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.
Orvis’s Simon Perkins explains gun safety to a young student.
As Wingshooting Services Manger here at Orvis, I am fortunate to spend the bulk of my time surrounded by folks whose passion for upland and waterfowl hunting rivals my own. To work alongside people who recognize the smell of. . .
Freckles, Fritz, Gretchen, Heidi, and Buddy are littermates bred and born at Greystone Castle. They are staked out as they wait for their turn at “school.” The stake out teaches them to be patient and to submit to pressure on their neck. This relates to good leash. . .
In this episode of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast, we introduce our new host, Reid Bryant, Orvis Wingshooting Services Manager. Tom Rosenbauer of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast introduces, Reid and then the two of them have a. . .
Rally driver Verena Mei and “travel junkie” Kirsten Alana recently checked out the Land Rover Experience at Orvis Sandanona in Millbrook, NY. The Orvis Game Fair and Sporting Weekend taking place September 20th and 21st, 2014 is a great time to plan on trying this course out for yourself!
Doves are starting to gather over the fields around Greystone Castle. All photos courtesy Greystone Castle
Dove season at Greystone Castle is just a little over a month away! Our sunflowers are flourishing, and the birds are gathering in and around the fields. We are looking forward to dove season, which. . .
JB is such a good flushing dog that he caused the author to rethink his Brittanys-Only policy. All photos by Scott McEnaney
Now let me start by saying that I’m a dedicated pointing-dog man. All of the hunters I have ever hoped to emulate were pointing dog men, too, and I blame them with for teaching me, in a grandfatherly way, that flushers were for. . .
One of the common hurdles facing the urban wingshooter is finding a suitable place to shoot. A clays course, preserve, or suitable piece of public land to facilitate shooting often lies hours and miles away from a metro center, making access and opportunity a. . .
Written by: James Ross, Orvis Chief Shooting Instructor
Many shooters I’ve worked with recently have had problems with consistency. Many of these problems can be easily corrected by paying attention to your set up or pre-shot routine. Here are some tips to remember for proper set up and. . .