September/October 2023

SSM 2309


New Basque Bests

Visiting Spain’s Arrieta & Arrizabalaga factory

by Douglas Tate

Mixed Results

Mixed-bag hunting in the West

by Matthew Hardinge

Black-Dirt Bobwhites

Of quail & conservation at Prairie Wildlife

by Reid Bryant

The Price of Asking

The art of getting permission to hunt

by Tom Davis


From the Editor

Tuning up to take a walk on the wild side

The Opener

Right place, right time, right light for a late-season flush of Huns

Game & Gun Gazette

Manitoba waterfowl regs, new guns from Beretta and Longthorne, and more

Gun Review

The Fabarm Elos N2 RS Sporting: a target gun hard to find fault with

by Greg Carpiniello

Field Gear

A fall collection to get hunters “up” for the uplands

by The Editors

Going Places

In pursuit of scalies with West Texas Quail Outfitters

by Reid Bryant

To the Point

The deliberate pacing of the seasoned hunter

by Tom Huggler


The Gun Rack

J.P. Sauer & Sohn’s SL5 Select Wood 

by Joe Genzel


Reasons upland hunters miss—and how to deal with them 

by Chris Batha

From the Bench

Giving proper due to the humble screw

by Delbert Whitman Jr. 

Shot Talk

Addressing requests for more information

by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Common characteristics of the coveted cover dog

by Tom Keer


Saluting BHA’s Armed Forces Initiative

by Trevor Hubbs

On the Cover

German wirehaired pointer Ceder at the end of a Nevada mixed-bag day. Photograph by Matthew Hardinge.

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