Hunting Culture

A hunter holds up a Sage Grouse
Sage Grouse Wisdom- Hunting and the Realization of their Critical Future

A story of Sage Grouse hunting and a realization of the critical nature of their…

Lee Lee Milner training a bird dog.
May Every Woman Have a Hunting Dog

Being outside with a dog gets us out of our heads, forcing us to focus…

A partridge hunter holds up a ruffed grouse.
Bird Hunting Without a Dog – Breaking the Stigma

Bird hunting without a dog is a controversial subject in the upland community, but nevertheless…

A hunter recovers a woodcock without a bird dog.
How to Recover More Birds Without a Dog

Do you use these strategies to recover more birds without a dog? If you’ve been…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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 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 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…

A hunter holds up a woodcock with his bird dog sniffing it.
Timberdoodle – An Unlikely Species

The unlikely evolution of the Timberdoodle Evolution has its way with things both obvious and…

Writer Gregg Elliot walking into a New England upland hunting cover
A Look at New England Upland Hunting Culture Through the Ages

The Nostalgia, the Lure of New England and its Storytellers Lives On I recall overlooking…

A bird hunter straps a gopro to his head.
How to Self-Film Your Bird Hunting Videos

It is possible to create solid quality self-filmed bird hunts. Bird hunting videos are a…