Project Upland

Project Upland is an editorial initiative to capture the cultures and traditions of upland bird hunting. We seek to inspire a future generation of upland bird hunters to understand the essence of hunting traditions and the critical cause for conservation.

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a bird hunter with his English setter hunting woodcock in Vermont
Scott McEnaney – Orvis – #HealthyForests – Ruffed Grouse Society

Scott McEnaney is a local President of the Southern Vermont Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse…

A hunter walks through tamaracks while hunting grouse and woodcock with his bird dog.
Bird Hunting in Wisconsin for Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, Sharptails, Pheasant, and Dove

In Wisconsin, bird hunting is about as lush and alive as the state’s natural beauty.…

An upland hunting guide with double barrel shotgun
Earl the Pearl – A #LivetheUplands Film

Pineridge Grouse Camp, in association with Federal Premium Ammunition and Purina Pro Plan, presents a…

a campfire late at night at the Pineridge grouse camp.
Noise by the Fire – A #LivetheUplands Film

Pineridge Grouse Camp presents, in association with Federal Premium Ammunition and Purina Pro Plan, the…

Andrea Cavglià with his English Setter hunting woodcock in Italy
Andrea Cavaglià – A European Project Upland Filmmaker

Introducing Italian filmmaker Andrea Cavaglià to the Project Upland Original Film Series. Andrea Cavaglià was raised…

Three brothers from Modern Wild hunting woodcock in Minnesota
Timber Rocket – A Project Upland Original Film

A Short film collaboration with the Modern Wild, dedicated to the passion of American Woodcock…

A couple out hunting ruffed grouse and woodcock in Wisconsin
Camp Thunderbird – A Wisconsin Bird Hunting Film

Camp Thunderbird is the Story of a Grouse Camp Epoch Brandon Smith and Laine Jewell…

a falconer with his red-tailed hawk and bird dog.
Sport of Kings – Best Professional Hunting Video of the Year in The Monocular Film Awards

What do Gun Dogs and Birds of Prey have in common? Watch this Falconry Film…

A woodcock hunter in New York with his bird dog.
Bird Hunting in New York

Bird Hunting in New York—from Ruffed Grouse to Pheasant Big lights, big buildings, and big…

A ruffed grouse hunter holds a bird.
Grouse Hunting Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Hunting the “King of the Birds” is more than just another bird in the bag—it’s…

image of an American Brittany hunting for Pheasant.
All About the Dogs – An American Brittany Film

For many of us, the pursuit of upland has become all about dogs. And in…

A Veteran during a wounded warrior hunt for woodcock.
Moving Forward – A Wounded Warrior Project Hunting Video

Project Upland and Ruffed Grouse Society honor the veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project. Ruffed…

An English Setter rests on a hunt to cool down.
Can a Hunting Dog Diet Improve Scenting Abilities?

The science is in: a hunting dog diet can improve dog scenting ability Cornell University…

A pudelpinter during a NAVHDA youth event.
Plant A Seed – A NAVHDA Short Film featuring the Pudelpointer

Watch this Project Upland film featuring NAVHDA member Noah Foreman and his pudelpointer. Noah Foreman…

A young girl holds up a pheasant with two dogs while hunting in America.
How the Non-Native Pheasant Became an American Icon

America’s love affair with pheasant hunting is undeniable . . . but why? This is…

An adult hunter mentors a kid on a grouse hunt.
The Reward—A Hunter Mentor Film

Mark Fouts, Director of Member Relations & Outreach for the Ruffed Grouse Society, shares his…

Walt Lesser hunts woodcock with his Ryman Setter at "the gates" in West Virginia.
Walter Lesser—The Real Ryman Setter

Walter Lesser is a legend of upland culture and wildlife conservation. Over fifty years of…

a grouse hunter walking through ruffed grouse habitat in Virginia.
Chip Hidinger—Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests Campaign

Chip Hidinger, an Arizona native, shares his new Virginia Upland Adventures in the #HealthyForests Film…

Artist Jay Dowd with an English setter hunting woodcock.
Jason Dowd—Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests Campaign

Jay Dowd shares his passion for the Ruffed Grouse Society in the #HealthyForests Film Campaign. …

A biologist hunts ruffed grouse in Minnesota.
The Opportunity—A Story of a Woman Bird Hunter and Biologist

The Ruffed Grouse Society presents The Opportunity, a Project Upland Film. Take a journey with Ruffed…

Aaron Regier of Modern Wild our hunting woodcock.
Modern Wild and Project Upland on the Natural Born Hunter Podcast

Aaron Reiger of Modern Wild and A.J. DeRosa of Project Upland on the Natural Born…