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.

Wingshooting Video: Winter Pheasants in South Dakota


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s some very cool footage of wild-pheasant hunting in South Dakota last month. Two guys, a few dogs, and a whole bunch of birds offer plenty of action. My favorite part is when he shoots at a far-flushing bird, only to have an entire flock take off closer to him. That looks like some magical country. According to the video-maker’s comments, this is all public land.

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Video: Young Guns–Introducing Kids to Pheasant Hunting


Written by: Phil Monahan

It’s no secret that hunting has an age problem, with too few young people coming into the sport. That’s why it’s so great to see a video like this, about teaching kids how to hunt safely and have fun. Sure, these are planted birds, but they offer a great classroom for this group of eager students. The smiles and laughter are good indicators that a few more lifelong sportsmen and -women have been created. Don’t mind the short advertisements here; they don’t ruin the enjoyment of watching someone down their first bird.

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Great New Issue of “The Contemporary Wingshooter” Magazine Online Now


Written by: Phil Monahan

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A gorgeous new issue of the online magazine The Contemporary Wingshooter is now online. Although you do have to sign up to read it, it’s free.

In this issue, you’ll find a beautiful photo essay on Montana duck hunting by Brian Grossenbacher, a great story by Terry Wieland on chasing ducks in frigid South Dakota, and a funny yarn about turkey hunting by Paul Carson. But there’s a whole lot more, including columns on. . .

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