Battle Born Duckers

Battle Born Duckers

Join Ron Stoker and Brian Burris on their journey to help others get outdoors through hunting, fishing and conservation projects. From the duck blind to the bass pond and everywhere in between, we will follow first time hunters and fishermen as we take them on their first hunting or fishing trip. We will share the ups and downs of the hunt and hear a few great stories along the way. So take a minute and step into the duck blind with us for this fun and hopefully educational ride.

Recent Episodes

The Refuge

Nov. 29, 2021

We sit down with Rob the manager of the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge and talk about what it takes to manage a wildlife refuge and what this season may mean for our waterfowl numbers. Rob is one of the most knowledgeab…

Doug, Ducks and Doughnuts

Oct. 13, 2021

On this episode of the Duckers we sit down Doug Neilson the Conservation Education Supervisor with the Nevada Division of Wildlife and talk about the great programs NDOW has to get kids excited about hunting and fishing. Dou…

Ruben Gears up for Battle

Oct. 1, 2021

Our good friend Ruben is back to talk to us about some tips and tricks he has learned over the years to be ready for waterfowl season. From guns to decoys bags to finishers Rubens experience hunting waterfowl all over the co…

Duckin' Winners

Sept. 18, 2021

On this episode we sit down with Jason Mace the Southern Nevada District Chair of Ducks Unlimited and Billie Ray Fann the Senior Regional Director of Ducks Unlimited. What has ducks unlimited done to help improve the habitat…

Hounding some birds

Sept. 11, 2021

Alan Finney is in studio talking about his working dogs and what he dies to have his hounds ready to work a tough hunting season. Alan has taken his dogs everywhere including the Las Vegas Hunting retriever club where one of…

Hunting a Legacy

Sept. 3, 2021

What better way to build a legacy than to learn from a legacy hunter. We sit down with' Nick and Glen, two legacy hunters as Ron would call them and talk about how they mentor new hunters and about all of the conservation w…

About the Hosts

Brian Burris

The politician

Brian was born a raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and loves everything about being outdoors. Brian in his younger days was an athlete that played many competitive sports but his true love was always being outdoors and his favorite times of his youth were spending time with his grandparents on their annual camping and fishing trips to Pine Valley, UT and spending time on their family cattle ranch in Piru, Ca. Brian graduated from Bonanza High school in Las Vegas and shortly after graduation went to work for Mercy Ambulance in Las Vegas where he spent the next 11 years running calls throughout southern Nevada. Brian decided he needed a change and moved to Logandale, NV and never looked back. It was in Logandale that Brian and Ron became friends and eventually hunting partners. Brian loves everything about hunting fishing and the outdoors but when he found waterfowl hunting his true passion. Today Brian serves on several shooting and wildlife conservation boards and coaches 4-H shooting sports. Brian also serves as an elected member of the Moapa Valley town board and loves being a voice for his community. Brian greatest achievement however is his family that includes his wife Evonne and 3 boy Keegan, Kody and Kash.

Ron Stoker

The adventurer

Ron is the adventurer of the group without a doubt. It can often be said that you have not really been on an adventure unless you have hunted with Ron. The adventure is always memorable. Ron was born and raised in Henderson, Nv and after graduating from high school. He lived in the Philippines for 2 year serving a religious mission and learning you can eat about anything that moves. After returning home he took the path of working as a Paramedic as well. After years working for Medicwest in Las Vegas Ron made a career change and now is partners in a real estate company. Ron has spent his entire life hunting and fishing and generally running amuck. Ron has been a scout leader and mentored many youth along the way and can often be found hunting with his former scouts. Ron serves on several wildlife conservation and shooting sports boards and is a member of the Nevada Mule deer project. Ron also is a family man with his amazing wife Katharine and his kids Mitchel, Avi, Zander, Aiden, and Axel.

Nathan Vidrine

Creative Director

Nate was born and raised in northern Utah where he would often venture into the delta's and lakes nearby his home to chase Waterfowl and Upland Game. After graduation he lived 2 years in the Southern United states, while serving a religious mission. After returning home Nate opened several successful business and started to raising a family. He has always had a passion for the outdoors and as he has become older the pursuit of wildlife changed from a how many animals can I harvest to instead how many new hunters can I educate. With his methodical pursuit of information, Nate ensures that the show is meeting the education and information goals that makes it great. From finding guests to directing the content he is part of what makes the show great.

Mike Reese

Political Correspondent

Mike Reese leads the fight for conservation, he chooses what is right for wildlife and lets the consequences follow. He started a media campaign to educate and lead the general public on how to be more active in helping wildlife. He has planned, executed and assisted in several youth programs. Most important to us it that he has raised funds and physically labors at many of our projects. This has not been just for us, he has helped countless others in Nevada. A more qualified individual in the area of the politics of wildlife management would be hard to find. Battle Born Duckers is proud to have him as our political correspondent keeping us up-to-date with what is happening in an arena that is often difficult to follow.

Elke Nielson(Elizabeth)

Photographer

Elke decided to add one more furry friend to her family, Toblerone (or Toby for short). While she loved photography her whole life, it wasn't until Toby started competing in hunt tests that she discovered her love of pet and dog sport photography. Because of her spectacular photography Elke was quickly recruited to the crew to capture moments that are typically missed. From a new hunters first duck to a freshly banded duck returned to wild we could not do it with out her. When she is not working her dogs or taking pictures Elke is often with the crew enjoying the great outdoors and supporting the cause of conservation through many service projects.