EPISODE GOOD BOY >>WELL WE ARE BACK IN LEEDS NORTH DAKOTA WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS RICK AND BLAKE DARLING WITH NORTH COUNTRY GUIDE SERVICE AND WE ARE SETTING UP ON A LITTE DRINKING HOLE IN A WHEAT FIELD RICK SAYS ♪♪ >>WELL WE ARE BACK IN LEEDS NORTH DAKOTA WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS RICK AND BLAKE DARLING WITH NORTH COUNTRY GUIDE SERVICE AND WE ARE SETTING UP ON A LITTE DRINKING HOLE BASICALLY IT IS A LITTLE PUDDLE IN WHEAT FIELD, RICK SAYS WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS COMING OFF THE ROOST, HITTING THE PUDDLE HOPPING UP TO FEED THEN HOPPING BACK INTO THE PUDDLE FOR A LITTLE DRINK AND THEN BACK TO THEIR ROOST PRETTY MUCH LOCAL DUCKS YET WE HAD OUR FIRST LITTLE COLD SNAP COME THROUGH STARTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, SO IT’S CHILLY THIS MORNING IT’S RIGHT AROUND FREEZING I THINK, THEY HAVEN’T HAD A FREEZE YET HERE THIS SHOULD GET SOME BIRDS MOVING WE’RE GETTING SETUP, FEW FIELD DECOYS OUT, SOME LUCKY’S AND SOME FULLY FLOCKED DAKOTA’S WE’RE GOING TO GIVE THEM HECK THIS MORNING >>THIS IS MY FAVORITE HUNT OF THE YEAR WE’RE HERE EARLY OCTOBER, NORTH DAKOTA POTHOLE REGION UP IN THE DEVILS LAKE AREA I’VE BEEN COMING UP HERE WITH MY FAMILY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS YOU COME UP HERE AND HUNT WITH RICK, WHICH IS A GREAT TIME BUT I HAVE A TON OF MEMORIES HUNTING UP HERE IN THIS AREA FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME JSUT A LOT OF EXCITEMENT HERE WE’VE GOT ABOUT A 20 MPH NORTH, NAH, WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND IT’S A LITTLE COOL, ABOUT 22 DEGREES THIS MORNING, FEELS LIKE SO FALL IS IN THE AIR IT’S DUCK HUNTING SEASON NOW, WE’RE READY, IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD MORNING ♪♪ >>RIGHT HERE (DUCK CALLS) >>EVERY OCTOBER WE COME TO LEEDS TO HOOK UP WITH RICK AND BLAKE DARLING FROM NORTH COUNTRY GUIDE SERVICE AND THIS IS OUR THIRD SEASON HERE IT’S A GREAT PLACE THIS IS THE PLACE THE BIRDS SEE THE CORN REALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME SO THEY TEND TO STALL OUT HERE BEERFUP, BEFORE MAKING THEIR SOUTHERN MIGRATION AND RICK KNOWS WHAT WE LIKE, HE KNOWS WE LIKE DUCKS (GUN SHOT) (GUN SHOT) >>THIS WHOLE AREA, LEEDS, DEVILS LAKE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS IS SUCH A GOOD LOCATION FOR DUCK HUNTING BECAUSE IT’S THE POTHOLE REGION, PRAIRIE POTHOLE REGION AND THERE’S A LOT OF DUCKS THAT USE THIS AS THEIR NESTING GROUNDS AND SO THERE’S LOCAL BIRDS HERE, A LOT OF LOCAL BIRDS HERE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BUT THEN IT’S ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST STOPS AS THE DUCKS AND GEESE MOVE SOUTH FROM CANADA WE’RE ONLY 60, 80 MILES SOUTH OF THE CANADIAN BORDER AND SO THEY GET DOWN