The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast
The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast (formerly the Double Barrel Podcast) with host, Reid Bryant brings you hunting and shooting tips for more success and fun in the field.

Welcome to the first episode of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast! We are changing the show a bit. Obviously the name is new. Orvis Shooting Instructor, Pete Kutzer will be taking Bruce Bowlen's place. Let us know how you like the show by calling in at 802-362-8802.

In this episode we discuss the finer points of gun safety in the field.

Direct download: Safety_First.mp3
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In this episode, Brett is joined by Brian Long of Orvis Sandanona to talk about the  upcoming Orvis Cup at Orvis Sandanon in Millbrook, NY. Hope to see you there!

The 5th Annual Orvis Cup will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2011. This is a wonderful, exciting weekend—a combination game fair and competitive shotgun shooting event. Enjoy two full days of sporting clays shooting, in addition to demonstrations of birds of prey, dog training, fly casting, and fly tying. There will also be artists and craftsmen at work, and more than 50 of the finest upscale exhibitors and vendors displaying their wares. Plus, you can enter to win one of three Caesar Guerini shotguns!

The main event—a 100-target, Orvis Modified Lewis Class shoot—commences on Sunday morning at 9:30am. Shooting and competition fees vary (see sign-up sheet for more information). Spectators are welcome to attend for FREE!

The Orvis Cup is part of an exciting weekend of activities at Sandanona, called the Orvis Family Game Fair Weekend. This exciting weekend features artists and craftsmen at work, and more than 50 of the finest upscale exhibitors and vendors. There will be free fly-casting lessons, youth programs for all ages, and a “First Shots” area sponsored by the NSSF. Plus, you can enter to win one of three Caesar Guerini shotguns, Orvis gear, dog beds, and more! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to spend the day in the beautiful countryside at Sandanona.

Orvis Sandanona is a step back in time, to a place where the traditions of the field and the hunt are held in the highest regard, and where wingshooting is a passion that links the past with the present. This venerable sporting institution is the oldest permitted shooting preserve in the country, so old in fact, that the main lodge was built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Come join us for a weekend of fun and the 5th Annual Orvis Cup! For more information, call Peggy Long at (845) 677-9701.

Direct download: The_Orvis_Cup_at_Sandanona.mp3
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Bruce and Brett are still on hiatus, so we asked Phil Monahan, editor of to read a piece he recently wrote entitled "How Sandanona Saved Me"

You can find this piece online, with photos at

Direct download: Sandanona_Saved_Me.mp3
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