Jennifer Wapenski

Jennifer Wapenski is the Director of Operations for Project Upland Media Group, LLC and co-host of the Hunting Dog Confidential podcast. She has a lifelong passion for the outdoors, dogs, and wildlife; as an adult, she discovered that upland bird and waterfowl hunting were natural extensions of these pursuits. Jennifer lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two Deutsch Langhaars.

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A CZ Shotgun being used on a bird hunt.
Project Upland/CZ USA Crowd-Sourced Shotgun

The upland hunting community designs the dream upland shotgun What if you were given the…

A pair of Large Munsterlander hunting dogs in Germany
East of the Rhine – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #4

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from continental Europe east of the Rhine We…

Keeping Composure when Turkey Fever Strikes

The author explores how adrenaline can lead to turkey fever and an empty tag Turkey…

A French field trialer and his pointing dog circa 1920
West of the Rhine – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #3

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from continental Europe west of the Rhine In…

A group of NAVHDA members inspecting a hunting dog.
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association – A Look at NAVHDA

NAVHDA explained as an organization, testing platform, and community What do you see when you…

French hunters enter a taxi with hunting dogs and guns in 1925
How Culture Created Varying and Unique Hunting Dog Breeds: HDC Episode #2

Exploring the idea that hunting dogs are a reflection of the hunting culture where they…

A historic drawing of the early pointing dogs in action while hunting.
Origins of the Pointing Dog: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #1

An exploration into the origins of the pointing dog and how bird dogs developed alongside…

A mentoring hunter shows a pheasant from a successful hunt.
Mentoring Hunters in the 21st Century of Technology and Ideas

Take a look at opportunities for mentoring hunters and how they have evolved in a…

A bird dog retrieves a California quail while hunting
How to Hunt California Quail – Nobody’s Royalty

California quail is an exciting and rewarding bird to hunt in Western states. As hunters,…

A bird dog retrieving a pheasant in South Dakota
South Dakota Pheasant Hunting – A Complete Guide to the Pheasant State

Planning your trip for pheasant hunting in South Dakota – otherwise known as the pheasant…

A versatile hunting dog retrieves a bird to hand
The Reasons to Consider a Versatile Hunting Dog

The author explores all the parts in between upland game that make a true versatile…

A Drahthaar in her gunner kennel during crate training
Crate Training a Dog

Learning the process, equipment, and troubleshooting of crate training a dog It was a late…

A bird dog trainer handling a mallard for a training session.
Finding Birds for Dog Training: The Power of Community

Finding birds to use in dog training is one of the many hurdles we face…

an assortment of sport dog food ingredients.
How do we Navigate the Sport Dog Food Market? – The Consumer Conundrum

Choosing a dog food in today’s market can be a challenge of facts versus fiction…

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A primos kennel sitting on a tailgate with a bird dog and upland hunter.
Primos KennelUP Dog Kennel – A Gun Dog Kennel Review

Can You Build a Better Mousetrap – I mean, Gun Dog Kennel? There’s a dizzying…

A bird hunter holding a valley quail shot on public land.
Hunting Valley Quail on Public Land

A brief guide to hunting valley quail that covers habitat and behavior for this quail…

Training a bird dog for its first hunting test.
My Bird Dog Pup Goes to the Big Leagues

Or, that time I drove 900 miles for a dog test I popped an antacid…

The author hunts the mountains with her bird dog.
Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new…

A dog and handler look at each other while training.
Building Trust and Partnership with Your Dog

The development of a strong bound between a dog and handler is a cornerstone to…

A bird hunter and bird dog during it's first hunting season.
Setting Expectations for Your Dogs First Hunting Season

Taking the lessons from a first bird hunting season with a bird dog The young…

A bird dog trainer holding a training pigeon.
Things They Don’t Tell You About Bird Dog Training

Pigeons are disgusting and other surprises not disclosed when you get your first gun dog…