HERE, THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND AND A LOT OF WATER AND SO IT’S JUST A NATURAL HABITAT FOR THEM TO KEEP COMING >>FROM THE RIGHT GUYS, GET READY GET ‘EM (GUN SHOTS) >>OHH YOUR GIONG TO CLAIM THAT ONE MR. WILLROTH? >>WERE YOU ON HIM TOO? >>I WAS ALL OVER HIM >>OHH BOY, HERE WE GO >>A BIG BUNCH BEHIND US, THERE IS ABOUT 15, 20 BEHIND US >>THIS ONE HERE IS COMING >>YUP, LET HIM COME (GUN SHOT) >>THERE WAS 50 YOU KNOW, 50,000 COMEDIANS OUT OF WORK, AND WE HAVE A GUIDE WHO THINKS HE’S ONE HE ALWAYS DOES THIS, A BUNCH COMING FROM THE RIGHT, LET THE SINGLE GO AND HE COMES UP AND TAKES HIM THAT TIME THERE WAS ABOUT 15, 20 COMING THAT HE DIDN’T SEE >>I SEEN WHEN HE DROPPED HIS FEET THAT THERE WAS A NICE BAND ON HIM, SO I BETTER TAKE HIM (DUCK CALLS) (DUCK CALLS) (DUCK CALLS) (GUN SHOT) (GUN SHOT) >>TODAY IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU WANT YOUR SPINNING DUCKS WE’VE GOT THE HD’S OUT IN THE WATER AND EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT >>CHECK OUT THE GRIND WATERFOWL PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDES DAKOTA DECOYS AND BAGS LUCKY DUCK MOTION DECOYS AND LIFETIME DECOY RIGS SAVE $215 ON THIS EXCLUSIVE OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE AT MACK’S PRAIRIE WINGS >>ON DAY ONE WHEN THE GRIND ROLLED IN

WE HUNTED WHAT I WOULD CALL A LOAFING OR A LITTLE DRINKING HOLE THE DUCKS WERE COMING OFF OF A LAKE THAT WAS 1/2 MILE, 3/4 OF A MILE AWAY FOR SOME ODD REASON WHEN A MALLARD COMES OFF THE WATER IT LIKES TO GO TO WATER AND THEN IT WILL JUMB OUT AND FEED SO IF YOU CAN FIND ONE OF THOSE LITTLE DRINKING HOLES THAT’S NEAR THE FEEDING FIELDS, THAT’S KEY WE HAD FLOATING DUCK DECOYS IN THERE WITH SOME LUCKY DUCK SPINNERS AND A DABBLER AND THE SPLASHER GOING IN THE WATER AND WHEN THE DUCKS CAME OFF THE LAKE THAT IS WHAT THEY KEYED IN ON THEY WANTED TO DROP INTO THAT LITTLE DRINKING HOLE BEFORE GOING TO THE FIELD (GUN SHOTS) (GUN SHOT) (GUN SHOT) >>TODAY’S A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR SPINNING DUCKS EVERYDAY IS DIFFERENT SOME DAYS THEY WILL FINISH RIGHT INTO THEM, THEY WANT THAT MOTION AND THEY ARE COMING RIGHT TO THEM LOCKED ON THIS MORNING IT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, WE ARE USING THEM AS AN ATTRACTANT TO GET THEM HERE BUT EARLY ON WE NOTICED THAT THEY WOULDN’T FINSIGH INTO THEM THERE’S WHERE THE REMOTE COMES INTO PLAY TURM ‘EM OFF, SEE DUCKS, TURN THEM ON GET THE ATTRACTANT, GET THEM COMING HERE WHEN THEY LOCK UP AND THEY ARE COMING, SHUT THEM OFF AND THEY ARE FINSIHING JUST PERFECT >>GET HIM RICK (GUN SHOT) >>YOU EVER SEEN SUCH A MACHINE? >>I GUESS WE ARE TAKING ONES OVER FOURS EVERY TIME >>BILL SAID, RICK, TAKE ‘EM >>I CALLED HIM OUT >>WHEN HE SAYS RICK TAKE ‘EM, THERE’S NO SECOND THOUGHT WITH ME, I GO UP THE DABBLER