Tag Archives: upland hunting

Photos: Early-Season Blues in Idaho

Written by: Phil Monahan

Steve hemkens and cayenne pose with Steve’s first true double, a brace of Blue Grouse.
Photo courtesy Steve Hemkens

Steve Hemkens, Orvis vice president of Rod & Tackle/Sporting Adventures, sent in this great photo, along with the story behind it:

I went out and tested the new Sling Pack with Miss Cay. (Cayenne is Steve’s English Springer Spaniel.) After a lot of sweating and walking,. . .


Dove Season is Almost Here at Greystone Castle

Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle

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. . .


Learning to Love a Flushing Dog

Written by: Reid Bryant

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. . .


Photo Essay: Thoughts on Training Dogs

Tish and Martha doing some hilltop chilling with clients.
All photos courtesy Dave Brown

I think we all can agree that dogs are man’s best friend. For those of us who spend a a lot of time with working dogs, this unique relationship between man and beast holds true. They sense your mood, and when push comes to shove, they are quick to perform. In a weird sense they become. . .


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. . .


Orvis Sandanona: Interns with Guns Edition

Written by: Grant White

Orvis intern Henry Miles lines up a clay pigeon at the Sandanona wing-shooting grounds.
Photo by Grant White

On Friday, as my intern friends from school crunched numbers and tweeted “TGIF,” I had the privilege of visiting the beautiful Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, New York. It’s how The Orvis Company does. . .


Video: Chukar Hunt, with a Side of History

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a beautifully shot video of a chukar hunt in the snowy foothills of Western Idaho. Interspersed with the hunting scenes are informative vignettes with renowned writer Ron Spomer, who gives a little history of how chukar came to the U.S., as well as some tips for finding the birds.