Scouting

A pair of female bobwhite quail
Understanding Bobwhite Quail Behavior

Think like a naturalist to unlock clues in upland bird habitat, behavior, and patterns. Sometimes…

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 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 mourning dove in habitat
How to Identify Mourning Dove Habitat

Finding and hunting mourning dove habitat this fall While many people associate the mourning dove…

Dove hunters walking into a field.
Scouting Bobwhite Quail While Dove Hunting

Pinpointing bobwhite quail while dove hunting can help hunters months down the road Hunters have…

a bird hunter using binoculars
Glassing for Upland Birds

Exploring the unorthodox approach of using binoculars for upland bird hunting. Somewhere out there in…

upland game captured with trail camera photos
Scouting Upland Birds Using Trail Cameras

How to use trail cameras to increase upland scouting efficiency. It was Christmas morning, maybe…

A brood of sharp-tailed grouse flying away from a hunter.
Finding Sharptails with Changing Conditions

Finding sharp-tailed grouse to hunt can change from season to season based on cover, water…

A Scaled Quail in thick cover during bird hunting season.
How to Identify Scaled Quail Habitat

Learn how to hunt the quail of the arid grasslands Hunting scaled quail is different…

A sage grouse hunter hunting in sage grouse habitat.
How to Identify Sage Grouse Habitat

How to Identify Sage Grouse Habitat in a Sea of Sagebrush In order to find…

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 Labrador Retriever with a dusky grouse.
Finding and Hunting Dusky Grouse in the West

A guide to finding and hunting the dusky grouse Short of having a heart attack,…

A hunter holds up a rooster while pheasant hunting
Places Pheasant Hide During the Hunting Season

Figuring out where pressured ring-necked pheasant hide during the hunting season can give you an…

A group of hunters walk into woodcock habitat
Targeting Worms with GIS Soil Data to find Woodcock Habitat

A Connecticut woodsman tests theories of targeting worms for good Woodcock habitat If I could…

A grouse hunter walks into a cover wit his English Setter
Google Map Scouting to Find Grouse and Woodcock Hunting Spots this Fall

How to use Google Maps to Your Advantage for Bird Hunting this season. In almost…