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.
Associate Editor Ed Carroll spent four days in early June shooting with South Pioneers in San Luis Province, Argentina. He brought back this one-minute video showing the streams of eared doves and spot-wing pigeons flowing over his shooting blind.
“If artists are fully appreciated only after their deaths, can the same be said of artisans? Yes, in the case of Guido Rizzini, the artisan who founded the Italian gunmaking firm F.lli Rizzini with his brother, Amelio, in 1971.”
We have never seen such awesome, nerve-wracking waves of grouse streaming over the moors.
To understand how obedience fits into a good training program, let’s first study the three main elements of the system: socialization, obedience and fieldwork.
The Project Upland series “ . . . captures the passions and traditions of the grouse woods to inspire a new generation of upland hunters,” as RGS puts it. This is good stuff — well worth watching. We can almost smell the North Woods in October . . .
The waterfowling season is fast approaching, and thoughts of it have stirred up fond memories of duck hunts past.
Editor’s Note: With so many talented trainers and authorities in the gundog world, it’s a shame that we don’t hear from more of them….
We like to spread the news on gamebird-related conservation action as often as possible, and here’s a simple and gratifying way you can stay informed on efforts to protect one of our most threatened and iconic species: the sage grouse.
If you’ve ever been chukar hunting in rimrock country or walked an endless rolling grassland sea seeking sharp-tailed grouse, these scenes will bring you back to those places and make you wish you had a plan to visit again soon.