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.
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Dogtra Pathfinder – E-Collar Review

Overall, the Dogtra Pathfinder is a great solution for those who want a gun dog GPS insurance policy without breaking the bank. The story of GPS dog collar ownership often enough...

Gone with the Wind – Confessions of a First Time Gun Dog Handler

A hard lesson learned about wind direction for a first time gun dog trainer. In my mind, wind direction is kind of like divination for deer stands. Thermal currents shift with...

The Unholy Art of Hunting Woodcock Without a Dog

Hunting woodcock without a dog is a culture in of itself. Long before it was submerged into the vast realm of gun dogs, a subculture amongst a subculture. Like many Northwoods...

Bird Hunting Without a Dog – Breaking the Stigma

Bird hunting without a dog is a controversial subject in the upland community, but nevertheless it is an important part of our culture. I shot my first Woodcock and my first...

Ruffed Grouse Hunting Hack – Know what they are Eating

Try this ruffed grouse hunting hack on slow days in your covers However predictable we think Ruffed Grouse are when they feed, it only goes so far. Some days I wake up wanting...

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...

Things a Novice Should Know about Bird Dog Training

First Time Advice on Bird Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of bird 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...