The right upland hunting jacket will make your hunt comfortable and productive. So what is upland hunting? Upland hunting is a term for bird hunting in which the hunter pursues upland birds such as quail, pheasant, grouse, woodcock, prairie chicken, chucker and others. Scroll down to learn more....
.....Because upland birds tend to be found on the ground in heavy cover, you will need an upland coat that is as tough as that brush. Upland hunting jackets in sturdy, traditional cotton canvas are brush tough, tried and true. Most upland jackets are made from cotton canvas or similar dense weave, non-snag fabric.
Depending upon their method of work, some dogs point game and some flush game. When flushed, either by the hunter or the dog, the hunter then attempts to shoot the birds on the wing. This is also known as wing shooting. A successful shot and retrieve means a bird in hand. Many upland hunting jackets feature a rear bird bag and a more recent upland coat feature - front load - make it much easier to get the game into the bird bag. Choose your new Upland Hunting Jacket from our top of the line selection.
The variety of shotguns used in upland shooting varies as much as the upland hunters themselves. From break-breach guns to semi-automatics, and almost every gauge on the market 410 through 12 gauge. The most popular and stylish shotgun for upland hunting is a double barrel, generally over-under, shotgun in a smaller gauge such as a 16, 20 or 28 gauge. Upland guns can be extremely valuable, often commanding many thousands of dollars. Match that gun with a high quality upland hunting jacket from the likes of Browning, Beretta or Under Armour.
Pheasant hunting is the most popular form of upland hunting and generally takes place in crop fields which provide cover and food for the birds. The Browning Pheasant Forever Upland Hunting Jacket is our best selling pheasant hunting jacket. Upland birds are hunted in a almost every state and every dry habitat from deserts to high mountain elevations. The wide access to this sport is one of the reasons for the popularity of upland hunting. But, the mid-west, especially the Dakotas, are famous for their vast pheasant hunting opportunities and number of birds. In the eastern half of South Dakota, there are numerous pheasant hunting lodges.
Some states require upland hunters to don some quantity of blaze orange clothing for safety and many of the upland hunting coats that we stock feature blaze orange or blaze orange accents. Quite often a hunter will wear a vest over the upland hunting jacket. A vest in blaze orange will keep the hunter in compliance and help to carry game. Recently, the trend is toward functional technical day packs designed for more rigorous upland hunting in remote areas. In addition to lunch and hydration liquids, the backpacks are a great way to carry your upland hunting jacket during the mid-day warmup.
Location is important when deciding the species of upland bird you want to hunt. Your upland hunt may be in the US or anywhere around the world. Buy your upland hunting jacket here and you will look great and hunt like the pros.