A conversation about DIY sharp-tailed grouse hunting and relishing October days in the ruffed grouse woods.
Joined by friend and regular hunting partner, Ted Sommer, we discuss trip planning and hunting for sharp-tailed grouse. We reflect on our previous three annual trips to the prairies of North Dakota chasing birds on publicly accessible lands. In addition to sharp-tailed grouse, Ted and I share a passion for hunting ruffed grouse and woodcock which are inevitably weaved into any conversation we have whether we are being recorded or not.
Ted Sommer, aka @ted.the.surveyor, is a surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. He resides in Northern Wisconsin where he takes full advantage of the public lands, waters and natural resources the state has to offer. He enjoys spending as much time as possible out of doors with his wife Sarah, two boys, Hans and Henrik and his bird dogs, Tikka (German Shorthaired Pointer) and Fitz (English Setter).
Tune in to this episode of the Project Upland Podcast for an in-depth conversation on trip planning and hunting for sharp-tailed grouse.
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Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.