The sharp tailed grouse once inhabited the mountain valley ranges of western Montana. Today it does not, but that could change in the near future.
Thanks to recent forensic findings, the reintroduction of sharp-tailed grouse to western Montana has become a much more realistic possibility, and Ben Deeble, of the Big Sky Upland Bird Association joins the Project Upland Podcast to tell the story.
Ben Deeble wrote his thesis paper on Montana sharptails back in the 90’s and his passion for the birds has been growing ever since. Recent findings about the subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse that previously inhabited western Montana have debunked previous theories making a reintroduction much more likely. Ben shares with us the history of western Montana sharptails as well as their potential future.
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Dedicated to improving habitat for all of Montana’s upland birds, opening more land to the public, encouraging ethical hunting and good relationships with landowners and managing agencies, and educating upland bird hunters while fostering friendships among them.
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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.