Upland Birds

  • Quail Forever Signs Landmark Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service

    Have you heard about this new deal to benefit wildlife habitat? Quail Forever has finalized an agreement with the USDA Forest Service to allow collaborative active forest management in more than half of the United States. The new partnership will provide increased opportunity for efforts focused on habitat restoration between...

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    21 Photos of South Dakota Pheasant Hunting

    A South Dakota December with slate-gray skies and hints of sun. A handful of bird dog breeds working cover ahead of their handlers. Plenty of land to hunt. Good friends, food and fun. A drive to another state, a bus to the airport, two flights and another drive, this time...

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Why We Love Our Hunting Dogs

Midnight trips outside. Barking at daybreak. Puppy accidents and chewed-up prized possessions. And then, yes, slowly, they grow up – and even then, you grin and bear it sometimes. I love it. You dog folks know the deal. You either are, or you aren’t, a dog person. Would you rather...


Pheasants Forever's Mid-Season Rooster Report

You've busted thick brush, skirted edge cover, hunted multiple states, logged both road and foot miles, watched the orange sun rise and set, and yes killed some birds, with great meals to follow – but the pheasant season sure isn't over just yet. In some ways, the best of it...


Will Social Media Be the Death of Hunting?

Approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population hunts. To a lifelong hunter who’s worked hard to pass the tradition on to my children, that statistic is frightening. It should be frightening to you as well. We like to think of hunting as a God-given right but, in reality, it isn’t...


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Photo Gallery: English Setter Puppy's Pheasant Hunting Season

Our bird dogs are with us from their puppy days and into their last years. We love them and live with them every step of the way. The midnight trips outside. And then again at daybreak. The chewed, prized possessions. The tiny squeakers from every other plush toy they disembowel...


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Black and White Photos from Hunts of the Past

We invited Realtree.com readers to send us their hunting photos from the past. We selected some of the best to share with you, several of which date all the way back to the 1920s. We hope you enjoy stepping back in time with these images of hunters from days gone...


Where 10,000 Utah Pheasants Will Be Released for Hunting

More than 10,000 pheasants will be released in Utah. The state's general pheasant hunt opens Nov. 4. If you enjoy hunting one of the most colorful upland game birds in Utah — the ring-necked pheasant — you have lots of reasons to be excited. The number of wild birds is...


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Top 5 States for Pheasant Hunting

Pheasant hunting, like that for wild turkeys and other upland game birds, relies on available habitat, game management strategies and annual brood-hatch success around the country. Check out our top five states for pheasant hunting this year based on available data. Go here for more Realtree small game hunting ...


2017 Quail Hunting Forecast from Quail Forever

Got quail? Quail Forever's 2017 quail hunting forecast includes a state-by-state breakdown. Check out Quail Forever's state-by-state forecast . Go here for a clickable map of quail hunting for each state . Realtree is a Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever National Sponsor and Partner in Conservation . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


50 Million Shotgun Rounds to Support Pheasants Forever Conservation

Federal Premium recently surpassed a total of 50 million shotgun shells sold in support of Pheasants Forever, the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization. These special shells are all sold in boxes marked with the Pheasants Forever logo, as part of an on-box royalty program. Federal Premium and Pheasants Forever’s...


Pheasants Forever's 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Pheasants Forever has released its 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast (see sidebar below), the most comprehensive upland hunting planner in the nation. While record snowfalls and a...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-5 Camo

Sure, MAX-5 is our waterfowl hunting pattern. But did you know it's great for deer hunting in certain areas, too? See how well it blends in cornfields, with grasses, and in other areas in the video above. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


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Public Land Grouse Hunt

Think great upland hunting on public land is a thing of the past? The images from this Montana hunt for sharp-tails may convince you otherwise.


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