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…

A parker shotgun with a bird hunter in the woods.
The Old Reliables, The Finest Guns in the World, and Guns of Lasting Fame

Parker Shotguns and other classic American shotguns evoke images of the ‘glory days’ Hunters have…

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 Spruce grouse in a forest.
Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Take a look at the Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) its history, biology, and hunting availability.…

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…

non-profit volunteers works on a habitat project for woodcock
How to Keep Busy in the Uplands During the Off Season

Here are some ideas to stay active in the uplands during the off season from…

A puppy looks to the owner for direction.
Things a Novice Should Know about Dog Training

First time advice on dog training from a struggling novice Beginning on the path of…

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 not a Romeo…

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…