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Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new puppy, and their very first bird together. After months of training, we could sense that the long-awaited day...

Braque du Bourbonnais – Bird Hunting Dog Series

Minimal tail and maximum desire make the Braque du Bourbonnais a wonderful choice for hunters interested in an unusual breed of bird dog. This series of Project Upland hunting dog...

The Boom Heard Across the Prairie

A chance to watch the spring mating rites of the Greater Prairie-Chicken. The genus name for the greater prairie-chicken, Tympanuchus, comes from an ancient Greek word that...

Weimaraner – Bird Hunting Dog Series

A stunning coat, superb scenting ability and determination in the field shape the profile of the elegant Weimaraner. This series of Project Upland hunting dog breed profiles...

The Splitting of the Blue Grouse

How to tell who’s who with the mysterious Blue Grouse. The blue grouse is a bird shrouded in mystery. The dusky grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) and the sooty grouse (Dendragapus...

Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) – An Upland Species Profile

Hunting the ever-challenging coastal Blue Grouse. The sooty grouse is a mysterious forest grouse species that looks very similar to the dusky grouse. As recently as 2006, the...

Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) – An Upland Species Profile

Chasing one of the two elusive mountain grouse. The dusky grouse is a very striking bird with beautiful plumage, although it looks very similar to another grouse species. Until...

The Pointing Flusher and Flushing Pointer

A story of the complicated world of hunting with both a flusher and pointer. I can see the muscles straining throughout his corded torso, threatening to deceive his training and...

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...

How Bird Hunting is Turning the Tide on Hunter Recruitment

Bird hunting is at the forefront of hunter recruitment. Doom and gloom seems to be all headlines lately when it comes to hunter numbers in the United States. The 2016 survey by...