The Orvis hunting blog celebrates all things wingshooting, featuring bird hunting news, articles, photos, videos, and podcasts. From hunting grouse in the north woods of Maine, to flushing coveys of quail on Southern plantations, to walking up pheasants in the grasslands of South Dakota, we cover all sides of the sport we love.

Podcast: The Role of Sage Grouse in Conservation Efforts


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ed Arnett explains the importance of the sage grouse to our concept of the West.
Photos via facebook and trcp.org

In his latest podcast, Reid spends some time with Ed Arnett, Senior Scientist for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Ed and Reid discuss the role sage grouse play in the . . .

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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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Podcast: Charley Perkins on Waterfowling and Lessons from a Life in the Outdoor Industry


Written by: Phil Monahan

Charley Perkins poses with his grandfather and outdoors mentor, Leigh Perkins, in Arkansas.

In his latest podcast, Reid spends some time with Orvis Hunting Product Developer Charley Perkins. Charley discusses his passion for waterfowl hunting, his innovations in hunting products, and . . .

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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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Podcast: Moms Who Hunt, with Els and Pippa Perkins


Written by: Phil Monahan

Els Van Wort (right) and little Pippa admire a good morning’s trophy, along with Orvis’s Frazier Blair.
Photo by Simon Perkins

In light of the recent Mother’s Day, Reid spends a short podcast celebrating moms who hunt. He is joined by his good friend Els Van Woert, wife of Orvis VP of Creative and Brand Marketing . . .

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Hunt Pheasants in South Dakota with Tom Brokaw!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tom and Meredith Brokaw are hosting a great week in South Dakota.
Photos courtesy Paul Nelson Farm

A South Dakota childhood all but ensures an affinity for the outdoors. For Tom Brokaw, that affinity took root in the ditches and overgrown fencerows of his home state, and remained a . . .

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