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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.

Snipe, Soras and Other Rails: The Misunderstood Birds of September

Get your bird seasons started early with the overlooked game birds of September “They’re just a bunch of gooney birds! Why waste time on them?” I’ve heard some say...

What Chokes and Shot Size to Use for Dove Hunting

A look into choosing chokes and shot size as the dove hunting season changes September 1 signaled the start of the upland season for wingshooters. Thousands of dove hunters will...

How to Identify Scaled Quail Habitat

The quail of the arid grasslands. Hunting scaled quail is different than hunting other quail of the semi-arid landscape. Scaled quail even though they may be in the same vicinity...

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...