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Project Upland, in our continued effort to serve our community in new and innovative ways while seeking to lower the barriers of entry into upland hunting, is pleased to publish PROJECTUPLAND.COM ON THE GO. In order to make our content easier to access in more diverse ways, we have decided to create audio versions of our growing library of online written content. It is our hope that, by creating a new pathway to access the materials we produce, we strengthen our community and bring it closer together.

Project Upland, in our continued effort to serve our community in new and innovative ways while seeking to lower the barriers of entry into upland hunting, is pleased to publish PROJECTUPLAND.COM ON THE GO. In order to make our content easier to access in more diverse ways, we have decided to create audio versions of our growing library of online written content. It is our hope that, by creating a new pathway to access the materials we produce, we strengthen our community and bring it closer together.
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Project Upland, in our continued effort to serve our community in new and innovative ways while seeking to lower the barriers of entry into upland hunting, is pleased to publish PROJECTUPLAND.COM ON THE GO. In order to make our content easier to access in more diverse ways, we have decided to create audio versions of our growing library of online written content. It is our hope that, by creating a new pathway to access the materials we produce, we strengthen our community and bring it closer together.

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Small Game and Bird Hunting in Kentucky | Written by Caleb Warner

8/21/2019
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While most of Kentucky is privately owned, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife owns or operates over 85 wildlife management areas available to the public. In addition to these WMAs, the state of Kentucky has opened up private properties to the public known as Hunting Access Areas in partnership with land owners.

Duration:00:06:57

Understanding Shotgun Chokes – A Bird Hunters Guide | Written by A.J. DeRosa

8/20/2019
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Let me be up front. Grasping the idea of shotgun chokes eluded me for many years. All that was ever explained to me was that the more open the choke, the faster the spread. Simple and accurate — but not helpful when it came to practical application. What I wish had happened was that someone would have said to me, “The choke you should use depends on the distance you are shooting at your game.” Being primarily a woodcock and ruffed grouse hunter, wide open chokes have always worked for...

Duration:00:10:32

Tips on Hunting Sage Grouse without a Dog | Written by Brandon Moss

8/19/2019
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Hunting sage grouse without a dog -- is there such a thing? The fact is that many people hunt birds without a dog. Lots of times a big game hunt will need to add some diversity to the hunt, resulting in a walk with a shotgun. Other times people just want to get out in the uplands but don’t have the connivance of a bird dog or maybe just do not want one along. Sage grouse tend to live in big open country with lots of sage that can look all the same. Walking aimlessly through that country...

Duration:00:04:38

Small Munsterlander – A Bird Hunting Dog Profile | Written by Nancy Anisfield

8/17/2019
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From the melting pot of tracking and retrieving breeds centuries ago, the small Munsterlander can claim a fragmented trace. More specific to its modern development, in the late 1800s a practically extinct small, long-haired pointing dog breed called a “Spion” was resurrected and refined, establishing the small Munsterlander as a distinct breed. Hermann Lons, one of the men who developed the foundation lines, referred to the starter dogs as “heartland quail dogs.” The small Munsterlander –...

Duration:00:03:40

Dogtra 2700T&B Training and Beeper Collar Review | Written by A.J. DeRosa

8/16/2019
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If I were to make a top-five list of important gear when I go bird hunting, the Dogtra 2700T&B would be on that list right after my bird dog. That is a bold statement and maybe more of a confession of how much I've come to rely on this collar. In fact, this e-collar has become a part of my daily life, not just for hunting upland birds and training.

Duration:00:07:08

The History and Invention of Skeet Shooting | Written by A.J. DeRosa

8/15/2019
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We have all heard the legends of William Harden Foster sitting around upland campfires and no doubt at some point you may have heard him called the “Father of Skeet.” Through the years, that has been interpreted as the founder of skeet. But it turns out that even though he had a hand in popularizing skeet shooting, the famous ruffed grouse hunter, artist, and writer from Andover, Mass., did not invent the sport. That distinction is held by Charles Davis, an avid ruffed grouse hunter.

Duration:00:04:50

Eurasian Collared-Dove – A Migratory Game Bird Profile | Written by Ryan Lisson

8/14/2019
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As you might guess from the name, the Eurasian collared-dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is not a native bird. In fact, its original range is in the Middle East and Asia, but they spread throughout Europe and were introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970s. From that short flight to Florida, it has had no problem colonizing much of North America in a very short timeframe. Like other dove and pigeon species, it thrives in urban and suburban areas with ample food sources available, but can survive...

Duration:00:07:16

Top Five Most Popular Upland Game Birds of 2019 | Written by A.J. DeRosa

8/12/2019
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Earlier this year we put together a survey to explore the Project Upland audience to help get a better read on our community. We thank all of you who took the time to answer our barrage of questions ranging from bird dogs, shopping habits, culture, and of course your favorite game birds. As you may have caught our recent look into the Top Three Bird Dog Breeds of 2019, this is a less controversial look into that world of favorites. From the cackling of a rooster to the covey rise of quail,...

Duration:00:09:04

Stevens 555E – A Shotgun Review | Written by Matthew Breuer

8/11/2019
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My first look at the Stevens 555 over/under shotgun was at a media event in northern Minnesota. There were a lot of guns available to tinker with, including several semi-auto shotguns. Being a double-barrel fanatic, I immediately gravitated towards the new over/under from Stevens. It was the basic grade 12-gauge 555. I shot some clays with it, and it handled nicely. I wasn’t blown away by the look of the gun, as it was a pretty standard looking O/U. Then I was told that there was an...

