Bird Hunting

Films from the Grouse Woods

The Project Upland series “ . . . captures the passions and traditions of the grouse woods to inspire a new generation of upland hunters,” as RGS puts it. This is good stuff — well worth watching. We can almost smell the North Woods in October . . .

Minnesota-grouse

Grouse of a Feather

Which spot in the vast North Woods would give me an exemplary feel for both the hunting and the hunters? The answer came from Minnesota photographer Lee Kjos, who during a phone conversation mentioned Little Moran and its proprietor, Steve Grossman.

Bismuth Lives!

Based on my tests, I am quite impressed with the quality and performance of the Rio bismuth loads I have shot. Bismuth-tin alloy is a good option for those who want to shoot softer nontoxic shot in guns with barrels or chokes that they believe could be damaged by hard shot types like steel or tungsten-composite.

'Upland From Nowhere'

If you’ve ever been chukar hunting in rimrock country or walked an endless rolling grassland sea seeking sharp-tailed grouse, these scenes will bring you back to those places and make you wish you had a plan to visit again soon.