Hunting & Heritage  |  08/30/2023

Podcast Ep. 228: Previewing the 2023 Prairie Grouse Hunting Season

Host Bob St.Pierre is joined by three Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever co-workers who love creating upland habitat and hunting for greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse.  That trio includes PF’s North Dakota State Coordinator Emily Spolyar, PF’s Minnesota Public Lands Specialist Becca Kludt, and PF & QF’s Nebraska Coordinating Wildlife Biologist Ben Wheeler. 

Episode Highlights:
  • The group starts with a conversation about identifying the type of habitat greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse favor.  They also describe the difference in grassland height preferred by prairie grouse compared to pheasants. 
  • The conversation then moves into each participant’s tips for how to hunt sharp-tailed grouse and greater prairie chickens.
  • The discussion is rounded out with a forecast for greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse with an emphasis on Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota.   
Check out PF & QF’s 2023 Prairie Grouse Primer for our state-by-state forecast.

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