Where There's Smoke, There's Fuego: A Story of Redemption
This isn’t just a story for upland hunters, or dog owners. It’s about tragedy, perseverance, motivation and passion. Anthony Ferro joins us this week to talk about his love of the uplands, and the story which has led him across the country hunting birds. He explains the basis of Fetching Feathers, the tragic story about losing his two dogs Gnarli and Radar in a house fire, and how he has persevered from it. Anthony also gives us a run down on his two new dogs, aptly named Smoke and Fuego, along with what he has in store for the fall. Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss this episode!
0:40 introduction to Anthony Ferro
2:20 Anthony’s tells his introduction to upland hunting
4:07 Why choose upland hunting over deer hunting?
6:00 Anthony tells the story of his first turkey hunt
8:19 Anthony tells the story of his first pheasant hunt
10:06 Ben and Lake talk about their first bird hunting experiences
12:16 Anthony tells of duck and pheasant combo hunt
13:00 The story of founding Fetching Feathers
17:50 The story of Rocky Mountain bird dogs, and how Anthony became a full-time dog trainer
18:56 The story of the house fire
27:37 How he responded to the adversity
30:00 What Anthony learned through losing his dogs
31:55 The G&R Foundation
37:17 Anthony tells us about the new dogs, Smoke and Fuego
44:00 Anthony talks about his plans for the upcoming season
49:15 Where to find Anthony on social media, Youtube, etc.
50:53 Anthony tells a funny story about his new kennel