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.

Pro Tip: Hunt Your Dogs Even When You Can’t Shoot Birds

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


You can get a lot of handling and hunting practice in, even if you don’t pull the trigger.
Photo by Tim Linehan

It’s been a mild winter here in northwestern Montana, and the grouse population is in good shape. With light snow pack, holdover birds are healthy, able to move about with little stress, and. . .

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Pro Tips: End-of-Season Gun Safety

Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle


Wingshooters need to ensure that they stay safety-conscious throughout the season.
All photos courtesy Greystone Castle

As the wingshooting season winds down, many hunters are trying to book last-minute trips to get one more hunt under their belts. Hunters often start the season sharp on safety but tend to. . .

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Flushing and Retrieving School 101

Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle


PeeWee, Ruger and Merlin on the stake-out learning patience and to submit to a lead.
All photos courtesy Greystone Castle

At Greystone Castle, we use several different breeds of dogs for flushing and retrieving birds. While Labs are the most well-known, hands down the crowd favorites are the spunky. . .

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