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| Northwind Enterprises
We offer a wide variety of resources for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock hunter and bird dog owner.
Northwind Grouse Habitat Maps You Off the Beaten Path
Specializing in Topo Maps of clear cuts 6-17 years of age (dependent on region). Areas Mapped include: Northern Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Lower Michigan, Northern Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Includes GPS coordinate, access road intersections, size & age of clear cuts (on most Midwest maps) and more contained in each book of Maps. Check our website for details about our 2010 "In the Field Habitat Maps" available only for WI this season. Many new features not offered by any other mapmaker.
Northwind PRO Hunter Seminars Habitat in Your Backyard
Our unique Seminars provide hunters with a 3-stage program: Part 1 imparts the knowledge and skills to utilize satellite imagery, and aerial photography interpretation, to identify and map habitat closer to home. In Part 2 you will learn and view, via video clips, grouse and woodcock hunting strategies. In Part 3 you will learn how to better prepare, provide and get maximum performance from your gun dog.
Northwind PRO Hunter Workshop on DVD How to Find & Strategically Hunt Grouse/Woodcock
We developed a self-training version of our unique workshop consisting of three DVDs and a 94 page Workbook with over 4 1/2 hours of instruction. This material is not the same as that covered in our scheduled Seminars.
Northwind Grouse & Woodcock Guided Hunts Grouse and Woodcock Hunting Specialists
Guided hunts with Northwinds co-owners Ann Jandernoa and Skip Souther over their fine dogs or your own. Annís style is not for the faint of heart; this seasoned bird hunting guide will put you through the paces in some prime bird covers. Skip specializes in trail hunts (but loves to bust brush too) for those looking for a more leisurely pace or wanting to work a young bird dog on wild birds.
Northwind Kennels Grouse Dog Training The Family Pet that Hunts for You
Northwind Kennels is located in northern Wisconsin in some of the country's best grouse and woodcock habitat. Our dog training camp is deep in the woods, more than a mile from the nearest gravel road. We are surrounded by thousands of acres of public forest lands with wild birds to train our own dogs as well as to train our clients' dogs.
Northwind Grouse Dogs Elhew Bred English Pointer Pups and Started Dogs
The strength of the "Line Breeding" found in the Elhew bred English Pointers is readily seen in our pups. Line Breeding (the best of the best) gives consistent structure to the pup's conformation, instinct, ability, and intensive desire to hunt. Our pups and started dogs are highly socialized and given all the opportunities to develop their natural abilities at their own pace.
| Gun Dog Supply
Gun Dog Supply offers a wide selection of dog training supplies & equipment for sporting dog owners. Founded in 1972, this family business is now run by brothers Rob & Steve Snell. Steve hunts quail, pheasant, duck, and dove, and has 13 dogs: 3 retrievers, 5 pointers, 3 brittanys, 1 GSP, and a cocker spaniel named "Lucy" that his wife made him buy.
With over 1600 products, the most popular products for upland bird hunters are dog training collarsfrom Tri-tronics -- the Classic 70 and the Tritronics Upland Special with beeper. Read Steve's 2009 e-collars buyer's guide. Train yourself with a dog training books and hunting dog training DVDs, especially the pointing dog videos. Train your hunting dog with training scents, check cords & ropes, blank pistols and blanks, whistles & lanyards, game bird equipment, and bird launchers.
Track your dogs in the field. Read Steve's guides for dog tracking systems, and beeper collars. Steve swears by his Garmin Astro Dog GPS, but some folks prefer the sound of dog bells. Dog collars come with free engraved brass ID nameplates. Guard feet with dog boots and Tuf Foot. Protect from briars and brush with dog vests. Always be prepared with a canine first aid kit, too.
Steve says, "We stock what we sell. Order from us and you're covered with our 30 Day, No Risk, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like what you ordered, send it back and we'll fix it, or give you your money back. You'll be happy, either way. Get FREE Standard Shipping (US48) on all orders over $125."
Our mission at Uplanders Warehouse is to offer the best and biggest assortment of upland hunting gear anywhere on the Internet. To this end, we are authorized dealers for Browning, Beretta, Filson, Columbia, Boyt, Bob Allen, and Turtleskin snake protection and more. While we specialize in upland hunting apparel (upland vests, upland jackets, shooting shirts, brush pants, upland chaps, etc.) we also carry a large assortment of shotgun ammunition and other hunting accessories. If a product can or should be used by upland hunters, our goal is to offer it at a good value.
We are also strong supporters of conservation and habitat?creating environments where birds (and hunters) can thrive and be successful for generations to come. That is why we created the 'U Donate' program that allows you to select your favorite conservation group and Uplanders Warehouse makes a donation from every product purchase. We believe we're the only retailer that commits a fixed percentage of all sales to upland conservation groups.
Visit our website today at www.uplanders.com and gear up for your next bird hunt!
Weatherby's is located on Grand Lake
Stream in Downeast Maine and is one
of the oldest and most famous fishing
lodges in the country. We are now
open through October for upland bird
hunting. Our origins stem from the
nineteenth century, and yearly visits
have become a way of life for many
sportsmen looking for a remote fishing
experience. As your hosts, we are
proud to be known among sportsmen
worldwide for our friendliness and
hospitality. We are committed to providing
you with exceptional service and quality
accommodations that will make your
vacation not just a trip, but an experience,
one that you will want to pass along
to your children and grandchildren.
sits on the edge of more than 1 million
acres of forestland with hundreds
of miles of gravel roads, allowing
access to some of the best grouse
coverts in the east. Opportunities
abound for hunting over both pointing
and flushing breeds. Spend a day or
a week chasing the king of all game
birds, the ruffed grouse, in the grandeur
of a downeast autumn.
in the heart of the Atlantic
flyway, Weatherby’s also
provides opportunities for quality
woodcock shooting. Whether in
alder runs surrounding our countless
wetlands, on aspen and birch
studded hillsides, or around
abandoned farms and orchards,
the whimsical and legendary
timberdoodle is certain to provide
sport for the upland hunter.
Combine a day of grouse and
woodcock hunting, a local Registered
Maine Guide (not required),
good dogs and the glory of a
crisp fall day, and you are guaranteed
an experience that will be remembered
for a lifetime.
Outdoorsman's Edges is right here
in Central/Coastal Maine. I arranged
to meet with the knife maker Mike
(an avid outdoorsman, fellow Maine
Guide, and member of Upland Talk
bulletin board) and was suitably
impressed with what I saw. Needless
to say a small game knife named "The
for me and a big game knife named
"The Whitetail" for partner
Pete are on order. The blades are
made with 440C Stainless Steel which
holds a nice edge and can also be
ordered in high carbon steel from
Germany or the classic "Russell
Green River" blades-all in
endless configurations. These
are custom built knives designed
specifically for you, one-at-a
-time. He offers knives such as "The
"The Moose", or "The
Salmon", amongst others. Mike
creates comfortable, custom handles
and can work with bone, antler,
black walnut (my choice), ebony
(Petes choice), or just about any
wood you desire or can supply.
The handles are finished with a
waterproof, durable, oil finish.
They are supplied with a rugged,
hand-sewn, deer hide sheath. In
addition Mike creates double-sided
box calls, one of which I hope
to be using next year on a Spring