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.
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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to finding the “right” range. The only question is: What’s right for you?
A late-season shoot at Primland
Now that you have that New Year’s Resolution in place, it’s time to start planning—and part of that means shopping for quality adventure gear.
Argentina pigeons & doves with South Pioneers.
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.
From replacing worn necessities to upgrading with the latest textiles or tech, wingshooters often have specific wish lists. Here are some great suggestions.
Top pros have refined their understanding of just how early well-bred retrievers can take on training tasks.
If you go gaga over gear like we do, here’s a short list of new waterfowling items worth checking out this season.
“What we are trying to do is make the best possible duck call. One that looks like a premium gunstock and sounds like it has a mallard living in it.”