Podcast: What it takes to be an Upland Bird Hunter in the Southern Appalachians, with Christian Fichtel


Written by: Phil Monahan



Reid speaks with Christian Fichtel, manager of the Orvis store in Greenville, South Carolina. Christian is an avid southern grouse hunter and has spent years chasing birds throughout the challenging coverts of the Southern Appalachians. He describes the region and the resource, and spends a bit of time exploring the joys and challenges of being a grouse hunter and grouse dog owner in a region of relatively slim populations.

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Christian Fichtel shares spoils of victory with his partner.
Photo courtesy Christian Fichtel

One thought on “Podcast: What it takes to be an Upland Bird Hunter in the Southern Appalachians, with Christian Fichtel

  1. Caleb

    That one was great for an aspiring grouse hunter in Asheville. I would love another one with even more pointers on WNC specific techniques. I can’t find any info on the Asheville area grouse soceity mentioned in the podcast, does Reid or Christian have a contact or website they can pass along?

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