Upland Birds

  • How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

    By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...

  • You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

    They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...

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Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Alyce Clover

Alyce clover originated in Asia but is another great seed option right here at home. Deer love this annual legume due to its higher glucose levels and sweeter taste. It’s high in protein (15 percent) and provides nutrients necessary to boost both milk production in lactating does and antler growth...


Tips for Busting Clays

I was very nervous about my first dove hunt. I was in my early 20s at the time and had never shot anything that moved. When I was a child, my father and I spent sunny afternoons shooting cans and other small objects with his .22 rifle, but I had...


4 Tips to Prevent and Treat Snakebites in Dogs

A dog encounters all sorts of hazards in the field when you open the crate, drop the tailgate and start hunting. Venomous snakes are but one. Some states around the country present a more perilous scenario for such interactions, while others provide less. Ways to prevent and treat snake bites,...


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5 Ways Your Hunting Property Can Pay for Itself

Owning land to hunt on. It’s the American hunter's dream. And sadly, it’s common belief that dream is out of reach. It isn’t. It can be achieved. And with the help of our good friends from Whitetail Properties , we’re here to tell you how and why.


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Quail Hunting Photo Gallery: Epic Alabama Black Belt Tour

A grand tour of four high-end Alabama hunting lodges and plantations in the state's fabled Black Belt region is something most bird hunters and dog handlers would truly enjoy. I surely did. A visit to southern bobwhite quail country includes wide-ranging, early release coveys and recently planted birds, plus both...


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8 Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-1 XT Camo

You a western hunter? Need a camo pattern that works in various western settings? Realtree's MAX-1 XT is for you. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us on Facebook . It's the 21st century,...


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...


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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