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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.

How Tough is a Rooster Pheasant?

The pheasant has earned a reputation as a physically tough bird in the upland community and here is why. The male ring-neck pheasant rooster is both the admiration and abomination...

Choosing Shotguns, Shot Size, and Chokes for Scaled Quail Hunting

Learn about hunting scaled quail with the proper shotgun setup. Scaled quail can be very frustrating to chase. Blue quail, as they are often called, have a well-deserved and...

How to Identify the Difference in Prairie Grouse on the Hunt

Learn to identify the differences between a prairie chicken and a sharp-tailed grouse. A trio of hunters spaced out over forty yards from each other with two dogs covering the...

Late Season Dove Hunting Tactics

October might just be one of the best months to go dove hunting The birds are streaking in fast, small feathered spaceships with their hyperdrive engaged. Birds to the left and...

Hunting Prairie Chickens in September – The Kansas “Grouse” Opener

Mix up your early season with prairie chicken in Kansas During the month of September bird hunters are doing one of two things: hunting doves or some type of grouse, albeit blue,...

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...