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.

Understanding Suburban Turkey Behavior

A look at suburban turkey behavior and hunting from the author of The Urban Deer Complex. Not too long ago I spent the vast majority of my hunting in suburban and urban America....

What Does it Mean When a Turkey ‘Hangs Up?’

Is the turkey hang up the result of pressure or is it normal behavior? Hunting is replete with a lot of unusual language to those that find themselves new to the culture. There...

A Review of the Franchi Affinity Semiautomatic Shotgun

The Franchi Affinity is a reliable Italian-made shotgun for applications from big game to small at a very competitive price. Semi-automatics on a website with a reputation for...

Turkey Fanning – The Controversy and Method

Turkey fanning has made a major comeback as a hunting methodology — here is what you need to know. A while back we got this idea that we wanted to switch up our turkey...

Champion of the Bellwether – Ben Jones President and CEO of the Ruffed Grouse Society

The Dr. Ben Jones story is bigger than just the ruffed grouse . *This article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 Issue of Project Upland Magazine. Ben Jones walked to the...

No Cure (Dean Redbeard Mundhenke) – A Southern Turkey Hunting Film

Exploring the legend of turkey hunter Dean “Redbeard” Mundhenke Dean “Redbeard” Mundhenke is a legend in the turkey hunting community. Most notably known for...

I Only Use Pot Calls – A Seasoned Turkey Hunter Confession

Yes, you can be successful only using pot calls. There was a time when I counted every turkey I harvested like a point on some scorecard to determine when I achieved the status of...

2020 Bird Hunting Season – The Project Upland Original Film Series

Take an inside look at the 2020 bird hunting season for the Project Upland community. Every year around March we finally start to regroup from the previous hunting season. Cabin...

The Last Turkey Hunting Tactic You Will Ever Need

The highly effective turkey hunting tactic known as the turkey calling retreat. This article originally appeared in Woods & Waters April 2010 on Turkey Calling....

Small Game and Bird Hunting in Connecticut

Connecticut offers amazing bird hunting like woodcock and pheasant as well as other small game hunting opportunities. The tailgate dropped at about 9 a.m. I searched my strap vest...