March/April 2011

Features

The A-10 American

Connecticut Shotgun’s wonder over/under

By: Bruce Buck

Hunting the Hare-Footed Grouse

Ptarmigan pursuits in the wind-scoured lands

By: Michael McIntosh

Friends Reunited

Bringing a pair of Boss hammerguns together again

By: Donald Dallas

Dixie ’Doodles

Reuniting with woodcock in the Lone Star State

By: E. Donnall Thomas

Bay of Cans

Celebrating canvasbacks on Chesapeake Bay

By: Mark Atwater

Below Willoughby Falls

Ebbs & flows in the Northeast Kingdom

By: Reid Bryant

Backyard Clays

Setting up your own shooting ground

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Huntng for Shooting Accessories

Who came first, the shooter or the hunter? In my experience they arrived about the same time. The BB gun I carried as a kid while tramping Michigan pheasant fields with my father was the same one I used for plinking soda cans.

By: Tom Huggler

Departments

From the Editor

The joys of shooting and our Special Sporting Clays Section

By: Ralph P. Stuart

Letters

Giving jointing its due, a pattern book & fun firsts

Game & Gun Gazette

Readers & Writers Adventures, She-nanigans, sharptails, etc.

2011 Readers & Writers Adventures

It's time to start planning for this fall's hunts, and Shooting Sportsman has a great selection of Readers & Writers Adventures to choose from. From mixed-bag hunting in South Dakota and Oregon to a classic Southern bobwhite hunt in Georgia, there are trips for all tastes and budgets. Check them out!

By: Ed Carroll

Remembering Ed Muderlak

The first time I met Ed Muderlak in person was at the Grand Ole Opry Gun Show in Nashville in 1995. I’d talked to Ed numerous times after he’d joined the Parker Gun Collectors Association in 1993, and I can truthfully say I don’t think I ever finished a conversation with him without having learned something new.

By: Kevin McCormack

She-nanigans at the Homestead

This May there will be an opportunity for 100 women to travel to the prestigious Homestead Resort, in Hot Springs, Virginia, to take part in a ladies-only shooting weekend called Shotguns & She-nanagins. Hosted by Elizabeth Lanier of Lanier Shooting Sports, this inaugural, all-inclusive event is designed to foster and encourage women’s participation in the shotgun sports.

By: Clarke C. Jones

The Sandhills Sharptail Shootout

If you yearn for a challenging, genuine, wild-bird hunting experience, then The Sandhills Sharptail Shootout, hosted by the town of Mullen, Nebraska, is for you. The Sharptail Shootout is an amateur sporting competition in which up to 20 five-member teams, limited to one box of 25 shells per team, see how many prairie grouse they can harvest in one day with the fewest shots.

By: Tim Soulis

Shooting

The proper way to introduce women to shooting

By: Chris Batha

Fine Gunmaking

The art and career path of engraver Sam Welch

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Hunting Dogs

Defy Murphy’s Law: Guarantee the outcome

By: George Hickox

Shot Talk

Assessing sub-gauge-shot quality through pattern testing

By: Tom Roster

Going Places

Clays, hunting and more at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort

By: Brad Fitzpatrick

The Major

Of hedging bets and scratching backs

By: Galen Winter

 


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