March/April 2022


Clays, Guns & Family

The story of Joel Etchen Guns
by Tom Sternal

Wilderness Blues

Sooty grouse in Oregon’s Cascades
by John Shewey

Handloading for Hunting

Loading your own for the field
by Tom Roster

Divining for Quail

Working for—and lucking into—bobwhites on public land
by Oliver Hartner


From the Editor

The joys of our Readers & Writers Adventures


Single-shots for beginners, a touching tribute and a preference for performance

The Opener

A sage grouse encounter in the Wyoming high country

Game & Gun Gazette

A new slate of Adventures, McKay Brown sold, an upland Defender, a Hauptmann triple-barrel and more


The Gun Rack

The all-purpose CZ Upland Ultralight All-Terrain
by Ralph Stuart


The differences between field guns and target guns
by Chris Batha

From the Bench

A compressed look at springs and their fabrication
by Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Handloading shotshells to improve performance
by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

A practical approach to field emergencies
by Tom Keer

Gun Review

The SKB 720 Field: a lot of gun for reasonable money
by Bruce Buck

Field Gear

A full range of gear for target-takers
by The Editors

Going Places

Deer Creek Lodge: world-class wingshooting in northwest Kentucky
by Scott Cummings

To the Point

Lessons learned from a hunting mentor
by Tom Huggler

On the Cover

A brace of bobwhites photographed by Steve Oehlenschlager.

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