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 of the Day: Lower Brule Pheasants

Written by: Paul Range, Orvis District Manager-Retail


Orvis District Managers Paul Range (left) and TJ Roy pose with the spoils of a great hunt.
Photo courtesy Paul Range

My fellow District Manager, TJ Roy, and I had a great pheasant hunt on the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota last week. Public land and. . .

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Orvis Military Shopping Discount Weekend: November 8th – 11th


Written by: Kathleen Moore

We are excited to announce our Military Shopping Discount Weekend taking place at all Orvis Retail locations this Veterans Day Weekend, November 8th – 11th. This offer is extended to both active and retired military personnel. See details below, and find your closest location here.

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Photo Essay: The Rewards of Hunting for Borderland Blues

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters


A hunter covers a point in mixed Mearns and scaled quail habitat.
Photo by Dave Brown

The range of the scaled (blue) quail extends from the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua in the south to southern Colorado in the north. From east to west, the population starts in Short Grass Prairie region of the Southern Plains, encompassing western portions of. . .

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Photo Essay: Orvis Game Fair and the 7th Annual Orvis Cup Results!


Written by: Kathleen Moore

The 2013 Orvis Game Fair & Country Sporting Weekend at Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds was a huge success, thanks to all the work of Orvis Associates, sponsors, vendors, and partners as well as the wonderful friends who came out to enjoy the crisp fall days. Be sure to scroll through all the photos below!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Orvis Cup – the weekend’s main event. Click “Read More” below to see the winners and photos from the weekend.

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Photos of the Day: Hunting Sharptails with PRO Outfitters in Montana


Written by: Phil Monahan

John’s client, Jerry, carries a sharptail gouse, which he pointed, flushed, shot, and retrieved himself.
Photo by John Kowalski

Last April, Mitch Kowalski received a lifetime achievement award at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. But is he resting on his laurels? Of course not. Instead he’s. . .

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Photos of the Day: Utah Pheasants at Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds


Written by: Phil Monahan

What every wingshooter hopes to see, a cock pheasant rising from the grass.
Photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

Dave Danley of Falcon’s Ledge in Altamont, Utah, sent me these great shots from their Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds, which are irrigated, cultivated, and managed specifically for Utah pheasant and chukar hunting. With the snowcapped. . .

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Photos of the Day: Opening Day Duck Hunt


Written by: Phil Monahan

Steve Hemkens and Cayenne survey the morning’s results.
Photo by Andrew Pierce

Vermont’s duck season opened today, and many of our associates were up before dawn. Director of Orvis Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens and Adventures Marketing Manager Andrew Pierce found themselves in just the right spot (which they are. . .

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