Have you ever had something in your life that has always stuck with you since you were a kid? To me, swans have always had a special place. It first started when I was 7 doing a skit in church. We were doing The Ugly Duckling and I was the ugly duckling. When I was … Continue reading The Utah Swan Hunt That I’ll Never Forget
This year has been full of new adventures for us. We got married, went to Jamaica, went on a few trips and worked out butts off. The entire time in the back of my mind I was always thinking of bird season coming around. I put us both in for a couple of hunts hoping … Continue reading Utah Opening Grouse Hunt.
One of the aspects of making an ethical kill on a bird is being able to hit it and find it. I hate to admit but my last season involved more searching for downed ducks than enjoying the hunt. My shotgun shooting was lacking, and it led to much frustration. This presented a problem I … Continue reading Shotgun Fitting- The Cheap Way
Waterfowl hunting is a world of gear. By that, I mean blinds, decoys, calls, waders, jackets, boats, bikes, and so many more gadgets that it seems intimidating getting into it. There’s trying to learn how to identify different breeds and learning how to read weather and water and patterns. It really can be overwhelming. I’m … Continue reading Why Small Decoy Spreads Still Work.
Every year there is a group of hunters that tend to hide in the shadows and struggle to come out and be part of the fun. That hunter is the aspiring hunter. First of all, I think if you want to hunt every year and grow, you should keep being an aspiring hunter. Hunting is … Continue reading How To Introduce Someone To Hunting.
Mentors are hard to forget in life. There’s always a lot to learn and we have to navigate it all somehow. Hunting is one of those times that having a mentor makes it easier to learn. My first hunting mentor was my old boss, Tony. That is where my passion for waterfowl began. I was … Continue reading The Importance Of Mentors In Hunting
Have you ever gone to a sporting goods store and looked at buying a duck call? Waterfowl hunting is synonymous with retrievers and duck calls. It seems like no matter what video you watch or magazine you read you always see pictures of a hunter with his duck dog and a call lanyard full of … Continue reading What You Should Know About Duck Calls.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has lists of places they would like to go hunt. My wife and I have a list slowly building of either species or states we want to visit. The anticipation of going somewhere new, finding new challenges, and all of the unknowns, makes the hunt even more … Continue reading Upland Hunting In Utah – What To Expect
The Gun Dog Notebook Podcast Joins Project Upland Listen https://projectupland.com/gun-dog-podcast/the-gun-dog-notebook-podcast/ — Read on projectupland.com/gun-dog-podcast/the-gun-dog-notebook-podcast/ Guys. This is awesome to see my mentor becoming part of the Project Uplands family. Check this article out and then don't forget to subscribe to The Gun Dog Notebook podcast!
First things first, we are married! That’s why we took such a long break in April. We needed to get things done for the wedding and honeymoon and honestly, that was more important at the moment. Our wedding went great and the honeymoon in Jamaica was awesome. We already booked our return trip since we … Continue reading Scouting For Coyotes And Making Memories