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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 now publish 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. PROJECTUPLAND.COM ON THE GO is made possible by the good folks at Electronic Shooters Protection (ESP). "Control the Sound" with ESP's custom fit digital hearing protection. https://www.espamerica.com/ Articles narrated by Justin Spencer - https://www.justinspenceractor.com

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 now publish 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. PROJECTUPLAND.COM ON THE GO is made possible by the good folks at Electronic Shooters Protection (ESP). "Control the Sound" with ESP's custom fit digital hearing protection. https://www.espamerica.com/ Articles narrated by Justin Spencer - https://www.justinspenceractor.com

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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 now publish 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. PROJECTUPLAND.COM ON THE GO is made possible by the good folks at Electronic Shooters Protection (ESP). "Control the Sound" with ESP's custom fit digital hearing protection. https://www.espamerica.com/ Articles narrated by Justin Spencer - https://www.justinspenceractor.com

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English


Episodes

Etiquette in Public Land Chukar Hunting

1/18/2021
With the influx of upland bird hunters ought to come an influx of discussions about hunter etiquette while in the field. I make no claims of being an expert, neither in bird hunting nor in consistently good etiquette. I am sure that I have unintentionally done things that have annoyed another hunter or affected their day afield. But along with how-to articles and photos of our time in the mountains, I believe it’s our responsibility to share perspectives on good etiquette to help new (and...

Duration:00:10:37

Hunting Road Trip Packing List

1/14/2021
Full disclosure, this is not intended to be the end-all/be-all road trip list for every hunter. My hope in sharing my list and the rationale behind it is to help others avoid that sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach when they realize they have forgotten a key piece of gear that will make a difference to their experience in the field.

Duration:00:10:39

Practicing Good Upland Hunting Etiquette

1/11/2021
While there are no formal rules to regulate our behavior in and out of the field, it’s worth considering how our actions and mindset may be perceived while we’re out enjoying the uplands. Positive interactions and responsible conduct will improve our persona and position as hunters both individually and as a community.

Duration:00:09:30

How the Boxlock Shotgun Became a Standard

1/7/2021
If you’ve ever fired a side-by-side or over-under, there’s a 99.9% chance your hands have touched one of Westley Richards’s patents. Westley Richards & Co. opened for business in 1812, and in the 19th century, they invented the top-lever, the rib extension, the dolls head, and, as noted, the boxlock shotgun. Called the “Anson & Deeley Hammerless Gun” when it was introduced, the gun was a revelation—and a revolution. It had all the hammerless-shotgun benefits already mentioned plus it was...

Duration:00:10:39

Hunting Mid-Season Stale Ducks

12/22/2020
We have all been there before. Duck season is at the halfway point. Opening day excitement has worn off. That sweet spot we call “mid-season” is upon us and, with it, comes...stale ducks! If this were a movie, we would now hear menacing music. So, what are stale ducks? Honestly, I hadn’t heard the term until I was in my thirties. I now know the telltale symptoms of stale ducks in the first few minutes of a hunt.

Duration:00:09:57

Florida's Battle for Public Land Hunting

12/21/2020
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt created the first National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Pelican Island, off the coast of Florida. Seventy-three years later, the J.N. 'Ding' Darling NWR was established in Lee County, named after the father of the federal duck stamp. Now, there's a battle among Florida waterfowl hunters and developers, with the Florida Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission stuck in the middle. FWC has submitted a proposal to change the rule for establishing Restricted...

Duration:00:21:40

History and Overview of the Spinone

12/13/2020
Discover the origin story of the rugged, versatile Spinone and how it has developed into the modern, versatile hunting dog growing in popularity with hunters around the world.

Duration:00:22:18

Upland Hunting by Back Country Skis

12/13/2020
Many things in Alaska have a uniqueness all their own, and ptarmigan hunting in the winter and spring is no exception. The ever-present challenge with hunting in Alaska is not only finding your quarry, but also getting to it. A ptarmigan hunt in the fall often presents the challenge of finding birds in a vast and endless landscape. When the mountains are covered in snow, however, the challenge is inverted. Almost every mountain valley will hold some amount of ptarmigan, and wherever you see...

Duration:00:07:23

Solo Pheasant Hunting

12/7/2020
Ringnecks that have survived to January aren’t your average barnyard chickens. They know every trick in every book because they wrote the books. If you remember only one thing from this article, it should be this: think differently.

