September/October 2011


Fausti Boutique Guns

Beauty that is more than skin deep

By: Bruce Buck

Hunting in Hill Country

Enjoying the sporting paradise of Joshua Creek Ranch

By: Georgia Pellegrini

Michael’s Guns

The stories behind the guns in the Michael McIntosh ‘Collection’

By: Bryan Bilinski

Riverside Roosters

Pheasants & fowl at Dakota River Ranch

By: Tred Slough

Prospecting for Ptarmigan

A man, a dog & a hammergun in the Yukon

By: Brodie Calef

Secrets of the Sandhills

Prairie grouse & ducks on the Abbott Ranch

By: Ralph P. Stuart

The Man Who Made Parkers

Basing a gun’s worth on the story of its making

By: Bill Morrissey


From the Editor

The Vintage Cup and the Game Fair; and author introductions

By: Ralph P. Stuart


On the passing of Major Peabody & the price of unleaded

Game & Gun Gazette

Vintage Cup preview, Bosis, FAMARS, Darne, doves, etc.

Fine Gunmaking

Passing the gunmaking torch with help from the NRA

By: Steven Dodd Hughes


A love for doves: opening day American style

By: Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Hard nontoxics and their effect on barrel health

By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Training & safety tips for the start of the season

By: George Hickox


Is high-volume dove shooting sustainable?

By: Clair Kofoed


The clean, durable, “hard-edged” work of engraver Keith Thomas

By: Vic Venters

Field Gear

Our new reviewer, with new gear for the uplands

By: David Draper

Going Places

Quail, clays & the Guerini Shooting School at Springbank Plantation

By: Nick Sisley

To the Point

Beginning a journey, starting with woodcock

By: Tom Huggler


Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman's Associate Editor.

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