A Well Designed Hunting Vest Saves a Dog’s Life

Written by: Michael Goodwin


Michael Goodwin and Cooper share the fruits of an Alaska ptarmigan hunt.
Photos by Michael Goodwin

The fall hunt for ptarmigan along Alaska’s Denali Highway was another fickle weather day–32 degrees and low clouds. Since it was just me and my Brittany, Cooper, I loaded my new vest with . . .

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Podcast: The Life Cycle and Habits of the American Woodcock


American Woodcock Scolopax minor, Parc-nature de la Pointe-Aux-Prairies, Montreal, Canada.
Photos by guizmo_68 via Wikipedia, via CC BY 2.0 license

In his latest podcast, Reid speaks with Al Stewart, Wildlife Biologist and Upland Gamebird Specialist and Program Leader for Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Al describes the life cycle . . .

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Podcast: Getting Started in Upland Bird Hunting


Reid Bryant and Collins take a break below a good piece of cover.
Photos by Phil Monahan

In response to several listener emails, Reid spends an hour discussing how to get started in bird hunting. Using his own experience as a point of reference, he offers several tips on how one can. . .

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Pro Tips: Kansas Prairie Chickens in September

Written by: Edgar Castillo


A Male greater prairie chicken always keeps a wary eye on his surroundings.
Photo by GregTheBusker, via Wikimedia CC BY 2.0

To most wingshooters, the allure of hunting prairie grouse includes breathtaking landscapes and wide, open spaces. Once numbering in the millions across several states, prairie chickens have . . .

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Finding the Right Gun Fit for Women Shooters

Written by: Megan Russo, Flatland Flyways


The author mounts the Syren Waterfowler, which is made to fit female hunters.
Photo courtesy Flatland Flyways

Here in South Dakota, we firmly believe that having a reliable and properly-fit gun is key, especially when that long-awaited flight of ducks or geese is cupped and finishing at your boot bags. . . .

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