Woodcock Hunting

Spring Woodcock – The Second Season

Learning all about the exciting time of spring Woodcock training. I can feel it in my bones. I can smell it in the air. And I’m beginning to think the dog can sense it as...

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 smell a bird, walk effortlessly through thick brush, and cover ten times as much...

The Unholy Art of Hunting Woodcock Without a Dog

Hunting woodcock without a dog is a culture in of itself. Long before it was submerged into the vast realm of gun dogs, a subculture amongst a subculture. Like many Northwoods...

How to Choose Shot Sizes and Chokes by the Seasons – Grouse Hunting

Knowing how to choose shot sizes and chokes for grouse hunting can increase your success. Let’s be honest, there are a lot of mistakes that can be made while hunting upland...

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. Where they occur, they are...

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) – Species Profile

Hunting the Comical Bird of Many Names the American Woodcock The American woodcock is known by many nicknames: timberdoodle, bogsucker, mud snipe, timber rocket. And that’s...