Hunting Culture

A mentoring hunter shows a pheasant from a successful hunt.
Mentoring Hunters in the 21st Century of Technology and Ideas

Take a look at opportunities for mentoring hunters and how they have evolved in a…

A.J. DeRosa with his bird dog Grim
Fueled – A New Sporting Dog Podcast Hosted by Dr. Joe Spoo

Project Upland got a chance to hop on the new Fueled podcast hosted by Dr.…

A camp of all women hunters
An All Women’s Hunting Camp

Of Women, Guns, and Dogs – AKA “The Bitch Hunt” First, a word about language.…

A pheasant walking in the snow.
Through the Storm – A Story of Christmas, Loss, and Hunting

The author takes us on a fictional journey into a hard world of family, loss,…

The official cover of the Winter 2019 issue of Project Upland Magazine featuring Pheasants Forever employee Marissa Jensen.
Introducing Winter 2019 Issue of Project Upland Magazine

A look into the Winter 2019 Issue of Project Upland Magazine. As I write this,…

A dog bell on an English setter while bird hunting.
Should New Technology Have a Place in Upland Bird Hunting?

The author muses on the idea of blending old technology with the new as the…

A child carries pheasant on a bird hunting trip.
The Rites of a Pheasant Hunting Family

From a childhood of pheasant hunting to revisiting places and memories of a family tradition.…

Old photos of bird hunting as a kid.
Lessons from Growing Up in Fields of Upland Birds

A bird hunter reflects on the moral and life lessons learned in a childhood of…

bird hunters inside grouse camp at warden worry
How to Tell a Hunting Story: The Legend of Wardens Worry

The author looks into the myths, legends, and rituals of hunting stories in the North…

The front cover Fall 2019 issue of the magazine featuring Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Introducing Fall Issue of Project Upland Magazine

An inside look at the Fall 2019 Issue of Project Upland Magazine. The calendar might…

A bird dog retrieves a ring neck pheasant.
10 Most Popular and Obscure Upland Game Birds in North America

A look into the most popular upland game birds according to the Project Upland audience…

a ruffed grouse hunt using a semi-automatic shotgun.
You Do Not Need a Double Gun to be an Upland Hunter

An exploration into the personal ethics and community of upland hunting shotguns Lately, there has…

A bird dog trainer handling a mallard for a training session.
Finding Birds for Dog Training: The Power of Community

Finding birds to use in dog training is one of the many hurdles we face…

Host of The Gun Dog Notebook Durrell Smith holding his English pointer puppy at a field trial.
The Gun Dog Notebook Podcast Joins Project Upland Listen

Project Upland welcomes The Gun Dog Notebook as part of our network and community. Listen…

A ruffed grouse walking through snow leaving tracks
Understanding Tracks and Other Game Bird Signs

Identifying clues left in the deserts, mountains, uplands and woods when bird hunting “I’ve got…

A bird hunter holds up a pheasant.
The Good Reasons We Do Not Have Bird Dogs

You don’t need a bird dog to be part of the uplands; it’s just a…

An African-American upland hunter in a field with his bird dog.
On Being an African-American Upland Hunter from the South

A candid and honest look at African-American upland culture. Where do upland hunting traditions go…

Training a bird dog for its first hunting test.
My Bird Dog Pup Goes to the Big Leagues

Or, that time I drove 900 miles for a dog test I popped an antacid…

The author hunts the mountains with her bird dog.
Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new…

A dog and handler look at each other while training.
Building Trust and Partnership with Your Dog

The development of a strong bound between a dog and handler is a cornerstone to…

Two bird hunters get ready at a truck to go hunt quail in California.
Hunter Recruitment: How Bird Hunting is Helping in the R3 Fight

Bird hunting is at the forefront of hunter recruitment in the United States. Doom and…