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Why We Miss – Part IV

Bryan E. Bilinski

And the reasons we miss … increase. Before you read this article, you might enjoy refreshing your... ...Read More >


Idaho hunter finds unusual ‘piebald’ gray partridge

Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman

An Idaho hunter discovered an unusual bird while on a hunting trip on Oct. 7 in the Cecil D. Andr... ...Read More >


Why We Miss - Part III

Bryan E. Bilinski

Here we look at more of the reasons we somewhat imperfect human beings all miss with our beloved ... ...Read More >


You Can't Not Do It

Alan Liere

I’m in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, standing on the battlement of Castillo de San Felipe del Morro,... ...Read More >


Why We Miss – Part II

Bryan E. Bilinski

I am fond of saying while coaching fellow wing shooters, “You can’t fix a problem until you ident... ...Read More >


U. Wyoming-Led Sage Grouse Studies Find Mixed Results From Hunting Restrictions

University of Wyoming

A thorough review of the history of sage grouse hunting and populations across the Intermountain ... ...Read More >


Why We Miss – and Other True Mysteries of Our Lives as Wing Shooters • Part I

Bryan E. Bilinski

At some time or another, we all have missed our fair share of game birds and clays in flight. If... ...Read More >


First Impressions

Jeff Nedwick

The typical bird hunter owns several shotguns over their lifetime. From finely crafted, rarely fi... ...Read More >


Joanne’s Grouse Chowder with Leeks, Morels and Wild Rice

Gordon Hamersley

Chefs around the world are a generous lot with their recipes. We tend to be curious and hunger fo... ...Read More >


Be Prepared

Dr. Hank Clemmons

Running through dense woods at full speed, jumping logs, climbing rocky hillsides, encountering w... ...Read More >


Dog Training Challenges

Alec Sparks

Conceptually, training a pointing dog is easy: Find a bird and point it until I arrive. Unfortuna... ...Read More >


Cross-eye Dominance

Bryan E. Bilinski

Q: I’m left-eye dominant and shoot right-handed. I’ve never been comfortable shooting with an obs... ...Read More >


When a Tree Falls

Alan Liere

Several years ago a popular topic of contemplation, among folks who either considered themselves ... ...Read More >



Glen Blackwood

It seems that pairings is the hot trend in the food world. Being raised in a kitchen where red wi... ...Read More >


Alarms, Tolls and Jingles

Jon Osborn, Illustration by Chris Smith

For nearly two decades, I’ve wrestled out a living as a beat cop. Before dawn, the clock’s insist... ...Read More >


Gift Grouse

Burton Spiller

It was early October, and for a week Bill and I had been hunting woodcock. Not because we preferr... ...Read More >


Losing My . . . Stuff

Alan Liere

The medical community calls it dementia or worse – Alzheimer’s – with the latter supposedly being... ...Read More >


Once In A Lifetime

Pheasants Forever: Illustrations by Ed Anderson. Short stories by Scott Rall, Julie Schrenkler, Matt Kuharski and Tom Carpenter.



Conservation: It’s In Our DNA

Quail Forever Story by Bill and Andrew White

We come from a long line of bird hunters, going back at least over a century. My great grandfathe... ...Read More >


Get the Picture: How to Capture the Spirit and Success of your Hunts

Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, Story and photos by Nancy Anisfield

Many of us have been seduced by the convenience of cell phones and pocket-sized digital cameras. ... ...Read More >


Barbecued Peach-Jalapeno Quail

Quail Forever/Pheasants Forever. Story and photo by Jenny Nguyen Wheatley

With peaches and warm weather in season, this sweet and spicy barbecued quail recipe is one to tr... ...Read More >


A Holistic Approach to Upland Bird Habitat Management

Brittany Smith

Regarding that title at top: When you hear the word “holistic,” perhaps you think of herbal remed... ...Read More >


4 Tips for Safe Dogwork When it's Warm

Pheasants Forever, Author Steve Hickoff

Every bird dogger runs into extreme conditions. When temperatures threaten to soar and, perhaps, ... ...Read More >


