Whenever I’m asked how to introduce kids to wingshooting, I always think back to my son, Preston and how he came to be a bird hunter. First, simply start the conversation with your kid. If there is no interest, the learning process may be like pulling teeth . . .Read More
The Orvis Hunting Blog celebrates our wingshooting heritage with bird hunting news, and entertaining and enlightening podcasts by Orvis wingshooting expert Reid Bryant. We take you into the field with us in our informative articles, photos, and videos that share the sporting lifestyle we love.
Guide Profiles: Michael Browning (Maine)
As a young boy, I was exposed to upland hunting early in life by my father and grandfather, who would bring me along as they hunted Ruffed grouse and Woodcock up here in the North Maine woods. In those days, I would hunt. . .Read More
Meet the Winners of the 2023 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!
Each year, for thirty-seven years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Awards are allocated based on a number of criteria, the most important of . . .Read More
Guide Profiles: Cole Stewart (Virginia)
I began hunting birds at a young age. Growing up in Northwestern North Carolina, inspiration wasn’t hard to find. My first experience was going for doves with my dad in big corn fields. Watching them come in kept me on the edge. . .Read More
Podcast: At Home in Texas, with Robert Earl Keen
Reid has the privilege of spending an hour talking with singer, songwriter, hunter, and Texas icon Robert Earl Keen. Having retired from the road after 41 prolific years, REK discusses settling into life in the Texas Hill Country, taking a bit more . . .Read More
Podcast: Stock Finishing, with Del Whitman
In another installment with Del Whitman of DC Whitman Custom Gunsmithing, Reid and Del explore the nuances of a best-quality oil stock finish. Though the two explore other finishing processes in brief, del primarily explains the fastidious process . . .Read More
Guide Profiles: Ed McCoy (Virginia)
My family inherited a mountain farm in western Virginia when I was in fifth grade, and from then on, I wanted to spend as much time up there as I could. Grouse were plentiful, and my two brothers and I spent countless. . .Read More
Guide Profiles: Durrell Smith (Georgia)
Durrell Smith started hunting birds in 2016 with his labrador retriever on public lands in the Red Hills region of Georgia. He quickly fell in love, as he says, with “…the fine art in it all: from the dogs, to the guns, to the stories. . .Read More
Meet the Nominees for the 2023 Orvis Endorsed Awards!
This will be the thirty-eighth year that the Orvis Company will recognize excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this year’s coveted awards will be . . .Read More
Video: An English Upland Hunter Experiences America for the First Time
A few weeks back, my friend Jonny Carter, the face of Youtube’s TGS Outdoors, arrived in America with a specific goal in mind: Jonny wanted to shoot bobwhite quail in the southeast, and he wanted to do so with a glorious new titanium-barreled 28- . . .Read More