A bird hunter walks through woodcock habitat.
How to Identify American Woodcock Habitat

Where and how to find American woodcock habitat throughout the country The American woodcock shares…

A pheasant walks through cattails
Ring-Necked Pheasant – An Upland Game Bird Profile

History of the Exotic Ring-Necked Pheasant of the Prairie (Phasianus colchicus). The pheasant has a very…

A boy with his hunting dog.
The Other Reasons We Buy Hunting Dogs

There are many reasons, unrelated to wingshooting, that we buy hunting dogs. The decision to…

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 hunter exposes the crop of a ruffed grouse to see what it was eating
Ruffed Grouse Hunting Tip: Know What They Are Eating

Follow this ruffed grouse hunting advice on slow days in your covers However predictable we…

A ruffed grouse hunter walks through thick ruffed grouse habitat
How to Identify Ruffed Grouse Habitat

Where to Find Ruffed Grouse Habitat Throughout the Country If you’re going to be a…

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 grouse hunter walks into a cover wit his English Setter
Google Map Scouting to Find Grouse and Woodcock Hunting Spots this Fall

How to use Google Maps to Your Advantage for Bird Hunting this season. In almost…

A wilson's Snipe looking for food in a marsh.
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) – An Upland Game Bird Profile

The Wilson’s snipe is a real and worthy pursuit Perhaps no other bird is so…

Bird Hunting in Maine, Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, and Other Small Game

‘The way life should be’ when it comes to many things in Maine — including…

A German Shorthaired Pointer stands on a tailgate just before hunting
German Shorthaired Pointer – A Bird Hunting Dogs Series

A look at the versatile hunting dog the German Shorthaired Pointer This is the first…

An American Woodcock looks for worms on a young forest floor.
The American Woodcock Profile – Scolopax minor

A look at the migratory game bird of known for its many names the American…

A hunter cleaning a shotgun on a table.
Preserving Legacy: How to Clean a Shotgun

Knowing how to clean a shotgun is a basic part of being an upland hunter…

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…

A group of bird hunters follow a dog through thick cover
The Difference Between Upland Purists and Opportunist

At the end of the day, Upland Purists and Opportunists have the same goal. The…

A bird dog with a bell, beeper collar, and GPS collar on.
Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper, and GPS?

Bird dog tracking with a bell, beeper, and GPS may be more practical than you…

Ruffed Grouse drumming on a log
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – Bellwether of the Forest

The ruffed grouse is the game bird that makes the north woods come alive This…

A Prairie Chicken in a bird hunters pack.
Do it Yourself Prairie Chicken Hunting

You’ll be saying ‘winner winner, prairie-chicken dinner’ with these DIY prairie chicken hunting tips For…

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 prairie chicken stands in a field.
Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) – A Game Bird Profile

Hunting the ghostly-sounding and comical greater prairie-chicken If you’ve never seen a greater prairie-chicken, you’re…

An upland hunter walks through a young Aspen forest
Why Upland Hunting is the Ultimate City Escape

The Ultimate City Escape is in the covers of the Upland World. Long before I…