November/December 2021


Go Light for the Flight

Waterfowling with 20-gauge guns

by Phil Bourjaily

Fausti Going Forward

The Italian gunmaker is focused
on the future

by Phil Bourjaily

Good Enough to Die Here

Conservation creates a Carolina Lowcountry haven

by Oliver Hartner

The Public Option

Pheasant hunting, 21st Century style

by Tom Davis


From the Editor

Encouraging waterfowlers to lighten up


Sage grouse & coyotes, Dewey’s double, adjustable triggers, etc.

The Opener

A drake woodie on a mission to make waves

Game & Gun Gazette

Tom Beckbe’s new store, Charles Lancaster relaunches, Pyke’s Northcutt Pant, Scheels’ upland line and more


Gear Guide

Getting in deep with breathable waders 
by Ralph Stuart

From the Bench

The art & science of finishing a gunstock butt
by Delbert Whitman Jr. & Reid Bryant


Choosing the proper gun for a young shooter
by Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Common-sense advice for waterfowlers
by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Unlocking a dog’s enthusiasm for trailing
by Charlie Jurney

Gun Review

The TriStar Bristol: a good-shooting side-by-side at a modest price
by Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Waterfowling items to serve through the seasons
by The Editors

To the Point

Remembering duck hunts past with Dad
by The Editors

On the Cover

A successful day in the marsh photographed by Tom Martineau/

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