Upland hunters, both new and veteran, will thoroughly enjoy these great videos from The Orvis Company.

“When you first get into bird hunting it’s all about getting the bird. Then you start enjoying the habitat and scenery, how the dogs are working, learning more about nature, and then it’s the sharing with other people. That’s when it all comes together.” – Dave Perkins, Executive Vice Chariman of the The Orvis Company on his love for upland bird hunting.

That statement, as any hunter that’s been struck with bird hunting fever will tell you is, 100% accurate and that’s what this first video is all about. It highlights how a hunter grows from the very first shoot and retrieve to the appreciation of the habitat and scenery around you. This video from Orvis is pure gold:

Behind every good gun dog, is a hunter with mediocre shooting skills . . . at least from the dog’s perspective, who wants to chase and retrieve every single bird that’s flushed.

That’s what this next video honors, our amazing hunting partners who would go to the end of the Earth to retrieve a flushed bird and the bond that’s built over double barrel shotguns and in the thickest of coveys hunting for grouse and woodcock:

Image is a screenshot from the YouTube video

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One thought on “Video: This Upland Hunting Love Story by Orvis is Pure Gold

  1. Great story on what hunting is really about.. have a wond4eful English Pointer and double 16, some of best days were spent out there enjoying the whole day, not just the shot.

    Learned from a very wise man that hunted all over the world in late 1920’s (still have his 557 double), as one day when I was 15 and had my single shot learner type 410 hammer gun, while they had 16ga pump and Rem model 11, he and my Uncle, (gunsmith who had bad day when at 65 he’d only break 23/25 on skeet range) spent some time over afternoon hunting coffee break.. they explained that when I was a real outdoors man, a really responsible and understanding hunter… I would fully understand that the best shot I ever took was when I chose not to shoot, just watch the game doing their thing and enjoy the art of the hunt, not the gun.

    AKA the best shot you will ever take is the one you chose not to do, rather you enjoy the day.. took a while but now when out with the Pointer, we take a break, know exactly what they meant, and try to pass it on… the hunt is much more then the shooting

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