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Syren Shotgun

Top Gear for Bird Hunters from SHOT Show 2014

We’re finally back from SHOT and now planning our last hunt of the season. Here’s our round up of some … Read more

Rudy Project Magster

Everyone considers eye protection at the range required equipment. But vision is probably more at risk when bird hunters are … Read more

UST Wetfire

UST Wetfire Tinder

A human can survive without food for three weeks. Hypothermia and exposure are the real killers in the wild. I’ve … Read more

Mud River

Mud River Duffel and Crate Cushion

My mom always told me to invest in nice luggage, well, that goes for toting your hunting gear, also. My Mud … Read more

ThermaCELL

There is a lot of down time during the season. Early on when the weather is still hot, that down … Read more

Case Knife

W.R. Case Pheasant Hunter

The W.R. Case Pheasant Hunter ($120) may look like a collector’s edition but don’t be fooled. The stag handle and fixed … Read more

QuikClot

QuikClot Gauze

I’m always making small adjustments to the items I consider Every Day Carry (EDC) in my bird vest based on … Read more

Kevin's Cases

Kevin’s Saddle Leather and Canvas Roll-Up Cleaning Kit

 We figured a company featuring a Bobwhite in their logo must know a little something about upland hunting. And it … Read more

Adventure Dog Med Kit

Adventure Dog Series Medical Kit

Adventure Medical Kits is now providing first aid necessities for canine with their Adventure Dog Series.  When I heard about my … Read more

Garmin VIRB

Garmin Fenix 3 and VIRB XE

To list all the features of this duo in a gift guide is daunting. Garmin used to be known simply for preventing … Read more

The Brute Cooler

The Brute Cooler is appropriately named — hard core, roto-molded, large handles, rubber latches — it’s got it all. Made in … Read more

Nite Ize Steelie Car Mount

Turn your vehicle into a mobile bird hunting command unit just by adding the Nite Ize Steelie Car Mount ($35). Whoever is … Read more

Sage One Fly Rod and 4250 Reel combo

Normally I’m all blast and no cast. But even the toughest bird dogs need to take breaks. Sage convinced us … Read more

Pachmayr Snap Caps

Snap caps are cheap insurance for a stored shotgun. These little buggers allow you to safely dry fire the weapon … Read more

Hoppes 9 Wipes and Air Freshener

  I hate when I go to clean the shotgun while traveling and find the bottle of solvent has leaked … Read more

Fitbit Flex

At the start of the season we began wearing the Fitbit Flex ($99.95) to track exactly how many miles we hike on … 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” … Read more

Benchmade Steep Country

Benchmade Steep Country

I’ve lost two knives to briars and saplings snagging the pocket clip. Maddening. I decided this season I would teach … Read more

WingOne Clay Thrower

Brothers Tom and Jerry Black have an infectious enthusiasm that is just fun to be around. And they have reason … Read more

Benchmade Custom Griptilian Knife

There may be blades more appropriate for breaking down birds, but being able to design your own knife in real-time … Read more

Garmin Fenix 3

Wearable Tech for the Bird Hunter: Fenix 3

Geeks everywhere are about to lose it; the Apple Watch delivers today and now everyone can be Dick Tracy. The … Read more

Blitz Wipes

Blitz Firearm Wipes

Blitz had it’s origins in jewelry cleaning but has expanded their offerings to include hunters’ bling. Besides being non-petroleum based and … Read more

Grouse Feathers by Burton Spiller

This book is a classic that was first published in 1934. There’s no better way to get some perspective in … Read more