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.

Hunting Dog DNA Tests – Protecting Purebred Lineage

Investigating the Importance of DNA Testing Hunting Dogs and its Application to Stud Books. The topic of “purebred” dogs makes me feel like I am in a Harry Potter book talking...

What We Can do for the Ruffed Grouse Society

An Open Appeal from the recent Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests film featuring Project Upland Creative Director A.J. DeRosa Somewhere along the road of fighting to help the...

Fueled – A New Sporting Dog Podcast Hosted by Dr. Joe Spoo

Project Upland got a chance to hop on the new Fueled podcast hosted by Dr. Joe Spoo and presented by Eukanuba Sporting Dog. If you’ve been following Project Upland...

Plantation Quail – A Southern Bobwhite Film

A glimpse into the culture and tradition of plantation quail hunting in the South. For those of us that live in parts of North America set away from the plantation quail culture,...

Review of the Orvis Waxed Cotton Strap Vest

A look at the Orvis Waxed Cotton Strap Vest for bird hunters. The quest for the perfect strap vest is like the Homer’s Odyssey of the upland community. Or maybe it’s...

Can Bird Dogs Help Save the Future of Hunting?

Confirming Bird Dogs as a Silver Bullet of R3 in the future of hunting Recruitment. His eyes shifted slightly to his left, watching me as I started to pick up my pace and push...

The AYA No. 2 Sidelock Shotgun

Built on the time-tested Holland and Holland design, the AYA No. 2 is the “Affordable” Sidelock Shotgun. For those of us out there who have not yet heard of AYA...

A Look at the Remington 870 Pump Shotgun – an American Classic

Like many have found growing up hunting, the Remington 870 pump shotgun is a staple in American classics. The smell of pine needles filled my father’s townhouse as we came...

Never too Late – An Adult Onset Hunter Story

It does not matter how old one is, becoming a hunter is a priceless experience for all. Marissa Jensen is the Education and Outreach Program Manager with Pheasants Forever and...

Public Grouse Film Tour – A Feature Film on Grouse Hunting

Coming in Early 2020, a one-hour feature film featuring the story of the Public Grouse in America, produced in collaboration between Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Project...