Wingshooting

Box of shotshells

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.

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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.

Trip Take-Alongs

Trip Take-Alongs

Now that you have that New Year’s Resolution in place, it’s time to start planning—and part of that means shopping for quality adventure gear.

Father & Son Pheasant Hunt

Alan Epler, the general merchandise manager for Dick’s Sporting Goods, shares his thoughts on the quail and dove hunting he grew up with in South Texas, amid the backdrop of taking his own son pheasant hunting in South Dakota.

Fowl Fooling

Fowl Fooling

If you go gaga over gear like we do, here’s a short list of new waterfowling items worth checking out this season.