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NoisyPlume-Upland-Hunt-Filson-35 Jillian Lukiwski, also known as The Noisy Plume, is an independent metalsmith, freelance photographer and writer representing the indelible spirit of the interior West of Canada and the USA.  She spends her winters in Idaho and in the summer, she moves North to the Methow Valley of Washington with her smokejumper husband.  Jillian prefers strong coffee, river travel, real maple syrup, big running bird dogs, cutthroat trout, red lipstick and classic country music. Robert says the first day of February is the worst day of the year. The more time I spend hunting by his side behind our hardworking dogs in the rimrock country and high desert range of Idaho, the more I tend to agree with him. Thi...Read More
fieldguide_upland_headerWith sparse deserts and plains, sprawling coastal tidelands, and the only temperate rainforest in the contiguous United States, Washington is home to one of the most diverse climates of any state. For any sportsman or woman this translates to endless outdoor possibilities. A 3-hour drive from the Filson Headquarters in Seattle will put you knee-deep in slate gray water throwing flies for Steelhead, forging through a marsh with duck decoys in hand, or hiking along a basalt-rimmed plateau behind working dogs with a side-by-side. Throw your Waders, Tin Cloth Pants, and an Alaskan Guide Shirt or two in your duffle and hit the road in the AEV Filson Edition Wrangler with our Field Guide to Washin...Read More
DuckHunt-FieldGuideCoverImageWith sparse deserts and plains, sprawling coastal tidelands, and the only temperate rainforest in the contiguous United States, Washington is home to one of the most diverse climates of any state. For any sportsman or woman this translates to endless outdoor possibilities. A 3-hour drive from the Filson Headquarters in Seattle will put you knee-deep in slate-gray water throwing dry flies for Steelhead, forging through a marsh with duck decoys in hand, or hiking along a basalt-rimmed plateau behind working dogs with a side-by-side. Throw your Waders, Tin Cloth Pants, and an Alaskan Guide Shirt or two in your duffle and hit the road in the AEV Filson Edition Wrangler with our Field Guide to Wa...Read More
Red Legged Devils - Snowcock Hunting Larry McKurtis is a writer and amateur photographer living in Northern Nevada. He prefers sleeping in the dirt, pushing himself to delirious exhaustion, and getting to the marrow of the matter at hand. Aside from writing he's an avid cyclist, wood worker, hunter, and fly fisherman. These activities give him an excuse to travel and explore the American West and North America. His blog Red Legged Devils covers his experiences in the out of doors. We crested the 11,000 foot summit in a thick bank of clouds, the dog vanishing from left to right as she worked the plateau for scent. I was tired but the dog sure wasn't. She seemed oblivious to the five digit elevation and the many rocky, thorny mi...Read More
_46C7515Sinuhe Xavier is a commercial photographer and director invited to join the Director's Guild of America in 2008. When he is not telling stories for his advertising clients he can be found as the creative director for Overland Journal or behind the wheel of his 1962 Land Rover Series IIa mapping remote routes across Utah. There is something strangely familiar about the rural areas of Northern Baja California. The landscape isn’t much different than Southern California, outside of Tijuana and Ensenada it remains largely unchanged from when the missionaries established the first communities along El Camino Real in the late 1700’s. Sure, there is sprawl around the small hamlets and the farms hav...Read More
Bird Dog - PointingFor over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. As the hunting season nears, it's incredibly important to reinforce good gun dog training procedures and attempt to break bad habits. Below, find some of George's best tips and tricks on bird dog training. Training a dog does not have to be a Herculean challenge. Most often it takes more time and effort to fix a problem than it requires to train a dog from the get-go if the training is done right. 

I have outlined a few tips that will hopefully help with the training and performance of your dogs.

 1. Dogs learn by association.As trainers, we need to fully understand how strong the powers of associa...Read More

Bird Dog Training - Filson LifeFor over two decades, George Hickox has shown all levels of owners how to train great bird dogs. Today, George details the blueprint of a successful bird dog training program.

 The blueprint for a successful training program must be implemented in a timely manner and fundamental canine training principles must be adhered to in order to achieve the end goal.  Some of the bible principles I feel are important to guarantee the outcome are: 1.  Do not wait for the “pup to be old enough to train.”  Teaching the dogs to learn to learn is important and should begin early in the pup’s development.  Dogs that have not been exposed to new environments, other dogs, people, and learning to perform tasks ...Read More

FilsonLife_Duckhunt-3204Kyle Johnson is a 30 year old editorial and commercial photographer hailing from the Pacific Northwest. During the ending days of the waterfowl season, Kyle and his good friend Jerry Patty were able to rise before the sun and give it one last go in Carnation, WA. Below, Jerry reflects on a family hunting tradition as the season comes to an end.FilsonLife_Duckhunt-3316Filson_Ducks-3035For me, duck hunting is much more than a hobby, it is a way of life steeped in family tradition. As far back as we can trace, all the great men in my family were diehard bird hunters, conservationists, all outdoorsmen to the true letter of the word.FilsonLife_Duckhunt-3532FilsonLife_Duckhunt-3358It means everything to me to carry on the tradition of my family, and do what I can to make a difference ...

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IMG_1729T. Edward Nickens reports on conservation, the outdoors, and Southern culture for some of the world’s most respected publications. He is editor-at-large for Field & Stream and a contributing editor for Audubon magazine. He hosts Field & Stream’s television shows The Gun Nuts and The Total Outdoorsman Challenge for Outdoor Channel. From the Nicaraguan rainforest to the shores of the Arctic Sea, Nickens has authored more than 1,000 bylined articles, and won more than two dozen national writing awards. This is a pageant, as carefully choreographed as you can imagine—as carefully choreographed as possible, considering that the central character is a wild bird. “Careful, boy. Watch what you’re do...Read More
duck1John Ludlam is a medium format photographer currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago, he started processing and printing his own photos in the darkroom and hasn't gone back to digital since. Follow along as John recounts the waterfowl season opener in Colorado.The much awaited opening day of any season brings back the memories of seasons gone by.The sights, smells, and sounds bring back any hunters willing to get out of bed early to beat the sunrise and settle into their favorite spots.  duck2The familiarity of the senses that accompany hunting are powerful; the chilling morning air that shocks your senses as you take the first steps out of your warm home, the crunch of frosted dirt ...Read More

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