RyanLisson Author

Ryan Lisson is a biologist and regular content contributor to several outdoor manufacturers, hunting shows, publications, and blogs. He is an avid small game, turkey, and whitetail hunter from northern Minnesota and loves managing habitat almost as much as hunting. Ryan is also passionate about helping other adults experience the outdoors for their first time, which spurred him to launch Zero to Hunt, a website devoted to mentoring new hunters.

Finding Sharp-Tailed Grouse Habitat

projectupland.com On The Go · Finding Sharp-Tailed Grouse Habitat Breaking Down and Exploring Sharp-Tailed Grouse Habitat for Newbies The sharp-tailed grouse is one seriously...

How to Identify Mourning Dove Habitat

projectupland.com On The Go · How to Identify Mourning Dove Habitat Finding and Hunting Mourning Dove Habitat This Fall While many people associate the mourning dove with quiet...

The Unfortunate Story of the Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido cupido)

projectupland.com On The Go · The Unfortunate Story of the Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido cupido) How this Eastern prairie chicken blinked out forever. The heath hen was yet...

Modernizing Sharp-Tailed Grouse Lek Survey Methods

Spying on sharp-tailed grouse with trail cameras in Wisconsin. About a year ago, I attended an excellent workshop about sharp-tailed grouse. Yeah, I know you’re jealous. Anyway,...

What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?

Learning about bird species extinction from the passenger pigeon. Unless you’re pretty conservation-minded, you may not have even heard of the passenger pigeon before. But as a...

Life History of the Merriam’s Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami)

Pursuing the beautiful mountain bird — the Merriam’s Wild Turkey. Just as the Eastern wild turkey is known for eastern forests and the Midwest, the...

Can We Stop the Decline of the Ruffed Grouse?

The Future of Ruffed Grouse and the Health of North American Forests are at a critical point. An issue has been popping up in news feeds more frequently. It continues to happen in...

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit – History, Hunting, and Biology

Learn About Eastern Cottontail Rabbits and How to Hunt Them Whether you live in a rural area or suburban neighborhood east of the Rockies, you’ve likely had backyard visits from...

Sage Grouse and the Invasion of the Conifers

Combating the Spread of Conifer Trees to Save Sage Grouse Most people assume that more trees on the landscape would be a good thing. After all, trees are good habitat for many...

Osceola Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola) – A Wild Turkey Profile

What do you know about the swamp turkey from Florida? The Osceola wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola), also known as the Florida turkey, is a subspecies of wild turkey that...