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.

Photos and Facts: Texas Bobwhite Quail

Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle


The male bobwhite quail has bright eye markings.
All photos courtesy Greystone Castle

Do you know there are over 45 different genera of Quail? Most people are familiar with the bobwhite quail, named for its unique call. This bird is native to North America, including. . .

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How to Hot-Wire a Bird Dog

Written by: Zach Matthews


Zach and Gretchen look tired and happy after their day afield.
Photos by Zach Matthews

The wind was ripping right along, so fast that if I’d been on the water, the whitecaps would have been tearing off the tops of the waves. However—unusually for me—I wasn’t standing on the. . .

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Orvis Hunt Book Instagram Photographer V: Joelle Rickard


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s the winners’ spread from the Orvis Fall Hunting Book

As we were putting together our new digital hunting book a few months ago, we realized it was missing something – the photos and stories of our fans and customers in the field. So we. . .

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