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.

Picture of the Day: Double Gun and Triple Quail

Highland Hills Ranch

What could be better than taking this trio of valley quail with a classic double gun?

photo courtesy Highland Hills Ranch

The hunting off-season is a great time to have your gun serviced. Whether you are the “send it back to the factory” type or you have access to a competent gunsmith, now is the time to have your favorite firearm(s) cleaned, repaired, and altered. Gunsmiths are usually not as busy, so turnaround time will be shorter. Knowing that your shotgun is in. . .Read More  »

Wingshooting Dream Team Comes to Sandanona June 7 & 8

Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds Clay Breaking Sessions

Improve your form and accuracy with lessons from a shotgunning “Dream Team.”

photo courtesy James Ross

People throw around the term “Dream Team” all the time, but the members don’t always live up to the billing. Next month, however, Sandanona Shooting Grounds will host the shotgunning equivalent of the 1992 Olympic Basketball team for the 7th Annual Shotgun Classic. Six of the greatest shooting instructors in the game today will come together for. . .


Video: Dove Hunting at Los Ombues

Written by: Phil Monahan

When you’re out wingshooting, do you ever run into the problem of too many birds? Carlos Sanchez at Los Ombues Lodge in Argentina recently sent me this video of a guest who seems to be struggling with the volume of doves flying by: “too many to concentrate on,” he says. I think that’s a problem I’d like to be confronted with sometime.