Novice Bird Hunter Check out the latest stories from novice bird hunters and other first-hand perspective information from first time gun dog trainers, including videos, tips, and tactics from the Project Upland series.

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...

The Other Reasons We Buy Hunting Dogs

There are many reasons, unrelated to wingshooting, that we buy hunting dogs. The decision to get a hunting dog puppy was made last spring. Though that decision was not necessarily...

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....

I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training—Confessions of a first time gun dog trainer. As I progress throughout the first year of my gun...

Snipe Hunting—It’s No Prank

Snipe Hunting may just be the early season challenge to get you ready for other game birds. We have all heard the old camp prank of snipe hunting. You send some unsuspecting...

Upland Hunting—A Cure for Modern Ailments

4 Easy Upland Hunting Cures for 4 Common Modern Ailments We live in a society that involves a full time commitment to a lot of things in order to be successful. From our families...

4 Reasons to be Both a Deer Hunter and Grouse Hunter

Being a Deer Hunter and Grouse Hunter can be a good match. As someone who comes from a strong background of deer hunting, it has weighed on my mind more than once whether I could...