MT Outdoor Podcast: Understanding Montana’s Pheasants with Downrigger Dale and Hunter VanDonsel
By angelamontana

Posted: November 11, 2023

Understanding Montana’s Pheasants 

Where is the Best Place to Find Them? What are Good Hunting Techniques? What do Their Population Numbers Look Like Now and in the Future?

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host, Downrigger Dale talks with the Montana Pheasants Forever, State Coordinator, Hunter VanDonsel about Montana’s Pheasants. Besides being the State Coordinator for Pheasants Forever, Hunter is also a biologist and knows a great deal about these amazing birds. When you click here to listen to this week’s podcast you will learn about how well the Pheasant population numbers are doing and what Montana Pheasants Forever is doing to stop their habitat from shrinking and get it back growing again. Why is their habitat shrinking? You might be surprised by the answer! You will also learn about some of the other programs that Pheasants Forever is working on in the State and how those might benefit more than just Pheasants. In addition to that you will hear Hunter give some interesting hunting tips for hunters that are just starting out and for those that have been hunting Pheasants for a long time. In fact, Hunter even talks about a course you can take online that will teach you how to hunt, not just Pheasants but all Upland Game Birds! Click here if you would like to take this course now, it’s free! Yeah, these birds have a lot more to them than just good looks and tasty meat. So be sure and give this podcast a listen especially if you are a parent and would like to get your kids outside and learning about conservation and how to hunt. You are going to be surprised with all your local and statewide Pheasants Forever is up to these days! And best of all just how much money they are putting back into Montana!

If you want to learn more about Pheasants Forever in Montana, just click here. If you would like to learn about what they are doing nationally, click here. If you have any questions for Hunter VanDonsel, click here to send him an email. And again, if you would like to take that course on how to hunt Upland Game Birds, click here. As always your old buddy Downrigger Dale would love to know what you thought of this podcast and what topics you want him to cover in future podcasts, so click here to send Rigger and email.

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