Duration:00:06:19

Finding Birds for Dog Training – The Power of Community | Written by Jennifer Wapenski

8/10/2019
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I’m a card-carrying introvert. I tend to gravitate toward solitary activities and generally find social settings to be stressful. Perhaps the reason I love dogs so much is that I find it so much easier to interact with them! So it came as a huge surprise to me that one of the greatest things about getting into bird dogs was the new community that suddenly surrounded me.

Duration:00:05:51

Snowshoe Hare – A Small Game Species Profile | Written by Ryan Lisson

8/9/2019
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With its gigantic, fuzzy feet and snow-white coat, it didn’t take much creativity to name the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). This interesting little mammal is a dweller of northern boreal forests and high-elevation mountain ranges. Being at the bottom of the food chain, they can be very crafty and are extremely agile. If you’ve never encountered them before or just want to learn more, this is the article for you.

Duration:00:08:07

Top Three Bird Dog Breeds of 2019 | Written by A.J. DeRosa

8/8/2019
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There’s no better way to incite a riot in the bird dog world than to talk about breed favorites. That’s why we do our best to cover all breeds and keep our personal preferences and opinions to ourselves. This article, however, is based on our community survey to see what the most popular bird dogs are amongst our upland world. There certainly remains a level of bias as Project Upland is a very new brand, our beginnings forged in the North Woods of grouse hunters — a factor most certainly...

Duration:00:06:29

How to Identify Scaled Quail Habitat | Written by Edgar Castillo

8/7/2019
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Hunting scaled quail is different than hunting other quail of the semi-arid landscape. Scaled quail even though they may be in the same vicinity as Gambel’s and Mearns, and yes even Bobwhite himself, are unpredictable in where they will be. Many bird hunters who go after cotton tops or blue quail, as they are commonly referred to in other parts, have a much more expansive range. The movements of scaled quail are akin to a dusty windswept current drifting across the desert grasslands or...

Duration:00:10:12

Why You Should Start Squirrel Hunting | Written by Larry Case

8/6/2019
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I grew up squirrel hunting. I killed my first Eastern gray squirrel when I was in the fourth grade, which made me what, 7 or 8 years old? I can see still that grey squirrel crawl out on a limb of a dead snag. I can hear my Dad say “Shoot at his head,” and I cocked that little Winchester Model 37 .410 and did just that. This was over 50 years ago. I may like squirrel hunting more now than I did back then.

Duration:00:06:08

The Reasons to Consider a Versatile Hunting Dog | Written by Jennifer Wapenski

8/5/2019
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I knew that having a well-trained, versatile dog would improve our game recovery rate, which was one of the many reasons we’d decided to get a bird dog in the first place. I understood this from firsthand experience: I clearly remember shooting a duck in my first season and, after an hour of searching the reeds, I finally had to resign myself to empty-handed defeat. It stung to know that I’d taken a life and let it go to waste. I became hesitant to pull the trigger after that experience,...

Duration:00:07:11

Dakota 283 Kennel Review | Written by Matt Soberg

8/4/2019
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When I was researching the market and trying to find that safe kennel for my bird dogs, I came across Dakota283 at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev., in what I believe was their first year of production. I met the company’s founder, Greg Cronkhite, whose pride and passion for his product was evident — motivated traits that have carried Dakota283 to make great strides to the current day.

Duration:00:06:11

CZ Supreme Field Review | Written by Chet Hervey

8/3/2019
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The bottom line on the CZ-USA Supreme Field is that it’s a beautiful and solidly-built gun. And for a high-grade production alternative to bespoke guns, with the requisite price tag, I’d have a hard time recommending a better option.

Duration:00:05:34

Choosing a Shotgun for Dove Hunting | Written by Edgar Castillo

8/2/2019
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Dove hunting is perhaps the easiest of the wing shooting disciplines. It is fundamentally the most basic of all hunting, a social hunt or shoot more than anything else. Dove hunting doesn’t require an abundance of gear or preparation. The most that must be done is a bit of legwork in the form of a little preseason scouting to find concentrations of doves. Once out in the field and after choosing the best spot to shoot at incoming or passing doves, it’s pretty clear and easy what needs to be...

Duration:00:04:24

A Beginner's Guide to Upland Road Trips | Written by Adam Grinstead

8/1/2019
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Look, I understand. You’ve seen countless social media posts about how productive this corner of the state is. Your news feed is stacked with photos and stories of covey after covey that hold tight for dogs with any suggestion of point drive. In reality, the vast majority of these photos were taken by local dedicated bird hunters with dogs that have a Ph.D. in the habits and terrain of their local quarry. Or are at least veteran road trip hunters who have already been there and hunted that....

Duration:00:04:45

A Basic Guide on How to Hunt Ruffed Grouse | Written by A.J. DeRosa

7/29/2019
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Whether you live in ruffed grouse country or are inspired to take a trip to covers around the United States or Canada, it’s important to have a basic understanding of how to hunt ruffed grouse. A simple look at the basics can start the wheels turning into more advanced techniques and ideas for successful ruffed grouse hunting.

Duration:00:10:02