10 Best Upland Hunting Gear

Updated on: July 2021

Best Upland Hunting Gear in 2021


Browning Pheasants Forever Upland Canvas Jacket, Tan/Blaze, XX-Large

Browning Pheasants Forever Upland Canvas Jacket, Tan/Blaze, XX-Large
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Browning Dog Protection Vest Dog Hunting Vest, Safety Orange, Medium

Browning Dog Protection Vest Dog Hunting Vest, Safety Orange, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Browning | since 1878, Browning has continued to represent "the best there is" In firearms and outdoor products
  • Durable construction | constructed from a lightweight water and tear resistant fabric. Protective chest plate provides your dog with protection against sticks and rocks while still offering flexibility for comfort and ease movement
  • Adjustable fit | this vest is designed with a trim Mable chest area for a more precise fit. Hook and loop neoprene straps with neoprene padding offer optimum comfort and
  • High visibility | bright Hunter orange with reflective accents ensures high visibility in low lighting
  • Size | small: fits dogs 25-45 lbs. , 12"-17" Neck, 16"-21" Waist, 19" - 26" Chest | Medium: fits dogs 35-65 lbs. , 14"-18" Neck, 19"-26" Waist, 22"- 30" Chest | large: fits dogs 55-85 lbs. , 17"-22" Neck, 21"-28" Waist, 25"- 33" Chest

Browning Pheasants Forever Chaps, Upland Field Tan, Medium-Regular

Browning Pheasants Forever Chaps, Upland Field Tan, Medium-Regular
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Products designed in the USA with quality materials
  • High tensile and durability with all Browning gear
  • Whether you're an avid outdoors man or recreational, good for all people
  • Official Browning Gear
  • Proudly Distributed in the U.S.A.
  • 100-Percent Guaranteed

Gamehide 3st Upland Front Loading Vest, Large, Multi

Gamehide 3st Upland Front Loading Vest, Large, Multi
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Front and rear loading blood proof game bag
  • Heavy duty fabric to withstand the toughest brush and briars
  • Quilted left and right shoulder patches
  • Large oversized dump pockets
  • Reinforced stitching for years of Use and abuse

VISM NC Star CHV2942TO NcStar, Hunting Vest/Blaze Orange & Tan

VISM NC Star CHV2942TO NcStar, Hunting Vest/Blaze Orange & Tan
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Blaze orange/tan
  • One size fits most
  • Fully adjustable shoulders and side cinch straps
  • Be prepared for hunting season with the New VISM Hunting Vest
  • Blaze Orange and Tan color combination
  • Two large main front pockets are perfect for storing a box of shells and deep rear game pocket
  • Elastic shell loops keep extra shells readily available
  • Dual quilted thin recoil pads

Browning Upland Pheasants Forever Chaps, Field Tan, 36 x 32

Browning Upland Pheasants Forever Chaps, Field Tan, 36 x 32
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Products designed in the USA with quality materials
  • High tensile and durability with all Browning gear
  • Whether you're an avid outdoors man or recreational, good for all people

ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Upland Game Vest, One Size

ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Upland Game Vest, One Size
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Ultrathin shooter-friendly shoulder straps for maximum shooting comfort
  • One large wrap-around game pocket that can unzip for easy cleaning
  • Two front shell pockets - each pocket fits a full box of shells
  • Fully equipped with H2O compatibility, large rear organizational pocket, two extra gear pockets, two water bottle pockets and two radio pockets
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 9 oz., Waist Belt Range: 36" - 60"

Browning Upland Jacket, Field Tan, X-Large

Browning Upland Jacket, Field Tan, X-Large
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Products designed in the USA with quality materials
  • High tensile and durability with all browning gear
  • Whether you're an avid outdoors man or recreational, good for all people

Gamehide Switchgrass Upland Field Bird Vest (Marsh Brown/Orange, X-Large)

Gamehide Switchgrass Upland Field Bird Vest (Marsh Brown/Orange, X-Large)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • This vest is oversized and fits one size larger than size stated. Made to go over a jacket.
  • Front shell holders with fabric gun protector
  • Quilted shoulders for added comfort while shooting
  • Durable cotton canvas fabric with quality stitching
  • Extra large zippered slash pockets for extra shells and a blood proof game bag

Gamehide Upland Vest, X-Large

Gamehide Upland Vest, X-Large
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested for durability
  • Made to be comfortable and quiet

Irish Red and White Setter: The Original Irish Setter

This extremely rare Irish hunting dog breed is gaining new support in America

The Irish setter is one of the most familiar breeds of dog in both American and Europe. But not many people have heard about the Irish red and white setter, considered the ancestor breed of the Irish setter. Even today, some all-red Irish setters produce puppies with some white patches. The popularity of the all-red Irish setter nearly wiped out the Irish red and white setter. Today, they are rare, even in Ireland.

Brief History

Like the Irish setter, the Irish red and white setter was bred to be a highly trainable, enthusiastic hunting companion. It is unknown how old the breed is, but the breed is at least as old as the late 1700s. But by 1850, fashion dictated that all-red dogs were preferred over red and white coats. Although the Irish red and white setter was celebrated on an Irish postage stamp in the early 1900s, the breed was in a steep decline.

Both breeds were called the Irish setter and even showed in the same classes. But by the end of World War II, Irish dog breeders decided to separate the two breeds. Although some dogs had been imported to the United States in the 1800s, the breed disappeared until more dogs were imported in the 1960s. By 1997, there was enough interest in the rare breed to start the Irish Red and White Setter Association.

Comparison to the Irish Setter

The two Irish setter breeds differ in more than just color. Irish red and white setters average 22 to 26 inches tall, slightly smaller than the Irish setter, especially those in America, where taller togs are preferred in the show ring. Irish setters average 24 to 27 inches tall. While Irish setters weigh in at 60 to 70 pounds, Irish red and white setters can be as light as 40 pounds but some males can weigh 70 pounds. Like with the Irish setter, males are generally taller and heavier than females.

Irish setters have long, floppy ears that practically hug the sides of the head. In contrast, the Irish red and white setter's ears are set higher and stick out further from the head. The ears also are usually shorter, too. The Irish red and white setter is less prone to ear infections because their ears get better air circulation.

Temperament

There are many books, vets and dog owners that will assert that Irish red and white setters are not as scatterbrained as Irish setters. However, temperament varies widely in individual dogs due to their health and training, so this generalization should be taken with a large grain of salt.

These dogs need plenty of exercise in order to be trainable and to prevent health disorders such as hip dysplasia. Because they were bred to hunt, these dogs may chase or harass smaller pets but tend to get along with other dogs. Irish red and white setters do well in canine sports such as agility or flyball and have even been trained to be search and rescue dogs.

References

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs, Dog Breeds amp; Dog Care. Dr. Peter Larkin amp; Mike Stockman. Hermes House; 2005.

The Howell Book of Dogs. Liz Palika. Howell Book House; 2020.

Dummies.com. "Irish Red and White Setter: A Dog for Outdoors."

Irish Red and White Setter Association

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