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#52 | Upland Bird Hunting in North Carolina with Mike Neiduski – Project Upland Podcast

#52 | Upland Bird Hunting in North Carolina with Mike Neiduski – Project Upland Podcast

NAVHDA judge Mike Neiduski and his bird dog

On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast, I’m joined by Mike Neiduski, North Carolina upland bird hunter and NAVHDA judge.

Mike joins the show to talk about his upland hunting story, his involvement with NAVHDA and upland bird hunting in North Carolina.

During our conversation Mike and I start with a recap of the NAVHDA 50th anniversary annual meeting in Minnesota. We also talk about how he got involved with NAVHDA and eventually became a NAVHDA judge. We conclude the show discussing the various upland bird hunting opportunities to be found in North Carolina, including American woodcock, ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail and even ring-necked pheasant.

To get in touch with Mike about the American Woodcock Society please reach out to him via these links: Instagram, Facebook, and

Bird Hunting In North Carolina:
The Outer Banks and coastal regions of North Carolina are beautiful places to go on vacation, but the entire state is also good for bird hunting. There are numerous ways to access the three main areas: mountain, Piedmont and coastal. Dove fields are found throughout the state, as are controlled hunting preserves. These areas allow for only domestically raised game birds to be taken, and you will need a license to hunt them. That may either be the normal bird hunting license or a separate controlled hunting preserve license. In order to access private lands posted with signs, you will need written and signed permission by the landowner.

To learn more about NAVHDA: Visit The Website Here

Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 52

The Project Upland Podcast is brought to you in part by: Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits, Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Eukanuba Performance Dog Food, Dogtra Collars and Dakota 283 Kennels

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    • With all the discussion about woodcock the dog people, at least in New England, would tell you that most bird dogs didn’t like them and would blink them. Finding a dog that would work grouse, pheasant and woodcocks was hard to do. I’ve had dogs ignore them while working quail and snipe. Might be an interesting topic to explore.

  • Hey their nick larson, great podcast pretty interesting to hear states still believe sundays are for church seems like alot of states/people have lost their values. Listening to your podcast and you getting feedback from hunters that the number of hunters is down from previous years makes you wonder will happen if people lose interest in it, how will wildlife management survive. You pointed out some good info on how weather your shooting at the range or going hunting some funds are going toward management.. keep up the great work! Was wondering if you can touch up my homestate of california, maybe you can interview some people here and see what their doing to help? Recently i heard the ventura chapter of quial forever has been installing guzzlers to help the quail population in the ventura mountains, im interested in what they got to say.

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