July/August 2005


Perfection by Hand

Cogswell & Harrison: handcrafting guns by slow degrees

By: Douglas Tate

Trudging Across the Tundra

North to Alaska, in pursuit of the noble ptarmigan

By: Ed Carroll

Flights of Fancy

Rethinking reality-based "hunters' clays"

By: Tred Slough

A Scottish Seaside Shoot

This is a photoessay. Portpatrick, on the Irish Sea in far-southwest Scotland- driven game at the Corsewall Estate with Atkin Grant & Lang. "A good little shoot," the locals admit. Even in November it's a green and gentle landscape, with views stretching across the lochs and bays. But once the shooting

Photography by: Terry Allen

A Hunger for Huns

A flat-out search for Canada's prairie partridge

By: Ralph P. Stuart

Quail Hunting's New Good Old Days, Part II

Can Bob come back in the Southeast?

By: Vic Venters

The Year in Guns

The new-shotgun report from SHOT

By: Bruce Buck

A Stunning Piece of Work

English gunmaker Tony White, renowned for his modern take on the Anson & Deeley boxlock, recently unveiled a stunning pair of lightweight sidelock game guns-the first he has built under his own name. Other sidelocks he has built wear the names of other prestigious makers. The entirely English-made guns

By: John Ian Gregson


From The Editor

If you live in the Southeast and hunt quail, odds are you've noticed a precipitous decline in bird numbers during the past several decades. Stats show that since 1966, bobwhite populations have dropped an average of 2.8 percent per year nationwide, with some areas of the Southeast having seen a loss

By: Ralph P. Stuart


New Hope for Quail Hunters After reading Vic Venters' article "Quail Hunting's New Good Old Days, Part I" in May/June, I feel like we have been reborn! Thank you, thank you, for such a concise and informative article on Gentleman Bob. You do justice to all those who have hunted the Millpond and Elsoma

Sauer Knives, Fit for Presentation

Last year knifemaker Charles Sauer asked me to share a booth with him at The Vintage Cup in New York. When I agreed, he suggested that we do something special by creating an engraved presentation knife for the event. I thought this was an excellent idea, but as we discussed it, we realized that several

By: Barry Lee Hands

Field Test

Briley Bling-Bling

By: Bruce Buck

Pheasant Fest 2005

Pheasants Forever's (PF's) ringneck exposition-Pheasant Fest -attracted more than 24,000 members, hunters and devotees to the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska, for three days in mid-January. This outdoor-sports show was the second such gathering for PF and saw twice as many vendors and exhibitors as the

By: Larry Brown

British Makers Form Trust to Support the Trade

A charity dedicated to raising funds to ensure the continuance of the British gun trade has been launched in London by the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers. The charitable trust will help those engaged in the craft of gunmaking combine traditional skills with new technologies and encourage new recruits

By: John Ian Gregson

Fine Gunmaking

Evolution of the Sidelock, Part II

By: Steven Dodd Hughes



By: Michael McIntosh

Sporting Clays

Devil's Advocate

By: Barry G. Davis

Shot Talk

Patterning Your Shotgun

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Dog Dentistry

By: George Hickox

Field Gear

What Was New at SHOT

By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

Dog-Eared Reading

By: Charles Fergus


There may be 12 million mourning doves in Minnesota, but hunting opponents are organizing an effort in the Legislature to make sure that all of the birds are protected from sportsmen. At press time bills had been introduced in the House and Senate that would repeal the hunting season, which in 2004 occurred

By: Ed Carroll

The Major


By: Galen Winter

Guns of the Concours

A Modern Hammergun

By: Roger Sanger

and Steve Helsley


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