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Edgar Castillo is a twenty-three plus year veteran law enforcement officer for a large Kansas City metropolitan agency. Edgar also served in the United States Marine Corps for twelve years. Besides his faith and family, his passion lies in the uplands as he self-documents his travels across public lands throughout Kansas hunting open fields, walking treelines, & bustin’ through plum thickets in search of wild birds.

Choosing a Shotgun for Dove Hunting

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Shotguns for Dove Hunting Dove hunting is perhaps the easiest of the wing shooting disciplines. It is fundamentally the most basic of all hunting, a...

Understanding Tracks and Other Game Bird Signs

Identifying clues left in the deserts, mountains, uplands and woods when bird hunting. “I’ve got tracks!” I wasn’t paying much attention to the dog who had become birdy. I...

How to Safely Cross Barbed Wire Fences when Hunting

Crossing Those Barbed Wire Obstacles is just a Basic Part of Upland Hunting Most bird hunters have come to the point, whether on private or public lands, where they have...

Scaled Quail Hunting the Cimarron National Grassland

Hunting Blue Quail in the Sunflower State If you haven’t heard about the Cimarron National Grassland in the extreme southwest corner of Kansas, don’t worry because most...

How to Choose a Shotgun for Pheasant Hunting

Learning what defines a good pheasant hunting shotgun for you. The flash of iridescent color exploding from the ground coupled with the mocking cackle of a rising ring-neck...

Does a Pheasant Call Work?

Is the Pheasant Call an Upland Myth? Locating pheasants and then getting them to flush at just the right moment are two of the greatest challenges of pheasant hunting. Throw in a...

Bird Hunting Public Lands – Breaking the Stigma

With a little determination and walking, bird hunters can hunt “in private” on public lands In many upland circles, public land hunting gets a bad rap. There are...

How Roosters Dodge the Bullet – Tactics for Veteran Pheasant

Run, Hide, or Fly: the Veteran Rooster of Avoiding Bird Hunters Ring-necked pheasants are by their very nature shifty, sly, and some would say, diabolical. Aside from their...

How to Hunt Public Land Bobwhite Quail

How to scout, hunt, and shoot public land bobwhite quail. Pursuing the gentleman of game birds, the Bobwhite Quail on public land is not without a little bit of unsettling chaos...

Dove Hunting Basics for Public Land

Follow these dove hunting basics to shoot enough birds for dinner. Too often hunters show up at a dove field and simply sit in the first patch of shade they find. If they paid...