America’s hunters and anglers lead by example in the fight for conservation

Brent Rudolph, RGS & AWS

Global Connections of the Hunt Fish 30×30 Campaign Please consider signing the petition supporti... ...Read More >


Facts Surrounding the Magic of Nesting Season

Pheasants Forever Staff, SD Game, Fish & Parks Photo Credit: Karie Reishus, USFWS

Springtime throughout pheasant country brings with it one of the great disappearing acts of the w... ...Read More >


Opportunities and Challenges in Sagebrush Conservation Documented in Series of Reports

Wildlife Management Institute, Author: Jodi Stemler

Over the past month, a series of reports have documented challenges in the efforts to conserve sa... ...Read More >


Establishing soft or hard mast for gamebirds and improve your hunting in the bargain

Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society Author: Mark Herwig

A few years ago, a buddy and I made an interesting “discovery of the grouse kind” while hunting a... ...Read More >


USDA Delivers Welcome News with Expansion and Improvements to Conservation Reserve Program

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, Author Jared Wiklund

St. Paul, Minn. – April 21, 2021 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today annou... ...Read More >


Beyond The Bellwether of Our Forests

Ruffed Grouse Society

While the perils and challenges faced by ruffed grouse and American woodcock may be familiar to o... ...Read More >


Grasslands and Climate

Bethany Erb and Jim Inglis, From Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever



New Report Highlights Even Steeper Long-Term Decline of Greater Sage Grouse Populations

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

(Washington D.C) —The U.S. Geological Survey recently released a report that raises serious quest... ...Read More >


Starting Them Out

Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, Alex Baer, Director - International Hunter Education Association, USA

Every day I have the opportunity to use these words dozens of times in conversations either over ... ...Read More >


Edge Feathering for Habitat

Quail Forever, Eric Ressell

As our fast-pace society continues to experience surging development and industrialization, habit... ...Read More >


Your Path to Becoming an Upland Bird Hunter

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Author, Tom Carpenter

Hunting isn’t Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s reason for being. But the grand majority of m... ...Read More >


RGS & AWS Northeast Forest Conservation Update

Todd Waldron, Northeast Forest Conservation Director

If you and your dog have been covering countless miles through New England’s autumn woods and hav... ...Read More >


Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Unveil Call of the Uplands

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

St. Paul, Minn. – Feb. 26, 2021 – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announced a historic effort... ...Read More >


The Importance of Thermal Cover for Quail

Quail Forever, Brittany Smith Photos by John Murphy

With the recent arctic blast most of America has been experiencing, many thoughts have turned to ... ...Read More >


Using Flushers with Pointers

Quail Forever, Tom Keer. Photos by Chad Love

I cut loose my brace of male setters on a 40-degree Oklahoma morning. Scenting conditions in the ... ...Read More >


The Lightning Bird

Pheasants Forever, Tom Carpenter

Who among us hasn’t taken a chance? Tempted the fates? Rolled some dice and seen if we get snake-... ...Read More >


Ruffed Grouse in the Catskills, Then and Now

Ruffed Grouse & American Woodcock Society, Anthony Giattino

A sense of loss is wedded to hunting. When we’re in the woods, we fight the inevitable passing of... ...Read More >


South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Announces Full Enrollment of CREP

Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever Applauds 100,000 Acre Fulfillment of State’s Premier Habitat and Access Program... ...Read More >


A High Drama; The Origin of a Mearns Obsession in Three Acts

Quail Forever. Story and photos by Chad Love

PROLOGUE There’s been so much ink spilled about Mearns’ quail hunting in southern Arizona over t... ...Read More >


The Status of CRP and Enrollment Opportunities for 2021

Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever

What’s on the Horizon for CRP in 2021 and Beyond ... ...Read More >


Pennsylvania Wilds Upland Bird Hunt: The Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock Society Celebrate the Upland Lifestyle

Anthony Giattino

Recapping the fun and fervor of the Upland Bird Hunt hosted annually in the Pennsylvania Wilds.... ...Read More >


America’s Dwindling Grasslands Require Action

Pheasants Forever

This piece was originally published on The Hill, submitted by: Howard K. Vincent,  President and ... ...Read More >


NBCI Releases State of the Bobwhite 2020

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Bobwhite management occurred on at least 3,217,523 acres in 2019—78 percent of that on private la... ...Read More >


Tackling Ruffed Grouse Habitat in Southern Appalachia

Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society Author: Ryan Lisson

Steeped in history and rich with grouse hunting culture, the Southern Appalachian Mountains have ... ...Read More >


The Other Side of the Uplands: New Beginnings

Quail Forever Author: Marissa Jensen

For many, the start of something new can challenge the core of who we are, filling us with hesita... ...Read More >


Love, Hate, Roosters

Pheasants Forever Author: E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.

