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Readers & Writers Adventures

Choose from three once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to join celebrated magazine writers and fellow wingshooting aficionados on some of the best bird hunting trips on the planet. Sign up for more information about this year’s trips and we’ll keep you updated about space availability, new trip information, and Adventures news.

Sage Grouse

Operation Sage Grouse

The National Wildlife Federation is working with Youth Job Corps in Montana to protect greater sage grouse populations. By marking miles of fence, NWF is helping to improve existing ranching infrastructure, making fence safer for sage grouse and other species that inhabit the sage-steppe grasslands of Montana. Watch the video.

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Sub-Gauge Loads for Upland Birds

Hunters have the greatest choice among 20-gauge loads, from traditional lead to nontoxics that include Kent’s bismuth offerings. Fans of the 28 gauge have more choice than ever, including loads from RST and Fiocchi.

man dog and snake

Snake Safe

Regrettably, well-known guide and trainer Web Parton is retiring. So this piece is not a recommendation of a trainer but an indication of what to look for in a snake-avoidance clinic: above all a trainer with a feel for dogs as individuals and a willingness to invest time in their education.

Shooting Sportsman - Seven Guns from Seven Makers

Seven Guns From Seven Makers

In talking with top clay shooters and considering the specs of their gun setups we found plenty of consistency—and a few surprises.

Bill Curry

Bill Curry — 1949–2017

John William “Bill” Curry departed for more northern coverts on January 25, two days shy of his 68th birthday and 12 days after suffering a massive heart attack following a full day of shooting and dining with his Carolina Vintager friends in Georgetown, South Carolina.