Archive for upland bird

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

Would You Hunt Pheasants Without a Dog?

Over at the Pheasants Forever blog, Bob St. Pierre responds to a question about hunting pheasants without a dog. He provides three pretty good tips:

August 10, 2010

Finally Some Good News for CRP

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is still on shaky ground, but after many setbacks it's finally gotten some good news: The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has acquired $2 billion for CRP by renegotiating crop insurance contracts. It's not a permanent solution to the key problems dogging the program (ethanol production comes to mind), but it'll certainly help.

July 15, 2010

Hemingway: An Unapologetic Wingshooter

I'm currently nose deep in a terrific little read titled, "Hemingway on Hunting." It's a collection of hunting-related passages from Ernest Hemingway's various novels, short stories and even personal letters. Much of it details Hemingway's love affair with African game, however, I'm partial to what "Papa" had to say about bird hunting.

April 05, 2010

Baseball Team Changes Name to "Fighting Pheasants"

An independent Sioux Falls, SD, pro baseball team has announced plans to change its name from the Canaries to the "Fighting Pheasants." CEO Gary Weckwerth made the following statement in a press release:

February 19, 2010

Bird Hunter Expelled for Unloaded Shotgun

School security searched his vehicle despite the fact it wasn't even parked on school property.

November 25, 2009