St. Paul, Minn. – The award-winning upland television series, “The Flush,” returns for its 12th season on the Outdoor Channel starting this week. Presented by Federal Ammunition and featuring Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, the program’s Official Conservation Partner, the new season of The Flush will air every Monday at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and Sunday at 6:30 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 and Quail Forever members who volunteer on the front lines for habitat conservation efforts nationwide. This season features hunts across the country, including a breathtaking trip to Alaska for Ptarmigan, a Northwoods grouse hunt with Trampled by Turtles frontman, Dave Simonett, and an Iowa dream hunt with dedicated PF & QF members.
“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 6/26
Logging Camp Ranch
Bill Sherck opens his hunting season in the Badlands of North Dakota in pursuit of Sharp-Tailed Grouse & Mourning Doves.
Week of 7/3
Alaska Ptarmigan Slam 1
Travis Frank hikes Alaska’s rugged mountain peaks in pursuit of a ptarmigan slam. Hunting for Alaska’s bush country birds comes with incredible challenges and huge rewards (part 1).
Week of 7/10
Alaska Ptarmigan Slam 2
Travis Frank hikes Alaska’s rugged mountain peaks in pursuit of a ptarmigan slam. Hunting for Alaska’s bush country birds comes with incredible challenges and huge rewards (part 2).
Week of 7/17
Maine Grouse Camp
Bill Sherck hunts the remote Maine Northwoods with a dedicated group of grouse hunters. They pitch a tent in the forest and chase wild birds on public land.
Week of 7/24
Trampled By Birds
Travis Frank hunts ruffed grouse & woodcock in Wisconsin’s northwoods with a dedicated team from Pheasants Forever & Dave Simonett from the band Trampled by Turtles. At a family grouse camp they celebrate a fall hunting tradition and a successful conservation partnership.
Week of 7/31
Dream Team Hunt
Scott Fransen and the Flush team gather in western Minnesota to chase wild pheasants on public land. Is this Scott’s dream hunting crew, or a big mistake?
Week of 8/7
Montana Grouse Opener
Travis Frank hunts Montana’s Grouse opener with three bird hunting buddies. The crew runs into big time numbers of wild birds on public land.
Week of 8/14
North Dakota Life Members
Travis Frank joins Pheasants Forever biologists in North Dakota to celebrate bird dog milestones and epic bird numbers. The action-packed hunt takes a turn when tragedy strikes in the field.
Week of 8/21
Hank Hunt #2
Ron Schara & Scott Fransen celebrate their love for bird dogs in a South Dakota pheasant field with a dedicated group of hunters at the 2nd annual Hank Hunt.
Week of 8/28
Arizona Upland Slam
Travis Frank and Tyler Webster hunt public ground for Arizona’s Upland Slam – Mearns, Gambel’s & Scaled Quail.
Week of 9/4
Iowa Dream Hunt
Travis Frank hosts an action-packed rooster road trip through Iowa’s top pheasant hunting destinations with a team of Pheasants Forever staff & members.
Week of 9/11
South Dakota’s Late Season
Scott Fransen hunts the final days of South Dakota’s late January pheasant hunting season battling brutal winter conditions and wiley roosters.
Week of 9/18
Kansas Quail Camp
Travis Frank joins a lifelong group of upland bird hunters at a Kansas Quail camp. Explosive coveys of quail are only part of the story when life throws this close-knit group of friends a terrible curve ball.
“The Flush” is presented by Federal Ammunition and features Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever as the show’s Official Conservation Partner. Additional support is provided by Benelli®, Nutrisource, Walton’s, North Dakota Tourism, Big Timber Fasteners, OnX Hunt, Aluma Trailers, Chief Upland, Wells Lamont, DeWalt, Superior Pump, Southwire, and Ruff Land Kennels.
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 and Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make up the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters and partners is dedicated to the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 575,000 habitat projects benefiting 24 million acres.