New Hunters at Grouse Camp 2020 – Part 1

The Modern Carnivore Podcast

I recently attended Grouse Camp 2020 in Eagle River, Wisconsin and got to talk with several new hunters. This is the second year that the Ruffed Grouse Society has held this event, and even though the heavens opened with a deluge of rain on Saturday evening a wonderful time was had by all. In this first set of interviews I talk with Simon Tiedge who is originally from Germany, and started hunting two years ago after moving to Minnesota. I also talked with Gino and Sarah Venditti who met in Pittsburgh and then got married after Gino served Sarah wild elk for the first time. They now live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and live an active outdoor lifestyle. The last interview is with Britton Seivert and John Wiesinger. John is Britton’s father-in-law and he didn’t start hunting until the age of 50, and Britton is the one who spurred him on to becoming a hunter. John is now an avid hunter, shooter, and soon-to-be owner of a hunting dog. I think you’ll really enjoy these conversations!

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Simon Tiedge and Shooter with Mark after the podcast at Grouse Camp 2020


Modern Carnivore Podcast - Episode 016 - Gino and Sarah Venditti at Grouse Camp

Gino and Sarah Venditti live and active outdoor lifestyle in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It includes hunting, skiing, climbing and so much more.


Modern Carnivore Podcast - Episode 016 - Britton Seivert and John Wiesinger at Grouse Camp 2020

Britton Seivert and his father-in-law John Wiesinger on their first grouse hunt at Grouse Camp 2020.

Make sure you check out the Outdoor Feast Podcast by Modern Carnivore, and hosted by Todd Waldron. Todd had a recent conversation with Ashley Peters who is the new communications director for the Ruffed Grouse Society and Katie Burns who is an outdoors educator.

You’ll also want to check out HuntingCamp.LIVE (by Modern Carnivore). Our newly re-launched learning portal and active community of experienced and new hunters is where you’ll find all the things you need to get started on your hunting journey.


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Mark Norquist is Publisher and Editor of Modern Carnivore. He's spent a good part of his life outdoors. He has a passion for hunting, fishing, foraging and eating healthy food.