Archive for upland bird hunting

Is It Safe to Hunt in Mexico? (Part 2)

Although news reports from Mexico have been alarming, NRA Publications' John Zent decided he needed to hunt there at least one more time and see for himself.

March 14, 2014

An Extremely Polite Bird Hunt

A veteran grouse hunter finds out why fast-flushing birds of the Deep South are regarded as gentlemanly.

January 30, 2013

Mossberg Expands Silver Reserve Shotgun Line

Double-barrel shotguns are among the most beautiful and well-balanced firearms in the world. Unfortunately they're also among the most expensive.

January 17, 2013

Weatherby Introduces Wby-X Line

We don't know whether the "Black Reaper" finish on the Weatherby X PA-08 shotgun shown below will help stand down a burglar or not, but hey, it can't hurt. Essentially, to create the Weatherby X line of guns, the company took several of its best-selling firearms and slapped on edgy, attention-grabbing, dipped finishes. The line is equally represented by home defense and hunting firearms, and also includes several youth models.

January 17, 2013

Winchester AA Tracker Shotshell Shows Flight Path

Ever have one of those days when you miss clay after clay—or dove after dove—and you just can't figure out why? Thanks to Winchester's new AA Tracker shotshells, you'll now know exactly where you missed.

January 17, 2013

Franchi Aspire Round-Action Shotguns

Ever since its recent rebranding, Franchi has offered a variety of over/under shotguns with classic lines, great fit and finish, and excellent ergonomics. The new Aspire, a lovely round-action shotgun available in 28-gauge or .410, is no exception.

January 15, 2013

Who Says Pheasants Won't Nest in the South?

There are folks who contend you can stock as many pheasants as you want in the South, but you'll never establish a breeding population. They argue that the springs are too mild, that there are too many egg-foraging varmints and that the habitat conditions simply aren't right for producing wild ringnecks.

June 18, 2012

Epic Wins & Fails of 2011

The year was full of great stories of successful and not-so-successful hunters. Here's who'll ring in the New Year with champagne and who should stick to fried coot.

December 30, 2011

Four Best Dove Setups

Whether you’re part of a traditional opening week dove shoot or shooting solo on a quiet afternoon, these four hot spots are where you’ll want to be sitting.

August 22, 2011

Who Will Bag the Million Dollar Pheasant?

I'm sure you don't need another reason to hunt pheasants in South Dakota (quick aside: if one more outdoor writer refers to S.D. as "ringneck mecca" or "the pheasant capital of the world," I will surely gag). However, if you do, get this: the Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau has banded and released 100 pheasants in Brown County, S.D., one of which carries a band worth $1 million! According to the contest rules, all banded birds are worth at least $100-$500 and will automatically be entered into a drawing to determine the million-dollar winner.

November 03, 2010

Minnesota: An Overlooked Wingshooting Destination

This evening I'll board a plane for what I consider to be the most underrated wingshooting destination in the country: Minnesota.

October 22, 2010

Doe Management, Day 4

A great way to spend my last day in Missouri—upland bird hunting.

October 01, 2009

Doe Management, Day 3

After we downed our does it was time to get ready for an afternoon bird hunt.

September 30, 2009

Untapped Upland Bird Hunting

Get out of the heartland’s pheasant and bobwhite breadbasket this year; instead, target a different gamebird in each Western state.

September 18, 2009