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.

Photo Essay: Orvis Game Fair and the 7th Annual Orvis Cup Results!


Written by: Kathleen Moore

The 2013 Orvis Game Fair & Country Sporting Weekend at Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds was a huge success, thanks to all the work of Orvis Associates, sponsors, vendors, and partners as well as the wonderful friends who came out to enjoy the crisp fall days. Be sure to scroll through all the photos below!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Orvis Cup – the weekend’s main event. Click “Read More” below to see the winners and photos from the weekend.

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Photos of the Day: Hunting Sharptails with PRO Outfitters in Montana


Written by: Phil Monahan

John’s client, Jerry, carries a sharptail gouse, which he pointed, flushed, shot, and retrieved himself.
Photo by John Kowalski

Last April, Mitch Kowalski received a lifetime achievement award at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. But is he resting on his laurels? Of course not. Instead he’s. . .

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Photos of the Day: Utah Pheasants at Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds


Written by: Phil Monahan

What every wingshooter hopes to see, a cock pheasant rising from the grass.
Photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

Dave Danley of Falcon’s Ledge in Altamont, Utah, sent me these great shots from their Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds, which are irrigated, cultivated, and managed specifically for Utah pheasant and chukar hunting. With the snowcapped. . .

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Photos of the Day: Opening Day Duck Hunt


Written by: Phil Monahan

Steve Hemkens and Cayenne survey the morning’s results.
Photo by Andrew Pierce

Vermont’s duck season opened today, and many of our associates were up before dawn. Director of Orvis Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens and Adventures Marketing Manager Andrew Pierce found themselves in just the right spot (which they are. . .

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Photo of the Day: First Grouse of the Season


Written by: Phil Monahan

Conditions were less than ideal, but Cayenne was up to the task, and Steve was able to knock one down.
Photo by Niall Monahan

Grouse season has been open since September 28th here in Vermont, but a combination of my kids’ sports schedules and a terrible cold had conspired to keep me out of the woods. So when my friend Steve Hemkens—who is also the director of Orvis Rod & Tackle—asked if I wanted to sneak out on Sunday morning, I leaped at. . .

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