May/June 2005

Features

Crafting in Basque

Tracing the path of gunmaking in Spain

By: Terry Wieland

Picking a Pro

Honest advice on vetting a dog trainer

By: Tom Davis

Guns of Scotland

Touring three top shops in the space of a day

By: Clair Kofoed

Fielding Emergencies

On being prepared to properly deal with injuries

By: Joe Spoo

The New Wave of Electronics

What’s new in the world of e-gear

By: Tom Huggler

Quail Hunting’s New Good Old Days, Part I

Bobwhite restoration success and fresh hope in the South

By: Vic Venters

Beaver Moon

A stolen duck hunt from a beaver-lodge blind

By: Samuel Lucy

The Pigeons of Paraguay

Picazuro, plague, pest-a pigeon by any name (or in any language) means great shooting. On Paraguay’s Gran Chaco plain, it’s Columba picazuro-a hearty, hard-flying bird that draws the ire of local farmers but the attention of appreciative wingshooters. Spring in Northern climes is fall south of the equator

Photography by: Clair Kofoed

Departments

From the Editor

There’s a stream about 20 minutes from the house where we’ve spent many a duck opener for the past dozen years. It’s small water, with an occasional riffle but mostly slow current slipping through deep, dark pools. The grassy banks support alders, spruce and oaks, which hover over the flow plunking acorns

By: Ralph P. Stuart

Letters

Reflections & Corrections As an “outdoor” and gun writer for 35 years, I will tell you that the magazine is simply the best of its genre. As a longtime subscriber, I do have reflections on a few subjects. First, I miss Michael McIntosh’s and David Trevallion’s Techicana column but applaud Steven Dodd

Concours Heads to Chicago

The Gold Medal Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns is heading to the Chicago area. The twice-annual event is held in the fall with The Vintage Cup, at Orvis Sandanona, in Millbrook, New York, and in the spring at locations farther west. GMC IX will take place on Saturday, May 14, in conjunction with the

By: Steve Helsley

The Historical Novel Takes Up a Parker

A review of “Knight of the Trigger”

By: Vic Venters

The GMC’s NRA-Benefit Sweepstakes

Last year’s Searcy .470 is back up for grabs. At the Vintage Cup banquet last September, NRA President Kayne Robinson drew sweepstakes ticket No. 0563 for the Searcy double rifle that had been donated to raise funds for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. Gold Medal Concours founders Roger Sanger

By: Silvio Calabi
Charles F. Waterman – 1913-2005

Charley Did It All

By: Ben O. Williams

The “Yooper” Side-by-Side Classic

It may not be the biggest among side-by-side shooting events, but it’s one of the most beloved among participants. The Upper Peninsula Side-by-Side Classic is the shoot that people talk about long after their black-fly bites have healed, perhaps because it is so totally isolated that everyone who’s attended

By: Ed Carroll

National Side-by-Side Festival Changes Venues

The Vintagers’ second fling at a big Midwestern shoot and exhibition has moved to an impressive new venue and added new fields of competition, including an old-school take on skeet and the English variation of two-barrel trap. Because of the quality of the facility-Northbrook Sports Club, in Hainesville,

By: Ed Carroll

Fine Gunmaking

Evolution of the Sidelock, Part II

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shooting

Upper Management

By: Michael McIntosh

Shot Talk

Technical Questions

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

The Twilight Years

By: George Hickox

Gun Review

Rizzini’s Round Body Game Gun

By: Bruce Buck

Snapshots

If you wish to win the World Side-by-Side Skeet Championship in Illinois in May (see p. 14), you likely will have to better the score of Hal M. Hare. Hare recently was named to the National Skeet Shooting Association’s 2005 All-American International Skeet Team based on tournament performance and overall

By: Ed Carroll

The Major

The Best-Laid Plans Gang Aft Aglee

By: Galen Winter

Going Places

Marco Polo Partridge

By: Chris Dorsey

 

Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman's Associate Editor.

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