Shooting Sportsman Magazine, July/August 2020

July/August 2020

Perhaps we can use this time to prepare for the upcoming season—whether by practicing our shooting or making sure that clothing and gear are field ready.

Federal Ammunition

TSS: What It Is and Isn’t

TSS has been receiving a lot of hype lately. If you are a turkey hunter, you no doubt have noticed that several US shotshell manufacturers have begun offering TSS turkey loads. And TSS now is being marketed to waterfowl and upland hunters.


West Virginia to Restore Quail

This past March West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources was beginning a five-year project with the aim of restoring northern bobwhite quail to the state.

Re-jointing a Gun

Re-jointing a Gun

All break-action guns eventually become loose and need to be repaired. If not remedied, the condition will have dire consequences for the gun.


KAMO’s Missions for Good

Last year K-9 Adoption and Mentoring Outdoors—KAMO, by its catchy acronym—was founded by lifelong sportsman Trent Leichleiter for the dual purpose of adopting out dogs from the sporting industry and introducing more people to outdoor pursuits like hunting, fishing and shooting.


Patagonia Pause

A few years ago writer Reid Bryant and I spent a week in Patagonia chasing valley quail through the foothills of the Andes.

Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels

A Dog-Training Treatise

When training my pointer puppy years ago, I wish I had known about the Smith Training Method, outlined and detailed in the exceptionally helpful book Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels.