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Shooting Sportsman, January/February 1997

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Shooters' Shots

Topics: There's nothing wrong with competing at sporting clays as long as you have fun doing it.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Winter Wares

Topics: "Reviews of the following gear: waterproof socks from DuPont, Ultra Sportsman's Gloves from QuickFingers, Lakestream V waders from Hodgman, carrying bags (for decoys) from Diane Svelling, cork decoys from Herter's and C.C. Filson's waterfowl/upland coat." Manufacturer(s): "C.C. Filson,DuPont,QuickFingers,Hodgman,Diane

  • By: Tim Leary

The Assistant Trainer

Topics: Training a dog is tough work. Having a young assistant sure makes thing easier. Breed(s): Brittany

  • By: Will Ryan

Chevy's Shooting Brake

Topics: Think of the Tahoe LT as a full-size K-series Blazer fitted with four doors and options.

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Sunlight & Shadow

Topics: "Dove and Sharptails, variety was the spice of life on opening weekend." Breed(s): Labrador Retriever Dealer(s): Montana MT Dog Type(s): Dove Sharp-tailed Grouse

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr

Clean Up Your Act(ion)

Topics: An unfortunate number of shooters seem to think cleaning and oiling are the same thing. They aren't. Great tips on cleaning and storing your gun.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Olympics & World FITASC Championship

Topics: World FITGASC Champoinships held in August 1996 in ENgland. Dealer(s): "Goodwood England,Great Britain"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

The Beretta 686 Onyx

Topics: The Beretta 686 Onyx gets high marks in this review. Gamebird(s): 20 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): 686 Onyx

  • By: Vic Venters

Point Dog Etiquette

Topics: Common sense or dog etiquette can help prevent hunting dogs from getting shot.

  • By: Steve Smith

The Ten Dollar Spread

Topics: "The second hand goose shells (decoys) only cost ten dollars, but the worked like magic. " Dog Type(s): Goose

  • By: Samuel Lucy

The Importance of Polish

Topics: "The most important bit of polish a dog can have is steadiness to wing and shot, Jason Givens said. "

  • By: John Falk

The Southgate Ejector

Topics: "Call it design or engineering, it make a difference in how long is stays righta'and a well-made Southgate ejector has it all."

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Trevallion's Workshop

Topics: "The workshop of master craftsman David Trevallion is a world of simple toolsa'tools that in skilled hands, can create wonderful things."

  • By: Bill Buckley

The Shoot of Your Dreams

Topics: Dreaming of a hunting trip to Scotland. Useful list of booking agents for hunting travel at home or abroad.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The Camp Cook

Topics: The Major takes his turn as the camp cook.

  • By: Galen Winter


Topics: "Books Reviewed: Training the Versatile Retriever to Hunt Upland Birds by Bill Tarrant, Dabblers and Drivers: A Duck Hunter's Book by Chuck Petrie, Wingshooter's Guide to South Dakota: Upland Birds and Waterfowl by Ben Williams & Chuck Johnson, Peter Scott: Painter and Naturalist by Elspeth Huxley."

  • By: Stephen Bodio

Duck Appearances

Topics: "Menue: Stuffed duck breasts, green beans and wild mushrooms, bibb and radish salad and grapefruit sabayon."

  • By: Rebecca Gray

"Flintlock Fowlers, Part II"

Topics: Where to find flintlock shotgunsa'whether antique or recreations.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Of Doves & War

Topics: "Some say dove hunting was invented by the devil, but more likely, it was invented by ammo companies. Interesting people gather on the Eastern Shore for an evening of conversation and a frustrating day of hunting." Dealer(s): Maryland MD Dog Type(s): Dove

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Not Just for Kids

Topics: Shooting tips from expert Jack Mitchell. Dealer(s): Rhode Island RI

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The Most Favorite Place

Topics: Descriptive route to author's favorite place.

  • By: Dick Yatzeck

The Birmingham Proof House

Topics: "Where a million guns onced passed proof each year, now pass only 25,000. Birmingham, where guns still go to test their metal. Deciphering proof a' proof marks explained." Dealer(s): "Birmingham,England,Great Britain"

  • By: Vic Venters

Building a Sporting Library

Topics: List of good out-of-print sporting books for the wingshooter's library. Useful list of dealers who sell out-of-print books.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The Rarest Wanderer

Topics: Traversing the Alaskan tundra in search of ptarmigan. Dealer(s): "Alaska,AK" Dog Type(s): Ptarmigan Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca Ithaca Arrieta

  • By: Ed Gray

The Shotshell Wad

Topics: The polyethylene shotshell wad transformed shotgunning with its pattern-improving performance.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Teaching Young Shooters

Topics: An educational expierence with Jack Mitchel. Jack teaches two youngsters how to point and about footwork and stance at Addieville East Farm in Rhode Island.

  • By: Laurie Morrow


From the Editor

Dealer(s): Idaho ID

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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