July/August 2020

Federal Ammunition

TSS: What It Is and Isn’t

TSS has been receiving a lot of hype lately. If you are a turkey hunter, you no doubt have noticed that several US shotshell manufacturers have begun offering TSS turkey loads. And TSS now is being marketed to waterfowl and upland hunters.

Quail

West Virginia to Restore Quail

This past March West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources was beginning a five-year project with the aim of restoring northern bobwhite quail to the state.

Re-jointing a Gun

Re-jointing a Gun

All break-action guns eventually become loose and need to be repaired. If not remedied, the condition will have dire consequences for the gun.

KAMO

KAMO’s Missions for Good

Last year K-9 Adoption and Mentoring Outdoors—KAMO, by its catchy acronym—was founded by lifelong sportsman Trent Leichleiter for the dual purpose of adopting out dogs from the sporting industry and introducing more people to outdoor pursuits like hunting, fishing and shooting.

Patagonia

Patagonia Pause

A few years ago writer Reid Bryant and I spent a week in Patagonia chasing valley quail through the foothills of the Andes.

Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels

A Dog-Training Treatise

When training my pointer puppy years ago, I wish I had known about the Smith Training Method, outlined and detailed in the exceptionally helpful book Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels.

Fausti DEA Sport

Fausti DEA Sport

Fausti’s DEA line of boxlock side-by-side shotguns just got a new addition, and it is not merely the usual cosmetic extension.

In order to prepare properly during the off-season, hunters should practice as much as possible on targets that simulate the birds they expect to encounter.

Sharpening Your Ax

In order to prepare properly during the off-season, hunters should practice as much as possible on targets that simulate the birds they expect to encounter.

E.J. Churchill recently unveiled a new over/under called the Hercules

Churchill Unveils the New Hercules

British gunmaker E.J. Churchill recently unveiled a new over/under called the Hercules. But it isn’t the first time the firm has offered a model by this name.