Podcast: Go West, Young Man

In this installment of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast, Reid describes his recent hunting experiences and takes a moment to reflect on the season that has passed. He also provides some new ways to . . .

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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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Pro Tips: Hold the Line While Grouse Hunting

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Grouse hunting with friends is a blast, but safety must be your paramount concern.
Photo by Mary Beth Monahan

From New England to Michigan and across to Montana, grouse hunting is all about being in the bush. Grouse coverts are particularly thick and sometimes difficult to navigate. Terrain, . . .

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The Truth About Choke Tubes

Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle


Choke tubes fit inside your barrels to reduce the bore.
Photos courtesy Greystone Castle

Have you ever wondered what your guide was looking at when he checked the end of your shotgun for choke tubes? Have you even wondered how they affect your shot and success rate?

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Five Mantras for Upland Success


Success in the grouse woods requires a combination of practice and instinct.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Here in our neck of the woods, upland hunting opens earlier than in most areas of the state, with grouse season kicking off on the 20th of September. Although I do hunt these early-season. . .

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