IS ABSOLUTELY MY FAVORITE ITEM IT’S THE MOST REALISTIC LOOKING DUCK BUTT I HAVE EVER SEEN IT’S GOT THE SPLASHING MOTION YOU NEED AND WHAT IT’S DOING IS THROWING LITTLE PARTICLES OF WATER UP IN THE AIR AND THE SUN, WHEN THE SUN’S OUT THE SUN GRABS THOSE PARTICLES OF WATER AND THAT’S WHAT DUCKS SEE THEY SEE WATER MOVING THEY SEE PARTS OF THE DUCK MOVING TOO, BUT IT’S THE WATER IN THE AIR THAT ATTRACTS THEM AND IT’S MY FAVORITE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT, EVERYONE OUGHT TO HAVE ONE SO WE FIGURED OUT, USE THE HD’S AS AN ATTRACTANT THEN WE WOULD RELY ON THE DABBLER AND THE SPLASHER TO FINISH THEM OFF AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY THE MINUTE WE’D HIT THE HD’S OFF THEY’D POP RIGHT INTO THE DABBLER >>SHOOT HIM BILL, TAKE HIM BILL (GUN SHOTS) >>GOOD JOB GUYS NICE DRAKE ♪♪ (GUN SHOT) >>THIS IS DUCK HUNTING TO ME, BEAUTIFUL MORNING, SUN IS COMING UP SITTING IN THE CATTAILS, SMALL LITTLE POT HOLE DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS, IT’S AWESOME ♪♪ ()DUCK CALLS ()DUCK CALLS ()DUCK CALLS ()DUCK CALLS >>GET ‘EM GUYS (GUN SHOTS) MY FAVORITE NEW ITEM OF LUCKY’S IS THE, I CALL IT THE DUCK BUTT I THINK IT’S TECHNICALLY CALLED THE >>DABBLER >>DABBLER, TIM GETS AFTER ME I’VE BEEN PREACHING TO THESE GUYS, LETS GET THAT DABBLER OUT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE HOLE SHUT EVERYTHING ELSE OFF BUT MY LITTLE DABBLER OUT IN THE MIDDLE AND BOOM BUNCH RIGHT INTO THE DECOYS BILL SHOWS UP INTO TOWN AND THE FIRST THING I USUALLY ASK HIM IS LET ME SEE YOUR BILLFOLD BECAUSE HE HAS GOT ALL THESE IDEAS AND I WANT TO CHECK HIS BILLFOLD TO SEE IF HE DOES HAVE A GUIDE LICENSE (LAUGHTER) >>TAKE ‘EM, SHOOT THE BOTTOM ONE (GUN SHOT) (GUN SHOTS) (GUN SHOT) WELL WE ARE WRAPPING UP DAY ONE IN LEEDS, NORTH DAKOTA WITH RICK AND BLAKE DARLING OF NORTH COUNTRY GUIDE SERVICE

AND WE HAD A NICE LITTLE, WHAT RICK CALLS A LOAFING POND WE SHOT A LIMIT OF MALLARDS AND WE WERE IN SASKATCHEWAN A WEEK AGO AND THE BIRDS WERE PRETYY BROWN AND A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES, THEY ARE REALLY COLORING UP THEY ARE STILL YOUNG WE DID SHOOT A COUPLE HENS, WE TRY NOT TO, BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR THERE’S NOT MUCH COLOR IN THEM BUT WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO FIND SOME COLORED UP BIRDS, BEAUTUIFUL BIRDS WELL WE HAD A GREAT HUNT THIS MORNING SHOT OUR LIMIT OF DUCKS AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE DUCK BREAST FOR SUPPER TONIGHT WE’RE GOING TO DO A LITTLE TWIST ON IT, IS USE SOME HIGH MOUNTAIN MARINADE MARINADE THE DUCK BREAST IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR ABOUT AN HOUR SIMPLY, SLICE IT UP, PUT IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR, COME BACK PUT IT ON THE GRILL, AND IT IS DELICIOUS