The Orvis hunting blog celebrates all things wingshooting, featuring bird hunting news, articles, photos, videos, and podcasts. From hunting grouse in the north woods of Maine, to flushing coveys of quail on Southern plantations, to walking up pheasants in the grasslands of South Dakota, we cover all sides of the sport we love.

Video: Grouse and Woodcock in the North Woods


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a cool video by my friend Lisa Savard, filmed in the woods near Cabins at Lopstick, which she owns and operates with her husband, Tim. Living in the Connecticut Lakes region of far-northern New Hampshire, Lisa and her dogs have access to thousands of square miles of woods, but you can see that this is no walk in the park. The cover that grouse and woodcock prefer can be thick stuff, where it’s difficult to even get a shot at a flushed bird.

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An October to Remember at Falcon’s Ledge

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With the snow-capped Uintah Range in the distance, waist-high barley and
grains make perfect cover for pheasant and chukar hunting.

photo by Spencer Higa

Nearly perfect October weather produced unforgettable wingshooting excursions at Orvis-Endorsed Falcon’s Ledge Wingshooting Grounds in Utah last month. Head Guide, Spencer Higa, captured these photos during a hunt with a group of guests who had traveled from across the country to enjoy over 3,000 acres of hunting grounds, cultivated and managed to provide the highest quality bird habitat in the West.

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Murph’s First Bird: Picking at Sandanona


Written by: Phil Monahan

I’ve been training Murphy for almost a year now, and he’s seen his share of feathered bumpers, goose scented tennis balls, and frozen ducks, but the opportunity to get his mouth on freshly downed birds was not something I was taking lightly. I wanted a somewhat controlled, but real environment, and a Continental Release at Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, New York, seemed just the place.

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