Welcome back the Hunt Gather Talk podcast, Season Two, sponsored by Hunt to Eat and Filson. This season will focus entirely on upland game — not only upland birds but also small game. Think of this as the podcast behind my latest cookbook, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail, which covers all things upland.
Every episode will dig deep into the life, habits, hunting, lore, myth and of course prepping and cooking of a particular animal. Expect episodes on pheasants, rabbits, every species of quail, every species of grouse, wild turkeys, rails, woodcock, pigeons and doves, and huns.
In this episode, I talk Travis Warren of the Upchukar Podcast about, well, obviously chukars.
Travis is an avid chukar hunter, and we dive deep into hunting tips, gear you might need, habitat, food habits and the ecology of this most challenging of upland game birds, which were brought here a century ago from the borderlands of Asia and Europe.
For more information on these topics, here are some helpful links:
- Some notes on the biology (and sounds) of a chukar.
- Want to buy chukar meat? You can, from D’Artagnan.
- A cool article on hunting chukars from Project Upland.
- My recipe for roast chukar.
- Another fantastic way to cook chukars: pan roasting.
I am bringing back Hunt Gather Talk with the hopes that your generosity can help keep it going season after season. Think of this like public radio, only with hunting and fishing and wild food and stuff. No, this won’t be a “pay-to-play” podcast, so you don’t necessarily have to chip in. But I am asking you to consider it. Every little bit helps to pay for editing, servers, and, frankly to keep the lights on here. Thanks in advance for whatever you can contribute!