you're like me, you long for
the crisp days of fall with
the aroma of decaying leaves,
the rush of a grouse flush
and the ballet of the woodcock
rise. We are for the most part
a solitary group, a minority
if you wish, disciples of uncivilized
places and wild birds."
Online Magazine & Bulletin Board will be
12 years old in late March of
2014. What started as just
an idea has evolved into a
web community that stretches
coast-to-coast, into Canada
Upland Talk Bulletin Board is the
heart-and-soul of UJ and continues to boast
over 3000 registered and active Members
and countless Guests and Visitors.
This expansive and primarily public/global board has become
THE PLACE for upland bird hunters
to share knowledge, gain information,
and just plain shoot the breeze.
The UJ Discussion Community enjoys a wide range of member resources from veterinarians, to gunsmiths, to dog trainers and breeders. Sporting writers and wildlife artists
have found the site/BB to be
a rich source for ideas and
inspiration. But it's the earnest bird hunters on the Board that bolster the mix and make it such a rich and unique meeting place.
"UJ Get-Togethers" continue to be annual events,
so much so that there is a
Forum devoted to these activities.
Folks who have met on UJ gather
from all corners of the country
for bird hunts, skeet/clay
shooting, dog training, or
just to meet and enjoy one
another's company. The networking
created through the board has
cemented many lifelong friendships.
None of the above could be
possible without the generosity
of the Contributing Members using
the Subscription/Donation format.
Contributing Members enjoy
enhanced priviliges including a Swap & Trade classified ad Forum, and an Upland Artisans Forum. These Forums provide more information, opportunity and resources to all members. Registration to become a member to the BB can no longer be open 24/7/365 due to spammers but is opened periodically. Information can be found by
reviewing applicable Topics on the Administration/Moderating Updates Forum.
Gear store is open for
business with UJ merchandise
and upland products including a grouse fan plaque-display, UJ hats, wildlife art notecards, UJ coffee mug and more.
As always, I am looking forward to another year of entertainment, information, commiseration and comradery. So pull up a stool. I'll see you all on 'The Board'.
Editor, Administrator & Moderator
Journal Online Magazine & Bulletin Board
From the Editor, 2005
From the Editor, 2003/2004
From the Editor, March 2002