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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Photo of the Day: A Boy’s Grouse

Written by: Steve Hemkens, vice president of Orvis Adventures


Ten-year-old Jack Jenkins bagged his first ruffed grouse on Friday, along with his proud dad, Latham.
Photo by Steve Hemkens

Ten-year-old Jack Jenkins of Jackson, Wyoming, was off school on Friday, and I tagged along with Jack and his dad, Latham, on an elk hunt before work. Despite his young age, Jack got after. . .

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Orvis Hunt Book Instagram Photographer IV: Mark Coleman


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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Photos: Getting Deep Into the Maine Grouse Woods

Written by: Matt Libby, Libby Camps


A floatplane is a great way to find untapped grouse woods in northern Maine.
Photo courtesy Libby Camps

The wingshooting in the North Maine Woods is in full swing. The guests are happy, the guides are happy, and the dogs are more than happy. Some lucky guests even get to fly out for a. . .

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