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, chukars and huns. And huns, Hungarian partridges, are the focus today.
In this episode, I talk with North Dakotan Tyler Webster of the Birds, Booze and Buds podcast, all about Hungarian partridges.
I’ve never hunted with Tyler, although we mean to change that next season, and I am not an experienced hunter of huns. But Tyler is, and it was fun to soak in the knowledge he’s gained over a lifetime of chasing these birds.
For more information on these topics, here are some helpful links:
- My adventures in Montana with Hungarian partridge, as well as a recipe using flavors of the prairies where they live.
- The ultimate method to cook a whole, small bird, like a hun.
- An overview on the biology of these birds, including what they sound like.
- A quick guide to hunting Hungarian partridges, from Project Upland.
- Some of my favorite partridge recipes, including pan-roasted partridge with winter salad, partridge escabeche, which is like cooked, pickled partridge, and of course simple roast partridge.
- I have several more recipes for snipe in my book Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. You can buy a signed copy of that book here.
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!