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Has upland hunting been abandoned?

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PartridgeCartridge
Maybe you could get Bradford to do a movie about bird hunting, that would "fix it".

No thanks.

Yep.

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MTRookie76
Maybe you could get Bradford to do a movie about bird hunting, that would "fix it".

No thanks.

Yep.

Michael Keaton could star in it, he lives just a few valley's over and is quite an avid bird hunter. Tom Mcguane lives in the same valley he could do the script, you just might be on to something Steve.

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Backlash

Chester pointed his first quail. He was shaking like a porcupine in Reelmaker's sights

I almost ruined my keybord with coffee cup #4.  Thanks Mike.

I too am nauseated by the thought of a 'grouse commander' or Barta like 'promoter' for upland bird hunting.  Then again, as was touched on in another thread, what are we as bird hunters doing to preserve and pass on our sport?  Outside of family and maybe a close friend or two, not a whole lot.  It is primarily a solitary pursiut and if "A CRP Strip Runs Through It" is made, many here will lament the death of bird hunting the way the fly boys point to that 'other' movie as ruining their sport by exposing it to googans.  Now the marketers of fly gear may not see it that way since moving product is their goal.  My guess is pheasant hunters would be especially vulnerable to such marketers.

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PartridgeCartridge
 My guess is pheasant hunters would be especially vulnerable to such marketers.

Pretty much. Those heathens will flock to it like lemmings on a cliff.

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trust me

I'm sure we all picture ourselves as the lead in the upcoming upland movie, "A Dog Runs Through It."

I want Hollywood making an upland movie about me, about as much as i want them making a porn movie about me.

The end products probably would similar, in that there would be a lot of sweating, cursing, and thrashing about, and a lot of missed attempts.

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bosco mctavitch
 My guess is pheasant hunters would be especially vulnerable to such marketers.

Pretty much. Those heathens will flock to it like lemmings on a cliff.

mmm, bad analogy.  cliffs are the chukar hunters.  Pheasants...think drainage ditch.

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Hunshatt
I want Hollywood making an upland movie about me, about as much as i want them making a porn movie about me.

just vomited in my mouth... more than a little.... besides ...the smurf is the resident porn star... albeit it's gay midget  porn, but it's still porn .... I guess

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ANF grousin
 My guess is pheasant hunters would be especially vulnerable to such marketers.

Pretty much. Those heathens will flock to it like lemmings on a cliff.

mmm, bad analogy.  cliffs are the chukar hunters.  Pheasants...think drainage ditch.

Better hope the flood waters recede or they'll all drown; chickens and hunters.

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Guest

I can't see the lack of yahoo fist pumping, hooting and hollering like a moron as a negative. Quite the opposite. I think a majority of upland bird hunters have a bit more between the ears than to fall for, or be interested in the hype and foolishness of TV shows or magazines geared to that kind of thing. If I'm not "with it", or keeping up with things, I'll wear it as a badge of honor.

As to younger people not being interested. It's that way for most types of hunting. With so many people now from urban and heavily populated suburbs it's more a cultural and opportunity thing. I have five sons, three are upland bird hunters in a big way and another does a little. I think upland birds are more geared to those that are a bit older anyway. When your young and mobile being able to train a dog and all that goes with it isn't so easy. Some do it, but many more that come to it I think start up once in a more settled situation.

That's my opinion anyway.

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Don Steese

Don't much give a crap about any of the rest of it, but there's no doubt upland hunters are a geriatric lot. Seven of us, five of which  were UJ members, were gathered in our kitchen here in Sask. last week. I'm 66 and I was the second youngest at the table. What does that tell you???

I don't have any problem with folks(especially Brad)  trying to make a few bucks from us upland hunters...that's called free enterprise. Long may it live! Make it while you can because hunting in general, and upland in particular, isn't going to be around that much longer.....in my opinion. With each generation we'll lose more and more hunters.

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Matt Crawford

Let me get this straight. And I have to go slowly. Cause. I'm. Old.

Sh!t for brains writes an entire ******* piece on how he helped transform bass media and how he's about to transform upland media and he plugs his company at the end of it all with a URL.

And he's sofa king savvy that the link takes us to this, which appears to an educational media site for one Doreen Marchionni (Ph.D. '09, Missouri School of Journalism).

You stay classy, San Diego.

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trust me

Somebody ought to send a link to this thread to Jay and let him see how his line of reasoning is going over with the faithful.  I think it's safe to say that his argument has left us all feeling a little cold.

I don't need a glib huckster in any facet of my life, especially not in my upland passion.  Jay needs to stick with the bass n' bucks crowd.  That's where his bread will be buttered.  Some of that upland money he assumes is being left on the table is mine, and I resent that he thinks I'm leaving it out there for a sharpie like him to pocket.

I hunt the uplands to escape from Jay and his ilk.

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Uplander
Bleh.

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erik meade
Seven of us, five of which  were UJ members, were gathered in our kitchen here in Sask. last week. I'm 66 and I was the second youngest at the table. What does that tell you???

It tells my you have old friends...

:p

The hunting tables I sit around typically have 30 and 40 somethings around it.

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erik meade
I was going to add my +1 to Matt's post,  but then I read trust me's post and thought I would add a +1 to that (especially the comment about wanting upland hunting to escape that ilk), but then I read Uppies and I am in complete agreement with his well written dissertation on the topic.

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