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.

Secrets of the Bird-Dog Wizard


Scott Miller distinguished himself during his field-trial career with dogs known
for both their steadiness and supreme style.
Photo by Andrew Hyslop/Garden&Gun

We’d given up on the point, despite Tieka’s staunch figure in the broomsedge, at a field corner near the cut sorghum, unwavering in her commitment. Scott Miller swept the brush twice with . . .

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Photo Essay: Hunting the Gray Ghost of the Wyoming Sage

Written by: Edgar Castillo


The sage grouse is a quarry worth traveling for, and we must help preserve its habitat.
Photos by Edgar Castillo

Memories still abound from my 2017 trek from Kansas to the Wyoming high desert in search of the sage grouse. I had forgone my annual early-season chase for prairie chickens across the Flint . . .

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Podcast: What it takes to be an Upland Bird Hunter in the Southern Appalachians, with Christian Fichtel


Written by: Phil Monahan

Christian Fichtel shares spoils of victory with his partner.
Photo courtesy Christian Fichtel

Reid speaks with Christian Fichtel, manager of the Orvis store in Greenville, South Carolina. Christian is an avid southern grouse hunter and has spent years chasing birds throughout . . .

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