Public Land

A hunter walks through the Arizonan landscape in search of birds.
Landmark Legislation of the 116th Congress and Upland Birds

Congressional leaders passed plenty of high-end conservation bills from 2019-20, but also let two key…

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The MAPLand Act Looks to Revamp Archaic US Mapping System Creating 21st Century Access

The reintroduced MAPLand Act is a piece of legislation in both houses of Congress that…

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…

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#138 | A Passion for Healthy Forests with Mike Neiduski of the Ruffed Grouse Society

Sharing the message of healthy forests and abundant wildlife with Southeast regional director of the…

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Etiquette in Public Land Chukar Hunting

Chukar hunting demands large areas of land and plenty of space between hunters, so openly…

A chukar hunter in prime chukar habitat
How to Identify Chukar Habitat

Use habitat knowledge, some advance scouting with maps, and time in the field to improve…

A bird hunter looks for prairie chickens in Kansas
E-Scouting for Prairie Chickens

Learn how to use online maps to identify prime habitat and terrain for hunting prairie…

A group of bird hunters walking on federal public lands.
Types of Public Land for Hunting Access in America

Public lands fall under many types and jurisdictions, but understanding them can open countless hunting…

A flock of blue-winged teal flies above a marsh
Florida’s Battle for Public Land Hunting

Florida is the “canary in the coal mine” in battle between development versus public land…

A hunting dog looks over the edge of Hells Canyon
A Beginner’s Guide to Hells Canyon

Tips for making the most of your first hunting trip to this iconic chukar destination…

A hunter shares their success while hunting in Kansas.
When Anti-Hotspotting Goes Too Far: Hunter Suppression in the Age of Social Media

Is the sharing of hunting knowledge taboo or is it a key part of helping…

A grouse hunter walking to his truck on public lands.
The Ethics and Issues of Hotspotting in Hunting

What are the lines that define hotspotting public lands in the bird hunting community? It’s…

A sage grouse in Wyoming
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) and Upland Birds

RAWA will provide key funding to all state’s wildlife action plans, support species of greatest…

A hunter in Kansas accessing an iSportsman property.
Kansas iSportsman – Public Access Hunting in the Electronic Age

Take a look at the way technology is helping make public access more efficient through…

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#94 | Public Lands and Upland Birds with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers – Project Upland Podcast

Talking public lands, upland birds and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. In our second of two…

A bird hunter on public lands in Utah hunting for the grouse species ptarmigan
Public Grouse Documentary – Now Streaming on Various Platforms

The one-hour feature film featuring the story of the Public Grouse in America, produced in…

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#83 | Public Land Birds from Arizona to North Dakota with Jonathan O’Dell and Tyler Webster – Project Upland Podcast

In September, the Project Upland Podcast traveled to North Dakota during the course of filming…

Hunters walk an Alaskan landscape in search of fire birds
Sharptail Hunting Alaska – Finding Fire Birds

Exploring the mystery of sharp-tailed grouse hunting in Alaska. The first time I saw a…

A hunter holds up a Scaled quail while hunting.
Scaled Quail Hunting the Cimarron National Grassland

Hunting Blue Quail in the Sunflower State If you haven’t heard about the Cimarron National…

Bid hunters hunting on public lands
Tips for Bird Hunting on Public Land

With a little determination and walking, bird hunters can hunt “in private” on public lands…

A bird hunter shoots at a veteran pheasant late in the bird season.
Hunting Heavy Pressured Pheasant

Run, hide, or fly: veteran pheasant have a way to avoid hunters that can be…