Hunters have the greatest choice among 20-gauge loads, from traditional lead to nontoxics that include Kent’s bismuth offerings. Fans of the 28 gauge have more choice than ever, including loads from RST and Fiocchi.
Regrettably, well-known guide and trainer Web Parton is retiring. So this piece is not a recommendation of a trainer but an indication of what to look for in a snake-avoidance clinic: above all a trainer with a feel for dogs as individuals and a willingness to invest time in their education.
Alan Epler, the general merchandise manager for Dick’s Sporting Goods, shares his thoughts on the quail and dove hunting he grew up with in South Texas, amid the backdrop of taking his own son pheasant hunting in South Dakota.