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Looking for a mid-day “virtual” getaway? Take a “walk” through the Manchester, Vermont Orvis Flagship store using the “street view” feature of Google Maps.Read More
Here’s a cool video of a p-heasant hunt in South Dakota shot by Kansas City-based photographer Scott Hepler. I’ve never hunted in SoDakthe farthest West I’ve shot pheasants is Goose Lake, Iowabut seeing this really makes we want to go in the near future.Read More
One of the most beautiful game birds to be found in North America is the Mearns’ quail. Although there is a small population in West Texas, only Arizona and New Mexico have huntable populations. The range is limited to the Davis Mountains of Texas, the southeastern corner of Arizona and the southwestern corner of New Mexico, then south into Mexico. Unlike its two desert-dwelling cousins—the Gambel’s and scaled (or blue) quail—Mearns’ quail are generally found above 4,000 feet in the oak-lined canyons of the area’s sky islands or mountain ranges that make up the. . .Read More
[Note: This is a re-post of a great discussion for beginners, or those just thinking about starting out (like me!) -KM]
Brett is joined by Orvis Shooting Instructor and former co-host Pete Kutzer to answer a question from a listener on how to get started hunting for both upland birds and waterfowl. Lots of details here. Grab a pencil as Brett and Pete cover everything from dog safety to preparing your boots.
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If you ever manage to hit one of the darned thingsmy season has been a little frustrating so farcleaning a ruffed grouse is actually a pretty simple affair. Here’s an excellent demonstration from a Canadian hunter, who takes care to use the entire bird.Read More
One of the great things about having our offices located in the mountains of southwestern Vermont is that we have pretty much instant access to the outdoors. Last week, a few us of took a long lunch to chase grouse on a hillside behind my house. Orvis Rod & Tackle Manager Steve Hemkens brought his dog, Cayenne, and Eastern ELOG Coordinator Scott McEnaney brought. . .Read More
We’re not ones to get particularly excited over celebrity sightings, but we have to say, this is pretty cool. Phil and Si Robertson of Duck Commander stopped by our Sandanona Shooting Grounds! We hear that over 6.5 million people watched the season final of their TV show Duck Dynasty last night, which doesn’t surprise us at all. Of course, everyone wanted to get a picture with these two:
I flew into Bismarck, got my shells and additional supplies in town, and headed across a rolling brown ocean to Timber Lake, South Dakota (Population 592), for the three days of hunting wild pheasants. As a New Englander, I was struck by the absence of trees and endless horizons, which made me feel whatever the exact opposite of claustrophobic is. I had been invited by a friend to come along on an annual trip he makes with friends from high school and a few other. . .Read More