A.J. DeRosa

A.J. DeRosa is an American filmmaker and the Founder and Creative Director of Project Upland. While he is most widely known for the award-winning Project Upland series, he made his first mark in the hunting industry as the critically-acclaimed author of the cult classic The Urban Deer Complex and, more recently, The Urban Deer Complex 2.0. A.J. expanded his work toward the larger mission of recruiting and welcoming millennial hunters by conducting and applying cutting-edge market research across the Project Upland Media Group brands. Now a passionate bird hunter, you can find A.J. following Grim, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, through the uplands with his wife, Sabrina, and oldest son, Marty McFly.

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A hunter carries out a turkey he killed.
The Oxymoron of Success and Failure in Turkey Hunting

Has someone truly experienced the emotions of success in hunting if they have not also…

A dog pointing a woodcock during the spring training season
Spring Woodcock: The Quiet Period and Pointing Dog Training

Explore the ethics, laws, and dog training opportunities of the spring woodcock season The afternoon…

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Breaking Down RAWA, and How to Support It

Passed out of committee on April 7, New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich explains the Senate’s…

A.J. DeRosa holds the paw of a black bear with a hound in the background.
Battle of the Hounds: Vermont Legislature Considering Bills to Limit, Ban Bear Hunting with Dogs

A long-standing tradition is under threat in Vermont after legislators in the state’s House of…

Beretta 486 Parallelo round-action shotgun in a case
A Look at the Beretta 486 Parallelo Round-Action Side-by-Side

An overview of this unusual shotgun from the iconic Italian gunmaker The grouse season was…

grouse milanese on a plate with salad.
Grouse Milanese – A Classic Italian Recipe Gone Upland

Bring this fried cooking tradition of Southern Italy to North American upland game birds with…

A young hunter holds a youth shotgun wearing blaze orange in the woods
What is the Best Youth 20-Gauge Shotgun?

A growing market for youth shotguns means there are many options to choose from when…

A dog's face covered in porcupine quills
Porcupine Quills and Dog Encounters: A First Aid and Avoidance Guide

Exploring the dangers, first aid best practices, and avoidance training of porcupines and dog encounters …

Turkey hunters in the spring woods after shooting a turkey
Etiquette of the Spring Turkey Hunting Season

Turkey hunting brings higher rates of hunter conflict, so some basic principles of etiquette will…

A ruffed grouse on a tree limb in a working forest.
Science Can Save the Future of Upland Game

The opening letter of the Spring 2021 issue of Project Upland Magazine Science-based management is…

How to Run and Gun in Turkey Hunting

Use a mobile approach to track down more turkeys and increase your hunting opportunities As…

A racoon hunter with hos hound on a tailgate in Kentucky.
Kentucky Cooner — A Look at Raccoon Dogs

The tradition of raccoon hunting with dogs in America has been passed on for generations…

A falconer with his bird dogs and Goshawk
My Falconry – Hunting Scaled Quail with a Goshawk and Bird Dogs

A falconry video looking into the unusual world of hunting Southwestern quail with a Goshawk…

A grouse hunter walking to his truck on public lands.
The Ethics and Issues of Hotspotting in Hunting

What are the lines that define hotspotting public lands in the bird hunting community? It’s…

A hunter looks at a smart phone while holding a shotgun
Using Scout-N-Hunt for New England Grouse Hunting

Finding new grouse hunting covers in New England with the Scout-N-Hunt app The truck crept…

A bird hunter holds a woodcock and a shotgun
A Guide to American Woodcock Hunting

Woodcock may be one of the greatest game birds to pursue for those interested in…

A german wirehaired pointer retrieves a pheasant
Most Popular Game Birds By Access and Generation

How is the future of game bird hunting trends changing in North America? Will the…

a grouse hunter examines mountain ash berries
Targeting Mountain Ash to Find Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed grouse habitat identification can be complicated, and sometimes simplifying things can be a good…

Ruben Mata hunts valley quail with his German Shorthaired Pointer.
This Exists – A California Quail Hunting Video

Traditions have to start somewhere, and in this film, Ruben Mata takes us through his…

Front cover of the book woodcock shooting
Woodcock Shooting – Edmund Davis’ 1908 Classic in Audio Format

‘Woodcock Shooting’ stands as a timeless classic in upland hunting books and is now available…

A turkey hunter connecting with their food source.
Our Connection – A Turkey Hunting Film on Connecting with Our Food

Turkey hunting is one of the closest connections we can have between nature and our…