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The May/June 2016 issue of Shooting Sportsman is now available online and on newsstands. Our “Hunting Dogs issue” offers new perspectives on age-old questions of the hunter-hunting dog relationship. Pointer, or flusher? When are you too old for another puppy? Also, training advice from Tom Dokken and a Field Gear selection that’s gone to the dogs. On the cover: German shorthaired pointer, Bodie, with pheasant, photographed by Lauren Till.
Meeting women’s (different) needs
Memorable pheasant hunting in South Dakota
A BIGGER PIECE OF SKY
Huns & sharptails on the wide-open Montana prairie
Brian Grossenbacher with Reid Bryant
Celebrating the ties that bind
SPECIAL HUNTING DOGS SECTION
THE GREAT DEBATE
Pointing dogs v. flushing dogs for pheasants
Plan ahead, or suffer a lifetime of consequences
Primer confusion, kudos for reloading series, hearing safety and more
Game & Gun Gazette
Boss’s new Boss, positive gundog training, build your own Boxall & Edmiston, etc.
A George Hinton boxlock as a window to gunmaking history
Steven Dodd Hughes
Reloading Part 3: High-performance specialty loads
To the Point
When you’re past your last pup
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