Andrew Spellman

Andrew Spellman is a professional journalist and Project Upland's digital editor. A 2017 graduate of West Virginia University, Andrew has written for and produced multimedia content for multiple Mountain State newspapers, securing awards for his work along the way, and has contributed to many outdoor magazines.

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An H&R Topper 58 rests on the floor.
Harrington and Richardson Topper 58: A Shotgun Overview

Though not a top-tier shotgun, the Harrington and Richardson Topper 58 is still a fine…

Two duck hunters wait in flooded timber while duck hunting.
Duck Hunting Tactics for Low-Action States

Not every state is equal when it comes to duck hunting. Explore these tactics if…

A hunter walks over a hill in a grassland area.
‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’ Gaining Traction on Capitol Hill

A piece of legislation with large-scale implications currently titled the ‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’…

A Beretta A300 Outlander 12-gauge shotgun lies in a spread of waterfowl gear.
Overview of the Beretta A300 Outlander

A waterfowl hunter’s best friend, the Beretta A300 Outlander shotgun offers versatility, quality, and affordability…

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
Filling in the Gaps: The Rural Forest Markets Act Would Aid Private Forest Owners, Woodland Upland Birds

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena, providing funds for…

A Lesser Prairie Chicken on a lek in Oklahoma
Lesser Prairie-Chicken ESA Listing Proposal Highlights Unmet Goals, Need for Voluntary Private Land Management

The recent dual proposal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the iconic…

A Wirehaired pointing Griffon watches his owner handle a ruffed grouse.
Dogs and Ticks: A Guide to Preventative Care and Treatment of Disease and Illness

As ticks and related diseases and illnesses are becoming more prevalent, know how to protect…

Three pheasants fly away after being flushed in an open field of conservation reserve program land. .
Expansion of CRP Will Support Upland Bird Populations Through Habitat

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces program increases capacity by 4M acres to increase carbon sequestration, benefit…

Image of large unmapped area of the United States wilderness
The MAPLand Act Looks to Revamp Archaic US Mapping System Creating 21st Century Access

The reintroduced MAPLand Act is a piece of legislation in both houses of Congress that…

A shotgun in a hard travel case for air travel
Safe Air Travel with a Firearm and Ammunition

Your complete guide to flying commercially with a gun With spring in full swing and…

A duck hunter carries his decoys and harvested mallards
Largest National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Proposal in Recent History Accepted by Interior Department

The plan expands refuges by 2.1M acres, open up new hunting opportunities for the first…

A male sage grouse displays on a lek in Wyoming.
The Sage Grouse Crisis has Reached Critical Mass

Sage grouse numbers are worse than we thought, the crisis is symbolic of the American…

A pheasant rooster calls in a field.
What is the Call of the Uplands Initiative?

Uncovering Pheasants Forever’s groundbreaking initiative to save upland birds and habitat WASHINGTON D.C. – The…

Cheatgrass in prairie habitat with bird hunting dogs.
Cheatgrass: Grass Awns, Dogs, and Climate Change

Tiny grass seeds can cause enormous health problems for hunting dogs without better prevention or…

A flock of blue-winged teal flies above a marsh
Florida’s Battle for Public Land Hunting

Florida is the “canary in the coal mine” in battle between development versus public land…

A father and son overlook public lands in California
The Great American Outdoors Act and Upland Birds

From Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Pheasants Forever, and many conservation agencies…

A sage grouse in Wyoming
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) and Upland Birds

RAWA will provide key funding to all state’s wildlife action plans, support species of greatest…

A sage grouse standing out in the open Sage Steppe
Impacts of Pipeline Projects on Upland Game Birds

After a hard stance from Biden, the Keystone XL pipeline has been canceled and critical…