MarissaJensen Author

Marissa is a licensed vet tech and biology major with a strong passion for the outdoors. Born and raised in Nebraska, exploring local uplands has become the foundation of her enthusiasm for hunting. She enjoys being involved in organizations devoted to helping others learn about conservation and outdoor activities. Much of her free time is dedicated to her family, fishing and all things related to bird dogs.

Becoming a Self-Taught Turkey Hunter

It is possible to become a self-taught turkey hunter with time. A single yelp cut across the field as I sat, anxiously waiting. I was alone on the edge of a tree line, trying to...

How to Hunt Turkeys During the Midday

How to turn the tides on turkey hunting after lunch. Midday gobblers can provide a completely different style of hunt. These birds have moved away from the roost and shifted their...

The Boom Heard Across the Prairie

A chance to watch the spring mating rites of the Greater Prairie-Chicken. The genus name for the greater prairie-chicken, Tympanuchus, comes from an ancient Greek word that...

An Introduction to Shed Hunting with your Bird Dog

Shed hunting with your bird dog can be a great offseason exercise. As the sun sets on the last day of upland hunting season, many will hang up their boots and collars, already...

Six Reasons to Keep Your Bird Dog Conditioned

Keeping your bird dog conditioned is critical to performance and health. Our hunting companions are athletes, and should be cared for and treated as one. Proper conditioning is...