In this episode I'm talking with Rick Merizon and Forrest Bowers of the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game about sooty grouse, the grouse that lives along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to California. This is the only grouse you can hunt in spring, up in Southeast Alaska.
In this episode, I talk with rail biologist Auriel Fournier and rail hunter Dave DiBenedetto, editor of the magazine Garden & Gun, all about these mysterious denizens of the marsh. One of the least hunted and least known gamebirds in America, there are four huntable rails: the Virginia rail, clapper rail, king rail and the sora.