A.J. DeRosa Author

Founder/Creative Director of Northwoods Collective. A.J. DeRosa is an American filmmaker most notably for the award-winning Project Upland Series. His first mark in the hunting industry was as the critically acclaimed author of the cult classic The Urban Deer Complex and more recently The Urban Deer Complex 2.0. A.J. has expanded a larger mission into the successful R3 vision of millennial hunters through cutting edge research and successful application across the Northwoods Collective brands. Now a passionate bird hunter you can find A.J. following his first bird dog a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Grim through the uplands with his wife Sabrina and oldest son Marty McFly.

Are Wild Turkeys Considered Upland Game?

In the scientific sense wild turkeys are upland game — but in the cultural sense that’s another story. There are truly two versions of this question of wild turkeys, one...

The Gun Dog Notebook Podcast Joins Project Upland Listen

Project Upland welcomes The Gun Dog Notebook as part of our network and community. Listen to the inaugural Gun Dog Notebook podcast episode hijacked by Project Upland Podcast Host...

What is the Difference Between a Demi-bloc Barrel and Mono-bloc Barrel?

Exploring the barrel making process for double barreled shotguns The first time I heard the word demi-bloc, I was standing on the production floor of AYA in Spain shooting a film....

Setters of the Project Upland Community

Fantastic Setters and Where to Find Them (in our films). If there is a good way to get a passionate conversation going, it’s to talk bird dog breeds. And Project Upland is...

In Our Veins – The Story of AYA Shotguns

A film looking into the history and story of AYA Shotguns and the city of Eibar Spain. Full film of the AYA shotgun story coming to YouTube on 03.31.19 Eibar is known as the gun...

Franchi Instinct L – A Shotgun Review

A look at the Franchi Over-and-Under Shotgun in the Uplands If ever there were a biased gun review, this is it. Maybe that’s a bit harsh. It’s just that this was the...

Fighting Back – A Bobwhite Quail Film

The Bobwhite Quail is a symbol of southern bird hunting — and also ground zero to critical conservation issues facing wild bird populations. This Film is Presented by Gordy...

First Season – A Candid Film About the Journey of Our First Bird Dogs

A candid and honest look at a first season with a bird dog.  If there is one thing I hope that people take from this film it is the true reality of bird dogs. We all start...

The Good Reasons We Do Not Have Bird Dogs

You do NOT need a bird dog to be part of the upland community.  Yes, I said it. There are good reasons people do not have bird dogs. I have been there and despite owning a...

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CZ Sharp-Tail – A Shotgun Review

The CZ Sharp-Tail is a reliable side-by-side shotgun without breaking the bank. Opening day of woodcock season in New Hampshire is like Christmas for my dog and me. We count the...