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Jennifer Wapenski is a new hunter with a lifelong passion for the outdoors, dogs, and wildlife. A single day spent pheasant hunting got her hooked on the upland game; just one year later, she found herself with her first gun dog and a whole lot to learn about pursuing game birds. Jennifer lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two dogs. On any given weekend, they might be found stalking quail, sitting in a duck blind, fishing for salmon, or on some other adventure.

Duck Tolling and the Murray River Retriever: HDC Episode #11

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 11: Duck Tolling and the Murray River Retriever Discovering the Murray River Retriever and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever LISTEN on...

Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, and Golden Retrievers: HDC Episode #10

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 10: Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, and Golden Retrievers Exploring the origins and current state of three retriever breeds from England LISTEN on...

The History of the Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: HDC Episode #9

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 9: The History of the Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Tracing the stories of two retriever breeds with the same origin but vastly...

The Results are in! A Closer Look at the Project Upland Crowd-Sourced Shotgun

Analyzing the results of the shotgun design survey with CZ-USA We asked and you delivered: The Project Upland Crowd-Sourced Shotgun was a wildly successful attempt to design a...

The Origins of Retrievers: HDC Episode #8

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 8: Origins of the Retrieving Dogs Uncovering the truth of where and how the retriever breeds were developed LISTEN on Apple Podcast | Google...

From Hunting Spaniels to the Origins of Retrievers: HDC Episode #7

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 7: From Spaniels to Retrievers Exploring how spaniels and working dogs led to the early origins of the retrieving dog LISTEN on Apple Podcast |...

Hunting Spaniels History and Modern State: HDC Episode #6

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 6: Hunting Spaniels Exploring the origins and current states of flushing spaniel breeds LISTEN on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Spotify |...

How Much Does it Cost to Have a Hunting Dog?

projectupland.com On The Go · How Much Does it Cost to Have a Hunting Dog? Estimating the cost of owning a hunting dog over the course of its lifetime Total cost: $173 per month,...

United Kingdom and Ireland – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #5

Hunting Dog Confidential · Episode 5: Breed Origins Part 3 – United Kingdom and Ireland Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from the United Kingdom and Ireland...

Project Upland/CZ USA Crowd-Sourced Shotgun

The upland hunting community designs the dream upland shotgun What if you were given the opportunity to design your own shotgun? Would you keep it simple, or would you pull out...