September/October 2021

Features

Upland Mixer

Seven combo hunts to add variety to your bag

by Ben Brettingen

A One-Off Original

Creating a double from scratch

by Dewey Vicknair

Down-Home Hunting

Unlimited bobwhites at Winghaven Lodge

by Tom Sternal

Boxlock Bargains

Why lightweight 12s are the kings of bird guns

by Gregg Elliott


Departments

From the Editor

The various pleasures of pursuing mixed bags

Letters

Pyke’s Northcutt Briar Pant, an upgraded Fox safety and more

The Opener

Pointing to evidence left by an unknown visitor 

Game & Gun Gazette

Leigh Perkins passes, sage grouse decline, the Superbird rises, Ken Hunt jewelry, Krieghoff’s Spartan Gun, etc.

Scattershot

Gear Guide

Boots to protect bird dog feet in the field 
by Greg McReynolds

From the Bench

How firing pins function
and why they break
by Delbert Whitman Jr. & Reid Bryant

Shooting

The best guns, gauges and chokes for the uplands
by Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Simplifying load choices for various gamebirds
by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

The benefits of off-season training at hunting preserves
by Nancy Anisfield

Gun Review

A classic Parker VH that has seen three generations of use
by Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Fresh finds that should
serve well in the field
by The Editors

To the Point

Walking in the footsteps of those who hunted before
by Tom Huggler


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