Climate Change

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
Filling in the Gaps: The Rural Forest Markets Act Would Aid Private Forest Owners, Woodland Upland Birds

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena, providing funds for…

A Wirehaired pointing Griffon watches his owner handle a ruffed grouse.
Dogs and Ticks: A Guide to Preventative Care and Treatment of Disease and Illness

As ticks and related diseases and illnesses are becoming more prevalent, know how to protect…

Three pheasants fly away after being flushed in an open field of conservation reserve program land. .
Expansion of CRP Will Support Upland Bird Populations Through Habitat

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces program increases capacity by 4M acres to increase carbon sequestration, benefit…

A male sage grouse displays on a lek in Wyoming.
The Sage Grouse Crisis has Reached Critical Mass

Sage grouse numbers are worse than we thought, the crisis is symbolic of the American…

Two people walk through a health forest
What Defines a Healthy Forest in North America?

Learn about the importance and definition of maintaining healthy forests in today’s world When most…

A ruffed grouse on a tree limb in a working forest.
Science Can Save the Future of Upland Game

Opening Letter of Spring 2021 Issue of Project Upland Magazine Science-based management is something the…

Cheatgrass in prairie habitat with bird hunting dogs.
Cheatgrass: Grass Awns, Dogs, and Climate Change

Tiny grass seeds can cause enormous health problems for hunting dogs without better prevention or…

A group of sharp-tailed grouse feed in a tree during cold weather.
How Climate Change is Affecting Sharp-tailed Grouse

A look into the factual science of sharp-tailed grouse and their future I grew up…

A California quail or valley quail sitting on a branch
California Quail (Callipepla californica) – The Valley Quail Life History

The life history and hunting opportunities of the California Quail also known as the Valley…

Two sage grouse doing their mating dance.
Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) – A Game Bird Profile

America’s iconic and largest grouse species (Centrocercus urophasianus) hailing from the West If you are from…

A male dusky grouse displaying
Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) – A Blue Grouse Life History

Chasing one of the two elusive blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) of the mountains on North…

a Hungarian partridge walking through cover in the winter.
Hungarian Partridge (Perdix perdix) – The Non-Native Gray Partridge

An overview of the exotic Hungarian Partridge (Perdix perdix) As you would expect from its…

A chukar in rocky terrain of the chukar hills.
Chukar Partridge – (Alectoris chukar) The Red-Legged Devil

Chukar partridge is the non-native rugged game bird that pushes upland hunters to new limits…

A Sharp-tailed grouse doing a mating dance in a field
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) – A Prairie Grouse Overview

What do you know about the northern prairie grouse known as the sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus…

A wilson's Snipe looking for food in a marsh.
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) – An Upland Game Bird Profile

The Wilson’s Snipe is a real and worthy pursuit (Gallinago delicata). Perhaps no other bird…

An American Woodcock looks for worms on a young forest floor.
The American Woodcock Profile – Scolopax minor

A look at the migratory game bird of known for its many names the American…

Ruffed Grouse drumming on a log
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – Bellwether of the Forest

The ruffed grouse is the game bird that makes the north woods alive (Bonasa umbellus).…

A prairie chicken stands in a field.
Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) – A Prairie Grouse History

Hunting the Ghostly-Sounding and Comical Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido). If you’ve never seen a greater…

A Spruce grouse in a forest.
Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Take a look at the Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) its history, biology, and hunting availability.…