Novice Bird Hunter Check out the latest stories from novice bird hunters and other first-hand perspective information from first time gun dog trainers, including videos, tips, and tactics from the Project Upland series.

#94 | Public Lands and Upland Birds with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers – Project Upland Podcast

Talking public lands, upland birds and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. In our second of two podcasts recorded while at Pheasant Fest in Minneapolis, we sat down with Jason...

The Many Regulations and Laws of Transporting Game Birds

Understanding the laws and regulations of transporting upland game birds after hunting. The long-tailed birds are removed from the orange game vest and placed on the tailgate of...

Overcoming the Obstacles of Training a Bird Dog in the City

Against all odds: a story of nothing stopping an aspiring bird hunter from becoming a hunter and training a bird dog in the city When getting my first bird dog I went against...

#53 | Audubon and Upland Hunting with Ashley Peters – Project Upland Podcast

Iowa, Alaska, Louisiana and Minnesota: what do they all have in common? They’re all part of part of Ashley Peters’ journey into becoming an upland bird hunter. On this episode...

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...

The Etiquette of Hunting Over Someone Else’s Bird Dog

Think about these rules to get invited back to hunting over someone else’s bird dog. I will say it up front: I am far from being an expert on bird dogs. But if there is one...

My Bird Dog Pup Goes to the Big Leagues

Or, That Time I Drove 900 Miles for a Dog Test I popped an antacid into my mouth and tossed a second one to Joe. It was indecently early in southeast Idaho and our nerves were...

On Building Trust, Partnership and Teamwork with your Gun Dog. And The Look.

My single biggest goal as a hunter is to be good enough to deserve my gun dog. I say that lightly but also honestly. While a variety of activities and competing obligations pull...

A Season of Firsts: Setting Expectations for the First Bird Hunting Season

Taking the lessons from a first bird hunting season with a bird dog. The young pup looked at me quizzically and cocked her head to one side. I snapped her new orange vest into...

Things They Don’t Tell You About Bird Dog Training

Pigeons are Disgusting and Other Surprises not disclosed when you get your first gun dog. This article is the second in a series on upland hunting from the beginner’s...