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Shooting Sportsman, March/April 2020

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Proper Introductions

A blueprint for bringing on clay shooters

By Marty Fischer

Heaven on Horseback

Riding the high prairie behind bird dogs

By Keith Crowley

Anglicizing a Sterlingworth

Customizing a Fox with English flair

By Dewey Vicknair

Prairie Rhymes

Timothy Murphy: bird hunting’s (should-be) poet laureate

By Tom Davis


From the Editor

The right way to recruit new shooters.


Missing sandgrouse, a strange event, a Westley Richards fan and more

The Opener

When lesser prairie chickens square off

Game & Gun Gazette

The 2020 Readers & Writers Adventures, West Nile update, a world-record clay shoot, etc.

Gun Review

The Beretta 694 Sporting

By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Items for helping crush more clays

By The Editors

Going Public

The Iowa Habitat & Access Program

By Tom Davis

Going Places

Mixed-bag hunting at Oregon’s Ruggs Ranch

By Scott Linden

To the Point

Remembering an unforgetable character named “Red”

By Tom Huggler


Gear Guide

Top vests for taking targets

By Ralph Stuart


The challenging sport of Helice

By Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Answering readers’ questions

By Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Tips for hunting over other people’s dogs

By Reid Bryant


A current assessment of the Light Goose Conservation Order

By E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

Hunting Dogs

Improving a dog’s performance—and life—through joint health

By Marty Grabijas


The issue of landlocked public lands

By E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

On the cover: A Westley Richards 28-gauge Modèle de Grande Luxe with extra locks. Photograph courtesy of Westley Richards.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Marc Bowman
Wonderfully done!

Loved all of this issues articles, especially Grouse and Grizzlies! I have hunted forest grouse in Idaho since the early 90’s, and with springers. Always glad to see a good looking field springer on the cover! Thanks for putting together such a great magazine!

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