brad.stef Author

Brad Stefanoni grew up hunting quail and waterfowl in southeast Kansas, where for the past 20 years he’s been passing on what he learned to his wife and their two sons. His diverse background includes work as a biologist, a science education center director, an outdoor writer and a developer of public/private partnerships. With a degree in wildlife biology, Brad’s current work-in-progress is transforming his family’s 80-acre farm into a living laboratory of upland and wetland habitat. His passions include spending time with his family and black Labrador retriever pursuing waterfowl and upland birds, and fly fishing.

Hunting Road Trip Packing List

Prepare for your next bird hunting trip with this helpful packing list I am a list maker. There, I admit it. It’s in my genetic code. Some quirk in my personality derives...

Duck Blind Quick Tips and Hacks

The perfect duck blind may not exist, but these tips will help improve your setup this season For more than thirty years I have been on a quest to build the perfect duck blind. It...

Pushers and Blockers: Understanding the Driven Pheasant Hunt

This old-fashioned method of hunting pheasants combines tradition and history into an effective method of bird hunting. I stepped out of the old Ford pickup and into the middle of...

Preparing for Waterfowl Hunting Season

These tips will help you get ready for duck season and make the most of your time in the blind. Leaves are beginning to change color and a cool north breeze has me looking toward...

A Guide to Youth Shotguns

projectupland.com On The Go · A Guide to Youth Shotguns If you are in the market to buy a youth shotgun this guide will help you find the right price and model. I remember like...

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Used Shotgun

projectupland.com On The Go · A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Used Shotgun Here’s a how-to guide from a former gun shop employee on buying a used shotgun for the first...