Hot Drunk Dates and Broken Hearts

Decided to take a lot of my favorite things from the camp pantry and do a quick, simple recipe in classic country song style. Here’s to eating beak to feet. … 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 seems somewhat surreal, not that … 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 truth is, that jab has … Read more

Chocolate Cherry Bar

Chukar Chasing Energy Bars

This season I will be joining Ultimate Upland’s crew in Idaho for some backcountry upland hunting.  As I prepare for the trip I can’t help but think about provisions for … Read more

Rooster Cake with Morel Cream

Tough Old Rooster Cakes

How do you know when you’ve harvested a three-year-old rooster? When you have to chew it until the next season to swallow it. Tough old birds are challenging and fun to … Read more

REI store

You Can’t Spell Hypocrite without REI

The Federal Aid and Wildlife Restoration Act, known throughout most of the hunting and shooting community as the Pittman-Robertson Act (P-R), was created in 1937 by congress to reverse the … Read more

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 two hours to get to … Read more

Hiding in Kansas

Ultimate Upland Cache #4 – Kansas Cache

The bulk of my adult life I’ve made one or two trips a year to the state of Kansas to chase wild birds. Salt-of-the-earth people, a substantial amount of land … Read more

Orvis Pro Series Vest

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 is always part of the … Read more

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