It had been a long slog through a long patch of frozen cattails. The previous day’s cold snap had... ...Read More >


Gordon Gullion: Sage of the Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society, Anthony Giattino

Gordon Gullion played an integral role in the study of ruffed grouse as well as the history of th... ...Read More >


Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation November 2020 Newsletter

Dr. Dale Rollins

With another quail season upon us, a good friend recently asked what RPQRF has done for quail si... ...Read More >


CP43 Prairie Strips: Today's New Habitat Practice

Pheasants Forever

The 2018 Farm Bill is finally in motion. The first general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sig... ...Read More >


Managing Young Forest Wildlife Habitats in Rights-of-Way Landscapes

Wildlife Management Institute - Eric Margenau and Petra Wood

The central Appalachian region is extensively forested, but the majority of stands are 60 years o... ...Read More >


Pittman-Robertson Act Came at the Right Time

Wildlife Management Institute - Craig Springer, USFWS. Photos by National Wildlife Federation

He called Sardinia home, a small town a short distance from the Ohio River, nestled amid the gent... ...Read More >


2020 Quail Hunting Forecast

Quail Forever

Weather and Conditions, Habitat, Broods, Counts, Top Spots and Insider Tips. ... ...Read More >


Public Land Provides Pandemic Remedy

The Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society

Public land hunting is often synonymous with ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting here in North Ame... ...Read More >


2020 Pheasant Forecast

Pheasants Forever

If you lived through the winter of 2019-20 in the northern strongholds of pheasant country, you g... ...Read More >


COVID-19 Impacts on Timber Markets and Forest Wildlife

Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society by Ryan Lisson

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a bit of a whirlwind and things haven’t gone as planned. With... ...Read More >


2020 Prairie Grouse Primer

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Sharp-tailed grouse, prairie chickens and sage grouse await you and your dog across the central a... ...Read More >


Developing a Comprehensive Sagebrush Conservation Strategy

Wildlife Management Institute’s Outdoor News Bulletin

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is coordinating development of a co... ...Read More >


Louisiana Doves: Keeping Vigilance and Maintaining Access

John Flores

James Whitaker, a biologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, turned his tr... ...Read More >


Photo Gallery: Bookends - A Kansas Quadfecta!

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever (Photos and text by Tom Carpenter)

A Photo Gallery... ...Read More >


As Alaska’s fall bird-hunting seasons approach, a pair of aging bird dogs are ready to return to the field

Christine Cunningham

This fall, the two best hunting dogs I have known will head into their respective seasons as olde... ...Read More >


Celebrating the Historic Passing of the Great American Outdoors Act

Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is celebrating the July 23 passage of the Great American Outdoo... ...Read More >


Quail Brood Rearing

Jim Wooley, Quail Forever Senior Field Biologist (Emeritus)

Quail run two back-to-back marathons in spring and summer – nesting first, followed immediately b... ...Read More >


Ceasar Guerini Magnus Field

Caesar Guerini USA

The New Magnus is designed to appeal to the discriminating hunter who appreciates a classic shotg... ...Read More >


The Spark

Quail Forever’s Hannah Hays, Photos by Benjamin Hale

I can’t take my eyes off Cooper, knowing at any moment he could find his first wild birds. ... ...Read More >


In This Together: How Pheasants Forever Led The Way To Pollinator Conservation

Chris Madson, Pheasants Forever

It may be the first sound I remember, after my mother’s voice: the two insistent notes at the beg... ...Read More >


The Beautiful Fausti DEA SPORTING, a Dedicated Sporting Clays SxS


The three dynamic Fausti sisters are very proud of introducing their new side-by-side shotgun to ... ...Read More >


Comparing Habitat: Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, Cottontail Rabbits and Snowshoe Hare

Ryan Lisson, Ruffed Grouse Society

There’s a lot of information online about the different habitat types that wild game species like... ...Read More >


Want more Quail?

