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.

The Difference Between a Deutsch-Drahthaar and a German Wirehaired Pointer

A look into the ongoing struggle of Deutsch-Drahthaar and German Wirehaired Pointer owners . . . If you want to start a fight just call someone’s Deutsch-Drahthaar a wirehair ....

Eastern Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) – A Wild Turkey Profile

Rebounding from near extinction, the Eastern Wild Turkey is the King of Game Birds. The wild turkey is one of our country’s greatest conservation success stories. Coming back...

Bird Hunting Videos of 2019 – Season 4 Official Trailer and Release Schedule

The 2019 bird hunting season takes us to 9 states, 3 countries, 8 upland game species, a spread of bird dog breeds that made us lose count, and bold promises for future content....

Top Three Bird Dog Breeds of 2019

Exploring the three most popular bird dog breeds of the Project Upland community There’s no better way to incite a riot in the bird dog world than to talk about breed...

Understanding Shotgun Chokes – A Bird Hunters Guide

Exploring the practical application of shotgun chokes in wingshooting Let me be up front. Grasping the idea of shotgun chokes eluded me for many years. All that was ever explained...

The History and Invention of Skeet Shooting

Exploring the world of skeet shooting from past to present We have all heard the legends of William Harden Foster sitting around upland campfires and no doubt at some point you...

True Stories that will Make Training a Bird Dog Seem Less Daunting

Explore articles and films from novice bird dog folk in the Project Upland community The memories have a little less intensity to them from the days I was living them, but I can...

Are Wild Turkeys Considered Upland Game?

In the scientific sense wild turkeys are upland game — but in the cultural sense that’s another story. There are truly two versions of this question of wild turkeys, one...

The Gun Dog Notebook Podcast Joins Project Upland Listen

Project Upland welcomes The Gun Dog Notebook as part of our network and community. Listen to the inaugural Gun Dog Notebook podcast episode hijacked by Project Upland Podcast Host...

What is the Difference Between a Demi-bloc Barrel and Mono-bloc Barrel?

Exploring the barrel making process for double barreled shotguns The first time I heard the word demi-bloc, I was standing on the production floor of AYA in Spain shooting a film....