Bringing together wild places
and wild-eyed dogs.



Letting birds lead us to
new perspectives.

Upland Birds


Burning powder and
burnishing memories.

Upland Shotgun

Striving to be the most comprehensive upland bird hunting site online is a big challenge. We are digging through piles of content in order to better organize information and make it easily accessible to hunters. Why are we doing this? Passion. And the net result is less surfing and a better understanding of the sport for the average hunter

The intricate dance between dog, bird and hunter is a choreography that few understand and even fewer master. So many mistakenly believe upland hunting consists of one or two species of bird that virtually jump into a game pouch at the crack of the nearest shotgun. There are actually no less than 27 different upland species (not counting numerous sub species) distributed throughout all 50 states. The bulk of these birds have no interest whatsoever in taking a ride in a game bag and will use tactics learned over centuries of being stalked to avoid it.

From arid dessert to jagged peaks, gamebirds inhabit the full range of terra. Proven hunting strategies perfected on the open prairie may fall woefully short in other domains. If you’ve been a bird hunter your entire life chances are you still haven’t done it all. In the broad scheme of things few are more than an apprentice and there are plenty of variables to keep one entertained for a lifetime.

So let’s get hunting. There are lots of different shotguns to shoot with new shells to test, tons of different dogs to hunt over, mountains to scale, prairies to cross, forests to navigate, and dozens of birds to research and pursue. And that’s exciting.

SportDOG® HoundHunter

SportDOG Brand Giveaway

Start the new year off right by entering to win a SportDOG® Brand HoundHunter® 3225 prize package! Products included are: … Read more

Skinning Pheasant

Skinning a Game Bird

There’s more than one way to skin a bird. But here’s a video showing step-by-step how we go about skinning … Read more

Covey in Flight


We’ve been coming to this area of the grain belt for over 20 years. It took the locals at least … Read more

Orvis Field Bowl

2016 Gift Guide for Bird Hunters

Even most bird hunters deserve more than a few lumps of coal this holiday season. With help from  Contributors Kali Parmley … Read more

Tenzing BV15

Tenzing BV15 Upland Bird Vest Pack

For the upland hunter looking for a pack that holds more than just birds and shells, the choices are few … Read more

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile … Read more