Hunting & Heritage  |  08/10/2022

Podcast Ep. 178: A 10,000 Mile Trip in Pursuit of 8 Upland Birds Starting in Alaska

Host Bob St.Pierre is joined in KFAN’s Twin Cities studios for a conversation with Birds, Booze, and Buds podcaster Tyler Webster and his buddy Bruce Potter as they kick off a bird hunting adventure that will take them to Alaska in search of ptarmigan for the country’s earliest upland opener. The duo then plans to drive south to Oregon in pursuit of mountain quail and valley quail before swinging east toward Montana where they’ll hunt dusky, ruffed, sage, and sharp-tailed grouse.  

Episode Highlights:  
  • The guys talk about Webster’s donation of an Arizona Mearns’ quail hunt to the organization’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic banquet fundraising in 2022 and he commits a follow-up adventure for the organization’s 2023 event.   
  • A North Dakota native, Webster also provides a first-hand report about the state’s habitat conditions and the upland bird broods he’s observed so far this summer.  
  • Bob asks the guys to share the single experience they are most-excited about occurring during their upcoming adventure, along with the single element that causes them trepidation.