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Weimaraner – Bird Hunting Dog Series

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

On Building Trust, Partnership and Teamwork with your Gun Dog. And The Look.

My single biggest goal as a hunter is to be good enough to deserve my gun dog. I say that lightly but also honestly. While a variety of activities and competing obligations pull...

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 sooty...

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...

Hungarian Partridge (Perdix perdix) – An Upland Species Profile

An Overview of the Exotic Hungarian Partridge As you would expect from its name, the Hungarian partridge is not native to the United States. Nevertheless, this bird is very...

What You Should Know About Shotgun Shells

A complete look at the facts, and myths of shotgun shells. Imagine it’s 1880 and you live in New York City. Like most people, you have no running water in your apartment. If...