The band-tailed pigeon is the last huntable native pigeon in the United States, and it is the closest relative to the extinct passenger pigeon. I talk with US Fish & Wildlife biologist Mark Seamans all about this iconic bird, from conservation to biology to hunting and cooking tips.
This episode of Hunt Gather Talk is all about spruce grouse, the grouse of the boreal forest. Joining me are biologist Bailey Petersen of the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources and filmmaker Kevin Kossowan of the Canadian TV show From the Wild.
In this episode, I talk with biologist Ed Arnett of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership all about sage grouse. Ed and I are acid bird hunters, and we go into depth about the conservation of this icon of the American West, as well as how to hunt them ethically given their declining populations.