Things to Know Before Getting a Bird Dog

Prospective bird dog owners can increase their odds of success by doing things like researching a pup’s bloodlines, setting realistic expectations and recognizing that training is not a race.

I Get Questions

When it comes to shotshells, some of the areas of greatest confusion involve pressures, inertia and shotstringing.

Wingshooting in Africa

South Africa offers a variety of wingshooting challenges, from hunting over pointing dogs to driven guinea fowl to pass-shooting pigeons (shown here).

Young Guns

If a child is strong enough to control a shotgun and mature enough to understand instruction and safety, then he or she is ready to begin shooting.

Get Schooled!

Taking a group lesson or attending a shooting school—such as the author’s British Driven Game Shooting Academy—is money and time well spent.