Best Moments from the 2018 Season

The final day of the year seems like a good opportunity to sift through some of the memories made afield. 

Upland season isn’t over yet. Wishing everyone the best for the coming year.  

(Sunrise camping next to the Yellowstone with friends.)
Shooting Streak

The Streak

Rio the setter is holding just below a lip of pitted volcanic stone a few paces up this 60 degree slope. We’ve climbed for over … Read more

Wyatt in the Ocean

Perspective from the Road

The alarm starts chiming, but it feels like I just laid my head down only minutes ago. It can’t be daybreak yet. I must have … Read more

Lincoln the Lab

A Labs First Day Afield

“No, I don’t think you understand, he has NO prior hunting experience…only obedience training.” I wrote to Brian, my new upland hunting buddy. The early … Read more

Mountain Goat

Believers

I can feel him in the distance looking down on us. The Deacon of this mountain is unimpressed with our pace and route. Yet this … Read more

Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final … Read more

Bird Hunter Near Peak

Two Mountains Offer Different Views

Sitting here in camp staring at these two peaks in Arapaho National Forest. In the last week the dogs and I have visited both. It … Read more

GSP

Bird Hunting Year in Review

The bird hunting season never seems long enough. This first full year of Ultimate Upland was filled with great moments that helped define our mission … Read more

Montana Bird Hunting

Kicking Off the 2013 Upland Season in Montana

When you are about to drive 1500 miles to hunt birds, the last thing you want to do is forget something. Rural Montana isn’t the … Read more