The Upland Lifestyle:
Watch It, Read It, Listen To It
The Upland Life landscape wouldn't be complete without such treasures as Gray's,
or staples like Field & Stream. And if you've been watching cable for a while,
you've probably come across Hunting With Hank (or, Dash, these days!), and a
few other all-too-short tastes of upland hunting, bird dogging, clay shooting,
and even game bird cooking. But there's never enough. So when we come across something that's fresh or
refreshingly different, we like to share.
Try Reading From The
Wrong Side Of The Road
This is just one of those magazines you must pick up when you see it
on the rack. It's the sort of thing that your local Borders or Barnes & Noble
may only get in a couple of copies at a time, but it's a great introduction to
the bird and small game hunting scene and long (though in peril) traditions in the UK.
We particularly appreciate it because they address the entire country (as they
use the term) lifestyle. Guns, clothes, dogs, food, society, history, and more.
You won't regret the $10.
It's Not Just You
Check out our review of Joel
Spring's interesting read about a season in upstate New York, and the fretting and prepping
that goes into it. Thursday's Bird isn't your typical hunting tale.
Cool New TV Show Alert
(and a contest, keep reading!)
Scott Linden, of "Cast & Blast" fame, has spun off
that show into a new gundog-centric celebration of canine uplandia called
What The Dogs Taught Me. Every week,
it's dog's-point-of-view exploration of different breeds, hunting styles,
terrains, and game. This new season has just launched, so take a quick trip
WTDTM page on the Outdoor Channel's web site and catch up on the
episode guide and air schedule. The inaugural show highlights Springers on western pheasant,
and lets us spend some time with Drahthaars (German Wirehaired Pointers). Check it
out! You can also visit Linden's web site at
Cast-Blast.com for more about him, his company, and his other projects (Linden
also produces and distributes Outdoor Life Radio and Field and Stream Radio). While you're
follow the "Contest" link for info on how you can win a Camp Chef SportGrill,
hunting gear, or other great goodies. So, warm up the TiVo,
as this is one of the only excuses you have for being inside with your gundog.