Wingshooting

Rules for Steadiness

Rules for Steadiness

Once your dog has mastered the remote sit and retrieving bumpers from heel, you can move to tossing bumpers with your dog sitting at a distance.

Hunting Dogs

Spay, Neuter or Not

For both health and performance reasons, fewer owners are spaying or neutering their dogs—and then only after the dogs are at least a year old.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers chairman of the board, Ryan Busse.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Forged around an Oregon campfire by a group of hunting buddies in 2004, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers organized around a simple but novel response to the challenges facing the friends’ outdoor pursuits.

While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting

Remembering Wild Quail

It’s hard to foster a budding young Babcock or Ruark on an ersatz diet of pen-raised quail. While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting, by Richard E. Rankin Jr., is one modern exception.

Going Big with Small Gauges

Going Big with Small Gauges

Lately there has been a resurgence in the popularity of small gauges among fine-gun enthusiasts and collectors, and now several bespoke makers are being commissioned to build these for discerning clients.

2018 Dog of the Year Winners

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.