November/December 2005


Fowl Foolers

Fresh faces in fakes for this season

By: Jamus Driscoll

The Big 10

The pros and cons of the 10-gauge

By: Robert I. Egbert

A Little London Big-Bore

Watson Bros. has perfected a 12 that handles like a 20

By: Vic Venters

Fresh Fowlers

Scouting out the latest waterfowling guns

By: Bruce Buck

Load Your Lanyard

What's new in waterfowl calls for '05

By: David Draper

Pearls on a String

Reveries of birds, dogs & the uplands

By: Tom Davis

Fowling Boats

Craft for big water, small and in between

By: Ruben W. Perez

Out in Rain, Back in Rain

Wet & wild quail hunting on Georgia's SouthWind Plantation

By: Roger Pinckney


(Pictorial) It's triggered by fall's first frosts: the early migration of snipe from up north. Sprightly birds sifting down into marshes and wetlands and flooded pastures. Here today, gone tomorrow-providing fleeting gunning for the passionate few who pursue them. It's work, really, this sniping. A bog-trotting,

Photography by: Clair Kofoed

Partridge of the Pacific Northwest

Chukar & Huns in the open ups & downs

By: Douglas Tate

Gunning with Los Gauchos

Mixed-bag hunting in Argentina with Los Gauchos Outfitters

By: Clair Kofoed


From The Editor

Waterfowling is a sport of extremes. Take, for example, an opening day almost 20 years ago on a small creek outside Vergennes, Vermont. A friend had gotten word that wood ducks were working a stretch of oak-lined water, and he'd invited a group of us to join him for the season's first effort. It was

By: Ralph P. Stuart


The Crucial Quail I enjoyed Vic Venters' articles on modern quail management in the South ("Quail Hunting's New Good Old Days," May/June & July/August) very much. As a point of interest, shortly after the first article came out I had occasion to attend a conference in Washington, DC, on "Markets and


The Irresistible Round-Body Zeus

By: David Grant

Wingshooting News

A New Parker Bros. Unveiled

By: Bruce Buck

Quail Forever Forms

New Quail Conservation Group Launched

By: Ed Carroll

Guest Gun

A Letter to a Friend

By: Bob White

Rizzini Announces New Side-by-Side

There soon will be a major new player in the ever-changing side-by-side shotgun market. B. Rizzini has announced that the BR 550 model will be available in 2006 as a complement to the company's successful over/under line. The new gun will be officially released in early February at the SHOT Show in Las

By: Clair Kofoed

Remembering Bob Brister

Bob Brister's Long Shadow

By: Rick Pratt

American Engraving Gets a Boost

It's a simple fact: Very few of the finest shotguns made in the world today feature the work of American engravers. Currently, the market seems to emphasize the talents of artists from England and Europe, where shop-apprentice training traditions and the proximity of engravers to gunmakers have built

By: Clair Kofoed



By: Michael McIntosh

Fine Gunmaking

Evolution of the Sidelock, Part V

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

The Answer Man

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Avoidance Training

By: George Hickox

Field Gear

What's New for Waterfowlers

By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

Four for the Fall

By: Charles Fergus


With 2006 being the 100th anniversary of the all-American .30-06 and the 70th anniversary of the Winchester Model 70, the craftsmen at the American Custom Gunmakers Guild have pooled their resources to build a stunningly beautiful rifle for the group's annual custom gun raffle. This is the 21st collaboration

By: Ed Carroll

Shooter's Cuisine

Michael Gray

By: Rebecca Gray

Going Places

Deer Creek Lodge

By: Steve Hickoff

The Major

A Bear Story

By: Galen Winter

Guns of the Concours

A Turnbull Parker

By: Roger Sanger

and Steve Helsley


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