Andrew Spellman

Andrew Spellman is an award-winning photojournalist and author, as well as the editor or ProjectUpland.com and managing editor of both Project Upland and Hunting Dog Confidential Magazines. A 2017 graduate of West Virginia University's Reed College of Media, Andrew's work has appeared in multiple newspapers and magazines. He is also an avid hunter and angler who enjoys chasing varying game in his pocket of Appalachia.

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The cover of the Spring 2022 issue of Project Upland Magazine.
Spring has Sprung: A Look Ahead to Project Upland Magazine 4.1

Hitting mailboxes in April, Project Upland Magazine Volume 4, Issue 1 highlights a season of…

An aerial view of pheasant fest
The 2022 Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic is Almost Here — This is What to Expect

Despite the 2021 show being canceled due to COVID-19, this year’s installment of the largest…

A mountain lion watches from a tree.
State Legislatures ‘Need to Leave Management Decisions to the Experts’ as Anti-Hunting Bills Intensify

Colorado SB22-031 is the most recent example that the intensity of anti-hunting and anti-sportsmen bills…

A beagle stands with its owner before a hare hunt.
New Hampshire Beagle Clubs in the Crosshairs as State House Pushes Bill to Ban Live Snowshoe Hare Trapping

Though New Hampshire was home to another legislative push by anti-hunting advocates, HB 1308 has…

A ruffed grouse sits on a log.
Landmark Legislation of the 117th Congress and Upland Birds

A lot has happened in the first year of the 117th Congress and the Biden…

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 rests on a duck blind.
Beretta A300 Outlander – Shotgun Review

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

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
The Rural Forest Markets Act: Aid to Private Forest Owners

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena and provide funds…

A Lesser Prairie Chicken on a lek in Oklahoma
Private Land Management Needed for Lesser Prairie-Chicken’s Future

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 MAPLand Act passed the Senate by unanimous consent April 6, sending the comprehensive bill…

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 and catastrophic consequences await if major action…

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.
The Dangers of Cheatgrass and Dogs

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…