RyanLisson Author

Ryan Lisson is a regular content contributor to several outdoor manufacturers, hunting shows, publications, and blogs. He is an avid grouse and whitetail hunter from northern Minnesota and loves managing habitat almost as much as hunting. Ryan is also passionate about helping other adults experience the outdoors for their first time, including the thrill and fulfillment of obtaining nature's original free-range meats.

How to Recover More Birds Without a Dog

Do you use these strategies to recover more birds without a dog? If you’ve been hunting long enough, you probably know the feeling. After taking a shot at an upland bird (be it...

How to Identify American Woodcock Habitat

Where to Find American Woodcock Habitat Throughout the Country The American woodcock shares a lot of its range and prime habitat with the ruffed grouse, making them two of the...

Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) – Species Profile

History of the Exotic Ring-Necked Pheasant of the Prairie The pheasant has a very interesting history in this country. Usually, exotic species that are introduced to a different...

How to Identify Ruffed Grouse Habitat

Where to Find Ruffed Grouse Habitat Throughout the Country If you’re going to be a successful Ruffed Grouse hunter, you need to learn where the birds are hiding. Distance walked...

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) – Species Profile

Hunting the Comical Bird of Many Names the American Woodcock The American Woodcock is known by many nicknames, including timberdoodle, bogsucker, mud snipe, or timber rocket, just...

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – Species Profile

The Ruffed Grouse is the Bird that Makes the North Woods Alive This upland game bird, also called a partridge, has easily captured the hearts and interests of hunters across the...

Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) – Species Profile

Hunting the Ghostly-Sounding and Comical Greater Prairie Chicken If you’ve never seen a greater prairie chicken, you’re missing out on an extremely beautiful and...

Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) – Species Profile

Take a look at the Spruce Grouse with Project Upland. If you don’t live in the northern fringe of the country, Alaska, or Canada, it’s fairly safe to say you’re not too...

Carrying the Upland Hunting Spirit Throughout the Year

Stay Active to Scratch the Upland Hunting “Itch” It always seems like fall just doesn’t last long enough. We look forward to opening day of grouse season or our first...

Overcoming the Shy Trigger Finger

Do You Suffer from Trigger Finger Paralysis? Like many grouse hunters out there, I often suffer from a shy trigger finger. Even last fall, I was walking along a wide open trail...