Upland Hunting Tips and Tactics

Bird Hunting Public Lands – Breaking the Stigma

With a little determination and walking, bird hunters can hunt “in private” on public lands In many upland circles, public land hunting gets a bad rap. There are...

How Roosters Dodge the Bullet – Tactics for Veteran Pheasant

Run, Hide, or Fly: the Veteran Rooster of Avoiding Bird Hunters Ring-necked pheasants are by their very nature shifty, sly, and some would say, diabolical. Aside from their...

Hunting Valley Quail on Public Land – Practice Makes Perfect

A brief guide to hunting valley quail this bird season. On my public hunting grounds in central Washington, chasing valley quail (California quail) can be deeply satisfying and...

Proper Gear for a Himalayan Snowcock Hunt

A Hunting Trip for Himalayan Snowcock is more like Big Game than Bird Hunting. Calling the chase for the Himalayan Snowcock a ‘hunt’ is a little misleading if you...

Dove Hunting Basics for Public Land

Follow these dove hunting basics to shoot enough birds for dinner. Too often hunters show up at a dove field and simply sit in the first patch of shade they find. If they paid...

How to Find Dusky Grouse – A Bird Hunting Guide

A guide to finding and hunting the Dusky Grouse. Short of having a heart attack, there is little more exciting than chasing Dusky grouse deep in the mountains while the aspens are...

Duping Doves with Decoys – The Three D’s

A few clever ways to increase your ammo bill with Dove decoys. With September 1 looming, dove hunters across the country are anxiously awaiting yet another start to the season....

Where to Find Late Season Educated Ring-necks

Figure out where educated Ring-Necks hide late season. If you’re lucky enough to still be hunting ring-necks this late in the season, the place to find the pheasants has...

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...

Grouse Hunting in the Snow

Tips and Tactics for Ruffed Grouse hunting in the snow. As I gaze out the window on a cold December day, watching large snow flakes fall and blanket the ground, I can’t help but...