Jared Wiklund, Quail Forever

As the spring nesting season transitions into the brood-rearing phase for many of our quail speci... ...Read More >


Facts Surrounding the Magic of Nesting Season

Pheasants Forever

Springtime throughout pheasant country brings with it one of the great disappearing acts of the ... ...Read More >


Ruffed Grouse Society - American Woodcock Society: Forestry Is Always Essential

Anthony Giattino and Jon Steigerwald

Despite vacant streets in normally vibrant cities and traffic-free highways across the country, t... ...Read More >


National Shooting Sports Foundation interactive “Where to Hunt” Map!


Select any state from the interactive map to find hunting license and permit information, where t... ...Read More >


Pheasants Don't Grow in Trees

Anthony Hauck

Nesting cover rules, while the difference between trees and “woody cover” is distinct “To those f... ...Read More >


Ask #TeamEukanuba dog training video. TRAINING TIP: First In, Last Out

Eukanuba Sporting Dog

In this installment of Ask #TeamEukanuba, Josh Miller from River Stone Kennels shares a training ... ...Read More >


Breed Myopia, Mine is for English Setters

Tom Keer

I love all horses, some dogs and no cats. Two of those animal groups are self explanatory, but w... ...Read More >


Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society Continue Support for Eastern Woodcock Migration Study – See active GPS Migration Map

Brent Rudolph

The Virginia Chapters of the Ruffed Grouse Society have provided the latest commitment of member ... ...Read More >


Spring's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup is in The Books. Here Are The Results, and What They Mean for Your State and Favorite Hunting Spots.

Jim Inglis

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced results from the latest CRP gene... ...Read More >


Quail restoration in SC ‘one of the greatest conservation challenges’

Breck Carmichael - SCDNR report

COLUMBIA — Quail restoration efforts in South Carolina improved exponentially recently when the 2... ...Read More >


The Mighty 20 Gauge

Dale Valade - Shooting the Breeze

I remember it like yesterday. I was 9 years old, squinting down the barrel of that old J.C. Higgi... ...Read More >


The Fausti Aphrodite O/U Shotgun


The O/U model “APHRODITE” comes in 12, 20 and 28ga as well as .410 bore in either traditional hun... ...Read More >


Bird hunting travel: a dozen tips I learned so you don't have to

Scott Linden

I've found D-I-Y bird hunting in public-access spots throughout the country: Florida, Georgia, Al... ...Read More >


Trekking South Dakota's Ordway Prairie in Pursuit of Upland Birds

Gary Lewis

A bull bellowed, a cow shook water out of her coat. A coyote slunk away with nary a glance at the... ...Read More >


The Magnificent Caesar Guerini Revenant 20 gauge


Fine shotguns have always been the synthesis of art and function. Over the last 100 years some of... ...Read More >


Press Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Refuge System Lands


As part of its ongoing effort to increase public access on federal lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildl... ...Read More >


Making Cents of Pet Insurance

Jodie Stemler

After the third day of vomiting our Brittany, Mesa – typically a voracious eater – simply stared ... ...Read More >


Electronic Shooters Protection


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New Guinness World Record Set October 12, 2019


On October 12, beginning at 10:12 am, a team of 5 shotgunners began their attempt to break the cu... ...Read More >


In The Uplands


Wolfe Publishing Company is proud to present the 2020 In the Uplands Calendar. For six years the ... ...Read More >




Dogtra, the producer of the world’s finest e-collars and dog training products, is proud to annou... ...Read More >


The Upland Lifestyle


The Upland Lifestyle is a video put together by CZ USA.... ...Read More >


The Garmin Xero S1 Trapshooting Trainer


Garmin, introduces the Xero™ S1 Trapshooting Trainer, the first near real-time shotgun trainer th... ...Read More >