Hunters have always been wildlife habitat’s strongest advocates, wildlife’s staunchest allies, and publicly accessible lands’ steadiest supporters. The world needs more hunter-conservationists, and specifically more upland bird hunters — lovers of pheasants, quail, prairie grouse and more, and defenders of the wild places these magnificent birds call home. The world also needs more pathways to becoming a hunter or taking up hunting again. That’s what Path to the Uplands is all about. Turn to this one-stop content shop for expert help with your journey into — or back to — upland bird hunting.
Learn about the organization’s brand new and FREE online educational video series.
Joining a community, building a better bird dog.
The rewards of taking chances.
Influential Speakers Share Their “Path to the Uplands” at the 2023 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic.
Everyone was a beginner once.
Throughout this fall and winter we’ll be celebrating select up-and-coming young volunteers from throughout the country who truly represent the future of our organizations.
A short film about finding community in the uplands, and the profound difference one person can make, just by putting positivity into the world.
Traditionally, mentoring has been a relationship between parent and child. This form of mentoring can be very effective in creating and retaining a hunter, however, that does not mean other forms of mentoring cannot be as effective
Springtime Exercise Benefits Both Body and Mind
Hear about the evolution of PF & QF national partner ALPS OutdoorZ, plus get the scoop on the organization's Path to the Uplands Stage at 2022 Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic.
Visit this dynamic seminar stage to become, or become a better, upland bird hunter.
Four step-by-step guides to upland bird cleaning.
Tips and tactics for locating birds that have been pressured all season, including food and cover attributes to identify.
It takes two people to build a bird hunter, our Hunting Mentor and Mentee Handbooks detail secrets for success from both sides of the relationship.
Try these tips for finding and hunting late season roosters.
Habitat, mindset and mechanics: How to shoot a wary wintertime rooster.
Try this tasty Nashville Hot Quail that just might be the perfect finger food.
Learn to prepare mouthwatering pheasant paillard and kale – and yes, even Kale can be prepared in a way that will have people coming back for seconds.
What to look for changes as the season progresses. Here’s how to do it.
How to use onX to find your next hotspot.
How to Gain Hunting Access to Private Land: It’s Not As Hard as You Think.
Breaking down how to identify quality pheasant hunting habitat by focusing on grass, grain, and winter cover.
With the help of CZ-USA’s Shotgun Product Manager and resident “Clay Killer” David Miller, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever want to help you “Become a Better Wing Shooter” by providing tips and tricks on how to utilize sporting clays courses and trap fields to mimic real-world upland hunting scenarios.
Look for these 3 habitat components when seeking a good place to hunt pheasants.
How to build your own upland hunting kit.
Improve your success when hunting public lands this fall.
An upland journey that started in pursuit of chukar, progressed to mountain quail, and now features ptarmigan in Alaska.
The health benefits of a life spent chasing feathers.
Listen to how a hard-charging veteran found peace in a bird dog and upland hunting after returning to the United States from war overseas.
One hunter's story on finding peace in the uplands.
Whether your primary goal is to break some clays or go upland hunting, this video will walk you through how to pick out the perfect shells for your intended use.
A son's first hero, a daughter's first love, and how the outdoors unites them all.
Experiencing summer in the grasslands.
Late season South Dakota pheasant hunt with a group of friends.
The case for a pump as the ideal upland shotgun.
New puppy, new town, new lessons, new life: Tackling it all together.
An upland classic shotgun: the Over-Unders
The case for a semiautomatic as the ideal upland shotgun.
The case for a side-by-side as the ideal upland shotgun.
Unpack some of the mystery and complexity involved in choosing the correct e-collar for your bird dog with SportDOG Brand Sr. ProStaff member Tom Dokken.
Learn about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s partnership with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA), plus hear how Amanda & Andy Doak fell in love through a mutual affiliation with NAVHDA.
Raising and training a bird dog in an urban environment presents its own set of challenges and rewards.
Helping new hunters find their path.
Nature's version of a treasure hunt is another perfect path to the uplands.
This brand new content series will engage and entertain anyone interested in exploring the uplands.
7 reasons to become an upland bird hunter … and one "Path to the Uplands" promise to help you make the journey.
Turning pages, passing it on.
A group of adult-onset hunters join host Bob St. Pierre to talk about what brought them to the world of bird hunting. The conversation runs the gamut from the struggle of taking an animal's life for the first time, to learning hunting regulations, finding proper gear and much more.
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