Labrador Retriever Tag Archive

All the Bobwhite Quail In the South Aren’t Gone

Public Bobwhite Quail are still a part of the South — they just take some homework. I’m telling you now: there are still plenty of bobwhite quail in the South. No quail? I...

Traveling on the Road Long Term with a Bird Dog

Have you ever considered spending an entire bird season traveling the country? On September 1, 2017, Watson and I stood on the plains of Montana at sunrise about to start our...

On Being an African-American Upland Hunter from the South

A candid and honest look at African-American Upland Culture. Where do upland hunting traditions go when the old guys are gone?  What happens to the culture of upland bird hunting...

Teaching and Dog Training: it’s all the same.

It’s officially Summer 2018. Why does that matter? Because I’m a high school teacher and my season just ended. But I’m also a gun dog guy. And like teaching, my...

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...

Labrador Retriever – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

As the sporting dog with perhaps the most diverse talents, the Labrador Retriever’s popularity is well deserved. This series of Project Upland hunting dog breed profiles...

#11 | Fritz Heller – Ruffed Grouse Hunting with Flushers – Project Upland Podcast

On this week’s episode of the show we are joined by Fritz Heller, Michigan resident and ruffed grouse enthusiast. Fritz recently published an article on ProjectUpland.com,...

Colorado Pheasant Hunting—God, I love this dog

A story of a dog winning during Colorado Pheasant hunting I stood at the kitchen counter pouring over the autopsy report, jaw agape. The results were in and there was no use...

Sage Grouse Wisdom- Hunting and the Realization of their Critical Future

A story of Sage Grouse hunting and a realization of the critical nature of their future. For the third time, my dog locked up on point. This time I was hoping to see my first sage...

The Art of Ruffed Grouse Hunting with Flushing Dogs

Grouse hunting with flushing dogs takes a different approach than it does with pointers. If an artist was trying to convey the magic of autumn in the grouse woods, they’d...