We tip our hats to the Arkansas State Legislature for giving the mighty shotgun its rightful honor.
A visit with master engraver William Gamradt
“Saltwater, webbed feet and blackpowder” was a traditional wildfowler’s toast. The book by the same name, by John Richards and artist Julian Novorol, is a history of punt-gunning and big-bore shooting over the UK’s rivers and estuaries in the 19th and 20th centuries.
We’re saluting the indescribable connection that wingshooters have with their favorite shotguns. Whether your favorite gun shows exquisite gunmaking or great sentimental value, we want to see it. Winning entries will be celebrated with prizes as well as coverage in the magazine and on social media.
In 1835 in the Pennsylvania backcountry, a young sheriff unearths disturbing links among a judge’s suicide, a trial and hanging 30 years before, and a recent murder. To conduct his investigation, Sheriff Gideon Stoltz must relive his own mother’s murder, a crime that remains unsolved.
Every entry deserves recognition, but in the end this was a contest. Following are brief bios of the three winners and the great prizes they received from our generous sponsors.