Woodcock Hunting

The Unrealized Opportunity of Woodcock Hunting in the Central Midwest

Ever consider hunting woodcock in the central Midwest states as they migrate south? When hunters think woodcock, most folks naturally have a mental picture of young aspen stands...

Do Woodcock Walk and Run from Points?

Exploring the phenomenon of woodcock that decide walking is better than flying. It can be said with the greatest of confidence that American woodcock do in fact walk away from...

Why Woodcock are a Gun Dog’s Best Friend

Are woodcock the wild bird of choice to train dogs on the upcoming season? We sat at the edge of the tailgate as legendary bird hunting guide “Earl the Pearl” lamented on the...

#51 | Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Cooperative with Dr. Erik Blomberg – Project Upland Podcast

On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast I’m joined by Dr. Erik Blomberg, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine. Erik joins the show to...

Woodcock Splash – A Lesson in Game Bird Science

Walking in on a point is always an exciting experience, especially in an area where multiple upland game birds occur. It’s a bit of Christmas morning surprise with each flush....

Adventure Awaits – A Pineridge Grouse Camp Story

Deep in the grouse covers of Minnesota sits the Pineridge Grouse Camp, known for its magical allure. Pineridge Grouse Camp is not your average bird hunting lodge. This grouse...

How to Bird Hunt Quebec – A Non-resident Guide

What does it take to bird hunt Quebec? Quebec, the largest province in Canada, is divided into 21 tourist regions and 29 hunting and fishing zones. The landscape, wildlife and the...

Those Moments – A Story of Maine Bird Dogs and Hunting

An adventure in the Maine woods for Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock One thing we are certain of: there is no lack of love for bird dogs in our community. From distant...

Spring Woodcock – The Second Season

Learning all about the exciting time of spring Woodcock training. I can feel it in my bones. I can smell it in the air. And I’m beginning to think the dog can sense it as...

Targeting Worms with GIS Soil Data to find Woodcock Habitat

A Connecticut Woodsman tests theories of targeting worms for good Woodcock Habitat. If I could smell a bird, walk effortlessly through thick brush, and cover ten times as much...