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Edgar Castillo


Edgar Castillo is a recently retired law enforcement officer after serving +26 years for a large Kansas City metropolitan agency. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for twelve years. Born in Guatemala, hunting was a new concept for him when he came to the United States. Neighbor Tom introduced Edgar and his father to waterfowl and eventually upland hunting. An ember had been lit. 

Edgar longs for the colors of autumn, and wintry days afield in pursuit of an array of birds. He cherishes the feel of metal and wood in his hands, the sound of wingbeats exploding from underfoot, the lingering smell of gunpowder, the drifting of feathers in the air, and the heft of feathered game in his HUNT REDI vest. Those are the moments and memories he celebrates, when hunting the landscape. 

His passion lies in the uplands as he self-documents his travels across public lands or wherever the dirt road takes him…ultimately it always leads Edgar to hunt open fields, walk treelines, & bust through plum thickets in search of wild birds in wild places. 

These adventures and fervid emotion have allowed Edgar to become an outdoor writer for various magazines and outlets. His goal…to share experiences, knowledge, and stories by educating, entertaining, and inspiring others. 

Follow his escapades on Instagram at @hunt_birdz | Facebook hunt birdz – Gear Reviews, Tips, & Info for the Uplands | LinkedIn Edgar Castillo



  • Kansas

Favorite Upland Pursuit

  • The bird changes every time I hunt a new species!

Favorite Dog Breed

  • To maintain my friendships, I’m gonna have to say Drahts and GSP’s. 


  • Ruger Red Label 12-gauge O/U

Best Eating Bird

  • Quail (all of ‘em) of course. 

Other Pursuits

  • Outdoor writing.

Conservation Groups

  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever (chapter board member), Ruffed Grouse Society, Wyoming Wildlife Federation
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During the upland season, Deviate & Elevate Series vest orders will ship in approximately 1 week upon order placement due to high demand. Thanks crew!

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Heads up! We're shutting down the office for Christmas and the New Year. All orders received after 12:00pm CST Friday the 23rd will ship out the first week in January 2023. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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