May/June 2016


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The May/June 2016 issue of Shooting Sportsman is now available online and on newsstands. Our “Hunting Dogs issue” offers new perspectives on age-old questions of the hunter-hunting dog relationship. Pointer, or flusher? When are you too old for another puppy? Also, training advice from Tom Dokken and a Field Gear selection that’s gone to the dogs. On the cover: German shorthaired pointer, Bodie, with pheasant, photographed by Lauren Till.

FEATURES

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Photograph by Brian Grossenbacher

A GUN FOR THE LADY

Meeting women’s (different) needs
Elizabeth Lanier

THE EARLY BIRDS OF BUFFALO BUTTE

Memorable pheasant hunting in South Dakota
Ed Carroll

A BIGGER PIECE OF SKY

Huns & sharptails on the wide-open Montana prairie
Brian Grossenbacher with Reid Bryant

PACK

Celebrating the ties that bind
Tom Reed

 

SPECIAL HUNTING DOGS SECTION

THE GREAT DEBATE

Pointing dogs v. flushing dogs for pheasants
Tom Davis

CAN’T-MAKE MISTAKES

Plan ahead, or suffer a lifetime of consequences
Tom Dokken

DEPARTMENTS
From the Editor

Springtime is for hunting dogs

Ralph P. Stuart

Letters

Primer confusion, kudos for reloading series, hearing safety and more

Game & Gun Gazette

Boss’s new Boss, positive gundog training, build your own Boxall & Edmiston, etc.

Shooting

Talking trap as a great introduction for new shooters

Chris Batha

Fine Gunmaking

A George Hinton boxlock as a window to gunmaking history

Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

Reloading Part 3: High-performance specialty loads

Tom Roster

Gun Review

Salvinelli’s EXL Sporting: a well-balanced shooter for crushing clays

Bruce Buck

Field Gear

A sampling of products for Man’s Best Friend

David Draper

To the Point

When you’re past your last pup

Tom Huggler

 

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Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman's Associate Editor.

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