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Snake Safe

Regrettably, well-known guide and trainer Web Parton is retiring. So this piece is not a recommendation of a trainer but an indication of what to look for in a snake-avoidance clinic: above all a trainer with a feel for dogs as individuals and a willingness to invest time in their education.

Shooting Sportsman - Seven Guns from Seven Makers

Seven Guns From Seven Makers

In talking with top clay shooters and considering the specs of their gun setups we found plenty of consistency—and a few surprises.

Bill Curry

Bill Curry — 1949–2017

John William “Bill” Curry departed for more northern coverts on January 25, two days shy of his 68th birthday and 12 days after suffering a massive heart attack following a full day of shooting and dining with his Carolina Vintager friends in Georgetown, South Carolina.

Simon Clode

Simon Clode 1956 – 2016

Simon Clode’s passing is an enormous loss to the world of “best” English gunmaking and to his many friends and customers who will miss his dry sense of humor and interrogating nature.

Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen

Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen

The A5’s looks are modeled after John Browning’s popular humpbacked Auto-5, though the action is more contemporary. It is the only 16-gauge autoloader in its class. Read more about this gun review.