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kochprofile-1 Brian Koch

Brian founded Ultimate Upland in 2010 to be the most comprehensive resource for upland hunting enthusiasts. Since then it has grown into a community where bird hunters congregate and share their love for the sport. Brian strives to be the hardest working bird hunter in the country and aims to reach hunters and new members with detailed accounts of Ultimate Upland adventures.

Koch is joined afield by hunting partners Wyatt the hard-headed lab and Rio the setter often referred to as the Wild One.

christineprofile-1Christine Cunningham

Christine Cunningham is a lifelong Alaskan, author, and outdoor columnist known for her contributions to outdoor magazines and her commitment to creating opportunities for women to connect and share their stories. Her first book, Women Hunting Alaska, profiles some of Alaska’s most outstanding female hunters.


starrprofile-1Britney Starr

A southpaw from Michigan’s “North Woods,” Starr is a lifelong outdoorswoman and shooting enthusiast with a passion for upland bird hunting, German shorthaired pointers (namely her GSP “Wesson”,) and over-and-under shotguns. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she holds a degree in journalism, and is currently the Marketing Specialist at SportDOG Brand.

She is a long-time Pro-Staffer for Próis Hunting & Field Apparel, as well as a member of Safari Club International, the National Rifle Association – Life Member, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ruffed Grouse Society, American Woodcock Society – Charter Member, and Pheasants Forever.

Britney has written for numerous publications in the outdoor and shooting markets, and you can find her byline in American Hunter, Upland Almanac, Turkey Country, Game & Fish Magazine, African Hunting Gazette, GunUp, Ultimate Upland, OutdoorHub, and The Daily Caller.

 Parmley-1Kali Parmley

Kali is a born and raised Ohio-an, and grew up in a small rural community where hunting was second nature. Entering the hunting industry after college, Kali served as the Communications Specialist for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, providing communications and marketing assistance to the non-profit, as well as growing her knowledge of hunting and fishing. Her love for writing, design and photography has since lead her to serve as the Associate Editor of Petersen’s Hunting magazine. Kali loves all things upland bird related, but most of all, her one-year-old, silver labrador, Lincoln.

Andrea HaasAndrea Haas

Andrea is from the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. Bowhunting is her main passion but she can also be found bowfishing, upland bird hunting and waterfowl hunting when they are in season. During the off-season, she loves to leave her trail cameras up to catch unique pictures of the different wildlife in the area, including bears, ducks and anything else that shows up. 

She is field staff for Prois Hunting & Field Apparel, pro staff for Browning Trail Cameras and an ambassador at HuntVault. She has written articles for several outdoor publications and blogs including ADVENTURESS Magazine, The American Woman Shooter, the Sportsmen’s Allliance, and Browning Trail Camera’s “Behind the Lens” blog. She also is the founder of a women’s hunting blog called Huntress View and enjoys writing articles there highlighting her outdoor experiences and sharing what she has learned with the ever-growing number of women hunters.

Would you like to become a contributor?       

If you have an interest in the outdoors, conservation, hiking, backcountry adventures, upland birds or crazy dogs we’re always looking to share new perspectives with our readers. Photographers, videographers, writers and artists who share our interests and want to become Ultimate Uplanders send samples of your work or reach out to us here.



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