March/April 2005


Virtual Hunting

The designer experience v. the real thing

By: William G. Tapply

Migrating to Mexico

Hopping the border for ducks & doves

By: Jameson Parker

Walnut of the World

A hard look at the stuff stocks are made of

By: Clair Kofoed

'Member - Joe Knapp Club'

Researching the provenance of a unique Super-Fox

By: J.E. Fender

and David Trevallion

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

PAGE 56: Kenya. Land of storied safaris and African dreams. Big-game hunting was banned there three decades ago. But no one said anything about the birds... PAGE 58: About 100 miles south of Nairobi, in the Olgulalui region of Maasailand, there's a wingshooting safari beyond compare. On a private ranch

Photography by: Gary Kramer

The Spice of Life

Canadas, snows & specks -- all from the same box of shells

By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr


From the Editor

In early January I was in the backyard with my 5-year-old, Nick, field-testing his new Red Ryder. It was wonderful to see the serious look on his face as he handled the gun, cocked and loaded it, took careful aim, tried to control his breathing and the waving barrel, and finally squeezed the trigger

By: Ralph P. Stuart


A Fudged Photo? One of the things I enjoy about Shooting Sportsman is the quality of the photography. Consequently, I was disappointed to see a cover photo (Nov/Dec) that I am fairly certain is an amateurish digital manipulation in which a photograph of flaring geese was superimposed over an image of

Wingshooting News

Southern Side-by-Side Championship Returns Bill Kempffer, the founder of the only known double-gun gathering with an authentic Southern-style pig-pickin', expects that this year's sixth annual event will continue to grow. The Southern Side-by-Side Championship & Exhibition will return to Deep River Sporting

Shoots & Tours '05

Readers & Writers Adventures, which is what we call the gunning junkets we put together for friends of SSM, got off to a hot start this year (our 11th of these adventures, by the way). Our first event-a classic three-day, Dixie-style quail hunt at Rio Piedra Plantation, in Georgia, in February-sold out

By: Silvio Calabi


Baubles, Bangles & Beads

By: Michael McIntosh

Fine Gunmaking

Evolution of the Sidelock, Part I

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Hunting Dogs

Environmental Problems

By: George Hickox

Gun Review

Merkel 2116 ELC O/U 16/20 Combo

By: Bruce Buck

Field Gear

This & That

By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

An Eclectic Collection

By: Charles Fergus


Terry Wallace, a well-known engraver from Vallejo, California, died suddenly last September at the age of 66. He left behind his wife, Betty, two children and a grandchild. Wallace is remembered fondly by his many clients and fellow craftsmen, and a memorial display was to be exhibited at his usual spot

By: Ed Carroll

Guns of the Concours

"The Untouchables' Browning

By: Roger Sanger

and Steve Helsley

The Major

Dog's Best Friend

By: Galen Winter


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