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.

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...

Can I Use a 20-Gauge to Hunt Turkeys?

A look into breaking tradition by hunting turkey with a 20-gauge. Yes, yes, yes. I grew up in a family that was all about the 12-gauge. As a small-framed hunter, I’ve always...

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...

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...

The Legend of Wardens Worry – How to Tell a Hunting Story

The author looks into the myths, legends, and rituals of hunting stories in the North Country. We have a preconceived notion that bird dog folk, like fishermen, tend to tell the...

Why Woodcock are a Gun Dog’s Best Friend

Are woodcock the wild bird of choice to train dogs on the upcoming season? We sat at the edge of the tailgate as legendary bird hunting guide “Earl the Pearl” lamented on the...

The History and Revival of the 16 Gauge Shotgun

Take a look at the history, culture, and availability of the 16 gauge shotgun. My shoulder rocked back so much that the other folks at my local skeet range let out an audible...

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...

Understanding the Threat Response of Ruffed Grouse in Hunting

Musing on the accelerated evolution of grouse behavior and grouse hunting tactics. Some years ago I wrote a book, The Urban Deer Complex. Growing up just outside of Boston, I was...

Our Passion – A Mississippi Turkey Hunting Film

Journey into the South for a spring turkey hunting story about family. I was so intrigued by the wild turkey because first of all you are up against something that is incredible....