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.

Why Upland Hunting is the Ultimate City Escape

The Ultimate City Escape is in the covers of the Upland World. Long before I was head first into upland hunting, I was a diehard bowhunter—or more accurately a diehard urban...

Gun Dog Training – Five Things a Novice Should Know

First Time Advice on Gun Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of gun dog training is no small feat. It is a world of obstacles, failures, and defeat. But...

Choosing our Bird Dog Commands Carefully

Confessions of a Novice Dog Handler on Bird Dog Commands When I was preparing to get my first puppy, I didn’t think much about the words associated with bird dog commands....

I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training—Confessions of a first time gun dog trainer. As I progress throughout the first year of my gun...

Why Upland Hunters Need to Share their Covers

The future of upland hunting is more important than our personal needs. I hate to use the word I almost as much as I hate to generalize people. That starts this article out on...

Hunting Photography- Reinventing the Upland Hero Shot

Hunting photography is full of hero shots. The upland community is no exception. So what is the hero shot? In marketing photography, it is a single picture that glorifies a...

Small Game Hunting, Big Hunting Adventure

Small Game Hunting offers a big adventure at an affordable price. Many of us think of Big Game hunting when we think of the great adventures that have inspired us to spend, well,...

The Many Names of the American Woodcock

5 memorable nicknames of the American Woodcock While on the road this year, I heard many names for the American woodcock. Some of these I’d heard before before, but others...

4 Reasons to be Both a Deer Hunter and Grouse Hunter

Being a Deer Hunter and Grouse Hunter can be a good match. As someone who comes from a strong background of deer hunting, it has weighed on my mind more than once whether I could...