Wingshooting

Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels

A Dog-Training Treatise

When training my pointer puppy years ago, I wish I had known about the Smith Training Method, outlined and detailed in the exceptionally helpful book Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels.

In order to prepare properly during the off-season, hunters should practice as much as possible on targets that simulate the birds they expect to encounter.

Sharpening Your Ax

In order to prepare properly during the off-season, hunters should practice as much as possible on targets that simulate the birds they expect to encounter.

Illustration by Gordon Allen

Royal Flush

Bird hunters live for the “flush rush”—that catch of breath, that endorphin sluice—triggered by “Bird up!” or the roar of wings. Odd, though, how the order of such drama changes as we grow older.

Rio’s Pro Eco Wad

Rio’s Pro Eco Wad

Rio’s Pro Eco Wad is made from organic vegetable materials and is 100% biodegradable and totally water soluble.

Elmer Crowell: Father of American Bird Carving, by Stephen B. O’Brien Jr. and Chelsie W. Olney

A Book on the Father of Bird Carving

Elmer Crowell: Father of American Bird Carving is a biography of a gifted man, a view into a bygone era of abundant waterfowl and rich sporting enthusiasts, and a gallery of exquisite photographs of beautifully carved and lovingly painted decoys.

Shotgunning in the Automatic Mind: The Guide for Shotgunners and Instructors

Shotgunning in ‘the Zone’

Shotgunning in the Automatic Mind: The Guide for Shotgunners and Instructors offers a premise that is hard to argue with: that success requires a shooter to shoot in “the zone”