Gearing up for Warm Weather Prairie Grouse

This season, we’re going to head north and west for early season prairie grouse hunting in South Dakota and Idaho in late September and early October. The average temperatures are expected to be a low of 38 and a daytime high of 66, with the possibility of hitting highs the mid-80’s. The distances and elevation […]

Brown’s Hunting Ranch in South Dakota – Part 2

Day 2 in the Field The next day we started off farther east in another large ravine and immediately flushed a large covey of sharp-tails. We chased these for about a mile but couldn’t corner them before they headed off into the uncut corn. We did point a nice rooster, but missed the shot and […]

Brown’s Hunting Ranch in South Dakota – Part 1

We left our friends Jeremy and Jay at Rolling Plains Adventures on November 2 and headed south on Highway 83 into South Dakota. Since we got an early start to our off day, we meandered into Strasburg, ND (the birthplace of Lawrence Welk) for a hot breakfast at the Galley Café. Bill got his bacon […]

Started Dog or Puppy — finding the best fit for you and your family

At Upland Dogworks, our goal is to provide you with a started gun dog trained to fit your specific hunting needs. Whether you hunt in the wide-open prairies of the Dakotas, the grouse woods of New England or anywhere else, our breeding and training programs develop young dogs to meet your standards. At the same […]

Happy Customer Alert: Dennis Jones

One of our satisfied customers, Dennis Jones, posted this on our Facebook page: I recently got a 6 month started GSP from Rob Rohner. Rob did a great job Starting Willie my new GSP. He is everything that you want in a started bird dog. We were at a preserve on our first hunt together […]

Hunting Waterfowl and Upland Birds in North Dakota

This week I’d like to share about a recent hunt we did in North Dakota, at a great lodge there called Rolling Plains Adventures in McKenzie, ND. This is my fourth season at Rolling Plains. It is also a family run operation managed by Jeremy and Jay Doan, located about 30 miles SE of Bismarck, […]

Hunting Waterfowl and Upland Birds in South Dakota

I’ve had the good fortune to hunt at two lodges over the past week that offer the opportunity to hunt waterfowl and upland birds on the same day. This makes for an awesome full day in the outdoors with good friends and my hunting dog companions. First, I’d like to share about The Roost in […]

Preparing Your Dog For the Upcoming Hunting Season: Part 2 – Building on the Foundation

Don’t Wait Last post, I covered some of the fundamentals of building a training and nutrition foundation for your dog. This week, I want to talk through some of the practical steps you can take. The best advice I can give is don’t plan on hunting your dog into shape, get them out and get […]

Preparing Your Dog For the Upcoming Hunting Season: Part 1 – Creating a Foundation

Establishing a Pre-Season Foundation: Over the past 20 years I’ve come to expect and plan for my personal hunting dogs to be properly trained and conditioned prior to the start of hunting season. I get the opportunity to hunt in 6 different states with various upland species, habitats and extreme swings in weather conditions. If […]