January/February 2022

January/February 2022 | Shooting Sportsman Magazine
Caroline Akey and her GSP Tikka hunting mountain quail in western Oregon. Photograph by Nathaniel Akey.

Features

Chasing Ghosts & Following Shadows

Pursuing the elusive mountain quail

by Matthew Hardinge

Scotch Doubles

The special qualities of vintage Scottish boxlocks

by Douglas Tate

The Guide’s Life

It’s more than about hunting

by Reid Bryant

Terrain Lines

The mind game of chukar hunting

by Greg McReynolds


Departments

From the Editor

On the loss of a fatherlike mentor

Letters

Fans of the 12 gauge, the fun of fowling and the finest photo

The Opener

A sneak peek from a snow-roosting prairie chicken

Game & Gun Gazette

The Duck Stamp winner, AyA’s Dominus, the Garmin Alpha 10 and more

Scattershot

Shooting

The mixed-bag magic of wingshooting in Africa
by Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Questions and answers —mostly about pressures
by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

What I wish I’d known before getting my first gundog
by Mark Coleman

Conservation

Britain steels itself for going nontoxic
by Jonathan Young

Gun Review

The Chapuis Faisan Artisan: “C’est magnifique!”
by Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Take-alongs for those bitten by the travel bug
by The Editors

To the Point

Strategies for dealing with the land-lease conundrum
by Tom Huggler

On the Cover

Caroline Akey and her GSP Tikka hunting mountain quail in western Oregon. Photograph by Nathaniel Akey.


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