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It’s the time of year to figure out who has been naughty or nice. With help from contributors Kali Parmley and Danielle Prewett from Wild + Whole, we’ve put a ton of gear to the test to help you simplify shopping for the bird hunters on your nice list.

*Photo by Kim Hummel Photography

Orvis Tough Shell

Win this Orvis ToughShell
Jacket and Pants

To qualify, like the 2017 Gift Guide for Bird Hunters posts on Ultimate Upland’s social media channels and comment with the upland gear you hope to receive this holiday season — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

One winner will be randomly selected on December 19, 2017 at high noon EST. To increase your odds like and comment on each feed.*No purchase necessary. **Open only to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law.
Filson Vest

  When climbing 70 degree inclines to chase Chukar to mountain peaks, I needed a lightweight, durable vest. The Filson Tin Game Bag is minimal … Read more

Mushers Secret

  Our dogs work hard for us (no matter how terrible the hunting conditions may be) and its our job to take care of them!  … Read more

Filson Ultra Light Jacket

  Filson may have built their reputation on their indestructible Tin Cloth, but if they keep turning out jackets like this Ultra Light Weight made … Read more

Float Coat

  This isn’t a strange gift suggestion for an upland hunter if you remember I hunt behind a lab. In the summer time, I struggle … Read more

SportDOG 425 Collar

  It’s easy to get overwhelmed with training collars that seem to be adding more and more features. But sometimes the classics are just hard … Read more

Wild + Whole

    If I had to suggest one kitchen item that every cook should own, it is this All-Clad Frying Pan. I have been cooking … Read more

Sitka Fanatic

  Gear fit for women is few and far between, but Sitka has broken the barrier by creating gear designed by women hunters. The Fanatic … Read more

Eddie Bauer Alchemist

  When you’re headed into the backcountry bird hunting, it’s always a balancing act between how much gear you can carry yet still have enough … Read more

Jacobsen Salt

  My number one tip when cooking with wild game is to give it a “dry brine.”  I always sprinkle salt over the meat at … Read more

ChefsChoice Trizor Edge

  A sharp knife is a safe knife!  I know a lot of people prefer to manually hand-sharpen their knives, however you can easily damage … Read more

Thermacell Backpacker

  Biting bugs can ruin a backcountry trip. Since most of our hunting occurs after the frosts of fall, insects are rarely a nuisance. But … Read more

Gerber Multi-tool

  There are tons of multi tools on the market. Tons. The reason the Gerber Center Drive has made it into my every day carry … Read more

GameSaver

  It always comes as a surprise to me when I hear people say they freeze their game in ziploc bags or butcher paper.  It … Read more

Orvis Barbour Jacket

  One of the biggest challenges I face hunting the open plains of North Dakota is the wind.  During the winter months the freezing temperature … Read more

Lowa Irox

  100% vegan boots. Let that sink in for a bit…….a hunter wearing vegan boots. Now what does that really mean? One thing I know … Read more

Midland Walkie Talkie

  Walkie talkies may not be considered standard upland gear…… but maybe they should be. These Midland X-Talker radios let me check-in with a another … Read more

Cabela's Alaknak

  Backcountry bird camp isn’t complete without a wall tent. But ditch the heavy canvas tent and opt for the Cabela’s Alaknak instead. Made of … Read more

Decibullz

  Give your hearing the ultimate protection with custom molded plugs that will fit perfectly. Decibullz are easy to shape and if your first attempt … Read more

JouleSousVide

  Sous-Vide is the newest cooking trend in the foodie world, although it has been around for years.  The Joule is a small electronic device that … Read more

onX Hunt

  The ability to accurately and easily identify public hunting land in any state across the country is now at your fingertips. The onX Hunt … Read more

Orvis Pro Series Vest

  The upland game vest may be the single most-utilized piece of gear in upland hunting. Regardless the terrain, bird species, weather conditions…. the vest … Read more

Benchmade 560

  We’re perennial fans of Benchmade knives: high-quality, edge retention, one handed opening, reversible clips on most models. What’s not to like? But here’s what … Read more

Carharrt Sweatshirt

  Quite possibly the best sweatshirt ever made, crazy heavyweight and water resistant. Throw it in the truck so that you can throw it on … Read more

Lab and Birds

Bird Hunting Karma Exists

The idea that what goes around comes around can be captured in the simple word Karma. Go ahead and scoff if that hocus pocus doesn’t … Read more

Bird dog and trainer

Winging It

This upland season is fast approaching. The preparations of the past few seasons manifested in paper and piles. Maps stretched over more maps to cross-check … Read more

Bird Hunting Colorado

On the Eve

I’ve been accused in the past of trying to make every bird hunt a “religious experience.” I laughed it off when first cast. But the … Read more

Rio's First Hunt

Rio’s First Hunt

It’s easy to forget what it’s like to bring a young dog to the field. And it is truly revealing just how dependent one can … Read more

Lab with a Rooster

The Lab Knows

Wyatt knows he’s black. He also knows this is the color of night. He’s been able to surmise that humans have terrible night vision. During … Read more

Shooting Sporting Clays

The Dreaded Shooting Bag

I think the level of exertion at sporting clays courses should extend beyond the trigger finger. The name “sporting clays” implies a certain level of … Read more

Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was … Read more

Butchering Game Birds

Preparing Birds for the Cooler

Most folks who watch hunting shows on TV or who are new to the sport may never see what happens to birds after they are … Read more