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urban hunter Cliff Cadet practices archery in New York City for the coming turkey season in
New Urban Hunter from New York City | #03 Morning Thunder Podcast

From a dream to become a hunter, to a first turkey with a bow, we…

A young duck hunter set up in a swamp
Duck Hunting Advice to a Younger Me

With age and experience comes wisdom; for this duck hunter, the ability to travel back…

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#124 | Introduction to Upland Hunting and Launch of Hunting Dog Confidential with Jennifer Wapenski

A conversation exploring her journey into upland hunting and bird dogs with the now editor…

A Guide to Pheasant Hunting in North America

Learn how to hunt pheasants by understanding the gear, identifying the right habitat, and learning…

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#122 | New Hunter Education and Mentorship with Mark Norquist of Modern Carnivore

A conversation exploring the motivations, challenges and opportunities of new hunters with Mark Norquist of…

A bird hunter holds a woodcock and a shotgun
A Guide to American Woodcock Hunting

Woodcock may be one of the greatest game birds to pursue for those interested in…

A new hunter taking the hunters safety course exam.
How to Get a Hunting License

This is the year you become a hunter because getting a hunting license is easier…

a shotgun along with some basic cheap gear for a day bird hunting
Bird Hunting Does Not Have to Be Expensive

Want to take up bird hunting but are on a tight budget? This article will…

A hunter and his mentor in a field with a bird dog.
The Obstacles of New Hunters

A novice hunter explores overcoming the challenges and trials of becoming a bird hunter. Being…

A ruffed grouse with one wing left on for game bird identification.
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…

A woman training her first bird dog in a field.
These True Stories of Bird Dog Training Will Give Hope to the Process

Explore articles and films from novice bird dog folk in the Project Upland community The…

Filmmaker A.J. DeRosa with his wirehaired pointing griffon during their first season together.
First Season – Journey of a First Bird Dog

A candid and honest look at a first season with a bird dog.  If there…

A hunter in the field with someone else's bird dogs on a hunt.
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.…

A bird hunter with an upland shotgun and his bird dog.
Upland Shotguns – Which is right for bird hunting?

Picking your first upland shotgun? Here’s what you need to know. So you want to…

A bird hunter and bird dog during it's first hunting season.
Setting Expectations for Your Dogs First Hunting Season

Taking the lessons from a first bird hunting season with a bird dog. The young…

A bird dog trainer holding a training pigeon.
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.…

A bird dog on point in thick cover
Hard Lesson Learned on Wind Direction and Hunting Dogs

A hard lesson learned about wind direction for a first time hunting dog handler. In…

A puppy looks to the owner for direction.
Things a Novice Should Know about Bird Dog Training

First Time Advice on Bird Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path…

A pointing dog is told to "whoa" while on point
Thinking About Dog Commands to Avoid Confusion in Training

The commands we choose to train our dog are important in more ways than we…

A young dog on a whoa table.
I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training—Confessions of a…