Review of the L.L. Bean Pa’tridge Strap Vest II

Take a seasoned look at the practical use of the L.L. Bean Pa’tridge Strap Vest. There is a part of me that wanted to like this vest simply to satisfy the fact that I am a...

The Unrealized Opportunity of Woodcock Hunting in the Central Midwest

Ever consider hunting woodcock in the central Midwest states as they migrate south? When hunters think woodcock, most folks naturally have a mental picture of young aspen stands...

Choosing Shotguns, Shot Size, and Chokes for Scaled Quail Hunting

Learn about hunting scaled quail with the proper shotgun setup. Scaled quail can be very frustrating to chase. Blue quail, as they are often called, have a well-deserved and...

Native Prairies – A Cure for Bobwhite Quail?

A recent study in Missouri suggests quail management may have to change. *This article originally appeared in the Fall 2019 Issue of Project Upland Magazine. The tall grasses and...

A Look at Vintage American Pump Shotguns for Bird Hunting

Exploring the vintage shotgun market of the American classic pump shotgun. The Damascus twist-barrels glistened grey and brown in the late morning autumn sun. I clutched the...

The Rites of a Pheasant Hunting Family

From a childhood of pheasant hunting to revisiting places and memories of a family tradition. Doyle was now deep into middle age. He was not the young father I remembered from two...

How to Find Chukar: Locate the Trifecta

A brief look at finding good chukar habitat with Chukar Chasers Chukar (not chukars) are native to Eurasia and have been introduced into North America, the Hawaiian Islands (so...

Do Woodcock Walk and Run from Points?

Exploring the phenomenon of woodcock that decide walking is better than flying. It can be said with the greatest of confidence that American woodcock do in fact walk away from...

Lessons from Growing Up in Fields of Upland Birds

A bird hunter reflects on the moral and life lessons learned in a childhood of upland hunting. Waking up, I grab my contact case off of the window sill. My bathroom window had...

How to Identify Pheasant Habitat

Looking for Pheasant Hunting Habitat Throughout Its Range. Although the ring-necked pheasant isn’t a native game bird in America, it sure has found a soft spot in many an upland...

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Latest Films The Bird Hunting Epic Series

Legacy – A Project Upland Original Film

A journey into the timeless world of grouse and woodcock hunting through a legacy shotgun. Presented by AYA Shotguns and the Ruffed Grouse Society Full film coming November 2019...

Flushing Grouse – A Ruffed Grouse Society Film

Exploring the World of Ruffed Grouse Hunting with Flushing Dogs For many the idea of ruffed grouse hunting is pointing dogs, double-barrel shotguns and a romantic look into our...

How Much Passion – A Sharp-tailed Grouse Society Film

Explore the world of the Minnesota sharp-tailed grouse in film. There was a time well over 60 years ago when the sharp-tailed grouse was the most common species in the upland...

Food and Hunting – A Film on Wild Game Food Writer Hank Shaw

The musings and personal story of upland game chef Hank Shaw For those of you who have already dived into the book Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail you are probably very familiar with...

Project Upland Podcast Listen

#82 | Gun Dog Solutions with Dr. Jackson Walker – Project Upland Podcast

“As a Veterinarian When a hunting dog comes through the door though, something different happens to me. My heart skips a beat.” Jackson Walker – Owner, Gun Dog Solutions As owner and operator of Walker Animal Hospital, Dr. Jackson Walker clearly displays a passion for...

#81 | North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association with David Trahan – Project Upland Podcast

An Interview with NAVHDA President Dave Trahan If you put the time in and hang around, watch and learn from other people, that’s what...

#80 | All About The Dogs with Rick Affuso – Project Upland Podcast

Talking bird dog training, the American Brittany, and the NAVHDA Invitational “The more dogs you get to watch and experience, the...

#79 | Gun Dog Kennels Built to Last a Lifetime with Greg Cronkhite – Project Upland Podcast

“We made thousands of military cases and products for the U.S. government . . . so we took that technology and said,...

#78 | Quail Habitat with Frank Loncarich and Kyle Hedges – Project Upland Podcast

So we were beginning to ask the question about quail habitat, we’re doing the best that we can to manage quail on these traditional...