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First Season – A Candid Film About the Journey of Our First Bird Dogs

A candid and honest look at a first season with a bird dog.  If there is one thing I hope that people take from this film it is the true reality of bird dogs. We all start...

The Good Reasons We Do Not Have Bird Dogs

You do NOT need a bird dog to be part of the upland community.  Yes, I said it. There are good reasons people do not have bird dogs. I have been there and despite owning a...

What is the Best Shot Size for Bobwhite Quail

Nowadays, I use a 20 Gauge, Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon chambered in Skeet and Modified, Under-Over respectively. When I walk out into the uplands with a 30-inch barrel, I have...

Does a Pheasant Call Work?

Is the Pheasant Call an Upland Myth? Locating pheasants and then getting them to flush at just the right moment are two of the greatest challenges of pheasant hunting. Throw in a...

Bird Hunting Public Lands – Breaking the Stigma

With a little determination and walking, bird hunters can hunt “in private” on public lands In many upland circles, public land hunting gets a bad rap. There are...

All the Bobwhite Quail In the South Aren’t Gone

Public Bobwhite Quail are still a part of the South — they just take some homework. I’m telling you now: there are still plenty of bobwhite quail in the South. No quail? I...

How Roosters Dodge the Bullet – Tactics for Veteran Pheasant

Run, Hide, or Fly: the Veteran Rooster of Avoiding Bird Hunters Ring-necked pheasants are by their very nature shifty, sly, and some would say, diabolical. Aside from their...

Hunting Valley Quail on Public Land – Practice Makes Perfect

A brief guide to hunting valley quail this bird season. On my public hunting grounds in central Washington, chasing valley quail (California quail) can be deeply satisfying and...

Traveling on the Road Long Term with a Bird Dog

Have you ever considered spending an entire bird season traveling the country? On September 1, 2017, Watson and I stood on the plains of Montana at sunrise about to start our...

How to Hunt Public Land Bobwhite Quail

How to scout, hunt, and shoot public land bobwhite quail. Pursuing the gentleman of game birds, the Bobwhite Quail on public land is not without a little bit of unsettling chaos...