Photo Essay: The Rewards of Hunting for Borderland Blues

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters


A hunter covers a point in mixed Mearns and scaled quail habitat.
Photo by Dave Brown

The range of the scaled (blue) quail extends from the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua in the south to southern Colorado in the north. From east to west, the population starts in Short Grass Prairie region of the Southern Plains, encompassing western portions of. . .

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Orvis Hunting Podcast: Hunting the Northeast



This is the first in a five-part series called, “So you have always wanted to hunt for. . .”

Part 1 starts off in the Northeast and Great Lakes region, as Orvis’s Brett Ference’s interviews author and award-winning freelance writer Tom Keer. They discuss NE hunting, game-bird habitat and. . .

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Photos of the Day: Opening Day Duck Hunt


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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Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds – New Video

If you have not yet visited Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds, we cannot recommend checking it out enough. We often find we have a hard time describing just how beautiful the setting is, and just how easy it is to jump into shooting at any level, thanks to their fantastic group of instructors. This video does a great job of demonstrating the fun of being there. Check it out.

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Orvis Sandanona: Interns with Guns Edition


Orvis intern Henry Miles lines up a clay pigeon at the Sandanona wing-shooting grounds.
Photo by Grant White

On Friday, as my intern friends from school crunched numbers and tweeted “TGIF,” I had the privilege of visiting the beautiful Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, New York. It’s how The Orvis Company does. . .

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