Duration:00:12:46

Duck Blinds on a Budget

11/30/2020
Your pursuit of ducks this season doesn’t have to break the bank. While duck hunting does require a few unique investments such as a good pair of waders, non-toxic shot, and migratory bird stamps, investing in an expensive, prefabricated duck blind isn’t required. With a little creativity, some sweat equity, and a few simple materials, concealing yourself from the wary eyes of working ducks is definitely possible.

Duration:00:13:15

A Basic Guide to Pheasant Hunting

11/17/2020
The ring-necked pheasant is known for its elusive tactics against hunters and dogs. The rooster’s mastery of tricks such as holding tight, flushing out of gun range, running, doubling back, and sometimes sneaking right past you is all part of his game. Successful pheasant hunting requires lots of preparation: acquiring knowledge, gaining experience, and scouting. This guide covers what it takes to successfully hunt pheasants and hopefully bag a rooster.

Duration:00:11:08

Dog Training With Mo Lindley

11/16/2020
Explore the West/Gibbons method of training pointing dogs through the eyes of a novice bird dog handler who attended a training seminar with Mo Lindley.

Duration:00:14:06

A Beginner's Guide to Hells Canyon

11/12/2020
For the uninitiated, a healthy dose of preparation—both mental and physical—will go a long way toward making the most of your efforts. Going to Hells Canyon once does not make anyone an expert. If anything, it just exposes how little you actually know about how to hunt this canyon. It is from that humble perspective that I offer a few tips to anyone considering a first-time hunt here.

Duration:00:11:01

When Anti-Hotspotting Goes Too Far: Hunter Suppression in the Age of Social Media

11/3/2020
It's a shame, really. The future of hunting hangs in the balance, and some folks would cut off their nose to spite their face. It's as if they simply can't comprehend that the more people exposed to and actively engaged in hunting, the more conservation dollars flow, the more people who care about maintaining healthy ecosystems and the more clout the hunting community has when it comes to the competing interests trying to divvy up our public lands.

Duration:00:11:25

How to Use a Call for Hunting California Quail

10/30/2020
The purpose of imitating the quail assembly call is to make the birds think that you are just another quail strolling down the block looking for your covey. This call is intended to have quail reveal their location by responding with their own call, or even to make them come running in to you! Calling quail is extremely useful—plus it’s a pretty cool art to master. It is also a great skill to have for California or Gambel’s quail hunters who hunt without a dog!

Duration:00:20:16

History and Development of the Brittany

10/26/2020
The history of the Brittany can be divided into two parts: before 1907 and after 1907. Tracing the breed’s progress since 1907 is relatively easy. Getting a clear picture of its development before that time is next to impossible.

Duration:00:24:03

Hunting California Quail Without a Dog

10/23/2020
There are many reasons why you may be looking to hunt upland birds without a dog. Maybe you can’t afford a hunting dog, let alone the time and training that is involved in a good and reliable bird dog. Maybe you live in a cramped, studio apartment in Los Angeles. Maybe your significant other is allergic to dogs. Maybe you just don’t like dogs and you’re some kind of weird cat-person. Maybe it just comes down to practicality. You know? It doesn’t really matter.

Duration:00:29:01

Working British Labs in America

10/20/2020
No matter how you slice it, the Labrador Retriever is British. Putting the word “English” or “British” in front of its name is like putting “American” in front of Chesapeake Bay Retriever or “Canadian” in front of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Somehow, the terms “English Lab” and “British Lab” have crept into our vocabulary, nevertheless. So, what exactly is a “British” or “English” Lab and how is it different from an “American” Lab?

Duration:00:28:51

Plain Chachalaca: An Upland Game Bird Profile

10/12/2020
Its name may sound like a fun catch phrase or dance move, but the plain chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is actually a tree-dwelling desert game bird. It is the only member of its family to inhabit the United States and, in fact, it barely occurs in the U.S. at all. With a little research and some luck, it is possible to find this unique game bird in Texas. Learn about the bird itself, its preferred habitat, and potential hunting opportunities.

Duration:00:09:09

On the Merits of Plucking Game Birds

10/8/2020
Let’s start with the obvious question: is plucking worth the time? The answer likely depends on what kind of hunter you are. So, let’s evaluate: do seek out and invest in the best gear? Do you believe a well-trained or “finished” hunting dog improves the experience afield? If you answered “yes” to either, then it’s clear to me: plucking is worth your time, because settling for less doesn’t suit you.

Duration:00:09:33