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.

The Birth of a Great Wingshooting Partnership in Western Colorado

Written by: Karen Mann, The High Lonesome Ranch

The diversity of terrain at HLR puts a lot of demands on a hunting dog.
Photos courtesy The High Lonesome Ranch

The High Lonesome Ranch is known for its fly-fishing for five species of trout and upland-bird hunting for pheasants, chukar, and quail in pristine coverts—all sitting along the spine of. . .


Photos: Green-Up Day at the Sand Pit / Gun Range

Written by: Reid Bryant

A collection of trash, shotgun shells, and broken clays littered the Upper Gravel Pit in Danby, Vermont.
Photos by Dave Morse

In keeping with The Orvis Company’s commitment to conservation, Associates from both Sunderland and Manchester ventured out into the local community last week to celebrate. . .


Behind the Scenes During the Off Season, I: Dog Training

Written by: Vickie Lamb, Brush Creek Ranch Wingshooting Manager

Brush Creek Ranch’s pointer female, Chico, is deep into winter training in Texas and demonstrates the
intensity and steadiness necessary for successful bird work.
Photo by Vickie Lamb

In the winter and early spring of the year, wingshooting pursuits seem rather far away, except perhaps in dreams and plans of hunters for the upcoming season. While this is true in some. . .


Video: Flush in the Wild

Written by: Phil Monahan

This great video from Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters follows Iraq War Veteran Erik Packard into the Boundary Waters for his first grouse hunt. When Erik returned from duty, he suffered from PTSD. After struggling for years, Erik experienced the healing powers of wilderness during a Voyageur Outward Bound School trip in the Boundary Waters. […]