A pointing dog is told to "whoa" while on point
Thinking About Dog Commands to Avoid Confusion in Training

The commands we choose to train our dog are important in more ways than we…

A beaver shows his teeth in defense
The Dangers of Beavers and Dogs in the Wild

With their razor-sharp teeth and heavy front claws, beavers can become a serious threat to…

A hunter mounts his shotgun to shoot at a woodcock in thick cover
Learning How to Shoot Through Thick Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Cover

Ignoring the trees is easier said than done but a cornerstone to good wingshooting in…

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…

A young dog on a whoa table.
I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training—Confessions of a…

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…

A dog trainer tells a dog "whoa"
Should You Perfect Steady Dog Training?

Is steady training with a pointing dog worth the time and investment? Dog One is…

A grouse hunter pauses with an open shot opportunity.
How Pausing Causes Ruffed Grouse to Flush

How taking your time can equal more upland bird shooting opportunities. If you’re like most…

A hunter mentors a younger hunter in one of his covers
Why Upland Hunters Need to Share their Covers

The future of upland hunting is more important than our personal needs. I hate to…

A Pheasant flushes on public lands.
Pheasant Hunting Public Land Tactics that Work

Here are 4 tactics to increase public land pheasant hunting success For some, public lands are…

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…

A close up shot of the detail on a pheasant
Hunting Photography- Reinventing the Hero Shot

Hunting photography is full of hero shots. The upland community is no exception. So what…

A hunter shoots at a woodcock in Minnesota
2017 Project Upland Official Trailers

Dangerous Cow Publishing is proud to present the 2017 season of Project Upland, A Bird…

A ruffed grouse sits on a tree limb in a snow storm
Ruffed Grouse and Adaptations to Winter Survival

Ruffed Grouse are one of the most well adapted bird species for winter. There are…

A woodcock hunter spreads the wings on a timberdoodle.
The Many Names of the American Woodcock

5 memorable nicknames of the American Woodcock While on the road this year, I heard…

A bird hunter carries an over and under shotgun.
Why are Some American Companies Dumping Double Guns?

More American shotgun manufacturers are discontinuing double guns – here’s why Many of us fancy…

A snipe walks the waters edge.
Snipe Hunting is Not Just a Prank

Snipe Hunting may just be the early season challenge to get you ready for other…