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A veritable plethora of variety awaits hunters of these birds. As a rule, less specialized equipment is needed here than for waterfowl or big game. In many ways, upland birds are the flying equivalent of the small game found on the prairies and fields.

Hunters don’t need to backcountry camp or institute survival tactics for this. A license, a shotgun, good boots, and common sense are usually enough to get you started. Bring along your dog, even if he isn’t bred to hunt, and let him learn on the job. This is a good exercise in learning. Just make sure to be safe while learning the ropes. A little studying will help, however. Since upland game birds are a broad category, you might want to pick out a few likely targets for your area.