November/December 2013

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Features

The BSA Shotgun

An English classic without the “name”

Birds of the Bourbon Trail

To Winghaven Lodge for whiskey & bobwhites

By: Brad Fitzpatrick

Evergreen Waterfowling

Washington’s oft-overlooked duck & goose hunting

By: Brian Lynn

Glamour & Guns

A ladies-only hunt at Highland Hills Ranch

By: Elizabeth Lanier

The Great Rubber Boot Test

Comparing, contrasting & torture testing nine pairs of pull-ons

By: Ralph P. Stuart

California Ducking

A slice of fowling heaven in Sacramento Valley

By: Dale C. Spartus

The Canvasback

One duck defining a hunt—and a relationship

By: David Brown

Departments

From the Editor

Shooting Sportsman Properties and our new app

By: Ralph P. Stuart

Letters

Missing favorite guns, welcoming women, and more

Game & Gun Gazette

Blogging from Birmingham, Powell’s Perdix, etc.

Negrini Travel Cases: Lightweight & Safe

A less-than-pleasant element of traveling with firearms has often been the cases designed to transport them. Traditionally, the bigger and harder—and heavier—they have been, the better the chances of your guns arriving safely.

By: Vic Venters

RC Cartridges Come to America

With its heritage of live-pigeon and competition shooting, Italy produces some of the world’s finest target shotgun shells—and one of its most heralded is now available in America.

By: Vic Venters

Shooting

Armed with knowledge & tools for buying guns used

By: Chris Batha

Fine Gunmaking

Delighting in the rare & unusual Burgess pumpgun

By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Shot Talk

Part 3 on shotshell pressures: proof-testing

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Tips for training with live birds

By: George Hickox

Gun Review

The Krieghoff K-80 Parcours—a sporting clays Porsche

By: Bruce Buck

Gun Craft

Stefano Pedretti: engraving with a hunter’s eye

By: Vic Venters

Field Gear

Waterfowling decoys, dog blinds, jackets and more

By: David Draper

To the Point

Swirling memories of a storm of snow geese

By: Tom Huggler


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