Having recently noticed some rust on a beloved shotgun, Reid revisits best practices on keeping your shotguns clean and in tip-top condition. Building on previous podcasts on the subject, Reid delineates . . .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.
Remembering Paul Nelson, a Giant in the Wingshooting World
We are deeply saddened to share the news that our friend Paul Nelson, owner of Paul Nelson Farm in Gettysburg, South Dakota, passed away suddenly on August 30th when his motor coach was struck by a tornado as he . . .Read More
What Do Hunting Dogs Do During the Off-Season?
From mid-September through mid-February, it’s “game on” for our hunting dogs. During that time, our team of Brittanys spends two solid months in pursuit of ruffed grouse and woodcock in Wisconsin before heading south . . .Read More
Simon Perkins Becomes Third Generation to lead Orvis
We are pleased to announce that Simon Perkins has been named the new president of the Orvis Company, representing the third generation of the Perkins family to lead Orvis. The son of Leigh “Perk” Perkins, former . . .Read More
Meet the Winners of the 2020 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!
Each year, for thirty-four years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). The allocation of these awards is based on a number of criteria, the . . .Read More
Podcast: Browning’s Beloved Citori, with Orvis Gunroom Manager Greg Carpiniello
Reid and Orvis Gunroom Manager Greg Carpiniello add yet another installment to the series on iconic shotguns, this time exploring the Browning Citori. The much-loved Citori was conceived as a lower-priced, Japanese-made alternative to its . . .Read More
Win an Orvis Gift Card in Our #MyOrvisLife Giveaway
As Covid-19 restrictions have begun to lift around the country, Orvis Shooting Grounds at Sandanona, Pursell Farms, and Hill Country have reopened to limited shooting experiences. To celebrate, we’re launching a new social-media giveaway. . . .Read More
Photos and Story: The Beginnings of a Guide Life
Podcast: “Autumn’s Eve” by Reid Bryant
Reid takes the opportunity to share another story, this one originally published in Gray’s Sporting Journal. The story is a bit of a tribute and a bit of a reflection on people and place, and a now-gone relative with a devilish . . .Read More
Podcast: The Browning A5, with Orvis Gunroom Manager Greg Carpiniello
Back in the saddle, Reid and Orvis Gunroom Manager Greg Carpiniello again talk iconic guns, this time the Browning Auto 5. Perhaps the most beloved semi-automatic shotgun of all time, the old Browning . . .Read More