A.J. DeRosa

A.J. DeRosa is an American filmmaker and the Founder and Creative Director of Northwoods Collective. 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 Northwoods Collective 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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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

Opening Letter of Spring 2021 Issue of Project Upland Magazine Science-based management is something the…

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…

A wild turkey hen comes into a turkey call.
The Fighting Hens – A Deadly Turkey Calling Tactic

Spring turkey hunting tactics rarely explore the idea of calling other hens as a viable…

A chukar hunter and his dog overlooking chukar country
Chukar Chasers – A Chukar Hunting Video

A visually stunning landscape of public lands is the backdrop for the pursuit of chukar…

An elk hunter out turkey hunting.
Poor Man’s Elk – Hunting Turkeys in Film

An Elk Hunter Finds a Passion for Turkey Hunting in the Spring Jeff Lusk is…

A hunter social distance hunting with his dog.
#PublicGrouse Social Distancing – Limited Online Release

The #PublicGrouse film tour is going virtual and worldwide for 7 days this May. The…

A wild turkey comes into a call mid morning
When is the Best Time to Hunt Turkeys?

Looking at the benefits of primarily hunting mid to late morning turkeys and sleeping in…

A turkey hunter in the Ozarks.
My Heart – A Turkey Hunting Film in the Ozarks

Follow Jim Ronquest into his stopping grounds of the Ozarks in the pursuit of wild…

A wild turkey roosting in a tree
A How-to Guide to Roosting Turkeys

Roosting turkeys is a very important step in building the foundation for all turkey hunting…

Still from a rio turkey hunting video.
All of It – A Texas Rio Turkey Hunting Film

Dream of spring mornings with this turkey hunting video from Texas. The world of turkey…