A.J. DeRosa Author

Founder/Creative Director of Northwoods Collective. A.J. DeRosa is an American filmmaker most notably for the award-winning Project Upland Series. His first mark in the hunting industry was as the critically acclaimed author of The Urban Deer Complex and is he is considered one of the foremost authorities on suburban deer behavior in the country. A.J. has expanded a larger mission into the successful R3 vision of millennial hunters through cutting edge research and successful application across the Northwoods Collective brands. Now a passionate bird hunter you can find A.J. following his Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Grim through the uplands with his wife Sabrina and oldest son Marty McFly.

A Deutsch Kurzhaar Story – Bird Dog Trainer for a Day

Have you heard of the Deutsch Kurzhaar? We all have our bird dog breeds. For gun dog trainer and breeder David Trahan, that breed is the Deutsch Kurzhaar. David Trahan is a New...

Training a Bird Dog: It’s Personal

There are some things in life that are personal and often categorized by the presence of both good and not-so-good. Personal is real, and real is experience with actual substance....

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Dogtra Pathfinder

Dogtra Pathfinder – E-Collar Review

Overall, the Dogtra Pathfinder is a great solution for those who want a gun dog GPS insurance policy without breaking the bank. The story of GPS dog collar ownership often enough...

Gone with the Wind – Confessions of a First Time Gun Dog Trainer

A hard lesson learned about wind direction for a first time gun dog trainer. In my mind, wind direction is kind of like divination for deer stands. Thermal currents shift with...

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...

Bird Hunting Without a Dog – Breaking the Stigma

Bird hunting without a dog is a controversial subject in the upland community, but nevertheless it is an important part of our culture. I shot my first Woodcock and my first...

Grouse Hunting Hack – Know what they are Eating

Try this Grouse hunting hack on slow days in your covers However predictable we think Ruffed Grouse are when they feed, it only goes so far. Some days I wake up wanting eggs and...

Why Upland Hunting is the Ultimate City Escape

The Ultimate City Escape is in the covers of the Upland World. Long before I was head first into upland hunting, I was a diehard bowhunter—or more accurately a diehard urban...

Gun Dog Training – Five Things a Novice Should Know

First Time Advice on Gun Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of gun dog training is no small feat. It is a world of obstacles, failures, and defeat. But...

Choosing our Bird Dog Commands Carefully

Confessions of a Novice Dog Handler on Bird Dog Commands When I was preparing to get my first puppy, I didn’t think much about the words associated with bird dog commands....