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.

Podcast Interview: State of the Union – Waterfowl Edition with Ducks Unlimited


Written by: Kathleen Moore

Brett Ference interviews Ducks Unlimited‘s Senior Communications Specialist and Producer of DU TV Mike Checkett about the status of the northern prairie region, breeding and population for 2012, effects of the drought and super storms on waterfowl habitat, predictions for the 2012 and 2013 waterfowl season and how you can get involved helping waterfowl and why it is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors.


Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

Read More  »

Announcing the Second #OrvisHunting Instagram Contest Winner!


Written by: Kathleen Moore


The winner! Photo by @jessaster80:
“Born for this #shiner #lab #yellowlab #duckhunting #orvishunting #badass #mansbestfriend #dog #lagunamadre #Texas”

Once again, we were blown away by all the fantastic pictures portraying the joy of hunting season on Instagram, and we’re thrilled to announce our second winner, @jessaster80!

Didn’t win this time? Don’t worry, another contest announcement is coming soon.

Read More  »

Announcing the First #OrvisHunting Instagram Contest Winner!


Written by: Kathleen Moore


The winner! Photo by @mwillits53: “Malta Montana duck hunt from this fall. #orvishunting”

We absolutely loved seeing all the pictures portraying the joy of hunting season on Instagram, and we’re thrilled to announce our winner, @willits53! The photographer says “I think it will be an all time favorite of mine,” and we can certainly see why …

Read More  »

Photo Essay: Upland Birds and Waterfowl in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Hunt

Covering a point in Saskatchewan.

photo courtesy Dave Brown

Each fall, I trade in my drift boat and fly rods for my 12 pointing dogs and two Labs, and I head up to what many consider the gray partridge Mecca of North America: Saskatchewan. The season always starts the same, as the Dogs and I get in the groove of long walks across native grass intermixed with agricultural fields of wheat, canola, peas, and lentils—high protein foods for the Huns and sharptails that . . .

Read More  »

Announcing the Orvis Hunting Instagram Contest!


Written by: Kathleen Moore


Background Photo by Spencer Higa:
Falcon’s Ledge, an Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Grounds

In the short time we’ve been on Instagram (username @Orvis), we’ve made a lot of friends and seen some truly great pictures. This inspired us to give you all a chance to win a prize and bragging rights by posting your best hunting photo with the hashtag “OrvisHunting” in the description …

Read More  »

Photos of a Gorgeous November Grouse Day


Written by: Phil Monahan

Grouse Hunting with Steve and Cayenne

That is one pround dog and a beautiful grouse.

photo by Phil Monahan

On Saturday morning, Orvis Rod & Tackle merchandising manager Steve Hemkens showed up with his field-bred Springer, Cayenne, to hunt the grouse cover behind my house. For those of you who have never chased ruffed grouse through the northern woods, this is a pretty labor-intensive affair. However, we got off to a great start: the very first piece of cover produced. . .

Read More  »