Presented by Pheasants Forever and Federal Ammunition, the award-winning upland television series, “The Flush,” returns for its eighth season on the Outdoor Channel starting the first week in July. The show will air every Tuesday at 7 a.m., Thursday at 1 p.m., and Saturday at 8 a.m. EST.
Respected TV personalities Bill Sherck, Ron Schara, Scott Fransen and Travis Frank bring viewers along on another riveting season of upland hunting on “The Flush,” while engaging Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever members who volunteer on the front lines for habitat conservation efforts nationwide. From the open expanses of Wyoming sagebrush to the tranquil setting of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, get ready to experience an unforgettable season of flushing birds, exceptional dog work, and touching stories from the field.
“We aim to tell great stories from North America’s uplands, and we’re excited about the new shows hitting the air this season,” stated host Travis Frank. “If you love upland bird hunting, bird dogs, and stories about people with a passion for the flush, we believe you’ll enjoy this season. Beyond the characters that we met in the field, my favorite part about this season was the places we hunted. Most of our hunts were filmed on public lands that we all have access to. The uplands are alive and we’re fortunate to be able to share our stories with viewers.”
Broadcast Schedule for The Flush
Week of 7/1
Wyoming Mountain Birds
Travis Frank hunts Wyoming's iconic upland game bird, the Sage Grouse, then hikes mountain peaks for Chukar and Hungarian Partridge alongside upland hunters, George Lyall and Justin Binfet.
Week of 7/8
Bill Sherck hunts ruffed grouse and woodcock in Minnesota's rugged Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness.
Week of 7/15
North Dakota Mixed Bag
Travis Frank joins two best friends for a life changing upland bird hunt on North Dakota's open prairie.
Week of 7/22
Oak Tree Lodge
Scott Fransen hosts a special father, son, and bird dog at Oak Tree Lodge in South Dakota for a one-of-a-kind pheasant hunt.
Week of 7/29
Iowa Pheasants & Quail
Ron Schara heads back to his home state of Iowa to walk public land for pheasants and quail.
Week of 8/5
Minnesota Bird Tales
Travis Frank teams up with Pheasants Forever biologist Sabin Adams and headquarters staffer Bob St. Pierre to hunt overlooked hot spots for Minnesota pheasants.
Week of 8/12
Texas Panhandle Pheasants
Ron Schara joins a big-time crew to hunt wild pheasants in the Texas Panhandle.
Week of 8/19
Idaho Mountain Birds
Travis Frank scales Idaho peaks to hunt Chukar, Huns and Quail. Mountain birds flush in big numbers on this public land bucket list bird hunting adventure.
Week of 8/26
Sand Lake Refuge
Travis Frank joins a team of upland diehards to flush pheasants during a special late season hunt on South Dakota's Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge.
Week of 8/28
Scott Fransen and unlikely sidekicks hunt pheasants/waterfowl while setting the hook on trout in Southeast Montana.
Week of 9/2
Border to Border – Part 1
Travis Frank joins Patrick Flanagan from Border To Border Outfitters to hunt Minnesota's Ruffed Grouse and Arizona Quail.
Week of 9/9
Border to Border – Part 2
Travis Frank joins Patrick Flanagan from Border To Border Outfitters to close out a bucket list Arizona quail hunt in the aftermath of a desert snow storm.
Week of 9/16
Kansas Public Land
Opportunities for upland birds hunts in Kansas are numerous and each is explored in this episode.
“The Flush” is presented by Federal Ammunition and Pheasants Forever. Additional support is provided by Benelli®, Carlson’s Choke Tubes, Nutrisource, Walton’s, North Dakota Tourism, Kansas Tourism, Ruff Land Kennels, Pyke Clothing and Elk Mound Seed.
About Ron Schara Productions
Based in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Ron Schara Productions is the leader in outdoor-variety programming. Ron Schara and his award-winning team of writers, producers and photojournalists cover the natural world and entertain outdoor enthusiasts on major networks.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18 million acres nationwide.