On this week’s episode of the Project Upland Podcast, Bob McMichael, Idaho resident, chukar hunting enthusiast, and owner of culturechukar.com joins the show to talk all things chukar hunting.
Bob provides us a crash course, AKA chukar hunting 101, which is fitting since his profession is teaching. We talked at length about his experiences chukar hunting, from the very beginnings to the present. This ultimately translates into 17+ years pursuing chukar across the wild landscape they inhabit. Additionally, Bob manages a blog at chukarculture.com where he shares his passion through writing, photography, and video.
From the blog: The chukar (Alectoris chukar) is a non-native species of partridge introduced to North America back in the 1930s. Its natural range is from Israel up through India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Despite its fairly obscure existence in American culture, possibly due to the fact that pursuing this bird is in direct opposition to the increasing and defining laziness of American citizens (in general; is anyone really going to argue with me on this point?), the chukar inspires passion among those who like to hunt the bird and even serves as a sports mascot for a couple institutions in the intermountain west and the namesake for a candy maker.
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 9
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Nick Larson is brand communications director at Northwoods Collective. He is also 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.