Climate Change

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.…