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.

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....

Food and Hunting – A Film on Wild Game Food Writer Hank Shaw

The musings and personal story of upland game chef Hank Shaw For those of you who have already dived into the book Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail you are probably very familiar with...

AYA Shotguns Aguirre y Aranzabal – A Spanish Gunmaker Profile

A look into the history, models, and availability of the Spanish handmade AYA shotguns. After the recent film In Our Veins featuring the fourth generation of the AYA name Alex...

Live for October – A Hunting Mentor Film

Take a journey on a hunter mentor trip in New Hampshire for ruffed grouse and American woodcock. If there is one candid and honest reality of good mentoring, it’s that it...

Dogtra 2700T&B Training and Beeper Collar Review

A look into the Dogtra 2700T&B, a practical everyday collar for bird dog folks. The bell went silent some 70 yards ahead, the young growth thick with green leaves almost...

A Reason to Over Call Turkeys

Over calling turkeys is not the best idea — but in some cases, it may be the only idea. Out the gate I feel it necessary to confess that I am a...

Top Five Most Popular Upland Game Birds of 2019

A look into the most popular upland game birds according to the Project Upland audience. Earlier this year we put together a survey to explore the Project Upland audience to help...

Turkey Hunting in Connecticut

Another ‘sleeper state’ for Eastern turkeys in New England. The line of jakes never seemed to end. There were three, then six, then 12 or more. I sat at the base of a tree for...