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Top-Dog Gear

What hunter doesn’t think that his or her gundog is the best? Such assessments are based on performance, of course, but they also factor...


Smashing-Good Gear

For the shotgunner, there are few things as satisfying as smashing a clay target. Figuring out the lead, speed and perfect break point, and...

Rubber Match

Waterproof walking boots I’ll confess that I have PTSD when it comes to rubber boots. Some of the worst blisters I’ve suffered have been...


Tricked Out for Travel

"Travel” means different things to different people. For some it involves trekking around the globe via planes, trains and automobiles. For others it’s simply...

Landing Gear

There’s a moment in waterfowling when everything changes. It’s when the birds commit and lower their “landing gear” to set in. It’s also when...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

SPONSORED CONTENT: SHOOTING SPORTSMAN PARTNERS Need holiday gift ideas for wingshooters? Shooting Sportsman has you covered with our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Our staff...

Apex Waterfowl Shells

The Best Ammo for the Best Hunt

There’s a long list of non-toxic shotshell options for the duck and goose hunter, and picking the right loads can be the difference between success and disappointment.

Travis Vacek

Five Must-Haves for Every Waterfowler

Having spent much of his life chasing waterfowl, Travis knows how important having the right gear is to being successful. Here are Travis’s Top 5 Must-Have Items that he takes with him on every hunt.


‘Up’ for the Uplands

Just as athletes get “up” for a game, wingshooters must properly prepare for hunting season. This involves not only getting ready mentally and physically...

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Preseason Presents

It’s Christmas in July! At least it feels that way to wingshooters preparing for fall with preseason purchases. They’re making their lists and checking...

Pup Products

Ask any dog person what his or her favorite part of the hunt is, and you’re likely to hear, “Watching the dogs work.” For...

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Spring Breaking

As winter comes to an end, you can almost hear a collective, “Ahhhh,” as shooters step outside, fill their lungs with fresh air and...