When I recently received an invitation to put the new Purdey Sporting Clays Gun through its paces at Griffin & Howe’s Hudson Farm, in New Jersey, I could not resist.
Inspired by a bar-in-wood Purdey that Louca shot for years, Watson’s new hammergun was built to bring down the ultra-high, cloud-skimming pheasants popular with today’s British driven shoots.
In 2018, 25 nonresident permits were issued by lottery and were included in the allowable take of 1,000 emperor geese statewide. For the 2020-’21 season, the take will remain the same, and resident permits will be available online, from Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices, and from license vendors in rural coastal villages where emperor geese are hunted. The online application period for the 25 nonresident permits is November 1 to December 15, 2019.
We tip our hats to the Arkansas State Legislature for giving the mighty shotgun its rightful honor.
The new Texas shop is the third location for Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing, which includes an operation in Harpswell, Maine, and its flagship store in Naples, Florida.
If the fusion of British and Southern sporting cultures sprinkled with a bit of American architectural and presidential history are of interest to you, a trip to the Kevin’s and Holland & Holland 4th Annual Southern Game Fair will be well worth your while.
“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.
The 40th edition of the Blue Book includes all the new makes and models released in 2019 and more.
Dazzling innovation is an axiom of fine Italian gunmaking. Even so, the gullwing Bertuzzi was a standout.
Westley Richards has produced the industry’s finest gun photography and writing in its online blog, The Explora, since 2013. Now you can see it in print.
When we learned of F.lli Piotti’s new “droplock,” we asked the Italian maker for details.
After many years of population declines, Missouri’s ruffed grouse finally may be seeing a turnaround.