On this edition of the Project Upland Podcast we talk about hunting scaled quail in west Texas with Ryan O’Shaughnessy of West Texas Quail Outfitters.
Ryan is the owner and operator of West Texas Quail Outfitters where he provides fully guided quail hunts in West Texas. Our conversation covers Ryan’s upland hunting story, how he wound up in the guiding business and the current state of quail hunting in west Texas. As a research biologist at Su Rol State University, Ryan has a unique and interesting perspective on upland hunting and guiding.
For more information on Ryan and his guiding service check out: https://www.westtexasquailoutfitters.com/
About West Texas Quail Outfitters:
Let us introduce ourselves: we are Ryan, Kara, Riley, and Madison O’Shaughnessy and we live in Alpine, Texas! I was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Botswana, and my wife, Kara, grew up in Florida. With our daughters Riley and Madison, we absolutely love living in Alpine, and we love the wide open spaces of west Texas.
We like to think of upland bird hunting as ‘the gentleman’s game.’ We see quail hunting as the preserve of the double gun, a place for side-by-sides and over-and-unders to call home. Quail hunting is a place to get away from the camouflage of the duck and deer blinds, a place to wear your quail vest and stroll behind pointing dogs while conversing with good friends. There’s nothing better than enjoying a great day of hunting and relaxing at sunset with a glass of whiskey and a fine cigar.
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 27
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.