Michael Thompson

Michael R Thompson is an independent artist and custom knife maker living in the Bitterroot valley of Montana with his setters and labs.

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The princes grouse flys through a thicket
A Halloween Hunting Story – The Prince’s Grouse

An October day story full of tricks and treats with a little help from the…

a hungarian partridge in Montana
Hunting Huns in Montana

These under-appreciated gray birds present wonderful hunting opportunities in a variety of habitats Hungarian partridge,…

A Fabarm Autumn side by side shotgun separated into pieces
The Fabarm Autumn: A Shotgun Overview

Tracing a hunter’s journey from an unwieldy single-shot 12-gauge through a variety of classic shotguns…

A pigeon is released for bird dog training while two Pointers stand in the background
How to Keep and Raise Pigeons for Dog Training

Considerations for pigeon loft design, types of pigeons, and reasons why keeping birds is beneficial…

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Tom Beckbe Performance and Knit Fleece – A Long-Term Review

Reviewing technical upland clothing with a traditional aesthetic Upland hunting often has a distinctive aesthetic…

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12 Things to Add to Your Canine First Aid Kit

These household items are important additions to your dog first aid kit to improve your…

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Wing Works: Redefining the Strap Vest

A gear review of the original disrupter upland hunting strap vest the Wing Works One…

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Top Three Upland Strap Vests: New Innovation in Bird Hunting Gear

Pyke Gear, Hunt Redi, and Final Rise: the age of Modular System Upland Vests is…