Upland

A young girl holds up a pheasant with two dogs while hunting in America.
How the Non-Native Pheasant Became an American Icon

America’s love affair with pheasant hunting is undeniable . . . but why? This is…

An adult hunter mentors a kid on a grouse hunt.
The Reward—A Hunter Mentor Film

Mark Fouts, Director of Member Relations & Outreach for the Ruffed Grouse Society, shares his…

A grouse hunter pauses with an open shot opportunity.
How Pausing Causes Ruffed Grouse to Flush

How taking your time can equal more upland bird shooting opportunities. If you’re like most…

A hunter mentors a younger hunter in one of his covers
Why Upland Hunters Need to Share their Covers

The future of upland hunting is more important than our personal needs. I hate to…

A Pheasant flushes on public lands.
Pheasant Hunting Public Land Tactics that Work

Here are 4 tactics to increase public land pheasant hunting success For some, public lands are…

a grouse hunter walking through ruffed grouse habitat in Virginia.
Chip Hidinger—Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests Campaign

Chip Hidinger, an Arizona native, shares his new Virginia Upland Adventures in the #HealthyForests Film…

Artist Jay Dowd with an English setter hunting woodcock.
Jason Dowd—Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests Campaign

Jay Dowd shares his passion for the Ruffed Grouse Society in the #HealthyForests Film Campaign. …

A biologist hunts ruffed grouse in Minnesota.
The Opportunity—A Story of a Woman Bird Hunter and Biologist

The Ruffed Grouse Society presents The Opportunity, a Project Upland Film. Take a journey with Ruffed…

Aaron Regier of Modern Wild our hunting woodcock.
Modern Wild and Project Upland on the Natural Born Hunter Podcast

Aaron Reiger of Modern Wild and A.J. DeRosa of Project Upland on the Natural Born…

A close up shot of the detail on a pheasant
Hunting Photography- Reinventing the Hero Shot

Hunting photography is full of hero shots. The upland community is no exception. So what…

A ruffed grouse sits on a tree limb in a snow storm
Ruffed Grouse and Adaptations to Winter Survival

Ruffed Grouse are one of the most well adapted bird species for winter. There are…

A woodcock hunter spreads the wings on a timberdoodle.
The Many Names of the American Woodcock

5 memorable nicknames of the American Woodcock While on the road this year, I heard…

A hunter holds up a woodcock with his bird dog sniffing it.
Timberdoodle – An Unlikely Species

The unlikely evolution of the Timberdoodle Evolution has its way with things both obvious and…

a partridge hunter holding a partridge in New Hampshire.
Partridge Country—A Northwoods Partridge Hunting Story

The culture of Partridge Hunting Partridge Country is a cultural exploration of the traditions of…

A francolin feather in South Africa
Spell of Africa—Bird Hunting in South Africa

Project Upland takes bird hunting to South Africa in Spell of Africa  Spell of Africa takes…

Aerial view of a grouse camp in Malone New York
Camp Tour: Malone, New York

Take a glimpse at the Ruffed Grouse Society Camp Tour! Camp Tour—Malone, New York takes a…

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Searching—The First Film of Project Upland

A New England Bird Hunting Tale Searching is a bird hunting tale of New England…

A bird hunter getting his upland gear ready for a hunt in New Hampshire
The Experience—A New Hampshire Bird Hunting Story

A New Hampshire Bird Hunting Story from the Project Upland Series The Experience is part…

A bird hunter in a grouse cover in New York
Because They’re Wild: A New York Ruffed Grouse Hunting Story

An inside look at a conservation group: the Ruffed Grouse Society. Because They’re Wild is…

Writer Gregg Elliot walking into a New England upland hunting cover
A Look at New England Upland Hunting Culture Through the Ages

The Nostalgia, the Lure of New England and its Storytellers Lives On I recall overlooking…

A bird hunter straps a gopro to his head.
How to Self-Film Your Bird Hunting Videos

It is possible to create solid quality self-filmed bird hunts. Bird hunting videos are a…