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: Three Generations Hunt Upland Birds for the First Time Together

Written by: Greg Nelson


Greg Nelson, Brooks Nelson, Terry Nelson (l to r) enjoyed an amazing three-generation day hunting birds
Photo courtesy Paul Nelson Farm

I just wrapped up a hunt at Paul Nelson Farm (no relation); what a day to remember. I am attaching a photo of my Dad, Terry, and my 12-year-old son Brooks. Brooks passed. . .

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Photo of the Day: 42% More Pheasants in South Dakota This Year

Written by: Katie Nold, Paul Nelson Farm 


South Dakota hunters should be seeing a lot more of these in 2015.
Photo courtesy Paul Nelson Farm 

South Dakota wildlife officials just announced an estimated 42 percent jump in pheasant numbers. The pheasants-per-mile index is at 3.8, up from 2.68 last year, and 1.5 in 2013. That’s going. . .

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